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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.

Articles by Judson Phillips

PHILLIPS: What’s your exit plan?

America does not have an exit plan from the Great Obama Depression or the reckless economics that the Democrat Party has pushed on America since the '70s. Published September 13, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: Lame duck and the political sports season in America

The real question for the political post season is whether or not the Republicans will stand up for themselves or whether they will let President Obama and Senate leader Harry Reid have one last shot at cramming big spending, fraud and waste down the throats of the American people. Published September 7, 2014

Wind turbines stand in a field, Monday, June 2, 2014, in Adair, Iowa. Iowa utility officials say the Obama administration's ambitious plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is likely to increase costs. Iowa utilities invested heavily in wind power over the past decade and improved the efficiency of existing power plants. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

PHILLIPS: Another free pass for a far left group

It is hard to believe that a few decades ago the Sierra Club was mostly confined to California and most of its members were Republicans. Back then, the Sierra Club cared for conservation. Today it boldly embraces a radical left wing environmental agenda. Published September 3, 2014

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

PHILLIPS: Boycott liberals, not hamburgers

Sherrod Brown is the personification of what is wrong with Congress, Democrats and liberals. His latest pronouncement is simply an indictment of his intellectual deficiencies and his lack of qualifications to be a United States Senator. Published August 27, 2014

CNN newsroom at the CNN Center in  Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

PHILLIPS: CNN and the Titanic

For CNN, the bad news has hit. With no new race riots or crashing Malaysian airliners to boost ratings, CNN is back in the ratings basement again. Published August 25, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond with his lawyer, John L. Brownlee. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)

PHILLIPS: The sad end to a political life

Bob McDonnell had been on the shortlist for vice president in 2012. Like Icarus, the McDonnells flew high into the political sky, only to discover their wings were made of wax. Published August 24, 2014

James Foley of Rochester, N.H., a freelance contributor for GlobalPost, in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/GlobalPost, File)

PHILLIPS: A view to a beheading

To call James Foley a journalist is to stretch that word beyond all meaning. Mr. Foley was an activist and a propagandist. He did not go to report the truth. He was not “fair and balanced.” He wasn’t even accurate. That did not matter. Published August 21, 2014

(Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: The tea party is dead, part 428

For liberals, the tea party probably is like a monster from a bad horror movie. Unfortunately, liberals never seem to learn. The monster in the bad horror movie never dies. Neither does the tea party. Published August 6, 2014

Milton Wolf, right, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, talks to a woman as he campaigns at a parade on Saturday in Gardner, Kan. Backed by the tea party, Mr. Wolf is challenging incumbent Pat Roberts in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

PHILLIPS: The biggest upset

This week is the last week of the tea party insurrection in the Republican Party. Published August 3, 2014

Representative Mike Pompeo at the KC-46A groundbreaking at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)

PHILLIPS: When liberals attack

While conservatives are used to fighting moderates within the Republican Party, conservatives are not used to fighting far left-wing groups in Republican primaries. Published August 2, 2014