Elections

Tea party vs GOP establishment in Michigan race

Tea party vs GOP establishment in Michigan race

Over cocktails and chocolate-covered strawberries, a group of west Michigan Republicans gathered at a Tudor-style home in Grand Rapids and vented frustrations with Congressman Justin Amash and his Tea Party tactics that they blame for Washington’s gridlock. “The Republican establishment has lost confidence in Justin,” said Mark Bissell, chief executive of vacuum manufacturer Bissell Inc. […]

Election-year prospects poor for tea party hopefuls

Election-year prospects poor for tea party hopefuls

Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season. In Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primaries in Texas, the movement mostly settled for having an impact on key races rather than actually winning them. […]

Mitt Romney or Barack Obama: Is this the best we can do?

Mitt Romney or Barack Obama:  Is this the best we can do?

Former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich’s overdue withdrawal from the GOP Presidential primary race didn’t leave the nomination to Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor sealed that deal when Rick Santorum quit in April. Gingrich’s withdrawal, however, removes the last real irritant to Romney march to the GOP mantle. Soon to be ex-Congressman Ron […]

Heath care defeat gives GOP a reality check

Heath care defeat gives GOP a reality check

As the Republican party heads into the mid-term elections, some worry that their scorched-earth policy on health care reform could come back and bite them in the ass. Some GOP leaders now admit they may have overplayed their hand and worry that the “repeal the law” strategy promoted by the party’s extreme conservative base could […]