Kwame Kilpatrick wants to go to Denver
Mary Ann Akers of the WashPost’s The Sleuth blog tells us that not only is Detroit’s suspected-felon Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick a Dem superdelegate, but he also wants to lose his ankle bracelet so he can go to Denver with the rest of the Dem conventioneers. Asked whether the mayor will be attending the Denver convention, Kilpatrick spokeswoman Denise Tolliver told the Sleuth, “We’re not sure | Read More »
The Russo-Georgian War and the Balance of Power
By George Friedman The Russian invasion of Georgia has not changed the balance of power in Eurasia. It simply announced that the balance of power had already shifted. The United States has been absorbed in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as potential conflict with Iran and a destabilizing situation in Pakistan. It has no strategic ground forces in reserve and is in | Read More »
Russia should have invaded Belgium
By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight Report If Russia’s goal is to re-build an empire, they would stand a better chance with the ignorant appeasing socialists of Western Europe. But they never took West Berlin and they won’t take back Eastern Europe nor Tbilisi, Georgia, thanks to the backbone of the 21st Century Truman, the conservative majority American voters | Read More »
Feingold says McCain’s still a maverick
Senator Russ Feingold (D-Cheese) says he won’t vote for John McCain, but he does bolsters the Senator’s “maverick” meme, stripping some cred from Axelrod’s assertion that McCain is just another Bush Republican, “four more years of,” etc. From the LAT’s Top of the Ticket blog: Feingold, for his part, is a strong Barack Obama supporter — but one with a good feeling about his old | Read More »
Blog may confirm political trap at Saddleback this weekend.
Since seeing the commercials on Fox News announcing a political forum at Saddleback church this Saturday, I always suspected some thing was up. Then I ran across this blog which digs a little deeper and discusses who will be “helping” Rick Warren with questions to Obama and McCain. Those “helpers” who are co-sponsoring the event happen to be people who lean not just a little | Read More »
Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor War, Nor Troops
The beautiful sand, surf and sun of Hawaii has proved too delightfully relaxing for Senator Obama this week. Sadly, he’s had to miss out on an entire war, taking only enough time to elicit compliance from Russian President Medvedev by decree. So overwhelmed with his vacation is the Senator that he cannot even take the time to help the poor, long-suffering clerks at his own | Read More »
Larry Sinclair: Should we buy his story about gay sex with Obama?
Reports are that CNN will unveil this story in October; I for one doubt that. Should we buy Larry Sinclair’s story about gay sex with Obama? He claims that, some 9 years ago (when BO was in the state senate), they did cocaine in a limo. Obama actually did crack cocaine. And Sinclair claims that he performed oral sex on Obama at least twice. Should | Read More »
Why I Really Would Vote for Exxon-McCain ’08
The Democrats are now engaged in new attack advertisements calling John McCain Exxon McCain. To be honest, I would strongly support an Exxon-McCain ’08 ticket. Wouldn’t you?
Corruption at the Highest Levels of the Gang of 10
I don’t know if this has been mentioned yet but it is the first I am hearing about it. The Gang of 10 which include 5 Republican Senators and 5 Democrat Senators have angered conservatives by adopting an energy policy proposal that is everything Nancy Pelosi wants with a sprinkle of drilling for Republicans. It is a slap in the face against all of the | Read More »
Maureen Dowd, are you really a stupidhead?
from:http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/08/13/opinion/edowd.php In the article Dowd writes:many Democrats are questioning whether Obama is fighting back hard enough against McCain, and many are wondering, given his inability to open up a lead in a country fed up with Republicans, if race will be an insurmountable factor. Get that, America? Barracks not winning because your all racist. Later on, she pens:It would have been better to put this | Read More »
political importance of blogging
Hi All, I am writing to ask if any of you would be willing to participate in a study that I am conducting as part of my PhD research. I am interested in examining the ways in which blog users participate in political discourse. You can contribute to this study by participating in an email interview. The interview questions will ask you about how you | Read More »
Rush Limbaugh: Murderer
It’s my sad duty today to announce that Rush Limbaugh has been arrested for murder. Earlier today he gunned down Arkansas Democrat Party Chairman Bill Gwantney in a tragic shooting. Well, Rush did not do it actually, but that has not stopped the left from blaming him. There was a tragedy in Arkansas today. Bill Gwantney, a former state senator and the current DPA Chair | Read More »
Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney Murdered
Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney died this afternoon from gunshot wounds. He was shot and fatally wounded at the party headquarters by a lone gunman. The shooter was later shot and killed by Little Rock Police. Gwatney was a popular party chair, and a Clinton super delegate. Please remember his family and friends in your prayers.
The AP Pimps the Obama & Russian Talking Point With Democrats As Objective Observers
This is so typical. John McCain’s chief foreign policy adviser and his business partner lobbied the senator or his staff on 49 occasions in a 3 1/2-year span while being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the government of the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Yes, it is the same talking point Obama and the Russians have been using all week. This time they | Read More »
BREAKING: POWELL TO ENDORSE OBAMA AT DEM CONVENTION: Update- Powell representative denies he’ll appear at convention
Needless to say, this is terrible news for McCain and a huge boom for Obama. If this doesn’t give him a bounce, I don’t know what will. Update: Powell spokeswoman Peggy Cifrino denies he’ll be appearing at convention, but doesn’t deny he’ll be endorsing Obama.
Colin Powell to endorse Obama–it was gonna come some time
Well, Bill Kristol is reporting that Powell will be endorsing Obama at the Democratic Convention. Yes, a big help for Obama. http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/ But, no, not unexpected. Powell always struck me as a Lincoln-Chafee-style RINO, a nominal Republican ONLY when it is clearly in his interest to be so. I would distinguish this category from the liberal, but sincere Republicans like Chafee, Snowe, etc.
Thank God He is Letting the Adults Handle This
Off of the top of my head the Georgian-Russian conflict has taught us a few lessons and exposed to us a few truths. Number 1 is that sometimes countries don’t always listen to what we say or do what we ask. President Bush has told Russia to draw back their troops to the contested territories and yet Russia has refused. Now I’m not 100 percent | Read More »
Saxby Chambliss Feels the Pressure
UPDATE — Aug. 15, 3:26 p.m.: Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) has signed the letter. Click here for an update to this post. UPDATE — Aug. 15, 9:51 p.m.: My apologies to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. There’s no reason for him to sign the letter because it is addressed to him and Majority Leader Harry Reid. His name has been crossed off the list. That | Read More »
John McCain’s Political Brilliance viz: Georgia/Russia and Election 2008
In response to initial questions about how he viewed Barack Obama’s statements on Georgia, McCain said, “There’s no room for partiship now.” Given that any lack of support for Georgia could be political suicide right now, this left Obama’s camp with four options: 1) Agree with McCain’s hard-line stance on Georgia and emphasize unity; this would reenforce the widespread concept that Obama just shifts towards | Read More »
It’s all but confirmed: Obama/Bayh vs. McCain/Lieberman
There’s the ticket: Obama/Bayh vs. McCain/Lieberman, in the first all-sitting US Senator race in history. Bayh is close to both Clintons, and after toying with the idea of running in 2008 himself, was a strong supporter of Hillary’s presidential campaign. His choice as Veep could mollify the Clintons themselves, and help heal the rift in the Democratic Party. Obama is also making a strong play | Read More »
Boxed In/ August 12, 2008
Well I did it. I became a Republican. This red suit feels stiff, but clean and new and freeing. This is a big step for me. Raised a Democrat by Irish-Catholic-Kennedy fanatics, I was once a member of the Green party. Although I have almost always been pro-life, I have clung to my Democratic roots because I didn’t want to be “boxed in.” I didn’t | Read More »
This is another video open thread. Post your best clips of something that was unintentionally funny. Here’s my entry, a video from TMRB.tv: We also would have accepted: Video of Edwards Being Taken Seriously in Any Other Context. OPEN THREAD
I had Senator Obama figured all wrong on the GWOT.
I mean, I figured that his entire stance was him being really and truly against the war from the start – you know, principled. Dangerously wrong and hideously naive, but principled. Turns out he just wants his cut: Apparently, the junior Senator from Illinois doesn’t like it when we dare to rebuild a country that had been systematically wrecked over the course of more than | Read More »
A Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Nothing. Competition
Details here You can win a year’s supply of gas!
The Stakes are Raised in the Russo-Georgian War
Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko has recognized what is at stake in the ongoing Russo-Georgian War (I say ongoing because there is no evidence that the Russians intend to stop killing anytime soon regardless of their protestations) even if our own government has had a great deal of difficulty in coming to grips that Russia has ceased being an ally, partner, or competitor and is now | Read More »
Slow Dancing with Death: Barack Obama’s Democrats Embrace Abortion Extremism
This is, as the alcoholics refer to it, a moment of clarity. From now on, Barack Obama’s Democrats cannot complain when we refer to them as “pro-abortion.” Even as Barack Obama claims to welcome a position of moderation on the difficult moral question of abortion, the Democratic Party has moved today under his leadership to fully embrace the Culture of Death. The newly announced Democratic | Read More »
Papa Was A Conservative
One of my grandsons and two of my granddaughters came to spend the night with us recently. My ten-year-old-grandson was barely out of the car before he told me that his teacher had been telling his fifth grade class that Obama would be good for the country and that he was for Obama. I laughed and told him to get back in the car and | Read More »
Senator Bob “Junior” Casey to speak at the Dem National Convention
Senator Bob “Junior” Casey of Pennsylvania now has a prime, Tuesday night speaking spot at the Dem National Convention in Denver. As a Pennsylvanian who ahs experienced the Senators oratory, I am nonplussed. Why Casey? That’s a question with the emphasis on “WHY?!?!” Perhaps it is because Axelrod wants to give the appearance of his candidate reaching out to conservatives, though Junior Casey is in | Read More »
Maybe he should stay in Hawaii until November?
It’s probably just statistical noise, but I can’t help but notice that Obama’s Rasmussen and Gallup tracking numbers both went up a couple of points once he started his vacation. Makes you wonder whether this Pew Resarch Center poll was on to something. Moe Lane PS: Well, the bump certainly isn’t over his position on the Georgian situation, now is it? Unless you think that | Read More »
OHIO ALERT: New Law Could Help Obama; Make It Work For McCain Instead!
We all know that Ohio is a swing state, but now the stakes are going up. Due to recent polls showing a steady McCain lead in the state, Obama’s team had hinted that they might abandon Buckeye-land in favor of places like Virginia. But now, Ohio might be back in play: Ohio has created a window in the election calendar that would allow residents instant | Read More »
Drill for National Security
The opponents of increased domestic drilling complain that it will take too many years before the oil it produces will get to market, and that it will make very little difference in the price of gasoline at the pump. Both arguments are totally without merit, as I have shown here, here and here. But let’s forget all that for the moment. Though high prices at | Read More »
Rick Warren Goes to Washington
I wrote a while back about the two presidential candidates’ upcoming appearance at Saddleback. In that post, I wondered whether Rick Warren would have the courage to ask difficult questions of the two candidates, especially concerning Obama’s stance on abortion. Well, it looks like I’m not the only one wondering about these things. Hunter’s open letter to Rick Warren, challenging him to force Obama to | Read More »
Alan Colmes needs some help clearing up his misunderstanding on Barack Obama’s support of infanticide
Barack Obama supports infanticide. This is not subject to debate and is an accurate reflection of Obama’s voting record in the Illinois legislature. Consequently, the left has has to obfuscate the issue. On several occasions, Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in the Illinois legislature. Doing damage control for him, last night Alan Colmes attempted to spin the issue into confusing. Interviewing | Read More »
Paging Doug Kmiec
Several days ago, former sentient being Douglas Kmiec wrote a piece in which he alleged that the Democratic party platform had become more pro-life under Obama’s watch. Not having time to actually read the platform, I took Kmiec’s word that some additional platitudes had been added, while shaking my head in sadness that anyone even vaguely familiar with Barack Obama’s abortion record could believe in | Read More »
How To Cure The Economy’s Common Cold
It seems our respective presidential candidates miss the most important message about the economy: The people for which it serves. Obama offers quasi-socialist policy; bleed the rich to support the poor and middle class, it’s a classic and failed Democratic answer. McCain suffers from tax cut tourette syndrome, sure it’s a fine remedy but it only eases the pain before death. You have to go | Read More »
The Olympics, Michael Phelps And Team USA
Setting the world of politics aside for a day, I want to give kudos to a true athletic genius, Michael Phelps. Yesterday in Beijing Phelps won his eleventh Gold Medal placing him above Olympic icons Carl Lewis and Mark Spitz as the athlete who has won the most Gold Medals in Olympic history. He is also well on his way to winning eight Gold Medals | Read More »
A Call To Condemn Moveon.Org and the Daily Kos
People of Redstate I call on you to condemn Moveon.org. This radical organization borders between activist group and organized crime syndicate. Their extortionist actions and intimidation of Hillary Clinton supporters during the Nevada caucus was only one example of their unethical and downright criminal tactics in which they expand power within the Democratic party. Their Executive Director, Eli Pariser stated back in 2005 that quote, | Read More »
You mean immigration enforcement actually works?
Who would have thunk it? Now I realize that this may not be one of McCain’s strongest issues, but I still feel it is worth noting enforcement of the laws already on the books is all that is necessary to maintain our cultural integrity. It has nothing to do with xenophobia, racism or whatever other claptrap proponents of the failed policy of comprehensive reform spew. | Read More »
Can we get a coherent Georgian narrative here from the Democrats?
I’m still tracking down the transcript for this excerpt from the Corner: Obama backer and former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, appearing on CNN: “John [Roberts], with all due respect, I would dispute what you just said. Senator McCain and Senator Obama have roughly the same positions. it’s the Bush administration that was behind the curve. “ …but I have to admit, it certainly sounds like | Read More »
CA union boss pays wife and mother out of union treasury
Regular readers will know that I hate corruption, especially by elected officials and unions. The press seems to love the stories about the elected officials, but rarely focuses on the unions. The LA Times breaks the mold: Advocates for low-wage caregivers called on authorities Monday to investigate the spending practices of a Los Angeles union and a related charity that have paid hundreds of thousands | Read More »
Get Ready for the Next Assault on Corporate Profits: Followup
One of the things we do for you here at RedState is to cut through the noise and spin so you’ll know what’s really going on. If you were reading the headlines yesterday, you doubtless heard about a new government study showing that a great many business corporations don’t pay any income taxes. Well, no [excrement], Sherlock. If you don’t make any money in a | Read More »
And you thought looters only targeted vacant property…
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. They often say that houses tell stories. They witness families, growth, birth, death, drama, joy, sorrow, you name it. They weather storms, they provide comfort, they alternately offer financial risk and security and they’re where the heart is… awwwww. A home, though, is not, necessarily, where the kitchen sink is. At least not if that home is in the | Read More »
November 9, 2011
November 9, 2011 BERLIN (AP) – In a ceremony flush with symbolism, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Hubertus Heil laid the cornerstone of a new “security wall” that will act as a demarcation line between the “Worker’s Zone” established by the SPD and the portions of Berlin crowded with NATO and U.S. Forces. The construction of the wall marks the latest in a | Read More »
Michigan Morning Update 8-13-2008
83 DaysUntil Election DayAugust 13, 2008 MICHIGAN MORNING UPDATE: McCAIN BACKIN MICHIGAN…today, to earn your votes while Obama vacationsin Hawaii. Michigan is a battleground state and the commitment fromboth campaigns of staff and resources, as well as the polling thatshows the race in Michigan a virtual dead heat, makes your effortsso much more important! 17 Electoral Votes! RUSSIA’SSLAUGHTER ON CEASE-FIRE IN GEORGIA…in an unprecedented showof | Read More »
Lindsey Graham Throws Saxby Chambliss Under the Bus
Yesterday, Senator Jim DeMint issued a press release and letter declaring that 36 senators had pledged to support October 1, 2008, as “American Energy Freedom Day.” October 1, 2008, is the date the ban on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf expires. The 36 senators, writing to Senators Reid and McConnell, wrote It is our hope that Democrats and Republicans will stand together to | Read More »
The real meaning of the Atlantic Monthly article
The thoroughly-hyped article in The Atlantic, on the demise of the Hillary Clinton campaign is out, and it makes interesting reading, but one point I haven’t seen anyone make yet is that this article puts a real damper on any plans she has to run for president in 2012 if Barack Obama loses to John McCain. Two things struck me right away. The first was | Read More »
NYT Columnist David Carr: ‘It’s News When We Say It Is’
So, why did the Old Media seem to miss the John Edwards Love Affair story? Well, maybe it was because the Old Media hadn’t deigned to decide for us that it was “news” until after the New Media had chewed up and spit out the story for days and days? Apparently, that is what David Carr of The New York Times thinks, anyway. In an | Read More »
Union Negotiates State Contract While Running TV Ads for Governor
Interestingly, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on TV, radio and print ads helping Washington State’s Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire get reelected. This is the same Governor that the SEIU is negotiating a new contract with for state workers in that union. Naturally, Gregoire’s Republican opponents are crying conflict of interest, and its hard to deny their charge. | Read More »
An Open Letter to Rick Warren
Dear Pastor Warren, I am writing to you to express concern about something that may get lost when you host the candidate forum with John McCain and Barack Obama at Saddleback Valley Community Church which is likely to receive national attention. The decision to address you on this question in an open letter comes with some trepidation, but I have attempted to reach you through | Read More »