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  • Cruz: Tea party ‘overwhelmingly’ behind Romney

    08/06/2012 6:09:52 AM PDT · by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/6/12 | By Sean Lengell
    Despite some worries among tea-party activists regarding Mitt Romney’s conservative credentials, Mr. Cruz predicted the movement will “overwhelmingly” support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in November. “The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama,” Mr. Cruz said. “I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists — I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney and work hard for him.” While polls show Mr. Romney is significantly trailing President Obama for support among Hispanic voters, Mr....
  • Cruz: Tea party ‘overwhelmingly’ behind Romney

    08/05/2012 4:48:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 338 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | Sean Lengell
    Ted Cruz, who rode a tea party wave to win the Texas Republican Senate nomination last week, said Sunday the movement will “overwhelmingly” support Mitt Romney in the November presidential election. Mr. Cruz said tea party activists will rally in defense of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee because they’re “energized” to defeat President Obama. “I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea party activists, and I have yet to met a single tea party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney and work hard for him,” Mr. Cruz said on Fox News Sunday. “Our country...
  • PALIN CAMPAIGNS WITH MISSOURI SENATE CANDIDATE SARAH STEELMAN

    08/05/2012 10:22:59 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Bretbart/Big Government ^ | 8-5-2012 | Tony Lee
    August 5, 2012PALIN CAMPAIGNS WITH MISSOURI SENATE CANDIDATE SARAH STEELMAN by Tony Lee When Sarah Palin campaigned in Texas the Friday before Ted Cruz’s victory last Tuesday, her appearance swung the polls by 17 points in one night. Professionals said they had never seen anyone -- a politician, celebrity, or athlete -- have that much of an impact. Cruz won his victory because the Tea Party came out to support him, and these numbers showed nobody motivates Tea Party voters like Palin does. Friday in Missouri, Palin appeared with Missouri Senate candidate Sarah Steelman at a picnic, hoping her appearance...
  • Beauty & Patriotism- Tera Sukman, Tea Party Patriot HQ, Branson MS.

    08/05/2012 10:40:13 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 5 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-04-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Beauty & Patriotism, Tera Sukman- Tea Party Patriots HQ, Branson MS. All on the Conscience of Kansas radio program with host Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson on the KRMR The Patriot 105.7 FM.
  • Ted Cruz: Tea Party movement stronger now than in 2010

    08/05/2012 8:42:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/05/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Ted Cruz: Tea Party movement stronger now than in 2010By Cameron Joseph - 08/05/12 09:55 AM ET Fresh off his come-from-behind Senate primary victory, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) said the Tea Party movement that helped propel his campaign is even stronger now than it was two years ago. "This is part of a tidal wave that began in 2010 and that tidal wave is only stronger in 2012," he told Fox News's Chris Wallace Sunday morning. "Those protests died down. I think the reason is the Tea Party went to work." Cruz said the movement would work...
  • Tea Party Unbound (Barry Soetoro Outbound)

    08/05/2012 6:10:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Auhgust 5, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    For several years now it seems to me that voters throughout the country in a perfectly peaceable way have demonstrated their revulsion at the ruling class's political , academic and media elites, and the media's disparagement or utter refusal to cover this civil revolution has not succeeded in killing it. Instead, as more people join in and see how the media distorts or refuses to report what they see with their own eyes, the sooner all of the major media will be joining Newsweek and CNN and the NYT and the Washington Post in their death throes. (This week it...
  • Paradigm shift: Sarah Palin takes Texas

    08/04/2012 8:53:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    Establishment Republicans rally today to debunk Sarah Palin much as Letterman, Couric, Tina Fey and the vast info/entertainment culture did at the beginning. It is a measure of her success and the fear Grizzly Mama strikes in the heart of the timid. The Ted Cruz victory in the Texas Senate race brings substantive political change and Sarah Palin is behind the paradigm shift. It is, as The Washington Post called it, “a victory for the Tea Party.” Today, “the establishment” pushes further away from the main pulse of America and Sarah Palin holds the pulse. The paradigm shift can best...
  • Romney stumps for Indiana tea party Senate candidate Mourdock

    08/04/2012 4:20:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 4, 2012 | by Seema Mehta
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Mitt Romney stumped for tea party Senate candidate Richard Mourdock here on Saturday, arguing that as president he will need such supporters in Washington to help him enact policies to restore fiscal order. Mourdock introduced Romney, noting he had done so four years ago when Romney came to Indiana stumping for 2008 Republican nominee John McCain. “He is back and he’s here in part because he’s the ultimate team player, and politics is all about being a team. This is not a solo sport,” Mourdock said. “And for that purpose alone, governor, thank you so much for...
  • Romney can't ignore Sarah Palin in 2012. The Tea Party champ is more politically relevant than ever

    08/04/2012 2:03:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 2, 2012 | Dr. Tim Stanley, Oxford University
    Love her or loathe her (and those seem to be the only options), Sarah Palin won’t go away. Despite holding no office and having no obvious intention of running for one, she continues to dominate headlines and divide the country. So how will Romney handle her in 2012? Presuming that he won’t nominate her for Veep (the smart money is on a really boring white guy), what role – if any – will she take in the campaign? Should the GOP embrace the Palin effect or pretend it doesn’t exist? Palin’s national role in the last few days reminds us...
  • Palin fires back at Cheney: 'The mistake would have been not answering the call' to be VP

    08/03/2012 10:20:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: First, the sizzling political controversy over a fast food chain. Chick-Fil-A is at the center of a political storm. Why? Well, the company's president openly opposes gay marriage, Dan Cathy saying gay marriage invites God's judgment on our nation. And then came the responses, mayors of several cities recently banning Chick-fil-A. There's also an on-line petition to boycott the chain. But now the counter-protest begins, some conservative political_leaders urging people to support the restaurant chain, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin even tweeting photos of herself and her husband, Todd, at a Texas Chick-fil-A. Governor...
  • Palin Lays it on Line for Steelman in Missouri

    08/03/2012 7:13:05 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 59 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Friday, 03 Aug 2012 | Newsmax
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is putting on a blitz for Missouri Republican Senate candidate Sarah Steelman after endorsing her two weeks ago. The 2008 vice presidential candidate is appearing with Steelman at a barbecue in Cleveland, Missouri near Kansas City Friday. This represents Palin's first campaign appearance with Steelman since the endorsement, CNN reports. Palin appeared in an ad and recorded a robocall for Steelman earlier this week. Palin has high praise for the former state treasurer: "Sarah is an economist who defends our tax dollars – like a mama grizzly defends her cubs," Palin said. Right back at...
  • Conservatives Have A Secret

    08/03/2012 12:09:12 PM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    ...The entire Democratic Party, from the top down, now looks like Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. The hatred of America is open. The desire to undo American constitutionalism is explicit. And this exposure will only accelerate in the coming months and years, as the left realizes ever more acutely that its days as an accepted political faction are numbered, and it is forced to take increasingly drastic and sudden measures to achieve its brutal aims before the clock runs out....It has become patently clear that the present Republican Party establishment is not up for this fight. Constitutional conservatives must do...
  • TENNESSEE: Unofficial Incumbent Casualty Count: 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats

    08/03/2012 11:25:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8/3/12 | Tom Humphrey
    Final unofficial returns from the state Division of Elections this morning indicate that seven incumbent Republicans and five incumbent Democrats lost bids for re-election in Thursday's primaries. Latest additions to the incumbent loser list are Rep. Jim Cobb, R-Spring City, defeated by insurance agent Ron Travis 4.357 votes to 4,252 , according to the final unofficial returns; and Rep. Mary Pruitt, D-Nashville, defeated by Harold Love Jr. by about 40 votes. Other defeated incumbent Republican legislators were House Republican Caucus Chairman Debra Maggart of Hendersonville, House Education Committee Chairman Richard Montgomery of Sevierville; and Reps. Dale Ford of Jonesborough, Julia...
  • How Ted Cruz Did It

    08/03/2012 10:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2012 | Matt Mackiwiak
    Tea party insurgent Ted Cruz’s thrilling and improbable victory over Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in Texas’s GOP Senate primary provides a model for future long-shot candidates to follow, though repeating what Cruz did will be difficult. A long line of dominoes had to fall, in the precise order that they did, for Cruz to overcome an opponent who had every advantage a political candidate can have. Dewhurst had unlimited financing (he spent at least $19.9 million of his own money), universal name recognition, unanimous support from the Austin political establishment and massive political power as the leader of the...
  • DeMint Condition

    08/03/2012 9:39:54 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8.3.12 | W. James Antle, III
    If Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and National Republican Senatorial Committee chief John Cornyn were keeping score at home, they probably weren't too worried about Tuesday's Senate runoff in Texas. Either way, the seat was likely to remain in Republican hands. But conservatives had a pickup opportunity, and with Ted Cruz's victory they seized it. The incumbent, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and the Rick Perry-endorsed establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, weren't exactly liberals. But they weren't boat-rocking government-cutters either. The Tea Party-backed Cruz promised he would be. To put it another way, McConnell's numbers in his quest to gain a...
  • Orrin Hatch picks tax breaks over tea party

    08/03/2012 9:20:59 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/3/2012 (updated) | Steven Sloan and Jonathan Allen
    The polite word is pivot. For two years, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch cozied up to the tea party — scoring perfect ratings from the American Conservative Union — and avoided getting dumped in a primary like former colleague Bob Bennett did in 2010. But now, after winning his late-June Republican primary, Hatch is pushing a bundle of special-interest tax breaks that hard-core conservatives liken to handcuffs on the free market. He wrote the bill with Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and watched Thursday as five of the 11 Republicans on the panel voted to kill it. The bill stops...
  • 25 Examples of What America Would Be Like if We Were All Christian Conservative Tea Partiers

    08/03/2012 4:42:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2012 | John Hawkins
    If every American was a Christian conservative Tea Partier... 1) …There would be fewer regulations, lower taxes, a business-friendly environment, and a much smaller government that would lead to considerably stronger economic growth and job creation. In fact, we'd probably have to dramatically increase the number of work permits we hand out to foreign workers, not because there are "jobs Americans won't do" (which don't actually exist), but because so many Americans would be employed that we'd have to bring in more people to do all of the available work. 2) ...The richest Americans would have more money. Of course,...
  • Chris Matthews: Tea Party Reminds Me Of Confederates In Civil War

    08/03/2012 4:33:09 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 72 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-2-2012
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews implies the Tea Party is racist. Chris Matthews: I think a lot of it is ethnic to it and I'm not trashing people as racist or anything, but I think a lot of it is ethnic. Meaning, they don't like the changing demographic of the United States. So every time -- Max Pappas, FreedomWorks: Yeah, especially Hispanics like Ted Cruz. Matthews: No, no. He's a Cuban-American and that's always been a little different situation. Pappas: Or Marco Rubio? Allen West? Matthews: Every time a speech is written by a Tea Partier, they're not sufficiently happy with saying,...
  • Chick-Fil-A, Not Cruz, Shows Enduring Strength Of Tea Party (Don't read while eating)

    08/02/2012 11:47:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Fort Worth Weekly ^ | August 2, 2012 | Andrew McLemore
    For two days, the surprise victory of Ted Cruz was all anybody could talk about. The Tea Party upstart who beat back establishment candidate David Dewhurst for the Texas Senate was the biggest sign yet of the enduring — and growing — political strength of the religious right. It was the best example until yesterday anyway, when thousands of Americans swarmed Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the country, buying chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and large helpings of spite. It all started about a week ago, when Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy said the nation was “inviting God’s judgment” by trying to “redefine” marriage...
  • NRA-Backed Rogers Unseats Maggart

    08/02/2012 10:34:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    A four-term member of the state House has been unseated by political newcomer Courtney Rogers who enjoyed the backing of the National Rifle Association. Incumbent Debra Maggart lost the seat after an outside campaign to defeat her. Maggart became a target after she went along with Republican leadership and helped scuttle a bill allowing gun owners to store weapons in their car while at work. The NRA and the Tennessee Firearms Association spent a combined $100,000 on ads attacking Maggart. They were ultimately effective, at least on Hendersonville voter Peggy Shoaf. “You know I want to have my gun in...