The TEA Party Turns Five Today
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Santinelli Rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which spawned the infamous Tea Party (Taxed Enough Already?). Even if you heard it then, it’s definitely worthwhile listening to once more: The first Tea Party protests subsequently followed on February 27th to protest the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama | Read More »
To @DrewMTips And @charlescwcooke: Honestly, It Really Doesn’t Matter
I am watching the back and forth between Drew M and Charles C. W. Cook and I think to myself, who cares?! Both of you are right and both of you are wrong. And for the same reason, you both don’t get it: It doesn’t matter anymore. Charles C. W. Cook is right that McConnell and Boehner has been the voices of reason, but he | Read More »
The Strategy of Surrender, for Now
For some inexplicable reason, Republicans cannot make an effective argument for doing what is right. Clearly, it is not right to continue increasing our unsustainable debt. Yet today Congress did just that. Boehner and McConnell have given Obama a “clean” debt ceiling increase without even attempting to negotiate a compromise. Here are the numbers: As of February 11, 2014 Debt Balance: -$17,324,456,917,866 and counting Bill | Read More »
Even When Government Power Grabs Are Overturned – The Left Wins
The Barack Obama Administration has been overstepping its Constitutional bounds since just about five minutes after its first inauguration. They have long been practicing a regulatory-overreach overrun approach. Imposing myriad new regs in innumerable directions – oft aimed at the free market’s foundational sectors and Democrats’ political enemies. The power grab victims are forced to take it – or to waste huge sums of money | Read More »
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00bama’s smidgenless-IRS license-to-kill tea party groups
In addition to yesterday’s less-than-Super Bowl game, we were treated to the indispensable pre-game interview with President Barack Obama as well as a video of the Commander-in-Chief tossing a ball used in a game he said that he wouldn’t let his imaginary son play. Yes, we were able to confirm that if the Barack/Trayvon-look-alike survived or otherwise escaped death via right-to-choose, he would throw footballs | Read More »
President Obama Can’t Sweep the IRS Scandal Under the Rug
The Wall Street Journal issued a scathing and pinpoint accurate assessment of President Obama’s nonchalant attempt to sweep the IRS targeting scandal under the rug.
The reality is nearly a year after the IRS admitted and apologized for inappropriately targeting conservative groups, many of these groups, several of whom we represent at the ACLJ, still have yet to have a determination from the IRS. The IRS targeting continues to this day.
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Cultivating the Next Generation of Conservative Leaders:
In my time at Binghamton University I spent three years as a member of, the conservative publication, the Binghamton Review (BR) and the Binghamton University College Republicans (BUCR). During those three years I made friendships and memories that will last a life time. The people I met and the events I have attended helped to make me the conservative I am today. Organizations like these | Read More »
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The State of the Republican Party
The big story for conservatives is not the President’s State of the Union Address. It is the broken state of the Republican Party – the party that is supposed to serve as a bulwark against the poisonous ideas propagated in that speech. It certainly is egregious that we have a president who is brazenly implementing wage controls without congressional approval. It is reprehensible that he | Read More »
The Tea Party Response to the State of the Union
Mike Lee has the honor of delivering the Tea Party response to the State of the Union tonight. It’ll be far better than the Republican one, I assure you of that.You can watch it right here at RedState too.
Why The Hell The Complaining!? Let’s Actually Kick The RINOs Out!
All I’ve seen of late is doom about the GOP snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Taking immigration with amnesty component, sidling Obamacare in process etc. Okay fine enough, but can we change that for God’s sake? Daniel Horowitz and Erick Erickson to their credit actually try to make a difference by endorsing challengers like Matt Bevin in KY. I fully believe the GOP | Read More »
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
On Friday, there were somewhat conflicting articles in the press which may help determine what happens this year in the 2014 midterm elections and in the 2016 presidential election, especially with regards to the Republican Party. The first report was about a Gallup poll which indicated that a record high was recorded for respondents who said they were dissatisfied with their current representatives in Washington. | Read More »
The Left Demands the IRS “Redouble” Targeting Tea Party and Conservative Groups
Now that that the Obama Administration has determined, after a “thorough” investigation conducted by a partisan political donor, that targeting the Tea Party for their political beliefs isn’t criminal, Senator Chuck Schumer is back to his old antics.
Sen. Schumer is calling for the IRS to renew its targeting of the Tea Party and to “redouble those efforts immediately.”
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Mike Huckabee Might Want to Rethink That Allusion to Nazis
Former Governor Mike Huckabee is getting beaten up unfairly for a statement he made while speaking to the Republican National Committee. He accurately described how the Democrats portray women as helpless and in need of government. He went to reference “Uncle Sugar.” The statement related to something else that happened at the event and has been taken out of context. What seems to not have | Read More »
Tim Scott: A Product of Opportunity
By now many of you have seen the latest attack on Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) for the unspeakable crime of acknowledging that conservative policies are the most effective tools for lifting people out of poverty. Sen. Scott knows this firsthand, having grown up with a single mother in North Charleston. I must also commend Sen. Scott for once again refusing to take the bait of | Read More »
Is the Electoral Strength of the Tea Party Waning?
The Tea Party originated in response to bank bail-outs, government stimuli, growing debt, and, of course Obamacare. As a result, there was an electoral backlash against the administration and its policies in 2010 when Republicans made gains in the Senate and surged to majority status in the House. However, it is important that we look at the 2010 midterm elections and Tea Party performance in | Read More »