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  • Voters Say We Are All Inmate No. 11593-051 Now

    05/10/2012 2:42:06 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 10, 2012
    Tuesday's Results: The Tea Party shows it's alive and well, Wisconsin's embattled governor gets more votes than the top two Democrats and a federal inmate gives the president a primary battle. The natives are still restless. Conservative pundit and IBD contributor Ann Coulter once said she, like many Americans, would rather vote for Jeffrey Dahmer, known for his unusual culinary choices, over President Obama. Federal prisoner Keith Russell Judd, 49, is not quite in Dahmer's league, but for a substantial portion of West Virginia Democrats, he is also preferable to our campaigner-in-chief. Judd is serving time at the Beaumont Federal...
  • Attention pro-Life and Liberty, Tea Party Citizen Reporters/Bloggers:

    05/10/2012 12:29:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    May 10, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Attention pro-Life and Liberty Tea Party Citizen Reporters/Bloggers: If you are pro-life, pro-family, pro-liberty, pro-limited government, pro-strong defense and you are a great citizen reporter/blogger and would like to help us promote our Life and Liberty causes and would like to see your great work promoted to our millions of monthly readers on FR, then this post could be for you. Our Bloggers Forum ( ) is open to all liberty-loving bloggers to post their great work to FR. But our readers are mostly interested in reading relevant posts in their entirety on FR without having to click to...
  • Why Dick Lugar lost (MEGABARF - GOP-E helps the drive bys re-write history in real time)

    05/09/2012 5:57:40 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 22 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 9th | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    Instant analysis of Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar’s crushing defeat at the hands of state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in Tuesday’s Republican primary cast it as yet another example of a tea party-aligned GOPer ousting a prominent face of the party establishment. And that instant analysis would be wrong. Lugar lost — and lost badly — for a number of reasons, the vast majority of which had nothing to do with the relative tea party-ness of his opponent. At its heart, Lugar’s defeat was attributable to the fact that he broke the political golden rule: Never lose touch with the people who...
  • The Election Results are No Surprise to Us: America Doesn't Want Any More of Obama

    05/09/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I am tempted, ladies and gentlemen, to sit here and ask you if you remember hearing me say a few things in the past three weeks. But I think I'm just gonna go ahead and report what happened, 'cause I think you do remember. I think of all the people in this country who are not really surprised at everything that happened yesterday, election-wise, it's probably you in this audience. Great to have you with us. Here we are back with more broadcast excellence, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies....
  • Has the GOP-E co opted Ann Coulter?

    05/08/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies
    Trent Lott famously said "We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott said in an interview. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them." - and I know what I think. I want to know what you think. Has she(Coulter) surrendered to the progressives within the republican establishment?
  • Tea Party Upstart Mourdock Defeats Longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar

    05/08/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 181 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 08, 2012
    Tea Party Upstart Mourdock Defeats Longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar By Kim Geiger May 8, 2012 Richard Mourdock has defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary, according to an Associated Press projection, ending the career of one of the Senate’s most pragmatic politicians and casting a cloud over GOP efforts to win control of the chamber. Mourdock, state treasurer in Indiana, campaigned as a conservative alternative to Lugar. He became a darling of the tea party movement after he began a legal challenge to the terms of the Obama administration’s bailout of Chrysler. Mourdock was endorsed...
  • GOP upstart defeats party stalwart for national political seat

    05/01/2012 8:05:35 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 28th | Michael Dresser
    A conservative activist running an insurgent candidacy against the Maryland Republican establishment seized the post of national committeewoman at the state GOP convention Saturday, beating longtime party stalwart Audrey E. Scott. The victory by Nicolee Ambrose of Baltimore represents a generational changing of the guard for Maryland Republicans. Her win came after a bitterly fought internal struggle that played out in blogs and on Facebook.
  • Palin backs Lugar's opponent in primary (She backs Mourdock not LugarINO

    04/27/2012 3:00:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2012 | David Catanese
    Sarah Palin has endorsed Richard Mourdock in the GOP Senate primary in Indiana dubbing the insurgent challenger as the "conservative choice" in the race against Sen. Dick Lugar. ... "Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate... and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C." ...
  • Virgil Goode wins Constitution Party nomination

    04/25/2012 7:34:06 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 80 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 24th | Matthew Reece
    On Saturday, the Constitution Party nominated Virgil Goode, a former U.S. House member from Virginia, as its presidential candidate. He won the nomination on the first ballot with 203 out of 403 delegates. He defeated Darrell Castle of Tennessee, national vice chairman of the Constitution Party; Susan Ducey, a constitutional activist from Kansas; Laurie Roth, of Washington, a columnist and talk show host; and Robby Carr Wells of North Carolina, a former NCAA Division I football coach at Savannah State University. The final vote total was Goode 203, Castle 120, Wells 58, Ducey 15, Roth 6. Jim Clymer, the national...
  • Rob Portman - big spending big govt establishment republican - 440+ Billion debt increased (VANITY)

    04/22/2012 7:51:40 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    Portman is unfit to be anybody's veep at any time. He's a Bushie. NO MORE BUSHs! NO MORE GOP-E! Give smaller government a try! I spent a few minutes looking into this guy, and according to the ever unreliable Wikipedia The public debt went up by $469 Billion according to them, and they do point to, which I think it's reasonable to say is more reliable. Just plug in the dates. Portman was held the office of OMB from April 18, 2006 to June 19, 2007. The math works out for me to be around $445 Billion. Still too...
  • Mark Levin: The Senate GOP establishment is trying to disenfranchise conservatives

    04/21/2012 10:07:01 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 39 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | April 18th | Mark Levin via Right Scoop
    Levin talks about what he says few have the guts to talk about, and that is how the Senate GOP establishment, McConnell, is trying to minimize conservative Sen. Ron Johnson who has made it clear he isn’t in the Senate to buddy up with the leadership, but rather to represent his constituents and fight for conservatism. And on the other hand, the establishment types like McCain are teaming up with one of the go-along-to-get-along increasingly liberal senators, Dick Lugar, to help him defeat a great conservative he’s running against. So while they claim to be conservative, what they really want...
  • Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville (Starting today, Wednesday 18 April)

    04/18/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Constitution Party ^ | 17 Apr 12 | CP
    04/17/2012 Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. “American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other interests. The Constitution Party will be offering...
  • Tea party rallies faithful to get involved with 2012 election

    04/16/2012 11:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The West Central Tribune ^ | April 17, 2012 | Carolyn Lange
    WILLMAR — Starting with an opening prayer that called President Obama the “liar in chief,” the fourth annual Kandiyohi County tea party rally Monday night in Willmar featured a lengthy line-up of fire-brand speakers that encouraged participants to get involved with the 2012 election to oust Obama and Minnesota Democrats. If that happens there will be “happy days again in Minnesota and it’ll be because of tea parties like this,” said Tom Emmer, the GOP candidate who was defeated by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2010. Emmer said if he was now the Governor in the Republican-controlled House and Senate, Minnesota...
  • Tea party leader warns Romney: Don’t expect us to campaign for you (Iced Tea)

    04/13/2012 6:21:47 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 141 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-13-12 | Alex Pappas
    The leader of the Tea Party Nation organization has a blunt message for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Tea partiers will likely vote for you, but don’t expect them to get energized and campaign for you. “The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney,” Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. “Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign.” Phillips said that surveys conducted on the Tea Party Nation website have shown that about 25 percent of tea party activists say they...
  • Romney vs. Obama: Ontario's deja pue (Vanity)

    04/12/2012 10:12:09 AM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 17 replies
    Free Republic - Vanity | April 12, 2012 | NorthernCrunchyCon
    As noted on another thread, political pundits often compare presidential elections to previous ones. In the case of Romney vs. Obama, conservatives should look north to the Dominion of Celine Dion and Maple Syrup. This is a repeat of John Tory vs. Dalton McGuinty, the 2007 election in Ontario during which the two candidates contested governance of Canada's largest province. The only difference, other than citizenship, is that John Tory was not Mormon. He was a nominal Protestant, for the most part indistinguishable from the Kennedy Catholic he was challenging. Nevertheless, religion would cost him the election. As Ontario Liberal...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • This Level Headed FReeper is *NOT* voting for Romney (VANITY)

    04/10/2012 6:20:28 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 227 replies
    With all of the chicanery that the GOP-E has done over the last year, and helped the media to do over the last year, there's NO WAY I'm surrendering to these creeps. Romney is *NOT* our candidate! He's their candidate, we're NOT REPUBLICANS! We are conservatives and constitutionalists FIRST. We believe in small government! Not this big government crap that Romney has peddled for the better half of the last decade or two, and I certainly can't do any more nose holding at the ballot box. Voting for a big government republican is the real world equivalent of cutting off...
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies (half a million hits and climbing)
  • In Romney, Moderates See A Champion Against The "Nutjobs" The Tea Party is so 2009

    03/03/2012 9:25:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | March 1, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    ANN ARBOR, Michigan — As he watched last week's Republican debate from his apartment in University of Michigan's married student housing, Derek Osborne could hardly contain his disgust every time Rick Santorum came on TV. "He represents a part of the Republican party that drives me absolutely crazy," he seethed. Osborne, a Ph.D candidate, is a Mitt Romney supporter. He's also a moderate Republican who is alarmed at what he sees as the anti-intellectual fervor—and undeniable political power—of the Tea Party movement. As the latest candidate to emerge as the main populist rival to Romney, Santorum has become the primary...
  • America's fascination with Sarah Palin keeps on keeping on

    02/24/2012 11:37:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Amsterdam News ^ | February 24, 2012 | Richard G. Carter
    “Age hates youth and ugliness hates beauty…”—Kirk Douglas, “Town Without Pity”(1961) Why is the nation’s news and entertainment media—as well as everyday people—so fascinated by Sarah Palin? After all, it’s been almost four years since she unexpectedly burst onto the scene as Arizona Sen. John McCain’s Republican vice presidential running mate, flaunting an effervescent smile and sparkling personality. Yet, the drop-dead gorgeous Palin—a description agreed upon by many female Democrats—still commands all manner of attention from celebrity-obsessed Americans. Pundits, newspaper readers and TV viewers can’t get enough of the former Alaska governor. The latest example is a forthcoming (March 10)...
  • Influence of Palin and Tea Party Wanes in Early Contests (I hope they actually believe that!)

    02/04/2012 2:05:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 2, 2012 | Michael D. Shear
    In October, Sarah Palin announced that she would not run for president in 2012, ending the media frenzy around her potential candidacy even as she vowed to remain politically active and influential. “I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets,” she wrote in an e-mail to her supporters. Just over three months later, her attempts to wield influence in the presidential campaign the way she did during the 2010 midterm elections have largely fizzled. And the Tea Party movement that she helped to turn into a powerful political force in 2010 has so far displayed little impact...
  • Exit Polls Reveal Tea Party Was a Bright Spot for Gingrich

    02/01/2012 10:57:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 1, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    The Florida primary may have delivered a decisive victory for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but the exit polls also revealed a bright spot for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — the tea party. Gingrich racked up a decisive victory of his own among voters who said they “strongly support” the tea party movement, according to exit poll data compiled by Fox News. Overall, 45 percent of those voters chose Gingrich over Romney, who finished with just 33 percent of support from strong supporters of the tea party movement. The tea party is also thought to have played a key...
  • Greta: Is the Florida Primary NOT OVER?????

    02/01/2012 4:04:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 322 replies ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | by Greta Van Susteren
    "See below what I received from FNC Carl Cameron! This is really wild! More possible Florida election problems?" — Tampa, FL — Florida’s primary might not be over just yet. The Newt Gingrich campaign is gearing up to challenge the results of the florida primary based on the Republican National Committee’s own rules which state that no contest can be winner take all prior to April 1, 2012. (See attached RNC memo.) The Gingrich campaign plans to challenge Florida’s winner take all status & demand proportional allocation of delegates. Fox News has learned that Thursday, a Florida Gingrich campaign official...
  • Conservatives Won't Have Romney Shoved Down Their Throats

    02/01/2012 2:08:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 85 replies · 6+ views ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | By Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation
    If former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continues in the Republican primaries, not only is he doing more good than harm, he may be the only candidate left who can save the Republican Party. The Republican establishment is bound and determined that it is going to impose a Mitt Romney on us. Conservatives do not want former Gov. Mitt Romney. You see, we have danced this dance before. We had Sen. John McCain shoved down our throats in 2008. How did that work out for us? We have George W. Bush, who barely won his races, and before that we had...
  • Gingrich Going After Romney's Wall Street $: Romney Is A Crony Capitalist Corporate Welfare Queen

    02/01/2012 9:13:50 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    2/1/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    According to the following from Zerohedge, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, American Spectator, Politico, Dirtdiggersdigest and others, Romney is about as big a pro-crony capitalism, taxpayer-funded corporate welfare hog/queen as you can get. He will make Obama look like an amateur. Hence, why Wall Street is lining up behind Mitt Romney. You can't have what many on Wall Street want and support free enterprise. Corporatism/crony capitalism/corporate welfare should be eschewed by conservatives. If only many in the so-called conservative media would be honest with people instead of trying to mischaracterize and pigeonhole Gingrich... Zerohedge On Mitt Romney's Defense of Bain...
  • The Conversation With a Florida Tea Partier That Should Scare Every Republican

    01/31/2012 6:51:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Ricochet ^ | January 30, 2012 | Ben Domenech
    Last week, Mollie raised an interesting point about what a Mitt Romney nomination means for the Republican Party. In the comments, I shared my concern concerning the lean-Republican independents who make up much of the Tea Party, and who prior to 2009 were mostly inactive in politics beyond regularly voting. The Tea Party is a collection of people who felt compelled to transition from citizens to activists in favor of limited government and fiscal restraint. Many sacrifice time away from family, work, and life in a desperate attempt to save the nation they love, from their perspective. My concern is...
  • Anyone But Romney: The race by the Republican right to find an ‘ABR’ continues

    01/31/2012 10:54:08 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan 31, 2012
    Updated Jan. 31, 2012: Support for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has remained one of the few constants during the Republican nomination race. But as contenders to Mr. Romney have emerged and then faded, the GOP still seems hesitant to embrace him. The most recent candidate to play the Anyone But Romney role is former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who recently finished first in the party’s South Carolina primary. The National Post’s graphics team takes a look at the ups and downs of the race so far. [great grapics at source]
  • Political Analyst Fineman: Gingrich Running for 'Soul of GOP' (Pro-Newt Video at link)

    01/31/2012 10:34:12 AM PST · by VinL · 2 replies
    Newmax ^ | 1-31-12 | Newsmax wire
    Newt Gingrich is fighting for nothing less than the soul of the Republican Party, says political analyst Howard Fineman. Fineman’s assessment came as he discussed the Florida primary race and the GOP presidential contest in general with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and former national Republican Chairman Michael Steele on “Hardball with Chris Matthews” Monday night. Noting that Gingrich has vowed to stay in the presidential contest through the national GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., in August, Fineman observed that some of the former House speaker’s friends "strongly advised him to go all the way to the convention, and they didn't have...
  • Tea Party Leader To GOP Establishment: We Aren’t Going Anywhere, Deal With It

    01/30/2012 10:26:28 PM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    VVICTORY SESSIONS AUDIO- Tea Party Leader To GOP Establishment: We Aren’t Going Anywhere, Deal With It
  • Absentee Voters, Tea Party, and Other Groups That Could Turn Florida Vote

    01/31/2012 3:14:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 31, 2012 | Ben Jacobs
    When all polls close by 8 p.m. Eastern tonight in Florida, the winner of the state’s Republican primary may not initially be apparent. After all, the winner takes all, which means the candidate who gets the most votes gets all of the delegates. But the state, with 10 different media markets and a cultural mélange that ranges from Alabama South to Cuba North, is by no means homogeneous. Here are five crucial indicators to keep track of as the returns come in: Absentee VotersThe first key factor is, about a third of Florida voters have already cast their ballots, and...
  • Is the Tea Party Losing Its Grip on the GOP?

    01/30/2012 6:38:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 112 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 30, 2012 | Erin McPike
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich's fast Florida fade is the latest indication that the Tea Party is losing its grip on the GOP, with the establishment poised to triumph once again. An official endorsement Saturday night from last year's Tea Party standout, Herman Cain; an all-but-official backing from longtime Tea Party darling Sarah Palin; and the support of an increasing number of Tea Party officials around the country have not lifted Gingrich back over Mitt Romney in the Florida polls. That weakened clout has been accompanied by the Republican establishment's full-throttle charge at Gingrich's past -- to great effect with...

    01/30/2012 10:39:20 AM PST · by Spunky · 232 replies
  • Tea Party Patriots, Conservatives, Christians RISE UP!! Defend America, Life and Liberty!!

    01/30/2012 8:25:42 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    Jan 30, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Romney is an empty suit!! The only things he has ever accomplished in government are all bad!! We cannot possibly allow the man who fathered RomneyCare which morphed into ObamaCare which ignited the flame that became the Tea Party become the Republican nominee for President of the Untied States!! The man who denied Ronald Reagan, ran to the left of Ted Kennedy, bans guns, allows Massachusetts to become the first state in the union to implement same sex marriage, pushed socialist healthcare and individual mandates on his own people, appointed liberal activist judges, imposed tax payer funded abortion, raised taxes...
  • Open letter to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and all conservative grassroots patriots and leaders!!

    01/29/2012 2:00:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 264 replies
    Jan 29, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Open letter to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and all God fearing, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, strong defense conservative grassroots patriots and leaders!! What are you waiting for? We know who and what Romney is. It's no secret. In his past he was intentionally to the left of Ted Kennedy. He campaigned for Roe v Wade as settled law that should be preserved and sustained and he delivered liberal activist judges to do just that. He campaigned on the platform that abortion should be safe and legal in America and he delivered taxpayer funded abortion in Massachusetts to make it so....
  • Herman Cain and Sarah Palin: Do they still have political clout? (Here it comes!)

    01/29/2012 12:17:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 29, 2012 | Brad Knickerbocker
    When the political history of this era is written, two of the most colorful figures are likely to be Sarah Palin and Herman Cain. The once-obscure former governor of Alaska, picked as John McCain’s running mate in 2008, went on to create a Palin-centric industry as public speaker, author, reality TV star, Fox News commentator, and potential presidential candidate who made tons of money while tantalizing millions of tea party supporters around the country with suggestions that she might run this year. She was (still is) catnip to the media. Herman Cain, the businessman who’d never held elective office, similarly...
  • We are the Resistance!! No ObamneyCare!! Go, Tea Party!! [FReepathon thread XXI]

    01/29/2012 10:53:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 190 replies · 1+ views
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | Jan 29, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Free Republic is one of the few remaining conservative sites still defiantly standing for God, Country, Family, Life & Liberty with the tea party, and with Newt, resisting the headlong slide into socialist tyranny. RomneyCare = ObamaCare = CommieCare = taxpayer funded abortion = death panels = socialism = tyranny. Romney still brags about RomneyCare TODAY!! Would like all 50 states to implement similar socialist plans. These are the indisputable facts and that's really all you need to know about Mitt Romney. UPDATE: Mitt Romney has now bought off Florida Attorney General PAM BONDI, and her mission as Romney's new...
  • Palin: ‘Rage against the machine, vote for Newt, annoy a liberal’ (video of Palin on Fox tonight)

    01/28/2012 7:52:44 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 192 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/28/12 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday night’s “Justice with Jeanine” on the Fox News Channel, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin once again stopped just short of giving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich her outright endorsement for the Republican nomination. In her appearance, she explained that despite criticisms of Gingrich’s long career in Washington, D.C., she doesn’t consider him part of the establishment because that same “establishment” is trying to hard to keep him from becoming the nominee.
  • Tea Party Express Bus Is Rolling Through Florida [w/tour schedule]

    01/28/2012 1:20:34 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | Jan 27, 2012
    "Rallying for Victory" Tour to Bring Tea Party Issues to the Fore Jacksonville, FL – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, is excited to announce the launch of its “Rallying for Victory” bus tour through Florida. The tour will start this Saturday, January 28th and will make six stops up and down the Sunshine State. Amy Kremer, Chairman of the Tea Party Express, said, “The Tea Party Express is here rallying for victory against the policies of Barack Obama and the Harry Reid-led Senate. The current Administration has showed zero leadership and interest in listening...
  • Gingrich: I'll go all the way to the convention

    01/28/2012 12:18:14 PM PST · by maggief · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2012 | Joy Lin
    Port St. Lucie, Fla. -- Whether or not he wins Florida, Newt Gingrich says, "I will go all the way to the convention. I expect to win the nomination." Mitt Romney's surrogates have been appearing at every one of Newt Gingrich's rallies in the Sunshine State, but the tactic hasn't seemed to draw much reaction from the former House speaker, who on Saturday turned most of his attention to President Obama on the stump. He focused on three things "that matter to Florida ... jobs, housing, and space." (snip) "People ask me what can we do about getting more jobs...
  • Evangelicals, Tea Party Breaking Hard for Gingrich in Florida Primary

    01/28/2012 7:18:58 AM PST · by GVnana · 74 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 1/25/2012 | Paul Stanley
    A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday reveals that evangelicals and Tea Party supporters are breaking hard for Newt Gingrich in Florida, putting the former House Speaker within two points of front-runner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. A press release describing the poll states Gingrich "leads among white evangelical Christians 43 - 30 percent and among those who consider themselves to be tea party supporters 43 - 28 percent." Each segment makes up roughly a third of primary voters, according to Quinnipiac pollsters, "although there is substantial overlap among those two groups." Coming off the heels of his...
  • Newt Gingrich to Appear at Tea Party Forum in Winter Park Saturday

    01/28/2012 6:44:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 166 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 28, 2012 | Kenric Ward'
    Newt Gingrich will attend a presidential candidate forum Saturday in Winter Park, site of a tea party rally. The rally, one of three events by Tea Party Express today, will be held in front of Aloma Church at 1:30 p.m. The church is at 1815 State Road 436. It is also the location for the First Awake! Presidential Candidate Forum and Q&A. So far, Gingrich is the only candidate who has committed to attend. Amy Kremer, head of Tea Party Express, said her group's bus tour, which started in Jacksonville Saturday morning, will make its third and final stop of...
  • No Democrat should want a Gingrich nomination (When the Left come out to help GOP battle Newt....)

    01/27/2012 5:30:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 27, 2012 | Robert Reich
    Republicans are worried sick about Newt Gingrich’s ascendance, while Democrats are tickled pink. Yet no responsible Democrat should be pleased at the prospect that Gingrich could get the GOP nomination. The future of America is too important to accept even a small risk of a Gingrich presidency. ....And it’s the flagrant irresponsibility of many of his propositions – for example, that presidents are not bound by Supreme Court rulings, that the liberal Ninth Circuit court of appeals should be abolished, that capital gains should not be taxed, that the First Amendment guarantees freedom “of” religion but not “from” religion. It’s...
  • Tea Party Express Florida: Rallying for Victory Tour

    01/27/2012 6:10:39 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | Jan 27, 2012
    "Rallying for Victory" Tour to Bring Tea Party Issues to the Fore Jacksonville, FL – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, is excited to announce the launch of its “Rallying for Victory” bus tour through Florida. The tour will start this Saturday, January 28th and will make six stops up and down the Sunshine State. Amy Kremer, Chairman of the Tea Party Express, said, “The Tea Party Express is here rallying for victory against the policies of Barack Obama and the Harry Reid-led Senate. The current Administration has showed zero leadership and interest in listening...
  • Sarah Palin: Cannibals in GOP Establishment Employ Tactics of the Left

    01/27/2012 3:18:48 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 499 replies · 2+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Page ^ | January 27, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    We have witnessed something very disturbing this week. The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal destruction to attack an opponent. We will look back on this week and realize that something changed. I have given numerous interviews wherein I espoused the benefits of thorough vetting during aggressive contested primary elections, but this week’s tactics aren’t what I meant. Those who claim allegiance to Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment should stop and...
  • Sarah Palin's Newt Gingrich Embrace

    01/27/2012 1:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | January 27, 2012 | Scott Galupo, former Boehner staffer
    The circling of wagons against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been quite a spectacle. Establishment dinosaurs like former Sen. Bob Dole, the Reaganite grande dame Peggy Noonan, the moderate agoniste David Frum, the reclusive Web guerrilla Matt Drudge, even the flame-throwing Ann Coulter—rarely do you see such a diverse array of establishment and movement conservatives in such united opposition to someone who's at least nominally conservative. Myself, I'd rather see former Gov. Mitt Romney crushed under those wagon wheels. And so, apparently, does former Gov. Sarah Palin. In an interview with Fox News Business Network, Palin opined: "Look at...
  • Turncoats Faux, Rove, Drudge, et al, be damned!! We are the resistance!! [FReepathon thread XVIII]

    01/26/2012 4:55:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 382 replies · 2+ views
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | Jan 26, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    One by one, the so-called conservative news channels, talkers, pundits, authors, blogs, etc, are falling in league with the GOP establishment elite, stabbing conservatism and our leading tea party conservative candidates in the back. Drudge, Beck, Coulter, Faux News, Rove, Tyrell, NRO, etc, are all now deeply in the tank for the northeastern limousine liberal Mitt Romney!! Free Republic is one of the few remaining conservative sites still defiantly standing for God, Country, Family, Life & Liberty with the tea party and with Newt and resisting the headlong slide into socialist tyranny. RomneyCare = ObamaCare = CommieCare = taxpayer funded...
  • TEA Party Endorses Newt Gingrich in Florida Primary

    01/26/2012 2:51:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 26, 2012 | Kenric Ward
    The TEA Party of Florida endorsed Newt Gingrich in the Florida presidential primary, saying the former House speaker has "articulated direct and serious steps designed to reduce spending, cut our deficits, pay down our national debt, and return liberty to our citizens in doing so." Reconstituted from the party whose candidates garnered 310,000 votes in 20 races in 2010, TEA is pursuing a broader outreach strategy this year. Chairman John Long said that in addition to fielding its own slate of candidates, the party plans to endorse like-minded candidates from the major parties in other selected races. "People ask us,...
  • Newt Gingrich launches furious attacks against Mitt Romney in Florida speech

    01/26/2012 2:22:14 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | January 26, 2012 | Gardner and Helderman
    Newt Gingrich stirred a huge tea party crowd in this central Florida town Thursday by accusing Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment of slinging “mud” and “junk” because “they’re against change in Washington.” Using the word “stupid” at least a dozen times to describe how Romney views voters, Gingrich said his rival’s negative ads about Gingrich’s consulting work for the mortgage giant Freddie Mac are dishonest and hypocritical — and represent a desperate attempt by the establishment to block Gingrich’s campaign. “Well, I’m here as a citizen, and I frankly don’t care what the Washington establishment thinks of me because...
  • Newt Gingrich announces support from Florida Tea Party folks

    01/26/2012 1:45:37 PM PST · by red flanker · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Crowley Political Report ^ | Janurary 26, 2012 | Crowley Political Report
    Lake County, FL – Newt 2012 FL announced the formal support of more than 30 Florida based Tea Party leaders who have pledged their support to Newt Gingrich for President of the United States. The coalition of Florida Tea Party Leaders will help elect Newt and defeat Massachusetts Moderate Mitt Romney and then President Barack Obama. “I’ve considered all the candidates, and Speaker Gingrich has the right combination of vision and experience to lead this country out of the economic misery created by government overreach that has been occurring for generations,” said Peter Lee, Founder and Director of the East...