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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...
  • Tea party candidate issues challenge to Snowe

    09/16/2011 3:27:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-09-14
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A tea party candidate who plans to run against Sen. Olympia Snowe in next year's Senate Republican primary is inviting Snowe to debate him.
  • Freepers: Help redefine "OBAMA" for the world

    03/07/2009 7:17:48 AM PST · by ferrgus · 22 replies · 1,551+ views
    Many of you have seen the new bumper stickers from various conservative groups that goes something like this: OBAMA = One Big A$$ Mistake, America! That definition has now been added to, and with your help, it can be "thumbed-up" to the top-ranking position. Left-wingers succeeded in labeling Bush as a "failure." But we can turn the tables and get America to realize that Obama really is one big mistake! Click here to give this new definition the "thumbs-up." Thanks!
  • Obama's 2012 Campaign Strategy: War?

    09/06/2011 11:37:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 7, 2011 | Jay Clarke
    A new war that threatens to unravel American society may be brewing. The war has already been openly and publicly declared. Not by a foreign enemy or even a terrorist organization, but by members of the United States Congress. By union leaders. And by the vice president of the United States. Even while successfully implementing the most radical leftist agenda this country has ever known, Barack Obama, the Messiah of the radical, socialist left, has taken some big body blows. Frustrated, disillusioned, and angry, the liberal wing of the Democratic party is becoming unhinged day by day as they witness...
  • Thousands endure pouring rain to hear Palin at tea party event

    09/05/2011 11:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Missouri News Horizon ^ | September 6, 2011
    INDIANOLA, Iowa – Three years after the day she was named the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president, Sarah Palin brought a flag-waving tea party crowd here to its feet with stinging criticism of President Barack Obama and an outline of her own vision for America. “Candidate Obama, he pledged to fundamentally transform America and for all the failures and the broken promises, that’s the one thing he has delivered on,” Palin said. “We’ve transformed from a country of hope to one of anxiety.” But Palin, who said she would announce by the end of this month whether she’ll seek...
  • 'President of Tea Pary America'

    09/05/2011 2:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 5, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    A fresh Ben dispatch on Sarah Palin: Sarah Palin all but declared her candidacy for President of Tea Party America here Monday, focusing her address to a crowd of more than a thousand conservatives on the future of the movement itself. With a yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag flying behind her, Palin did not hint either at a White House candidacy or an endorsement of any of the GOP’s current crop of candidates. Instead, she seemed to focus on establishing herself and the tea party as a freestanding force in a Republican Party whose presidential candidates threaten to sap...
  • Jimmy Hoffa Declares War on Non-Union America (Especially the Tea Party!)

    09/05/2011 12:26:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Yes, But, However! ^ | September 5, 2011 | John Romano
    Today at a labor rally in Detroit, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. declared war on the Tea Party and rallied the crowd to “take the son’s of b#$%$$ out.” He implored the President to use his vast resources and that the unions were Mr. Obama’s “army” and that they were “ready to march”. It is unclear if Mr. Hoffa was calling for violence against those that believe in free market labor or the Tea Party, but using the standard much of the press applies to the Tea Party one could only assume that Mr. Hoffa was calling for armed resistance...
  • Palin urges Tea Partiers to avoid squabbles (New Hampshire rally)

    09/05/2011 12:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2011 | Toni Clarke
    Sarah Palin urged Tea Party members on Monday to avoid infighting and focus on removing President Barack Obama from office. The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, speaking at a Tea Party rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, also continued to tease supporters on whether she would join the Republican presidential competition. "This is not the time to hunker down and preach to the choir," she said. "Now is the time to grow this movement." Her comments followed a protest on Sunday by FreedomWorks, a force behind the Tea Party movement, aiming to prevent inclusion of Republican hopeful Mitt...
  • First Draft of Her Story: Sarah Palin Announces What a Future Presidential Campaign May Look Like

    09/04/2011 10:15:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 4, 2011 | Tony Lee
    Sarah Palin​ did not announce whether she would enter the 2012 presidential contest in a fiery and substantive speech in Iowa on Saturday, but she did make three more significant announcements that, in the long run, will potentially be more important than a potential future announcement date. First, as part of a five point plan to revive America’s economy, Palin called for the elimination of the federal corporate income tax as a way to “break the back of crony capitalism.” Her reasons for eliminating the federal corporate income tax, though, were more important than the actual proposal because it was...
  • Obama, Hitler, And Exploding The Biggest Lie In History

    09/02/2011 4:27:11 AM PDT · by billflax · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/02/2011 | Bill Flax
    Numerous commentators have raised alarming comparisons between America’s recent economic foibles and Argentina’s fall “from breadbasket to basket case.” The U.S. pursues a similar path with her economy increasingly ensnared under the growing nexus of government control. Resources are redistributed for vote-buying welfare schemes, patronage style earmarks, and graft by unelected bureaucrats, quid pro quo with unions, issue groups and legions of lobbyists. In Argentina, everyone acknowledges that fascism, state capitalism, corporatism – whatever – reflects very leftwing ideology. Eva Peron remains a liberal icon. President Obama’s Fabian policies (Keynesian economics) promise similar ends. His proposed infrastructure bank is just...
  • Controversial Documentary on Sarah Palin "THE UNDEFEATED" Released On Demand this Weekend

    09/01/2011 2:13:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | September 1, 2011
    Santa Monica-ARC Entertainment, the distributor of “The Undefeated,” and Victory Film Group, producers of the film about Gov. Sarah Palin’s rise from obscurity to national prominence, jointly announced that beginning today September 1st, the film is available to 75 million homes via Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View access through national and regional cable and satellite operators. Taking on the political establishment, The Undefeated chronicles Governor Sarah Palin’s rise from obscurity to become one of America’s new generation of leaders. See for yourself the real story of the woman who is always in the spotlight, but whose story is largely unknown....
  • New Questions, and Old, Surround Palin’s Iowa Trip

    08/31/2011 2:34:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times' The Caucus ^ | August 31, 2011 | Michael D. Shear
    There are several things that might explain why Sarah Palin is traveling to Iowa and New Hampshire over the Labor Day weekend. The former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential nominee could be using the trips as a prelude to an already planned presidential campaign, serving up the latest in a series of not-so-subtle hints about the importance of the states where voting will begin early next year. It could be another attempt to test the appetite — if any — among conservative activists for her particular brand of celebrity-infused politics. Ms. Palin is scheduled to attend Tea Party...
  • Iowa tea party made three changes at Palin’s staff’s request

    08/31/2011 12:07:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Des Moines Registers' Iowa Caucuses | August 31, 2011 | Jennifer Jacobs, Chief political writer
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  • Palin Adds New Hampshire to Labor Day Itinerary

    08/30/2011 10:29:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Times' The Caucus ^ | August 30, 2011 | Jeff Zeleny
    Sarah Palin’s political itinerary over Labor Day weekend is becoming clearer, even if her intentions are not. Ms. Palin, who was already set to deliver a speech in Iowa on Saturday, has added a stop in New Hampshire. She is now scheduled to speak at an afternoon Tea Party rally on Monday at Veterans Square Park in Manchester. The addition of New Hampshire to Ms. Palin’s weekend schedule adds another layer of curiosity to speculation about her political future. She has yet to rule out joining the Republican presidential race, but she is not expected to announce her intentions during...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Declares War on Tea Party

    08/30/2011 1:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 30, 2011 | Howard Portnoy
    The Blaze has posted a video montage of townhalls and job fairs held by the Congressional Black Congress Caucus in August that is required viewing. In it, sitting members of the U.S. Congress can be heard and seen inciting violence among their constituents with baseless threats of black lynchings, a return to Jim Crow, and similarly incendiary language. (VIDEO AT LINK) The video requires little introduction, though one remark is worth singling out. It is a question posed by Rep. Al Green approximately three minutes in when he asks his audience, “Will we allow a minority voices [sic] to speak...
  • Conservatives upbeat at 2 Bay Area gatherings

    08/28/2011 3:04:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/28/11 | Joe Garofoli, Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writers
    They've been dismissed as the inconsequential, angry, funny-hat-wearing political fringe. But conservatives and Tea Party activists at lively celebrations in the Bay Area say they're beginning to be recognized as something else as the 2012 elections loom: a mainstream movement. With two big gatherings - a California Young Republican Federation convention in San Francisco on Friday and a Tea Party Express gathering in Napa on Saturday - it wasn't so lonely being a conservative in the Democratic bastion of the Bay Area. "We're not afraid to come to the Bay Area, because the majority of the people in the Bay...
  • Taking the GOP back from the Radical Right: Stafford

    08/27/2011 6:43:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies / Cagle | 2011-08-03 | Michael Stafford
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  • Lloyd Marcus Reporting Daily from Tea Party Express V.

    08/25/2011 1:24:48 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 12 replies ^ | 8-25-2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Tea Party Express V national bus tour begins this Saturday in Napa, CA. As I pack my bags and organize my performance music in preparation to embark on my fifth national Tea Party Express tour, I am a bit frustrated by those still clueless about the Tea Party movement; who we are and our propose. Please excuse my frankness. Despite all the Tea Party has done to pull our country back from diving over the cliff to it's death into liberal socialistic hell, incredibly, there are still “Republicans” who think we are “fringe loonies”. If God had not sent the...
  • Palin to make Iowa stop on Sept. 1 [Tea Party Express]

    08/25/2011 12:39:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | August 25, 2011 | James Q. Lynch
    CEDAR RAPIDS - Sarah Palin may be making a lunch-hour stop in downtown Cedar Rapids. "She's done about six of our rallies. I think that's more than anyone else, so I wouldn't be surprised to see her," says Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist for Tea Party Express, which is planning a rally from noon to 2 p.m. at Greene Square Park on Sept. 1. Then again, Russo concedes, Palin may be a no-show. "She's known for her spontaneity," Russo says about Palin, who is scheduled to be in Iowa on Sept. 3 for an Iowa Tea Party rally in...
  • Tea party under attack: Pols call members terrorists, hostage takers

    08/22/2011 6:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Greeley Gazette ^ | August 22, 2011 | Jack Minor
    During the debt limit debate, politicians have taken to calling average Americans who want the government to balance its budget, terrorists and comparing them to suicide bombers and hostage takers. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently said "the Tea Party can go straight to Hell." She then used language which some have taken to be a physcical threat saying "and I intend to help them get there." Tea Party organizer Ryan Rhodes said he thought it was incredible that a member of Congress would threaten average Americans with bodily harm. Rhodes recently confronted Obama during his bus tour, asking how both...
  • Arizona sheriff promises Obama-eligibility probe

    08/18/2011 8:38:20 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 320 replies · 3+ views ^ | August 18, 2011
    At the request of tea party leaders in Arizona, famed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has promised to investigate the validity of Barack Obama's purported long-form birth certificate in a determination of the president's eligibility for the county's 2012 election ballot. Read more: Arizona sheriff promises Obama-eligibility probe
  • The Era of Confronting Obama at Public Events

    08/18/2011 2:05:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 18, 2011 | J.R. Dunn
    So here we have "former-Bush official Brad Blakeman" being quoted by the media as attacking Tea Party stalwart Ryan Rhodes over Rhodes's confrontation with Obama. It seems that every time we see the term "former Bush," "former Reagan," and for all I know "former Coolidge" official, it involves some venerable GOP figure calling airstrikes in on his or her own unit. I guess it's slow down at the shuffleboard court. It's possible to read all sorts of things into this, none of them good. About the gentlest would be that Blakeman is missing the point. Ryan is the farthest thing...
  • Joe Biden update: His GOP 'terrorists' quote reaffirmed

    08/18/2011 9:48:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    So, did Vice President Joe Biden really liken Republican House "tea party" members to terrorists during the debt deal roughhousing, just as President Obama was publicly professing a desire for political civility? In a way, it doesn't matter anymore, because the belief that he did has hardened like cement (see the photo above, the protester on the right, all the way out in Iowa). In an unusual move within the fraternities of Washington journalism, Politico, which broke the original hot story, issued a reaffirmation of the piece Wednesday, apparently in response to another Washington news organization questioning Politico's sources as...
  • Dems' Risky Tea Party Smear Strategy

    08/16/2011 9:49:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2011 | Paul Kengor
    I was sitting in my office, checking my email, minding my own business, when I was suddenly assaulted by a most bizarre news item: Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) had blamed the Tea Party for S&P's downgrade of America's credit rating. No, Kerry didn't blame President Obama, or Congress, whether the current divided Congress or past Democrat or Republican Congresses, or even President Obama's favorite culprit: George W. Bush. He blamed "the Tea Party." My initial thought was that Kerry's allegation was fortunately so absurd that even the most emotional, robotic liberals would not buy this whopper. But then it happened:...
  • 9th Grader Disgusted by GOP Elite

    08/16/2011 3:42:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | August 16, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Josh in Pittsburgh. Welcome, Josh. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush. I am in ninth grade, and I'm a very active Tea Party member. I'm involved with some local congressmen, and when I heard about Ryan Rhodes' comments to the president -- RUSH: Yes? CALLER: -- I was very encouraged to see that I am not alone as a young Republican when it seems that most people my age are very, very liberal and Democratic, and it was nice to see that. But. Then when I heard about the elder...
  • Urban Warming and Racial Climate Change

    08/14/2011 9:55:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The American Interest ^ | August 11, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    In one of those lapses of news judgment that with regrettable frequency make mainstream journalists resemble characters in Scoop, the media herd that gathered in Wisconsin to chronicle the great Democratic triumph in the state senate elections has gone back to the coasts — and missed what could grow into a much more consequential story than the failure of organized labor’s second attempt to punish the Wisconsin GOP: the outbreak of racial hate violence at the Wisconsin State Fair. A story that involved Scott Walker getting his just deserts, even if it didn’t quite work out that way, was infinitely...
  • Report – CNN, CBS and NY Times polls show CNN, CBS and NY Times anti-Tea Party strategy working

    08/14/2011 8:08:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 14, 2011 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    There does seem something very circular about CNN, CBS and NY Times polling showing an increase in negative views of the Tea Party, considering that such negative views are driven by biased CNN, CBS and NY Times reporting blaming the Tea Party movement for the S&P downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and a host of other things for which the Tea Party movement was not responsible. Nonetheless, this self-fulfilling prophecy is news, as reported by The Hill: "The reign of the Tea Party may be coming to an end in Washington, according to academic political experts who say polls...
  • The blame game: America's economic panic is the fault of Tea Partiers, S&P, speculators, and Big...

    08/12/2011 10:14:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    The Week ^ | August 11, 2011 | Robert Shrum
    America's economic panic is the fault of Tea Partiers, S&P, speculators, and Big Business. And it's up to Obama to convince us to put country first Barack Obama is being blamed right, left, and center — by almost everyone for one thing or another — including the credit downgrade, the market crash, a slouching economy, and the miasma of the Washington swamp. Critics and erstwhile admirers grumble among themselves — and, mostly anonymously, to the press. Columnists once ready to cheer Obama's rise now jeer his timid, professorial leadership; Maureen Dowd ridicules him as the "Withholder in Chief."The reaction is...
  • Why is the Biopic "The Undefeated" Causing some Conservatives to Feel Guilty?

    08/12/2011 11:39:52 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies
    Californians4Palin ^ | August 12, 2011 | Joel Schwartz
    I went through what Red State's Ben Howe experienced about a year before the Palin biopic "The Undefeated" came out. I'm not exactly sure why. I too used to share Ben Howe's somewhat clandestine opinion of Sarah Palin. But like so many other conservatives, I wasn't sure how "my" opinion of her got there...
  • Kansas Governor Stands Up To Obama"care"

    08/10/2011 9:13:38 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies
    Californians4Palin ^ | August 10, 2011 | Joel Schwartz
    Good for Governor Sam Brownback for standing up to the monstrosity known as Obama"care" and SENDING THE MONEY BACK! And if any of my dear readers entertain the slightest doubt about just how bad Obama"care" will be, you can begin your journey towards enlightenment by giving the following a read...
  • Prosperity Palin Style

    08/09/2011 4:46:55 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 65 replies · 2+ views
    Californians4Palin ^ | August 9, 2011 | Joel Schwartz
    While I was doing research for another blog post, I happened upon a lamestream media (LA Times) story from 2008 about the massive budget surplus that accumulated under Sarah Palin’s bountiful watch as governor of Alaska. Try to imagine waking up one morning and reading a newspaper article in which the experts quoted had something like this to say about our nation’s federal budget:...