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Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays exposed a fracture within the Republican Party between social conservatives and the GOP’s pro-business wing.
The foot soldiers of the tea party movement dismiss the chatter about its demise and stand ready to use their unbending political force against both President Barack Obama and the Republican establishment this election year.
Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.
Not surprisingly, today’s ruling by Bush I appointed federal judge John G. Heyburn II that concluded that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, is not sitting well with most right wing Christian and Tea Party conservatives.
President Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli as part of an extreme tea party faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor.
Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate running in Wednesday’s special election for the late US Senator Frank Lautenberg’s seat in Congress, is receiving some major eleventh hour support from hard right wing politicians and anti-gay groups.
Seeking a new generation of leaders, social conservatives are looking for a lot more than opposition to gay marriage and abortion.
U.S. Reps. Steve King and Tom Latham represent adjoining congressional districts in Iowa, and are devout Republicans. Yet in philosophy and style, they couldn’t be further apart on how they approach fiscal matters and fight for their positions.
In less than a week after Nancy Mace announced she would be challenging Senator Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary next June, she has been accused of gay-baiting the three term republican from South Carolina long plagued by gay rumors.
Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded thousands of costumed and sign-waving conservatives to protest the ballooning deficit and President Barack Obama’s health care law. It swept a crop of no-compromise lawmakers