Archive for March 2nd, 2010

The Arizona primary was tailor-made for conservatives to grab the reins of leadership from the limousine leftists and right the party’s course once again. Arizona’s primary afforded tea partiers a new opportunity to shock the nation with yet another Massachusetts-style miracle, only this time around it would be an incumbent RINO taking the fall.  

It appears now the miracles have ended and reality has set in. The tea party “patriots” just served notice that they will be sitting this one out, taking a powder, grabbing their ball and getting in their clown-car and driving off without endorsing the conservative J.D. Hayworth in the upcoming primary. 

All the protests and rallies, all the rhetoric about making a real difference, holding politicians accountable, and standing against the socialist tide amounted to nothing more than a hill of beans, 15-minutes of fame on radio and TV, and a lot of empty talk.   

Thanks Bozos for leaving the door open. McCain’s a shoe-in now. “Toot, toot, beep! Chugga, chugga!”

I am distraught … I am disheartened …

I.M. Kane


Arizona Tea Party Leaders Decline to Endorse in AZ Senate Race

By Mark B. Evans

The organizers of the four largest Arizona Tea Party organizations – including the Tucson Tea Party, Greater Phoenix Tea Party, Flagstaff Tea Party, and Mohave County Tea Party – issued a joint press release regarding their unified decision to decline endorsing a candidate in the Arizona Senate primary race between John McCain, J.D. Hayworth, and Jim Deakin.

“The Tea Party is a non-partisan, grassroots movement that stands for limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility. Both McCain and Hayworth’s records during their many years in Washington leave much to be desired on these issues,” said Robert Mayer, co-founder of the Tucson Tea Party.

“It is their job to hold themselves up to these values and fight for our votes.”

Other tea party organizers across the state agreed that the local organizations should not endorse so early if at all.

“It is not appropriate to make an endorsement in this race at the drop of a hat, as some other groups are doing,” said Kelly Townsend, organizer of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party.

“The movement must stand for ideas, and do everything possible to provide information to people so that they can make the best personal decisions.”

Roger Boone, organizer of the Flagstaff Tea Party, added, “The Tea Party should not endorse individual politicians, as their future actions may reflect poorly on our organization. We encourage our members to endorse and vote for whomever they choose, but as a group we will not endorse officially.”

“We stand for principles and ideas, not for politicians or parties,” said Patrick Beck, organizer of the Mohave County Tea Party.

“Our mission is to promote constitutional government and fiscal responsibility, and to inform people so that they can make their own decisions.”


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“No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”Henry Louis Mencken

According to a Las Vegas Journal-Review poll, the only way Dirtbag Harry Reid wins re-election is if a Tea Party candidate enters the Nevada Senate race and splits the conservative vote.

The survey finds that Republican opponents Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian would beat the Dirtbag Democrat in head-to-head matchups by 13 and 11 percent, respectively.  But in a hypothetical three-way race, the Dirtbag would get 36 percent of the vote, compared to 32 percent for the GOP nominee and 18 percent for a Tea Party candidate.

Perhaps the San Fran Gran-Nanny Pelosi was thinking of the newly registered Nevada Tea Party when she referred to the tea party coalition sharing common ground with Democrats.

I am aghast … I am dumbfounded

I.M. Kane


Poll: Tea Party could help Reid get re-elected

By Eric Zimmermann

The Tea Party movement could end up helping one of its biggest enemies get re-elected, according to a new poll.

Majority Leader Harry Reid has consistently trailed both of his Republican opponents in head-to-head matchups, but a separate Tea Party candidate could split the conservative vote and help Reid squeak by to re-election, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review survey.

In a hypothetical three-way race, Reid would garner 36% of the vote, compared to 32% for a GOP nominee and 18% for a Tea Party candidate

With no Tea Party candidate in the race, Reid lags behind his possible GOP opponents Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian by 13% and 11%, respectively.

The Tea Party has filed paperwork to field a candidate in the race. Though no one has declared, many expect businessman John Ashjian to throw his hat in the ring.

The results highlight a big riff in the Tea Party movement: whether to support the Republican party or field third-party candidates.

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