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  • LaTourette says GOP at crossroads, must shift from right to have shot at White House, Senate

    04/22/2014 7:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Akron Beacon Journal | April 22, 2013 | Stephanie Warsmith
    Link only: http://www.ohio.com/news/latourette-says-gop-at-crossroads-must-shift-from-right-to-have-shot-at-white-house-senate-1.482707
  • Is Bundy's Protest Tarnishing the Tea Party? (Weekly Standard jumping the shark?)

    04/22/2014 6:56:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 22, 2013 | Michael Warren
    Senior writer John McCormack joined Greta van Susteren's political panel Monday on Fox News to discuss the protest at the Bundy ranch in Nevada. Watch the video below:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Meanwhile, in this week's issue, the Scrapbook writes about the problems with Cliven Bundy's cause: Twenty years ago, the federal government, which owns the land on which Bundy grazes his 900 cattle, decided to impose a grazing fee. Bundy opposes that fee, has consistently refused to pay it, and the federal Bureau of Land Management now claims that he owes $1 million in unpaid fees. Bundy has challenged the grazing fee in federal...
  • What’s Wrong With This “Speeding Bullet” Picture?

    04/22/2014 6:00:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Every Joe ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | Wil Reagan
    In case you haven’t heard, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to spend $50 million in 2014 to build a “nationwide grass-roots network” to motivate anti-gun voters. That’s right, he’s trying to create an organization to oppose the NRA. You can read more about Bloomberg’s efforts in the NY Times. While I think Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety campaign is ridiculous and a waste of money, right now I just want to focus on this image that was posted on what appears to be the Facebook page of the movement. Notice anything wrong with the photo? That’s right,...
  • IRS revokes conservative group’s tax-exempt status over anti-Clinton statements

    04/21/2014 6:49:37 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative charity for making statements critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry, according to a USA Today report.</p> <p>The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, based in Manassas, Va., “has shown a pattern of deliberate and consistent intervention in political campaigns” and made “repeated statements supporting or opposing various candidates by expressing its opinion of the respective candidate’s character and qualifications,” according to a written determination released Friday by the IRS.</p>
  • Captains Uncourageous

    04/21/2014 5:14:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-21-2014 | Daren Jonescu
    If we are unable or unwilling to see and confront the extreme lack of character -- the dishonor -- in Captain Lee's behavior, on the grounds that "we weren't in his shoes," then we are only increasing the chances that our own response, should we ever find ourselves in similar shoes, will be as weak as his. If we rationalize his action, we are implicitly rationalizing our own. That, in fact, is likely the main reason we excuse shameful actions so easily today: we are hoping to excuse ourselves from scrutiny (including and especially self-scrutiny) regarding our own failures of...
  • Ted Cruz and Rand Paul: Opposite directions

    04/20/2014 3:29:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | April 20, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    In 2013, freshmen senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) seemed like two peas in a pod. Both railed at the NSA, backed the government shutdown, opposed intervention in Syria and championed the tea party faithful. But 2014 has been a different story. Cruz has become a serious, vocal proponent of a tough foreign policy and harsh critic of President Obama’s approach to Iran and Russia. He gave serious speeches on the importance of standing up to Vladimir Putin and on the folly of expecting Iran to give away its nuclear weapons program without stringent sanctions and/or the threat...
  • Who could be the next Ted Cruz? Top 10 tea party primaries of 2014

    04/19/2014 5:41:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    In five years, the tea party has launched some of the most charismatic and controversial Republicans in office today, including Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Who are the movement’s top candidates this cycle, and what are their prospects? Here’s a look: 1. Mississippi: Chris McDaniel vs. Thad Cochran In the early going, tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel was seen as the strongest challenger to a sitting US senator this cycle. He’s a young (early 40s), energetic trial lawyer and former talk radio host, with six years' service in the state legislature – and he...
  • 'Fox & Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story

    04/19/2014 9:40:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 18, 2014 | By David Zurawik
    As I watched Tuesday while the anchors on “Fox & Friends” leveled unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elijah Cummings as if they were facts, I couldn’t help thinking how much more dangerous Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been in the 1950s if there had been a show like this to amplify his reckless allegations. The Fox News morning show was playing one of cable talk’s dirtier games, and the longtime Democratic congressman from Baltimore was its target for his role in the House IRS probe. The lightweight, smiley morning crew — Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Elisabeth Hasselbeck — were saying...
  • Some Good News on Tax Reform (if You're a Fan of the Flat Tax)

    04/19/2014 5:58:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m ecumenical on tax reform. I’ll support any plan that rips up the internal revenue code and instead lowers tax rates, reduces double taxation, and cuts out distorting loopholes. And as I explain in this interview, both the flat tax and national sales tax have a low tax rate. They also get rid of double taxation and they both wipe out the rat’s nest of deductions, credits, exclusions, preferences, and exemptions. Dan Mitchell Commenting on the Obstacles to Tax Reform for Blaze TV You’ll notice, however, that I wasn’t very optimistic in the interview about the possibility of replacing the...
  • Tea Party, Teachers Unite vs. Georgia’s GOP Gov. Nathan “Real” Deal

    04/18/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 3 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | April 19, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Next thing you know, cats and dogs might start sleeping together. In today’s brave new world, teacher responsibilities seemingly grow by the hour. With classroom responsibilities that now include nutrition, character development, parenting, sex education and family counseling, the very last thing teachers need is ignorant, anti-scholarship, disrespectful politicians stripping them of their ability to exercise their professional judgement. Teachers, just as other performing artists, need certain freedoms to create, improvise and respond to the needs of students, just as musicians need flexibility to play to their unique audiences. Teacher union’s have long argued that a smaller class sizes offers...
  • AMY KREMER RESIGNS FROM TEA PARTY EXPRESS

    04/18/2014 8:42:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Amy Kremer, one of the original Tea Party activists who participated in the February 20, 2009 call that launched the movement and played a key role as scheduler of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies, resigned on Friday as chairman of Tea Party Express, a position which she has held since the summer of 2009. Tea Party Express, a political action committee known for its national bus tours, was one of the first national organizations to successfully raise money through appeals to Tea Party supporters and activists. The group played a significant role in helping Tea Party...
  • Big Government Use of Armed Intimidation Against Dissenters

    04/18/2014 7:34:03 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 15 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    All my life, I've heard that liberals are against authority and that they love nothing more than sticking it to the man. Such talk is usually accompanied by how the hippies changed the world by smoking pot and protesting the Vietnam war and other such nonsense. The reality, though, is far different from the narrative that they continually push through their control of popular culture and education. The liberal went from hating the man to becoming the man. They worship at the shrine of big government, and they relish in the displays of overt power that they once condemned. Thus...
  • Tea Party Express chairman resigns to target Mitch McConnell

    04/18/2014 10:53:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer resigned Friday to join the campaign of Matt Bevin, who's challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the May 20 Kentucky Republican primary. "I've wanted to move in a different direction for a while, but also wanted to make sure that any change I make was also a positive change for the conservative movement," Kremer wrote in a Facebook post. “As one of the only remaining members of the original tour, Tea Party Express has been a huge part of my life and I am proud of the historic work we accomplished — like...
  • Cut the Tea Party Movement from the Ground Up (Dems, Rove/GOPe & the NAACP conspire)

    04/18/2014 10:20:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    IREHR ^ | February 12, 2014 | Leonard Zeskind, president
    Recently Sen. Charles Schumer made a groundbreaking speech outlining a Democratic Party strategy aimed at the Tea Parties. For the first time, a major figure in the liberal political universe sought to both explain the Tea Parties’ appeal to tens of millions of adult Americas and to project a strategy to break the Tea Party base away from its leaders—at least in the context of election campaigns. Mr. Schumer’s was wrong in his description of the Tea Party movement, however, and his proposed strategy was little more than a campaign statement that would do little damage to the Tea Parties....
  • Is Cattlemen Armed Insurrection the New Form of American Protest? (Amazing!)

    04/17/2014 10:07:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The cattle-ranch protest in Nevada was an armed insurrection by the Tea Party. One thousand Tea Party, so-called “patriots,” came to Bunkerville, NV, brandished weapons and the government backed down. Other mass protests in America have either ended in arrests or violent clashes between authorities and protesters. There is an obvious double standard here because the government relented and turned away. Why did the government do this? The main difference between many other mass protests and the cattle-ranch protest is that the cattle-ranch protesters were armed with handguns and assault rifles. Is American in such a state where the new...
  • Cummings Denies Conspiring With IRS To Target Conservative Groups

    04/17/2014 2:26:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    WJZ - CBS-Baltimore ^ | 4-16-2014 | Derek Valcourt
    Cummings Denies Conspiring With IRS To Target Conservative Groups April 16, 2014 11:40 PM Derek ValcourtBALTIMORE (WJZ)—A cable news channel sets a critical eye on a popular Maryland Democrat. Congressman Elijah Cummings is taking heat from Fox News over allegations he helped the IRS to target conservative groups.Derek Valcourt talks to the congressman about those allegations.Congressman Cummings isn’t talking to Fox News about those allegations, but he did sit down to talk to WJZ.Cummings is known even to allies as a tough political fighter.“You remember the old movie with Rocky when he’s telling Rocky ‘Keep your left up, keep you...
  • Fox News Poll: 49 percent think White House had IRS target conservatives

    04/17/2014 4:42:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Dana Blanton
    Nearly half of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter. The latest Fox News poll also finds 69 percent don’t feel President Obama has followed through on his vow to “find out exactly what happened on this.” By a 49-41 percent margin, voters believe the Obama administration “intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.” That includes 26 percent of Democrats, 52 percent of independents and 71 percent of Republicans. Overall, 72 percent of voters disagree with the president when he says there...
  • Emails Show Corruption At Heart Of Administration

    04/17/2014 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    New emails show that both the IRS and Justice Department were involved in a probe of Tea Party and other conservative groups. This is no mere scandal — it's a major breach of the law. President Obama told Fox News in February that there wasn't "even a smidgen of corruption" in what the IRS did. The corruption is there, Mr. President, and it demands a prosecution. The only remaining question is whether the rot extends to your office, too.
  • Rush Revere Wows Teacher at Show-and-Tell (with a little nod towards Freepers at the end.)

    04/17/2014 4:25:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-16-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Virgil in Columbus, Ohio. It's great to have you on the program, sir. Glad you waited. CALLER: Thanks a lot, Rush. How are you today, buddy? RUSH: Just fine. Thanks much. CALLER: It's wonderful to talk to someone with a backbone. I don't have a question or anything. I just want to tell you that I sent my son to school one day for show-and-tell with your book, Rush Revere. RUSH: How old is your son? CALLER: The teacher was against it. RUSH: How old is your son? CALLER: Nine. RUSH: Nine. Okay so you send your nine-year-old son...
  • The IRS Scandal Blows Wide Open

    04/17/2014 4:09:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    A bombshell revelation has brought the IRS scandal to a new level. Judicial Watch has released internal IRS communications revealing that former Tax Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding whether it was possible to criminally prosecute tax-exempt groups she believed had “lied” about their political activity. Judicial Watch obtained the documents by successfully filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the IRS in October 2013, following the agency’s stonewall of four FOIA requests dating back to the previous May. Contained in those documents is an email exchange between Lerner...
  • Lerner Wanted DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party

    04/16/2014 11:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Katie Pavlich at Town Hall.com: "According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for 'lying' about political activity." So Eric Holder and Lois Lerner not only are liars, they're in cahoots. Lois Lerner was asking the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute people like Catherine Engelbrecht. This woman, this Lerner, this is a witch. This is a...
  • FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People talking about Big Government”

    04/16/2014 8:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | April 15, 2014 | Brandon Turbeville
    In keeping with the tradition of the FBI’s position on gun rights, it appears the Bureau is working overdrive to monitor and harass gun owners and the gun shops that sell to them. While government surveillance of gun purchases and gun owners is nothing new, a recent visit by an FBI Counterterrorism agent to a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop has only reinforced the knowledge that the U.S. government is growing more and more concerned by the prospect of a well-armed populace – particularly one that prefers to live without constant government interference in their personal lives. While the narrative...
  • Shannon touts Cruz endorsement in US Senate race

    04/16/2014 6:59:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    KTUL.com ^ | Apr 16, 2014 12:57 PM PDT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon's race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.Shannon campaign consultant Trebor Worthen told The Associated Press Wednesday that Cruz has endorsed Shannon and is set to appear at a rally in Tulsa along with former Alaska Gov. and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.Palin and Lee endorsed Shannon previously.
  • Facing Resignation Calls, Mississippi GOP Chairman Dubs Tea Party Leaders 'Fanatical'

    04/16/2014 12:49:44 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The chairman of the Mississippi GOP, Joe Nosef,  reacted angrily to Tea Party groups calling for his resignation this week, accusing one local activist of secretly working to elect Democrats and saying some “fanatical” Tea Party groups could jeopardize the GOP's hold on a senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the nation, according to emails obtained by Breitbart News. In the emails, Joe Nosef, the chairman of the Mississippi Republican party, told Mississippi Tea Party president Janis Lane that “help[ing] Democrats win...appears to be your goal.” Nosef also emailed to a list of Republicans that the...
  • MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express [IX] Rolls Again! [Update #43]

    04/16/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT · by Syncro · 45 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 16, 2014 | Staff
    MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express Rolls Again!Calling all patriots! The Tea Party Express is back for another nationwide tour called "Fighting for Liberty Tour", and we're launching this Saturday April 19th! We are sick and tired of watching the failed policies of Barack Obama and his big-government pals in Congress push this country closer to the brink of financial disaster, all the while blaming and badmouthing conservatives like YOU for their failures. That's why we're excited to go back on the road for our 9th national bus tour with our "Fighting for Liberty Tour".    We are excited to...
  • BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Katie Pavlich
    According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for "lying" about political activity. "I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ ... He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who "lied" on their...
  • 9 Candidates Get Sarah Palin’s Seal of Approval

    04/15/2014 5:45:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Alina Kleineidam
    The 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner, and after endorsing 64 candidates in 2010, and contributing about $300,000 to candidates in 2012, Sarah Palin is once again trying to wield influence over another election cycle. Just like in previous years, Palin’s picks get free publicity on her social media accounts, through appearances in their television ads and financial support from SarahPAC. Formed in 2009, SarahPAC is Palin’s political action committee, which is “dedicated to building America’s future by supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation.” Here are 9 candidates Palin has chosen...
  • After IRS stonewalls, Tea Party Patriots sues for documents on targeting

    04/15/2014 1:21:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2014 | by Alex Pappas
    The group Tea Party Patriots filed suit on this Tax Day against the Internal Revenue Service for documents about the agency’s infamous targeting of conservative groups last year. The group hopes the documents will shed more light on why conservative and tea party groups were singled out for extra scrutiny by the IRS while applying for non-profit status ahead of the 2012 election. Tea Party Patriots also wants to learn more about the specific roles of former IRS official Lois Lerner and other Obama administration officials in developing these regulations that led to the special targeting, officials said Tuesday during...
  • Beck Warns Americans Against Falling in With ‘Right’s Version of Occupy Wall Street’ (Bundy)

    04/15/2014 7:20:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 200 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    The controversy over a Nevada rancher’s decades-long use of public land without paying federal grazing fees has quickly become a national issue — one that Glenn Beck on Monday urged Americans to fully understand before taking a side on. “We did some research online with PsyID today, and found that there’s about 10 or 15 percent of the people who are talking about this online that are truly frightening,” Beck said on his television program. “They don’t care what the facts are. They just want a fight.” Beck said there are many “decent, small-government proponents from groups like the Tea...
  • Is the tea party running out of steam?

    04/13/2014 5:01:35 PM PDT · by Excellence · 24 replies
    Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2014 | Linda Feldmann
    Defying the GOP establishment, tea party muscle has sent some of this era's most charismatic Republican politicians to Washington, starting with Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. They have changed the debate in Washington, polarized their own party, and sharpened gridlock. House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio and the tea party are openly at war. Regardless of what happens in the primaries and in November, the tea party will live on. "The tea party's hold on the GOP persists beyond each burial ceremony," writes Harvard sociologist and political scientist Theda Skocpol in The Atlantic.
  • The left’s disdain for ordinary Americans has deep historical roots.

    04/13/2014 1:28:55 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 16 replies
    http://victorhanson.com/ ^ | 4/10/2014 | Bruce S. Thornton
    "The liberal disdain for ordinary Americans has been around for a long time. Beneath the populist rhetoric and concern for the middle class that lace the campaign speeches of most liberal politicians, there lurks a palpable disgust, and often contempt, for the denizens of “flyover country,” that land of God, guns, religion, and traditional beliefs."
  • Congressional Candidate Says Pro-Lifers “Mentally Disabled”

    04/13/2014 10:50:39 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Mike Dickinson, the Democratic challenger for the Virginia Congressional seat currently held by Republican Eric Cantor went on a rant against opponents of abortion this week. “The people who say that abortion is against God’s plan are mentally disabled,” Dickinson maintained. “Look, they say they pray that abortions be stopped, but abortions continue. Since, in their view, God is all-powerful, the failure of their prayers must either mean that there is no God or that God is okay with abortions.” Not content with belittling pro-lifers, Dickinson also took a swat at the Tea Party, calling them “the true terrorists. The...
  • Karen Handel is the only candidate in the Georgia Senate race with cojones

    04/12/2014 1:10:09 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 04/12/2014 | Steve Berman
    If you and me were running from a bear, I would stop and change my shoes Asked why, I say I don’t have to run faster than the bear, only faster than you. This is the issue for Handel: can she beat the triumvirate and make it to the runoff against Perdue? The three sitting Congressmen have very similar voting records: National Taxpayers Union ratings grouped between 80% and 85%, and Heritage Alliance scores of 93% to 94%, they are grouped better than an expert marksman’s bullseye. They also have war chests, and a sitting Congressman’s built-in advantage in access...
  • The Beat Goes On: Opposing Obama Is Racist

    04/13/2014 5:39:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/13/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Alas, another reporter asked me the same question I have been repeatedly asked for the past five years. “As an African-American, why are you a member of the Tea Party?” It dawned on me to ask the reporter, “If you are a thinking patriotic American, why are you not a member of the Tea Party?” It is stunning that reporters cannot see the absurdity and racism against white voters in their assumption that Tea Party membership (pushback against Obama's agenda) equals racism.
  • Greta Van Susteren Backs Democrat Into a Corner, Forces Him to Admit Big Lie.....

    04/12/2014 8:55:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/10/2014 | Jason Howerton
    Democrat Mike Dickinson recently promised to wage “war” on the NRA, Tea Party and Fox News. On Thursday, he was confronted by Greta Van Susteren in a tense exchange that ended with an embarrassing admission. “Why do you hate me?” Van Susteren asked, immediately getting to business. Dickinson, who apparently is not actually running for Congress, said he has a problem with her network as a whole. “Well, but no, what about me? I’m Fox News, I’m ‘trash,’ apparently, so what’s wrong with me?” the TV host responded. Dickinson conceded that he didn’t have a problem with Van Susteren personally,...
  • Tea Party Challenges Stumbling as Primaries Approach: Polls show incumbents maintaining big leads.

    04/12/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/12/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers with strong ties to the Tea Party movement have gained a toehold in the U.S. Senate but it appears they might have difficulty expanding their numbers this year. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are among those associated with the conservative, grassroots drive that has proved influential within Republican Party politics in a relatively short period of time. But a review of upcoming Senate contests reveals that more establishmentarian Senate candidates maintain an edge – at least to this point – heading into the primary season. Conservative disaffection for the manner in which mainstream...
  • Michael Reagan: Shut Up Tea Party, Your Candidates Are Kooks

    04/11/2014 10:01:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 273 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | april 10, 2014 | michael reagan
    The Tea Party zealots who haven’t learned from their mistakes in 2010 and 2012 are trying their best to screw up the GOP’s chances to win the Senate this fall. Where does the Tea Party find these people to run in primaries? Most important, why do they offer them up as legitimate Republican candidates? The Tea Party bosses have been listening to too much talk radio. They seem to think that what makes a good Republican candidate is someone who sounds like a talk radio host. But talk radio is all about bombast and attracting callers, not about winning elections....
  • We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. [FReepathon thread VIII]

    04/11/2014 9:40:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 399 replies
    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. As you know, FR is funded solely by the donations provided by the people who love and use it. We do not depend on advertisers because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may not say. We do not depend on corporate sponsors because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may not say. We do not depend on well-heeled wealthy donors because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may...
  • GOP Must Re-Learn Campaign Techniques [Neither insiders nor grassroots know how to win]

    04/11/2014 5:24:22 AM PDT · by Moseley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jon Moseley
    Republican insiders don’t actually know how to run successful political campaigns. But conservatives don’t know how to run campaigns effectively, either. The two sides need to stop accusing each other, and start (re)learning how to win elections. As a result, Republican elites want to tell us which candidates are “electable.” But they have no idea. They don’t know. A greater proportion of establishment-backed candidates lose contested general elections than do conservatives, particularly if you subtract the factor of insiders sabotaging conservatives. Elites cannot make valid predictions because they have forgotten how political campaigns actually work. One cause is that decades...
  • Ted Cruz: Congress Should Impeach Eric Holder If He Takes No Action on IRS Targeting Scandal

    04/11/2014 4:31:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-10-2014 | Tony Lee
    In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law." He said Holder's actions were not in the spirit of the Department of Justice, which Cruz said has "a bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law." Cruz cited examples of Holder's predecessors (Janet Reno and Elliot Richardson, respectively) from Bill Clinton's and Richard Nixon's administrations. Cruz said he was "very pleased" that Lerner was held in contempt by the House Committee but noted that the Justice Department has not indicted one person...
  • MSNBC host: The real target in the IRS scandal is … the IRS

    04/10/2014 4:57:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2014 | AllahPundit
    Just before I hit play at Mediaite, this floated through my Twitter timeline: The boldest thing Comedy Central could do to replace Colbert: a show parodying MSNBC left just as Colbert parodied Fox News right.— Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64) April 10, 2014 Good luck parodying this one. Evidently there’s no sin so grave that it can’t be forgiven at MSNBC in the name of making life more difficult for conservative 501(c)(4) groups. Doesn’t matter that Lois Lerner’s been caught daydreaming about working for Obama’s political org while pursuing audits of outfits like American Crossroads. Doesn’t matter that she shared info with...
  • Tea Party Groups Plan Protest at Tropical Confab Held by GOP Establishment

    04/10/2014 12:14:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Kerry Pickett
    Tea party groups are organizing this weekend to protest the “betrayal” by GOP House leadership and twenty-five other members at a tropical summit organized by a group working to undermine the Tea Party. “Come to Amelia Island for our rally, and if you have time and resources, stay for a weekend of RINO hunting!” a local Florida tea party announcement touted. The summit, sponsored by a sub group PAC of the Republican Main Street Partnership, is taking place at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. Tea party protesters are expected to begin rallying Thursday evening and throughout the weekend...
  • Run Jeb, Run!

    04/10/2014 11:10:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-10-2014 | Craig Shirley
    The GOP will never become unified until is decides what it believes. Bush should run if only to force that debate over what Republicans really stand for. Part of the reason Reagan won in 1980 was the field against him was divided. The establishment favored Ambassador Bush or John Connolly or Bob Dole or Howard Baker but Reagan forced the debate and moved the party to the right, where much of it is today. In 2016 the right of center vote will be divided among Paul, Ted Cruz, and others, just as the conservative vote was divided in 2012, allowing...
  • Obama’s Watergate moment is here

    04/10/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 4-9-2014 | DrJohn
    Back in June of 2013 Elijah Cummings declared the IRS investigation over, despite the continued stonewalling by the Obama administration: Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. If it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on, to be frank with you. The IG made some recommendations, those recommendations are being adopted by the IRS, we’ve got a new commissioner in, acting commissioner in, Danny Werfel is doing a great job, I think we’re in great shape. Last month all of the democrat members of the House Oversight Committee demanded Darryl Issa end the IRS...
  • IRS Official Who Targeted Tea Party Wanted to Work for Obama SuperPAC

    04/10/2014 8:39:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s all one big revolving door between the Democratic Party and the Federal government. And it’s the same job. Help the left win. Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner talked about taking a job with President Barack Obama’s nonprofit advocacy group Organizing for Action (OFA) while she had official oversight at the IRS over nonprofit tax-exempt groups.The revelation was made Wednesday in the House Ways and Means Committee’s referral letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute Lerner on criminal charges. Ways and Means voted to refer Lerner to DOJ.The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to vote Thursday...
  • GOP Leader Eric Cantor to Headline Liberal Republican Group’s Anti-Tea Party Conference

    04/10/2014 6:22:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | April 10, 2014 | John Hawkins
    John Boehner was initially slated to attend the left-of-center Republican Mainstreet Partnership conference, but even he lost his nerve and backed out of an event run by a group funded by unions and George Soros that hates Tea Partiers. Apparently, the number two Republican in the House hates Tea Partiers even more than Boehner. Brent Bozell is calling him out on that — and I agree with what he’s saying. Conservative leaders were stunned to learn that you will be headlining a conference in Florida this weekend that is, purely and simply, a direct attack on Tea Party conservatives. Worse...
  • BATT: Nebraska voters shouldn’t cozy up to Tea Party

    04/10/2014 2:44:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Nebraskan ^ | April 10, 2014 | Mark Batt, junior political science major
    The Republican Party and the Tea Party hold different views regarding the future of U.S. conservatism. A distinct way to understand this split is by looking at the leaders of each party. For example, Sen. John McCain has been a notable establishment Republican for years. Contrarily, the Tea Party looks up to people such as Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Palin leads this political movement along with Cruz – who had a hand in shutting down the government last fall. There are two very different styles of leadership...
  • BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings

    04/09/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 306 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/9/14 | Katie Pavlich
    New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.
  • Curt Clawson Backers Urge Sarah Palin to Reconsider Support for Lizbeth Benacquisto

    04/09/2014 1:35:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Kevin Derby
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska will be in Southwest Florida on Thursday for a fundraising event with Florida Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, who is running in the Republican primary to replace former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., in Congress. “Excited to announce that Sarah Palin is coming to Southwest Florida this week to join me on the campaign trail,” Benacquisto announced on Monday. But tea party leaders in the district backing Curt Clawson in the primary are urging Palin to reconsider her endorsement. Jack Tymann of the Naples Tea Party, Kathy Jones of the Lee County...
  • Sniffing Out the Conservative Rat PACs

    04/09/2014 12:18:15 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 04/09/2014 | Jordan Long
    The philosopher Eric Hoffer once remarked that “every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Is this the current trajectory of the Tea Party and the conservative movement more broadly? People who care about liberty, opportunity, and preserving the constitutional system bequeathed to us by the Founders are frustrated with the path American politics is treading. They want a course correction. Since Barack Obama’s assumption of the presidency, and all the dreadfulness that has entailed, lots of organizations have gain prominence promising to take action against the administration and its enablers on...