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  • Tea Party Regional Convention Coming to Chicago

    09/23/2011 10:13:11 AM PDT · by whiteoutpress · 3 replies ^ | September 23, 2011 | Mark Wachtler
    September 23, 2011. Schaumburg, Ill. While there is no one national official Tea Party organization, there is a loose confederation or alliance of independent Tea Party groups. It’s that assortment of conservative political activists from varying Tea Party organizations from around the Midwest that’s coming to Schaumburg. Continue reading on Tea Party Coming to Chicago Area - Chicago Independent |
  • Tea Party prominent: Palin not presidential (Tanc no likey Palin)

    02/28/2010 3:22:48 PM PST · by pissant · 46 replies · 825+ views ^ | 2/28/10 | Tom Jan Meeus
    As a Republican congressman from Colorado, Tom Tancredo became well-known for his hard-line opposition to illegal immigration. Last year, the 65-year-old retired from the House of Representatives after a decade. Meanwhile, the country shifted to the left during his prospectless bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Moderate John McCain won the primaries, Barack Obama became president and there seemed to be no place left for Tancredo in national politics. But now he has made his way back into the limelight as one of the faces of the Tea Party movement. In the course of last year, anti-tax protestors took hold...
  • Conservatives target their own fringe

    02/27/2010 8:38:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 89 replies · 2,267+ views
    politico ^ | February 27, 2010 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    After months of struggling to harness the energy of newly engaged tea party activists, the conservative establishment — with critical midterm congressional elections on the horizon — is taking aim for the first time at the movement’s extremist elements. The move has been cast by some conservatives as a modern version of the marginalization of the far-right, anti-communist John Birch Society during the reorganization of the conservative movement spearheaded by William F. Buckley Jr. in the 1960s and 1970s. “A similar effort will be required today of conservative political and intellectual leaders,” former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson wrote in his column in...
  • The Tea Party frightens me (ZOGBY, Arab American Institute) BARF!

    02/14/2010 3:50:08 PM PST · by maggief · 59 replies · 1,281+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | February 14, 2010 | JAMES J ZOGBY
    EXCERPT Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave the keynote address. While some media pundits dismiss her, poking fun at her lack of knowledge and verbal gaffes, I believe she must be taken seriously. She is a dangerous populist, who delights her following with crude appeals to patriotism, anger at Washington, resentment at all things "foreign" and her penchant for ridiculing, as "out of touch elites," a wide array of opponents. She may not know history or geography, but to her enthralled base she speaks the truth. Palin has touched the exposed nerve of anger and alienation of some elements...
  • Rachel Maddow Alleges Black Candidate Supports Jim Crow Voting Laws

    02/14/2010 1:00:31 PM PST · by callisto · 27 replies · 1,536+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | February 14, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    Leftists can only succeed if good men don’t point at them and laugh. Ridicule, sneers and insults aimed at the right have become a trademark of MSNBC’s commentators, but Rachel Maddow took them to new heights last week providing an opportunity to turn the tables. Proving herself to be agenda-driven and ignorant, Maddow launched an uninformed assault against Alabama Tea Party candidate Les Phillip, a black businessman and Navy veteran who immigrated with his parents from Trinidad in his youth. Following Meghan McCain’s recent appearance on ABC’s The View, which NRB covered here and here, where the ‘Valley Girl’ equated...
  • Tea Party sociology -- a shift in the culture

    02/13/2010 11:52:22 AM PST · by UAConservative · 7 replies · 552+ views
    The Times of Trenton ^ | February 13, 2010
    The emerging groundswell of what Berkeley Professor of Public Policy Robert Reich recently referred to as the "mad-as-hell" political party reached a tipping point last week in its inaugural national convention in Nashville. Coalescing from a fractious and haphazard collection of right-wing tax-haters, the rapidly evolving Tea Party now includes big-business-hating Democrats and the increasingly powerful independents who are suffering from a significant case of buyer's remorse. Tea Partiers are meeting in homes and church basements from New Jersey to Oregon. In fact, according to the Liberty First PAC website, there are already 10 confirmed Tax Day Tea Party rallies...
  • Sarah Palin displays her pitch-perfect populism

    02/11/2010 7:39:54 AM PST · by pillut48 · 64 replies · 1,629+ views
    WAPO ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2010 | David Broder
    "I want to speak up for the American people and say: No, we really do have some good common-sense solutions. I can be a messenger for that. Don't have to have a title to do it." This is a pitch-perfect recital of the populist message that has worked in campaigns past. There are times when the American people are looking for something more: for an Eisenhower, who liberated Europe; an FDR or a Kennedy or a Bush, all unashamed aristocrats; or an Obama, with eloquence and brains. But in the present mood of the country, Palin is by all odds...
  • Tom Tancredo opens up Tea Party event

    02/10/2010 1:28:11 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 5 replies · 344+ views
    This video shows Tom at his best. He defends Sarah Palin, excoriates liberal Democrats, RINO's, and Nanny State socialists. For good measure he attacks those who want to give amnesty to illegals who can't even spell the word "vote," much less understand its importance in our democratic republic. Above all, he infuriates the libs because he tells truths that are factually undeniable and forces them to run their spin machines on overtime!
  • There's Something About Sarah

    02/10/2010 10:17:07 AM PST · by Al B. · 14 replies · 968+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Feb. 10, 2011 | Aaron Goldstein
    It has been nearly a year and a half since Sarah Palin became a household name in America and the world over. Despite the fact she was on the bottom half of a losing ticket and hasn't held public office in more than half a year three cable networks provided live coverage of her address to the Tea Party Convention last Saturday night in Nashville. Is there any other private American citizen who could command that sort of undivided attention? The answer is nobody else could and liberals know it all too well. [...] During Reagan's lifetime he was at...
  • Black Helicopters Over Nashville: Never mind Palin, tea-party dominated by conspiracist kooks

    02/09/2010 5:19:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 2,404+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 9, 2010 | Jonathan Kay
    The tea-party movement has no leader. But it does have a face: William Temple of Brunswick, Ga. For months, the amiable middle-aged activist has been criss-crossing America, appearing at tea-party events dressed in his trademark three-cornered hat and Revolutionary garb. When journalists interview him (which is often—his outfit draws them in like a magnet), he presents himself as a human bridge between the founders' era and our own. "We fought the British over a 3 percent tea tax. We might as well bring the British back," he told NPR during a recent protest outside the Capitol. It's a charming act,...
  • Breitbart Busts Birther at Tea Party Confab

    02/06/2010 10:14:41 AM PST · by Syncro · 485 replies · 8,531+ views
    cbsnews ^ | February 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Charles Cooper
    February 6, 2010 12:10 PMBreitbart Busts Birther at Tea Party Confab by Charles Cooper Attending the Tea Party Convention in Nashville this weekend, The Washington Independent's always-excellent David Weigel recounts an extraordinary hallway confrontation between online publisher Andrew Breitbart and WorldNetDaily Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farah over the question of President Obama's citizenship. *snip*"Prove your case." "I should prove, what, a birth certificate that may or may not exist?" Farah had gotten irritated. "That’s ridiculous. You don’t even understand the fundamental tenets of what journalism is about, Andrew. It’s not about proving things. It’s about asking questions and seeking truth." Breitbart tensed...
  • Breitbart's Full Speech To Tea Party Convention (Video)

    02/09/2010 9:00:03 AM PST · by StopObama2012 · 15 replies · 744+ views
    Big Government ^ | 2/9/10 | Andrew Marcus
    Below is the entirety [VIDEO] of Andrew Breitbart’s remarks during his Keynote address to the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville last weekend. During Breitbart’s 33 minute long address, he threatens to upend the entire media establishment, calling them out on their hypocrisy while demanding they change their ways, or else.
  • Palin making ka-ching she can believe in (DOPEY ALL WEE-WEE'D UP, WARNS CONSERVATIVES)

    02/09/2010 10:25:06 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 39 replies · 1,201+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 9, 2010 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER Sun-Times Columnist
    Can her fans really relate to quitting job, making millions? It was nearly a year ago when I first saw "How's that Hope and Change Working Out For You?" on a bumper sticker. As I said at the time, that's maybe the most cynical slogan of the century. Of course it's legit to criticize President Obama and his policies, but there's something so snarky about that phrase -- as if to say, "You don't have a job? You're still without health care? Obama wasn't able to heal the sick, change water into wine, bring peace and harmony to the world?...
  • Michelle Obama Responds to Palin Pokes

    02/09/2010 5:10:46 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 138 replies · 2,709+ views
    BC News ^ | Feb.9, 2010 | By JAKE TAPPER, LEE FERRAN and HUMA KHAN
    Michelle Obama defended her husband against some of his most vocal critics, saying President Obama did a "phenomenal" job this year and that change is a long-term process. First lady Michelle Obama responds to Sarah Palin's recent biting remarks, saying her husband has done a "phenomenal job." I think my husband has done a phenomenal job staying on course, looking his critics in the eye, coming up with clear solutions against staying the course," Michelle Obama told Robin Roberts in an exclusive morning television interview on "Good Morning America." "That's what leadership is. But people have the right to criticize...
  • Washington Times Trolls Gutter for RNC Critics

    02/09/2010 3:42:12 AM PST · by KippLanham · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 8, 2010 | Andrew Walden
    Judging by recent Washington Times coverage, the Republican National Committee is a hotbed of dissension — even after big GOP wins in Virginia, New Jersey, and most recently Massachusetts. But at the RNC winter meeting in Honolulu, in a series of key RNC ballots on party fundraising and candidate selection, there was not a single dissenting vote. Read more:
  • Five Lessons from the Tea-Party Convention

    02/08/2010 6:07:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 615+ views
    Time ^ | February 8, 2010 | Jay Newton-Small
    Things can get awkward when protesters have to put down their placards and tackle the business of building an organization — networking online and recruiting reliable volunteers, precinct captains and even candidates. The transition is even more uncomfortable when undertaken in the glare of the national media spotlight, as the national tea-party movement attempted to do at its first convention, held in Tennessee over the weekend. As with any protest movement, consensus proved elusive in two days of debate, but they seemed to agree on five key points: 1. Don't Tread on Me The tea-party folks are innately suspicious of...
  • Democratic Party Defends TOTUS, Attacks Sarah Palin Over Hand-Gate

    02/07/2010 4:10:39 PM PST · by kristinn · 341 replies · 14,486+ views
    Sunday, February 7, 2010 | Kristinn
    A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee today defended Barack Obama's reliance on a TelePrompTer while ratcheting up Hand-Gate by attacking former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for using notes scribbled on the palm of her hand last night at the Tea Party Nation convention in Nashville.The Hand-Gate scandal was first reported by the Huffington Post and has been picked up by many other outlets including Think Progress, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.The New York Daily News buried the attack by the Democratic National Committee in their article about Hand-Gate: She also gave Democrats an unexpected gift when...
  • Sarah Palin: Keynote Speech At The Inaugural Tea Party Convention (Transcript)

    02/08/2010 4:41:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 15 replies · 3,430+ views
    American Rhetoric ^ | February 6, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    I am so proud to be an American! Thank you so much for being here tonight!Do you love your freedom?!If you love your freedom, think of that.Any of you here serving in uniform, past or present, raise your hand. We're going to thank you for our freedom. God bless you guys! We salute you! We honor you. Thank you.I am so proud to be American. Thank you. Gosh, thank you.Happy birthday, Ronald Reagan!Well, a special hello to the C-SPAN viewers. You may not be welcome in those health care negotiations, but you have an invitation to the Tea Party.Very good...

    02/08/2010 2:41:52 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 27 replies · 1,166+ views ^ | 02/08/2010 | John G. Winder
    Liberals are predictable if nothing else. The new “horror” committed by Sarah Palin is that she wrote notes on her palm during her speech at the Tea Party Conference in Nashville this past Saturday. Apparently, to those on the left, this ranks right up there with other atrocities like owning a gun, believing in the constitution, reading a Bible or choosing life over abortion. What a monster Palin must be.
  • Andrea Mitchell calls Sarah Palin "sarcastic"

    02/08/2010 5:16:47 AM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 137 replies · 3,595+ views
    NBC Today Show | February 8, 2010 | From The Deer Stand
    Andrea Mitchell's report on Sarah Palin was interesting on this morning's Today Show. After referring to her remarks at the Tea Party Convention as "sarcastic" she noted that those in attendence listened "without checking her facts." Andrea obviously drank her cup of venom this morning.