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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

Tea party-candidate Joe Carr, Tennessee Republican, is running against Sen. Lamar Alexander. (Photo: Joe Carr campaign for Senate)

PHILLIPS: The next Dave Brat

His name is Joe Carr, and he's taking on Lamar Alexander, the liberal Republican senator from Tennessee. Published June 12, 2014

In this combination of Associated Press photos, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, and Dave Brat, right, react after the polls close Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Richmond, Va. Brat defeated Cantor in the Republican primary. (AP Photo)

PHILLIPS: Calling the shot

For months, I have talked about Dave Brat here at The Washington Times. Now that Brat has won, everyone is asking, “Who is the next Dave Brat?” Published June 11, 2014

Libyan rebels were armed with SA-7s to help topple dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but weapons merchants have set up large operations with no interference. (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: The next 9/11 is coming

The missiles are coming. Because America's border is not secured and because the Obama regime went into Libya without thinking, it is now only a question when and where. Published May 28, 2014

Richard Martinez, center, who says his son Christopher Martinez was killed in Friday night's mass shooting that took place in Isla Vista, Calif., is comforted by his brother, Alan, as he talks to media outside the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Headquarters on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

PHILLIPS: The liberal politicization of death

Chris Martinez's father, Richard Martinez, went to the media a day after his son's death. A sane person would expect the father of a murdered child to blame the person who murdered his child. But Richard Martinez is a California liberal. Instead, he blamed the NRA. Published May 25, 2014

FILE - This May 20, 2013 file photo shows Harvard Law Professor David Barron during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The White House is offering to show senators a secret paper justifying the drone strike on an American citizen written by one of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

PHILLIPS: Obama’s pick: Barron is the worst of the worst

If there is one consistent in the Obama regime, President Obama's picks for the Federal Judiciary are incredibly bad. Now, the United States Senate is poised to confirm one of the worst nominees in the history of bad Obama nominees. Published May 19, 2014

** FILE ** U.S. Chamber of Commerce head Thomas Donohue listens to a question after his State of American Business address on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo, File)

PHILLIPS: Corporations to the rescue

Today, corporatism runs America. America's government is no longer of the people, by the people, for the people. Instead it is of the rich corporations, by the rich corporations and for the rich corporations. Published May 18, 2014

House Speaker John A. Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: The Republican promise: No lame duck

Republicans in Washington should pledge they will not allow a lame duck session of Congress. A lame duck session is a session that happens after the election. Those contested races are decided and many senators and congressmen know that, in January, they won't be in Congress. Published May 13, 2014

The Beverly Hills Hotel has been targeted for protest because it is owned by the sultan of Brunei. The tiny Asian nation recently embraced Islamic Shariah law that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning. (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: Boycotting Obama’s ‘good friend’

Last year, the sultan of Brunei came to visit President Obama. While Obama treats our allies like our enemies, he described the sultan as his “good friend.” Things change so quickly in a year. Published May 10, 2014

Shane Osborn, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Nebraska, speaks at a tea party event in Omaha on April 30, 2014. Photo by Judson Phillips

PHILLIPS: The battle for the tea party

The day the tea party surrenders to Washington consultants who want to be the arbiters of who is a tea party candidate will be the day the tea party movement dies. Published May 8, 2014