Top 131 Tea Party Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Tea Party Quotes from famous people such as Patrick Murphy, Matt Taibbi, Rand Paul, Matt Bevin, Kristi Noem, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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The Tea Party movement went off on a more extreme agenda that I did not support at all, and was very frustrated by it, to the point that not only did I change parties, I decided to do something about it and run for Congress.
Patrick Murphy
It’s really interesting that we’ve had this great Tea Party movement that is all about restoring free market capitalist values, but what they completely fail to understand is that what we’ve got now is a situation where there is a small class of gigantic financial companies that have put themselves above capitalism.
Matt Taibbi
I have a message from the Tea Party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. We’ve come to take our government back.
Rand Paul
I never went to any Tea Party meetings, although I am fiscally very much in like mind, and grateful for and appreciative of the support of anybody, no matter what group they might be part of.
Matt Bevin
I think everyday people on the street who have never been affiliated with the tea party movement are alarmed with the spending and the debt that we have.
Kristi Noem
One of the beauties of the Tea Party movement – and the many, many like-minded citizens that don’t participate in the Tea Party movement – is the fact that it is independent.
Ken Cuccinelli
I don’t think I would be characterized as a Tea Party candidate; I would be characterized as the most effective candidate.
Matt Rosendale
So, a lot of my supporters back home are members of the Tea Party.
Kristi Noem
When you stop and look at so much of the kind of activism that has been triggered, the Tea Party and the like, as a result of Obama’s efforts – TARP, the stimulus package, and now the health care reform – there is a lot of sense this government is changing.
Juan Williams
We’re movers, forward thinkers, people who get things done. But the Tea Party and Republicans like Bob Dold are holding us back.
Brad Schneider
Let me tell you what the Tea Party stands for. It stands for the fact that we are taxed enough already.
Michele Bachmann
The most misreported and misunderstood thing about the tea party is its political leanings. The tea party has no political leaning. It stands straight for limited government, low taxes, and liberty for all.
Dana Loesch
Crossroads is second to none in our support of Tea Party candidates. In 2010 and ’12, we spent over $30 million for Senate candidates who were Tea Party candidates. We spent almost $20 million for House candidates who were Tea Party candidates.
Karl Rove
What I owe the Tea Party is to be the conservative voice they elected me to be.
Tom Graves
Tea Party people know that I stood against the Wall Street scam from Day One, that I voted against TARP, that I voted against repealing Glass-Steagall Act that kept these guys under some control.
Russ Feingold
They played Boston. They played at the Boston Tea Party and through an amazing chain of events I got to hang out with them backstage even though I was underage.
Jonathan Richman
The Tea Party is a group that rejects deep thinking, it rejects the very complex analysis that is involved in public policy, it rejects the kind of textured decision-making that Ronald Reagan prided himself on.
Eugene Jarecki
The NAACP believes the Tea Party is racist. The Tea Party believes the NAACP is racist.
Jim Webb
The Tea Party elites believe government is evil. Everything about government is bad, and they blame all problems, even non-economic problems, problems that were caused by the private sector, on government.
Chuck Schumer
You know, the Tea Party is a – first of all, it is a significant movement, and I think the media and some pundits have tried to write it off as a bunch of cranks or something. But, in fact, it’s really a very legitimate and fairly significant swath of voters out there.
Mark McKinnon
‘Rage’ is the word that most often attaches itself to the Tea Party movement, and it’s true that, from the outside looking in, their public demonstrations appear to be more enraged than any political events in America since the race riots and anti-war protests of the 1960s.
Jonathan Raban
His track record of pragmatism, depth and candor all speak to a person who would find the Tea Party simplistic, opportunistic and misguided. Reagan was surrounded by some very smart people who gave him very sound advice. They were not wondering where certain countries are on the map.
Eugene Jarecki
The Tea Party doesn’t like politicians.
Jim DeMint
My advice to the tea party freshmen: Slow the galloping horses to a trot. Big government was built over decades; it can’t be dismantled in a year, especially when Democrats control the White House.
Ari Fleischer
While most Americans know about the Boston Tea Party, few are aware of the Liberty Tree and how important it was to fanning the flames of rebellion that led to the revolution in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence.
Ronald Kessler
In their political careers, Obama and Biden faced down lobbyists, Tea Party carpetbaggers, and Washington gridlock.
Andrew Shaffer
At root, the Tea Party is nothing more than a them-versus-us thing.
Matt Taibbi
Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class.
Eric Alterman
When the Tea Party comes to town, compromise goes out the door.
Claire McCaskill
First of all, just because the Tea Party people appear to be generally uneducated, ignorant about the political process, ignorant about economics, confused about their own platform from the beginning, and indelicate when it comes to the craft of diplomacy, doesn’t mean they’re wrong.
Steven Van Zandt
My presence in the social media and on the Internet is much bigger than many of the other candidates, including Mitt Romney. So, when you take the social media and you take the Tea Party citizens movement, you have a combination there that, quite frankly, 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have had a chance.
Herman Cain
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I was at St. Louis’s very first tea party and stood across the mighty Mississippi on the Arch steps with a bunch of wide-eyed, virgin protesters who were just as shocked as I was to see the amount of people who had assembled.
Dana Loesch
The reality of it is I think the GOP – Republicans and certainly conservatives – will partner with the Tea Party movement around this country.
Michael Steele
Sometimes people credit me for the Tea Party. It’s actually the other way around.
Jim DeMint
I think that the tea party, grassroots ideology will win every time.
Mike Gallagher
I always start my discussions with the Tea Party groups with telling them, ‘you know I have only three words for you: God. Bless. You.’ Because the Tea Party’s bringing the Republican party back to a more conservative base.
Richard Mourdock
The Occupy movement needs an organizing principle, and – just as the Tea Party did – it needs some actual measures of success. Choose one candidate whose agenda is squarely within that of the movement and make his or her electoral success a focal point.
Eliot Spitzer
I travelled through the night in a bus with the Kentucky Tea Party en route to a massive rally in Washington. For the most part I found them decent, self-reliant, regular Americans who feared the American Dream was now over, not just for them but for their children and grandchildren.
Andrew Neil
With Washington already broken, the last thing we need is a left-wing version of the Tea Party.
John Delaney
The Texas Republican Party is in many respects like the national party. We have different components that all add value in different ways, whether it’s the Tea Party on fiscal questions, whether it’s the so-called establishment that’s focused on economic development questions, moving states like Texas forward.
George P. Bush
The Tea Party emerged from a laudably grassroots base: libertarians, fervent Constitutionalists, and ordinary people alarmed at the suppression of liberties, whether by George W. Bush or Barack Obama.
Naomi Wolf
The Tea Party has imparted political energy to common-sense American constitutionalism.
Nancy Pearcey
People are familiar with ‘the stick’ of the Tea Party… challenging incumbents, flooding the phone lines. What they’re not so much familiar with, and what I want to expand, is ‘the carrot.’ So when a Mitch McConnell, or when a Republican caucus stands firm… we have to reward them.
Niger Innis
People ask me if I’m the father of the Tea Party movement… I was the spark… that started it.
Rick Santelli
While the vandals are on the street corners, the Tea Party conservatives, they’re working state houses, the governorships, the mayorships, the Senate, the House.
Rick Santelli
All previous populist movements were demanding things from governments, whereas the Tea Party is saying, ‘Give us less, go away.’ That’s heartening to see.
P. J. O’Rourke
The Tea Party in the United States’ biggest fight is with the the Republican establishment, which is really a collection of crony capitalists that feel that they have a different set of rules of how they’re going to comport themselves and how they’re going to run things.
Steve Bannon
I do think the Tea Party position will prevail, and I am often asked: ‘What has the Tea Party done and is it even still alive?’ People think because there have been no demonstrations with the ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag it’s gone, but it hasn’t.
Richard Mourdock
I do think a focus on fiscal restraint is a central element of the Tea Party, and thank goodness for it!
Ken Cuccinelli
Like all populist movements, the Tea Party will eventually peter out. It won’t succeed in returning America to the minimalist state of the 19th century.
Andrew Neil
Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized, there are more of us than there are of them.
Newt Gingrich