Why Tea Party losses in 2014 happened… and why it’s still a success

David W. Thornton

David W. Thornton

2010 was the year of the Tea Party. It seems now that the movement’s impact was a flash in the pan, however. The once mighty grassroots effort flopped in 2012 and continued to slide toward irrelevance in 2014. How did the spontaneous uprising against President Obama’s liberal policies fizzle so quickly, especially since President Obama himself is more unpopular than ever?

 

In 2010, it seemed that the grass roots conservative movement would shake the nation and upend the Obama Administration. That year saw the Democrats take a “shellacking” as Republicans took control the House of Representatives in a landslide of historic proportions. The Republican class of 2010 included such notable names as Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

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Video: Kansas’ Pat Roberts warns US is ‘headed for socialism’

pat robertsAn incumbent Republican senator has said on two occasions that the United States is “headed for national socialism.” The Washington Times reported on Sept. 24. Sen. Pat Roberts made the initial comments were made last week at a town hall meeting in Dodge City, Kan. Roberts reiterated his to a reporter the next day.

In a Youtube video of the press conference, Sen. Roberts can be seen telling attendees, “There’s a palpable fear among Kansans all across the state that the America that we love and cherish will not be the same America for our kids and grandkids, and that’s wrong. One of the reasons that I’m running is to change that. There’s an easy way to do it. I’ll let you figure it out. But at any rate, we have to change course because our country is headed for national socialism. That’s not right. It’s changing our culture. It’s changing what we’re all about.”

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There is a bright side to Tea Party losses

David Thornton is a Tea Party supporter since the earliest days. This was the Atlanta 2009 Tea Party.

David Thornton is a Tea Party supporter since the earliest days. This was the Atlanta 2009 Tea Party.

David Thornton is a Tea Party supporter since the earliest days. This was the Atlanta 2009 Tea Party.

As the 2014 primary election season draws to a close, Republican voters have rejected the vast majority of Tea Party candidates in favor of incumbent Republicans. In spite of much ballyhooed and hard fought challenges against Republican congressmen, only one prominent Republican, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was defeated by a Tea Party challenger, Dave Brat, who was not funded or backed by national Tea Party groups. The Tea Party losses may actually be a good thing for the Republican Party as a whole and could make a Republican Senate majority more likely.

As noted before in Examiner, most Republican officeholders are real conservatives. Charges that they are “RINOs” or “closet liberals” do not stand up to the scrutiny of their voting records. Nevertheless, Tea Party challengers leveled these and other charges against Republican incumbents in their campaign attacks from the right.

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Perry indictment part of ongoing harassment of conservatives

Travis Co. Sheriff

Travis Co. Sheriff

The news of the indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official surprised the country and shook up the early presidential race for 2016. Debate ranged from how the charges would affect Perry’s chances at winning the Republican nomination and the White House to whether Perry would be convicted. A surprising number of liberals and Democrats have broken ranks to defend what many call an unconstitutional attempt to criminalize politics as usual. This is not the first time in recent memory that prosecutors have pressed charges against Republicans on dubious grounds. This harassment of conservatives is likely to worsen in the absence of penalties for malicious prosecution.

In Texas, the Travis County DA office has prosecuted other high profile Republicans. In 1993, Rosemary Lemberg’s predecessor, Ronnie Earle, indicted newly elected U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on charges of misusing her previous office of state treasurer according to National Review. Hutchison was originally elected in a special election and faced the prospect of running for reelection in 1994 with the indictment hanging over her head. She pressed for a quick resolution and, when the case went to trial, Earle told the court that he could not proceed without the admission of records seized from Hutchison’s office without a search warrant. The judge promptly ordered the jury to return a verdict of not guilty.

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They have a home but it ain’t here

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They’re coming to a school near you…and they’re coming without needing the required immunizations all our kids need…and the ‘they’ of which I speak are the ILLEGAL children flooding our borders by the thousands…the ILLEGAL children being dispersed all over OUR country who will now spread their diseases to our children who in turn will spread them to us…diseases we long thought had been eradicated in OUR country.

And Barack HUSSEIN Obama knows this and just does NOT care. Continue reading

Cease-fires broken as old hatreds surface

Well they’ve done it again…Hamas has broken yet another cease-fire with their shooting and seriously wounded of an Israeli soldier in Jerusalem, and as a Palestinian man…in a terrorist attack…rammed the front end of a construction excavator into an Israeli bus crowded with people.

And while Hamas is trying to win the PR battle by having burka-clad women go on TV wailing that their babies have been killed by the Israeli rockets remember, NOTHING could be further from the truth as most of the deaths of Palestinian children have been caused by Hamas cowards who cover their faces so as NOT to be identified…who use women and especially children as human shields… who hide and then launch their rockets from civilian homes, hospitals, and schools… whose own rockets go astray so when a school or hospital is hit by said rockets they twist and turn it around saying, ‘Israel did it…look what the Jews did.’ Continue reading

Executive Overreach Comes Back to Haunt


“This isn’t about Republicans and Democrats, it’s about defending the Constitution that we swore an oath to uphold and acting decisively when it might be compromised.”

– Speaker of the House John Boehner

“The main vote that they have scheduled for today is whether or not they decide to sue me for doing my job.” – Barack HUSSEIN Obama

For doing his job…his job has been the destruction of America from within…and yeah…he does need to be sued for that. Continue reading

Opinion: The truth about Republicans and amnesty – one writer’s view

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Whenever the subject of immigration reform comes up, a charge that is certain to be bandied about is that Republicans are trying to foist amnesty on the country. Almost every Republican of note has been accused of supporting amnesty at some point in recent years. Are these charges true? What is the truth about the Republicans and amnesty?

First, what is amnesty? Merriam Webster defines “amnesty” as “a decision that a group of people will not be punished or that a group of prisoners will be allowed to go free” or “the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals.” Similarly, Merriam Webster defines “pardon” as the “act of officially saying that someone who was judged to be guilty of a crime will be allowed to go free and will not be punished.” Is this what prominent Republicans are advocating? Continue reading

The saga of the missing emails drones on ad-nauseum

“There may have been nefarious conduct that went much higher than Lois Lerner.”
House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp

Just as a federal judge orders the IRS to explain under oath how the ‘infamous’ missing emails were lost now comes this…according to IRS information-technology (IT) experts it seems back-up tapes…considered an option of last resort for recovering any missing emails…have suddenly and miraculously been found even though the IRS kept claiming all these many months that the physical hard drive was either recycled or destroyed.

Still claiming “there is an issue” as to whether all the backup tapes were destroyed, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed they do indeed exist and that they were only ‘scratched’ NOT irreparably damaged as previously claimed…while at the same time talking out of both sides of his mouth by saying he does NOT know “how they found them” or “whether there’s anything on them or not.” Continue reading