What was Romney’s best moment in Europe? – Tea Party Nation

 

Mitt and Ann Romney on December 22, 2007, at a...

Mitt and Ann Romney on December 22, 2007, at a campaign event in Londonderry, New Hampshire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

What was Romney’s best moment in Europe? – Tea Party Nation.

 

Posted by Judson Phillips

 

Mitt Romney’s trip to Europe was criticized not only by the Obama campaign but the drive by media as well.  Wait, aren’t those two the same thing?

 

 There was one great moment during the Europe trip.

 

 What was it?

 

 It was a great moment and Romney actually had nothing to do with it.

 

 His aide and sometimes spokesman Rick Gorka cut loose on the media, telling them to “kiss my ass,” and “shove it.”

 

 Regrettably Gorka is taking a week off from the campaign.

 

 Why was this the best moment of the trip?

 

 Because at least one person in the Romney campaign seems to get it.

 

The drive by media is Romney’s enemy.  When people refer to the drive by media as the media arm for the Obama campaign that is pretty accurate. 

 

 Unfortunately the GOP Establishment believes they have to be nice to the media in the non-existent hope that the left wing media will be nice to them.

 

 What are they thinking?

 

 Here is some news for both the Romney campaign and for the Republican Establishment.  There is a conservative media.  We are the underground media.  We are the insurgent media.  We are the media that is destroying the drive by media. 

 

 Five years from now, the drive by media, as we know it, will be gone.  It is the conservative new media that will replace them.

 

 So why is the Romney campaign playing to the drive bys?

 

 Memo to Mitt:  Ignore them.

 

 The conservative new media is your friend.  More people are paying attention to the conservative new media than they are the old drive by media.

 

 There is a reason why Drudge is the number one rated news website in the world.  That title does not belong to CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, Reuters or MSNBC, the network with three viewers. 

 

 We are seeing a communications revolution.  The conservative new media includes all types of communicators from talk show hosts, to major news sites like WND and Breitbart to small one-man blogging sites. 

 

 Unlike the members of the drive by media, the new media is not trying to hide the truth or carry the water for a corrupt government.

 

 These are the people Mitt Romney needs to pay attention to.  These are the people that his communications team needs to be reaching out to.

 

 Mitt, forget the drive by media.  You don’t need them.  If you want to know what the conservative new media can do for you, just ask Ted Cruz.

 

 

The Year of the Tea Party Senators continues – Tea Party Nation

 

English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership...

English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Year of the Tea Party Senators continues – Tea Party Nation.

 

Posted by Judson Phillips

 

We have called this year the year of the Tea Party Senator.  As we had conservatives sweep into the House in 2010, Tea Party Senators are set to sweep into the Senate this year and will change things up in Washington

 

 What is happening now?

 

 From the Daily Caller:

 

 Ted Cruz now holds a solid 10-point lead over his opponent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst heading into Tuesday’s Senate Republican primary.

 

A Public Policy Polling poll released Monday found the former Solicitor General, Cruz, with 52 percent support to Dewhurst’s 42 percent. The numbers show continuing momentum for Cruz, who two weeks ago led by half that margin: 49 percent to 44 percent.

 

Dewhurst will head into Tuesday already disadvantaged, as Cruz leads 55 percent to 40 percent among voters who cast a ballot during the past week in early voting. Unfortunately for him, Cruz also leads 49-44 among voters who plan to vote on Tuesday.

 

Cruz holds a whopping lead among the tea party, which has served as his base for much of the primary. He also leads among younger voters. Dewhurst leads among non-tea partiers and seniors.

 

The poll validates the Cruz campaign’s strategy of pushing for a run-off and winning in a midsummer, low-turn out race, where the candidate with the most enthusiastic supporters would be victorious. Indeed, “very excited” voters support Cruz over Dewhurst 63 percent to 33 percent, a group that composes 50 percent of Republicans, according to the poll.

 

Cruz has a smaller lead among “somewhat excited” voters. Dewhurst leads among the “not that excited” voters, but they compose only 21 percent of likely primary voters polled by PPP. And, as “not that excited” voters already lack enthusiasm, it’s possible they will not turnout to vote in the first place.

 

The race, which has attracted attention from conservatives nationwide, has also turned into something of a proxy way between two of the biggest names in Republican politics. Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Cruz, the poll finds, makes 31 percent of voters more likely to vote for him, while 24 percent are less likely.

 

 The good news is we are sending some good conservatives to Washington.  When Cruz wins the primary tomorrow, he will effectively win the seat as Texas is a deep red state.  In Indiana, Richard Mourdock defeated the crown prince of the RINO’s, Richard Lugar and he does have an opponent in the fall election.  Joe Donnelly, a liberal Indiana Congressman who would have lost his reelection bid for Congress, is fighting for the Senate seat.  Mourdock should take that seat but it will not be as easy as Cruz’s general election battle.  In Nebraska, Deb Fischer is facing retread liberal Bob Kerry.  In Ohio, a great young conservative, Josh Mandel is taking on one of the worst members of the Senate, far left wing nut Sherrod Brown

 

 The Senate is going to be different in January.  Not only will the Republicans take control but this Senate will be a more conservative Senate.

 

 Hopefully a conservative Senate and a conservative House can save us from taxageddon, Obamacare and the damage done by the Party of Treason for the last four years.

 

A Tea Party Senate Takeover – Michelle Malkin – Townhall.com

A Tea Party Senate Takeover – Michelle Malkin – Townhall.com .

The tea party isn’t dead. It’s just looking down ballot. While fiscal conservatives remain split over the GOP presidential candidates, grassroots activists are coalescing around a stellar slate of limited-government candidates looking to reinforce and reenergize the right in Washington.

And in the spirit of the modern-day tea party movement, no entrenched incumbent — Democrat or Republican — is safe.

Utah was Ground Zero for the movement’s first major electoral upset. In April 2009, this column first reported on a Salt Lake City tea party protest of 2,000 Utahans who repeatedly booed GOP Sens. Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch for supporting the $700 billion TARP bank bailout. In May 2010, the three-term, 76-year-old Bennett got the boot at the GOP state convention. Young conservative lawyer Mike Lee, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, went on to win the seat.

Now, young conservative entrepreneur and renowned state pension reformer Dan Liljenquist is taking on Utah’s other big government Republican barnacle, 77-year-old Hatch. Liljenquist excelled 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. Liljenquist was elected to the Utah Senate in 2008, where he spearheaded state pension and Medicaid reforms that earned him the non-partisan Governing magazine’s 2011 “Public Official of the Year” award.

The 36-year, six-term Hatch was first elected in 1976 on an anti-entrenched incumbent platform. Hatch’s campaign line then against his opponent Frank Moss: “What do you call a Senator who’s served in office for 18 years? You call him home.” Now, Hatch is clinging to power after almost four decades in government — and vainly attempting to claim the tea party mantle to stave off Liljenquist’s David vs. Goliath primary challenge.

Hatch co-sponsored the $6 billion national service boondoggle and dedicated it to his good friend Teddy Kennedy, with whom he also joined hands to create the ever-expanding SCHIP health care entitlement. He slobbered over corruptocrat Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, supported tax cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner from Day One, lavished praise on Joe Biden’s manhood, and embraced and defended Attorney General Eric Holder’s nomination because, he said, “I like Barack Obama, and I want to help him if I can.”

In Indiana, another aging liberal Republican dinosaur is fighting for his political life by masquerading as a tea party standard-bearer. The six-term 79-year-old Sen. Dick Lugar — who prides himself on being Obama’s favorite Republican — hasn’t lived in his home state since 1977. He supported the Obama stimulus law, job-killing environmental mandates and the taxpayer bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as the auto and banking industry bailouts.

Richard Mourdock, Indiana’s former state treasurer, offers a fresh alternative with widespread support from both grassroots activists and local and state GOP officials. While others hedged their bets, Mourdock took the federal auto bailout head on, lodging a court complaint against the Chrysler bailout to expose its illegal abuse of shareholders and punitive impact on Indiana citizens. He was elected to the treasurer’s office in 2006, a tough year for Republicans, and was re-elected handily in 2010. Before politics, he worked in the private sector for 30 years managing businesses in the energy, environmental and construction industries. He’s never had a Beltway zip code.

In Texas, young attorney Ted Cruz is making waves in the GOP race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. The former Texas solicitor general is a 10th Amendment scholar who doesn’t just speak the tea party’s language. Cruz has put constitutional conservatism into action, winning many of the 40 cases he has argued in front of the Supreme Court. Cruz isn’t afraid to challenge the GOP establishment. In 2008, he successfully battled the Bush administration and meddling globalists all the way to the high court to prevent international law from superseding American sovereignty.

The GOP needs just four seats to take control of the Senate. With inspired and inspiring free-market candidates like Dan Liljenquist, Richard Mourdock and Ted Cruz, 2012 bodes well for the tea party footprint on Capitol Hill. Remember: Entrenched incumbency is the disease. Fresh blood is the cure.

Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.

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