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  • Va. House bill targets asset forfeitures that fund police

    01/26/2015 5:06:07 AM PST · by csvset · 25 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 26, 2015 | Gary A. Harki
    NORFOLK A bill moving through the General Assembly could eliminate a legal process that brings in millions of dollars for law enforcement agencies, but which critics say allows the government to confiscate property unfairly. HB1287, sponsored by Del. Mark Cole, R-Spotsylvania, would end civil asset forfeitures - state legal proceedings that allow police to keep property seized from criminal suspects. The process rankles civil liberties advocates because such seizures can occur without a criminal conviction. The proposal mirrors an order from Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this month that drastically curtails the federal asset-forfeiture process. If Cole's bill passes, the...
  • Ted Cruz Just Launched His Iowa Campaign

    01/24/2015 3:51:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 229 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 24, 2015 | Tim Alberta and Shane Goldmacher
    The Texas conservative and his team are trying to lock down a state director for his White House run.DES MOINES -- Ted Cruz's presidential campaign​ in Iowa is unofficially underway. The Texas senator and his lieutenants have been making calls to top Iowa activists and consultants for the past two weeks, multiple Republican sources told National Journal, hoping to lock down a state director for his White House campaign. Cruz has not yet made that critical hire, the sources said. But he's making other moves in this first nominating state. At the end of a fiery speech here Saturday to...
  • Governor Palin Clarifies Her Statements on 2016

    01/24/2015 8:43:32 AM PST · by Bratch · 26 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 24, 2014 | Steve Flesher
    Yesterday, while in Las Vegas, Governor Palin said "of course" she was interested in running for president in 2016.  Naturally, this got quite a response from the mainstream media.As such, she arrived in Iowa last night and greeted many supporters, fellow commentators, and other perceived hopefuls for the nomination where she was asked to clarify her statement:As Bob Costas reports: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told The Washington Post in an interview Friday that she is “seriously interested” in running for the White House in 2016.“You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested,” Palin said, when asked to clarify her thinking about a...
  • John Boehner Attacks Tea Party: Leaders Oppose Me to Get Rich(the war is officially on now)

    01/24/2015 6:39:59 AM PST · by bestintxas · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | breitbart news
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming conservative groups in Washington for turning him into a human pinata to raise money. In an interview to air on Sunday’s “60 Minutes” on CBS, Boehner said he doesn’t disagree that much with conservatives on policy, but that the groups beat “the dickens out of me” in order to line their own pockets. “The issue with the Tea Party isn’t one of strategy. It’s not one of different vision,” Boehner said, according to excerpts released by CBS. “It’s a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national...
  • [Scott] Walker adds "Iowa expert" to his political campaign team

    01/23/2015 1:18:13 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 73 replies
    WQAD Quad Cities ^ | 1/23/2015 | Shelly Nelson
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is adding a veteran GOP strategist and Iowa expert to his political team as the Wisconsin Republican considers a possible 2016 presidential bid. The addition of David Polyansky gives Walker's team a big dose of Iowa experience. The strategist helped engineer former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's win in the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and also served as deputy campaign manager for former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who won the 2011 Iowa straw poll.
  • Tea Party spawns GOP nightmare: How it’s already ruining the party’s ’16 strategy

    01/23/2015 12:49:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | January 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    GOP elites want Americans to think the party's boring and safe again. Maybe someone should notify the Tea Party. If you’re understandably perplexed by the Republican Party’s apparent decision to enter the post-Obama era by nominating either another member of the Bush dynasty, or another version of Mitt Romney, there’s at least one way to think about it that might help explain the seemingly inexplicable. Put simply, the leaders of the GOP, the people who tend to be referred to as “the establishment,” fervently believe that in order to win in 2016, Republicans will have to convince voters that the...
  • South Carolina Tea Party Convention Shows Growing Power Of Movement

    01/22/2015 3:51:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Joe Dugan
    The 2015 South Carolina Tea Party Convention was a phenomenal success on many fronts and caught the mainstream media totally off balance. It was too big to ignore, too American to trash, too positive to criticize, and too candid to berate.
  • Could Ted Cruz Win South Carolina’s Presidential Primary?

    01/20/2015 7:51:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    FITS News ^ | January 20, 2015 | Staff
    IN A WORD, “YES” Let’s face it … we live in a world of labels. And in no arena are labels more impactful than in the world of politics – assuming of course the recipient of the label can show they’ve actually earned it. That’s rare … but occasionally it happens. And when it happens, it has the potential to move the masses (even those increasingly resistant to voting). Amid a sea of self-anointed “Republicans,” “conservatives,” and “Tea Party” candidates, voters are looking far and wide for aspiring leaders whose records actually match the all-too familiar rhetoric emanating from their...
  • Crazy for Ted Cruz: South Carolina tea party activists love him, but is that enough in 2016?

    01/20/2015 4:43:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 20, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— A crowd of tea party activists huddled outside a closed conference door here on Sunday. Many hadn’t caught a glimpse of the man they were waiting for, but they knew he was in there. “Here he comes!” someone suddenly shouted, as Ted Cruz emerged. All day long, the Republican senator from Texas was mobbed by people who thanked him for taking on Washington, jostled for pictures and sought out hugs. Even after Cruz had departed the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, his booth was consistently crowded. Ben Carson and Rick Santorum made their pitches and both...
  • Tea party reeling (piece worth reading)

    01/20/2015 6:58:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/19/15 | Katie Glueck
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The past year has not been kind to the tea party: Its most prized candidates were crushed in primary elections to establishment-backed foes, then it watched in dismay earlier this month as conservatives in Congress failed to block John Boehner from another term as House speaker. Five years into its existence, the tea party is a movement adrift, interviews with conservative activists at this weekend’s South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention show. Its members are at odds over what went wrong in the 2014 election and on how to move forward in 2016; there’s even disagreement...
  • GOP establishment forgets power of party’s right

    01/19/2015 8:36:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    GOP ESTABLISHMENT FORGETS POWER OF PARTY’S RIGHT The 2012 election has had a searing effect on the Republican Party. The 126-electoral-vote defeat of its nominee by an incumbent thought to be highly vulnerable may have altered the trajectory of the GOP even more than the similar, though narrower, defeat Democrats suffered in 2004. The question is: To what end? The 35-vote loss John Kerry suffered in 2004 left many Democrats, as James Taylor might say, “down and troubled,” and looking for the way forward (or back) to success. The party eventually decided to sprint farther leftward and reject triangulation, with...
  • BLACK AUTHOR AND TEA PARTY ADVOCATE AIMS TO GET AL SHARPTON FIRED

    01/19/2015 10:18:36 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2015 | ROBERT WILDE
    Boyle asked “What can the Tea Party do to fight back against the Al Sharpton’s and the Jesse Jackson’s of the world” who revel in race baiting and racially dividing this country? “The first thing is we have to go after them,” said the author of The Big Black Lie and Sexy Brilliance. “We gotta go after them like Muhammad Ali went after Sonny Liston. We are not going to let them have the bully pulpit. We have to call the people who support them what they are. ‘You are supporting terrorism’ if you donate money to Sharpton, Sony, Target...
  • 2016: Tea Party Afire: South Carolina and Iowa Events Preview Coming Fight With Establishment

    01/19/2015 6:56:02 AM PST · by don-o · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Sold out Tea Party events in South Carolina this weekend and Iowa next weekend demonstrate that the conservative grassroots are prepared to put in the time and money needed to back a limited government candidate who can win the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016. More than 1,200 grassroots activists attended this weekend’s three day South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach, where they heard from four potential Presidential candidates: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Dr. Ben Carson, former Senator Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump. Remarks by Cruz and Dr. Carson, in particular, caught the attention of the mainstream media....
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: American Dream and U.S. Leadership in the World Are Slipping Away

    01/18/2015 6:46:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 18, 2015 | Edwin Mora
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) warns that the American dream is slipping away. “The central challenge facing this country right now is that for millions of Americans, the American dream seems to be slipping away,” he told the crowd during a speech at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention on Sunday. “You know, today for the first time in our country’s history, a majority of Americans believe our kids will have a worse life than we did. That has never been true in over 200 hundred years of our nation’s history until right now.” In August 2014,...
  • Cruz needles Romney in front of South Carolina activists

    01/18/2015 2:17:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics ^ | January 18, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz delivered on Sunday what looked like a dry run of his 2016 presidential stump speech to the South Carolina activists who will help decide that election. In his first visit to the state, which will host the third presidential primary in February 2016, since October, Cruz told the state’s Tea Party activists that nominating a moderate in 2016 would lead Republicans to lose just like they have when those moderates led the ticket in the past. “If we nominate another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole or a John McCain or a Mitt Romney, all of...
  • Tea Party Leader Joins Prospective Ben Carson Presidential Campaign

    01/16/2015 11:32:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 16, 2015 | Paige Lavender
    A tea party leader from Iowa, a key state in the presidential elections, is joining conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson's prospective 2016 campaign. Carson will launch an exploratory committee in the next few weeks and has hired political operative Ryan Rhodes to oversee campaign operations in Iowa, The Iowa Republican reports. According to The Hill, Rhodes joined Carson's efforts after talking to other potential Republican presidential candidates, including Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. "I'm joining team Carson," Rhodes told The Hill. "I'm going to be working with his American Legacy [PAC] stuff. If he decides to move...
  • The Foreign Policy Of The First Tea Party President

    01/16/2015 7:07:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2015 | Angelo Codevilla
    How would the election of such as Sen. Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, or Gov. Mike Pence in 2016 affect U.S. foreign policy? In previous columns, I have outlined what might be the foreign policy proclivities of candidates who represent the Republican Party establishment (e.g., Jeb Bush), the Democratic establishment (Hillary Clinton), of libertarians (Sen. Rand Paul), and of progressives (Sen. Elizabeth Warren) without speculating on the chances any might have of being elected. Were anyone to argue that the foreign policy consequences of a Tea Party president are irrelevant because none is likely to be elected, I would suggest...
  • Conservative Koch Brothers' Group Puts Congressional GOP On Notice (NPR)

    01/15/2015 6:58:33 PM PST · by Drango · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | JANUARY 15, 2015 | Peter Overby
    Americans for Prosperity, the most prominent arm of the Koch brothers' organization, put Republican lawmakers on notice Thursday, setting out a conservative agenda for Congress. AFP leaders say it will be pushed by the group's grassroots supporters in 34 states. Tim Phillips, president of AFP, said at a Washington press conference that congressional Republicans "failed miserably" a decade ago, especially on cutting the federal budget. "They've been given a second chance by the American people," he said, "and we're going to hold them accountable. We're determined about that." The agenda covers three areas: taxes, including repeal of the estate or...
  • The “dead” TEA party movement makes itself felt while media/Democrats/GOP-e make believe it is gone

    01/15/2015 8:50:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week both the Republican and Democrat wings of the Uniparty celebrated another “defeat” of the TEA party movement with the re-election of John Boehner as the Speaker of House. After all, try as it might the TEA party movement was not able to muster the necessary votes to at least push the contest into an embarrassing second round. Closer examination suggests a very different reality. The rules of the House say that in an election for Speaker the person who gets the most votes of those actually present when the roll is called wins. Clearly this gives an advantage...
  • Cruz: GOP ‘will get walloped’ without action on Obamacare

    01/12/2015 4:17:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2015 6:47 PM EST | Philip Elliott
    Republicans “will get walloped” in 2016 if they do not deliver on campaign promises, such as working to scrap the controversial national health care law and blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration proposals, Sen. Ted Cruz said Monday. The freshman Texas lawmaker said fellow Republican candidates promised during last year’s elections to scrap the health care law, which they call Obamacare, and to deny Obama’s executive actions, which they call “amnesty.” Cruz, a tea party favorite considering a White House campaign in 2016, said voters will punish Republicans in two years unless lawmakers have something to show for their new majority...
  • The Left’s Love Affair With the 4-letter N Word

    01/11/2015 3:11:04 AM PST · by combat_boots · 35 replies
    Gun News ^ | 12/19/2014 | Darryl Blonski
    “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley I like quotes. Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans. They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on. I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying...
  • Taking Over the Republican Party

    01/09/2015 8:02:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RightSideNews ^ | January 5, 2015 | Nelson Hultberg
    One of the biggest fallacies in politics today is the claim that we, as conservatives and libertarians, can only be effective if we stay loyal to the Republican Party and work to gain control of it by electing more free-market conservatives every election year. We at AFR believe such thinking to be tragically misguided. To expect the Republican Party to challenge the modern day juggernaut of statism is as foolish as expecting socialist professors to instill Americanism into our youth. It won’t happen anymore than the planets will one day reverse their orbits. This is because the members of the...
  • Texas Legislators Are Spending Fast And Loose With Your Contributions

    01/08/2015 1:43:01 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 10 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 01/08/2014 | Hardhatter's Team
    Being in the Texas Legislature is not intended to be a lucrative career. Legislators receive part-time pay. They are only in session six months every two years. It is, for all intents and purposes, a volunteer position for those wishing to serve the public. Last week, we released an exhaustive report covering the loans relating to the campaigns and PACs of every Texas Legislator. Despite a tepid and defensive response from the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) regarding our figures and call for an audit, we delved further into the campaign finances of the Legislature. This time we took a closer...
  • Flood of Anti-Boehner Calls Rattles Leadership

    01/08/2015 8:50:10 AM PST · by kristinn · 135 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    It wasn’t the Republican votes against House Speaker John Boehner that truly rattled the GOP leadership, it was the phone calls. There were hundreds of them, jamming the phone lines of the district and Capitol offices of dozens of House GOP lawmakers. The callers were not angry about legislation. Nor were they asking for help with a local matter. They were demanding their representative vote against Boehner Tuesday in his bid to win election to a third term as speaker. For the GOP leadership, the flood of calls was a game changer. It thrusted the leadership into triage mode as...
  • Charlie Hebdo Attacks Strengthen European Anti-Immigration Parties

    01/08/2015 5:07:10 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 26 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 8, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    You will recall that President Obama once told the UN that the future does not belong to people who insult the prophet Mohammed. Yesterday in Paris Muslim terrorists backed up that statement by killing 12 at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. This is the same newspaper that the White House recently said was “deeply offensive.” Why exactly the White House is commenting on foreign newspapers isn’t clear. Unfortunately the French government also agrees with Obama’s UN statement. They’ve spent the last several years ceding control of neighborhoods to Muslim terrorists block by block. Weak or no police presence...
  • Boehner defends retribution - says no final decision has been made

    01/07/2015 10:17:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2015 | Scott Wong
    A day after winning his third term as Speaker, John Boehner (R-Ohio) said his conference had begun a "family conversation" about how to respond to the 25 conservatives who revolted and voted against him on the floor. Boehner confirmed that the Rules Committee agreed hours after the Tuesday vote to boot two of the defectors off the committee: Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), who challenged Boehner for Speaker, and Rep. Richard Nugent (R-Fla.), who voted for his fellow Florida Republican. But the Speaker said no final decisions had been made, suggesting Webster and Nugent could rejoin the committee, even as some...
  • The Religion Of Peace Strikes Again

    01/07/2015 6:48:22 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 22 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 7, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Muslim terrorists have murdered 12 people at satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The newspaper recently ran cartoons mocking Mohammed and ISIS. This newspaper was firebombed by Muslims in 2011, so apparently there’s a history of Muslims attacking these people. Parisians are understandably shocked over this barbarous act of terrorism. As well they should be, God help western civilization when it gets to the point that acts of terrorism don’t shock us anymore. Especially so when we’re talking about the acts of barbarian Muslim terrorists. Since the 9-11 attacks on New York and Washington, Muslim terrorists have attacked London, Boston,...
  • 'They p***ed him off': Conservative Republicans lose committee assignments in retaliation...

    01/06/2015 11:30:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2015 | David Martosko
    Iron-fisted U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is moving quickly to punish conservative Republicans who tried to oust him Tuesday during the biennial leadership election. Hours after the contentious vote, Florida Rep. Daniel Webster – who actively campaigned against Boehner and persuaded 12 GOP members to support him – found himself left off the membership list of the powerful House Rules Committee, where he served for the last two years. Rep. Rich Nugent, a fellow Floridian who voted for him, suffered the same fate. 'My philosophy,' Webster told reporters after he heard the news that he had been bumped from the...
  • Anti-Boehner Rebels Come Up Short - But Was Stronger Than Expected

    01/06/2015 12:56:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 6, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) was reelected to his post as leader of the Republican conference, but the rebellion was stronger than expected. Boehner received 215 votes, of 408 votes cast. He needed 205 to win the speakership. Twenty-four Republicans voted for alternatives, with a 25th lawmaker voting present. Half of those ‘no’ votes went to Representative Daniel Webster (R., Fla.), who was backed by Representative Steve King (R., Iowa.) King was one of the ringleaders of the rebellion. The race was closer than the 215-24 result suggests. If 35 Republicans had voted against Boehner, he would not have...
  • WHIP LIST: Boehner opposition grows

    01/06/2015 8:10:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2015 | Scott Wong
    A small but growing number of Republicans say they will vote Tuesday to deny John Boehner a third term as Speaker of the House. But ousting a sitting Speaker is a difficult feat, and a group of a dozen defectors failed two years ago to depose Boehner, the powerful Ohio Republican. Because the House GOP expanded its majority in the midterm elections, 29 Republicans would need to vote against Boehner to force a second ballot. Even then, it’s improbable that Boehner would relinquish the gavel and step aside without a drawn-out fight. The Hill is keeping a running list on...
  • John Feehery: Support the Speaker (telling piece from Establishment Oligarchy bag-man)

    01/06/2015 6:31:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/5/15 | John Feehery
    From 1910 to 1943, it was fairly common for some members of the Republican Party to vote for somebody for Speaker of the House other than the choice of the conference. Progressive Republicans initially joined with Democrats in rebellion against the autocratic Joe Cannon, and the habit stuck. And in every Speaker’s election during that time, up to 11 members would cast their votes for a person other than the two candidates put forward by the two major parties. ADVERTISEMENT That habit died in 1945, and from the close of World War II to the close of the Cold War,...
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...
  • Distrust fuels populist movement

    01/05/2015 11:46:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 3, 2015 | Salena Zito
    The Washington political classes do not understand you. If you are a Democrat, they assume you're a pure progressive. They take for granted that you consider climate change a religion, think immigration should be a free pass for everyone, support entry-level people jumping past entry-level pay, think fairness is an entitlement provided by government through executive order, and believe socialized health care is the greatest achievement this country has accomplished. If you are a Republican, they assume that you carry a gun every time you walk out the door, that you hate women, gays, blacks and Hispanics, and that you...
  • Why a leading tea party group just slammed Mike Huckabee

    01/05/2015 4:31:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics Blog ^ | January 5, 2015 | Jose A. DelReal and Sean Sullivan
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's (R) announcement Saturday that he is leaving Fox News as he considers running for president again has regnited an old feud between himself and the conservative Club for Growth -- a spat that dates back nearly a decade. “In a year in which GOP voters appear likely to have several good pro-economic growth candidates to choose from, Mike Huckabee’s big government record would stand out from the crowd, and not in a good way," said Club for Growth president David McIntosh in a statement Monday. Huckabee, a strong retail campaigner with a loyal evangelical Christian...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Challenges Boehner For Speaker

    01/05/2015 3:56:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Congress: With polls showing most GOP voters in opposition to the Speaker's budget deal and saying they would "probably" or "definitely" prefer a new leader, a Tea Party favorite fires a shot heard around the political world. In 2010, House Speaker John Boehner loved the Tea Party. The grass-roots movement, which arose in opposition to manifestations of big government such as ObamaCare and unlimited taxation and regulation, put the GOP back in control of the House of Representatives and made Boehner Speaker. But by December 2013, Boehner loved the Tea Party and other conservative groups not so much. They had...
  • McConnell Pledges to Avoid 'Scary' Excesses and 'Strident Stands' of 'Far Right'

    01/05/2015 9:27:44 AM PST · by INVAR · 62 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 5, 2015 | Tim Graham
    “Mitch McConnell has an unusual admonition for the new Republican majority as it takes over the Senate this week: Don’t be ‘scary.’”... Democrats are dubious of McConnell’s pledge to avert edge-of-the-cliff moments. They believe he will run into the same problems that have bedeviled House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) during the past four years — including the inability to corral rabble-rousers such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) to support an agenda that conservative critics will probably view as not bold enough in challenging Obama. Appeasing those far-right conservatives will lead to an agenda that Democrats hope to exploit in...
  • Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony

    01/05/2015 7:33:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 5, 2014
    Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony Published January 05, 2015 FoxNews.com A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran drew cheers from a crowd in Oregon Saturday after telling protesters shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" to stop interrupting his medal ceremony and to “show a little respect.” Dario Raschio was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to be honored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, at a public town hall meeting. But shortly after Wyden began speaking, more than 100 demonstrators in the back of the room started shouting, The Oregonian reports. After 15 minutes of chanting against the...
  • Tea Party Mom Wins 1.12 MILLION After Saying Cop Called Her A ” TEABAGGER”!!

    01/05/2015 8:02:15 AM PST · by redreno · 37 replies
    http://xtribune.com ^ | 01/03/2015 | unknown
    A Long Island Tea Party member is getting the last laugh after being awarded 1.12 million dollars in compensatory damages. Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, was arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. She claimed that she was ​only ​arrested during the incident because she belonged to the Tea Party. She intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a “Teabagger.”
  • Conservatives Are The Real RINO’s

    01/05/2015 5:39:04 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 80 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 5, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    When Jeb Bush announced he was running for President conservatives accused him of being RINO. (Republican in name only) Conservatives have said the same thing about Mitt Romney, Chris Christie and a laundry list of moderate to liberal Republicans. The fact though is that the progressives in the GOP aren’t the RINO’s. The Republican Party was founded as the party of big government in 1854. They were the remains of the Whig Party, which at the time was the party of Hamiltonian big government. It was the Democrats who favored Jeffersonian small government. The RINO’s aren’t big government progressives, the...
  • More Republicans Say They Won’t Support Boehner For Speaker

    01/04/2015 4:51:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Alex Pappas
    week’s vote. The latest Republican to announce plans to oppose Boehner is Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, who made public his intentions in a Sunday evening statement. “Trust is a series of promises kept; my vote for new leadership reflects a promise I made to voters when they elected me,” Gosar said. “I cannot stand beside the same leadership that has offered up bills too large to read, used parliamentary tricks to bring bills to the floor and has refused to take swift action against the president and his administration’s unconstitutional actions.” The official speaker’s election is set for Tuesday, when...
  • Remove The Crying Cheeto

    01/04/2015 1:35:25 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
    Original Content | 1/4/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    John Boehner epitomizes all that is wrong with the Republican Establishment. Boehner has thwarted every plan to overturn or ameliorate the most heinous aspects of Obama's neo-tyrannical rule. These days, I like to call Boehner Crying Cheeto. That is because he is an odd orange- or yellow-color, and cries at the drop of a hat. Boehner started, seemingly, on the right track. He was helpful in engineering the Contract with America in 1994, which helped propel Newt Gingrich to the position of the Chairman of the House. He quickly turned, however, and was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to unseat...
  • Conservative Activists Launch Anti-Boehner Website

    01/04/2015 3:30:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Dave Urbanski
    On the heels of Texas Republican Louie Gohmert’s announcement Sunday that he’s officially a candidate for Speaker of the House, conservative activists have launched a website aimed at getting present Speaker John Boehner voted out. The FreedomWorks website explains its position under the title “Speaker Boehner Has Got to Go”: It’s time for a new Speaker of the House. John Boehner has been Speaker of the House for four years. And in those four years he has betrayed conservatives and cut backroom deals to give President Obama exactly what he wants. We can’t accept a Speaker of the House who...
  • Cruz’s dilemma

    01/04/2015 9:34:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will headline the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention this month, joining a pair of other potential presidential candidate[s] also weighing bids to enter the 2016 field. . . . The roster of speakers also includes former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who ran for president in 2012, and Ben Carson, the Tea Party favorite and former neurosurgeon who’s debating entering the fray. It’s not uncommon for Cruz to play to this sort of crowd. He is a favorite among the most conservative members of the GOP, where he doles out one-liners (Abolish the...
  • Ted Cruz scheduled to address South Carolina Tea Party convention

    01/03/2015 12:59:06 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, January 2, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the fourth annual South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention to be held Jan. 17-19 in Myrtle Beach.Joe Dugan, founder and executive producer of the convention, said Friday that the event will also feature training classes for grassroots leaders and activists and panel discussions.The convention offers a platform for possible 2016 contenders to pitch their message to potential voters in the early presidential state; other speakers scheduled to appear include retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.Mr. Cruz, Mr. Santorum, and Mr. Carson are...
  • John McCain’s Progressive Hand Is Behind The Purge Of Tea Party Detractors From The Arizona GOP

    01/03/2015 11:54:38 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 3, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    John McCain is the quintessential enemy from within on the right. I am long past the argument of honoring his service to this country. He served his country long ago with distinction, now he’s serving it on a platter to the Communists. At every turn he has betrayed America in recent years. Just two words describe the good he has done this country: Sarah Palin and she is Tea Party. Now, in an act of political cleansing, McCain has set about to gut the Arizona GOP of Tea Party riff-raff using an Obama San Francisco donor. How richly appropriate for...
  • John McCain's Wacko "Ethnic Cleansing" of Tea Party

    01/02/2015 4:07:55 PM PST · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 2. 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Republicans: Political purges may work in totalitarian states, but in a democracy they can be self-defeating. The senator who called the Tea Party "wacko birds" should realize the GOP's real enemies are called Democrats. It's been said that all politics is local, and normally a state party's internal squabbles would not be national news. But when they involve a former presidential candidate on an issue that will affect the selection of the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee and chances, we sit up and take notice. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who lost the 2008 election to Barack Obama and who is running...
  • It's Time to Brew: the Tea Party Needs to Come Alive

    01/02/2015 1:04:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Layne Hansen
    Academics and pundits have many criticisms of the Tea Party, e.g., its members are racists, sexists, homophobes, etc. These are unfounded claims, but there is one criticism that is true and it is holding this movement back: the Tea Party is disorganized and lacks sophistication and cohesion. This lack of organization has benefitted the Tea Party in some ways, but the time has come for this passionate but underdeveloped movement to reach its full potential. The Tea Party's goal for the new year should be to once again become a visible and vocal actor in American politics. Claiming that the...
  • As Ted Cruz courts Jewish voters, Mitt Romney mulls denying him the nomination

    01/02/2015 3:59:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | January 1, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    In a Wednesday post, Hot Air reported on something a friend of Mitt Romney said about the 2012 presidential candidate’s desire to enter the 2016 race. It seems that if it looks like Jeb Bush is the frontrunner, Romney will sit the next race out. However, if Ted Cruz is on his way to the nomination, Romney will enter the race to save the Republican Party and the country from the conservative firebrand. One of the many raps against Cruz is that, while he is the favorite of the conservative, tea party base, he lacks the ability to reach out...
  • How will Washington change with Republican Congress in 2015?

    01/01/2015 1:20:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Jan. 1, 2015
    Change is coming to Washington in 2015 with the Republicans controlling the House and Senate for the first time in eight years. They will have their largest House majority in more than 75 years. The outgoing Congress managed to agree on a spending bill to keep the government running, but a recent Pew Research Center poll suggests Americans are not cheerful about the future. Only 20 percent believe President Obama and Republican leaders will make significant progress on the country's biggest problems. The upcoming 2016 presidential elections will also be part of the discourse. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is...
  • TEA Party Plans for 2016 Will Fail

    01/01/2015 12:31:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Public Slate ^ | December 27, 2014 | James Turnage
    The TEA Party divided the GOP for six years. It was destructive and a failure to negotiate much needed legislation throughout the 112th and 113th Congress. TEA Party goals are destructive rather than constructive. Congress’ poor favorability rating can be attributed directly to the party within a party which is supported by the most wealthy Americans such as the Koch brothers. In 2008 the TEA Party was making plans for a presidential bid in 2016; they will fail. Although politicians may be extremists, the majority of Americans are more centrist. The TEA Party made a splash in 2008 and again...