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IRS Abuse of Power and Its Economic Impact


IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceOver the last couple years, the federal Internal Revenue Service has targeted conservative and “Tea Party” groups for unreasonable degrees of scrutiny.

IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, in testimony before Congress, has admitted the targeting was “‘inappropriate’ targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.” ( AP ) Another IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, who knew about IRS targeting in 2011, was asked to resign, and has. ( ) «Read the rest of this article»

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John Tidwell getting to know his District

John C. Tidwell

John C. Tidwell

Election 2012Clarksville, TN – District 74 State Representative John Tidwell makes the first impression of a “good old country boy” who just climbed out of the combine to greet you.   Once you get him started, he’s like your country neighbor talking about the crops and the livestock, he’s probably not going to stop talking until you tell him you’ve got to get home for dinner, but make no mistake, he’s just as comfortable roaming the halls of the Tennessee Legislature as he is leaning against the fencepost “shooting the breeze.”

Tidwell was a guest on “Clarksville in Review” this weekend on WJZM 1400am with host Hank Bonecutter, on the heals of last Thursday’s primary where Lauri Day defeated Nick Steward for the republican nomination.

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Mark Green Speaks to Stewart County Tea Party


Election 2012Dover, TN – Dr. Mark Green, the conservative Republican candidate for the Tennessee State Senate in District 22, spoke to a great crowd at the monthly Stewart County TEA Party meeting Thursday evening. Green spoke about jobs, the current state of the economy in the district and his plan for creating jobs in the district.

Green stated, “As a small business owner, veteran and a physician I am uniquely qualified to understand the challenges this district is facing and what we must do to create jobs.”

Mark Green speaks at the Stewart County Visitors Center.

Mark Green speaks at the Stewart County Visitors Center.

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The Tea Party, Occupy Movement, Voter Apathy and The Broken Two Party System


The Tea Party has risen to become a legitimate political movement, pulling the GOP to the right.  Their platform is clear and straightforward:  less government, less government spending, less government taxes.  Often described as the fringe base of the GOP, the Tea Party is loose knit organization with political power.  One only has to look at the GOP primary race to see them flexing their new found political muscle.

There are a couple phrases that one hears often during the presidential primaries.  Talking heads have said “Republicans don’t fall in love, they fall in line.” The mature Tea Party is trying to prove that statement false.  We also hear “Getting Liberals to stand behind a common issue is like herding cats.” The less mature Occupy Movement is proving that statement correct. «Read the rest of this article»

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College Republicans launch political challenge toward 2012 by electing proactive President


The College RepublicansClarksville, TN – Whoever coined the phrase the youth are our future had to be talking about Austin Peay State University College Republican President Michael Jenkins.

I have gotten to know Michael long before his election as president at of all places his visits to Coffee Party meetings. I like Michael a lot because he has a good heart and is not afraid to talk with people who have other beliefs or ideals.

Now before you die hard conservatives start to paint him a flip flopper I like to say that not only is he a loyal and dedicate republican but he has often defended has party and their platform when challenged at community and political venues in and around Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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A look back at the 2010 elections


The results of the 2010 election were predestined. Here is a look at why that was the case.

There was a simmering dissatisfaction by progressive voters who came out and supported the Democrats in 2008; expecting the Obama administration to fight for the them on the issues such as the economy, jobs, health care reform, financial reform, and ending the never ending wars. Instead the administration supported more right of center positions on these issues, which caused many long time Democrat and Independent voters to be unwilling to go out and support them in this election.

The Democrats surrendered before the fight began in the name of bipartisanship. For example on health care reform to secure Republican support the Obama Administration removed the popular single payer health option from the table to protect the interests of for-profit hospitals and private insurance companies. In the end not one single Republican crossed the aisle to vote in favor of the plan. This has been the case in policy after policy. Bipartisanship is a two edged sword, which only works when both sides come to the table in good faith; and this has not been the case from the very beginning of the Obama Administration. «Read the rest of this article»

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Neil Revlett endorsed by the Tennessee Conservatives Fund


Neil Revlett is the Republican candidate for State House District 67.

Clarksville, TN – Neil Revlett (R), candidate for State Representative in Clarksville and surrounding communities, received word that he is being endorsed by the Tennessee Conservatives Fund (TCF), which is a Tea Party-supported political action committee chaired by State Representative Susan Lynn. Said Lynn, “We are only supporting candidates who are willing to serve the U.S. Constitution and Tennessee Constitution, and it’s clear that Neil Revlett has a deep understanding and commitment to those principles that formed our nation and state.”

Mr. Revlett is a local realtor and the Republican candidate for Tennessee’s 67th House District. This race attracted the attention of the TCF and Representative Lynn due to the stark contrast between Mr. Revlett and Democrat incumbent Joe Pitts. Neil Revlett is a strong supporter of all the protections of the Constitution, notably the Second Amendment, and is running as a pro-life, pro-business constitutional conservative. «Read the rest of this article»

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Healthcare Supporters Take Over Tea Party in “Red Tennessee”


changethatworksWith less than 24 hours notice, Change That Works and its coalition partners staged a massive counter-demonstration at a Tea Party in Rutherford County in front of Rep. Bart Gordon’s office, turning a Tea Party into a “Healthcare Party”.

The anti-reform “Teabaggers”, who numbered about seven people, were overwhelmed as over 60 healthcare supporters stormed the square in downtown Murfreesboro to urge Bart Gordon to support H.R. 3200. «Read the rest of this article»

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