Tea Party

NH Democrats ‘Grubering’ their supporters with lies about Bill O’Brien

by Kimberly Morin November 19, 2014

Yesterday the Republican Legislators in the New Hampshire House of Representatives elected their Speaker. The election was between former Speakers Bill O’Brien and Gene Chandler. Laurie Sanborn had also been in the race but dropped out due to family health issues. This was the race in which Senator Kelly Ayotte decided to (for the first time […]

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As to the Death of the TEA Party meme

by Skip November 9, 2014

For as long as I’ve been part of the TEA Party movement (“Fiscal Frugality, Govt staying within Constitutional bounds, Free Markets” are the 3 TEA Party principles.  Period), it has undergone demonization by the Democrats at full roar.  THIS election cycle, we saw the Establishment Republicans (Mitch McConnell: “We will crush them!”) join them.  Thus, one […]

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Why Democrats hate the TEA Party, why Socialists hate Liberty folks

by Skip October 29, 2014

Evil.  It exists in the real world and many of us can recognize it.  However, in the ever-increasing political polarization here in America, there certainly is one set of folks that truly believes that evil actually exists.  No, for these people it is not that commit heinous crimes.  It is not those that advocate killing […]

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Energizing The Black Robed Regiment:
Pastor Rafael Cruz

by Mike October 11, 2014

Thursday evening, in Rye, Pastor Rafal Cruz, father of Ted, addressed a roomful of TEA party conservatives on his quest to energize the 75% of churchgoing Christians who don’t usually vote, by firing up pastors around the country to increase voter registration. Topics included Common Core, Executive tyranny, the importance of promoting and electing constitutional […]

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Blogline of the Day: Michael or Fredo?

by Skip September 11, 2014

From Sherman Frederick at the LV Journal Review comes the line of the day in two versions (emphasis mine): Headline: Wish we were going to war with a Michael Corleone, instead of Fredo ******************* Narrative: It’s too bad Michael isn’t president. We’d destroy ISIS methodically and ruthlessly before Thanksgiving. Sadly, we have Fredo as a […]

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GrokSHOT! – Dead Tea, RINO’s, Cochran’s, and Snarknado!

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2014
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I don’t know if it was just the joy of being back but the first few minutes of the show this week were a whirlwind of amusement, abundant in snark.  In this GrokSHOT!, in just under 90 seconds, we fit in the Tea Party (I’m not dead), the NRSC (National RINO Support Committee), Thad Cochran, […]

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Yes, Reince Priebus, that’s just about right….let’s talk price

by Skip August 8, 2014

Watching FoxNews “Special Report” is a staple for me – while it seems that they do try to report the news fairly straight up (yes, sometimes shaded a bit or bit more to the Right – let’s be honest here, as do the others shade (or in the case of MSNBC, leap) to the Left), it […]

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Observation on the RNC voter turnout effort – TEA Party?

by Skip July 29, 2014

From Glen Reynolds, a pithy observation: 2014: GOP Counting on ‘Motivated Base,’ Courting ‘Low-Propensity Voters’ to Win This Fall. They’ll do better if the Republican apparat — I’m looking at you, NRSC — doesn’t piss off the base with racial attacks on Tea Party candidates. You know? Indeed.  So I followed the link:

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Local Wisconsin Police Chief Takes Revenge on Tea party Activist

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2014
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Local Tea Party holds protests on an overpass.  Local chief gets town to ban signs on the overpass.  Tea Party leader asks the internet to call the chief to complain, chief doesn’t like that so he resorts to…identify theft. In retaliation, (Campbell, Wisconsin Police Chief Tim) Keleman used Luce’s personal info to sign up for […]

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Erstwhile 2016 Democrat Prez Candidate thanks Establishment Republicans for doing Democrats’ dirty work

by Skip July 18, 2014

Irony; Hillary Clinton thanks the Jr. Partners of the Democrat Party for doing the Democrats’ dirty work.  She knows EXACTLY – and GOP Establishment wing of the GOP can’t deny it as they made big deals of what they were going to do to Conservative and TEA Party candidates.  And more than a few cases […]

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As always, he’s only got questions and we’ve got answers!

by Skip July 13, 2014

Dunno if I’m right, but I’m, as always, willing to play along.  And, I bet a better than .500 average to boot.  So Political Scoop’s questions (emphasis mine): When will it start to bother the major players in Washington that Scott Brown is down double digits in two polls in a row? I would think […]

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TEA Party member asks for apology for Walt Havenstein’s teabagger remark, Havenstein refuses

by Skip July 10, 2014

Update: this will be topmost for a while – newer posts after this one Nice.  As Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit says – punch back twice as hard.  Here is the video: Here is the background:  I am a co-founding member of the NH TEA Party Coalition and I believe in the TEA Party’s three (and […]

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So now we know what Walt Havenstein thinks of the TEA Party and 9/12 Project

by Kimberly Morin July 9, 2014

Article bumped because WMUR’s video, posted by James Pindell**, has been taken down, and we have inserted a slice of the original video, PUBLISHED on iTunesU by Smith College. (Jump to 6 Minutes, 7 Seconds) Apparently Papa Smurf’s pick for Governor, Walt Havenstein, isn’t too bright (or, as most think, just another Establishment pick).  A video […]

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So why aren’t the US Senate Republicans saying much about our foreign invasion, Kelly Ayotte?

by Skip July 7, 2014

Re: here.  Here’s a GREAT reason why and it has nothing to do with being intellectual, being ideological, or philosophical.  And it COMPLETELY explains…. Many people are wondering why Republicans are not doing more to stop the Illegal Alien influx, and more specifically not stop President Obama’s approach.   We can answer that question….. This guy, Tom […]

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So, is Havernstein’ campaign Press flack outright deflection?

by Skip July 4, 2014

From the video: …I have been asked why I would, at the age of 60, retire from BAE systems, a magnificent extraordinary company and come to SAIC.  Raise your hands again?  That’s the reason. That’s the reason. and there is a difference between being in an extraordinary company and a company of extraordinary people.  We’ll talk […]

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Breaking: King George Calls Out Extremist TEA Party

by Scott Morales July 4, 2014
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Walt Havenstein – another NHGOP ‘Made Man’

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2014
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I wrote this in comments under Kimberly’s video/post where the NHGOP’s establishment pick for Governor, Walt Havenstein, is singing to the “Establishment Choir.” Having long ago pegged him as the old-rich-white-guy inside solution the NHGOP has been waiting for, hearing Walt heap disdain on the base does not surprise me at all. Pegged him as […]

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“Quick Lerner”

by Skip July 1, 2014

The post is wrong – Mockery IS demanded. And a whole lot more. (H/T: The Corner)

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When even a top Dem strategist warns about ignoring the TEA Party…will the GOP take notice?

by Skip June 15, 2014

Donna Brazile had this had this amazing thing to say: I have to tell you as somebody who’s observing this race, I’m trying to look at all of these primary races. Low turnout. You got to really go out there in these low turnout elections, although there were a lot more than participated in most […]

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Democrats and the Constitution?

by Skip June 14, 2014

Just like the back row Baptists I’ve known over the years.  Sure, they can rattle off Scripture with the best of them (mostly….ok, some) but come the non-Sunday “life”, one would be hardpressed to tell the difference between them and a run-of-the-mill non-attender.  They may have to mouth the “Letter” but not the “Spirit” or […]

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The Doctor Is IN: Meet Dave Brat, PhD

by Mike June 11, 2014

We all (certainly here at the Grok) want less government and lower taxes, but what if a Congressman could actually spell out the economic realities and the benefits of less government. What if that Congressman replaced a big government Progressive? Stop imagining, and meet the man who pried Eric Cantor loose from his 12 term […]

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A Bridge Too Far: Cantor-Levered (Out)

by Mike June 10, 2014

The death of the Tea Party has been greatly exaggerated these past few years, especially after Mitt Romney and the Establishment deliberately ignored them and were surprised at underwhelming Conservative/Libertarian participation in 2012.   This year, the TEA party failures have been widely trumpeted by the Establishment, every time one of their content free candidate/ […]

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BREAKING: so the TEA Party is dead – how did it just beat Eric Cantor in the Primary?

by Skip June 10, 2014

UPDATE: Fox shows Brat beating Cantor, 55% to 44%.  This is a LAMBASTING! Over at the Washington Examiner: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appears to have fallen to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in a shocking upset in Virginia. The Associated Press called the race for Brat shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern time. Cantor was […]

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Just In: Cantor Goes Down in Primary…

by Scott Morales June 10, 2014

To repeat paraphrased cliché: “the death of the TEA Party has been greatly exaggerated” Cantor gets squashed in primary.  And to think just today he was boasting about getting Amnesty passed…heh, go figure.  Guess the establishment is listening now.

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The difference is tactics vs policy? Only in YOUR fantasy world!

by Skip May 27, 2014

Tactics vs policy – a meme that has been floating around this primary season as various politicos and talking heads try to rationalize the difference between the Establishment and the TEA Party wings of the Republican Party.  It is their attempt to try to soften or blur what is a rather sharp edge between the […]

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The TEA Party is dead! Long live the TEA Party!

by Skip April 23, 2014

From the Washington Examiner (emphasis mine)” Tea Party candidate Curt Clawson won the Republican primary in the special election seat to replace Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who resigned after pleading guilty for cocaine possession, a victory that the Tea Party Express is claiming as “the movement’s first victory of 2014.” Clawson received 46 percent of […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Mac Donald

by Skip March 27, 2014

On Obamacare’s illustrating of Democrat philosophy (emphasis mine): This isn’t even a law anymore.  It is lawless.  That state where there is no defining framework, no boundary, and most importantly no way for any person, business, municipality, or state to know if and to what extent it is operating in or outside the law. This […]

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It’s The Democrats IRS Now

by Ed Naile March 27, 2014

Republicans in Congress are used to letting the Democrats run things and as Democrats usually do they achieve the most political mileage they can out of positions of power. Take the IRS for instance. The Obama Regime has used this bureaucracy to keep any political opposition, in this case the TEA Party groups, from acquiring […]

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GrokSHOTS! – You Can’t Win Without Us So Your Plan Must Be To Lose?

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2014
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When Radio host and long time Grok Friend Pete ‘Da Tech Guy’ Ingemi joins us, the talk turns to the Republican War with the Tea Party… The Establishment Went to War With The TEA Party…(78 sec) Listen to this weeks GrokTALK! here Watch for Pete’s individual segment – posted tonight at 8pm. Full Episodes of […]

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One does wonder if they can really see themselves

by Skip March 22, 2014

Neil Cavuto is not everyone’s cup of tea (I like him, TMEW does not); even though he is known as a biz reporter, he has to be up on the politics as Government has put itself into all aspects of pretty much all businesses (after all, we individuals can’t deal with companies on our own […]

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