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  • Cruz for President Sees Unprecedented Grassroots Effort Mobilizing Before Iowa Caucuses

    01/26/2016 1:39:50 PM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 26, 2016
    Campaign has 1,573 caucus captainsHOUSTON, Texas - Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced it has 1,573 caucus captains across the state. The announcement marks the final milestone in Cruz's impressive Iowa organization. The campaign is putting its massive Iowa organization to the test this week by mobilizing the grassroots and turning them out to caucus for Cruz.Leading up to the Iowa Caucus on February 1, the Cruz for President campaign has put together an unmatched ground game throughout the Hawkeye state. It has named a county chair for each of Iowa's 99 counties. The campaign has recruited 247 notable...
  • As Iowa looms, GOP wonders: Does Trump have fans, or voters?

    01/19/2016 12:45:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WAVE-TV ^ | January 19, 2016 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - It's the No. 1 question headed into the primary season: Does Donald Trump merely have fans, or does the national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have voters who will mobilize come caucus day? The definitive answer won't arrive until first-to-vote Iowa heads to the polls on Feb. 1, but interviews with dozens of voters, political operatives, party leaders and campaign volunteers in the past week paint a mixed picture of Trump's efforts to make sure they do. Even some of the billionaire real-estate mogul's most ardent backers wonder whether the political novice has...
  • Inside Iowa’s ‘Camp Cruz’

    01/08/2016 5:07:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 8, 2016 | David Catanese
    DES MOINES, Iowa - It's a little past 8:30 in the morning and Ken Brolin is marching down the narrow hallway of an old college dormitory, pounding on doors to make sure everyone's up and at 'em. But the three-story residence that sits next to a business college here is no longer housing students seeking a degree in administration or accounting. Instead, this is the temporary home for foot soldiers devoted to securing the Republican presidential caucuses for Ted Cruz. Brolin, who assisted Newt Gingrich's Iowa campaign in 2012, is a silver-haired political hand who is now the equivalent of...
  • Reagan League Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/07/2016 1:14:56 PM PST · by Isara · 50 replies
    Reagan League ^ | January 6, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: California based Reagan League endorses Ted Cruz for President. Fresno, CA - January 6, 2016 - The Reagan League has officially endorsed Ted Cruz for President by a unanimous vote of its founding board members. "Ted Cruz is actually a rare mainstream candidate that resonates with the majority of the American people, much like Reagan. Personal liberty, traditional values and a strong national defense is a winning combination and representative of the majority of Americans." said Serafin Quintanar, co-founder and spokesperson for Reagan League. Reagan League intends to help organize grass roots volunteers for the Cruz Campaign....
  • Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 4:05:50 PM PST · by VinL · 55 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 12/27/15 | Erin Murphy
    Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz’s campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first in the nation caucus state has ever witnessed. Because of that grass roots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say. Cruz, the Tea Party firebrand and first term U.S. Sen. from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has...
  • Observers say Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 8:41:05 AM PST · by Isara · 56 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | December 27, 2015 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES | Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz's campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first-in-the-nation caucus state has ever witnessed.Because of that grassroots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say.Cruz, a tea party firebrand and first-term U.S. senator from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has overtaken longtime front-runner Donald...
  • As Negative Ads Pile Up In Iowa, Ted Cruz Plots A Bigger Footprint

    12/25/2015 1:13:00 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | December 25, 2015
    Ted Cruz, staring at hundreds of thousands of dollars in negative advertisements against him in Iowa that show only signs of growing, is battling to keep pace there with his most aggressive push yet to maintain his momentum in the Hawkeye State. On Wednesday, the day that a fourth and fifth independent group launched paid media campaigns attacking Cruz as out of touch with Iowa Republicans, Cruz's campaign sent word that he will launch a 36-county, six-day tour right after the new year, his most extensive trip of the state so far. Cruz is expected to spend much of January...
  • Ted Cruz's colleagues don't like him. Do voters?

    12/25/2015 1:04:28 PM PST · by Isara · 113 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 25, 2015 | Alan He
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign stop at a Pizza Ranch restaurant in Newton, Iowa November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Four hours before Ted Cruz was expected to arrive at Farragut High School, Tammy Purcell exclaimed cheerily, "I want to make sure I get in there. I want to give him this birthday cupcake," she said, explaining why she was the first person in line to see Cruz. She had come at 6 a.m., wielding a cupcake in one hand and a sign reading "Happy Birthday Ted" in the other as she waited...
  • Cruz first presidential candidate to establish campaign headquarters in Lowndes County (Georgia)

    12/16/2015 6:45:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Valdosta Daily Times ^ | December 16, 2015
    As campaigns become more focused and debates become more heated, Ted Cruz is rapidly emerging as a front runner for the GOP. His highly organized grassroots efforts are spreading in Georgia like wildfire, and he is now the first presidential candidate with a campaign headquarters established in Lowndes County. The office will open with a ribbon cutting Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 3 pm. County Chairman Trey Taylor says, “Our nation is at a political crossroads. We cannot continue down the road we have traveled over the last several years. Leadership is what this nation needs, the kind of leadership Ted...
  • Who will save America from Ted Cruz?

    12/16/2015 10:08:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Week ^ | December 16, 2015 | Damon Linker
    I love a good horse race story as much as the next political junkie. And with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz taking the lead in Iowa and putting in a solid performance in Tuesday night's big GOP presidential debate, we're bound to see plenty more horse race stories focused on what might end up being, at least in Iowa, a photo finish between Cruz and Donald Trump. Smart liberal pundits like Jonathan Chait and Matthew Yglesias have already begun to game it out. Cruz has positioned himself as The Man Who Could Slay Trump. He's just conservative enough to become a...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Grassroots loves Ted Cruz, the Wall Street Journal loves Marco Rubio

    12/15/2015 1:28:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | December 11, 2015 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    If there was any doubt that Ted Cruz is the hot commodity of late in the Republican presidential race, it should be dispelled by the results of the latest national poll. Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner reports, “A new national survey shows that while Donald Trump maintains a huge lead among GOP primary voters, Sen. Ted Cruz is continuing to surge. Marco Rubio“According to the latest New York Times/CBS poll, Trump wins 35 percent of the vote, and has a 19-point lead over Cruz. But Cruz jumped into second place with 16 percent, which is roughly four times the...
  • Ted Cruz Surge Built on Policy, Old Fashioned Campaigning

    12/13/2015 4:04:17 PM PST · by VinL · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/15 | Mike Flynn
    The latest Des Moines Register poll shows Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz surging to a 10 point lead over his nearest rival, Donald Trump, among caucus goers in Iowa. Cruz's October surge is the largest jump measured over 5 Presidential campaigns. Cruz currently has the highest favorability rating of any Republican candidate for President. Cruz has 31 percent support, followed by Donald Trump with 21 percent. Since October, Cruz has gained 21 points while Trump has gained just 2 percent. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is in 3rd place with 13 percent, down 15 points since October. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%is...
  • Ted Cruz to barnstorm the South in Super Tuesday sweep

    12/11/2015 12:00:04 PM PST · by Isara · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/15 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz will embark next week on a splashy swing through many of the states that vote on March 1, an effort to lock down support in those mostly Southern states before turning full attention to the first four voting contests of the 2016 Republican presidential primary.The Texas senator, flying with staff and his family on a chartered plane, will hit 12 cities in one week, flying from Las Vegas to St. Paul, Minn. on Dec. 17 after the next presidential debate, and wrapping up on Dec. 23 in Oklahoma City. The fly-around tour, dubbed "Take Off with Ted," will...
  • Cruz emerges as Iowa's new favorite

    12/10/2015 7:20:04 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/15 | Katie Glueck
    The Texas senator's campaign is beginning to see returns after months of methodically courting evangelical leaders.Ted Cruz increasingly looks like the man to beat in Iowa. He's rising in the polls, building on an already extensive field organization and locking down critical conservative endorsements.Among the biggest yet came Thursday, when Bob Vander Plaats, the head of the conservative group Family Leader, came out for Cruz, citing what he sees as electability in Iowa and nationally. "This is a guy that's been very consistent in principles, in communications, and his campaign has shown ability to slowly gain ground and build momentum,...
  • Ted Cruz Surges in Iowa, Powered by Outsider Fervor

    11/29/2015 5:29:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 29, 2015 | Matt Flegenheimer
    CHARITON, Iowa — Around 10 p.m. Saturday, with locals here stuffing the entryway of a general store known for something called taco pizza, the presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz seemed to be winning a bet with itself. Could the candidate fill the space on a frosty night, in a town of 4,000 or so, more than two months before voting begins, at an hour late enough that taco pizza was no longer being served? “I’m pretty sure this is breaking a Guinness World Record,” Mr. Cruz said, settling in beside the doughnut display as scores of Iowans surrounded him....
  • Ted Cruz Gets a Boost from Powerful Conservative Insiders

    11/09/2015 5:14:01 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rob Garver
    An influential political action group in Washington, Heritage Action for America, all but endorsed the presidential candidacy of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, with the release of an analysis of the platforms of the top 12 candidates for the Republican nomination.Cruz has been consistently in the middle of the pack in early polling, typically gathering only a fraction of the support currently being lavished on frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson. However, with backing from well-funded Super PACs, the Texas senator has the ability to assert himself in the race in the event that one or both of the...
  • I Told You So (Slate's Bouie admits that Ted Cruz has a real shot at winning)

    11/09/2015 9:11:34 AM PST · by Isara · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | Kevin D. Williamson | Kevin D. Williamson
    The prediction business is a tough racket. I'd love to say that I hate to say "I told you so," but, as much as I hate to say it, I love to say "I told you so." One March 23, our old friend Jamelle Bouie of Slate made what he called a "definitive prediction," that there was simply no way in Hell that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas would ever be president of these United States. It was published under the deck: "Let's not even pretend that the Texas senator has a chance of becoming president." I responded under the...
  • Doing it his way, Ted Cruz charts a narrow course for the GOP nomination

    10/24/2015 12:56:33 PM PDT · by Isara · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 23, 2015 | Kevin Diaz
    WASHINGTON - If Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has a target audience, Dick and Betty Odgaard are pretty close to the bull's-eye.They were sued for refusing to host a same-sex wedding at their gallery in Grimes, Iowa, turning them into martyrs for evangelical Christians at the core of the Texas Republican's base, particularly in the South and Midwest. Since then, the Odgaards have become "religious liberty ambassadors" on Cruz's Iowa leadership team, helping deepen his hold on the social conservatives he needs to climb to the upper tier of a crowded Republican field - albeit one still dominated by real estate...
  • Cruz For President Announces Michigan Grassroots Leadership Team

    10/07/2015 5:00:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/07/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today extends his strong, national organization to the Great Lakes State, announcing the first round of his Michigan Grassroots Leadership Team comprised of conservative leaders from all over the state. The announcement comes the same day that the Cruz campaign announced county chairs in every one of the 171 counties that comprise the first four early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.“I am excited to have the support of such an accomplished group of conservatives in Michigan,” said Sen. Cruz. “Their experience and depth of political knowledge in the...
  • Ted Cruz Eagle Council speech 2015

    09/13/2015 8:13:23 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 12, 2015 | Eagle Council
    Nothing but video.
  • Cruz Names Kaye T. Goolsby as National Grassroots Chair

    09/10/2015 6:26:51 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/10/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R- Texas, today named Kaye T. Goolsby the National Grassroots Chair of Cruz for President. Sen. Cruz and Goolsby have had a long-standing relationship and Kaye has been an instrumental player in Sen. Cruz’s political success to-date.During the 2012 U.S. Senate race, she served as the Statewide Grassroots Chairman for Sen. Cruz. In that capacity, she helped take the Senator from 2% in the polls, to the Republican primary runoff election, to a primary victory, and then on to an overwhelming general election victory.“I am honored that Kaye has agreed to serve as...
  • Poll: Grassroots Conservatives Want Congress To Secure The Border

    09/07/2015 3:51:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 7, 2015 | David Bossie
    As Congress prepares to return from summer recess this week, my organization, Citizens United, conducted a poll of a cross-section of our national membership asking what issue lawmakers on Capitol Hill should focus on next. We followed that query up with a question regarding congressional term limits. The results of the poll should be both a roadmap and a warning sign for House and Senate leadership as they plot their upcoming strategies for the fall.
  • Conservatives lambaste Republican leaders over Planned Parenthood, Export-Import Bank

    07/29/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | ‎July‎ ‎29‎, ‎2015 | Jon Ward
    Conservatives lambaste Republican leaders over Planned Parenthood, Export-Import Bank Jon Ward Senior Political Correspondent ‎July‎ ‎29‎, ‎2015 Conservative grassroots anger at Republican leadership in Congress and in the presidential contest has crescendoed in recent days, and the outrage on the right is forcing the GOP to respond. The unrest came to a climax on Monday when conservatives tuning back into the political discussion after the weekend saw that on Sunday, the Senate had failed to take up a bill to eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had forced through an amendment...
  • Heres Something Every Conservative Activist Can Do (Which They Dont, So Libs Win By Default)

    04/21/2015 6:56:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | April 21, 2015 | Grant Noble
    Run for precinct committeeman (below). Take over the party apparatus of their choice and get to know how to build winning coalitions. Liberals do this in both parties, which is why they rule despite being outnumbered by conservatives 2 to 1. And yes, you can publish this under your own name for all I care! Funny how all the big names in the conservative media never want to tell anyone how to become really effectivein politics (and there by lose their clout to deliver for the political Insiders!) Grant Noble The Most Powerful Office in the World is Not the...
  • Jeb Bush lays out plans for 60 fundraisers for 2016 bid

    02/05/2015 5:44:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/20/15 | David M Drucker
    ....Bush operatives who joined the former Florida governor at the afternoon event announced that 60 events in cities across the country have been scheduled to raise money for his federal leadership political action committee, which can accept money only in limited amounts, and his super PAC, which can accept checks in unlimited amounts.
  • Hispanic Assistants in south Florida doc's office hate Obamacare

    11/18/2014 11:11:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    11/18/14 | sff
    Have been sitting, waiting to see my good doctor in south Florida. I can hear the Hispanic women who run the office....assistants AND the chief nurse....on the phone with prospective and in examining rooms with current patients. Bottom line? They are taking Obamacare to the woodshed. By name...."He is controlling it all" and "the Obamacare is crazy"....."the different insurances you can get is all controlled by Obamacare".... They don't say it with anger, just very matter of fact...but the message is clear to the patients. Happening right now.
  • A grassroots Republican rancher fights an establishment Leftist with mobile technology

    10/16/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 10/16/2014 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Question: How does a grassroots Republican rancher fight an establishment Leftist incumbent swimming in limousine liberal money? Answer: With a grassroots campaign and by leveraging new mobile app technology. Jeff Byrd, a Republican running for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district (U.S. House) against one of the most liberal Democratic incumbents in the House, Rep. Ben Ray Lujn, got a bit of help from a small tech firm located in Albuquerque.The Albuquerque-based tech firm microIT Infrastructure, LLC, released of a free mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTouch platforms in support of Jeff. The app can be download in...
  • Dems Trounce House GOP In Grass-Roots Donations

    07/12/2014 9:31:25 AM PDT · by Hostage · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Mike Flynn
    The DCCC, the campaign arm for Rep. Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, has raised $22 million more than the House GOP for the fall elections. That result is surprising enough, as Democrats' minority status gives them little political leverage in the House. More surprising, though, is that Democrats have raised almost three times as much money, $46 million v. $17 million, as Republicans from small-dollar grass roots donors. The political landscape and recent polling would suggest the opposite situation.
  • Dave Brat's $1,000 Earthquake [More unreported evidence of GOP's demise]

    06/23/2014 2:01:26 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 21 replies
    RobCunninghamUSA ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Truth is one of the most powerful forces on earth. And perhaps the force most feared by compromised politicians. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's crushing defeat came at the hands of a virtual unknown college professor, one who overcame a 26 to 1 funding disadvantage in which 377 Political Action Committees (PACs) contributed to Cantors 2014 campaign vs. 0 (zero) PAC contributions into Brat's 2014 campaign. It's been borderline hilarious watching so many media talking heads, politicians and campaign consultants grasp at explanatory straws. It reminds me of Mark Twain's quote, "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If...
  • AOSHQDD(Ace of Spaced Decision Desk)Needs YOU-volunteers needed,election night totals. Get involved?

    06/12/2014 6:44:37 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 6/12/2014 | CAC
    Ace of Spades Headquarters Decision Desk (AOSHQDD) is looking for some volunteers to assist with Election Night coverage and aggregation of numbers. snip.. Our goal has been to have a fully functioning alternative for election night results, I have no ties to this website, other than a daily drop in to catch up on news, etc. If there are any FR people who want a way to assist, this might be it. They have been working to be a legitimate alternative to the Lame Stream Media and the AP, who all use the same polling and stats to call races,...
  • Ben Sasse wins Nebraska Primary

    05/13/2014 7:10:27 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 27 replies
    the right scoop ^ | 5/13/14 | Scoop
    Ben Sasse wins the Nebraska Primary!
  • 75,000-member-strong Restoring America Together Network seeks to unite conservatives

    04/26/2014 8:39:45 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies
    Restoring America Together Network ^ | April 25, 2014 | Restoring America Together Network
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greenville, South Carolina April 25, 2014: Dont tell me whats wrong, we know that; what are we going to do about it to get it fixed? says Rollan Ross passionately, CEO of the 75,000-member-strong, pan-conservative grassroots Restoring America Together Network (RAT). He adds, Everybody complains about our country and the direction in which it is going. We know that. What are we going to do about it? Our groups are focused on that goal! RAT adds hundreds of members each day as many U.S. citizens are naturally drawn to the groups simple yet succinct and elegant...
  • The Ted Cruz Majority [when push comes to shove, Tea Party has Cruz's back]

    02/20/2014 4:18:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    "...................................In 1980, Tennessee Senator Howard.....Bakerwho had won the nickname The Great Conciliator and supported President Carters giveaway of the Panama Canalran for president. Reagan, of course, had famously opposed Carter on the Panama Canal issue and incurred the wrath of the GOP establishment by going from one end of America to the other saying we built it, we paid for it, its ours and we should tell Torrijos [then Panamas ruling military dictator] we are going to keep it. Baker lost resoundingly to Reagan. During the 1980 GOP Convention in Detroit, Howard Baker was spotted standing at the rim of...
  • "LIBERTY RALLY" SET FOR TULSA FEB. 23, 2014

    02/19/2014 3:02:08 PM PST · by calypgin · 13 replies
    Day of Resistance Tulsa ^ | February 19, 2014 | calypgin
    News Release: February 18, 2014 GRASSROOTS GROUPS TO "RALLY FOR LIBERTY" Several grassroots groups are set to gather on a large scale to "Rally for Liberty" against what is seen as growing Tyranny in America. On Sunday, February 23, Day of Resistance Tulsa will host the Rally at the Green Country Event Center, 12000 E. 31st St., Tulsa, 1:00-4:00pm. For generations politicians, Republicans and Democrats, and unelected bureaucrats have been passing unconstitutional laws, but the last few decades these laws have become increasingly intrusive on our personal freedoms. We are now spied on in our homes, on the internet, on...
  • Why Conservatives Should Focus on Precinct Organization

    12/18/2013 9:06:05 AM PST · by Drew McKissick · 10 replies
    DrewMcKissick.com ^ | 12/18/13 | Drew McKissick
    Its a truism in politics to say that all politics is local, but truisms are truisms because theyre usually true. In this case its right on the money. The precinct is the most local unit in American politics. If you're not familiar with it, put simply, a "precinct" is essentially your neighborhood. Its a geographic area with specific boundaries, (usually defined by your state), that surrounds the place where you go to vote. The name of your precinct is listed on your voter registration card. There are more than 203,000 precincts in the United States, each with an average of...
  • Its True The Republican Establishment Elites Hate The Tea Party Grassroots

    11/13/2013 9:48:16 AM PST · by IChing · 35 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 11/13/13 | Donald Joy
    Back in January of 2010, I drove my old Honda from D.C. up to Massachusetts to help out the Scott Brown campaign in the final days of the push to get him elected to the U.S. Senate. It was a very stimulating experience, because the entire country was caught up in the special-election drama of a charismatic Republicans bid to win what had for decades been Democrat Ted Kennedys senate seat, and of course because Brown did end up winning. It was exhilarating, to join in and be part of what seemed to be such an historic accomplishment in American...
  • Political Parties: How to Get Involved

    11/11/2013 10:50:26 AM PST · by Drew McKissick · 5 replies
    DrewMcKissick.com ^ | 11/11/13 | Drew McKissick
    As I've mentioned before, getting involved in a political party is one of the best ways to have an impact on the things you care about. And for conservatives, that means getting involved in the GOP.However, many people don't get involved simply because they don't know much about it, and a lack of information intimidates people. So, for those who have never been involved, here's a rundown on pretty much all you need to know and where to begin. Structure of Political Parties Political parties are structured in the form of a pyramid, with national elected leaders at the top...
  • Fellow Billionaires Move To Take-Down The Tea Party

    10/26/2013 4:15:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    (Tea Party Miami) Apple Computer Corporation CEO Tim Cook and the Dolphins football franchise owner Stephen Ross are colluding to disrupt the operations of Miami TEA Party activists, and disable the website and e-mailing capabilities of South Floridas largest TEA Party group - after the non-profit organization released a report criticizing a proposed taxpayer-funded billionaires bailout scheme to subsidize costly and unneeded renovations to the Miami Dolphins Sun-Life Stadium for Ross and his team.
  • Mobilizing Conservatives for Action

    10/17/2013 11:34:01 AM PDT · by Drew McKissick · 1 replies
    DrewMcKissick.com ^ | 10/17/13 | Drew McKissick
    An old Chinese proverb says that "To know and not to do is not to know". The whole point of identifying and informing conservatives politically is so that they can ultimately have an impact on something they care about. It's one thing to get people riled up about something, but it's another (more effective) thing to point them towards an outlet. In other words, mobilizing conservatives for a specific shared purpose. Organize to Mobilize:An essential element of mobilization is organization. Once you've got a group of people identified and informed around a particular issue, the larger the group (or the...
  • Strategy by Sens. Cruz, Lee to starve Obamacare of money infuriates some fellow Republicans [lefti

    09/21/2013 11:44:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON Ted Cruz and Mike Lee stand as the Senates dynamic duo for conservatives, crusading against President Barack Obamas health care law while infuriating many congressional Republicans with a tactic they consider futile, self-serving and detrimental to the partys political hopes in 2014. Cruz, the Texan whos been anything but a wait-your-turn freshman, and Lee, the tea party-backed giant slayer from Utahs 2010 election, spent months this summer pressuring Republicans to link any stopgap spending bill to keep the government running with permanently starving President Barack Obamas health overhaul of money. The two former Supreme Court clerks are determined...
  • Ted Cruz doubles down on threat to defund Obamacare, proposes alternatives

    08/25/2013 11:45:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 25, 2013 | By Tom Howell, Jr.
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday doubled down on his call to arms in defunding Obamacare, even if Senate Democrats are highly unlikely to approve any short-term spending deal this September that impugns President Obamas signature domestic achievement. Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said that if the GOP-controlled House could pass a continuing resolution that strips the Affordable Care Act of funding this September, a grass-roots tsunami of opposition to the health care law could force the Senate to relent. The GOP, he told CNN, has to do something it hasnt done in a long time: Stand up and win the argument....
  • HOWARD DEAN: 'GOD HELP US' IF CRUZ BECOMES PRESIDENT

    08/25/2013 11:20:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 25, 2013 | By Tony Lee
    Former Vermont Gov. and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean showed that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) irritates the left as much as the Republican establishment when he declared that he was fearful that Cruz would one day become president. "God help us if he ever gets to be anything more than the senator from Texas," Dean said on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday. Dean was responding to an interview CNN's Candy Crowley had done earlier in the week with Cruz in which Cruz said that he would do whatever he could to encourage a "grassroots tsunami" that would...
  • Ted Cruz on CNN: Were about to see a grassroots tsunami hit Washington

    08/25/2013 10:28:32 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 85 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/25/13 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, faced CNNs Candy Crowley on Sunday, defending his plan to defund Obamacare and what he would do to fix health care in America. Cruz praised the power of grassroots activists, suggesting that a grassroots tsunami was about to hit Washington D.C. Its going to take a tsunami and Im going to do everything I can to encourage that tsunami, Cruz asserted. Watch the entire interview above in which Cruz discusses his birth certificate, 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, and the battle for Republicans to win a majority in the U.S. Senate in 2014
  • Joe Biden: No More Rand Pauls and Ted Cruzes in Congress

    08/10/2013 10:51:06 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 84 replies
    unitedliberty.org ^ | 08/08/2013 | Jason Pye
    Vice President Joe Biden is calling Democrats to action to stop grassroots conservatives from electing more Republicans in the mold of Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). In a fundraising letter for the Democratic National Committee, first reported by Ed Krayewski at Reason, Biden wrote told prospective donors that a group of freshmen senators are running the show in the Republican Party and played up the possibility of a government shutdown over ObamaCare.
  • Bloomberg's money loses to grassroots citizen activists on gun control in Nevada

    06/15/2013 4:26:42 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, billionaire, desiring to rewrite the constitution, and countrywide buttinski suffered a major "gun control" loss on Thursday in Nevada. He and his pet group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), "spent hundreds of thousands of dollars" to buy passage of the Nevada state legislature's bill SB 221, another dangerous piece of gun control legislation dressed up to look palatable by applying the innocuous-sounding "background check" label to it. Bloomberg lost, and lost big-time, not because of a paid opposition wading in money, but because of a viral grass-roots effort organized by average Americans provided...
  • GIMME, GIMME, GIMME THE MONEY!

    06/14/2013 9:08:49 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 71 replies
    Me ^ | June 14, 2013 - Flag Day | SeekTheTruth
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  • Ukip sees surge in interest after Tory brands activists swivel-eyed loons

    05/19/2013 10:31:26 AM PDT · by granada
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 May 2013 | Rowena Mason
    Given the battering President Obama took this past week on a trio of political scandals, any public opinion survey results that arent dreadful probably are viewed with some relief at the White House. That may be the clearest message from a CNN/ORC poll released Sunday morning. According to the survey, which was conducted Friday and Saturday, 53 percent of Americans say they approve of the job the president is doing, with 45 percent saying they disapprove, CNN reports. Thats actually a tick better than the 51 percent approval rating Obama had in early April but not enough to break...
  • Party switch could be new weapon for Maryland gun rights supporters

    03/09/2013 5:55:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    somdnews.com ^ | 8 March, 2013 | Holly Nunn
    As Gov. Martin OMalleys gun control proposal works its way through the Maryland General Assembly, gun rights activists already are preparing payback for those legislators who are allowing it through. Patrick Shomo, president of Maryland Shall Issue, a gun rights group, said hes seen a movement in the gun rights community to register new voters in anticipation of the 2014 statewide election, and in some cases to switch membership from Republican to Democratic. ------------------------cut----------------------- But soon the emphasis will shift, Shomo said, to fielding pro-gun rights candidates who can oust incumbents who voted for the gun bill. Were going to...
  • Why the Left hates Gun Shows

    02/28/2013 8:07:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Lines into and out of Arizona Gun Show, 2013 Gun shows are centers of resistance to the nanny state. As resistance to the growing, all pervasive regulations and vague, impossible to decipher federal laws, grows in the heartland of America, gun shows offer a place where freedom is still practiced, and limits to State power are recognized. At most gun shows, if you are not a gun dealer, you are allowed to sell your personal firearm to another person without special permission from the nanny state. The stranglehold on political speech by the MSM is not so tight,...
  • Assault weapons ban bill tabled [New Mexico HB 402]

    02/22/2013 8:17:52 AM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | February 21, 2013 | Rob Nikolewski
    [A big thanks to everyone who sent emails, called, faxed, and attended the hearing.] A bill calling for banning assault weapons in New Mexico was tabled in committee Thursday night (Feb. 21) when Democrat and chairman of Consumer and Public Affairs sided with Republicans in a 3-2 vote.“I don’t think this is the time for this legislation right now,” Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon, D-Milan. “I think something is going to be done on the federal level” since President Obama’s administration is advocating for gun control measures.House Bill 402 was sponsored by Rep. Stephen Easley, D-Santa Fe, and would have...