Tea Party

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

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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Gee, I’ve been saying this for a while…

by Skip March 17, 2014

Generally during discussions of whether the TEA Party SHOULD become a real political party and Republicans scoffing at the idea:  We may not win [as a third party] but you will certainly lose.  Well, I guess I am not the only one any longer – Rush Limbaugh today.  There’s a bunch of topics in this […]

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WMUR CloseUp – Pindell confirms it: Scott Brown doesn’t think he needs Conservatives

by Skip March 16, 2014

As Josh McElveen and James Pindell were standing outside of the Pink Cadillac Diner, Pindell confirmed what a lot of Conservatives in the NH GOP have been thinking about Scott Brown (emphasis mine): If you are on the Republican right grassroots, this is a shot right across the bow.  He is not going to back […]

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Cryans Concedes – Joe Kenney Wins Executive Council District One

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2014
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Cryans Concedes “A few minutes ago, I left a message for Joe Kenney and wished him the best of luck on the council,” Cryans said in a written statement. “I want to thank him for running a hard-fought campaign, thank all the people who volunteered and supported either of us, and the Burton family for […]

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If it is REALLY that bad, why is the TEA Party is spreading; different names, different countries

by Skip February 16, 2014

Five years old – and ONLY five years old is the TEA Party movement.  Wildly taunted by the Left as being right wing extremists, racists, homophobes and any other adjectives or names they believe will denigrate or diminish its attraction and influence.  The Democrats are bolstered by their captive MSM who sometimes use exactly the […]

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2016 Presidential Poll – TEA Party style

by Skip February 11, 2014

Ok, ok, it’s early and this poll may mean absolutely zero for results.  But in a way, it is interesting to see WHO gets put into the mix: The poll provided 11 different matchups. From there, the support for each were totaled. Texan Cruz was at the top with 84 percent supporting his candidacy, followed […]

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“The Architect” Should Try Calling George Soros if He Needs Some Money

by Steve MacDonald February 2, 2014
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Breitbart is reporting that Karl Rove’s phalanx of Tea Party hating political projects has seen an 98% decrease in fundraising since he “officially” raised his flag against the movement. As Politico notes, though, “Rove added a third group to the network in 2013, forming the Conservative Victory Project to counterbalance the influence of Tea Party and […]

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So, you thought that the TEA Party was only a US movement?

by Skip January 27, 2014

Big Peace -”out of step” (and out of touch): While UKIP hasn’t yet mustered up any elected members of the UK Parliament, the party this week registered as Britain’s most favoured political organisation, scoring 27 percentage points ahead of the left-wing Labour Party’s 26 and the Conservative Party’s 25 percent. UKIP is also expected to […]

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