If Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has a successor amid the ranks of freshman Republicans, it may well be Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.). He’s accused President Obama of being a “low-level socialist agitator” who used “Marxist, demagogic rhetoric” to further his agenda in Washington.
The GOP presidential candidate and tea party favorite wants voters to take a close look at his business background. We did, and it’s not pretty:
According to five lawsuits filed in federal court in 2004, Aquila’s board of directors—which Cain joined in 1992—allegedly steered employees into heavily investing their retirement savings in company stock. At the same time, the company shifted its business model from straightforward energy generation to risky energy trading, an unregulated market made infamous by now-defunct Enron. The suits, later folded into a single, massive class action, alleged that Cain and top company officials violated a 37-year-old federal law requiring that employers manage employees retirement programs responsibly.
Though as many as 2,000 people were expected at a Tea Party rally in South Carolina, just 30 showed up after Donald Trump cancelled his appearance with Gov. Nikki Haley (R), according to the Columbia State.
Bradlee Dean is a Minnesota radio host, anti-gay activist, and drummer for the band Junkyard Prophet, voted “the second-best unsigned band in the nation” in 1996 by Heaven’s Metal magazine. (The best unsigned in the nation, according to Heaven’s Metal, was P.O.D.) Dean is likely the only scheduled speaker at the tea party Freedom Jamboree with a tattoo of Abraham sacrificing Isaac on his forearm; he is almost certainly the only scheduled speaker who has ever gone more than a decade without cutting his hair—a lifestyle decision that gives him a more-than-passing resemblance to Poison’s Bret Michaels.
He is not, in other words, the kind of person you’d normally associate with Michele Bachmann. But over the last five years, the two have formed an unlikely but powerful alliance. MoJo’s Tim Murphy has the story.
The KKK would like you to know they are not affiliated with Westboro Baptist Church, the tea partiers, or Terry “Quran Burning” Jones. BUT Barack Obama is still a Kenyan-born socialist product of miscegenation.
"I was just like, ‘Look, Bro, if you’re going to propose this bill again next year, this is just a waste of our time.’ This guy has forgotten he’s an elected official.’ I got up to leave and I said, ‘You don’t have job security and you will not be back again next year.’"
— Knoxville tea partier William Coley, explaining to MoJo’s Tim Murphy why he was asked to leave the office of Tennessee State Rep. Judd Matheny last week. Coley, who is Muslim, fears the state’s anti-Sharia legislation could be used to target tea party groups as well.