The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Premature Obituary?

Josh Kraushaar at National Journal argues that the Tea Party is dead, while at The Federalist, Ben Domenech says that what Kraushaar interprets as rigor mortis is actually evidence of the Tea Party’s success. My own opinion on the subject is nuanced. Having been immersed in the Tea Party movement from its inception, I considered […]

Obama: ‘What IRS Scandal?’

The big news out of Bill O’Reilly’s Sunday interview with President Obama was the latter’s claim that there wasn’t “a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal. Just a bunch of inept bureaucrats accidentally targeting the president’s political enemies: Rather, he said, IRS officials were confused about how to implement the law governing those kinds […]

Alabama Tea Party Leader Compares ObamaCare to ‘Lord of the Rings’

Becky Gerritson, leader of the Wetumpka (Alabama) Tea Party, made headlines in June when she testified to Congress about how her organization was treated by the Internal Revenue Service. Monday, in a speech to a meeting of the Alabama 60-Plus Senior Association in Montgomery, Gerritson compared the fight against ObamaCare to the Lord of the […]

‘Seize This Opportunity to Cripple the Tea Party’s Political Power for Good’

One of the things you learn is that if you ever sign up online for any liberal or Democrat operation — even as a reporter trying to get campaign information — your e-mail address will be sold and resold until eventually you’re on every liberal mailing list. Which I don’t mind, actually, because it gives […]

Shorter @Karoli: ‘Obama Will Obliterate You Teabaggers, and If You Complain About It, That’s a Conspiracy!’

Is there a more dishonest person in America than the vile lie peddler Karoli Kuns? Certainly, we cannot rule this out, considering that 66 million people voted to re-elect President Obama. One might write an entire book about the perverse mind of Karoli Kuns, whose attitude toward Republicans can best be understood by studying Pol […]

VIDEO: @SenTedCruz Is A Breath Of Fresh, Post-Obama Air

by Smitty What an awesome American: Here’s the link to which he alludes: “Don’t Fund It” I mostly don’t care about who the GOP nominates in 2016, as long as they have Cruz’s good humor, enthusiasm, and capacity to make a 45 minute speech seem a brief word. What a genius. via Breitbart

Primary Politics: Can the Grassroots Defeat the GOP Establishment in 2014?

Interesting developments: Matt Bevin is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky GOP primary. Checking his biography, I’m glad to see that Bevin is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, a U.S. Army veteran, and a small business owner — exactly the kind of outsider “not a politician” profile anyone would want […]

Becky Gerritson FTW!

by Smitty “I am not here as a serf or vassal. I am not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman, wife, mother and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place. It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well-being, and to monitor my speech. It’s […]

Doug Shulman: IRS Fall Guy?

Just a few thoughts while watching today’s House Oversight Committee hearings about the IRS scandal: Thought bubble over Doug Shulman’s head: “Y’know, in retrospect, I should have pleaded the Fifth, too.” #Guilty #Perjury — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) May 22, 2013 Shulman is now picturing himself on the evening news getting perp-walked in an orange […]

Portrait of a Thug: IRS Union Boss

Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union By now, you’ve probably seen the news: Report: Head of IRS Employees Union Met With President Obama the Day Before Tea Party Targeting Began Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union which represents employees of the Internal Revenue Service, met at the White […]

Our Lawless President: Obama’s IRS Thuggery Certainly Was No Coincidence

Dan Collins calls attention to Obama’s dog-whistle tactics, as described by Kimberly Strassel in the Wall Street Journal: The way to limit Romney money was to intimidate donors from giving. Donate, and the president would at best tie you to Big Oil or Wall Street, at worst put your name in bold, and flag you […]

‘People Need to Be Sent to Jail’

“Our goal is for ‘We the People’ to be an educated and informed electorate, involved in our government, and working with and holding our elected representatives accountable to their oath of office to uphold the Constitution.” – Laurens County (S.C.) Tea Party mission statement In 2009, Diane Belsom was one of millions of Americans who […]

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