Donald Trump is Solidifying a Democratic Victory in 2016
Let’s eliminate the possible third reason for Donald Trump’s candidacy. He’s not an idiot. He’s an extremely intelligent and skilled man who has seen much more success than failure in his life. As much as I would love to think that stupidity is the reason that he’s running, we all have to assume that it’s not really the case. That leaves two options. The first | Read More »
I Went To A Debate It Felt Like A Job Fair Watching The Applicants in Line
Ever been to a Job Fair during an economic downturn? Last Thursday the debate felt like a Job Fair where some of the applicants quipped about the job, the company standing in line, and furthermore what the other guy had on his resume. Trump was the biggest bully in line at the job fair, as he made most with verbal shoving and the audience laughed | Read More »
“…and I Reject Your Shallow Analysis…” – A Reprise
I giggled at the time but, really, reading stuff like this here the other day makes me sad on many levels: “On this very site, numerous people said “I’m not voting for McCain. What harm can this guy do in 4 years?” … Idiots.” – Bill S (1) (Please, do not mistake this for an attack on Bill S. This is just the most recent | Read More »
3 FOX Cable Anchors Gun for TRUMP
It was painful to watch “The Donald” last night. Slammed out of the gate by all 3 top FOX Cable Anchors, Trump should have known the hit was on and done a better job of outsmarting them. There’s a difference between probing, professional debate questions and pre-planned individual sabotage. Also, the debate audience couldn’t see what television viewers could: Disdain for and in 2 cases, visible | Read More »
Christie nauseatingly trampled the Constitution on the bodies of 9/11 victims
The best exchange of the GOP debate took place when Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul got into it on NSA spying and the Fourth Amendment. It began when Christie affirmed his ridiculous statement that should a terrorist attack happen, Paul should be held responsible and brought before a congressional investigation. Christie then pointed out that right before 9/11 he was appointed U.S. Attorney and | Read More »
How Immigration is Shaping Up as a 2016 Campaign Issue
Many Republican candidates in Thursday night’s debates have shifted positions markedly to the “better controls” position on immigration of late – although John Kasich is still hard to pin down. Bush has moved toward a “border security” first position. Rubio mentioned E-verify prominently and an entry-exit system, along with the tough sounding remark that “we are being taken advantage of….” His positions are markedly different | Read More »
All The Wrong Reasons
The talking heads and putative conservative pundits have it very wrong. A palpable fear of Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee consumes the media from left to right. Fox host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly’s first question to Donald Trump “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. On your Twitter account, your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about | Read More »
The 17 shades of Grey
UUsed the debate score card from FoxNews last night and was more surprised about the bottom of my heap than the top. The calculated, focus tested, fog that some spewed out was offending to my ears. When John Kasich’s lips moved, I needed a fog horn. When the Governor of Ohio spoke, it rang in my ears as a focus tested statement trying to hide | Read More »
Donald Trump is not a Winner. Nor is he a Conservative
Despite the weak debate questions, and ultimately the lack of debate among the top 10 candidates, I still am left wondering how media pundits and how most on social media are declaring Donald Trump the winner of last night’s debate. Trust me, I am the first one to say how disappointed and angry I am at the establishment GOP and moderate, weak candidates (i.e. Jeb | Read More »
The Hope That Does Not Disappoint
Listening to the lies of the politicians as presented by the prattle of the biased it is easy to lose hope in a secular sense. My hope in an eternal sense is founded on the rock of an unshakable faith in Jesus, and so it cannot be shaken. However, in the secular resting, as it must upon the shifting sands of man in America today, | Read More »
Welcome to the “ignorant and/or untruthful club,” Chuckie ( and maybe the Senate Dem leader slot isn’t a lock after all?
Yesterday, Chuckie Schumer used the cover of the massive MSM focus on the first GOP presidential debate, to quietly announce that he will oppose Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. If not for the debate, this would have been the top story for several news cycles; instead, it’s now barely a blip on the screen. Schumer, widely perceived to be the heir apparent to Dem leader | Read More »
“Debate” Performance Analysis- A Personal Take
First, let me state up front that I disagreed with the manner in which the top candidates were chosen. Simultaneous debates of 9 on one stage and 8 on another with identical questions would have been better. But, we have to deal with the hand we were dealt. Clearly, if there had to be a winner in the early debate/forum, Carly Fiorina was the victor. | Read More »
Donald Trump: The Weapon of Choice for Liberals
Supporters of Donald Trump for President find an appeal in his willingness to speak his mind as a DC-outsider. He speaks without fear and is charming in an obnoxious way. Many are even starting to believe that he has a chance to win the nomination.
Missing the Trumpgate Follies #RSG15
I am attending my second annual RedState Gathering, this one here in Atlanta, which is good for me because it’s close to home and I can drive there. An unfortunate result of being close to home, but not close enough to drive home every night, is that I need to be home Saturday evening to resume my regularly scheduled activities. This means missing the big | Read More »
The SportsCenter Effect and the Debates Tonight
For the candidates tonight, there really is simply one goal: coverage. You get on a highlight reel for the right reasons and it raises your profile and your funding. You get on for the wrong reasons and you get negative attention and lost support. All 17 of these candidates are more or less known quantities for their backers. Some are known quantities to the public. | Read More »
Biden- Yes or No?
NBC described it as a bombshell political story in the making. The New York Times thinks they have the scoop via an article by Maureen Dowd. ABC reports that according to a trusted Joe Biden adviser, the Vice President is “90% in.” Largely unnoticed in most press coverage of the 2016 election is the fact that there exists a very vocal and adamant contingent of Democrats who | Read More »
Is This A Primary, Or A Temp Agency Line?
There are now, in my estimation 14 candidates for the GOP nomination. Of course, there are the respectable, but unknown scragglers like Skip Andrews and AFFT (FairTax) member Kerry Bowers. But as for real, financed, declared candidates that have a chance to make the debate stage, I count 14. (UPDATE 8.5.15 – there are now 17) Everyone who knows me is aware I have | Read More »
Hey Hillary: Waiting your turn never works out
Hillary Clinton stepped aside, begrudging, for Barrack Obama. She stood by her man while he chased skirts. She got her promises from the Democrat Party machine in assurances of reciprocation. Her defense of the Party was supposed to result in a pay-off: The Presidency. But, this house of cards is crumbling. Hillary is banking on guarantees that are not worth the air they were whispered in. | Read More »
Planned Parenthood: The Enemy of both Life and Choice
I’ve been waiting to comment on the recent drama surrounding Planned Parenthood until more information became available, but with the release of the fifth video this week, there’s not a lot more that can be said. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the group behind these videos, says it has released less than half of the videos the organization has in its possession, and in | Read More »
Yes, Former Rep. Joe Walsh Can Beat Sen. Mark Kirk #ILSenate
Can former Tea Party congressman turned talk show host Joe Walsh beat Illinois in a Republican primary. Yes! This all started on Tuesday’s edition of Chicago’s Morning Answer on AM560 when Dan Proft took a number of calls from listeners who suggested that Walsh should get into the Illinois Senate race and run against Mark Kirk who is seeking reelection in 2016. Kirk is widely | Read More »
Myra Adams: How Trump Built a Firm Foundation With the GOP Base and Earned His ‘Front runner’ Status
How did Donald Trump celebrate his 67th birthday on June 14, 2013? Where was Donald Trump on August 10, 2013? What was Trump doing in Novi, Michigan on May 21, 2013? Why am I asking these absurd questions? Because the answers will help millions of Americans who, when watching the first GOP primary debate, are likely the ask the question, “How did Donald Trump become | Read More »
Shame and Stupidity on Campus
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the origin of the phrase “live free or die,” which arose from the fierce independence and populist spirit of John Stark, New Hampshire’s hero of the American Revolutionary War. Now the soil in Stark Cemetery, beneath the memorial dedicated to the man who wrote the state’s motto, is churning because the grave’s occupant is rapidly spinning. What’s making | Read More »
You Are Responsible
“Is there a BOGO sale in the Planned Parenthood freezer section?” Do you remember the rage you felt when you first saw the Planned Parenthood videos? When the Plant Parenthood videos came out I was disgusted. I am disgusted by what they show. But I am MORE disgusted because of how long this has gone on. With or without the sale of body parts, | Read More »
Taking On the Left’s Death Cult- Defunding Planned Parenthood
To hear the Left speak, should Congress decide to federally defund Planned Parenthood- a $500 million per year venture- women’s health in the United States will seriously deteriorate. This is the most hypocritical and ridiculous argument ever proposed in the non-existent “war on women” theme espoused by the abortion death cult. Amid disgusting videos of Planned Parenthood laughingly discussing the disposition of fetal body parts, | Read More »
With Friends Like These: Neera Tanden
Neera Tanden’s connection to Hillary Clinton goes back to Bill’s White House days when she served as his associate director of domestic policy. It was during this time that she, like so many others, forged a friendship with Hillary. Tasked with health care reform, she became a trusted adviser to Hillary during her failed reform efforts in that area. After that debacle, Hillary was pushed | Read More »
The Certain Trumpet
Ages before Shakespeare and Austen, Corinthians 14 declared the dangers of “uncertain sound.” In Verse 8, an “uncertain” trumpet sounds weak, alerting enemies that they’re likely to win the war. From Hamlets to Colonels, William and Jane also knew the world is made up of “Certains” and “Uncertains,” millions of us struggling “to be,” or condemned not to. As a young man, Prince Hamlet cogitated | Read More »
There’s Something You Need to Know About Rick Perry
Much has been written and said about the political rise, fall, and comeback attempt of Governor Rick Perry. I’ve written about his brilliant record as Governor of Texas. Others have covered his trailblazing speeches on minority outreach and Wall Street reform. But something else makes Rick Perry stand out from the rest of the field. Politics aside, he’s probably the nicest candidate running. It’s hard | Read More »
He lacks votes to keep his job! Now is the time to DUMP BOEHNER!
Last week, we learned about a motion filed by (R-NC) to remove ‘s favorite Republican, , from his perch as Speaker of the House. At the time, many within the party establishment wrote off the effort by Meadows as the nonsensical vagary of the radical right-wing; unworthy of serious consideration because, after all, the votes to kick his sorry butt to the curb didn’t exist. | Read More »
BEFORE we defeat McConnell: Resolved – That the National Republican Senatorial Committee should NOT make any financial contributions to Kirk’s campaign.
From the NRSC homepage: (my emphasis in bold) “The NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee) is the only national organization solely devoted to strengthening the Republican Senate Majority and electing Republicans to the United States Senate.” “We provide invaluable support and assistance to current and prospective Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the areas of budget planning, election law compliance, fundraising, communications tools and messaging, research and | Read More »
The Private Sector Giveth – and Government Taketh Away
It is – sadly, always – a clash of two titans. The private sector and government. There are claims made that it is – or can be – a symbiotic relationship. The free market and government – walking hand-in-hand into a brighter tomorrow. But it is never symmetrical – it is always adversarial. In large part because it isn’t a fair fight. The government gets | Read More »
The 2016 Gubernatorial Races: Where We Stand in August 2015- The Democrats
Four Democratic Governors are either term limited or announced their retirements in 2016: Jack Markell in Delaware, Jay “Let’s Mishandle Ferguson” Nixon in Missouri, Pete “Oops- Single Payer Health Care is Harder Than I Thought” Shumlin in Vermont, and Earl Ray Tomblin in West Virginia. Incumbent and eligible Democratic Governors are: Kate Brown in Oregon, Steve Bullock in Montana, Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, and | Read More »
A suggestion for congressional Republicans: If the IAEA won’t divulge the secret deals with Iran; well, let’s just cut our UN contribution by 50%.
Obama’s still secret nuclear deal with the Iranians includes two secret agreements between the IAEA and the mullahs. Yet Kerry has supposedly never seen these, and according to no less an authority than the Iranian delegate to the IAEA, the US is actually prohibited from knowing the details in these agreements. So it ‘s way past time to stop playing games, and end all the pseudo-diplomatic | Read More »
New Hampshire Forum-Open Thread
Well..you all know..I am not a diary writer. However..I want to see this thread on front page. We need to share our thoughts on who we thought won, who made excellent points and what effect will it have on the debate on Fox. I was impressed with Cruz, Rubio, Carson…AND FIORINA! She needs to be the VP choice…not doubt. Some of these people, whoever wins | Read More »
Layman’s Reaction to the “First” Debate on C-SPAN Tonight
I am by no means a politician and so my opinion is purely based on hearing the candidates speak. I just found out about the debate about ten minutes prior when I saw a blurb on FoxNews.com about it. I have read a lot about these candidates, but this is the first time I have been able to listen to them speak. Some of them | Read More »
Marita Noon: Hillary’s energy plan is like Obama’s Clean Power Plan on steroids
Clinton’s “ambitious” plans will take money from your pocket through increased taxes and higher energy bills, but it will help her ambitions by putting money in her campaign and help her expansive political network—a fact to which voters need to pay attention.
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Obama to Hillary: You’re Fired! Turns out, he has more room Under His Bus.
It seems like a year ago when WAPO and NYT published the first hit pieces on HRC’s use of a personal email account which got worse with the revelation that she had a home server. I had a feeling back then that something was afoot as these papers usually support and provide cover for those they favor, as in nearly everyone with a “-D”. Of course it was just a few months ago | Read More »
One Step Closer To World War In The Middle East
The U.S. announced today that it will be providing close air support to the rebels in northern Syria. This is coming on the heels of a recent NATO emergency meeting called by Turkey on the growing violence on its southern border. Could a deal have been struck in that meeting between the U.S. and Turkey, such that Turkey ‘promises’ not to advance on Damascus, and | Read More »
Did You Ever Notice the Asterisk on Your Social Security Statement?
Author Note: This piece was originally posted July 30 on National Review. Drudge Report re-posted it and, as a result, it was shared over 29,000 times and received over 2,800 comments. In case you missed it, here it is again. I look forward to seeing all my RedState friends this coming weekend at the Gathering where we can continue discussing this important issue. While engaging | Read More »
Let the Games Begin. Here’s What to Look For.
After two-plus years (for the junkiest of the political junkies among us, at least) of “who’s-gonna-run” 2016 chatter and four-plus months of having officially declared candidates, it is finally time for the most crowded presidential primary in modern history to kick off in earnest. I will be in Atlanta this Thursday-Sunday for the 2015 RedState Gathering, and could not be more excited to watch the debate | Read More »
Government Slowly Kills the Private Sector – And Blames the Victim for Its Sputtering Demise
One of the advantages Big Government advocates have in their efforts to end the private sector – is the size of the victim. A $17-trillion-a-year economy is so huge – it almost always takes a lot of time to dismantle. It’s like taking down those giant oliphants in the “Lord of the Rings.” Our economy can take a LOT of government arrows – and continue | Read More »
No Click-Bait, Please!
According to website analytics tracker Alexa, RedState.com is in the top 5,000 highly trafficked sites in America, albeit toward the bottom of that list. The media kit shows 700,000 unique monthly visitors and 3.5 million views although that might be dated information. By contrast, Salon is number 322, Slate is 178, and HuffPo is number 30. By those statistics, you’d think that liberals own the blogosphere–and | Read More »
Of Cute Babies and Stuffed Lions… Why Cecil Gets All The Attention
Last week it was almost impossible to escape pictures of Cecil the Lion King and the Minnesota dentist who killed him. The dentist received death threats and had to go into hiding. The story was indeed sad. The lion was lured out of the sanctuary and shot with a bow in the middle of the night… and then suffered for 40 hours before he was | Read More »
How to Stop Planned Parenthood
The U.S. Senate will vote today on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood and to stop forcing taxpayers to fund abortions and the barbaric sale of baby organs. Unfortunately, this bill won’t be signed into law. Even if enough Democrats support it to overcome a filibuster, President Obama will veto it. That is why the new Republican Congress must refuse to fund Planned Parenthood this | Read More »
2016 Gubernatorial Races: Where We Stand August 2015- The Republicans
This is the first of a monthly series looking at the 2016 gubernatorial races. The three 2015 races will be analyzed as Election day nears. There are 12 races in 2016 where there are currently eight Democratic incumbents and four Republican incumbents. Hence, there is a chance that the GOP can add to their already commanding advantage at this level of government. First, let’s look | Read More »
The Fallacy that is Donald Trump
First I will acknowledge that this is my first RedState diary. I’m from South Dakota, the great conservative state of the upper Midwest. Thanks for taking the time to read my submission, and my appreciation to RedState. In a scene from the movie “The American President”, Lewis Rothschild (portrayed by Michael J. Fox) has a heated verbal exchange with President Andrew Shepherd (portrayed by Michael | Read More »
Illinois University Diversity Officer To Make More Than Every Governor And Member Of Congress
Why are college students the nation over saddled with a combine student loan debt of around a trillion dollars? Why does the cost(tuition) at public colleges continue to soar costing students, their families, and taxpayers $40,000 a year or more with no end in sight? Well part of the problem lays with colleges and universities paying their administrators exorbitant salaries with lavish benefits. Take for | Read More »
Trump: voice of the silent majority?
I don’t support Donald Trump for President and never will, primarily because I have no idea where his true political convictions lie and because he was a Democrat until the day before yesterday. But the surging success of his campaign has delivered an important message that every conservative should take to heart. Political correctness, the idea that certain people get to decide what the rest of us | Read More »
If Dems think Biden’s the answer, they are truly delusional
As Hillary’s poll numbers sink, and the headlines about her many scandals increase, Democrats are starting to publicly admit what many have known for a long time: their putative candidate is deeply flawed, not trusted by a majority of Americans, and may be facing serious legal issues in the coming months. Thus, we are now seeing a plethora of stories to the effect that Joe | Read More »
Big Game Hunting, Lawfare Edition: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
On Monday, two felony charges will be unsealed against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and the liberal media will feast on his humiliation and booking in another episode of Big Game Hunting: Lawfare Edition. After the indictments are unsealed, Paxton can surrender to be photographed, fingerprinted and booked at any of the state’s 254 county jails. Kent Schaffer, one of the special prosecutors, has previously told News 8 | Read More »
The Left’s Purge of History
From 1479 to 1425 B.C., King Tuthmose III ruled Egypt and expanded its empire to the largest stretches in its history. For twenty of those years, he was co-regent with his step-mother and aunt, Hatshepsut. After assuming full control after her death and later in his rule, he ordered the destruction and defacement of monuments and tombs to his co-regent, aunt and step-mother in an | Read More »