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  • Nebraska battle complicates GOP effort to retake Senate

    04/27/2012 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate Republican primary in Nebraska has turned into a proxy war between conservatives and establishment Republicans that could complicate efforts to wrest control of the Senate from Democrats. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a leading voice for Tea Party conservatives in Washington, has made an aggressive bid to defeat Jon Bruning, the front-runner in the primary, because of lingering doubts about his commitment to conservative principles. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Some Republicans question whether DeMint’s strenuous intervention will do anything more than alienate a likely future colleague. “There’s no question he’s the front-runner,” said David Kramer, a former Nebraska Republican Party chairman who...
  • Palin backs Lugar's opponent in primary (She backs Mourdock not LugarINO

    04/27/2012 3:00:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2012 | David Catanese
    Sarah Palin has endorsed Richard Mourdock in the GOP Senate primary in Indiana dubbing the insurgent challenger as the "conservative choice" in the race against Sen. Dick Lugar. ... "Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate... and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C." ...
  • Sarah Palin: Mourdock For Indiana

    04/27/2012 12:29:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Friday April 27, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.   Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent...
  • MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Ad campaign tells the unions to stop lying (Tea Party Express...WI)

    04/26/2012 1:15:23 PM PDT · by Syncro · 58 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 04/24/2012 | Staff
    The Tea Party Express is launching the "Tell the Truth" ad campaign to combat the onslaught of liberal funded attack ads on Gov. Walker! . The public employee unions have pledged to spent $60 million on their RECALL effort to viciously attack Gov. Walker and distort the truth about the success of his governorship.  In fact, they just dropped half a million dollars on TV ads this week alone! . We are fighting back with an ad campaign of our own to get the truth out there about the success that Gov. Walker and his reforms have had in Wisconsin. ...
  • Rally for Common Sense

    04/26/2012 2:40:01 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 2 replies
    The Freedom Center of Missouri ^ | April 26, 2012 | Dave Roland
    The Freedom Center of Missouri would like to invite our friends to attend an exciting event coming up on May 19th – the Rally for Common Sense! Our director of litigation, Dave Roland, is looking forward to being one of a very diverse array of nationally-promienent speakers, all of whom are passionate about constitutional principles. That list includes: ■Former Presidential candidate, Herman Cain ■Radio host (and friend of the Freedom Center), Dr. Gina Loudon ■Former diplomat and politician, Dr. Alan Keyes ■Constitutional expert and Missouri State University Professor, Dr. Darin Chappell ■Former NAACP chapter president, Rev. C.L. Bryant ■And many...
  • Republican Primaries in Pennsylvania, Delaware, NY, RI, and Conn. Vote Gingrich or Paul

    04/23/2012 10:24:56 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 82 replies
    Fox News Primary Schedule ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steelers6
    Apr 24 Rhode Island Primary Results — Apr 24 Pennsylvania Primary Results — Apr 24 New York Primary Results — Apr 24 Connecticut Primary Results — Apr 24 Delaware Primary Results
  • Tea party will ‘absolutely’ back Romney in general election, says movement leader

    04/24/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 139 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Though the tea party wasn’t particularly enthused about Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy during the primary, one tea party leader who was present at the inception of the movement says the tea party will get behind the former Massachusetts governor going into the general election. “Absolutely, the tea party can and will support Mitt Romney in the general election, and with great energy in the door-to-door ground game,” said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition and author of the recently released book, “Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.” “It’s important also to...
  • D.L. Hughley: Putting the Blinders On

    04/23/2012 8:36:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Huffington Post | April 23, 2012 | D.L. Hughley
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dl-hugley/trayvon-martin-zimmerman_b_1445575.html
  • E-mail your lists before Tuesday primaries

    04/23/2012 8:13:14 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 50 replies
    butterdezillion
    I have to work today and tomorrow so I can't man any of Newt's phone banks, but if anybody can use this letter to forward in e-mails to your lists before tomorrow's primaries, please do so: Mitt Romney supports government-coerced abortion. He personally has made the decision to force people to provide abortions even though they believe it to be murder. Yes, he vetoed Romneycare because it mandated abortion insurance coverage, but in Dec 2005 after his veto was overridden and the Boston Globe printed an article noting that Catholic hospitals would be exempt from providing abortions to rape victims,...
  • Tea Party Youth Stand Against Tax on Future Generations

    04/23/2012 4:28:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Gina Loudon
    The Tea Party was born of many moms and dads who saw their childrens’ futures being robbed by an administration who put no constraints on who they will tax, and what they will spend. Parents gasp in exasperation as they watch a culture devoid of values consume the hearts, minds, and lives of their children. The President stands idly by as black so-called “leaders” insight violence based on race alone.  He defends taxpayer funding of Sandra Fluke’s blatant, unrepentant sexual promiscuity. Parents have watched in horror as young habitué “Occupyers” have proven an old adage often attributed to Winston Churchill:...
  • Rubio & Menendez; 35 Minute Eye-Opening Video (oldie, but a goodie)

    04/22/2012 8:50:27 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 1 replies
    C-Span ^ | 12/15/2011 | Senate committee on Foreign Relations
    "PANEL FOR ALL OF YOUR INSIGHTS HITS US, THE COSTS OF THAT ARE PARTICULARLY MR. BENSON, TO YOU WE'RE GOING HAVE TO DEAL WITH D.E.A., THANK YOU VERY MUCH...." My comments... this is a great video. The part I'm fascinated by starts at 1:06:51; just go to the Timeline scroll and click on the Rubio comment that starts at that point. This is a long Senate hearing on "Trafficking and Narcotics in the Caribbean" broadcast on C-Span, if you've got 35 minutes to kill. The first half is one panel; this 1:06 marker is the second half where a second...
  • GOP elite holds off the tea partiers.

    04/22/2012 8:24:01 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2012 | James Hohmann
    The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution. The tricorne-hat wearing, Gadsden-flag waving insurgents were nowhere near the Republican National Committee’s annual meeting of state chairman, which wrapped up at a posh resort here Saturday afternoon. Instead, veteran party leaders — who wore business suits even in the 100-degree heat — reigned supreme. The 2012 meeting of the Republican national command shows just how little has actually changed in the Grand Old Party since the tea-party movement helped Republicans capture the U.S. House majority two years ago and announced that they were a powerful force in American politics. While...
  • With Newt...All the way to Tampa! [Vanity]

    04/22/2012 3:32:10 PM PDT · by bigoil · 26 replies
    April 22, 2012 | bigoil
    President Bush: 'Colin, Do you know what a burn card is?' Secretary Powell: 'No sir.' President Bush: [chuckling] 'Someday I gotta teach you to play some Texas Hold 'em.' --Oliver Stone's 'W.' By all estimates, Mittwit will fall 70-120 delegates shy of the 1144 needed to secure the Republican nomination for President of the United States on the first ballot in Tampa, Florida. This fact, coupled with the likely scenario of Mittwit being ten points down to Obama in Ohio, North Carolina, and Colorado the first week in August will sound the death knell of his candidacy. The Establishment will...
  • INVESTIGATE IRS HARASSMENT OF TEA PARTY GROUPS

    04/22/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2012 | REP. TOM MCCLINTOCK
    A defining aspect of the American tradition is that groups of citizens band together for a wide variety of civic purposes.  They recruit volunteers, raise funds and spend those funds to promote whatever project or cause brings them together. [Snip] We don’t apply a political test to these civic groups – we recognize the fundamental right of Americans to organize and to pool their resources to promote whatever causes they believe in...  [Snip] In order to be recognized as non-profit groups, these organizations must register with the IRS – a purely ministerial function that has, in the past, been applied...
  • Mark Levin: The Senate GOP establishment is trying to disenfranchise conservatives

    04/21/2012 10:07:01 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 39 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | April 18th | Mark Levin via Right Scoop
    Levin talks about what he says few have the guts to talk about, and that is how the Senate GOP establishment, McConnell, is trying to minimize conservative Sen. Ron Johnson who has made it clear he isn’t in the Senate to buddy up with the leadership, but rather to represent his constituents and fight for conservatism. And on the other hand, the establishment types like McCain are teaming up with one of the go-along-to-get-along increasingly liberal senators, Dick Lugar, to help him defeat a great conservative he’s running against. So while they claim to be conservative, what they really want...
  • Gingrich: Campaign Will Continue Forward

    04/21/2012 2:46:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 | Dave Eberhart
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Saturday that his cash-strapped campaign machine will march forward into North Carolina next week -- despite reports that stops in that state and elsewhere had been placed on indefinite hold, according to a report by Fox News. Filed federal reports indicated that the Gingrich campaign had $4.3 million in debt and has $1.22 million cash on hand. The campaign raised $1.6 million in March but spent $2.01 million, Fox News reported. Other public records revealed that Gingrich started the month of March with $1.55 million in debt and only $1.54 million in cash reserves....
  • NEWT: Last Conservative Standing

    04/21/2012 9:41:54 PM PDT · by MarylousAmerica · 26 replies
    WND ^ | April 16, 2012 | Marylou Barry
    Newt’s supporters love him for the exact same reason his detractors hate him: because he is such a fighter. It drives them nuts that he doesn’t throw in the towel, doesn’t slither away from difficult situations and, like a bulldog with a bone, just chomps down harder when the going gets tough. Like a bulldog, he continues to hang on against a much better-financed rival, because he thinks content is more important than suavité, what you are today is more important than mistakes you made 20 years ago and being right is even more important than being president.
  • Orrin Hatch fails to clinch GOP nomination in Utah — by 0.9%

    04/21/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Tea Party movement is alive in Utah. With representatives from FreedomWorks in the audience, delegates at the Utah Republican Convention managed to force Sen. Orrin Hatch into a June 26 primary. He got 59.2 percent of their votes against Dan Liljenquist, a 38-year-old state senator. Hatch needed 60 percent to avoid the primary. He couldn’t do it. In two rounds of voting, he went from 2,243 votes to 2,313 votes. If he’d gotten 32 more votes, he would have wrapped this up… FreedomWorks and other Tea Party groups now have two Causes to distract them from their failure to...
  • Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

    04/20/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-21-12 | Dover
    The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions that Gingrich would be suspending his campaign. But the campaign says nothing is happening. Two people close to the Gingrich campaign told ABC News they were contacted and told all of Gingrich’s North Carolina stops had been canceled, although R.C. Hammond, communications director for the campaign, said there was a “communication glitch.” “There was confusion, but we will maintain our North Carolina schedule next week,” Hammond said. One person...
  • Conservatives/Tea Party are like women with Battered Woman Syndrome to the Establishment

    04/20/2012 9:12:27 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies
    Friday April 20, 2012
    The GOP Establishment and Elites attack, mock, sabotage, set them up and join in with the liberals in taking down conservatives and true conservative candidates but each and every time the Establishment knows that when push comes to serve -- the conservatives wont leave the reservation and will support them when they come calling every time. They keep telling them that "you got nowhere to go, you aint leaving" The conservatives like those women, keep believing that one day things are going to get better. That next time they will be truly appreciated, that next time the husband is going...
  • Where Do Conservatives Go Now? Part 2 (Don’t Get Suckered into Supporting the Republican Party)

    04/20/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 226 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 19 Apr 12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Fourth, Remember the Difference Between Republicans and Conservatives. Conservatives look at the endorsements Mitt Romney has garnered from such establishment figures as former President George H.W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and most importantly from business-as-usual Washington insiders, such as lobbyist Ed Gillespie, and they see advocates of positions they often opposed, not friends of the transformational agenda that won the Tea Party wave election of 2010. Surveying Romney’s record and agenda, and most importantly the people he is likely to bring to Washington to implement his agenda, movement conservatives see little likelihood a Romney administration will differ...
  • Van Jones: We have to re-elect Obama to ‘stop the tea party’ [VIDEO]

    04/20/2012 2:09:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/12
    Former Obama administration adviser Van Jones said the country should re-elect President Barack Obama to “stop the tea party” because former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would “govern as a tea party president.” Jones also said that some of Obama’s supporters misunderstood Obama as a “social movement leader” after his victory in the 2008 presidential race rather than as “head of state.” (RELATED: Full coverage of the tea party movement) “We have to win politically in November to stop the tea party. We don’t want a tea party presidency, and I don’t care what you think about Mitt Romney. If we...
  • Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney

    04/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 70 replies
    the-leader.com/newsnow/AP ^ | Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:51 AM | the-leader.com/newsnow/AP
    The Associated Press NEW YORK —Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney’s victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party,” he said. Speaking Thursday in New York City, Gingrich said he’s stayed in the race “to articulate big themes and big ideas” but that “we have a moral obligation to defeat Barack Obama.” To that end, he said, he would work to support Romney, and he said Romney would do the same for him. “Romney and I...
  • IRS Harassment of Tea Party Groups

    04/20/2012 12:02:17 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 7 replies
    April 20, 2012 | Congressman McClintock
    Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks today on the House floor: IRS Harassment of Tea Party Groups House Chamber, Washington D.C. April 17, 2012 Mr. Speaker: A defining aspect of the American tradition is that groups of citizens band together for a wide variety of civic purposes. They recruit volunteers, raise funds and spend those funds to promote whatever project or cause brings them together. For more than a century, our tax laws have recognized that such voluntary associations – non-profits, we call them today – should not be taxed, because their proceeds are devoted entirely to improve our communities...
  • Why Conservatives Have Lost the Political Battle for America’s Soul

    04/19/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | April 18, 2012 | Gary North
    This was posted on one of GaryNorth.com forums. The battle for America’s political soul is always fought on the battlefield of federal politics. That’s why conservatives lose, generation after generation.” Dr. North, would you please elaborate on this, why you believe the battle for America’s political soul is fought in Federal politics and why it is that conservatives continue to lose, generation after generation? From the time of the ratification of the United States Constitution, American politics shifted to the national level. One of the things that I realized late in my career, even though I had been trained as...
  • Powerful Government Equals Powerful Problems

    04/19/2012 12:54:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    History is not simply dates, events and results. Instead, it's people's lives, their hopes and dreams, their situation and their outcomes based on their and other people's actions. While history is learned by looking backward, knowing the outcome, life is lived marching forward, unsure of what might happen. To understand history, it helps to understand the circumstances of the time. How did people live, who was in charge, who had rights, power and money? What is commonplace in one time and place would be unthinkable in another. For example, most Americans understand that by law, they have individual rights....
  • K Street and Tea Party again fight for soul of GOP

    04/18/2012 7:28:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    senateconservatives.com ^ | 18 Apr 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    Big business and the Tea Party are at swords' points once again, with GOP Senate primaries for the second straight election becoming proxy battles in the war over the soul of the Republican Party. Conservative insurgents pose serious threats this year to establishment Republicans in at least three open-seat Senate races. In every case, political action committees and lobbyists have hugely favored the establishment pick with contributions. One reason: The GOP establishment rallies industry donors behind the Republican seen as stronger in November. A deeper reason: The revolving-door clique of K Street and Capitol Hill operatives needs Republicans elected to...
  • IRS Harassment of Tea Party Groups

    04/18/2012 2:58:40 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 10 replies
    Congressman Tom McClintock | 4.17.2012 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    A defining aspect of the American tradition is that groups of citizens band together for a wide variety of civic purposes. They recruit volunteers, raise funds and spend those funds to promote whatever project or cause brings them together. For more than a century, our tax laws have recognized that such voluntary associations – non-profits, we call them today – should not be taxed, because their proceeds are devoted entirely to improve our communities through education, advocacy, and civic action. Section 501 of the Internal Revenue code recognizes them today, and civic groups like Move-on-dot-org, the League of Conservation Voters,...
  • Video from Madison Tax Day Tea Party (mostly of counterprotesters gone wild)

    04/18/2012 11:35:10 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | RPK74m
    This video shows how low the left has sunk in Wisconsin. WARNING, the video does contain some graphic language (a lefty shouting a sick insult at Rebecca Kleefisch), thus it is not child/work safe.
  • Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville (Starting today, Wednesday 18 April)

    04/18/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Constitution Party ^ | 17 Apr 12 | CP
    04/17/2012 Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. “American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other interests. The Constitution Party will be offering...
  • Tea Party Warms To Romney

    04/18/2012 5:02:41 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 192 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 4/18/12 | Kyle Leighton
    One chunk of the Republican electorate has proved an incredibly fickle voting bloc, denying party unity while the nominating process dragged on. It’s the same group of conservative voters that went from candidate to candidate, looking for an alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Now, out of options, it seems that those who identify themselves as tea party supporters are finally coming home to the presumptive nominee. (snip)
  • Who is Paul Krugman kidding? Inflation is morally abhorrent

    04/17/2012 7:43:36 PM PDT · by billflax · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/17/2012 | Bill Flax
    Paul Krugman again. Still beholden to chimerical Phillips Curve absurdities, the professor proposes inflation to stimulate stagnant labor markets. The Phillips Curve insists that rising inflation lowers unemployment. The theory presumes businesses increase prices faster than workers’ wages raise effectively making labor inexpensive. When real salaries shrink, hiring accelerates. As Krugman details, the Fed’s focus is dual: stable prices and full employment. So he seeks to overcome persistent unemployment through purposeful failure on the price front, lamenting that “Fed officials ... are feeling intimidated ... and that American workers are paying the price for their timidity.” Krugman thus urges Ben...
  • 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,...