Here are my tweets for today:
@RichardViguerie Since the 1970s the conservative movement has rested on a 3-legged stool: defense, economic, & social issues. The Tea Party movement adds a 4th leg so now conservatives have a large 4-legged table.
@RichardViguerie A potential source of major conflict between DC conservatives and the Tea Party movement is most DC conservatives support big-government GOP leaders (Boehner, McConnell, etc.)
Why Citizens United Helps the Grassroots (and scares incumbents)
American Thinker - Richard Viguerie and Mark Fitzgibbons write on the impact of the recent Citizens United Supreme Court decision, and how it will allow citizens at the grassroots level much more power to challenge incumbents on their records. By opening up an individual's avenue to criticize government, Viguerie and Fitzgibbons reason, incumbents will find that it's very difficult to protect themselves from scrutiny -- and henceforth, the result will be more open and accountable government, which is exactly what we need.
Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right
New York Times - [The Tea Party] vision of the federal government is frequently at odds with the one that both parties have constructed. Tea Party gatherings are full of people who say they would do away with the Federal Reserve, the federal income tax and countless agencies, not to mention bailouts and stimulus packages.
The Rookie's Guide to CPAC
SundriesShack.com - If you're a conservative, and haven't been living in a dank cave far from a WiFi signal, you know that the Conservative Political Action Conference, also known as CPAC, is the biggest and baddest gathering of political conservatives in the country. CPAC is a mix of Woodstock, Mardi Gras, and ComicCon and features an All-Star roster of speakers, panels, and personalities. I attended my first CPAC last year and, let me tell you right now, nothing I had read adequately prepared me for the three days I was there.
Hundreds rally to protest Big Government policies in Nanuet, New York LoHud.com (Lower Hudson Valley, New York) - Local grassroots activist Eric Jackson attended the rally yesterday, and had these telling comments: "If you have politicians who live in a bubble, they're not in the trenches, they're not dealing with real life, real issues. Regardless if you're a Republican or a Democrat, the path they're on, it's not sustainable."
In Texas, teens unite at Tea Party for President's Day event
Gainesville Register (Texas) - "Teenager Victoria Blessing stood at the top of the courthouse steps, flanked by three teenage colleagues on each side holding signs, to help her unveil the 'Six Simple Steps of Being an Intelligent Voter.' "
Incumbents on the firing line
CQPolitics.com - Incumbents on the FiringlineThe near-insuperable odds of unseating a sitting member of Congress in a primary election hasn't deterred dozens of challengers from undertaking the effort. Most will fail, but the reward can be worth the risk.
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