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  • How May I Introduce an Idea to a Tea Party Representatives?

    07/14/2014 4:16:36 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 26 replies
    7/14/2014 | MosesKnows
    How May I Introduce An Idea to the Tea Party Representatives? Free Republic is an amazing national resource that I think should be able to help direct me. How do I seek the opinion of a Tea Party Republican member of Congress? I have an idea for a legislative proposal that I believe would benefit the Tea Party Movement, the Republican Party, and the nation. I emailed Ted Cruz some time back and received a nice form letter suggesting a later response that never arrived. I have given my idea considerable thought and I of course realize that it may...
  • Tea Party should reform the GOP, not splinter it

    07/07/2014 2:27:47 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    GETTYSBURG, PA – One of the hottest-selling t-shirts at souvenir shops outside Gettysburg proclaims, “If at first you don’t secede, try, try again.” While the pun is popular among Civil War re-enactors at the historic battlefield, the message also has growing appeal in contemporary politics, especially among fractious Republicans. On both the Right and the Left, activists are convinced that the Republican Party is not pure enough on their issues, and perhaps it is time to break away and create a new political organization to shake up the system. “It's hopeless; Republicans are as much at fault as Democrats for...
  • JOHNSON: An obituary for the Tea Party (Another one?)

    06/30/2014 8:45:09 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Drew Johnson
    The Tea Party, the popular political movement that grew from widespread public concern over the growth of government, died on Tuesday, June 24, in Mississippi. During its short life, the Tea Party grew from a passionate patchwork quilt of grass-roots efforts to become an important and effective political force capable of altering elections and influencing national, state and local policies. It died a fractured, ineffective confederacy of discordant coteries that bore little resemblance to its original incarnation. (snip) For a time, it appeared possible that the Tea Party would redefine, or perhaps even replace, the Republican Party. Until, that is,...
  • Mississippi Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield dead in apparent suicide

    06/27/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Rueters ^ | 6/27/14 | Rueters
    (Reuters) - A prominent leader of the Mississippi Tea Party who was arrested in connection with photos posted online of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's bedridden wife died on Friday of an apparent suicide, the man’s lawyer said. Mark Mayfield, 58, was vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and a Central Mississippi Tea Party chairperson, according to those organizations' websites. "This is a terrible tragedy that shouldn’t have happened," Mayfield's lawyer John Reeves told Reuters. Mayfield was one of three men accused last month of conspiring with a blogger who was charged with taking photos of Cochran's bedridden wife in...
  • Mississippi: McDaniel Polling Ahead (of Thad Cochran), Black Voters Still a Big Unknown

    06/23/2014 1:07:25 PM PDT · by rface · 12 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | 6.23.2014 | R.L. Nave
    By most accounts, going into tomorrow's Republican primary for U.S. Senate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Laurel has a commanding advantage over the incumbent, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. That is, among likely GOP voters. Over the weekend, Chism Strategies—a Democratic firm that has commissioned several polls since the June 3 primary election that resulted in a runoff—unveiled its latest survey of Republicans that shows McDaniel leading Cochran by eight points. For the first time since Chism began polling, the lead is well outside the 4 percent margin of error. "Unless Cochran expands the electorate with general-election Republicans and crossover Democrats,...
  • Tea party Republican breaks through to House GOP leadership (+video)

    06/20/2014 6:32:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/19/14 | Francine Kiefer
    The tea party has claimed its first spot in House leadership with the election of Rep. Steve Scalise to the No. 3 post – majority whip. Will he ease GOP tensions or make them worse? ...The Louisianan will take the position of whip, making him responsible for corralling votes in order to pass legislation. He fills the slot left vacant by Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, who was elected – and elevated – to the No. 2 job of majority leader, who decides what legislation comes to a vote.
  • Tea party Republican breaks through to House GOP leadership

    06/20/2014 5:15:33 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 40 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/19/2014 | Francine Kiefer
    Now they have it. Now tea party-backers finally have a strong conservative in the Republican leadership of the GOP-controlled House: Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who was elected by party members on Thursday to the No. 3 job in the leadership. The Louisianan will take the position of whip, making him responsible for corralling votes in order to pass legislation. He fills the slot left vacant by Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, who was elected – and elevated – to the No. 2 job of majority leader, who decides what legislation comes to a vote. The changes were triggered by...
  • Ashford: GOP’s Terry has ‘Cantor lesson’ all wrong

    One day after the GOP’s Lee Terry opened the door to closing off compromises on Capitol Hill, Democrat Brad Ashford tells Nebraska Watchdog that Terry’s talk is “ridiculous, it’s disappointing.” Following Eric Cantor’s tea party ambush on Tuesday, Terry, an 8-term incumbent, told CNN, “Do we compromise? How do we work together? All of this is now in question.” Ashford says the “Cantor lesson” is just the opposite. “You can’t find solutions without working together,” says Ashford. Terry, of course, is coming off his own Cantor-like primary—just last month Terry survived a threat from his right wing, defeating Republican Dan...
  • Scott Walker endorses Doug Ducey in Arizona governor’s race

    05/18/2014 2:19:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sean Sullivan
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is wading into the crowded Arizona governor's race by throwing his support behind state treasurer Doug Ducey (R) Wednesday morning. "Doug Ducey demonstrates the kind of conservative, common-sense leadership that our party needs in Arizona," Walker said in a statement shared with Post Politics by Ducey's campaign. "He’s not afraid of taking on tough challenges, and that’s why I know he’d be a great Governor."
  • Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard

    05/11/2014 4:03:06 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2014 | Jenna Portnoy
    Just a few miles from his family home, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) felt the wrath of the tea party Saturday, when activists in his congressional district booed and heckled the second-most powerful House Republican. They also elected one of their own to lead Virginia’s 7th Congressional District Republican Committee, turning their back on Cantor’s choice for a post viewed as crucial by both tea party and establishment wings in determining control of the fractured state GOP. Former lieutenant governor Bill Bolling, pushed out of last year’s governor’s race by a similar party schism, said he was “extremely disappointed”...
  • America's Last Straw

    05/10/2014 8:49:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2014 | Cindy Simpson
    What might this potential last straw represent, and when and where will it land? Will it spur citizens to become more actively engaged in our political community, or perhaps even further, to the point of outright defiance? “Come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation!” Those were the words spoken by Focus on the Family founder James Dobson at this year’s National Day of Prayer. With this statement, Dobson identified his last straw -- an Obamacare mandate -- and vowed his defiance:
  • Four Years in, GOP Support for Tea Party Down to 41% [We'll See in November, Gallup]

    05/08/2014 11:03:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/8/14
    About four in 10 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents classify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party, while 11% are opponents and 48% are neither. This continues to be a significant drop from the Tea Party's high-water mark in November 2010, when 61% of Republicans were supporters of the Tea Party.
  • McConnell crushing rebel Fund

    05/08/2014 10:42:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Mitch McConnell may have neutered the Senate Conservatives Fund. The organization, founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to defeat or dragoon the GOP’s old guard into stauncher conservatism, appears to have been silenced. That’s in line with a warning handed down by the Senate minority leader, who told the SCF after it endorsed his primary challenger, Matt Bevin, that the establishment would “crush [it] everywhere.”
  • Tea party vs. establishment as primary season opens - The Washington Post

    05/05/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | Monday, May 5, 12:19 PM | Dan Balz
    Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. A major subplot of this year’s midterm elections is the competition between the Republican establishment and the tea party wing of the party. The establishment is fighting back, but has the tea party already won? The general election is still six months off. But Tuesday opens the summer preseason of intraparty contests, which starts with an important primary in North Carolina. Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. After a July break, the preseason will...
  • House Republicans call for special prosecutor on Tea Party targeting

    05/02/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/1/14 | Bernie Becker
    House Republicans plan to vote next week on a resolution that would urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. In a statement announcing the vote, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Republicans have no faith in the investigation that is already being carried out at the Justice Department. “It is time for Attorney General Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting scandal and bring the appropriate charges against those responsible,” Cantor said in a statement. “This is far too serious a matter
  • Jenny Beth Martin repeats the big myth, pushes useless remedy!

    04/23/2014 6:50:49 PM PDT · by JOHN W K
    4/23/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Amending an Amendment By Jenny Beth Martin April 23, 2014, 5 a.m. Jenny asserts in her article that the 16th Amendment “gave Congress the authority to collect income tax beginning in 1913”. She goes on to write: We agree with the millions of Americans who seek fundamental reform to make taxes fairer and flatter, grow jobs and the economy, and put an end to abuses of power by the Internal Revenue Service. However, serious consideration of fundamental tax reform won’t happen until Congress’s constitutional authority to levy an income tax and fund the IRS is removed. That’s why we’re...
  • U.S. moderate Republican to retire after primary challenge emerges

    04/11/2014 5:09:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2014 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) - Longtime Republican congressman Thomas Petri of Wisconsin will not seek re-election in November, announcing his decision just a week after a conservative state legislator revealed plans to mount a primary challenge for his seat.Petri, 73, viewed as a moderate member of the party, will formally announce his retirement plans at a town hall meeting on Monday in Neenah, Wisconsin, his office said in a statement on Friday. It gave no details about the reason for the decision.Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin state senator who is considered one of the state's most conservative Republicans, said last week...
  • BREAKING: Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner for Possible Criminal Prosecution

    04/09/2014 9:29:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/9/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The House Ways and Means Committee voted 23 to 14 today to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to Attorney General Eric Holder for possible criminal prosecution. In a contentious open-to-the-public hearing that lasted only few minutes, the House Ways and Means Committee voted this morning to immediately go into a closed session to discuss a letter proposed by the committee’s majority to refer former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution. When Ranking Member Sander Levin (D.-Mich.), seeking to make a point of order, repeatedly interrupted Chairman Dave Camp’s (R.-Mich.)...
  • A cup of Earl Grey 'as good as statins' at fighting heart disease, study finds

    03/31/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/30/14 | Alice Philipson
    Drinking Earl Grey tea could help guard against heart disease, it has emerged, after a study found that bergamot extract - a key ingredient in the hot drink - is just as effective as statins at controlling cholesterol. Scientists believe bergamot, a fragrant Mediterranean citrus fruit which gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavour, can significantly lower cholesterol. They say it contains enzymes known as HMGF (hydroxy methyl glutaryl flavonones) which can attack proteins in the body known to cause heart disease. The study found bergamot could even be as effective as statins, used to control cholesterol but which can...
  • 'Liberty Tax': White House, Media Attack After Drudge Pays Obamacare Opt-Out Penalty

    03/21/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 24 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 21 Mar 2014, 5:04 PM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    A White House aide set off a stampede of liberal media criticism for Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge over Obamacare – but his critics don't seem to understand how small businesses pay taxes. The brouhaha started when Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX.” Jesse Lee, the Director of Progressive Media at Barack Obama's White House, responded that that was a “Flat lie, no fee for previous year,” adding, “Scary how much influence he once had.” Lee’s response to Drudge set off a firestorm in the liberal media, with many...
  • After 3 Years, 2 Months & 10 Days – Tea Party Patriots Granted Tax Exempt Status By Phone Call on

    02/27/2014 4:12:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/27/14 | Jim Hoft
    Not even a smidgen of corruption. After 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days; after thousands of man-hours, after tens of thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees – the IRS called Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots to inform her that the conservative 501(c)(4) group was given tax-exempt status. This was just hours before her testimony today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Subcommittee on the IRS targeting scandal.
  • Kentucky Senate race 2014: Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell and TARP (Bevin supported TARP)

    02/11/2014 7:28:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2014 | Josh Bresnahan
    Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary, calls the 2008 federal bailout of banks and Wall Street giants “irresponsible” and says he would have opposed it as a senator. Yet back in 2008, as an investment fund president, Bevin backed the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, as well as the government takeover of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. McConnell supported TARP, and the Bevin campaign repeatedly reminds voters that the Senate minority leader calls that vote “one of the finest moments in the history of the Senate.”
  • NEW ShePAC video wishes Sarah Palin a Happy 50th Birthday!

    02/10/2014 7:06:30 PM PST · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 2/10/2014 | Right Scoop
    Looks like Sarah Palin is turning 50 and there are many wishing here a Happy 50th Birthday in this new video by ShePAC:
  • Tea Party Leader Filing Ethics Complaint Against Dem Rep

    02/06/2014 1:10:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/14 | Matthew Boyle
    One of the most high-profile victims of the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal is planning to unveil surprising new allegations about the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing this morning. Catherine Engelbrecht, the head of election integrity group True The Vote and Tea Party group King Street Patriots, alleges Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) demanded information from her group in a similar manner to the IRS, according to her testimony. “Hours after sending letters, he would appear on cable news and publicly defame me and my organization,” Engelbrecht said. The Tea Party leader is...
  • If What the GOP's Experiencing is a 'Civil War', the Dems Could Use a Bit of that Themselves...

    02/01/2014 3:37:16 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Why go over the falls with Dear Leader...? All you hear lately from serial political opportunists on the left is how the foolish Republicans are being 'torn apart' by an internecine 'civil war', how we're going to split into two parties, political wilderness, blah blah blah...  And although the GOP's RINO establishment puts up a somewhat unified front -offering empty platitudes on Leno, etc- they plainly hate the TEA Party (and the potential shrinking of their privilege it represents). In reality, these Vichy Republicans have already taken off the 'nice' mask, joining up with pasty shit-head Karl Rove and the US Chamber of Commerce in an...
  • Schumer: Immigration Reform Stalled by Tea Party Racism

    01/23/2014 5:31:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/24/14
    On Thursday, speaking at the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that if it were not for the Tea Party, immigration reform would have passed long ago. He blamed Tea Party opposition to immigration reform on racism. "In a pre-tea party world, the Senate immigration bill would have been welcomed by House Republicans," Schumer stated. "However, the tea party rank and file know it's a different America. It looks different; it prays different; it works different. This is unsettling and angering to some." Schumer added that discomfort with demographic change – racism – explained “why...
  • NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year 15 Times ...

    01/22/2014 2:30:08 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 29 replies
    SHOWBIZ411.COM ^ | January 21, 2014 12:30 pm | Roger Friedman
    As the Super Bowl approaches New York much like a blizzard, here are some things to think about: in 2012, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $29.5 million to run the organization. And that's n... Article Link: NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year– 15 Times More Than Tax Free Org Gives to Charity, More than CEOs of Ford, Heinz, FedEx | Showbiz411 (http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/01/21/nfl-commish-makes-29-5-mil-a-year-15-times-more-than-tax-free-org-gives-to-charity-more-than-ceos-of-ford-heinz-fedex)
  • Sen. Mike Lee to deliver tea party response to State of the Union

    01/22/2014 2:09:52 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jackie Hicken
    The Tea Party Express has announced that Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will deliver the official tea party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address following the Republican response. The Tea Party Express, a political action committee, has hosted a response since 2011 when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gave the response. Former presidential candidate Herman Cain gave the response in 2012 and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., gave the response in 2013.
  • Rove Syndicate Targets Conservative Consultants? Well TWO Can Play THAT Game...

    01/16/2014 5:31:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What if conservative FReepers/bloggers/online activists were to instigate a boycott of major donors to Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' and 'Crossroads GPS' SuperPACs- so that underwriting Rove's war on the Gee-Oh-Pee's own base comes at as heavy a price as possible? Then perhaps they'll realize what they're doing is wrong.   Crossroads GPS is a 'dark money' PAC -thus not required to release donor info- but we've got enough on the original American Crossroads group to make our presence felt (via pain inflicted) while we try and sniff-out the rest. Karl Rove and his congressional allies need to be taken-out-at-the-knees...
  • FBI Won’t File Charges Against IRS for Targeting Conservatives – BUT NEVER INTERVIEWED a Single Tea

    01/14/2014 9:03:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit | 1/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    The IRS Scandal involved: At least 292 conservative groups targeted At least 5 pro-Israel groups targeted Constitutional groups targeted Groups that criticized Obama administration were targeted At least two pro-life groups targeted A Texas voting-rights group was targeted Conservative activists and businesses were targeted. At least one conservative Hispanic group was targeted IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed The Obama FBI will not file charges against the IRS for targeting conservative groups. The agency never once interviewed a single Tea Party group. The WSJ.com reported: The Journal reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is...
  • South Carolina Tea Party Convention Jan 18, 2014

    01/05/2014 5:23:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 22 replies
    South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention ^ | 01/01/2014 | South Carolina Tea Party
    2014 SCTPC Convention Press Release Constitutional Compliance in Government South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention 2014 Election Kick-Off & Constitutional Compliance in Government Myrtle Beach, SC: The purpose of the SCTPC Convention has always been to provide a truthful examination, by the top experts across the country, of the crises threatening this nation, announced Joe Dugan, Convention Executive Producer. Where: Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 South Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Convention Dates: January 18 at 3pm –through January 20, 2014 at 5pm Expected attendance: 600+ Grassroots/Tea Party activists National Broadcast audience: Breitbart News Network and other major news media...
  • Just LOOK at All the Scum in Bed with Karl Rove...

    12/31/2013 5:40:08 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    For any with lingering doubts as to the righteousness of Karl Rove's intentions as he declares out-and-out war on the TEA Party, just have a look at the sorts he's associating himself with... Rove's dark-money SuperPACs like American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS were always funded  by billionaires with crony capitalism, cheap money, and an open-borders bottomless labor supply at the top of their agenda. These are mostly people of little constitutional sensibility, not particularly patriotic (in actions), and nor are they interested in true fiscal reform. The anti-TEA Party RINO establishment they support generously has dubbed itself 'the governing wing' of the GOP...
  • RINO-Corporatist/Political Profiteer Karl Rove Escalating (Failed) War with TEA Party...

    12/27/2013 4:22:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    And that's just fine- no time like the present for that inevitable defining battle with the wretched political-consultant class that has driven the GOP over the cliff for going-on eight years now. The victors in this power struggle (my $ says constitutional conservatives) will have momentum into the 2014 elections, with time to consolidate Republican power and roll Hillary to the curb in 2016. The only reason the unloved RINO racket Rove operates is even still around is the mechanism they've established that draws large corporate (and other special interest) donations, then utilizes that mountain of cash to control incumbents/primaries/elections and line-the-pockets...
  • Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat

    12/18/2013 12:41:01 PM PST · by Zeneta · 40 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | December 18, 2013 | by Jeffrey M. Jones
    Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat Now 72% say it is greater threat than big business or big labor PRINCETON, NJ -- Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.
  • Allen West on Gov't Waste and Tea Party Disrespect (TEA Party Intelligence study)

    12/17/2013 5:07:08 PM PST · by Son House · 13 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2013 | Greta Van Susteren
    Former congressman on the annual 'Wastebook' and the government study devoted to studying the cognitive skills of Tea Party members
  • RUSH: GOP Willing To Lose Some Elections In Order To Get Rid Of The Tea Party

    12/16/2013 9:26:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/13/13 | DailyRushbo
    Vid at link
  • Hey Boehner/Musty Mitch, Guess What- Voters Want What the TEA Party's Been Promoting for Years

    11/30/2013 5:39:25 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    No matter what the polarizing, propagandizing Left says about fiscal conservatives as it attempts to splinter this country into a pile of kindling, it's not about race, class, or anything like that... it's not even about a major social agenda about to be imposed on the country  (at least not for me). What it is about -and should be the GOP's unified, disciplined message- is the simple, straightforward idea that the American people (and the business they own/create) can do most anything better than government can... This is the foundation all effective conservative movements build-upon, and with it we can't miss...
  • Alabama Obesity Task Force launches yearlong campaign targeting sugary drinks (sweet tea)

    10/30/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Republic ^ | 10/27/13
    **SNIP** Health officials say the "ReThink Your Drink" campaign is aimed at reducing the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages that Alabamians have in their diets. They say a 20-ounce soda or sweetened tea can have 240 calories from sugar.
  • Americans' Belief That Gov't Is Too Powerful at Record Level

    10/22/2013 8:59:04 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 51 replies
    http://www.gallup.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | by Joy Wilke
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Six in 10 Americans (60%) believe the federal government has too much power, one percentage point above the previous high recorded in September 2010. At least half of Americans since 2005 have said the government has too much power. Thirty-two percent now say the government has the right amount of power. Few say it has too little power.
  • Warning…Your Green Tea Isn’t What You Think It Is

    10/20/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Bottom Line ^ | 9-1-13 | Rebecca Shannonhouse
    The disease-fighting punch of green tea is largely due to its high concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a substance with more antioxidant activity than vitamins C and E and other nutritional heavyweights. The other side of the green tea story: Even if you are consuming green tea, the truth is that you might not be getting what you pay for. Some bottled green teas and even green tea supplements contain only trace amounts of EGCG. Meanwhile, the amount of EGCG in other green tea–based products can vary by more than 240%. These and other findings, from the scientists at ConsumerLab.com,...
  • The Tea Party uprising has barely gotten started [Send a message to your reps NOW!]

    10/16/2013 3:47:43 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 37 replies
    Oct. 16, 2013 | Tom Hoefling
    Congressmen and Senators, At this critical juncture, on the cusp of what most conservatives now expect to be another massive sellout of the people and of principle, I would like to take this opportunity to point out a few crucial facts concerning political ownership of public policy. FACT If you AGAIN fund Obamacare, you own it. FACT If you AGAIN vote to fund Planned Parenthood, you own it. FACT If our Posterity is further burdened with crushing debts to which they could not possibly consent, and you AGAIN vote for it, you own it. FACT If any immoral and/or unconstitutional...
  • How Does the Tea Party Effects the Republican Party?

    10/14/2013 1:35:27 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 18 replies
    How Does the Tea Party Affect the Republican Party? There is an opinion that the Tea Party Movement diminishes the Republican Party. The most important opinion is the Tea Party Patriots’ opinion. The Republican Party’s direction must weaken before achieving the Tea Party’s objective of a constitutional government. My motto if you will, “Tea Party Patriots don't make the Republican Party weaker, Tea Party Patriots make the Republican Party Conservative. The grass roots Tea Party Movement is unique because all they ask for in exchange for their vote is a constitutional government. I would love to hear every American demand...
  • Levin is Right, Time for TOTAL War on the Vichy-Republican GOP Establishment...

    10/12/2013 8:29:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 October 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    While I'm loathe to fold-up Reagan's Republican 'big tent' for good, the Rove-Boehner-RNC-Fox-WSJ axis has taken the choice out of our hands, as they are clearly out to exterminate -or at least neuter- the TEA Party, particularly it's emerging new leadership i.e. Cruz, Lee, et. al... so it's kill or be killed (and I know which I'd prefer). But these losers can't win elections: Rove famously tanked in 2012 with those he and his Big Bux donors chose to back. Many of these GOP candidates were squirelly tools willing to do as he and the ole Bush gang tell them...
  • Why It's Time for the Tea Party- Populist movement is more a critique of the GOP than a wing of it.

    10/03/2013 11:16:04 AM PDT · by Dysart · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-3-13 | Peggy Noonan
    This fact marks our political age: The pendulum is swinging faster and in shorter arcs than it ever has in our lifetimes. Few foresaw the earthquake of 2008 in 2006. No board-certified political professional predicted, on Election Day 2008, what happened in 2009-10 (New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts) and has been happening, and will happen, since then. It all moves so quickly now, it all turns on a dime. But at this moment we are witnessing a shift that will likely have some enduring political impact. Another way of saying that: The past few years, a lot of people in...
  • Lois Lerner´s Own Words

    09/12/2013 6:35:24 AM PDT · by safetysign · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/11/2013 | staff
    Congress's investigation into the IRS targeting of conservatives has been continuing out of the Syria headlines, and it's turning up news. Emails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee between former Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and her staff raise doubts about IRS claims that the targeting wasn't politically motivated and that low-level employees in Cincinnati masterminded the operation. In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that a Tea Party matter is "very dangerous," and is something "Counsel and [Lerner adviser]...
  • Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart to be tried on a blackmail charge

    09/07/2013 11:59:11 AM PDT · by oxcart · 25 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 09/07/2013 | Nolan Clay
    A judge Friday ordered Sooner Tea Party co-founder Al Gerhart to face trial in a blackmail case. Gerhart, a carpenter, is charged with two felonies over an email he admits sending to a state senator in an effort to get legislation passed. Oklahoma County Special Judge Susan K. Johnson rejected defense arguments that the email was protected political speech. “Your First Amendment rights are on trial, not just mine,” Gerhart told news reporters after the ruling was made at the end of a two-hour preliminary hearing. Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, said he felt anxious when he first read the...
  • IRS continues to hound Tea Party Patriots, demands more data for tax-exempt status

    08/30/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT · by safetysign · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/29/2013 | Ben Wofgang
    The initial firestorm surrounding the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups may have subsided, but tea party leaders say the situation has only become worse and may lead to more lawsuits against the embattled agency. New documents show the depth of information the IRS is seeking from Tea Party Patriots, a leading conservative group that first applied for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status in late 2010 and one of many organizations singled out for extra scrutiny by the Obama administration. An IRS letter sent to the group last week and obtained by The Washington Times contains a laundry list of requests...
  • OAKLAND TEA PARTY PROTESTER Sings the Truth – Gets Her Mic Shut Off (Video)

    08/15/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/13/13 | Jim Hoft
    Maybe it was something she sang? Oakland Tea Party protester Celeste Paradise used her one minute of public comment time to sing a protest song at a public meeting. That’s when the committee shut her mic off.
  • The History of the Tea Bag. Invented by Accident.

    08/08/2013 3:06:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    UK Tea Council ^ | 8/8/2013 | UK Tea Council
    Needless to say, it was in America, with its love of labour-saving devices, that tea bags were first developed. In around 1908, Thomas Sullivan, a New York tea merchant, started to send samples of tea to his customers in small silken bags. Some assumed that these were supposed to be used in the same way as the metal infusers, by putting the entire bag into the pot, rather than emptying out the contents. It was thus by accident that the tea bag was born! Responding to the comments from his customers that the mesh on the silk was too fine,...
  • IRS Employees Ordered to Send Tea Party Cases to IRS's Only Obama Political Appointee

    07/18/2013 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/78/13 | Ryan Kierman and Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – IRS employees were ordered by their superiors--including Lois Lerner who pleaded the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination rather than testify in Congress--to send certain Tea Party tax-exemption applications to the office of the IRS's Chief Counsel, which was headed by William Wilkins, who at that time was the only Obama political appointee at the IRS, according to a letter released today by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “As a part of this ongoing investigation, the Committees have learned that the IRS Chief Counsel’s office in Washington, D.C. has been closely involved in some of the applications,”...