Obama: I’ll Be President For ‘The Next 8 to 10 Years’?

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the reputed “Constitutional scholar,” just today said on CBS’s Face the Nation that he went to Iraq to talk to important leader that he expects to be “dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.” So, does this “Constitutional scholar” not realize that there is this little thing called the 22nd Amendment that holds a president to only two, | Read More »

    If watching Buzz Aldrin punch a Moon Hoax nut in the face is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

    Happy 39th Anniversary of the Eagle landing on the Moon …aaannnd here’s something that, while nowhere near as cool, I’m sure that we can all agree this it has its own magic to it: Lastly, this is profane, but I think that it fits the sentiment nicely.

    CA Congressional Run-Down

    As usual, I will look at different Congressional Districts in California and describe the following:- Incumbent – % of vote in 2006 – % of vote in 2004 – ACU voting record*- Challenger – Any biographical info I find- CQPolitics Rating (Safe R, Lean R, etc.)- Geography- 2004 Presidential Election Margins- 2000 Presidential Election Margins- Anything else that is note worthy & my personal opinion | Read More »

    Democratic Establishment to Clinton voters: We made your choice for you. Now abide with it.

    It takes real skill to write a letter this dumb, but – thank God! – we’re talking about the Democratic Party here, so they had somebody on retainer to do it. Via Gateway Pundit and Talking Points Memo: Dear Democratic Friends: 2008 is a Democratic year-at all levels in all the states. The opportunity is ours. We just have to seize it. We experienced an | Read More »

    Obama’s Magical Mystery Tour

    After a week of intense media foreplay, Obama has finally embarked on his magical mystery tour. As he boarded the plane that took him on the first leg of his anxiously awaited Middle East and European tour, a pair of uniformed Air Force officers saluted simultaneously, as they do each time President Bush boards Air Force One. As the media-anointed President in waiting, Obama is | Read More »

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    What I like about RS 3.0

    And no, this is not a total suckup diary! Of course, there are things that I don’t like so much. But these have received a fair amount of attention, so my own 2 cents would be redundant. The “My profile” page is the best! It displays all your comments, and allows one to quickly respond to comments on one’s own comments without trying to remember | Read More »

    A Simple Thought

    Most anyone will tell you: I’m a simple guy. No, really… I’m simple. Simple thoughts, left, right, good, bad, up, down. Simple food… good food, made well, but without complications. My designs, I’m an Architect, are more often than not also simple: I’m a ‘less is more’ kind of guy to be sure. We Republicans are not having a good year… maybe we won’t have | Read More »

    The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: The Review

    PREFACE: On FNS, CJCS Admiral Mike Mullen supported a conditions-based assessment of Iraq rather than a concrete timeline, and pointed out that we would not have a horizon about which to speak if there had been no Surge. Next segment, Evan Bayh argued that Obama’s judgment on Iraq has been flawless. Joe Lieberman pointed out that Obama had rejected the Surge and that Obama had | Read More »

    The Cost of War

    As of this writing, 4,125 of our nation’s bravest Americans have given their lives in Iraq defending my freedoms and keeping me and my family safe. We stand with their grieving families whose tragic losses must seem unbearable and overwhelming. We mourn their loss. We honor their sacrifice. Every death is a tragedy. We mourn the losses of 450,000 of our fighting Americans who gave | Read More »

    Barack Obama – Typical Democrat Change Of Stripes Before An Elction

    He has touted himself as the ,”candidate for change.” He claims to be above the usual political fray and different then ,”other,” candidates. Yet this liberal Democrat follows in a long line of Democrats who, though claiming to be the party that speaks for the American people, change their stripes in order to gain votes for a General Election. The only real change that Obama | Read More »

    Happy First Moon Landing Day

    Remembering Tranquility Base. It’s been 39 years since we heard those famous words announcing that humans had finally reached another world: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. When mission commander Neil Armstrong finally took the “small step,” I was watching in the Fillmore West in San Francisco. In a corner of the huge | Read More »

    The Case of Chicago (Don’t read: Still draft)

    To do list: Provide succint summary of the past activities, projects and efforts of Sen. Obama while in Chicago and state legislator in Illinois Assembly. Highlight Obama’s stands/positions/policies in Chicago. Enumerate key personalities in Chicago that Barack had working relationship with. Provide a situationer of present Chicago, focus on Economy and Violence. Make a treatise why Gov. Blago is correct in saying that “Chicago is | Read More »

    Reuters: Who Felled the Berlin Wall? How ‘Bout Bruce Springsteen! (No, They’re SERIOUS)

    In one of the most ridiculous examples of unbridled hyperbole, Reuters has decided that singer Bruce Springsteen is the one responsible for bringing down the Berlin Wall and ending the Cold War. Yes, that’s Bruce “Scorn in the USA” Springsteen, one of the most anti-American rockers on the scene. I know what you’re thinking, “But what about Ronald Reagan?” Forget it, man, it’s Bruce all | Read More »

    Union Outsourcing it’s Own Web Design to Eastern Europe?

    Unions have been decrying outsourcing for years. The word “outsourcing” has been used as a boogieman to blame declining union jobs upon for the last decade. Unions, for their part, claim to desire to stand up against outsourcing — especially that of outsourcing jobs overseas — and wish to push the home grown alternatives to outsourcing jobs, namely keeping them in the country and under | Read More »

    Tell The EPA You DON’T Want Their Meddling in the Economy Over Global Warming

    The EPA is looking to expand its powers even more thanks to the Supreme Court of the United States. It is about to meddle ever more in our national economic health with its claimed “fixes” to the non-existent “problem” of global warming. But, we citizens have a chance to have our say. The EPA has opened up to public comments on their latest power grab. | Read More »

    Defending the American Dream Summit – Day 2

    Well, I just got home from the second day of the Defending the American Dream Summit (continued) Yesterday’s session wrapped up with up with a speech from Barry Goldwater, Jr. and a keynote address from Robert "The Prince of Darkness" Novak. Novak was hilarious. He had a few clear messages for disillusioned Republicans and Ron Paul holdouts: First, to those worried about the 2008 election | Read More »

    Rudy Giuliani “Launches” Solutions America PAC

    The New York Post (via The Page – by Mark Halperin]) is announcing that former GOP candidate Rudy Giuliani is set to announce that he is launching a “new” PAC: Solutions America. As they report: “It’s the first major political move by the former mayor since his run for president flamed out in January.” The purpose of the committee is to support New York State | Read More »

    Recent Drilling For Oil Polls

    Here is a run down of some recent polls for drilling for oil off the coast of US and the results were shocking in that even in liberal states people support drilling. Survey USA Poll New York In general, do you support or oppose drilling for oil off the coast of the United States? Support 66% Oppose 24% Other 9% Do you support or oppose | Read More »

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    Will 3.0 affect how often you visit Redstate? Time to take a little Poll.

    Everybody loves Polls. This is no joke. First off this Poll is not about Anybody running things behind the scenes. We know you are doing what you can to make this work. You people have a killer blogsite and it has been my Favorite for a long time. This is about the New Layout and/or Format of Redstate 3.0 and how it will affect how | Read More »

    Maliki denies Der Spiegel claim [Updated]

    Nouri al-Maliki had best watch out for Obamabus, because it hungers, and my first question just got answered: Maliki denies the report from Der Spiegel, saying that his words were “misunderstood, mistranslated and not conveyed accurately,” according to CNN. Maliki became a quick friend to Obama as soon as that report came out, but now will he, too, go under the bus along with grandma? | Read More »

    “I will end this war!”

    “I will end this war!” Five simple words. Five one-syllable words that are music to the ears of anti-war nut roots. Yet, at the same time, these five simple words scream defeatism, retreat and capitulation to the millions of moderate and right leaning Americans who don’t like to lose wars. Americans who mourn the outcome of the Vietnam War. Five words. But, only one has | Read More »

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    About RedState Caching

    Regular readers of Red State 3 feature discussions have noticed a common thread in many of my responses to them: Are comments not appearing right away? Caching. Kowalski button gone? Caching. New comment displays not available? Caching. Comments posted under other people’s names? Caching. Recommend this diary button missing/moved to another page? Caching. My Diary link goes to someone else’s diary? Caching. So what is | Read More »

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    On Political Progress In Iraq And The Destruction Of Yet Another Meme

    Remaining arguments against the proposition that the surge and the counterinsurgency strategy implemented in Iraq have been successful revolve around the contention that there has been no political reconciliation in the country. Such claims are harder to make these days: Iraq’s largest Sunni Arab political bloc returned to the government fold Saturday after calling off a nearly one-year boycott of the Shiite-dominated leadership–another critical stride | Read More »

    Remember All Of The Looting Of Archaeological Sites In Iraq?

    It got reported ad nauseam and was held up as an example of all of the poor planning the United States had engaged in while preparing for the aftermath of the fall of the Ba’athist regime. And here’s the thing: It didn’t happen. A recent mission to Iraq headed by top archaeologists from the U.S. and U.K. who specialize in Mesopotamia found that, contrary to | Read More »

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    Watch Your Wallet In The Empire State

    If you are a New Yorker and pay taxes, you had better hope that John McCain wins the next election. Because if he doesn’t, your taxes may skyrocket: New York tax filers reporting more than $375,000 a year in earned income may end up paying nearly 60% of their wages in taxes to the government under a Barack Obama presidency, economists who have analyzed his | Read More »

    No charge for this re RedHot 3.0, scrolling and carpel tunnel (Open RedHot Thread)

    We, the unwashed masses that mob this site, want to comment on anything and everything that gets said, and especially now that the 3.0 front page is a two column tunnel vision (instead of the clear view of all that mattered 3 column 2.0), same includes RedHots. Neil, it would be news if Obama and the Der Speigle MSM ran a truthful headline on the | Read More »

    War and Politics

    As a military veteran of the Vietnam war and a deeply-patriotic American, I will tell you that there is nothing that will raise my blood pressure more, raise my decible level more, or ignite my fiery passions more than those to attempt to diminish the courage, valor, and achievements of our men and women in uniform – or those who choose to exploit the tragic | Read More »

    Church of the Almighty Stogie

    Few things warm my heart more than a story about political incorrectness and cigars. Love these guys. Dutch smokers are flocking to a religious movement known as “The Only and Universal Smokers Church of God” following a ban on tobacco smoking indoors.Michiel Eijsbouts, founder and “Smokelighter” of the church he founded in 2001, has insisted that the Dutch smoking ban in place does not apply | Read More »

    I’m Sorry, But Isn’t It Crazy…..

    …the real bias of the MSM has been exposed of late? …there is this road show like frenzy of the latest U2 tour, all the anchors in tow…as BHO heads off on his quest to rule the world. …meanwhile, when ex-anchor, and right hating Dan Rather sat in on MSNBC’s liberal love fest called “morning cup of joe”, he clearly caled BHO – “Osama Bin | Read More »

    A question for Barack Obama

    Prime Minister Maliki has spoke positively of the surge since it started, crediting it for averting civil war in his country. Now that Maliki and President Bush are talking about using the success of the surge and General Petraeus’s new strategy in order to pull our troops out earlier, will you admit you were wrong and Bush was right about the surge?

    Debunking the latest liberal myth

    Liberal myths often quickly become talking points for the Democrats, and even as conservatives punch holes in them, the Left simply patches them up and floats them again. Such is the case with the latest liberal myth/Democrat talking point – that oil companies aren’t drilling on the lands they currently hold: “Big Oil is more interested in pumping up prices and pumping up their own | Read More »

    David Frum’s Self Denial

    My new book White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement places conservatism within the big picture of modern American history. The book traces the origins of modern conservatism to the 1920s. It explains why conservatism triumphed in the late twentieth century and why it is has fallen into disarray under the leadership of President George W. Bush. The review of my book | Read More »

    Book Review – The Last Centurion, by John Ringo

    Normally I wouldn’t post a book review of a fiction book on RedState, but bear with me here. It is topical. Some of you here, whom I’ve argued with repeatedly, know that I was one of the last people to get on, albeit very grudgingly, the McCain bandwagon. And I’m still furious about having to make the choice between a socialist and someone that a | Read More »

    How the MSM Anti-Saxby Chambliss Narrative Will Start

    The anti-Chambliss meme will start slow. First the media will remind voters of the anti-Cleland ad Chambliss ran. You know the one. Everyone on the left claims it compared Cleland to Bin Laden, even though it didn’t. But the media will echo that sentiment. They’ll remind voters about how close the race was in all the polls. They go on the attack over Chambliss’s attacks. | Read More »

    Hey, Obama. Shouldn’t we be learning Russian ?

    I know Mexico is ready to send in every Tom, Dick and Jose when Obama gives the US free healthcare; so spanish sounds logical. But given the policies of thermostat control, SUV control, wage control, fuel control and control, control and control. These mirror the traditional language of the socialist/communist nation, Russia. I would think it would save us the steps of learning and unlearning | Read More »

    A question for Der Spiegel

    You published an article headlined Iraq Leader Maliki Supports Obama’s Withdrawal Plans, however you never quote him as such. You merely quote him agreeing with Obama’s proposed 16 month timeframe, but never any details of Obama’s actual plan within that timeframe. Do you actually have a quote of Maliki endorsing Obama’s actual, written plan, or are you willfully exaggerating the contents of the interview, lying | Read More »

    Another Pre-Defense Attack

    In an article entitled, “Ohio Attorneys to Assert RICO Claim Against Karl Rove for Orchestrating Theft of 2004 Election” another pre-defense attack is underway.If you know you are going to be in trouble for something, it just makes perfect sense to attack your accuser before you are attacked. It makes for a nice defense tactic. After all, if you have already demonized the people who | Read More »

    Cash on Hand Congressional Candidates

    Con’t Part of this alarming issue: New Jersey 3: Democratic state Sen. John Adler has $1.5 million in the bank, while Republican Chris Myers, the mayor of Medford, has only $155,000 after winning a bitter June 3 primary. New Jersey 7: Democratic state Rep. Linda Stender boasts a vast cash advantage over her Republican opponent, state Sen. Leonard Lance. She has $1.2 million to Lance’s | Read More »

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    Democrats don’t believe in ethics reform

    How did this not get more attention? With reporting deadlines looming, congressional officers have issued revised guidelines that ease some of the lobbying disclosure requirements enacted last year. The revised guidance, issued by the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate, relaxed the rules for disclosure of lobbyist contributions to parties at this summer’s Democratic and Republican national conventions, among other changes. So, | Read More »

    Cash on Hand Congressional Candidates

    There is an alarming issue that arose this week even more clearly then before and thats the COH issue for our Congress candidates. In many cases the Republicans have had bitter, nasty primaries while the Dems sat back and collected money for the General. In many cases the DCCC came into primaries and backed specific candidates while NRCC has refused to do so. This also | Read More »

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    Who is Barack for?

    Back in March there was a huge furor over Barack’s minister, the Reverend Jerimiah White. Barack gave a speech in Philadelphia trying to minimize the damage, but not quite denying the outrageousness of what the Rev. had been saying. In this speech, he said he had not been present to hear the exact remarks, but defended this black bigot by saying he was passionate in | Read More »

    Maliki Endorses Obama’s Iraq Timeframe*

    As a Redstate resident liberal, constant reader, occasional commenter, and very rare poster (I think this is my third post in a year), I am much more given to sit back and read than to lay out my own opinion. A story that I read this morning, however, was too thought provoking to pass up: Maliki has officially endorsed Obama’s 16-month Iraq withdrawal plan. Here’s | Read More »

    Big Speeches, Few Answers

    Barack Obama is running on a platform of Hope and Change™ but the only clear change seems to be in his policy positions. And the angry liberal base of the Democratic Party is left with the ironic hope that Obama is just doing what it takes to get elected. They have been wincing as the once unapologetic liberal attempts to morph into a safe and | Read More »

    What happened to personal responsibility?

    Please tell me why I should feel bad about this: Ralph Stover has good credit and a steady job.But he took out a risky interest-only first mortgage and a second mortgage to buy a new 1,900-square-foot condominium in 2003 with no money down. Now, the 52-year-old Columbus man is scared he could become another casualty in the ongoing housing meltdown.He paid $170,900 for his three-bedroom, | Read More »

    Gas Prices Cause Louisiana Women to Resort to ‘Pole Dancing’?

    WAFB TV Channel 9, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana pulled out all the stops for this ridiculous report claiming that “some women” in the Pelican State are resorting to working in strip clubs because gasoline is so expensive. To prove it, WAFB found one woman that said so. I’d say that clinches this as “fact,” then, wouldn’t you? In typical sensationalistic news fashion, WAFB TV assumes | Read More »

    Top Ten Reasons to Vote Democrat

    You believe it’s the government’s role to legislate social equality by forcing redistribution of the wealth. You believe global warming is a more serious threat to America and the world than terrorism. You believe that any problem can be solved by throwing more money at it and by imposing more regulations. You believe the government is better qualified to spend your hard-earned money more responsibly | Read More »

    Teachers Union Head Seeks to Become Tin Pot Dictator

    Randi Weingarten has delusions of grandeur. She thinks she should be given the power of a dictator instead of those of a teachers union president. Instead of just teaching kids, Weingarten imagines that she should become doctor, nanny, nutritionist, psychologist, and mother to every kid in America. She imagines that she should be given the care and feeding of all the nation’s kids. Parents? Who | Read More »

    Defending the American Dream Summit – Day 1

    I had a great time today at the Defending the American Dream Summit. This online activism and new media conference sponsored by Americans for Prosperity is a smaller, less noisy counter to the liberal Netroots Nation event being held downtown here in Austin. It was great to spend time with fellow Austin bloggers Robbie Cooper of UrbanGrounds and Travis Fell of Voice in the Wilderness | Read More »

    Al Gore: just plain nuts

    We should thank the Lord that George W Bush kept this goofball out of the White House! Gore Calls for Carbon-Free Electric PowerBy DAVID STOUT, The New York Times WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Al Gore said on Thursday that Americans must abandon electricity generated by fossil fuels within a decade and rely on the sun, the winds and other environmentally friendly sources of power, | Read More »

    The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: a preview

    For Sunday, July 20, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will talk to Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen about Iraq, then to surrogates: Joe Lieberman (McCain) and Evan Bayh (Obama). This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos won’t be there, as the network is doing the British Open golf. Without American Tiger Woods in the tournament, good luck with that, fellows. Meet the | Read More »