Tag Archive | "Tea Party"

Occupy Wall Street: The New Tea Party Movement?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Some on the right are trying to portray the Occupy Wall Street movement as just a bunch of hippies and trust-fund babies who have nothing better to do with their time than smear the good names of all those Wall …

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As Bachmann & Palin Shift Into Overdrive, Can We Steer Clear of “Catfight?”

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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With the rollout of Sarah Palin’s East Coast bus tour extravaganza and Michele Bachmann’s near-announcement on Good Morning America that she’ll announce her presidential candidacy in Iowa in June, analysts are wondering, “Will they or won’t they?”  Is there enough …

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Conservative Women Targeting Sarah Palin?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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As we get closer and closer to November 2012, I’m noticing a trend — increasing numbers of conservative women willing to openly question the stuff that Sarah Palin is made of.  Many well-respected Republican women have apparently decided that it’s …

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Michele Bachmann: The Darling of CPAC

Friday, February 11, 2011

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In a classic “rally the base” speech for the opening of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann embraced the role of tea party cheerleader to prepare the 11,000 loyalists listening for their march to the 2012 …

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The Shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Language of Violence

Sunday, January 9, 2011

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Before the horrendous assassination attempt on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the shooting of 20 people, leaving six of them dead, Giffords knew that she had been specially marked by by her opponents.  Tea Party conservatives wanted her out of …

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If You Don’t Vote ….

Friday, October 22, 2010

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If you don’t vote in the 2010 mid-term elections …. … Nevada could have a senator who is out of touch with the issues of her state’s immigrant population and believes any girl or woman who is raped should be …

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The Great Conservative Double Standard of Krystal Ball

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Krystal Ball (yes that is her real name!), the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District of Virginia, could be the undoing of conservative women who’ve complained for years that they’re the true victims of sexism and that left-leaning women …

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Mothers of Intention — Blogalicious Weekend Edition

Saturday, October 9, 2010

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As I’m managing my nerves while I prepare for my panel at the fabulous Blogalicious conference, I just wanted to make sure you had some good reading material to ponder and discuss: It’s not corn sugar. It’s high fructose

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The New Political “Mean Girls”

Monday, October 4, 2010

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I feel bad for the conservative/Tea Party political women who haven’t gotten past the kind of high school behavior most of us hated.  It takes soooo much energy to keep that whole “mean girl” shtick going while trying to …

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Things That Made Me Mad This Week

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Sometimes, there are just too many things to write about and just not enough time in the day!  If I had unlimited resources, I’d be writing more about these stories that really got my goat this week: Supreme Court Justice …

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Political Lessons of Christine O’Donnell’s Surprise Win

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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The primary phase of mid-term elections is usually considered to be a snooze-fest by journalists and politicos.  But not this year.  Aside from the attention that Sarah Palin has drawn for the Tea Party, Christine O’Donnell and her win

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