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  • Deputy DNC chair: Obama’s to blame for the state of the party

    04/21/2017 7:21:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Didn’t Barack Obama brag about this three months ago, calling himself “the father of the Tea Party“? Not exactly, as DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison explains in this exchange on a panel at the University of Minnesota. Ellison argues that Obama failed to rebuild the party’s ground apparatus after his two presidential elections, and that this failure has put his “wonderful achievements” at risk. The truth, however, lies somewhere in between:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “Look I’m a great fan of President Obama. I totally voted for many of the things he supported — Dodd Frank, Affordable Care Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act...
  • Frontier Justice, Texas Republican Style

    04/14/2017 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 14, 2017 | Jon Cassidy
    Frontier justice was a staple of the Westerns. In High Noon, the judge tells the marshal, Gary Cooper, he’d best get out of town before the villain returns, then flees himself. Director Howard Hawks hated that film so much that he made two pictures as a response, with Rio Bravo and El Dorado both starring John Wayne as a sheriff guarding a bad guy until he can be taken away for trial. With Rio Lobo, we still get Wayne holed up in a jail surrounded by a gang trying to bust out the boss, but in this one, Hawks gave...
  • Weekly Update: New Obama IRS Scandal Documents

    04/08/2017 11:54:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 7, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Documents Confirm that Obama IRS Improperly Targeted Conservatives JW Exposes Dangerous Criminals Protected by Texas Sanctuary City Policy Climategate Obstruction Challenged in Court U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz Addresses Government Oversight Challenges at JW Documents Confirm that Obama IRS Improperly Targeted Conservatives We continue to undercover the details of the Obama IRS’ arbitrary and capricious behavior toward those presumed to be “enemies” of President Obama. This week we released 695 pages of new documents containing admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations. Other records reveal that the IRS...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains 695 Pages of Obama IRS Scandal Documents – Records Not Produced in Initial...

    04/04/2017 12:22:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 4, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains 695 Pages of Obama IRS Scandal Documents – Records Not Produced in Initial Congressional Investigation First Batch of Records from 7,000-Page Cache Uncovered Last Month (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations. Other records reveal that the IRS was going to require 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations to restrict their alleged political activities in exchange for “expedited consideration” of their tax-exempt applications. The documents were...
  • Who is Peter J. Kadzik ??

    03/29/2017 2:11:21 PM PDT · by The Raven · 9 replies
    Justice . GOV ^ | Marc 29, 2007 | The Raven
    Quotes: “There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails,” - Email from Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik with a warning to Podesta on Hillary’s emails on May 19, 2015, with the subject line, “Heads up. (from Wikileaks) "We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution - Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik concluding the IRS did nothing wrong in targeting Tea Party groups. FBI Director James Comey...
  • Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender

    03/29/2017 1:18:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    the Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | BY MARK MECKLER
    When Mitt Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, people cheered. He was young, attractive, idealistic, and — doggone it! — he did P90x. Images of him lifting weights bounced across the internet. Surely this is what the GOP needed, they said. New blood. Youth. Strength. The fact that his losing bid against Barack Obama and Joe Biden was the high mark of his career says a great deal about his legacy. His lack of true leadership has grown more and more evident. During the last week, Speaker Ryan's stature managed to shrink in regard to Congress, and...
  • The House Freedom Caucus--the truth (vanity)

    03/27/2017 11:21:34 AM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 66 replies
    self | 3/27/2017 | self
    I am sick of the lies repeated about the House Freedom Caucus. The HFC are the good guys, and the closest we have in the House to Tea Party. They fly below the radar because they are universally hated by the swamp and GOPe leadership, so as to dodge the publically threatened (by GOPe leadership) retaliation. They don't rush to the microphones, but in fact keep their membership list secret. They don't rally around anything unless 80% of their members support it, then hang together. They are NOT anti Trump, and anyone who says that is lying to you. Ask...
  • Tea Party Express urges lawmakers to pass health care bill

    03/24/2017 4:30:45 AM PDT · by davikkm · 117 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Seth McLaughlin
    A national tea party group is supporting the health care bill that President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan are urging lawmaker to pass on Capitol Hill. Sal Russo, the co-founder and chief strategist of Tea Party Express, which bills itself as the largest tea party political action committee, told Medium that the bill is the “first step in President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.” “Admittedly, this is far from a perfect repeal, and no conservative would propose this if it weren’t for the reality of the obstructionist Democrats in the Senate,”...
  • IRS Still Hasn’t Changed The Policy It Used To Justify Targeting Tea Party, Conservative Groups

    03/23/2017 11:23:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/22/2017 | Ethan Barton
    An obscure bureaucratic policy that allowed IRS officials to target conservative and Tea Party tax exemption applicants during the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns is still in place, meaning the same abuses may be continuing, according to a nonprofit government watchdog. The federal tax agency’s policy requires IRS officials to stop processing tax-exempt applications that are “likely to attract media or congressional attention,” the Cause of Action Institute said in a report made public Wednesday. The policy also directs IRS officials to prepare “sensitive case reports” for their supervisors and to ignore “the merits of the application” if it involved...
  • IRS Brazenly Continues Crackdowns On Conservative Organizations

    05/05/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative political organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty (PHCIL), due to a handful of articles that founder Gary Aldrich wrote in his personal capacity. His decade-old articles simply criticized Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, which the IRS claimed constituted electioneering. The articles were linked to as "alerts" from the PHCIL website. The American Spectator noted, “Although the literature demands that those like Clinton and Kerry be kept out of power, it never specifically says, ‘Don’t vote...
  • Weekly Update: Obama IRS Scandal Update

    03/11/2017 11:34:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents JW Files Lawsuit on Obama’s Illegal Russia Leaks Rutland, Vermont Citizens Oust Mayor Caught in Refugee Dishonesty Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents We have no intention to allow the extra-legal activities of President Obama’s administration to fade into the sunset now that he is out of office. Particularly egregious was his using the might of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target groups that disagreed with his political views. And heel dragging at the IRS continues. This week Judicial Watch...
  • IRS Finds 6,924 Documents Related to Obama Tea Party Targeting — Two Years After FOIA Request

    03/09/2017 7:46:08 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 9, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama IRS targeted over 400 conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny. The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved: â—¾Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted â—¾At least 5 pro-Israel groups â—¾Constitutional groups â—¾Groups that criticized Obama administration â—¾At least two pro-life groups â—¾An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor â—¾A 180 year-old Baptist paper â—¾A Texas voting-rights group â—¾A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed â—¾Conservative activists and businesses â—¾At least one conservative Hispanic group â—¾IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed â—¾10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS â—¾AndÂ… 100% of the 501(c)(4)...
  • Republicans want to know why Trump hasn't fired the IRS head

    03/09/2017 1:26:44 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-9-17 | Brooke Singman
    Nearly two months into the Trump administration, the IRS commissioner House Republicans once threatened with impeachment remains on the job. John Koskinen's continued tenure may be surprising, considering how aggressively Republicans went after him under the Obama administration. But despite a sustained push by congressional Republicans to oust the IRS chief before his five-year term expires this November, President Trump so far has made no move to do so. A White House official, asked about the commissioner's future, also told Fox News on Wednesday they had no personnel announcements “at this time.” House Republicans aren't giving up their quest to...
  • Two Years Later, IRS Locates 6,924 Documents Related to Tea Party Targeting

    03/09/2017 6:27:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    Agency will not commit to a timeframe to make the documents public. The Internal Revenue Service has located 6,924 documents potentially related to the targeting of Tea Party conservatives, two years after the group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for them. The watchdog group intended to find records regarding how the IRS selected individuals and organizations for audits that were requesting nonprofit tax status. The agency will not say when it will make the documents available to the public. "At this time, the Service is unable to provide an estimate regarding when it will complete its...
  • IRS Has 7,000 Unreleased Documents Related to Conservative and Tea Party Targeting

    03/08/2017 7:56:17 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/8/17 4:22 PM | By TODD SHEPHERD (@TODDASHEPHERD) •
    The IRS has told a federal court that they've recently identified almost 7,000 more documents that could contain information on how the agency targeted the tax-exempt applications of Tea Party organizations or other conservative political groups starting back in 2010, according to a court document. But IRS in the document would not commit to a timeline for releasing the documents. The revelation of thousands of unreleased documents was made in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that specializes in filing, and in many instances litigating, FOIA requests. For Judicial Watch President...
  • RIP, Movement Conservatism

    02/27/2017 5:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    Among his other accomplishments, Donald Trump, without ever intending to, has fractured conservatism – something that was long overdue. The American conservative movement has come quite a distance since the middle of the last century, from a small coterie viewed with contempt by the larger culture to the front ranks of a juggernaut that set back the plans of this country’s left-wing collectivists to a degree that its founders would not have considered possible. (Recall William F. Buckley’s statement that the role of conservatism was to “stand athwart history, yelling “stop.” Incredible as it may seem, “history” did stop.) Today,...
  • Democrats Are Losing the Battle of Ideas by Trying to Replicate the Tea Party

    02/22/2017 12:08:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, when I’m right, I’m right. (shuffling paper) I just received… There’s a column in the latest issue of the Weekly Standard by Alice B. Lloyd. It’s called, “The Activist’s Dilemma: The More We Shout … The Less They Care?” This piece basically says what my opening monologue says, in its own way. “The more extreme a protest or demonstration, the more media attention it gets,” the more sunlight shines on it. “But the more extreme the protest, the less likely it is the [people] at home will identify with its motivating spirit. This trade-off, between publicity and influence,...
  • The Tea Party

    02/17/2017 6:29:54 PM PST · by 12chachacha · 48 replies
    Vanity
    I need to get something off of my chest. I talked to an old friend today. Had not talked to her in years. The subject of the election and politics came up and I informed her that I was an ardent Tea Party supporter. I am a true believer in the Tea Party and its stated mission and endorsement of a smaller less powerful federal government that adheres and limits itself to the powers granted to it by our constitution. Back to the conversation and here is where it got ugly fast. Her response to my admitted preference for the...
  • Where is the Tea Party? Should they be ramping up to help Trump?

    02/17/2017 2:55:21 PM PST · by tophat9000 · 30 replies
    mypooke | Tophat9000
    So I see a March 4 Trump (a march to support Trump March 4)...but I'm curious why I really haven't seen the Tea Party infrastructure which still exist ..ramping up as a trump supporting group to counter the anti trumper's I know the Tea Party is its own enty not a support one candidate... but in may way Trump right populism is an extension on the Tea party own right populism Personally I think a good part of thr Tea Party was absorbed into Trump's campaign. But the Tea Party ability to organize Mass rallies is definitely what's needed right...
  • Tea party gains voice in Trump's Cabinet with budget chief

    02/16/2017 5:25:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 17, 2017 | Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tea party wing of the GOP gained a voice in President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Thursday when Mick Mulvaney was sworn in as director of the White House budget office.Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office hours after the Senate confirmed the South Carolina Republican's nomination on a narrow 51-49 vote in the GOP-controlled Senate.Pence praised Mulvaney's "extraordinary record" and said he "couldn't be more enthusiastic" about Trump's decision to choose him.Not all Republicans shared Pence's sentiments.Arizona Sen. John McCain, who is emerging as perhaps the most vocal GOP critic of the Trump administration,...