Rangel Questions Why Obama Thought He Could Work With ‘Mean, Racist’ Tea Party

Charlie Rangel on Inside City Hall last night. (screengrab: NY1)
Charlie Rangel on Inside City Hall last night.

Congressman Charlie Rangel is clearly not a big fan of the Tea Party.

The veteran Harlem Democrat last night declared that the conservative activists are not only difficult to deal with, but that it’s hard to work with anyone, such as President Barack Obama, who “really thought … that he could deal with the Tea Party.”  Continue reading “Rangel Questions Why Obama Thought He Could Work With ‘Mean, Racist’ Tea Party”

Tea Party Group Hits ‘Country Club’ Pete King as He Stumps in New Hampshire

Pete King. (Photo: Getty)
Pete King. (Photo: Getty)

Republican Congressman Pete King today took aim at the Tea Party, launching a PAC to promote what he dubs “common sense” candidates–and to lay the groundwork for his potential run for president.

Speaking to Politicker by phone as he drove across New Hampshire, Mr. King said the new effort, unveiled today in the crucial early voting state, was aimed at helping Republican candidates who reject the Tea Party’s isolationist, anti-government message. Continue reading “Tea Party Group Hits ‘Country Club’ Pete King as He Stumps in New Hampshire”

De Blasio Goes Negative in New Web Ad

A screen shot from the new ad.
A screen shot from the new ad.

Hours before he takes the stage for the first general election debate of the mayor’s race, Bill de Blasio made it clear he isn’t letting a 50-point lead public polling stop him from going negative.

In a new web ad released this morning, the Democrat hits his Republican rival, Joe Lhota, for his alleged ties to the Tea Party. Continue reading “De Blasio Goes Negative in New Web Ad”

Joe Lhota Defends ‘Fair and Speedy’ Gun Permit Remark

Joe Lhota. (Photo: Getty)
Joe Lhota. (Photo: Getty)

Republican Joe Lhota, fending off repeated attacks from his Democratic rival, Bill de Blasio, that he is too right-wing to become mayor of New York City, was forced to defend himself tonight after a video surfaced that showed him telling conservatives that gun permits should be easier to obtain in the city.  Continue reading “Joe Lhota Defends ‘Fair and Speedy’ Gun Permit Remark”

Rep. Jeffries Reflects on D.C.: ‘The Tea Party Folks, They’re off the Chain’

Hakeem Jeffries (Photo: Facebook)
Hakeem Jeffries (Photo: Facebook)

Months into his first term, his short time in Washington D.C. has Congressman Hakeem Jeffries convinced the Tea Party is out of control. Continue reading “Rep. Jeffries Reflects on D.C.: ‘The Tea Party Folks, They’re off the Chain’”

Sean Patrick Maloney Goes All-Out With Tea Party Imagery

spm tea Sean Patrick Maloney Goes All Out With Tea Party Imagery
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Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney really wants you to associate incumbent Rep. Nan Hayworth with the Tea Party movement, at least if his television advertisements are any indication.

“Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s gone Tea Party on us, and it’s not pretty: voting to end Medicare to pay for tax breaks for millionaires….like her,” the narrator in Mr. Maloney’s first commercial declared as constituents are shown sipping tea and gagging at the bitter taste. Continue reading “Sean Patrick Maloney Goes All-Out With Tea Party Imagery”

Barney Frank Blasts ‘Crazy Tea Party Republicans,’ With ‘Cockamamie Ideas’ And ‘Crazy Fat Cat Friends’

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Barney Frank

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank may be retiring at the end of this term, but he still has plenty of fight left in him. Today, Mr. Frank sent out a fiery fundraising email slamming Tea Partiers on behalf of his colleague from Western New York, Louise Slaughter.

“These crazy tea party Republicans make logic disappear faster than Houdini. The worst part is that their crazy fat cat friends are literally throwing money at them to help them win so they can enact their cockamamie ideas,” Mr. Frank wrote. Continue reading “Barney Frank Blasts ‘Crazy Tea Party Republicans,’ With ‘Cockamamie Ideas’ And ‘Crazy Fat Cat Friends’”