Is Tea Party Defined By Libertarian Influence?
The Cato Institute did a recent policy analysis titled, Libertarian Roots of the Tea Party, that states “the tea party has strong libertarian roots and is a functionally libertarian influence on the Republican Party.” The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank in Washington, D.C. that was originally founded as the Charles Koch Foundation in 1974. David Kirby, vice president at FreedomWorks and an associate | Read More »
The Hypocrisy Of John Mica, ‘Freshman Class Mentor’
I apologize beforehand for any lack of clarity in my comments. I am currently wrapping my head with duct tape with one hand to keep it from exploding, as I type with the other hand. As I now openly support freshman Congresswoman Sandy Adams, I realize any criticism directed toward her primary opponent, 20 year incumbent Rep. John Mica, will be taken with a grain | Read More »
Setting The Record Straight In The Sandy Adams/John Mica Primary Battle
Interestingly, 20-yr incumbent Rep. John Mica’s campaign tag line directed at his primary opponent, freshman Congresswoman Sandy Adams, is ‘Rhetoric, not Results‘. A suggestion that, with his many years in Washington, D.C., he is in better position to generate results for CD7 voters. At the same time, his most recent jab at Adams makes the following claims; Voted to Spend Barack Obama’s Stimulus Requested over | Read More »
A Tea Party Battle Cry
Having come across an article that really stands out in all the din of messaging we see these days, I feel compelled to share it with you for what it’s worth. Written by Yates Walker, a conservative activist and writer who served honorably as a paratrooper and a medic in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division before getting involved in politics, A Tea Party Battle | Read More »
FreedomWorks To Endorse Connie Mack Today In Florida Senate Race Despite Limited Tea Party Support
FreedomWorks, billed as a national tea party organization, is set to announce it’s endorsement of Connie Mack IV for U.S. Senate in Florida later this morning. An email that will be sent out to it’s Florida members reads; “Democrat Bill Nelson is sitting on about $10,000,000, enough to attack and destroy his Republican challenger as soon as the Republican primary is held. We can’t wait | Read More »
How Is Florida’s George LeMieux Resonating With The Tea Party?
Last weekend, a Senate Forum was held in Orlando at the tail end of a statewide tea party gathering, followed by a straw poll. Of those who attended the forum and chose to participate in the straw poll, just under half of the overall attendees, George LeMieux was the heavy favorite. Now there have been those who’ve disputed the validity of that straw poll, primarily | Read More »
‘Evolve Or Die’ Begins With A Heavy Dose Of Reality
Ned Ryun, founder and president of American Majority, has written a very insightful article titled ‘Evolve or Die; The Tea Party Movement is at a Crossroads‘. In this piece, Ryan lays out ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ and opines that the tea party must “become sustainable with a more concise mission and ability to fundraise… But if it cannot get past the negative | Read More »
Romney vs. Newt; The Future Of The Tea Party And Rightward Shift Of GOP At Stake
It is only fitting that the mudslinging now coming out of the Mitt Romney camp is occurring here in Florida. When it comes to dirty politics, the Sunshine State stands in a class all it’s own. After Newt Gingrich’s overwhelming victory in the S.C. primary and subsequent surge in the polls, a real sense of desperation set in for Romney. Desperation that manifests itself in | Read More »
Defining Tea Party Success In Iowa And Beyond
With the Iowa Caucus about to begin, we are just hours away from the official launch of the critically important 2012 presidential electoral process. About the only thing that is certain at this point is that the Iowa results, be what they may, will be spun six ways to Sunday by the campaigns, their supporters and the talking heads in the media. In these analyses, | Read More »
Why Is The Tea Party Lining Up With Newt?
Politicos, both left and right, are beside themselves trying to understand why the tea party is beginning to align with Newt Gingrich. (Which is ironic in and of itself. The media continues to feed us a steady diet of how the tea party has lost it’s influence, yet, whomever the movement gets behind quickly finds themselves in the lead.) With all his history, the many | Read More »