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  • Obama: The Core of Tea Party Movement are Birthers and People Who Think He's A Socialist

    03/30/2010 7:45:23 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 89 replies · 2,006+ views
    The Lid/MSNBC ^ | 3/30/2010 | The Lid
    Sporting his brand new tattoo, Today Show Co-Host Matt Lauer interviewed President Obama on his show this morning. Typical of the president he blame much of the disagreement over his programs on the Media (especially cable and the blogs) and Republicans for not telling the entire truth about the benefits of his plans. The President reserved his harshest passive/aggressive criticism for the American People in the form of the Grass Roots Tea Party movement. While he said many of the people in the Tea Party movement had legitimate concerns, he said over and over at its core the Tea Party...
  • DeMint Before Dinner

    03/08/2010 4:18:47 AM PST · by Scanian · 4 replies · 57+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 8, 2010 | Larry Thornberry
    TAMPA -- A fairly good writer once said: There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads, God knows where. Or words to that effect. The tide in 2010, in Florida and across the nation, appears to be a conservative reaction to the leftward lurch in Washington. We see this among Republicans, independents, even among a limited number of sentient Democrats. The late enchantment with the little hustler from Chicago appears to have largely dissipated. Buyers' remorse has set in. Considering the prevailing mood, when the Hillsborough County (Tampa) Republican Executive Committee was looking...
  • On The Air (Obama Sets Up Website To Flood Talk Radio With Seminar Callers

    02/25/2010 4:43:01 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 50 replies · 1,879+ views
    It's time to get on the air. 1.) Listen then call the show (Dial the number listed below 2.) Add your voice (Use the discussion points below 3.) Report your call (Tell us how it went ...
  • Valerie Jarrett: Americans are Idiots, Obama Too Intelligent For Words

    02/23/2010 9:26:04 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 95 replies · 2,320+ views
    The Lid/Naked Emperor News ^ | 2/23/2010 | The Lid
    Valerie Jarrett is a senior adviser and assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Obama administration. Ms. Jarrett, is one of the President and First Lady's closest and longest held friends. In 1991 she was Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard Daley, and hired Michelle Robinson for an opening in the mayor’s office. Ms. Robinson asked for time to think and also asked Jarrett to meet her fiancé, Barack Obama. The three ended up meeting for dinner. After the dinner, Michelle took the job with the mayor's office, and Valerie Jarrett reportedly took the...
  • When Astroturf is really Astroturf: Phony Grassroots PAC Reveals Massive Covert 527 Network

    02/15/2010 3:53:12 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 24 replies · 2,205+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 15, 2010 | Jim Simpson
    Tea Party groups have been called everything by our illustrious leaders in Washington: "fringe," "wingnuts," "lunatics" and famously, "Astroturf" by none other than Queen "Stretch" Pelosi Herself. But the true astroturfers are all on the Democrat side of the ledger, from Obama advisor David Axelrod, who became synonymous with Astroturfing as a prominent PR executive, to their busloads of "paid volunteer" Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and ACORN flunkies storming Tea Party rallies. But the latest in the Democrat's increasingly transparent Astroturf campaign is an organization which personifies the word: Presenting itself as a group whose mission is to...
  • Red army galvanizing in our bluest towns

    02/13/2010 9:56:28 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 30 replies · 597+ views ^ | Sunday, February 14, 2010 | Jessica Fargen
    The state’s loneliest Republicans - those who languish in the navy blue regions from Northampton to Nantucket - are shaking off their years-long malaise and rebuilding a political machine in the land of Birkenstocks and Priuses. “People are coming out of the woodwork saying, ‘We’ve been Republicans in hiding and now we want to be out and help,’ ” said Jeffrey Hopkins, chairman of the City Republican Committee in the old Democratic union stronghold of Fall River. In the wake of Scott Brown’s victory in his Senate campaign versus Martha Coakley, a surge in interest in the GOP has come...
  • Temecula Tea Party & Anti-Tax Rally on Saturday, February 27, 2010 in Temecula, California

    02/07/2010 1:27:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 782+ views
    Temecula Valley Tea Party Patriots ^ | February 7, 2010 | DogByte6RER
    Temecula Tea Party & Anti-Tax Rally (One Year Anniversary Event) To commemorate the one year anniversary of the first nationwide tea party rallies in 2009, the Temecula Tea Party Patriots is hosting this event in Temecula, California. DATE: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 TIME: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (or until the last patriot turns out the lantern) LOCATION: The Duck Pond in Temecula, at the corner of Ynez Road and Rancho California Road. Rancho California Road is located directly off of Interstate 15, approximately one hour's drive north of downtown San Diego. Be sure to stop by the Gazebo to...
  • TeaPartiers:Becoming politically relevant through civic duty and the Precinct Committeeman Strategy.

    02/05/2010 5:18:31 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 290+ views
    RedState ^ | Feb. 02, 2010 | ColdWarrior
    <p>A few months ago, the East Valley Tea Party group did not exist. On Saturday, January 30, 2010, they held a “Superbowl of Conservative Candidates” at a high school in Mesa, Arizona from noon to 8 p.m. Any candidate for elective office professing to be a conservative was given the opportunity to spend the day in a class room fielding questions from interested citizens. Many, many candidates were there, including former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who is running to unseat John McCain in the primary. There were hundreds of citizens there. Lots of campaign signs were posted around the parking lot. Volunteers helped direct attendees to available parking spots. It was a well-run affair.</p>
  • Tea Party group unveils political arm

    02/05/2010 3:56:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 794+ views ^ | 2/5/10 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    NASHVILLE — The organizers of the National Tea Party Convention on Friday unveiled plans for a July conference and a political group that they ambitiously predict will raise $10 million to help conservative candidates around the country dedicated to the small-government ideals of the tea party movement. The group, Ensuring Liberty Corp., is a nonprofit that will do direct marketing and organizing and will eventually be accompanied by a political action committee arm of the same name that will contribute directly to candidates. Its group’s president, Mark Skoda, presented it, during a news conference jam-packed with national and international press,...
  • Immigration reform risky for Dems

    02/04/2010 9:19:53 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 8 replies · 356+ views
    Politico ^ | 2-4-10 | Gary Bauer
    Immigration reform may seem a distant priority for a ruling party that’s made the increasingly elusive goals of job creation and health care reform its primary focus in 2010. Nevertheless, President Barack Obama and top congressional Democrats have signaled that, as Obama said in his State of the Union address, “fixing our broken immigration system” remains at the top of their legislative To Do list before the midterm elections. But Democrats push immigration reform legislation, which would include amnesty for illegal residents, at their own peril. With employment persisting at 10 percent, addressing immigration risks reviving the grass-roots backlashes that...
  • The Revolution Will Be Photographed

    01/23/2010 12:11:12 PM PST · by Stoutcat · 12 replies · 492+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-23-10 | Stoutcat
    est assured, Massachusetts (and by extension, America) is not resting on its laurels. Flushed with victory, the grassroots movement has learned its power and is ready to flex its muscles. Give us more good candidates and we will support them in every way we can. It’s not just a Massachusetts thing. By November, perhaps President Obama will get the message: “…this man doesn’t really understand what the public is telling him. He just thinks we’re “angry.” He’s wrong – we’re furious and we’re furious because he blames everyone but himself and seems psychologically incapable of taking responsibility. How on earth...
  • Missouri: State-level pubs and dems trying to make ballot initiatives harder

    01/23/2010 10:21:47 AM PST · by clyde_m · 1 replies · 202+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | January 23, 2010 | Clyde Middleton
    (h/t Ballot Access News) One republican and two democrats have introduced three separate bills all designed to make it more difficult to get ballot initiatives in front of the voters. Let's put this succinctly: What is wrong with you clowns?
  • Lessons of the Mass. revolt: Feel the anger

    01/21/2010 3:34:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 495+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 21, 2010 | PATRICK RUFFINI
    Scott Brown's historic vic tory in the Massachusetts special election might signal huge Republican victories and massive Democratic bloodletting up and down the ballot in November. But the operative word is might. No two elections are the same, and GOP candidates who try to achieve Brown's results without actually learning what he did right might find that Massachusetts magic elusive. What Tuesday showed is that Republicans can win victories in the unlikeliest places by fusing 1) conservative resistance to the Obama/big-government agenda and 2) rising independent frustration with Washington's failure to "change" as promised. Some of that anger comes from...
  • Tea Party: A movement has no leaders makes an impact on U.S. political scene

    01/20/2010 5:16:26 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies · 1,072+ views
    National Post ^ | January 20, 2010 | Charles Lewis
    The Tea Party movement started with a rant by a U.S. television personality against bailouts. Then 11 months later, almost by magic, it helped elect a Republican as a senator in Massachusetts.On Tuesday, Scott Brown came from behind to defeat his Democratic opponent, taking the seat held by liberal Democratic icon Ted Kennedy for decades before he died last year.It was the first tangible sign a national movement -- without headquarters, offices, membership cards, newsletters, monthly dues or even a phone number -- was gaining momentum and clout."It's a true grass-roots movement," said Dennis Hale, a political science professor at...
  • Obama political arm under fire (grass-roots network 'Organizing for America' on defense)

    01/13/2010 7:22:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 721+ views on Yahoo ^ | 1/13/10 | Alex Isenstadt, Ben Smith
    Barack Obama came to town a year ago to change the way politics worked, and Organizing for America was to be his instrument. The successor to his campaign organization, with the largest e-mail list in America, was poised — many observers thought at the time — to bring the campaign’s movement fervor and Web-centric tactics to pushing Obama’s legislative agenda through Congress. A year later, politics is working pretty much as it always did, and it’s Organizing for America that’s on defense. With little public profile and a difficulty in pointing to concrete accomplishments, OFA, as it’s known, has faced...
  • Virginia GOP again ignores grassroots

    01/08/2010 12:02:40 PM PST · by ToughLove · 3 replies · 340+ views
    Virginia Tea Party Patriots ^ | Dec 8, 2010 | Virginia Tea Party Patriots
    Another Republican mistake in Virginia's 5th Congressional District. The first mistake happened in December when six of the seven candidates for the GOP nomination were in support of a Convention and so were the grassroots, but GOP Establishment went against the will of all concerned to give a favorable and preferred Primary process to Senator Hurt, even though the Virginia State Budget is $4 billion in the hole and local government will now be burdened to fund this election.
  • From Bayh to Quayle to Bayh to Hostettler

    12/15/2009 6:08:04 AM PST · by mshoffner · 14 replies · 542+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 12/15/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    Evansville native, John Hostettler, is seeking to have his name put on the Indiana ballot in a campaign against incumbent Senator Evan Bayh. This engineer has been a member of Congress for Indiana, District 8, as a member of the House of Representatives from 1995-2007. His positions within Congressional committees include: the House Committee on Agriculture (1995-2001), the House Committee on Armed Services (1995-2007) and the House Committee on The Judiciary (2001-2007).
  • GrassRootsNation is a Conservative Site

    11/16/2009 12:16:36 PM PST · by pb929 · 9 replies · 518+ views
    GrassRoots Nation ^ | 11/16/2009 | self
    Many of you will remember the rabid liberal outbursts and boycott of Sinclair Broadcasting back in 2004 over the airing of the Stolen Honor documentary which told the true story of John Kerry's service record. One of the key tools of this liberal effort was a site called GrassRootsNation which hosted a page used to send letters to Sinclair's advertisers. things have come full circle. Last year the owners of the grassrootsnation domain let it lapse so I picked it up and turned it into a conservative site. I am attempting to build a database of the many (thousands)...
  • "It's a Matter of Trust!"

    Will the man who questioned Sen. Arlen Specter and Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen for Congress? Rob Mitchell, seen in this video posed this question...Rob, a grass-roots, concerned citizen, Air Force ROTC, served in the Air Force, small-business owner and former military medical law attorney wants to run for Congress to unseat Patrick Murphy, a self-proclaimed, Blue Dog Democrat who takes marching orders from Nancy Pelosi.
  • Tea Parties: Misunderstood and Vastly Underrated

    11/12/2009 2:55:16 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies · 895+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 12, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Elected officials of every political stripe ought to be shaking down to their Gucci loafers and pumps. History is forming and firming up harder than the proverbial brick wall right outside their congressional glass house. Yet they seem utterly oblivious. Since last April, I've written a few columns on the Tea Parties, but I had never actually attended one in person. I harbored a few misconceptions, formed at a distance through the media's drive-by lens. Being a woman who tends to cower in crowds and who loves the security and solitude of my little office-cloister, I had been content to...