The Tea Party is on its way in, folks, not on its way out. Change is hard and doesn’t happen overnight. The undeniable facts are that America has huge problems, that these problems have been growing and festering for years while being ignored by our political class in Washington, and the American people are very unhappy with the state of affairs.
We have become a nation of two Americas, with two dramatically different value systems attempting to fly the same flag simultaneously. Similarly, there are now also two Republican Parties, each claiming the same branding but with two dramatically different visions.
Not only did the IRS target politically conservative groups, they also sought to deny tax exempt authorizations to groups who, quoting the Wall Street Journal, “whose missions might conflict with Administration policies. The IRS’s ‘Be on the Lookout’ list that November  also included red flags for groups referring to ‘disputed territories.’”
This election has shown the people of Mississippi and the rest of America the dirty underside of a “Republican” political establishment that intends to win at any cost, and we want the truth to be exposed. As it stands, Friends of Barbour-Cochran in positions of authority across the state are doing all they can to prevent the truth from coming out and those responsible being held accountable.
If ever a federal agency has made ineptitude into an art form, it has to be the IRS. After months of stonewalling and grandstanding and Fifth Amendment privilege-pleading before congressional committees, Lois Lerner and the IRS are now the subject of a federal lawsuit. In response to charges that they unfairly impeded the tax-exempt application of the organization "True the Vote," for political reasons, the IRS is invoking "the dog ate my homework" defense.
If mainstream Republicans don’t take action and allow Thad Cochran's dirty tactics in Mississippi to continue to fester, it can only be assumed that they hate their activist base more than they hate being out of power. Hardly a recipe for winning in November or the future.
I know we've heard it a thousand times or more, but is there anything to the charge that conservatives and Tea Party patriots are racists? Well...not really. Not at all. What? You don't believe me? Would you believe Niger Innis?
On June 27, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) expanded its search for the missing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) emails relevant to the targeting of the tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations. To that end, Camp and Boustany are subpoenaing the missing IRS emails to other federal offices, including the White House.
We’re used to Democrats telling blatant lies to push their agenda and engaging in shady, criminal election activity, but we have not often seen Republicans stoop to such in-your-face dirty tricks, giving the proverbial middle finger to the will of their conservative base while viciously and falsely painting us TEA Partiers as racists to woo Democrats.
It's rare when you see a RINO (Republican In Name Only) do the honorable thing (they're usually too engrossed in doing the convenient thing, the "pragmatic" thing, the easy thing, the nest-feathering thing to worry about doing the right thing), so such an action by Evan Alvarez, leader of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans, deserves commendation.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964