Annotations & Elucidations Calling Mr. Ripley
It's more Tea Party mania as Tax Day fast approaches. Groups are seeking Tea Party support in potential opposition to President Obama's next choice to the U.S. Supreme Court; liberal activists are trying to infiltrate Tea Parties with the purpose of embarrassing them (as we've known all along, and which the mainstream media finally has picked up on, see Aleksandra Kulczuga at The Daily Caller as well as the AP); and in Virginia, Tea Party activists have won two western GOP unit chair elections in recent days.
Meanwhile, nationally, and speaking of Tea Parties, support for the health care law is plummeting faster than a Soprano victim in the Elizabeth River, and more Americans than pay income tax think we're over taxed! That should tell you something, and Scott Rasmussen and Richard Olivastro do in Analysis and Commentary, respectively.
Think the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act is nervy, standing up to the big, bad federales? William Green of the Tenth Amendment Center has an idea that will knock your boots off. Also in that vein, and speaking of New Jersey (The Soprano's), many here patted themselves on the back after Governor McDonnell and the General Assembly balanced our budget without a general tax increase and reduced spending to $70 billion (over two years), a figure last seen in 2006. Very nice. But, as Norman Leahy notes at Tertium Quids, the other new governor, Chris Christie of New Jersey, is fighting for, and winning, real reforms, not to mention that even though it is larger than Virginia, it's annual budget is $29.3 billion. Even more impressive: The N.J. deficit is $10 billion; our two-year deficit was $4 billion. New Jersey more frugal than Virginia? Call Mr. Ripley.
Morrissey, Style Weekly settle $10 million libel lawsuit (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Griffith reaping GOP support (Roanoke Times)
Boyer elected head of Bedford GOP unit (Lynchburg News & Advance)
Groups look for Tea Party support on nomination (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Foes of Tea Party movement to infiltrate rallies (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Census: No evidence of a conservative boycott (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on gay adoption: Kids 'aren't puppies' (New York Daily News)
Support for Repeal of Health Care Plan Up To 58% (Scott Rasmussen/Rasmussen Reports)
66% Say America Is Overtaxed (Scott Rasmussen/Rasmussen Reports)
Florida Senate GOP Primary: Rubio 57%, Crist 28% (Scott Rasmussen/Rasmussen Reports)
Christie may be the real GOP model (Norman Leahy/Tertium Quids Blog)
Media Research Center: Coverage of Tea Parties is disparaging and biased (Aleksandra Kulczuga/The Daily Caller Blog)
Next it will be government crashing the Tea Party (Richard Viguerie & Mark Fitzgibbons/Washington Examiner)
Ending the Fed From the Bottom Up (William Green/Tenth Amendment Center)
Stupak's Final Retreat (Editorial/Washington Times)
Good Riddance (Thomas Sowell/GOPUSA.com)
Democrats Manipulate CBO (David Limbaugh/GOPUSA.com)
Can You Afford More Taxes? (Richard Olivastro/GOPUSA.com)
A V-Shaped Boom Is Coming (Larry Kudlow/GOPUSA.com)
Is Romney Grasping at Straws? (Aaron Goldstein/The American Spectator)