Holding Them Accountable – Richard Shelby Edition
In many states and many places people believe that elections are the only time participation is required in a Democracy. You show up, you vote, you wash your hands of it until they bother you again. Many citizens vote the way many loosely-affiliated Christians trek over to the local church once on Christmas and again on Easter. Check the block. Move on with life. Never mind that you are being robbed blind and governed dishonestly as soon as your back is turned.
Fortunately for us, regrettably for Republican Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, not all Americans have degenerated into Amerikans. Quite a few people in Alabama found the time and volition to turn away from another riveting episode of SpongeBob. It seems they are engaged in behavior hostile to the continued cavorting of our disingenuous politicians. Fortunately, the GOP rank and file in Alabama did not take kindly to Senator Shelby’s having announced his support of Secretary of Defense nominee and former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel.
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Think Differently: ‘Escalating Actions’ – Union Mobilization Manual Calls For Picketing Homes
To those that think that the tactics are too over-the-top or beneath the right to use in the battle for America’s future, I ask you: How the status quo working out for you?
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Unite or Perish: How to Become a Force Multiplier 2.0
Now, more than ever, Americans who value the Constitution and the Founders’ vision must set aside their differences and unite upon common ground or we all can continue to watch American freedom perish.
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Okay, not really. It’s a difficult morning to be sure, but it’s not the end of the world. As Erick wrote early this morning, we’ve really only maintained the status quo. In order to assess the future, we must reassess the past. How did we end up relatively close to where we were four years ago? Much time will be spent pouring over the results. Who | Read More »
Paul Ryan: Radical American
If there’s anything we’ve come to expect from the Obama administration and his media lackeys, it’s demonizing those opposed to his agenda. So it was no surprise when his campaign’s immediate response to Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick of Paul Ryan was to label him “radical”. In the same predictable fashion, Democrats cheered at another chance to play the radical card: “I haven’t been this | Read More »
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 »
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 Tea Party, Reagan, and Why We Fight
Much ink has been poured over the past 24 hours regarding Jeb Bush’s controversial remarks about the state of the Republican Party. In a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg News, Bush said the following: “Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, similar to my dad, they would have a hard time if you define the Republican | Read More »
Now Bleed Them Dry
Note: This was co-written with my brother, Drew Ryun, president of American Majority Action. This week, America saw what real hope and change actually looks like. The Wisconsin recall fight wasn’t about Republicans and Democrats. It wasn’t about Obama. It was about the power of the majority of taxpayers who stood up against being fleeced by the very public employee union bosses who have put | Read More »
An Earmark by Any Other Name
There’s an enduring rule in all aspects of life that is very applicable to conservatives in politics. Whenever you achieve a rare, hard-fought victory, you do everything possible to ensure that the victory stays intact. The House-adopted earmark ban is one of our biggest achievements over the past decade. As such, we must not reinstate the practice of passing Miscellaneous Tariff Bills (MTBs), which are | Read More »
Tea Party 1 Union Thugs 0
It’s often frustrating how we are forced to go to battle with the left on the bandwagon of flaccid and uninspiring Republicans that lack core principles. That was not the case last night when Scott Walker won his decisive victory against the best efforts of the union thugs in Wisconsin. Scott Walker is a man who sought power not for power’s sake, but to implement | 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 Gay Marriage or the Tea Party Have a Bigger Impact in 2012?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Aaron Blake to discuss Romney’s reaction to Obama’s gay marriage support, his missed opportunity with the GOP base, and why both the establishment and Tea Party could lose in Nebraska. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d | Read More »
Dear Tea Party, We Are Losing
Please send more members to Congress. The House just passed legislation that is offensive to free market capitalism reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. And only 93 conservative Representatives opposed. Conservative cheers to Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) for making a speech on the House floor discussing the reasons why it is a terrible idea to reauthorize the crony capitalist Ex-Im Bank. A bill to reauthorizes the Ex-Im Bank through 2014 | 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 »