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Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition is one of the Christian nationalist groups playing at role at the Tea Party Patriots upcoming Road to Repeal Rally

Speed Bumps Ahead for the Tea Party Patriots “Road to Repeal” Rally

Friday, 23 March 2012 11:50

Consumed recently by primary politics and internal squabbles, the Tea Party Patriots (TPP) are going back to the beginning. Just when the vicious fight over health care seemed to be in the country's rear-view mirror, Tea Partiers are hoping to jumpstart their movement by returning to the battle they lost two years ago: the fight over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACT)—or what they've derisively labeled "Obamacare."

As the Supreme Court prepares to take up the issue next week, TPP will kick off a week of anti-health care protests in Washington DC with a rally on March 24. The "Road to Repeal" rally is billed as "the first stop on the road to repeal Obamacare," and is the first major event since co-founder Mark Meckler publically broke from the Tea Party Patriots.

Nativist Leaders Involved in the Tea Party
Video: Judson Phillips Interviews Roy Beck of NumbersUSA at CPAC

Video: Judson Phillips Interviews Roy Beck of NumbersUSA at CPAC

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:32

In yet another sign of the converging Tea Party and nativist interests we detailed in Beyond FAIR: The Decline of the Established Anti-Immigrant Organizations and the Rise of Tea Party Nativism, Tea Party Nation leader Judson Phillips caught up with NumbersUSA head Roy Beck for an interview at the 2012 CPAC Convention. Phillips used the interview to re-introduce NumbersUSA to his Tea Party Nation supporters. The two were familiar with one another from when Beck appeared at the 2010 Tea Party Nation Convention in Nashville

Tea Party leader and Article II super PAC board member George Miller speaks to the Santa Barbara California Republican Assembly

Tea Partiers Launch Birther Super PAC

Wednesday, 08 February 2012 11:30

Believe it or not, the so-called birthers are back. As if the post Citizens United world of campaign finance wasn't sketchy enough, along comes a new super PAC created specifically to regurgitate racist conspiracy theories claiming President Obama is not a natural-born American, and thereby supposedly barred from holding the presidency.

The group has already started running ads.

Second Tea Party Super PAC Formed

Second Tea Party Super PAC Formed

Sunday, 29 January 2012 02:00

National Tea Party groups are gearing up for an influx of unregulated campaign cash this year. On Monday, January 23, the Tea Party Express became the second national Tea Party faction to dive into the big money world of super PACs with the formation of the Tea Party Express Presidential Campaign PAC. The Tea Party Express joins FreedomWorks, which formed its super PAC last summer.

South Carolina Tea Party Convention

More Evidence for Beyond FAIR

Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:15

While all eyes were focused on the Republican Party primary in South Carolina, and commentators were proclaiming the Tea Party movement finished because it had not yet picked a single presidential candidate to act as its standard-bearer, five hundred Tea Partiers gathered in Myrtle Beach on January 15 and 16, as if to prove its naysayers wrong. They came from 23 local Tea Party and "constitutionalist" organizations. The speakers' list was a who's who and what is what among the Tea Partiers and Republican politicians. And anti-immigrant fever ran high.