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 »
Stand Up With Ted Cruz
From the diaries. It’s decision time in Texas. The last hours of the contest to name the next United States Senator are running down and the choice for Texans couldn’t be more clear. Ted Cruz is our man. Erick wrote just the other day about the need for conservatives to open their wallets to help Ted win this battle against establishment moderate David Dewhurst. Polls | Read More »
Texas Election Effort Launched by American Majority Action
From the diaries . . . For the last three years I’ve been working with grassroots organizers here in Texas, training and partnering with conservatives who believe that it’s time to take a stand. This election cycle I’m excited to be launching another effort that will work with TEA Partiers to elect strong conservatives and build the infrastructure to keep them accountable. As many of | 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 »
Happy Birthday Raz Shafer
Yeah, I’m abusing the front page to wish birthday greetings to a good friend down in Texas and one of the rockstars of the American Majority Team. I assume he is finally old enough to buy beer legally. It’s also Congressman Thad McCotter’s birthday and happy birthday to him too. Consider this an open thread.
Texas House Members: Your Primaries Are One Year Away
From the diaries by Erick What’s more corrupt than the lieutenant of a sitting Speaker of the House making threats against Representatives who refuse to support that speaker? Is it possible for someone to go further up the shameless meter than to draw redistricting maps to cut Representatives out of their districts in order to punish them for standing up to a bad politician? If | Read More »
Joe Straus Stands Against Free Speech
Freedom of speech is under attack courtesy of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. He is effectively trying to stuff as much speech as possible into the definition of “political advertising,” hassling average Texans out of the conversation. In his interim charge to the General Investigating & Ethics Committee Straus commanded the following: Review the definition of “political advertising” and determine whether the definition should be expanded | 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 »