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  • 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...

    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....

    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...

    06/14/2013 9:08:49 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 71 replies
    Me ^ | June 14, 2013 - Flag Day | SeekTheTruth
    "Please, make an urgent generous contribution." "Please make the very best contribution you can." "So please, make a special online contribution right away." "Please, please give what you can right away." "So, please dont delay. Please make a generous online gift..." "Please give what you can."
  • 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...
  • *BREAKING* ObamaCare Vote Imminent!

    02/12/2013 10:52:51 AM PST · by jenk · 12 replies
    Grassroots in Michigan ^ | 2/12/13 | apackof2
    We have learned that the 30.9 million of Federal money being offered to Michigan to fund the Health Care Exchange (referenced in our Jan. 29th 2013 Obama Care in MI and More! article) could see a Committee vote anytime! Grassroots in Michigan joined with other activists from across the state has issued a Press Release on the Health Care Exchange and the expansion of Medicaid in Michigan This money is key to jump-starting the Health Care Exchange this year! We stopped it last year we can do it again! We MUST Do It! Stopping the funding of the Health Care...
  • Grassroots Campaigns Inc. Now Hiring for Campaign Positions!

    02/03/2013 6:45:10 AM PST · by tired&retired · 8 replies
    Craigs List ^ | January 16, 2013 | Grassroots Campaigns Inc.
    The following advertisement is recruiting "Progressive Activists" on Craig's List. Make a Difference this Year. Now Hiring for Campaign Positions! It may be a New Year, but we still have a lot of work to do. What's on your list of resolutions for 2013? __ Expand Marriage Equality __ Stand up for Constitutional Rights __ Protect Reproductive Freedoms and Healthcare __ Defend the Environment __ Run a campaign office to work for progressive change Since 2003 Grassroots Campaigns Inc. has been running face-to-face outreach campaigns for groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the Sierra Club and Oxfam America. Once...
  • Obama, Reid slam brakes on gun control

    12/24/2012 9:59:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2012 | 12:38 pm | Byron York
    With President Obamas announcement of a commission to study and recommend ways to reduce gun violence, the two most important Democrats in government Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have both indicated a desire to slow the momentum toward gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. The presidents decision to appoint a blue-ribbon panel the classic Washington ploy to defuse and delay consideration of an issue along with Reids inaction on the gun question will undoubtedly frustrate many in their party who want immediate action. Obama seemed to anticipate that frustration...
  • Beating Obama

    12/06/2012 7:08:58 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 15 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Barack Obama and the Party of Treason are on a roll. He has John Boehner and the Republicans on the ropes. It is no longer a question of will Boehner surrender but what will be the terms of his surrender. The Republican resistance to Obama has all but collapsed as Obama simply waits for the pressure to increase on Boehner and for Boehner to surrender. John Boehner and the Republicans are no longer the opposition to Obama. We the people are. So if we are the opposition, how do we beat Obama?
  • The Conversion business

    12/02/2012 7:44:47 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 12 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/2/12 | Judson Phillips
    How do we conservatives win in 2014? It is a question that we must ask and answer now. We must have a plan now. In our current electoral system, we are in a perpetual campaign. This is especially true for Congress since they only have two-year terms. Is there a plan we can use to win in 2014? Yes there is. It is a simple, grass roots plan. What is it? A friend of mine likes to say, we are in the conversion business. This is so true. I know of almost no one who moves from conservatism to liberalism....
  • Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work

    12/02/2012 7:19:34 AM PST · by jenk · 16 replies
    12/2/2012 | T. Partee
    Hello All, I know it is the Christmas season and we're all tired after our exchange fight but we must press on! THIS IS THE BEST SHOT TO PASS A RIGHT TO WORK LAW IN MICHIGAN. IF OUR LEGISLATORS LOSE THEIR NERVE (or allow the powerful union lobby to get to them), it might slip away. Our legislators know how important this is to Michigan's lagging economy. They've had the facts presented to them over and over. We don't need to explain why this is good for the citizens of Michigan anymore. Now is the time for them to ACT....
  • Romney set to visit University of Miami this week [as Obama's support fading]

    10/29/2012 12:16:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 28, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is heading to the University of Miami on Wednesday, according to his campaign. The Romney visit will come just three days after a Miami Herald poll showed President Barack Obamas numbers arent where they need to be in Miami-Dade, Floridas most-populous county, if he wants to carry the Sunshine State. To win Florida, Obama needs a big lead in Miami-Dade, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 15 percentage points, 44-29 percent. Obama won Miami-Dade by a 16-point margin in 2008. A Sunday Miami Herald poll, however, shows Obama is winning Miami-Dade by only 9 percentage points....
  • Obama's 'Change From the Outside' Means Community Organizing

    09/28/2012 5:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama recently lamented: "You can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside." I think this statement reveals more about Obama and his plans for a second term than meets the eye. Elaborating, Obama said, "I got elected and ... big accomplishments like health care got done ... because we mobilized the American people to speak out." Rubbish. Obamacare was not some outside, grass-roots-driven legislative achievement. Obama could never persuade Americans to support his bill or lobby Congress to pass it. He cobbled together his majority in the most inside of insider venues --...
  • Establishment Republicans Pass Rule at RNC to Suppress Grassroots Influence

    09/01/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 39 replies
    Interview at the Republican National Convention ^ | August 28, 2012 | Julie McCarty
    Watch Julie McCarty, President of the NE Tarrant [County TX] Tea Party and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Over strong grassroots opposition, Rule No. 12 was passed which gives the Republican National Committee the authority to change any rule between convention sessions. According to McCarty, This rule was deliberately designed to suppress grassroots efforts. "It is the Establishment Republicans saying to the grassroots, 'we do not want to hear from you, we want to do things our own way.' They were able to defeat Rule 15. Under this rule, delegates to the National Convention would have no longer been...
  • Floor fight:Grass-roots activists battle-RNC delegate rules-Updt:Palin: ..attack grass-roots;

    08/28/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 166 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8-28-12 | Michelle Malkin
    Complete title Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: direct attack on the grass-roots; RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declareno objections over massive boos on floor ********************************************************* *snip* Update 3:34pm Eastern Dissidents have until 3:47pm Eastern to gather enough signatures to force the floor vote, according to right-leaning Examiners Tim Carney, who is on scene. Left-leaning BuzzFeeds Zeke Miller, also on scene, says it appears dissidents have gathered enough signatures for minority report on Rule 12,...
  • GOP Rules Committee Rapidly Moving to Shut Out Grassroots at 2:00 p.m. Today (It's not over)

    08/28/2012 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 532 replies
    RedState ^ | Tuesday August 28, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    At 2:00 p.m. today in Tampa, the Republican National Committee, led by Team Romney, is moving to shut down conservative grassroots activists. Ive been on the phone with several individuals involved in the fight who tell me that the fight is not over, it is only just starting.Specifically, the media is reporting that the rules fight is over because Team Romney is abandoning Ben Ginsbergs effort to allow candidates to control delegates. Under an initial proposal, delegates would, in effect, be chosen by the presumed nominees campaign and not based on votes in the states and delegate selection processes in...
  • A Crucial Message to the Grassroots [the Rove/Romney GOP power grab]

    08/27/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by JediJones · 72 replies
    SteveDeace.com ^ | 8/27/2012 | Morton Blackwell
    The following [are excerpts from] an email sent out by Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute I was Barry Goldwaters youngest elected delegate in 1964, I was honored toserve on President Ronald Reagans White House Staff from 1981-1984, and I have attended every Republican National Convention Rules Committee meeting since 1972. My wife and I have contributed major donations to the Romney-Ryan campaign. These rule changes are the most awful Ive ever seen come before any National Convention. Im writing you today to urge you to join the growing effort to stop the worst-ever changes in this Rules Committees Report...
  • Tampa GOP Elitist Coup to Change Rules - Banish Grassroots?

    08/27/2012 7:57:40 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 27 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-27-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    I don't have a lot of background on this depressing story, but will lead you to what I have. It seems the GOP is attempting to change the rules of how delegates work within the party, which includes allowing the presumptive presidential nominee to replace delegates elected by the states. Three points are laid out: 1) Delegates will be bound to vote in proportion to the popular vote regardless of any other considerations. 2) The presumed nominee or his agents will be able to remove or replace delegates from state conventions at will. 3) The members of the RNC may,...
  • Photos: Massive Crowd at Romney/Ryan Rally in Ohio

    08/26/2012 12:58:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Right Newz ^ | August 25, 2012
    [The crowd that turned out Saturday morning to hear Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan speak at the Village Green Park Amphitheatre in Powell, Ohio.]
  • Nets Punt on Glenn Beck Drawing Crowd of 65,000 in Dallas

    07/30/2012 5:30:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 30, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    CBS, which devoted four on-air segments between May 30 and June 1, 2012 to the "hundreds of Catholics" who rallied in support of dissenting nuns, ignored the tens of thousands who came from all over the U.S. to see conservative talk show host Glenn Beck speak on Saturday. In fact, all of the Big Three networks have yet to cover Beck's "Restoring Love" event in Dallas on their morning and evening newscasts. CBS's Dallas affiliate reported that "more than 65,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium" for Beck's event. On Monday, Chris Ariens of MediaBistro's TVNewser blog noted that the gathering was...