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Showing posts with label TEA Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TEA Party. Show all posts

Friday, May 9, 2014

Patrick J. Buchanan: Walter Jones Repels a War Party Attack

Pat's latest column illustrates perfectly why we will never again give blanket allegiance to the Republican Party.  We will support principled, conservative candidates like Walter Jones.  Those GOP candidates that Karl Rove and Dana Perino oppose are, more than likely, those we will support.  It's sad that it has come to picking candidates based on their enemies, but as the great Churchill said:
“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

By Patrick J. Buchanan

The GOP Beltway establishment is celebrating the victory of Thom Tillis, Speaker of the North Carolina House, over his Tea Party and Evangelical rivals in Tuesday’s primary for the U.S. Senate.

But the story ended less happily for the Beltway elite in the Tar Heel State’s 3rd Congressional District. There, the planned purge of Rep. Walter Jones was repulsed by his loyal Republican base.

Yet, this massively funded effort, to kill the career of a 20-year House veteran, whose father held the seat for decades before him, testifies eloquently to the intolerance of the ideological and monied elite of the party to which conservatives give allegiance.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Is the Conflict Between Us Irreconcilable?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

One way or another, the battle of the budget and the debt ceiling will be over by All Hallows’ Eve.

Yet, as one looks deeper, at the irreconcilable conflict behind the present clash, only a roaring optimist would imagine we shall ever know again the tranquility and unity of the Eisenhower-Kennedy years.

Consider the bile dumped upon Tea Party Republicans by Barack Obama, Harry Reid and their camp followers in the national press.

What did the Tea Party do to deserve this? Answer: These extremists shut down the U.S. government, they’re holding America hostage, and they’re inflicting terrible suffering on innocent people.

But is this true?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Weak Tea

What Happened to the Tea Party Taking Back its Government?


Nikki Haley was "TEA Party" when it served her ambitions.

Two years to the day since Alvin Greene became a household name, all 170 seats in the S.C. House and Senate were up for grabs on June 12 in what should have been a watershed moment for the tea party movement. With a governor they’d elected in the Governor’s Mansion, it was an opportunity for tea partiers to remake the state GOP in their own image. Instead, it was a washout.

Voter turnout was historically low. Hundreds of candidates were kicked off the ballot in the weeks leading up to the state’s June primary.

Reasons vary for why the movement failed to mobilize a groundswell of anti-incumbent fervor that could have reshaped South Carolina’s power structure in one of the most tea party-saturated states in the nation.