The Republican Party Will Survive
The question of the GOP surviving is always asked every time they do something moronic like trying to surrender before the start of a fight or such. Obamacare and the shutdown is a good example. While I do think it unfair how otherwise excellent Senators and/or Representatives were treated for disagreeing on the particular Obamacare strategy, it’s never smart to surrender before the next fight | Read More »
Everytime I see Rand Paul on TV, I pratically yell at it, begging him to announce his desire to run in 2016. There are many reasons for this, but right now the prevailing one is his plan to save Detroit. Like all of his other solutions, it is all private sector oriented. I think for the longest time we have been searching for another Ronald Reagan | Read More »
Is a military coup even possible?
“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” In today’s world of counting coup via website views, click-trolling using inflammatory headlines can be found everywhere. Sound bites from politicians, celebrities, and public figures are routinely taken out of context to produce accurate verbiage but misleading intent. Websites, who will remain nameless, | Read More »
Raising Taxes on Tobacco. More Smuggling or More Revenue?
Proponents of tax increases on tobacco say more revenue. Opponents, unsurprisingly, say more smuggling. There is a California ballot proposal that mirrors a legislative effort by Los Angeles Senator Kevin De Leon that would raise the current $0.87 per pack tax by $2.00. This effort follows on the heels of the defeat of Prop 29, which would have raised tobacco taxes, that narrowly lost in | Read More »
A Little Sugar Coating and Bit of Demagogy is a Recipe for National Suicide by Regulation
One of the most odious aspects of regulation is the fact that it usually comes in a sugar coated package. Typically they are the result of a law that is intended to “help” everyone or “protect” some group or to give an advantage to a group whose members are perceived to be disadvantaged. It’s that sugar coating that makes regulations so difficult to challenge. If | Read More »
Meet Harry Cunning and Johnny Squeaker
So five years have passed since Obama took office and five years later Americans are still waiting for the promise of a budget, smaller Government, secured borders, jobs, transparency and a strong economy. What did we get in five years a leader and Administration who are addicted to spending, redistribution, big Government, open borders, no transparency, a weakened military and a toxic economy. The unemployment | Read More »
Obamacare and Abortion
I have a basic question: As far as I can tell the Roe v. Wade decision hinged on the fact that there is an implicit right to privacy in the Constitution. The NSA surveillance programs seem to revoke that constitutional right. It might be argued that there is still an implicit right to privacy in certain matters like healthcare (although why the Constitution would protect | Read More »
Obamacare Architect Now Says If You Want to Keep Your Doctor, You Can Pay More, But Whitehouse.gov Still Says Otherwise
On Sunday, the architect of Obamacare, Zeke Emanuel, modified another one of Obama’s promises. This time, he explained the “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” now actually means “if you want to, you can pay for it,”. During Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace pressed Emanuel to whether the promise would be upheld. Here’s the exchange, courtesy of The Weekly Standard. “The | Read More »
Update on 2014 Gubernatorial Races- Part 3: The Midwest
There are ten races in the Midwest in 2014. Of those ten, Republicans hold the governor’s office in all but two, although one is term-limited (Dave Heinemann in Nebraska). All the others are seeking reelection. Of the two Democrats, one faces a tough fight for his job (Pat Quinn in Illinois) while the other (Mark Dayton in Minnesota) is not as safe as many once | Read More »
Kill the eagles!
The President has approved the non-prosecution of companies operating wind farms whose windmills kill bald eagles. This prompts a couple of thoughts. First, his sycophantic supporters will excuse the carte blanche for killing by saying A. birds were killed by Bush’s windmills B. there are a lot of birds and its not as if we were hunting them (like Cruella de Wasilla would do) C. | Read More »
So I have been thinking about 2014 and 2016 respectively (that and having been made physically ill by the “I’m Ready For Hillary” bumper stickers popping up), and trying to contemplate how you can go about actually winning the elections. 2014 at the moment seems to be looking relatively good for those of us on the right side of the political spectrum. However, 2016 looms | Read More »
Immigration is the Tipping Point
In the past several years, Congress has written some incredibly bad legislation – the Stimulus, PPACA and the Senate’s attempts at immigration reform are part of the highlight (lowlight?) reel of recent horrors from Congress. Now we hear that immigration reform might be in for another grand push from all sides. No less a political luminary than Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame is calling it | Read More »
Health Care: Republican Ideas
One of the Democrat canards as support for Obamacare (and Obama) is collapsing is that the Republicans have no ideas other than to return to “the bad old days”. True, there is no one Republican spokesman and the House has focused on repeal, but that does not mean that there are no Republican ideas. The larger point is that “the bad old days” were not so bad | Read More »
Obama to attend Mandela’s funeral; but couldn’t spare the time to attend Lady Thatcher’s.
It’s funny how putting words to paper helps clarify one’s thought processes. As you can tell by the headline, when I started to write this, it was born of some disgust at the endless outpouring of praise for Nelson Mandela. Actually, it’s more at the rewriting of history, the complete ignoring of his radical, terrorist roots. Mandela, in the period of less than a week, | Read More »
Minimum wage debate and technology
We’ve all seen these sci-fi shows and movies where robots and computers replace or at least supplement man. Some people advocate this, or at least see a future where this is more common allowing man to concentrate on less menial tasks. From a liberals perspective, this means the machines do all the work while man gets to be fat and lazy (ala Wall-E), all while | Read More »
Lest We Forget: Dec. 7, 1941 (Open Thread)
……One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Two Moneybombs For Liberty
I’d like to bring to the attention of RedState two fundraising marathons, or moneybombs, which are going on this month. The first is for North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Greg Brannon. He has been endorsed by Rand Paul, Erick Erickson, and the National Association for Gun Rights. Karl Rove is trying to make sure Greg’s opponent, State House Speaker Thom Tillis, is able to secure | Read More »
The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 Bans Bull Crap
Life is sometimes even stranger than fiction. The Obama Administration and the United States Government are going to start regulating B.S., or at least they are going to try. That is something they both know a lot about, so this should prove very interesting. They finally want to do something about all the crap going on in our country. Normally I would welcome the initiative, | Read More »
Jimmy Carter’s grandson, Peach State Dems, and an awkward charade
An erstwhile sleepy 2014 cycle in Georgia has been awakened by a set of legacy Democrats seeking to revive the party’s prospects in a state they lost a long time ago. The most recent addition to the That 70’s Show retread is state Senator Jason Carter, also the grandson of the former president Ronald Reagan vanquished in a landslide back in 1980, seeking to follow | Read More »
We Had George Washington, South Africa Had Mandela
What conservatives need to read about Mandela to ‘get it’ on the praise of him: http://drewmusings.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/getting-mandella-wrong-when-conservative-juiceboxers-attack/ This debunks the “Mandela was a communist so he was a bad guy” conservative complaint. It’s not the whole story. Read it. We were fortunate to not have our American Revolution replace one despotism with another. Far too often, that is the way of the world. We were fortunate | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Time For Friday Satire: Our President
While mulling over writing a diary about how it is becoming more and more apparent just how…dumb???…our president really is, Erick publishes a diary titled, “Is The President Smoking Weed Again?” calling Obama out for his “ignorance” regarding the causes of poverty and inequality: The media has gone gaga over his speech, but here too the President has shown a deep ignorance. In the meantime, | Read More »
“Knock-Out” Spin. Suddenly, Aggravated Assault is…a “Game!”
After trying to ignore the growing “Knock-Out” phenomenon, where violent black street thugs attack random white people, the liberal media predictably tries to excuse the violence, by using an almost laughable premise: that we shouldn’t get upset because “black youth have always been violent.” See Ann Coulter’s column in Human Events: http://www.humanevents.com/2013/12/04/liberals-talk-race-and-crime-and-hilarity-ensues/ But the larger issue is the ongoing practice of the media to continually | Read More »
Alcohol prohibition-repeal turns 80, Obamacare prohibitions begin
America’s nightmarish experiment in anti-Liberty, Islamist-Sharia-like prohibitions of beer, wine and spirits-filled pursuits of happiness ended this day in 1933, when the Twenty-First Amendment was ratified, thus repealing the Eighteenth and its Volstead statutory enforcement Act. Sadly, then-newly-elected-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had already doubled-down on Hoover-like government-run prohibitions of non-alcoholic free enterprise that would unnecessarily make the post-1929 stock market crash-induced-Depression Great and usher in | Read More »
You Didn’t Build That
We can’t know what we don’t know however we can know that we don’t know or as Socrates taught us the recognition of our ignorance is the beginning of wisdom. The society and civilization in which any human lives and operates is like water to a fish. Something they move around in, something they need to survive, it is also something they don’t even notice. | Read More »
Why America is Exceptional
The United States is the most dynamic and powerful nation in world history. No major issue of global peace or stability can be resolved without involvement by the United States. This state of affairs did not occur by accident. It is testimony of the exceptional nature of this land and its people. To be an American is to be different from other nationalities. From colonial times through the | Read More »
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com In a hastily called press conference today, former CEO Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon.com would be merging with the U.S. government. “We really had no choice,” Bezos explained. “We needed to revamp our website, but we discovered all the top level programmers, the ‘A Team,’ you might say, were in Washington, improving healthcare.gov. Since our objective has always been to provide the sort of | Read More »
ACLU suing bishops over hospitals’ Pro-Life guidelines
The ACLU announced on Monday that it is going to file a sweeping federal lawsuit based on Catholic hospitals not offering abortions. Because that totally makes sense in every way possible. From the same left wing that expects Christian churches to marry same sex couple and sues them when they don’t, we have a group that wants to sue not the hospital where an incident | Read More »
South Korea Order Would Drive F-35 Per-Plane Cost Lower
South Korea’s plan to purchase 40 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters could have a positive impact on the cost of the overall program for the U.S., according to a recent Reuters article. Along with driving down the per-plane cost of the program, which could save the U.S. military $2 billion, South Korea’s order could also impact jobs, creating 10,000 positions in the U.S. needed to carry | Read More »
why should there be any sales tax at all?
I don’t know enough about economics to have a good opinion. My opinion is just my gut feeling and I am happy to be educated. I used to think a VAT tax was a good idea but someone here at RedState gave me some links a while back that showed it wasn’t. I just feel that arguing about whether one sales tax is good because | Read More »
It’s time for Louisiana voters to heed the words of Mary Landrieu
In October of this year, Mary Landrieu (D-LA) stood on the Senate floor and told her constituents that her upcoming election should be a referendum on her vote for ObamaCare. Talking about voters and ObamaCare, the embattled Senator said: “We did not wake up one morning and declare this the law. The people of the United States declared this through us as their Representatives. If | Read More »
Hayek’s Spontaneous Ordering Forces
Friedrich A. Hayek’s training and pursuits in economics led him to reach conclusions about society, government, and markets. Quoting from Friedrich A. Hayek’s lecture “The Pretense of Knowledge” upon accepting the Nobel Prize in economics, Dec. 11, 1974: To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge | Read More »
John Roberts was wrong on Obamacare
When the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare came down I was stunned by what Chief Justice Roberts had done and by his reasoning that the individual mandate was constitutional as long as the fine was considered a tax. I was led to believe that the man was an originalist, a man who would interpret the Constitution as written and understood by the Framers. He may | Read More »
Radio talk show host fall for an “April fools” cyber Monday joke.
OK, I am heading home and during the twenty minute drive I had two different talk radio stations blabbing endlessly about that web site that wants to drone their product to your door. This is cyber Monday. I will tell you the truth, after a case of the flu, a tough Thanksgiving weekend and no particular rush to shop online. I ended up checking out | Read More »
Time again for “the count.” Are you a PC? If not, why not?
Our Republican Party is defined by its voting members in every precinct. Are you one? In the past, I have gently urged conservative Republicans to stop just complaining about “the Republican Party” and, instead, get inside it to change it. So, it’s time again to ask those who post here: Are you actually a voting member of our Party where you live? Do you attend | Read More »
illinois pension reform is a joke
Illinois lawmakers returning to Springfield Monday from Thanksgiving weekend are being expected to digest a 325 page Illinois public pension $100 billion shortfall “fix” for a vote on Tuesday. By all means, lets create a massive comprehensive bill over a holiday weekend and ram it thru without time to read the bill. Have we seen this movie before? Some of the details of the bill | Read More »
The GOP Establishment Cannot Be Defeated Unless You Help
We all know the names of the GOP establishment RINOs whom we love to hate; John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell in the Senate, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Pete King in the House. They and others are the ones pushing the Republican Party to embrace amnesty, they are the ones who wouldn’t support defunding Obamacare, they are the ones attacking Ted Cruz, and they are | Read More »
What Ever Happened to Optimism?
“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”- Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, August 1, 1816 The risk inherent in the creation of our new nation was immense. Everyone involved knew that it was a great experiment in social science and most of the international community was convinced that it would fail. How can a | Read More »
Update on Internet Sales Taxes
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Amazon.com/Overstock.com’s challenge to the NY affiliate nexus law, also known as the Amazon tax. On September 19, the American Legislative Exchange Council filed an amicus curiae brief with the Court based on our long-standing policy of supporting the physical presence rule. Ironically, the Court announced its decision on Cyber Monday. This is disappointing because it leaves unsettled | Read More »
GITMO and Prisoner’s of the Womb.
At the bottom of this post is a reference from the Hipster Libertarian blog by Bonnie Kristian which this post gets its inspiration. Libertarians bug me sometimes. Especially when the cost of war, such as the operation of GITMO, that should not be closed, are expressed in monetary terms. I look at it this way, if the government just did its Constitutional function rather than | Read More »
Google Still Trying to Hijack Patent Legislation
Google is used to getting their way. The multi-billion dollar corporation has a knack for doing whatever it pleases and escaping with little consequence, regardless of the law. A years long investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concluded Google engaged in abusive trade practices. The punishment? A letter from Google promising they won’t do it again. While many conservatives might argue against anti-trust laws, | Read More »
Obamacare’s Pre-existing Problem
December 1st is the day that the Obamacare website is supposed to be up and running. But, the failed website isn’t the only problem with the program. It’s just a symptom of incompetence and government waste. It’s a harbinger of many issues yet to come, most of which are fundamental flaws that cannot be fixed by throwing more people and money at them. One problem, | Read More »
The knockout game how to fix it
The knockout game is a serious game that need to be dealt with. We need to take care of it by doing some simple Things like figure out how to appeal to them in a way to not attack people. The simple fact is they are attacking people because game today job climate of unemployment that have reach 23% with African-American in United States because | Read More »
CRASH THE SITE
CRASH THE SITE – November 30th 2 PM CENTRAL. Just open a browser window on http://healthcare.gov and leave it open! #CrashTheSite
Ivy League Word Games Undermine Human Dignity
In Isaiah 5:20 it says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” At the time abortion was legalized, opponents of the procedure warned that, if this moral floodgate was opened, there would be no telling what might pour through that would further devalue human | Read More »
I call upon all of Red State to help!
I call upon all of Red State help this one initiative of mine. I want to end smoking of cigarettes in a peaceful manner. I include chewing tobacco in this effort but will not (personally) take on cigars or pipe tobacco. Politicians target cigarettes often but their efforts are mostly show. They might increase taxes which then results in increased smuggling and tax evasion, they | Read More »
President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
Here is the full text of President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation issued on October 3, 1789. One thing that’s very interesting about this little piece of history is that it’s full of religious overtures. Can you imagine Obama issuing that kind of proclamation? Or for that matter, the current Congress decreeing a special day of thanksgiving to be held as a way of blessing the | Read More »
Assessing The Wake of Legislative Hiroshima
WHAT IS THE NUCLEAR OPTION? The nuclear option, which was triggered by Harry Reid last Thursday, is always characterized by the “puppet press,” but never described. And there is good reason for this. The nuclear option is nothing but an exercise in fraud. A majority of senators stand up and vote for a reading of the Senate rules that is absolutely palpably factually untrue — | Read More »
With a Nod to Marvin Gaye: Here’s What’s Goin’ On…
I was 45 when Barack Obama was first elected. I am 50 now. Tempus Fugit. Time flies… We all have only so many days. We are on this earth for a finite number of minutes. Tick, tock. The political blood-suckers look at the next election cycle in a vacuum of dialectic abstraction. In fact, simply calling them an “election cycle” betrays a ne’er-do-well mind-set that | Read More »
Thanksgiving for a Country Under God!
Authors note: This was originally published on Nov. 26 2008 … offering it again as a repost…enjoy! George Washington was our first president to observe a day of Thanksgiving at the urging of congress in 1789 as a Nation. Although it wasn’t the first time that he rallied the colonies to collective observance. In 1777 he issued General Orders as Commander in Chief of the | Read More »
Stirring up a hornets nest of liberals in Charleston, SC
I recently published an article in the Charleston City Paper about some of the affiliations I’ve discovered in our failing SC Schools. Man! Did it stir up a hornet’s nest of liberals, name-calling, anti-religious rants and otherwise blistering comments showing a lack of class, intellect and open-mindedness. This article teaches me that any Conservative who thinks they’re going to sway the other sides view of | Read More »
Homosexuality, Transvestism, Macy’s, McDonald’s, and Thanksgiving!
When you wanted to watch Thanksgiving Day parades in the good ol’ days, networks used to have cameras which showed the parade. You would have to endure commentary full of terrible jokes from Level Z celebrities and news reporters who had drawn the short straw, but you could always turn down the sound. A good number of years ago, this began to change: promotions for | Read More »
The key roles property rights and economic freedom played in the 1st Thanksgiving and why they are still relevant.
We are familiar with the first main celebration of Thanksgiving by the Pilgrims in the fall of 1621. But what were the significant elements which contributed to the pilgrims being able survive and to celebrate Thanksgiving thereafter? These elements are property rights, free market ideas and early forms of capitalism, which fostered individual upward mobility and economic prosperity for centuries to come. It’s important that | Read More »
Thanksgiving 2013: Obama-Zombie Talking Point Survival Guide… OY!!
Friends, I know, it’s Thanksgiving, and the LAST thing you want to hear from your tongue-pierced Anthropology major nephew is how unbelievably fantabulous ObamaCare is. Grandma’s stuffing is OUT OF THIS WORLD, to be cherished — no, worshipped; yet the White House, via Organizing For Action, is encouraging the Zombie Faithful to shanghai dinner. So we must respond. How? Well, first, you might spit your | Read More »
Thinking Outside the Obamacare Box
Every day we see the headlines and horror stories. Millions of health insurance policies canceled, with an exponential number more facing the ax next year. And besides the broken promises, we have a broken website that makes it nearly impossible for the long suffering uninsured, and the newly uninsured, to sign up. On top of what appears to be a combination of poor planning, | Read More »
Justice Department to sue websites for non-compliance of Americans with Disabilities Act
Applying the definition of “public accommodations” to any business or individual who creates a website, the Justice Department’s novel use of the law would require websites from Reddit, Buzzfeed, Gawker, Amazon, YouTube, Twitter and Gmail to provide labeled images, captioned videos, and a structure that would allow a blind person to easily use and navigate the website using “consensus-based” technology…. Read more.
Does Religion Cause the Most Wars?
Sam Harris, says in his book The End of Faith that faith and religion are “the most prolific source of violence in our history.” The three-volume Encyclopedia of Wars, which chronicles some 1,763 wars that have been waged over the course of human history, begs to differ. For those wars, the authors note the causes of each. Consider this; they categorize 123 as being religious | Read More »
If you like your country you can keep your country: Part II, Democrats Seats
Democratic Senate Races 2014 There are a total of 21 Democratic Senate seats up for election. Next we’ll look at the states that were competitive in the 2012 Presidential Election. If the Republicans hold all their seats and turn 6 they will take control of the Senate. In part one I looked at those Democrat Seats that appear safe at this time. This article | Read More »
Why The National Guard Is Not A Militia
The political Left in America is trying to change 200 years of written history by saying that the right to bear arms is so that citizens can hunt for food (false) and be a member of a “militia” called the National Guard (also false). These arguments are simply intended to support restrictions on private gun ownership and the ultimate leftist goal of total confiscation of | Read More »
Talking Turkey About Obamacare
Those lovable lunks who brought us Obamacare and healthcare.gov have another small favor to ask: As ye gather in thankfulness, encourage ye one another to sign up for Obamacare. A new website, Health Care for the Holidays, encourages holiday celebrants to ‘have the talk,’ and we are even provided a script of sorts for doing so. Never mind that the title of the site is | Read More »
Why Hasn’t Obama Fired Sebelius?
Earlier this month, ten Republican senators sent an unprecedented letter to President Obama urging that he fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who has served under Obama since 2009. As the Obama care debacle drags on, however, the administration has refused to send her packing. Sebelius, for her part, as an interesting defense, saying that, “the majority of people calling for me to | Read More »
What Nurses Can Teach Republicans
Last week my bride Kate was in excruciating pain, for hours on end. I wanted to be strong for her and struggled to, at times longing to escape—it was so unbearable to watch her in such pain. Her nurse was much stronger. Unlike me, she had no obligation to be there the entire time of this struggle. Nevertheless, she chose to, calmly and patiently tried | Read More »
Of Tea Party and Ideology
The final spark that ignited the revolutionary movement in Boston 1773 was the Tea Act, an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. The Tea Act imposed no new taxes however in fact it removed taxes from one particular group, the East India Company. There seems to be a misconception mostly in the media and perpetuated from there from wherein the original Tea Party was | Read More »
I’ve thought about writing this for a number of years, always putting it off because there were more pressing matters. Maybe that isn’t true anymore. One of many interesting conversations I had while attending the Montana GOP convention in Bozeman last weekend revolved around messaging. I observed, as I have on a number of other occasions, that conservatives by nature are not activists. Activism runs | Read More »
Why ACA must be repealed, not “fixed”.
Obamacare is fundamentally flawed. It was created by people who gave no thought to the efficiencies of free markets, who did not countenance wide debate on alternative ways to deliver health care to the poor, and who largely suckled the government teat for their own sustenance. Trying to amend a bill which originated from such a narrow and deficient viewpoint would render making a silk | Read More »
Support Your Local Socialist
President Obama recently tried to dismiss the notion that he’s a socialist, doing it in that smug way he typically uses to imply that his opponents and detractors are mere simpletons with no understanding of what they speak. “People call me a socialist sometimes,” he said at the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit, addressing a group of top business leaders. “But, no, you gotta meet | Read More »
Rob Maness Gets His Man Card Revoked
The quick and dirty version is that a Louisiana conservative blog calls Landrieu out for her vote on change in filibuster rules of the senate with a photoshop of Mussolini with Landrieu’s face. Cassidy’s campaign manager tweets a link to the article, which is accurate, and Landrieu calls for an apology from Cassidy. Faux conservative Rob Maness follows up in kind with his own call | Read More »
NYT Obama Photobomb Captioning
Take a look behind the President in this NYT photo topping their story on Obama’s vivid* statement about American foreign policy. There’s a gem of a photobomb to be seen for those able to bore through Obama’s historical aura. I wonder if this odd expression is the result of an active imagination fueled by past policy statements and the excuses that have followed. Here’s my | Read More »
The Conservative Grievance Industry
Conservative media types seem to spend most of their time these days calling on organizations to fire such and such a person because of the moronic things they say. Take the most recent episode concerning Martin Bashir’s comments or, heck, any time Piers Morgan lets his views be known concerning gun control (Fire Bashir!, Fire Morgan!). It makes monetary sense for these conservatives to be | Read More »
Let it Burn!
So… The Administration built it’s ‘house’ on this law… They own it… And now – completely on it’s own, without GOP involvement, the law is self-destructing. Predictions say it only gets worse heading into the 2014 election season…. WHY would we even consider expending legislative capital trying to dismantle something that is now working in our own favor? EVEN IF we could repeal the law… | Read More »
Working on Thanksgiving Do-Gooders Need To Mind Their Own Business
As more and more retailers announce they will be open on Thanksgiving, the blowback surges over the poor low-paid employees who have to work on Thanksgiving. Most of the people doing the whining will not be working on the holiday, but want to show their compassion for their fellow man. They make the assumption that nobody wants to work on Thanksgiving. That simply is | Read More »
The Democrats’ Power Politics
The Senate Democrats last week engaged in the worst kind of politics, the type that says if you don’t agree with us, we don’t care about you. In an unprecedented move, the Senate Democrats used the “nuclear option” to change the Senate rules. Presidential nominees for most federal judicial positions will no longer require 60 votes to proceed. Instead, a simple majority is all that is | Read More »
Obama at DreamWorks in La La Land Today Speaking About (Fairytale) Economy
Politico reports: Obama is set to speak on the economy at DreamWorks’s Los Angeles-area headquarters on Tuesday. Which leads me to ask: Is Obama living his own fairytale today? Consider this: We have a president created by the media and funded by Hollywood who is speaking at DreamWorks headquarters in La La Land. He is expected to talk about how an economy, propped up by $85 billion a | Read More »
JUST GO AWAY! Jesse Jackson Joins Oprah Winfrey: Hostility toward Obama is most against any POTUS in history
Democrats, especially black leaders are playing on their minority base once again. Well Jesse Jackson has joined Media Mogul 1% Oprah Winfrey in trying to sway the black community to support Obama during his time of trouble. Obama policies are detrimental to all Americans but most importantly, his actions haven’t helped the community which gave him overwhelming support. The Black community so-called black leaders have | Read More »
Iran: Complete and Unmitigated Surrender
Karl Marx said, “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” A short travel through history reveals that it keeps repeating itself as tragedy after tragedy because we stubbornly refuse to learn from it. British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli returned from Berlin in 1878 stating, “I have returned from Germany with peace for our time.” That peace ended with World War I. British statesman | Read More »
Bogus TSA fee hikes should be stopped
You have heard this story before. The federal government is looking for more money to help fund an unaccountable agency and its ludicrous and wasteful programs. This chapter is about the TSA. Recent reports suggest part of any future budget deal may include revenue boosters in the form of “increased Transportation Security Administration fees and money generated from wireless spectrum sales, according to sources in both | Read More »
Much like the frog our water is boiling!
I am reminded of a fable about a frog and a boiling pot of water. I look around these days and can barely recognize the country we have become. According to our own President American exceptionalism is dead. We are inherently no better than the Greeks or the Iranians because after all everyone is special right? How did we get here? Some people will look | Read More »
Senator Mike Lee: A Man with a Plan
They say Republicans are the “Party of No.” They say that Republicans are the party of opposition rather than solutions. Enter the junior Senator from Utah, Mike Lee. In his October 29th speech at the Heritage Foundation, Senator Lee laid out a clear vision for the future of the Republican Party, a vision of optimism and big ideas. Barack Obama enjoyed great success with the | Read More »
Chris Christie would be a Terrible Nominee
After Chris Christie’s massive victory in New Jersey earlier this November, many people have begun shilling for “Christie 2016″ some of these people are conservatives that I respect, who apparently think Christie is an improvement over Mitt. That or they truly believe only he can win, and that he will govern more conservatively as POTUS then he has as Governor. I personally believe that not | Read More »
Stockholm Syndrome at RS?
If you go through many of the comments – there is a common thread among most of them. You see republican/conservative faithful still mentioning that we should get senate also & then we can really change the course?? I am really saddened & the only rational explanation is that “Stockholm Syndrome” – where the hostages start feeling empathy for their captors, is at play! How else | Read More »
Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Jerk (see I know how to get attention, too!)
When I was in college my brother told me that there was a guy on talk radio that I had to listen to, he was amazed to hear someone actually state conservative ideas on the air. I listened a lot to Rush Limbaugh. It was so fun to hear someone state what I had been thinking all these years. I laughed when he would demolish | Read More »
Judge Jeanine Pirro is tearing up the airwaves tonight…
I know our diaries are suppose to be full of researched tags and references to verify whatever it is we are opining about. However there isn’t a youtube up yet but I sure wanted to give a heads up for one and all to catch the opening monologue tonight of Judge Jeanine Pirro. It made me stand straight up and listen to every single word. | Read More »
The GOP’s “New Coke” Strategy Isn’t Working
I’ve been looking for the perfect analogy to help illustrate why moderate Republicans continue to lose elections – especially presidential elections. I believe this is it. Many younger voters won’t recall the historic blunder Coca-Cola made in the 80s, but it easy easy enough for even the most casual political observers to understand. …..The best explanation I have ever heard for this phenomenon was | Read More »
For those of you that saw the Pixar film “Up”, you may remember that the way the dogs were distracted by “SQUIRREL“. Well, I am getting that feeling on RedState right now. We have malfeasance in office related to ObamaCare, and an issue that should impeach this President if it is followed to its full conclusion. However, we are now running around caring that the | Read More »
Mark Udall, the Partisan High Jumper
Here’s the pattern. President Obama and Harry Reid say jump and Senator Mark Udall asks how high. Yesterday, Udall jumped over more than 200 years of history to rubber stamp the Obama/Harry Reid move changing the Senate rules to allow judicial and executive branch nominees to be approved by a simple majority. This will make it easier for President Obama to get his way on | Read More »
50-100 Million Americans Could Lose Their Health Insurance
The 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner and the president is sure making things ripe for Democratic defeat next year. A new analysis conducted by the American Enterprise Institute stated that 50-100 million Americans could lose their health insurance by next fall. [T]he administration anticipates half to two-thirds of small businesses would have policies canceled or be compelled to send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. They | Read More »
The California Tax Revolt
In 1978, California’s Prop 13 became the lightening rod for an anti-tax revolution that two years later would sweep Ronald Reagan into the Presidency. Thirty-five years later, however, Californians endure one of the heaviest tax burdens in the country. What happened? In addition to state increases in income and sales taxes, local governments made an end run around Prop 13 by imposing a nefarious array | Read More »
JFK belongs to us all
Fifty years ago today a WWII hero that stared down the Soviet Union during the Cold War’s Cuban Missile Crisis apogee was murdered by Communist. Watching much of the news coverage from that time and since, you might conclude that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had been assassinated by racist Southerners in Texas, thanks to the far left in the Democratic Party and the news media | Read More »
Mr. Duncan how about a common core political standard?
I hereby propose the “Mom-led” Common Core Political Standard. Every politician who is FOR the Common Core MUST adopt the voluntary “Common Core Political Standard.” After adopting the standard, the politician MUST take the computer-adaptive Smarter Constitution Assessment and demonstrate adequate yearly progress on the fundamental principles of our republic and the United States Constitution. No waivers will be granted; after all, we can have | Read More »
Harry Reid’s Gift To All Of Us
Harry Reid just elevated the Obamacare battle. If we play this right, he elevated it to his side’s detriment. From National Review’s article by their editors on Democrats’ killing the filibuster: The filibuster is not sacred writ, and we are on record supporting procedural changes to overcome partisan obstruction. The more serious concern here is that the Democrats are attempting to pack the courts, especially | Read More »
Quick questions on the court packing
With the nuclear option being used, and the plan to pack the DC Circuit starting, can someone answer this. Is Obama adding more judges or replacing empty seats? I read somewhere these are new seats. And, since we are working from continuing resolutions and not a budget, wouldn’t that mean new lines in the budget to fund the judges and the support staff for the | Read More »
The Governor Has no Coattails: GOP Fails to Gain a Single Seat in NJ Senate
Chris Christie routed his Democratic opponent by more than 22 points on election night two weeks ago. In a state with a Democratic net 7 point advantage, Christie outperformed the generic party divide by a colossal 29 points. As a result of Christie’s electoral domination, a growing chorus within the media and GOP Establishment expresses confidence that Christie could lead the Republican Party to national | Read More »
in Utah 5 reasons not to sign their petition
1. The “bill” Count My Vote, or proposed law is flawed, terribly so. Even some of the strongest supporters admit the legislature will have to fix it if this mess passes. We tell public officials to kill these kind of errors in committee, not skip the public hearing, not read the bill and vote to send it to the floor of the legislature to decide | Read More »
Obama’s Direct Enrollment “Fix” is Likely Illegal
The Administration is on the verge of allowing federal subsidies for policies purchased directly from health insurance companies: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/us/politics/administration-open-to-direct-insurance-company-signups.html?_r=0 Note that this proposed “fix” runs explicitly counter to the text of the legislation, which stipulates that federal subsidies will only be provided for people who obtain their health insurance on exchanges ”established by the state.” There seems to be no way, given both the text of | Read More »
Cuba, New Mexico High School Student Forced to Choose Between Graduation and God
Liberty Confronted by Injustice in Cuba Public School Meet Liberty Thompson, an 18-year-old who is a Senior at Cuba High School in the small village of Cuba, New Mexico. Liberty is on track to be the valedictorian of her class and by graduation will have earned enough college credits to form an associate degree– the first ever in her high school to reach such a | Read More »
Real-Life Democrat Excuses Obamacare with Bush Iraq War
As Americans, we are to have faith in the “common man.”William Buckley said , “I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Manhattan phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard.” President Truman, much perceived as one of the commonest big-stage presidents, always touted his faith in the people. (His faith paid off. He beat Dewey in a reelection | Read More »