Iraq is the Left’s Vietnam
The Vietnam war has hung around Democrats’ necks for almost a half century, with Republican President Gerald Ford inheriting the war’s disastrous end. The Dems would love to return the honor to Bush of starting a war and they get to seal the final collapse. Obama is doing everything he can to bring that about.
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Obama is now truly a 2nd term president
A recent Gallup poll now shows for the first time ever, a majority of Americans view Obama unfavorably as a person. His favorability has dipped below 50 before (like during the healthcare.gov website blowup), but never has his unfavorability drifted over 50%. His job approval also from Gallup is -13 points (specifically 41-54 positive). RealClearPolitics daily average has him at negative 11 point slide. Typically a 2nd | Read More »
Why I Could Care Less About College
There’s a huge problem within the church right now. Correction, there are a lot of problems in the church right now. But the one I’m going to talk about has to do with the warfare over our children.
Parents line up in spades to arm their children with piano skills, soccer teams, Ivy League feeder preschools, and designer jeans. The obsession to prepare their child for the best future possible is the blinding force behind sign-ups, deadlines, waiting lists, and stress. But the wrong “future” is given the emphasis in this current clash of culture and the Church.
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Eric Cantor lost because Americans are sick of the LIES on immigration
By now you may have heard that House Majority Leader, Forrest Gump…. excuse me, House Majority Leader, ERIC CANTOR (I get them confused), lost his bid to continue to work, in Virginia, for the Chamber of Commerce. In terms of “political earthquakes,” it’s just this side of Iowa, in the blink of an eye, becoming “Portal to the Pacific”—a freeway-buckling, radiation-releasing 10.0 on the Richter, | Read More »
Obama’s Foreign Policy Doctrine: Watch, Monitor, Look, Wait, Whac-a-Mole and NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND
Some have described President Obama’s foreign policy as “lead from behind”. It’s now been replaced by left in the dust. Meaning all options are on the table which means he’ll contemplate on doing nothing. And it’s good to know there is no crisis in Iraq in case anyone was wondering. We know this because if there were a crisis, say terrorists were mere miles away from attacking the city of our embassy | Read More »
Secretary Kerry Demands Meriam and Her Children’s Freedom from Sudan
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry publicly condemned Sudan’s conviction and imprisonment of Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman sentenced to torture and death for her Christian faith. Yet, he still refuses to acknowledge that her children in prison with her are U.S. citizens.
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The Insensitivity of Father’s Day
I cannot hold it in anymore. Every year I bite my tongue at Mother’s Day and Father’s Day because I don’t want to dampen the enthusiasm for these celebrations. If there is anyone who deserves special recognition, it’s our parents. All I ask is some consideration for those of us who have lost our parents. Is it asking too much to have a little sensitivity? | Read More »
How Big Will the GOP Wave Be in November?
Recently as part of a media symposium on PJ Media I was asked the question, “How big will the GOP wave be in November?” To help me answer this difficult and presumptive question in a constantly changing political environment, I called a leading Republican strategist (name withheld by request) whose clients include prominent senators, governors, congressmen/women and candidates vying to win one of those | Read More »
Obama Administration Funding Hamas Terrorists Unites 88 Senators: “Gravely Concerned”
Meet the Palestinian Unity Government and their newest members, the officially designated terrorist group Hamas.
Hamas, responsible for thousands of terrorist rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, including children, is now set to benefit from nearly 500 million dollars a year that we, the American taxpayers, hand the Palestinian government.
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Don’t Listen To Liberals, Fathers Are Important
There’s a war on men, been a war on men. There’s been a war on men going on as long as there’s been a war on women going on in popular culture. Actually, pop culture’s war on women gets dismissed and ignored as much as pop culture’s war on men. But believe me you my dude, there is without a doubt a concerted effort on | Read More »
Ignoring #Syria Was The *REAL* Mistake
This won’t be much of a diary, but I my thoughts here are longer than 140 characters. So the debate rages on if we should have stayed in Iraq or left. In fact, even Slate’s Reihan Salam thinks leaving (dispite what you think about going into Iraq to begin with) was a mistake: Once Americans collectively settled on the idea that the Iraq War was | Read More »
Mary Landrieu on Abortion
Yesterday, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed two pieces of legislation that would tighten abortion regulations. One of the bills, critics say, would shutter a few of the five abortion providers in the state. The reason? The bill says abortion providers should have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. Mary Landrieu, a Democratic Senator from the apparently blue state of Louisiana, had this to say: In | Read More »
The war on Islamic Imperialists
As you look around the web today, you will see that the Taliban, or Al-Qaeda or some associated group is engaged in war. All around the world. World War. Not so much unlike theworld 100 years ago. Many of the same players too. China and Russia taking advantage of the opportunity to do what their predecessors tried in the past. But at the core there | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ A Tribute to Fathers
The following article titled, “Fathers: Families Would Rather “See” A Sermon,” was written by Pastor Shane Idleman who is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Lancaster, California, just North of Los Angeles. He is able to speak as a man to other men regarding the importance of being Godly fathers. I copied it in its entirety as we approach Father’s Day | Read More »
John Boehner Must Go!
John Boehner must go! John Boehner is the poster boy for what is wrong with the Republican Party. He’s arrogant, smug, distant, and dismissive of the base of the party. He’s only Speaker due to the hard work of conservatives in 2010 and yet he’s “leading” in opposition to the desires of the base. He sneaks around Capitol Hill trying to undermine and defeat conservatives | Read More »
Who Controls the ‘Caliphate’?
Reading the reports about the events of the past week in the Middle East and it is difficult not to conclude that there is an attempt to reconstruct a Muslim Caliphate. This week the Islamic State of Iraq and al Shams (ISIS) has conquered a large portion of western Iraq and sit just outside the capitol Baghdad. They now control much of the territory between | Read More »
Thinking the unthinkable: What if this administration really doesn’t have a clue?
Insults are as old as politics. And they’re bipartisan; applied equally by one side against the other: “They’re total idiots.” “They have no idea what they’re doing.” “Miserable failure” ( remember that one? repeated ad nauseam by the Democrats during the Bush years). “The inmates are running the asylum.” Take your pick. But as we consider the present state of our nation and planet, we are | Read More »
A Call For Leadership
America is in dire need of leadership after being hijacked by the hope and change spell which has recently unfolded as the worst scam of the American people since the Enron scandal of 2001. Without question, America is facing a national identity crisis. This calamity has been perpetrated by the same political charlatans who have knowingly sold the American people snake oil instead of the | Read More »
New Veterans Aid Bill…. Democrat SHAM….
What I’ve written to many local/National Papers/Magazines regarding the Veterans Assistance Bill just passed and I hope you will do something similar – as you know the MSM won’t report the whole story!!!! Plus, the complicate RINOs in the Senate won’t call the Democrats on it!!! <————————-> Dear Editor: The current VA AID BILL is a sham. DEMOCRATS put a 2 YEAR SUNSET clause in it – | Read More »
House Majority Leader Race Update: Pete Sessions Drops Out; Raul Labrador Considers Bid
If you have been following the race to succeed Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader, you know that the establishment is coalescing around Kevin McCarthy, a Californian Congressman who is even worse than Cantor. Texas Congressman Pete Sessions, another establishment figure, was also running, but he has just dropped out in order to let unite the party behind McCarthy. Conservatives have been clamoring for a | Read More »
Why the GOP needs to modernize, not moderate their positions
To those in the GOP saying we need to become more moderate, or which really means more liberal, I say this; no. The GOP does not need to become more moderate, in fact, it’s the exact opposite.
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, John McCain
, Limited Government
, Rand Paul
Tesla Motors releases all patents – not a joke – it’s true leadership
Neil Stevens’ Tech at Night post about patents on RedState must have struck a nerve with Tony Stark Elon Musk. His electric car company, Tesla Motors, has converted all their patents to open source. In a Tesla blog post All Our Patent Are Belong To You, Musk wrote:
Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard.
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Republicans Should Approach Immigration On A Step-By-Step Basis
With the defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor at the hands of Dave Brat, immigration reform has been pronounced dead for this session of Congress. But it should have never been an option until after the 2014 elections. Passing terrible bills with the support of Harry Reid’s Senate would have been awfully foolish if turned out that Republicans would retake the Senate only a few months | Read More »
, Illegal Immigration
, jeff flake
, John McCain
, Lindsey Graham
, Marco Rubio
, Newt Gingrich
, path to citizenship
, Rand Paul
, Secure the border
, steve king
, Tom Tancredo
The Obama Caliphate
The dam is breaking. Islamic militants intent on establishing a fundamentalist Sunni government incorporating large swaths of Syria and Iraq – the core of the ancient Islamic empire – are rapidly filling the void created by the Obama administration’s policy to cease being the world’s policeman. Republicans complain that Obama passed on the chance to support secular opposition to Assad in Syria, allowing the radicals to recruit and develop a | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: 0 for 3 on Iraq
As you recall, in 2003 Hillary Clinton endorsed the idea of invading Iraq. With the clarity of hindsight, that move doesn’t look so wise. Then in early 2007 she went on record as being against the troop surge President Bush launched to try and stabilize the situation. That effort had the intended affect. And of course she supported President Obama’s full withdrawal from Iraq. We | Read More »
Comedy Central Daily Show more trusted for news than MSNBC
As I’ve long suspected, MSNBC is a failed comedy that takes itself too seriously. Its trust rating as a news organization has been surpassed by Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. Here we have Comedy Central, a real comedy network, trusted more than MSNBC, a fake comedy network posing as news.
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Texas Immigration Debate–WEAKER Solution In
[Editor’s Note: Mark Ramsey is a member of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), was a member of the 2014 State Platform and Resolutions Committee in Ft. Worth, and wrote the amendment that passed overwhelmingly, but was ultimately replaced by an amendment by substitution plank similar to the Minority Report.] What a wild week at the largest GOP gathering on our planet! When I | Read More »
Tags: 2014 RPT Convention
, border security
, Dan Patrick
, English Language
, Ft. Worth
, guest worker
, Mark Ramsey
, minority report
, permanent visa
, Ramsey Amendment
, Republican Party of Texas
, Secure the Border First
, States rights
, temporary visa
, temporary worker
, Texas GOP
, The Texas Solution
NM Sen. Tom Udall not interested in responding to constituents?
Will Udall ever get back with Santa Fe, NM constituent Kevin Post?! Here’s the rest of the story: Last week fellow blogger and Santa Fe activist Kevin Post had a few questions for U.S. Senator Tom Udall on Twitter. Here’s what he said: Senator Udall is up for reelection this year and is challenged by Albuquerque businessman and Marine Veteran Allen Weh. Learn more about | Read More »
Man Claiming to be Meriam’s Brother Says “Potions” “Bewitched” Her Into a Christian but Must Die
In a bizarre interview, the Sudanese man who claimed to be Meriam Ibrahim’s brother and accused her of apostasy (becoming a Christian) at her trial tells CNN that “potions” turned her into a Christian. He also claims that she is “bewitched.”
Nevertheless, he says that “if she refuses [to recant her Christian faith and return to Islam,] she should be executed.”
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Cantor’s Defeat, The GOP Establishment, and What It Means
(This was originally written for Ricochete.com on the evening of 11 June 2014. I am the author.) Last night, as I watched another episode of “House of Cards” on Netflix with my wonderful wife Meg, my phone buzzed with the headline from my Drudge Report app saying that Eric Cantor, Republican Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, lost his primary in Virginia’s 7th Congressional | Read More »
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The Soviet-Style Attack on Freedom by Unelected Bureaucrats
All across the country, people are getting notices that their bank accounts are being closed. Why? Even though the account holders have perfectly legal jobs, the Department of Justice does not like what they do for a living. Sometimes I wonder if I am living in the old iron-curtain Soviet Union, instead of the land of the free! According to a recent USA Today report, | Read More »
Blackburn And Wolf Introduce Bill To Block Gitmo Transfers Into U.S
Thomson Prison protest Sterling, IL 2009 The repercussions from President Obama’s decision not to notify Congress 30 days before the release of 5 senior Taliban commanders, a violation of federal law, in exchange for Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is continuing with congresswoman Marsha Blackburn(R-TN) and congressman Frank Wolf(R-VA) introducing legislation in the House of Representatives, the PROTECT Act, that would | Read More »
Gay pride flag flies over US Embassy in Tel Aviv
The U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, has hoisted the gay pride flag over the embassy building in Tel Aviv.
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The Legality of the Taliban Swap
There is a lot of talk here and throughout the media about the recent swap of five Taliban prisoners held at Gitmo in return for an American soldier. Personally, the whole things smells like a plot from the HBO series “Homeland.” This article will focus on the alleged illegality of Obama’s failure to notify Congress of the impending deal. As will become clear, I firmly believe | Read More »
Dr. Ben Carson’s alternative to Obamacare – Part Two
In the usual back and forth between the Democrats who want socialized medicine and the rest of the world who don’t, the Saul Alinsky-ites of the left often rail about the lack of an alternative from the Republicans. Besides the fact that this is total bovine fecal matter—Bobby Jindal’s proposal for example—there have been many alternatives offered to improve our previous system without nuking it | Read More »
Tags: 2014 Elections
, 2016 election
, dr. ben carson
God Thinks You Are ‘Very Good’ – A Devotional
I’m writing and posting a series of devotionals on my website based on the scripture in my new book You Are Worthy coming to Kindle soon. This link is the fist of those devotionals based on Genesis 1:31 and Acts 17:34. You can find the full devotion HERE. Don’t worry, I won’t spam a bunch of this here but I know many of you are avid | Read More »
Gen. Mike Hostage Discusses F-35 Combat Capabilities
Gen. Mike Hostage is Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. The command operates more than 1,000 aircraft, 22 wings, 14 bases, and more than 300 operating locations worldwide with 79,000 active-duty and civilian personnel. In this role, Gen. Hostage will command the largest group of F-35’s in the world. Gen. Hostage recently conducted an extensive interview on Breaking Defense, outlining the capabilities | Read More »
HSLDA’s “cobelligerency” with David Coleman on Common Core
Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) hosted a webinar with College Board President, David Coleman, last Friday. If you were hoping for a take-down of Coleman it didn’t happen. The email sent out by HSLDA President Mike Smith before the event gave us a hint at the tone, At this time, we have not seen any evidence that the redesigned SAT will harm homeschoolers in any | Read More »
Memo to Republicans: We Don’t Need a Candidate of the Month
The 2012 Presidential campaign saw Republicans swarm to whatever candidate was popular at the moment, which was usually the candidate who had gone the longest without saying or doing something stupid. There was Newt. Rick Santorum. Herman Cain. Donald Trump led the popularity contest for awhile and he wasn’t even running! Would Sarah Palin run? Mitt Romney was leading the herd when the clock ran | Read More »
#VA07 Shockwave Spells Doom For #CampaignFinanceReform Too
Chris Cillizza gives five political consequences of Eric Cantor’s stunning loss that should not be over looked: I’m not sure (immigration reform) was ever really alive in the House — we’ve written plenty about how the average House Republican has zero incentive to support any immigration reform — but Cantor’s loss ensures that even chatter about making minor changes will disappear. Anytime an incumbent loses | Read More »
Tags: 1st amendment
, 2013 Colorado Recall
, 2014 election
, campaign finance
, campaign finance reform
, dave brat
, david jolly
, Eric Cantor
, free speech
, immigration reform
The Watercooler ~ First Impressions of Dave Brat
Like so many of us, I really did not know anything about Dave Brat before his brilliant victory last night. I was so excited about his defeat of Cantor, I stayed up late to listen to the commentary and find out as much as I could about him. Along with Hannity’s interviews, the video that taught me the most about Dave Brat was his eleven | Read More »
Nostalgia for Bill Clinton: if dog, rabbit
Bill Clinton stays pretty busy these days, raking in a half-million or more for an hour spent speaking to rapt audiences. He’s got to charge that much because the Clintons are always on the verge of being broke. Yesterday, I got to hear him speak, along with about 3,500 others who paid $50* for a small chicken breast on lettuce, coffee and cheesecake, followed by Slick Willie’s tossed-fact-salad.
Bill looked good, for a 67-going-on-68 year old. He’s lost some weight, apparently by giving it to Al Gore. “The best part of being an ex-president is I can say anything I want. Well, except when my wife might be running for that job.” I’m paraphrasing. Clinton then went on to tell us how it’s a good thing to “airbrush history” about his time in office, and proceeded to airbrush current events and facts.
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Eric Cantor spent $168k at Steakhouses
With Eric Cantor now out, a future Majority Leader challenge to the leadership of John Bohener is now far more of a possibility, especially if Boehner betrays conservatives again on an issue of critical importance to them such as amnesty for illegals.
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Memories of Eric Cantor
Only two politicians have every utterly dissed me in life. John Kasich and Eric Cantor. When I was much younger, I went to the SRLC in Biloxi, walking up the hotel, there was Cong. Kasich and someone else in shorts heading out for a jog, stopped at the flagpole in front of the host hotel, waiting on traffic to clear to cross the street and | Read More »
Peter Vivaldi Dodges Question About Him Falsifying Sworn Document
People like this should know better than to try to run for office and deceive voters. This information is public record, and you can rest assured that Alan Grayson and the Democrat campaign machine will use this to tie all Republicans to Vivaldi. You can bet on it.
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It’s All About Barack Obama
Recent events really do raise a question over whether or not Barack Obama truly gives a damn about the Democratic Party. Key issues that could save his colleagues in the House and Senate are either ignored, delayed, or downright rejected. And he offers no apology to those who will be negatively affected in their reelection bids. Take the Keystone XL Pipeline or the EPA’s latest | Read More »
The Other Reason Eric Cantor Lost
Hello Red State community! I used to be a member here a few years ago and have been running my own blog in Virginia since 2006. I eventually left Red state as my life got more complicated with marriage and kids so this slowed down some. Anyways, Eric Cantor’s defeat has finally given me cause to rejoin to share with you a smaller, yet I | Read More »