Obamacare architect AGAIN calls Americans “stupid”

    You can’t make this stuff up… A THIRD video showing the Obamacare mastermind disparaging the intelligence of the American people has surfaced, courtesy of The Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/12/in-third-video-obamacare-architect-talks-about-basic-exploitation-of-american-voters-video/ In this video, Jonathan Gruber – otherwise known as the MIT professor who has been making the rounds on MSNBC trying to sap sympathy from his snotty, liberal elitist buddies – outlines his plan to hoodwink the | Read More »

    Keep Away From Those Climate Change Church Crazies

    To be sure, Global Warming is a religion. It’s got a gospel, commandments, saints, apostles, evangelists, apologists, and even scammer televangelists who want your money. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same as Christianity, just without the worship music.

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    Campaign Spending and Sour Grapes

    In the wake of an historic Republican victory in the midterm elections where they solidified their lead in the House and captured the Senate, many on the Left are not calling this election for what it is and instead are deflecting attention.  Namely, many articles are saying something to the effect that it was not Republicans that won the election, it was money.  As an | Read More »

    Church History Sermon Fails To Consider Profound Lesson

    In a sermon on the importance of church history, it was argued that the church rather than the biological family was the primary social and psychological relationship in the life of the believer. That might provide a degree of comfort if one’s biological family is urging one to engage in blatantly anti-Biblical behavior. However, such a grandiose sentiment itself needs to be circumscribed by carefully | Read More »

    “You Will Never Stop The Voice Of Liberty”: Steve Tucker Speaks Out On Truthy-gate

    Filippo Menczer, Truthy, is a nearly million dollar taxpayer financed research project of Indiana University computer science professor, Filippo Menczer, that tracked, monitored, and recorded tweets from conservatives on Twitter.  In a 2012 book Menczer admitted to using his Truthy project to have the Twitter accounts of several conservatives suspended. Menczer and his Truthy project are the subject of a growing | Read More »

    Obama trying once again to seize the internet

    He’s tried before and failed, but our free-market-hating president is at it again! After multiple failed attempts, Obama is once again making an attempt to grab control of the internet away from the free market and put it under government control. Using his favorite “net neutrality” talking points, Obama is preparing to save the internet from itself. Of course, it is only for the good | Read More »

    Video From F-35C Sea Trials Aboard USS Nimitz

    The F-35C, the Navy’s variant of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet, has been conducting sea trials aboard the USS Nimitz this month, resulting in some spectacular images and video. Among the inaugural sea trials taking place this month, the aircraft successfully launched from and landed on an aircraft carrier for the first time: Check out a great roundup of photos from week one | Read More »

    Forget the Dec 6th runoff; Landrieu is running for 2016

    Other than having the same color hair as Cameron Diaz, for Louisiana voters, this year there is definitely NOTHING about Mary that appeals to them. Yet Landrieu is running an aggressive (actually a dirty campaign) in the run-off against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Bill Cassidy58%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard58%. The big question is why? She’s going to lose, and big.  Her one hope was that control of | Read More »

    Follow the Money: 2014 Midterms

    Follow the Money: 2014 Midterms

    A week ago, voters elected a new Senate majority. In key Senate races across the country, voters made their choice on which candidates supported their values. What most people don’t know is corporations did the same. For all the post-election analysis involving mega donors such as the Koch brothers or liberal Tom Steyer, labor union get out the vote efforts, or shadowy organizations’ barrage of | Read More »

    The Symptoms of Failure: Diagnosing Bad Policy

    Doctors have a hard job. They are expected to observe a diverse collection of physical symptoms, and, using their knowledge of medicine, correctly diagnose the patient. Government policies are a lot like the human body: they can be sound, or, far more often, they can be sick. And just like doctors, we can diagnose this sickness by examining the external features of the policy in | Read More »

    A joke every minute

    We are being ruled by a regime that is purposely marginalizing and weakening the country it governs.  The past six years have provided enough evidence of this to anyone who has been even partially conscious, but it seems clear that the pace of executing measures to reach those ends is accelerating, and we can probably expect this to continue for the remainder of BHO’s term. | Read More »

    Should The U.S. Outlaw Islam?

    Religious violence is on the rise on every continent on the globe.  The vast majority of it has been instigated in the name of Islam by extremists who profess to follow its true teachings.  If terrorism, torture and murder are, indeed, the true teachings of Islam, should America outlaw Islam? Defenders of Islam say that nonbelievers have Islam all wrong – it’s a religion of peace.  They say that Islamic terrorists don’t reflect the true teachings of | Read More »

    Look Who’s Lobbying for Price Controls: Meet John Rother

    Those of you with long memories should recall the name John Rother.  He was the head of the American Association of Retired People (AARP) back in the days when Hillary Clinton tried to nationalize our health care system.  Rother turned the organization into a leading cheerleader for “Hillary Care,” proclaiming “This is a good deal. It’s a good deal in dollars and cents.” It’s no wonder | Read More »

    The American Voter isn’t “Stupid” – The American Voter was Lied to

    The architect of ObamaCare was just caught on camera calling the American people “stupid.”

    Jonathan Gruber, the principle designer of the President’s prized health care law and former paid consultant for the Obama Administration, admitted what the Left thinks about the American people, saying that the only reason that they were able to pass ObamaCare was “the stupidity of the American voter.”

    But it’s not that he’s calling us “stupid” that is so outrageous; it’s that we were lied to.

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    No Compromise

    Those who might be anticipating a Bill Clinton-like turn to the right from President Obama in the wake of the massive Republican victories last week obviously have not been studying this president for the last 6 years.  There is nothing in President Obama’s past or in his current demeanor to suggest that he has any intention of compromising with the new Republican majority. Bill Clinton | Read More »

    It’s Veteran’s Day and the VA scandal continues

    Today is Veteran’s Day, so allow me to take this opportunity to offer my gratitude to the men and women who have served, or are now serving, in the military. Your service is appreciated more than I you will ever know. Sadly, the Obama administration and his people working in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs don’t appear to feel the same way, as is evidenced | Read More »

    For Thinking It’s So Evil, Preachers Can Certainly Rattle On About Harry Potter’s Specifics

    In a discussion of the Harry Potter novels that was broadcast interestingly enough as part of the program that just days before heralded Larry The Cable Guy as a philosophical humorist on par with Will Rogers, the host lamented that 50% of all children in America have read at least one of the novels in that particular series and how said it was that many | Read More »

    Veterans put our own lives in perspective

    This year of 2014 has been quite a trying one from bee stings and infestations to sick pups and their costly surgeries/MRIs, not to mention consternation at my real day job with a new marketing platform that is forever in the hiccup stage.  But today on this Veterans Day 2014, I realize how very fortunate I am to be living in this country, and thankful | Read More »

    And To This Republic

    Christopher Nolan could have written Obama’s reaction to the Democrat Waterloo last week.* If you’ve seen Interstellar, you’ll understand. It hurts my mind to think about how the people on the Left like Nancy Pelosi can blame those who stayed home, then claim they were suppressed.

    The far-Left that controls the Democratic Party really believes this stuff.

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    Election Night Take Aways

    The post-mortem has begun on the 2014 elections.  The following were taken from Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report, Ezra Klein at the New York Times and James Hohmann of Politico.  First, Cook’s observations: 1. Tip O’Neill was wrong- all politics is national:  This is not true in all elections, but it was true in this case.  Clearly, people spoke even if it was not | Read More »

    Why Do Tragedies Lead to Trusting Politicians?

    In times of crisis, people tend to place increased trust in government officials. This pattern has proven itself over time, and was perhaps most notable after 9/11 when Gallup’s polling showed 60% of Americans always, or most of the time, trusted the government—an all time high. (It has since declined to 19%.) The recent ebola scare has also validated this theory, with Americans becoming more likely to | Read More »

    Obama has GOP for lunch

    Well, the chosen one hosted a luncheon just three days after an election that saw Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate and increase their majority in the House of Representatives. During the event, Obama let the new leaders of the G.O.P. know that he pretty much intends to ignore the results of last week’s election, and thus the will of the American people, while | Read More »

    Immigration

    Immigration I worked in the private sector for close to twenty years. Along the way I was responsible for the hiring and, unfortunately, the firing of many folks. Hiring someone took 1-7 days. It all depended on the state they came from or worked in. Back then, some localities didn’t have their records available online. I’m sure you are wondering what the point is. The | Read More »

    What Do You Think They Died For?

    On this Veterans Day I want each of you to ask yourself that simple question and it is a question that really should be asked of every American who inhabits our Country. Since the first 8 men were killed on Lexington Green, the men and women of what is now known as the United States have been dying and suffering around the world. Our leaders, | Read More »

    Dear Washington Pundit—What would YOU recommend?

    The conventional wisdom among Washington pundits is that gridlock and (what they label) obstructionism are very bad things. Bad things Republicans—and in particular extremist, Tea Party Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95%—do. When you broach Brand Republican, this is the first thought that springs to mind through the writing of journalists bemoaning the poor governing skills or commitment of national politicians. | Read More »

    What Does the Shift Toward Online Video Streaming Mean for Regulatory Policy?

    A flurry of announcements that HBO, CBS, and Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises will stream video content online has prompted plenty of speculation about its potential success or impending failure. Some claim it proves that all consumers want to purchase video programming on an ‘à la carte’ basis. Others claim that HBO’s online service is “doomed before it even starts.” I’m inclined to side with Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Bobby Rush17%House Democrat Average39See Full Scorecard17%, | Read More »

    Video: Obama’s Internet Takeover Just One Of Many Possible Huge New Lame Duck Web Taxes

      Thank you very much to all who serve and have served. #VeteransDay Yesterday we had this: Internet Reclassification: President Obama Tosses Another Grenade After Second Election Shellacking President Barack Obama this morning released a statement calling for his administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – allegedly an independent agency – to execute a unilateral, complete rewrite of existing law. He wants reclassification of how the | Read More »

    Preserving the Status Quo Through “Net Neutrality”?

    I sincerely never expected this mind-boggling “explanation” It was lunch break time yesterday and I took a few minutes to do my Twitter thing. Saw a Fournier tweet: Very anti-populist position he took RT @alansmurray: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95% is confused on net neutrality via @FortuneMagazine http://t.co/HL5u6Dg7ea — Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) November 10, 2014 So I dropped a quick reaction and | Read More »

    Veterans Day open thread

    Today is Veterans Day.  It is celebrated on November 11th, to commemorate the end of WW I. The holiday has changed greatly over the years. Now, there is nary a parade, and the paper poppies are hardly ever seen any more. Yet America does have a new found appreciation, and respect for its Veterans, especially those of the wars in the Middle East. This is | Read More »

    A Corollary of Common-Sense

    By way of introduction, my name is Mitch Reed and this is my first diary post on Red State. I feel honored to be in such good company with my fellow conservatives. If you caught my bio, you already know that my educational background is centered upon the human condition, which would include how humans react to outside stimuli such as advertising; political or otherwise. | Read More »

    The Liberal War on Science

    The Liberal War on Science

    Many in the media, including some newspaper editorial pages, refuse to broadcast or print information that challenges and in some cases refutes arguments about global warming, claiming it is “settled science.” It is nothing of the kind, as any open-minded person can see by a simple Google search. This is about government gaining more control over the lives of its citizens. Already they are in | Read More »

    Election 2014: the twilight-zone-mega-tsunami-crazy-pill-pinch-me WAVE

    “What light is to the eyes, what air is to the lungs, what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.” ~Robert Ingersoll ~~~ I couldn’t take my eyes off it. It was like some glorious comet, shimmering across heaven, spraying the planet with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95% soundbites. Race after race pulled tears from Rachel Maddow…. | Read More »

    The Most Satisfying Results of 2014 – UPDATED

    The following were, to me, by far the most … satisfying results of Election 2014. There’s one more … but it hasn’t been called yet and I’ll add it when that happens. See update*. *AK – Senate The satisfaction I feel at the return of this seat to the Republican column (confirmed today) doesn’t have much to do with any feelings I have toward Dan | Read More »

    Romney Redux? No Thanks

    Mitch Romney’s appearance on Fox News Sunday the weekend before Election Day confirmed that he should not be a candidate for President in 2016. Indeed, his inability to answer any of Chris Wallace’s questions made it painfully clear why he lost his election bid in 2012. The first question had to do with the old “outsourcing jobs” bit, which has been an omnipresent theme in | Read More »

    Radical Islamist and Extremist

    Americans are extremely concern that President Obama will not acknowledge that certain elements of the Islamic faith are radical Islamists and extremists. There are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims in the world in which 7% or 113 million are considered radical. These extremist value death over life (willing to give their lives to the cause), which means just one individual can cause substantial fear, harm and | Read More »

    The “Consider This!” Podcast: The 2014 Republican Mid-Term “Wave”

    Episode 91 of the Consider This Podcast has been released; conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. The 2014 mid-term elections have been called a “wave” for the Republicans by some pundits. Call it what you will, it was certainly a great night for the GOP, and much more so than a typical mid-term. By some measures, the change was historic. I’ll talk about some of the | Read More »

    We Won! Now What…?

    For too long now, conservatives have sat back with the “Leave me alone” attitude. If we are to continue to take back our country to its founding principles, conservatives must remain vigilant and adopt proactive habits that will keep us going in the right direction.

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    The Watercooler ~ Psst…GOP…get a clue, it’s time to seize the narrative already

    Hey, GOP! Listen up. We are all watching what you are going to do with your newly won power. Most of us in the sane, sober and non-naive conservative/tea party wing of the party, don’t trust the establishment as far as we can throw them. Not only that, we realize that you are even more capable of leading from behind than Obama. Especially when true | Read More »

    Entitlement v/s Empowerment

    With the recent title wave, the Democrats are in search of some justification on what to blame – more likely who to blame – for their resounding defeat. The Democrats need to only look in the mirror to see the real culprit for their overwhelming defeat. Entitlement Americans elected Obama twice on the premise of what he would give to people. There are a whole | Read More »

    OMG!!! Is McConnell actually going to let a senile old fool, Thad Cochran, chair the Appropriations committee?

    With Republicans taking control of the Senate, and increasing the size of their caucus by 20%, the biannual game of musical committee chairs ( and membership) just got a whole lot more interesting. Let’s take a close look at the Senate Appropriations committee. The current GOP members are: Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Richard Shelby75%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard75% ( ranking member) [mc_name name=’Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)’ chamber=’senate’ | Read More »

    Marita Noon: From the battlefield to the oilfield, it’s all about jobs for veterans

    As troops return home, they face a new fight: finding a job in a competitive labor market that doesn’t understand how their military experience translates into employees with discipline, organization, and motivation. Their experiences in the military make these returning veterans ideal employees for America’s booming oil-and-gas industry. Many companies have seen the value veterans bring to their organization and are actively recruiting veterans—both enlisted and officers.

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    Obamacare’s Real Existential Threat

    While the media and pundits focus on the legal threats to Obamacare (which may not really be threats), there’s really a more mundane existential threat to its ever becoming a major part of our society. It doesn’t work.

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    A question for Dem senators: Why must Obama get congressional approval for 1,500 more troops to Iraq, but it’s OK for him to amnesty millions by executive order?

    Friday afternoon, when Washington was still digesting the shellacking the Democrats had received on Tuesday, came word that Obama was sending 1,500 more troops to Iraq. It’s obvious why he is doing this. The news from Iraq is bad, and getting worse. Obama was told months ago by his generals that about 10,000 more troops were needed to stabilize the situation. He refused to send | Read More »

    Election 2014: A Wave or a Rising Tide?

    It is hard to find anyone outside of the White House or the New Republic who denies that President Obama and the Democrats took a thumping on November 4. A likely Senate pick-up of nine seats; the greatest Republican House majority since Herbert Hoover; three more governorships in Blue states; fully two thirds of the state legislative chambers – a wave by any standard.  The question is whether it | Read More »

    Black Voter Movement Is a Major Reason for Tillis Victory

    Analysis reveals that black voter movement was responsible for Tills victory, Hagan loss in NC

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    Week 45 Chronological Bible Reading and Week 23 New Testament Reading

    Week 45  Nov. Monday 10 Matt 26:17-29; Mark 14:12-25; Luke 22:7-38; John 13 Tuesday 11 John 14-16 Wednesday 12 John 17:1-18:1; Matt 26:30-46; Mark 14:26-42;    Luke 22:39-46 Thursday 13 Matt 26:47-75; Mark 14:43-72; Luke 22:47-65;      John 18:2-27 Friday 14 Matt 27:1-26; Mark 15:1-15; Luke 22:66-23:25;     John 18:28-19:16 Saturday 15 Matt 27:27-56; Mark 15:16-41; Luke 23:26-49;     John 19:17-30 Sunday 16 Matt 27:57-28:8; Mark 15:42-16:8; Luke 23:50-24:12;  | Read More »

    York County Pennsylvania Rebuffs Democrat War on Women

    “We have debunked this Democratic myth of a war on women by electing three GOP women here in York County, Pennsylvania.” -Representative-Elect Kristin Phillips-Hill, 11/4/14 at her Victory Party

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    IRS Never Bothered to Look For Lerner Emails; Also Claims No “Agency Bad Faith”

    During the ongoing court case between Judicial Watch and the IRS, the IRS recently filed a “Defendant’s Opposition to the Plaintiff’s Motion Seeking Recovery”, protesting the continued FOIA requests regarding Lerner’s tapes. Some remarkable information emerged. In the document, the IRS wrote that they have not searched IRS servers because “the servers would not result in the recovery of any information.” The IRS further claimed | Read More »

    Go Ahead Mr. President, Make Republicans Day. Pull Out Your Pen and Fire the First Shot.

    After the political pow-wow yesterday, the media reported that Obama reiterated that he will still do an Executive Order on amnesty before the year is over. What will the order look like? We still don’t know the details, which is weird since it’s been pending since Spring. On a dovetail side note, it appears to me that the president didn’t gather the leaders to a luncheon to break bread | Read More »

    Senate Republicans Need Fortitude to Wait Until 2015 for Lynch AG Action

    President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch as his new Attorney General. This should not be a surprise. Lynch was a close adviser to Eric Holder and reportedly Holder’s personal pick to replace him.

    Once again, Obama piles more onto the news cycle, and tosses another pitch to the now-doomed Senate: try to confirm Lynch before adjournment, or wait until the Republican majority takes over next year.

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