Knowledge Identifier: &Tea_Party_movement
Founded in 1971.
Countries: United States (83%), (9%), Utah (3%)
Linked to: Boston Tea Party, Republican Party, Tea Party Patriots, New York Post
References to the Boston Tea Party were part of Tax Day protests held throughout the 1990s and earlier
Tammy Bruce - Bruce's website describes her as a "gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, Tea Party Independent Conservative" who "worked on a number of Democratic campaigns in 1990s, including the 1992 Boxer and Feinstein senate races and the Clinton for President campaign" and "also has a history of supporting Republicans as well, including President Reagan, both Presidents Bush and, quite reluctantly, John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign
PJ Media - PJTV has reported on the Tea Party movement since February 2009, including the Tax Day Tea Parties that have defined and shaped the movement
Chip Cravaack - He was inspired to run for Congress by a suggestion from a talk radio show host that voters demand town hall meetings with their congressmen during the health care bill Tea Party movement protests of August 2009.
Modern Whig Party - In the spring of 2010, "Time" magazine rated the Modern Whig Party, the U.S. Marijuana Party, the Pirate Party, the Tea Party movement, and the American Secessionists as among the "top 10 most popular alternative political movements worldwide"
Jay Dardenne - Stephanie Grace offered an explanation for Dardenne's emphasis on national political themes as an accommodation to "Tea Party forces" in the backdrop of their having worked to defeat Hunt Downer, a veteran officeholder upset by a newcomer, Jeff Landry, in Louisiana's 3rd congressional district 2010 Republican primary
Pierre Poujade - In February 2010, "New York Times" commentator Robert Zaretsky compared the American Tea Party movement with Poujadism
Reform Party of the United States of America - In February 2010, former Reform Party Chairman Pat Choate emerged to discuss the appeal of the Tea Party movement, contrasting it with Ross Perot's party, saying: "The difference with the Tea Party is it's been heavily pushed by a bunch of talk-show conservatives
MSNBC - In June 2010, a documentary airing on MSNBC and hosted by Chris Matthews called "Rise of the New Right" drew significant criticism from conservatives and the Tea Party movement
PJ Media - In August 2010, PJ Media launched a tracking poll to study the Tea Party movement in depth
Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, called on the Obama Administration to apologize to these groups for "harassment by the IRS in 2012," and "ensure this never happens again
Joe Walsh (Illinois politician) - Walsh said that Modi had quite a successful track record of fiscal responsibility, described him as kind of like a Tea Party free market guy in India, which I found very appealing" and noted that has been recognized across the world for establishing Gujarat as the most business-friendly state in India and is widely believed to be a serious contender for the 2014 election for Indian Prime Minister
Tea Party in U.S. elections - National Tea Party movement co-founder and leader Michael Johns endorsed Trump immediately following Trump's June 2015 announcement of his candidacy and defended Trump throughout the contentious Republican primary
By 2019, it was reported that the conservative wing of the Republican Party "has basically shed the tea party moniker"