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  • TEA Party Failures In Florida This Week Are A Warning

    08/16/2012 4:55:53 AM PDT · by rightjb · 61 replies
    RantPolitical.com ^ | 8-16-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    I’m concerned about the unrestrained euphoria of conservatives who believe that the Tea Party is unstoppable and that the election will be a rout in November. As a Cub fan I haven’t dealt with it often, but I’ve heard that over confidence can lead to disaster. (Somehow the Cubs are able to invite disaster without it.)The TEA Party candidates lost Tuesday in Florida and Wisconsin. Even after flirting with attractions to elements of ObamaCare, former Governor Tommy Thompson won in Wisconsin. The Queen of TEA herself endorsed Rep. Sandy Adams but even that couldn’t create a repeat of the Texas...
  • Anti-Christian Terror Attack in the Nation's Capital

    08/16/2012 4:33:20 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 26 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 13:26:13 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:At approximately 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, a man carrying a Chick-fil-A bag entered the lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC), a family-oriented Christian think-tank in Washington, D.C.According to news reports, having failed to pass himself off as an intern to the lobby security guard, the man allegedly pulled a handgun, shooting the guard in the arm. The guard returned fire, wounding the suspect, while lobby bystanders wrestled the deranged man to the floor."Don't shoot me, it was not about you," the shooter told the wounded guard, "It was what this place stands for," Fox News reported.The FBI...
  • The Importance of Congresss All-Time Low 10% Approval Rating

    08/15/2012 9:44:47 PM PDT · by Sark · 9 replies
    As we move closer to November, Congress definitely isn't growing any more popular. Gallup's latest nationwide poll reveals that just 10% of Americans actually approve of the job that the 112th Congress is doing. That's the lowest percentage in the history of Gallup polling on the subject. This is actually the second time Congress sunk that low just this year, as it also hit that mark in February. No doubt, this new poll provides fresh ammunition for critics of the current Congress. While those critics range across the ideological and political spectrum, the loudest among them by far are Democrats....
  • Great Political Ad That Helped Newcomer Defeat 12 Term Incumbant in Primary (must see video)

    08/15/2012 9:24:46 PM PDT · by OneVike · 17 replies
    NorCal Blogs ^ | 8/15/12 | posted by "GATE" / Chuck Wolk
    This has got to be one of the best, if not the best, political ads of the season. Regardless of where you stand as far as incumbents vs their challengers go, you must admit that this was one great political ad. It very well could be the reason enough voters were influenced to pull the lever for Tea party challenger, Ted Yoho of Gainesville FL, over the 12 term incumbent, Cliff Stearns, in the primary for Florida's 3 district.While I am always happy to see a Tea Party candidate defeat a Rino, I must admit to being a bit confused...
  • Shocker in U.S. House 3: Ted Yoho upsets 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns

    08/15/2012 2:29:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Matt Dixon
    Cliff Stearns has been in Congress since 1989. On Tuesday, by a less than 800-vote margin, the 12-term incumbents career came to an end.In an Election Day shocker, Gainesville veterinarian Ted Yoho sent Stearns packing in the GOP primary for the 3rd Congressional District, which stretches from Clay County to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Tea party's Yoho on verge of upset in Florida (Yoho vs 12-term Stearns)

    08/15/2012 5:42:19 AM PDT · by Kolath · 10 replies
    US News ^ | 8/15/2012 | ANDREW MIGA
    While two veteran Republicans, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and Rep. John Mica of Florida, survived conservative challenges in Tuesday's primaries, a veterinarian and political novice named Ted Yoho stole much of the spotlight. Florida tea party challenger Yoho was on the verge of a major upset against 12-term GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns as four states held primaries, including Connecticut and Minnesota. Yoho was ahead of Stearns by less than 900 votes, complete but unofficial primary results showed.
  • Game of Thrones Author Blasts Racists and Oligarchs Who Support Photo ID Voting

    08/14/2012 6:05:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 14, 2012 | Ryan Robertson
    It was widely reported back in June that the producers of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” deliberately used a gruesome image of former president George W. Bush’s head impaled on a stake during the drama’s season one finale. The backlash was so great that DVD shipments were halted, digital copies were edited, and an apology was issued via press release. Now the author of the books, George R.R. Martin has shown his true colors, blaming conservatives in swing states for what he called “voter suppression”.In a recent blog post titled “Show Us Your Papers”, the avowed Democrat from New Jersey who thinks...
  • Why Did Ted Cruz Win the Texas Primary?

    08/14/2012 5:53:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    To the surprise of the pundits, pollsters and predictors who think they are smarter than the rest of us, Ted Cruz won the nomination for U.S. Senator from Texas. A few months ago, he rated only 2 percent in the polls, but in the primary runoff, he coasted to a 14-point win. His victory wasn't because he had more money or more prestigious endorsements or more valuable connections or more political experience. Maybe he defeated the establishment-backed candidate because he touched some hot-button issues that the grassroots care about but are ignored or even belittled by the mainstream media. Take,...
  • Nevermind the Soccer Moms, this time it is the Chick-Fil-A Voters.

    08/13/2012 5:42:05 PM PDT · by taildragger · 9 replies
    8/13/2012 | taildragger
    Folks... Many have had enough. Obama, his wanton disregard for the Constitution, and going around the Congress and Senate. The spending, it goes on and on and on... But 8/1/12 that all changed. Many spoke if you will, quitely and patiently that they had had enough on a related issue and IMHO it was a seed change. IMHO it was a preview of November.... In 2012 it won't be the Soccer Moms, Security Moms, it will be The "Chick-Fil-A" Voters....
  • 1 in 5 Wisconsin voters are still undecided about who they will vote for in tomorrow's election

    08/13/2012 4:24:59 PM PDT · by Syncro · 60 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 13, 2012 | Alexandra Russo
    1 in 5 Wisconsin voters are still undecided about who they will vote for in tomorrow's election . A new poll reveals that even though the election is TOMORROW an unusual amount of voters are still undecided as to who they are going to vote for. 1 in 5 voters is still searching for a candidate to vote for. . . That makes our push to keep our 'Tea Party Supports Mark Neumann' ad running through election day critically important. . We need to stay in front of these undecided voters as they make up their mind who to...
  • Dr. Jerome Corsi Calls For Tea Party Mobilization (VIDEO)

    08/13/2012 1:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | August 13, 2012 | Joel Valenzuela
    Dr.Jerome Corsi calls for the Tea Party to turn out and win the November election. (VIDEO AT LINK)
  • Palin: Tea partiers have 'no choice' but Romney; 'Of course they're going w/ anybody but Obama'

    08/13/2012 1:19:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 145 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 13, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    After a long and sharply contested GOP primary battle, many Republicans, conservatives and tea-party types have been left questioning whether they can, in good conscience, vote for Mitt Romney in November. Romneys statements as a former advocate of legalized abortion, his hotly contested record on same-sex marriage and his health-care reforms while governor of Massachusetts sometimes maligned as Romneycare have left conservatives uncertain if the presumptive Republican nominee is really one of their own. Tea-party darling and former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, however, is basically dismissing the concerns, telling Fox News Channels Shannon Bream that Romney...
  • Obama: Flailing and Failing

    08/13/2012 10:09:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2012 | Laura Hollis
    OK, can we all calm down now? Within the space of a few hours, Mitt Romneys pick of Paul Ryan for Vice President has changed the entire tenor of the campaign, and revealed about both presidential candidates what really should have been obvious before: Romney is a calm, serious, principled, methodical man, who does not make rash decisions, does not lash out, and who does precisely what he sets out to do. This is the same man who could come in and clean up the Olympics, who could take failing businesses and make every reasonable effort to save them (and,...
  • American Insurgents [Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing the Tea Party]

    08/13/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 36 replies
    naplesnews.com ^ | 8-13-2012 | Vicki Crawford
    Imagine a group of individuals seizing an American town or city, disarming the local law enforcement agency, apprehending and imprisoning citizens who pose threats to their agenda, and taking over the local government. Such a scenario may seem unlikely to the average American unless one were to consider a group composed of something like Islamic extremists or foreign nationals who are anti-American with a political agenda. No doubt the guardians that we task to protect and defend our freedoms, our lives, and our property consider such a scenario as well as many potential other ones that can pose threats to...
  • Michelle Malkin: Revisiting the DHS Smear of the Tea Party Movement

    08/13/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    noozhawk.com ^ | 12 August, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In the wake of the horrific Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin, left-wing barrel-scrapers are demanding that talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives apologize for criticizing a 2009 Homeland Security Department report that hyped an ominous new wave of violent right-wing extremism. I dont apologize. I call foul. The media low-lifes who exploit every tragic shooting to silence their law-abiding, First Amendment-exercising enemies are tearing this country apart. Progressives have had free rein to libel and slander peaceful, liberty-loving citizens while whitewashing the violent plots and criminal behavior of their ideological counterparts. No more. Wade Michael Page was a...
  • Tea party gets its man in Paul Ryan for vice president

    08/13/2012 7:15:13 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tea party didn't get its man in Mitt Romney. But the movement got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket's No. 2 slot. Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate marked a huge victory for the tea party. Its roaring influence helped Republicans take back the House in 2010, gaining 63 seats. Since then, its no-compromise positions on deep budget cuts set the parameters of high-profile fiscal fights on Capitol Hill.... continued
  • Why Dick Lugar lost (MEGABARF - GOP-E helps the drive bys re-write history in real time)

    05/09/2012 5:57:40 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 22 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 9th | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    Instant analysis of Indiana Sen. Dick Lugars crushing defeat at the hands of state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in Tuesdays Republican primary cast it as yet another example of a tea party-aligned GOPer ousting a prominent face of the party establishment. And that instant analysis would be wrong. Lugar lost and lost badly for a number of reasons, the vast majority of which had nothing to do with the relative tea party-ness of his opponent. At its heart, Lugars defeat was attributable to the fact that he broke the political golden rule: Never lose touch with the people who...
  • The alternative to Mitt Romney

    08/12/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 229 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | August 12, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    In some conservative quarters, the question is still being asked, What is our alternative to Mitt Romney? Some people are suggesting voting for the Libertarian Candidate or even the guy from the Constitution Party who may only end up on the ballot in one or two states. There is an alternative to Mitt Romney, if you are looking for one. Who is it? It is Barack Obama. No, that is not a joke. Absent some almost unprecedented or at least unpredictable event, next January in Washington, it is either going to be Barack Obama or Mitt Romney standing on the...
  • Give Palin the microphone

    08/12/2012 12:24:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The St. Tammany News ^ | August 12, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The GOP is slowly releasing the names of speakers for the upcoming convention in Tampa. This week it was announced that former presidential candidate Rick Santorum will address the delegates. Among the other confirmed speakers is former Republican Party presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). As the Republican Party prepares to challenge an incumbent president in November, it needs to have total unity in its ranks. One good way to solidify support from conservatives and Tea Party activists who are lukewarm toward presumptive nominee Mitt Romney is to invite former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to speak at the convention....
  • Tea Party, NRA throw 5 RINOs out of Tennessee legislature

    08/12/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/2012 | Doug Book
    On August 2nd, 5 GOP candidates seeking re-election to the Tennessee State legislature discovered just how dangerous it can be to disdain the wishes of those conservatives who helped put them in office. In 2010, members of various Tea Party groups in Tennessee donated the necessary time and money to put Republicans in charge of both the legislature and the governors mansion for the first time in 150 years. But after 2 years, not one of the top 10, Tea Party priorities placed before the Republicancontrolled legislature had been implemented. Those priorities were based upon re-asserting state sovereignty over unconstitutional...
  • Does Paul Ryans Record Match His Rhetoric?

    08/10/2012 11:38:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    Increasingly our Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has become a national media darling. Representative Ryan is consistently being promoted on social media networks and by the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the nationwide free market group Americans for Prosperity. The fact of the matter is that Congressman Ryan voted with George W. Bush 94% of the time. Thats why Ryans 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus Liberty Index score, which ranks members of Congress on their voting record from a constitutional perspective, was 91% on economic issues but only 56% on social issues. In 2006, his score on the Liberty Index was 66%...
  • Ryan Seen As Romneys Bridge To Conservatives

    08/11/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 43 replies
    CBS-Boston ^ | August 11, 2012 8:01 AM | AP
    JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) Even before Wisconsin sent Paul Ryan to Congress, he was meticulously carving a path that seemed to point only upward. As a young Capitol Hill staffer, he impressed Republican lawmakers with his hustle and intellectual curiosity. He blended quickly with an elite crop of conservative thinkers. By his 30s, he was a congressman on his way to becoming a GOP name brand with his push-the-edge budget proposals. Ryans climb reached new heights Saturday when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced him as his running mate.
  • Romney Prepares to Pick Ryan

    08/11/2012 3:11:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 11, 2012 | STEPHEN F. HAYES and WILLIAM KRISTOL
    .......[Paul] Ryan has spent much of the past year describing the election in similar termsnot simply as a referendum on Barack Obamas presidency, but a choice between two competing, and very different, American futures. And Ryan has said he thought Mitt Romney shared that view. Here's how Ryan put it in an interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD on May 3: Its very clear from his [Romney's] last three or four speeches and hes very involved in writing these, setting this message that he wants to bring this to a choice. Not just a referendum on Obamas bad...
  • Romney picks Ryan for running mate

    08/10/2012 11:26:35 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 107 replies
    AP ^ | 8/11/12 | KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, according to a Republican with knowledge of the development. They will appear together Saturday in Norfolk, Va., at the start of a four-state bus tour to introduce the newly minted GOP ticket to the nation.
  • US Senate Candidates To Debate Live On YNN And NY1

    08/09/2012 9:53:44 PM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    YNN ^ | August 7, 2012 | Michael Johnson
    We here at Capital Tonight are proud to announce that YNN and NY1 will be hosting a debate between US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Wendy Long. Both candidates have agreed to a live hour long debate at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, October 17th that will air on both YNN and NY1 reaching almost the entire state. The debate will be co-hosted by our very own Liz Benjamin and by NY1′s Political Anchor Errol Louis. The format will be similar to the one we have used in the past, including the GOP primary debate we did...
  • Smearing the Tea Party - Left-wing opportunism and the Sikh-temple shootings

    08/10/2012 2:25:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin  In the wake of the horrific Sikh-temple shootings in Wisconsin, left-wing barrel-scrapers are demanding that talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives apologize for criticizing a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report that hyped an ominous new wave of violent “rightwing extremism.”I don’t apologize. I call foul.The media lowlifes who exploit every tragic shooting to silence their law-abiding, First Amendment–exercising enemies are tearing this country apart. “Progressives” have had free rein to libel and slander peaceful, liberty-loving citizens — while whitewashing the violent plots and criminal behavior of their ideological counterparts. No more.Wade Michael Page was a chronically...
  • Bill Young faces first GOP opponents in 42 years

    08/10/2012 7:36:48 AM PDT · by Stingray51 · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 10, 2012 | Craig Pittman
    U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young has been in Congress since 1970. That was the last time he faced a Republican opponent in a primary, too. Every Democrat who has tried to unseat him has lost badly. Thanks to his longevity and his savvy at funneling federal money to his district, Young has literally become part of the Tampa Bay landscape, with several government buildings and a 15.5-billion gallon reservoir named after him. Now, for the first time in 42 years, the 81-year-old political veteran is facing Republican opposition. Young has drawn not one but two Republican challengers for Tuesday's primary....
  • Revisiting the DHS Smear of the Tea Party Movement

    08/10/2012 3:52:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In the wake of the horrific Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin, left-wing barrel-scrapers are demanding that talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives apologize for criticizing a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report that hyped an ominous new wave of violent "rightwing extremism." I don't apologize. I call foul. The media lowlifes who exploit every tragic shooting to silence their law-abiding, First Amendment-exercising enemies are tearing this country apart. "Progressives" have had free rein to libel and slander peaceful, liberty-loving citizens -- while whitewashing the violent plots and criminal behavior of their ideological counterparts. No more. Wade Michael Page...
  • Conservatives win big in Kan. Senate primaries

    08/09/2012 7:49:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | August 8,2011 | JOHN HANNA
    Conservative Republicans who've been working to push GOP moderates out of state legislatures in a large section of the country have scored big victories in Kansas, where a state Senate that has been an obstacle to fiscal and social policy changes is likely to have a solid majority on the right next year. Unlike other states, where results for conservatives have been mixed, Tuesday's primary in Kansas saw voters in GOP races oust seven incumbent moderate senators. An eighth, Senate President Steve Morris, a moderate Hugoton Republican, trailed his conservative opponent, likely marking the end of Morris' 20-year career as...
  • EDITORIAL: The Civil War of 2016: U.S. military officers are told to plan to fight Americans

    08/08/2012 4:50:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 443 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Editorial
    Imagine Tea Party extremists seizing control of a South Carolina town and the Army being sent in to crush the rebellion. This farcical vision is now part of the discussion in professional military circles. At issue is an article in the respected Small Wars Journal titled Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A Vision of the Future.
  • The Real Origin of the Tea Party Movement

    08/08/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 7 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 6th, 2012 | KrisAnne Hall
    I recently read with joy a conservative bloggers attempt to connect the TEA party movement to its historic roots; a topic I have been meaning to write about for months now. The blogger rightly said that the the historical precedent for the TPM wasnt the Tea Party event in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. I actually uttered an Amen, brother! He went on to describe the Continental Association established on October 20, 1774 by the First Continental Congress in response to the Intolerable Acts. Thats when I realized that I have waited long enough to write this article. The...
  • Tea Party-backed Rep. Akin wins Missouri GOP Senate primary to take on McCaskill

    08/08/2012 4:31:48 AM PDT · by Milagros · 81 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug. 8, 2012
    CBS News Tea Party-backed Rep. Akin wins Missouri GOP Senate primary to take on McCaskill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Rep. Todd Akin, who played up his tea party credentials and conservative appeal, broke out from a three-way Missouri Republican primary on Tuesday to earn the right to take on Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, setting up one of ...
  • Cruz laughs at tea party intellectual label

    08/08/2012 2:27:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle Community News ^ | August 6, 2012 (update)
    AUSTIN Ted Cruzs surprise victory over the mainstream Republican choice in Texas U.S. Senate race shot him from underdog to conservative superstar virtually overnight and made him one of the nations most visible limited-government advocates. But dont call the 41-year-old former Ivy League debating champion a tea party intellectual. I dont even know what that means, a chuckling Cruz told The Associated Press in an interview. ....There are some in the media that like to portray conservatives as ornery and disagreeable, and I dont think thats accurate, he said. One can be perfectly civil and agreeable and work together...
  • Voters reject middle ground in Kansas Senate races- (Conservatives Beat RINOS!)

    08/07/2012 11:09:00 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 17 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 8/8/12 | By BRAD COOPER and MIKE HENDRICKS
    Conservative Republicans scored big wins across Kansas on Tuesday as they set themselves up to seize control of the state Senate and clear a path for Republican Gov. Sam Brownbacks agenda. Moderates lost in many key Senate races in Tuesdays GOP primary, including five of six seats that were up for grabs in Johnson County. ---snip--- In outstate Kansas, conservative challengers knocked off Senate President Steve Morris and fellow moderates Roger Reitz, Jean Schodorf and Dwayne Umbarger. Sen. Pete Brungardt was trailing by more than 10 points early today. The races were particularly bitter and expensive as the battle between...
  • Americans for Prosperity Begins $25 Million Anti-Obama Ad Campaign

    08/07/2012 8:18:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | Jeremy W Peters
    Americans for Prosperity, the Tea Party organization backed by the Koch brothers, is set to begin a $25 million advertising assault aimed at President Obama, its largest effort to date. The ad takes a relatively straightforward approach, avoiding hyperbole or over-the-top negativity. An image of the national debt clock appears on screen for much of the ad, ticking ever higher. It ends with Mr. Obama's words, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."
  • Indigestion for les Riches in a Plan for Higher Taxes

    08/07/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8/7/2012 | LIZ ALDERMAN
    PARIS The call to Vincent Grandils Paris law firm began like many others that have rolled in recently. On the line was the well-paid chief executive of one of Frances most profitable companies, and he was feeling nervous. President Franois Hollande is vowing to impose a 75 percent tax on the portion of anyones income above a million euros ($1.24 million) a year. Should I be preparing to leave the country? the executive asked Mr. Grandil. The lawyers counsel: Wait and see. For now, at least. Were getting a lot of calls from high earners who are asking whether...
  • His tea party threat defused, one-time Kennedy partner Hatch wants to again play dealmaker

    08/07/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | July 23, 2012 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Rare is the Tea Party-tested Republican senator who hangs an image of the Kennedys' Hyannisport home over his desk and shows off the painter's personal inscription. "Orrin," reads the note, scribbled below a cobalt-blue sea. "We'll leave the light on at the compound for you anytime. Ted Kennedy, '91." The beacon of bipartisanship that defined their odd-couple relationship still guides Utah's Orrin Hatch. He didn't advertise it as he wooed and won over the tea partiers who, two years ago, toppled fellow conservative Robert Bennett from his Senate perch. But now, with his state's Senate GOP nomination in hand and...
  • Reince Priebus Hopes Sarah Palin Speaks in Tampa

    08/07/2012 10:33:17 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/7/12 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus hopes Sarah Palin will speak at the Republican convention in Tampa. I think a lot of her and hope that she does speak, Priebus told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News on Monday night. If Palin does speak, she would join other prominent GOP women whose national profiles have risen since Palin was pushed onto the national spotlight after McCain chose her as his running mate. In addition to Rice, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez also will be speaking. Palin told a reporter July 25 from The Tampa Bay Times...
  • Ready for prime time? Rand Paul's convention speech an opening for liberty minded Republicans

    08/07/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2012/08/07 | Matthew Hurtt
    The GOP recently released a list of its second round of speakers at the 2012 Convention in Tampa. Among them is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the son of retiring Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. Senator Paul was swept into office in the tea party wave of 2010, along with other liberty-minded Republicans like Utah Senator Mike Lee and Michigan Congressman Justin Amash. But they arent your run-of-the-mill conservatives in the style of Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich. Rand and his colleagues have a libertarian streak. Theyre concerned with our expansionist foreign policy abroad and the erosion of our civil...
  • Can Sarah Palin Win the Gold With Republican Endorsements?

    08/07/2012 2:42:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 7, 2012 | Amy Walter and Chris Good
    Analysis: Thus far, the former VP candidate Sarah Palin has endorsed four Senate candidates in competitive Republican primaries. All four have won. Tomorrow, she could extend that winning streak to five if Republican former Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman, for whom Palin stumped this weekend, wins a three-way GOP primary contest. Like any good athlete, Palin has an impeccable sense of timing. And, she's keenly aware of the environment in which she's competing. Despite the fact that the Tea Party failed to field a credible presidential candidate, the mood of the GOP primary electorate remains as anti-establishment as ever. Palin...
  • Sarah Palin: Mama grizzlies united

    08/06/2012 6:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | August 6, 2012 | Diana Reese
    CLEVELAND, MoSarah Palin did not disappoint. The crowd cheered and applauded repeatedly during her speech here Friday night, from her opening remarks about mama grizzlies on the Missouri state flag to her promise to stop at the local Chick-fil-A for a midnight snack. It was the first time Id ever seen Palin in person, and it was well worth the 19-mile drive from my suburban Kansas City home to The Berry Patch, a you-pick blueberry farm near Cleveland, Mo., population 665, in rural Cass County. Not because Im a fan or even agree with her ideology, but to see what...
  • Will Romneys convention be Palin and Pauls insurrection? (It's Reuters)

    08/06/2012 7:49:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2012 | Nicholas Wapshott
    Barely three weeks before the Republican convention opens in Tampa, Florida, the party is deep in the throes of a barely disguised civil war. This is nothing new. The struggle for the soul of the GOP between conservative traditionalists and libertarian radicals has been going on now for more than 40 years, since Barry Goldwater briefly (and disastrously) wrested the presidential nomination from the corporatist Northeastern fat cats who ran the party for their own benefit. Ronald Reagans presidency was a breakthrough for the Goldwater stalwart, though now even Reaganites are finding it uncomfortable as they fend off the Tea...
  • Tea Party Express Endorses Mark Neumann for U.S. Senate (3 Day Tour)

    08/03/2012 4:32:00 PM PDT · by Syncro · 82 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 3, 2012 | Staff
    Tea Party Express Endorses Mark Neumann for U.S. Senate Milwaukee, WI Fresh off a historic upset victory in Texas, Tea Party Express, the nations largest tea party political action committee, proudly announced their endorsement of Mark Neumann (for Senate) today in Milwaukee, WI. Tea Party Express also announced a 3-day bus tour for Neumann next week. Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, We are excited to be here in Wisconsin today to announce our endorsement of Mark Neumann for the U.S. Senate. Mark earned the support of the Tea Party Express, and tea party members from every corner...
  • Tea party focused on coming GOP Senate primaries

    08/06/2012 5:47:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    AP via Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Sarah Palin is mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri in television and radio ads, in automated telephone calls, even serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic. She's urging residents to vote for Sarah Sarah Steelman, one of three Republicans in a prickly U.S. Senate primary. Fresh off a resounding Republican runoff victory by Ted Cruz in Texas, Palin and the tea party movement now are trying to capitalize in primaries this month in Missouri, Wisconsin and Arizona. But they may pose a more difficult test than in Texas, where the charismatic...
  • The Morphing of the Tea Party

    08/06/2012 11:53:44 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 6, 2012 | Lee Cary
    The Tea Party movement morphed from protest signs to campaign signs. That's how a Texas Tea Party activist succinctly put it when I asked him what's become of the movement. He said, "We put down our protest signs, and picked up campaign signs." He said that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's victory lap after passing Obamacare was a "wake-up call." It signaled that mass demonstrations would not bring significant changes. Change would only come through the ballot box. Hearing the call, the Tea Party vacated the town squares and hit the streets where it began organizing for the long-term. It...
  • 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 Romneys 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 theyre 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 Cruzs 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...