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- n. Any of various independent, fiscally conservative political groups in the twenty-first-century United States.
- proper n. Various independent, fiscally conservative political groups in the twenty-first-century United States, taken as a whole.
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The problem with the Tea Party is that idealogically, they are just Republicans, but maybe more extreme.
Meanwhile, on May 23, in Chestertown, Maryland, residents had their own Tea Party in emulation of that carried out in Boston when they boarded the Geddes, a brigantine loaded with tea anchored in the river, and dumped the cargo overboard.
This blind-leading-the-blind phenomenon is all the more dangerous because one all-but-guaranteed effect of surrounding yourself with like-minded people is increased polarization: Think about the red-meat frenzy of the quadrennial Democratic and Republican conventions or the sign-waving mania churned up by a Tea Party rally.
We eat hot dogs and Carnation milk, which I puke up right after we ride the Mad Tea Party teacups.
Why the Tea Party Movement Must Oppose Illegal Immigration and Amnesty
The Boston Tea Party had been plotted at Boston’s Green Dragon Tavern, and at Boston’s Salutation other resistance schemes were hatched.