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Typo[edit]

>demonizing tea party activists tends to energize the Democrats' left-of-center base" amd that "polls suggest that tea party activists(...)

Boston Tea Party vs teaparty movement[edit]

History, written by the winners, fails to mention that Washington was a rebel leader, and the war tax of 2% on tea was the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back". This was the federation of 1st independent states, which continued to annex land from the indigenous population, as well as invading Canada on 3 separate occasions and [see "Canada" box set] as well as conducting a civil war. Studying the history of Mexico & Canada gives one an insight into how much "American History" is fabricated. This Talk page should note that, like the original tea party, the main page on this subject appears to be politically biased towards it. Tea party politicians use incendiary language to incite hate and have extreme Views on immigration, Barack Obama, gay marriage etc, none of which is addressed on the main page.

Influence of Koch Brothers/Section explaining the different factions of the Tea Party[edit]

Hello, I think that it is inappropriate for the Koch section to be entirely new. Instead, I think that it should be simply included into the fundraising section. Otherwise, the inappropriate placement of the Koch involvement could certainly be argued that it paints a slight bias against their fundraising contributions to a group.

Additionally, I think that it is important to make a new section discussing the different "factions" of the Tea Party movement, in the sense of the so-called "liberty movement" group of tea partiers like Rand Paul, Justin Amash, Thomas Massie, etc. who demographically appeal to younger voters while the religious right faction of the Tea Party appeals to older voters. There are stark policy differences, as noted by Massie/Paul's stances on industrial hemp, drug convictions, etc. There is some mention of the "Paulites" vs. the "Palinites" earlier in the article, but I do believe that it is deserving of an entire new section due to the distinct policy differences and which demographic groups support each respective faction.

Does anyone else agree? →Hubbardc→Talk to me!→ 23:29, 6 June 2014 (UTC)Hubbardc

Not at all. This is an encyclopedia, and the founders of wikipedia would not accept bribes to promote "fundraising" for what many call the american taliban. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Henryvenn (talkcontribs) 12:02, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I think that would be an improvement. Capitalismojo (talk) 23:32, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
As the youth has become increasingly secular and tolerant to the many social issues, so too have the new Tea Party so-called "rising stars" like Paul, Massie, and Amash. I think that much of this article paints somewhat of a caricature of the Tea Party as being an extreme faction of the Religious Right, and there needs to be more attention/information about its more libertarian groups that are beginning to take over the movement's core philosophies. I shall move the Koch section as a subsection of the Fundraising section as well. Also, I may be mistaken, but the "Background" section reads as if the Tea Party was entirely a corporate puppet with nearly no mention of the populist aspects within the right wing voting groups in the United States. In the fundraising section, the commentaries made by Krugman and Pelosi seemt o represent a partisan opinion, and I think that it could use some cleaning up in order to maintain NPOV and present both perspectives. →Hubbardc→Talk to me!→ 23:41, 6 June 2014 (UTC)Hubbardc

Comments from Krugman and Pelosi[edit]

WLRoss, I just was wondering as to why you made the reversion of the edit I made on the Tea Party movement article, and I was curious if I could get an explanation. The comments made in that section were from Paul Krugman's editorial piece in the NYT, called "The Conscience of a Liberal", and he is very notably anti-Tea Party and generally anti-conservative in his writings. The other quote, made by Nancy Pelosi, who is in the leadership for the Tea Party's opposing faction in the House, seems to represent an opinion as well. I think presenting highly opinionated quotes from Krugman and Pelosi without any rebuttal from the other side of the aisle violates NPOV policy, and is far from encyclopedic. Could you provide evidence of the "consensus" you made reference to in the reversion as well? I have heard very little consensus regarding this myself, and I believe that we should at least present equally both views instead of one side's opinions.→Hubbardc→Talk to me!→ 20:08, 9 June 2014 (UTC)Hubbardc

agree, the passage would need an opposing comment to balance it. imagine a quote from a tea party movement leader about Pelosi on her article, or Krugmans, or the DNC article. Darkstar1st (talk) 18:26, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I removed the commentary. I think that there needs to be fair information presented from both sides of the spectrum to include those comments, so until then, I will be removing them for the sake of NPOV. Perhaps we can research some refutations to their claims and include both Pelosi/Krugman's comments as well as a conservative rebuttal at that point.
Additionally, as I see this page being stained with many biased edits, I think that the "teabagger" section is inappropriate to be its own section along with its irrelevance towards being informational, encyclopedic entries. Some opinions regarding this would be appreciated.→Hubbardc→Talk to me!→ 14:00, 25 June 2014 (UTC)Hubbardc

Semi-protected edit request on 18 June 2014 -- Tea Party, Dave Brat[edit]

Dave Brat neither identifies as tea party nor received tea party support. While Brat's victory earned him cheers, he is best described as anti-establishment.

216.182.174.2 (talk) 17:14, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Please detail the change you would like to make as though you were going to type it in yourself. While this mention is unsourced, there is a newspaper source for the same information on David Brat which describes him as a tea party challenger. Do you have a source which clearly shows that he does not identify with the tea party? Thanks, Older and ... well older (talk) 19:25, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Political movement[edit]

As a political movement, shouldn't the article show the movements political stance as for other political parties - i.e. right wing, far right, conservative, etc.?Royalcourtier (talk) 06:22, 4 July 2014 (UTC)