Tea Party’s Strength in Southwest Ohio Turning Heads

images-14Despite a couple of quotes likening the tea party to a sleeper cell and a bad cholesterol reading, the Cincinnati Enquirer writes a nice piece about the tea party’s strength in Southwest Ohio with some quotes from some familiar liberty group members. The Enquirer mentions two recent tea party wins – in Warren county where 12 of the 13 GOP leadership positions went to the tea party and in Clermont county where all six of […] Continue reading

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Talking Central Committee with 55KRC’s Brian Thomas

microphoneWednesday, a few of us appeared on the 550KRC morning show with Brian Thomas to talk about our recent successes with citizens taking back the political parties through central committee. On hand were Ohio Precinct Project co-founder, Rick Herron; newly elected “tea party” Warren County Republican Party Chairman, Ray Warrick; and Libertas Project Board Member, John Stevenot. […] Continue reading

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What Set Up the Cantor Defeat?

CardsIf you are a regular reader of my articles, you know I have been beating the drum about the importance of grassroots citizens taking over local party infrastructures in order to win more races. The big news on Tuesday night was “tea party” challenger David Brat’s stunning primary defeat of Republican House Majority Leader, Eric […]

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Why incumbents keep winning

VictoryIf you are like most people, you are probably at a loss to explain the one-sided primary election results we are seeing so far this cycle. Is it due to weak candidates? Poor messaging? Unfavorable press? A lack of funding? “Extreme” ideology? Don’t be too sure… Conditions are indeed ripe for some changes at the […] Continue reading

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Business Lobby Revels in Boehner’s Rebuke of Tea Party

Capitol Building, Washington DC - corporate welfare centerIt’s always good to know who your friends are, and for the Tea Party, it’s not big business as is evident in Rick Moran’s American Thinker post, “Business lobbyists cheer Boehner smackdown of conservative groups.”  Moran points out that business groups are grateful for Speaker Boehner’s rebuke of the Tea Party and of conservative groups such as Heritage Action and Freedomworks.  Moran’s post quotes David French of the National Retail Federation, “The business community has been uniformly […]

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Strassel Solved the Riddle: Tea Party Targeting Round Two Underway

imagesSay what you will about the Obama administration, but you’ve got to admit, they know how to play hardball and they are shameless.  Not qualities necessarily to be admired, but effective, nonetheless. Kimberly Strassel’s WSJ piece, “IRS Targeting:  Round Two,”  explains the Obama administration’s latest shenanigans against the tea party.  It turns out the Administration’s feigned outrage over IRS targeting of tea parties may just have been a reaction to Phase One of a two […]

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Tea party favorability tops Republican party

The 3rd Annual "We the People Convention" will be held in Columbus on Saturday, Sept 28We the People Convention 4682 State Route 43 Kent, OH 44240 Contact: Tom Zawistowski, President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, December 14, 2013 AKRON, OH – On December 11, 2013 the Gallop organization [released] a poll indicating that TEA Party “Favorability” is currently at 30% with 58% of Republicans saying that they have a favorable opinion of the movement. By contrast, an October 9, 2013 Gallop poll showed that Republican Party “Favorability” was at 28%. Tom […]

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Portage County Tea Party reminds President: This Wednesday is September 11th

PortageCountyTeaParty-logo-webPortage County TEA Party 4682 State Route 43, Kent, OH 44240 • www.PortageCountyTEAParty.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2013 Contact: Tom Zawistowski TEA PARTY “WARNS” PRESIDENT OBAMA ABOUT SEPTEMBER 11th Kent, OH – The Portage County TEA Party today released a statement “warning” President Obama that Wednesday is September 11, 2013.  In making the statement, Executive Director Tom Zawistowski said, “Though it may seem obvious, we wanted to warn President Obama and his senior advisors, [...]

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Final Reminder: Two Great Meetings This Week

There are two outstanding meetings this week. We hope to see you at both events.

 

An Evening with Nationally Known Film Maker Dennis Michael Lynch

Dennis Michael Lynch has produced a compelling and insightful documentary of the human, economic, and safety toll of illegal immigration. He is traveling the country to share what he has learned.  Join us August 19th or August 20th to meet Dennis and hear his message.
Details below….Please RSVP for your desired evening at the links below. $10 Donation suggested. Participants receive a two-CD set of the documentary.

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The Latest: ‘Sixth Senior IRS Official Departs in Wake of Targeting Scandal’

National Review Online’s Eliana Johnson continues to cover the (still developing) IRS scandal:

A senior Internal Revenue Service official who until recently served as an adviser to embattled official Lois Lerner is leaving the agency, according to an IRS agent with knowledge of the situation. . . .

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AEI: Demonstrations Do Make a Difference; Did IRS Change Election Outcome?

Interesting research from the American Enterprise Institute (abstract in HTML, full text in PDF):  They attempt to measure whether turning out for a political rally makes a difference (causes political change, rather than is merely correlated with it), using rainfall at various events as a randomizing independent variable.  They conclude that the rallies do make a difference.

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