I Get It Now

    Every time Barack Obama’s campaign screws something up, the fault lays with his staff.Expected sign on the desk of the Oval Office in an Obama Administration: “The buck stops there” with an arrow pointing away to staff offices in the West Wing.

    Deflated About Postponed Convention

    I am feeling despondent about the postponement of the convention. I realize that it wouldn’t look so cool for us to be celebrating all we have to be proud of over the last 8 years while New Orleans faces another drowning. I mean, its sooo unfair how President Bush takes the rap for the botched response to Katrina when it was clearly the failure of | Read More »

    Hurricane Fatigue

    Believe me, my heart goes out to the hurricane victims, and those who are forced to evacuate. At the same time, I grew tired of the nonstop hurricane coverage on every news network throughout the weekend.After watching the news for several hours this weekend (as is my wont; I am a political junkie), I couldn’t take it anymore. I just had to turn off the | Read More »

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    MoneyTalks

    For the naysayers out there who say a VP choice makes little difference, I say follow the money! 6.8 million in one day speaks volumes. On top of that I have had two conversations today (out of the blue) of new McCain supporters. Not 30 minutes after Palin was tabbed, my mother received a phone call from a family friend stating “Well, we now have | Read More »

    MoneyTalks

    For the naysayers out there who say a VP choice makes little difference, I say follow the money! 6.8 million in one day speaks volumes. On top of that I have had two conversations today (out of the blue) of new McCain supporters. Not 30 minutes after Palin was tabbed, my mother received a phone call from a family friend stating “Well, we now have | Read More »

    LIVE! from St. Paul

    I got in to St. Paul, MN earlier today and picked up full access credentials.For the next week, eleven RedState bloggers will be covering the Republican Convention with all access passes to get you all the news, scoops, gossip, and fun in one place.From here on out, we’re going to put the graphic accompanying this post at the top of the page and you’ll be | Read More »

    Obama Bounce: Biggest Sugar High in Polling History

    Headline one day after DNC convention: Obama’s huge bounce!Headline just after McCain picks Palin for VEEP spot on ticket: A desperate gamble!Headline now: Oops…polls show race back to being even…more people impressed by Palin than BidenReporters and media pundits are not all leftists but they are all human (though I am willing to be convinced Keith Olbermann is an alien replicant). And just like any | Read More »

    How much of the ‘Curtain Vote’ will Palin bring?

    What exactly is the ‘Curtain Vote?’ Simply stated, it is a vote that is different than a person’s stated public position. People can tell pollsters and friends one thing and then vote the other way once they are behind the voting booth curtain. This peculiar phenomena first started to appear in the eighties when black candidates ran for elected office in increasing numbers and racism | Read More »

    The Accomplished Sarah Palin

    Thursday night/Friday morning, on the eve of John McCain’s announcement of who his running mate would be, was an all-nighter for this scribe. I really was tired and sleepy, but I just couldn’t make myself go to bed. Instead I was following this thread of comments on the Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President website. Adam Brickley, who created the site in February of 2007, | Read More »

    Lady Reagan Has Arrived

    It’s morning in America again and Lady Reagan has finally arrived! The Republican Party has finally found a candidate who hasn’t excited our base this much since Ronald Reagan. The parallels between the two candidates chronicling their rise from rural America based on simple beliefs that soccer moms and lifeguards can make a difference is the exact fuel that keeps the lights burning in Reagan’s | Read More »

    Cokie Roberts on Sarah Palin

    On ABC’s This Week, Cokie Roberts showed that she “gets it” better than most of the media. While she didn’t gush in support, she did indicate that the Democrats better be very careful in how they react to the choice and that the pick could well be a good one.She addressed some of the snarky comments that suggest Mrs. Palin can’t be a good mother | Read More »

    The Left has sunk so low they’d have to look up to see the devil!

    Obviously the Left has decided to drop what little class they had left and will make up ANYTHING to hurt Sarah Palin. DailyKOS, no surprise here, has started the rumor that Palins young son, born with Downs Syndrome, is actually the illegitimate son of Sarahs teenage daughter Bristol. There is absolutely NO proof of this and their idea of “proof” is a supposed tummy bump | Read More »

    My Thoughts on McCain

    I have just recently become interested in politics, however from the first time I started hearing about John McCain I knew that I wanted him to become President. The thing that attracted to him was his values. As an enlisted soldier in the US Army I know what it is like to have brothers in arms. When I read about what John McCain went though | Read More »

    My Thoughts on McCain

    I have just recently become interested in politics, however from the first time I started hearing about John McCain I knew that I wanted him to become President. The thing that attracted to him was his values. As an enlisted soldier in the US Army I know what it is like to have brothers in arms. When I read about what John McCain went though | Read More »

    Iraqi Vet Sends Personal Message to Barack Obama

    The video below is a message from an Iraqi Veteran, Joe Cook, to Barack Obama:Watch Video

    Iraqi Vet Sends Personal Message to Barack Obama

    The video below is a message from an Iraqi Veteran, Joe Cook, to Barack Obama:<object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TG4fe9GlWS8&hl=en&fs=1″></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TG4fe9GlWS8&hl=en&fs=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object>

    There simply is no “right” VP pick.

    First things first. I’m just fine with Sarah Barracuda. I trust she’ll make a fine VP and if necessary, a good President.And I could write the above for any one of the medium list of candidates that McCain had to choose from.I’m not surprised by the high level of whining going on about Gov. Palin. But then, I wouldn’t be surprised by the high level | Read More »

    Obama: keep Palin barefoot, pregnant, jobless

    Sen. Barack Obama can be forgiven for not understanding economics given his life as a “community organizer” and rabble-rousing government employee. We can even sympathize with his lack of business acumen for the same reason.But when he tries to pass off a muddle-headed equal-pay policy as some kind of attack against Gov. Sarah Palin, it is out of more than a sense chivalry that our | Read More »

    I’m a ReTHUG… **Cough** I mean, REPUBLICAN

    I’m a die-hard Republican. I voted for Chimpy… er… I mean… Bush twice, and I have a James Dobson Squeezy doll. But this VP pick by McLa — um, McCain is just really inappropriate. At least that’s what all TRUE reTHU — Repulicans think. Like me. ‘Cuz that’s what I am. Yup. Totally a Republican! All Moms who have abortoins should be SHOT! See? I’m | Read More »

    AR15.com generates over $68,000 for McCain campaign after Palin pick

    AR15.com, a pro-2nd Amendment website has generated over $68,000 since Friday in response to Senator McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as his Vice-Presidential candidate. The community as a whole is energized about the decision, being similarly concerned about Senator Obama’s far left views on 2nd Amendment rights. Senator Obama’s statement that the 2nd Amendment is an individual right is an attempt at appeasing those who | Read More »

    Biden’s sexist remark, refers to Palin’s looks

    Joe Biden has once again stuck his foot into his mouth. This time making a comment about John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate, Sarah Palin regarding her looks.On the campaign trail today in Ohio, Joe Biden attempted to point out differences between him and her referring to Gov. Palin as “good looking”.An obvious attempt at humor, but a poor one at that.Gov. Palin’s looks have | Read More »

    Money, money, money, money..

    Has anyone else noticed that when you visit the DNC website you are immediately redirected to a contribution page?

    McCain The Statesman

    McCain Congrats ObamaSenator John McCain congratulated Barack Obama on the night of his nomination.In the 2000 presidential campaign McCain’s family experienced some of the bigotry that Obama has experienced in 2008. My devoted Republican readers recall the contentious South Carolina primary in circulated stories that McCain fathered a black child. Lets be real to those who have accused McCain of being bigotry , McCain is | Read More »

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    Hear ye, Obama Speaketh: Turn Off your TVs and Love China

    What is it with Barack and China? Let’s set the context for the new command of the Messiah. A couple of weeks ago Obama claimed that the infrastructure in China is vastly superior to America’s:Check out rest of article with videos here: Right Werds, Korrekt SpeechObamalujah, baby!!!What is it with Barack and China? Let’s set the context for the new command of the Messiah. A | Read More »

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    I keep emailing and they get bounced and I can’t get in my diary…Help!!

    I don’t know how else to ask for help since my emails keep getting bounced. It’s weird that I can post…but I haven’t been in my diary for days!Help Neil!!!

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    Palin Pick

    most of the posters here that she was the right choice, though I certainly like her. Krauhthammer says that McCain was already gaining momentum and that this was a needless risk. He could be correct. McCain had no need to be desparate. Obama has had a slight lead, but so what. The Dems over the last two elections have had even greater leads at this | Read More »

    Heartwarming Down Syndrome Story

    Rich Lowry has a very touching story about a Down Syndrome gentleman named Ian he met on a plane recently over at NRO’s Corner blog.As a child, I had several friends with what is now called Down Syndrome (it was called a much less nice term back then), and in high school I was a teacher’s aide to the special ed teacher for a year, | Read More »

    From the American Carol Premiere

    Veterans for Freedom members were invited to the premiere, so my wife and I headed down to Minneapolis to see it. Let me keep it simple – if you like parody movies and/or love America, you will love this movie.I found myself with tears in my eyes repeatedly. Half of the time it was because I was laughing that hard. The other half it was | Read More »

    The McCain Acceptance Speech I’d Love to Hear

    Good evening, my fellow Americans, I am deeply honored to accept your nomination as the Republican Party candidate for the President of the United States. Let’s stop a minute and think about what that means…President of the United States.When the speeches are over, the Oath of Office is sworn and the reporters go home, this is the loneliest job in the world. You lead the | Read More »

    On Second Thought, I’m Glad She Doesn’t Have “Experience”

    America’s media powers, in conjunction with the DNC and Camp Obama, are making a concerted effort to discredit Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin based on experience. They are already claiming that Senator McCain neutralized his greatest advantage – experience – over Barack Obama by picking Governor Palin as running mate. Their sails are filled with big gusts of hot “lack of experience” air. What these banners | Read More »

    On Second Thought, I’m Glad She Doesn’t Have “Experience”

    America’s media powers, in conjunction with the DNC and Camp Obama, are making a concerted effort to discredit Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin based on experience. They are already claiming that Senator McCain neutralized his greatest advantage – experience – over Barack Obama by picking Governor Palin as running mate. Their sails are filled with big gusts of hot “lack of experience” air. What these banners | Read More »

    Gender? You Miss the Point

    “Ford could have won—and McCain just might—if only…” Last week, as we mulled over the pros and cons of various vice presidential choices, was that not our attitude? We accepted the conventional wisdom of an environment shaped by an unpopular incumbent party and an unpopular war. We weighed the probability of regional and demographic strategies as we discussed Pawlenty and Romney, Lieberman and Hutchison. And | Read More »

    My very quick take on “An American Carol.” (UPDATED)

    Good film, but it needed more zombies. (UPDATE: Ed Morrissey has a somewhat more insightful review, as usual. I tend to be forgiving of movies that give me zombies to be shotgunned.)Yeah, we forgot to mention that we were here at the RNC, huh? Me, Erick, Ben, Adam C, absentee nee The Right-Wing Nut Job, Dan Spencer, Soren, Mark I, Jeff’s popping in tomorrow, and | Read More »

    BREAKING: Apology on ABC from Dem making Gustav-GOP joke before absentee’s Redstate story made MSM

    Originally published By Mike DeVine, as Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight ReportEx-Dem Chair Apologizes for Hurricane Remark August 31, 2008 5:55 PMABC News’ Teddy Davis Reports: Former DNC Chairman Don Fowler apologized on Sunday for joking in a private conversation that the timing of Hurricane Gustav demonstrates that God is on the side of the Democrats. “If this offended anybody, I | Read More »

    Palin-RedState Hypocrisy

    First let me say I think Governor Palin’s selection by John McCain is brilliant and masterful. I join thousands of other three-legged stool conservatives in being re-energized when I thought my presidential election energy was entirely spent. Based on McCain’s VP choice alone, I’ve donated to a presidential campaign for only the second time in my life.The energetic and postive response to Palin from conservatives | Read More »

    The Palin Scandal is Even Worse Than the Kossites Think

    In this despicable post, the anonymous Kos diarist ArcXIX asserts that Sarah Palin’s son Trig is actually Palin’s grandson, the bastard child of Palin’s eldest daughter, Bristol. If true, it would appear to mean that Palin’s doctor, Cathy Baldwin Johnson, or other medical officials at the hospital lied about the birth on official records. The story could easily be verified, one supposes, by calling the | Read More »

    Gustav and the Convention

    I’ve stayed away from RedState for some time now for a number of reasons. But today’s announcement about the convention suspension and AE’s suggestion that we need to lend a hand to Louisiana caught my attention. Two weeks ago Tropical Storm Fay parked itself over the Northeast coast of Florida and delivered several feet of water on the residents of several counties, flooding homes and | Read More »

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    Non-Partisan convention works to McCain’s McCain-ness

    It will irk some of the more partisan amongst us, but a Republican National Convention without as much of the partisanship and more of the rolling-up-sleeves and helping out with Gustav works exactly for McCain’s political persona. I know Donnie Fowler feels that God sent the storm because he loves the Dems, but Fowler was probably drunk when he uttered those words. In reality, this | Read More »

    Sarah Palin as TV Sportscaster

    If you think she’s hot now, check this out:http://community.adn.com/adn/node/130126

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    ME SEN: Tom Allen’s veterans problem

    Maine Congressman and Senate challenger Tom Allen has benefited from a close relationship with far-left anti-war groups under the umbrella of MoveOn.org. One of MoveOn’s affiliate groups, VoteVets, is now running attack ads against Senator Susan Collins, in an attempt to cast doubt on Collins’ record on military and veterans’ issues. Allen may be wise to try to take advantage of an anti-Republican sentiment in | Read More »

    Romney!

    McCain should let Palin disqualify herself and bring Romney on board! Its not too late and even if it looked like he was covering ablunder it woyuld still look like the smarter move. Romney is Formiddable and qualified. John…THINK!

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    RedState Intruder Caught On Tape

    A little known widget we can use here on RedState caught this unsuspecting perpatrator unwares as he posted his first post, and it was a poorly veiled attempt to swipe at Sarah Palin.Our new technology was able to tap his webcam and capture his expression as he hit the Save button on his very first diary.It will take a moment to load, it must be | Read More »

    Question: What Would The Media Have Said If Obama Had Picked Tim Kaine?

    The hysterics on the left over Palin’s relatively light resume by liberal media pundits, as well as, unfortunately, Charles Krauthammer and Mort Kondracke, has been intense. Saying it’s hypocritical to attack someone with a short but accomplished resume (Palin) when shilling for someone who’s resume is both short and unaccomplished (Obama) is to state the obvious, but I can’t help but wonder:WHERE WERE THESE PEOPLE | Read More »

    How Palin Activates the Evangelical Vote

    Sarah Palin is proving so popular with the Republican base, it’s hard to imagine that John McCain realized just how great an asset he was bringing on board. Right now at least — before any gaffes or problems that may develop — Palin seems to be the more popular with Republican true believers than anyone since Ronald Magnus (Reagan, to the rest of you). The | Read More »

    Joined REDSTATE today

    What a great day to join REDSTATE. The clouds have parted from the horizon and a fresh wind has arrived from Alaska. What a perfect day!The more the pundits attack Gov. Palin the more votes shes going to bring in. As Governor of Alaska she has done far more good in two years than Bill Clinton ever did in the State of Arkansas. I’m not | Read More »

    It’s Time To Remind The Electorate Of One Little Fact

    It’s time to remind the electorate of one little fact, and that fact is that the extreme factions in the Middleast have a huge interest in an Obama win.They will no doubt feel emboldened and there is sure to be a surge if Obama wins, however it won’t be a US Military surge, it’ll be a Jihad surge of the utmost importance.Remember this little ditty, | Read More »

    BREAKING: GOP Suspends Convention Activities

    GOP Officials just held a press conference here in St. Paul, Minnesota, to announce changes to the convention schedule in advance of Hurricane Gustav making landfall somewhere along the Gulf Coast. Sen. McCain has directed that all convention activities outside of necessary business be suspended until further notice.RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said that the convention must meet tomorrow to constitute itself. But he said that | Read More »

    Helping with Hurricane Gustav

    I know a lot of people in our community are disappointed by the disruption of events in Minneapolis-St. Paul this week but it is time for us all to focus on the potential disaster brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. History does not need to repeat itself and Louisiana is blessed to find itself in the competent hands of Governor Jindal in this crisis, who | Read More »

    On Matters of Life, Punishment and Virtues

    In bringing up John McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin… a cohort posited the following declaration in response to Palin being both Pro-Life and Pro-Death Penalty:”No one can call themselves “pro-life” and support the death penalty.”I address that statement as follows:That is an intellectually unsupportable position. I understand you have picked a side to the discussion. I grant that and will not address it beyond that | Read More »

    On Matters of Life, Punishment and Virtues

    In bringing up John McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin… a cohort posited the following declaration in response to Palin being both Pro-Life and Pro-Death Penalty:”No one can call themselves “pro-life” and support the death penalty.”I address that statement as follows:That is an intellectually unsupportable position. I understand you have picked a side to the discussion. I grant that and will not address it beyond that | Read More »