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3 Easy Ways to Get Active in the Tea Party

3 Easy Ways to Get Active in the Tea Party

For today, let’s address another reader question… I am interested in becoming active within the tea party organization………Is this possible? First of all, it’s important to note that “the Tea Party” isn’t a party or organization, although there are many organizations that advance the Tea Party platform. TheTeaParty.net says it this way: The Tea Party Movement is a grassroots movement […]

Do Big Tea Party Groups Support Candidates… or Themselves?

Do Big Tea Party Groups Support Candidates… or Themselves?

There was no shortage of individuals and groups jumping on the Dave Brat bandwagon after his upset win last month over Eric Cantor. Smaller, local Tea Party chapters did their part to help his campaign, along with national talk show hosts Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin. But the bigger, national Tea Party groups didn’t give the economics professor […]

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 […]

Establishment Republican Calls Tea Party Members “Teabaggers” and Refuses to Apologize

Establishment Republican Calls Tea Party Members “Teabaggers” and Refuses to Apologize

Video has emerged that shows establishment Republican Walter Havenstein referring to members of the Tea Party as “teabaggers.” The “teabagger” epithet is derived from a homosexual act. Yet Havenstein refuses to apologize for his use of the word. As reported by Freedom Outpost: Video has surfaced of Walter Havenstein, the GOP establishment’s pick to challenge Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in the […]

When You Work for the Government, You Can Watch Porn and Falsify Documents — and Still Keep Your Job

When You Work for the Government, You Can Watch Porn and Falsify Documents — and Still Keep Your Job

California Republican Darrell Issa wanted to know how much porn an EPA employee could watch while being paid on the taxpayers’ dime… before he was fired. Apparently, the amount is limitless. One such employee who is still presently working with the EPA was found with over 7,000 individual pornography files on his government computer. It was estimated that during the […]

Gadsden Flag Prank Gets High School Senior Kicked Out of School

Gadsden Flag Prank Gets High School Senior Kicked Out of School

In another story of political correctness in public education (where free speech and original thinking are frowned upon), a harmless prank at a Colorado high school got a soon-to-be-graduate in trouble. The Examiner reported that on May 9, Greg Stonebruner replaced the school’s flag at Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado with the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag – […]

These 4 States Have Spent $500 Million of Taxpayer Money – and Have Nothing to Show for It

These 4 States Have Spent $500 Million of Taxpayer Money – and Have Nothing to Show for It

So long as we’re paying ridiculous amounts of money to local, state, and federal governments, we should at least get something for it, right? Well, in the case of state-run Obamacare health exchanges, it seems even hundreds of millions of dollars gets you nothing but an icky feeling that you’ve been taken advantage of. Based on the latest numbers, half […]

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 […]

George Will: Tea Party Still “Huge Force” in Republican Party

George Will: Tea Party Still “Huge Force” in Republican Party

Given the lack of success in Republican primaries this year, many Beltway pundits have written off the Tea Party movement. However, there’s one well-known exception who would beg to differ. In a recent interview with the Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein, Washington Post columnist, former ABC and current Fox News commentator George Will weighed in on the impact and relevance the […]

Is The Tea Party Ship Sunk?

Is The Tea Party Ship Sunk?

In the battle to upset the Republican establishment, the Tea Party came up much shorter than they had hoped. Though Tea Party candidate Ben Sasse won in Nebraska, other Tea Party candidates did not fair so well in recent primary elections. Six states held primaries and in all six elections the Tea Party failed to maintain any of the momentum […]