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This past weekend I was in Denver, CO for the Western Conservative Summit. I wanted to take a quick moment to update Tea Party Patriots supporters about the event, and about our upcoming Yellow Card Project. You can also read the text from the speech that I gave during the Summit Grand Opening here.
Who here wants elected officials to vote based on principles and convictions, regardless of the consequences? Regardless of whether they will lose their chairmanships, committee appointments, and other perks of office? Who here is proud of Congressman Ken Buck for standing and voting on principle since he took office in DC in January? I’m proud of Ken Buck and the others who stood on principle and faced consequences in the last 2 weeks like Mark Meadows, Trent Franks, Cynthia Lummis, and Steve Pearce. Thanks to you for making calls this week, the Republican “Leadership” reinstated Congressman Mark Meadows’ subcommittee chairmanship and ...
The Western Conservative Summit’s kick-off Friday gave attendees a golden opportunity to vent their frustrations over this week’s Supreme Court decisions in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage... Continue here.
Longtime combatant Neal B. Freeman looks at the GOP, and conservatives’ place in it, from the early days of NR on.
Note: This column originally appeared in National Review on December 4, 2013 I understand that you’ve been involved in the GOP civil war for some time. Only 50 years or so. I came in late. How did you first become involved? I headed Youth for Goldwater in New York. Wasn’t Goldwater’s principal opponent for the Republican nomination, Nelson Rockefeller, governor of New York at the time? I had grown up in New York and at some point began to fear that Rockefeller would be governor for life. Mine, as well as his. Why didn’t you support Rockefeller? His big-government Republicanism was ’roided up. ...
New details have emerged about the total failure of the Department of Veterans Affairs to adequately provide care to our nation’s veterans. The details are part of a new, scathing 35-page report released by Jan R. Frye, deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics. In the report, Frye describes an agency overrun with “gross mismanagement,” and that makes a “mockery” of federal rules. It even went as far as describe the culture at the VA as one of “lawlessness and chaos.” The Washington Post has more : “Doors are swung wide open for fraud, waste and abuse,” he writes in the March memo, which was obtained by The ...
Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn tells young activists why he is a libertarian. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore The Young Americans for Liberty held their California State Convention on Saturday, April 25, which Tea Party Patriots was proud to sponsor. The convention was attended by approximately three hundred college students from California and several surrounding states, including Washington, Arizona, and Oregon. Representatives from several conservative organizations that sponsored the event were there to speak with attendees, including FreedomWorks, FIRE (Foundation for Independent Rights in Education), and the CATO Institute. Activists ...
The number of tea party Republicans eyeing the White House in 2016 speaks volumes about the impact of the movement, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."... Continue here.
Election 2016: Can Ted Cruz Win The Conservative Mantle? (International Business Times – Ginger Gibson)
- If Ted Cruz wants to win the Republican primary, first he’s going to have to win an internal battle in the GOP’s right wing to be the conservative candidate of choice... Continue here.
Tea Party Patriots Leader: Ted Cruz “Has Yielded To No One’ in Pushing True Conservatism (Breitbart – Matthew Boyle)
LYNCHBURG, Virginia — Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots and the head of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Super PAC, celebrated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the announcement of his presidential campaign shortly after midnight on Monday. In a statement to Breitbart News, Martin said that Cruz has been one of the most effective fighters for conservatism in his two years in the U.S. Senate... Continue here.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that Republicans do not need to moderate their views to win voter support and that he will run as a conservative if he decides to seek the Republican Party presidential nomination... Continue here.