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By Carole on Jan 24, 2012
Appearing on FNC's Happening Now this morning, former House Majority Leader and Chairman of FreedomWorks Dick Armey was asked to comment on reports that the Tea Party Movement has not been involved in the GOP primary process and may in fact be dead. As an influential voice in the movement, Mr. Armey explained that tea party activists have been working on reinforcing the conservative majority in the House and capturing a conservative majority in the Senate while the media has been focused only on presidential politics. But he also said the grassroots movement could have a very real role in choosing the eventual presidential nominee once the primary process is complete.
By Carole on Jan 8, 2012
In this morning's GOP presidential debate, NBC moderator David Gregory asked Texas Governor Rick Perry a question about electability. Governor Perry took it a step further and laid out the three big questions primary voters should be asking themselves: "Who is it that can beat Obama? Who is it that can invigorate the tea party? Who is it that can take the message of smaller outsider government that's truly going to change that place?"
By Carole on Oct 13, 2011
According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, former CEO Herman Cain has the support of 27% of Republican voters and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney gets 23% followed by the rest of the field. But what may be more important than the overall numbers, is the breakdown of the type of voters supporting the top two candidates.
By Carole on Oct 9, 2011
Some high profile Democrats are expressing support for the Occupy Wall Street protest and members of the mainstream media have been quick to compare it to the tea party movement. But when Republican members of Congress adopted the tea party cause, they were rewarded on the campaign trail and at the ballot box. Will the Wall Street Occupiers reward their congressional supporters with the same kind of hard work within the system?
By Carole on Oct 7, 2011
The protest that began as Occupy Wall Street is spreading to cities across the nation. But what isn't spreading is awareness of what the participants are protesting for. After numerous media interviews of people who are unable to articulate why they're there or what they want, many are writing off the movement as silly or even a failure. But could protest for protest's sake without any specific grievance be the plan? Could the impossibility for government, Wall Street or any other actual entity to address the unrest mean success because unrest is in fact the goal?