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  • Is GOP Absorbing the Tea Party, or Is the Establishment Toppling? (GOP wants to "control" you)

    10/30/2011 8:32:59 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 2011-10-20 | Kenric Ward
    Is the GOP co-opting the tea party movement, or are tea partiers taking down the establishment and sending the RINOs packing? A lengthy New York Times magazine article this week quoted several establishment Republicans crowing over what they see as the demise of the two-year-old tea party activism. Bill Kristol, the neoconservative editor of the Weekly Standard and a Fox News contributor, said the tea party peddles "an infantile form of conservatism."Veteran Republican strategist Scott Reed took the disdain one step further, saying the GOP is steadily co-opting the grass-roots movement. "That’s the secret to politics: trying to control a...
  • Obama And His Useful Idiots Occupying Wall Street Don't Understand Wealth

    10/27/2011 6:36:28 PM PDT · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/27/2011 | Bill Flax
    “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” – Winston Churchill The continuing Occupy Wall Street carnival increasingly attracts support from politicians. The usual radicals lurk behind the curtains orchestrating havoc so Democrats can co-opt any purity the movement might once have claimed. Big Labor, ACORN’s successors and even George Soros have been linked to the Alinskyite chaos. While Republicans ridicule these ungrateful recipients of capitalist riches, demagogic politicos fuel their fire in fascinating ways. To appease their base, Democrats escalate class antagonisms by demonizing wealth...
  • Tea party group says city favors Occupy Richmond protesters

    10/26/2011 8:16:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 26, 2011 | Wesley P. Hester
    RICHMOND -- The Richmond Tea Party is lashing out at Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones for what it sees as the city's preferential treatment of the Occupy Richmond protesters encamped at Kanawha Plaza. The tea party group is sending Jones an invoice for the charges incurred for the Tax Day rallies it has held at the plaza the past three years, arguing that the Occupy Wall Street offshoot group squatting there has been using the park illegally and free of charge since Oct. 15. "The tea party keeps being compared to the occupiers. Well, in the way we're treated, there's...
  • Should Americans Support the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street?

    10/25/2011 1:49:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | October 25, 2011 | Tom Palmer
    "I'm an American underwater in debt and with a stagnant income. Which group should I support: the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street?" The Tea Party has a coherent message: Stop the bailouts, stop the cronyism, and stop swindling today’s voters with empty promises and sinking future generations under mountains of debt. What caused the crisis, the indebtedness, the unemployment, the stagnation? The culprits are state agencies and enterprises, including our Federal Reserve (our government’s bank), Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), which jointly flooded the country with...
  • Occupy Wall Street Is No Tea Party

    10/23/2011 10:49:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Swarthmore College Daily Gazette ^ | October 23, 2011 | Danielle Charette
    The word of the year has been “extreme,” usually to describe the Tea Party its hard line strategies for bringing down the deficit, lowering taxes, and supporting markets. Another vocabulary token, usually thrown around when political “extremism” needs a synonym, is “intransigent”. If a journalist was looking to shame plucky House members waffling on the debt ceiling, you can bet he talked about some pretty extreme intransigence occurring on Capital Hill. Mysteriously, I notice these political buzzwords have been generally absent in media descriptions of Occupy Wall Street. While I concede that OWS has given the Left a morale boost...
  • Tea Party Nation poll shows 52 percent will vote for Romney if he is GOP nominee (Look out Pubs!)

    10/22/2011 5:32:31 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 128 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 21st | Alicia M Cohn
    Most self-affiliated members of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest national organizations for the grassroots conservative movement, would vote for Mitt Romney as president if confronted with a choice between him or President Obama, according to a poll of members released to The Hill on Friday. The group surveyed its members this week in an informal poll posted at the group’s website. The question asked was: If Romney is the GOP nominee, what will you do in the general election? Fifty-two percent of about 1,150 respondents said they would “hold their nose” and vote for Romney if he becomes...
  • Memo to Cain, Perry, Bachmann and all TP wannabees: It's the spending, stupid!

    10/21/2011 1:15:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | Oct 21, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    If you want TEA party support, you need to quit attacking each other and instead concentrate on attacking the real problem, the one that the TEA party addresses most of all: It’s the spending, stupid! Brought on by the out of control unconstitutional Marxist government! Concentrate on attacking Obama and his economy killing, liberty killing Marxist programs! Repeal it all!! Repeal OBAMA and his MARXIST government!! Concentrate on cutting the spending! Eliminating entire government departments, agencies and programs! Slash the bureaucratic red tape! Set our people free to produce and let the free economy soar!! Taxes will come down as...
  • Sliming The Tea Party

    10/20/2011 7:21:23 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 20, 2011 | IBD staff
    Leadership: The president makes an odious comparison between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, unable to tell the difference between those who work to change the system and those who would destroy it. If you ask President Obama, the angry mobs (to coin a phrase) of Occupy Wall Street (OWS), members of which when not relieving themselves on the hoods of New York taxis offer no coherent explanation of their purpose and agenda, are merely the Tea Party of the left. On Tuesday, he told ABC's Jake Tapper he understood "the frustrations being expressed in those protests" on Wall...
  • Why You Shouldn't Compare Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party (Try not to puke)

    10/18/2011 12:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Time Magazine's Global Spin ^ | October 18, 2011 | Ishaan Tharoor
    With the Occupy Wall Street protests gaining steam in the U.S., it seems obvious to link the movement with the other grassroots movement that recently shook up American politics: the Tea Party. President Barack Obama did it this morning, telling ABC that the protesters in downtown New York are "not that different" from the Tea Party: both the right and the left feel "that their institutions aren't looking out for them." My colleagues' pieces number among a flurry of others pondering the parallel. Michael Scherer recast Occupy Wall Street as the Tea Party of the American left. Roya Wolverson suggested...
  • Long live the TEA party rebellion!! NO MORE RINOS!! NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!!

    10/16/2011 2:06:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 583 replies
    vanity | Oct 16, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party sprang up in spontaneous rebellion to big government's big spending, big taxing ways. TARP, the bailouts, the PORKULUS package and ObamaCare lit the fuse. TEA partiers support the constitution's limited government restrictions. TEA partiers are non-partisan, i.e., we oppose the big government, big spending, big taxing moves of both the major political parties. This is an open rebellion against business as usual big spending, overreaching government! We demand a return to constitutionally limited government!! The socialist/progressive Democrat party is our natural enemy and they understand that and attack us accordingly. The big government RINO...
  • Visions of the Left

    10/13/2011 7:18:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Conway Daily Sun ^ | October 13, 2011 | Tom McLaughlin
    The left is on the ropes. Their Keynesian tactics to “revive” the economy are making it far worse instead. Conservative Tea Party types pushing the Republican Party to the right and taking over the House of Representatives are making it difficult for tax-and-spend liberals to continue on their road to bankrupting the country. The Supreme Court is poised to declare Obamacare unconstitutional. President Obama is sinking in the polls. The European Union, the ideal welfare-state leftists used as a model for decades, is disintegrating. Pundits claim that if the election were held tomorrow, Democrats would lose the Senate and the...
  • Karl Rove: Democrats Woo The Occupy Wall Street Protestors But Could It Backfire

    10/13/2011 5:20:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News / The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2011 | Karl Rove, former Deputy WH Chief of Staff
    At his recent news conference, President Obama praised Occupy Wall Street, saying, "It expresses the frustrations that the American people feel." Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the protesters, saying, "God bless them for their spontaneity." Vice President Joe Biden claimed the protesters had "a lot in common with the Tea Party." And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is circulating a petition seeking 100,000 signers to declare, "I stand with the Occupy Wall Street protests." The political calculation behind all this is obvious: Democrats hope Occupy Wall Street will boost their party's chances in next year's election as the tea...
  • Time for Occupy Wall Street to leave, they are not the Tea Party

    10/12/2011 7:11:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 12, 2011 | Ed Farnan
    No matter how you spin it, "Occupy Wall Street" is not comparable to a Tea party grass roots gathering. I have been listening lately to those on the left who say it is the lefts version of the Tea Party, but as many see it there is no comparison. The Tea Party has a clear unified message: Lower taxes and smaller government. It's not complicated and hard to figure out, you can ask almost any participant and you will get that same general answer. When there is a Tea Party event, people gather at a place that does not interfere...
  • Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease – occupy Wall Street health risk.

    10/06/2011 10:35:31 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 25 replies
    (Vanity) | 6 October 2011 | areukiddingme1
    Does the mayor of New York not read the newspapers? Watch the news? Receive briefings from his public health department? Here we have the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) investigating 15 cases of Legionnaires Disease issuing a Health Advisory -- warning the public of the risk of infection. An infection which is on the increase along the Atlantic states. “What is Legionnaires’ disease; Legionnaires’ disease (LEE-juh-nares) is caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella. The bacteria got its name in 1976, when many people who went to a Philadelphia convention of the American Legion suffered from an outbreak...
  • Herman Cain Endorses Mourdock Over Lugar (Indiana Alert)

    08/16/2011 7:29:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 16, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock picked up an endorsement from a presidential candidate in his primary challenge to Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) this week. Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain announced he would support Mourdock’s primary bid to unseat Lugar during a Monday visit to Indianapolis, the Associated Press reported. Cain reportedly met with Mourdock after addressing Indiana Republicans on the invitation of the state party. Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb invited all the GOP presidential candidates to speak to the Republican faithful in the state, but Cain was the first to schedule a visit. Cain placed fifth in Iowa's...
  • Hoosiers For Conservative Senate Endorses Richard Mourdock over Lugar

    09/24/2011 8:07:32 PM PDT · by Pat4ever · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/24/11 | Pat4ever
    He has served six terms in the Senate and won his last race with 87 percent of the vote, but that hasn’t prevented Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar from emerging as perhaps the most vulnerable Republican senator of the 2012 election cycle. And the big danger is coming from Mr. Lugar’s right flank...
  • Forget Multiculturalism: Restore The Vision Of The Founding Fathers

    09/29/2011 7:36:53 PM PDT · by billflax · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/29/2011 | Bill Flax
    A history professor once postulated that the most pivotal battle shaping America’s destiny was not Yorktown or Gettysburg, but Quebec in 1759. There General Wolfe demolished French claims to Canada, which confirmed that America would develop decisively within the Anglo-protestant mold. The latest Economic Freedom of the World rankings (for 2009) highlight the good fortune that resulted from Wolfe’s win. Many commentators will rightly deplore America’s precipitous descent over the past decade – down to tenth, yet another startling detail leaps from the page. Eight of the ten freest lands were once owned by Britain. The nations enjoying limited government,...
  • Obama going "all in"

    09/28/2011 7:37:22 PM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 31 replies
    (Vanity) | 28 September 2011 | areukiddingme1
    It appears that this administration and Republicans are going ahead with a request to have the Supreme Court rule on obamacare early in 2012. You have to ask yourself, "why would this administration want to pursue a ruling on his signature piece of legislation," if...if they didn't have some sort of ace up their sleeve. This administration is perceived as weak and losing steam -- Why, why would they push for this. We know why the Republicans are pushing for this, we have the votes and the legislation is un-Constitutional it will get defeated. We know this! But why is...
  • Tories, Tea Partiers, Nazis: Chris Huhne lashes out at the forces of evil

    09/21/2011 12:16:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The London Daily Telegraph ^ | September 20, 2011 | Daniel Hannan, MP
    'What's worse than the Nazi Party? The Tea Party!' When he lays into the 'Tory Tea Party tendency', I'm guessing that Chris Huhne means me. I am, as far as I know, the only elected Conservative actually to have organised a Tea Party – that is, an anti-tax rally (see here). Not that the Environment Secretary seems to have our views about tax in mind. Rather, he is using 'Tea Partiers' in the sense that most British Lefties do, to mean 'horrid people'. The Environment Secretary usually claims that his opponents are like Nazis. This time, though, he's taking off...
  • Breitbart To Tea Partiers: ‘We Outnumber (Liberals) And We Have The Guns!’

    09/19/2011 8:25:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 19, 2011 | Tommy Christopher
    Conservative media provocateur Andrew Breitbart, speaking to a Tea Party crowd of over 60 people in Lexington, Ma. on Friday, got a little bit carried away with his own patter. He told the crowd that he sometimes thinks to himself, “Fire the first shot” in a hypothetical civil war with liberals, explaining that “We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns.” Although Brietbart told the crowd “I’m not kidding,” in response to their laughter, he probably was kidding, and probably shouldn’t have been. Speaking to the $45 a head crowd at the presumptuously named “The Ampitheater” in...