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Tea Party

A tea party is a formal, ritualized gathering for afternoon tea.

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Letters to the editor: Cut spending, don't raise taxes, Tea Party hypocrisy, net neutrality and power
This woman funded some of the Tea Party movement, played a critical role in its rise. The wife of a Supreme Court J…
All the polling and studies at the time and afterwards showed that the Tea Party was just the same people…
Yes it did and so did the race fueled Tea Party movement for many seats after 20…
I've always felt this way about Congress and the Tea Party movement for no good reason
Anybody who knew more than 2 white people at the time the Tea Party got going should have been able to r…
Thomas' wife very active leader in Tea Party movement.
The fundy Christians infested the govt at all levels, by design. Then they joined the Tea Party mov…
Palin and the whole Tea Party movement
How deep does this political bias go within DC? 1st the IRS goes after Tea Party applicants. Now the FBI…
Agreed. Saw this coming when the Tea Party formed, the demand for ideological purity above all else,…
7/scary as ISIS anytime, anywhere. They formed the Tea Party movement in 2009 against President Obama, thus implementing…
The genius of the Tea Party movement was tricking Republicans into thinking they were electing average people (they…
Reminds me of some of the scenes during the early stages of the Tea Party movement.
So it appears that during the Tea Party movement, it was actually Republicans returning to their position in 1994
Remember when elexn of triggered a massive blowback fr racists they called "Tea Party"? Well, n…
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Here’s the same Yale study, looking within the Republican Party at the Tea Party, the movement I’m part…
Brief reminder of what the Tea Party (of which I was a proud member) was about. This isn't about the…
Farenthold was part of the phony "Tea Party" movement that was coming to change Washington. It has been more like th kool-aid party.
And how many of the Tea Party aka Freedom Caucus come from Carolina and know these results?
Sad to say, it is not just the Tea Party element that was exemplified by the former Representative Bachmann and mor…
Ross promoted the anthrax lie, the Tea Party lie, and now this blatant attempt to ramp up the http…
The Republicans in Congress, and particularly their Tea Party caucus, have put politics before governance. They hav…
Evangelicals are NOT Christians. They are a rabid arm of the Tea Party & the Freedom Caucus. These followers are cr…
This is the same guy who try to blame the Tea Party when Gabby Gifford was shot. Turned out the guy ha…
Justin Amash, a Freedom Caucus guy with lots of alignment with the Tea Party, voted YES on raising the d…
And he forgot to mention that he also was with Occupy Wallstreet. not the Tea Party
It’s not his first offense. He’s the guy who Googled “James Holmes” & blamed Aurora on the Tea Party based on another guy nam…
I can’t believe the way people have rewritten history. Tea Party people are concerned citizen of all shapes…
After watching that Tea Party Express lady on I’m thinking the Tea Party in Alabama is the KKK. Roy Moore is…
And never forget Michele Bachmann’s warring right wing Tea Party crazies... Tom, I’m recalling the ***
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Where the *** was the Freedom Caucus? What happened to the Tea Party? Hacks. Political lies. Fake outrage. They we…
I know plenty of people who were inspired, not just by the Tea Party movement, but man…
House Freedom Caucus. They're the Tea Party psychopaths who hate government and want it to die. Getting them…
For all the people who voted in the Tea Party, or thought Sarah Palin was a "real American," or wh…
*** Mulvaney, from the Freedom Caucus & Tea Party, is now one of the most powerful bureaucrats in the country. . Ye…
You started the Tea Party that gave us intelligent voi…
Senator, you know this bill has to go back to the House. You going all-in on the Tea Party and Freedom Caucus?
Start counting the # of Tea Party (Now Freedom Caucus?)members who have been given high profile positions…
It has to be now that the Tea Party/ Freedom Caucus is dead. I and every other Democrat/…
1. Remember when the Tea Party was a thing, railing against the horror of the national debt? Remember the Freedom…
Have you called the Tea Party caucus for comment?
Please tell the citizens of Maine, Who you are caucing with? Is it the Tea Party? GOP*? House Freedom…
3). at the State Level as a Tea Party affiliate. They think a bigot, a misogynist, a guy that supports po…
Core of Conviction HAND SIGNED by Michele Bachmann! Minnesota! Tea Party 1st/1st
“While she was director of the Internal Revenue Service, Lois Lerner targeted conservative Tea Party groups by denying o…
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The Government let Lerner walk. She was hired to take down the Tea Party and attack others using the power of the I…
KARMA baby: Lois Lerner fears retaliation if her Tea Party targeting deposition is made public -.
She didn't know the Tea Party then, and she doesn't know it now.
Along with the Tea Party (Freedom Caucus), conservative Christians are among the most destructive elements in our society.
Didn't this country have a Tea Party in Boston Harbor at one point?
Not just Democrats. Anyone ready to move beyond the drama queen act going on in the White House + Tea Party
Congressman Rodney Davis must be forgetting his Tea Party friends as he votes to drive up the deficit & he sure...
Yardley, on campaign trail, makes pitch to Tea Party - New Jersey Herald
From Aaron Sorkin’s “Newsroom” scripts - these creators and funders of the Tea Party reactionaries…
another one bites the dust! IRS Commissioner Koskinen (anti Tea Party) being replaced by Asst Secretary David Kautter on Nov 13
While we are at it. Benghazi. Fast and Furious . IRS Tea Party. Black Panthers at polling place voter int…
joolsmum "RT Eugene_Scott: Trump Jr’s response to Rep Wilson’s critiques of Tea Party conservatism were to atta…
I’m hiding here from my Tea Party, rabid MAGA hat relatives. (They…
IC: the Tea Party and the anti-Government Freedom Caucus, which envisions some sort of libertarian feudalistic society.
Good with Salem Witches, Tea Party, Stamp Act... Still muddy on Beringia, Half-way covenant, and Northwest Ordinance 1787.
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Freedom Caucus, you mean the Slavery Caucus of Tea Party wing nuts…
Ever since Republicans, the Tea Party, Breitbart, Value Voters Caucus, Nazis, white suprema…
In the meantime, Eric Holder was tasked with persecuting Koch Industries. Koch Bros for defense bankrolled Tea Party, House Freedom Caucus
Your answer was not an answer.Does the Tea Party caucus support unions or not?
How soon until Tea Party and Freedom Caucus merge? Moron trump is spawning many "grin and bear it" frie…
I'm all for it! We've been dumbing down USA since Tea Party and Freedom Caucus started gaining power and influence.…
Come on chaos started w/the election of the Tea Party in 2010. Like 2b called Freedom Caucus now but we know who they are! so do U.
Tea Party activist claims lack of motive proves Las Vegas gunman was an FBI double agent
Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, TED CRUZ, FOX NEWS, & the Republican/Tea Party are SEVERE POLLUTION on the earth!
Yeah, saying "sons of b*tches" is so crass, but Obama calling Tea Party supporters "tea-baggers" was so classy. Liberals h…
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Of course they won't put up with it. It's the feckin' Tea Party at play
Wrong on both counts. Both the Gadsden flag and the Tea Party st…
Much like how we ceded the Gadsden flag to Tea Party; now under that banner these so-called Libertarians…
Said player, Tim Thomas, was a Tea Party guy who sometimes sported the Gadsden Flag on the back on his mask.
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Charlie Dents War: A Republican moderate is stealing the strategy of Tea Party purists. Can it work?
Mayor Denson has spoken at Tea Party rallies and hosted a fundraiser for Republican Houston Gaines.
The GOPs have been collapsing since allowing the Tea Party into their ranks. John Boehner was right & Gold…
Don't forget when Tony Kornheiser compared the Tea Party to ISIS. Sharp political minds over there at
Does it upset you that Jeff Sessions' DOJ will not investigate the IRS suppression of Tea Party groups?. Please vote and re…
Roger Stone, Steve Bannon and the four factions of the Republican civil war started by the Libertarians’ Tea Party.
Why are Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, and Tea Party always so eager to defend Putin?🤔
That was the Tea Party line was it not? That same-sex marriage, evolution and LGBT rights was a…
Anything on possible Muslim terrorist attack in New Mexico? Or are you waiting to see if it's a Tea Party m…
Where are the Koch funded Tea Party people concerned with the fiscal accountability of this nation. Silen…
That's what the Establishment RINO swamp did in Mississippi to defeat Tea Party candidate McDaniels
Thankfully...every nation on the planet (minus Tea Party) gets that action to c…
We must fully fund our DAs and criminal courts. Gov. Mtz's Tea Party no tax pledge has been a disaster
Judge orders IRS to reveal who took part in Tea Party targeting | Fox News
Proud to say I was a poll watcher that year in Philly with the Tea Party supporting Governor Tom Corbett
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Dept of Redundancy Dept: . "Bannon, described in 2011 by the late Andrew Breitbart as 'the Leni Riefenstahl of the Tea Party movement'***"
Where were these extremists radicalized? Right here in America by the Tea Party, Breitbart, Fox News an…
Today at is our Pirate and Parrot craft day making pirate attire ready for the Tea Party this weeken…
I wanna drive Maxine Waters extra insane by having a white Tea Party man beat her next election, who legally changed his name 2 David Dukkke
Rick Santelli Rant: We'd be rated BBB without the Tea Party
The Repub leadership brought this on themselves by sucking up to the Tea Party, and by caving in to Paul Weyrich's…
I'm skeptical of anyone using the word "patriot". Used to be Dubya Admin, Tea Party, and militia m…
After the Tea Party was invented by The Koch Brothers to subvert our electoral system, the term 'Patriot' was cringeworthy
Finally there's someone who can do it. The right, especially Tea Party right, ended u…
I was Tea Party before it was cool & before it was invaded by the left. Real Conservatives haven't changed we've just b…
The phrase Patriot was pirated by Tea Party & Fox.
Remember when your Tea Party wanted a different kind of holiday?
5. Scottie Nell Hughes tried to make a name for herself with her fake Tea Party movement. It always about my money, never about principles.
Forget Boston, our Tea Party has quiche! Get your seats at High Tea Service online now. Spaces…
Was thinking today that the Tea Party and neolib / third way takeover…
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Hi. Could you tell me who your press person is please? We need a pic of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party!
Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Saturday 1st July. Fun, games and tea for ages 4+. Tickets still available.
Strong and Stable, or a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? Luke Morris, Partner gives his view on yesterday’s Queen’s Speech https:…
It's that Friday feeling! This week has certainly felt like a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, I had the most awful nightma……
We can't wait to hear from our Aurora Ball keynote speaker on Saturday night at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.…
Express exec dir Trump will never be a Tea Party for Democrats via
"Imagine in 2010... if a Tea Party movement person had talked about blowing up the White House." ~ .
And how he equated the Tea Party with the vicious loons that are now showing up at Republican Town…
Steven Keaton was actually a Registered Republican and co-founder of the Tea Party.
Trump is systematically destroying our government. The GOP's broken Tea Party follies are coming to a head…
Tea Party. Republican Party. . You really think Conservatives have a problem organizing?
The Republican/Tea Party are & represent the 1%: They resort to lies, voter fraud & suppression, & other crimes to get/maintain power.
Rhinos are killing the Republican Party but are not smart enough to know we are fed up. Tea Party time again
I honestly don't know what happened to the likes of David Frum/Bruce Bartlett after Tea Party emerg…
Imagine that page today if it had been a Tea Party member who put a Steny Hoyer in the ICU
He was in Congress when the Tea Party slid into the Republican Party! That was the sta…
Republican Congress has failed to pass legislation American working people want. Where is the Tea Party when we need them? We want change
A difference in emphasis more than sharp disagreement, but Parker/Barreto on Tea Party more prescient re. DT's rise…
"No representation without taxation" sounds almost good enough to found a free nation on. Tea Party.
After the Tea Party budget got crushed by Alan Simpson you pick on the Chicago Pensions (Again) to seem credible
What happened to Nebraska? How did it go from William Jennings Bryan or George Norris to the ridiculous Tea Party state it is today?
In my opinion the Tea Party became the American Taliban
extinct. Independents, both progressive and conservative, don't like the Tea Party. Do…
Shocker! IRS official who targeted Tea Party groups helped the Clintons. Read Blog:
Hey, What do you know about the - organizing for small Gov, where the Tea Party didn't . https:…
actually Tea Party in House has been problem by FAR.
My Rep is Barbara Lee, a major leader of the resistance against the whole Trump / Tea Party coup against American democracy
Tea Party helped win some elections, most Repub would have won without Tea Party.
And yes, Mo Brooks is a Republican, from Alabama, a Tea Party member. His mantra is that of Paul Ryan, a sick person is worth nothing to us.
What I'm talking about is orchestration. It's the difference between the Tea Party who were a di…
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Screw Chairman, screw Ryan who appointed Chairman, screw Repubs who are the problem, screw Tea Party who elected Ry…
Important difference: Tea Party had particular policy objections driving it, Occupy Wall St was about…
In 2010 Tea Party and Occupy Wall St had comparable passion. But which translated into actual elector…
DNC scared of Resistance movement. Might turn against them like Tea Party did with GOP. Neolibs in panic mode
Tea Party was an Astroturf movement - not a grassro…
Tea Party- Schmee Party...The movement against Donald Trump and his policies is the bigg…
Much of the current movement is inspired by the Tea Party's methods. But, their signs were never this cl…
The entire stated point of your movement from Tea Party forward i…
The GOP embraced the horrors of the Tea Party, and the Dems have freaked out over the first truly populist movement we've seen in years.
is a British version of the Tea Party movement
You don't remember the Tea Party movement, do you?
Centrists have regained control from that whole Tea Party movement fiasco. Changes are coming soon.
As wrote in her excellent book, Tea Party was made to look like a movement. Re…
Such a lie! The left even admitted the Tea Party was a wildly successful grass roots movement they tried to copy! N…
Correct. GOP has been down for quite some time. other than a slight uptick with Tea Party movement in what.2010? F…
Seriously. learned NOTHING from Tea Party movement & has legit made same mist…
We saw it with Sanders, Corbyn, Syrizia, the Tea Party, the…
FALSE! had NOTHING to do with the Tea Party or the Conservative movement.
Debbie Dooley, one of the founders of the Tea Party movement and a Donald Trump supporter, has some advice for...
This sank the Occupiers, it'll sink the Tea Party, and it'll sink each movement that isn't smart enough to simplify…
Until they voted for Obamacare and were promptly tossed out in 2010 with the Tea Party movement.
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