” Now, just three short years later, a grassroots movement has been awakened again. But this time it’s not the Tea Party reacting to healthcare. Rather, it is a collection of the approx. 80 million gun owning Americans reacting to the federal government’s insistence on taking guns away.
This movement is broad–encompassing Republicans for sure, but also Democrats, Independents, and Progressives like “Warren” who called into the Wilkow Majority on March 5 to talk about how sacrosanct guns are in this country. He talked of how his support for much of the progressive agenda does not include support for more gun control.”
We Are We The People
” Tea Party stalwart Sen. Ted Cruz has tough words for President Barack Obama in a recent interview.
“I think President Obama is the most radical president we’ve ever seen, but I think an awful lot of Republicans fail to stand for principle and contributed to getting us in this mess,” the Republican Texas senator told The Christian Broadcasting Network in a recent interview.
Cruz has already risen through the political ranks despite being a first-term senator. Cruz has taken a stand against Obama on immigration and gun control. The freshman senator also voted against John Kerry as secretary of state .”
- Ted Cruz, Radical McCarthy Conservative, Accuses Harvard Law Of Harboring Communists On Faculty (crooksandliars.com)
- Sen. Cruz: ‘Obama Is The Most Radical President We’ve Ever Seen’ (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Ted Cruz: Obama’s Legacy Will Be ‘New Generation’ of Conservative Leaders (breitbart.com)
- Conservative Leaders Defend Sen. Ted Cruz (cnsnews.com)
- Dictatorship of Hypocrites: The Media’s Crusade Against Cruz (breitbart.com)
- Ted Cruz says attacks on fellow Republican Marco Rubio are racial (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
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” Rush Limbaugh opened his show this afternoon proclaiming that for the first time in his career, he was ashamed of his country.
Why? Limbaugh explained that both political parties in Washington refused to stop spending and used alarmist scare tactics every time anyone proposed cuts to government programs.
“To be watching all of this, to have my intelligence – all of us – to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it is….it just makes me ashamed,” Limbaugh explained, “Seriously man, here we get worked up over 44 billion dollars – that’s the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year.”
Limbaugh added that the government would continue to spend more money this year than last year in spite of the sequester cuts.”
- Limbaugh: I’m ‘ashamed of my country’ (politico.com)
- Limbaugh on Sequester: ‘I’m Ashamed of My Country’ (theroot.com)
- Rush Limbaugh: “For First Time in My Life, I’m Ashamed of My Country” (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Rush: ‘I’m ashamed of my country’ (wnd.com)
” Conservative leaders are voicing their support for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after the freshman senator came under fire from some Senate colleagues and liberal pundits for his tough questioning of Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel, criticism that included equating Cruz with the late anti-communist Senator Joe McCarthy (R-Wisc.)
“Senator Ted Cruz came to Washington to advance conservative policies, not play by the same old rules that have relegated conservatives, and their ideas, to the back bench,” Michael Needham, president of the influential Heritage Action said on Tuesday. “It should come as absolutely no surprise the Washington Establishment – be it the liberal media, entrenched special interests or even wayward Republicans – are now attacking him in the press for following through on his promises.”
Frank Cannon, president of the American Principles Project, said: “It’s about time someone annoyed those who have been complacent in doing what is necessary to get the country back on track. We applaud Senator Ted Cruz’s dedication to conservative principles and being an articulate spokesman for those principles. We are pleased he is shaking up Washington and doing exactly what the people of Texas elected him to do.” “
- Let’s All Sail on the ‘Ted Cruz’ Ship from Texas (godfatherpolitics.com)
- Thomas: Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, a double threat (newsday.com)
- Dear John McCain: Ted Cruz isn’t what’s wrong with the Senate, you are (salon.com)
- Senator Ted Cruz: More viable Republican than Rubio (examiner.com)
- Texas Senator Ted Cruz Targeted By Moonbat Media (shepherdspiehole.typepad.com)
” In just two months, Mr. Cruz, 42, has made his presence felt in an institution where new arrivals are usually not heard from for months, if not years. Besides suggesting that Mr. Hagel might have received compensation from foreign enemies, he has tangled with the mayor of Chicago, challenged the Senate’s third-ranking Democrat on national television, voted against virtually everything before him — including the confirmation of John Kerry as secretary of state — and raised the hackles of colleagues from both parties.
He could not be more pleased. Washington’s new bad boy feels good.
“I made promises to the people of Texas that I would come to Washington to shake up the status quo,” he said in e-mailed answers to questions, in lieu of speaking. “That is what I intend to do, and it is what I have done in every way possible in the responsibilities that have been granted to me.”
In a body known for comity, Mr. Cruz is taking confrontational Tea Party sensibilities to new heights — or lows, depending on one’s perspective. Wowed conservatives hail him as a hero, but even some Republican colleagues are growing publicly frustrated with a man who has taken the zeal of the prosecutor and applied it to the decorous quarters of the Senate.”
- A very junior senator delivers a jolt (staradvertiser.com)
- Senators wary of combative Cruz (politico.com)
- Sen. Ted Cruz Is ‘Cruz-ing’ (usnews.com)
- How Dare Ted Cruz? (commentarymagazine.com)
- THE NEW MCCARTHYIST: Cruz Rocks The Senate (huffingtonpost.com)
- Let’s All Sail on the ‘Ted Cruz’ Ship from Texas (godfatherpolitics.com)
Rand Paul Gives The Tea Party Response To The President’s State of the Union Address – 2/12/2013
” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will give the Tea Party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Paul will deliver his remarks at the National Press Club after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivers the Republican response, which he will give in both English and Spanish in an attempt to broaden the GOP’s appeal to minorities.”
- Rand Paul to deliver tea party response to Obama, GOP (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Sen. Rand Paul to deliver Tea Party response to Obama State of the Union (thehill.com)
- Rand Paul to deliver tea party response to Obama, GOP (jericho777.wordpress.com)
- Rubio to deliver State of Union GOP response (cnsnews.com)
” Lost in all the post-election analysis was a much larger and more cynically brilliant Obama us-and-them campaign that created the image of a shrinking, geriatric white male plutocratic establishment forced to give way to the new age of the diverse “other.” Affluent Asians, blacks, Latinos, gays, women, etc., supposedly had beef with Republicans and were brilliantly united by Obama in vague resentment against “them.”
In this regard, Republicans have to focus on a more populist approach that ensures their message of smaller government, lower taxes, a strong defense, and more freedom appeals to those on the receiving end of government largesse. Free-market conservatives do best when they appear naturally as part of the working or small-business class and can’t be caricatured as elevator-owning grandees–and when they mix it up and take their licks in trying to appeal to those who probably won’t vote for them. “
- GOP chairman tries out new pitch for wooing African Americans and Latinos (dailykos.com)
- Time to ‘recalibrate’ conservative vision (triblive.com)
- Ryan says GOP need to pick its fights with Obama (news.yahoo.com)
- Ryan: Republicans can’t play the ‘villain’ in Obama’s ‘morality play’ (thehill.com)
- Bobby Jindal: Republicans must ‘stop being the stupid party’ (oregonlive.com)
- Mark Levin: Tea Party Only Thing That Stands ‘Between Liberty and Tyranny’ (givemeliberty01.com)
- Learning from the Election (pjmedia.com)
” HBO host Bill Maher’s political views– and his crass way of expressing them– are well known to most. Every once in a while, though, he takes things a step further than normal.
The mega Obama donor claimed back in March, for instance, that he should be held to a different standard after calling Sarah Palin a “cu**” than when Rush Limbaugh called 30-year-old Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a “slut.” On Sunday, Maher made another noteworthy claim.
Apparently Andy Williams, the iconic singer of some of the most-loved tunes in history, is to be remembered as a “teabag idiot.” “
- Megyn Kelly on Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ Nominations: You’ve Got JFK, Gandhi, and Now… Maybe Sandra Fluke? (foxnewsinsider.com)
- Bill Maher: Racist troglodytes dragging back the GOP (rawstory.com)
- Bill Maher: Media bias claims by conservatives ‘a tick’ (theblaze.com)
- Bill Maher: Race Pimp for the False Left-right Paradigm (dprogram.net)
- When being a ‘slut’ pays off (theblaze.com)
- Sandra Fluke nominated for Time Person of Year (wnd.com)
It’s Well Past Time To Muck Out The Stables …
” Has John Boehner decided to crack down on dissent within the House caucus? Roll Call’s Jonathan Strong reports on a reshuffle of the committee-assignment deck that leaves a few conservatives without a hand in the coming fiscal-cliff fight:
Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference.
The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said.”
Where Is Liberty’s Hercules ?
- Boehner Purges Wayward Republicans From Budget Committees (outsidethebeltway.com)
- The Friends of Ron Paul Congressional Massacre (economicpolicyjournal.com)
- The Republicans Begin Attacking Conservatives in Congress (bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com)
- White House rejects GOP counter-offer, but is Boehner readying to deal? (tv.msnbc.com)
- Conservatives removed from financial committees by GOP House leadership (redalertpolitics.com)
- Conservative groups vs. Boehner (politico.com)
” My girlfriend’s mother is hosting two foreign exchange students this year. One is from China and the other is from Thailand. For the sake of anonymity, we will refer to them as E and F. As I was searching for a film to kick off Thanksgiving weekend, I kept running into the mainstream reviews of the “Red Dawn” remake. To mention them specifically would be a disservice to my intelligence and yours. Anyway, I decided in protest of this lame and lazy smearing of the new “patriotic” film that I would go see it. But, I took E and F on the offhanded chance the film would capture the same American patriotism that the original practically defined for a generation of Americans.
I wasn’t expecting much as the three of us took our seats in the packed theater. And they were simply following my lead expecting just another movie. I’m a big fan of John Milius‘s original film, and what I was expecting was a politically correct remake without an iota of intelligence in its head. But when the lights went down the three of us were subjected to a two-hour film filled with great action, unabashed patriotism and love for freedom. “
- “I Would Have Done It About Mexico.” American Hero John Milius Denounces Red Dawn Remake (amren.com)
- Red Yawn (freebeacon.com)
- North Korean Invasion ? … LOL (youviewedblog.wordpress.com)
- Why Do North Koreans Invade The U.S. In ‘Red Dawn’ Remake? For The Money, Of Course. (forbes.com)
- Red Dawn Takes A Critical Mauling Ahead Of This Weekend’s Release (contactmusic.com)
- Movie Review: ‘Red Dawn’ (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- Red Dawn: The Movie That Will Make You Hate America (deadspin.com)
“ The Republican Party cannot continue to ignore libertarians. If the party won’t support limited government and won’t nominate candidates with a track record of limiting government – then swing voters won’t vote Republican. I believe that the GOP establishment still won’t get it. It’ll take more losses and a change of Republican Party leadership.
As we’ve perused last week’s election returns, we’d noticed a number of races where Libertarian candidates appear to have played spoiler for Republicans—certainly, more than we’re accustomed to. While we haven’t run a comparison with prior cycles, we’ve identified no fewer than nine contests in 2012 where the Libertarian received more votes than the difference between the Democratic and Republican candidates. What’s more, none of these involved the typical 1 or maybe 2 percent you ordinarily expect a Lib to garner: Looking at the three-way vote, all but one were over 3 percent, and three took 6 percent or more, with a high of 6.5 percent in the Montana Senate race. These definitely seem like unusually high figures.
So what’s going on here? I wouldn’t want to speculate too much based on this limited data set. But I could easily believe that a growing proportion of conservative-leaning voters are too disgusted with the GOP to pull the Republican lever, but who won’t vote for Democrats either, are choosing a third option and going Libertarian instead. This thesis dovetails with something else we saw this year: independents generally leaning more rightward simply because at least some former Republicans are now refusing to identify with their old party. It’s not much of a stretch to imagine that some folks like that don’t want to vote for their old party either.
Listening RNC? “
- Libertarian influences outcome of Senate race (denverpost.com)
- Did Libertarians Cost The GOP a Montana Senate Seat? (reason.com)
- The Future of the Republican Party Is in Federalist Libertarianism (libertasfound.org)
- Libertarian Legal Theorist Randy Barnett on “The Mistake That is The Libertarian Party” (reason.com)
- The Future of the Republican Party Is in Federalist Libertarianism (americanthinker.com)
- Reason TV Replay: Sen. Jim Demint on Why Republicans Must Become More Libertarian (reason.com)
- The Grand Old Republican Party Is Over (forbes.com)
- Libertarian acted as spoiler in Senate race, GOP says (billingsgazette.com)
” Tonight the second Presidential Debate will take place. Overshadowing this debate there is one huge issue that must be addressed. No, that issue is not how CNN and Candy Crowley will try to do their best to help Obama. The issue is Libya. That part is easy.
What is the shocking part of that story that will not be covered in the debate or by the media?
A significant part of that debate should include questions about why the Obama Regime felt the need to lie about Benghazi. Why did the Obama Regime feel the need to attack the First Amendment by blaming a video instead of attacking the real cause of the violence, radical Islam?
or America, there is another bigger problem coming from Libya. Obama is desperate to try and be reelected. So what is he going to do?
He is going to launch military actions in Africa to go after those who attacked our Ambassador and our consulate.
That’s a great idea but there are just a few problems.
First, we still have no clue as to who the attackers were. We have named some names, but that is it.
We have no real clue as to who to attack. “