Tags: Barack Obama, Debt Limit, John Boehner, NewsReal Blog, ObamaCare, politics, spending, taxes, tea party, White House
by Walter Hudson, contributed to David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog on May 18.
Leftists still don’t get the Tea Party, and neither does the Republican party establishment. Reuters recently reported on a private meeting which took place between several Tea Party activists and House Speaker John Boehner. The mood was less than cordial.
One of the 25 or so [Tea Party] leaders, all from Boehner’s district, asked him if Republicans would raise America’s $14.3 trillion debt limit.
According to half a dozen attendees interviewed by Reuters, the most powerful Republican in Washington said “yes(…)”
That answer incensed many of the Tea Party activists, for whom raising the debt limit is anathema.
Tags: constitution, Election, Electoral College, Founding Fathers, National Popular Vote, President
As Tea Party members, it is imperative that we continue to study and understand the U.S. Constitution and the Founders’ intent. That means questioning the status quo, and the existing assumptions of either party.
Case in point, H.F. 495 the National Popular Vote bill. This legislation would guarantee the presidency to the winner of the most popular votes in all 50 states. It would do so by allowing states to enter into an interstate compact with one another and would only go into effect when enough states representing 270 electoral votes enter into the agreement.
Why should the Tea Party movement care about this legislation? After presidential candidates win their respective primaries, they run to the middle and abandon their principles in order to appeal to voters in so-called “battleground” states. The message of limited government falls by the wayside as candidates hurry to offer as many federally subsidized goodies as they can. Continue Reading Tea Partiers Should Take a Good Look at National Popular Vote…
Tags: Divided Power, federalism, New York, NewsReal Blog, taxes, Vote with Your Feet
by Walter Hudson, contributed to David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog on May 16.
Young workers, the lifeblood of any economy, are set to flee New York in droves.
A new Marist College poll shows that 36% of New Yorkers under the age of 30 are planning to leave New York within the next five years – and more than a quarter of all adults are planning to bolt the Empire State.
The New York City suburbs, with their high property values and taxes, are leading the exodus, the poll found.
Of those preparing to leave, 62% cite economic reasons like cost of living, taxes – and a lack of jobs.
Tags: Arianna Huffington, Government, Labor, Labor Unions, Picket Line, Public Employee Unions, Scab, strike, The Huffington Post, union
by Walter Scott Hudson, contributed to David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog on May 12.
Labor unions claim to champion the Worker, confronting management in pursuit of “fair” compensation. However, the real enemies of organized labor have always been competing non-union workers.
We need look no further than the word “scab.” This pejorative reference to someone who crosses a picket line was coined for a single purpose, to coerce behavior through intimidation.
That’s the only way a union can function. The only way to prevent people from filling vacancies left by strike is to – well, prevent them. That is why conservatives tend to oppose organized labor, not because there is anything inherently wrong with collective bargaining, but because we detest coercion. Continue Reading HuffPo Brushes Off Blogger Strike as Hypocritical “Scabs” Keep Writing…
Tags: Adrienne Ross, blog, Bloggers, Blogging, Brian Myers, C-POL, Caffeinated Thoughts, islam, Katie Kieffer, Koran, Mind Numbed Robot, Mitch Berg, NewsReal Blog, Shane Vander Hart, Sheila Kihne, tea party, The Conservative Pup, US Liberty Journal
by Walter Hudson, contributed to David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog
The Tea Party stands as a moral challenge to the status quo. It’s not a third-party movement. It’s an extra-party movement. It’s not political. It’s philosophical. It is a manifestation of the market, an example of how free minds and free will seep through the cracks of the established paradigm to fulfill unmet needs.
Although it did not manifest in rallies and town halls until 2009, the seeds of the Tea Party were planted 15 years earlier. Republicans took control of Congress in 1994, propelled by the Contract with America. The sweeping reforms Republicans pledged to attempt were largely unsuccessful, an outcome they could lay at the feet of President Clinton. Nonetheless, the perception among rank-and-file conservatives was that the Republicans failed to deliver.
Republican credibility was further eroded when the party held both the White House and Congress during the presidency of George W. Bush. After years of listening to pundits suggest that Democrats were the sole driving force behind ever-expanding government, conservatives watched in awe as Republicans drove the ship of state 180 degrees away from every principle they ran on. Continue Reading The Top 10 Tea Party Bloggers You Need to Read…
Tags: Al Qaeda, Al-Aqsa, Barack Obama, Bill Cunningham, George W. Bush, islam, mosque, NewsReal Blog, Osama bin Laden, Terror, Terrorism, War on Terror
by Walter Scott Hudson, contributed to David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog
When President Barack Obama announced to the world that Osama bin Laden was killed by American forces in Pakistan, he made sure to distinguish the Al-Qaeda leader’s career of terror from any religious affiliation.
… the United States is not –- and never will be -– at war with Islam. I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader;
Conservative talk radio host Bill Cunningham, who was on the air at the time of Obama’s announcement, took the president’s claim further and suggested that Bin Laden was not a Muslim at all. Such remarks are based upon the premise that Islam must be “perverted” or “distorted” in order to justify violence in its name.
Someone forgot to send that memo to an imam operating out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Continue Reading Obama: We’re Not At War With Islam / Islam: We’re At War With You…