Hillary Needs a Man

    Hillary Needs a Man

    From the diaries.. One of my first thoughts upon hearing the (not surprising) news that Hillary Clinton is officially in the running for the presidency was: “She wouldn’t have gotten here without Bill.” It’s not as if they adore each other or anything. They clearly understand that they’re both one-half of a politically motivated duo whose role as a power couple won’t be ending any | Read More »

    Review of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Announcement Speeches

    Two Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95% and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rand Paul93%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard93% have formally announced that they are running for President. I watched both speeches and last week gave a review the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95% speech. Last Tuesday, April 7, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rand Paul93%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard93% announced his candidacy in a | Read More »

    Lighting the Flame of this Movement

    Social movements create change.  Politicians absorb social movements into their power base and, once they gain critical mass, exert legal power over society to appease the movement.  Once a movement’s central objectives have been absorbed into legal change, the movement dissipates.  All movements have a catalyst which galvanizes members into action, wrapped in the concept of “should”.  The question I want to answer is what it | Read More »

    The 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

    The short duration of the 2016 presidential primary period, the large number of conservatives likely to run for president, and the much smaller number of establishment Republicans likely to be in the race combine to increase greatly the possibility that an establishment Republican will win the 2016 nomination.

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    Accusing Anti-Hillary Voters of Sexism is a Desperate Charge!

    Accusations of sexism were leveled toward anti-Hillary Clinton voters within an hour of Clinton announcing she will seek the presidency in 2016. But those are desperate charges. Think – Sarah Palin! The charge that those who oppose Clinton do so thinking, “I Won’t Vote For Hillary Just Because She’s Running and Female,” are simply ridiculous. Of course, it is never too early to begin painting a false, desperate | Read More »

    The Problem with Carly

    This morning, the left side of the internet is all agog with speculative frenzy that Hillary will become our first female president. Hillary Clinton has just announced to the surprise of no one but Biden that, yes, she really truly will claim her birthright and seek to be president in 2016. On the right side of the internet, there is speculation in some quarters that | Read More »

    Hillary’s Scorched Earth “Accomplishments”

    Hillary's Scorched Earth "Accomplishments"

    Meteor of death Hillary Clinton’s trail of fire, devastation and scorched earth leaves nothing living in its wake. Would any serious person hire someone with this résumé to be chief executive of a pizza parlor, never mind the government of the United States? Here’s a list of Hillary’s “accomplishments” during her career.  Behold her curriculum vitae: Watergate Judiciary (1973):  Jerry Zeifman, chief counsel to the | Read More »

    “Join Us in Stopping Hillary”, Really?? (EDITED)

     

    Higher Costs, New Taxes – The Perpetual Lie: More Government = Less Expensive

    We’ve heard it for generations. Let government get more involved – and private sector prices will fall. We’ve heard it in defense of new programs – and (ever) more regulations. We have centuries of evidence to the contrary. Government promises already made are unfathomably short of coin. Federal Unfunded Liabilities Total $84 Trillion In part because the government is either woefully unskilled at guesstimating its | Read More »

    “Mr. Smith, do you still beat your wife?” and other lies the GOP must contend with in order to win in 2016

    The lies of the left drive American politics. For years we heard the “Bush Lied” mantra chanted endlessly. It didn’t matter that the claim was wrong. A lie is a very specific thing… Saying a falsehood when you know it to be wrong. Bush never did that. While in retrospect the question of Saddam’s WMDs is unclear, at the time George Bush, Bill Clinton and | Read More »

    Pro-ISIS Group Posts List of Names & Addresses of Americans – Apparently Targeted for Attacks

    Last year, in September, ISIS called for random attacks against individuals in the U.S. The terrorist group’s spokesman specifically called for lone-wolf attacks and provided instructions on how to attack the Westerners: “Rig the roads with explosives for them. Attack their bases. Raid their homes. Cut off their heads. Do not let them feel secure. Hunt them wherever they may be. Turn their worldly life | Read More »

    Hillary’s announcement video…. LGBT couples: TWO; Churches: ZERO

    One odd thing about Hillary’s official announcement video (well, lots of  things, actually, but this one was jarring in a way): it gave a shout out to every Democrat special interest group. Blacks, Latinos, single moms. It featured a gay couple and a lesbian couple..I suspect there were  bisexual and transgendered persons in there, but how could we possibly tell? Somehow they resisted they impulse | Read More »

    Are You a Christianophobe?

    Due to the widespread usage of the words homophobe and bigot lately, I had to haul out my dictionary and look up these words. I was not sure what was being said, and I think that when I hear any word used repeatedly, I need to check it out. First homophobe. I use the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition as my guide for all things | Read More »

    What the Hell is 99Rise?

    A Leftist group recently gained some high-profile notoriety on two occasions when they interrupted proceedings inside the United States Supreme Court.  The first incident occurred in January and the second on April 1st.  In both cases, the protesters stood up and shouted slogans to effect of overturning the recent McCutcheon vs. FEC and Citizens United decisions.  After their arrest in the January, those protesters were slapped with fines | Read More »

    Of Geese and Ganders

    Okay, okay. We all know that the Democrat Party media oracles are all shameless shills for the Tyranny Movement. There is nothing new in any of this: We know they pour their ideology into whatever ill-fitting pantsuit (or Dumbo Ears) who comes along. We know they will guard and protect that ideology as if it were the Ark of the Covenant. Thus, we know they | Read More »

    Some Possible Anti-Hillary Commercials

    First commercial: Opens with person in the street (Jesse Watters?)  asking people who they are voting for and why.  Every person that says “Hillary because she’s a woman” or something to that effect is used in the final cut.  As screen goes black, voice over asks, “Is that all she has?”  Purpose: Defuse the first woman president meme and exposes the Pantsuit Posse and that | Read More »

    Join Us In Stopping Hillary

    Join Us In Stopping Hillary

    Today, Hillary Clinton announced what we already knew: she’s running for president. She has been running for president for at least a decade, but she’s been running from scandal for even longer. In fact, Clinton is synonymous with scandal. Can you remember a time when the Clintons haven’t been associated with controversy? The fact is, Hillary Clinton doesn’t think the rules apply to her. She | Read More »

    Rand Paul, the Tuition Crisis, and Winning Young Voters

    I attended Rand Paul’s official launch to his Iowa campaign last Friday at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, my alma mater. Much of it went as you’d expect for a Paul event. There was a youthful, high-energy crowd. The speech was filled with applause lines about liberty, privacy & civil rights that prompted spontaneous chants of “President Paul!” But what struck me was | Read More »

    Grandma Nixon

    Grandma Nixon

    Maureen Dowd’s op-ed in The New York Times reads like a forced apology delivered by a six year old after hitting his brother—with Daddy standing behind him holding The Belt.  Surely the liberal Dowd has to support Hillary, because the spectrum of choices outside the presumptive Democratic nominee are inconceivably bad to her. But she doesn’t have to like it. Dowd compares Hillary to Nixon, | Read More »

    Hope and Change: The International Edition

    Regarding the framework for a nuclear deal with Iran, the first thing to consider is how close they are to obtaining a nuclear weapon.  Some say its imminent (Benjamin Netanyahu) while others say it is 3 years out.  The Obama administration does not believe it is imminent which then raises the question as to why they entered into negotiations at this time.  I believe the | Read More »

    Hillary Owes Americans the Truth About the Cause of Her Concussion. Trust Is Earned.

    Exactly what is going on with elder Senators? Should we be concerned about, say broken ribs, black eyes and concussions? Reid is still sporting sunglasses months after his “exercise” accident caused his concussion and Hillary wore those coke glasses for months after she “fell in her home” which caused her concussion. Neither story is very plausible. A snap of an exercise band shouldn’t cause that much lasting damage | Read More »

    Will You Vote for Someone About You Feel Hesitant?

    The Democratic nominee is going to be Hilary. The Republican candidate is going to be Jeb. Will you vote for Jeb? At this point, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rand Paul93%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard93% has won points in the left-wing press.  That means squat to Republican insiders. At this point, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95% has won points here.  That means squat to Republican | Read More »

    Review of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Announcement Speeches

    Two Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95% and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rand Paul93%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard93% have formally announced that they are running for President. I had some time today to watch both speeches. An announcement speech reveals the major platform of a candidate and why he or she has chosen to throw a hat in the ring. I will offer a | Read More »

    Hillary’s Dilemma

    With Hillary Clinton’s anticipated video announcement of her candidacy for President, some recent articles have made the assumption that she is the future president of the United States.  That is, forget Election Day 2016; just mail in the presidency to her.  They base this on two items- the alleged built-in advantage for the Democratic Party in the Electoral College and group identity politics.  I have | Read More »

    New Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Support Religious Freedom

    A new poll released by WPA Opinion Research on behalf of the Family Research Councill shows that the vast majority of Americans support religious liberty in the workplace. Last week saw Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) signing Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” infuriating liberals zealots whom alleged his legislation encouraged discrimination against gays. It’s safe to assume these delusional liberal “activists” neglected to even read the bill before taking | Read More »

    What moves Obama more? Murdered Christians or sexual deviants?

      All over the world, Christians are being murdered by followers of radical Islam just because of their faith. Meanwhile, here in America, a sexually confused teenager committed suicide by walking in front of a semi-truck. Both tragic stories, but do you know which one “moved” Obama the most? A petition on the White House website that garnered more than 120,000 signatures, well above the | Read More »

    Beyond Generation Wuss

    Beyond Generation Wuss

    The liberal is a particular breed of herd animal, a breed which tramples all to get to the front of the stampede, leaving behind nothing but a wide trail of destruction and feces. Such as it is with the latest eruption of bat guano that advanced the notion anything can be racist.  Kimberly Ross aptly described this mindset as “Generation Wuss,” but now that the stampede | Read More »

    Anyone know if Thad Cochran is still alive, or at the very least, “compos mentis?”

    Where, oh where, is the senior senator from the Magnolia state? Red Staters are well aware of the criminal farce that was the 2014 Mississippi Republican primary election. Haley Barbour and the rest of the GOPe dragged Cochran out of his bathrobe and slippers, wiped the drool from his chin, stocked the van with Depends, got him to run again, and then used the vilest | Read More »

    Is the Culture War Over ?

    Knowing that there is no fool like an old fool, the seasoned citizen trying to prove he hasn’t lost his grip on America’s rapidly changing culture quips says to his grandchild, “I’m not exactly your father’s Oldsmobile.”  His grandchild looks at him like he is a dithering old codger and says, “What’s an Oldsmobile?” If the latest tech wonders seem more like science fiction to | Read More »

    Gender Equality in the Military

    Gender Equality in the Military

    Top priorities in military conflict are completion of the mission and safety of those involved. Since training is where the groundwork is laid for what will take place on the fields of combat, standards are rigid and direction is strict. These are absolute necessities. Including women in non-traditional roles of military service, such as special forces, is still a relatively new subject to discuss. This | Read More »

    Texas Man Jailed By Feds Over Facebook Ownership Dispute

    In a country where we have become accustomed to judicial injustices being committed on an almost daily basis, Americans might be excused for becoming jaded and assuming that we have seen everything. Yet, the courts always seem to find ways to surprise and shock us. Consider, for example the case of a man in Texas thrown in jail by a Federal Judge because of his | Read More »

    Memo to Marie Harf: Sometimes “Stop It!” IS the Better Idea

    Bob Newhart used to do this skit where he played a psychiatrist who charged only five dollars (he didn’t make change) for a session, would listen at length to his patients’ problems and then offer exactly the same advice to all of them. “Stop it!” Among those who could enormously benefit from such advice is Marie Harf — State Department spokesperson and poster child for the | Read More »

    Too Much Misinformation about RFRA

    Abundant misinformation surrounds and warps discussions of the law widely identified under the acronym RFRA. The letters RFRA stand for Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The title was first used for a federal law passed in 1993. The case that triggered the law was a court ruling that criminalized use of peyote by Indian tribes who had historically considered this substance crucial to their religious observances. | Read More »

    The Left’s Newly Found (and Fake) Populism

    Generally speaking, populism is the political belief that power should ultimately rest in the hands of the “little people.”  Its hard to define who the “little people” actually are unless you on the left side of the political spectrum in which case they are the 99%.  In fact, most polling shows that the American public is generally wary of things that are “big” be they | Read More »

    Will Obama Surrender Guantanamo?

    The White House denies it will give Guantanamo to Cuba, however the President’s track record of unilateral concessions to Cuba without preconditions should serve as a warning that he indeed may surrender our naval base, property and territory, perhaps after the 2016 election. To circumvent Congress and the courts, this might be done while Congress is in recess and over the course of just a few | Read More »

    Hillary: In Search of a Case

    Any serious presidential candidate needs to be able to make a simple case as to why their party should nominate them and what they would offer the electorate as a president. Mitt Romney had demonstrated mastery of the economic system; Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rand Paul93%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard93% can broaden the appeal of the Republican party by bringing in younger voters and libertarians; Scott Walker | Read More »

    Rand Paul is too strong on the Second Amendment, according to the NRA

    Rand Paul is too strong on the Second Amendment, according to the NRA

    The NRA’s annual convention is coming up. They invited possible/announced 2016 candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Marco Rubio82%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard82%, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95%, Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush. Two people they didn’t invite: Chris Christie and Rand Paul. It is not surprising that the New Jersey moderate was not invited. But the lack of an invitation for Paul stands out. | Read More »

    CISA: New “Cybersecurity” Bill Is About Surveillance, Not Security

    Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Richard Burr57%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard57% (R-NC) is trumpeting a major Senate cyber bill that he claims is better at protecting privacy. Burr, who is chairman the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, hails this bipartisan measure which was recently approved by his panel, as taking the first step in cracking down on the theft of personal data and intellectual property. Elaborating, he goes on to | Read More »

    Slager Would Have Been Charged with the Walter Scott Shooting Anyway

    Discussions of horrible events in the immediate aftermath invariably engender scolding (typically but not exclusively) from the left that one ought not “politicize” a tragedy. That these opprobria occur well after politicization of their own is underway doesn’t seem to be any kind of logical or moral hurdle to overcome. Thus in the aftermath of Sandy Hook we get campaigns for gun bans and finger-wagging | Read More »

    Follow the Money: CSGV-NRA 2015

    Follow the Money: CSGV-NRA 2015

    If you don’t know the name Emily Miller yet, it’s time to start paying attention, especially as anti-gun groups have chosen her as their next target to bully. Miller is the chief investigative reporter for the television station WTTG FOX 5 in Washington, DC. In addition to being an award-winning journalist with an impressive background, she is an accomplished author. Her book “Emily Gets Her | Read More »

    Nuclear deal with Iran proves John Kerry was right

    Nuclear deal with Iran proves John Kerry was right

    In his article earlier this week, Tom Tancredo wondered if Obama was committing treason as a result of the nuclear “deal” he has negotiated with Iran—a deal Israel calls a dream for Iran and a nightmare for the world. The answer to that question is open for debate, but one thing is certain—he is at least guilty of committing stupidity. In the days following this | Read More »

    My freedom of association, and yours

    My freedom of association, and yours

    May I order orange juice at Memories Pizza? Last week saw the roiling of public opinion over laws in Indiana and Arkansas that seek to allow greater protection to those with religious objections to legal mandates that they perform specific actions when they claim a conscientious objector status. The media immediately interpreted the law as about discrimination against gays and lesbians, one suspects largely because | Read More »

    Air Force: F-35 ready for initial combat in 2016

    The Air Force is nearly ready to declare its F-35 fighter jets ready for initial combat use as early as August 2016, according to a top F-35 official. Major General Jeffrey Harrigian, a two-star general and pilot with more than 4,100 hours flying in fighter jets including the F-22, told Reuters this week that the Air Force variant of the F-35 was making progress towards | Read More »

    Rand Paul Exposes Democrat Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Death Culture

    Rand Paul Exposes Democrat Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Death Culture

    Thank you, Rand Paul, for sticking it to The Woman.  The AP threw him “the question” on abortion Wednesday during his NH campaign swing, and Rand threw it right back. Later in the day, when asked after a campaign stop in Milford about the interview, which the Democratic National Committee had sent reporters, Paul said, “Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it OK to | Read More »

    Is a bad white cop automatically a racist?

    99.9% of the stories about the South Carolina cop accused of murder begin with some variant of this sentence: White South Carolina ( or southern) cop shoots unarmed black man in the back, killing him. The officer in question has been fired, and will stand trial for murder. The process will unfold, the system will work. So then, is the MSM conducting its own version | Read More »

    Goals for Republican Insiders

    Like many of us here at RedState, I am a member of my local Republican Party (County Republican Central Committee in my case, referred to as RCC hereafter).  This move was prompted by our own ColdWarrior, powered by my love for America as found in the founding documents, and assisted by other RedStaters.  I have documented my process in my earliest diaries. The thesis statement for | Read More »

    Oh! Those Scary Words…

    But if thought corrupts language, language can corrupt thought.—George Orwell If anything is true today in political discourse, it is the tendency by those on the Left to distort the human language to their own ends.  This, I believe, is a major difference between us and them- our ability to cut through the bull and speak commonsense, and their inability to speak commonsense and to | Read More »

    Tuesday’s Election Results Show That Illinois Voters Are TEA Partiers At Heart

    One thing is abundantly clear in the wake of Tuesday’s consolidated election here in Illinois; at heart the voters of this state are TEA Partiers and they let local officials know it. Illinois’ taxpayers face a heavy burden.  We have the tenth highest state-local sales tax rate in the nation according to the Tax Foundation.  The Tax Policy Center meanwhile tabulate Illinoisans face the second highest | Read More »

    California’s Latest Insult to Citizens and Legal Immigrants

    This nation is not a “nation of immigrants” as is so often said without any contradiction. It is instead, a nation of laws. When it ceases being that, there will be nothing to distinguish America from any other nation. We’re already headed for the rocks.

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    I’m a libertarian, and I’m supporting Ted Cruz

    I'm a libertarian, and I'm supporting Ted Cruz

    The other night as my wife Kelsey and I were getting ready for bed, we were talking about the 2016 presidential race and discussing how things would shape up for the first-in-the-nation caucus state – our home state – of Iowa.  We had both heard that Ted Cruz was set to announce his candidacy at midnight, and were keeping a finger on the pulse of | Read More »