Tea Party movement

It's Time To Drain The Swamp In The GOP

We conservatives need to translate the grassroots rage over the betrayals of Republican elected officials into a national conversation about the future of the Republican Party and a wave of national activism to nominate and elect “Drain the Swamp” Republicans to the House of Representatives and the US Senate.

Tea Party Rebirth

Carl M. Cannon, Real Clear Politics

Seven years ago, the Boston Tea Party made a comeback. The movement started organically, often in unlikely places: upstate New York, Seattle, Denver, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. An event in one of those cities took place, more or less spontaneously, on this date in 2009. 

The speaker's job in the Tea Party's Washington

Timothy P. Carney, The Washington Examiner

The conservative, anti-establishment backbenchers aren't running the show (though conservative Tom Price could become House Majority Leader), but they seem to be full partners in power now. This could shake out to be a very healthy party, as long as all sides — the moderate members, the leadership and the Tea Partiers — can adapt and mature.

Why the Tea Party will win the presidency in 2016

Danny de Gracia, Communities Digital News

Over the last two decades, the institutional Republican Party has developed an art for selecting the most detestable presidential candidates available to mankind, and prophesying to voters that “unless you put aside your preferences and all vote for Mr. Big (R), you’ll surrender the election to the Democrats.” Of course, Mr. Big (R) rarely wins against Democrats; the likes of Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney were all trounced in spite of the GOP’s flint-faced assurances that their candidate was the winning formula.

The Tea Party at 6: Where do we go from here?

Judson Phillips, The Washington Times

In 2009, there was a consensus among the activists who helped launch the movement that we did not want the movement to become a new political party. No one tried to turn the Tea Party into a new political party. That could change. In 2016, the Republican Party has a stark choice. It can nominate an establishment figure who favors amnesty, big spending and the policies of the Chamber of Commerce or it can nominate someone who stands for the values of real Americans. If the Republican Party establishment wins and Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or one of the other moderate Republicans wins, the Tea Party will form the nucleus of a new political party.

6 Years On, Is The Tea Party Here To Stay?

Ron Elving, NPR

Before Obama had been in office for a month, much of the nation saw an astonishing meltdown by cable TV personality Rick Santelli, an investment analyst on business news network CNBC. For close to three minutes, Santelli harangued the live host and other on-air contributors with a fiery denunciation of the Obama plan to help homeowners whose property was worth less than its mortgage.then he uttered the magic phrase that altered the course of politics, if not history, on that chilly morning: "We're thinking about having a Chicago tea party in July," he shouted. "All you capitalists that wanna show up to Lake Michigan. I'm gonna start organizing."

Wyoming Supports the Tea Party Movement

University of Wyoming News

A University of Wyoming survey found that nearly 4 in 10 Wyomingites agreed with the tea party movement, just under one-third disagreed, while another third either had not heard of the tea party or had no opinion about it. “By any measure Wyoming is one of the most conservative states in America and, thus, one might expect that the tea party would fare well in the Equality State. It does,” says Oliver Walter, emeritus professor of political science at UW. “In terms of political opinions, the differences between tea party supporters and non-supporters were stark.”

Christian Post Questions Tea Party Relevance

Samuel Smith, Christian Post

CP writer buys the idea promoted by political science professor Dr. John Ishiyama that "in the general election, you have to actually tack towards the center in order to appeal towards a broader constituency so that you can win in the general election."