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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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In this April 28, 2014 file photo, Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, speaks during a news conference in New York. Ms. Lynch is President Obama's choice to succeed Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Loretta Lynch and the GOP surrender caucus

The Republican Party is once again trading its elephant logo for the new symbol of the Republican Party. That symbol is the freshly laundered white flag of surrender. Published January 30, 2015

The HealthCare.gov website (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

A smarter war against Obamacare

The train wreck called Obamacare just keeps getting worse. As 2015 unfolds, many people who enrolled in Obamacare are discovering the subsidies they received for Obamacare were not properly calculated. Now they will owe the federal government a lot of money. Published January 24, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses during his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The State of Real America: It sucks

If 2014 is any indication, when the ratings for the State of the Union speech are released, they will show a new record low for Barack Obama. Published January 21, 2015

Illustration on closing Guantanamo by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Al Qaeda would like to thank Obama

Just a week after the horrific terrorist attack in Paris, Barack Obama is showing his true colors again. Published January 16, 2015

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Bipartisanship is textbook example of insanity

The call for bipartisanship does not show up every year. It only makes its appearance when Republicans take of one or more of the branches of government. Published January 13, 2015

A series of photos posted to Sarah Palin's Facebook page showed her son, Trig, standing on the family dog.

Sarah Palin, the dog and PETA

Sarah Palin manages to create controversy no matter what she does. She could post a photo online of a blank sheet of paper and that would be controversial. Published January 4, 2015

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who leads a conservative faction of lawmakers in the Republican Study Committee, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014, after the House Republican Conference elected him to be the new House majority whip, replacing current whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was elevated to majority leader. Scalise was in a three-way race with Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Steve Scalise and the ignorance defense

Louisiana Congressman and Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise may have just seen the meteoric rise of his political career come to an abrupt end. Published December 30, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures as he speaks to reporters, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, following a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama and House Republicans to discuss the budget.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

The tea party's New Year's resolution? Fire John Boehner

2014 turned out to be the year the Republican Party had long waited for. Finally, the GOP took control of the Senate and set a record for the number of seats it controlled in the House of Representatives. As we all know, it did not take the Republicans long to blow it. Published December 28, 2014

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota.(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

What I didn't get for Christmas

The one present I would really like to have is a political party in America that represents real Americans. Published December 26, 2014

Al Sharpton on Monday blasted Hollywood for being too white, after a series of leaked emails revealed racially insensitive dialogue between Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin. (TMZ)

When will Al Sharpton go?

On Saturday afternoon, two New York Police Department officers, Wenjin Liu and Raphael Ramos, made the ultimate sacrifice. They were assassinated by man who was a member of the Black Guerilla Family gang and who quoted jihaidsts on his social media accounts. He said he was going to get revenge for the killing of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Published December 22, 2014

Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana speaks to supporters as she concedes defeat in her runoff election against Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Republican on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

For once, a liberal has the right idea

When you listen to liberals, it is hard to go wrong. Just do the opposite of what they want and you are almost assured of being right. But sometimes, out of spite, a liberal gets something right. Published December 9, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republicans: The party of we suck less

You've got to hand it to the Republican Party. What political party could manage to blow a huge electoral mandate and totally alienate its base, all within 30 days? Published December 7, 2014

Illustration: Immigration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

Rallying the Tea Party against unlawful amnesty

In February 2009, in response to Barack Obama's massive and fraudulent spending, real Americans took to the streets. Rick Santelli made his famous rant on CNBC and eight days later, the Tea Party movement was born. Published December 2, 2014