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  • Jeb Bush Vs. Ted Cruz

    12/23/2014 9:41:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his intention to "actively explore" a run for president. That announcement spurred spasms of joy in some segments of the Republican Party who have been itching for an effective counter to the enthusiasm of the grassroots right. Those Republicans -- largely coastal donors who scorn social conservatives as rubes, and shun the supposed fiscal extremism of the tea party -- have been searching for a candidate who will buck the base on immigration, who doesn't mind hand-in-glove corporatism, and who, most of all, feels the same way they do about the grassroots....
  • The Facebook Factor in the GOP's Battle to Take the Senate

    08/13/2014 6:18:42 AM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Politically active liberal Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook is now blocking Republican candidates from his social media website Facebook in the GOP’s bid to retake control of the U.S. Senate in November. Facebook deleted late Monday night an “Event” this author created to ask for donations to Kevin Wade, running for U.S. Senate as a Republican in Delaware from his 4,937 Facebook friends. Freshman Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons is up for re-election this fall. His approval rating was only at 49% a year ago in September 2013 according to a University of Delaware poll. The year since that 49% approval last...
  • O’DONNELL: What Difference Does It Make: IRS Edition

    06/26/2014 3:00:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 25, 2014 | Christine O'Donnell
    SNIP As you may know, last year I was told by a TIGTA (IRS’ in-house watchdog) investigator that, on the very same day I announced my 2010 U.S. Senate candidacy, a government official inappropriately accessed my private tax records. Then just hours later, an erroneous tax lien was placed on a house I no longer owned. The dubious lien then was widely circulated in the media throughout my entire campaign. After spending countless hours on hold with the IRS and being pawned off to numerous IRS operators, I was finally told that the lien was caused by a “computer error.”...
  • Delaware US Senate: KEVIN WADE could run again 2014, was 2014 GOP nominee

    06/23/2014 2:29:09 PM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    With the July 8 deadline looming, Delaware Republicans still have no declared candidate for United States Senate in 2014 to run against Democrat Chris Coons. However, a distinct possibility emerging is successful businessman Kevin Wade, who was the 2012 nominee of the Delaware Republican Party (DEGOP). As the country's circumstances worsen and it becomes clear to Republicans that really there is no one else actively considering the task, Kevin Wade is taking a new look at the race. Christine O'Donnell has ruled out a rematch, citing -- genuine and serious -- family reasons. Her father passed away last year from...
  • GOP Must Re-Learn Campaign Techniques [Neither insiders nor grassroots know how to win]

    04/11/2014 5:24:22 AM PDT · by Moseley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jon Moseley
    Republican insiders don’t actually know how to run successful political campaigns. But conservatives don’t know how to run campaigns effectively, either. The two sides need to stop accusing each other, and start (re)learning how to win elections. As a result, Republican elites want to tell us which candidates are “electable.” But they have no idea. They don’t know. A greater proportion of establishment-backed candidates lose contested general elections than do conservatives, particularly if you subtract the factor of insiders sabotaging conservatives. Elites cannot make valid predictions because they have forgotten how political campaigns actually work. One cause is that decades...
  • Did Joni Ernst Just Turn Herself into Christine O'Donnell?

    03/27/2014 7:16:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 26, 2014 | Craig Robinson
    ...The risk of the Ernst ad is that it may cause people not to take her seriously. While Iowa is one of the top agricultural states in America, 64 percent of residents live in urban communities. The question that deserves to be asked is, how does this ad play with urban women? From the ones I talked to on Tuesday, it didn't set very well. "It reminds me a little of the 'I'm not a witch,' ad," one woman told TheIowaRepublican.com. "I think you could tell that story in a speech, but I would never use the word castrate in...
  • The IRS: Deliberate and Partisan -- What We can learn a from Christine O’Donnell’s Case

    03/13/2014 12:03:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    We now know that Obama Administration actions were intentional and partisan when the Internal Revenue Service targeted, harmed, and intimidated conservative and tea party organizations. Keep in mind the timetable while reading this – that the plot against conservatives inside the IRS was gearing up in March 2010 and in full force in September 2010, according to recently released Lois Lerner emails. Also keep in mind that Lois Lerner previously worked enforcement at the Federal Election Commission. The Obama Administration offered excuses that disparate treatment of conservatives was a result of confusion or accidental mishandling by lower-level staff. Yet these...
  • The IRS Scandal: Deliberate and Partisan

    03/13/2014 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    We now know that Obama Administration actions were intentional and partisan when the Internal Revenue Service targeted, harmed, and intimidated conservative and tea party organizations. Keep in mind the timetable while reading this – that the plot against conservatives inside the IRS was gearing up in March 2010 and in full force in September 2010, according to recently released Lois Lerner emails. Also keep in mind that Lois Lerner previously worked enforcement at the Federal Election Commission. The Obama Administration offered excuses that disparate treatment of conservatives was a result of confusion or accidental mishandling by lower-level staff. Yet these...
  • In IRS Scandal, Begging Is Not an Action Plan

    03/10/2014 4:48:17 AM PDT · by Moseley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    One of the Articles of Impeachment drawn up against Richard Nixon was merely threatening to use the Internal Revenue Service to selectively audit political opponents. Don’t let anyone forget that. Today, IRS officials should go to jail for the overt campaign of intimidation, threats, and persecution of tea party organizations, conservative organizations, and individual critics of the liberal agenda. Yet the conservative response to the IRS scandal consists mainly of begging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute and begging the IRS to start playing nice by releasing information implicating its own staff in wrongdoing and perhaps criminal...
  • Christine O’Donnell: I was a victim of the IRS

    02/22/2014 12:53:17 PM PST · by Robwin · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2014 | Christine O’Donnell
    Whether Democrat or Republican, do you really want your private tax information leaked with impunity? On March 9, 2010, around 10 a.m., I announced my plans to run for senate representing Delaware. Later that same day, my office received a call from a reporter asking about my taxes. It’s since come out, after a halting and unenthusiastic investigation, that a Delaware Department of Revenue employee named David Smith accessed my records that day at approximately 2 p.m. — out of curiosity, he says. That these records ended up in the hands of the press is just a coincidence, the IRS...
  • Government War On Conservatives Still On [Christine O'Donnell vs. FEC]

    10/23/2013 9:31:16 AM PDT · by Moseley · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 23, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The government’s war on conservatives hasn’t stopped. On Saturday, Christine O’Donnell revealed a second onslaught from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in addition to the illegal accessing and abuse of her income tax records by the Internal Revenue Service. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is investigating the IRS on that. News recently broke that the IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson, for the first time, immediately after he criticized Barack Obama. O’Donnell revealed on Saturday morning that the FEC is demanding payment of tribute (my words) to settle false accusations invented by a George Soros front group. Perhaps such shakedowns are an...
  • If Humpty wore glasses, Karl Rove he would be

    09/26/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by Moseley · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 25, 2013 | Paula Helton
    Karl Rove is a political hack good at only one thing, fundraising. Karl Rove was the biggest loser of the 2012 elections. And what does the man who squandered over $300 miillion on ridiculous election ads do? He creates a new money-making spinoff of American Crossroads; the Conservative Victory Project. Equating the term Conservative with Karl Rove is akin to likening it with Barack Hussein Obama. Good old Karl now has his hands in three Republican PACS. For those that may have forgotten, Rove and the GOP establishment backed David Dewhurst over Ted Cruz, Trey Grayson over Rand Paul, Bob...
  • The IRS Mafia: Hush Money and Politics...IRS targeting of Christine O’Donnell “not an aberration.”

    07/25/2013 2:10:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7.25.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    Ex-IRS Employee: IRS targeting of Christine O’Donnell “not an aberration.” It wasn’t an accident. And the IRS has used hush money. A former IRS employee — that would be IRS employee-turned-whistle blower Stanley Welli — tells The American Spectator that the IRS targeting of Delaware Republican U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, a Tea Party favorite, was neither “isolated” nor “an aberration.” O’Donnell was recently notified by the IRS that the agency had “received information that your personal federal tax info may have been compromised and may have been misused by an individual…” --snip-- The episode launched Welli on an endless...
  • Coons denies knowledge of or involvement with O’Donnell tax breach

    07/24/2013 9:01:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-24-2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    July 24, 2013 Coons denies knowledge of or involvement with O’Donnell tax breach Ben Wolfgang As unanswered questions swirl around Christine O'Donnell and the breach of her personal tax records, the other key figure in Delaware’s 2010 U.S. Senate race said neither he nor his campaign had anything to do with it. Democratic Sen. Christopher A. Coons, who handily defeated Ms. O'Donnell three years ago in the contest to fill Vice President Joseph R. Biden's Senate seat, says he hasn’t been contacted by congressional investigators or the Treasury Department watchdog responsible for looking into the improper use of Americans’ private...
  • Records of Christine O'Donnell tax snooping disappear

    07/24/2013 7:43:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2013 | Rick Moran
    The Washington Times is reporting that computer records showing how often Delaware state officials accessed former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's tax records were probably destroyed. The revelations to Sen. Chuck Grassley's office came Tuesday as the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration, the government's chief watchdog for the Internal Revenue Service, formally reopened its investigation into the matter by re-interviewing Ms. O'Donnell."It is an active investigation now," Ms. O'Donnell told The Washington Times after meeting with the same Treasury agent who first informed her in January that her tax records were improperly accessed.She declined to be more specific...
  • Records of Christine O’Donnell tax snooping disappear

    07/24/2013 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Delaware state officials have told Congress that they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O'Donnell’s personal tax records and acknowledged that a newspaper article was used as the sole justification for snooping into the former GOP Senate candidate’s tax history.
  • O'Donnell: IRS 'Set Up A Back Door' for Political Opponents to Access Tax Records

    07/22/2013 10:58:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/22/13 | Lindsey Grudnick
    Christine O’Donnell, the former Tea Party–backed Senate candidate from Delaware, was interviewed on Sean Hannity’s radio program today about the renewed investigation into whether she was targeted by the IRS during her 2010 campaign. She alleges that the IRS “set up a back door for people working in partisan offices to get into the IRS database” and use confidential tax information to influence elections. On the day she announced her 2010 Senate bid, O’Donnell said, the IRS erroneously issued a tax lien against her on a home she didn’t own anymore, which held that she owed the government $12,000. While
  • Records of snooping into Christine O’Donnell tax records disappear

    07/23/2013 7:28:11 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    washington times ^ | 7/23 | mclaughlin
    Delaware state officials have told Congress that they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O’Donnell’s personal tax records and acknowledged that a newspaper article was used as the sole justification for snooping into the former GOP Senate candidate’s tax history. The revelations to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office came Tuesday as the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, the government’s chief watchdog for the Internal Revenue Service, formally reopened its investigation into the matter by re-interviewing Ms. O’Donnell. “It is an active investigation now,” Ms. O’Donnell told The Washington Times after...
  • Report: Christine O'Donnell mulling another Senate bid

    07/23/2013 10:51:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Justin Sink 07/23/13 08:53 AM ET
    Christine O'Donnell, the former U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware, told the Wilmington News Journal in an interview this weekend that she is considering running again in 2014 to challenge incumbent Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.).
  • Who Is the Savvy William Wilkins?

    07/23/2013 6:47:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7-23-13 | Jeffrey Lord
    Obama-appointed IRS Chief Counsel is sued. IRS targeted Christine O’Donnell. So. Buckle in. True the Vote, the Tea Party-style group targeted by Internal Revenue Service officials who are now at the very heart of the IRS scandal, is suing William Wilkins. That would be the William Wilkins who is the IRS Chief Counsel. True the Vote, “the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization,” is announcing today that it is adding Wilkins — one of only two Obama political appointees to the IRS — to its federal lawsuit against the IRS. The group is also adding five other ranking...
  • Christine O’Donnell might run for Senate again

    07/23/2013 9:05:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2013 | Rachel Weiner,
    Christine O’Donnell is considering a new bid for the Senate. The conservative activist who rode a tea party wave to victory in a Delaware special election primary four years ago is interested in challenging Sen. Chris Coons (D) in 2014, the Wilmington News Journal reports. O’Donnell would have difficulty winning over skeptics in the Delaware GOP, many of whom see her as a liability. After beating moderate Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the 2010 primary, O’Donnell lost in a landslide to Coons amid a series of missteps and damaging revelations about her past.
  • Delaware officials admit tax snooping; won’t identify Christine O’Donnell as target

    07/19/2013 7:24:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/19/13 | Dave Boyer
    The director of Delaware’s tax-collection office said Friday that his agency accessed the federal tax records in 2010 of an unnamed taxpayer, believed to be former GOP Senate candidate Christine O´Donnell. Patrick Carter, director of the state’s division of revenue, would not identify Ms. O´Donnell as the taxpayer but said he approved the inquiry “for routine purposes.” “A state Division of Revenue investigator accessed records on or after March 20, 2010 following information that came to the attention of the division,” Mr. Carter said in a statement. “The record access led the state revenue investigator
  • Former GOP Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell Told Her Tax Records Were Breached

    07/19/2013 12:15:33 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer
    More than two years after her upstart Senate campaign rocked the Delaware political world, Christine O'Donnell got an unexpected contact from a U.S. Treasury Department agent warning that her private tax records may have been breached. The phone message earlier this year shocked the battled-scarred candidate, a tea party favorite who knocked off Republican mainstay Michael Castle in the primary before losing in a bid to win Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s former seat. “Ms. O'Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. … We received information that your personal federal tax...
  • IRS Leaked Christine O’Donnell’s Info the Day She Announced Her Senate Candidacy

    07/19/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/19/2013 | BRYAN PRESTON
    It may turn out that within the IRS abuse of Tea Party, conservative, Jewish and other groups was another layer of abuse: women. Catherine Engelbrecht so far has the most harrowing story to tell, of abuse by multiple executive branch agencies after she founded the grassroots election security watchdog True the Vote. Now former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is naming names, saying that her tax information was compromised the very day she announced her Senate candidacy. That same day, the IRS slapped a lien on a house that it believed she owned, only to withdraw that lien when...
  • Former GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told her tax records were breached

    07/18/2013 8:59:47 AM PDT · by Taxman · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2013 | By Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer
    More than two years after her upstart Senate campaign rocked the Delaware political world, Christine O'Donnell got an unexpected contact from a U.S. Treasury Department agent warning that her private tax records may have been breached. The phone message earlier this year shocked the battled-scarred candidate, a tea party favorite who knocked off Republican mainstay Michael Castle in the primary before losing in a bid to win Vice President Joseph R. Biden's former seat. "Ms. O'Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. ... We received information that your personal federal tax...
  • Christine O’Donnell a victim of IRS abuse?

    07/18/2013 8:41:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    State officials can access IRS computer systems through a “back door” intended to allow for better communication in investigations, but with so little accountability that the process can easily be abused for political purposes. That appears to have happened already — and the target was a Tea Party candidate for Senate. According to the Washington Times, an official in state government illegally accessed Christine O’Donnell’s tax records on the day she announced her candidacy — and the same day the IRS slapped an erroneous tax lien on a property O’Donnell no longer owned: On March 9, 2010, the day she...
  • Former GOP Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell Told Her Tax Records Were Breached

    07/17/2013 6:58:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer
    More than two years after her upstart Senate campaign rocked the Delaware political world, Christine O’Donnell got an unexpected contact from a U.S. Treasury Department agent warning that her private tax records may have been breached. The phone message earlier this year shocked the battled-scarred candidate, a tea party favorite who knocked off Republican mainstay Michael Castle in the primary before losing in a bid to win Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s former seat. “Ms. O’Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. … We received information that your personal federal tax...
  • In defense of Christine O’Donnell

    Americans love to watch public figures eviscerated publicly. Progressives love to bash conservatives. And the media will go out of their way to cripple conservative candidates (even if it means missing wildly and making an ass out of themselves, i.e., Wolf Blitzer and Marco Rubio’s water bottle). But progressives, the media and the American public will eventually cease their assault, if for no other reason than the story gets old and the appetite for schadenfreude eventually wanes. For over two years now, center-right political professionals — from Charles Krauthammer and Karl Rove down to local GOP pols — have trashed...
  • KARL ROVE IS NOT THE SOLUTION

    02/11/2013 10:53:08 PM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Cure Socialism ^ | February 2, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
                Karl Rove should aim his artillery out there at liberals, not point his guns inside the fort.  Karl Rove’s “American Crossroads” Super-PAC announced plans to attack challengers to establishment GOP incumbents.   Yet Karl Rove’s strategies in the Bush Administration cost Republicans Congress in 2006 and probably the Presidency in 2008.                 Ironically, American Crossroads also just released a brilliant pre-emptive campaign adagainst Ashley Judd.  Judd is considering using her celebrity to run as a Democrat challenger to Mitch McConnell.  GOP insiders do know how to fight the good fight against Democrats.  The contrast reveals the missed opportunities of...
  • Karl Rove’s idea of electability: GOP elites keep getting it wrong

    02/08/2013 12:15:48 PM PST · by Moseley · 82 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | February 8, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Republican insiders want to force Republican voters to choose more “electable” nominees than examples like Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, so Karl Rove launched the American Crossroads super PAC to counteract the tea party. Undeniably, better candidates are better and worse candidates are worse. Unfortunately, that meaningless platitude illustrates the problem. GOP elites have no idea who is going to win an election, and there are several reasons I say that. First, the establishment wants fiscal conservatives who downplay social issues. But drunken sailors are more restrained with money than establishment Republicans, the tea party complains. The trouble...
  • Delaware Election Results Explode Christine O'Donnell Myths

    11/06/2012 7:39:02 PM PST · by Moseley · 26 replies
    Cure Socialism ^ | November 6, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    Delaware election results just dropped a nuclear bomb on political theories among Republican moderates and liberals. In 2010, Christine O’Donnell got 40% of Delaware’s heavily-skewed Democrat electorate for US Senate, despite nasty civil war within the Republican party nationwide and in Delaware. No, this is not about her. This is about YOUR understanding of how elections work and what is going on politically in Delaware. In 2012, even Republican Mitt Romney only equaled in Delaware Christine O’Donnell’s vote — both at 40%. How do all the “haters explain how Mitt Romney did no better in Delaware than Christine O’Donnell did...
  • THE UNRESOLVED DEBATE OVER THE GOP’S TWO STRATEGIC CHOICES

    10/18/2012 7:10:22 AM PDT · by Moseley · 8 replies
    Delaware Politis ^ | October 18, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    Much of what is happening in the Delaware Republican Party is driven by two sharply-conflicting strategies for how to win elections. In a Democrat-dominated State with 297,112 registered Democrats (47.4%), 180,542 registered Republicans (28.8%) and 148,695 registered “Other” (23.7%), how can a Republican win? STRATEGY # 1 (the Echo Strategy): For a Republican to win (other than in a GOP dominated R.D. or if no serious Democrat is running) the Republican nominee must be similar to a Democrat. If the voters like Democrats, then the Republican must also be just like a Democrat. STRATEGY #2 (the Difference Strategy): To attract...
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    05/02/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    04/14/2012 10:55:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/06/2012 at 8:17 PM | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • Christine O'Donnell's BET: CALLS OUT Barack Obama on "Lie Du Jour" on Gas Prices

    03/15/2012 8:15:54 AM PDT · by Moseley · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | March 14, 2012 | Christine O'Donnell
    Obama’s Lie du Jour: There is nothing he can do, other than drill, to lower gas prices – LIE! by Christine O’Donnell on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:11p If I were a betting woman, I’d make the following bet with President Obama – and if any Dem takes the wager, I’ll become a betting woman! In a childish, unpresidential tone, President Obama mocked Republicans saying we have a three point plan for bringing down gas prices; drill, drill, drill. I’m challenging Pres. Obama or Any Democrat with the guts to take this wager… If I can come up with...
  • Should Conservative Women like Christine O'Donnell "settle' for MITT ROMNEY?

    01/06/2012 8:19:55 AM PST · by Moseley · 14 replies
    Mitt Romney rolled out coordinated endorsements by tea party leaders Christine O'Donnell and Nikki Haley (Governor of South Carolina) and Ann Coulter in about the same week, just when Newt Gingrich was ahead of everyone nationwide in the Presidential Republican primary race. Yes, the endorsements did make a huge difference, because they crowded out attention for Newt Gingrich just at the moment (intentionally planned, no doubt) that Newt Gingrich was surging ahead of all the other GOP candidates. Whether or not anyone will vote as Christine O'Donnell recommends, the story "stepped on" Newt's best week in public relations term, crowding...
  • Did Intelligence Services Alumni Sabotage the 2010 Delaware campaign of Christine O’Donnell ?

    12/20/2011 6:27:09 AM PST · by Moseley · 17 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | December 20, 2011 | Jonathon Moseley
    Could the US Senate campaign of Christine O'Donnell have been influenced by mysterious retirees of the intelligence services? Yeah, that sounds strange. And I look upon conspiracy theories with disdain. But hold on a minute. This is an enduring mystery, still unanswered at the end of 2011. There is still no answer to this question. It started out very simply: David Charles Keegan, Jr., claimed in a sworn affidavit that (a) he had been the Finance Consultant for the Christine O'Donnell US Senate campaign in 2008, and (b) in that capacity -- as a Finance Consultant -- he became aware...
  • Tea-party favorite O’Donnell endorses Romney

    12/13/2011 8:51:04 PM PST · by Mozilla · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2011 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican political figure and tea-party favorite Christine O’Donnell says she’s backing Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.</p> <p>O’Donnell cites executive experience as part of her reason for endorsing Romney. She announced her decision Tuesday night during an interview on Fox News Channel.</p>
  • Christine O'Donnell Endorses Romney

    12/13/2011 6:49:58 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 72 replies
    Fox News | 12/13/2011 | Christine O'Donnell
    Just now live on Fox News
  • Herman Cain Caught Lying in GOP Debate

    10/12/2011 3:52:57 PM PDT · by marty60 · 126 replies
    John Galts Blog via open salon ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2011 4:05PM | Joh Galts Blog
    Herman Cain has been caught lying in last night's GOP debate. Cain, who was the former deputy chairman and then chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve throughout the 1990's, had been opposed to an audit of the Fed. He had also said that Ron Paul supporters frequently ask him "annoying questions" about a Fed audit, even accusing the Paul campaign of sending agents to harass him at every event he attends. According to the Daily Caller: The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of Cain’s book, “This is Herman Cain,” which goes on sale Oct. 4. In the manuscript,...
  • Latest Romney backer is … Christine O’Donnell?

    10/22/2011 1:07:12 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not quite an endorsement in the literal sense, but when someone donates out of her own pocket to a candidate’s campaign and then defends him in the media, there’s not much nuance in that position. Christine O’Donnell lashed out at conservative critics of Mitt Romney after making a $250 donation to his campaign, and told ABC News that she might decide to max out her personal contribution. As for her endorsement, O’Donnell says she’s “70 percent” behind Romney at the moment: Christine O’Donnell, the former Republican Senate candidate and a Tea Party favorite during the 2010 election, said in...
  • Palin, Perry, and Paranoia (Dirty tricks)

    09/08/2011 7:22:17 AM PDT · by helpfulresearcher · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9.1.11 @ 1:10AM | Robert Stacy McCain
    It appeared that the event's organizers, a new group called Tea Party of America founded by Ken Crow, had provoked an unnecessary controversy by a last-minute decision to add former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell to the rally schedule. Someone unearthed a quote from event organizer Crow saying of Palin's presidential prospects: "I know for a fact she ain't gonna run." The quote prompted Dave Weigel of Slate to exclaim: "That's the guy bringing Palin to Iowa for an event that reporters are attending because they wonder whether Palin will run!" Palin supporters wondered why Crow was publicly expressing such...
  • Sarah Palin confirms weekend Tea Party rally

    09/01/2011 9:40:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | September 1, 2011 | UPI
    INDIANOLA, Iowa, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- After hours of conflicting reports, organizers confirmed potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin will speak at a Tea Party rally in Iowa. Consultants from Palin's team threatened to withdraw her from the rally if former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell were present at the event, Politico reported. O'Donnell was uninvited from the rally, scheduled for Saturday in Indianola, Iowa, late Wednesday at the request of Palin's people, the report said "Palin has confirmed," Tea Party of America organizer Charlie Gruschow told Politico. "O'Donnell will not speak or be present." This is not the first time...
  • Blame the organizers for the snafu at the Iowa tea-party rally, not Palin

    08/31/2011 8:28:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 31, 2011 | Allahpundit
    Tina touched on this point before, but here’s Dave Weigel noting something that drives it home: I met [organizer Ken] Crow in Iowa this month (I’ve been unsuccessful reaching him today) and he struck me as a classic Tea Party archetype — an amateur with big Field of Dreams ambitions. He made me well aware of all the projects he was working on but seemed a little laconic for a guy putting on a mega-rally. “It’s gonna be televised on C-Span,” he said, “and maybe Fox, too.” Reading up on Crow today, we find that he’s a talky activist prone...
  • Palin Will Attend Iowa Rally After O'Donnell Is Disinvited (Again)

    08/31/2011 1:26:40 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 229 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 08/31/2011 | Scott Conroy
    After a dizzying day that saw members of her inner circle threaten to pull Sarah Palin's participation in a rally Saturday in Indianola, Iowa, a source close to Palin confirmed to RCP that the former Alaska governor will in fact attend the Tea Party of America event, as scheduled. "We had some long discussions with the organizers; we talked about our concerns and worked them out, and they stepped up their game today," the Palin source said. Two sources close to the former vice presidential candidate had told RCP earlier Wednesday that Palin’s involvement in the rally was “on hold,”...
  • TRENDING: After confusion, Palin back on the program for Iowa rally

    08/31/2011 3:50:46 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 126 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/31/11 | Peter Hamby
    The Palin source said O'Donnell's representatives misled the tea party group about the extent of the governor's relationship with O'Donnell. O'Donnell's representatives told event organizers that she would be in Iowa on the date of the rally and would like to come by and "say hi" to Palin, the source said. O'Donnell was then added to the speaking agenda. The source told CNN that O'Donnell aides lied to organizers and said Palin had been communicating via text message with O'Donnell about the rally. "The governor hasn't spoken to her in a year," the Palin source said of O'Donnell
  • Leave Christine O'Donnell Alone! :( (vanity rant)

    08/31/2011 9:07:38 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 62 replies
    vanity
    Look. I'm pretty happy most days reading FR... It's the one place mostly-intelligent people meet to discuss important issues with decency, mixed with just the right amount of strongly held opinions. But for crying out loud, lay off Christine O'Donnell already.
  • Sarah Palin Appearance at Tea Party Rally in Iowa ‘No Longer Confirmed’

    08/31/2011 8:11:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 525 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 31, 2011 | Danny Yadron
    Sarah Palin canceled her Saturday appearance at a tea party rally in Indianola, Iowa, a person close the former Alaska governor told The Wall Street Journal. The person cited “continual lying” from event organizers at Tea Party of America, including a recent mixup over whether former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell of Delaware would also speak. Ms. Palin is known for last-minute schedule changes that whipsaw supporters and media across the country. But the latest decision is puzzling. Ms. Palin’s speech at the rally was viewed as her most high-profile appearance of the summer, fueling speculation she was indeed plotting...
  • Iowa tea party: wants to keep details private on deals with Palin staff

    08/31/2011 11:37:06 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 71 replies
    WingRight.org ^ | August 31, 2011 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    RedState's Erick Erickson tweeted that something's going on between Sarah Palin and the Iowa Tea Party., just as the Wall Street Journal reported.I looked up the reference Mr. Erickson gave, and there's definitely something going on, but it's "private, for now."Christine O’Donnell is off the guest list – again – and Sarah Palin is a “maybe.” In the latest episode in the drama over the speaking lineup for Saturday’s Tea Party of America rally in Iowa, organizer Ken Crow said Palin’s staff called this morning to say Palin’s appearance at the rally was “on hold” until three changes were made....