It’s been two weeks since the election, but you wouldn’t know it by the daily barrage of stories in the media of Republicans wallowing in their misery and trying to figure out how to fix their broken party.

Yes, the Republicans suffered a rather surprising defeat in the presidential election, but the Civil War that has been so heavily mentioned in the media within the party has largely been driven by the media would like nothing better than to see the party fight to the degree that they will be too weak to defend their turf in 2014.

Of course it hasn’t helped that several Republican leaders have bought into this notion and have run away from Mitt Romney and the Tea Party faster than you can say “boo,” but instead of banding together and putting up a united front, they have decided to play the blame game to the media’s delight.

There is no doubt that Romney should have won the election. But he was hobbled by a brutal primary campaign that gave the Democrats plenty of fodder for the general election.  The same could have been said had any of the other Republican candidates won the nomination as well, since the primary was more about beating each other up, than beating the president.

Romney was plagued by other problems as well, but when your party brings 2 million fewer voters to the polls than they did for John McCain, the problem is larger than the candidate.

And it wasn’t just the presidential race that was a problem.  The GOP lacks a credible system for vetting their Senate candidates and making sure they are media ready.  For two elections in a row, the Democrats were ready to give the Republicans majority control and twice the GOP ran unprepared candidates in key races and dug themselves a deeper hole.  They’ll have another chance in 2014, but they have to do a better job in selecting and preparing candidates were skewered by the media in 2010, and 2012.

The media has also been dancing prematurely on the grave of the Tea Party.  On the one hand the Tea Party suffered losses in key Senate and House races, but overall they still helped keep the Republicans in control of the House, and the incoming GOP freshmen are more conservative as a whole than those who lost their seats.  And the election did bring the party Ted Cruz in Texas who will be star for many years to come.

So to all those in the GOP who are whining and moaning about losing two weeks ago, stop it now, and start recruiting for 2014 and beyond and build a ground game.

And stop all the talk about how the party has to change.  If you can’t stick to your core principles, then get out!

The longer you complain the more the liberal media will divide you. And who needs four more years of the clowns at MSNBC whooping and hollering?

Former NBC Evening News anchor Tom Brokaw, told the hosts of The Cycle on Monday that anyone who thinks the Tea Party is going away will be disappointed, an that they are an insurgency that will continue.

I’ve been talking to them. It’s an insurgency – and they’re going to continue.However large or small, their success is in this election, they have found their purpose in life.

Now that the election is over, the liberal media are dancing on the grave of the Tea Party after some tough, but not totally unexpected losses in Indiana, Missouri, Illinois and Florida.

What they are forgetting though is that the Tea Party also won races, with Ted Cri=uz in Texas being one of the biggest ones, as he is likely to hold that seat for decades to come if he so wishes.  Also the Republicans easily held on to the House, and there are plenty of Tea Party candidates among the victors.

It probably wasn’t easy for Brokaw to give a nod to the Tea Party- but at least he realizes that like any nascent political movement, they will hit a few bumps in the road and that it’s virtually  impossible to win every race they contest.  Especially when many of them are not professional politicians and will undoubtedly stumble on occasion.

Overall last night the victors outnumbered the losers, and it should only help cement the importance of the Tea Party in our political landscape.

Veteran actor James Earl Jones, best know for being the voice of CNN and Darth Vader, opined on the Smiley and West radio show about his love of MSNBC and his understanding of the Tea Party.

The show which is hosted by left-wing professor Cornell West veteran radio and television personality Tavis Smiley was asked whether or not he was a “political person.”

Jones responded by saying that he listens as much as he can an that he “can’t get enough of MSNBC.” and admitted to turning to right-wing news on occasion as well.

Then Jones opened up about the Tea Party and racism.

I think I figured out the Tea Party. I think I… I do understand racism, because I was taught to be one, by my grandmother. My grandmother was part Cherokee, Choctaw Indian, part black. She hated everybody. She taught all of her children and grandchildren to be racist, to hate white people, and to distrust black people.

Jones doesn’t cite any evidence of racism in the Tea Party, because there aren’t any beyond what has been manufactured by the liberal media, but since he was on a liberal radio program he could get away with playing his own version of the race card.

The mainstream media has reported that the Tea Party is dead, but as this interview with Billie Tucker of the First Coast Tea Party proves that is far from true.

When asked why the media is reporting on the death of the Tea Party, Tucker responded “they want us to” and said the media is looking at the numbers that are attending rallies, but the real strength is in the databases which are now larger than ever before.

Tucker also spoke on the Houston Tea Party, which has been fighting voter fraud with their True the Vote campaign and how involved the group is in the current election cycle.

Media bias is alive and well, and much to the mainstream media’s disappointment, the Tea Party had a very large presence at this past weekend’s CPAC meeting in Washington, D.C.

Prepared remarks given by Accuracy in Media Chairman Don Irvine at Accuracy in Academia Constitution Day event.

This is a very special week in America beginning with the 10th anniversary of 9/11yesterday and ending on Saturday with the 224th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Tonight we are here to talk about the Tea Party and the Constitution.

As you know, there’s a big difference between those who just complain about a problem and those who do something about it.  More than 40 years ago, my father Reed Irvine made a bold move.  He got so sick of all the biased media coverage that he decided to stand up toAmerica’s biggest and most powerful media companies and tell them they were wrong.  In 1969 he launchedAccuracy in Media– the country’s first grassroots effort to counter media bias with the facts.

The Big Media journalists were horrified.  They shuddered to think that someone was looking over their shoulder to hold them accountable for their news product, and predicted he’d be out of business in a couple of years. They made no secret of the fact that they viewed him as a hack and a gadfly, who lacked the authority to critique their work, because he wasn’t even a JOURNALIST. In today’s environment, he might even be called a “terrorist” and probably a “racist” too – simply because he wanted the media to tell the truth.

In fact, in June 1978 the former executive editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee got so disgusted with my father that he sent him a letter, calling him “a miserable, carping, retromingent vigilante.”  The word retromingent by the way means to urinate backwards.  Think about that.  I wonder how long it took Bradlee to find that word.

My dad viewed this name-calling as a badge of honor.  He knew he had gotten their attention. He was a lot like all of you here today.  He NEVER quit.  He just became more determined. And the more he stood up for mainstreamAmerica’s right to know the truth, the more his work attracted legions of supporters who cheered him on every step of the way.

He was Tea Partier long before we had a modern day Tea Party Movement.  I think the same can be said of many of the early  conservative leaders of that era like Phyllis Schlafly and Paul Weyrich.  All  of whom took an idea and at great personal sacrifice took on the liberal establishment to create some of the linchpin organizations of the modern conservative movement.

Our elected officials and their lapdogs in the press are trying to dismiss the Tea Party movement’s effectiveness with a name-calling campaign.  They resent the public challenging their “wisdom,” and believe they are powerful enough to ignore the will of their constituents. But this campaign is not working.

After all, you and I know that the real power of America still lies with individual citizens who – time after time – have stood up for the principles and values upon which this country was founded – and who are not afraid to speak truth to power in order to protect America’s freedom.

Let me close with the words of Ronald Reagan in his farewell address:

We the people tell the government what to do.

It doesn’t tell us.

We the people are the driver, the government is the car.

And we decide where it should go, and by what route and how fast.

Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents of which governments tell the people what their privileges are>

Our constitution is a document in which we the people tell the government what it is allowed to do.

We the people are free.

Thank you.

As a child returning to school in the fall I was often asked to write about what I did on my summer vacation.  If someone asked Jesse Jackson what he did this summer would he admit to spending part of his time at a town hall meeting race baiting his audience?  I doubt it.

Jackson:  And just call them Tea Party. This is the Fort Sumter Tea Party, as distinguished from the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party led the revolution against the corrupt occupying force from Britain. This—in this—this is in the lineage of Jeff Davis, of Robert E. Lee

Their first obsession is destroy the captain of the ship. If he said “Jump,” they say “No, Jump.” The first deal is to destroy the captain. They want to protect those on the deck. More and more of us are in the hull of that ship. And I would urge you tonight my friends to note that this is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The states’ rights group, they intend to take back the government and then take it back …. I would urge us don’t reduce this just to so-called “small group”—this is a struggle—this is a Civil War struggle. Are you with the Union or are you with the states’ rightists?

They want to undermine the 13th, 14th, 15th amendment. This is very serious. Remember on that Capitol, I said “We ain’t going back, surround”—say go—say go to Washington, surround the Capitol, demand jobs, demand the vote, protect it, now mass march on Washington for jobs and justice. Now.

 

Since Jackson is attacking the Tea Party and playing the race card his remarks will go largely unnoticed by the mainstream media because challenging Jackson would be politically incorrect and as far as the media is concerned a black person can’t be racist.

This isn’t exactly the civil tone that Obama was hoping for when he took office though he was directing his comments at the time to Republicans and not his fellow liberal Democrats whom he felt were guiltless of any rancor.

 

In a series of town hall meetings this month members of the Congressional Black Caucus accuse the Tea Party of racism and wanting to lynch blacks as they tried to stir up the disaffected Democrat base.

Liberal black Democrats are showing that they are out of constructive ideas and that rather than propose solutions to the soaring unemployment in the black community which attendees wanted to hear decided to play the race card.

This isn’t firing up the base as inciting them to violence and playing the race card isn’t what Obama promised when he took office in 2009.