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  • Obama: 'We Never Need an Excuse For a Good Party'

    12/08/2011 5:29:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    weeklystandard.com/blogs ^ | 12/8/11 | Daniel Harper
    At tonight's Hanukkah party at the White House, President Obama seemed to slip a little off script when he told party goers that "we never need an excuse for a good party." All his guests laughed. From the official White House transcript: So while it is not yet Hanukkah, let’s give thanks for our blessings, for being together to celebrate this wonderful holiday season. And we never need an excuse for a good party. (Laughter.)
  • Richmond, VA city government retaliates against Tea Party for pointing out double standard

    11/29/2011 7:29:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/11 | Rick Moran
    You may recall a few weeks back when the Richmond, VA Tea Party, angered that the Occupy Richmond protestors did not have to pay fees or incur other costs for use of the same city park that the Tea Party members shelled out $8500 to use for their rally, sent an invoice to the city government demanding a refund. Now, in retaliation, the city has informed the group that they are to be audited.
  • After Request for Refund, City of Richmond Announces Audit of Tea Party Group.

    11/28/2011 12:01:25 PM PST · by NMEwithin · 18 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 11/28/2011 | Verum Serum
    Remember a few weeks back when a Tea Party group in Virginia made a fuss about fees they paid the city for meeting space? Their argument, with which I agree, was that it was unfair for them to be charged thousands of dollars in fees when the city of Richmond was allowing occupiers to use public land without permits: It’s not fair, the City of Richmond’s picking and choosing whose first amendment rights trump someone else’s first amendment rights and we thought – well that’s fine, then they can refund our money. If that’s how they’re going to run the...
  • Surplus of pessimism may cost Spain’s ruling Socialists at polls

    11/18/2011 11:21:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2011 | Mike Elkin
    Spanish voters on Sunday are expected to dismiss the Socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and usher in the conservative People's Party (PP) and its leader, Mariano Rajoy. Mr. Zapatero’s Socialist party (PSOE), which has been in power for eight years, has borne the brunt of public blame for Spain’s increasingly perilous economic situation, which has tainted the party’s leadership candidate, Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba. Meanwhile, Mr. Rajoy has been coasting toward an expected landslide victory without saying much about how he plans to reverse Spain’s economic course... The situation is bleak for the eurozone’s fourth-largest...
  • What Occupy Wall Street & the Tea Party have in common:Right or left,all mass movements are the same

    11/18/2011 7:17:07 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 28 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | November 16 2011 | S.E.Cupp
    As partisans on the left and right try to co-opt and compare the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements, both sides ignore that they aren’t really that different at all. Both, in fact, hew to the same conventions as all mass movements. And as the 2012 presidential candidates — including President Obama — attempt to form their positions on each one, they’d all be wise to put them in perspective. In Eric Hoffer’s seminal 1951 work, “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements,” the similarity is drawn with startling clarity. The work of a self-educated gold...
  • Occupy Wall Street's Planning A Big Party At Mayor Bloomberg's House On Sunday (2pm)

    11/17/2011 11:18:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
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    Link only - Occupy Wall Street's Planning A Big Party At Mayor Bloomberg's House On Sunday
  • It’s weird that these racist right-wing tea party wackos seem to like me so much

    11/06/2011 6:49:08 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 27 replies
    http://economicfreedomcoalition.com ^ | October 10, 2010 | By Herman Cain
    I am an American Black Conservative (ABC). Since April 15, 2009 I have spoken at over 30 citizens’ movement events, which have included Tea Party rallies, prosperity conferences and other conservative gatherings. At those events I have yet to find the racists and extremists that the liberals continue to say exist. In fact, I and my message of “Take Back Our Government” have been enthusiastically received. Not to be boastful, but to illustrate my point, last Saturday at the Virginia Tea Party convention of over 2,300 attendees, I received no less than five standing ovations during my 20-minute keynote address....
  • Lovable? No. Electable? Probably. Romney's relationship with the GOP electorate

    10/24/2011 1:50:34 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 14 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 23, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – So, how excited were the good, conservative folks at the Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame Museum when Republican Mitt Romney arrived there Friday morning for a fundraising event? They weren't really. There was polite applause and a "Wow, it's the GOP presidential frontrunner - in the buckle of the Red State Bible Belt! Gee whiz!" reaction. Yeah, there was some "enthusiasm, but it was more subdued than you would have guessed.This reporter came in expecting throngs. Perhaps a lot of them were "busy" or didn't have the spare $20.12 for a ticket. Regardless, Mitt Romney was...
  • The Necessity of an Occupy Wall Street and TeaParty Alliance

    10/20/2011 11:36:25 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 35 replies
    The multitude ^ | October 17th, 2011, 8:52 pm | Jackofhearts
    "I hope you can see the logic of this idea, please understand that we must avoid being used by the elites to simply revitalize their parties."
  • What is going on here.? TEA party and OWS united? And have their own website? (my title)

    10/18/2011 4:51:02 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 21 replies
    TeaoccupyUnited ^ | today | unknown
    A uniform goal, no binding party alignment and no focus is lost from the main causes below. Focus on moving the conversation forward and bring in the 99 percent into the fold.
  • Solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” — Teleconference Oct 11 - Communist Party USA

    10/11/2011 12:16:15 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 7 replies
    Communist Party USA ^ | October 7 2011 | John Bachtell
    This is an exciting time! Thousands of mainly young people have been occupying Wall Street for three weeks already, and the “Occupy Movement” has spread to more than 200 other cities. On Oct. 6 the actions spread to our nation’s capital. The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) will hold a national teleconference to discuss it: Arturo Cambron The Communist Party and the Occupy L.A. Movement Tuesday, October 11, 8 pm Eastern Teleconference number: 605-475-4850 (please note this is the corrected number. ignore previous.) Access code: 1053538# A big challenge for the CPUSA and left, progressive movements is to link these demonstrations...
  • (Australian Prime Minister) Labor leader has lost public's faith

    10/10/2011 12:50:42 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11th October 2011 | Dennis Shanahan
    LABOR may have finally bounced off rock bottom but Australia's oldest political party and its leader are still facing a historic loss of public confidence and electoral failure. A three-point rise in the Newspoll primary vote for the ALP has avoided the unthinkable for the Gillard government of going to 25 per cent or below to have less support than the combined vote for the Greens and various odds and sods, but the broader view of this survey of public opinion about Labor - as well as the personal standing of Julia Gillard - is devastating. The electorate has not...
  • Shock Photos: Candidate Obama Appeared And Marched With New Black Panther Party in 2007

    10/03/2011 6:49:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 250 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 3rd | Andrew Breitbart
    New photographs obtained exclusively by BigGovernment.com reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007. The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.
  • California Democratic Party among Solyndra’s creditors

    09/25/2011 9:22:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/25/11 | Jim McElhatton
    Out of the hundreds of out-of-work employees, vendors, investors and other creditors in the bankruptcy of government-backed solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC, one name stands out: the California Democratic Party. Why California Democrats would be creditor to a company that received more than a half-billion dollars in federal loans to build a solar-panel plant isn’t clear. Even party officials say they’re not sure. The California Democratic Party’s communications director, Tenoch Flores, said the organization was not owed “any funds in any form” by the California-based company. He said he was unclear why the party would be listed as a creditor in...
  • State Rep. Bert Jones now (officially) a Republican (North Carolina)

    09/22/2011 5:43:26 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 11 replies
    Rep. Bert Jones, a Reidsville lawmaker who ran in 2010 as an unaffiliated candidate, is now officially a Republican, according to the State Board of Elections database. "Welcome," said Jordan Shaw, a spokesman for Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis. "He's been an invaluable freshmen member of the House." Jones, a Dentist and former county commissioner, ousted incumbent Democrat Nelson Cole in 2010. As an unaffiliated candidate, he had to collect signatures to get on the ballot and would have had to follow the same procedure in 2012 if he wanted to run as an unaffiliated member again. By registering as...
  • State Rep. Bert Jones now (officially) a Republican (North Carolina)

    09/22/2011 5:43:25 PM PDT · by LdSentinal
    Rep. Bert Jones, a Reidsville lawmaker who ran in 2010 as an unaffiliated candidate, is now officially a Republican, according to the State Board of Elections database. "Welcome," said Jordan Shaw, a spokesman for Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis. "He's been an invaluable freshmen member of the House." Jones, a Dentist and former county commissioner, ousted incumbent Democrat Nelson Cole in 2010. As an unaffiliated candidate, he had to collect signatures to get on the ballot and would have had to follow the same procedure in 2012 if he wanted to run as an unaffiliated member again. By registering as...
  • CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate

    09/12/2011 3:10:18 PM PDT · by rjsclassics · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Paul Steinhauser
    A battle over Social Security launched last week between the top two GOP presidential contenders doesn't show any signs of quieting down as candidates prepare for round two at the first-ever CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate on Monday night. The debate, which will take place at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, will also give the six other candidates on the stage a chance to change what many are portraying as a two-person race between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. It all started Wednesday night at a debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley,...
  • 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...
  • Tea Party congressman to Black Caucus members: ‘Get a grip’

    08/31/2011 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/31/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    A Republican member of the House Tea Party Caucus on Wednesday countered recent inflammatory remarks by members of the Congressional Black Caucus against the Tea Party. "I'm a TEA Party caucus member and have spoken at two tea party rallies. I am also NOT a racist. Maxine & Andre - get a grip," Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) tweeted. Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) both directed harsh remarks at the Tea Party movement last week. Carson accused the Tea Party members in Congress of wanting to see blacks "hanging from a tree." Waters said at an event...
  • Erick Erickson Owes Jamie Radtke and the Tea Party an Apology

    08/25/2011 10:17:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    http://radtkeforsenate.com ^ | Aug 25, 2011 | Jamie Radtke
    Yesterday, on the front page of Redstate.com, Erick Erickson lashed out and wrote a blog smearing Jamie Radtke with completely false attacks by publishing libelous pejoratives in hopes of damaging her reputation. Erickson wrote his column in response to a report on another blog that he had told Radtke, “My bosses are HUGE [George] Allen friends, not just fans. They are socially connected. So I’m having to tread carefully in this.” Erickson, after confirming that he had made the statement, wrote a vicious blog that defamed Jamie’s character. “Erick’s blog goes beyond the pale,” Radtke stated. “He crossed the line...
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

    08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/11 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage...
  • Newly Formed Jewish Tea Party of N.Y. Plans First Event

    08/21/2011 9:50:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/20/11 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The newly established Jewish Tea Party of New York will hold its first official event Wednesday, a Staten Island Stands With Israel event co-hosted by the Staten Island Tea Party. "It is time for Americans to stand and proclaim their support of the only true democracy in the Middle East," said group founder Ilya Galak, editor of Citizens Magazine, a publication that caters to the borough's burgeoning immigrant Russian population. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Staaten, West Brighton. Said Galak: "Israel is a staunch ally of the United States in a...
  • The Presidential Planner: Obama Heads to Martha's Vineyard

    08/18/2011 7:17:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    Fresh off three days of barnstorming in the Midwest, President Obama will spend the morning at the White House in two closed-door meetings, first with his senior economic advisors in the Oval Office then with his national security team in the Situation Room. In the afternoon, Obama heads to the island oasis of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, where he’s expected to spend the next 10 days vacationing with his family.
  • Obama: Foes put party ahead of country

    08/16/2011 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/16/11 | Dave Boyer
    PEOSTA, Iowa — A day after clashing with a tea party activist, President Obama Tuesday told crowds here that it was "a faction in Congress" that was to blame for blocking economic progress. At a rural jobs forum, Mr. Obama ticked off a list of pending bills that he said would create jobs. "The only thing that's preventing us from passing the bills I just mentioned is the refusal of a faction in Congress to put country ahead of party," the president said in a thinly veiled reference to House Republicans backed by the tea party. "That has to stop."
  • TEA PARTY ACTIVISTS CONFRONT OBAMA IN IOWA (Video)

    08/15/2011 7:14:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/15/11 | Jim Hoft
    Tea party activists confronted Barack Obama in Decorah, Iowa tonight during one of his stops on his Magical Mysery Tour. The tea party activists asked Obama about Joe Biden’s comments that tea partiers were “terrorists.” Obama refused to answer the question.
  • Meredith Whitney : Tea Party members are primarily “freaked out white men”

    08/10/2011 7:00:06 AM PDT · by kbobdelux · 107 replies · 1+ views
    CNBC New ^ | 8/10/2011 | Jeff Cox
    Tea Party members are primarily “freaked out white men” who pose the greatest political threat to Democrats in 2012, according to banking analyst Meredith Whitney. Speaking in the broader context of a discussion on CNBC regarding the Standard & Poor’s downgrade of US debt, Whitney said the dissenters represent the type of problems that have led to the current predicament in Washington. “Call it Tea Party, whatever you will, the fringe element is I characterize (as) freaked-out white men who are unemployed and have been unemployed for three years and they’re scared to death,” she said. “Three to four million...
  • Here are the Top party, sober schools from Princeton Review

    08/08/2011 8:43:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    KSBW ^ | 08/01/2011
    Ohio University, set in an Appalachian town known for its rowdy Halloween bashes, has been named the nation's No. 1 party school, pushing the University of Georgia down a slot in the 2011 Princeton Review survey released Monday. Rounding out the top five are No. 3 University of Mississippi, No. 4 University of Iowa and No. 5 University of California Santa Barbara. This year's student survey found that, overall, California does not know how to party. UC Santa Barbara was the only school in California to make the top 20 list. The Princeton Review survey is part of its 2012...
  • Tea Party Movement as Large as Nation’s Entire Liberal Population, Say Gallup Polls

    08/06/2011 5:51:52 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 48 replies
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | August 05, 2011 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    The percentage of Americans who expressly state that they are supporters of the Tea Party movement is currently about as large at 22 percent of the population as the 21 percent who say they are liberals, according to recent but separate Gallup polls. Meanwhile, at 41 percent of the population, according to Gallup, self-described conservatives outnumber both Tea Party movement supporters and liberals by nearly 2-to-1. In separate polls done on July 27 and August 2, 23 and 22 percent of respondents told Gallup they considered themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement. These polls (each of which was conducted...
  • Communist Party Amps up Rhetoric: “Prepare for War”

    08/04/2011 4:41:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/4/11 | Trevor Loudon
    The Communist Party USA is amping up its rhetoric as it prepares to confront the “Tea Party” and the GOP in the coming months. Ohio Communist Party leader Rick Nagin sets the tone in today’s Peoples World: The best thing that can be said about the distasteful debt ceiling deal is that it is behind us and hopefully the real challenges and issues facing the American people can now be frankly addressed. The AFL-CIO leadership, which met with President Obama the day after the agreement was reached, correctly said the deal ignores and undermines the nation’s ability to confront the...
  • NBC's Curry: Do Tea Party Members of Congress 'Know How to Govern'?

    08/01/2011 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/1/11 | Kyle Drennen
    In a discussion with Meet the Press host David Gregory and Tom Brokaw on Monday's NBC Today about the debt ceiling deal, co-host Ann Curry contemptuously wondered: "...do you think that members of the Tea Party Caucus know how to govern or are they – do they understand that standing up for a cause is not the same as governing?" [Audio available here]Interestingly, Brokaw rejected Curry's argument: "Well, I don't think that you can separate the two. The fact is that they were elected to pursue the goals that they took before their constituents and
  • Angle to McCain: Wait a minute, you campaigned for me in 2010.

    07/28/2011 8:55:40 AM PDT · by old school · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2011 | Mark Tapscott
    Angle has now released a response, which, among much else, reminds McCain that in the end the Hobbits actually won the day and saved the world. The former Nevada GOP senate nominee called herself a "TEA Party Hobbit."
  • Liberals worry embrace of McConnell proposal could harm Dem Party (IT'S A TRAP!)

    07/15/2011 1:38:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/15/11 | Mike Lillis
    Liberals worry embrace of McConnell proposal could harm Dem PartyBy Mike Lillis - 07/15/11 12:35 PM ET Some liberal House Democrats on Friday voiced concerns that their leadership is embracing Kentucky GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's debt-ceiling proposal to the detriment of the party. The Democrats fear that McConnell’s plan — which would empower President Obama to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally in three steps over the next 17 months — would focus all the public blame for enacting an unpopular policy onto Obama and the Democrats, while the Republicans walk away unscathed. “McConnell is a very clever guy,” Rep. Peter...
  • Egypt party leader: Holocaust is ‘a lie’

    07/05/2011 9:16:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Wash. Times ^ | 7/5/11 | Ben Birnbaum
    BUDAPEST — A leader of Egypt’s top secular party says the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were “made in the USA,” the Holocaust is “a lie” and Anne Frank’s memoir is “a fake” — comments sure to roil the post-revolution political debate in the Arab world’s most populous country. Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, a vice chairman of Egypt's Wafd Party, made the remarks in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times last week while in the Hungarian capital attending the Conference on Democracy and Human Rights. He denied that the Nazis killed 6 million Jews during World War II.
  • Michele Bachmann is winning

    07/05/2011 3:45:27 PM PDT · by rob777 · 27 replies
    The Los Angeles Times | July 5, 2011
    Bashing Michele Bachmann is not a new sport among pundits, which I pointed out after she formally announced her presidential bid. But the heightened interest in the Minnesota congresswoman has inspired some particularly harsh and strongly worded rhetoric. Matt Taibbi especially goes off in a recent Rolling Stone article: ... But that's not what this post is about. I promised readers in last week's Bachmann post, which rounded up negative opinions about the "tea party" candidate, that I'd present a counterargument. And I am here to deliver. The problem is that the positive opinions I found come either with a...
  • Monmouth TEA Party Speech

    07/04/2011 2:27:57 PM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 2 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 07/04/11 | Bloviating Hammerhead
    Video of my remarks at the Independence Day, 2011 Monmouth TEA Party rally. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB92pT2fMDA
  • Name That Party: Blago's Dem Affiliation Left Out of Seven AP Stories

    06/28/2011 8:56:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/28/11 | Tom Blumer
    Earlier today, a grand jury convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, on 17 of 20 counts of corruption. 11 of of the guilty verdicts related to attempts to profit from the "sale" of the U.S. Senate seat Barack Obama vacated when he became president. At USA Today's On Deadline blog (as of its 5:33 p.m. update), Michael Winter failed to identify Blagojevich or any other politician involved as a Democrat. Neither did the video found at Winter's article. This is not surprising, because the video came from the "see no evil Democrat" Associated Press.
  • Amid another poll blow, Julia Gillard admits her push for a carbon tax may get even tougher

    06/27/2011 6:30:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | 28th June 2011 | Lanai Vasek
    JULIA Gillard admits Australia is a long way from consensus on climate change - and says the debate may become ever tougher for Labor - as new polling reveals her behind Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time. ..... Ms Gillard said today the polling was a result of her plan to put a price on carbon, and that while it was a tough reform "it may get even tougher, before it gets easier". “I believe that once carbon pricing is in place people will see how the system works and the benefits of it,” the Prime...
  • Tea Party Presidential Straw Poll

    06/16/2011 9:09:16 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Straw Poll ^ | June 16, 2011 | steelers6
    Sarah Palin 7,692 21% Herman Cain 7,681 21% Michelle Bachmann 5,143 14% Ron Paul 5,106 14% Mitt Romney 3,441 10% Gary Johnson 1,979 6% John Huntsman 1,828 5% Rick Santorum 1,605 4% Others 5%
  • GALLUP: Democratic Party Affiliation Advantage Increases in May

    06/09/2011 7:05:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/09/2011 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    In May, 45% of Americans identified as Democrats or said they were independent but leaned Democratic, compared with 39% who identified as Republicans or leaned Republican. The six-percentage-point Democratic advantage represents a slight increase from the four-point advantage Gallup measured in April, which matches the 2011 average to date. These results are based on more than 30,000 interviews conducted in May as part of Gallup Daily tracking. Though the changes in party affiliation are small on an absolute basis, they are meaningful because of the large number of interviews in each month's sample. Longer term, the current six-point Democratic edge...
  • Hundreds of Facebook users crash teen's birthday party

    06/05/2011 5:44:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Some 1,500 people showed up outside the house of a Hamburg girl celebrating her 16th birthday on Friday, after she posted an invite on social networking site Facebook but mistakenly listed the party as a public event. "Unfortunately, she forgot to mark the celebration as private," police spokesman Mirko Streiber told news agency DPA. The girl, named as Thessa, cancelled the party after 15,000 people RSVP'd to her "sweet sixteen" birthday bash via Facebook. Police broke up the party at 1:55 am on Saturday morning. More than 100 officers were at the scene. Six revelers were arrested on suspicion of...
  • Where, Oh Deceiver, Is Thy Sting? The Tea Party and Racism

    06/05/2011 5:42:46 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 26 replies
    Tea Perty Tribune ^ | Saturday, June 4, 2011 | Anthony James
    Where, Oh Deceiver, Is Thy Sting? The Tea Party and Racism ©2011 By Anthony James As we approach the silliest of all Silly Seasons, it is important to bear a couple things in mind. While the run-up to, and then the engagement of, our quadrennial Presidential Elections are aptly referred to as “the Silly Season” because of the abnormally high level of mischief and demagoguery normally indulged in by both camps, this 2012 Election cycle promises to be an order of magnitude more Daliesque than any we have ever seen. Not only are the usual players already piqued by the...
  • Rumored 'threats' against Gerhart, Sooner Tea Party may be linked to burglary

    06/03/2011 7:21:23 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | June 2, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Several days after discovering the headquarters of the Sooner Tea Party was burglarized over the Memorial Day weekend, organization leader Al Gerhart told Red Dirt Report late Thursday that he suspects it to be politically motivated. As we noted here in a press release sent to the media late on May 31, Gerhart said the fact that “stacks of records for the Sooner Tea Party and the Oklahoma Tea Party PAC,” along with numerous business card files, a laptop with business records and other items were stolen and not expensive carpentry tools there in his wood shop,...
  • With eyes still on Miss. House speaker's post, Rep. Jeff Smith switches to GOP (Mississippi)

    06/02/2011 6:22:11 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 6/2/11 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. — Longtime state Rep. Jeff Smith of Columbus switched to the Republican Party just before Wednesday's qualifying deadline for legislative races, and he said he still plans to run for the open spot of Mississippi House speaker in January. Smith has served in the House for 20 years as a conservative Democrat and unsuccessfully challenged populist Democrat Billy McCoy of Rienzi for the speakership in January 2008 — a nail-biter of a contest that McCoy won by a 62-60 vote. McCoy announced last week that he won't seek re-election to the Legislature, and his decision opened a race...
  • Sen. Snowe braces for tea party challenge in Maine

    05/08/2011 11:32:49 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON — Maine's Olympia Snowe has long thrived as one of the Senate's leading GOP moderates, but she has recently sided with tea partyers on high-profile votes involving Libya, the budget and the environment as she braces for a primary challenge from the right. Such votes could help Snowe fend off tea party foes who mock her as a "RINO" - Republican In Name Only - and hope to sink her bid for a fourth term next year. Snowe insisted she's been true to her moderate roots.
  • Coffee Party Holding Picnic in Berkeley - Banning Jews [SATIRE]

    05/01/2011 11:42:36 AM PDT · by locke22 · 48 replies
    Election Ink Calif Coffee Party ^ | 1 May 2011 | Election Ink
    A live blog follows this "Picnic" of the far left going on today in Berkeley. Snip "LIVE BLOG May 1 - In light of the suspected Teatards infiltrating the picnic, we know they are there, we are holding a 30 second Same Sex Kiss In at 12 noon. Anyone not kissing will be asked, then forced to leave. It is the only thing we can think of to identify the homophobe racist tea patry types. "UPDATE: We have two gay Marines, Mark and Jerry who will be leading the event. They don't have their uniforms with them but Jerry has...
  • Donald Trump- Form A New Party

    04/20/2011 7:30:30 PM PDT · by wistful · 64 replies
    TrueblueNZ ^ | 04/20/11 | Redbaiter
    I’ve been thinking about the battle going on over Obama’s Constitutional eligibility. Those who think its vital that Constitutional requirements are met, that fake Presidents should be exposed, and those who say it it a matter of only relatively small consequence. Its basically a fight aligned along to the barrier between the Republican establishment and the political newcomers who see the right as not having fought hard enough over the last few decades to maintain its political position. There are a number of ideological questions hanging over Donald Trump but he has one thing going for him that is his...
  • Progressives ponder why tea party is kicking their butts

    04/10/2011 1:19:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4/10/11 | Jazz Shaw
    By the time I finished reading this lengthy, plaintive missive by Richard Esko at the Huffington Post, I will confess that I’d actually begun feeling sorry for him. Observing the conclusion of the recent budget battles and viewing them as a disastrous loss for the progressive movement, Mr. Esko casts about for an answer to what seems to be the question of the day: How does the evil Tea Party keep kicking our butts when our ideas are so wildly popular and clearly superior? And he thinks he’s found some answers. Once again the unpopular views of a minority have...
  • Democrat Party vs. US Taxpayer

    04/03/2011 4:00:32 PM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 30, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We've only taken one phone call today, Mary Jo from Madison, Wisconsin. And just to remind you, I am not entirely comfortable with phone calls like that. I'm not into yelling and screaming with people, but it was required because she wouldn't shut up. (interruption) Well, compared to others, yes, I was polite. But I spotted the filibuster going on. The worst thing, though, about Mary Jo, our first caller, the most alarming and dispiriting thing is something that we're all fully aware of. Her thinking demonstrates just how far we have to go to roll all this back....
  • Michigan Political Conference Draws Hundreds

    03/29/2011 7:36:04 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 4 replies
    6 Foot 2 in High Heel Shoes ^ | March 28, 2011 | Melissa Dawdy
    Celebrating President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, 250 tea party leaders and conservative activists gathered in Holt, Michigan for the first annual statewide Conservative Political Action Conference on March 26. Organized by Norm Hughes, Michigan's executive director of Reagan's 1976 presidential campaign, and veteran of that administration, the event featured keynote speaker, author Tom Pauken. Focusing on the causes and solutions of the current economic and cultural crisis plaguing America, Pauken's speech roused the enthusiastic crowd to a standing ovation. He also signed copies of his most recent book, Bringing America Home. Other notable speakers included Justin Amash, U.S. Congressman, 3rd...
  • Police Leave Teens Locked in Van For Hours

    03/28/2011 7:50:31 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 40 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Mar 28, 2011 | BRIAN THOMPSON
    Police who busted a Fort Lee, N.J., high school house party over the weekend left a van full of teens locked up and parked outside in the freezing cold for 14 hours without food, water or access to a bathroom. Officials only realized what had happened after a passerby heard screams and banging from the police van where five teens were trapped, NBC New York has learned. "We were cold, dehydrated, hungry," said Tony, 17. "I mean it was the worst thing that ever possibly happened to me." Police raided the house party at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday because of...