Scott Walker and That Koch Money

    Eight months out from the first caucus, the Left is already developing a message about the potential Republican nominee.  It will make little difference who that candidate will be which illustrates two things.  First, their logic is inconsistent given the online rhetoric thus far.  Second, it is obvious from the main target of that rhetoric that they probably fear this candidate more than any other | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger: Ted Cruz Running For President Because Of Social And New Media; Jeb Bush Will Win Because He’s A Good Manager

    [mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ] Illinois 16th district Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger was on with Roe Conn AM 720 WGN last week and the face of the House GOP establishment on all things foreign affairs was in rare RINO form taking shots at a fellow Republican in Presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% | Read More »

    What do Medicaid, EBT and Public Housing Offer Americans That Public Education Does Not?

    Unlike Americans that receive entitlements such as Medicaid, EBT, and housing assistance, most parents have no real choice when it comes to enrolling their kids in school.

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    Ben Carson: A good man without solid political principles

    Ben Carson: A good man without solid political principles

    Ben Carson is a good man. He is, in fact, an American success story. Carson has never held political office. He is relatively new to the political world. Based on what I have seen from him, Carson does not seem to have a principled political foundation beneath him. A solid political worldview is essential. It is more important than personal experience and virtues. Those who vote | Read More »

    The Clinton Body Count

    The Clinton Body Count

    I am not typically one who is drawn in by conspiracy theories for sure. Today, however, I was reading around and I found this link in a comment over at another conservative blog: The Clinton Body Count I am sure as with most conspiracy type informational sites that there is truth mixed with some far stretched associations and the like. I decided to read it | Read More »

    The Government Raisin Ring

    Possibly one of the biggest property-rights case since Kelo has recently been argued before the Supreme Court. The property in question this time is not land, but raisins. A couple, the Hornes, who were raisin farmers in California were fined for declining to participate in a government sponsored raisin regulatory group. The raisin growers sued the government under the 5th Amendment with regard to their | Read More »

    Obama’s Accomplishments

    I found these on Facebook and I thought the author did a pretty good job of listing all of our president’s achievements. Mind you they may need some fact checking. But they are amusing just the same.(and yet they are not) Plus, I think they could be used in a conversation with a liberal who would most undoubtedly be offended. So without further ado here | Read More »

    Take Action Now to STOP Painful Late-Term Abortions

    Tomorrow, Wednesday May 13th, the U.S. House is expected to take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). This bill seeks to stop brutal late-term abortions after 20 weeks, or 5 months of pregnancy, based on the child’s ability to feel excruciating pain. The vote on this compassionate bill coincides with the two-year anniversary of the conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a grisly | Read More »

    Jeb Bush: worst of the worst for 2016

    Jeb Bush: worst of the worst for 2016

    Believe it or not, we are only 18 months away from the 2016 presidential election — assuming that Obama doesn’t issue an Executive Order declaring himself king and cancel it — and the electorate is beginning to see just how little the Washington establishment has to offer from the so-called front-runners in both parties. According to a just released George Washington University Battleground Poll, Americans | Read More »

    Georgia Governor Signs The ‘Student Data Privacy, Accessibility, and Transparency Act.’

    I was appointed last year to a study committee that looked at the federal role in education. One of the topics that came up was the increased reliance on data schools collect from students. This data is valuable for teachers and educators as it helps them understand how the student is doing, and what areas the student may need help. It also presents challenges. Over | Read More »

    After Hillary loses in 2016, what’s the future of the Democrat Party?

    Among the silliest books ever published are those that attempt to extrapolate a single event into a semi-apocalyptic vision of the future. Kevin Phillips did so in 1969 with “The Emerging Republican Majority.”  Not to be outdone, in 2003, John Judas produced “The Emerging Democratic Majority.”   My personal “favorite,” as one who spent a career in the financial services industry, is James Glassman’s 2000 | Read More »

    Worse Than Government-Caused Uncertainty? Certainty the Government is Against You

    Without investment, everything economic collapses. Stasis is death. We must constantly create and innovate to move forward our massive $14-trillion-per-year economy. That takes lots and lots and LOTS of speculative capital. Without certain certainties, investment collapses. If investors don’t have any reasonable idea what’s going to happen in a market – they won’t invest in that market. That is not to say guarantees. Investing is | Read More »

    The Only Way to End Institutional Racism is to End the Democrat Party

    The only way to end institutional racism in America is to banish the Democrat party and any future political entity Progressives might rebrand themselves as.  Contrary to what minorities have been brainwashed to believe, it is the Democrat Party – not the Republicans – who have a rich and enduring history of racism in America. Democrats were the party of slavery.  They fought at every | Read More »

    The unnecessary immigration conundrum

    In politics today there are two options when it comes to immigration. You either need to tow the democrat line and want amnesty for all or you need to tow the republican line and desire a big government border TSA accompanied by a big government border bureaucracy and a big government project like a big government border fence. The reality is that these two options | Read More »

    Pennsylvania 2016 and the Senate Race

    With the announcement that Mark Rubio would be running for President and that he would not seek reelection to the Senate from Florida, many eyes have turned there.  Since there are more Republicans defending seats in 2016 in the Senate, there is the possibility they may lose their majority.  First, it should be noted that many of the GOP seats are in the rather safe | Read More »

    How You Can Save America! Step One!

    How You Can Save America! Step One!

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    Video: Paul Campaign Worker LICKS Dem. Tracker’s Camera Lens

    Video: Paul Campaign Worker LICKS Dem. Tracker's Camera Lens

    You really have to see it for yourself. In case you didn’t already think Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% supporters were weird, this proves it beyond the shadow of a doubt.  Nobody’s sure whether Paul’s New Hampshire political director David Chesley simply wanted to taste the lens, or if he was going for the “blurred” look.  In any case, the American Bridge video | Read More »

    Marita Noon: An open letter to Dr. Ben Carson—and all presidential candidates—on energy policies

    Dr. Carson, while supporting renewable energy, like ethanol, may seem vogue, because you are running for the highest office in the land, I encourage you—and all presidential candidates—to learn from the recent elections in the UK.

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    Ben Carson agrees with Andrew Jackson

    Say what you will about the direction of the Supreme Court since at least the 1930’s, but Ben Carson may be advocating an even more aggressive executive than President Obama. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday” Chris Wallace and Ben Carson engaged in a constitutional debate of sorts. Mr. Carson, apparently, had some qualms about the President having to enforce laws which he termed | Read More »

    Which GOP Senators running for president show up to work?

    Which GOP Senators running for president show up to work?

    Barack Obama has become known as the “part-time president” due to his excessive golfing. In fact, since taking office, Obama has played well over 200 rounds of golf. He spends more time playing golf than receiving intel briefings. Some say this could have been predicted. As a U.S. senator, Obama missed 24.2% of his votes, most of them after he decided to run for the | Read More »

    Retailers Seek Another Crony Bailout

    A new study by the American Action Forum examines the cost of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2010.  The law intended to protect consumers and taxpayers has done the opposite — costing the America people by nearly $1 trillion in lost economic growth. The bill was written by liberals and | Read More »

    Osama bin Laden is dead ….. who knew?

    The Hill is carrying a story about a book excerpt published in the London Review of Books this past Sunday from author Seymour Hersh.  The book, entitled, The Killing of Osama bin Laden, reportedly details that President Obama deceived (a.k.a. lied to) the American people regarding the narrative as to how the bin Laden raid was handled.  As our President is always the smartest man | Read More »

    Speculating About Obama Foreign Policy Motives

    “The White House foreign policy is either incompetent or delusional.” As far as I can tell, that pretty much summarizes the current state of the discussion. Why does President Obama seem determined to alienate our friends and cozy up to our enemies? Let me advance two alternative hypotheses about Obama foreign policy motives. Hypothesis 1: Putin Has Something On Obama Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server was | Read More »

    GOP & Dems Agree: Cut Texas Taxes!

    The Senate has passed a property tax cut. The House has passed a sales tax cut. The Senate, led by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, followed the clear will of the people and delivered on their promise to reduce property taxes and continue elimination of the franchise tax. The House took a different approach. While the GOP stands for tax cuts of all flavors, while living | Read More »

    John McCain’s “Mini-Me” ready to run for president

    John McCain's "Mini-Me" ready to run for president

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 44%, who can usually found around the Capitol playing the role of “Mini-Me” to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 53%‘s “Dr. Evil,” says he’s “98.6 percent sure” that he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Like McCain before him, Graham is a member of the Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame. He is considered | Read More »

    Why The Left Must Lose

    Why The Left Must Lose

    President Obama was swept into office in 2012 because Republicans went along with the false notion that the Left really wants what’s best for America—they just go about it differently. On the back of a foreign policy triumph of the “Arab Spring” (in scare quotes because it was neither Arab not spring; rather it was trading a set of strong-man dictators for a worse cabal | Read More »

    Umm … Islamic Terrorists Attempted Mass Murder … IN TEXAS!

    I find it beyond incredible that so many on the left and their hacks in the media are focused on what Pam Geller did, and ignore the fact that two Islamic terrorists attempted mass murder in the United States. Geller was supposedly guilty of “hate speech.” So the rest of the story doesn’t matter? Given that definition, then “art” depicting Jesus in urine is also hate | Read More »

    Big Government Advocates Say They Want More Competition – Their ‘Solutions’ Result in Less

    The road to Hell is paved with good government intentions. We need not ascribe malicious motives to Big Government advocates – we need only look at their results. Total US Debt Rises Over $18 Trillion; Up 70% Under Barack Obama Why Are We Not Talking About America’s $123 Trillion In Unfunded Liabilities? With this track record of uber-failure – which has put us on the | Read More »

    About that Article V Solution…

    As other commentators here on Redstate have suggested primarily in the area of same sex marriage, but also other areas, the solution to Leftist over-reach of the Federal government and the Leftist agenda, states need to petition Congress to call a Constitutional Convention to propose an amendment dealing with the issue.  Although these efforts should be lauded, one suspects in the end they are exercises | Read More »

    A Simple Infographic to Understand the Choice in 2016… More Barack Obama or a Return to Reagan

    One of the most difficult games to play in politics is the notion of what might have been… How might things have been different had JFK not been shot? How might have things have been different had Al Gore won in 2000? How might things have been different had Mitt Romney or Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 53% not run inept campaigns against | Read More »

    When all else fails, The People must not

    According to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%’s Legal Limit Report #4, the Obama administration, building on the foundations from past administrations, had by April of 2014, racked up 76 instances of power abuses and lawlessness.  By the middle of last month, the administration had issued Social Security numbers to 541,000 illegal immigrants in defiance of a federal court injunction.  It could be | Read More »

    Did Free Speech Just Take a Hit?

    In April, the Supreme Court released their opinion in the case of William-Yulee vs. Florida Bar.   This case involved a candidate for Hillsborough County judge who directly solicited campaign contributions in an open letter to supporters announcing her candidacy.  Although she lost the primary election, the Florida Bar sought sanctions against her for violating the established Judicial Code of Conduct.  That code forbids anyone | Read More »

    Chris Christie’s Hail Mary

    Chris Christie recently unveiled a plan to overhaul Social Security. This is his Hail Mary to get back in the game of running for President. Though I applaud his decision to make entitlement reform a major portion of his platform, his proposal is merely another veiled tax increase on the wealthy. There are two portions to his reform plan. The first is to raise the | Read More »

    CNN Host Sally Kohn Race-Baits Like a Pro

    CNN Host Sally Kohn Race-Baits Like a Pro

    Sally Kohn probably thinks Jews inflate prices on purpose because others want to “Jew them down.”  Oh, wait, Sally Kohn is Jewish. CNN host Kohn definitely thinks that police officers only let people who’ve misplaced their wallet on the NYC subway for free because they’re white and upperclass. Forgot my wallet. MTA officer let me on subway for free. #classprivilege #whiteprivilege — Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) | Read More »

    WE GAVE IT ALL AWAY!

    Hillary and her sleazy hubby, Slick Willy,  are hip deep in a financial scandal. She is the front runner of the Democratic Party. If she is the best they have …. Our illustrious Speaker of the House says the Clintons are “good people”.  He seems to have a problem with judging character. He also has many more shortcomings that it would be redundant to discuss | Read More »

    Damn It, THERE HAS TO BE A LIMIT!

    TREASON: US Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 115, Para 2381 “Whosoever, having allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000, | Read More »

    The Untold Story of Garland Texas and Media Tolerance of Gender Violence

    Two separate but related events held at Garland, Texas Independent School District’s Curtis Culwell Center evidence media coverage that selectively expresses tolerance of sexism, gender violence and hate crimes. Culwell Center first hosted on January 17th Sound Vision Foundation’s Stand with the Prophet, which it stated was more than an event. It was “A movement to defend the Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message” | Read More »

    Is Oprah Teaching Subud?

    Author, senior editor of Charisma News, and director of Awakening House of Prayer, Jennifer LeClaire rightly identifies Oprah’s recent advocacy of “spirituality” and prayer as deceptive. During Oprah’s recent Stanford University lecture “on a meaningful life,” LeClaire differentiates between prayer within a biblical perspective and something else that incorporates “New Age meditation exercises.” Interestingly, and quite deceptively, Oprah’s all inclusive, interfaith message emphasizing rhythm and | Read More »

    Silent Christian Bashing: The Rise of Common Era Dating and Fall of B.C. Dating

    Re-posted from World Net Daily Daily headlines prove that Christian persecution has reached epidemic proportions, creating a global humanitarian and political crisis, most notably in the Middle East and Africa. Concurrently, all Christians throughout the world are experiencing another form of persecution. On the surface it is peaceful and silent, but underneath just as deadly as the physical kind sans the torture, beheadings and refugees. | Read More »

    Sympathy for Geller

    We seem to live in a society where the most outraged win.  This has not escaped the enemies of Western civilization and of America.  This has also not escaped the hoodlums pillaging the streets of American cities like Ferguson and Baltimore who use outrage as an excuse to re-enact the sacking of Rome.  Outrage seems to cover an awful lot of sins. Just take a | Read More »

    Bill O’Reilly, I think you’d be surprised what Jesus would do

    Hey Bill, been watching you for years.  Sometimes I agree with your “Talking Points” memo and sometimes, like now, I think you’ve got it wrong.  I mean, really wrong. Your Talking Points memo of May 7, “How Emotion can Damage America” was not a total washout.  Any individual, with a shred of humanity, is in favor of defeating ISIS and the jihad.  However, both you | Read More »

    Conservatives Matter

    I guess this is one final plea to the Establishment not to shove Jeb Bush down our throats. With all the viable candidates we have running it boggles the mind why you would want this clown over some of the others. Please, I beg you, give us even Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92%. While still flawed, next to another Bush, he is | Read More »

    ANARCHY IN BALTIMORE

            Should dedicated police officers be intimidated and threatened by street mobs? Should our first line of defense against criminality, public lewdness and disorder, be under siege by those intent on overthrowing our Nation? Should police be disbanded or made to relinquish their weapons? If we capitulate, America as we know it will be history. Demonstrators right to free speech and to assemble peacefully are | Read More »

    Unions – To Serve and Protect Whom?

    One of the important take-aways of the Freddie Gray tragedy and the Baltimore riots is the expanded awareness that, while the police union does believe in the mission to “serve and protect” the public – their first priority is to serve and protect their members.  For example, by union contract in Baltimore, police have 10 days before they must answer questions regarding incidents like the | Read More »

    The Strange Case of America and Iran

    The Obama administration’s idea of foreign policy “leadership” is predicated upon naivete and miscalculation.  I can think of no single foreign policy success.  His first term started by alienating two countries that expended tremendous political capital to base a missile defense system.  This was followed by the great apology tour among Arab countries, bowing to a foreign king, “resetting” relations with Russia with a prop | Read More »

    Reflections on the British Election

    For the past 70 years of “Pax Americana”, in its contest with the Soviet Union and China the United States has had a circle of close supporters and allies – Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and perhaps France.  We owe our view of the relationship between government and the people – and our American constitution – to the British thinking which evolved from the Magna | Read More »

    It’s Complicated: Millennials and the GOP

    It’s the question President Obama’s campaign answered correctly, and arguably one of the most important lessons Republicans can learn from. After all, according to an analysis from the post-presidential election of 2012: “Mitt Romney would have cruised to the White House had he managed to split the youth vote with Barack Obama.” Since I am part of the ” Millennials” generation I can argue confidentially | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton is a Bore

    Hillary Clinton is a Bore

    As long as Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democrat nominee, we won’t see the same exuberance from crowds that we witnessed when the wide-eyed flocked to see Barack Obama. But Hillary is a female, and, if anything, the Left should love their chance to be on the “right side of history”. After all, they’re the progressive, enlightened ones who keep reminding us it’s 2015 and | Read More »

    The First Law of Progressivism

    I think a physics term can help in our quest to better know the “Progressive” strategy. And by progressive I mean liberal democrat, socialist, Marxist, secular humanist/materialist, etc.
    That term is entropy.

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    Dogs, Fleas, and Jeb Bush’s Evolution on Marriage

    God is back in the news with marriage and religious freedom debates and the 2016 presidential election underway. The Wall Street Journal first reported in January of a key adviser’s recommendation that Jeb Bush, a possible 2016 Republican presidential nominee, discuss his faith to better identify with white, born-again Christians. The demographic represents the majority of 2012 GOP primary voters (56 percent in Iowa, 64 | Read More »