Ted Cruz Interview at RedState Gathering 2012
From the diaries by Neil… In what is widely being described as one of the TEA Party’s biggest upsets, Ted Cruz became Texas’ Republican nominee for US Senate on Tuesday night. Heavy advantages in name ID, money and institutional support were overcome by grassroots activists, ready to send a fighter to Washington. I’ve known Ted for two years but this weekend at #RSG12 I had | Read More »
Will the Real Texas TEA Party Please Stand Up?
OK, Texas it’s time for a bit of tough love. It’s been said by more than a few people over the last couple years that the TEA Party is dead. We’ve proven at many points that we’re alive and well, across the nation as well as here in Texas. We’ve had plenty of battles in the last several years and are nearing the end of | Read More »
Snatching Defeat From The Jaws of Victory: Texas Primary Update
My first introduction to politics was at 10 years old, volunteering with my parents on a State House campaign. What hooked me on political involvement was that we lost by 12 votes on a re-count and I knew that even at 10 years old I could have found 13 more votes if I’d have worked harder. The promise I’ve made myself in every election cycle | Read More »
TEA Party Leader Recruiting Campaign Chairmen for Trump
From the diaries . . . Just in case all the early primary fun hasn’t put you in a fetal position next to the liquor cabinet, maybe this will finish the job: After his aborted press tour/election tease, Donald Trump nearly immediately went back to hinting at an independent run for President. Speculation has been driven through the last few months by surrogates, media interviews | Read More »
Cross-posted from AmericanMajority.org As one of my mentors, Dr. Larry Arnn, is fond of saying, “A thing is good when it performs the purpose for which it was made.” A chair you can’t sit in or a gun that won’t shoot straight fail that test. So does a guard dog that won’t bark at bad guys. Being a guard dog is an interesting job. He | Read More »
Status Quo or Conservative Agenda?
Conservatives across the nation have been given an incredible opportunity to prove the viability of our ideals. In the November election Republicans gained nearly 700 state legislative seats, a number of Governorships, a majority in the US House and a near tie in the Senate. Democrats were held to the smallest freshman class of any party since 1915. Many lessons can be derived from this | Read More »
What Will You Do For Liberty?
From the diaries by Erick I wrote last week emphasizing the importance of TEA Party involvement this election cycle. In it I asked the question, “Are You Astroturf?” and I expressed my frustration with TEA Partiers who fail to follow through with meaningful action (phone-banking, block-walking, etc.) to back up their protest. For those of you un-convinced of the impact that TEA Party activists can | Read More »
Are You Astroturf?
For the last year and a half the TEA Party movement has rallied Americans around the cause of bringing fiscal responsibility back to our Government. We have protested. We have made catchy t-shirts. We have raised awareness. We have confronted our liberal representatives and served notice that they will soon join the unemployed. Each of those activities is important and has a place but now | Read More »