CONFIRMED: Obama Admin Secretly Planning To Bring Gitmo Terrorist To Illinois Prison

    Thomson Prison located in Thomson, IL(Carroll County) Everyone’s long held concerns that the Obama administration would use the Thomson prison in Thomson, Illinois, designated AUSP Thomson by the Bureau of Prisons, to hold terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay have been confirmed. A plan to close Guantanamo Bay and move 50 or so terrorist to other countries and bring 60 or more | Read More »

    To the RedState Community

    To the RedState Community

    Preachers sometimes begin their sermons by saying “this is for the home crowd.”  That means the preacher is speaking directly to the church’s members, and visitors are certainly welcome to hear the message, but realize it’s not aimed at them. This is one of those times, so if this is your first foray into the deep red world of our community, feel free to politely | Read More »

    Rick Perry Is Not Dead. Nor Is He Dying

    Rick Perry Is Not Dead. Nor Is He Dying

    I walked into work yesterday and an older gentleman approached me. “I’m so sorry!” he said. I didn’t understand what he meant until he continued, “I heard about Rick Perry dropping out of the race.” Thanks, media. I really enjoy having to explain to people why your reports are false. And this person wasn’t the only one who thought Perry was suspending his campaign. All | Read More »

    New Center for Medical Progress Video Out.

    This latest video from the Center for Medical Progress involves a former StemExpress procurement technician telling her experiences. What she saw, or didn’t see. Namely, consent forms not being handled properly.  Her name is Holly O’Donnell, and while this video doesn’t have some of the heart wrenching scenes we’ve come to expect from these videos, her account of what happened is chilling nonetheless.     | Read More »

    Divider-in-Chief or Deceiver-in-Chief? Both Names Suit Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary Clinton is desperate. Her tired ideas from the past have not worked, and she is doing everything she can to distract Americans from the truth, including attacking me. Divider-in-Chief After six years of division under President Obama, America needs a leader who will unite all Americans. Instead of focusing on what divides us, we should be concentrating on what brings us together. Yet Hillary | Read More »

    How does a $2.5B powertrain plant in Mexico help the US?

    The now much maligned NAFTA was the result of Ronald Reagan’s vision for a prosperous 21st century.  Conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation supported trade agreements such as NAFTA, and conservative voters by and large went along with that position. Ronald Reagan first proposed a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico in his 1980 presidential campaign. Since that time, The Heritage Foundation | Read More »

    Two Rand Paul aides are under federal indictment

    Two Rand Paul aides are under federal indictment

    Back in 2011, the Ron Paul campaign received a lot of attention when the chairman of Michele Bachmann’s Iowa campaign, state senator Kent Sorenson, defected to Ron Paul: Talk about fairweather friends. Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson (R), who was Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s state campaign chairman, endorsed Texas Rep. Ron Paul Wednesday night. At a rally in Des Moines, Sorenson told the crowd, “We’re | Read More »

    Kim Kardashian, Robert F. Kennedy and why Donald Trump Scares the Hell out of the GOP

    If you ask any American who Kim Kardashian is – other than perhaps one of her 34 million Twitter followers – they’ll likely tell you she is a vapid, self(ie) obsessed brunette with a propensity for public displays of nudity who leads a reality show band of dysfunctional misfits. They’d be right of course, but that wouldn’t be whole story. That characterization would miss the | Read More »

    With Friends Like These: Sidney Blumenthal

    Perhaps no name in the Hillary Clinton orbit of friends best defines sleaze than Sidney Blumenthal.  Prior to his association with the Clinton clan, Blumenthal was a columnist for the Washington Post.  In 1988, while Bill was still governor of Arkansas, Blumenthal began to sing his praises.  In subsequent stints elsewhere, most notably The New Yorker, Blumenthal was an avid supporter of everything Clinton did and went | Read More »

    Reagan Didn’t Shut Down, Neither Will Rick Perry

    Reagan Didn’t Shut Down, Neither Will Rick Perry

      SUMMER, 1979: The campaign for Gov. Ronald Reagan announced in July of 1979 that it was out of money. Not only had they used up their $1.3 million stash, but they weren’t pulling in the donors they had hoped. Many were discounting the candidate because of his inability to land large donors, along with questions about his age and stamina. Despite having run once before, | Read More »

    Trump: Here’s Why

    With lots of accusations of craziness flying around in the vicinity of both Trump’s supporters and his detractors, one of my favorite sayings comes to mind: “If you think that your enemy is crazy, you should pay close attention, because one of you is”. People seem bewildered that Trump, whose political track record is (charitably) inconsistent, can have a commanding lead among the Republican candidates | Read More »

    Corruption in ObamaCare Exchanges

    A corruption scandal has hit the Obamacare exchanges.  States are trying to keep federal money that was given to them to set up exchanges that failed. The federal taxpayers are bailing out bad decisions of state lawmakers and federal ObamaCare officials. Like dominos tumbling over, the state Obamacare exchanges have failed one after the other.  These exchanges were built with over $5 billion in federal | Read More »

    My Message to Donald Trump

    I noticed that all of your attacks on people in the media or other candidates are based on popularity and poll numbers. That doesn’t make you a serious candidate for president, it makes you the political equivalent of the high school jock who bullies everyone and uses peer pressure to get people to be on his side. It turns out the cool kids in high | Read More »

    Know Your Enemy (It’s not Donald Trump)

    Conservatives need to use Donald Trump to beat the media into submission. This is a simple strategic maneuver that is similar to isolating competition. It has the effect of narrowing the field of battle and reducing the range of your primary target. It will also draw out the media and render their most used weapon – false moralizing – useless. Rush sees this PC battle | Read More »

    Why Did Rand Paul Attack Donald Trump in the Debate?

    Why Did Rand Paul Attack Donald Trump in the Debate?

    If my memory serves me correctly, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% interjected twice (maybe it was more) after Donald Trump gave answers to questions directed at him. It was a nice way for Rand to garner more tv time, after all, he received the least amount of speaking time of all the candidates. However, I’m not convinced it was beneficial for him to | Read More »

    On Trump

    Hanging out at RedState Gathering the last several days, I’ve was amused by the sub-culture of tea party adherents who have nonetheless bought into the mainstream media creation that is Donald Trump. And he IS a creation of the MSM, make no mistake. His is all-bluster, all the time. He is a caricature of what Hollywood lefties want Americans to believe businessmen are like: angry, | Read More »

    Could Hillary be kaput after New Hampshire..would her campaign survive losses in Iowa and NH?

    Well, we conservatives and Republicans have been kept pretty busy for the last few weeks attempting to discern where the GOP is headed, and banging our heads against the wall, and each other, about  Trump , so I thought I’d turn for a second to the Democrats. The Bernie Sanders phenomena hasn’t got that much attention yet, but it soon will. He’s the far-left equivalent | Read More »

    Why Conservatives Object to Leftist Patent ‘Reform’

    The following is in response to Mytheos Holt’s Townhall “The Three Dumbest ‘Conservative’ Objections to Patent Reform.” —- The Left, along with huge Leftist companies, are pushing to fundamentally transform – radically undermine – the Constitutionally-protected intellectual property known as patents. As the Left is wont to do, they are looking to thoroughly alter the Constitution – without amending it. Passing legislation that guts a | Read More »

    Honorably Recharged: How Rick Perry Became My Standard

    Honorably Recharged: How Rick Perry Became My Standard

    He’s back, and he’s better. I cannot hide my admiration for former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Everyone who knows me, along with my acquaintances on social media the last five years would identify me not merely by my name, but as “the Rick Perry guy.” I have never claimed he’s perfect, nor do I attribute flawless idealism. But you must recognize his place in American politics, conservative history and his value to | Read More »

    Republicans, Conservatives, and Unions- Part 3

    If the Democratic Party wants to play class warfare, then by all means let us play that game.  But, let’s put all the facts on the table and nowhere are those facts more obvious than when it comes to public worker unions.  At the federal level, the average salary is $72,000 compared to the national average of slightly over $50,000.  Throw in the lucrative pension | Read More »

    Time to Dump Establishment Debates

    We need a real debate about the real issues. Of course the Republican party doesn’t want this. Republican “leadership” has said they will exclude any candidate from future debates who participates in a non-sanctioned event. In other words, candidates must only appear at debates that are designed to aid establishment candidates. CNN and Fox each host three more debates. CBS, NBC with Telemundo, ABC, and | Read More »

    Don’t Let Donald Trump Give You Heartburn

    Donald Trump Some conservatives and Republicans out there are perplexed if not flummoxed by the candidacy of Donald Trump.  More than a few have probably developed heartburn. At this point, after correctly talking about the crimes that illegal immigrants are perpetrating, to his remarks about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 51%, and his debate presence and post debate feud | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Obama’s Clean Power Plan: solar companies win, taxpayer’s lose

    While the excitement from solar proponents is palpable, it is surprising how shameless they are about sucking the government teat while bemoaning the low price of natural gas—which Solar Industry Magazine calls “a fly in the ointment” and “inconvenient.”

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    A Trump Education for the Establishment

    Promoted to the front by Erick Like clockwork, in recent years, The Wall Street Journal editorial page has lectured conservatives about the imprudence of their frustrations and need to fall in line with the orders of the Washington establishment. It is to be expected then that they view Donald Trump’s rise in the polls as a creation of those of us who have been trying | Read More »

    A plea for civility among the RS brethren

    There’s a rash of bad behavior going on here at RedState. Name calling… from various sources — and including some moderators. We can disagree with people without name calling. We can even kick people off the site without name calling. And here’s the thing: it’s not only proper behavior, it’s the rules.  If we are not going to follow some of the rules, let’s get | Read More »

    General Michael Flynn, director of Department of Intelligence, Advised Obama Admin Not to Support Radical Jihadists

    Because it worked so well in Afghanistan in the 80’s, right?!! “There are some big takeaways from Lieutenant General Michael Flynn’s interview. Flynn, the director of the Department of Intelligence, reported directly to the White House, Joint Chiefs, and Secretary of Defense. Flynn had read the DIA report and said, “I paid very close attention to it- I argued about it.” Hasan asked Flynn: “Did | Read More »

    Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly, and Fox News

    Donald Trump feels that he was victimized by Megyn Kelly at the Fox News Debate. Ms. Kelly asked Mr. Trump a question about his prior remarks about women. Mr. Trump apparently felt that the question was unfair so he verbally attacked Megyn Kelly. Ms. Kelly’s question at the debate was not a softball question, but she was not ugly or disrespectful. It was just a | Read More »

    Status Quo Government Meddling and Cronyism Is…Progress?

    It hasn’t been a great year from the perspective of shrinking government. In fact, it’s been terrible. Really awful, pork-and-cronyism-filled programs are being refunded, renewed – and even resurrected. Since November – when We the People delivered Republicans another historic landslide victory – what have they delivered us? Laura Ingraham Blasts Republican Leadership Over $1.1 Trillion CR-Omnibus Budget Bill “A 1,600 page bad joke.” Congress | Read More »

    To the Media: Give Us Substance, Not a Circus

    To the Media: Give Us Substance, Not a Circus

    I was going to hold off publishing my column for this Wednesday, but the betrayal of America by Fox News is so profound in hosting a debate for their own ratings and using the candidates like they were reality show contestants, I had to post it early. All the debate did was attract 24 million viewers to see Donald Trump zing Megyn Kelly, Brett Baier, and Chris | Read More »

    On the Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death The Washington Post Does its Best to Raise Tensions and Help The Democrat Cause

    The Washington Post does its part to continue the collapse in race relations in the United States… and in the process diverts attention from the real issues facing Americans of all stripes such as an anemic economy, a disastrous Iran deal and a feckless administration that can’t seem to do anything right. On Sunday the paper ran a piece with the following title: A year | Read More »

    Republicans, Conservatives, and Unions- Part 2

    As the number of public union worker members has increased and has now surpassed the number of private sector union members, organized labor’s strategy has shifted from the use of strikes to one of political advocacy and money.  Most of the action is at the state level since there are more local and state public worker union members than federal ones.  Thus, organized labor has | Read More »

    Myra Adams: Hey, ‘Meet The Press’, I am NOT a Trump Supporter

    Author Update:  The “Meet The Press” video clip I originally embedded was taken down by NBC. Hopefully the one embedded now will stick. If not, here is the show in full.   NBC “Meet The Press” August 9, 2015  The segment concerning my quote airs at the 6:06 – 7:00 minute mark starting from the beginning of the show.   On Saturday at the RedState Gathering, | Read More »

    Abortion is a practical solution: Justice Harry Blackmun

    There has been no shortage of media coverage regarding the current abortion scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood and selling of fetal body parts.  With the release of yet another video from the Center for Medical Progress, it appropriate to take a look back at Roe v. Wade and Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, the author of the Court’s opinion, and what that decision has sown. Defending abortion, | Read More »

    Blame the Press for The Trump Show Mess Success

    Preface: This diary is not about the RS Gathering decision or supporting Trump; it’s about the Trump phenomenon and his rise in the polls. Full disclosure, I started writing this on July 30, before the debates, after seeing all the diaries written about the rise of Trump being attributed the GOP leaders, McConnell and Boehner. Shock and awe! The media still can’t believe Trump is ahead | Read More »

    My thoughts on the GOP debates (part 2)

    Thoughts on the primetime GOP debate: –Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% appeared childish and desperate, he didn’t even wait for his question from the moderator -Carson will never do well in the debates because he just talks too slow and without passion. Debates are meant to create soundbites, and Carson speaks in paragraphs, not soundbites. He’d do better in a forum or | Read More »

    My thoughts on the first GOP debates (part 1)

    Here are my thoughts on the 2016 GOP race for the nomination, in no particular order . . . .   -I think I was wrong about Perry. He does good in interviews but he can’t handle the pressure of the debates, and as president you HAVE to be able to handle pressure-filled situations. He can’t relax, he tries too hard to get his points | Read More »

    My invitation to Trump supporters

    I confess that my personal bias is towards policy and not personality.  My interests are more geared towards the implementation of public policy in a conservative direction than it is to make a statement, induce certain people to squirm, be entertained, etc.  That said, I fully acknowledge that a human being, and not a collection of position papers, will be the Republican nominee for President | Read More »

    Embracing Extremism Over The Truth

    Elected officials, political candidates and a large number of Americans have embraced extremism over telling the truth. They would rather be politically correct and hold on to their lies than be principled and truthful. A couple of weeks ago, American citizens and the world learned that Secretary of State John Kerry with the blessing of Barack Obama’s White House cut a nuclear deal with Iran, | Read More »

    Jeb’s Illegal Immigration Problem

    Jeb Bush and other Establishment Republicans have a huge problem with illegal immigration. They are on the wrong side of the issue – opposed by a majority of Americans.

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    Donald Trump: Biff for President

    Donald Trump: Biff for President

    Donald Trump is Biff Tannen.  Biff is running for president, and he’s leading in the polls. You know Biff—the churlish brute from “Back to the Future” whose best known lines are “Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Think, McFly!” and “Hey butthead!” Regardless of what you think about Trump’s politics, the man is a unique personality that cuts through American culture like a chainsaw—rough, noisy, and with | Read More »

    The Deceptive Misuse of Legislator Voting Records

    At least one former and four current Senators, as well as one former Representative are running for president. Unfortunately, well-intended but easily misunderstood roll call voting analyses often enable legislators to lie about their true positions instead of revealing them, thus doing more harm than good. 

    A new approach to the role of gov’t for the GOP in 2016

    Here’s a problem I see with the entire GOP field of candidates, with not a single exception: All of them talk about “taking our country back” and making the country a better place to live for Americans in general. Some, like Huckabee and Santorum, talk specifically about helping workers, which is good, cause we’ve ignored them for far too long and ceded that vote to | Read More »

    Republicans, Conservatives and Unions- Part 1

    Linda Misja is a teacher in Pennsylvania.  Part and parcel of being a teacher, dues are held back from her paycheck and remitted to the Pennsylvania State Education Association- a state affiliate of the NEA.  Ms. Misja is also a Christian with sincerely held beliefs who is fighting the PSEA and has $2,000 held in escrow over union dues and what is done with them. | Read More »

    From The Mailbag…Of EE

    I was watching videos of some of the awesome speakers at RSG15 that have so  kindly been provided to us who could not be there, when Erick himself came along to “entertain us” with some of the thousands of emails he has been getting since the Trump campaign gave out his email address.  I have done my best to transcribe for you what he read. | Read More »

    Andrew Breitbart and Michelle Malkin warned conservatives about The Donald

    Andrew Breitbart and Michelle Malkin warned conservatives about The Donald

    The rise of The Donald has been remarkable. He is, it seems, supported by conservative Republicans and independents. At least that is the what they claim to be. He is supported by people who impose strict litmus tests on politicians-ready to denounce them as RINOs or liberals at the drop of a hat. And yet, those litmus tests don’t appear to apply to Trump. On | Read More »

    None Of You Understand The Donald As I Do

    You know what (waving an index finger under your nose), lemme tell ya somepin… Trump channels all the negative energy of all da accumulated contradictions of American society of the past 30 years or so. Every time an authority figure, like Erick today at RedState, who disses the Donald by disinviting him…well, his poll numbers just keep increasing…you know why?…because ordinary American voters distrust ANY | Read More »

    Erick Drops Hints He’s Leaving Redstate. Wow.

    From Atlanta Journal Constitution: *** “A further re-ordering of Erick Erickson’s life may be in the works. As we left the building, we picked up word that he’ll soon be leaving, which was purchased 18 months ago by Salem Communications Corp., a competing radio group.” *** And if it hadn’t shown up at Daily Caller it woulda flew under the radar. DC also cited an | Read More »

    Donald Duck

    Kasich had it right – there’s a reason Donald Trump is leading in the polls among *** likely*** and ***registered**** Republican voters. So, advice to the elites (including you, Erick, streif, mods) – don’t throw the base under the bus. In fact this is the thing we asked for right? Years, at redstate, years of saying we want no scrub. Give us a conservative. Dont | Read More »

    Debate by Twitter. Bring It!

    On a post by Joe Cunningham titled “How did RSG15 Attendees Respond to the Debate” he made mention of how many viewers had watched the debates,  citing 16 percent of the “primetime audience tuned in”, quite high for a non sporting event. I lamented, why yes 16 percent tuned in for a debate and were still waiting to see one. Because we all know it wasn’t a debate. | Read More »

    Thanks, Preibus..this is ALL YOUR OWN DAMN FAULT ( and just imagine the circus at the CNN debate if Trump is on stage)

    When Trump first announced he was a candidate,  I posted several diaries on Red State, calling Trump a “narcissistic megalomaniac,” and denouncing RNC Chairman Reince Preibus for not disqualifying Trump from the debate for failing to pledge to support the party’s ultimate nominee. (Actually, I called Preibus a “dumbass,” for which I was castigated by several of the Mods.) Well, who’s smiling now..or rather, | Read More »