Category Archives: The Teabagger Fail

Conservative Culture Sows the Seeds of its Own Demise

Millennials, who will be the decisive cohort in future national elections, are less religious than previous generations and less likely to respond to social wedge issues. Evangelicals, on the other hand, are voting in record numbers in the Republican primaries — in fact, they make up half … Continue reading

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The Tea Party is Only as ‘Dead’ as Conservatism

“Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota,” Santorum crowed, at a rally in St. Charles, Mo. “Tonight was a victory for the voices of our party, conservatives and Tea Party people.” The Daily Beast raised some hopes and … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Inherit the Slave Wind

About two dozen tea party activists showed up in Nashville recently to argue for a more “progressive” view of American history in the state’s public school textbooks: Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the group’s lead spokesman during the news conference, … Continue reading

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Wall Street is Technically a Street in America

So I guess we can’t call this a gaffe from Mitt Romney. Nor is it a laugh line, because it isn’t funny. Mitt Romney is American street the way Hot Topic is punk: through plasticity, monoculture, and artifice. Mitt Romney … Continue reading

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The House GOP Has a Plan

Booman got it exactly right last week: It is within the Republicans power to obstruct and, by doing so, make the president look weak and ineffectual. That’s the path they’ve chosen. However, the collateral damage has been enormous and the … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Be Monetized

This segment from Rachel Maddow’s show last Friday examines the for-profit scheme of modern conservative politics, a trend I’ve zeroed in on several times here while studying tea parties: the swank for-profit “convention” in Nashville, the merch and donations ask … Continue reading

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The Teabagger Fail

The Beltway has noticed a backlash against tea parties: These experts say independent voters who make up the swing bloc of the electorate typically pay less attention to politics than staunch Republican and Democratic voters. The contentious debate in Congress … Continue reading

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They Are Not Listening

In case you haven’t heard, some tea party folks turned up at the president’s stop in Iowa today to complain about Joe Biden calling them “terrorists” in the debt ceiling crisis (which is what they were). The president tried to … Continue reading

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Movement Failures and the Debt Ceiling Crisis

So far, Common Cause is the only liberal organization that has brought the power of civil disobedience to bear on the 112th Congress in this time of manufactured debt limit crisis. Eleven clergy were arrested in a demo under the … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Tea Party Welchers

Tea Party Nation, the organization that held a “convention” with Sarah Palin in Nashville eighteen months ago, is rapidly dissolving into a hate group. They’re also a for-profit entity that doesn’t pay its bills. See, TPN was supposed to hold … Continue reading

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Double-Down on the Crazy

What to do when half the independents in your “movement” have figured out the scam? Utah’s independent voters are cooling to the state’s tea party movement, with support dropping by more than half over the last several months, according to … Continue reading

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