Has the Tea Party Movement (TPM) been hijacked? Originally very much a grassroots uprising against high taxes, out-of-control federal spending, and incumbents not affiliated with any political party, it drew in disaffected Republicans, many of whom had supported Ron Paul for the Republican nomination, many former Republicans who may not have supported Dr. Paul but never considered George W. Bush the genuine article, some Constitution Party members, a few Libertarians, and other Independents. Many credit Ron Paul and his supporters for having started the TPM back in late 2007.
The neo-conservative Wall Street Journal published two editorials February 9 about the Obama administration's progressive lurch back toward the blatant Bush-era attack on the Bill of Rights, titling a house editorial "Dick Cheney's revenge."
Just a little over three years since losing both houses of Congress and a mere 15 months after losing the White House to the Democrats, Republicans around the country seem to believe the party is poised for a major comeback in this fall's elections.
Police Chief Paula May of King, North Carolina, has been taking a lot of heat this week as a result of a “state of emergency” declared by town officials Sunday. The police enforced a ban on alcohol sales and the bearing of firearms in the wake of a snowstorm over the past weekend.
Over 1,000 people turned up to listen to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin deliver the keynote address at the first annual Tea Party Convention. Much has been written about Palin’s speech and the crib notes scribbled on her palm, but in between the lines of her rally cry, there was much more than meets the palm.