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  • Cruz Announces Leadership for Every County in First Four States

    10/08/2015 6:36:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | October 8, 2015
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruzís presidential campaign on Wednesday announced that it has named a chairman in all 171 counties that comprise the first four early states Ė 99 Iowa counties, 10 New Hampshire counties, 46 South Carolina counties, and 16 Nevada counties. ďThe only way we will turn our country around is through a grassroots uprising of the American people, and Iím grateful for the many courageous conservatives in the early states who have stepped forward to lead that grassroots movement,Ē Cruz said. ďIíve always known we would have a great organization, but having a leader the 171 counties that...
  • Team Trump Montana not getting much support from state GOP and vice versa

    10/07/2015 10:20:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | October 7, 2015 | Tom Lutey, The Billings Gazette
    BILLINGS, Mont. -- Dan Hutchings was ecstatic ó after only six weeks, the official Team Trump 2016 Montana Facebook page had 398 likes. Donald Trump, the surprise national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, was doing twice as well as Hutchingsí was led to expect after contacting the ďThe DonaldísĒ campaign in September and volunteering to be the first Montana contact for the billionaire celebrity turned dark horse political candidate. ďWeíre relatively new on the scene. Weíre just starting to grow, and weíre getting 398 supporters?Ē Hutchings said. ďWeíre going real fast right now and weíre starting to get overwhelmed.Ē...
  • GOP schism not new, still a factor

    10/07/2015 5:54:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman
    In 1952, the combatants were Dwight Eisenhower and Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio. In 1964, it was Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. Today, they are outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. All have been at the center of an endless struggle that has roiled Republicans for decades as conservatives attempt to yank the party to the political right while more moderate or establishment Republicans try their best to nudge their way toward the center. In the vivid glare of an intense presidential race, party conservatives such as Cruz and Rep. Jim Jordan of Urbana are...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Local Tea Party Leader Who Was Found Guilty of Blackmail

    10/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a local Tea Party leader who was found guilty of blackmail. In May 2014, Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart was found guilty of blackmailing a state senator and violating the Computer Crimes Act. Prosecutors claimed Gerhart sent an email to Oklahoma Sen. Cliff Branan, allegedly promising to make the senator a ďlaughing stockĒ unless the Senate Energy and Environment Committee passed a bill that would block a United Nations plan. In an e-mail to Senator Cliff Branan, Gerhart allegedly wrote: Branan, Get that bill heard or I will make sure you...
  • The Cold Anger of Republicans

    10/06/2015 3:55:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 57 replies
    Commentary ^ | OCT. 6, 2015 | PETER WEHNER
    The Cold Anger of Republicans PETER WEHNER / OCT. 6, 2015 In a recent exchange with a family friend, I was told what I already knew: Many Republicans today feel ďa sense of deep betrayal.Ē This person went on to convey what she hears from her friends: ďThis Congress keeps rolling over and giving Obama everything that he wants.Ē My correspondent added, ďThis feeling has now translated into despising most of the GOPís establishment candidates Ö there is a cold anger which Iíve never before witnessed.Ē The topic then turned, as it seemingly must turn these days, to Donald Trump....
  • Tea Party Wave Left a Ripple Effect Still Felt in Budget

    10/06/2015 4:35:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Remember the much-maligned Tea Party movement? These were the patriotic Americans -- millions of them -- who took to the streets and the town halls across America and revolted against Bush's corporate bailouts, Obama's stimulus spending blowout and Obamacare, and the Fed's policy of tossing trillions of dollars out of helicopter windows (figuratively). Good news: They helped change and maybe even slightly fix America. The latest budget deficit numbers -- for the fiscal year that just ended -- find that the deficit has fallen by $1 trillion since Obama's tragic first term. The deficit is still near half a...
  • Dave Agema leaning toward Ted Cruz for president, considering run for Congress (Michigan)

    10/05/2015 9:34:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting, Capitol reporter
    KALAMAZOO, MI ó Controversial Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is close to endorsing Ted Cruz for president and is considering a Congressional run. Agema, who attended a Monday morning Cruz rally at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, said he is impressed by Cruz's knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, because "we have a president right now that is, in my opinion, ruining the constitution by his executive orders." A tea party favorite and social conservative, Agema said his initial list of top candidates in the crowded GOP presidential field included Cruz, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Bobby...
  • Tea Party not in step with the majority

    10/04/2015 7:53:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | October 4, 2015 | James Harris
    Tea Party supporters would have us think they are a model group with only what is best for the U.S. as their goal. The fact that the Tea Party supports the likes of U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho and Sen. Ted Cruz to mention two is a clear indicator the Tea Party does not act or support what is in the best interest of our country. Any representative who advocates shutting down the government as a means to an end endangers the stability of the country and its people. Our government is not a business and was never intended to be...

    10/01/2015 2:38:18 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 67 replies ^ | Oct 1 2015 | Tony Lee
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will literally double down in its efforts to crush the Tea Party to get legislationĖlike a comprehensive amnesty bill and the reauthorization of the Export-Import BankĖthat it covets.
  • Ted Cruz is toast: Itís not just that he wonít be presidentóhis days in Senate are numbered, too

    09/30/2015 1:06:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Salon ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Rand Paul is right: Cruz's career in the Senate is "done for." Once he leaves, he can become a full-time grafter.Iím not sure when it started, but at some point the Republican Party ceded the business of governance to the Democrats. Maybe it began with the Tea Party movement or Fox News or the larger conservative media-industrial complex Ė I honestly donít know. But itís clear now that the GOP is no longer a legitimate governing party. A party that allows rank neophytes like Herman Cain and Donald Trump and Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina to run for the highest...
  • Lawmaker: Trey Gowdy to leave the House after 2016

    09/30/2015 7:04:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2015 | PETE KASPEROWICZ
    Rep. John Fleming, R-La., said Wednesday morning that Tea Party favorite Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., won't run for a fourth term, and instead plans to retire at the end of the current Congress to return to his home state. "Trey wants to go back to South Carolina, and God bless him for that," Fleming said on C-SPAN. When asked if that's what Gowdy has told other Republicans, Fleming confirmed it. "At the end of his term, yes," he said. "He plans to go back home, and he wants to finish his work on the Benghazi special committee. But he loves...
  • Ted Cruz invades Rand Paul territory

    09/29/2015 9:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In the Senate, Ted Cruz stood with Rand Paul. On the campaign trail, he's stomping all over him. Cruz on Tuesday unveiled a coalition of libertarian supporters that is chock full of activists who backed Paul's father, Ron Paul, in the two previous Republican presidential primaries. Cruz very unsubtly moved to stamp out the competition for this voting bloc with a campaign video that features this group recalling their fondness for Ron Paul and discussing how Cruz embodies his libertarian ethos. Libertarian Republicans were supposed to form the bulwark of Rand Paul's 2016 campaign. "There are a lot of things...

    09/29/2015 10:23:03 AM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 18 replies
    TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN ^ | 9/28/2015 | Donald J. Trump
    This is a HTML LIST version of full text of TAX REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN [Full text of Trump's Tax plan]. Personally I find it easier to get information when the entire document is in a kind of outline format. Hover underlined words for definitions.
  • John Boehner vs. the 'crazies': Should GOP just let tea party win?

    09/27/2015 9:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mark Sappenfield, Staff writer
    John Boehner is leaving as speaker because he can't control the tea party. Should the whole GOP give in? It has happened before. The Republican Party is barreling head-first toward a worst-case scenario Ė or is that a best-case scenario? The tea party wing of the party has essentially toppled House Speaker John Boehner. His replacement will almost certainly need the tea party's stamp of approval. Meanwhile, the Republican presidential campaign continues to confound the establishment. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz together have more support than all other Republican candidates combined, according to polls....
  • Boehner Warns Conservatives About The Tea Party: Reavows Calling Ted Cruz ĎThat Jack-Assí (Video)

    09/27/2015 2:59:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Liberals Unite Magazine ^ | September 27, 2015 | Samuel Warde
    Outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner lashed out at the Houseís ďmost conservative membersĒ during a Sunday interview on ABCís ďFace the Nation.ĒCBS host John Dickerson began the interview by asking Boehner about the threatened government shutdown: ďFour days, the government runs out of money. Is there going to be a shutdown?Ē Boehner responded, ďno,Ē that he expected the Senate to pass a continuing resolution and that with the help of Democrats in the House, he expected the House to vote to keep the government open. Moving to the issue of Boehnerís upcoming retirement, Dickerson asked Boehner about conversations...
  • Conservatives to 2016 GOP field: Defy us at your own peril

    09/26/2015 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 26, 2015 3:27 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin
    The Republican Partyís conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehnerís stepping down, is warning the 2016 presidential candidates that defying its wishes will come at their peril. Religious activists forcefully conveyed this message Saturday: embrace our uncompromising stance against abortion rights and gay marriage, among other priorities, even if doing so risks a federal government shutdown. An emboldened conservative movement signals fresh trouble for White House candidates viewed by the partyís frustrated base as insufficiently committed to their cause. Chief among them is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. ďConservatives are on fire at the moment,Ē said Gary Bauer,...
  • Ted Cruz Wins Third-Straight Values Voter Summit Presidential Straw Poll

    09/26/2015 1:47:04 PM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies ^ | 09/26/15
    HOUSTON, Texas ‚ÄĒ For the third year in a row, Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz has won the Values Voter Summit Straw Poll. The Values Voter annual summit is the largest gathering of evangelical voters from across the country. The event is hosted by Family Research Council. This year, the annual summit to discuss issues important to Christians was held at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. Attendees heard from some of America‚Äôs foremost Christian leaders, including Tony Perkins, the President of Family Research Council, as well as several candidates for president.‚ÄúI am humbled and honored to have the support of...
  • John Boehner left because Republicans' true faith is incompatible with governing

    09/26/2015 12:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 25, 2015 | Chris Lehmann
    The real religion of Washington conservatives is that having a government at all is offensive to the market. No wonder leading a branch of it is thankless work.House Speaker John Boehnerís last official moment in the media spotlight found him crying: sitting behind Pope Francis during the pontiffís address to Congress, Boehner Ė a notorious public cryer Ė teared up at the homiletic spectacle, and was forced to dry his eyes with a handkerchief. It was fitting because, over the past five years, Boehner himself has presided over a far less decorous and infinitely more fractious show of ardent faith,...
  • Peter King: Boehnerís Fall Result Of ďPeople Like Ted CruzĒ Who ďHijack And Blackmail The PartyĒ

    Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, says Tea Party Republicans like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are to blame for the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner. ďI think he could of been influenced by the pope being here yesterday and that itís just time to end the fighting thatís gone on, the needless fighting thatís gone on,Ē King said to radio host John Grambling on Friday. ďBut having said that Iím disappointed. I think John was as good as a speaker that you could find and heís undermined by people in his own party from day one. Itís...
  • Bye-Bye Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:21:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The heartening news that John Boehner is not only out of the Speakerís Chair but out of Congress as well has just broken. Here are a few points to keep in mind; When Boehner removed North Carolina conservative Congressman Mark Meadows as Chair of the Government Operations Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, he set in motion a chain of events that has brought us to todayís decision. Having Jason Chaffetz of Utah deliver the news was supposed to somehow protect Boehner from the anticipated blow back, but it didnít. Under extreme pressure he never saw coming,...
  • John Boehner Resigns : 2015-09-25 : A Tea Party and Free Republic Victory Photo Collage !

    09/25/2015 7:34:51 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 22 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2015-09-25 | Patton@Bastoge
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  • Donald Trumpís Mystery Muslim Questioner a Serial ANTI-TEA PARTY PLANT?

    09/23/2015 4:52:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-22-2015 | Aleistar
    The notorious Tea Party plant wore a Nazi shirt at the St. Louis Tea Party rally and an anti-Glenn Beck Obama-Muslim shirt at another rally. He may have been the plant at Donald Trump‚Äôs event last week?** REMEMBER‚Äď TO ALWAYS FILM THESE PLANTS ‚ÄĒ FOLLOW THEM TO OUT OF EVENT AND GET THEIR NAMEAnti-Tea Party plant carrying an impeach the Muslim Marxist sign at a Tea Party event.The unknown man who recently questioned Donald Trump about Muslims and President Obama has been featured on left wing blogs and an anti-Tea Party website for years.When Joe the Plumber questioned Obama in...
  • Lois Lerner: Lincoln Shouldíve Let the South Go Instead of Civil War

    08/07/2015 7:05:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ken Meyer
    Most Americans tend to agree that Abraham Lincoln was one of this countryís better presidents, having saved the nation from imploding on itself with the Civil War. Former IRS chief Lois Lerner, however, does not apparently have the same thoughts about keeping the South in the union. ďLook my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best,Ē Lerner wrote in 2014. ďHe should (have) let the south go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets.Ē The Senate Finance Committee released a report yesterday that examined 1.5 million pages of IRS emails. A significant focus...
  • Republicans purging supporters they should embrace

    09/19/2015 4:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 19, 2015 | Taylor Millard
    Richard Viguerie and Bobby Jindal have both referred to the Republican Party as the ďParty of StupidĒ and theyíre correct. There are times the GOP canít get out of its own way when it comes to alienating voters or just being plain petty towards dissent. House Speaker John Boehner has wrongly kicked conservative and libertarian Republican Congressmen from committees, while Jason Chaffetz briefly removed Mark Meadows from a committee in June. The American Conservative Union wouldnít allow the Log Cabin Republicans into CPAC this year, until inviting LCR Executive Director Gregory Angelo to be on a panel. This isnít just...
  • How the Tea Party Got Hijacked by Trumpís Troll Party

    09/16/2015 1:10:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 16, 2015 | Rick Wilson, national Republican message and media strategist
    As the candidates gather at the Reagan Library for the second 2016 presidential debate, a longtime conservative consultant says the Tea Party has morphed into the Troll Partyóand itís a fight for the soul of the GOP.All my life, the Republican Party has been my political home. Helping it succeed has been my work for decades. It was never perfect, but families never are. Flawed, and given to wrong turns from time to time, we had good years and terrible years. We elected presidents, took back Congress after decades, lost it, and took it back again. Our leaders ranged from...

    09/15/2015 12:36:58 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 310 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/2015 | Breitbart TV
    On Tuesday, talk radio host Glenn Beck accused the Tea Party supporters of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump of being racists. While he questioned whether Trumpís supporters are genuine Tea Partiers, Beck said of them, ďIf you were a Tea Party person, then you were lying. You were lying. It was about Barack Obama being black. It was about him being a Democrat.Ē Although he later identified fellow talk show host Sean Hannity as a Tea Party supporter who thinks Trump is ďa great guy,Ē Beck said that he simply disagrees with Hannity about Trump. Beckís comments came as part...

    09/14/2015 9:54:32 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 9 replies ^ | Sept 13,2015 | Robert Wilde
    After rallying ten thousand Americans on Wednesday in the nationís capitol against president Obamaís Iran Nuclear capitulation, Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin joined Breitbart News Sunday to tell listeners that there is much more to do.
  • Michael Reagan: My Father Would Be Appalled at Trump

    09/11/2015 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 96 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 11, 2015 | Greg Richter
    Michael Reagan: My Father Would Be Appalled at Trump By Greg Richter | 10 Sep 2015 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has compared himself to Ronald Reagan, but the Republican icon would be "appalled" at the way Trump acts, Michael Reagan told Newsmax TV. Trump's personal attacks on fellow candidates, including the recent Rolling Stone report of him talking about Carly Fiorina's appearance, go too far, said Reagan, a radio talk show host and son of the former president. Reagan said he hopes Trump's actions hurt him not only with women voters, but with all voters. "What he's done is...
  • Glenn Beck Lashes Out at Sarah Palin: ĎSheís a Clown!í

    09/11/2015 7:37:08 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 59 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-11-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Glenn Beck is fed up with Sarah Palin, one of the Tea Partyís real heroes. On his radio show on The Blaze yesterday, Beck lashed out at Palin over her apparent support for billionaire businessman Donald Trump. He called John McCainís former running mate a ďclown,Ē adding: ďIím embarrassed I once supported her.Ē [VIDEO] Beck: "I didnít listen to her speech. Yeah, Iím going to say it. I donít care what Sarah Palin says any more. Sarah Palin has become a clown. Iím embarrassed that I was once for Sarah Palin. Honestly, Iím embarrassed." Thatís strong and powerful, but it...
  • If Someone's Speech Is Not PC, Does that Automatically Equate It To Biblical Acceptability?

    09/10/2015 10:17:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    9/10/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I'm not saying that we have a theocracy or should have one, nor am I saying that if someone messes up from time to time in their choice of words or choices in life that this means they are automatically not a Christian or aren't seeking to follow the Bible to the best of their ability. Nor should anyone use yet another Straw Man (that I have to knock down before they are lobbed onto this thread) and say that "At least this person isn't Obama." Being anti-PC is often a good thing, for it can remove the endless quibbling,...
  • The terrifying reason Trump is winning: The infantilized conservative base wants rage, not ideas

    09/09/2015 2:34:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Salon ^ | September 9, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Jeb thinks he can beat Trump by attacking his liberal past. He clearly doesn't understand the nature of this beast.I wrote two months ago that Donald Trump is a mirror image of the conservative psyche, a perfect distillation of the Tea Party id: No ideas, no substance Ė just bluster and fiery platitudes. Everything thatís happened since has confirmed my initial suspicion. Trump has continued to repackage shopworn stupidities and beam them back at his audiences, and conservatives canít get enough of it. If youíve followed Trumpís ongoing spat with Jeb Bush, youíve probably noticed that Trump is winning. And...
  • How Trump Exposed the Tea Party

    09/08/2015 1:00:22 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 46 replies
    Either the Tea Party baseówhich the media would have us think mainly consists of angry libertarians inveighing against taxes and runaway big governmentóhasnít really been listening to Donald Trump, who made all the above statements, or, alternatively, most of the media have read the Tea Party and its true aims and ambitions entirely wrong. I suggest the latter is the correct answer. The success of Trumpís campaign has, if nothing else, exposed the Tea Party for what it really is; Trumpís popularity is, in effect, final proof of what some of us have been arguing for years: that the Tea...
  • In 2016, Ted Cruz dreams of a 2012 replay

    09/08/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 4, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz's team thinks they already beat Jeb Bush -- three years ago. That's when Cruz, a young lawyer with a thin resume but political talent, elbowed his way through a crowded field with just enough cash and just enough endorsements to topple an establishment hero with more money than a candidate could ever hope for. The Cruz foe then was David Dewhurst, and he continues to cast his shadow. If he could be beaten then, say Cruz's truest believers, Cruz can't be beaten now. "They're all Bushes," said Morgan McComb, an online activist who proudly chose to wear one...
  • The Jew-Hating Dem Behind the ĎMillion Muslim Marchí

    08/20/2013 8:15:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 19, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The Jew-Hating Dem Behind the ‚ÄėMillion Muslim March‚ÄôPosted By Arnold Ahlert On August 19, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 141 Comments A group known as the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) has been making headlines with its¬†attempt¬†to organize¬†a ‚ÄúMillion Muslim March‚ÄĚ on Washington, D.C. on the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Predictably, a¬†statement¬†released by the group explaining the event offers a disturbing welter of demands, anti-Americanism and victimhood: We at AMPAC are planning an historic event for 9.11.13 where one million Muslims will march to Washington D.C. and demand that our...
  • Limbaugh:Trump,Tea Party Standing Up To Stop Dilution Of What It Means To Be An American

    09/03/2015 11:18:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On his Thursday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh hit back at those criticizing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump for challenging his opponent, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), for not speaking English to a press gaggle earlier this week.
  • Megyn Kelly Blasts ĎDouble Standardí Over Treatment Of Black Lives Matter Movement, Tea Party

    09/02/2015 7:39:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday, the Fox News Channelís ďKelly FileĒ host Megyn Kelly criticized the ďdouble standardĒ between the treatment of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Tea Party, stating with the Black Lives Matter movement, ďsuddenly the actions of a few do not apply to the manyĒ like they did with the Tea Party. Kelly began by playing footage of a New Black Panther group chanting ďOink oink, bang bangĒ in front of a jail in Texas, which she said was ďJust one of the angry and incendiary chants we have seen against police in recent months. Ö But so...
  • Will Trump and Cruz be only 2016 candidates at Iran rally?

    09/02/2015 2:59:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/2/15 | Al Weaver
    Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are set to rally against the Iran deal next week in Washington, but will other 2016 candidates be joining them? According to Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin, whose group is organizing the event, not a single presidential candidate or campaign has expressed interest in attending the September 9 event at the Capitol. "I know no other candidates for president in their official capacity or even as a candidate have reached out to us at all about [attending]," Martin told the Washington Examiner Tuesday evening. "No one else has reached out to us." "I...
  • Chris Christie Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll (60%+ Trump voters: Obama not U.S. born

    09/01/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    MSNBC (Maddow Blog) ^ | 8/31/2015 | Will Femia
    Tonight, Public Policy Polling gave the Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at their results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. While the findings at the top of the poll are what we've come to expect from the Republican field - Donald Trump and Ben Carson - securing the top spots - what is more surprising is to find beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support. The poll also shows the tea party character of the Republican Party, with strong birther views and a dubious grasp of some key...
  • Trump Wins Tea Party Group's 'Nashville Straw Poll'

    08/29/2015 2:48:18 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 100 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Aug 29 2015 | NewsMax
    Donald Trump took his Republican presidential campaign to Tennessee Saturday, winning the Nashville Straw Poll at the annual convention of the tea party-backed National Federation of Republican Assemblies. Trump won with 52 percent of the vote, CNN reports. It was not immediately clear how many of the 16 others seeking the nomination were on the ballot. In his morning speech, the billionaire businessman praised the tea party's efforts to hold the federal government accountable and discussed how the group has been discredited by the Republican establishment. "You have not been treated fairly," Trump said, according to CNN. "People talk about...
  • Judge: IRS must say if White House sought taxpayersí information

    08/29/2015 5:39:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayersí private information from the tax agency, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot refuse by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws. ďThis court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made an improper attempt to access that information,Ē the judge wrote. The ruling marks yet another federal judge who has ordered the Obama administration to be more transparent when responding to open-records records. The State Department is facing...
  • Donald Trump courts tea party at Nashville straw poll

    08/29/2015 10:28:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 29 2015 | M.J. Lee, politics and finance reporter
    Donald Trump took his colorful campaign to Nashville on Saturday, where he courted a constituency that some say he is tailor-made for: the tea party. He is competing in a presidential straw poll and addressed the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, a group that boasts it was "the tea party before there was a tea party." Trump's appearance was highly anticipated at the conservative gathering: As a candidate, he's hitting the same notes -- anger at conventional politics, contempt for Washington and distrust of special interests and lobbyists -- that propelled the tea party movement in 2010. "You have not...
  • IRS Must Say If White House Sought Taxpayersí Information: Judge

    08/28/2015 11:04:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS Must Say If White House Sought Taxpayersí Information: Judge Stephen Dinan - August 28. A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayersí private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose. Itís not clear that there were any such requests ó but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code. ďThis court questions...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Teabagger

    08/28/2015 11:22:05 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-28-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • What Trump knows that you don't

    08/27/2015 8:56:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 27, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    When pundits call Donald Trump a "know-nothing," they are not just using a historical if pejorative term to describe his immigration stance. They really mean that he appears to know nothing about public policy or governance. On the charitable assumption that his blustery, content-free stump speech isn't an act, you'll get no argument here. But Trump does seem to know a lot more about politics than many of his detractors, including those critics who are well versed in the finer details of entitlement reform or international trade policy. Trump's success in the polls has been particularly frustrating for wonky conservatives....
  • Who Are Donald Trumpís Supporters?

    08/26/2015 8:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    The big, existential question for Republicans right now is: who are Donald Trumpís supporters? It matters because this will determine the future, and the future prospects, of the party. I heartily agree with Ben Domenech, whose article on this just made it harder for me to fulfill my obligations to his publication, by pre-empting most of what I was planning to write about Trump for The Federalist. Ben argues that Trumpism would turn the Republicans from a ďclassically liberal rightĒ to a European-style nationalist party that is ďxenophobic, anti-capitalist, vaguely militarist, pro-state, and consistently anti-Semitic. If you criticize Donald Trump,...
  • Graham: Trump Appeals To 'Dark Side' Of GOP That Thinks Obama Is Muslim

    08/26/2015 12:51:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Livewire ^ | August 25, 2015 | Caitlin Cruz
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday that fellow candidate Donald Trump has tapped into the "dark side" of the GOP. Graham was explaining how his rival has managed to dominate the Republican presidential race, polling as high as 35 percent depending on the survey. Graham said the support still represented a minority of the GOP. ďTwenty-five percent of our party that probably thinks Obama was born in Kenya or wants to believe that. Thereís 25 percent of our party wants him to be a Muslim because they hate him so much,"...
  • Judicial Watch Statement in Response to Obama IRS Disclosure of New Lois Lerner Email Account

    08/25/2015 2:27:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) Ė Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton issued the following statement today regarding the recent court filing by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealing the existence of an alias email address used by Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS: It is remarkable that the Obama IRS and Justice Department waited two years to tell a federal court that Lois Lerner had a separate email account that contains documents at issue in the IRS scandal. Especially since both agencies knew about this account since April of last year. It could be a crime...
  • Tuscaloosa preparing to host Ted Cruz in sold out event

    08/25/2015 2:07:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | August 25, 2015 | Terri Brewer
    TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa is preparing to host Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas Tuesday night. Cruz will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Reagan dinner, organized by the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party chapter. The event is sold out. Although the dinner boasts a long list of well-known keynote speakers, chapter president Jim Zeanah says this is first time a current presidential candidate has headlined the event. Zeanah says organizers booked Cruz before they realized just how popular he would be with Alabamians. "The Tea Party folks from all over the state...
  • Failed 2014 GOP Senate Primary Challengers Rally to Ted Cruz

    08/24/2015 10:55:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 24, 2015 | Adam Wollner
    The conservative 2014 Senate challengers have endorsed the candidate who, like them, hopes to be a vessel for anti-establishment frustration.Ted Cruz's presidential campaign may not get many endorsements from Senate colleagues. Not coincidentally, the Texas senator is racking up support from primary challengers who tried but failed to unseat some of those senators last year. Tennessee's Joe Carr, Mississippi's Chris McDaniel, and South Carolina's Lee Bright, three conservatives who opposed longtime GOP senators in 2014 primaries, have all backed Cruz for president. It's a small part of Cruz's effort to do next year what those candidates did last year: serve...