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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

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas on July 11, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Numbers don't lie. Politicians do.

At the end of the day, politics is a numbers game and it is a very simple equation. Who has enough votes to win? Politicians, news agencies and pundits spend a lot of money and time analyzing data to tell everyone before the election who is going to win. Published September 1, 2015

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Will Republicans or the Grand Old Party win?

In early 2009, the Republican Party was on the political endangered-species list. It had lost the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Things were so bad that the Democrats were on their way to a super-majority in the Senate. Published August 23, 2015

A mushroom cloud rises moments after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, Aug. 9, 1945.

Be grateful Truman nuked Japan

Every August, the left comes together to condemn the U.S. use of atomic bombs against Japan in 1945. This year is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Published August 6, 2015

The great Republican train wreck

The highway train began to go off the rails when Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor and in a highly unusual move, called Majority Leader McConnell a liar on the floor. Published July 29, 2015

Malaysian police forensic team members inspect a freshly exhumed human body from an unmarked grave in Wang Burma at the Malaysia-Thailand border outside Wang Kelian, Malaysia Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Malaysian authorities have found one corpse as they started digging for bodies at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand. The discovery came as forensics teams began the grim task of exhuming nearly 140 suspected graves in the mountainous area where trafficking syndicates were known to hold migrants for ransom. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Obama wants to trade human rights for trade authority

A lot of things happen in Washington that are never reported. Sometimes some stories don't make the news because the news cycle is being dominated by major stories, such as President Obama's terrorist stimulus program with Iran. Published July 17, 2015

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The 2016 not Willie Horton moment

In the autumn of 1988, "Willie Horton" became a household name. He was a convicted felon in Massachusetts, serving a life sentence for murder. Published July 9, 2015

The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Libertarians got it right marriage

On Friday June 26th, in a stunning display of judicial insanity, the Supreme Court suddenly figured out there was a constitutional right to homosexual marriage. Published June 27, 2015

Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside the historic black church, killing multiple people, including the pastor, in an assault that authorities described as a hate crime. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ** FILE **

Defy Obama by supporting Charleston, S.C.

On June 17th, a 21-year-old man named Dylann Roof murdered nine people at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, , and he has reportedly confessed. Published June 19, 2015

Asked by a religious broadcaster about two campaign aides who support same-sex marriage, Jeb Bush said he doesn't ask questions about their sexuality. (Associated Press)

Bush, Clinton and the fix

Jeb Bush has announced his run for the Presidency. He wants to be the third Bush to inherit the White House. This main talking point was that Washington is broken and he can go to Washington and fix it. Published June 16, 2015

Illustration Obama lost Egypt by John Camejo for The Washington Times

Obama cheers America's enemies ... and more

Barack Obama supports America's enemies. Just say that and watch liberal heads explode in balls of gooey green jell, just like the Martians in the campy 1997 sci-fi spoof "Mars Attacks." Published June 7, 2015

European rescue crews are responding regularly as boats filled with refugees from Africa and the Middle East attempt a perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. As many as 700 drowned trying to reach shore over the weekend. (Associated Press) **FILE**

If you can't be a good example, at least be a horrible warning

There is an old adage that goes, "If you can't be a good example, at least be a horrible warning." That is a warning America should pay attention to as this nation heads into the 2016 election. The Democrats want America to be much more like Europe. Europe has never been a good example but now at least parts of Europe are a horrible warning of what will happen if America continues to elect liberal Democrats. Published May 28, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to gather enough votes for at least a short-term extension of the Patriot Act. He supports the National Security Agency's phone-snooping program, which has generated heated debate in the Republican Party. (Associated Press) **FILE**

The long night of Republican suicide

When the 2016 elections are over and the history of those elections is written, the Friday before Memorial Day may go down in history as the day the Republican Party committed suicide. Published May 25, 2015