Haley Barbour Not Running For President in 2012
If there is one thing we should have learned from the 2008 primary and general elections, to say nothing of 1996, it’s that being a good presidential candidate on paper is useless; you have to want it – want it badly enough to hire a serious staff, badly enough to trim a few positions and hard edges to fit the various demands of the primary | Read More »
Sen. Coburn Didn’t Lie, But Grover Norquist’s Credibility Continues to Die.
Senator Tom Coburn !!!!!LIED HIS WAY INTO OFFICE!!!!! He made a deal with the Iniquitous Dick Durbin and joined his “Gang of Six”! He violated his pledge to Americans for Tax Reform, by even frequenting the same Senate Lavatory as these evil malefactors. He must be shamed. He will be stopped. And if you agree with any of the blither written above, you are about | Read More »
Supreme Court will not expedite Obamacare suit.
To summarize: Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General for Virginia, requested that the US Supreme Court expedite its presumed-inevitable review of the Virginia Obamacare suit currently wending its way through the lower courts (this is the suit that found the individual mandate both unconstitutional, and severable, from the rest of Obamacare*). The court has declined to do so; which means that the issue will probably not be | Read More »
Is Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) Violating Campaign Finance Laws?
Promoted from diaries. – ML A year ago Vt. State Senator, now Vt. Governor, Peter Shumlin (D) was advocating tougher Campaign Finance Reform on the heels of the, now legendary, Citizen United decision. In fact, here is then Sen. Shumlin being quoted on the importance of new legislation to curb “outside expenditures” by corporations. It’s very tough to get politicians to change campaign finance laws when it affects | Read More »
King & Spalding Decides That Marriage And Democracy Are Indefensible, But Terrorists and Murderers Are Fine
Who deserves legal representation – the American people, or their sworn enemies? To the Atlanta, Georgia law firm of King & Spalding, the answer most emphatically is only the latter. That is the message sent by that firm as we get news that the head of King & Spalding’s appellate practice group, former Solicitor General Paul Clement, has resigned from the firm after King & | Read More »
Californication: Unions Ride Roughshod Over Jerry Brown
California unions spent tens of millions to put retread Governor Jerry Brown back into office. So, it is not all that surprising that he is, once again, doing California’s taxpayers no favors by letting the unions ride roughshod over him in recent budget negotiations. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Brown recently walked into budget negotiations with six different unions with saving $308 million in | Read More »
Paul Clement Resigns From King & Spalding
Paul Clement, former Solicitor General of the United States, is resigning from King & Spalding today. The Atlanta based law firm, which made news a few years ago by representing terrorists in Guantanamo Bay is bailing on representing the United States House of Representatives in defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Gay-rights agitators attacked the law firm, pledged boycotts of the law firm, etc. and | Read More »
David Malpass on the Government as a “Silent Partner”
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Francis Cianfrocca is joined by David Malpass, economist former Reagan administration official and founder of Encima Global to discuss the Fed, raising the debt ceiling and how the government is a “silent partner” in American business. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d | Read More »
Taking on The Establishment: You can’t win if you don’t play.
Don’t get mad. Get motivated. Then…WIN. Our nation is drowning in debt. There are those within both political parties that, rather than taking the much-needed corrective action, seem determined—whether from their hunger for political power, their ineptitude, or just their own willingness to compromise to score points—to continue seeing this nation falter. They would rather publicly give the appearance of fighting while, privately, playing “let’s make | Read More »
The Media Skirts Past Sarah Palin’s Uterus and Truthers in Search of Birthers
There is no need to write ten thousand words to highlight what is perhaps the very best example these days of profound liberal bias in the media. Andrew Sullivan is now working for the Daily Beast and Newsweek after spending a great deal of time at the Atlantic. No one in the media cares to note that Andrew Sullivan is obsessed with Sarah Palin’s uterus | Read More »
Liars and Lies
Reporters, Democrats, and even some Republicans have begun repeating an infectious lie in the prelude to the debt ceiling debate. Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner started it off and it has been repeated by reporters in print, on radio, and on television, including Fox News. The lie is very simple: a failure to raise the debt ceiling will cause a default on American debt. This | Read More »
Morning Briefing for April 25, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For April 25, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Liars and Lies 2. Texas Redistricting Plan Punishes Texas Conservatives 3. Behind the Obama Labor Board’s Bashing of Boeing is a Case Full of Irony & Union Failure 4. SEIU’s populist Cargo Cult plans.
The Third Day: Easter 2011
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and | Read More »
Trig Troofer-friendly Daily Beast tries damage control.
It’s actually very entertaining to watch The Daily Beast try to offer a ‘balanced’ look at the Trig Palin situation. The short version of said [situation], for those who missed it: one of Wonkette’s more unhinged writers said a variety of disgusting things about Trig Palin; and in response, the Internet took Wonkette out into the alley and administered a curb-stomping made all the more | Read More »
Syria firing on funerals/protests.
The line between the two can get blurry in the Middle East, but it’s being reported that the Assad regime have escalating what has been a steadily-deteriorating situations in Syria. The death toll from yesterday is… well, Syria is keeping foreign reporters out, which makes getting an accurate count correct; but what is getting out is consistent with the Syrians using lethal means to enforce | Read More »