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  • Reid Blames Tea Party Extremism for Looming 'Taxmaggedon'

    05/22/2012 4:45:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 22,2012 | Sunlun Miller
    Another line in the sand has been drawn as Congress faces a daunting lame-duck year-end fiscal crisis dubbed around Capitol Hill as "Taxmaggedon." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., responded to a letter from Senate Republicans today in which they called for an immediate extension of the Bush tax cuts, with a message of his own: that's impossible before the election.
  • Kentucky: Thomas Massie Wins GOP Nomination

    05/22/2012 5:54:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5/22/2012 | oshua Miller
    In a stinging rebuke of the Kentucky Republican establishment, tea-party-affiliated Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie won tonight’s GOP primary to replace retiring Rep. Geoff Davis (R) in the 4th district. With 72 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race for Massie. He had 44.9 percent of vote, state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington had 29 percent and Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore had 17.4 percent. Davis, along with former Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning (R), backed Webb-Edgington, who had broad establishment support. Conservative Republican Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah) backed Massie. The district is safe Republican turf,...
  • If you live in TX state rep 64(Denton), please vote out Myra Crownover in the GOP primary on May 29.

    05/22/2012 4:15:21 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 16 replies
    Smoke-Free Texas: Rep. Myra Crownover ^ | 5/22/12 | Myra Crownover
    Go to the link above, Myra Crownover(R(TX)-64) is New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg and San Fran Nancy Pelosi, all rolled up in one. Crownover is one of the biggest RINO's around.
  • Biden: Tea Party stopped us from growing economy

    05/22/2012 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Vice President Joe Biden admitted to a group of supporters in New Hampshire this afternoon that the President would have been able help the economy "much, more" if the Tea Party hadn't taken the House. Biden showed the audience the Obama campaigns chart of job growth during the President's first term in office and accused the Tea Party for stalling the recovery, because of the debt limit fight. "Imagine where we'd be if the Tea Party hadn't taken control of the House of Representatives," Biden said adding that they were "a group set on obstructionism."
  • Jack Furnari helps train citizen journalists to take on liberal media bias

    05/21/2012 2:56:29 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 16 replies ^ | May 21, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    The future of journalism in America lies with the “average Joe,” according to the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, the organization determined to help prepare the public for this 21st century job. A panel hosted by the Virginia-based organization offered some insights to the citizen journalists in training assembled in downtown Orlando on Saturday. Participating panelists included Sandi Gehring, a self-described “recovered” liberal media veteran-turned-consultant and author. Gehring offered an insider’s view of the world of mainstream media, having worked for outlets like CNN and The New York Times. Tom Tillison, founder of the tea party-centered online publication,...
  • Jack Furnari helps train citizen journalists to take on liberal media bias

    05/21/2012 2:38:38 PM PDT · by T.O.K. ^ | May 21 , 2012 | Michele Kirk
    The future of journalism in America lies with the “average Joe,” according to the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, the organization determined to help prepare the public for this 21st century job. A panel hosted by the Virginia-based organization offered some insights to the citizen journalists in training assembled in downtown Orlando on Saturday. Participating panelists included Sandi Gehring, a self-described “recovered” liberal media veteran-turned-consultant and author. Gehring offered an insider’s view of the world of mainstream media, having worked for outlets like CNN and The New York Times. Tom Tillison, founder of the tea party-centered online publication,...
  • Ted Cruz on SP Radio: Phones Lit Like Christmas Tree after Palin Endorsement (TX US Senate race)

    05/19/2012 1:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | May 19, 2012
    Immediately after former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsement, “the phones lit up like a Christmas tree,” and over 1,000 donations poured in over the next 48 hours, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz said during an interview with LaDonna Hale Curzon, host and executive producer of Sarah Palin Radio. Like Fischer and Mourdock before him, Cruz is the underdog candidate competing against those who have more money and deep connections to the GOP establishment. Her endorsement has given the Cruz campaign such a boost that the power behind it has been dubbed “the Palin Effect.” “It has been absolutely incredible! The...
  • The new Continental Army (Saturbray)

    05/19/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT · by bray · 21 replies ^ | 5/19/12 | bray
    These men are blemishes at your LOVE feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm---shepards who feed only themselves. They are clods without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. Jude 1:12 Our Founding Fathers gave us all the weapons we need to protect our Country from another Monarchy. Whether that Monarchy is a Dictator, a King or Premier they had the Biblical wisdom to protect us from the enslavement we are beginning to witness. America has allowed her freedom to be compromised for decades from both Democrat and Repub presidents and it is...
  • Freshman Republicans Switch from Tea to Kool Aid

    05/18/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 97 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ted DeHaven
    This week the Club for Growth released a study of votes cast in 2011 by the 87 Republicans elected to the House in November 2010. The Club found that “In many cases, the rhetoric of the so-called “Tea Party” freshmen simply didn’t match their records.” Particularly disconcerting is the fact that so many GOP newcomers cast votes against spending cuts. The study comes on the heels of three telling votes taken last week in the House that should have been slam-dunks for members who possess the slightest regard for limited government and free markets. Alas, only 26 of the 87...
  • Tea Party Should Oppose Latest Terrorist Bill of Rights

    05/17/2012 9:07:04 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 17 May 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The reckless crew is at it again. Libertarian extremists, who purport to be the face of the tea party movement, and their pals on the Lawyer Left, whose obsession is more rights for mass-murderers, are again making common cause. Their target, once more, is the detention procedure codified in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This time the ringleaders are Representatives Justin Amash (R., MI) and Adam Smith (D., WA). With a new NDAA up for consideration, these congressmen are reprising the starring role played a few months back by Sen. Rand Paul (R., KY). I argued in opposition to...
  • A Tale Of Two Blessings For America (pic)

    05/16/2012 5:08:14 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Made for OMG! For America.
  • Rabbi’s speech called hateful (because he expressed Conservative views).

    05/16/2012 1:16:19 PM PDT · by Zetman · 10 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | May 16, 2012, 05:00 AM | Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal staff
    A rabbi’s declaration that he is an “Islamaphobe” and an accompanying speech at a Tea Party forum in San Mateo earlier this month has been called racist and hateful by the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Rabbi Nachum Shifren and all the other candidates for U.S. Senate were invited to a candidate’s forum May 3 at the American Legion Hall in San Mateo, co-sponsored by the San Mateo County Republican Party and My Liberty, a local Tea Party group. Shifren told a cheering audience, “I am an Islamaphobe and everything we need to know about Islam, we...
  • Tea Party Takeover (Anti-establishment Republicans could score upsets in four Senate battlegrounds)

    05/16/2012 11:41:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Journal ^ | 05/15/2012 | Josh Kraushaar
    For those who think Sen. Richard Lugar’s defeat was primarily attributable to running a weak campaign or for living outside of Indiana for decades, I’ve got one number in dissent: 38 percent. That’s the shockingly low percentage of the vote the six-term senator won this month, with a margin of defeat larger than any other senator in a primary over the past three decades. That’s a 2006 Rick Santorum-like loss, for a politician who had been accustomed to coasting to landslide victories. It suggests that even if Lugar had run a top-notch campaign, he would have been susceptible to forces...
  • Mitch Daniels: Richard Mourdock no tea party win (Will the GOP-E ever accept the GOP-TEA?

    05/16/2012 10:22:36 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16th | MJ Lee
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that Richard Mourdock's upset victory over incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) last week was a "tea party phenomenon."
  • Palin Effect: Fischer Wins Nebraska Primary

    05/16/2012 6:51:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 40 replies ^ | 5/16/12 | Mike Flynn
    Just two weeks ago, the battle for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska was between state Attorney General Jim Bruning and state Treasurer Don Stenburg. Neither inspired the growing base of conservative voters. They were, to be charitable, standard conservative-ish career politicians. Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin shook up the race with a late endorsement of state Senator Debby Fischer. It made all the difference. I follow politics very closely, yet I hadn't heard of the Fischer candidacy until Palin's endorsement. National tea party groups like FreedomWorks had put all their resources behind Stenburg, with nary a...
  • Palin Statement on Fischer Victory in Nebraska Senate Primary

    05/15/2012 10:38:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 56 replies
    BreitbartNews ^ | 5-15-12
    *snip* As recently as a week ago, Deb Fischer was dismissed by the establishment. Why? Because she is not part of the good old boys’ permanent political class. The message from the people of Nebraska is simple and powerful: America is looking for real change in Washington, and commonsense conservatives like Deb Fischer represent that change. I applaud Moms like Deb Fischer who are bold enough to step up and run on a conservative platform to restore America and protect our children’s future. Congratulations to the people of Nebraska. As the Huskers’ fight song goes: “The eyes of the land,...
  • The Palin Effect: Tea Party Flexes Muscle

    05/14/2012 1:03:29 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5-14-2012 | Tony Lee
    The conventional wisdom among the mainstream media is that the Republican establishment would strike back during the 2012 election, thereby blunting the influence of the conservative Tea Party movement that propelled the party to historic gains in the 2010 midterm elections. Implied in this chatter is that the power and influence of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, seen by many as the figure who can best mobilize the Tea Party movement into action, would fade as well. But recent events in Indiana, Nebraska, and Texas have shown that this conventional wisdom is false.
  • 3 Electable Tea Party Hotties

    05/14/2012 5:06:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Some like it hot. Some like it cold. And the Tea Party likes it red-hot, as in, red states. Three energetic Tea Party candidates are heating up to beat RINOs and help return the U.S. Senate to a true conservative majority. Rhinoceros horn is popular in Asia for its purported healing powers. Asian demand sends poachers to Africa to hunt the endangered animal. Last November, one Hong Kong poacher surrendered $2 million of illegal rhino horn to authorities. In the GOP, however, RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) are losing popularity. The RINO’s “horn” is compromise and Americans are tired of...
  • Attack of the Tea Party Zombies

    05/13/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT · by tentmaker · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/13/2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Readers who heed what the media says would have thought the tea party bitter clingers were dead, so this week's election results must have seemed to them like the attack of the zombies. The zombies made their appearance known in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Utah. Less than a year ago a Washington Post blogger contended the tea party was running out of steam, that Senators Olympia Snowe, Dick Lugar and Orrin Hatch looked to easily win re-election against tepid tea party opposition.
  • Joe Biden: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

    05/12/2012 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 23 replies
    My Brain | 05/12/12 | Alan Levy
    Recently, Chairman Obama's court jester, Joe Bite Me had this to say on one of the Sunday Snooze Shows: ********** "I think the Republican Party's been taken over by the Tea Party...This is the tail wagging the dog." —Vice President Joe Biden (5/6/2012) ********** Now of course, this verbal lunacy was overshadowed by our supposedly Catholic vice president's cheer leading for homosexual marriage. (And rightfully so, since homosexual marriage is as evil as it gets.) However, this statement deserves examining as well, since it shows that Bite Me is lacks the mental capacity of a paramecium. First of all, the...
  • Sarah Palin at SALT Conference: “Hello One Percent! More Power to Ya!”

    05/12/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | May 12, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    While Obama was out hobnobbing with the Hollywood celebrities Sarah Palin was talking about geopolitical events and macroeconomic trends in Las Vegas. Only this short video clip has surfaced [so far] of Sarah Palin’s keynote address at Friday’s SALT conference in Las Vegas on Friday. Here she is going after the GSA, and all of the wasteful spending: (VIDEO AT LINK) Some bloggers including Bailey McCann, the editor and publisher of CivSource live tweeted the event. From McCann: Palin opens her remarks at #SALT2012 “hello 1% more power to you.” Palin at #SALT2012 “politicians are really crafty.“ Palin: Hillary was...
  • How the Chicago Cubs Can Give Hope to Tea Party Ignorance | Out With The Bull, In With the Jew

    05/12/2012 9:23:59 AM PDT · by rightjb · 1 replies ^ | 5/12/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    I find political meaning in everything, including the annual ritual of the changing of the Chicago Sports fan’s season, where we exchange bitter disappointment of basketball for the bogus hope for the boys of summer.  PolitiJim has changed from his Bull hat to Cubs, but perhaps this year it is prophetic for our political hopes as Tea Party conservatives as well.  Allow me to explain.The team that miraculously tied for the best record in the NBA’s shortened seasoned (see PolitiJim cap in title picture) was eliminated by the Philadelphia 76ers last night in a series that ended up 4-2. ...
  • The Media is so Dam Shameless (Video)

    05/12/2012 7:50:33 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10,2012 | E.T. Williams
    The Media Is So Dam Shameless, Mitt Romney a Prankster, Media says Mitt Romney is a Bully, Mitt Romney forcibly cut the hair of student, Media Bias, Dam the Media, Stopping the left
  • What Media Were Saying About Bush's Economy in 2004

    05/11/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 8 replies
    SF Chron ^ | 8-11-2004 | David Lazarus
    Look at how the Media was Blasting GWB just 4 years into his term. Take a gander at the stats....I WISH we could a deficit that low.... [article begins here] Sometimes I sympathize with President Bush. Really. Last week's dismal report on job creation -- a scant 32,000 jobs created versus 240,000 expected -- left our re-election-seeking president little wiggle room on the economic front. "Economic growth is strong and getting stronger," Bush told a gathering of minority journalists after the jobs number was released. It can't be easy to have to defend your economic policies when all evidence suggests...
  • Tea Party challengers are no threat to Texas GOP incumbents, Rep. Pete Sessions insists

    05/11/2012 6:04:41 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    The morning after the senior Republican U.S. senator was defeated by a Tea Party-backed challenger in Indiana, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Pete Sessions said he was confident that every GOP House member from Texas would survive Tea Party challenges in the May 29 primary. Speaking at a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, the Dallas Republican predicted that “each of our people (will) get out of it without a runoff.” Acknowledging that “a number of my (Texas) colleagues do have these challenges within our party,” he praised the Tea Party for “actively pushing each and every one...
  • Ted Cruz, U.S. Senate candidate from Texas, reports bounce from Sarah Palin's endorsement

    05/10/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 19 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Thursday May 10, 2012
    Call it the Sarah Palin bounce: Hours after the 2008 vice presidential nominee endorsed Ted Cruz, a Republican candidate for U.S. senator from Texas, on Thursday morning, the staff at Cruz's headquarters in Austin reported a swift and positive reaction. Nick Dyer, the Central Texas/Youth Director for Cruz tweeted: Campaign manager John Drogin confirmed by email to Yahoo News that Palin's endorsement "has added HUGE buzz to our campaign." "Phones are ringing, online contributions are pouring in, and supporters are more excited than ever on our social networks," Drogin wrote, adding that he's seen a "flood" of donations but has yet...
  • Voters Say We Are All Inmate No. 11593-051 Now

    05/10/2012 2:42:06 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 10, 2012
    Tuesday's Results: The Tea Party shows it's alive and well, Wisconsin's embattled governor gets more votes than the top two Democrats and a federal inmate gives the president a primary battle. The natives are still restless. Conservative pundit and IBD contributor Ann Coulter once said she, like many Americans, would rather vote for Jeffrey Dahmer, known for his unusual culinary choices, over President Obama. Federal prisoner Keith Russell Judd, 49, is not quite in Dahmer's league, but for a substantial portion of West Virginia Democrats, he is also preferable to our campaigner-in-chief. Judd is serving time at the Beaumont Federal...
  • Our Founding Fathers Were The Original Tea Party Candidates (pic)

    05/09/2012 5:10:25 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-9-12 | The Looking Spoon
    While liberals take the opportunity Dick Luger's primary defeat to Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock provides to ride around on RINO's and weep over the death of bi-partisanship (aka doormats that give them what they want), I decided this was a good time to re-imagine an election graphic I created in 2010 (see the original here).   
  • Who are the tea party candidates state by state in both the Federal House and Senate races?

    05/09/2012 3:30:19 PM PDT · by superfries · 48 replies
    5/9/2012 | self
    I thought someone did this back for the 2010 election but I have not seen anything related to the 2012 election cycle. I would be willing to help get this going. As I see it, if we are not capturing this info and then vetting these folks ourselves then we have no one to blame but ourselves. For example Pam Bondi and Connie Mack out of FLA had tea party support and even SP endorsed them in their races but they are far from the pure tea party conservatives we want to see elected right? If you are interested or...
  • The Boy with His Finger in the Dike - The American Tea Party

    05/09/2012 3:09:31 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies
    IFB ^ | 5/9/12
    There is much to be excited about after yesterday's Tea Party primary victory in Indiana with Richard Murdock upsetting a 36 year occupier of the Senate Richard Luger. Now doubt Rush and Tea Party supporters will be energized and fire up and conservative optimism will be on full parade today. It proves to many that this grass root movement has not gone away and still is very effective. Yet, this was just a primary. Now doubt Rush and Tea Party supporters will be energized and fire up and conservative optimism will be on full parade today. . As we come...
  • The Election Results are No Surprise to Us: America Doesn't Want Any More of Obama

    05/09/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I am tempted, ladies and gentlemen, to sit here and ask you if you remember hearing me say a few things in the past three weeks. But I think I'm just gonna go ahead and report what happened, 'cause I think you do remember. I think of all the people in this country who are not really surprised at everything that happened yesterday, election-wise, it's probably you in this audience. Great to have you with us. Here we are back with more broadcast excellence, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies....
  • Conservatives Can't Wait to Vote

    05/09/2012 11:25:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm gonna break this down in even more detail as the program unfolds. Lugar has issued a very lengthy and quite telling statement. Lugar is comparing his defeat to the end of reason, the end of the Republican Party, the end of compromise, the end of people working together. Lugar is saying that his defeat is a bad thing. It's gonna lead to partisanship and rancor. It's gonna lead to the end. The Senate is gonna descend now. It's not gonna be nearly the august body it has been. Not because he's not there. He's not that...
  • Dick Lugar's Indiana Loss Is a Win for Democrats

    05/09/2012 9:21:11 AM PDT · by central_va · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/9/12 | Chris Good
    In a tough year for Senate campaigns, Democrats will take everything they can get. This year's map of Senate races heavily favors the GOP, which will defend only 10 seats to Democrats' 23. Six Democratic incumbents have declined to run, and Democrats will have to defend seats in 11 competitive races, while Republicans will only defend in five. All of which makes Sen. Dick Lugar's loss welcome news for Democrats, who seem to have figured all along that their candidate, Blue Dog Rep. Joe Donnelly, would fare better against Tea Party-backed, Saran Palin-endorsed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November. Now...
  • What Lugar's loss could mean for a Pres. Romney (You cannot underestimate the Tea Party movement)

    05/09/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/09/2012 | Philip Klein
    Not only did Tea Party-backed Richard Mourdock just put an end to Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar's 35-year U.S. Senate career, but it wasn't even close. NBC projected Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer, the winner of the Republican primary shortly after polls closed, as he was trouncing Lugar by over 20 points. In and of itself, the crushing defeat of such a long-time veteran of the Senate would be a big story, but the importance of this development will be felt way beyond Indiana. As I wrote earlier this week, a lot of pundits have been prematurely writing the obituary to...
  • Cher doesn't want to breathe the same air as Romney/Teabaggers

    05/08/2012 8:05:19 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 106 replies
    Twichy Entertainment ^ | 5-6-12 | Cher
    "If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters" Shut the windows! Seal the doors! The air has “tea bagger” cooties! Some celebs have threatened to move to Canada if elections don’t go their way, but that might not be far enough away for Cher. Can she ever be certain she’s not breathing air that passed through the noses and mouths of Romney and his evil puppeteers? "TOO HARSH ? Thats me Holding BACK! They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The...
  • Tea Party Upstart Mourdock Defeats Longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar

    05/08/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 181 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 08, 2012
    Tea Party Upstart Mourdock Defeats Longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar By Kim Geiger May 8, 2012 Richard Mourdock has defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary, according to an Associated Press projection, ending the career of one of the Senate’s most pragmatic politicians and casting a cloud over GOP efforts to win control of the chamber. Mourdock, state treasurer in Indiana, campaigned as a conservative alternative to Lugar. He became a darling of the tea party movement after he began a legal challenge to the terms of the Obama administration’s bailout of Chrysler. Mourdock was endorsed...
  • Calling All Patriots to Rally in Missouri for Common Sense on May 19th!

    05/08/2012 2:31:25 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 11 replies ^ | May 08, 2012 | KellyJaye
    We may not have agreed on who the Republican presidential candidate should be. We may not share precisely the same social views. We DO agree on the Constitutional principles of smaller government, a balanced budget, lower taxes and less federal interference in our lives. We the People are coming and we want our power back! It’s Common Sense. So, please join us for this day-long family style event Rally for Common Sense on Saturday, May 19th, at the private farm The Patriot Field of Dreams, in Holts Summit, Missouri. Gates will open at 10:00am central, with two stages, nationally recognized...
  • Richard Lugar and the End of Moderate Republicanism

    05/08/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    Nation ^ | 5-8-12 | Ari Berman
    If Indiana Senator Dick Lugar loses his Republican primary race to Tea Party challenger Richard Mourdock tonight, as polls indicate is likely, his defeat will signal the end of moderate Republican internationalism in the US Senate and the GOP more broadly. Lugar, a two time chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee best known for his work on arms control and nonproliferation treaties, used to be one of the GOP’s leading figures on foreign policy. Now he’s an outlier. The Senate Republican caucus was once filled with the likes of Dick Lugar—sensible realists such as Lincoln Chafee, Chuck Hagel, George...
  • Obama Targets the Tea Party

    05/08/2012 5:44:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 8, 2012 | Aaron Goldstein
    ....You know the drill. Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Obama's re-election team has set it sights on the Tea Party. Of course, it's not the first time the Tea Party has been in Team Obama's crosshairs. Just last month, while appearing on CNN's State of the Union, David Axelrod told Candy Crowley that Republicans in Congress "were in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged the party to the right." So if one of Obama's top advisers is prepared to liken his political adversaries to terrorists then you...
  • Dick Lugar: Tea party trespassed on my farm (erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on primary eve)

    05/07/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/07/2012 | By DAVID CATANESE
    FRANKFORT, Ind. — Sen. Dick Lugar is accusing tea party members of trespassing on his family farm and erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on the eve of the Senate primary. The six-term Republican incumbent said Monday he was alerted by his son that members of the Owen County tea party climbed over a fence at his Marion County farm to take down his campaign signs and put up their own. “[They] had their pictures taken in front of a sign that said, ‘Dick Lugar, tree farmer of the year, 2003,’” Lugar said during a stop at an assisted living facility, speaking...
  • James Madison explains the uniqueness of the American Revolution

    05/06/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    In "Charters", James Madison wrote the following: In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example and France has followed it, of charters of power granted by liberty. This is what makes modern revolutionaries so backward. They are stuck on stupid in old-think - that is, that power grants liberty. If only government could get bigger, we could grant the rights to _________________ for whatever special interest group they have in mind at the moment. Like the "right" to healthcare. In the comment "America has set the example", he makes it clear that it's...
  • Are You Ready for a Tea Party Rebellion? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

    05/06/2012 2:16:06 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 56 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5-6-2012 | TheRobb7
    In another thread I had proposed the idea of doing another Dan’s Bake Sale in downtown Tampa during the Convention. Fellow FReeper "Patton@Bastogne" has expounded in several threads on what could happen once the Tea Party makes its stand.... Imagine...80,000 Tea Party faithful, non violently filling the streets until they are heard. The purpose/result may or may not be to overthrow the nomination process, but at least they could help ensure Conservatism in represented in the Party Platform...with a stern and visible reminder that Tea Partiers will be elected nationwide (all the way down the ballot) to hold the GOP...
  • Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement

    05/04/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,524 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    My FRiends, we might as well face the reality that we the combined pro-life conservative movement and tea party coalition have lost this round (the presidential election) in the larger battle to reclaim our constitution and our inalienable rights. Rove, Romney and the GOP-e have successfully destroyed and driven off each and every pro-life conservative tea party candidate from the race and all have surrendered to the Romney camp. It is no secret that Romney is not one of us. There is absolutely no doubt that he has never accomplished a single conservative thing in his entire political career (one...
  • Commentary: Conservatives need to wake up & see the threat.

    05/05/2012 9:14:15 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 05/06/2012 | n/a
    When the radical homosexual organizations and the "Occupy" movement team up to brutally stop a Tea Party rally, what else do you need to know? They are clearly natural allies in the effort to destabilize our society. A vocal minority of Tea Party people in Massachusetts were skittish when the Tea Party Coalition decided to include "social issues" for that event. "It will hurt our brand" or "it will alienate people" or "it's not what the Tea Party is about" were some whines we all heard. Well, guess what? They rioters see it all as one big movement. They understand...
  • Republican delegation divided at state convention in Sparks

    05/05/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 11:15 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon (contact)
    A deeply divided contingent of more than 1,200 Republicans has gathered at a Sparks casino to elect delegates to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. Within an hour of the convention being gaveled open, accusations of fake ballots, scuffles over seating and brief disagreements over rules erupted. Overall, however, business proceeded rather smoothly with a delegation that seemed tipped toward Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who is scheduled to speak this afternoon. Josh Romney, whose father Mitt Romney is the presumed GOP nominee, gave a brief speech to the crowd, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama. “This is a very...
  • Tea-party reawakening with call for huge rally

    05/04/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Private pilots who may want to fly near Chicago on the weekend of May 19-20 have been warned they could be shot down, and a Red Cross memo suggests there could be mass evacuations of the city in the event of riots by left-leaning activists protesting the NATO summit. Less than a day’s drive away, however, near Jefferson City, Mo., at the same time there will be an event for Americans who also are worried about the nation. But instead of protests and riots, participants will focus on how to build up America, repair it and stabilize it for future...
  • Occupy and Tea Party – Does the Media Tell You The Truth?

    05/04/2012 3:27:53 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    Take a look at what goes on at a Tea Party gathering. Lydia Ortega, Brian Sussman, Mimi Steel and Neil Mammen were speakers at California's Silicon Valley Tea Party. Silicon Valley Tea Party - 15 April 2012 - Lydia Ortega (A Professor at San Jose State University!) Silicon Valley Tea Party - 15 April 2012 - Brian Sussman Silicon Valley Tea Party - 15 April 2012 - Mimi Steel Video that Mimi Steel referenced in her speech: SFBAY CAPR-Mark Levin-CA War On Suburbia-4-9-12 Silicon Valley Tea Party - 15 April 2012 - Neil Mammen Take...
  • Poll: Lugar trails Mourdock by 10 points

    05/04/2012 10:20:49 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is 10 points behind his primary opponent, according to a new nonpartisan poll, making it highly unlikely he'll win Tuesday's contest. Lugar trails Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) 48 percent to 38, according to a poll released Friday from Howey Politics Indiana and DePauw University. That is Mourdock's largest lead in any poll conducted of the race, including those by groups backing him. This is the latest — and biggest — bad sign for the six-term incumbent: The poll is considered the most accurate in the state. Lugar already has seen a major outside group...
  • Axelrod: Tea party ‘reign of terror’ blocked immigration reform

    05/04/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT · by mnehring · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser to President Obama, said comprehensive immigration reform had not occurred during Obama's first term because the Republican senators who'd backed it during President George W. Bush's presidency were not willing to stand up and work with Obama. "A lot of Republicans in Congress want to cooperate, they know better, but they are in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged this party to the right," Axelrod said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning.
  • 69% See Palin as Good VP Pick

    05/04/2012 2:04:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | May 3, 2012 | Staff
    She is the 12th in a series of possible Veep picks graded by CHQ Poll respondents. We asked you: “If Mitt Romney becomes the Republican nominee, who would be his best choice as vice presidential running mate? And we explained: “Each day we will offer you a different choice, and ask for your reaction. We are not asking you to vote for the best candidate. We are asking you to give your evaluation of each candidate. In this way we will see who is acceptable, and who is not acceptable, to conservatives and Tea Partiers.” Here is how you responded...