A Reply to Rep. Jeb Hensarling

    “Each day, as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, I promise to fight for our conservative principles in the House of Representatives.” Rep. Jeb Hensarling – Rep. Hensarling, With all due respect sir, your “fight” has all the appearances of one fighting off a charging tank with a BB gun. It’s time to bring out the heavy artillery and put a stop to the Liberal | Read More »

    Speaking Of Total Failures, Nancy…

    Apparently, our dear incompetent Nancy Pelosi believes President Bush…personally…is a complete failure: “You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject,” Pelosi replied. She then tsk-tsked Bush for “challenging Congress when we are trying to sweep up after his | Read More »

    Message To The Judicial and Executive Branches

    On July 17th I read the two articles quoted and referenced below, and that infuriated me. I can imagine how frustrated some people in the DOJ must be as well. I have been living with a time table that has been withheld from me. I have been waiting, not knowing the ‘when’. But first, allow me to simply quote another article. This from the Democratic | Read More »

    Hope and Change and Culture and Civility

    In our super-secret Contributor’s Conclave, we were discussing a certain Presidential candidate of notorious metrosexual proclivities, who had the bald effrontery to wear flip-flops with a blazer and slacks. And the question quite logically was asked: “This guy is supposed to bring culture and civility back to the White House?” To the best of my knowledge, Obama has promised Hope and Change, rather than culture | Read More »

    Flip, Flop, Flip Flop

    Flip Presidential candidates during the primaries must cater to their party core positions in order to win the nomination. They can move closer to the center once it is secured. But..When a candidate in a primary election says one thing, then says the opposite in the general election campaign, that’s a Flip. It’s really, Pandering for votes and Lying, rather than taking a position. It’s | Read More »

    Barack Obama is NOT Andrew Jackson

    More, including pictures (check out the new one of Blago, haha), at Commodore Perry The recent New Yorker cartoonis all the rage, and Obama’s response was to call it insulting to Muslims and “tasteless and offensive.” Let’s contrast this to:Andrew Jackson. As the story goes, Jackson’s opposition labeled him “Jackass” during the 1832 campaign for President. But instead of either buckling to or ignoring the | Read More »

    Big Government: Now Better Than Mother Nature

    Teddy Roosevelt impressed the nation with his focus on conservation and while he was president was responsible for pushing to conserve our nation’s wilderness in the form of sundry national parks, mostly in the western U.S. This was a worthy enterprise, few can deny. But what is the true purpose of these conservatories but to set aside tracts of land away from developers so that | Read More »

    San Diego Paper: ‘Migrant’ Deaths at Border Grows, Report Lacks Perspective

    The San Diego Union-Tribune published a story last week that typifies the lack of perspective and a refusal to give a more full account of the facts in the illegal immigration debate common from too many media outlets. The Union-Trib was all worried that “22 migrants have died in S.D. sector” but didn’t seem too interested in all relevant information, leaving only a vague feeling | Read More »

    Democrat Lies About ‘Rights’

    It’s amazing to see how a Democrat so warps the word “right” these days. Last week California Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman was only the latest Democrat to take the word “right” and misuse it for his disgusting, partisan ends when he decided that it was a “right” to unionize, but NOT a “right” to eschew a union. Sherman proposed last week that Section 14(b) of | Read More »

    Articles of Interest 7-18-08

    109 DaysUntil Election DayJuly 18, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: McCAIN FUNDRAISER ABIG SUCCESS…at Ambassador Peter Secchia’s home on LakeMichigan.  The final numbers aren’t in, but this maybethe largest fundraiser ever held in West Michigan for a Republicancandidate.  As always, Peter and Joan Secchia were gracioushosts. MACKINAC CENTEREXPOSES…who’s behind the Reform Michigan GovernmentNow proposal and why it’s really just a ploy to take over thecourts and legislature | Read More »

    Obama; The World Tour

    As you may recall Barack Obama refused the offer from John McCain to share a trip to Iraq. This proffer came from a man who has visited the country and our forces 8 times now. While in my mind, it is facile to explain most events which a politician undertakes as “political”, Mr. McCain has done his best to keep the trips focused and meaningful. | Read More »

    Liberal blogs taken for a ride and loving it!

    Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. (Feigning my best Dwight Schrute) Question: What’s the difference between liberals in the mainstream media and liberals in the regressive online “new media?” Answer: The mainstream media doesn’t like getting lied to and taken for a ride.  The regressisphere thinks a personal kick below the belt from their “betters” is just part of the job. Bears, Beats, Battlestar Galactica. | Read More »

    Dear Obama Girl,

    Dear Obama Girl,With all of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s recent position changes, I’m sure you’re feeling hurt. I wrote the following new lyrics to the tune of ”I Got a Crush on Obama” to help you through your crisis: Please read on… VERSE 1You made me hot, then left me coldWith that gutter ball you bowled.Won’t face a 70-year oldIn the town hall.Wooed me with | Read More »

    “That Old Lady in Dubuque Is Smarter Than You Think”

    (Via Hot Air Headlines) The above being the title of a New York Times piece by Clyde Haberman that suggests that hey, maybe some of the folks from the Other Side are getting a little tired, too of their largely self-imposed gag order. You know, they even get it in Dubuque. Better delete the word “even.” Some might find it patronizing. You don’t want to | Read More »

    So What is Obama’s Position On Iraq?

    The Short answer is “Whatever the Politics Demand.” Watch the following video documentary released by the McCain’s presidential campaign entitled “The Obama Iraq Documentary: Whatever the Politics Demand.” The documentary examines Obama’s multitude of inconsistent statements on Iraq and presents a timeline of Obama’s political positioning on Iraq, including Obama’s incorrect judgment that the surge would fail. Obama sounds as consistent as John Kerry.

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    A Simple Game Of Obamaball

    Want to see an awesome game? Sponsored by John McCain, I dare you to try and follow the Obamaball as it goes back and forth below the fold: becomes dizzy BigGator5.net

    Leadership: It starts with taking responsibility

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was recently interviewed by CNN. She gave her views on the War in Iraq, President Bush, and the lowest ever approval ratings for Congress. What stood out more than anything else to me, was that she was completely incapable of taking responsibility for anything. Let’s start with her view of President Bush. God bless him, bless his heart, president | Read More »

    “Let them eat cake” Democrats

    By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight Report The crisis can’t wait till Inauguration Day, 2009. America is not a TV show whose plot hinges on what camera angle CNN decides to use to make McCain look old and short and Obama look like he has a clue. Americans are hurting and the fact that we haven’t had two consecutive | Read More »

    High Gas Prices Are No Accident

    Congratulations to RedState on their 4th anniversary of providing informed, conservative commentary on all the issues that confront our country. I’m pleased to join many of my GOP colleagues to help launch RedState 3.0 and thought I’d use this opportunity today to post on the number one domestic concern of Americans across the country – high gas prices. For decades, many Washington Democrats have embarked | Read More »

    Happy Birthday RedState

    Happy Birthday and congratulations, RedState! In just four short years, Erick and the other main contributors at Red State have established a first-class reputation for creating insightful conversation about some of the most important issues facing our nation. Your message never fails to promote unlimited freedom through a limited government, traditional values, and economic opportunity – the core principles that we need to advocate if | Read More »

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    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 »

    Time to get that disavowing going, guys.

    The absolute nerve of the Washington GOP. Jake Tapper has more, including a fairly hysterical (in both the “funny” and “just one step below primal screaming” meanings, although not the “utterly dismissive towards women” one) from Governor Gregoire, who used the phrase “eight years of the most divisive, fear-driven politics this country has ever seen” without visible irony. It’s odd, really. My parents are Democrats, | Read More »

    Free Olympic Prayer Band

    This is totally unrelated to education, but I would like to share it anyway. The Voice of the Martyrs is giving away free Olympic Prayer Bands to help you remember to pray for the persecuted Christians in China during the Olympics. I encourage every Christian to order theirs today at Voice of the Martyrs.

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    Did you like what Bob Schaffer did to Mark Udall?

    I’m talking about this (via Constant Reader NightTwister and [Allahpundit] (http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/17/video-hey-remember-when-you-helped-get-us-into-iraq/) ): Well, if you did… he wouldn’t mind some help. The man has an uphill slog.

    Quotes That Catch My Fancy (School Choice Edition)

    Is it time for a revival of a GOP urban agenda starting with vouchers? Where we went wrong the first time is pinning so much on the utilitarian benefits (reciting statistics about Catholic school performance) which left us open to the teachers’ unions nitpicking us to death. We should have been making an argument from the standpoint of freedom and dignity. Parents have a right | Read More »

    Quotes That Catch My Fancy

    Apparently, Free markets means free to go up only . . . –Barry Ritholtz on the ridiculousness of blaming speculation for high oil prices.

    By The Numbers

    Richard Rahn compares the economic plans and advisers of the Presidential candidates and finds McCain to be in a stronger position–though he does state that McCain needs to specify where his spending cuts will come from. When it comes to Obama’s position, Rahn is eviscerating: Mr. Obama’s fiscal plan is totally implausible. He has, according to the National Taxpayer Union (NTU), already promised to increase | Read More »

    The New, New Declinism . . . And Why It’s As Intellectually Bankrupt As Ever

    Predictions/dire warnings/gloating concerning the expected waning of American power worldwide are not a new phenomenon–the potential suggestion of the title of this post notwithstanding. As Robert Lieber points out, such predictions have been raining down from the Olympian heights of the pundit classes for a few centuries now. They periodically pop up to warn us that the era of American glory is coming to an | Read More »

    Shorter New York Times

    People in Iraq really like Barack Obama personally, but they will like him a whole lot less if Obama follows through on his campaign promises on Iraq. Oh, and John McCain was right about the surge.

    Oh, Good Grief

    Okay. First, read this. Done? Good. I bought Jane Mayer’s book and found absolutely no sourcing whatsoever for Ronald Reagan’s supposed secret executive order establishing “a means of re-creating the executive branch” in the event of the death of the President and the Vice President. Nor is there such sourcing for a similar claim found in James Mann’s Rise of the Vulcans. If Bruce Ackerman | Read More »

    Competition In The Money Race

    The big news in the world of Presidential campaign fundraising is not so much that Barack Obama raised $52 million in June. Rather, it is that after all of the claims that Democrats would be in a position to massively outspend Republicans in the race for the Presidency, it is the Republicans who actually have more cash on hand. And with John McCain getting over | Read More »

    New Endorsements Announced in Missouri [Update: CfG's TV Ad]

    Two organizations have announced endorsements in Missouri ahead of the upcoming primary on August 85th. Both Missouri Right to Life and Club for Growth PAC issued statements today.Missouri Right to Life announces their endorsements(pdf) for the upcoming August 85th primary. Following is the list candidates that have been endorsed by the organization. For the complete list of results see the PDF at the link. They | Read More »

    The Selective Media Frequent Flyer Program

    Of course this is not evidence of any media favoritism at all: Senator John McCain’s trip to Iraq last spring was a low-key affair: With his ordinary retinue of reporters following him abroad, the NBC News anchor Brian Williams reported on his arrival in Baghdad from New York, with just two sentences tacked onto the “in other political news” portion of his newscast. But when | Read More »

    Greenies Approve California Offshore Drilling Plan

    Prominent Californians including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are adamantly opposed to offshore drilling in all its forms. Unless, apparently they have some skin in the game… From the Wall Street Journal: Environmentalists Say Yes to Offshore Drilling After the [disastrous 1969 oil] spill, Santa Barbara residents formed an environmental group called GOO! (Get Oil Out!), one of the first community groups to oppose offshore oil | Read More »

    Madam Speaker, is that a good idea

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has once again decided that it was her time to attack the President, this time stating “God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States — a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject,” Pelosi told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an exclusive interview. | Read More »

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    NOW You are Working for YOU! Freedom From Taxes Day Has Arrived

    Yesterday was finally the end of the days this year when you were working to pay the government its exorbitant fees. That’s right, July 16 was Cost of Government Day for the average American. Grover Norquist , author of the recent book “Leave Us Alone,” has once again crunched the numbers and determined how long it takes most of us to finally pay off our | Read More »

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    ‘Lifelong Conservative’ Throwing all Principles to The Winds and Voting for Obama

    Larry Hunter claims he is a “lifelong conservative.” Yet, in his recent New York Daily News article, he also says he is voting for Barack Obama for president. The two simply cannot coexist. One has to be obliterated in favor of the other. And, regardless of the facile reasoning Hunter gives for his apostasy, this article does nothing to support any supposed conservative cause. It | Read More »

    Welcome to My Blog, Please See My Lawyer to Post Here

    What is the ages old misconstruction of Shakespeare? “First kill all the lawyers.” Well, one might excuse bloggers if they might wish to add the officers of the courts to that death sentence, at least if the experience of the bloggers at New York’s “Room 8″ blog are concerned. For Ben Smith and his fellow “Room 8″ bloggers, the world got a bit topsy-turvey not | Read More »

    AceTradamus….Hey…If GameCock Can Do It Why Can’t I?

    I’m seeing polls today that show public support for domestic energy production approaching 75%. Given these glaring poll numbers, It’s time for me to make a prediction concerning this issue and the handwriting on the wall. Read On:Democrats are going to be forced to change their minds on ANWR and the OCS given that 75% of the country is against their current policy of obstruction. | Read More »

    Governor Palin on ANWR from John Cornyn’s Blog:

    The following was taken from Senator John Cornyn’s blog. I’ve heard the governor’s name mentioned as a possible VP. I can say unequivocally that if she is not, she should be. By aceintx at 2008-07-17 What will it take for Congress to enact comprehensive energy policy that includes increased domestic production of oil and gas, renewable and alternative energy, and conservation? It seems to us | Read More »

    New York Times Shocker: Only 31% of Whites Have Favorable Opinion of Obama

    As a rough estimate, if you believe the country is split 50/50, that means all of the white Republicans and 40% of the white Democrats do not have a favorable opinion of the Democrat nominee. Can you win a presidential election with those numbers? McCain has a 35% favorability rating. The real kicker for Hillary supporters is that their candidate has a favorability of 40% | Read More »

    Breaking news: sunlight shines on global warming (aka climate change) skeptics

    The headline at The Drudge Report website,”Group Repping 50,000 Physicists Opens Global Warming Debate…” [linked to dailytech.com] says it all. That headline stems from an article posted in the July, 2008, newsletter of the American Physical Society unit known as Physics and Society. Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley wrote the explosive article, ‘Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered,’and the abstract alone is guaranteed to make Al Gore’s blood | Read More »

    Congress Must Act

    Happy 4th Birthday RedState—and Congratulations on yet another successful launch! I am confident that RedState 3.0 will continue to offer readers factual and relevant information about the important issues facing all of us. Thanks to everyone who works to make this site great! We all know that high gas prices are hurting American families and are the single biggest obstacle to economic growth today. Gas | Read More »

    This is absolutely made of awesome.

    …and that’s all the head’s-up that half of you’d need to watch it anyway. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

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    A vote for McCain is a vote for racisim.

    “Mr. Paterson, who supported Senator Clinton throughout her campaign and was a Clinton super-delegate before endorsing Mr. Obama after Mrs. Clinton conceded, cast the presidential race in stark racial terms, saying its outcome would decide whether the nation could finally move beyond its legacy of slavery and segregation.” this is from: http://www.nysun.com/new-york/paterson-obama-defeat-would-be-victory-for-racism/82115/?print=0076236121 Does anyone else think that it is funny that Mr. Paterson voted against | Read More »

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    President Bush Eulogizes Tony Snow

    NRO has a copyof President Bush’s remarks from Tony Snow’s funeral. I’m not going to lie, I had a lump in my throat by the end. I’ve registered many complaints about President Bush’s communications shortcomings, but one thing about him, when he speaks from the heart and is well prepared with his words, he can really nail it. The remarks below are well worth a | Read More »

    A look at all of Florida’s House races

    The other day I posted an in depth look at Florida 16. With this diary entry, I’m going to take a broader look at all of Florida’s 25 congressional districts. Some of these will beg for additional analysis like I did for Florida-16, which I will try to do over the next week or so. I am hoping to use this diary entry as a | Read More »

    McCain Goes On Offense!

    The Obama Iraq Documentary: Whatever the Politics Demand Earlier today I wrote: While Obama Campaigns Overseas McCain Needs To Go On Offense- With Obama going overseas to gain favor and hold the first of its kind campaign rally’s to people who can’t vote, it’s a perfect time for McCain to strike at Obama and go on offense! While I was putting this together Marc Ambinder | Read More »

    Dear Red State- Congressional Race Anxiety Syndrome

    Dear Red State is an advice column for the politically perplexed. We are inclusive, compassionate conservatives, so feel free to differ. After all, the questioner is getting what he/she paid for! Dear Red State: I am feeling very depressed about our Congressional prospects in 2008. Everyone says the GOP is inevitably going to have major losses. This will give Speaker Pelosi and her associates more | Read More »

    We have Justice

    According to FoxNews… U.S. District Judge James Robertson on Thursday rejected an effort by Usama bin Laden’s former driver, Salim Hamdan, to postpone his trial. Hamdan argued he would suffer irreparable harm if his was tried before he could challenge the legality of the process. Robertson’s ruling is a victory for the Bush administration, which plans to use the military commission process to prosecute alleged | Read More »

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