Category Archives: Tea Party
82 Yr Old Grandmother Voting Straight Republican; Tired of Democrats [2:06]
October 22, 2014: Joyce, an 82 year old lifelong black Democrat called C-Span to express her dismay with her party and announce that she voted straight Republican this year. She is dismayed with the Democrats stance on religion, abortion, and the poor effects of Obama’s policies on the black community and the country.
“I have noticed in years what the Democratic party has done to my people. Unemployment is higher in the black community….than anywhere else.
I cannot say, there’s no way I can continue to say that I was a Christian and stay in the Democrat party. They advocate the killing of babies, they advocate taking from the doers and giving to the ones sitting doing nothing…….”
She continued by saying that it is not racist to say that Obama isn’t an effective President. She said it is foolish to play the race card.
“This man is destroying this country…He said he was going to transform American and that is what he is doing.”
Week Three of a Nine Week Mission, to Seek Out new life for the Senate, to Boldly Go where our nation needs to be!
Focusing on the Senate races (Republicans need just six seats to oust the Dimbulb from Searchlight, Harry Reid as majority leader, ten to show Obama what the country really thinks of him!), is it worth ten bucks a week (1 1/2 lbs. of bacon?) to eliminate Reid’s control and give the Senate responsible leadership again? Just yesterday, our Senate voted to approve the most controversial part of President Obama’s ‘plan’ to combat ISIS by arming and training Syrian rebels who are known to be, largely themselves, associated with ISIS. If we had just a few more Republicans in the Senate, we would not be faced with suicidal action like this.
With that in mind, this week we look to the open Senate seat in AR. Can you contribute just $10 to Senate candidate Tom Cotton?
Real Clear Politics has Cotton up 1.7 points on the average, and rates the state as a toss up.
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They reportedly targeted small businesses who “were hit hard by violence–violence committed (mostly) by out of town agitators, criminals, vandals, and hooligans.”
Why? Because, Bill Hennessy (one of the members who participated) writes, “you can’t change the world in your living room.”
Hennessy wrote about his experience in Ferguson and how their presence made residents rethink their preconceived notions of the tea party:
A gentleman (my age) in the salon (husband?) asked who we were with. I told him “St. Louis Tea Party.”
“Tea party?” he said. “You bad boys,” and chuckled. Then he looked at me, very serious. He said, “The tea party came up here to do this?”
“Oh, yeah,” I said. “we don’t want to see Ferguson go south.”
He laughed. And he looked at me. Then he was quiet, lost in thought for a minute. When he came out of it, he was like our best friend. Laughing, giving us crap about stuff, telling stories. He admitted baseball can be like “watching grass grow.”
In that moment of reflection, I’m sure he was trying to reconcile “tea party” with what he was seeing–four white people, ages 18 to 50, laughing, spending money, empathizing.
That moment made the whole event worthwhile.
However, EVERYTHING this man says IS dripping with hate.
Rev. William Barber Netroots- Little Black Girls at WH
Last January, William Barber said South Carolina Senator Tim Scott isn’t “black enough” because of his ties to the Tea Party. “A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” Barber said.
Fourteen plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit in federal court over the June 24 primary election runoff between Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. One of the plaintiffs, True the Vote, says it has been inundated with reports of voter fraud from across Mississippi.
The lawsuit asks the court to grant immediate access to designated county representatives to inspect the poll books and ballots, give them the review time they are permitted by law, and allow them to uphold their responsibility to Mississippi voters.
Cochran won allegedly by convincing thousands of Black Democrats to cross over and vote for him in the runoff.
- One campaign flyer claimed McDaniel intended to prevent blacks from voting.
- A radio announcement implied that McDaniel was going to defund welfare.
- A Black preacher says the Cochran campaign assured him that McDaniels was a racist and says he was given cash to pay Black Democrats to vote for Cochran.
- Prior to the primary, Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey Cole posted in Facebook that Democratic Party activists were buying votes for Cochran in at least five counties. “Large sums of cash are being passed around,” Cole said in the Facebook message.
Mississippi has open primaries. In closed primary states, voters may vote only in the primaries of their registered party. In open primary states, each voter has the right to vote in any party’s primary, but may not vote in more than one per race.
McDaniel says his people have already found over 1,500 votes in Hinds County and another 600-800 in Pine Belt in which individuals voted in the Democrat primary, then voted again in the GOP primary. That’s more than 2,000 illegal votes in just two of Mississippi’s 82 counties.
Cochran, who won the primary by only 7,000 votes, called the allegations “baseless and false.”
Major lawsuit over Senate race ‘shenanigans’ – July 1, 2014
January 19, 2014: Former Navy SEAL Ben Smith at SC Tea Party Coalition Convention [3:22]
Pistol Pete’s summary of the primary election is @ https://polination.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/petes-pagewhat-just-happened/.
The following is excerpted from my Fox News Update email:
Eric Cantor lost his primary to Dave Brat, a small college economics professor. Cantor is House Majority Leader and 13-year incumbent Representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district. This is the first time ever that a sitting House majority leader lost a primary.
- Myth #1: Cantor was upended in a low-turnout election by a small number of Tea Party “radicals.”
- Reality #1: Voter turnout for the primary was 28% HIGHER than it was for the presidential year primary of 2012. As Pistol Pete said, “This was what I call a ‘broken glass election. That’s one where you would crawl on your hands and knees over broken glass to get to the voting booth.”
- Myth #2: Immigration outrage among downscale voters overwhelmed Cantor’s upscale electoral base.
- Reality #2: Turnout was up fairly uniformly across the district, including in Cantor’s affluent home county which he lost.
- Myth #3: Democrats crossed over in Virginia’s non-partisan primary to sabotage the stronger Republican candidate to improve their chances in the fall.
- Reality #3: There is no evidence for this. For one thing, voter turn-out in the most Democratic neighborhoods lagged far behind turn-out in the most Republican areas. Second, Brat had a 10-point margin of victory, something mischievous Democrats couldn’t achieve.
- Myth #4: The race was another battle in the national civil war between the national Tea Party and the national Republican establishment.
- Reality #4: Brat did get a big boost from talk radio heavy hitters like Mark Levin, but he had zero backing from any of the national groups. Brat said, “I had wonderful people in the Tea Party grass roots helping me out, and they’re clearly responsible for the win, but I ran on the Republican principles.”
So what did happen?
Brat ran as Cantor’s “term limit.” Folks are deeply fed up with the corrupt status quo in Washington. Also, Cantor has made himself part of the anti-Tea Party effort to shift the Republican party back toward more conservative principles. Cantor also flip-flopped on immigration, which just deepened voter outrage about the business as usual cess pool that is Washington, D.C. politics.
And next fall?
Brat’s Democrat opponent, is a professor at the same college. He had little support from the Democrat machine while they assumed he’d be running against the incumbent. Since Brat’s win, they’re helping him; but the national Tea Party groups are coming in for Brat as well. This should be fun. Plus awkward at college staff meetings.