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The Strange Reason Researchers Claim Some College Grads Support the Tea Party

The Strange Reason Researchers Claim Some College Grads Support the Tea Party

According to a professor at Notre Dame University Rory McVeigh, many college graduates who support the Tea Party do so because they have less experience interacting with individuals from lower income groups. According to McVeigh, supporters typically lean towards the Tea Party when they don’t “interact much with low-income individuals who may benefit from government programs.” In other words, his […]

But Who Will Build the Roads??

But Who Will Build the Roads??

While standing near the site of a $5.8 million highway project, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, complained, “Tea party members don’t think there’s a federal role in transportation!” John Stossel countered, “If only most tea party members were that radical.” He went on to explain all the problems that arise when governments try to build roads, trails, and mass transit systems. […]

Black Republican “Schools” White Democrat on Racism

Black Republican “Schools” White Democrat on Racism

What happens when you get a white Democrat who dresses up in a homemade confederate uniform and stands outside of the Republican convention trying to denounce Republican racism? You get this… Wisconsin state representative Brett Hulsey was in the news a few weeks ago when he threatened to bring KKK-style hoods to the Republican convention to try to communicate the […]

Does this Tea Party Group Really Fight for Limited Government?

Does this Tea Party Group Really Fight for Limited Government?

Normally, our focus here at Tea Party Update is on candidates, elections and limited-government principles. However, this article is an exception because of a recent e-mail we received from TeaParty.org. The content of the message, the fund-raising pitch and a couple of “red flags” made us wonder if this group is really about limited government principles… or money, prestige and […]

Is Rand Paul Getting Softer?

Is Rand Paul Getting Softer?

Unlike his father Ron Paul, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) has seen kowtowing to the pressures of the Republican party more and more over the months. Now, he is looking much less like the Libertarian “folk hero” he was a few years ago and more like an establishment GOP pawn. One issue that’s getting away from Senator Paul? The issue of […]

Is There a Place for Atheists in the Tea Party?

Is There a Place for Atheists in the Tea Party?

Let’s dig into the mail bag and answer a reader question today… An atheist would like to know if he’s welcome in the Tea Party movement. He writes: I wanted to consider myself aligned with the Tea movement, but am an avowed atheist. I am understanding more and more that (as was stated to me at a rally a few […]

Was Ron Paul Right? Have Neocons Taken Over the Tea Party?

Was Ron Paul Right? Have Neocons Taken Over the Tea Party?

In February of 2010 Ron Paul warned that his grass roots effort at creating the Tea Party was already being high-jacked by a Neocon takeover. He implied that the defining principles of the Tea Party movement had more to do with ending the Federal Reserve and cutting down on the size of the government than it ever had to do […]

Is The New York Times Portraying The Tea Party Accurately?

Is The New York Times Portraying The Tea Party Accurately?

The left-leaning New York Times has made some pretty firm conclusions about The Tea Party. A CBS/Times poll revealed that of the 18% of Americans who identify themselves with the Tea Party movement, most tend to be white, educated, wealthy males above the age of 45. Surprisingly, The Times didn’t slam such individuals for having more money or more education […]

Veteran Conservative Calls for Tea Party to Take Back “Hijacked” GOP

Veteran Conservative Calls for Tea Party to Take Back “Hijacked” GOP

Tea Party conservatives who are angry at establishment Republicans for “hijacking” the Republican Party need to “take our party back,” says long-time conservative advocate Richard Viguerie. In an excerpt from his new book “Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It,” Viguerie details the history of the modern conservative movement and […]

Tea Party Senator Calls for an End to Political Favoritism and Crony Capitalism

Tea Party Senator Calls for an End to Political Favoritism and Crony Capitalism

A Tea Party Senator recently attacked crony capitalism and corporatism in the Obama Administration – and within the Republican Party. In a recent National Review editorial, Utah Senator Mike Lee identified policies like cap-and-trade, Dodd-Frank, and Obamacare as examples of the President’s policies that have promoted “crony capitalism.” He applauds Republicans for condemning it specifically (for the first time) in […]