The Other McCain

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

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 […]

S.C. Primary: Will Tea Party Rally Behind Curtis Bostic Against Mark Sanford?

Family values: Curtis Bostic with his wife and five children Dana Loesch this morning expressed disappointment that disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford finished first in the South Carolina GOP congressional special-election primary. But it’s a runoff state, and Sanford only got 37 percent of the vote, while former Charleston City Councilman Curtis Bostic was second with 13 percent […]

The Great Karl Rove Super PAC Scare

Having said nothing about all this previously, my inclination is to discourage pre-emptive panic among grassroots conservatives. Until we get down to cases — in a clear-cut situation where a Republican primary pits a solid conservative against a Establishment RINO type hand-picked by Karl Rove — there’s no point getting all angry or frightened about […]

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