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  • Tea party rallies faithful to get involved with 2012 election

    04/16/2012 11:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The West Central Tribune ^ | April 17, 2012 | Carolyn Lange
    WILLMAR — Starting with an opening prayer that called President Obama the “liar in chief,” the fourth annual Kandiyohi County tea party rally Monday night in Willmar featured a lengthy line-up of fire-brand speakers that encouraged participants to get involved with the 2012 election to oust Obama and Minnesota Democrats. If that happens there will be “happy days again in Minnesota and it’ll be because of tea parties like this,” said Tom Emmer, the GOP candidate who was defeated by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2010. Emmer said if he was now the Governor in the Republican-controlled House and Senate, Minnesota...
  • The End of the Minutemen: Tea Party Absorbs the Border-Watching Movement

    04/16/2012 3:51:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 16, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Back in 2004, Jim Gilchrist, a retired Marine and the founder of the California Minutemen Project, emailed a few dozen friends and family suggesting that concerned civilians personally combat illegal immigration by traveling to the Arizona border with him. Gilchrist lives in Orange County, Calif., but the Arizona border was the most heavily trafficked and sparsely patrolled. That email reached thousands of people and touched a nerve.
  • TN. Alliance of TEA Party & Liberty Groups Town Hall & Summit event on April 20 & 21, 2012

    04/16/2012 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Mechanicos
    TN. Alliance of TEA party & Liberty Groups ^ | unknown | TN. Alliance of TEA party & Liberty Groups
    Patriots, A Statewide Tea Party Town Hall with legislators and Summit is being held this coming weekend in Goodlettsville Tn. just north of Nashville. This Summit is open to all Tea Party members statewide. It is encouraging, and informative to attend these summits and see that the fight for liberty is very strong. Click on the link for more details for information on how to be invited and other links including lodging suggestions and Saturdays complete agenda. (Note: the Town Hall and Summit events are by invitation only. It will be a closed door and NO Media for the Town...
  • Marine Faces 'Other Than Honorable' Discharge Over Anti-Obama Facebook Comment

    04/16/2012 5:09:46 AM PDT · by safetysign · 73 replies
    ABC ^ | 04/15/2012 | MARISA TAYLOR
    A federal judge on Friday rejected Sgt. Gary Stein's injunction to halt a military tribunal's recommendation that he receive the discharge following anti-Obama comments he made on a private Facebook page in March, according to court documents. Stein, 26, has maintained a webpage for the last two years about the armed forces tea party group he founded, including a disclaimer that the views were his own and didn't reflect those of his employer. But according to his attorney, Stein never ran into any trouble until last month, when he wrote: "Screw Obama. I will not follow all orders from him."
  • Three Years After Tea Party Rallies, Perry Presses On

    04/16/2012 12:29:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | April 15, 2012 | Ross Ramsey
    It was only three years ago when the political lines converged. On Tax Day at Austin City Hall, Gov. Rick Perry spoke to a crowd of noisy, rowdy Texans in the sort of assembly that quickly became common as the Tea Party wave swept Texas and the country. That crested as Perry was crystallizing his own views on Texas and Washington and fiscal conservatism. It seeded the anti-Washington message of his 2010 race for re-election as governor, found fuller expression in his book, Fed Up! which was published days after that election, and served as the rationale behind his abortive...
  • With lax oversight, mismanaged Oregon towns veer toward insolvency

    04/15/2012 3:56:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 54 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 04/15/2012 | By Rachel Stark
    When Tiffany Couch's phone rings, it often means trouble for another Oregon city. Last year she was called to Oakridge, a Lane County timber town of about 3,700 people that in two years ran through $1 million in reserves. She scoured the city's books and interviewed staff in search of fraud or some explanation for the town's financial mess. Couch issued a report of her findings - error-racked budgets, sloppy bookkeeping, overspending - along with her best advice. Then she was off. Her next client was waiting 130 miles north. Molalla. The two small towns, Couch learned, share remarkable similarities....
  • Winning the War Against Women The marriage tax and other obstacles to economic progress.

    04/15/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/13/2012 | unknown
    The Democrats have found their kind of war. It's the "war against women" they have conjured for the Obama Presidential campaign run. Should be fun, but don't look for any of the combatants to speak for the realities of today's women. Still, there's an opportunity here for Mitt Romney, if he'll seize it. The White House has wasted little time capitalizing on Mr. Romney's perceived weakness among women. Polls show the President with a 20-point advantage over the Republican with women voters. Team Obama is hoping to use the recent fight over mandated insurance coverage for contraception to broaden the...
  • Tea Party Movement Looks Stalled; Half Like it Less as they Hear More

    04/15/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT · by Only Sane Man · 79 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/15/12 | Gary Langer
    Wither the Tea Party? A major force in the 2010 midterm elections, the movement has stalled in public popularity, its support well below a majority and decidedly lukewarm. And Americans by a broad 23-point margin say the more they hear about the Tea Party movement, the less they like it, rather than liking it more. That negative buzz has worsened from a 9-point gap in an ABC News/Washington Post poll as the movement was gathering speed two years ago. And its avenues for resurgence may be limited: Interest in learning more about Tea Party is down 7 points from spring...
  • To Newt Gingrich haters (vanity)

    04/14/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 228 replies
    Vanity | April 13, 2012 | CutePuppy
    I think you are missing something here. Newt would bring the ever Lurking Calista with him and she was the cause of divorce # 2. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like him could get somebody like her. No matter how God awful she looked. He was delusional to think he could get the evangelicals with that approach. Newt is the one that shot himself in the foot not Hume. Hume is just another excuse for Newt in a long line of excuse's. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like...
  • Mitt Romney: Still not supported by the Tea Party

    04/15/2012 9:02:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    TeaPartyNation.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    The Washington Times is usually pretty good, but they really blew this one. They claim that Romney is now getting Tea Party support. The writer for the Times either didn’t know better or engaged in some creative writing. Among other things, he claims that Freedomworks has dropped its opposition to Romney, something that Freedomworks denies. The Times in its blatant desire to see Romney as the nominee claims that Freedomworks launched the Tea Party movement. Ignoring the fact that is not true, I don’t think even Freedomworks makes that claim. They did help organize a big DC rally in 2009,...
  • 3rd Annual Tea Party Tax Day Rally Sacramento Pictures

    04/15/2012 10:11:13 AM PDT · by Jayster · 7 replies
    Pictures from the 3rd Annual Tax Day Rally in Sacramento
  • Newt Gingrich to hold forum in Richardson [Texas this Monday]

    04/15/2012 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 15, 2012 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Former House Speaker and Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is scheduled to hold a public forum Monday in Richardson. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. at Pappasito's Cantina, 723 Central Expressway. Space is limited and the audience will be part of a 30-mintue question and answer period.
  • Gingrich slams Obama at tea party events

    04/15/2012 4:09:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    News Observer ^ | April 15, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich sought to rally support among tea party backers Saturday, portraying himself as the kind of rock-ribbed conservative best equipped to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in the fall. Introduced to the music from the iconic underdog movie “Rocky,” Gingrich pledged to campaign on despite what he said was an effort by those in the “Washington elite” to force him out of the GOP primary with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In stumping across the state, Gingrich mainly ignored Romney, but stepped up his criticism of Obama, describing him as “a Chicago-machine politician dedicated to Saul Alinsky’s...
  • WisPolitics: Kleefisch, conservative commentators fire up tax day rally at Capitol

    04/14/2012 9:25:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    WisPolitics.com ^ | 4-14-12 | Adam Wollner
    Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch warned a tax day rally Saturday that America's attention is focused on Wisconsin and residents here have a stark choice to make in the upcoming recall elections. Kleefisch defended the Republicans’ budget reforms and said the race represents a clear choice for which direction voters want to take the state. “America’s eyes are focused right here today,” Kleefisch said. “We have a choice right now of moving backward or forward.” Kleefisch was joined by several conservative commentators at the annual tax day rally put on by the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity. The speakers praised...
  • Dana Loesch speaks at AFP rally in Madison today

    04/14/2012 8:29:21 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/14/2012 | wlichter1
    Dana Loesch is the Editor-in-Chief of Big Journalism and hosts her own daily radio show. "Conservative women hit back!"
  • Citizens call for lower taxes, reduced government at Capitol Square Rally

    04/14/2012 1:53:34 PM PDT · by gorush · 6 replies
    Channel3000 ^ | 4-14-12 | Channel3000
    MADISON, Wis. - More than 1,000 people attended a Tax Day Rally event on the Capitol Square on Saturday. Organizers said the rally was designed to be a call for responsible budgeting from politicians, but many spoke openly about the upcoming recall elections.
  • 3 Years Later...What's become of the Tea Party (I am quoted)

    04/14/2012 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Hildy · 47 replies
    ABC local/AP ^ | April 12' 2012 | Pauline Arrillago
    SAN ANTONIO, TX -- Three years ago he was merely a face in a very large crowd, standing outside the Alamo on Tax Day as Glenn Beck spoke of drawing a line in the sand. A businessman, husband, father of five and grandfather of 14, Bruce Baillio bought a miniature "Don't Tread on Me" flag and watched, a little sheepishly and mostly silently, as a movement was born before his eyes. Like most of America, he didn't know then what the tea party was.
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    04/14/2012 10:55:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/06/2012 at 8:17 PM | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • We will not waste our limited resources on FR in support for a liberal progressive LIAR

    04/13/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2,351 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    A reminder for those who are not receiving the message: Romney is a pathological compulsive liar. Lie after lie papered over with more lies. Doesn’t even flinch when caught in bald faced lies, simply tells another big whopper to cover up or dodge the issue. Funny thing, the man actually seems to believe his own latest lies and simply ignores the glaring record of his past actions/lies. And you have true blue establishment elite RINO Republicans like Karl Rove enabling and backing up his lies. Their motivation is simply to hang on to power (and riches) any way they can....
  • Tea party leader warns Romney: Don't expect us to campaign for you

    04/13/2012 12:34:31 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/13/2012 | Alex Pappas
    The leader of the Tea Party Nation organization has a blunt message for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Tea partiers will likely vote for you, but don’t expect them to get energized and campaign for you.“The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney,” Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. “Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign.” 
  • Tea party leader warns Romney: Don’t expect us to campaign for you (Iced Tea)

    04/13/2012 6:21:47 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 141 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-13-12 | Alex Pappas
    The leader of the Tea Party Nation organization has a blunt message for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Tea partiers will likely vote for you, but don’t expect them to get energized and campaign for you. “The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney,” Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. “Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign.” Phillips said that surveys conducted on the Tea Party Nation website have shown that about 25 percent of tea party activists say they...
  • Gingrich 'Probably' Won't Take Romney Administration Job.

    04/12/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 12, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    Asked the question in an interview with local radio station WILM at the Hollywood Diner, Gingrich, one of three contenders left in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, said he wouldn’t be interested in joining likely nominee Romney’s Cabinet, but added—“not because I am opposed to Mitt.” “Look, if the choice does end up being Romney versus [President] Obama, I can be very, very enthusiastic for Romney; that is a huge choice,” the former House speaker said. “But I had a very good life doing a lot of fun things: I’m a grandfather, I’ve got two grandchildren I want...
  • GOP-On-GOP Attacks Leave Orrin Hatch Fighting Mad['radical libertarians']

    04/12/2012 4:34:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 12 April 2012 | Howard Berkes
    Utah Republican Orrin Hatch has spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate, including stints as chairman of the Judiciary and Labor committees. He's in line to become chairman of the Finance Committee if Republicans gain control of the Senate in November. But back home in Utah, Hatch's quest for a seventh term is not the cakewalk he had in the last five elections, in which he didn't even have to run in primaries. In fact, the Hatch campaign has spent more than $5.7 million in the past 15 months just to make sure he'll survive the Utah Republican nominating convention...
  • Of Crap Sandwiches and Grand Bargains

    04/12/2012 3:47:25 PM PDT · by esarlls3
    The Delivery Show ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jimmie Bise
    Episode 141 – Of Crap Sandwiches and Grand Bargains What I need ... is a Republican Party that understands that it’s only useful when it is a brightly-contrasting counterpoint to the big-government, overspending, totalitarian-leaning Democratic Party. I’m not going to get that this election, so I’ve offered the GOP a deal. Call it a compromise, if you like because “compromise” sounds so much nicer than “one last chance for them to redeem themselves”. The show got a bit ranty, especially in the second half, but it needed to be that way. These days, the only way to get the attention...
  • Romney vs. Obama: Ontario's deja pue (Vanity)

    04/12/2012 10:12:09 AM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 17 replies
    Free Republic - Vanity | April 12, 2012 | NorthernCrunchyCon
    As noted on another thread, political pundits often compare presidential elections to previous ones. In the case of Romney vs. Obama, conservatives should look north to the Dominion of Celine Dion and Maple Syrup. This is a repeat of John Tory vs. Dalton McGuinty, the 2007 election in Ontario during which the two candidates contested governance of Canada's largest province. The only difference, other than citizenship, is that John Tory was not Mormon. He was a nominal Protestant, for the most part indistinguishable from the Kennedy Catholic he was challenging. Nevertheless, religion would cost him the election. As Ontario Liberal...
  • The Tea Party Is Not Over

    04/12/2012 10:40:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/12/2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Don't write it off just yet, at it continues to add candidates to this year's mix. WASHINGTON -- All is bleak. All is woe! I speak of the Tea Party movement, the movement of 2009 and 2010 that was the hot news story of those years, and led to the Republican rout of the Democrats in 2010. Now the Tea Party movement is according to reports in the media in decline. Was it extremist? Was it racist? Distinguished Americans like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton said it was. Yet their evidence when it came under objective scrutiny kept falling apart,...
  • THIS SUNDAY APRIL 15: Patriots Day Tea Party Rally on Boston Common

    04/11/2012 9:21:39 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 04/12/2012 | n/a
    A major Tea Party rally in Massachusetts will be held on the historic Boston Common this Sunday, April 15, from 1-4 pm. It will include both national and local speakers including many pro-family advocates such as Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Brian Camenker of MassResistance, well-known pro-family writer Don Feder, and Rev. Scott Lively. Other good advocates include Rabbi Jonathan Housman and Rev. Garrett Lear. In an outrageous move, a small of group of fiscal-conservative Tea Party leaders has begun a vicious campaign to subvert Sunday's Patriots Day Tea Party on the Boston Common because three of the speakers - Scott...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • (Vanity) The 2012 Election, A Mexican Standoff

    04/10/2012 8:09:46 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 31 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 04-10-2012 | grey_whiskers
    The news came today, about 1:00 PM Central Time, that Rick Santorum is suspending his bid for the Republican nomination for President. (The reader should be reminded of the health issues of the Santorums’ daughter Bella, and is urged to remember the family in prayer.) Reaction was mixed. “At last,” some said, “we have all the deadwood and pretenders cleared out of the way (Newt and Ron Paul are too insignificant to matter, right?) and we can rally around the sensible choice. Go Romney!” Others reached for the Hemlock: “Oh, no, the last good Christian man standing is gone! We...
  • Jim Rob Is Right - But Conservatives HERE Have TWO Jobs To Do!

    04/10/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 345 replies
    4/10/12 | Ron C
    <p>Jim Rob Is Right - But Conservatives Here Have TWO Job2 To Do!</p> <p>First - blow off that feeling that we're going to lose, or already have lost! No, we're going to WIN.</p> <p>First item of business, get invovlved in the Tea Party movement, and give D.C. a whole new influx of conservatives in Congress similar in size and importance to that of the last election - thereby blocking any of Obamas chances of having Congressional support for his machinations. Note too, the Tea Party used the GOP vehicle, not a third party. Reason, third parties are losers, because they don't have the national organization and presence large enough to compete.</p>
  • Santorum Suspends: So What Now?

    04/10/2012 2:12:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rick Santorum has just suspended his campaign. I think the reason for suspending the campaign is it allows you to continue to raise money to pay off your debt, but Santorum's campaign has been suspended. God bless him. I don't know why. I don't know if he had internal polling numbers that looked bad in Pennsylvania. I don't know if it's money. I don't know if it's the accumulation of pressure on him from the establishment. It's probably a combination, some people say unprecedented, in a Republican primary. Negative campaign ads have clearly worked. They drove Newt...
  • Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum’s Departure

    04/10/2012 12:14:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 10, 2012
    Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum’s Departure, Tells Mike Huckabee He’ll ‘Finally Get to Be 1-on-1 With Romney’ Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was just on the Mike Huckabee Radio show, and commented on Santorum suspending his own presidential campaign just moments ago. On the show, Gingrich discussed finally getting to be ’1-on-1′ with Romney, how he will campaign going forward, and a possible debate in North Carolina with the current front-runner. Below are some highlights from Huckabee’s interview with Gingrich: “I did not get a heads up in advance. We have been talking for two weeks, and...
  • Gingrich to speak at (Tea Party) rally in Greensboro (NC - 1:30 p.m - April 14 - TAX DAY!)

    04/09/2012 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Greensboro-NC ^ | 4/04/12
    Gingrich to speak at rally in Greensboro Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will speak at a tax day rally in Greensboro next week. The event, hosted by Conservatives for Guilford County and called the ProsperiTEA Rally, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 14 at the Governmental Plaza, 301 W. Market St., in downtown Greensboro. Jeff Hyde, an organizer with Conservatives for Guilford County, said Gingrich is expected to speak at about 1:30 p.m.,
  • Clear Lake Tea Party to Host 4th Annual Tax Day Rally

    04/09/2012 10:05:20 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 2 replies
    examiner ^ | Todd Kinsey
    Clear Lake, TX – On Sunday, April 15th the Clear Lake Tea Party will be holding their fourth annual Tax Day Rally. The event will be held from 2:00 PM to 5:00 at Texas Avenue Park, 17100 Texas Avenue, Webster, TX 77598. Guest Speakers include leading U.S. Senatorial candidate Ted Cruz and local conservative talk radio host Matt Patrick. Several Clear Lake Tea Party endorsed candidates will also be on hand to talk with voters. There will be free hotdogs...
  • Galveston Tea Party to Host Tax Day Rally

    04/09/2012 10:01:59 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 2 replies
    examiner ^ | Todd Kinsey
    <p>Galveston, TX – On Saturday, April 14th the Galveston Tea Party will be holding their annual Tax Day Rally. The event will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 at the Old County Courthouse located at, 722 Moody Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550. Guest Speakers include County Judge Mark Henry, Paul Bettencourt and local Republican favorite Chery Johnson who is the county’s longtime tax collector. The event will be emceed by talk radio host George Lee and will feature music by the Monument Baptist Church Quartet. There is sure to be plenty of Tea Party and Republican candidates on hand to talk with voters. Event organizers suggest that attendees bring chairs to sit on. For more information please visit Galveston Tea Party.com or email galcoteaparty@yahoo.com.</p>
  • Poll: Warning Signs for Sen. Lugar (Mourdock closing in on this RINO)

    04/07/2012 2:32:44 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/6/2012 | Naftali Bendavid
    The Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll shows Mr. Lugar with a 42%-35% lead over state treasurer Richard Mourdock, while among Republican voters, the two candidates are split at 38% each. Indiana has an open primary system, meaning non-Republicans can vote in the May 8 GOP primary. While Mr. Lugar is leading, the 42% figure is relatively low for a longtime incumbent, and the high proportion of undecided voters—23%—may be bad news for Mr. Lugar, given how well-known he is.
  • Tea partyers trying to retire Sens. Lugar, Hatch

    04/07/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/7/12 | Tom LoBianco - AP
    Indianapolis (AP) -- Sen. Richard Lugar sounded wistful in his gratitude when he thanked supporters packed in the skybox of the Indiana Pacers' home court, as though he could see the approaching end of a political career that has spanned nearly half a century. "I thank all of you, the 50 or 60 of you who are co-sponsors of the rally. We appreciate very much your willingness to put your own names on the line and be helpful in bringing together this assembly," said the 80-year-old Indiana Republican who was first elected to the Senate in 1976. That characteristically understated...
  • EPA's new farcical carbon mandate

    04/06/2012 11:20:00 AM PDT · by billflax · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/05/2012 | Bill Flax
    Bill Flax Popular in Opinion 1 PETA vs. people ... and animals 2 EPA's new farcical carbon mandate 3 Manhattan Moment: One word hurting growth: Zero 4 Examiner Editorial: Obama's budget, not Ryan's, is 'antithetical' to history 5 How many incumbents voted themselves a pay raise this year? Last week the Environmental Protection Agency issued new standards for carbon dioxide requiring that fewer than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide be released per megawatt-hour of electricity. Plants running on natural gas already average below 850 pounds. Coal-fired plants, which emit on average 1,768 pounds per megawatt-hour, cannot achieve this without prohibitively...
  • Dueling Economic Visions In the U.S.: On Your Own vs. On the Dole

    04/05/2012 6:44:07 PM PDT · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/05/2012 | Bill Flax
    Dueling visions fight for America’s future. It isn’t so much conflicting economic theories seeking similar ends, but fundamental disagreements over the scope of government. The competing sides champion very different ideals. The debate pits forces seeking safety through government against those striving to live free of government interference; between those thinking it one’s responsibility to provide for his own and those who essentially suggest the state exists so we don’t have to. President Obama repeatedly pillories Republicans for espousing “On your own” economics while seemingly esteeming “On the dole” economics himself. He rails that the rich should fork over their...
  • 'Tea Party' Marine sues Pentagon to stop discharge

    04/04/2012 11:34:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | April 4, 2012 | Walter Morris
    'Tea Party' Marine sues Pentagon to stop discharge SAN DIEGO - A Camp Pendleton Marine is taking Defense Department brass to federal court, saying he is being hounded out of the service for exercising his First Amendment rights. Attorneys representing Sgt. Gary Stein filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense, Sec. of the Navy Ray Mabus, and Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo. "I can confirm that my lawyers on behalf of me are filing a lawsuit in federal court," Stein said told Fox 5 Tuesday afternoon. The 9-year Marine veteran is working with the ACLU and U.S. Justice...
  • E.J. Dionne: The right’s stealthy coup (Already making excuses for ObamaCare overturn?)

    04/02/2012 2:31:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2012 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Right before our eyes, American conservatism is becoming something very different from what it once was. Yet this transformation is happening by stealth because moderates are too afraid to acknowledge what all their senses tell them. Last weekÂ’s Supreme Court oral arguments on health care were the most dramatic example of how radical tea partyism has displaced mainstream conservative thinking. ItÂ’s not just that the lawÂ’s individual mandate was, until very recently, a conservative idea. Even conservative legal analysts were insisting it was impossible to imagine the court declaring the health-care mandate unconstitutional, given its past decisions. So imagine the...
  • Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Endorses Romney

    04/02/2012 10:52:19 AM PDT · by fifedom · 6 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 4/2/2012 | RTT Staff Writer
    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, a freshman senator ... made his announcement on NBC's "Meet the Press"
  • Tea party brew-haha

    04/02/2012 9:52:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/02/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    Several Tea Party groups across Massachusetts are dividing into two camps — those who want to focus on conservative economic issues and others who want to expand into social issues, such as illegal immigration and gay rights. lllustrating that split is a pair of competing April 15 Tea Party rallies — a Tax Day rally in Worcester with speakers focusing on the budget and taxes, and a Patriot Day rally on Boston Common, which also includes speeches from a voter ID advocate and the Rev. Scott Lively, a fierce public critic of gay rights. But both sides told the Herald...
  • Billboard Campaign: Obama Will Say Anything to Get Re-elected

    04/01/2012 5:36:35 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | April 1, 2012 | Jeff Baird
    You can fool some of the people…RightMove is kicking off an election year advertising blitz to convince voters that the man that they elected in 2008 is not the same man that has been running this country into the ground over the last 3 years. As one of RightMoves’ slogans suggest, “Obama will say anything to get re-elected!” Their opening salvo is a series of banners that have sprung up all over the State of Virginia depicts a picture of President Obama with a milk mustache and a caption that reads “GOT FOOLED?”With help from the Central Virginia Tea Party,...
  • Tea Party Still Isn't Ready for Romney

    04/01/2012 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-22-12 | MATT NEGRIN
    Mitt Romney, Tea Party candidate? Not so fast. The Republican front-runner appeared to be on an easy path to the nomination the morning after his win in Illinois, when The Washington Times reported that an influential tea party group, Freedom Works, was ready to fall in line behind him, supposedly capping the monthslong struggle Romney has endured to sway conservative voters. Unfortunately for Romney, the report — especially the headline — wasn't totally right, and the tea party is showing no sign of uniting behind him, or any candidate for that matter. Though the tea party remains a force in...
  • Pictures From Sheriff Joe Document Fraud Press Conference, March 31

    03/31/2012 5:19:53 PM PDT · by HoneysuckleTN · 53 replies
    Here are some pictures from Sheriff Joe’s March 31 news conference at the Church on the Green in Surprise, AZ. We are posting the video of the entire press conference shortly.
  • Libertarian Party criticizes Rubio for backing Romney

    03/30/2012 10:08:04 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    libertarian republican ^ | 3/30/12 | Eric Dondero
    This is quite interesting. Never before, do I recall the Libertarian Party ever taking on a major party politician for backing a candidate from his major party. Press release LPHQ (LP.org) "Sen. Rubio - Withdraw your Endorsement": With all due respect, Congressman Rubio, you failed to do your homework. As an alleged 'Tea Party Republican,' your endorsement of Mitt Romney misleads the true Tea Partiers from coast to coast," said Mark Hinkle, Libertarian Party Chair. "Congressman Rubio, you assert that Mitt Romney was a 'successful' governor in Massachusetts. Which part of Mitt Romney's record as Governor do you consider a...
  • Former Tea Party Spokesman Cleared of Kidnapping, Rape Charges After Alleged Victim Recants

    Prosecutors have dropped kidnapping and rape charges against a former San Diego Tea Party spokesman after the alleged victim recanted her story. Michael Kobulnicky, 54, was arrested earlier this month and accused of sexually assaulting a 56-year-old woman he allegedly picked up in his car. According to San Diego Fox affiliate KSWB-TV, the alleged victim appeared at a bail hearing Monday and told the judge Kobulnicky was not the man who assaulted her. On Wednesday, she recanted her story to prosecutors and said she was never kidnapped or raped.
  • GOP fears Latino revolt (GOP should just end. They are trying their own Dream Act. Statist wimps.)

    03/30/2012 7:21:22 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    politico ^ | 3/29/12 | MANU RAJU
    Republicans worried about their party’s standing with Hispanic voters have launched an election-year scramble to put a better face on their party’s immigration problem. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, is working with senators from other immigrant-heavy states like Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas on their own version of the DREAM Act to help undocumented children. Kyl and Hutchison have held several closed-door meetings with a key Democrat to see whether there’s bipartisan support for a compromise plan. Republicans are also exploring changes in visa rules to attract more high-skilled workers and...
  • A Movement Explained - What does the Tea Party mean?

    03/30/2012 1:20:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | April 2, 2012 issue | MATTHEW CONTINETTII
    The world came unhinged in the fall of 2008. .....Such a flurry of state activity would have been enough to spark a reaction from Americans traditionally suspicious of central government. But the interventions did not stop there. Even before Obama was inaugurated in January 2009 the collective wisdom in Washington held that the way to restore prosperity was a massive stimulus of public spending. So Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, at an eventual price tag of $840 billion, in February. The bill, which included an increased refundable tax credit for working people, showered money on state governments...