Destroying the meme – Tea Party Nation

Destroying the meme – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Immediately after the election results became official Tuesday night, the left launched into a narrative about the election.

 

As with almost every narrative the left floats out there, it is a false narrative.

 

Unfortunately, we must fight this immediately or it will become the accepted narrative and will cause extraordinary damage to the conservative movement.

 

What is this shocking lie the left is spreading and what must we do?

 

The lie is simple. 

 

The lie is the American people rejected conservatism in general and the Tea Party in particular on Tuesday. 

 

This is the big lie.  For starters Mitt Romney was not a conservative.  Contrary to that idiotic remark he made during the primaries about being “severely conservative”, he was nether severe nor was he conservative.  He was a safe, moderate, candidate.

 

Mitt Romney never even mentioned the Tea Party during his campaign.  He specifically made it a point of campaigning without Tea Party support during the primary and the general election.  He made it a point of adopting positions that were not Tea Party positions. 

 

Mitt Romney lost for two reasons and neither of them had anything to do with conservatism.  First, he was a lousy candidate.  He was just another northeastern moderate that the establishment wanted, but not the conservatives who make up the boots on the ground for the GOP.

 

Romney had nothing about him that excited anyone.  Most of the people who were supporting Romney were never Romney voters.  They were OMG voters.  OMG: Obama Must Go.  They were not voting for Romney.  They were voting against Obama.

 

One of the truisms of politics is, if the electorate is voting against the other guy instead of voting for you, you have a real problem.   At the end of the day, a lot of groups went out there and decided if they were going to vote for someone, they would vote for Obama. 

 

Word is now coming out about how badly managed the Romney campaign was.  Despite Romney’s vaunted reputation as a fixer and a businessman, he could not run his own campaign.  The get out the vote effort was a joke.  At the end of the night, Romney tallied fewer votes than John McCain did four years ago.

 

A number of well-known conservatives went down to defeat on Tuesday night.  Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock were defeated.  Their defeat was not due to a repudiation of conservatism, but instead was due to two guys who did not handle gotcha questions well.    The liberal media screamed about Mourdock’s stand on abortion and how he would drag women back to the dark ages, when his opponent has the exact same beliefs on abortion. 

 

Joe Walsh lost because he was redistricted from being in a nominally Republican District to a Democrat district. 

 

And then there is Allen West.  West initially won, then a Democrat election official “rechecked” ballots and suddenly West went from a 2000 vote lead to a 4000 vote deficit.  Now, Allen West has a narrow lead.   Amazingly enough, in some of these precincts, they had over 100% voter participation.   In Port St. Lucie, amid many allegations of vote fraud and tampering, 141% of the registered voters cast ballots. 

 

That’s right.  141% of registered voters cast ballots.  As the recount is proceeding, Democrat officials are not allowing Republican watchers and neutral observers to see the process, leading many people to believe they are trying to steal the election. 

 

The narrative being pushed not only by the left but also by the establishment of the GOP is that the conservatives are the ones who are responsible for the defeat.  The opposite is true.  The Republican establishment that gave us Mitt Romney and so incompetently ran the national campaign for President and for the Senate is responsible for this defeat.

 

We must make certain everyone knows this and they do not forget it.

Romney and Ryan 2012 – Tea Party Nation

 

Romney and Ryan 2012 – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Rivoli Revue

The Tea Party Express VIII – Winning For America Tour just finished it’s sixth day.  It has been a great start to the tour having held several rallies in Florida, Georgia and covering the state of North Carolina.  The number of first time attendees at a Tea Party rally were surprising.   When talking to folks we were told they are coming out to show support and get informed.  They are trying to find out if the liberal media is lying to them about the demise of the Tea Party.  We assure them that “Yes, the media is lying!  The Tea Party is alive and well.”

Several people mentioned to us that the media seems to be trying to make them believe we have no hope.  Folks, the liberal media is lying.  They are trying to make you feel defeated so you won’t bother going to the polls to vote.  But there is hope and that hope is in Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  The crowds have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic for Romney and Ryan.  We can win in November if you get out and vote!

Crowds are energized and motivated to take back our White House and end the socialist agenda of Barack Obama.

We received an email from a friend just before starting the tour.  He said “when you hit that stage hold nothing back.  For the sake of my children and yours, hold nothing back.”  We have thought of those words each time we have taken the stage and we have held nothing back.  So for those of you still undecided, here are the facts.  If you are thinking of not voting, then you are surrendering your vote to Obama.  If you are thinking of a write in vote or voting for a third party, then you are voting for Obama.  NEVER has a Presidential candidate won as a write in.  NEVER has a Presidential candidate been elected from a third party.  NEVER.  And it will not happen this election either.  If you went to the polls during the primary and you voted your principles then you did the right thing.  If your candidate didn’t win, then we’re sorry.  In all honesty, ours didn’t win either.  But the primaries are over.  The next President and Vice President of the United States will be elected from one of the two major parties.  That’s the facts.  It will either be Barack Obama and Joe Biden or Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Those are your choices.  At this point, you start from square one and you look at your principles and you pick the candidates that stand closest to what your values represent.  And here’s the hard truth – if you think you’re going to skip out on voting, write in a vote, or vote for a third party, then just go ahead and vote for Barack Obama.  Then you can at least take responsibility for the collapse of our economy and the loss of our nation if Obama is reelected.

As we listened tonight at the rally in Wilmington N.C. to the gentlemen who spoke about escaping communism to come to this “great country”, we were reminded of the importance of this election.  Folks, our freedoms here are now at stake.  Make no mistake about it.  If you believe in America and love this land your choice is clear.  Only one choice will keep America’s future bright.   So Ron and I will proudly, and without hesitation march to the polls in November and vote for Freedom and Liberty.  We will vote for Faith and Integrity.  We will vote for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  We will vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

We must stand united to win in November.  Will you stand with us in support of candidates who love America, will not apologize for being exceptional, will support our military and will bring back our economy, bring back jobs, save medicare and repeal Obamacare?  Please join us in voting for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

(As we traveled to join the tour we wrote a new song to show our support.  It’s titled “Romney and Ryan 2012″.  It can be downloaded for FREE at www.Soundclick.com/RivoliRevuefeaturingRonandKayRivoli  Go there, listen to the words, then download it and send it to all your friends, family, email lists and radio stations in your area.  We must stand united to elect Romney and Ryan in November.)

 

The absolute silence of abject defeat – Tea Party Nation

 

Obamacare

 

The absolute silence of abject defeat – Tea Party Nation.

 

Posted by Judson Phillips

 

In the battle to save America, there was a devastating defeat this week.   You probably have not heard much about it.  First, it is something the news media does not want to talk about much and second; events in the Middle East have us totally distracted.

 

 What happened and how is this really bad for America?

 

 What happened is John Boehner broke out his freshly laundered white flag of surrender again.  The House passed a continuing resolution yesterday to keep the government running for six months. 

 

 How bad is this?

 

 The Continuing Resolution instead of simply keeping spending at its current levels actually increases spending.  We are going to go another half trillion dollars in debt.    The spending levels are what Obama demanded.  Boehner did not even put up a fight.

 

 Included in the bill was funding for Obamacare.  It includes continuing US foreign aid for Egypt and Libya.   Hundreds of billions of dollars in waste and fraud remain in the bill.  Government continues to grow.

 

 Can someone please tell me why the Tea Party worked so hard to put Republicans in charge in the House?

 

 The Tea Party came into being as a reaction to not only the big spending of the Republican Party but the explosive growth of spending by Obama and the Party of Treason. 

 

 Unfortunately, the Republicans did not get the message.

 

 When they took power in 2011, the promised spending cuts faded away like an early morning mist.  For the Republicans, it became business as usual.

 

 While the Republicans have made 33 symbolic votes to repeal Obamacare, when they could do something to actually destroy Obamacare, like defunding it, they did nothing. 

 

 The incidents in Libya and the Middle East changed things this week.    The media has gone overboard to try and rescue Obama and demonize Romney.  The American people are seeing who and what Obama really is.  Even the media are not going to be able to help Obama.

 

 But for us, we now have to start worrying about what Romney and the Republicans will do.

 

 Under Speaker John Boehner, the Republicans have showed no interest in cutting spending.  In fact, they have shown no interest in fighting for the people that put them into power.  

 

 There are some encouraging exceptions to the Republican cowardice.   A number of the Tea Party freshman stood their ground and voted against this insanity.    Some of the good Tea Party Freshmen included Kristi Noem, Sandy Adams, Michele Bachmann, Scott DesJarlais and Jeff Landry.    Jeff Landry is worth mentioning because he is locked in a really tough reelection fight with a big spending RINO.  Landry is one of the great stories of the Tea Party Freshmen as he has constantly stood for conservative values and not sold out to John Boehner.  (His website is here)

 

 When is the GOP going to stand up for what it allegedly believes?  Our mantra is OMG.  Obama must go.  That is not negotiable.  

 

 But what happens when Mitt Romney becomes President?

 

 Is he going to push for spending cuts?  Will the Republicans in the Senate and the House vote to cut spending?  They have had two years to do something and have done nothing.

 

 We must get through 2012.  We must defeat Obama this year.  We must make Harry Reid the minority leader.  After that, in 2013, all bets are off.

 

 The Tea Party is made up of real Americans and real Americans do not like to lose.   Either we will see the change we want or those real Americans who started this movement will be back on the streets in 2013.

 

Where do we go from here? – Tea Party Nation

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Where do we go from here? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Despite the desire for a carefully choreographed convention, the Republican National Convention got off to a bumpy start yesterday with a fight over the rules that govern the Party. 

 The rule changes were a direct slam at grassroots activists and a power play by the victorious Party Establishment. 

 Many grassroots activists are furious with the GOP.  So where do we go from here?

 If you have seen the old movie Glengarry Glen Ross, you may remember the speech given by the character played by Alec Baldwin.  It is the ABC speech.  In the movie, ABC stands for, “Always be closing.”   Since the movie deals with salesmen in a Real Estate office, that makes sense.

 Our motto, our speech is OMG.  Obama must go. 

 The rule changes at the Republican Party are designed to consolidate power in the Party Establishment. They make it harder for grassroots activists, such as the Tea Party to change the party.  They can best be described as a ham-handed effort by Team Romney to eliminate any possibility of party dissent should he win and seek reelection in 2016.

 It flies in the face of everything the Tea Party stands for and every reason the Tea Party came into existence.

 OMG.  Obama must go.   Harry Reid must go.

 There were several rules that were changed, including rules concerning the selection of delegates and how they are bound.   The Republican Party has a huge issue in front of it and it is not how the delegates are chosen or bound. 

 It is how the candidates are selected.

 In many states, there are open primaries.   The problem with open primaries is that it allows the other side to cross over and vote in Republican primaries. 

 Does anyone else have a problem with the other side choosing our candidates?

 This has actually become a tactic.  Earlier this year, in Indiana, the Young Guns PAC, which is associated with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, encouraged Democrats to come out and vote for Richard Lugar

 What?

 Yes, that really happened.

 In 2008, Rush Limbaugh famously encouraged “Operation Chaos,” where he encouraged conservative Republicans to go vote in the Democrat primaries to keep that race going on as long as possible.  Does anyone doubt the favor was returned in 2012?

 In Missouri, Todd Akin was the favored choice of opponents by Democrat Claire McCaskill.  The Democrats spent $1.5 million in ads that were designed to help Akin.   Does anyone doubt that Democrats were crossing over to help get Akin nominated?

 The real reform that Republicans need to push is reforms that make certain Republicans, not Democrats, select the Republican nominee for office.

 Does this mean that there would be a greater role for the Party Establishment in these selections?  Sure.  But which is worse?  The Party Establishment having a much greater influence on the nomination or the other party?

 Besides, grassroots activists, particularly at the local level, can take over the Party.  This has been done in many places and is still on going.

 Meanwhile, Conservatives remain justifiably outraged about what has happened in Tampa.  One delegate from Minnesota was quoted as they walked out about going to a third party. 

 Guess what?  OMG still applies.

 Obama must go.  Harry Reid must go. 

 The way Team Romney handled these rule changes was nothing short of a disaster.  But I am also a believer in the law of unintended consequences.   Those rules should be examined after the anger is passed and we in the grassroots should look and see what we can do to give the establishment a taste of their own medicine.

 Meanwhile, the most important fact of all has not changed.

 OMG.  Obama must go.

Arming the Government Against Americans – Tea Party Nation

 

Arming the Government Against Americans – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

The push to disarm Americans has been around a long time. An estimated ninety million Americans own guns legally and in states that permit concealed carry the crime rate drops precipitously by comparison with others that do everything they can to make the purchase and carry of firearms difficult.

Gun ownership in America is the highest since 1993 with estimates of 300 million guns owned by citizens. Ownership crosses political party lines and other demographic cohorts. From its earliest days as a nation, the Founding Fathers were united in the need for an armed citizenry as a response to the potential tyranny of a government that might seek to impose its will on Americans through force.

The notion that one can keep criminals from acquiring firearms is idiotic. In cities like Chicago with laws that all but deny gun ownership, the murder rate is off the charts. By June, 228 residents of Chicago had been killed, compared to 44 troops in Afghanistan’s combat zones.

There’s a reason gun sales in America soared after the election of Barack Obama. Nobody except his brainwashed minions trust him. Over the past three and a half years he has issued more than 900 Executive Orders, many of which grant him and the federal government extraordinary control over all aspects of life for Americans. The hallmark of every totalitarian regime is gun control, the disarming of citizens.

This is, after all, a President who disparaged Americans who he said, “cling to their religion and their guns.”

As columnist, Chuck Baldwin wrote in 2007, “One thing the national news media will always ignore is the practice of lawful self-defense. For example, most people are probably not aware of the fact that American citizens use a firearm to defend themselves more than 2.4 million times every year. That is more than 6,500 times every day.”

“This means that, each year, firearms are used 60 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives. Furthermore, of the 2.4 million self-defense cases, more than 192,000 are by women defending themselves against sexual assault. And in less than eight percent of those occasions is a shot actually fired. The vast majority of the time (92%), the mere presence of a firearm helps to avert a major crime from occurring.”

Why then is the Obama administration in the process of purchasing millions of bullets for agencies, some of whom have nothing to do with national defense?

In May I wrote about an Ashville, North Carolina citizen who wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency inquiring about the address of an employee who gained overnight fame when it was reported he wanted to “crucify” oil companies. Two EPA agents, fully armed, showed up without notice at his front door.

Why does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration need to purchase ammunition? NOAA is devoted to studying the weather and providing notice of events such as hurricanes. Why would meteorologists need to be armed?

Why does the Social Security Administration need to purchase ammunition? A spokesman for the SSA compared its investigators to state or local police officers who are armed while on “official duty.”

Why would the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) specifically purchase 750 million rounds of hollow-point ammunition in March and follow up with an additional 750 million? In a recent article in AmericanThinker.com, retired Major General Jerry Curry noted in The Daily Caller, “This is enough ammunition to empty five rounds into the body of every living American citizen.” The article asked whether Obama would seek to hold onto power “by any means possible.”

Granted that DHS is charged with protecting the homeland, but is there any indication that the nation is under threat of an invasion and, if so, isn’t it the job of the U.S. military to respond to such a threat?

Or perhaps the answer is the belief within the Obama administration that it might face a massive insurrection if it tried to take over the nation by delaying the November elections or imposing martial law as the result of a contrived national threat?

A recent issue of Small Arms Journal contained an article titled “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A ‘Vision’ of the Future.” It game-played in full operational detail how the Army would put down a local Tea Party insurrection. Does anyone except those inside the Obama administration believe that the Tea Party would ever engage in such an effort?

This is the same administration actively trying to suppress a Congressional investigation into operation “Fast and Furious” that encouraged the transmittal of firearms to Mexican drug cartels, allegedly to track them, but instead some were used to kill a U.S. Border Patrol agent. So guns for the cartels are okay, but guns for law-abiding Americans are not. The Attorney General has been held in contempt of Congress for his failure to be forthcoming in the investigation.

The massive purchase of ammunition by agencies that have little or no relationship to the nation’s security raises questions and concerns that cannot be dismissed or ignored. They are apiece with a variety of all actions the Obama administration has taken that suggest the suppression by force of any response Americans might take if they believed it intended to impose a dictatorship.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

 

News Versus Propaganda – Thomas Sowell – Townhall.com

 

News Versus Propaganda – Thomas Sowell – Townhall.com.

Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws.

Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda.

NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman and the police after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Now ABC News took the fact that the man arrested for the shooting in Colorado was named James Holmes to broadcast to the world the fact that there is a James Holmes who is a member of the Tea Party in Colorado.

The fact has since come out that these are two different men, one in his 20s and the other in his 50s. But corrections never catch up with irresponsible news broadcasts. The James Holmes who belongs to the Tea Party has been deluged with phone calls. I hope he sues ABC News for every dime they have.

This is not the first time that the mainstream media have tried to create a link between conservatives and violence. Years ago, the Oklahoma City bombing was blamed on Rush Limbaugh, despite the absence of any evidence that the bomber was inspired by Rush Limbaugh.

Similar things have happened repeatedly, going all the way back to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which was blamed on a hostile right-wing atmosphere in Dallas, even though the assassin had a long history of being on the far left fringe.

But, where the shoe is on the other foot — as when the Unabomber had a much marked-up copy of an environmentalist book by Al Gore — the media heard no evil, saw no evil and spoke no evil. If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.

As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking — or lack of thinking. New York‘s Mayor Bloomberg and CNN’s Piers Morgan were on the air within hours of the shooting, pushing the case for gun control laws.

You might never know, from what they and other gun control advocates have said, that there is a mountain of evidence that gun control laws not only fail to control guns but are often counterproductive. However, for those other people who still think facts matter, it is worth presenting some of those facts.

Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data.

Britain is a country with stronger gun control laws than the United States, and lower murder rates. But Mexico, Russia and Brazil are also countries with stronger gun control laws than the United States — and their murder rates are much higher than ours. Israel and Switzerland have even higher rates of gun ownership than the United States, and much lower murder rates than ours.

Even the British example does not stand up very well under scrutiny. The murder rate in New York has been several times that in London for more than two centuries — and, for most of that time, neither place had strong gun control laws. New York had strong gun control laws years before London did, but New York still had several times the murder rate of London.

It was in the later decades of the 20th century that the British government clamped down with severe gun control laws, disarming virtually the entire law-abiding citizenry. Gun crimes, including murder, rose as the public was disarmed.

Meanwhile, murder rates in the United States declined during the same years when murder rates in Britain were rising, which were also years when Americans were buying millions more guns per year.

The real problem, both in discussions of mass shootings and in discussions of gun control, is that too many people are too committed to a vision to allow mere facts to interfere with their beliefs, and the sense of superiority that those beliefs give them.

Any discussion of facts is futile when directed at such people. All anyone can do is warn others about the propaganda.

 

How many times do they have to be wrong? – Tea Party Nation

How many times do they have to be wrong? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

This morning, ABC News breathlessly announced the news they had been waiting for.  They finally had an incident involving violence, this being the mass murder in Aurora Colorado and they thought a Tea Party member did it.

 There was celebration at the office of Democratic Media, otherwise known as ABC News. 

 Then reality came crashing down on them.

 The gunman was identified as James Holmes and there was a Jim Holmes identified as a member of the Colorado Tea Party Patriots

 Only Jim Holmes is a 50 something year old man, not a 24 year old murderer. 

 Brian Ross and ABC News have apologized.

 Gee, that was nice of them.

 Perhaps they could learn the first rule of journalism, namely get your facts right the first time.

 The real problem with ABC news and the rest of the dinosaur news media is they are little more than shills for the far left.  How many conservatives are working for ABC News in an on air capacity?  Zero.

 How many liberals?  There is George Stephanopoulos, there is Robin Wright, there is Diane Sawyer and the list just goes on and on. 

 ABC does have its pet Republican, George Will who they bring out on Sunday talk shows so he can sit there, outnumbered three to one and offer non-offensive, not to mention non-effective Republican talking points.

 The narrative of the Tea Party member committing crimes is a narrative the media has been desperately trying to push since 2009. 

 Does anyone remember earlier this year?  A man named Michael Kobulnicky was arrested for rape and kidnapping.  Kobulnicky had been active in the Tea Party movement in San Diego for a period of time but had stepped down.

 The media went gaga.  MSNBC heralded the news they had been waiting for.   They could now gleefully ignore the rapes at the occupy mob camps throughout the nation.  They had a Tea Party criminal.

 Only then did something tragic happen.

 When the case went to court a few days later, the victim who had been raped and kidnapped said, he isn’t the guy who raped and kidnapped me.

 All of the drive by media outlets that reported on Kobulnicky’s arrest were amazingly silent when the charges against him were dismissed.

 In January 2011, when then Congressman Gabby Giffords was shot, the media again jumped.  We have a Tea Party assassin.

 No, that one didn’t work out either.  Turns out he was not that interested in politics.

 And now we have today’s incident.

 There is a remedy that should be sought.  Whenever someone offends liberal sensibilities the usual requirement is sensitivity training and affirmative action.  Well, this is the perfect case for it.  ABC should require all of its on air staff as well as its editorial staff to attend conservative/Tea Party sensitivity training.   In addition, ABC should show its contrition by hiring a couple of conservatives for major roles on the network.   After all, if it can hire a communications director from the Clinton administration who had never done a news show before, why can’t they hire one or two Tea Party activists for a major role on the air?

Hey Joe Scarborough: You shut the hell up! – Tea Party Nation

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English: Crude drawing of the “No RINO” buttons used by American Republicans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey Joe Scarborough: You shut the hell up! – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Joe Scarborough is MSNBC’s pet Republican.  MSNBC seems to love him because he is one of those media Republicans who always wants to blast conservatives and side with the liberals.

 The not very bright Scarborough just jumped into it again.

 What did he do?

 Scarborough responded to criticism of one of the chief RINOs of the GOP, Jeb Bush.  Bush has been out whining that the Republican Party of today would reject Ronald Reagan.  Bush is doing his best to rewrite history to convince us that Reagan was really a squishy moderate, like… well like almost any member of the Bush family.

 Conservatives have been calling him out on this and invoking the truth to hurt him.  They are calling Jeb Bush a RINO, which is what he is.

 Joe Scarborough doesn’t like conservatives telling the truth and he went on a rant on his virtually unwatched morning show to complain about conservatives telling the truth about Jeb Bush.

 Since Scarborough had neither facts nor logic to support his opinion, he opted for the tried and true liberal method of proving his point.  He told everyone who disagrees with him to shut the hell up.

 Scarborough longs for the days with the Republican Party was simply liberal lite.  He longs for the days when the Tea Party did not exist and all idiots like Joe Scarborough had to do was go home, talk about being conservative and then go back to Washington and do what ever they wanted to do.

 I realize Joe Scarborough is not very bright, so I’ll type this slowly just on the chance he reads this.

 The Republican Party tried it your way.  The Republican Party did exactly what you and Jeb Bush wanted it to do. 

 What was the result?

 In 2006 and 2008, the voters put the Republican Party on the endangered species list.  

 Then along came the Tea Party.

 But for the Tea Party, the Republican Party would be dead today.

 In 2009 and 2010, there were no Joe Scarborough rallies.  There were no Jeb Bush rallies.  There were no RINO rallies or conventions.

 There were Tea Party rallies and conventions.

 Now here we go again.  The elitist, alleged Republicans like Joe Scarborough and Jeb Bush want the grass roots people who did the heavy lifting to go back, sit down and shut up and let the idiots who screwed things up to begin with run everything again.

 Not only no, but HELL NO!

 If anyone needs to shut up and go away, it is Jeb Bush and Joe Scarborough.

 Scarborough claims that his and Jeb Bush’s brand of the Republican Party is the future of America.  

 Really?

 Facts are hard things and liberals really hate facts because they are always wrong.  Like all liberals, Scarborough is wrong.

 Unlike him, I have facts to support my claims. 

 There is a reason why Olympia Snowe is not running for reelection.   She realizes even in Maine, a RINO like her is doomed.  There is a reason why Richard Lugar has been voted out of office.   There is a reason why a RINO supported by the establishment could not beat a Tea Party candidate in Texas.  There is a reason why Orrin Hatch is trying to claim he is a conservative.  There is a reason why Marco Rubio and not Charlie Crist is the Senator from Florida.  There is a reason why the 2010 class of freshmen Republican congressmen are called the Tea Party class, not the RINO class.

 There is also a reason why Fox News crushes Scarborough’s show.

 No one really cares what that goofy, weird RINO has to say.

Scott Walker, the victory in Wisconsin and the future of America – Tea Party Nation

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scott Walker, the victory in Wisconsin and the future of America – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

By now, almost everyone knows Scott Walker and his Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch defeated the far radical left in the recall effort in Wisconsin yesterday.  MSNBC hosts are still on suicide watch and Chris Matthews was last seen staggering down Pennsylvania Avenue wailing for the ghost of Dan Rather.

 The Tea Party won last night but what is this going to mean?  Who are the winners and the losers last night?

 Scott Walker was the winner last night.   So was Rebecca Kleefisch.  That goes without saying.  Walker took over half the vote and got more votes than he did two years ago.   Walker’s star is clearly rising in the Republican Party.   Conservatism is a big winner last night too. 

 The people of Wisconsin and other people are fed up the far left using the public treasury as the source of their funding.   The people were receptive to Walker’s message of cutting lavish union benefits and eliminating programs that were simply a huge profit center for the unions.

 The big loser last night was Barack Obama.   Obama could not force himself to go to Wisconsin and campaign.  Perhaps it was because the campaign was not about him.  Bill Clinton went and that did not help him or the Wisconsin recall.

 The far left and the Unions lost and were the biggest losers last night.   The people of Wisconsin spoke loudly last night.  They were tired of simply being cash donors for the unions and were tired of the union tactics.

 The power of the left, namely their ability to extract public money to fund their activities has been severely diminished.

 As we celebrate this win for the Tea Party and Conservatism last night, we need to look ahead at the dark clouds on the horizon.

 Had Scott Walker lost last night, conservatives would have said they were disappointed and perhaps there would have been some accusations fraud, if there were some facts to support it.

 What happened when Walker won?

 The left went nuts.  No longer do we have a situation where one side gracefully concedes and then starts to work on the next election.  Leftists got on Twitter calling for Scott Walker’s death.   These were not one or two tweets but a lot of them.  Radical leftists yesterday were caught on video, which was on Breitbart.com saying they hoped Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch would die from colon cancer.  Kleefisch, the mother of young children, is a cancer survivor. 

 We are seeing a serious breakdown in the fabric of American society.  The far left, which is basically anyone in the Democrat Party, does not believe in free and fair elections anymore.  They do not believe in listening to the will of the people. 

 The far left loves power.  It is what they crave.  They do not care about minor issues like liberty and freedom.  When they are losing power they go crazy.

 Unfortunately now, they are becoming more and more unhinged and it is now only a matter of time before we see serious violence from the far left.

 Yesterday, the Pew Research Center released a report showing that there is a major and almost un-crossable divide between real Americans and the far left.   Americans have become more and more polarized.  

 For the left, they only want power.  Their goal of obtaining power will destroy the American dreams of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

 There can be no compromise with the left now.  All we can do is go to the people, win and totally defeat the far left.

 While we still can.

It’s Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go – Michelle Malkin – Townhall Conservative Columnists

It’s Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go – Michelle Malkin – Townhall Conservative Columnists.

It's Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go - Michelle Malkin - Townhall Conservative Columnists

Six-term entrenched incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is attacking his conservative challenger, Dan Liljenquist, over his alleged support for tax hikes in Washington. My sides ache.

Liljenquist has never voted for federal tax hikes or massive entitlement spending or multibillion-dollar bailouts or serial debt-limit increases in Washington because he has never served in Washington. Never. Hatch, by contrast, has spent the last 36 years racking up a Big Government record that cannot be whitewashed away.

Outside the Beltway/Hatch fog machine, Liljenquist’s integrity and commitment to reining in runaway spending are unassailable. In state legislative policy circles, he’s known as the “Paul Ryan of Utah” — after the courageous and wonky Wisconsin Republican congressman who’s forcing kick-the-can politicians in both parties to reckon with welfare-state profligacy.

Liljenquist doesn’t just preach fiscal discipline or embrace it during election years. He has led the way as a nationally honored budget and pension reformer in the Utah Senate. Unlike the 77-year-old Beltway barnacle Hatch, Liljenquist has spent his formative adult years excelling in the private sector as a global management consultant and business strategist. He also helmed a privately owned call center company that grew from two to 1,500 employees since its 1995 founding.

As a state legislator over the past four years, Liljenquist pioneered tough state pension and Medicaid reforms that serve as models for the rest of the states. His hard work earned him the nonpartisan Governing magazine “2011 Public Official of the Year” award.

Liljenquist is everything that Republican establishment types — who savaged lesser-prepared Tea Party candidates in 2008 — say they want the next generation of GOP leaders to be: smart, principled, articulate and unquestionably prepared for the office he seeks.

Keenly aware of both the urgency and complexity of entitlement reform, Liljenquist refuses to demagogue the issue. Desperate to hold on to power as he faces an unprecedented primary, Hatch has pounded Liljenquist with an out-of-context sound bite on a hypothetical federal entitlement reform deal that might possibly involve “revenue enhancements.”

Based on a single media ambush against Liljenquist, Hatch and his ill-informed supporters are branding Liljenquist a tax-and-spender. This is Bizarro Land territory. And it is an abject sign of desperation that Hatch, one of the GOP’s most profligate big spenders, is masquerading as a limited-government Tea Party godfather.

Fact: Hatch co-sponsored the $6 billion national service boondoggle in 2009 and dedicated it to his good friend Teddy Kennedy. As predicted, the federal makework program has become a slush fund for endless progressive social justice pet projects and Obama pals.

Fact: Hatch joined hands with Kennedy again to create the ever-expanding, tax hike-funded SCHIP health care Trojan Horse for Obamacare. It’s now an $8-billion-a-year entitlement and growing.

Fact: Hatch voted to raise the debt ceiling 16 times over the past 36 years — totaling future liabilities of some $7.5 trillion imposed on our children and grandchildren.

Fact: Hatch was an original sponsor of the open-borders DREAM Act illegal alien student bailout and voted for the trillion-dollar TARP bank-turned-all-purpose bailout.

Fact: Hatch was the third-biggest earmarker on Capitol Hill in 2010 — including $50 million for his own Solyndra-style green energy failure, a bankrupt environmental firm known as Raser Technologies.

Fact: In the costly spirit of “bipartisanship” and comity, Hatch backed the nominations of Obama tax-cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and scandal-plagued Attorney General Eric Holder. “I like Barack Obama,” Hatch said, “and I want to help him if I can.”

Fact: Even after former corruptocrat Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., had shepherded the monstrously expensive and crony-friendly Dodd-Frank legislation through Congress and stepped down in disgrace over his Countrywide financial sweetheart deals, Hatch praised Dodd as “one of the better senators here.”

Fact: Hatch attacked 15,000 grassroots activists who are members of the fiscal conservative organization Freedomworks. A petulant Hatch said “radical libertarians” challenging his entrenched incumbency deserved to be “punched in the mouth” for daring to oppose his bid for a seventh term.

Fact: Hatch “to this day defends his vote for Medicare Part D, which former comptroller general David Walker called ‘the most fiscally irresponsible piece of legislation since the 1960s,’” according to Liljenquist’s campaign manager, Holly Richardson (herself a former Utah GOP state legislator fighting for a fresh voice in D.C.).

Fact: Hatch has lied shamelessly about Liljenquist’s pension reform record, ducked debates, and relied on crapweasel surrogates like turncoat former Pennsylvania Sen. and fellow D.C. fixture Arlen Specter, who likened Tea Party grassroots activists to “cannibals” on Tea Party-bashing network MSNBC.

Booting out Beltway barnacles closing in on four decades in power is not “cannibalization.” It’s healthy rejuvenation, restoration and rejection of the pernicious permanent political class our Founding Fathers so vehemently opposed.

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