300 Tea Party Groups Endorse Newt Gingrich


Orlando, FL – In another sign of Newt Gingrich’s surging momentum, 200 additional Tea Party Organizers have joined the coalition Tea Partiers With Newt. This Coalition now represents 300 Tea Party organizers from 36 states who have joined together to help elect a bold Reagan conservative in Speaker Newt Gingrich and defeat Massachusetts Moderate Mitt Romney and then President Barack Obama.

Earlier today Newt2012 announced the endorsement of 47 Florida Tea Party organizers who also joined Tea Partiers With Newt.

Tea Party support for Newt in Florida is extremely high according to Tom Gaitens, Former Florida State Director of FreedomWorks. “Newt Gingrich is a Reagan Conservative and Mitt Romney is not. Their records clearly support this. If Americans truly want to have real change they will elect the man who balanced four federal budgets, who has reformed entitlements and not the man who is a Massachusetts Moderate who governed as a liberal and continues to flip flop on every Conservative issue.”

“The GOP establishment and liberal and conservative mainstream media assault on the Speaker clearly shows that the people who have torn our great nation down are afraid of change and bold vision. Another moderate GOP nominee in Mitt Romney will result in the reelection of President Obama.” said Patricia Sullivan, Founder of Patriot Army and Co-Founder of North Lake Tea Party from Eustis, FL.

“The Tea Party is not going to sit by and let the establishment determine who our nominee is. Our time for remaining quiet and balancing our ideals with staying out of elections is absolutely over. We will either elect Newt Gingrich or we will have the second incarnation of John McCain – and we all know how that turned out,” said Karin Hoffman, who leads DC Works For Us in Broward County, FL and has organized meetings between key Tea Party organizers and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and also former Chairman Michael Steele.

Full list of endorsements:

United States House of Representatives

Representative Joe Barton of Texas, Chairman Emeritus of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
Representative Michael Burgess of Texas
Representative Phil Gingrey of Georgia
Representative Jack Kingston of Georgia
Representative Tom Price of Georgia
Representative Austin Scott of Georgia
Representative Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia
Representative Andy Harris of Maryland
Representative Trent Franks of Arizona
Representative David Rivera of Florida

Governors and State Constitutional officers

Governor, former Presidential candidate Rick Perry of Texas
Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens
Georgia Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise
Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald

Former officeholders

Former Senator, former Presidential candidate and actor Fred Thompson of Tennessee
Former Senator Bob Smith of New Hampshire
Former Senator and Governor Zell Miller of Georgia
Former Representative Fred Grandy of Iowa
Former Representative Greg Ganske of Iowa
Former Representative J. C. Watts of Oklahoma
Former Representative John Napier of South Carolina
Former Representative, former Attorney General Bill McCollum of Florida
Former Representative Gary Lee of Florida
Former Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia
Former Lieutenant Governor André Bauer of South Carolina

Former diplomats, board members and other officials

Former United States Treasurer Rosario Marin
Former Ambassador to Tanzania, former Commerce Secretary of South Carolina Bob Royall
Former member of President Ronald Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board Arthur Laffer
Former Director of White House speechwriting for President Ronald Reagan Bently Elliott
Former chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, partner at the Nexsen Pruet law firm, Billy Wilkins
Former member of the board of visitors at the Medical University of South Carolina Debra Wilkins

Current and former state and local officials and party officeholders in Florida

Former Miami Mayor Joe Carollo
Former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty
Vice Mayor of Bradenton and Bradenton City Councillor Patrick Roff
State Senator Jim Norman
State Senator Thad Altman
Former State Senator John Grant, Sr.
State Representative Michael Bileca
State Representative Gayle Harrell
State Representative Deborah Mayfield
State Representative Carlos Trujillo
Former State Representative Kurt Kelley
Former State Representative Monica Rodriguez
Former State Representative Luis Rojas
Brevard County Chair William Tolley
Hillsborough County Chair Sam Rashid
Honorary Brevard County Chair Coy Clark
Duval County Co-Chair Bert Ralston
Pinellas County Co-Chair Dr. Miguel Fana
Jacksonville City Councillor Ray Holt
Brooksville City Councillor Kevin Hohn
Former Chairman of Calhoun County Commission Dan Wyrick
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez
Palm Beach County Commissioner Steve Abrams
Former Leon County Commissioner Ed Depuy
Gingrich Florida Chair College Republicans Nathan Meloon
Gingrich Florida Chair of Young Republicans Christian Waugh

Solyndra caught tossing millions of dollars’ worth of assets YOU paid for into dumpsters

With so many of thee green energy boondoggles it looks like this: Obama gives big taxpayer money to a fund raiser who is an owner in a “green energy company”. Said owners pay themselves in a big way, give big money to Democrats and go out of business.


Another Green Energy Stimulus Recipient Hits the Skids (the third this week!) – LINK

CBS: Obama Admin knew green energy boondoggles were politically motivated – LINK

Whopping Lies: New Obama ad defends energy policy, Solyndra – LINK


Do not apply “perfection tests” to candidates

by Political Arena Editor Chuck Norton

This perfection double standard could apply to any candidate, but since Newt Gingrich is the subject of the current news cycle he will make a fine example.

Like many people, Newt’s ideology has changed over the years. Reagan’s influence changed the ideology of a great many. Did you know that Charles Krauthammer and George Will both opposed Reagan?

I see many people on FaceBook, blogs, and message boards blasting a candidate for saying something nice about a Democrat in 1972, while engaging in pretzel logic justifying their own candidate’s recent imperfections. By that standard every candidate is disqualified including President Reagan.

Ronald Reagan campaigned for FDR and Truman. So by the standard applied to Newt Gingrich this week Reagan was unfit to serve as a Republican.

Michelle Bachmann campaigned for Jimmy Carter.

Rick Perry was Texas Chair for Al Gore for President.

Zell Miller was a life long Democrat before he spoke at the Republican Convention against John Kerry as the Keynote Speaker.

Dennis Miller used to be a Democrat. David Horowitz, a conservative icon in every sense of the word, used to be a full fledged Communist radical.

I see many people posting videos of Glenn Beck criticizing Newt, but Beck cannot meet the standard that he applies to Newt Gingrich because Beck was a liberal alcoholic just a few years ago by his own admission.

I have particularly noticed this “perfect conservative consistency standard complete with a 20/20 hindsight rider” used against Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum by supporters of Mitt Romney… yes that is right Mitt Romney, who of course has a record that isn’t nearly as conservative as the other two.

On line and in other communications I have seen more and more Romney supporters get so caught up and emotionally charged with the anti-Newt media narrative that they are ready to vote for:

The guy behind RomneyCare over the man behind the Contract with America (Newt), America’s premier social conservative (Santorum), and the best job-creating governor in America (Perry – but he just dropped out), all of whom would also be more electable.

The “perfectionists” are selectively and conveniently applying a standard no candidate can meet. They are making the perfect the enemy of the good as evidenced by a recent Romney narrative  “Newt supported Rockefeller in 1960’s” line. Really guys… the 1960’s?

The propaganda from those who oppose TEA Party conservatives and newly involved independents is designed to target the sensitivities of those TEA Party conservatives – by using that tactic those who are far less conservative have TEA Party activists attacking the candidates that would actually govern more conservative.

When Santorum started going up in the polls what did Romney and his attack dogs call him in ads – a Big Government non-conservative who was contrary to the Reagan Revolution.  The Ronbots ran with it and spouted a similar narrative.

At first Rick Santorum was too conservative and now he is akin to Nancy Pelosi… many TEA Party activists are being lead about by the nose with these false narratives that are so brilliantly designed to target their sensitivities.

As a trained propagandist myself, I am like the magician who shows you how the other guys “made it disappear”.

One can be certain that Mitt Romney and President Obama have hired a team people all with similar training to what I have. Their propaganda is focus-grouped to be tested to generate exactly the narratives I am explaining to you here. The tactics and psychology of communication they use IS that sophisticated. You need to be as aware of this as possible. And make no mistake, even educated conservatives who believe they are informed are as easily influenced by negative ads and attitude change propaganda as anyone.

Mitt Romney is attacking candidates far more conservative than he is for not being perfectly conservative throughout history and voters are falling for it…. and emotionally investing in it with zeal.

But Chuck, Romney can get independents and is more likely to win….

Besides the fact that the political strategy just outlined was the political strategy of Gerald Ford, Bush 41 vs Clinton, Bob Dole and John McCain… and it is precisely that strategy that Reagan opposed; just who are these “Independents”??

In the 2010 elections, in 9 of the top 10 presidential swing states, women and Catholics voted for GOP/TEA Party candidates in the largest numbers since the 1984 Reagan 49 state landslide. Woman and Catholics are the two most notorious 50/50 swing voters.

So let me ask you. Were those swing voters responding to a moderate message of not being too conservative? Were they responding to “lets not be too strident in our opposition to Obama” (That is a Romney quote by the way)? Or were they responding to the TEA Party message of Allen West, Newt Gingrich, and Sarah Palin?

Newt’s early previous statements, which I will freely admit are all over the place, do cause one to pause, but policy is where the rubber meets the road. not statements. Look at the policy heavy lifting Newt got done for conservatives.

While some are content to vote for the man who continues to defend RomneyCare and government mandates; I am more inclined to vote for an imperfect man who passed the Contract With America, balanced the federal budget, cut taxes, grew the economy, and passed Welfare Reform.

Newsmax: Romneycare and Obamacare Are Identical

Betsy McCaughey at Newsmax:

Presidential aspirant Mitt Romney may not have intended that the mandatory health insurance law he signed in 2006 would look like the Obama health law. But the Massachusetts law does a lot more than cover the uninsured (a worthy goal). The law broadens the powers of government to dictate treatment decisions and even interferes in where and how patients die. The result will be a breathtaking shift of decision-making from the doctor at bedside to the state.

ROMNEYCARE                                     OBAMACARE
Individual mandate                              Individual mandate
Employer mandate                               Employer mandate
Mandatory electronic records              Mandatory electronic records
Comparative effectiveness                   Comparative effectiveness
End of life program                              End of life program
Medical homes                                     Medical homes

Read more on Newsmax.com: Romneycare and Obamacare Are Identical

Steven Tucker from the Chicago TEA Party comments:

I challenge ANY ONE to find the difference between the two – http://familiesusa2.org/assets/pdfs/Elections-2012/RomneyCare-ObamaCare.pdf

Another Green Energy Stimulus Recipient Hits the Skids (the third this week!)

With so many of thee green energy boondoggles it looks like this: Obama gives big taxpayer money to a fund raiser who is an owner in a “green energy company”. Said owners pay themselves in a big way, give big money to Democrats and go out of business.

Via GlobalWarming.org:

Earlier this week, Stimulus beneficiary Evergreen Energy bit the dust. Then, Ener1, a manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles and recipient of Stimulus largesse, filed for bankruptcy. And today, the Las Vegas Sun reports that Amonix, Inc., a manufacturer of solar panels that received $5.9 million from the Porkulus, will cut two-thirds of its workforce, about 200 employees, only seven months after opening a factory in Nevada.

I foresaw this spate of bad news last November. As I explained yesterday,

In a previous post, I compared renewable energy spending in the 2009 Stimulus to a green albatross burdening the President. I argued that Stimulus spending was inherently wasteful, because politics invariably corrupts government’s investment decisions. The result is taxpayers losses on bankrupt companies that existed only by the grace of political favoritism, a la Solyndra. I predicted the green stimulus would haunt the President, in the form of a slow drip public relations nightmare, as a litany of bad investments go belly-up in the run up to the 2012 elections.

GlobalWarming.org is a nice site. I suggest that our readers add it to their reading lists.

Democrats Face Another Financial Scandal: MF Global client money feared gone

CEO of Thomas Capital Management and Political Arena contributor Thomas J. Zaleski comments:

WHERE are the Democrats blood curdling screams of corporate raiders, banksters, greed, etc? Oh, Democrats love [former New Jersey Governor] Corzine! And it’s Bush’s fault?

Imagine a CPA NOT being able to find ONE POINT TWO BILLION? Must be a drunk CPA. James R. Spear, CPA Diplomat Forensic Accounting could find the money in days.


Watch this video and keep in mind that New Jersey fired Gov. Corzine because he put the state on the brink of default, now Gov. Chris Christie is cleaning up the mess:

Wall Street Journal/NY Post:

MF Global client money feared gone

Nearly three months after MF Global Holdings collapsed, officials hunting for an estimated $1.2 billion in missing customer money increasingly believe that much of it might never be recovered, according to people familiar with the investigation.

As the sprawling probe that includes regulators, criminal and congressional investigators, and court-appointed trustees grinds on, the findings so far suggest that a “significant amount” of the money could have “vaporized” as a result of chaotic trading at MF Global during the week before the company’s Oct. 31 bankruptcy filing, a person close to the investigation was cited as saying Monday.

Many officials now believe certain employees at MF Global dipped into the “customer segregated account” that the New York company was supposed to keep separate from its own assets — and then used the money to meet demands for more collateral or to unfreeze assets at banks and other counterparties as they grew more concerned about their financial exposure to MF Global.

Lawmakers have pushed for answers from Jon S. Corzine, the former New Jersey governor and Goldman Sachs Group chairman who led MF Global into its big European bet and was CEO when the company failed.

[But I thought it was those rascally Republicans who owned Wall Street and Goldman Sachs…. – Editor]

Read more HERE.

MIT Economist: ObamaCare is RomneyCare with three more zeros

This professor worked to implement RomneyCare and worked with President Obama to implement ObamaCare:

Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC host: “Alright, come on. Come clean. You were in the room with President Obama discussing healthcare reform and you did in fact work with the Romney administration in Massachusetts. Come on Professor, you’ve got to tell us the truth.”

Jonathan Gruber, MIT professor: “The truth is that the Affordable Care Act is essentially based on what we accomplished in Massachusetts. It’s the same basic structure applied nationally. John McDonough, one of the other advisers,who work in both Massachusetts and advised the White House said ‘it’s the Massachusetts with three more zeros.’ And that’s basically a good description of what the federal bill did.”

Gruber says Massachusetts received some federal funding for Romney’s healthcare reform, meaning all U.S. taxpayers chipped in to fund RomneyCare.

Video HERE.

Washington Times: Romney playing the class warfare game…

Emily Miller
Emily Miller

Emily Miller in the Washington Times:

Even though Mr. Romney earns his current multimillion income from his investments, he favors keeping capital gains at its current rate. He would lower it to zero for families with a combined income below $200,000. While he might be advocating this policy to avoid accusations of favoring his fellow uber-rich, the former Massachusetts governor is playing Mr. Obama’s class-warfare game.