Skip to comments.3 Electable Tea Party Hotties
Posted on 05/14/2012 5:06:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
Some like it hot. Some like it cold. And the Tea Party likes it red-hot, as in, red states. Three energetic Tea Party candidates are heating up to beat RINOs and help return the U.S. Senate to a true conservative majority.
Rhinoceros horn is popular in Asia for its purported healing powers. Asian demand sends poachers to Africa to hunt the endangered animal. Last November, one Hong Kong poacher surrendered $2 million of illegal rhino horn to authorities. In the GOP, however, RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) are losing popularity. The RINOs horn is compromise and Americans are tired of compromises like Obamacare. Americans want politicians who will just say no to socialism.
The GOP needs togain four seats this fall in order to take majority control of the U.S. Senate. To win these seats, I think the GOP must run authentic Tea Party conservatives. Leave the big-spending, EPA-kissing RINOs behind; they are unelectable. Here are three hot Tea Party Senate candidates that I believe can paint the political map red in November:
1.) Greg Sowards, The Reaganesque Businessman
Greg Sowards is the New Mexico GOP U.S. Senate candidate running against RINO career politician Heather Wilson in the June 5 primary. Like Reagan, Sowards easygoing confidence, respect for life, fiscal hawkishness and straight-shooting personality endear him to conservative and independent voters.
When I called Sowards at his New Mexico office to see if he was for real, he ensured me: Im not going there [the U.S. Senate] for re-election. ... I have six children and 20 grandchildren. I look at everything we spend as borrowed from the next generations. I will vote against bills that sound good but are really 5 percent good and 95 percent cancerous.
My assessment is that Sowards is the fresh, electable voice for the GOP because he is a life-long entrepreneur who has been running successful businesses since college. Sowards is an inventor with five patents under his belt. 24 years ago, Sowards and his wife started a child-care business that today employs over 80 Americans, commands six facilities and cares for over 700 children. In Sowards, I think New Mexicans see a trustworthy, everyday job-creator to represent them in D.C.
Sowards is also gaining traction in New Mexico because his foreign policy views are more reflective of mainstream American sentiment and take into account our nations swelling debt. As a U.S. veteran, Sowards understands how to weigh the costs and benefits of multiple elongated wars.
So, what is the New Mexico establishment GOPs infatuation with Wilson? Im unsure since she is about as conservative as Nancy Pelosi. Certainly, Wilson has experience in politics serving as a U.S. Representative. However, the only thing she seemed to learn in D.C. was how to waste money. Wilson voted for: TARP; federal control over healthcare; repeatedly raising the debt ceiling; allocating taxpayer dollars for Abortion Mart (Planned Parenthood) and she really, really loves the unconstitutional EPA.
Wilson voted to allow the EPA to begin implementing anti-business emission regulations recommended under the Kyoto Protocoleven as her respected Republican colleagues at the time like Paul Ryan, Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, Pat Toomey, Lindsey Graham, Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson and John Boehner voted against implementing Kyoto.
I think it would be a mistake for the GOP to run Wilson. New Mexicos Senate seat is still considered in play by The New York Times. New Mexicans, many of whom are Hispanic, are looking for a new face that is socially and fiscally conservative. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman vacated the seat after serving five terms. Since the Democrats are still locked up in their own primary, it stands to reason that independents and conservative Democratsunattached to an incumbentwill be open to voting for a clean conservative businessman from the Republican party.
2.) Kurt Bills, The Economics Teacher
Kurt Bills is a full-time high school Advanced Placement economics teacher in Minnesota. He has no plans to give up his day job if he becomes Minnesotas next U.S. Senator (replacing Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar). While hes teaching young people how to budget in the classroom, he plans to teach his fellow Senators how to budget in D.C. Bills is running against a RINO in the May 18 Minnesota GOP primary.
I combed through the voting record of Bills opponent, former Minnesota State Rep. Dan Severson, and I found a pattern of voting for anti-business spending. Severson repeatedly said yes to: Massive bonding bills to fund higher education, mass transit and light rail; taxpayer-subsidized collegiate and professional sports stadiums; an anti-business smoking ban and a $9 billion government healthcare spending bill that included a 75-cent per pack tax on cigarettes.
Like Heather Wilson, Dan Severson seems to enjoy telling businesses to go broke in favor of enviro-socialism. For example, Severson voted for a renewable energy standard bill in 2007 that would give Minnesota the toughest energy standard in the entire nationforcing Minnesota utility companies to obtain at least 25 percent of their power from solar, burned waste and wind by 2025.
Like Sowards, I think Bills is gaining favor with conservatives and independents in Minnesota for three reasons. First, he is not a career politician. Second, he has real-world experience and he understands economics. Third, he embraces mainstream foreign policy that combines hard-nose diplomacy with Economics 101. For example, Bills does not think that the U.S. is defending Israel by giving $1.3 billion in military aid to Israels foe, namely Egypt. (Just last month, Egypt withdrew from a deal with Israel whereby it effectively denied Israel access to about 40 percent of its natural gas needs.) Bills does not think that places like Egypt are worthy of U.S. military fundingand Minnesota conservatives who support Israel seem to agree.
3.) Richard Mourdock, The Tea Party Favorite
Richard Mourdock ran and won the Indiana GOP nomination for U.S. Senate against establishment RINO Sen. Richard Lugar who had spent 35 years (six terms) in the U.S. Senate. Mourdock has the opposite resume, boasting at least 30 years of direct business experience, including starting and running his own company. Despite Lugars name recognition and experience in politics, GOP primary voters ditched Lugar and went for the businessman.
Rush Limbaugh explained on his May 4 talk radio show: In Indiana, Richard Mourdock is a Tea Party candidate. He is going up against the Republican establishment, and the Republican establishment's trying to destroy him. He's being outspent ten to one (we're talking millions of dollars) against a Jurassic Park entrenched incumbent: Dick Lugar. The Tea Party hasn't gone anywhere, folks. They're only getting better and bigger.
Mourdock won his partys nomination, but, as Limbaugh points out, the establishment GOP worked feverishly against him in the primarydespite Lugars big-spending history. I think Indianas establishment-types should whole-heartedly back Mourdock nowwith volunteer hours and funding. As of last month, Obama had a 10-1 financial advantage over GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney. Team Obama is likely to use its financial edge to help Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly compete with Mourdock.
So Long, RINOs
These three hot Tea Party leaders offer a fresh brand of leadership with the potential to end Washington stalemate. They are businessmen, not career politicians. And, because they preach liberty louder than partisanship, I think Democratic congresspeople will be more likely to work with them. For, these leaders do not hold out the RINO olive branch of socialist compromise. Rather, they extend the unifying olive branch of constitutional freedom.
Hopefully the establishment GOP will support Tea Party businessmen like Sowards, Bills and Mourdock who can win against Democrats in the fall instead of RINOs who will fall on their horns.
need more evidence ... wait a minute! These are all MEN - not hotties. ick!
We don’t need pictures.
If I could vote for any of these three men, I would not do so now. I’m not looking for a “hottie” to represent me in Congress. After the title, I didn’t read the rest of your article.
Political hero worship is a bad thing.
I like my congressman. He’s not perfect but he’s pretty good. He doesn’t make big speeches or much news outside the district but he does a pretty fair job of representing the district.
I like my congressman. Hes not perfect but hes pretty good.
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Maybe so, maybe no.
The ‘fact’ is that as long as 50.000001% of voters in EVERY district feel the same way about their representation, about the only way they get moved are when they quit or die.
The old statement “ALL Senators/Congressman/Politicians are no good.
Except Mine. He is good and if the rest of them....etc...”
comes into play.
All I know is that I’m not one of the morons who thinks my congressman isn’t doing anything if I don’t see him in the news all the time. The simple fact is that most people don’t have a clue what their congressman is up to unless it makes the news.
Unfortunately, the history of Tea Party “replacement” candidates has been abominable. Electing Tea Party candidates in the primary who were not electable in the general cost us control of the US Senate in 2010
If I could vote for any of these three men, I would not do so now. Im not looking for a hottie to represent me in Congress. After the title, I didnt read the rest of your article.
Amen and amen.
1 Samuel 16
New International Version (NIV)
Samuel Anoints David
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
I don't think the Senate has ever had a conservative majority. Even in the late 19th Century when Republicans held nearly total dominance, there was a strong element of progressivism.
The best is truly the enemy of the good!
In ‘08 I would hear; McCain is not pure!I will not vote!
In four years everyone will beg for a Conservative! That will teach them.
Some never learn.
< sarc > You're so right, the republicans should just start running democrats for office,maybe they could draft Hillary to run for President < /sarc >
We never had control of the Senate. Remember McCain's "Gang of 14", who would side with the Dems on important legislation? The Dems thus had effective control of the Senate, while being able to blame Republicans for anything bad.
We should not rest until every single Republican member of the Gang of 14 has been driven out of DC (three of the seven Repubs are no longer serving, and Olympia Snowe is not seeking reelection, leaving Lindsey Graham, McCain, and Susan Collins to replace).
You misinterpreted the title.
I thought public school teachers and government employees were universally liberal, if not socialist. /sarc
Katie Kiefer is a hottie. She is also a woman. The term hottie to women means something different than it does to men.
I will take Katie’s word for it that she thinks these three guys are hotties.
“I like my congressman.”
That is the whole problem...everyone says congress has a low opinion rating and they are doing a bad job but it is not my
guy,...it is the other peoples congressmen...my guy is bringing home the bacon to my district.
I understand that a congressman is to represent their district, but they are also there to run the federal
government...they have been succeeding at running it into the ground!!!
I say out with all incumbents...they are all responsible for the mess we are in and need replaced with people who want
to do something about the largess known as our government. I am voting for those who do not want to give me anything
I don’t want anything. Actually I want the opposite...stop trying to help, get rid of all these stupid programs, start
getting laws off the books, end the patriot act/war on terror mess that has every agency in the country arming up, and
turn entitlement (mandatory spending) around...it is now 60% of the budget! http://www.heritage.org/federalbudget/spending-cuts
Think about it: which would the Body Politic, (i.e., the interlocked Liberal Agenda Media (LAM), Democrats and RINOs), find easier to attack, marginalize and ignore?
1.) A single topic attack on them?
2.) A multi-topic attack on them?
Now that their 80 + year Keynesian Rule of us has finally run out of money, we Financial Conservatives know that we have circled the prey and stand ready to attack.
AAHHHHHHRRRRLLLLWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Necessary to our attack is the attack from as many other types of Conservatives as possible. The more hot-button attacks, the better. Multi-pronged beats single-pronged attacks every time!
Presently the arrogant Democrats either ignore all Conservatives, try to marginalize us as A vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy, or accuse us of being villains, mainly through the Court of Public Opinion which is owned by the Liberal Agenda Media, (LAM).
My overarching point is that politicians come and go, political parties come and go, but the thinking that supports the idea that it is SANE to spend more money this year than was taken in as income last year remains entrenched in the policies of the Body Politic, which is the inter-dependant linkage of the LAM, Dems, RINOs, and most importantly you and I as voters.
Support and vote for who you want to, but before you do look into the eyes of your children and grandchildren and tell them that because of you voting or not voting, THEY will have to work a large part of each of their work days for the rest of their lives to pay back principle AND interest to the owners of US Federal Government Bonds that WE sold to give us OUR Entitlements of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, Unemployment payments to workers out of work, Food Stamps, Housing assistance to Illegal Aliens, Free Hospital Emergency Medical and Dental care to Illegal Aliens AND their extended families who continue to live permanently in Mexico, Aid to Dependent Children, No child Left Behind, Federal Aid to Education of Young Socialists, Free Student loans to future Federal politicians and bureaucrats, etc., etc., etc.
BTW, to put all of this into perspective, if you are now paying the very low rate of only 10 % Personal Federal Income Tax, then you are currently working every one of your workdays at 10 % X 8 hours = 0.8 hours X 60 minutes = 48 minutes of EVERY work day for The Federal Plantation located at 1600 Plantation Avenue, in the District of Corruption, USSA.
Those 48 minutes per work day feed the Federal Beast for only 60 % of each year, forcing the current Sheriff of Nottingham Timmy Gee to sell more Federal Bonds that HE says that YOUR grandchildrens descendants will be more than happy to pay off.
Did I just describe a Bond Bubble? Obviously not as I am just a marginalized, and ignored member of The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.
Yep, Hilly said it before she became Obamas Secretary of Statements. She knew that eventually we would conspire to replace The Body Politic with a system that works.
You know, the one our Founding Fathers came up with, and clearly specified in THE US CONSTITUTION.
May God Bless America, again. (This time let us not be allowed to take His blessings for granted).
First Bachmann wins the Iowa Straw Poll. Then Romney wins the early count of the Iowa Caucuses, and within a shake of a lambs tail Santorum wins in the late count.
Now an FR article predicts that Ron Paul will have the majority of voting delegates from Iowa.
If Pauls plan to cut 1 TRILLION dollars in year-to-year Federal spending, AND abolish 5 Federal Departments are the main reasons for Iowa Delegates to thaw out their opposition to Paul, then it might later be said that as Iowa goes, so goes the Nation.
BTW, T is for Texas, Tampa and those of us who are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!
Here are some more reasons to vote for Ron Paul in the remaining Primary elections:
1.) It will drive the Liberal Agenda Media (LAM) and their Rove-style political consultants NUTS!
2.) It will deny statistical support to Romney.
3.) It could result in an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
4.) It would irritate the snot out of the GOP-E.
5.) It will put the GOP-E on notice that we think that their RINO Party has done NOTHING since we sent 89 TEA Party men and women to the US Congress in 2010.
6.) An OPEN Convention is our ONLY chance of a successful DUMP ROMNEY campaign.
7.) A superb, true Dark Horse Republican Nominee needs an OPEN Convention to replace Romney.
BTW, did I mention the sheer joy of watching the GOP-Endorsers publicly eating crow?
What the Liberal Agenda Media has never figured out, is that the 2012 National Election will be the last National Election where Campaign topics other than the National Debt will be debated again.
IOW, when the grim reaper of financial reality forces Federal Politicians in both parties to pay the US Bond owners before payments to our Entitlement recipients, it will terminate discussion on the main topics that we chatter about so far in 2012.
This National election is all about the money, your grandchildrens descendants money.
Ron Paul is to old and to disliked as being different from what most voters picture a US President to look and sound like to win the Nomination.
HOWEVER, Ron Paul as an Anbody-but-Romney candidate in Tampa is our last, best chance to have an OPEN Convention in Tampa, and for that alone he deserves our Primary voter support.
Paul has soldiered on through this entire Primary Campaign. Let us help him establish a beachhead on the Shores of Tampa!
My Favorite Dark Horse was R Sc US Senator Jim DeMint, but I have been told by those in the know that Jim will not run for POTUS.
Fortunately, there are many other great potential nominees who would be far more acceptable to us than any of the Primary Candidates so far, but a Dump Romney action requires an OPEN Convention.
For those who object to Paul as a Nominee, then treat him as a tired old political soldier who will, with our help, win the Battle to achieve an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
THEN the delegates can win the War, and choose the best Nominee to solve our National Debt Problem.
Remember, this election is all about the money, your grandchildrens descendants money - - - - .
What is the best way that you can use your Primary vote to help the financial future of YOUR descendants?
I say I am a patriot and I worry about my country! I have seen very very few congress critters (incumbents) who want to truly get the USA back on track...maybe your congressman is one of them...happy for you. By and large, they are all corrupted by the system and think $50K for this special pet project or $10M for that one is not that much in the big scheme of things. Big Brother, Nationalism and Socialism rule...gotta take care of this special interest etc...got to control that group or that activity etc etc..
And yes we are aggressively trying to get rid of our Republican worthless congressman known as Kenny Marchant and replace him! And we will hopefully end up with a better Senator than what Hutchinson was...wouldn’t take much to improve on that.
I’m glad that Mourdock won and IN; he’ll make a great Senators.
But forget about Bills, we need Pete Hegseth for U.S. Senator from Minnesota. http://www.peteforsenate.com/
As for Sowards, I don’t know enough about him, but it seems to me that RAT Martin Heinrich would much rather face him than Heather Wilson, who managed to hold the Dem-leaning NM-01 (that Heinrich now holds) throughout many tough election cycles. (My first choice was Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, but he exited the race.)
Uh oh, you gonna get it now. bmwcyle said we don’t need any pictures