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Here's what Barack Obama, writing in his memoir, thinks about Rick Santelli and his "Chicago Tea Party" rant from a dozen years ago. #TeamSorkin 

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@_ktbffh_  How do you know their situation? I remember when the Chicago floor traders all cheered at Rick Santelli's Tea Party rant in 2009 about how awful it was to bail out your neighbor who could no longer afford their mortgage. Not exactly a group of suffering people.

Chicago Congressman Dan Lipinski -- a conservative Democrat facing a crowded primary -- said he fears his party is becoming a "Tea Party of the left" ... @CraigDellimore 

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Watch Greider's speech to the Chicago DSA in 2010 about why despite the rise of "Tea Party", he was confident about the future of the country if the left was willing to go out and organize and harness that energy

@yashalevine  @JaneMayerNYerI  @MarkAmesExiled  did not know this Santelli-Koch link and I am from Chicago! “Santelli’s “rant” was not at all spontaneous as his alleged fans claim, but rather...his February 19th call for a “Chicago Tea Party” was the launch event...one in which Santelli served as a frontman... for Koch...”

Joe Walsh narrowly won a House seat from suburban Chicago in the 2010 tea party wave but lost a 2012 reelection bid and has since hosted a radio talk show. He has a history of inflammatory statements regarding Muslims and others.

Walsh won a House seat from suburban Chicago in the 2010 tea party wave, but lost reelection in 2012 and has since hosted a radio talk show.

Walsh narrowly won a House seat from suburban Chicago in the 2010 tea party wave but lost a 2012 reelection bid and has since hosted a radio talk show.

CHICAGO: Celebrate#WorldLiteracyDay  and support UNICEF this Saturday with ! Join us for a special story time featuring “The Day the Tea Party Traveled” at . RSVP:

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I meant to tweet this earlier in the week, but you should check out the latest episode of the Odd Lots podcast with . He's the Chicago floor trader who was standing next to Rick Santelli during the famous Tea Party rant

Just recorded a fascinating episode of the Odd Lots podcast. and I interviewed , who was the Chicago floor trader standing next to (and participating alongside) Rick Santelli on the day of his famous Tea Party rant.

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Thought experiment: Imagine a Black church in Chicago or Baltimore or Harlem where all parishioners donned robes and carried AR-15s and advocated open-carry. Imagine had the Tea Party been black - instead of 95% white. Time to end soul-sick Republicanism forever. Rise...

A tea party conservative has upset one of the longest-running political dynasties in the Chicago area

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The massive crowds in DC, Chicago, Boston etc. looks like Democrats are tapping the same energy of opposition as the tea party in 2009

Good Q for @POTUS  in Chicago on whether Dems heading for their own tea party-type split. He says argument is "about means" not "ends."

Going to make Chicago in '68 look like a tea party.

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