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Mark Fitzgibbons: Tea Parties should beware of the statists' Spider's Web
American Thinker -- Mark Fitzgibbons warns of an anti-First Amendment regulatory 'spider's web' waiting to ensnare America's Tea Parties. The statists' idea of competing in the marketplace of ideas is to regulate it. Fitzgibbons focuses on liberal writer Rick Cohen's article (first in a series) about the organizational structure of the Tea Parties. Cohen's ideological bent and close association with liberal organizations seems to prevent him from fully understanding what the conservative, constitutional small-government grassroots movement is all about.
Main Street is reasserting its power over the ruling class
Washington Times -- Doug Mainwaring touches on the rise of America's Tea Parties, which he asserts is a force that would have arrived regardless of whether President Obama or John McCain had won the election and was in the works long before Rick Santelli's rant on CNBC. Mainwaring says the Tea Parties' ascension was entirely due to the will of the American people in asserting their natural rights against a progressive government and its crony special interests in the elite class--and the best part is the movement has just gotten started.
Michigan Republican 'Landslide Dan' Benishek knows the role of the new and alternative conservative media, and thanks them -- RedState.com
New Florida U.S. Senate poll shows Gov. Charlie Crist in trouble as Marco Rubio surges ahead -- Orlando Sentinel
Can Ken Buck buck the system? -- Politico
Harry Reid's dirty campaign to discredit conservative Sharron Angle -- Washington Post
Doug Mackinnon: GOP must do more than just let Dems implode -- Baltimore Sun
Star Parker: In Washington, it's the money that talks -- World Net Daily
Repealing Obamacare is not enough -- American Spectator
We can't afford to define conservatism down to increase the size of the 'tent' (part 2) -- Human Events
Is Mike Huckabee a potent ally for conservative candidates? -- Real Clear Politics (blog)
Richard A. Viguerie