Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tea Party mom draws stark contrast with OWS

Here’s more from the March 2 debate, “Does the Tea Party or the Occupy Movement Best Represent the Needs and Goals of America?”

Michelle Morin readies her “get in the game” football prop as Tom Tancredo, Daniel Kagan, and Pat Steadman respond to a joking remark by moderator John Andrews

As the exchange began, State Rep. Daniel Kagan (D–Denver) and State Sen. Pat Steadman (D–Denver) disclaimed any direct affiliation with, or endorsement of, OWS but argued for its superiority to the Tea Party. Continue reading

Tancredo calls Obama ‘Occupier in Chief’

“Does the Occupy Movement or the Tea Party best reflect the needs and goals of America?”

That was the debate question at CCU on Jan. 30 as an overflow crowd cheered, laughed, and occasionally hissed at the crossfire between former congressman Tom Tancredo and Colorado Springs activist Michelle Morin on the Tea Party side and Democratic legislators Sen. Pat Steadman and Rep. Daniel Kagan on the Occupy side. Continue reading

NJ Tea Party hosts Moloney for school reform rally

“It’s time to take back our system of education from government control,” proclaims the New Jersey Tea Party Caucus in announcing its forum in Jersey City this Sunday, Jan. 22.

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Candidates in stark contrast

Obama’s goals and record will make a stark contrast with those of Mitt Romney or whoever the GOP nominates, says John Andrews in the January round of Head On TV debates. Hardly, scoffs Susan Barnes-Gelt: Romney’s positions are vague and the overall Republican field is weak. John on the right, Susan on the left, also go at it this month over the upcoming legislative session. Head On has been a daily feature on Colorado Public Television since 1997. Here are all five scripts for January: Continue reading

Iowa, New Hampshire, and beyond

(Centennial Fellow) Oh, what a relief it was when actual voters—normal human beings—began to cast real ballots! After fourteen months of the punditocracy telling us what voters would do, should do, or might do based more on Inside the Beltway vanity, than real insight into the American mind, the people—starting with Iowa and New Hampshire—began to talk back and in doing so left many a prognosticator’s reputation in tatters. Continue reading