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  • From Cincinnati to Washington: How Lois Lerner's IRS Ruthlessly Targeted the Tea Party

    07/02/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | July 2, 2016 | Kim Strassel
    Editorís Note: Conservatives know they are under assault. What many may not know (because the media hasnít told them) is that they are the targets of a coordinated, well-honed campaign by the left to push conservatives entirely out of the political debate. The Intimidation Game is the first real telling of what happened at the IRSóhow elected Democrats used that agency to muzzle tens of thousands of Tea Party members during two elections. It's the real story of how a liberal Wisconsin prosecutor used secret subpoenas and predawn raids to silence 30 conservative grassroots organizations in that state. It's the...
  • What This Police Chief Did To A Tea Party Leader Is As Childish As It Is Illegal

    07/27/2014 11:18:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies ^ | 7/27/14 | Mike Miller
    The feud between Campbell, Wisconsin, Police Chief Tim Kelemen and local Tea Party Leader Greg Luce began last fall, when Luce started organizing protests against Barack Obama on an interstate overpass. Kelemen objected to the protests, claiming they disrupted traffic. So, he did what any responsible police chief would do: he persuaded the town board to pass an ordinance banning signs on the bridge. Oh, and he also signed Luce up on homosexual dating, pornography and federal healthcare websites. Via Police One: Kelemen told investigators ...........
  • "Lost" Lois Lerner Emails to White House May Be About Obamaís Brother

    07/13/2014 5:48:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/14/14 | Walid Shoebat
    Was there any email correspondence between the White House and former IRS Tax Exempt Director Lois Lerner relative to Malik Obamaís Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF)? If so, when would it have taken place? Could it have been any time between January 2009 Ė April of 2011? The reason that should be of interest is that as of yesterday, the White House has suddenly proclaimed that all emails between Lerner and the White House during that time frame have been lost due to a computer crash. To clarify, it is obviously not known if there was any correspondence between Lerner...
  • UN bureaucrats pushing hard on Seven/50 regionalism scheme

    10/03/2013 11:21:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/3/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Meanwhile, Tea Party Conservatives are getting beaten up royally by greedy, unelected federal and UN Bureaucrats looking to push a Regionalism plan called Seven/50 (seven counties in 50 years) in an early November vote. The Treasure Coast, seven county region is awash with beautiful scenery, big bucks campaign donations and swing vote mathematics, but is also hooked to the Gore Triangle in the south which has already fallen to the UN Regionalism abomination. ďIíll let some of my pets loose on them,Ē a gator trapper muttered after testifying against Seven/50 at a recent Martin County Commission meeting. He spoke eloquently...
  • Debate Night: Will Liberal Bob Schieffer Be the Next Candy Crowley?

    10/22/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | October 22, 2012 | Rich Noyes
    When CBS‚Äôs longtime Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer sits down in Boca Raton, Florida, tonight to moderate the final 2012 presidential debate, he‚Äôll be following three journalists who became targets for criticism over how they handled their moderating duties. Upset liberals scorned PBS‚Äôs Jim Lehrer for taking a hands-off approach in the first debate on October 3, with MSNBC analyst Howard Fineman slamming him as ‚Äúpractically useless‚ÄĚ for not jumping into the debate on behalf of President Obama. Such criticism may have encouraged the activist approach taken by ABC‚Äôs Martha Raddatz in the vice presidential debate October 11, and...
  • Tea Party Express Announces ďReclaiming Our FutureĒ 7th National Bus Tour (TPX 7)[Flyers #13!]

    05/23/2012 7:32:23 PM PDT · by Syncro · 16 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | May 23, 2012 | Staff
    Tea Party Express Announces ďReclaiming Our FutureĒ 7th National Bus Tour June 1st Ė June 11thSacramento, CA Ė Tea Party Express, the nationís largest Tea Party political action committee, is launching its ďReclaiming Our FutureĒ national bus tour on June 1st in Wisconsin. Amy Kremer, Chairman of Tea Party Express, said, ďThis tour kicks-off with a heavy focus in Wisconsin in the days leading up to the critical recall election. There is a stark contrast between what is happening in D.C. under the direction of President Obama and Vice President Biden, and that of Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor...
  • Tea Party Leaders: Rand Paul is Wrong on Newt Gingrich

    12/10/2011 10:11:49 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 157 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 12/10/2011 | Mallie Jane Kim
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's media blitz bashing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as unworthy of Tea Party support isn't hitting its mark, at least not among leaders of the Tea Party Express, Tea Party Patriots, and Tea Party Nation. "I want people to go out there and work for who they believe in," says Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer, who says she or any individual shouldn't dictate who people in the movement ought to vote for. "These people are intelligent. They're not just sheeple that are following somebody," Kremer says, adding that Tea Partyers haven't coalesced behind one candidate...
  • Gallup: At 77 Percent, Cain Leads Republican Field in Favorable Rating

    10/14/2011 6:57:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 102 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Herman Cain has the highest favorable rating of any†Republican presidential candidate among†Republicans and†Republican-leaning independents polled by Gallup, according to a survey released today. Cain's†77-percent favorable rating edges out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whose favorable rating is 72 percent, says Gallup.Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is third at 66 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry†is fourth at 63 percent, former Sen. Rick Santorum†is fifth at 62 percent, Rep. Michele Bachmann†is sixth at 59 percent, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman†is seventh at 54 percent, and Rep. Ron Paul†is eighth at 53 percent.The survey was conducted between Sept. 26 and Oct. 9. The...
  • Japanese Language News Coverage Takes Off Re: HERMAN CAIN Campaign Phenomenon (My Translations)

    10/13/2011 1:40:41 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    Starting with the "top of the fold" Japanese Version of the daily "Wall Street Journal", the Japanese vernacular press is brimming full of articles mentioning Herman Cain is the new front runner in the GOP race for the party's nomination for 2012. This news seems to have exploded overnight.It will be quite a task to translate all these in full. Here are some representative samples from today I saw, using "Google Japan (News)". I shall endeavor to provide a URL link and title translation for just a segment of them, which have all appeared in the last 48 hours, particularly...
  • "Cain Vaults to Lead in Poll" : WALL STREET JOURNAL

    10/12/2011 6:07:16 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 106 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 13 October 2011 | Neil King and Jonathan Wiseman, WSJ
    Subtitle: Ex-Businessman Passes Perry, Romney Among GOP Voters.
  • Small town tea parties vs. elitist politicians

    07/19/2011 10:20:59 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 6 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 19, 2011 | Alan Bergstein
    I was invited to address a July 4th picnic/tea party rally in Shelby, Mich., where we spend our summers. Shelby is a village whose main street is about 150 yards long and contains a post office, drug store, bank, hardware store, bakery, and that's about it. It's American as it can be. Millionaire fruit farmers sit together with mechanics and chat in a bakery that has the best doughnuts I've ever eaten. Since they all dress in jeans and coveralls, you can't tell them apart. The population of this village hovers around 1,900. And Shelby doesnít have just a tea...
  • (Herman) Cain Cooks Up GOP Excitment

    06/06/2011 12:52:16 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 32 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 6 June 2011 2:30 a.m. Eastern | Omaha World Herald
    MANCHESTER, N.H. ó Michele Bachmann was campaigning just north of here, the Sarah Palin tour was rumored to be arriving soon, and Mitt Romney was on his way to announce his entry into the presidential race. Yet here was another voter swooning for Herman Cain. ďI watched you at the Republican debate, and I have to be honest, Iíd never heard of you, but ever since then ... Ē said Nathan Lyons, 29, his voice trailing off wistfully. ďYou say it like it is.ĒJoan Silvernail, 68, shook Cainís hand, then turned to her husband. ďItís his enthusiasm,Ē she said. ďWasnít...
  • "Herman Cain Has a Campaign Music Video" (link to clip)

    06/01/2011 7:40:37 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    Black Entertainment Network ^ | 1 June 2011 | Joyce Jones, Black Entertainment Network
    Herman Cain Has a Campaign Music Video; The Atlanta radio host wants you to board the Cain train. By Joyce Jones (Black Entertainment Network) Posted: 06/01/2011 12:00 PM EDT GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain released a music video Tuesday that extols the qualities that he and his supporters say are the reason he would make a great president and paints a picture of the Tea Party as inclusive and definitely not racist. The video features both black and white conservative supporters and Cain says he was speaking at Tea Party rallies ďbefore it was cool.Ē ďThe Herman Cain TrainĒ tells...
  • SNL Complicit in CNNís attempted Sabotage of Bachmann and the Tea Partyís Message

    02/01/2011 5:31:06 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 12 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/1/11 | Alaphiah
    In the tradition of lampooning everything, Conservative SNL attacked Congresswoman Michelle Bachmannís response to the Presidentís State of the Union Address last Saturday night. SNL represented that Congresswoman Bachmannís core message was not properly conveyed. But it was. Those who were listening to the case that Rep. Bachmann presented got a clear picture of the duplicitous nature of the Barry Hussein Soetoro administration, that is why SNL felt the need for a second attempt to discredit the message.(see 4:11min video)
  • Poll: Americans Blame Partisan Commentators, Tea Party for Their Rhetoric

    01/24/2011 10:14:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 17/1/11 | Bruce Drake
    While most Americans do not believe that the state of political discourse in the country contributed to the shootings in Arizona, a majority say that liberal and conservative commentators have crossed the line in attacking opponents and a plurality feel that the tea party movement and its supporters have also done so, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted Jan. 13-16. .....
  • Donít You Go Away Tea Partiers- The GOP Establishment Is Fighting Back

    11/27/2010 9:06:15 AM PST · by Wanderer659 · 50 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 11-26-10 | A Conservative Teacher
    Next week here in my county weíll have a Republican County Convention, and for those of you who canít make it, Iíll give you a taste of what it is going to be- a battle between the Tea Party and the Establishment. Although many people in the Tea Party think this is some sort of new battle, it is in reality an old battle in the GOP, one that has pitted the libertarian/conservative/teaparty wing of Taft/Coolidge/Goldwater/Reagan/Palin vs the moderate/establishment/progressive wing of Roosevelt/Hoover/Nixon/Bush/McCain. For many years, the teaparty wing cowardly left the field of battle and stayed home while the establishment...
  • Tea Party Nation [pro-life, pro-military, anti-homo agenda] Letter to the GOP!

    11/22/2010 12:50:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    received via email | November 22, 2010 | Signed by over 180 Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists
    Today, Tea Party Nation, along with over 180 other Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists released a letter to the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. Last week, GOProud, a non-Tea Party group, sent a letter to Senator McConnell and Speaker to be Boehner, claiming to speak for the Tea Party movement. It was signed by 16 people. We decided to send a letter that speaks for the mainstream of the Tea Party movement. This letter is going Senator McConnell and Congressman Boehner today. It has been signed by over 180 Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists. Here is the letter:...
  • Snowe removal in 2012?

    11/09/2010 4:45:37 AM PST · by chickadee · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-9-2010 | Marc A. Thiessen
    She wasn't on the ballot last week, but Tuesday was a bad night for Sen. Olympia Snowe. With conservative insurgents taking on GOP incumbents across the country, Snowe is a prime target for a Tea Party challenge in 2012. To fend off such a challenge, Snowe might have pointed to the failed candidacy of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and warned Tea Party activists that if they want to hand a Republican seat to the Democrats the best way to do it would be to replace her on the ballot. But that argument lost some of its currency when Tea Party...
  • The Republican Victory is Going to Make Legalizing "Illegals Difficult" (Latino Media)

    11/04/2010 1:05:04 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    EFE (in Spanish) ^ | 3 November 2010 | EFE in Spanish, wire story
    Oh, they sure got their gears ground after hearing that Lou Barletta (of the famed HAZELTON, PA) got elected to Congress from Pennsylvania and beat the open borders lib Dem!Opening paragraph of the story.Link to original Spanish version now out.
  • "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong Slap To The Face" (From Japan) My Translation

    11/03/2010 7:50:13 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Hokkaido Shimbun, Japan (Original in Japanese, "FReepranslated" ^ | 4 November 2010 | Hokkaido Shimbun (Daily), from Japan
    Japanese news today over here (newspapers above the fold, magazines, non-stop TV networks) are filled to the brim with news of Mr. Obama's humiliating defeat at the hands of the Republicans.Many of this is bringing Japanese up to speed as to how unpopular Mr. Obama really is, as for the last two years by and large they perpetuated the image of him being successful and popular (mostly in order to sell books and English instruction tapes using his speeches). What a rude awakening.Well, my favorite title is from this morning's Hokkaido Shimbun: Essentially: "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong...
  • Rubio's Acceptance Speech typifies Tea Parties Spirit

    11/03/2010 8:02:52 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 12 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 11/3/10 | alaphiah
    Marco Rubio won a Senate seat after a campaign in which he pushed Gov. Charlie Crist from the GOP to run as an independent. That is what the Tea parties where all about, removing Republicans in name only and removing Democrats who opposed the American people and who consider the American people their enemies. Senator-elect Marco Rubio(R-Fl) accepts his victory graciously and outlines the approach and the spirit, which we, who love America, wish to prevail in Washington D.C. (see 8:15min video)
  • Japanese News (Translated): Today's Vote Is "No Confidence" Measure Regarding Obama

    11/02/2010 12:27:30 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 54 replies
    Chugoku News (Original In Japanese) ^ | 2 November 2010 | Tohru Mukai, Reporter
    Chugoku Shimbun (News), in Japan, is from the Hiroshima region of the country. Their online report of the election just appeared in original Japanese. During these wee hours in the USA, I'm happy to "FReepranslate" the first paragraph and article headline as follows: "US Midterm Elections: Republicans Heading For Landslide?" "Washington Reporter, Tohru Mukai: "Polls one day before the big US midterm elections show a 15 point lead of popularity of the Republican Party over the Democratic Party. For all intents and purposes, tomorrow's vote in the US is a vote of confidence or no confidence against President Obama....
  • Disgusting Radical Rep.McCollum Says Tea Partiers Are Anti-American & Racist Haters For Posting..

    10/29/2010 5:36:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 10-28-10 | Jim Hoft
    DisgustingÖ Radical Rep. McCollum Says Tea Partiers Are Anti-American & Racist Haters For Posting Video of Her Omitting ďUnder GodĒ From Pledge Radical Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) Says Tea Partiers Are Anti-American & Racist Haters For Posting Video of Her Omitting ďUnder GodĒ From Pledge What gallÖ Earlier this week Nor Cal Blogs released video of far left Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) omitting the words ďunder GodĒ while leading the Pledge of Allegiance on the floor of the US House of Representatives.
  • Japanese TV Carried Great/Fair Reporting of Tea Party in Illinois; 'Sez Obama in Big Trouble (Clip)

    10/29/2010 1:56:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    NNN News Network, Japan (Link to Streaming Video Report) ^ | 29 October 2010 | NNN News, Japan (Streaming Video)
    HERE is the link to the page that has the nice, brief, 2 minute streaming video report. Japanese reporter and camera crew are following Tea Party Express. They could videotape them in (apparantly cold) Illinois.Report said the Tea Party members call Obama a SOCIALIST.Main point of the Japanese story was it said that Obama is in big trouble even in his home state of Illinois by the conservative grassroots movement "Tea Party" which has taken off in the USA, indicative by enthusiastic and large crowds wherever this Tea Party Express goes.They interviewed some of the Tea Partiers and let their...
  • Japanese TV Tonight: Great Overview of Sharron Angle and Tea Party (Streaming Video)

    10/27/2010 8:21:21 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Tokyo Broadcasting System (JNN Network), Japan Stream ^ | 27 October 2010 | Tokyo Broadcasting System (JNN Network)
    Well, its about time!For MONTHS the mainstream Japanese media has more or less been downplaying or avoiding coverage of a) Obama's lack of popularity; b) the rise of the "Tea Party" phenomenon in the USA. All that changed tonight (scroll down to find link to great video). Original title: ÁĪ≥šł≠ťĖďťĀłśĆô„ÄĀ„ÉÜ„ā£„Éľ„ÉĎ„Éľ„ÉÜ„ā£„Éľ„ĀꌧßÁĶĪť†ėŤč¶śą¶
  • Tea Partiers beware

    10/23/2010 5:44:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 10-23-10 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Democrats are using a sneaky tactic in order to win elections this fall. The New York Times reports that Dems are ďworking behind the scenes in a number of tight races to bolster long-shot third-party candidates who have platforms at odds with the Democratic agenda but hold the promise of siphoning Republican votes.Ē
  • Liberals attempt to rewrite history on the Boston Tea Party

    10/09/2010 11:42:31 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies · 1+ views
    In yet another attempt to assault the tea party movement, the left has a new weapon up its sleeve. A weapon its predecessors in totalitarian countries such as liberal Germany and liberal China have used frequently. Revisionist history. In this case it concerns an event in American history. the Boston Tea party. A revolt by colonists where a merchant ship carrying tea from the British East India company was seized and its cargo dumped overboard. This was all due to unjust taxation by British Parliament thousands of miles away. Taxation without representation as our founders put it which was considered...
  • How Do We Sign Up For Remote Phone Canvassing (from home) for Election 2010??

    10/07/2010 7:43:53 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 20 replies
    AmericanInTokyo: Strategic Question | 8 October 2010 | AmericanInTokyo
    Particularly in the case of those of us of your fellow citizens currently overseas, many of us in the US military (off duty on our own dime, time and our own facilities), retired, business, students, Christian missionaries (yes!), travelers, what not. Many of us personally have "Skype", "Vonage" and so on overseas, so theoretically it is doable in lieu of running up the phone bill. The overseas time difference for many of us will also work, such as calling in the evening in USA to reach people at their residences might well be a.m. or midday our time here...
  • Surprise! 1/3 of blacks back tea-party movement

    09/29/2010 10:15:58 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 56 replies
    WND ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 | Drew Zahn
    A new poll released this week soundly contradicts critics' claims that the tea-party movement is "fringe," "white" and "racist." PJTV's Tea Party Tracking Poll has monitored nationwide sentiments toward the tea party on a weekly basis since Aug. 2. The poll's most recent reports reveal the following results: The number of people who identify as "members" of the tea party has more than tripled over the last month alone, up to 21 percent of likely voters; Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said they support the tea parties based on the movement's positions on the issues; Among the likely voters who...
  • The Organizational Secret of the Tea Parties

    09/24/2010 10:36:52 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    American politics has never seen anything quite like the Tea Parties, though few appreciate the revolutionary organizational principle powering the movement. A major reason why the Tea Parties have been so successful, why the political establishment has found them so difficult to combat (and one that explains, among other things, why I've chosen to use the plural in referring to them), lies in their organization. The Tea Parties comprise a distributed network -- a non-hierarchical system of autonomous nodes with no central control point, and with all nodes possessing the same value and freedom to act independently. A distributed network...
  • It's the Federalism, Stupid

    09/24/2010 3:00:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2010 | Carl Paulus
    With Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint leading the charge, Tea Party candidates have been defeating established Republicans across America, from Nevada to Florida and Delaware to Alaska. The most recent victory of Christine O'Donnell over Mike Castle for the Republican nomination for Senate has left many moderates asking themselves where they fit in a new GOP dominated by Tea Partiers. Some political pundits have called Tea Partiers names, attacked newly nominated Republicans, and even made claims about the nonsense of ideological purity. Politico reported that Scott Brown and other moderate Republicans were concerned that there "would be no room" for...
  • Japanese Sankei News Prominently Carries Story on TEA PARTY STEAMROLLER IN USA (Synopsis)

    09/16/2010 2:24:57 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies
    Sankei News, Japan ( Original In Japanese) ^ | 17 September 2010 | Yosuke Inuzuka, Reporter
    The major conservative Japanese daily SANKEI SHIMBUN, with a large circulation, is prominently showing that the Tea Party movement (Cha-no-Kai) or alternately (Cha-Kai-To) is racking up victory after victory in the USA, positioning itself for a turnover of the Obama Administration as a sign of widespread discontent over the President and his policies after merely two short years...
  • Q&A: A wave of anger that jolts both parties { TEA PARTIES }

    09/13/2010 1:16:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/13/10 | Margaret Talev
    When the tea party movement arose in early 2009, it seemed more a sign of the times Ė a backlash to the recession and President Barack Obama's election Ė than a lasting force.The movement has outlived many expectations. Thousands of tea party groups have sprung up across the country, and tea party activists are having a significant impact on shaping Republican primaries.Here's a primer on the tea party movement. Is the tea party a political party?No. The name plays on the 1773 Boston Tea Party, when colonists protested British efforts to tax tea imports and dumped tea into Boston Harbor....
  • Conservatism's Extreme Makeover

    09/08/2010 4:39:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 08, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    It will come as news to no one that conservatism has long had a PR problem. The political question of 2010 is this: do America's voters finally "get" conservatism? For a half-century or more, conservatism's public image has covered a vast spectrum ranging from the Neanderthals on one end to Genghis Khan on the other. Conservatism has been depicted as the political doctrine of Klansmen, inbred backwoodsmen, paranoids, and religious fanatics. (Timothy McVeigh, an atheist and anarchist, is almost always characterized as a "right-wing Christian.. I know of no case where this assertion has been corrected.) Joe McCarthy (a former...
  • Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

    08/30/2010 3:14:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    It appears that the GOP -- with the help of the Tea Parties, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and the Devil -- is out to revise the 14th Amendment to the point of meaninglessness. Maybe even write the amendment out of the Constitution itself -- if not discard the Constitution completely. And all so that poor foreign newborns, who have never hurt a fly, won't be awarded with free American citizenship upon first seeing the light of day. Makes you sick, doesn't it? At least that's how the legacy media, along with various immigration activists and liberal politicians, have chosen to...
  • Freedom Works

    08/27/2010 6:54:37 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 27, 2010 | Kristin Theresa Jaroma
    Tabitha Hale and Brendan Steinhauser represented FreedomWorks, an organization that recruits and mobilizes large volunteer activists groups to fight for smaller government, fewer taxes, and more freedom at the Heritage Foundationís Bloggers Briefing on August 24, 2010. Two national upcoming events are to take place, the Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe book tour on Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto and also the Take America Back convention, on August 27 and September 12, 2010, respectively. Armey, the former U. S. House of Representatives Majority leader, heads Freedom Works. Hale and Steinhauser also promoted four other soon-to-be-released books, in the...
  • Repeal the 17th Amendment?

    08/25/2010 7:07:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | August 24 ,2010 | Steven L. Taylor
    I should start by acknowledging that repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment is hardly a mainstream issue and certainly not anything likely to come about (which is an understatement). However, the fact that there are people out there seeking its repeal is sufficient to garner comment, especially since said persons were significant enough within factions of the Tea Party movement to actually get some Senate candidates to state that they were in support of the repeal. Further, every once in a while I will get a commenter who is favor a repeal, so it seems worth some discussion.The proximate cause of...
  • GOP in Default Mode

    08/23/2010 3:21:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 37 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    It's widely acknowledged that in 2010, the Democrats are on the ropes. But just about the same could be said for the Republicans. A few weeks ago, John Cornyn and John Boehner revealed this election's GOP platform. In a year of massive unrest, public disgust with government, and large-scale rejection of interventionist policies, the GOP will emphasize...deficits. An issue to warm an economist's heart -- and the occasional accountant's, too. Top that one, Obama. In the wake of Scott Brown's stunning upset in Massachusetts last February, with the entire New England region open to exploitation, the GOP is doing nothing....
  • Fact-checking The Elites

    08/20/2010 6:23:04 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 20, 2010 | James F. Davis
    Liberals have a lot of misconceptions about why and what conservatives think. For example, last week my wife, Luisa, attended a Tea Party (Freedom Works) conference in Washington, DC. On the last day of the conference, reporters from all the major news outlets were invited to ask participants questions. Being a Hispanic immigrant, she was asked by a reporter what she thought of the new Arizona immigration law. Luisa said she was in favor of it. Shocked by her answer, the reporter asked in a very hostile tone, how she could be against ďher people?Ē Luisa replied, ďThese people are...
  • A New Way to Hold Republicans Accountable (BARFER W/CHUNKS)

    08/19/2010 10:42:40 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 11 replies
    The Democratic Party ^ | 8-13-10 | Shauna Daly
    Friend - With Congress's August recess now under way, Republican members of Congress are starting to show up at Tea Party events and campaign rallies all over the country. We saw last year during the fight for health reform that this is a time when the extremists run rampant. Remember "death panels?" This year, Republicans are looking to have it both ways, trying to appeal to independent voters while making promises to the Tea Party crowd to pursue an extreme right-wing agenda if they regain control of Congress. Who knows what's being said when the cameras aren't running? We don't...
  • Murrieta Votes to Set Up E Verify in Their City

    08/19/2010 11:10:06 AM PDT · by abigail2 · 43 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | August 17, 2010 | John F. Hill
    Murrieta to consider E-Verify rule11:36 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 By JOHN F. HILL The Press-Enterprise Immigration fight in Murrieta Rally calls on council to mandate E-Verify, instead of merely "encourage" its use. Published: 7/17/2010 08:18 PM The Murrieta City Council unanimously voted late Tuesday to have the city attorney draft an ordinance mandating the use of E-Verify by all city businesses. A few dozen anti-illegal immigration activists, still present for the 10 p.m. vote, clapped and cheered after the decision. The group had urged the council to mandate the use of the federal program that determines...
  • Ramblings About Race

    08/13/2010 3:37:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    Years ago, I visited the home of a fellow black friend. He talked about the "white people" on his job. It struck me that despite years of working with these people, company picnics and sharing birthday cakes in the office, my friend did not relate to his coworkers as Bob, Joe, or Jane. They were monolithically "white people." I'm sure some whites relate to blacks the same way, as a monolithic group rather than individual fellow human beings. Without question, America has zero tolerance for "white racism," while "black racism" is given a pass. Some whites even believe blacks should...
  • Is the tea-party movement Islamophobic?

    08/09/2010 1:56:57 PM PDT · by ZULU · 75 replies
    First Amendment Center ^ | August 1, 2010 | Charles C. Haynes
    The current wave of anti-mosque protests around the country represents a new threat to the religious freedom of Muslims in America ó a threat directed not just at terrorists who act in the name of Islam, but at all Muslims and Islam itself. Incidents of discrimination and bias aimed at Muslim Americans have been rising since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But anti-Muslim rhetoric has taken an ominous turn in recent months as a growing number of political and community leaders ó some with tea-party affiliations ó have begun warning of a ďMuslim takeoverĒ of America.
  • JournoList and the Leftist Mentality

    08/04/2010 2:37:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 04, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    The publication of JournoList discussions has opened a door into the private world of the left, revealing to some extent how their minds work. In a way, the JournoList scandal is old news. It's something long suspected on our side of the aisle, something we've occasionally seen brief glimpses of (as in the identical slogans and taglines that just happen to appear in stories, columns, and headlines with amazing synchronicity). After the first debate of the 2000 election, I saw the line "Sometimes Al Gore is too hot, sometimes he's too cold, and sometimes he's just right" from six different...
  • Congress May Bring Back The Draft

    08/01/2010 7:48:14 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 144 replies · 13+ views
    On July 15, 2010, Democrat Charles Rangle introduced a piece of legislation into Congress that would basically reinstate the draft (compulsory military service). H.R. 5741 will give the President of the United States the power to require all American citizens between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform either military service or civilian service in the interests of "national defense and homeland security." It would also give him the power to require citizens to join the military during wartime to meet the manpower needs of the military. In February 2009, President Barack Obama asked Congress to send him a...
  • America's First Black President Seriously Damaging Race Relations

    08/01/2010 2:34:58 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 3+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 01, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    On March 18, 2008, Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama gave a speech in Philadelphia about race relations in America. It was hailed by many as one of the most honest discussions on this subject since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination four decades ago. As a result, it was believed his election would dramatically improve a condition that has plagued this country since its founding. Despite the build up, when faced with racial issues, President Obama, rather than solving anything, has actually inflamed the situation. After five such challenges in his brief presidency -- the Henry Louis Gates, Jr. affair, revelations...
  • Left-wing Black Activist Acknowledges Race Attacks on Tea Party Are Bogus But 'Effective'

    07/30/2010 11:01:59 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 62 replies · 5+ views ^ | July 30, 2010
    What will it take for the media to acknowledge that the Tea Party is not a racist movement, and that liberals have smeared it as such in a naked politicization of race relations? How about a lefty activist admitting just that. UPenn professor Mary Frances Berry, a leader of the "far-left black political scene," as NB Executive Editor Matt Sheffield wrote,  penned this astonishing email to Politico, published on July 20: Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any...
  • Nelson: Racial politics shouldn't color tea party message

    07/28/2010 2:16:02 PM PDT · by wolfcreek · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 7.28.2010 | Sophia A. Nelson
    I have never participated in a tea party demonstration or rally. Nor do I think I ever will. The reason is simple: I am black and I am proud and no self-respecting black American would ever openly join that conservative movement or support its goals. Right? I'm exaggerating, but really I'm just channeling a debate that erupted recently. At its annual convention in Kansas City, the NAACP passed a resolution denouncing the "racist element" within the tea party movement. "We don't have a problem with the tea party's existence," President Benjamin Jealous said. "We have an issue with their acceptance...
  • NYT Political Writer Repeats False Tea Party Racism Charge

    07/19/2010 7:18:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how much of a liberal cocoon does New York Times political reporter Matt Bai live in? Apparently a mighty thick one judging by the fact that he thought he could repeat a provably false lie about an supposed example of Tea Party racism in his most recent article. Almost everybody with even a little bit of political savvy can already guess what example I am referring to but let us allow Bai to repeat the false charge: The question of racism in the amorphous Tea Party movement is, of course, a serious one, since so much of the Republican...
  • Andrew Breitbart to NAACP's Ben Jealous: "Go to Hell"

    07/18/2010 3:52:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 51 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 17, 2010 | Doug Giles
    For the NAACP to call the Tea Party a bunch of ďracistsĒ is like Rosie OíDonnell complaining that Chelsea Handler is a bit flabby in the arms, sometimes snacks too much, is not as pretty without her makeup, and really isnít all that funny. I believe, via personal experience and watching extensive TV coverage, that Iíve seen way more blacks, browns, yellows (and one green dude) at Tea Parties than I have white devils at NAACP rallies. Yep, Iím pretty certain thatís been the case, especially at the Tea Party I emceed that had Lt. Col. Allen West as the...