Tag: Tea Party News

News, Tea Party News

Who’s a Racist?

So many people say it’s okay for Antifa to beat people they don’t like. Tim Cook says it. Mitt Romney says it. It’s easy to agree with them. It’s easy to say, “I hate racists and Nazis. I’m glad somebody’s taking the initiative and beating them with clubs.” Many people feel that way. Many people …

American Tea Party, Trump

Trump Meant It All

Trump’s enemies took refuge in the self-created narrative that his campaign was 100% American showmanship. The crooked press and the corrupt establishment, while dissing Trump publicly, scoffed privately. They “knew” his supporters were idiots and yahoos—marginally functional Neanderthals from America’s unreconstructed backwoods whose ability to think, handicapped by genetics, was further crippled by the moonshine …

American Tea Party

Welcome to the America of Our Dreams

Jim Durbin called me this evening. “Are you excited?” he asked. Jim was in the crowd at the very first Tea Party in St. Louis, February 27, 2009. A cold Friday. He and more than a thousand other folks took off work and school to see what this protest was all about. Like so many …

President Trump, Tea Party News

How Donald Trump Completed the Tea Party

Sometimes I forget what originally drove me to call for a tea party protest in St. Louis. One motivation was fear of missing out because a dozen other cities were planning protests. Another driver was a desire change the direction of the country. And at least some of it was the frustrated actor in me …

Politics, Tea Party News, Trump

Why Is Erick Erickson Protecting Reince Priebus?

Reince Preibus at RedState 2014

UPDATE: Welcome, Donald Trump fans! Thanks for reading. Yes, it’s true, I have had disagreements with Erick in the past. I try to assess the situation, not just the person. It’s possible to disagree with someone on one subject and to agree with them on another. If anything, Erick showed consistency by rescinding Trump’s invitation …

Tea Party News

Ed Martin Moves to Censure Henry Barbour Over Racist Mississippi Ads

Chairman Ed Martin

Go Ed! A few weeks ago, hunkered down at my laptop in my hotel room in Jacksonville, Florida. I was exhausted from seven hours of travel and a time change. But I had to take a moment to recognize Ed Martin’s commitment to all the best the Republican Party stands for. Ed is determined to …

2014 Election

7 Fascinating Results In The Missouri Primary

CORRECTION: My sincerest apologies for an inexcusable error in this post earlier. I erroneously congratulated my friend Martin Baker in the US House 1st District primary. I understand that Martin was about 500 votes short. I failed to verify information I received on the race, and I apologize for my irresponsibility. Well, this got people …

Crony Capitalism, Missouri

How Missouri Republicans Made Jay Nixon Look Like a Statesman

Elephant Dung

You know how reckless and tone-deaf Obama is about Army deserters? Missouri’s House and Senate Republican leaders are just as clueless and irresponsible about money. Yes, I said it: the Missouri Republican legislature is about as conservative and principled as Susan Rice on a Sunday talk show. By going on a votes-for-cash spending spree on …

Tea Party News

What Happened to the Tea Party?

Gadsden Flag Cape

I’ll give Business Insider some credit. After Tea Party-backed candidates came up empty across the board in Tuesday’s Republican primaries, the website that has spent years maligning our rule-of-law movement could have taken the low road. Instead, blogger Brett Logiurato wrote a fair assessment of what’s happened to the GOP since February 27, 2009. The …

Political Strategy

Know When To Fight Your Own

I can be pretty hard on Republicans. Not hard enough for some. Too hard for others. But I, at least, try to time my battles for ideological consistency. As a general rule, odd-numbered years are for cleaning up the GOP. Even-numbered years are for cleaning out Democrats. This is an odd-numbered year. Right up to …