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Tea Party Movement

Axis of Right Radio, Show #5, 4/19/2010

April 19, 2010

Episode #5 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal Obama’s new obsession with ridding the world (or at least the United States) of nukes and his neutering of America’s ability to defend itself; our new stance towards Israel, “balancing” our relationship with Israel against other interests; Gov. [...]

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Busy Supreme Court News Day!

March 15, 2010

As it turns out, today was a busy news day regarding the ordinarily quiet SCOTUS.  Usually, without any major decisions coming down, we hardly hear anything from The Nine*.  Here are three recent stories: First, Butler University is cool with Chief Justice John Roberts attending his niece’s graduation this May, but think Roberts is simply [...]

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The Astroturfing of the “Coffee Party”

March 13, 2010

I heard a little buzz a few weeks back about some people who are upset with government who want to organize to get this country moving in the right direction by breaking the gridlock in Washington and get our representatives to be more representative. Sounds great, right?  Kind of sounds like the Tea Party Movement, [...]

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Happy Birthday, Tea Party Movement!

February 15, 2010

A year ago today, the first protest against the onslaught of Big Government occurred in Seattle, WA.  The protest was organized as a response to the stimulus porkulus bill, and led to other tax revolts around the country in Mesa, AZ, Denver, CO, and Overland Park, KS.  Then, on February 19, CNBC’s Rick Santelli let [...]

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Nevada Tea Party Founded by Wackos

February 15, 2010

Looks like the third party organization known as the Nevada Tea Party may in fact be made up of a bunch of wackos.  Confederate Yankee has uncovered details about the signatories to the NTP filing with the Nevada Secretary of State, and it appears that they are made up of wacko conspiracy theorists, not genuine [...]

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Tea Party Making a Mistake in Nevada

February 14, 2010

The Tea Party movement in Nevada is on the verge of making a big mistake by chartering itself as a third party and planning to field a candidate for Senate this November.  If they gain any traction, it could very well end up with the re-election of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), who currently looks very [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #2, 2/10/2010

February 10, 2010

Episode #2 of Axis of Right Radio is now available.  In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss Sarah Palin and her role in the Tea Party Movement; Barack Obama’s attempts at “bi-partisanship” in convening a health care summit with Democrats and Republicans; the infamous Demon Sheep Ad, and its impact; the Super Bowl game, [...]

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Ron Paul is Not the Ideal Tea Party Candidate

February 9, 2010

Allahpundit is shocked — shocked — that Tea Party activists are going after Ron Paul by putting up primary challengers.  He sees Paul as a small-government libertarian that should fit right into the Tea Party movement.  In fact, Paul looks at himself as the founder of the movement (incorrectly so).  While Paul may appeal to [...]

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The New Model for Political Fundraising

January 12, 2010

The NRCC, NRSC, and RNC are experiencing financial issues.  They are not meeting their fund raising targets, and are lagging behind the Democrats in both money raised and cash-on-hand.  Why is this the case, when the political mood seems to sharply favor Republicans and be antagonistic towards Democrats?  The answer is simple.  Conservatives have had [...]

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Ryan’s Story of 2009

December 30, 2009

When the history books are written about 2009, what will they say?  What will I be teaching my students about this year in ten years or so?  I haven’t got a clue. You can’t anticipate what’s going to be historically important while it’s happening, with the exception of 9/11-type events.  But even then, its impact [...]

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Sheldon Whitehouse Just Wants Some Attention

December 21, 2009

Fewer things in politics are as pitiful as an obscure back bench politician desperately seeking attention.  Take my Senator, backbench Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse for example.  A few weeks ago, he desperately tried to get his name in the headlines by using the term for one of San Francisco’s favorite indoor sports to describe Tea Party [...]

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The Case Against Third Party Politics

December 8, 2009

Since the start of the Tea Party movement, talk of a Conservative third party has peculated on Twitter, around the blogosphere, and even making it into news punditry, advocated by such media heavyweights as Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, and Lou Dobbs.  While the idea of a ideological Conservative party seems like a good one intuitively, [...]

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DeMint on Term Limits

October 28, 2009

Sen. Jim DeMint recently penned an essay posted on his Senate website on the subject of term limits.  DeMint is planning to introduce a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits of two 6-year terms for Senators and three 2-year terms for Congressman.  In his short essay, DeMint talks about why term limits are needed and [...]

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How Should The Tea Party Movement Treat the GOP?

October 12, 2009

Conservatives have been frustrated with the GOP for years, and rightly so.  Conservatism is an ideology of freedom and limited government, and the GOP has many elements in it that are basically conservative but bigger government conservative (witness compassionate conservatism).  Conservatives are rightly frustrated with the GOPs endorsement and support of RINOs over viable Conservatives [...]

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Milk Carton Politicians

August 17, 2009

The term “Milk Carton Politician” was coined yesterday by Ed Morrissey to identify politicians who refuse to hold town hall meetings in August to discuss health care.  He has compiled a comprehensive list of the Senators and Representatives who have yet to hold a town hall meeting.  The idea is now taking off, as protesters [...]

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They Are Even Protesting ObamaCare In Massachusetts

August 5, 2009

The Tea Parties have had quite an impact at the health care town hall meetings in the last week.  One expects Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Texas.  One can even understand Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Pennsylvania.  What one does not expect is for tea party protests to dominate [...]

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Tea Parties: A Force To Be Reckoned With

July 28, 2009

When the Tea Parties first became a major force on Tax Day, April 15, many hoped (myself included) that the movement would have legs and become a force to champion the cause of limited, Conservative government based on the principles of our founding documents.  In the three months since the initial, nationwide Tax Day Tea [...]

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RI Teaparty Storms Capital

June 11, 2009

Rhode Island (my native state) held a Tea Party protest yesterday to specifically protest increased taxes and the lack of substantial spending cuts in this year’s fiscal budget.  The protest drew over 1,000 people, with about 500 or so admitted into the capital building to protest in front of legislators offices.  The protest received a [...]

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Californians Vote for Fiscal Responsibility

May 20, 2009

Californians rejected a series of ballot measures yesterday that would have significantly raised their taxes so that the state could address its severe budget deficit without any major cuts in spending.  According to the liberal SFGate, the state will now be forced to “consider deeper cuts to education, public safety and health and human services.”  [...]

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Tea Party Movement Goes Local

May 6, 2009

Since the Tax Day Tea Parties on April 15, there has been much discussion on what to do with the Tea Party movement after the big protest.  Jim Geraghty of National Review’s Campaign Spot suggested that Conservatives get involved and organized at the local level, starting at local city councils and school boards.  Getting 1,000 [...]

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