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Does Congress’s budget deal mark the end of the Tea Party?

  That’s what Rand Paul  said on Wednesday:   Sen. Rand Paul, who was first elected in 2010 as a one of the original tea party candidates, declared the movement dead on Wednesday, citing a massive budget deal poised for passage Thursday.   “Both parties…

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The N&O: N.C. conservatives lust for Muslim blood

Yep.  The newspaper founded as a propaganda rag for the Reconstruction-era KKK is out there accusing other people of being murderous racists: The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights group is calling for the FBI to look into death threats made against the Muslim community at…

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NCGOPe still not making nice with grassroots?

We’re getting oh-so-close to Election Day.  I’m hearing talk that a substantial number of early voters have been only marking TRUMP and no one else on their ballots.  And then you see something like THIS from the Gaston Tea Party: I don’t see Pat McCrory, Richard…

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Is the Tea Party spirit dead?

We’ll find out about 8 PM or so tomorrow night.  With this special election, we have a fantastic opportunity to send some unresponsive professional politicians packing. You can grumble and talk the good game all you want.  But WHAT is the point, if you’re just…

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Tea Party groups targeting Ma Cotten

Leaders of two of the largest, most active Tea Party organizations have issued releases announcing their intention to protest at the NCGOP 2nd congressional district meeting in Sanford on Saturday, April 9.  Moore Tea Citizens and the Asheville Tea Party issued the following statement: […] It…

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#ncpol: Primaries, primaries, and primaries

On this site, and elsewhere, we spend a lot of time griping about Washington. You can’t fix the Democrats.  We’ve wiped out all of them we possibly can in our state’s congressional delegation.  Our only option left is to clean, um, “House” on the right…

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#ncpol: Jesus and The Tea Party

Ace race-baiters and all-around agitators and shake-down artists Bill Barber and Tim Tyson have outdone themselves.  They appear to be claiming — in an article entitled ”Jesus didn’t join the Tea Party either” — that alignment with The Tea Party is incompatible with Christianity: [..]…

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A Civil War, or an EVICTION?

Conservatives of the Tea Party ilk are being portrayed as unreasonable, petty children who turn over the gameboard and throw a fit when they don’t get their way.  The establishmentarians at the Wall Street Journal are tut-tutting about a “Republican Crack-Up.”   Speaking of throwing…

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‘Them confounded Tea Partiers CAN’T be satisfied!’

THAT is the spin being circulated by the establishment in the wake of John Boehner’s resignation from Congress.  *These people are just unreasonable.  They can’t be pleased!* Oh, yeah?  Well, here’s a unique idea.  Try actually DOING what you promised on the campaign trail when…

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A Republican Rumble

*Gosh.  I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than sitting through a NCGOP Central Committee meeting.*  (Wait.  Did I just say that out loud?)  Actually, I thought sooooo much of it that I had three pairs of eyes in the…