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  • Matthew Owens: Angry Mob Beats White Man, ‘Justice For Trayvon’ [VIDEO]

    04/24/2012 9:44:59 AM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 4/24/12
    An angry mob brutally attacked a man in front of his house after he told a group of kids to to stop playing basketball on Saturday night. Matthew Owens was hit with bricks, chairs, pipes and paint cans on his own front porch in Alabama by a group of 20 people who reportedly stated, "That's justice for Trayvon," after they were done beating Owens to within an inch of his life. Matthew Owens is still in the hospital with severe head injuries. He reportedly pleaded with his attackers as they rained down on him.
  • Fullerton Hires Police Watchdog to Probe Homeless Man's Death

    08/17/2011 2:12:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 48 replies · 1+ views
    KTLA ^ | Aug. 17, 2011 | Staff
    FULLERTON, Calif. (KTLA) -- Fullerton's city council has voted to hire a police watchdog to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of mentally-ill homeless man, Kelly Thomas, after a violent confrontation with six officers. Council members voted 4-1 Tuesday night to hire Michael Gennaco, chief attorney for the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review, at upwards of $230 an hour. Gennaco said he would immediately begin his investigation into the entire department -- not just Thomas' death -- to see if there's any corruption. The decision came after a heated meeting involving enraged community members who booed, heckled and...
  • Kelly Thomas Dead: 6 California Police Officers Suspended Amid Allegations Of Beating Homeless Man

    08/04/2011 11:33:53 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 184 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 4, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Six police officers in California were placed on leave Wednesday after surveillance video surfaced showing witnesses describe how cops fatally beat a mentally ill homeless man. Kelly Thomas, 37, died July 10, five days after a confrontation with Fullerton police investigating reports of an attempted car burglary. Surveillance video taken on an Orange County Transportation Authority bus showed passengers describing the alleged assault. "They beat him up, and then all the cops came and they hogtied him, and he was like, 'Please God, Please Dad!'" said one witness. Another video, taken by a bystander on his cell phone, shows the...
  • McCain hosts town hall to talk economy, hobbits (McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party)

    08/09/2011 5:29:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    GILBERT - Arizona Sen. John McCain held a town hall in Gilbert this morning and the economy took center stage. The town hall was focused on the nations' economic troubles and McCain said the on-going financial problems would be much greater had Congress not passed a bill to keep the country from defaulting on its debt. McCain said he is very concerned with the recent S&P downgrade of the United States' credit rating and views it as a wake-up call to the nation. "It will cost more to borrow money and it is a very serious situation," McCain said. McCain...
  • Poll finds Americans angry about pretty much everything

    06/05/2011 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Poll finds Americans angry about pretty much everything Daily Caller – 36 mins ago No wonder David Bowie was afraid of Americans. A new Newsweek/Daily Beast poll finds that Americans are angry about…pretty much everything. From President Obama to congressional Republicans to even God (who has a 33 percent approval rating), everyone needs to watch out for an angry mob coming their way. Unemployment is at 9.1 percent, gas and grocery prices are skyrocketing, the housing market is in the dumps, and people aren’t happy. Three quarters of Americans think the country is on the wrong track, and 81 percent...
  • Anger over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan

    04/02/2011 12:40:26 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 81 replies
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | April 2, 2011 | AMIR SHAH
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Anger over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a Florida church fueled a second day of deadly violence half a world away in Afghanistan, where demonstrators set cars and shops ablaze Saturday in a riot that killed nine protesters, officials said. The church's desecration of the Quran nearly two weeks ago has outraged millions of Muslims and others worldwide, fueling anti-American sentiment that is further straining ties between the Afghan government and the West. The uproar even brought violence to the normally peaceful northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday, when a crowd of protesters —...
  • Fury over 'gay'-ban repeal

    12/27/2010 1:38:02 PM PST · by scripter · 47 replies · 3+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 24, 2010
    Numerous service members, veterans and concerned citizens have written WND to express their fury about the repeal of the military's ban on open homosexuality. We encourage readers, especially those on active duty, to let us know what you think about allowing open homosexuality in the military and how you plan to respond to the new policy. Following are excerpts from selected letters arranged by topic:
  • Thank a “Pissed-off Teabagger”: Federal Health Care Law Declared Unconstitutional!

    12/13/2010 3:25:25 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Kos hates Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and now they have even more reason to trash him, thank God. This is what DK wrote on June 8, 2010 about the Attorney General’s fight against the part of the healthcare law that forces people to buy insurance: Commerce clause, taxation without representation, whatever. The colonists were pissed. About tea, or something. The teabaggers are pissed. Not about tea, but they want to be like the colonists, so the Boston Tea Party must be somehow applicable to the new health insurance law. Hell, it works for Boehner and Cantor, et al....
  • GOP Set for Big Gains as Voters Voice Anger

    10/31/2010 8:19:27 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-31-10 | PETER WALLSTEN And DANNY YADRON
    Republicans are positioned for large gains Tuesday, likely retaking the House and picking up seats in the Senate, amid strong voter frustration with President Barack Obama and the Democratic-run Congress, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. In the new survey, Republicans held a six-point edge, 49% to 43%, when likely voters were asked which party they hoped would be in charge. Nearly half of voters who favored GOP control of Congress said their feelings reflected a vote of protest against the Democrats—an unusually high proportion that pollsters said reflected deep frustration among many voters. "The Democrats are...
  • Across W.Va., cranky voters might sit out election

    10/31/2010 8:23:47 PM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    AP via WV Gazette ^ | 10/30/2010 | AP
    CHARLES TOWN - From the Ohio River to the Eastern Panhandle, West Virginians are fed up. They're disappointed in their politicians and disgusted with how they're behaving. They're frustrated their taxes helped fund bailouts they'd never get. They're tired of career politicians, yet wary of those who want to replace them. But that anger makes them unpredictable: Interviews with dozens of would-be voters from Parkersburg to Charles Town suggest that many are just as likely to cast a protest vote on Election Day as they are to stay home. "We need some Americans, instead of Democrats and Republicans,'' says Ed...
  • CNN BOILING POINT: INSIDE THE TAM PARTY. Description "The goals and messages of the Tea Pary."

    10/31/2010 6:26:48 PM PDT · by joesjane · 20 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 31 October 2010 | Joesjane
    On Saturday night, CNN is airing a close examination of one of the strongest and most controversial forces going on in polticis since the Obama administration began -- the Tea Party Movement. In "Boiling Point: Inside the Tea Party," reporter Shannon Travis takes you alongside Lisa Murkowski, Christine O'Donnell, and even aboard the bus of the Tea Party Express to help determine exactly what the movement stands for and why it has become so popular in certain parts of America.
  • The revolt of the white working class

    10/29/2010 9:14:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Longboat Key News ^ | October 28, 2010 | Tom Burgum
    Many Democratic candidates trying to survive the 2010 midterm elections know they must distance themselves from Mr. Obama and Nancy Pelosi, who are viewed as the authors of health care reform, cap and trade, and other legislative initiatives that are generally unpopular. While some Democratic candidates go so far as to attack parts of the president’s agenda, others take it a step further. The Democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor told a local radio station that Obama can “take his endorsement and shove it.” Mississippi Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor told his local newspaper, “I did not vote for Obama. I...
  • America's disillusioned liberal elites are already conceding defeat to the conservative revolution

    10/24/2010 1:55:51 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 67 replies
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 24, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    The New York Times’ headline today, “GOP is poised to seize the House, if not the Senate,” says it all, just 10 days ahead of the November 2nd mid-terms. America’s most powerful newspaper, and standard bearer of the liberal elites that have run the United States in the Obama era, for the first time appears to be accepting the likelihood of defeat and acknowledging the scale of the conservative revolution sweeping America. The Times is now talking of a Washington “on the brink of a substantial shift in the balance of power”, a momentous change driven by a “highly energized...
  • President Clinton: We should all listen to the tea party movement

    09/19/2010 11:01:48 PM PDT · by Waryone · 58 replies
    Yahoo Upshot ^ | September 19, 2010 | Willow Bay
    President Clinton: We should all listen to the tea party movement By Willow Bay The tea party is saying something "everyone should hear," says President Bill Clinton, that "everyone but average Americans are doing alright."
  • Angry voters want to take it out on Democrats at record levels

    09/04/2010 1:29:27 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 25 replies
    Sept 4, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Wasn't Barack Obama supposed to unite us? Wasn't his speech at the Democratic National Convention a declaration that he did not see us as a "Blue America" or a "Red America" but as the United States of America? Fine words..but in the end just words as Obama might phrase it. Now he and other Democrats will have to live with his handiwork: an enraged citizenry eager to take out their justifiable anger on those who led us into this morass: the Democrats. From the folks at Gallup: The 44% of Republican voters who say they are voting more against the...
  • Graham to meet with Tea Party (McLame's lap dog follows its master's lead, veers hard right)

    08/30/2010 8:11:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC ^ | 2010-08-29 | Robert Behre
    The lamb plans to enter the lion's den. U.S. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plans to meet Wednesday evening with Charleston Tea Party members at North Charleston City Hall. "Our objective is to provide a forum that will foster issue based questioning and allow ample time for the Senator to provide detailed information on his positions and votes on those issues," according to a Tea Party news release. Graham's meeting comes as he looks to mend fences with the conservative core of South Carolina's Republican Party -- a core upset with some of his recent positions on immigration and energy reform.
  • Rally Funnels Anger Toward Washington (The anger was there long before the rally)

    08/29/2010 7:44:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 8/29/2010 | NEIL KING And BOB DAVIS
    The rally organized by conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck this weekend was a prominent reminder of the disenchantment many Americans feel about Washington—a sentiment that provides both opportunities and pitfalls for the Republican Party. The size and geographic diversity of the crowd demonstrated the breadth of anti-incumbent feeling. But many of those interviewed at the rally expressed dissatisfaction not only with Democrats but with the traditional Republican leadership too, saying GOP candidates shouldn't take their vote for granted.
  • For Republicans, an ’80 Déjà Vu?

    08/28/2010 11:29:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 28, 2010 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — The incumbent senator from Alaska is taken by surprise in a primary. A new conservative movement energizes Republicans in a furious response to a Democratic White House. Little-known insurgent candidates prepare to storm the Senate. It is starting to feel like 1980. While the 1994 Republican takeover of the House is regularly explored for insight into what might happen this polarized election year, parallels are emerging between the watershed Senate election of three decades ago and the campaign of 2010 as another conservative rebellion threatens to reshape the Senate. In 1980, shocked Senate Democrats lost 12 seats in...
  • Beck rally signals election trouble for Dems

    08/29/2010 3:36:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 79 replies · 2+ views
    hostednews ^ | 8-29 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON — If Democrats had doubts about the voter unrest that threatens to rob them of their majority in Congress, they needed only look from the Capitol this weekend to the opposite end of the National Mall. It's where Ken Ratliff joined tens of thousands of other anti-government activists at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial for conservative commentator Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally. "There's gotta' be a change, man," said Ratliff, a 55-year-old Marine veteran from Rochester, N.Y.
  • AP-GfK Poll: Independent voters sour on Democrats

    WASHINGTON – Independents who embraced President Barack Obama's call for change in 2008 are ready for a shift again, and that's worrisome news for Democrats. Only 32 percent of those citing no allegiance to either major party say they want Democrats to keep control of Congress in this November's elections, according to combined results of recent Associated Press-GfK polls. That's way down from the 52 percent of independents who backed Obama over Republican Sen. John McCain two years ago, and the 49 percent to 41 percent edge by which they preferred Democratic candidates for the House in that election, according...
  • The Obamas Party Like Royalty as the Country Boils Over in Disgust

    08/09/2010 12:05:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 69 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | August 6 | Rush Limbaugh
    This guy Obama is so out of touch -- he is so devoid of reality, living in such a self created fantasy world, so full of himself and his own lies -- that he's starting to believe all of his own BS. To go out and campaign at a Ford plant and take credit for their jobs? They didn't get any bailout money. Ford is surviving in spite of Obama, as is everybody else in this country who is succeeding. Whoever is enjoying success, whoever is making a go of it is doing so in spite of Obama. He's jetting...
  • Missouri Shows 'Em

    08/04/2010 7:17:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 4, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Power: Show Me State voters overwhelmingly rejected the federal mandate to buy health insurance. Those who ignored the consent of the governed to pass ObamaCare take heed: The governed no longer consent. It is fitting that Missouri was the first state to hold a public referendum on ObamaCare, sending the notion that government can shred the Constitution to impose its will to a crushing defeat with three-quarters of the voters approving Proposition C. The measure would forbid the federal government from penalizing people who do not buy health insurance. A year ago, on Aug. 6, 2009, Kenneth Gladney, an African-American...
  • On being labeled as 'racist'

    07/15/2010 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/14/2010 | JENNY BETH MARTIN & MARK MECKLER
    A clear pattern of behavior has emerged over the last 16 months. According to liberals, if you disagree with their thinking, and if you disagree with the Obama administration, you are not only wrong, you are a “racist.” The latest strike by the left comes from the NAACP, which has resolved that the tea party movement is inherently “racist.” At its most simple, this is a direct attack on the First Amendment rights of millions of Americans. The NAACP has long history of liberalism and racism. If you are a conservative — including a conservative African-American — there is no...
  • Tea-Party Surge Might Give GOP Shot At Senate

    07/12/2010 1:56:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    http://online.wsj.com/ ^ | July 12, 2010 | Gerald F. Seib
    Here are two big questions hovering over this year's congressional elections: How radical is the mood out there, and do Republicans have a real chance of taking back control of the U.S. Senate? And here's a simple way to track the answer to both: Simply keep an eye on four tea-party amigos chasing Senate seats in the key states of Nevada, Kentucky, Florida and Colorado.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Where Did the Tea-Party Anger Come From?

    06/30/2010 7:30:10 PM PDT · by PuzzledInTX · 54 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 29, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Why is the Angry Public so Angry? I think we all know why the Tea Party movement arose — and why even the polls do not quite reflect the growing generic anger at incumbents in general, and our elites in particular. Anger at Everything? There is a growing sense that government is what I would call a new sort of Versailles — a vast cadre of royal state and federal workers that apparently assumes immunity from the laws of economics that affect everyone else. In the olden days, we the public sort of expected that the L.A. Unified School District...
  • Obama, Democrats seek counter to anger at Washington

    06/20/2010 8:13:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/10 | Olivier Knox
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Are US voters as angry at BP over the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and at big Wall Street banks over the sour US economy, as they are furious at the political establishment in Washington? President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies, facing glum prospects in November elections shaped by anti-incumbent fire, hope the answer is yes, and have bet their fortunes on painting Republicans as pawns of wealthy interests. Obama on Saturday accused his foes of "dreary and familiar politics," saying Republicans were blocking his efforts to address unemployment and obstructing a bill to "hold...
  • 2010 Will (Again) be the Year of the White Male Voter

    06/17/2010 5:12:04 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 16 replies · 555+ views
    Renew America ^ | June 17, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    Everyone seems to be going ga-ga over last week's primary victories of three female candidates in California and South Carolina. I really don't understand all the fuss. Because once again, 2010 will be the Year of the White Male Voter. Here's why. Representing 36% of all voters, the 45.1 million white male electorate represents the second largest electoral bloc in America, after white females (48.8 million white women voted in the 2008 presidential election, accounting for 39% of the total count). Let's turn back the hands of Father Time a few years. When white men went to the polls in...
  • Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting...

    06/07/2010 10:38:51 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 88+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/seniors-across-america-host-local-meetings-participate-health-care-tele-town-hall-m Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 07, 2010 Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting with President Obama Senior Obama Administration Officials to Attend Local Meetings WASHINGTON—On Tuesday morning, senior citizens across the country will gather at a series of local meetings to participate via phone in a national tele-town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act with President Barack Obama. Additionally, more than a dozen senior Obama Administration officials will...
  • Primaries from Calif. to SC measure voter anger

    06/05/2010 9:36:59 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies · 597+ views
    google ^ | 6/5/10 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD(AP)
    LOS ANGELES — How angry are Americans? People primed for change vote in 12 states Tuesday in contests that will decide the fate of two endangered Washington incumbents — a two-term senator in Arkansas and a six-term congressman in South Carolina — while setting the stage for some of the races that could determine the balance of power on Capitol Hill in the fall.In an Arkansas runoff, Sen. Blanche Lincoln could fall to a fellow Democrat, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who says "the only way to change Washington is to change who we send there." South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob...
  • Why Voters Will Get a Lot Angrier

    05/20/2010 6:02:51 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 100 replies · 2,261+ views
    If you think this is a political revolution, just wait a couple of years. Tea Partiers and status-quo destroyers are ecstatic at the spectacle of Washington bums—sorry, incumbents—being thrown from the parapets they've held for decades. Party swapper Arlen Specter will be heading home after 30 years in the Senate, bounced in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary by a relative newcomer, Joe Sestak. Republican stalwart Bob Bennett of Utah is departing from the Senate too, a victim of the insider status that used to count as an asset. In the Kentucky primary, Republican voters stiffed their party's anointed candidate and instead...
  • R-Utah [Excellent definition of the Tea Party - Read this]

    05/10/2010 6:29:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 26 replies · 1,060+ views
    PJs Media ^ | May 8, 2010 | Richard Fernandez
    [This article was written about Bob Bennett loosing his Senate seat in Utah. But it contains, IMHO, the best definition of the Tea Party I've ever read. That is excerpted below.] The Tea Parties represent an asymmetric threat to political organizations optimized for party-line warfare. The threat is no longer across the aisle but outside the building. As such, two possibilities suggest themselves. The first is that the Washington elite will circle the wagons, bury their minor differences and concentrate on keeping the money and power flowing to the capital. A threat from outside the building is after all, a...
  • Tea party, others focus on Kentucky after Utah

    05/09/2010 1:45:00 PM PDT · by FTJM · 4 replies · 790+ views
    AP ^ | May 9, 2010 | David Espo
    After toppling three-term Republican Sen. Robert F. Bennett in Utah, tea party activists and other conservative critics shifted their sights Sunday to a mid-May primary in Kentucky, their next big challenge to a political establishment they have vowed to upend. Bennett, 76, left the door open to a write-in campaign after losing his bid for renomination, raising the possibility of an unpredictable three-way race that could yet extend his career. But within minutes of Bennett's defeat, the chairman of the Republican senatorial campaign committee, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, announced the organization will support the winner of a June 22...
  • Bennett Ousted at Utah G.O.P. Convention (TEA PARTY DEFEATS RINO SENATOR)

    05/08/2010 3:43:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 113 replies · 4,048+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 8, 2010 | Kirk Johnson
    Senator Robert F. Bennett, an 18-year veteran Republican who had been seeking a fourth term this fall, was stripped of his party’s nomination on Saturday at the state convention, becoming one of the first Congressional victims of the surging ferment of discontent from the Tea Party-infused Republican right. Mr. Bennett, 76, was outmatched in delegate votes by two relative newcomers despite an enthusiastic endorsement and convention speech from Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and local Utah hero, and a political pedigree of deep Mormon roots and public service.
  • Growing Anger At Collapse Of U.S.A. Standard Of Living

    04/25/2010 3:51:15 PM PDT · by blam · 267 replies · 7,758+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 4-25-2010 | Global Research
    Growing Anger At Collapse Of U.S.A. Standard Of Living Politics / US Politics Apr 25, 2010 - 07:03 AM By: Global Research Hiram Lee writes: A series of recent studies conducted by the Pew Research Center shed new light on the scope of the economic crisis in the US and the level of hostility the majority of the American population holds for the US government. Released in March, before the passage of the Obama administration’s health care legislation, a survey entitled “Health Care Reform—Can’t Live With It, or Without It” indicates that 92 percent of Americans give the national economy...
  • Tea Party Leader Gets Heated at Geraldo Over Way The Movement is Portrayed in the Media (Video)

    04/17/2010 10:25:56 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 21 replies · 920+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/18/10 | HAP
    Mark Williams Chairman of the Tea Party Express blasts Geraldo over the way they are being portrayed in the media, Geraldo's opening question is "should there be anxiety about extremists in the tea parties?"..and it went downhill from there..(Video)
  • ‘The System Is Broken’: More From a Poll of Tea Party Backers

    04/18/2010 4:11:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 499+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 17, 2010 | MEGAN THEE-BRENAN and MARINA STEFAN
    The latest New York Times/CBS News poll looks at the 18 percent of Americans who consider themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement. On the whole, the supporters dislike President Obama and Congress and say that the government in Washington cannot be trusted. Most say that the country is seriously off course, and that all members of Congress should be replaced, yet most say the country does not need a third party. The nationwide telephone poll, of 1,580 adults, was conducted April 5 through 12. For the purposes of analysis, Tea Party supporters were oversampled, for a total of 881,...
  • Boxer: Dems need to match Tea Party energy as midterm elections near

    04/17/2010 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 992+ views
    Boxer: Dems need to match Tea Party energy as midterm elections near By Sean J. Miller - 04/17/10 02:07 PM ET Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) warned that Democrats must match the Tea Party's energy and enthusiasm or face the consequences in November. "At this point, I think the polls are showing that there is more enthusiasm with the tea party party," Boxer said before taking the stage at the California Democratic Party's convention in Los Angeles Saturday. "I think it is absolutely a fact that we have to match that enthusiasm." According to the Sacramento Bee she added, "I'm just...
  • Tucson Tea Party draws 2,000 people downtown

    04/15/2010 6:51:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 866+ views
    Arizona Daily Star | Rhonda Bodfield
    In the shadow of government buildings in downtown Tucson, about 2,000 people gathered today for the Tea Party event. Many carried flags and balloons at the packed plaza in Presidio Park. Several posters are aimed at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. One depicted Donald Trump telling Giffords she's fired. Andrew McMurrich, 43, a former police officer, carried a sign that read: "Stop wasteful spending" "We understand that taxes are necessary to support a government," McMurrich said. "But - especially at the local level - there are a lot of funds that have been misappropriated." He said the city puts too much emphasis...
  • NY Times: Poll Finds Tea Party Anger Rooted in Issues of Class

    04/14/2010 4:05:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 108 replies · 3,026+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 14, 2010 | By KATE ZERNIKE and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
    Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male, and married, and their strong opposition to the Obama administration is more rooted in political ideology than anxiety about their personal economic situation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters look like Republicans in many ways, but they hold more conservative views on a range of issues and tend to be older than Republicans generally. They are also more likely than Republicans as a whole to describe themselves...
  • As Tax Day arrives Americans are in a sour mood and here’s why

    04/14/2010 6:31:24 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies · 634+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 14, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Tomorrow Americans across the country will be doing two things, paying their federal taxes and gathering to protest what Barack Obama is doing to our country. We have many reasons to be spitting mad but here’s a list of why Americans are in a sour mood today. There aren’t any jobs to be found. Currently 5.5 people are competing for every available job. Americans receiving food stamps are now at a record 39.4 million and a new record has been set each month since The Mistake- in-Chief took office. Home foreclosures are at record levels and show no sign of...
  • 66% Say America Is Overtaxed

    04/11/2010 11:35:13 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 70 replies · 1,579+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 11, 2010 | Rasmussen
    Sixty-six percent (66%) believe that America is overtaxed. Only 25% disagree. Lower income voters are more likely than others to believe the nation is overtaxed.
  • WSJ: Strange New Respect A drastic shift in the media stereotype of the tea-party movement

    04/05/2010 4:35:06 PM PDT · by GVnana · 36 replies · 1,645+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 4/5/2010 | James Taranto
    There was a time, oh, a week or two ago, when the mainstream media portrayed the tea-party movement as an assortment of crazed angry extremist redneck racist idiots. What changed? The headline we've given this column is a phrase coined by the conservative writer Tom Bethell to refer to the media's attitude toward conservatives who veer leftward. What we're about to describe is a bit different: more an epiphany on the media's part than a change in the object of coverage. It seems unlikely that the tea-partiers have suddenly become mainstream. Yet that's what you'd think from reading some of...
  • No, the Tea Party isn't just like the rest of America

    04/05/2010 3:36:15 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 32 replies · 1,230+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2010 | Stephen Stromberg
    <p>They've been portrayed variously as angry fringe elements, often inarticulate, potentially violent and merely Republicans in sheep's clothing or disgruntled pockets of conservatives blindly lashing out at a left-handed President Obama and the same side of his Democratic Party finally getting its chance to drive home a liberal agenda after eight years of Republican rule and six under a centrist Bill Clinton.</p>
  • 40% of Tea Partiers are Dems and Independents, How Will Media Report the News?

    04/04/2010 8:26:08 PM PDT · by jentilla · 10 replies · 609+ views
    The national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic, according to three national polls by the Winston Group, a Republican-leaning firm that conducted the surveys on behalf of an education advocacy group. Two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal.
  • Spring forecast: Incivility with a chance of rage [You're gonna love this]

    04/04/2010 6:55:32 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 34 replies · 1,618+ views
    politico ^ | 4/4/10 | DAVID CATANESE
    If the experience of this state’s two Democratic House members is any indication, the raw emotion and mistrust emanating from last summer’s congressional town halls never really went away. Instead, the unrest simmered over the ensuing months only to return to a boil when Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Rep. Paul Hodes, who is running for U.S. Senate, returned home to meet with their constituents here during the first week of the Easter recess. Their public events provided a bracing reminder to Democrats that the political pivot from health care to economic and financial issues is going to be much more...
  • New poll shows that 40% of Tea Party Patriots are Democrats or Independents

    04/04/2010 6:09:51 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 24 replies · 876+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/04/10 | Michael Naragon
    As reported by The Hill, a Winston Group survey did three phone surveys of registered voters from December to February. Of the 3,000 interviewed, 17% identified themselves as members of the Tea Party movement. Of that 17%, less than six out of ten were Republicans. Nearly 30% said they were independents, and 13% identified themselves as Democrats, exploding the myth that Tea Party activists are a homogeneous group of angry conservatives. Read the full report here: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/90541-survey-four-in-10-tea-party-members-dem-or-indie
  • Poll: What's Driving the Tea Party Movement?

    04/02/2010 9:56:52 AM PDT · by PrinciplesFirst · 46 replies · 1,456+ views
    The Winston Group ^ | 04-02-2010 | David Winston
    WASHINGTON DC (April 1, 2010) — Tea Party activists may be ardent supporters of economic conservatism but are similar to the overall electorate when it comes to economic priorities, according to the findings of a new report released by The Winston Group today on the political movement. In one of the most extensive looks to date at just who Tea Party activists are, how they think, and the ideas that matter to them, the report found that 17% of the people polled considered themselves “part of the Tea Party movement” and more than four in ten Tea Party members said...
  • Tea Party Anger Reflects Mainstream Concerns (by Juan Williams)

    04/03/2010 8:33:12 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 41 replies · 1,378+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2010 | Juan Williams
    There is danger for Democrats in recent attempts to dismiss the tea party movement as violent racists deserving of contempt. Demonizing these folks may energize the Democrats' left-wing base. But it is a big turnoff to voters who have problems with the Democratic agenda that have nothing to do with racism. Putting a racial lens on the tea party activists may also help Democrats by painting congressional Republicans into a corner as debate begins on immigration reform. Hispanic voters are going to be looking at Republicans and their tea party supporters for evidence of racism in any effort to block...
  • Amid harsh criticisms, 'tea party' slips into the mainstream

    04/03/2010 2:15:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 59 replies · 1,285+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 3, 2010 | Patrik Jonsson
    Their faces sometimes twisted in anger, 'tea party' followers have been called neo-Klansmen and knuckle-dragging hillbillies. To be sure, angry town halls, the N-word thrown at black congressmen, and signs comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler play into the hands of the movement's critics. And demonizing tea party activists tends to energize the Democrats' left-of-center base. But political experts say that many such criticisms are near-sighted, if not outright inappropriate – and ultimately may miss the point. Indeed, polls suggest that tea party activists are not only more mainstream than many critics suggest, but that a majority of them are...
  • White women are the new angry white men

    04/01/2010 9:11:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 1,858+ views
    The Examiner ^ | March 28, 2010 | Jan Tyler
    55% of Tea Party members are women versus 45% men, according to a Quinnipiac poll released last week. 77% of all of them voted for John McCain, and 88% of them are white. Barack Obama won the Presidency with the help of black women, as a Pew Center analysis explains. These black women experienced the highest turnout number in history - 66% - matching overall white voter turnout which actually decreased. 95% of black women voted for Barack Obama. The Sarah Palin phenomenon may have motivated the white Tea Party women, who could significantly impact future elections, since their support...