Where will you be next week?
This year has seen a surge in conservative activism like I’ve never seen in my adult life. Many of you here at Redstate have been a part of that. We’ve been to tea parties. We’ve donated money to candidates and to causes. We’ve spoken up at the town hall meetings. We gathered in Atlanta. We emailed and called capitol hill. We acted. Next week, for | Read More »
Don’t Drink the Skool-Aid
“Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.”-White House suggestion for post-speech activity for students. Keep ‘em home.That should be the motto of every conservative with children in public school on the 8th of this month. That’s the day | Read More »
Respect The Dead
When a polarizing figure dies, there is sometimes an impulse to ignore courtesy and to instead viciously attack. The glowing tributes can create a visceral push-back instinct. But upon the day of a man’s passing, respect for the pain of his loved ones, and yes, even his ideological fellows and followers, is a proper thing. There is no shame in allowing a day for the | Read More »
Climate Bill Out Of Control
“The Republicans are right — it’s a Cap-and-Tax bill.” Erick and Dan both pointed out last week that Cap and Trade legislation was meeting resistance from Democrats. This week, we have some revealing commentary from former Democratic Senator from Colorado, Timothy Worth. Worth was a “climate-change negotiator” during President Bill Clinton’s administration and currently runs the UN Foundation. Worth is a supporter of cap and | Read More »
BREAKING: The Mob Attacks A News Crew!
Sometimes rhetoric gets out of hand. We all know this. There is a difference between disagreeing with someone and villainizing them as Hitler 2.0. So when you paint the President as a monster causing the death of innocents, and the media as his Goebbels, are you inciting violent reaction? Sometimes, apparently so. I shot the shocking video below myself. I have not editing the foul | Read More »
Pelosi to Disruptors: Your advocacy is very American
So disruptions and outbursts interrupt Pelosi discussing National Security to a San Fran crowd, and not only does she encourage them, she specifically calls their disruption “very American” and claims she’s “a fan” of disruptors. You got that, mob? If you’re a SanFranLib screaming BushLied™!1!1!1!!!!!1! then you are THE BOMB. But if you are a concerned senior citizen telling Snarlin’ Arlen to stuff it you | Read More »
The Secret Plan to Defeat the Right Forever
Tomorrow, Pittsburgh is going to be home to thousands of political activists from both sides of the aisle. (Although if you watch cable news you would think it was only the left.) Netroots Nation and RightOnline are both in town for their annual events. And although there will probably be little if any crossover traffic, there is certain to be crossover content. Take, for example, | Read More »
OBAMA IS HITLER!!!!
Let us, for the moment, leave aside the question of why the media suddenly doesn’t like comparing the President to Hitler. Instead, let us today address the more pressing question of why the media doesn’t like facts. If you believe Nancy Pelosi, Rep. John Dingell, little girls totally not planted at Obama town halls, and “reporters” asking Gibbs “questions” at today’s White House “briefing,” then | Read More »
Support Independent Conservative Journalism
Guys, this is going to be short and sweet. As a lot of you have come to understand, Redstate is not in a position to pay contributors. But I believe, and I expect most of you agree, that what we do here is important. Online activism and investigative blogging are well-paid, slick operations on the left. They have mega funding. On the right, this is | Read More »
What’s Faker Than Astroturf?
Stop right there with the Pelosi-parts jokes. I have to see my children with these eyes. I’m only asking because A) I’m getting word overload on “astroturf” and B) astroturf isn’t part of a nefarious plot to drive grass out of existence, so I’m not sure it really fits here. Yesterday, I posted a story here at RedState featuring screenshots of advertisements from around the | Read More »
Let’s Talk Astroturf
So I received an email/comment this morning about a craigslist ad soliciting health care activism for money. “Activism for money,” I thought!! Was this it at last? The missing link Democrats have been searching for? Obamacare opponents turning up at town halls really are a mob? We really are nothing but a slew of paid hacks drummed up by the promise of easy cash by | Read More »
More Mob Violence
. .If you can’t view video here’s a summary: SEIU thugs attack Obamacare opponents, smack the person filming right in the face. When you go to the town hall meetings: bring a camera. If you go to a protest: bring a camera. If you think you may pass a Democrat on the street while on your way to Starbucks: bring a camera. Getting the picture?
How Does Keith Olbermann Have A Job?
I realize you are all very busy cashing enormous checks from health care lobbyists and engaging in mob activity at town halls (with your old people and your sandals and whatnot), but please allow me to interrupt briefly with a story far too delightful to allow its passing unremarked. This is a tale of Keith Olbermann: sportscaster, eye-glasses wearer, living comedy routine and, according to | Read More »
The Real Mob
“Rather than doing what they were elected to do — safeguarding wages and benefits for union members — they took cash and other bribes to turn a blind eye on contractors’ schemes to cheat the rank and file” As Swamp Yankee noted earlier today, the AFL-CIO is going all-in on the healthcare debate. Their plan, in their own words, is to “organize major union participation | Read More »
Open Thread: Fred
Here’s a hilarious segment from today’s Fred Thompson Show: Jeri: Posters of Obama depicted as the Joker have been popping up all over L.A. Is Obama actually like the Joker? Fred: No. The Joker had crazy people and bombers as henchmen. Obama has them … more as mentors. Bwa ha ha ha ha! (h/t IMAO) Open Thread.
Why So Spurious?
Thank you Jim Treacher for the title. So I’m just getting back into the news after taking a day off after the Redstate Gathering, and I see that there was a good bit of buzz today about a poster in L.A. depicting Barack Obama as Heath Ledger’s Joker. To summarize the reactions: Conservatives: Ha ha ha. Socialism. Liberals: RRRAAACCCIIISSMMM!!!!!!!! Conservatives: Wait .. what? This twerp: | Read More »
Last week, the New York Times reported that the inaptly named “Employee Free Choice Act” was losing the most controversial and highest-profile provision: card check. Card check legislation, contrary to the title of the act, would take away fair choice for employees by doing away with the secret ballot, opening workers to intimidation from both the unions and the employers. As has been belabored at | Read More »
Obamacare Preview: Crowder Goes To Canada
Watch this. . Dude. Huge “Well Done” to Steven Crowder. In fact, there’s little to add. Make sure to post your comments here and at YouTube, and vote it up. Conservatives, we need to start being heard on health care, before we all end up in terminal waiting rooms.
House Passes Iran Election Resolution
The House today voted to support Iranian dissidents and “all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law.” The resolution (H Res 560) passed with 405 yea votes and only one nay, and two members voting present. As I said earlier, and as many of our Representatives emphasized today, this has nothing to do with supporting Mousavi. | Read More »
Bipartisan Resolution to Stand With Iranian Dissidents
The unrest in Iran continues apace, and while the media coverage remains sparse, word nevertheless gets out of Iran thanks to our modern age and, in particular, to Twitter. As Moe notes, the situation is complex. The cast of key figures holds few heroes. But then, it’s not really about Mousavi, is it? It’s about the thousands of individual Iranians, from citizen reporters on Twitter | Read More »