Media Still Hoping for 'Establishment'–'Tea Party' Civil War
Another chapter in the “Everything That Happens Is Always Bad News for the GOP” narrative of the media#…#
The Republican establishment won big during this year’s midterm elections, fending off far-right candidates in primary races who might have threatened the …
Suddenly Every Pundit Wants to Be a Revolutionary.
From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Pundits, Columnists Run to the Barricades to Begin New Revolution
I see our nation’s political scribes are in a revolutionary mood.
Could an “Arab Spring” type of upheaval be …
Democrats Are Always Comparing Their Opponents to McVeigh
The midweek edition of the Morning Jolt features Occupy protesters who want to blow up bridges in Ohio, reports of disturbing leaks about President Obama’s trip to Afghanistan, and then this continuing outrage . . .
Democrats Are Still Comparing the Tea …
A Slight Improvement in the Tea Party's Numbers?
Buried in the very last question of the Washington Post poll: “On another subject, what is your view of the Tea Party political movement — would you say you support it strongly, support it somewhat, oppose it somewhat or oppose …
17% of Tea Party Supporters Approve of Obama?
Today’s CNN poll is a useful reminder that survey respondents can be… strange sometimes. Say, how do you think Republicans feel about the way Obama is handing gas prices? You figure you have to look far and wide to …
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:
A Tea Party Retreat?
Michael Barone is sounding awfully ominous right now: “Has the wind gone out of the sails of the smaller-government movement? Is the Tea Party movement going through …
Former Democrat Party Officials Face Charges for Setting Up Fake Tea Party Candidates
Somehow, this does not surprise me, nor does it surprise me how little attention this has gotten (HT: Jim Hoft):
Two former leaders of the Oakland County Democratic Party [in Michigan] are facing a total of nine felonies for allegedly …
Tea Party Unfavorability Reaches New High
For those who wished to delegitimize the Tea Parties, decreeing them somehow responsible or the impetus for the horrific murders of a madman, mission accomplished. The new poll in the Washington Post:
The Tucson shootings sparked a broad public discussion …
The Tea Parties: Powerful in the Less Expensive States?
I chatted with Will Cain earlier today, and I brought up an emerging theory that the Tea Party movement will thrive in states where campaigning is relatively inexpensive.
My favorite Tea Party story so far is this one: “Wilkes-Barre resident …
McCain's Defeat, Setting the Stage for the
I’m inside the arena, watching from the press seating section.
Arizona senator John McCain may deserve a lot of grief for not running the all-out, no-quarter-asked-or-given campaign that a lot of conservatives wanted to see in 2008. But he was …
Those Self-Hating Tea Partiers
There are many reasons to be wary about polls, particularly those of adults as a whole, but here is a terrific example from this afternoon’s CNN survey: Among those who describe themselves as “Tea Party Supporters,” 86 percent have a …
To Axelrod, Our Spending Woes Began in January
Yesterday’s talking point from David Axelrod, John Kerry, and others was that Friday’s Standard and Poor’s decision should be considered a “Tea Party Downgrade.”
From January 20, 2009 (the day Obama took office) to …
Tea Party Express Salutes 'Most Principled' Wisconsin Judge
The Tea Party Express takes its message to the airwaves in Wisconsin, hoping to help out in the April 5 judicial election:
What Is 'Tea Party in Name Only'?
Over in the Daily Caller, they take a look at one of the lesser-known Republicans seeking the Senate nomination in Virginia, Jamie Radtke. (The better-known Republican, of course, is former senator and governor George Allen.)
This line stood out to …
A Short History of the Tea Parties
Few things I’ve written have generated as much positive response as this item, from an unfinished article, in yesterday’s Jolt. To be honest, I was using as filler because I was exhausted from the six-hour commute…
A Short …
Tea Parties Aren't Third Parties, at Least Not Yet
Somehow, Dave Weigel gets conservative sources to return his calls so he can appear in a publication owned by the Washington Post, to reveal that the Tea Parties, so far, aren’t splitting the right-leaning vote the way Democratic strategists …
So Will the DCCC Send This Guy Money if He's Tea Party–Endorsed?
State representative Trent Van Haaften, the Indiana Democrat running to fill the shoes of U.S. Senate candidate Brad Ellsworth, met with Tea Party activists, hoping “to explore the possibility of the movement supporting the Democrat for Congress in November.”