Apology from the RNC Director of Rapid Response
*The below apology from Jahan Wilcox, which was posted by Chairman Priebus, is appreciated by RedState, as is the severe reprimand that we were told was administered. Unfortunately, the willingness of some within the ranks of the party apparatus to demean, and sometimes even work against, conservative candidates has grown this primary cycle. While we are disappointed that this happened within the ranks of Reince’s | Read More »
Benghazi: Will Democrats Show Their True Colors?
Why is there a need for additional hearings into what happened at Benghazi? Why indeed? What difference does it really make? to quote Mrs. Clinton, the former Secretary of State. After countless hours and hearings into the events of September 11, 2012 what has the republican congress discovered? Do we have any idea who told the military to stand down? Do we have any idea | Read More »
Urgent: Gosnell Movie Needs Your Help
From the diaries, by Erick I’m not going to go into depth about what Gosnell Movie is about. You can read about that here, but in short, it tells the story of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who prolifically murdered babies both inside the womb and out. He is currently serving a life sentence in prison. It is a story that needs to be told, because | Read More »
Citizens Assemble to Defend Bible Studies and the Right to Assemble in Private Homes
Earlier this week I told you about a proposed ordinance to limit the right to assemble in the privacy of one’s own home. It could have a chilling effect on home Bible studies and is a grave and fundamental violation of the Constitution.
Last night I spoke at a community meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in opposition to the proposed regulation, explaining how it would not only violate the Constitution and Virginia law but smacks of the worst kind of government overreach.
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Mary Landrieu thinks it’s Republicans that lack commitment on the Keystone XL
“U.S. Senator Landrieu questions Republican commitment to Keystone” is the funniest headline you’ll see today. Thank your higher powers that it was brought to us by Reuters. Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu accused Republicans on Wednesday of being more interested in exploiting the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline project as an election issue than in voting to build it. In a speech on the Senate | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
Warning: Sarc meter is experiencing extreme pressure and may cause unexpected outbursts of incomprehensible rambling. So, what’s up at the Department of Homeland Security? Why won’t they approve the document made by the California Department of Motor Vehicles so the undocumented can get a document to let them drive legal? Just because they’re not authorized to be here in the first place, that is NO | Read More »
Rushing to Regulate: Democrat Rosenworcel is Right – So She Should Vote ‘No’ on Net Neutrality
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Democrat Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel yesterday made a very good point. Rosenworcel: Delay Vote on Net Neutrality Rules Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay his planned May 15 vote on a draft of new network neutrality rules by at least a month…. “His proposal has unleashed a torrent of public response. Tens of thousands of | Read More »
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Killing TV Stations Is the Intended Consequence of Video Regulation Reform
Today is a big day in Congress for the cable and satellite (MVPDs) war on broadcast television stations. The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the compulsory licenses for broadcast television programming in the Copyright Act, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee is voting on a bill to reauthorize “STELA” (the compulsory copyright license for the retransmission of distant broadcast signals by satellite operators). | Read More »
On My Endorsements and Congressional Districts
Recently, in anticipation of primaries to determine Republican candidates in the midterm elections, I have published a few articles. In some, I have been taken to task. Without responding in the comments section, I feel it necessary to explain how I come to certain conclusions. The first is determining the relative strength of the district for the Republican or Democratic Party. The obvious starting point is the | Read More »
I agree with Sen. Landrieu–Getting rid of Mary(s) would not be good
In December, 2013, we found ourselves in full agreement with Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) when she encouraged Louisiana citizens to “unelect” her for being the deciding vote—a vote that she takes 100% responsibility for—that passed Obamacare. Today, we find ourselves once again in full agreement with the flip-flopping Democrat. In a recent interview with the gang at “Morning Joe” on MSNBC—a Democrat in trouble doing | Read More »
How to win the Hispanic Vote in 2016
For years the Washington GOP has been trying, and failing, to figure out how to win the Hispanic vote. They’re cultural Conservatives like the GOP, they support Life and Marriage and other such Family Values just like those of us in the Republican Party do. So why don’t they vote Republican? Some have said we need to support Amnesty. Others have said we need to | Read More »
Only in Texas!
Oh no, they haven’t seceded from the union… yet. But, maybe they should. It seems they get it right when it comes to the founding principals of our nation. It seems they get it right when it comes to taxes and jobs, and protecting the middle class. It seems they get it right when they choose a political direction too. All of this while the | Read More »
Australian Air Force to Begin Training on F-35s at Luke AFB
Luke Air Force Base continues to build up its F-35 operations this week, with the news that the first international partner to train at Luke will be arriving to train on F-35A Lightning II aircraft at Luke by the end of 2014. The 61st Fighter Squadron and 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit will house the RAAF personnel. The goal is to build a cohesive, working understanding | Read More »
Haw haw haw, Ed
Ed Schultz is on his leftard radio show right now, complaining about … wait for it … EXCESSIVE GOVERNMENT REGULATION. Yes, you heard that right. Apparently Ed Schultz, noted socialist, has a private lake. (What, you don’t?) And on that private lake he has a dock. And around his dock he has something called a “weed roller” to keep his dock area weed-free so | Read More »
Caskets Los Angeles
Caskets are the one that can express your condolences and compassion to your dear ones who passed away. It will be painful for you if your much-loved friend or relative is no longer with you. Being in any condolance situation shouldn’t make you forget to give the last best service and treatment for your beloved one who has just passed away. The FTC passed the | Read More »
Benjamin Franklin Was Right…
As the 2014 election approaches, we would be wise to recall the Founder’s famous quote, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately” is just as profoundly true now as it was more than two centuries ago. But today, differences between us have been exploited by a seemingly endless parade of political demagogues. Young and old, rich and poor, black and | Read More »
Targeting the Third Most Liberal Republican in the House
Things are heating up in NY-22 where “moderate” Richard Hanna is being treated to a credible challenge from New York State Assemblywoman, Claudia Tenney. Claudia has one of the most conservative voting records in the New York State Assembly, while Richard Hanna has gone on record telling women that if they want their rights supported, they should give their money to Democrats. Richard Hanna claims | Read More »
Has Chris Christie been emasculated by Bridgegate?
A very small group of left wing students and faculty forced Condi Rice to withdraw as commencement speaker at Rutgers. Actually, when the university officials refused to forcefully stand up for academic freedom, Rice chose to gracefully withdraw, rather than create a scene that would detract from the commencement experience for the vast majority of students and their families. Just in case you hadn’t noticed, | Read More »
Caskets LA County
In this life, what any people have already understood is that they must appreciate any seconds that they have in their life. What I try to say is that any people indeed will die someday because human is mortal. The way people live their life indeed should be meaningful and worthy. In this case, if we take a look in any society all over the | Read More »
The MSM’s a parody of itself and they’re not in on the joke
The MSM has become a parody of itself, and they’re the only ones not in on the joke.
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Get Ready For A Lot More Jesus in Your Life
That was the title of a recent article on a liberal rag website called “Slate” in response to a recent Supreme Court decision allowing prayers to be held before municipal meetings. The author of that article is a Dahlia Lithwick who writes about law and the courts for this rag. Besides Slate she comments for a who’s who of Leftist publications. The Supreme Court decision | Read More »
Keep Howard Zinn out of our High Schools
I’ve been thinking about Howard Zinn since I saw the diatribe on “The Oatmeal” against Christopher Columbus. In Minneapolis, the leftist mayor has replaced Columbus Day with an “Indigenous People’s Day”. And like many others, I’ve been appalled by Oliver Stone’s extremely biased series of anti-American history documentaries. All of these things have been motivated by Howard Zinn’s “influential mutilations of American history”: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112574/howard-zinns-influential-mutilations-american-history As | Read More »
Lois Lerner’s so called “waiver of her 5th amendment rights” was staged, to delay the investigation
I’m watching the House Rules Committee hearing, as they get ready to vote a contempt citation for Lois Lerner. It’s obvious that Lerner, likely in cahoots with other officials at the IRS and the Obama White House, staged the entire scene in order to grad out, and delay the investigation, while attempting to allow the Democrats to demean, denigrate, and diminish Issa’s investigation. Consider. Lerner | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
California Republican Assemblywoman Shannon Grove has introduced the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act — AB 2336 — that would prohibit performing an abortion because of the gender of the unborn child. A summary of the bill states: Existing law generally ensures the right of a woman to choose or obtain an abortion, but provides that the performance of an abortion is unauthorized under certain circumstances, including when | Read More »
North Carolinians: Vote in the “Nonpartisan” Supreme Court Primary Today!
In North Carolina, all judges – local and statewide – are elected in “nonpartisan” elections. If 3 or more candidates file to run for a statewide judicial seat, they all run in a “nonpartisan” primary, and the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, move on to face off in the November general election. All NC registered voters, regardless of party, may vote in the | Read More »
Celebrate the 225th Anniversary of George Washington’s Inauguration
This is an excellent opportunity to participate in celebrating the 225th Anniversary of George Washington’s Inauguration as First President of the United States. Visit: www.washingtonamanofprayer.com to watch live as members of Congress pray inside our Capitol and hear host Michelle Bachmann provide interesting information about the political and faith life of President Washington. She will be joined by Former Gov. Mike Huckabee as emcee. Sign | Read More »
Can Your County Shut Down Home Bible Studies? Mine Is
I never imagined when I agreed to host a Bible study in my home that such an action may one day be a violation of law.
Yet that’s exactly what my very own Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is prepared to do right here in Virginia.
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A Disturbing Casting Call
Via The Daily Caller, this is a story that, in my mind, is more horrific even that the stories of fetuses being burned as fuel. Emily Letts, a counselor at a New Jersey abortion clinic, decided to film her own abortion and post it on YouTube as a form of positive inspiration to women who are contemplating having the procedure but worry that they might | Read More »
Report: Increased Middle East Instability Was an Obama Objective
Another curious report surfaces to add to the “What Were They Thinking?” file: Part of [America's] international appeal derives from the perception that we’re usually on the side of freedom. Yet reform, not revolution, should be our watchword; preserving our position should be our highest goal. Our foreign-policy establishment doesn’t always share this view. That was on display at times in America’s response to the | Read More »
Why Hillary May or Should Not Run
Although we have yet to get past the 2014 midterm elections and really gear up for 2016, most of the talk thus far has centered on possible GOP candidates. The reason is simple: it is a foregone conclusion that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic candidate. But before anyone counts their chickens here, some intervening factors need to be considered. The first is age. Most | Read More »
Convention of States Gaining Momentum In Illinois
“I’d like more information about this” That was the oft-repeated line spoken to Convention of States Projects Illinois Legislative Liaison Victoria Deppe as she spent last week in Springfield talking to lawmakers from both parties and their staffers about an Article V Convention of States. Under Article V of the Constitution should two-thirds of the state legislatures make an application a Convention of the States | Read More »
Philadelphia Eagles Sign Ranger Officer and Combat Veteran To Contract
I’ve never been a huge Eagles fan, but that just might change. The Eagles have signed 6’9″, 277-lb Alejandro Villanueva as a rookie free agent to play on the Eagles defensive line. So what? you ask. Villanueva graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and was commissioned into the U.S. Army on May 22, 2010 | Read More »
Mainstreet Partnership Following Through on Promises to Destroy the Tea Party
Former Republican congressman Steve LaTourette has made it his mission in retirement to destroy the Tea Party and other conservative voices within the GOP that refuse to compromise on issues like amnesty for illegal immigrants, the bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, and a full repeal of Obamacare. Through his Mainstreet conglomerate, including his Defending Mainstreet SuperPAC, LaTourette has been injecting himself into races across the | Read More »
North Carolina Primary May 6th. Today!!!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, North Carolina will select the next US Senator from their state. I say this with the confidence that whomever wins the Republican primary will be the candidate who will win in the general election against the incumbent Kay Hagen, the Democrat. It seems that all one has to mention in this red state is the fact that a candidate | Read More »
Has Obama’s Watergate Begun? Rep. Trey Gowdy to head the House Select Committee on Benghazi
House Speaker John Boehner finally found some backbone, although we sure had to wait awhile for him to find it. His appointment of Rep. Trey Gowdy to lead the House Select Committee investigating what really happened at Benghazi may go down as the finest decision of his political career, because he’s not had too many bright spots in my opinion. Gowdy’s Committee Chair appointment brings | Read More »
Main Street Partnership, GOP establishment strategy on display in Ohio
I live in OH-14 where the party establishment is resorting to heretofore unimagined levels of slander in order to defend their hand-picked establishment candidate against Matt Lynch. Here’s what I found when I opened my mail this afternoon… Four observations… These guys obviously learned from the Obama campaign and are targeting the low information voter. They’re clearly counting on the party | Read More »
Natalie Tennant’s Election Shenanigans in West Virginia
Recently Natalie Tennant, West Virginia’s Secretary of State and a Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate, accused a third party of sending out misleading election mailings. Perhaps this third party was just doing her job for her. Americans for Prosperity, which recently started a West Virginia chapter, sent out mailings alerting voters in eight counties to update their voter registration. This caused the Secretary of State’s | Read More »
GOP Poised to Control More State Legislatures
The Wall Street Journal has a story this morning that shows how the Senates of five of our states – Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Oregon and Maine – could switch to Republican control. In each of these Senates all the GOP has to do is win three seats or less. And, if they play their cards right, they could even pick up four more (the House | Read More »
Prayer Reaffirmed at the Supreme Court: Town of Greece v. Galloway
In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that prayer before legislative meetings is constitutional.
In debunking one of the greatest myths in Establishment Clause jurisprudence, the Court held that not only is opening such meetings in prayer constitutional, it is not limited to nonsectarian (i.e. generic) prayer. In other words, a prayer “in Jesus name” does not violate the Constitution.
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The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
“Journalists” on the left are becoming more arrogant and emboldened these days. So convinced are they that they are right in their views, the notion of professional objectivity when reporting on political issues is an afterthought. In case you missed it, this video shows just how arrogant and condescending they can be. Not that we didn’t already know that. The scene takes place in Portland, | Read More »
To be successful, solar combines taxpayer dollars with deceptive practices
The Spain-based company, Abengoa Solar, claims to be “a global leader in solar thermal energy.” Its website boasts: “Abengoa Solar is the largest solar plant operator worldwide.” Abengoa went public in October 2013, and since, its stock price has doubled. With the support the White House gives to solar energy and the mandates for renewable energy present in the majority of states, Abengoa sounds like | Read More »
FCC Incentive Auction Plan Won’t Benefit Rural America
*Promoted from the Diaries. – Aaron* The FCC is set to vote later this month on rules for the incentive auction of spectrum licenses in the broadcast television band. These licenses would ordinarily be won by the highest bidders, but not in this auction. The FCC plans to ensure that Sprint and T-Mobile win licenses in the incentive auction even if they aren’t willing to | Read More »
Unemployment smoke and mirrors
Okay, so we see that the unemployment rate hasn’t “really” fallen, it’s just that more of our sons and daughters are living in mom and dad’s basement, more wives are now stay-at-home moms, and more former full-time workers have become casual labor, getting part-time work where they can.
The really damning part of this picture is that the historical labor participation rate didn’t start its cliff-dive until just after Obama took office. It’s hard to blame the economy on Bush when you can’t show how you’ve struggled to provide “hope and change.”
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Barack Obama, 2016 and the Burning of the Reichstag
Let’s face it, most Americans expect our politicians to lie. At least about the little things. Typically politicians try to keep things opaque so that they can easily massage the historical record once things don’t work out or the winds change. “I’ll put America back to work”. “I’ll bring home jobs.” “I support a fair tax system.” “I support education & women’s rights.” The less | Read More »
North Carolina Republican Primary “Endorsements”
Tomorrow, North Carolina will hold their primary followed by a runoff on July 15th, if needed, in any race. This is an important state for the GOP as concerns the Senate. Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is vulnerable given her previous support for Obamacare which she is now trying to run from. Her approval rating has dropped dramatically over the course of its failed roll-out. Prior | Read More »
One Year Later: Americans Targeted by the Obama Administration’s IRS Deserve Justice
May 10th marks the one year anniversary of the admission that the Obama Administration’s IRS was responsible for targeting conservative Americans.
This unlawful and unconstitutional targeting scheme has been well documented, but did you know it continues to this day?
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Pensacola and storms versus Katrina…..Help me please!!!!
Emergencies: Katrina versus Pensacola by Dr. Jim Gschwind The Despondent Correspondent My doctoral dissertation dealt with crisis situations leadership, and emergency management as it transcribes to the brain process. This recent crisis in my hometown of Pensacola Florida reiterates my findings. It is best describe the situation as it is today. We have a train stuck in downtown Pensacola; we have train tracks destroyed | Read More »
BENGHAZI…..”Hey dude, that was two years ago”? Dr. Jim Gschwind The Despondent Correspondent Hey “dudes”, it’s me again your loyal correspondent. How many of you really and I mean really take this White House aide who looks like he just graduated high school seriously? Tommy Vietor is an aberration to anyone who thinks are government employs the academic elite. I was shocked when he | Read More »
Week 18 – Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 18 – 2014 May Monday 05 Psalm 3; 2 Samuel 18-19 Tuesday 06 2 Sam. 20-21; 23:8-23; 1 Chron. 20:4-8; 11:10-25 Wednesday 07 2 Sam. 23:24-24:25; 1 Chron. 11:26-47; 21:1-30 Thursday 08 1 Chronicles 22-24 Friday 09 Psalm 30; 1 Chron. 25-26 Saturday 10 1 Chronicles 27-29 Sunday 11 Psalms 5-7; 10; 11; 13; 17
Why Are the Republicans Committing Suicide?
With what could be a wave election on the horizon in November due to the unpopularity of Obamacare, why is the Republican leadership raising the white flag? With the end result being a perpetual Democrat lock on the White House if amnesty brings tens of million illegals out of the shadows and into the voter booths, why is the Republican leadership ridiculing those who oppose | Read More »