He faces a tea-party challenger in a primary tomorrow for various little apostasies, but he is expected to win comfortably.
Such is the difference between life in the civic textbooks and life in tea-party America.
Except … out in the “Red States” where a hard core of true believers are living in angry “tea-party Denial.”
When I asked a tea-party insider recently which Senate races were most important to his movement, he named Sasse first.
Or maybe Pawlenty is trying to appeal to tea-party, fiscal-disciplinarian sentiment.
When the news of the tea-party came, they felt that their chance had come to strike at the real culprit.
Since the tea-party at the Widow Rowens's, Elsie had been more fitful and moody than ever.
She had gone to the tea-party in a carriage (George would not have her walk), but she was chilled.
The reformer is not always the pleasantest man to invite to a tea-party.
After all, the element of unconventionality was absent from Deane's tea-party.
1778, from tea + party (n.). Political references to tea party all trace to the Boston tea party of 1773, in which radicals in Massachusetts colony boarded British ships carrying tea and threw the product into Boston Harbor in protest royal taxation. It has been a model for other libertarian political actions in the U.S. (mostly symbolic), including citizen gatherings begun in early 2009 to protest government spending.
To join together in some effort; buddy up (1956+)