A Query for Political Historians Among Us

    In the history of the modern televised convention, has any major candidate lost significant polling ground in the week prior to the convention?It’s shocking to me that Obama, headed into what should be a glorious public display of support and a great coming together of the Clinton-Obama horde, seems to have dropped 7-8 points in national polling in just the past ten days. I wonder | Read More »

    Hydrogen Fraud

    Some may have heard of a plan to drive Hydrogen-fueled cars across the country, in a demonstration of technical maturity and practicality. It’s a great idea if you can do it, but it turns out to have been a lie. Says Gizmodo:…if you’re going to heavily promote your cross-country trek as the “first ever” for hydrogen-powered vehicles, at least make sure large, 1,000-mile stretches of | Read More »

    I Like Debra

    There seems to be a strategy by the McCain camp to create quick relevant ads that convey similar themes. However, the also convey similar styles. Anybody notice this. They are kind of getting a little boring stylistically. I like this Debra ad for no other reason that it is a little different style and has a really positive tone.

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    Obamunists descend on Denver…..

    **Is the media going to pay any attention to the fact that Rage Against the Machine is a big supporter of the Obamunist movement. This is a band that burned the American flag with pride at the 21st century version of “Woodstock.” How can the Democrats get away with nominating a guy that belongs to an anti-American church, partying with a flag-burning band, and victimizing | Read More »

    Oh Dear!

    The National Security Archive released a report last Friday that sheds even more light on the premeditated lying and deception that took the United States to war in Iraq. The findings are based on new evidence compiled by Dr. John Prados and published by the National Security Archive. Most notably, Dr. Prados shows the depth of the deception perpetrated against citizens and Congress regarding the | Read More »

    Led Zeppelin doesn’t want to offend

    So in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, Led Zeppelin toned down the lyrics to their song “Whole Lotta Love” in order to not offend the delicate sensibilities of the Chinese. Is anyone else scratching their head over that one?What is it about murderous dictatorships that make them lean so heavily in the direction of prudishness? How does one resolve the conflict between a willingness | Read More »

    Obama Aides Defend Bank’s Pay to Biden Son

    What a surprise that a 6 term/35 year Washington Insider has his sons neck deep in lobbying for interests before his own committee. Then again, nothing screams “hope and change” more than choosing a guy who has spent a total of three years NOT on the government payroll, and who first moved to DC the same year John McCain was having his arms broken by | Read More »

    Recapping a busy weekend at RedState

    If you actually took the weekend off, we haven’t. Here is what you missed in our coverage of Joe Biden, then entire coverage of which you can find by going here. Likewise, you can have your coverage of Joe Biden included by using the tag “Joe Biden” including the quotation marks.Leverkuhn is excited by the Biden pick.Blue Collar Muse thinks there’s gonna be some self | Read More »


    Team Obama planning to “milk” Beau Biden’s deployment “for all it’s worth”

    An Obama adviser has announced to the world that he will use Biden’s son to score political points, stating:”Biden is very well aware that his son’s deployment is going to be a big part of what we do in October. It’s part of our narrative and we’re going to milk it for all it’s worth,” says one of the Obama advisers. “Republicans would do the | Read More »

    Bill Kristol continues his one man campaign for Lieberman

    For a long time Bill Kristol has used John McCain as the empty vessel of Kristol’s hopes and desires. John McCain may not be what Kristol wants, but Kristol imagines him so.Here is his latest. After floating the trial balloon of a Lieberman nomination a while back, it seems clear with today’s column that Kristol was floating the Lieberman nomination on his own, and not | Read More »

    Lawuit Against Obama’s Condidacy

    I haven’t heard of this anywhere except last night from a radio show caller who apparently has more time on his hands than I do and just cruises the internet for this sort of thing. It’s one of those really late night shows that you have to question how crazy the host is just as much as you do the callers. Kind of like Coast | Read More »

    Granholm, Dems hit Denver, Michigan’s struggling families the last thing on their minds

    Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Are you ready for some of the most over-done, painful, cringe inducing television coverage you’ve ever seen?  You’d better be, because the Democratic National Convention officially kicks off today in Denver and it will be all you hear about (and breathlessly, I might add) from the MSM for the next five days.There’s going to be non-stop cable news coverage, radio | Read More »

    Four VP Gambits

    1) THE FEMALE GAMBIT — Sarah Palin.Upside: Conservatives will love her. Women will vote for her (not all of them, but some of them just to break the “glass ceiling”). Good campaigner, means Biden will have to be careful in his debate attacks to not be seen bullying and we all know how careful Biden is.Downside: Trooper gate, does she fit McCain’s personality style. Other | Read More »

    Financial Markets This Week

    Markets will be very, very quiet until next week as everyone finishes up his vacation. Inside the quiet backdrop, there was a lot of weekend chatter about the money markets, which continue to be essentially non-functional after more than a year. It’s impossible to imagine anything that will unfreeze interbank lending, especially in London. This is going to be a boot planted on the neck | Read More »

    Sununu Battles Back

    David Broder, hardly a source likely to report good news for the GOP until it’s fully established, says that John Sununu is pulling back into striking distance of Jeanne Shaheen in a race many Republicans gave up for dead months ago: Here on the ground, it looks a lot less certain that Democrat Jeanne Shaheen will cut short the promising career of Sen. John Sununu, | Read More »

    Portland: Union Workers Physically Attack Worker Free Choice Rally

    With more on the card check battle, we have a rally against Unions set up in Portland, Maine where members of the SEIU and the AFL-CIO confronted the pro-choice advocates in a typically uncivil, even threatening, union manner. One union thug even turned over a display table, trying to prevent the pro-choice folks from setting up their displays. From reports from the scene (video here), | Read More »

    MI Morning Update: DNC kicks off in Denver, Biden on Obama’s inexperience

    71 Days Until Election DayAugust 25, 2008MORNING UPDATE:DEMOCRAT’S CONVENTION…apparently the Democrats have suddenly developed a keen sense of morality… John Edwards has been banned from making a speech at the Democratic Convention for having an affair and lying about it…in his place, Bill Clinton will be speaking!BIDEN ON BARACK OBAMA…in his own words, Joe Biden makes the case against Barack Obama.  He raises the question | Read More »

    Did I just step into “Bizarro RedState”?

    I am in the middle of a big company re-org and I cannot dedicate the time I would like to dedicate to RedState. But I do come back and post every now and then and lately, I have seen a lot of interest in McCain nominating a woman VP to (quote) “get the woman’s vote” or to “get Hillary’s disheartened supporters.” And especially has the | Read More »

    Why we need to cut the corporate tax

    Where would you put your business? And wouldn’t cutting it be real stimulus?H/T Greg Mankiw

    Redstate’s own Haystack arrested Sat. on LSD Charges..Released

    The Broward County man accused of running a huge LSD lab at a decommissioned nuclear weapons silo in Florida and giving cops cookies laced with LSD, was released, in one of the Largest gaffes in Broward Sheriff dept. history, and is a nonsmoking, marathon-running vegetarian, a Harvard graduate and deputy director of a University of Florida Boy’s Pep squad.Haystack, 55, from the bad side of | Read More »

    War on poverty?

    Barack Obama who lives in an upper middle class suburb in Chicago and has a brother who lives in a hut in Kenya? This boggles my mind.I understand that families can be complex and that they share a birth father but very different lives in different countries.. The article I read said he lives on about a dollar a month. He lives in a hut | Read More »

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    A dissenting view on the Biden selection

    I’ve been encountering much glee at Redstate over the choice of Joe Biden as Obama’s running mate, but I cannot join in that glee.While not a spectacular pick (if indeed Obama has such a pick available), Biden is a solid defensive pick. And given the overall Democratic tide this year, defense is a rational tactic at this time.First, VP candidates rarely win elections; in the | Read More »


    Dems Already Making Preemptive Excuses

    Tell me if you’ve had this happen to you recently. You’re conversing/debating with a known leftist friend or colleague, and the topic of Obama comes up. They spend several hours praising The One, how he’s so brilliant, so articulate, so charming, so… everything this country needs.Then they say, “But I don’t think he’s going to be elected” with despair in their voice.Naturally, you ask, “Why | Read More »

    Obama solves America’s Energy crises

    Obama has a game plan to solve USA’s energy problem.It is called the 240% solution.Obama will rely heavily on solar power and wind which are currently very expensive generators of energy. The brand new Solar One plant southwest of Las Vegas produces energy at 240% times the current market price of energy. It is the most efficient solar power plant in the world. I guess | Read More »

    Gravitas? (Part Deux)

    In the world of former Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joe Biden, the Constitution doesn’t mean what it explicitly and clearly says it means.


    Still think that Joe Biden is a serious student of foreign and national security policy?

    Frank Rich Doesn’t Deserve A Job Writing For A Major Newspaper

    Or even a minor one. Here is why.Really, this is embarrassing stuff, even when one considers that it is Rich doing the writing. It shows no understanding whatsoever of the nature of international competition, the state of affairs in China, how China will be able to compete in and influence the world or the underlying strengths that continue to buttress America even in tough times.Oh, | Read More »

    O’Bama is Just Another “Bait & Switch” Politician

    Cannot believe…, as the Democratic campaign goes on…; the true nature of Barrack O’Bama keeps manifiesting itself!!!First Barrack promised Hillary that she would be considered (even if not selected) for the VP position…. He did not keep his promise!He promised all his followers, supporters and workers…, they would be the first to know who the VP “candidate select” would be…; before anyone else in the | Read More »

    LATimes Brooks Thinks Russia/Georgia War is Funny

    The L.A. Times’ Rosa Brooks has done it again, taken a serious subject and made an uninformed romp of it. One wonders how the old Georgian lady seen in news photos standing wounded among the ruins of her apartment building, or the Georgian Mother running down the street, infant in her arms, trying to escape Russian tanks might feel about the humor with which Brooks | Read More »

    Forced Unionism at UPS Being Fought

    Forced unionism is one of the issues that galls right to work advocates the most. How can we, as a free people, be forced by state laws to join a union just to keep a job? Worse, how can one be forced to pay union dues without even joining a union just to keep a job? Is this not America where one has free choice? | Read More »

    The Biden Factor

    There have been innumerable opinions and articles so far about the Obama / Biden candidacy. Why did Obama choose Joe Biden as his running mate? What was he thinking? And what can he possibly hope to gain from having Biden on the ticket? What is he likely to sacrifice?I’m no expert, clearly. Just an Average Joe American with an opinion on everything, including politics and | Read More »

    Miscellaneous Morning Tidbits

    Now that the Dem Veepstakes are resolved, on to the Republicans. Here’s what I can tell you.Joe Lieberman’s (I-CN) star has burned out on the veep spot. I’m told McCain very much wanted Lieberman, but the campaign has heard from enough people to know it won’t happen. Expect Lieberman to be a member of the Cabinet, letting Republican Governor Jodi Rell appoint his successor.Mitt Romney’s | Read More »

    A Very Good Introduction Video for John Kasich

    I found a great introduction video for John Kasich as a professional speaker that only had 107 views, so I thought I would share it on Redstate.I don’t think there’s a better way to introduce John Kasich as a possible Vice Presidential candidate than this video.

    The Psychology and Timing of McCain’s pick

    McCain has gone on record that he will announce his VP the day after Obama’s big speech. To me, this implies he is not going to make a convetional choice (sorry Mitt Romney). He wants to steal Obama’s spotlight but he has to be careful about throwing away what should be a big newday for him. If he makes a generic safe choice the media | Read More »


    Boycott the DNC

    We should fight the good fight and not watch the DNC. Come on, Republicans, independent conservatives, let’s drive the ratings down by not lending our support. We must collectively (eeewwww) band together and ignore this proceeding. We will hear enough of it as it is, we can’t escape it. You can read all about it spewed by the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party, the | Read More »

    Lets Discuss Possible Woman VP Candidates

    Lets have a serious discussion on what woman McCain could possibly nominate for VP slot. Please give your pros/cons to them.Gov Palin- many on here seem to have fallen in love with her but she comes from Alaska a lock for GOP and is only in her 1st term of Governor. Has she really been tried and tested? Does her librarian image hurt her? Would | Read More »

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    Madonna cuts right to the Godwin’s Law violation.

    Madonna joins the ranks of entertainment people who seem to confuse their performance success with political savvy at the opening of her new tour in Cardiff, England. She just cuts right to the Godwin’s Law violation and proves she’s another of The Chosen One’s groupies:Amid a four-act show at Cardiff’s packed Millennium Stadium, a video interlude carried images of destruction, global warming, Nazi dictator Adolf | Read More »

    Shouldn’t Bill cry Sooey! for a Bull Hawg Party?

    By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight ReportThe only Democrat to be re-elected President since FDR is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention this week. When he does, he will be speaking to possibly the largest gathering ungrateful beneficiaries in modern American political history and in world history since Winston Churchill last addressed the British Parliament.Why should Bill | Read More »


    Meanwhile: Bush (USA) and Tbilisi, Iraq, other places Russia and Iran aren’t

    By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight ReportThe media focuses on horse races between men while the Earth turns. Some major events have occurred on the third stone from the Sun and significant dawgs haven’t barked within the din of mostly insignificant barking by McCain, Obama and Biden.Russian forces occupy a small portion of former USSR slave state, Georgia. For | Read More »


    Am at the right place

    Am I at the right place with liked minded people. I have almost finished the book the obama nation and all I can say is that this guy should never ever be president! I would love to know that I have found a homewith like minded people. I woild love to know how I could get envolved to learn what do to do to combat | Read More »

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    McCain’s housing problems and Hillary

    What does the Obama campaign have against strong, independent women? The attack on John McCain for the sin of being married to a business woman who does not consult him in all her real estate dealings is ill timed, hitting the airwaves days before Obama announces he would rather choose a tired Washington hack for his running mate than his party’s second most popular figure. | Read More »

    Biden in debt? Does this reveal something important about his ability to handle finances?

    Joe Biden is ranked as the “poorest” U.S. senator, listing his net worth at negative $300,000. Question: He’s been making six-figures for over 30 years. How did he end up in debt at this point in his life?Is he unable to manage his finances? Does he not understand saving, investing, etc.? *Might this be more relevant than McCain’s real estate investments? * We are, after | Read More »


    Brutal CNN poll: McCain 47, Obama 47(Biden bounce!!)

    CNN has just released a new poll after Obama anounced his VP pick. To put it mildly, it’s brutal…CNN poll: Post-Biden poll shows dead heat It’s a dead heat in the race for the White House. The first national poll conducted entirely after Barack Obama publicly named Joe Biden as his running mate suggests that battle for the presidency between the Illinois senator and Republican | Read More »

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    Nicaraguan Army Chief of Staff Visits USS Kearsarge to Thank Operation Continuing Promise Personnel

    Part X in a multi-part series about Operation Continuing Promise (Use RedState Tag Operation Continuing Promise for all previous entries)  Regularly Updated Photostream Here (Unfortunately, that security issue wasn’t quite worked out, so no new photos uploaded since last RS post)Nicaraguan Army Chief of Staff Major General Javier Aviles paid a visit to Puerta Cabezas and came aboard the USS Kearsarge for a press conference and | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton’s pro-forma denunciation of John McCain’s ad.

    We finally got a response from Hillary’s people to this McCain ad:…and it’s certainly, um, well, a statement. The following is a statement released today by Hillary Clinton’s Spokeswoman Kathleen Strand in response to the McCain campaign’s new ad “Passed Over.” “Hillary Clinton’s support of Barack Obama is clear. She has said repeatedly that Barack Obama and she share a commitment to changing the direction | Read More »

    Reagan chose him, why not McCain?

    Is there any question that many of our political choices come with a great many caveats? In the race for the White House it seems that most anyone will say anything if it can further their own end, regardless of previous statements to the contrary.There is one man who words ring as true today as they did when Ronald Reagan selected him to fill one | Read More »

    Attacking Fox News in Denver

    Today I had the dubious privilege of attending a protest here in Denver. Recreate68 and several other protest groups organized a rally with speeches and music, followed by a protest march to the entrance to Pepsi Center, where the convention will be held. I have a number of videos and photos, but I wanted to post this one right away. I was able to capture | Read More »

    Class Warfare

    That’s all I hear from Democrats, “Out of touch”, “Only for the rich” Early this morning on Face The Nation Governors Kathleen Sebelius(D-KS) and Ed Rendell(D-PA), along with Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr(D-IL). talked about John McCain and his many houses “problem” They said that showed John McCain to be out of touch with the American people. What really annoyed me was not the fact they | Read More »

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    Dear Redsall y’all{…I believe that it’s from the same guy – same username, at least. Oddly, I think that he hacked the program to let him accelerate upwards. Which is kind of sad. – Screwface}

    Top Five VP Considerations

    I would suggest Colin Powell, Michael Steele, Elizabeth Dole, Charlie Crist, Mitt Romney? Reasons for or Against?!