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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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Articles by Judson Phillips

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

In this Nov. 4. 2010, photo best friends Dave Hibler, left, and Tyler Galganski work out of Hibler's parents basement in Brookfield, Wis., selling adult fleece onesies. The two Wisconsin couch potatoes, 2010 finalists in "America's Best Young Entrepreneurs" on Businessweek's website, hope to wedge their way onto the Snuggie's sofa with a line of footless onesies with hoods called "Forever Lazy". (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger) **FILE**

The neutering of America

Today, Pajama Boy personifies America. Instead of ruggedly facing our problems and dealing with them, Pajama Boy sits in a onesie sipping hot chocolate and whining for the government to step in and solve his problems. Published November 30, 2014

President Obama tries to quiet hecklers as he addresses the crowd after meeting with community leaders about his executive actions on amnesty Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Republicans should query Obama in public

It is plainly obvious Mr. Obama is not on the side of real Americans and it is long past time that the Republicans start calling him on this. Published November 29, 2014

FILE - In this March 16, 2010 file photo, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks at a health care rally by The American Grassroots Coalition and The Tea Party Express on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ms. Bachmann stands ready to shake up next year's Republican nominating contest either through a campaign of her own or by wielding her influence over those who do run.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Tea party groups to hit the streets again

For America, this is the make or break movement. On Wednesday, Dec. 3, real Americans need to make a stand. Not in Washington, D.C., but in hometowns through out America. Published November 21, 2014

President Obama.

King Barry (Obama) the First

Thursday night, King Barry, formerly known as Barack Obama, will take a major step in transforming America from a constitutional republic to an authoritarian nation. King Barry is going to declare Executive Amnesty. Published November 19, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee, File)

Ebola death aftermath: Texas hospital goes wobbly

This week witnessed yet another milestone in the transformation of America from a gung-ho nation that would fight on principle to just another group of people who would rather surrender than fight. Published November 14, 2014

Warren Buffett (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

Why are American taxpayers subsidizing Warren Buffett?

Congress returns next week for the Lame Duck session of Congress. The Democrats have stated reauthorization of the Wind Power Production Tax Credit, the Buffett subsidy, is one of their major priorities. Published November 8, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and wife Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary, at an Election Night victory party in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

An open letter to the incoming GOP majority

We all know the story of the lady who asked Benjamin Franklin, after the Constitutional Convention, "What kind of government have you given us?" And Franklin's response, "A republic, if you can keep it." Published November 5, 2014

At the Conservative Campaign Committee rally in Denver on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, Mark Geist spoke about the 2012 Benghazi attack on U.S. diplomats. One of the security operators at Benghazi, Mr. Geist was one of the men who violated orders and went to help Ambassador Chris Stevens. (Photo by Judson Phillips)

Indy PAC could be midterm game changer

The Conservative Campaign Committee (CCC) is not a household name. In fact, few have ever heard of it. The CCC, as they like to refer to themselves, is a traditional political action committee. Published November 2, 2014