The Other McCain

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

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 […]

Obama ‘Has Brought Us to Our Knees. He Is Lowering Our Standard of Living.’

Jennifer Stefano of Americans for Prosperity was a guest today on Neil Cavuto’s show, and she wasn’t pulling her punches: “The president has lied on a number of issues. He promised not to raise taxes on the middle-class — he raised taxes on us today. . . . If any of us are stupid enough […]

The Bloody Mess at FreedomWorks

Memeorandum today features two stories on the ugliness: FreedomWorks Feud: War Inside Tea Party Group Gets Nastier — David Corn, Mother Jones FreedomWorks tea party group nearly falls apart in fight between old and new guard — Amy Gardner, Washington Post The latter article tells this story: The day after Labor Day, just as campaign […]

David Welch, Snake for Hire

In May 2010, during Michael Steele’s chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, research director Jeff Berkowitz resigned and was replaced by David Welch, a 30-something operative who had previously worked on John McCain’s presidential campaigns and for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Welch lasted about a year at the RNC gig and used his “former research director” […]

Is Norquist Thinking Wishfully?

by Smitty The whole clip is interesting, but the interviewer brings up the Tea Parties ~9:55. Grover’s premise is that Obama’s economic policies are going to have such a negative effect as to trigger a small-business backlash against Obama, presumably because after BHO has, say, doubled unemployment, there will be more loose people to demonstrate: […]

Gadsden Phoenix Rises. Detractors Can Kiss Her Ashes.

by Smitty Instapundit liked the tweet last night: At the local Tea Party meeting. For ~70 dead people, these zombies are kinda spun up. — Chris Smith (@smitty_one_each) November 13, 2012   There was some admission of the suckage of the situation, and discussion that we need to get over the fact that (to paraphrase) […]

‘Benghazi Story’, A Tea Party Protest

by Smitty Retired General Norwood gathers some Tea Partiers in Florida to protest CBS 10, demanding the media do their jobs and investigate the Benghazi attack: Barack Obama had better hope he loses next Tuesday. You can’t sit behind the Resolute Desk with this much albatross hanging from your neck. via Bluegrass Pundit Update: Instalanche! […]

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