Did Republicans learn a lesson from Jim Bunning?
American Thinker - Jed Skillman writes that as a baseball player, Jim Bunning was a Hall of Fame-caliber pitcher who often kept his team in the game - and now as a Senator, he's done the same thing for the Republican Party, if they can only learn from his example. Bunning successfully won a couple minor 'concessions' from the Democrats in order to end his objection to a spending measure - and now the spending debate that Bunning was after will take place right around tax time. Bunning's strategy kept his GOP 'teammates' in the game - now they need to help win it.
Perry's Texas win buoys Tea Party faithful
Washington Times - On the surface, two-term Texas Gov. Rick Perry's resounding win in his state's Republican primary wouldn't appear to be a victory for the state's anti-incumbent inspired Tea Parties - but the win came at the expense of the GOP establishment's favored candidate (Kay Bailey Hutchison), so it very much counts as a triumph of the conservative grassroots.
The Texas moderate Republican massacre
The Independent - Recent events have even got the British taking notice of the resurgence of the conservative movement, as this look at the Texas GOP gubernatorial race indicates.
GOP Chair Jones and Tulsa Republican activist debate Tea Party issues, expose rift
Watchdog.org (Oklahoma) - Just because a Republican Party leader says something doesn't mean that the conservative grassroots is going to go along with it any longer, as this exchange between a state GOP Chairman and a county Party activist reveals.
Take the Town Halls to Washington
Michael Patrick Leahy - "Speaker Pelosi fears the unfriendly reception members of Congress who support Obamacare will receive when they return home in April at the Easter recess. She now wants to force the House to vote up or down on Obamacare before the Easter recess. If members of Congress won't come to their constituents, their constituents will come to them."
Conservative Republican candidates urge unity with Tea Party movement
Lubbockonline.com - "Rebel conservative Republicans who attempted to topple incumbents on election night stressed unity in Lubbock the morning after. Charles Perry, an early member of the Tea Party-allied Americans for Integrity in Government, bested a far-better-funded Zach Brady campaign to face Rep. Delwin Jones in a House District 83 runoff."
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