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  • GOP consultant claims former Cruz campaign manager is actively working to unseat tea party

    07/26/2016 6:46:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A consulting firm run by Ted Cruz's former campaign manager is actively working to defeat a House Freedom Caucus member who is up for reelection despite strong claims to the contrary, a conservative consultant who previously worked for the firm claims. "It's total bull----," consultant Noel Fritsch told Business Insider of Jeff Roe's claims that his firm, Axiom Strategies, was not involved in efforts to oust Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas from office. In 2014, Axiom Strategies, which Roe founded and owns, worked with a super PAC to spend more than $230,000 against Huelskamp, according to Federal Election Commission documents....
  • America's Orwellian Liberalism

    10/15/2011 6:11:54 AM PDT · by radioone
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2011 | Marvin Folkertsma
    The ink was barely dry on the asterisk in Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.'s rant about taking out those "son-of-a-b*tches" -- referring to Tea Party members -- when the vice president made his own contribution at a Labor Day rally. "This is a fight for the existence of organized labor," the veep shouted. "You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate!" And the diatribes have continued with the establishment of a website designed to track unfair comments made by those who, in President Obama's words, want to "cripple" America. Congresswoman Maxine Waters' snippet about telling the Tea...
  • Are Republicans Writing Off Darryl Glenn’s Chances? (NRSC won't support conservative)

    07/02/2016 8:22:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    morningconsult.com ^ | 6/30/16 | Eli Yokeley
    Darryl Glenn, a tea party favorite, on Tuesday secured the Republican nomination for Senate in Colorado, one of the only places where the GOP thought it had a real chance to pick up a seat in 2016. But as the El Paso County commissioner makes his first run for statewide office – a challenging feat for even the most seasoned and well-financed politician in a purple state like Colorado – it is not clear that the Republican establishment is willing to give him a hand against Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. Senate Republican leaders instead appear to be focusing the...
  • From Cincinnati to Washington: How Lois Lerner's IRS Ruthlessly Targeted the Tea Party

    07/02/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2016 | Kim Strassel
    Editor’s Note: Conservatives know they are under assault. What many may not know (because the media hasn’t told them) is that they are the targets of a coordinated, well-honed campaign by the left to push conservatives entirely out of the political debate. The Intimidation Game is the first real telling of what happened at the IRS—how elected Democrats used that agency to muzzle tens of thousands of Tea Party members during two elections. It's the real story of how a liberal Wisconsin prosecutor used secret subpoenas and predawn raids to silence 30 conservative grassroots organizations in that state. It's the...
  • REPORT: Global Elite Fear Donald Trump Presidency

    06/27/2016 4:35:39 AM PDT · by orchestra · 24 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | 6/27/2016 | Tea Party.org
    Know this: Sedition has infested our government and a diabolical scheme to commandeer America has been exposed. Our citizen-driven Republic is being turned into a totalitarian state right under our nose! What the Global Elitists can’t have they now seek to destroy. Think I’m kidding? Keep reading! BREXIT was the UK’s Tea Party. The UK figured out the Global Elitist’s secret weapon. They discovered that the use of uncontrolled migration was the kingpin to commandeer any nation… leaving it helpless in the face of the advancing hordes. Watch out! Just like the Global Elitists tightened their grip on the throats...
  • How American Politics Went Insane (Long and very serious)

    06/25/2016 2:10:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 62 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July/August Issue | Jonathan Rauch
    I am not even going to attempt to excerpt this. It is too long, the points are too nuanced and after reading it for half an hour I am only about halfway through it. I can't say that I agree with every observation so far but I will say that this is a very serious and sober read, and much of it has the ring of truth. I would like to hear what others think of this. But please take some time and read it through first.
  • This is just too much fun.

    06/23/2016 6:26:35 PM PDT · by mountn man · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | Me
    So...I'm over at Yahoo, expanding my capacity for stupidity. When I come across a live one. You know the type. Liberal with absolutely NO critical thinking skills. ... Oops...I guess I'm being redundant.So, I'm on this article Family Plans to Destroy Stockpile of Inherited Guns and Ammo Worth Millions, Lawyer Says And my live one makes this comment "They best guard the weapons closely, if Teas get ahold of them they will kill many innocent people...Teas are anarchists, terrorists and murderers! NO more GOP/TP tyranny and tyrants forevermore! So, after bait like that, I bit. It wasn't long after that...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Said “Not a Smidgen of Corruption” in IRS Scandal – Now We Know Over 400

    06/06/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title:FLASHBACK: Obama Said “Not a Smidgen of Corruption” in IRS Scandal – Now We Know Over 400 Conservative Groups TargetedRemember this? In February 2014 Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal.This weekend the IRS finally admitted it targeted over 400 conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny. The Washington Times reported:The government released names of 426 organizations. Another 40 were not released as part of the list because they had already opted out of being part of the class-action suit. That total is much higher than the 298 groups the...
  • IRS finally reveals list of tea party groups targeted for extra scrutiny

    06/05/2016 5:11:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    More than three years after it admitted to targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, the IRS has finally released a near-complete list of the organizations it snagged in a political dragnet. The tax agency filed the list last month as part of a court case after a series of federal judges, fed up with what they said was the agency’s stonewalling, ordered it to get a move on. The case is a class-action lawsuit, so the list of names is critical to knowing the scope of those who would have a claim against the IRS. But even as it...
  • Trump backs Ellmers in first congressional endorsement

    06/05/2016 7:23:23 AM PDT · by fifedom · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/04/16 | Elena Schneider
    Donald Trump has inserted himself into one of the most contentious House primaries in the country this weekend, endorsing GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers in her member-versus-member race in North Carolina. Trump makes a personal appeal to voters to back Ellmers in a robocall released Saturday. She was "the first congresswoman to endorse me and she really was terrific and boy, is she a fighter," Trump says in the call. It is the first time this election that Trump has picked sides in a congressional race.
  • Tea Party Candidate Could Win Democratic Primary

    06/01/2016 4:42:04 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 9 replies
    Rollcall ^ | Jun 1, 2016 | Stephanie Akin
    A Pennsylvania House candidate who lost the Republican primary has been presented with the unexpected possibility that he might compete in the general election — as a Democrat. An early tally of write-in votes on Tuesday put tea party-backed conservative Art Halvorson slightly ahead of Democrat Adam Sedlock in the Democratic primary...
  • Shut up and eat your dog food!

    05/16/2016 7:54:40 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 34 replies
    Vanity | 16 May 2016 | areukiddingme1
    As the GOPe (elite/establishment) threatens to/prepares to "Wage War" on the Republican nominee for President we need to be reminded just what the "their (GOPe) best ideas" have given us in the last 24 years: 1992 -- Bush 41 / Quayle -- Thanks to a third party run Perot / Stockdale and their "reform party" we were introduced to Bill Clinton and his "moral-less" behavior in office. The damage of his time in office is still felt today. 1996 -- Dole / Kemp -- Fail! Didn't fight, didn't challenge and basically threw punches like a six year old girl. 2008...
  • How Ryan decided to ditch Trump

    05/06/2016 1:18:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 102 replies
    Politico ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jake Sherman
    On Wednesday morning, not even 24 hours after Donald Trump effectively clinched the Republican nomination, Paul Ryan convened his top advisers for a call. With Congress out of session, Ryan was bouncing between multiple states, raising the piles of money needed to keep House Republicans in the majority. But Donald Trump was on his mind. The speaker could not — at least at this point — support him. And he wanted to talk through how to proceed. Ryan never expected Trump to lock up the nomination so quickly. He didn't think Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would drop out of the...
  • Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Endorses Paul Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen

    04/26/2016 2:58:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/26/16
    Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has endorsed Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger businessman Paul Nehlen for the Republican nomination of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. “[I]t is only after careful consideration, a thorough review of the incumbent’s record, much discussion with our grassroots activists, and a careful vetting of the challenger that we can announce our endorsement of Paul Nehlen for the GOP nomination for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st district,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. Martin said the decision to endorse Nehlen over Ryan was “not easy, nor something we take lightly” but...
  • Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media

    04/26/2016 1:42:03 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Truncated title. Full title: Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media, Isn’t Holding IRS Accountable Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a conservative running for the GOP nomination to replace Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the U.S. Senate in November, called out his own party’s leadership for its failure to hold the IRS accountable, years after the agency refused to comply with congressional investigations into its targeting of conservative groups. DeSantis is part of a small group of conservatives in the House pushing to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen. He tells Breitbart News that House Speaker...
  • Paul Ryan: 'We Don't Have' Votes to Pass a Budget(to the Democrats' liking)

    04/23/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 27 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/22/16 | c burke
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is on the verge of failing to pass a budget, a setback reportedly highlighting the same internal GOP divisions that bedeviled his predecessor. "You need the votes to pass a budget," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters Thursday, Politico reports. "We don’t have them right now." According to CNN, Ryan doesn't need a budget since the two-year fiscal deal Ohio GOP Rep. John Boehner negotiated before stepping down as House Speaker last year set overall federal spending level for the next fiscal year. "But the budget drama is a big political black eye for Ryan and his...
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • Paul Ryan: ‘We Won’t Have a Government Shutdown’(taking everything off the table)

    04/21/2016 10:09:30 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/16 | J poor
    In a portion of an interview with Manu Raju that aired on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% discussed his tenure as House Speaker and what he’s doing, including how he is handling the job differently from his predecessor John Boehner. But also, he vowed there would be no government shutdown. “I think I would do it better,” Ryan said. “Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis. And so, because I was a person that wasn’t looking for this job, what I’m...
  • Exclusive Video: Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen is FED UP with the Speaker(6min Intro/Article)

    04/20/2016 6:46:36 AM PDT · by DumpRyanCallToAction · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4/20/16 | Nate Madden
    Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) primary challenger is bringing in heavy equipment to unseat the Speaker of the House in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
  • Michelle Malkin endorses Paul Ryan’s challenger, will host May fundraiser in Kenosha

    04/18/2016 11:34:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    wispolitics.com ^ | 4/18/16 | Kirsten Lombard
    The Volunteers for Nehlen Committee announced Monday that conservative dynamo Michelle Malkin has endorsed Paul Nehlen, who is running against Paul Ryan in the Republican primary race unfolding in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Malkin is a force in publishing, on television, and in the conservative blogosphere. She is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Culture of Corruptionand many other books, most recently Sold Out with John Miano. In May, Malkin will also travel to Wisconsin to headline a major fundraising event for Nehlen. The fundraiser will be held in Kenosha, where the Nehlen campaign bases its headquarters. “I...
  • Boris Johnson suggests 'part-Kenyan' Obama may have an 'ancestral dislike' of Britain

    04/22/2016 7:24:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4/22/2016 | MATT DATHAN, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE
    Boris Johnson was accused of 'dog whistle racism' and likened to right-wing 'Tea Party' politicians in the US this morning after his attack on the 'part-Kenyan' Barack Obama. The Mayor of London spoke out against the US President after he urged British voters to stay in the EU and mentioned his African ancestry as he criticised the decision to remove a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office shortly after Mr Obama entered the White House. Mr Johnson - who is favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - suggested the President got rid of the statue...
  • The Donald Kneels to Political Correctness on Transgender Issues

    04/21/2016 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 273 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 21, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump took the liberal stance on transgender restroom access. Media outlets can call it "moderate" all they want, but it is inescapable that Trump defended biological men using women's restrooms. The Donald is not exactly hesitant to offend people, and transgressing political correctness has been one of the centerpieces of his campaign. He even declared in the past that he would protect Christians and social conservatives, but this acceptance of "transgender rights" may be a sign that he has started pandering to the "center" for the general election.Conservatives have long warned that Trump is unpredictable,...
  • Tea Party Leader Blasts 'Double Dealin' Trump for Hiring Lobbyists

    04/21/2016 10:01:49 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/21/2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin blasted Donald Trump on Thursday, following reports that the Republican presidential front-runner is being advised by several Washington lobbyists. According to Politico, Trump's recently hired top campaign strategist, Paul Manafort, has introduced several of his lobbyist friends to the campaign to help guide Trump to the general election with a better organization and delegate operation. "Among the influence industry veterans who have been helping the campaign in recent weeks, according to sources close to the Trump campaign, are Laurance Gay, who had worked with Manafort on an effort to obtain a federal grant...
  • From Occupy to Black Lives Matter: how nonviolent resistance is shaping the 2016 elections

    04/20/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | April 18, 2016 | Professor Erica Chenoweth
    Violence has gotten a lot of attention in the 2016 presidential race — from the kicking and punching of protestors at Trump’s rallies to incitements of violence against Muslim refugees and Mexican immigrants to promises by various candidates to use overwhelming military force to destroy the Islamic State. But nonviolent resistance — that is, when unarmed civilians use a coordinated set of actions, such as protests, strikes, and noncooperation to directly confront opponents without harming or threatening to harm them — has actually been incredibly influential in this election. On both the left and the right, popular movements have brought...
  • IRS must publicize sensitive tea party data obtained in targeting, Obama administration says

    04/12/2016 9:14:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS says it has stopped targeting the tea party — but three years later, the tax agency is still holding on to the sensitive information it pried from the conservative groups through invasive questions, and officials are even vowing to make the answers public. Groups caught up in the scandal say that is proof the targeting is continuing, and they want the IRS to expunge the information or, at the very least, to make sure it is never released. Obama administration officials insist they have stopped targeting but say the groups are at fault for following the misguided IRS...
  • In Indiana, McConnell allies plot to stop another Cruz

    04/07/2016 1:28:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 7, 2016 | Manu Raju, Senior Political Reporter
    Rep. Marlin Stutzman is a member of the anti-leadership House Freedom Caucus, a conservative in the mold of Ted Cruz and a three-term Indiana congressman who voted against John Boehner as speaker. Now, he wants a promotion to the Senate -- and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his allies want to stop that. Privately, McConnell has made clear to his confidantes that he wants to bolster the candidacy of Stutzman's chief GOP rival, Rep. Todd Young, and push him over-the-top in the May 3 primary, according to sources familiar with the conversations. Publicly, McConnell's super PAC has made Indiana the...
  • OPINION: Cruz a ‘Teavangelical’ who can win

    04/06/2016 9:39:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Courier News | April 7, 2016 | David Brody, Christian Broadcasting Network
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/opinion/2016/04/07/cruz-teavangelical-can-win/82711226/
  • GOP Convention Rules - including "Rule 40"

    04/06/2016 7:21:57 AM PDT · by Pollster1 · 38 replies
    https://cdn.gop.com/docs/2012_RULES_Adopted.pdf ^ | 2012 | 2012 GOP Establishment Stooge-In-Chief
    "Rule 40(b) - Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these rules or any rule of the House of Representatives, to demonstrate the support required of this paragraph a certificate evidencing the affirmative written support of the required number of permanently seated delegates from each of the eight (8) or more states shall have...
  • Businessman Paul Nehlen to challenge Paul Ryan from right in primary (confirmed!)

    03/29/2016 5:19:34 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 3/29/16 | S.A. Miller
    Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen announced Tuesday that he is the tea party-allied candidate who is challenging House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in the Republican primary, saying he’s “had it” with the speaker betraying conservatives. Sources first confirmed to The Washington Times earlier this week that a wealthy businessman was mounting a primary challenge to Mr. Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, but Mr. Nehlen did not reveal his identity until now. “Paul Ryan’s embrace of big government spending, his continued support of illegal immigration and imported workers, and his championing of the job-killing trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
  • Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard [2014]

    03/28/2016 5:24:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    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. (SNIP) “When I sit here and I listen to Mr. Brat speak I hear the inaccuracies — my family’s here.” Cantor said. As he was interrupted by the raucous crowd, Cantor’s anger was evident: “That’s enough — we are a country of free speech, so decency’s also part of this.” (SNIP) “It is easy to sit in the rarified environs of academia, in the...
  • Paul Ryan faces primary challenge from wealthy businessman ‘betrayed’ by House speaker

    03/28/2016 5:09:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 3/28/16 | S.A. Miller
    A wealthy businessman with tea party ties confirmed Sunday that he is mounting a primary challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, saying that after donating to the Wisconsin Republican’s past campaigns he feels “betrayed” by the speaker on trade deals and immigration. The businessman, who is not yet revealing his identity, promised that his run will “shake up the establishment in a profound way,” according to a political consultant close to the prospective candidate. The emergence of a viable Republican challenger in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District is the culmination of a monthslong recruitment effort by tea party activists who...
  • Tea party activists hail federal appeals court ruling vs IRS

    03/27/2016 7:40:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 10:36 AM EDT | Dan Sewell
    Tea party activists are heartened by a federal appeals court ruling that strengthens their legal push against the Internal Revenue Service for alleged targeting in past election cycles. A three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals chastised government foot-dragging while ordering the agency to give attorneys for tea party groups details on tax-exempt applicants. A U.S. district court judge in Cincinnati earlier this year certified the case as a class action. …
  • Bush endorsement of Cruz a baton-pass to the Tea Party

    03/24/2016 3:26:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 24, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    The big question for Cruz is whether this baton pass does more damage than good among anti-establishment voters, even if it does boost movement conservatives. Newsmax’s Nick Sanchez believes that Jeb’s conservative track record in Florida will buffer the downside, and giving Cruz and the Tea Party access to the “establishment” donor base will pay dividends as well: 3. The Bush family has a national network of supporters — Money alone cannot win an election, and — as Cruz demonstrated right off the bat in the Iowa caucus — tapping into the network of bottom-up grassroots organizing can often ensure...
  • Court rebukes IRS for tea party targeting, orders release of secret list

    03/22/2016 4:36:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court spanked the IRS Tuesday, saying it has taken laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and turned them on their head, using them to try to protect the tax agency from the very tea party groups it targeted. The judges ordered the IRS to quickly turn over the full list of groups it targeted so that a class-action lawsuit, filed by the NorCal Tea Party Patriots, can proceed. The judges also accused the Justice Department lawyers, who are representing the IRS in the case, of acting in bad faith — compounding the initial targeting —...
  • Are We as Dumb as They Think We Are?

    03/19/2016 9:53:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    There is one good thing about people who insult our intelligence; they're probably misunderestimating the true level of our understanding. I’ve been called a fascist by communists and a communist by fascists. I’ve been called a pagan by Christians and a Christian by pagans. I’ve been called an optimist by pessimists and a pessimist by optimists. All of us have been labeled by others. We’ve all been called this by that and that by this, we’ve all had people try to insult us by how they refer to us, but when people insult our intelligence they are usually showing their...
  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win the GOP Nomination. In 2020.

    03/19/2016 1:14:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    Slate ^ | March 18, 2016 | William Saletan
    [SNIP]The argument against Cruz is that he’s obnoxious.His colleagues don’t like him,and exit polls show he doesn’t do nearly as well among moderate and somewhat conservative voters as he does among hardcore conservatives....That’s why,when my colleague Jamelle Bouie was betting on Cruz,I put my money on Rubio...I stand refuted.Cruz hasn’t overcome the Trump wave,but he has proved that in an angry party,his organization,discipline,and message can beat a broadly appealing rival.Republicans who vote for Trump in 2016,only to see him abandoned by elements of their party and defeated in the general election,would be at least as angry in 2020.The notion that...
  • Christine O'Donnell slams Trump: 'I can't sit back anymore' (Video)

    03/17/2016 9:48:10 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-17-2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican Christine O'Donnell returned to political debate on Thursday to slam GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "I have no desire to get in the fray. Now it looks like he's going to be the nominee. I can't sit back anymore. I can't hold my tongue," O'Donnell said during an interview on CNN. "He did nothing to liberate the middle class from political correctness until he decided to run for president," O'Donnell added during her interview with Brooke Baldwin. O'Donnell is known in political circles for a stunning upset during the Tea Party wave of 2010 when she defeated establishment favorite and former...
  • One last indignity: The tea party swipes John Boehner’s seat

    03/16/2016 2:54:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/16/16 | Amber Phillips
    It was one of the tea party’s few highlights in Tuesday’s congressional primaries. But laying claim to former GOP House speaker John Boehner’s old seat (in all likelihood) is a big one, both for the bragging rights and the momentum it gives House conservatives in their ongoing fight to purify their party ideologically. Warren Davidson, a businessman and former Army Ranger, won a 15-way Republican primary Tuesday in the special election for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. The tea party candidate rather easily bested more moderate candidates, including two state lawmakers, in a campaign that quickly became ground zero for the...
  • One last indignity: The tea party swipes John Boehner’s seat

    03/16/2016 7:05:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    WAPO ^ | March 16, 2016 | Amber Phillips
    It was one of the tea party’s few highlights in Tuesday’s congressional primaries. But laying claim to former GOP House speaker John Boehner’s old seat (in all likelihood) is a big one, both for the bragging rights and the momentum it gives House conservatives in their ongoing fight to purify their party ideologically. Warren Davidson, a businessman and former Army Ranger, won a 15-way Republican primary Tuesday in the special election for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. The tea party candidate rather easily bested more moderate candidates, including two state lawmakers, in a campaign that quickly became ground zero for the...
  • The Tea Party Created Marco Rubio. Now They Can Take Him Out

    03/15/2016 4:43:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 13,2016 | TIM MAK
    If Marco Rubio’s campaign flames out in Florida tonight, as polls suggest, it will be delicious revenge for the Tea Partiers who have been waiting years to embarrass the senator in his home state. “We’re going to have a sweet taste in our mouths tomorrow when little Marco gets embarrassed by those he betrayed. He betrayed all of Florida, but mostly he betrayed people like me who worked hard to get him elected,” said Dan Ray, a founding member of Tea Party group in The Villages, a large retirement community in Florida, where Rubio campaigned earlier this week. When Rubio...
  • Hartford Tea Party co-founder endorses Ted Cruz and denounces Donald Trump.

    03/15/2016 4:44:20 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 117 replies
    self | 3/15/16 | RaceBannon
    Hartford Tea Party co-founder endorses Ted Cruz and denounces Donald Trump. As one of the co-founders of the Hartford Tea Party in 2009, I was appalled to read the statement of Debbie Dooley, claiming that Donald Trump was the choice of someone who once claimed membership in a genuine grass roots organization dedicated to upholding the Constitution, reducing the size of government, eliminating government health care and opposing high government spending. In her endorsement for Donald Trump, she claimed the following:"I have been an activist fighting for conservative principles since 1976, so I reject individuals and publications that try to...
  • "Flip Flopper" Trump addresses Tea Party rally in 2011

    03/14/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 13 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 14, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Here are five video segments of Donald Trump's remarks at a Florida Tea Party rally held in 2011. There appear to be few if any significant differences between what he said then and what he says at his current rallies, although he his minimized the "birther" attacks on Obama because that matter is now of little relevance. Trump's remarks seem to have been received as well in 2011 as now.H/t The Last RefugeThe video segments appear to be in proper sequence. Congressman Allen West introduced Trump at the beginning of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVztgvpe4FM   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd9pMfMling   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoFnWfUF6SU   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvKjYKvMd4  ...
  • Crowd gathers to support Jerry DeLemus at detention hearing

    03/08/2016 6:04:35 AM PST · by azkathy · 26 replies
    WMUR ^ | 3-7-2016 | Jennifer Crompton
    A crowd of well over 100 people turned out at the hearing, and several New Hampshire lawmakers defended Jerry DeLemus, 61, of Rochester, telling a judge that he is a law-abiding peacemaker who deserves to be released on bail. DeLemus is accused of being a "mid-level leader" and organizer of a conspiracy to recruit, organize, train and provide support to armed men and other followers of rancher Cliven Bundy. DeLemus was among a dozen people in five states arrested last week, raising to 19 the number accused of inciting and leading an armed insurrection in April 2014 to stop a...
  • Libertarian Streak fuels support for Jerry DeLemus Co Chair Vets for Trump

    03/07/2016 7:58:26 AM PST · by azkathy · 5 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | 3-5-16 | Dave Solomon
    Jack Kimball was working the phones hard on Friday morning. The Tea Party organizer and former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party was drumming up support for his friend and Tea Party associate Jerry DeLemus of Rochester. DeLemus, a Marine Corps veteran and former candidate for Strafford County sheriff, faces a slew of federal charges in connection with his role in a 2014 stand-off between ranchers and federal authorities in Nevada over grazing rights on public lands. The 60-plus-page indictment handed up Thursday against DeLemus and others involved in the standoff can be read here: www.unionleader.com/delemus. - See more...
  • The Mark Levin Show, "Ray Charles Friday", M-F, 6-9pm ET, WABC-AM, Friday, March 4th, 2015.

    03/04/2016 2:56:02 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 71 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Friday, March 4th, 2015 | Mark R. Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles." -- Mark Levin in "Liberty and Tyranny". Welcome to "The Levin Lounge"... Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time - and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark's show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Will the tea party wage a guerrilla war against Trump?

    03/01/2016 5:05:59 PM PST · by Maceman · 122 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/1/2016 | GLENN THRUSH
    Former top Ted Cruz adviser Rick Tyler says conservatives won’t stop making their case against the likely nominee. The big, set-piece battle of the Republican primary is very nearly over – but the guerilla war against Donald Trump may have just begun. Trump is poised to seize the Republican nomination today if the Super Tuesday polls prove predictive – but the spirits of the candidates he’s brutalized, ridiculed and (nearly) beaten are likely to haunt and harass him for the next eight months. And Ted Cruz –clinging to hopes that a win in home-state Texas would forestall an Alamo moment...
  • Game Change: Jeff Sessions Endorses Trump from Stage in Alabama

    02/28/2016 2:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 169 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2-28-2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Full Title: Game Change: Jeff Sessions Endorses Trump from Stage in Alabama; Stunning Event Unites Populist, Nationalist Movement MADISON, Alabama -- 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump will pick up the most significant endorsement any presidential candidate in the GOP can get here on Sunday: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). Sessions, the intellectual leader of the future of the conservative movement, has provided the brainpower behind the populist nationalist revolt against political elites that's been emerging since at least 2013. At a warm and windy rally here with thousands present in a packed football stadium just outside Huntsville, Sessions will...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Republican donors actively despise our base'

    02/27/2016 10:15:58 PM PST · by JediJones · 135 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Ted Cruz drew a stark contrast between Democratic donors and Republican donors during a floor speech late Monday. Democratic donors, Cruz said, don't hate the liberal base, but Republican donors "actively despise" conservatives. "On the Democratic side, the major donors that fund the Democratic Party, they don't despise their base. The billionaires who write the giant checks that fund President Obama and Hillary Clinton and the Democrats on that side of the aisle, they don't despise the radical gay rights movement or the radical environmentalist movement or all of the people that knock on doors and get Democrats elected,"...
  • Donald Trump just declared his intent to destroy American democracy

    02/27/2016 1:57:52 PM PST · by dschapin · 289 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/26/2016 | Erik Wemple
    In his remarks today at a rally in Fort Worth, Tex., Donald Trump knew he’d make news. “I’ve never said this before,” he declared. We’ll await the word of the Washington Post Fact Checker on the integrity of the statement, but Trump did appear to be veering into a new talking point. A media-law talking point, that is: One of the things I’m going to do, and this is going to make it tougher for me…but one of the things I’m going to do if I win…is I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely...
  • Ted Cruz: Donald's positions are identical to Hillary's

    02/27/2016 11:20:12 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 134 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2016
    Ted Cruz: Donald's positions are identical to Hillary's