Gather Your Armies

Rick Barber, an Alabama Republican and candidate for Congress, has forced a runoff for the Republican nomination. The runoff is being held on Tuesday, July 13, and I strongly suggest that all Alabamans show up to the polls and exercise their American right to participate in their own governance. It’s our own form of participatory … Continue reading

Native Tea Partiers

There was an article in the Washington Post today about the lack of a central ‘Tea Party’ organizational structure. The main thrust of the article is that the lack of this central authority means that the power of the Tea Partiers is being diluted among a lot of causes and candidates. This is keeping it … Continue reading

The Freedom of the Oppress

Well, Rand Paul apparently has a problem saying on television the same sort of thing he’ll have published in a newspaper. In 2002, he wrote a letter to the Bowling Green Daily News to criticize the paper for endorsing the Fair Housing Act. From the letter: “A recent Daily News editorial supported the Federal Fair … Continue reading

Back to the Future

Not all the returns are in, but this looks to have been a huge primary day for America. First to Kentucky. Ron Paul’s son ‘Ayn’ Rand Paul, the Tea Party favorite, has beaten out the traditional Conservative candidate Trey Grayson for the Republican Senate nomination for Sen. Jim Bunning’s seat. By almost a 2:1 margin, … Continue reading

Vintage Bachmann

This last weekend I was doing some research on Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN). More specifically, on her roots in the philosophy of the Tea Party. While searching, I ran across some old footage of her from a GOP Candidate forum in November 2005, and it was stellar. She was answering a question about rioting in … Continue reading

Quinnipiac Poll

There is a recent poll from Quinnipiac University that’s trying to scare Tea Partiers into not running for office. They say that Republicans have the advantage (44% to 39%) over democrats in the next election unless there’s a Tea Party candidate. Then the democrats win with 36%, the Republican would get 25%, and the Tea … Continue reading

The Colbert Bump!

I’d like to thank Stephen Colbert for an important milestone in the TPAIN Patriot movement. On March 11, 2010, he published the results of the first ever Colbert Repoll, in which one of the questions was: How do you identify yourself politically? Fully 13% of respondents answered T-Pain. Although he did misspell TPAIN, I would like … Continue reading

The Stubborn Majority

As I said recently, there’s a lot to learn from the lessons of the past. Mahatma Gandhi and Bartleby the Scrivener are powerful historical figures, and the subject bears a little more study. One of Gandhi’s lessons was that oligarchies are inherently unstable. A small minority of people simply can’t govern the majority if the … Continue reading

The New Tea Party

Friends, I’ve been thinking a lot about the Tea Party movement lately, and what we can do in TPAIN (Tea Parties for America’s Indivisible Nation) to focus our efforts into real, lasting change. The good kind of change, not the recent bad kind. I’ve been thinking about the original Boston Tea Party, and what it … Continue reading

The New Know Nothings

Sarah Palin said last week in Little Rock: “Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this Tea Party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party. Which party reflects how that smaller, smarter government steps to be taken? Which party will best fit you? And then … Continue reading