Tag Archives: Tea Party

There’s No Bottom To The Tea Party Well

From Friday’s Wall Street Journal: Boehner Facing Tea-Party Pressure Home-state tea-party activists have access to House Speaker John Boehner that any lobbyist would envy. They meet twice a month with a top aide to the Ohio Republican, and their emails … Continue reading

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Tea Party Is Mad As A Hatter

The Tea Party, which is to political movements what plaid is to Bermuda shorts, has a Tea-bag trifecta underway in Utah. From Tuesday’s dead-tree New York Times: 3 Leading Mormon Politicians Feel Heat From Tea Party at Home in Utah … Continue reading

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It’s Morning For “Mourning”

The New York Times reports that Citizens for the Republic, a conservative lobbying group that Ronald Reagan started in 1977 as a political action committee, “plans to begin running a stark, one-minute advertisement . . . that is a twist … Continue reading

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Free The Ward Sutton One, II

The hardworking staff received this response after we wondered why Ward Sutton’s Tea Party cartoon did not appear in yesterday’s Boston Globe and, in a rare burst of activity, emailed him: Thanks for the concern and your email. I’m happy … Continue reading

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Rand Paul, Flee Party Idol

So Tea Party movement flavor du jour Rand Paul, after sweeping through the Kentucky U.S. Senate GOP primary, has put both feet in his increasingly suspect mouth. Foot #1: On Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC leftathon, Paul trashed the 1964 Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Rash Limbaugh

Mr. Excellence in Broadcasting had an op-ed headlined “Liberals and the Violence Card” in Friday’s Wall Street Journal. Notable excerpts (with translations for the Limbaugh-impaired): From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the antiwar … Continue reading

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Some Kinky Advice For Democrats

The irrepressible Kinky Friedman – songwriter, novelist, former Texas gubernatorial candidate – took to the Daily Beast in an effort to help Democrats understand the strange brew of the Tea Party movement. Irrepresible lede: I’m 65 years old, though I read … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Newspaper Town (con.)

What started out as a low-key-page-one-below-the-fold story in Tuesday’s Boston Globe . . . Brown pauses, then backs Republican repeal effort . . . turned into a high-pitched PAGE ONE SCREAMER in Wednesday’s Boston Herald: The Page 4 piece is a … Continue reading

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