In the past twenty-four hours I have gotten a lot of heat from friends over my take on what John Roberts did. What’s done is done and I really could not get all worked up about it because Obamacare in the Courts has been such a distraction. Yet again the GOP expected a court to save them from something they did not like. The GOP | Read More »
The Club For Growth’s Depressing Study: Failure and Lies of the Tea Party Congresscritters
“If the tea party is not much more successful in primarying Republican candidates and then having those guys practice what they preach, the GOP is within a decade of going the way of the Whigs.” There have been many studies out on the “tea party congress” and just how tea party it actually is. One study last year noted that 70% of candidates who went | Read More »
Will The Tea Party Fight or Retreat?
Last night in Wisconsin the state Republican Party tried a few parliamentary maneuvers to drive tea party members from the ranks of the GOP. For reasons I cannot begin to fathom, the Wisconsin GOP seems willing to sacrifice tea party energy in the Scott Walker recall in order to save Tommy Thompson’s Senate bid. In Indiana, Eric Cantor has weighed in on behalf of Barack | Read More »
Is David Brooks Comparing the Tea Party to Nazis?
“David Brooks, please look up Godwin’s Law.” David Brooks seems to forget it was the tea party movement that handed the Republicans control of the House in 2010. Today he laments the rise, again, of conservatives and views his ideological drift to the left as standing still with conservatism moving away from him. He really does lack serious self-awareness. How silly. In a column titled | Read More »
Put down the protest signs and pick up the campaign signs
Reasons like this are why Mark Tapscott is worth always reading. Being nonpartisan, the Tea Party movement must identify and encourage like-minded candidates in both major parties. That means a Tea Party Movement Seal of Approval, or a Tea Party Pledge, to point voters of all stripes to the new blood needed to replace the current calcified cast of establishment insiders running Congress. Most Americans | Read More »
9/12 in DC
Sadly, I don’t think I’m going to be able to be at the 9/12 Tea Party in DC. But, I hear a certain afternoon radio show host/TV host might appear. That would be awesome. Consider this an open thread.