Timelines Do they really work??
If only we had listened to Obama earlier, the Iraq War could have been over years ago. The press is now reporting the Iraqis want us to leave and Obama wants us to leave. Violence is low. All this occurred because of the proposed time line by Obama looks like it might be implemented. Finally, Bush is going to get something right. As we all | Read More »
Let’s Try A Little Experiment
First, read this. Now, riddle me the following: After all of the years of repression, bloodshed, murder, beatings and state-sponsored terrorism inflicted on the Zimbabwean people by the Mugabe regime, how can anyone actually believe that at long last, the regime has found religion and is now willing to work in good faith to bring about political reconciliation in Zimbabwe?
Woo Boy . . .
Can we stop taking Naomi Klein Wolf seriously now?
The Following Quote Should Really Get Your Attention
“Last week Congress cut benefits to Medicare recipients and liberal pundits applauded.” Yup. You read right. And what’s more, it’s all true. Here’s an idle thought: If Republicans make ads pushing this precise point, they may not only pave the way towards making better policy, they may also help split the Democratic base by pointing out that politicians the Democrats support are on record as | Read More »
Peter Wehner For McCain Ad-Man
This is an excellent refutation to the Obama campaign’s arguments concerning Iraq policy. The McCain campaign would be wise to incorporate it into its stump speech. Pronto.
Your Good News/Bad News Post Of The Day
Free trade is flourishing in the East, which is wonderful news. With the West . . . well, it’s a different and significantly less-wonderful story.
My Position On Government Spending
I am an ante post-Reagan standard kind of guy myself.
Tax The Rich!
Yeah, that will work: Washington is teeing up “the rich” for a big tax hike next year, as a way to make them “pay their fair share.” Well, the latest IRS data have arrived on who paid what share of income taxes in 2006, and it’s going to be hard for the rich to pay any more than they already do. The data show that | Read More »
That Old Time Media Bias
I am glad to read that members of the media are grappling with the issue of whether or not they are being fair to John McCain in conducting their Obamacentric coverage of the Presidential election campaign (note the statement by the director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism that “No matter how understandable it is given the newness of the candidate and the historical | Read More »
Listening To The Military
Why doesn’t Barack Obama take the advice of military experts when it comes to crafting his Iraq policy? President George W. Bush’s top military adviser said on Sunday setting an unconditional two-year timetable for getting U.S. troops out of Iraq in two years would be dangerous. But Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he would be able to recommend more | Read More »
How Many Lives Lost and Americans Dead With Obama in the White House?
This is one of those impolite, but necessary posts. If we have established nothing else, we have established that Barack Obama is inexperienced. I would submit we have established that Barack Obama is a fool and quite ignorant in the ways of the non-academic world; one of those rare species of politicians, fooliis ignoramus, found frequently at the local level, but rarely able to survive | Read More »
Obama’s Security In The Middle East
Appearantly, BHO will be meeting with the Palestinians in Ramallah during his Obama-rama Mid-East Tour. Surprise, surprise. BHO is to be transfered by Israeli defense forces to, are you ready for this, the Palestinians themselves outside of Ramallah. It seems as the Palestinian Government has charged the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades with providing security for BHO!. Wow, I’m speechless? Essentially, the Al Aqsa Martyr Brigades | Read More »
Obama and Maliki
On one side of withdrawals are Obama and Maliki. On the other are Admirals Fallon and Mullen, and General Petreaus, and John McCain. Now I understand why Maliki is on the side he is. It’s his job to promote Iraqi interests, whether they are long term regional and strategic interests, or short term internal interests (he has spent the last 3-4 months killing thousands of | Read More »
How do you know when you’re being petty?
When the Huffington Post calls your behavior towards a news magazine petty. Even if you are a Democrat that’s foursquare against the war despite all rhyme, evidence, and reason. Calibrate accordingly.
Letting Go Of A President
The looming departure from Pennsylvania Avenue for George and Laura Bush finally affords me the opportunity for a little closure. I mean, I stood by him through so many travails that I came to learn what “my President” really felt like. The first Farm Bill…”but he’s my President.” Post 9/11 Airline bailout…”but he’s my President.” Harriet Miers, No Child Left Behind, Dubai Ports World, Social | Read More »
Introducing Obama’s Enemies List
As you may know, Sen. Barack Obama created an enemies list website called “Fight the Smears.” In true Nixonian style, this paranoid website includes a list of political enemies that are allegedly conducting a covert internet campaign against him. The information on the site is not only inaccurate, it does the very thing it is claiming to stop, namely smear campaigns. Obama may aspire to | Read More »
It’s Time For Some Gun Facts
Factoid: I derive no benefit, directly or otherwise, from anyone reading this e-book or contributing to the author. I simply think it’s a good thing to do. When I was a Teenage Moonbat™ in college — after having been a state champion marksman in high school — I was one of the people who fell for his own baloney, and I told a lot of | Read More »
The Abortion Conundrum in Blue State America
This is my first diary posting after reading redstate.com for a while. I decided to create my own posting almost as a form of therapy. You see I am a conservative who was born in New York City, went to the most elitist liberal public schools, attended state universities, worked mostly with liberal non-profits (I was even a community organizer!!) and now live in New | Read More »
How about some real welfare reform?
Americans who value our freedoms are genuinely proud to see people from around the world risk everything they have to come here for the opportunity to enjoy what we often take for granted. Few of us, however, include in our definitions of freedom the unfettered ability to live off the efforts of others through welfare and public benefits. Unfortunately, too many of those few who | Read More »
BREAKING: Novak reports McCain will tab Veep this week
Bob Novak tells the world that his sources tell him that John McCain will pick his Veep this week. The reasoning? He wants to take some of the press away from Obama’s foreign adventures. Novak will give no names, but he points out that “Mitt Romney has led the speculation recently.” If the campaign wants to steal some of Barry’s thunder, Romney is not the | Read More »
How The GOP Can Retake The Majorities
In 1986 I was managing a State Senate primary race in Upstate New York. My strategy was to attack early and often. Two weeks into the campaign I received a call from a member of then Senator Al D’Amato’s staff. I was told that negative campaigns do not work in New York. Only positive campaigns win amongst the GOP party members.This coming from a man | Read More »
The Audacity of Jokes and Requests (again?)! Dreams about my RS: I sued the RedState.
What’s happening to RedState and the rest of the Conservative Bloggers? It seems to me that all us have also become “unwilling accomplices” of the Obamedia. We have become reactionists: our eyes are fixed to Obama in his on-going pleasure trips abroad. We have become “defensive” in our strategy to promote our Republican/Conservative Candidate, Senator John McCain. We have been wasting our energies to find | Read More »
Update from Louisiana
First, Happy Birthday, RedState! As you celebrate another year on the web, we are continuing to push for reforms to create a New Louisiana. We recently concluded our regular legislative session here, following our first special session on ethics reform and our second special session to cut taxes and invest in our roads and infrastructure. In the regular session, we completely overhauled the workforce development | Read More »
Every cliche of the Obaman Left, packaged in 8 minutes.
Via AoSHQ: See also Wolking’s World Remember, folks: Obama supporters. In all of their glory. Moe Lane PS: Hey, he was the one who chose to ally himself with some of the nastiest organized groups in Western society still unhung. He wants to break with those people, he can do so publicly. Until then, when it comes to Iraq: Not In Your Name, Senator Obama. | Read More »
Tent State—the ‘anti-Woodstock’—adds another dimension to Democratic National Convention
Evision this: 20,000 college kids set up a camp—‘Tent State’—in a city park for four nights, strategizing on war protests and educational matters while the Democratic National Convention crowns the party’s presidential monarch in the city of Denver. Envision this: bathrooms, food wrappers and a big fat environmental question mark. The Rocky Mountain News says about 50 neighbors from the community near the park where | Read More »
Filthy Hippies Spitting on Veterans
Yeah, the left supports the (Rapist) troops all right. They also support (Fascist) America, and George W. (Hang Him) Bush. If you can muscle through and keep lunch down, the last minute will make you feel better. H/T Wolking’s World, Ace, and Hot Air. Also find Bill Dupray at The Patriot Room
Earth to McCain: Hold Your Fire on VP Pick until GOP Convention!!!
Recently, [Robert Novak] (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27630) has come out with a developing story that the McCain campaign is seriously considering naming a VP pick this week. Presumably, this is being done to help counter the overwhelming pro-Obama coverage that is likely to take place this week with his overseas trip. Until now, I had ignored the rumors I’ve heard from multiple sources that the Obama campaign had | Read More »
McCain to Pick VP This Week?
According to Novak (via Drudge), Senator McCain will be announcing his VP pick this week. The most recent favorite for the pick seems to be Mitt Romney. I think it smacks of lack-of-headline desparation while The One soaks up all the political oxygen this week on his world tour. But at the same time, if McCain doesn’t want to start slinging the mud – aka | Read More »
McCain’s New Energy Ad: “Pump”
Glass-jaw Obama ought to be changing his position on drilling any day now, announcing (via NYT editorial) that he has always supported more domestic drilling . . .
The New York Times has trouble
Earlier, I wrote a bit about the New York Times and opinion editor David Shipley’s rejection of John McCain’s reply to a fatuous and facetious Obama editorial of last week. Someone was kind enough to send me the paper’s stock charts. Check it out. I wonder how much of this could have been prevented if they were not losing subscribers at a rapid rate, and | Read More »
Barack Obama today announced the addition of 3 new appointees to the staff postion of Press Secretary for the Obama Campaign. NBC, ABC, and CBS will join MSNBC, already a member of the Obama Team, during his much anticipated European Tour/Very Serious Visit of That Place Where We’re Fighting a War. When asked why Obama, a candidate for Commander-in-Chief of America’s armed forces, had taken | Read More »
Is Andrea Robinson Lying About Her Age or is the DNC Lying About Her Qualifications?
Here is the Rocky Mountain News’s profile of Andrea Robinson, the first Director of Sustainability & Greening for the DNC. In it, they note On a sweltering Wednesday in June, Robinson, a *thirtysomething* who’s worked on environmental initiatives for the Clintons and Al Gore, already has switched off the power strips in her Denver apartment, walked to work, trotted down the 16th Street Mall to | Read More »
Are We There Yet? Victory in Iraq and the 2008 Election
“Events, dear boy, events.” –Former British PM Harold Macmillan on the greatest threat to any government’s plans. “In chaos there is opportunity” –Variously attributed. It’s time for Republicans to decide: are we willing to stake the election on the proposition that we have won the war in Iraq?I. Prelude: Early 2007 Way back at the beginning of 2007, at the beginning of the marathon primary | Read More »
ME SEN: Sabato pulls the plug on Tom Allen
Promoted by Erick. Yes, I have noticed a lot more people have taken advantage of the “Get Local” box and are routinely blogging about local/state issues. That’s exactly what we were hoping for. Please keep it up. Political analyst and election guru Larry Sabato had high hopes for Tom Allen. The Democratic Congressman from Maine is challenging incumbent Republican Susan Collins, and the news has | Read More »
Kosovo goes Wahhabi
Between Maliki’s statements and the latest deal with Iran, there is little time or attention left to cover Saudi Arabian Wahhabism. What a pity, too, because while the cat is away, the mice do play. But unlike rather recent stories concerning Sharia law in England, this bit of news comes from the other end of Europe. Serbia, Kosovo and Albania just don’t filter into our | Read More »
Backlash: Wall Street Downgrades Big 3 Networks’ Stock From “News” to “Paparazzi”
You knew this was coming. Wall Street analysts late yesterday downgraded the stock of ABC, NBC, and CBS to “Paparazzi” status in light of the widespread perception that in covering presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s trip to Europe and the Middle East, that they had lost a substantial amount of objectivity and were instead focusing more on the candidate’s image and star power.Jeffrey F. Goldberg, | Read More »
A Tankful of Reporters
Beauties come in ‘bevies.’ Geese come in ‘gaggles.’ Here’s one that was new to me: Reporters come in ‘tankfuls.’ The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that 49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help Obama with their coverage, up from 44% a month ago. Just 14% believe most reporters will try to help John McCain win, little changed from 13% a month | Read More »
Liberals = Win–Abstinence = Loss
Until I took a job with an abstinence education agency, I had no idea the passion I would have for this type of service, nor did I recognize the need for what we did. I took the job as Development Director in April, 2007. I had just left a corporate job, received several great employment opportunities, but in the end I wanted to do something | Read More »
Illinois Presidents: An Exposé of Republican Liberty
“Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to an old man,” said Lincoln as he left the capital of Springfield for Washington, D.C. in 1861. Of course we all know what he did as the first Republican president. From the Emancipation Proclamation to the Gettysburg Address to victory over the Confederacy, Lincoln espoused the American values of | Read More »
Dan beat me to the McCain Editorial thing, so here’s a bit on an Obama orgy.
Hey, that was the actual title and everything. Obama orgy By JOSEPH W. MCQUAID New Hampshire Union Leader Publisher The blatant bias of the major national news media toward Barack Obama is now so overwhelming that it would not be worth noting, except that the election of a President of the United States is involved. It is a propaganda blitz that would make the Kremlin | Read More »
New York Times Rejects McCain Editorial
Earlier today I wrote about the fact that the media is seen as biased, and reporters are trying to help Obama win. Now the New York Times provides more evidence about how the mainstream media makes it difficult for the voters to get information both sides of an issue to make an informed decision about whom to vote for. Less than a week after the | Read More »
The New York Times rejects John McCain’s reply to Obama
John McCain has been given a failing grade by New York Times opinion editor Dave Shipley, who quickly vacated the premises for his vacation but told McCain that he could have a do-over. Drudge reports that John McCain submitted an editorial to the lefty New York Times last week, only to have it be rejected as not Obama-esque enough by Times opinion editor David Shipley: | Read More »
Imaging the Goreacle- Cure for the Monday Blues
He’s rather light one huge bulb than curse the darkness! The prophet warns of the coming judgment on America The Goreacle in Oslo- He took the Train! But the luggage took the Benz! You just can’t use enough energy to cut emissions! In the style of the ancient apostles, the Goreacle travels light to spread his gospel The Goreacle’s message converts Sean Hannity~
This Week: The need for a solution to lower gas prices is more pressing than ever; the housing market downturn provides the government with a chance for fiscal reform, and the District of Columbia is actively ignoring the Supreme Court and the Constitution. We Need Energy Solutions Now! Since January, there have been twenty-two bills introduced in Congress to allow for more drilling and exploration | Read More »
New Illinois Jobs Numbers Point to Needed Reform: Totalitarianism
Illinois should go to a military strongman form of government. Instead of the pretense of representative democracy, we should submit to one of those charismatic, totalitarian dictators with the Captain Kangaroo get-up who makes people disappear. After all, isn’t that what the “Chicago 9″ are doing? The Chicago 9 are the nine Chicago Democrats who live within about five squares miles of one another and | Read More »
How to Win/Lose an Election
John McCain is a man of exceptional honor, impeccable integrity, and one who holds strong convictions toward his principles and core values. Those are marvelously-wonderful character traits for any human being to have – especially the President of the United States of America. The sad reality is – that won’t win elections. Barack Obama is a charismatic, smooth-talking politician whose principles shift with the changing | Read More »
Let’s discuss ways to beat Obama
Here are two excellent articles filled with analysis based on the historical record of past elections. I believe that McCain will NOT be able to win this if the election is about him, he can only win if he makes it clear to the American people that Obama is an unacceptable choice on many levels. The JUDGEMENT aspect needs to be hammered. Obama admits he | Read More »
Every Monday is Bravado Day, Here In ObamaWorld!
It’s largely unnecessary, but I appreciate it anyway. Today’s amusing little not-ready-for-prime-time comes to us via Ben Smith of Politico, who got forwarded to him – by a reporter who went to reporter school, and everything! – some helpful suggestions by the Obama campaign: Reporters traveling overseas with Sen. Barack Obama were thrown a bit of curve last week when the campaign emailed a “dress | Read More »
The Divinity of Obama
This morning on Fox and Friends, a Democrat from PA (Joe Setak I believe) was talking about Obama and his position on Iraq and his trip to Iraq. Apart from the classic babble from the Left, there were two points that stuck out to me. Points to be looked at. Points that are very troubling. The first was a statement from the Democrat, in which | Read More »