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  • Gingrich Campaign Plots Against Romney ("..strategists admitted he was the most qualified..")

    03/15/2012 7:21:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 15, 2012 | Matt Towery
    It was unbelievable: As soon as Newt Gingrich failed to win both Alabama and Mississippi in the GOP race for president, most members of the mainstream media and political strategists with whom I talked readily admitted, off the record, that he was the most qualified among the Republican candidates to serve as president. Now these are objective pros that have been around presidential politics for years. I have no doubt they were telling me the truth because these folks only tell you this stuff when it is relatively clear that the candidate is no longer a viable alternative. The Gingrich...
  • Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race

    03/15/2012 11:07:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 15, 2012 | Alex Moe
    Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race By NBC's Alex Moe PALATINE, Ill. – Hours after finishing a disappointing second place in both the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Newt Gingrich marched his campaign onward, vowing he is “staying in the race.” Campaigning in Illinois on Wednesday, Gingrich made little mention of the two contests he had hoped to win in the South. He instead focused his speeches on the big ideas that drive his campaign, explaining that many people just don’t understand what needs to be done to help change the country. “The thing I find...
  • Tampa Tempest :Newt Gingrich Plots Convention Chaos

    03/16/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 161 replies
    National Review ^ | March 16, 2012 | Robert Costa
    MARCH 16, 2012 Tampa Tempest Newt Gingrich Plots Convention Chaos. By Robert Costa As he waited for the returns on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich didn’t pay much attention to the soft flicker of Fox News. Instead, as he sat with his family and a few aides in a suite at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala., he was quietly glued to his BlackBerry, thumbing his way through e-mails. He was mostly cheerful, according to those in the room. He reminisced about campaigns past with his daughters. He reviewed his schedule; he bantered with his wife, Callista; he settled on a purple...
  • Doug Schoen: Wisconsin Union Protests Prove the Midwest Is Now America's Middle East

    03/15/2012 11:16:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2011 | Douglas E. Schoen, Democratic Strategist
    With a strong democratic tradition and an equally strong history of confidence in our institutions, the American people – on both the right and the left – have long believed with absolute confidence that the United States is immune to the kind of threat to stability that has rocked and is currently rocking the Middle East – in countries like Egypt Bahrain and Yemen. This is no longer true. The United States today is a country that lacks fiscal stability, political stability, and economic stability. It is clear, with the tens of thousands of public employees that have descended on...
  • ‘Game Change’ Subtext: Sarah Palin is a Superstar

    03/15/2012 9:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    RedState ^ | March 15, 2012 | Don Ladro
    The postmodernists have taught us that the message in the subtext is sometimes the opposite of the message in the text. The subtext of the hysterical attacks on Sarah Palin these last four years is simple: Sarah Palin’s enemies think she is a political superstar, simply head and shoulders above everyone else on the scene. The proper conservative response to an attack, like the HBO fiction, should always include exposing — and celebrating — this subtext. The over-the-top attacks began the day she was selected as John McCain’s running mate and have continued relentlessly ever since. They have even included...
  • Did Santorum beat Gingrich in Mississippi due to Democrat Prank Voting? Alabama?

    03/14/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 198 replies · 2+ views
    GULAG BOUND ^ | March 14, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    GOP being Punk’d? We know that Democrats are crossing over in open primaries, such as Mississippi and Alabama, in order to vote for Rick Santorum, a big union candidate, their votes intended to throw the Republican National Convention into a contested balloting process. This tactic was written up at the Daily Kos. Big union money has even invested for the Santorum campaign. Pardon me for not having all the pertinent facts and I confess I don’t even have time to search for them all, today, to say nothing of presenting and formatting them, here. Can you help? Place further information...
  • (Vanity) GOP-e Blames Romney’s Troubles on Newt’s Ego

    03/15/2012 3:24:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    March 15, 2012 | Vanity
    The GOP-e is starting to blame the GOP Primary and Newt Gingrich for what they see as a weakened Romney going into the General Election. BLAME Romney! BLAME the GOP Establishment! Newt Gingrich is the only conservative still running in the GOP primary! By employing a drumbeat of damaging headlines, using misleading delegate counts and by calling for him to leave, the GOP-e and their friends in the MSM have hurt Newt but they have not succeeded in knocking him out or silencing the base.
  • Road To Repeal (ObamaCare Rally DC - March 24th)

    03/14/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    roadtorepeal ^ | 03-13-2012 | roadtorepeal
    About the Event Government run health care is the best example of everything wrong with the federal government. It is financially reckless. No one knows what it will ultimately cost - or where the money will come from. Additionally, ObamaCare will grow the federal government into every aspect of our lives. It will grow government into a massive bloated bureaucracy making health care decisions that directly affect you. In fact, the federal government must hire more than 17,000 IRS agents to enforce the law. We need your help to stop Government run health care! Join thousands of patriots who oppose...
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • There Will Be Paranoia: As long as there're dispossessed white people, there'll be conspiracies

    03/13/2012 7:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    In These Times ^ | March 10, 2012 | Steve Weinberg
    Lengthy screeds featuring the dangers and hypocrisy of the New Right are common fare in progressive publications. Although I tend to agree with the screeds, I find them tiresome and sometimes counterproductive. By bestowing so much attention on the haters who have formed the Tea Party movement and largely co-opted the Republican Party, the authors of the screeds flatter those who would oppress the afflicted rather than help the afflicted help themselves. But Arthur Goldwag’s The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right (Pantheon) is a welcome relief. Yes, Goldwag is worried about the men...
  • Shep Smith on Fox openly discouraging Gingrich vote-polls still open.

    03/13/2012 4:30:47 PM PDT · by mtrott · 44 replies · 2+ views
    Unbelievably, Shep Smith just felt it necessary to push out some exit poll data that he says indicates that among those who only recently made their decision, those voters are going for Romney or Santorum. And this is with the polls still open. I have to ask, why is he pushing out exit polling data that clearly could have a negative effect on one candidate's turnout? This is even worse than CNN's coverage of exit poll data. CNN has only been breaking it down by Conservative/Evangelical/income levels, etc.
  • Gov. Sandoval supports extending 2009 tax hike to avoid budget cuts

    03/13/2012 5:53:01 PM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | 12:39 p.m. | By Anjeanette Damon
    Gov. Brian Sandoval said today he will propose continuing the 2009 tax increase to avoid further cutting education and other services when he builds his budget for the next biennium. Sandoval’s stance is in sharp contrast to his budget approach two years ago, when he vowed he would allow the 2009 tax increase to expire as planned. Sandoval ultimately included that revenue when a Nevada Supreme Court decision threw into question more than $600 million in local government funds he had planned to use to plug the budget hole. But Sandoval said he doesn’t view the extension of the sunsets...
  • For Newt after Santorum goes stark raving, March ‘improving economy’, Mad(ness)

    03/13/2012 2:32:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | March 12, 2012 | Mike gamecock DeVine
    Thankfully, former Speaker Newt Gingrich is every bit a social conservative as the former senator from Pennsylvania, and so would have that historical advantage that, along with the “It’s the economy, stupid” rule, regularly results in the election of Republican presidents and congressional majorities. So how did the young whippersnapper who previously won our Super Tuesday endorsement by avoiding anti-Bain venture capitalism-pile-ons while also contrasting his unblemished record against individual health care mandates as opposed to Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts RomneyCare and 2009 advocacy for the individual mandates in ObamaCare? Unprompted, he essentially took the economy off the table for the...
  • Energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine takes on the "opposition" to Shale Gas in North Carolina

    03/12/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT · by greenwill · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The John Locke Foundation ^ | 02/27/12 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Daniel Fine discusses North Carolina's approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (two minutes)---> http://youtu.be/4Lbn9diK1PA
  • Newt Gingrich Letter Promotes Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party (April 2009 Flashback)

    03/12/2012 10:17:12 PM PDT · by JediJones · 16 replies
    On April 15, Tax Day, those of us who believe in free markets and limited government have an enormous opportunity. This opportunity is the Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party. American Solutions is proud to be a part of a coalition of grassroots groups that are helping to organize and promote Tea Parties all across the country. In fact, we’ve confirmed over 500 events in all 50 states and we’re still growing. Hundreds of thousands of Americans of all political stripes will be hitting the streets to protest high taxes and fiscal irresponsibility. To find a Tea Party in your area...
  • "The Undefeated" once again on cable channel "REELZ"

    03/12/2012 7:22:14 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    (vanity)
    Yesterday I learned about a cable channel called "REELZ", which before thia week I didn't even know was on our provider. In fact never even heard of it before. I heard about it here on FR, because "The Undefeated" was playing yesterday. Today as I surfed, I decided to check what my new channel was showing: "The Undefeated" is on again. (Pacific Timezone) It's in the first hour right now.
  • Tea Party Turns Up Heat on GOP Over 'Fast and Furious'(gunwalker)

    03/12/2012 5:47:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12 March, 2012 | NA
    Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation, appeared on Fox News this morning and called out top Republican leaders in Congress for their inaction on the Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal. Phillips accused GOP leaders like John Boehner and Eric Cantor of just “sitting there” and “not picking a fight with the president” instead of making the case a priority. Jamie Colby reminded viewers of Fast & Furious and its link to several deaths, including the murder of a U.S. border agent. She asked Phillips if the support of an investigation was a purely partisan one. Phillips said it...
  • Poll: Santorum and Romney Remain Tied

    03/12/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Elvina · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2012 | ALLISON KOPICKI
    The New York Times/CBS News poll showed Mr. Santorum commanding a lead over Mr. Romney among several important groups that he has done well with in a number of primaries thus far. Mr. Santorum leads among Tea Party supporters by 40 to 21 percent, conservatives by 43 to 24 percent and evangelical Christians by 47 to 22 percent. Mr. Romney continued to get support from moderate and nonevangelical voters and college graduates. Mr.Santorum also led 41 to 27 percent over Mr. Romney among women, while men were more evenly divided.
  • Trevor Loudon @ OceanCountyCitzen4Freedom.com

    03/11/2012 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 1 replies
    noisyroom.net ^ | 3/10/2012 | TMH
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3iWZCiidBkc
  • Contested GOP convention getting more likely?

    03/10/2012 8:48:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2012 | Nancy Cordes
    (CBS News) BILOXI, Miss. - The four main candidates for the Republican nomination for president say they're committed to staying in the race right up to the convention this August in Tampa, Fla. There's just one problem: If they do, it might turn out that no one gets the number of delegates needed to win the nomination outright. Stumping in Birmingham, Alabama, Mitt Romney continued his Southern charm offensive, celebrating an endorsement from the country band Alabama. "Wouldn't you love to hear them sing 'Sweet Home Alabama'? Wouldn't that be wonderful?" he asked a crowd at one campaign stop. In...
  • Poll: Gingrich on top in Mississippi

    03/09/2012 9:00:30 AM PST · by Red Steel · 140 replies
    cnn ^ | March 9, 2012; 4 minutes ago | Gabriella Schwarz
    (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is edging out his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in Mississippi, according to a new poll. The American Research Group survey of likely Republican primary voters released Friday showed Gingrich with 35% support, followed by Mitt Romney with 31%, Rick Santorum with 20% and Ron Paul with 7%. Gingrich's margin over Romney increased slightly among those who said they will definitely vote in the March 13 primary, 37% to 30%. Santorum garnered 17% support and Paul received 5% among the same group. The poll was conducted after Super Tuesday, when each of the GOP White...
  • S.E. Cupp: Palin hearts Newt. Really?

    03/09/2012 2:10:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | March 8, 2012 | Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, Special to CNN
    Far be it for me to offer unsolicited advice to Sarah Palin. She's built a very successful career out of going rogue and certainly doesn't need any tips from me. And, as an occasional pundit, a political influencer and a private citizen, she's free to throw her weight behind anyone she wants. But I just have to say it: Newt Gingrich? Really? Now, I'm not in the camp of conservative elites who think she's seen her best days and should politely retire to obscurity. If anything, the premiere of "Game Change" on HBO on Saturday is proof that she's still...
  • Rick Santorum’s delegate woes: Trying hard in some states; in others, not so much

    03/08/2012 10:46:35 PM PST · by Fred · 38 replies
    Wapo ^ | 030812 | Felicia Sonmez
    Rick Santorum won’t be winning any delegates in four of Illinois’ 18 congressional districts next month. But, at least in the 13th District, it won’t be because he didn’t try. Former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). (Julie Denesha/Getty Images)On Jan. 6, the state filing deadline, a Santorum volunteer had brought to the board of elections an envelope containing nominating petitions for a slate of three Santorum delegates in the 13th, the State Journal-Register reports. But the petitions were never submitted. A volunteer inadvertently failed to take them out of the envelope, the Journal Register reports, and the envelope wound up in...
  • ARG POLL MISS-- Newt 35%, Rom 31, San-20

    03/09/2012 8:27:00 AM PST · by VinL · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich leads the Mississippi Republican presidential primary with 35%. Gingrich is followed by Mitt Romney with 31%, Rick Santorum with 20%, and Ron Paul with 7%. Gingrich leads Romney 37% to 32% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Santorum with 21% and Paul with 3%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Paul leads with 33%, followed by Romney with 24%, Gingrich with 20%, and Santorum with 14%. Gingrich leads Romney 37% to 30% among likely Republican primary voters saying they will definitely vote in the March 6 primary, followed by Santorum with 17% and Paul with 5%. Romney leads Santorum 40%...
  • GOP's Santorum draws tea party ire in Kansas

    03/09/2012 11:00:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Google ^ | JOHN HANNA,
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hoped to lock down a victory in Kansas' GOP caucuses with two rallies Friday but faced grumbling from tea party activists for skipping their big rally in the state's largest city................. Some tea party members were frustrated that Santorum wouldn't attend their rally. They spent $25,000 to rent the Century II arena in downtown Topeka and expected 1,000 to 3,000 people to attend. "It seems like it is counterproductive to show up for an event that is going to have 300 people in an airplane hangar instead (of) 3,000 people in...
  • Study: County firefighters’ average compensation dips to $175,000 from $189,000

    03/08/2012 5:58:18 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 4:18 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann (contact)
    A new employee compensation study by Clark County administrators shows average firefighter compensation dipped to $175,000 in 2011 from about $189,000 in fiscal year 2010. Almost all of the decline stems from a drop in overtime pay to firefighters. During the last two years, overtime compensation for firefighters fell from $17.4 million in 2009 to $10.5 million in 2011. In 2009, overtime made up 24 percent of a firefighters' wages; in 2011, it made up 15 percent.
  • Tea Party Groups Fighting IRS Assault

    03/08/2012 5:35:13 PM PST · by sreastman · 4 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 3/8/2012 | American Center for Law and Justice
    Tea Party Groups Fighting IRS Assault American Center for Law and Justice The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said it is representing nearly 20 Tea Party organizations nationwide against what appears to be a coordinated attempt by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to intimidate and silence these organizations in this election year. The ACLJ says IRS information demands sent to Tea Party groups include probing questions that violate the free speech and freedom of association rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. "This appears to be a coordinated attempt to intimidate Tea Party organizations by...
  • Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget (“A Platform to Revitalize America”)

    03/08/2012 4:21:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/08/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budgetBy Alexander Bolton - 03/08/12 02:16 PM ET Members of the Senate Tea Party Caucus on Thursday announed a plan to balance the budget in five years, cutting spending by nearly $11 trillion compared to President Obama’s budget. The plan, dubbed “A Platform to Revitalize America,” is a wish list of conservative policies, none of which have any chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate or being signed into law by a liberal Democratic president. The ambitious blueprint would achieve a $111 billion surplus in fiscal year 2017. “The whole point here...
  • Reid Statement On Keystone Vote(blames Tea Party again;)

    03/08/2012 2:50:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 3/8/12 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate defeated a Republican amendment to impose an artificial timeline on the Keystone XL pipeline project:“Today the Senate voted against Republicans’ attempt to impose an artificial timeline and short-circuit the process needed to plan the best route for the Keystone XL pipeline. If Republicans truly want to move ahead with this pipeline, they should stop treating it like a political football.“Half of the pipeline is already being built, and the company building the pipeline is submitting another application for the remainder of the route. This process should...
  • Hey Mr. President. Where's my phone call?

    03/07/2012 5:12:41 AM PST · by radioone · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-6-12 | Sally Zelikovsky
    In his press conference today, President Obama said he called Sandra Fluke because he thought about his daughters and wanted them to be able to take on issues as they grow up, as private citizens, and to engage in civil discourse without being attacked. He wanted Fluke's parents to be as proud of her for speaking out as he would be of his daughters. Great. So where is my phone call? I'm a daughter and a mother, but I didn't get one phone call when I was called a mobster, a terrorist, a nazi, a tea bagger, a homophobe and...
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Richard Lugar: U.S. Senator Defends His Indiana Residency

    03/03/2012 9:23:46 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 29, 2012 | Joel Siegel
    Tea Party groups in Indiana have made him their No. 1 target, saying the silver-hailed senator has strayed from Republican principles too many times. They are backing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, creating Lugar's first Republican primary challenge since he took office. Another complication: Lugar's startling revelation that he sold his home in Indianapolis and bought one outside Washington shortly after winning his first election to the Senate three decades ago.
  • In Tennessee, Romney Recites 'Davy Crockett' Theme

    03/05/2012 1:48:55 PM PST · by Fred · 57 replies
    Mitt Romney, campaigning in Tennessee today, recited lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." TN "Remember the song?" Romney said. "'Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free, raised in the woods so he knew every tree, and he killed himself a bear when he was only three.'" Watch the video here. Romney might have done better to recite the lyrics to "Rocky Top," one of Tennessee's nine official state songs and always a crowd favorite.
  • In Romney, Moderates See A Champion Against The "Nutjobs" The Tea Party is so 2009

    03/03/2012 9:25:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | March 1, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    ANN ARBOR, Michigan — As he watched last week's Republican debate from his apartment in University of Michigan's married student housing, Derek Osborne could hardly contain his disgust every time Rick Santorum came on TV. "He represents a part of the Republican party that drives me absolutely crazy," he seethed. Osborne, a Ph.D candidate, is a Mitt Romney supporter. He's also a moderate Republican who is alarmed at what he sees as the anti-intellectual fervor—and undeniable political power—of the Tea Party movement. As the latest candidate to emerge as the main populist rival to Romney, Santorum has become the primary...
  • The Tea Party and the GOP: a marriage that isn’t working

    03/03/2012 10:25:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2012 | By Andrew Dodge & Christopher Barron
    Let’s be honest, the marriage between the Republican Party and the tea party has always been a marriage of convenience — and an uncomfortable marriage of convenience at best. Unfortunately, this marriage is no longer working and it is time for both sides to move on. Call it irreconcilable differences. The split doesn’t have to be a contentious one. The two can part as friends: certainly plenty of establishment Republicans would be happy to be free of the tea party, free to go back to doing business the way they have always done business; and there are growing numbers inside...
  • Hating Republicans In Southern California

    03/03/2012 5:59:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 154 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2012 | Brian Birdnow
    “We are not the same. I equate Republicans’ political views with thoughtlessness, intolerance and narcissism. They’re neither kind nor empathetic.” The preceding words are a direct quote, written by Diana Wagman, a novelist, in an Op-Ed piece she penned for the Los Angeles Times, on February 21, 2012. Ms. Wagman, who describes herself and her husband as, “…both bleeding heart liberals”, related her tale of an inadvertent discovery of the political views of the couple who own a vacation cabin across the street from the Wagman’s own spread, in the Sierra Nevada, just outside of Fresno, California. Ms. Wagman described...
  • Occupy Oakland vs Neo-Nazis vs Sacramento Police at Tea Party Event

    03/02/2012 5:46:12 PM PST · by Jayster · 10 replies
    Jay Lensch ^ | 3/2/2012 | Jay Lensch
    <p>Pictures Monday (02/27/2012) was to be just another nice normal day for me at the CA Capital taking pictures of the Tea Party’s 3 year anniversary.</p> <p>They had advertised that they were meeting on the North steps; however, when I arrived I noticed that they were actually on the West steps and there was some group already gathering on the North side.</p>
  • Clark County firefighters’ use of sick leave falls by 57,000 hours

    03/01/2012 6:14:01 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies · 9+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, March 1, 2012 | 3:15 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann
    Since county officials began questioning firefighters’ use of sick leave two years ago, sick-leave requests in the Clark County Fire Department have fallen by 57,000 hours. A county report obtained in response to a Sun request found that within those 57,000 hours, battalion chiefs’ sick leave fell from an average of 164 hours a year two years ago to about 16 hours last year, a 90 percent decline. For rank-and-file firefighters, the average hours of sick leave taken fell from 227 hours two years ago to 136 hours last year, a 40 percent drop. The staggering decline has saved Clark...
  • Rest in Peace Andrew Breitbart (TPX Tribute)

    03/01/2012 2:03:28 PM PST · by Syncro · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | March 1, 2012 | Staff
    Rest in Peace Andrew Breitbart Posted on March 1, 2012 The conservative movement lost one of its most courageous leaders in Andrew Breitbart. He was an ardent supporter of the tea party movement, frequently appearing at rallies and encouraging Americans to take our country back. When Andrew joined us in the Tea Party Express III kick-off rally in Searchlight, Nevada in 2010 with Governor Sarah Palin, not only did he speak eloquently, but he confronted the liberal demonstrators with his signature aplomb. He was amused when their only intellectual response was to assault him and the Tea Party Express...
  • Analysis: Snowe departure will widen partisan gulf

    02/29/2012 3:13:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    cBS News ^ | February 29, 2012 | Charles Babington
    <p>WASHINGTON — The surprising retirement of moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine moves congressional centrists a step closer to extinction and highlights the great paradox of American politics.</p> <p>Voters say they want bipartisan solutions to the nation's problems. But they congregate and vote in ways that ensure partisan warfare, driving the GOP further right and the Democratic Party further left.</p>
  • READING THE 2012 ‘TEA’ LEAVES: Author Examines What’s at Stake in This Election

    02/29/2012 1:21:21 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 7 replies
    www.webtoday.tv ^ | 02/29/2012 | WebToday.tv
    At this stage in the GOP primary, few within the Tea Party are certain which is the best among a questionable group of candidates—so questionable that many believe the frontrunner, Mitt Romney, wouldn’t even be in the race if voters weren’t continually being told he had the best chance to defeat Obama. According to economist and Tea Party expert, Stephen Johnston, a Juris Doctorate with Theological degree, therein lies the issue at hand. For most hardworking, taxpaying Americans, at all costs, the outcome in November must be an Obama defeat...
  • Numerous Tea Party chapters claim IRS attempts to sabotage nonprofit status

    02/29/2012 9:17:32 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 4+ views
    Numerous Tea Party chapters claim IRS attempts to sabotage nonprofit status By Perry Chiaramonte Published February 28, 2012 | FoxNews.com Tea Party chapters around the nation are blasting the Internal Revenue Service after the federal agency sent them letters demanding information about their politics, contributors and even family members. In letters sent from IRS offices in Cincinnati earlier this month, chapters including the Waco (Texas) Tea Party and the Ohio Liberty Council were asked to provide a list of donors, identify volunteers, financial support for and relationships with political candidates and parties, and even printed copies of their Facebook pages....
  • Song: How’s That Workin’ Out For You? Featuring Obama and Reagan

    02/27/2012 4:22:38 PM PST · by usamericanfreedom.com · 2 replies · 2+ views
    View video at the link... LYRICS: Paychecks are flat and home values are falling | It’s hard to pay for gas | Deficits are exploding | We need to change direction | Our economy’s in turmoil | This isn’t just a string of bad luck | We were told four years ago | That’s why we need change | We were told four years ago | Real change | We were told four years ago | That’s why we need change | We were told four years ago | Real change | We’ve heard a lot of talk about change...
  • Is The IRS Attempting to Intimidate Local Tea Parties?

    02/27/2012 3:27:44 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 27, 2012 | Colleen Owens
    Exclusive:In January and February of this year, the Internal Revenue Service began sending out letters to various local Tea Party groups across the country. Mailed from the same Cincinnati, Ohio IRS office, these letters have reached Tea Party groups in Virginia, Hawaii, Ohio and Texas (we are hearing of more daily). There are several common threads to these letters: all are requesting more information from these independent Tea Parties in regard to their nonprofit 501c4 applications (for these types of nonprofit, donations are not deductible). While some of the requests are reasonable, much of them are strikingly onerous and, dare...
  • Newt OK with gay marriage referenda

    02/25/2012 5:51:04 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 96 replies · 3+ views
    politico.com ^ | 2/24/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    With same-sex marriage laws passing in Maryland and Washington state and New Jersey headed for a fall referendum on the issue, Newt Gingrich said at the Washington state capitol this morning that he's basically comfortable with states enacting gay marriage laws by popular vote. Ginger Gibson sends in the key quote: I think at least they're doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges arbitrarily impose their will. I don't agree with it, I would vote no if it were on a referendum where I...
  • Mark Levin’s No More Gotchas Interview with Newt Gingrich

    This is a similar interview to the one with Rick Santorum, with similar questions but different answers, of course. But given the template that Mark used, it’ll be interesting to compare and contrast. I will note that as a response to Romney’s comment that he’s “severely conservative”, Newt says that Romney is “severely non-factual”. Nice. Here’s the full interview:
  • Tea Party, RIP?

    02/25/2012 5:34:58 AM PST · by IbJensen · 45 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | 23 February 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Does the Tea Party now support politicians who favored bailouts and the ObamaCare individual mandate? Such a statement sounds like an oxymoronic joke, about as likely as a pacifist who backs war or an atheist for Jesus. But the answer, according to exit polls from New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida primaries, is an emphatic “yes.” According to each of these exit polls, the vast majority of self-identified Tea Party supporters have backed either former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (left) or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over anti-bailout candidates such as Texas Congressman Ron Paul, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum,...
  • Bob Shrum: The increasingly worthless GOP nomination (View from the Left)

    02/25/2012 12:01:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Week ^ | February 23, 2012 | Robert "Eight Defeats" Shrum
    Mitt Romney is pandering so desperately to the far-right fringe that he's become all but unelectable in November. By all accounts, Mitt Romney won what may be the last Republican presidential debate. Little good it will do him if in the process he suffers the loss of the general election. Romney's performance on Wednesday in Arizona was both adequate and alienating. Spraying out a fusillade of negative research, he oppo-bombed a flummoxed Rick Santorum. Mitt even had the nerve to attack Rick for endorsing Arlen Specter, his pro-abortion-rights GOP Senate colleague from Pennsylvania, for re-election in 2004. Santorum lacked the...
  • America's fascination with Sarah Palin keeps on keeping on

    02/24/2012 11:37:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Amsterdam News ^ | February 24, 2012 | Richard G. Carter
    “Age hates youth and ugliness hates beauty…”—Kirk Douglas, “Town Without Pity”(1961) Why is the nation’s news and entertainment media—as well as everyday people—so fascinated by Sarah Palin? After all, it’s been almost four years since she unexpectedly burst onto the scene as Arizona Sen. John McCain’s Republican vice presidential running mate, flaunting an effervescent smile and sparkling personality. Yet, the drop-dead gorgeous Palin—a description agreed upon by many female Democrats—still commands all manner of attention from celebrity-obsessed Americans. Pundits, newspaper readers and TV viewers can’t get enough of the former Alaska governor. The latest example is a forthcoming (March 10)...
  • Rand Paul Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ if Romney Asked Him to Be VP

    02/22/2012 3:56:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WFPL-FM News Radio ^ | February 22, 2012 | Kenny Colston
    Kentucky’s junior senator says it would be an honor to be considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Senator Rand Paul first discussed his higher aspirations at the beginning of this year. He said he wouldn’t close the door on being a Vice Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville today, Paul held that door firmly open, saying he wants to be part of the national debate. Paul’s name has swirled as a possible pick that would give Romney points with the Tea Party. When asked directly what he would say if Romney made the...