Tea Party

CPAC 2015 – TEA Party walks out on Jeb Bush

by Skip February 27, 2015

(H/T: The Corner)

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Whereby NH Rebellion misses the obvious answer to their question

by Skip January 16, 2015

THE LONG MARCH CONTINUES. The NH Rebellion walk to draw attention to the role of big money in politics has four routes this year: Dixville Notch, Keene, Nashua and Portsmouth. The finish line is at the State House on Jan. 21 — in celebration of the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock’s birthday — but the […]

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On that washed up, out of touch, irrelevant personage formerly known as Sarah Palin…

by Skip December 28, 2014

Copied in its entirety (reformatted, emphasis mine): ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR: Sarah Palin? For all her detractors’ cries of “irrelevance” and “she’s just a reality show entertainer” (those two being among the nicer epithets), Palin goes on, election cycle after election cycle, populating Congress with her endorsed candidates in a cost-effective manner, and in such numbers […]

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Many “Black Lives Matter” Leaders only want Money & Power

by Don December 27, 2014

Do the “Black Lives Matter” protest leaders and supporters actually care about saving or improving black lives or are they just pretending?  Do they promote obeying the law and complying with police orders?  No.  Do they try to stop the thousands of annual black on black murders?  No.  Do they help blacks to escape poverty?  […]

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GrokTALK! – Drive the TEA Party Out?

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2014
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GOP leadership gets fingered for playing at RINO King maker in the NH House. Was it all part of a plan to drive the grassroots out of the party? How does that affect elections? Does the establishment even care or are they content to hang on to enough power to horse trade for favors? We’ve […]

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Progressives Lie about the TEA Party and Its Goals

by Don December 12, 2014

There is no bigger “Big Lie” than the lie by big government advocates and beneficiaries, repeated by E. Scott Cracraft in his November 25th op-ed in the Laconia Daily Sun (laconiadailysun.com) that the TEA Party is “fascist”, racist, and/or extremist. The real TEA Party (there are progressive and party establishment imposters) is millions of everyday […]

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Obamacare – once again, the TEA Party was right!

by Skip November 30, 2014

You betcha!  One of the main complaints of the TEA Party was that the Federal Government should not be in charge our healthcare.  That it should not be trying to take over and socialize 1/6th of our economy simply because: Government! Top down, gazillion page law and resulting regulations would do NOTHING to lower costs. […]

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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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