What the heck’s up with Sarah Palin?
(Be sure to read through the end, as I have the inside scoop on her plans for 2012) Having studied Sarah Palin now for just shy of 4 years, I have noticed a recurring trend that is now playing a big role in her 2012 campaign/non-campaign. The trend is that she has this awful habit, dangerous in politicians, of meaning what she says and saying | Read More »
The last word on the Palin emails…from Jon Stewart!
I must admit, I was nervous about the Palin email release last Friday (brilliant move by Parnell to release them on a Friday, BTW!). Not that I thought she had done anything wrong or that there would be anything really bad in them. But as mbecker had predicted, I expected a slow drip, drip, drip of moderately negative releases that would chisel away at what | Read More »
A message to fans of Sarah Palin
This is not a diary to spark debate over Sarah Palin and her qualifications to run for president. I’m not even looking for a discussion. This is strictly an advocacy diary. And I think this message is a good one irrespective of whether Palin runs in 2012, or later, or never runs for public office again. I posted the message below as a note on | Read More »
‘Should I Follow My Head or Follow My Heart’ – or azaeroprof inches towards a major announcement
“A vicious decision is driving me mad.” -Kevin Cronin OK. First thing: I am fully aware that I am not a big enough player on RedState for any announcement of mine to seem major. But I have been one of the more consistent Sarah Palin supporters over the last couple years, and even earned a reputation among some here (especially her detractors) as one of | Read More »
Blaspheming the Gipper, the death of Time magazine, and fun with a shredder.
I wanted to write this diary a couple hours ago, but I had to wait until I finished cleaning the vomit off my keyboard. I had just finished breakfast when I saw this disgusting picture on a Facebook post: Ronald Reagan spent his entire political life fighting Communism. He dedicated much of his Presidency to winning the Cold War. He had the guts to call | Read More »
FINALS – Alternative 2012 RedState poll
Based on the results of Round 1 and Round 2 of the alternative 2012 poll I started before Christmas, I submit to you the Final 4 Round. The top 4 vote-getters in the ‘Elite 8′ Round are shown below. For the Finals, the rules will be slightly different. Here they are: 1. Post your votes publicly as comments to this diary (this will limit it | Read More »
ROUND 2 – Alternative 2012 RedState Poll – ‘The Elite 8′
Based on the results of the alternative 2012 poll I posted on Monday and tallied this evening, I submit to you Round 2. The top 8 vote-getters in the original poll were pretty clear, so let’s do a runoff using the same rules as before. For your reference, here they are: 1. Post your votes publicly as comments to this diary (this will limit it | Read More »
Alternative RedState 2012 Preference Poll
The engineer in me can’t stand it anymore! I love Erick’s front-page 2012 polls, and I encourage you to continue to participate. But there seem to be a number of comments about folks coming from other sites to sway the poll, as well as comments about “missing” candidates. So I’m posting this as an open thread for a different kind of poll. Here are my | Read More »
A Tale of Two Palins
Before I get to the main point of this diary, let me say what it is not. This is not intended to be a discussion of Sarah Palin’s qualifications for the presidency, experiential or otherwise. I will leave this to future diarists to discuss. JSobieski has promised to post to this effect in a comment to JadedByPolitics’ recent Palin missive (now at 350+ comments and | Read More »
2012 GOP Presidential Power Rankings, FoxSports-style
(I tried this before the primaries with no success. So now that the 2010 election is over, let’s try an updated version!) Any of you sports fans have certainly seen the Power Rankings for MLB, NCAA football, and other sports at the FoxSports site (among others). The NBA even has their own. So I thought it might be fun to start posting a 2012 GOP | Read More »
Politics FoxSports-style. 2012 Power Rankings
OK, before I get any nasty replies…2010, 2010, 2010, 2010! I know, I know. But hey, I’m a PC (yes, CW!), an appointed official of my county GOP, and Faculty Advisor for my campus chapter of College Republicans. And a campaign volunteer. So I’m working on 2010. But there’s nothing wrong with multitasking, right? Any of you sports fans have certainly seen the Power Rankings | Read More »
VA-09: Can we *finally* get rid of Rick Boucher??
It was wonderful to read Brian Faughnan’s front page diary about Rick Boucher (D-VA09) being in danger of losing his re-election bid this year! Boucher is a first-rate example of the dangers of the power of incumbency; how a Congressman totally out of step with his constituents can make a lifetime career in the Capitol. Back in 1994, while a graduate student at Virginia Tech | Read More »
More cooked books from Obama
Like most everybody, I was pleasantly surprised to see the GDP numbers this morning (+5.7% annual growth rate for the 4th quarter of 2009). Working at a private university whose income is largely tuition-driven, my career is heavily tied to the economy. Even though I know Obama will take undeserved credit for it, I still want what’s best for my country. I think most people | Read More »
Some very interesting poll results re: Palin
While this poll has potential 2012 ramification, it also has significance for the current battles with Obama/Pelosi/Reid and the 2010 elections. The conventional wisdom is that Sarah Palin is a *polarizing* figure who has no appeal outside of the very limited radical right-wing base. But check out this paragraph from the above-referenced poll article: President Obama recently stated that he “probably won’t” read Sarah Palin’s | Read More »
OPEN THREAD – Pledge Delta Tau Chi
The Obama administration continues to treat dissenters with disdain and put-downs. We’ve been called mobsters, right-wing extremists, domestic terrorists, and even silly. So now today, Baghdad Bob Gibbs likens us to Bluto and his buddies from Animal House for being concerned about Obama’s school speech tomorrow. You would think by now that Obama, being as brilliantly gifted as he is, might have figured out that | Read More »
One Year Ago Today…
One year ago today, August 29, 2008, political life in America (and my life) underwent a sea change. On that day, in a basketball arena in Dayton, Ohio, John McCain announced that Sarah Palin would be his running mate for the 2008 Presidential election. Now, this is not a diary to pronounce how Sarah Palin gave birth to her fifth child at the top of | Read More »
Greatest Political Speeches – Ted Kennedy Memorial OPEN THREAD
I’m certain that Erick and others will have nice things to say about Ted Kennedy come the morning, but being a west coaster (time zone anyway), I’ll throw out a late night open thread in his honor. First, I offer my condolences to the entire Kennedy family. Cancer is a brutal killer, and having lost my father-in-law in the last year the same way, I | Read More »
Help win the New Cold War…listen to ColdWarrior!!
ColdWarrior keeps pushing and pushing us RedState folks to become Precinct Committeepersons (PC’s), continuing Martin Knight’s drumbeat. Listen to him! That is how we will change and reinvigorate the Republican party. Here’s my story: After Sarah Palin’s selection last year, I got charged up and and finally submitted a PC application with my county GOP. Since all PC slots in my precinct were vacant (this | Read More »
We need all the help we can get: A plea for a ‘kinder and gentler’ RedState
Last year, Barack Obama’s campaign brought literally millions into the political arena that were never activated before. Now, his disastrous policies are bringing millions of conservative-minded folks into the world of political activism that were never inclined to do so. This is a great thing!!! I would guess that there are literally thousands who have discovered RedState in the last 6-9 months (heck, I only | Read More »
Send a Special Thank-You to the 8 Vichy Republicans
So 8 Vichy Republicans have turned coat on their party and their nation by providing the key votes to pass the cap and tradetax debacle. So we need to thank them for their treasonous behavior. So please go to Barnes and Noble or Amazon and order a copy of Jean Fritz’s Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold for as many of these turncoats as you | Read More »