If you had any doubts that the Republican Establishment was fighting a no-holds-barred civil war against grass-roots conservatives and the Tea Party, wonder no more. This weekend, House Speaker John Boehner reportedly will attend a $5,000-a-head Amelia Island, Fla., event. It’s sponsored by the anti-tea party group Republican Main Street Partnership and heavily funded by labor unions. Boehner’s No. 2 […]
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Most Tea Party groups around the country started with libertarian-leaning folks who wanted government to get out of all aspects their lives – from their bank accounts to the bedroom. In another country across the Atlantic, people are demonstrating in the streets against their socialist leaders and over-reaching government programs. This political uprising is from an unlikely sector: Social conservatives […]
In another example of truth being stranger than fiction, Dr. Milton Wolf — the Tea Party challenger to long-time Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts — is President Obama’s 2nd cousin. Wolf’s mother was a cousin to Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. However, this fact alone isn’t the strangest part of this campaign. As they say in marketing, “But wait, there’s more.” […]
GOP leaders and the Establishment have told grassroots and Tea Party conservatives the past few years that voting for the worst Republican is still better than any Democrat. But this advice hasn’t been true over the past decade for two reasons: Reason #1 – Nominating unprincipled, “mushy” moderates has led to more Republican losses than wins, and… Reason #2 – […]
You’ve probably seen the Dos Equis beer commercials for the Most Interesting Man in the World. A recent statement by a long-time U.S. Senator has led us to nominate him for a similar but less-flattering title: The Most Out-Of-Touch Politician in Washington. That’s quite an accomplishment given the stiff competition for clueless (and outright dumb) statements from our CongressCritters the […]
It’s been said that politics makes for odd bedfellows. An alliance between one of the Republican party’s biggest donors and a former Democratic Senator from Arkansas proves this adage true once again. GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Sands casino empire and the 11th wealthiest man in America, is fighting tooth-and-nail to keep online gambling illegal. Adelson claims that […]