Negatives for Congressional leaders reach all-time high
Rasmussen Reports - As the health care debate drones on and on in Congress, Americans are becoming increasingly frustrated with the Congressional leadership of both Parties, a recent Rasmussen poll revealed. It's no shock that Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are so unpopular, but Minority Leader John Boehner also has reached a new high in unfavorable ratings - demonstrating that citizens are plain fed up with the lack of principles on both sides of the aisle in Congress.
Boat Rockin' Mrs. Smith goes to Carson City? Nevada News and Views (Chuck Muth) - "Richard [Viguerie] is known in Washington, DC, circles as the conservative movement's "Funding Father." He pioneered the use of small dollar direct mail fundraising back in the 1970s to counter the money from unions and other special interests for the Left.
"Richard believes - and I am in full agreement - that we need to elect 'boat rockers' who will not just quietly vote the right way, but will pick a fight with the opposition and get in their face.
"Conservatives like...Heidi Smith."
Ordinary Americans vs. the GOP establishment American Spectator - Robert Stacy McCain tells the story of several congressional districts where conservatives are taking on GOP establishment backed candidates in primaries, noting that it's an uphill battle at best, and frustrating to the grassroots in the extreme.
Can Tim Burns Turn Murtha's District Republican?
Human Events - Political guru John Gizzi analyzes the Southwestern Pennsylvania race to succeed the late Rep. John Murtha, adding that Republican newcomer Tim Burns has a good chance to win (the special election is May 12th) because he's a conservative newcomer challenging a former Murtha aide for the seat.
The Conscience of a Florida Conservative
Wall Street Journal - Polls are showing that conservative favorite Marco Rubio has opened up a commanding lead over GOP establishment backed Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida's Republican U.S. Senate race, but for those unfamiliar with Rubio, it might be hard to understand why.
The Tea Party's least favorite Republicans
Politico - A recent survey found that Tea Parties are watching the GOP just as closely as the Democrats, and they've also compiled a list of Republicans that are their 'least favorite.' Some of the names would be expected, such as Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham - but perhaps troubling for the party's leaders is the inclusion of prominent Republicans such as Michael Steele and Mitch McConnell.
Is Rep. Kevin McCarthy the new Newt?Newsweek - Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich became a political legend by authoring the famous 'Contract with America' in 1994, and now there's an effort by Republicans in the House to put together another set of contract-like policy promises, led by California Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
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