NY GOP picks Jane Corwin for NY-26 special election.
The seat, of course, was vacated by Chris Lee as part of what was a somewhat bizarre Craigslist meltdown. Ms. Corwin is herself a state Assemblywoman who was first elected in 2008 after defeating the Republican candidate in the primary; she’s previously run on the Conservative ticket in NY and has been endorsed by Paladino (who won this district in 2010). Jane Corwin has been | Read More »
Microcosm of the conservative/liberal 2010 strategy.
Perhaps ‘microcosm’ isn’t the best word; ‘personification’ might work better. The background: the Hill asked two bloggers – one from the Right, and one from the Left – to answer the question “Like Sen. Graham said, will the Tea Party movement die out?” The blogger on the Right was Ace of Ace of Spades, and contrary to his own self-deprecating later observation he answered the | Read More »
SWAT Troops against an Army of Grandmas.
I am given to understand that the video below was the result of local police in Illinois being overruled by the Feds. Whether true or not, this is still so pathetic that it just makes me kind of sad: You know, I remember a day when we had a President who wasn’t fundamentally afraid of the American people, and so do you. Picture of vicious | Read More »
So, that ‘Crash the Tea Party’ thing was a bust.
Told ya so. Michelle Malkin has some photos of the fizzle, which should have been obvious to anybody who has been paying attention to the way that the luster of the Left’s vaunted ‘activism’ completely dims when compared to an actual populist movement**. How bad was this fizzle, in fact? This bad: Brooks Alexander, a 23-year-old Olney, Md., hotel worker and Obama supporter who wore | Read More »
Behold, the terrifying true nature of the Tea Party!
Remember, this is the group that the President claims that “at their core” is all about opposition to and rejection of him (not that he wants to broad-brush, of course)*. Behold the Mob: (Via Instapundit: more pictures from the Denver Tea Party here) I have no idea whether the President would score the kid as part of the deluded crowd, or as one of the | Read More »
Reid’s Nevadan stalking horse up on criminal charges.
And so (I suspect) ends the sad, vaguely sordid, and rather bizarre tale of Scott Ashjian. You should have vetted your spoiler candidate better, Harry: A Nevada asphalt contractor who faces a legal challenge to his Tea Party of Nevada candidacy for U.S. Senate was hit Friday with felony theft and bad check charges in Las Vegas that allege he bounced a $5,000 business check | Read More »
Pitchforks, torches now acceptable for political demonstrations.
Please calibrate accordingly. Admittedly, it looks a little, well, small by right-wing activist standards, but that’s a real, live Lefty protest against a business organization* using actual pitchforks and functional torches. Feel free to pass that around the next time somebody has the vapors about a Tea Party protest… (Via Instapundit.) Moe Lane *The Connecticut Business and Industry Association; goodness only knows why they in | Read More »
The partisan hack agrees with the GOP shill agreeing with THAT WOMAN…
…third parties are a dead end. …she quickly pivoted to the broader question of whether the Tea Party movement might successfully field its own candidates in national elections, and on that point she sounded far from convinced. “Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this Tea Party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party,” [former | Read More »
The woman with the twenty-dollar bill.
The woman* in question was at Norm Dicks‘ (D, WA-06, D+5) town hall, and dared the Congressman to take her money. As in, she brandished a twenty dollar bill and told Dicks to come and get it, if he wanted her money so badly. (See also Hot Air and Ace of Spades HQ.) Which Dicks of course did not, being a Democratic career politician whose | Read More »
Reviewing the August Democratic Party’s town hall performances.
Speaking as a former Democrat: August was a personal humiliation for me. I would never have believed that the Democratic party could have produced such a crop of perpetually-terrified, start-at-their-0wn-shadow, two-for-flinching scaredy-cat politicians as the ones that showed up on our television screens and monitors, usually moving at high speed away from the cameras. Note that I did not use the term ‘old women.’ They | Read More »
This is how they see you (image may be NSFW).
[UPDATE]: I’ve had a copy of the image sent to me that includes the URL. The Google cache for the site is here; as you can see, not only did the image originate from the site, but the author him/herself was present at the Reston Town Hall, writing posts about it. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I think | Read More »
Organizing for America up to the task… of running potlucks.
Via RS Reader izoneguy comes this heartwarming story of lowered expectations in the health care rationing wars. Yesterday, it was a nascent national movement dedicated to bringing The Audacity Of Hope And Change That You Can Believe In to the huddle masses; today, they’re trying to get enough people together for a decent potluck. And how is it working out for them? “We had 10 | Read More »
If you’re losing Ben Cardin (D-MD)…
…a Senator who is barely known for defeating Michael Steele in the 2006 election (honestly, Maryland does not have particularly interesting Senators; sorry about that) – anyway, if you can’t get Ben Cardin to sign off on your ‘astroturf’ rhetoric, well, you have a branding problem. Watch as he manfully attempts to avoid sweating on national television over the mess that his higher-ups have landed | Read More »
How to ruin a professional agitation group’s day.
It’s actually not that hard. Figure out which professional agitation group typically runs faux-populist demonstrations in your area. Subscribe to their email list and/or website. DO NOT ENGAGE THEM IN CONVERSATION AND/OR DISCUSSION. You merely want to keep up with what they’re doing. When they announce a protest, note the time and date. Contact your local, actual conservative grassroots group. On the day of the | Read More »
Tea Partiers get apology for insult by town.
Hey, guess what? This show up en masse stuff works! PORT ST. LUCIE — After a week of complaints about a sign at Freedomfest on July 4, city officials apologized to the Treasure Coast Tea Party. “It was not our intent to interfere or cast dispersions on the tea party,” said City Manager Don Cooper, who took responsibility for what he called a “bone-head decision.” | Read More »
I guess Obama knows about the Tea Parties *now*.
[UPDATE] “Say what you will about George W. Bush, he had a skin whose thickness wasn’t measured in Planck lengths.” I really wish that I had written that. Because he’s sounding just a little bit self-conscious on the subject: Obama targets tea bags at town hall At his 100th-day town hall meeting in St. Louis Wednesday, President Barack Obama took direct aim at the anti-tax | Read More »
‘I’m a subscriber to revival.’
While the GE shareholders meltdown is interesting – see here for the basic story (H/T the Rhetorician), Ace of Spades for an observation on how the market is voting, and Hot Air for what was either a prescient or instigating Bill O’Reilly segment – we’re going to segue over to Little Miss Attila instead. Mostly because she has what was really the proper take on | Read More »
More DC Tax Day Tea Party videos.
We’ll start out with Larissa, who wants to know where her check is:
Don’t expect to see Jon Stewart whale on Susan Roesgen again.
You probably remember Susan Roesgen from yesterday: she was the one who got so peeved when the person that she interviewed turned out to be not on-script. Voluntary propagandists often aren’t, when dealing with messy reality. Anyway, she’ll probably be lionized by CNN for her “bravery” to standing up to people yelling back at somebody with a video crew trying to browbeat them, so watch | Read More »
Today’s Podcast: Tea Parties, the Bush Six, and International Affairs.
I did my twice-monthly radio podcast with Fausta – we discussed Tea Parties, Cuba, the “Bush Six,” pirates of Somalia, the Vatican’s rejection/non-rejection of pro-choice ambassadors, the DHS rightwing extremist issue, and even a quick mention of IL-05. And, oh yeah, I sneered at the pro-torture Left. Just because I felt like it. Podcast and the various links mentioned after the fold. I would like | Read More »