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American Social Values and the Culture War

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 5/24/2015 at 12:00pm
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A couple of interesting polls came out this week that raise some equally interesting questions about conservatism, American values, and American culture and society.  One Gallup poll states that Americans greatly overestimate the percentage of...

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Judge Orders IRS to release Tea Party target list

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 10:30am 4/5/2015 at 10:30am
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The Department of Justice may have let Lois Lerner off the hook, but a judge has ordered the IRS to release the names of the Tea Party groups that were singled out for scrutiny.

Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times:

Judge orders IRS to release list of tea party groups targeted for scrutiny

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Don’t blame Tea Partiers for liberal #Antivaxxers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:30am 2/6/2015 at 11:30am
LI #23 Vaccination

In my last post on the continuing measles outbreak, I encouraged Americans to consider vaccinations.

Imagine my surprise upon discovering that, as the co-founder of a San Diego Tea Party group, I am also labeled one of the dreaded #antivaxxers!

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Does GOP really no longer need Tea Party energy and activism?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:23am 1/9/2015 at 11:23am
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When I helped co-found a San Diego Tea Party group in 2009, one of our biggest action items was battling against Obamacare.

Our members dialed Congress relentlessly, believing our representatives might weigh the will of the people.  What ever delusions I had about that concept utterly vanished when then Speaker of the...

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MSNBC and the Oklahoma beheading: What could go wrong?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:30am 9/29/2014 at 8:30am
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A panel on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC program discussed the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma by Alton Nolen, a convert to Islam as to whom a picture of Jihadist sympathy is emerging.

Perry insists that this was an act of workplace violence and treats the beheading as a passing detail.

At times, they...

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Attorney Mark Mayfield commits suicide in Mississippi

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:17am 6/27/2014 at 11:17am
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The Clarion-Ledger reports:

Sources have confirmed that attorney Mark Mayfield has committed suicide.

Mayfield, vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and is one of the three men charged with conspiring with Clayton Kelly to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife in her nursing home and create a political video against Cochran.

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Will conservatives and Tea Party miss a golden opportunity in #NY22?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 9:02pm 6/22/2014 at 9:02pm
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One week ago tonight, Legal Insurrection brought national attention to a Tea Party, Marine mother running for Congress in upstate New York.

Claudia Tenney has been battling a million dollar avalanche of “false flag” Super PAC ads that deceptively portrayed Tenney as the more liberal candidate, and incumbent Richard Hanna as more conservative....

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False flag PAC attacks on Tea Party challenger to prevent Cantor-style upset (#NY22)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 6:30pm 6/15/2014 at 6:30pm
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Two Super PACs have spent over $700,000 to defeat a Tea Party challenger in New York’s conservative, safe-Republican 22nd Congressional District, against her liberal Republican opponent, incumbent Richard Hanna. The primary is on June 24.

The ads are “false flags” because they purport to be support...

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Eric Cantor: Laura Ingraham attacks cheapened the debate

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 2:15pm 6/15/2014 at 2:15pm
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Defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) hit the Sunday news programs this morning in a curt manner and seemed to lay some blame for his loss on radio talk show host Laura Ingraham cheapening the debate.

Laura took it in stride.

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Upset in Virginia District 7 (#VA07) — Eric Cantor loses to Dave Brat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:34pm 6/10/2014 at 7:34pm
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In a stunning “historic” upset, Professor David Brat upset Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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California Tea Party Groups primary picks: The results

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00am 6/5/2014 at 7:00am
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I recently reviewed the June primary election choices from the California Tea Party Groups (CTPG); now, its time for me to analyze the results.

In terms of state-wide elected offices, the good news is that we placed half of our candidates. The CTPG’s choices for Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and Insurance...

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MLK III Confuses Touré Neblett by Saying Black People Should Engage With the Tea Party

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3:30pm 5/10/2014 at 3:30pm
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A picture really is worth a thousand words. Just look at the expression on the face of MSNBC’s Touré Neblett when the son of Martin Luther King Jr. says black people should engage with the Tea Party.

Brendan Bordelon of the Daily Caller

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Republicans Demand Special Prosecutor for Tea Party Targeting Investigation

Lois Lerner House Hearing 3-5-2014
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:38pm 5/3/2014 at 1:38pm
Lois Lerner House Hearing 3-5-2014

New revelations in the Benghazi scandal dominated the news this week and even caused John Boehner to announce the formation of a select committee for further investigation.

With so much focus on Benghazi, it’s easy to forget that there are other scandals to be investigated such as the targeting of the...

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New Paul Ryan Budget Proposal Would Cut $5 Trillion in Spending Over a Decade

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00am 4/2/2014 at 10:00am
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Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has a reputation for being a fiscal conservative. His new budget proposal serves as further evidence of his dedication to responsibility with our nation’s finances.

Russell Berman and Bernie Becker of The Hill reported yesterday…

Ryan’s final $5.1T...

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Breaking – The Tea Party is dead again, deja dead all over again

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:53pm 3/20/2014 at 12:53pm
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Of course we’ve heard this before.

From Josh Kraushaar at National Journal, The Tea Party’s Over:

2014 is shaping up as the year the Republican establishment is finding its footing. Of the 12 Republican senators on the ballot, six face primary competition, but only one looks seriously threatened: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi....

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San Diego Police photograph the evidence during strip club “Inspection”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00am 3/12/2014 at 7:00am
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As an Environmental Health and Safety professional and Tea Party activist, one of my concerns is overregulation of business.

For example, the permit process for various operations can be both expensive and time-consuming.  Failure to comply with complex regulatory requirements is potentially costly.  I rail the business-crushing California laws often.

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A lesson from Tea Party activism…and dancing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:00pm 3/7/2014 at 8:00pm
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Professor Jacobson recently noted that we just celebrated the 5th anniversary of the birth of America’s Tea Party movement.

He noted one of the best aspects about his involvement has been the people that he has met during his “insurrection”.  As a citizen activist in California, involved with our local Tea Party...

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