NewsMax Magazine has an article about the growth of the Utah Tea Party movement. My friend, Brian Halladay, is quoted,
“Our feeling is that the majority of the Republican Party delegates are now tea party people,” Brian Halladay, one of the founders of the grass-roots Utah Rising organization, tells Newsmax.
NewsMax also interviewed Dave Hansen, Utah GOP Chairman, who said,
“I’m sure they have a very strong bloc, and they may have control,” Dave Hansen, chairman of the Utah GOP, tells Newsmax. “But we won’t know that until we get to the convention.”
But the really interesting part is their discussion with Hansen concerning the fate of incumbent Senator Bob Bennett.
Dave Weigel of the Washington Post reported Tuesday that a recent poll of more than 1,000 GOP delegates in Utah showed that Bennett is the top choice of only 15 percent of them. Tea party favorite Mike Lee, an attorney and first-time candidate, was the top choice of 35 percent of the delegates polled.
Hansen is skeptical that Bennett is in as much trouble as that survey suggests, however.
The results from the straw poll taken today at the Utah County Republican Convention are in, and Bob Bennet is still carrying only about 15% of the delegates.
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The Rasmussen poll quoted by NewsMax also fails to mention Cherilyn Eagar, who is in second place behind Mike Lee. Additionally, Rasmussen polled GOP voters, which may or may not have included delegates. And in Utah’s Primary system, the delegates decide who the voters will have to choose from on the ballot.
What this means is that, if these patterns hold up, Bob Bennett won’t have enough to win the first round of voting at the State Convention next month, because the first round of voting will reduce the field to three candidates. It looks like it’s no longer a question of Bob Bennett getting 40% or more of the votes, and the balance being split by his three challengers. Bob Bennett is fighting for his political career.
That would be the kind of political decision I would like to face more often–the choice between three equally competent candidates who are all strong conservatives.
From the AP report…
U.S. Rep. John Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War whose congressional career was shadowed by questions about his ethics, died Monday. He was 77.
The Pennsylvania Democrat had been suffering complications from gallbladder surgery. He died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., spokesman Matthew Mazonkey said.
Yet another seat unexpectedly open. This is certainly going to be an interesting year.
Can we please stop pretending that Liberals Progressives are decent people?
You have to wonder how some of these people can justify their ideology, when what they propose is nothing short of German Fascism, e.g. propagandizing. Case in point:
MHB: What we’re witnessing is the product of a corrupt media and a dumb, distractable electorate. I’m not sure that anything can be done at this point, but one thing I am sure of is that continuing to operate on the premise that the majority of Americans are reasonable, intelligent people who will do the right thing if the facts are presented to them objectively is not going to work. I know that it’s not what most people who come to this site want to hear, but most Americans need to be manipulated into doing the right thing. Reasoning with them might be the morally correct thing to do, but is simply not going to get the job done.
And let’s not forget the tolerance and “bi-partisanship:”
Joe the Liberal: It absolutely sickens me… to see this solid blue state have some sleazeball, degenerate, scumbag filth republican as their “representative”. I’m even more sickened and disgusted to see Ted’s seat, that he held for decades on end go to this piece of garbage, cookie cutter, bottom feeding, dirtbag republican.
Someone’s off their meds:
TwixVoy: They are chanting like Nazis at his victory rally. Chilling. A glimpse of things to come.
I guess for TwixVoy, the chanting of “Yes, We Can!” signifies Nazism…but wait, didn’t we hear that same chant at all the Obama rallies and victory parties? Oh yeah, we did.
Arlen Specter’s leading opponent in the Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania has dropped out of the race, according to an AP story.
That puts Specter a little closer to earning the Democratic nomination for his seat in the next election, and facing the new Republican challenger, Pat Toomey. In an April 24th poll by USA Today, Toomey was leading Specter by 20%.
If the Democrats in Pennsylvania cannot field a candidate able to defeat Specter, Toomey will likely win the election.
Would any of this be happening if we repealed the 17th Amendment?
Chris Simcox, Founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, has announced his candidacy for US Senate, challenging John McCain for the seat McCain has held since 1987. McCain took a lot of heat during his run for the Presidency because of his pro-amnesty stance on immigration. His lukewarm support of immigration reform was viewed by some as a way to court Hispanic voters, but was seen by Conservative Republicans as a sell-out of American sovereignty for political gain and it, among other things, cost him the election.
The video below is Chris’s formal announcement. The Conservative Front wishes Chris well in his run for the Senate. Time to send the RINOs packing.
The Justice Department has announced that it will dismiss all corruption charges against former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens and will not seek a new trial, citing prosecutorial misconduct, according to an AP report. The two prosecutors assigned to the case were held in contempt by the judge in the case, who called their behavior outrageous. They withheld exculpatory evidence in the case that may have led to an acquittal. Accusations of an “inappropriate relationship” between prosecutors and their lead witness were leveled by a whistle-blower inside the FBI. This was a political hit job.
To tell the truth, I wondered if this was not the reality behind this case. It just seemed far too convenient for the Democrats to have Sen. Stevens removed from office at this precise moment in time, when they are l0oking for every advantage to use against the Republicans and increase their grip on the government.
As a result of this sham prosecution, Sen. Stevens lost his senate seat to Democratic challenger Mark Begitch. Begitch says that dropping the charges against Stevens is “not unreasonable.” But if Begitch had any integrity, he would offer Sen. Stevens his seat back, and apologize to the people of Alaska for being part of a lie. The corruption in this case is not with Sen. Stevens, as was revealed today, but with the Democratic Party and the Justice Department, which is still largely populated with Clinton appointees. Alaskans were deceived into voting for a candidate they probably would not have voted for otherwise. Stevens lost his election bid by only 3,724 votes, 46.7% to Mark Begitch’s 47.9%.
The Democratic Party has adopted several methods to win elections, including deception, fraud, and corruption. The Stevens Case is an example of how they will find any allegation upon which they can trump up charges of corruption against Republicans, and then use the precisely timed wave of outrage to ride into power. The argument over who the senate seat is ongoing in Minnesota between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman. With such egregious irregularities in the election results, how can any reasonable person just assume that Al Franken actually won? It is now coming to light that ACORN submitted thousands of fraudulent voter registrations, and were guilty of throwing the elections in several counties where they were operating. The Democrats are throwing any vestiges of integrity to the winds in their desperate grab for more power.
And what have they done with that power thus far? Flouted the will of the American People at every turn, and governed as though they were accountable to no-one and the seats of power are theirs by right. Their corruption will catch up with them, and the results will not be pretty. If they refuse to learn the lessons of history, that tyranny leads to civil unrest, and that the wrong response to that unrest will lead to greater conflict, they will create a downward spiral that will eventually lead to civil war.
While both parties have responsibility for the current situation in which we find ourselves, the Democrats are deceiving the American people in order to steal the elections and win back power. If they really had a better plan, they wouldn’t need to resort to such dishonest methods to win elections. But the fact is that they don’t, and so must rely upon unsavory means of winning. Once in power, they will use every means at their disposal, including the Courts and appeals to the International community to ram their radical agenda down America’s throat.
John Zeigler is producing a new documentary entitled “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected.” Below is a preview.
I have heard some conservatives criticizing the video as “derogatory” to those who were interviewed. I think maybe they have not really paid attention to the details behind the film. According the the website,
On Election day twelve Obama voters were interviewed extensively right after they voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence/verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience. The rather shocking video below seeks to provide some insight into which information broke through the news media clutter and which did not.
Zogby also conducted a telephone poll using these same questions, with similar results. The details on the Zogby poll are here.
I think this helps to put to rest the ongoing debates with friends over whether or not there is a liberal media bias. This may not conclusively prove it, but it certainly indicates that some topics were more heavily covered by the media, especially the negative messages about Sarah Palin, while the negative messages about Barak Obama were not given as much air time as evidenced by the lack of familiarity with those issues by people who get their news primarily from the “establishment media,” i.e. CNN, the NY Times, MSNBC, etc.
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In one of the few bright spots of the evening, Jason Chaffetz is predicted to win the Thrid District Congressional seat.
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