Despite allegations of racism in Tea Party organizations, the Republican Party, and conservative groups, 2010 has witnessed more black Republican activism than ever before. Thirty-seven African Americans in 16 states have been in contention for seats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives this year.
“You might as well know right now … that the Tea Party, no matter how successful it is at the polls in November, will certainly betray the party of liberty,” wrote Lew Rockwell, proprietor of LewRockwell.com, on September 22.
Former President Bill Clinton has catapulted himself into the campaign arena this year, traveling the nation to stump for his favorite candidates, but also attempting to pressure senatorial candidates into dropping out of their primaries. Clinton’s most recent campaign arm-twisting involves a reported attempt to persuade Florida’s Democratic Senate candidate, Kendrick Meek, to step down from Florida’s three-way Senate race between Meek, Florida Governor Charlie Crist (Independent), and Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio.
In yet another orchestrated attack on conservative pundit Glenn Beck, George Soros' Media Matters called upon former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to repudiate the "erratic" Mr. Beck. In response to Media Matters' request, Palin called Beck on his radio program Thursday morning to assert, "I stand with you, Glenn."
On his blog political analyst Dick Morris predicted earlier this week that Republicans would take back the House of Representatives and then backed it up during an interview on Fox News, stating flatly that the Republicans would capture control of both the House and the Senate next Tuesday.
On two separate occasions, the League of Women Voters has refused to allow a debate audience to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, forcing the crowds to break out into a spontaneous recitation. The first incident took place last week in Illinois, while the second happened on Tuesday, October 26, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
With the 2010 midterm elections less than a week away, Americans and ambitious politicians are already looking to the 2012 elections and asking who will come forward to take on President Obama and his liberal progressive agenda in the next presidential campaign. The Blaze reports that Indiana Republican Congressman Mike Pence is considering stepping down from his post as House Republican Chairman to do just that.
TexasFred, a conservative blogger, reports that West Tawakoni Mayor Pete Yoho has fired Officer Johnny Beckett from the city’s police department and also suspended for ten days without pay Police Chief Jack Schultz, after which he will be terminated. The offense alleged is that the two officers belong the Tawakoni Area Tea Party. West Tawakoni is a small town in eastern Texas with a population of about 1,500 people. In Hunt County, where West Tawakoni is located, Barack Obama received less than 30 percent of the vote in the 2008 general election, about the same percentage that John Kerry received in the 2004 general election, and a little less than the 32 percent of the vote which Al Gore received in the 2000 election.