Is Nobody Talking About Meadows?

    So just over eighteen hours ago, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 83% put in a resolution to Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% to “vacate the chair.” He composed a list of grievances, a list that has been hashed and re-hashed ALL OVER these Redstate Diaries for over four years! Meadows lists the Speaker’s attempt to “consolidate power and centralize decision-making… punish | Read More »

    BSA president Robert Gates: mentally asleep and morally bankrupt

    BSA president Robert Gates: mentally asleep and morally bankrupt

    -   The objectives of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are referred to as the “Aims of Scouting” and they are: moral character development, citizenship training, and development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. The Boy Scout oath states, in part, that a scout will do his duty to God and his country, to keep himself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. Yet | Read More »

    Harry Reid channels Strom Thurmond: Senate to Vote on #DefundPlannedParenthood

    Harry Reid channels Strom Thurmond: Senate to Vote on #DefundPlannedParenthood

    The Senate is going to vote on a “right wing crazy deal” (as Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 8% calls it) before the August recess.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% supplied the bluster, but Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) 67% along with a core group of senators pushed through a deal that will allow a floor vote on | Read More »

    The Constitution Has a Heartbeat

    All too often we find the Constitution kicked to the curb, stomped upon and left for dead but a new decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals shows it still might have a heartbeat. At issue is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the crown jewel of liberal governance. The agency, created by the Dodd Franks financial reform bill, is one like no other.  Shielded | Read More »

    Can Trump Trump [The Ruling Class]?

    Can Trump Trump [The Ruling Class]? http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/07/does-trump-trump-angelo-codevilla-on-our-present-moment.php “The 2016 election is simple; the person who runs on the platform ‘Who do they think they are?’ will win.” Angelo Codevilla In “his essay-turned-book The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It [Angelo Codevilla] caught the attention of Rush Limbaugh and many others. It argues that our fundamental political problem is | Read More »

    With Friends Like These: Cheryl Mills

    Mention any Clinton scandal and inevitably the name of Cheryl Mills will appear.  She was Bill Clinton’s deputy counsel in his years in the White House and is best known for defending the President in his impeachment hearing before the Senate. But there is a more sinister side to her White House tenure.  She forged a relationship with Hillary during this period and appears as | Read More »

    Planned Parenthood Is Our Auschwitz

    Folks, I am delighted to give the top spot this morning to my friend, Owen Strachan. Owen also has a new book out today called The Colson Way. I hope you’ll join me in ordering it. It is a solid read on Chuck Colson and his ministry. Please order the book and thanks to Owen’s boldness in the post below. — Erick “As a society, | Read More »

    RNC Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte: I’m As Frustrated As You Are(Video)

    Demetra DeMonte Speaking at Tuesday nights meeting of the LaSalle County Tea Party Republican National Committeewoman, and former RNC Secretary Demetra DeMonte took a question from the audience about the growing anger the conservative base of the Republican Party has with GOP leadership who continually lie to get elected and make big promises only to do nothing once they get to | Read More »

    140 House Members are Ready to #DefundPlannedParenthood

    140 House Members are Ready to #DefundPlannedParenthood

    140 House members are on board to defund Planned Parenthood.  That means only 78 more are needed to pass a bill before the August recess. This is the best opportunity the House has to deal with the issue while public outrage is at its peak, and before the forces of darkness at the command of the death merchants can be marshaled to squelch this rebellion | Read More »

    Watch Carly Fiorina knock it out of the park at the Reagan Library

    Very impressive. My ticket of choice for 2016 is now Cruz/Fiorina. If this lady isn’t onstage next week, it’s a shame. And I think, if she picks her spot carefully, she could deflate the Gasbag, aka Trump. Enjoy:

    Defunding Evil is More Important Than Building Roads

    Defunding Evil is More Important Than Building Roads

    Well, if Planned Parenthood thought they were going to get off the hook, they were incredibly mistaken. The Center for Medical Progress released another undercover video this morning, and this one is probably the most sickening one yet. I hesitate to include the link, because it is so unspeakably grisly. But if you’re still not convinced Planned Parenthood is evil, go watch it. Remember that | Read More »

    John McCain the Hypocrite

    John McCain never lets an opportunity go by to denigrate, belittle or ostracize anyone who doesn’t believe in his lukewarm vision of conservatism.

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    Planned Parenthood Dehumanizes Its Victims To Abuse Them

    The  modern abortion movement denies the humanity of its little victims.  When a group is seen as sub-human, killing them becomes acceptable, and using their bodies for any purpose at all seems to their oppressors just fine. Slavery One of the driving forces of the American abolitionist movement was the sexual abuse of black female slaves by their white masters. Abolitionists argued that if the slaves | Read More »

    Call for my death? I’ll lift your sanctions. Call my deal bad? I’ll shut you up.

    Political debates have always occasionally veered into incivility, with many examples preserved for the ages in the pamphlets published during the American Revolution.  In my adult life, I’ve heard countless examples, and am confident in saying that the most extreme statements consistently come from the left.  (Have conservatives ever engaged in anything so disgusting as what leftists did to Justice Thomas?)  So it’s always a | Read More »

    The Donald Trump Rule: ‘Flip-Flopping’ to the Right Position Can Be a Very Good Thing

    We hear the charge leveled all the time: “Flip-flopper.” When someone fundamentally changes their position on an issue. We are naturally left to wonder if the move is genuine. Are they are saying what they think – or what they think we want to hear? Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has rocketed to to the top of the sixteen-candidate heap – in large part because | Read More »

    Jeb attracts ‘Bush Democrats’ with the smell of money

    Jeb attracts 'Bush Democrats' with the smell of money

    During the 1980 presidential campaign, Reagan cultivated a following of disaffected Democrats, known as “Reagan Democrats.”  The cross-over vote almost certainly helped Reagan crush Jimmy Carter at the polls.  Now, Jeb Bush is developing his own cadre of “Bush Democrats” but this crop sports more than just blue politics—their attraction to Bush is because of blue blood. Jeb Bush smells like money.  The scent emanates | Read More »

    Ted Cruz Has a 15:1 Advantage Over Jeb Bush With Conservatives… And Why the Establishment Should Care

    It’s sometimes said that you can tell a lot about a person by the friends they keep. That makes sense. Friendships are generally based on complementary personalities, shared values, and a variety of intangibles that cause people to bond. Money in politics is a similar barometer. The vast majority of Americans never donate any money to politicians or get involved in politics at all. For | Read More »

    Immigration and “Fundamental Transformation”

    Immigration and “Fundamental Transformation” This article shows how the Dems are using legal and illegal immigration to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” This article shows why for Reps, conservatives and everyone who believes in the principles on which America was founded and which made her the greatest country that has ever existed, immigration must be the #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 issue. | Read More »

    If Cosby, Why Not Clinton?

    This is not a new idea.  While the nation turns its back on comedian Bill Cosby, the post-White House career  of Bill Clinton soars.  Yet, what is the difference between the two scenarios?  As far as this writer can tell, Cosby used drugs; Clinton used his political prestige.  What it boils down to is that Clinton has a better damage control/public relations apparatus behind him. | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Obama: Iranian oil, good. Canadian oil, bad. American oil, bad.

    Already, before sanctions are lifted, global oil prices are feeling the pressure of Iran’s increased exports. Since the deal’s been announced, crude prices have lost almost all of the recent gains.
    While the Obama Administration’s actions are allowing Iran, which hates America, to boost its economy by increasing its oil exports, they are hurting our closest ally but putting delay after delay in front of the Keystone pipeline—which would help Canada export its oil.

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    Ted Cruz Was Right: GOP Senate Majority Vote With Obama at a Record Pace

    On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% took to the Senate floor and accused Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 61% of lying, and then eviscerated the GOP Senate majority’s record for this Congress. Politico reports that Cruz: “…accused the Senate majority leader of breaking his word to him and the rest of the GOP conference over McConnell’s | Read More »

    Planned Parenthood Knows Babies Are Priceless

    Babies are priceless. Even the CEO of Planned Parenthood knows that. Her own math tells her that she must admit that which she denies.

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    The “Consider This” Podcast; Legal Discrimination, Black Votes Matter, and France Surrenders

    Episode 114 of the Consider This Podcast has been released; conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Is it legal to refuse service to someone at a food establishment? Can a business decide who it will and won’t serve? Yes it is. If you are openly carrying a firearm, the Whataburger chain in Texas will kick you out, even though open-carry is legal in that state. That’s | Read More »

    New York Minimum Wage is Absurd and Discriminatory

    The state of New York is raising their minimum wage from $8.75 to $15 per hour. Not for all employees. Just for the chosen. If you’re a fast food worker in New York, your minimum wage will be $15, or $0 if you get laid off, and some will meet that fate. Why just fast food workers? Because that industry has been targeted by the | Read More »

    Chris Farley Government: Remember When It Was Congress That Made Law? That Was Awesome

    Remember that recurring Saturday Night Live skit where the late Chris Farley was the ultimate fanboy – interviewing those for whom he was the ultimate fanboy? Sniveling and sweaty, he would bring up some of his favorite memories of his interviewees – pretending they were questions by prefacing them with “Remember…?” And when the interviewee said he did in fact remember, Farley would blurt out | Read More »

    American Lives Matter

    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley  recently was shamed into to apologizing for making the apparently insensitive statement that ‘All Lives Matter’ instead of the politically correct phrase of ‘Black Lives Matter.’ If Democrats can be so exclusive, I think it’s time for Republicans to take on a more inclusive banner in the 2016 campaign by adopting the slogan ‘Americans Lives Matter.’ I’d love to see | Read More »

    Team Scott Walker rams winner take all primary down NC’s throat

    Supporters of Presidential candidate Scott Walker have gotten their way in the North Carolina General Assembly in their maneuvers to make the NC presidential primary a winner take all affair for the first time in the state’s history, something that does not go down well with many GOP activists in the state.  The General Assembly had passed legislation in a previous session to set the | Read More »

    Donald Trump: Troll, Mole, Both, or Neither?

    There are two competing theories about Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy that may actually dovetail into a single entity.  Only time will tell.  The first is that he is a troll of the highest order; the other that he is a Democratic mole.  A troll is someone who sows discord and attracts attention by any means necessary.  Even negative attention is better than no attention.  Trump | Read More »

    The Coming World War That Will Be Triggered In The Middle East

    So Turkey is now getting more engaged in the fight against ISIS, allowing U.S. warplanes to start using its convenient airbases, and recently sending its own fighter/attack planes to hit ISIS targets in northern Syria. Except Turkey is using this as an excuse to concentrate on hitting its Kurdish enemies in northern Syria whom they worry about more than ISIS. So now they’re pounding the | Read More »

    Which One is the ‘Drag Queen’?

    Which One is the 'Drag Queen'?

    Now I’m officially confused.  Can we or can’t we refer to a man dressing as a woman as a “drag queen?” Because the New York Daily News doesn’t seem to know.  In their daily email blast, two articles were featured, one headline reading “’Manhattan Medium’ Thomas John has celeb clientele — and shady past as scammer and drag queen” and the other “Caitlyn Jenner receives | Read More »

    The Bernie Factor

    To hear the press talk, Bernie Sanders is leading a liberal insurgency within the Democratic Party.  His rising poll numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire suggest Hillary Clinton may have a tougher path to the Democratic nomination than originally believed.  However, it needs to be emphasized that although rising in the polls, he still remains a fair distance behind Clinton.  When a party starts with | Read More »

    Hail to the Blue Dwarfs

    Hail to the Blue Dwarfs

    On the really big questions, science is pretty cool.  NASA estimates the age of the universe at 13.77 billion years, give or take 59 million years—that’s a 0.04 percent spread.  I wish they could predict the Super Bowl or tomorrow’s weather that that kind of accuracy (but they can’t). Nearly 14 billion years may seem like a long time (okay, it is a long time—in fact it’s | Read More »

    Preibus: “I don’t think (er…I hope) Trump won’t run as a third party candidate.” Describes his job as “herding cats.”

    In case you missed it, RNC Chair Reince Preibus was on Greta’s show last night. Here’s the link to the video. It’s 4 minutes. I should note that in a diary I posted here yesterday I said that Preibus was a “dumb ass,” for which several mods called me out, saying that such language would discourage Preibus from taking me seriously. I will take their critique to heart, | Read More »

    Grassley Plants Seeds for Corporate Cronyism

    Science has proven that ethanol is bad for your engine.   Ethanol creates more smog than using regular gasoline.  Ethanol reduces the fuel efficiency of your car and the government’s fuel mandates are hurting the poor as farmers make more money converting food to fuel than growing food to feed people.  There is not much to love about ethanol, unless you are the Senator from | Read More »

    Minimum Wage, Immigration and the Price of Labor

    Minimum Wage, Immigration and the Price of Labor Liberals show their “compassion” by wanting the government to force other people to pay more of the other people’s money to low wage workers. Leaving aside the loss of jobs for low skill workers, I have some questions: Do the laws of supply and demand apply to the labor market? Do you think 35 million legal and | Read More »

    Getting The Words Of Jesus Straight On Gay Marriage

    Getting The Words Of Jesus Straight On Gay Marriage

    Since the beginning of the church there have been many individuals with many conflicting beliefs who have called themselves Christian. The Gnostics believed that you could ascend the levels of being and become gods. They claimed to be Christians. A very large group today who also call themselves Christians believe that you can become a god with your own world to rule. There have been | Read More »

    So Who Cares If Babies Get Crushed

    One of the benefits (drawbacks?) of having a liberal wife and talking to her idiot liberal friends is that I can find out how they really think about controversial subjects like the Planned Parenthood baby crushing program. As conservatives you all are not only outraged by what’s been happening, you also can’t understand the lack of any outrage or concern by the liberals about this, | Read More »

    Why We Can’t Have Mental Health Checks on Gun Owners

      Because the government would be involved.           #IRStargetingscandal, #Benghazi, #VAscandal, #ObamacareRollout, #$18triDeficit   Paul is a freelance writer from Gainesville, Ga.  Visit Paul at http://pauldragu.com/  or email him at writer@pauldragu.com

    mitch HAS GOT TO GO!!!!!!

    We have got to STOP supporting the failed Republican Party. We have got to stand up and say loudly and clearly that we will NOT support RINOs.

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    My Proposals for a Possible Constitutional Personal Weapon Amendment

    I feel that this country really needs to have constitutional convention, so I’m presenting on Redstate my thoughts about various topics. I realize this diary won’t be popular, but we should hash things out in public in advance. The original constitutional convention officially had strict secrecy. This is my idea of what a possible successor amendment to Amendment II might look like. Weapon Possession Amendment | Read More »

    ACLU-NH’s selective First Amendment defense

    The New Hampshire Union Leader on July 24 carried an American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire op-ed. The topic was free speech and the First Amendment, particularly where political signs are concerned. The op-ed celebrated judicial determination that while content-neutral regulation is permissible, content-based regulation amounts to censorship and is a no-no. Feast on this paragraph, wherein the writers speculate on what could happen if | Read More »

    IMPORTANT! UPDATED 7/27: Preibus, you dumb ass: Did you hear what Trump just said? “I identify with some things as a Democrat”

     Well, well..looks like Preibus was paying attention after all ( Mods may now apologize) RNC chief: GOP candidates should pledge not to seek third party *************************************************************************** Trump: ‘I identify with some things as a Democrat’ Reince..you’ve got one last chance. Get him out of the debates now. He self identifies as a Democrat. He has threatened to run as an third party candidate. He will | Read More »

    If Black Lives do in fact matter, where’s the outcry over millions of aborted black babies?

    Blacks are about 13% of the US population, yet account for 37% of all abortions. Black women are  five times more likely to abort than white women. About 1,900 black babies are aborted EVERY DAY in America. Since 1973, almost 17 MILLION black babies have been killed. Genocide, anyone? Michael Novak: ” Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every | Read More »

    Why Empires Fall

    Although the generalization is usually applied to republics, according to Sir John Glubb, a British author and lecturer, most empires don’t last longer than 250 years. The Nation                                  Dates of Rise & Fall  Duration in Years Assyria                                         859 – 612 B.C.           247 Persia                 | Read More »

    The Free Enterprise System, Morality, Prosperity, Fairness and Happiness

    The Free Enterprise System, Morality, Prosperity, Fairness and Happiness Milton Friedman delivers the Gettysburg address in brevity and clarity why the free enterprise system, “capitalism” which I do not like because it is an inaccurate Marxist term, is the best economic system yet devised for providing the most prosperity to the most people in 2 minutes 23 seconds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A Arthur Brooks explains why the free | Read More »

    All Lives Do Matter and There Is No Need For An Apology

    At a recent gathering of liberal miscreants, Martin O’Malley was shouted down by members of an even greater group of miscreants- blacklivesmatter- while he said “all lives matter.”  He later apologized for his statement.  This stems from a culture of victimization within the African-American community perpetuated by the race industry and their liberal enablers.  Martin O’Malley can count himself among the enablers.  They perpetuate the | Read More »

    Iran: A Sober View

    Within hours of last week’s Iran nuclear deal the Left-wing Democrats, the Israel lobby, and the Obama-haters had all expressed their studied conclusions. Realistically, it will take a few months to understand whether we should be praising Barack Obama and John Kerry (no matter how much we may dislike their politics) or comparing them to “peace in our time” Neville Chamberlain. For better or worse, | Read More »

    Trump vs. Political Correctness

    Don’t vote for Trump, but do support his breach of political correctness.

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    See there, Black Lives DO Matter……to MSNBC: Alex Wagner, Ed Schultz, The Cycle GONE, but Rev Al lives on ( for now?)

    In case you missed today’s least important news, the changes, (and heads) at MSNBC have begun to roll Cancelled are Ed Schultz, Alex Wagner, and The Cycle ( which means that we also get to say bye-bye to that avowed racist and anti-Semite, Toure….a “twofer” if you’re keeping score here) Chuck Todd, “El Rushbo’s” favorite punching bag, gets a new one hour gig, and Brian | Read More »

    Donald Trump in 2015: Still supports government-run universal healthcare

    Donald Trump in 2015: Still supports government-run universal healthcare

    The fraud that is Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign continues to be exposed. His decades-long support of liberal policies has come to light, but his supporters were quick to dismiss it. Ronald Reagan changed too, they said. As for Trump’s positions today, well we don’t really know them. It would be helpful if his website had an issues page, but it doesn’t. However, a few days | Read More »