The Watercooler ~ Is Ohio Governor John Kasich Preparing for a 2016 Presidental Run?

    With Chris Christie being pummeled in the New Jersey scandal, thus potentially permanently damaging his chances at a 2016 White House run, the picture remains murky regarding potential GOP candidates who are considering the race. But according to The National Journal, insiders close to Ohio Governor John Kasich say he is seriously considering a run: But there’s one candidate who isn’t generating much buzz and | Read More »

    “But my wife hates guns…”

    Sound familiar? Most of us have had friends or acquaintances ask what they can do about their wife or girlfriend who is not comfortable around guns. You yourself may have been the one with the gun-fearing partner. I know, it sounds like I am singling out women. But as a long-time firearm instructor, I can say that while on occasion the man is the problem, | Read More »

    Public Debt and Rate of Debt Rapidly Increasing Under Obama

    The good folks over at CNSNews reported that, according to the US Treasury, Public Debt has increased $6.666 Trillion during Obama’s Presidency. The amount of debt listed on January 20, 2009 was compared to the amount of debt held January 31, 2014 — the most current day available. Those figures are $10,626,877,048,913.08 and $17,293,019,654,983.61, respectively. That means the total amount of debt has gone up | Read More »

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    Obama & Hillary Can’t Run From Benghazi

    Many times I have written about Obama and Hilary Clinton and their unadulterated worship of Saul Alinsky and his “Rules for Radicals.” There is one thing that wasn’t mentioned in my articles and that is securing the trust of the people. Obama and Hillary threw “trust” out the window thinking it unimportant. Obama’s first few years were smooth sailing for the youth, African Americans, Hispanics | Read More »

    PA Legislators Consider Harmful Health Care Changes

    The bad news on ObamaCare just keeps rolling in. Just today we read about how the Congressional Budget Office predicts that ObamaCare will mean 2 million fewer workers in the labor market by 2017. Millions of Americans have already lost their health insurance or are experiencing higher premiums, many others haven’t signed up at all due to President Obama’s flawed health care law. ObamaCare has | Read More »

    The Long Knives are Out For Private Corrections in Oklahoma

    Disclaimer: For those who are deaf to anything resembling facts and would rather settle stubbornly on the tired argument that the corrections industry should be left to nonprofits and the government because, ahem… Private Corrections Profit off Human Suffering, I would like to point out that many CEOs of nonprofits have corporate jets. And if you think the government is better than the private sector | Read More »

    Congress’s Least Influential Lawmaker, Rob Andrews Steps Aside

    For nearly my entire life, the place I call home has had one Congressman. That Congressman, Rob Andrews (D,NJ-01) announced today that he will resign after holding the office for 23 years to join a Philadelphia based law firm. Congressman Andrews district houses most of Camden County and includes the City of Camden, making it one of the most reliably blue districts in the state. In | Read More »

    We have found the enemy, it is us!

    This article in Politico ( cited in Drudge Report spurred me to write this post.  It is an article about how Lying Ryan is working Schumer to push Amnesty. What I cannot comprehend about most of the posters in RS, the comments & even the Front Page writers is that it is directed at Obama!  What a waste of time!  Obama is doing exactly what his constituents & | Read More »

    Aunt Samantha, the Wet Nurse

    Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office released a report on the effect the Affordable Care Act is going to have on the economy. It’s not the rosy picture we were told by the president – not even close. By now, you’ve heard the stats (stats so damning, the Washington Post buried them four and five paragraphs into their take on it earlier today). 2.5 million | Read More »


    Nothing exemplifies liberal, pro-Democrat press and media bias more than how Pres. Obama, Sec. Clinton, Sen. Menendez and Gov. Christie have been treated. How else could a traffic jam supersede in importance murder of four Americans in Benghazi or alleged acts of impropriety and unethical conduct by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman? Traffic jams occur whenever bridges and highways undergo repair. The George Washington Bridge | Read More »

    A Creative Way To Deal With Illegals Already Here

    This idea is way outside of the box, but I believe one worth considering. I will likely cover additional, more realistic ideas in a future diary shortly. The Republican base, including myself, would really like to see illegals deported. They committed a crime. An injustice to our legal system and to those waiting in line to join our national legitimately. Now, I would certainly support | Read More »

    Open Thread: Coke Is It

    After a SuperBowl that was any thing but, I can understand how many would be in a bad mood. That said, I really don’t think it fair to take out those frustrations on one of the quintessential American brands. If you don’t know what I am talking about, I envy you. During the SuperBowl Coca-Cola aired a commercial, which you can view below, that had | Read More »

    Oh That Coke Ad…

    I originally posted this on BuzzFeed with a liberal/progressive audience in mind. Thus, the excessive explanation of why we believe and think the way we do. I would never assume to explain these things to fellow conservatives. It is a strange irony in our culture that the very people who call for tolerance and understanding are usually the first people to jump to the worst | Read More »

    Gawker, BuzzFeed, and the Outrage of the PC Crowd

    In a recent interview, Jerry Seinfeld said that he doesn’t care what race a comedian is – if you’re funny, he likes you. If you’re not funny, well you’re not on his radar, probably. I’m of course paraphrasing a bit, but the overall idea is that race, gender, etc. shouldn’t matter in the world of comedy (it doesn’t). However, there was (of course) the outrage | Read More »

    Why Tim Scott is awesome The article speaks for itself. He gets it.

    Man On Overpass With Sign

    I saw something last Saturday that intrigued me; a lone middle aged man standing on an interstate overpass waving while holding a hand-drawn sign having the single word, “IMPEACH.” How many people in cars whizzing past below did not instantly know what the man was saying and who he was referring to? What caused this man to take his Saturday afternoon to engage in public | Read More »

    Cultivating the Next Generation of Conservative Leaders:

    In my time at Binghamton University I spent three years as a member of, the conservative publication, the Binghamton Review (BR) and the Binghamton University College Republicans (BUCR).  During those three years I made friendships and memories that will last a life time.  The people I met and the events I have attended helped to make me the conservative I am today.  Organizations like these | Read More »

    It’s time to start thinking about who will be the next Senate Majority Leader. (Big hint: it ain’t John Cornyn)

    On the front page this morning, Erick explains why Mitch McConnell’s USE BY day is about to come due. If he doesn’t lose the GOP primary to Matt Bevin, he’s more than likely to lose the general election. Either way, he’s a goner, which is great thing for both the GOP and the nation. As politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum, one must assume that | Read More »

    The Supreme Court’s February Docket

    Having completed the January sitting of the Supreme Court, they heard oral argument in 12 cases. Four of them could be considered major cases. In National Labor Relations Board vs. Noel Canning, the Court was asked to wade into the concept of recess appointments and whether Obama’s appointment of members of the NLRB was constitutional. Although the government made it appear that all hell would | Read More »

    Abortion Barbie is a winning strategy for the GOP *AUDIO INTERVIEW W/ ERICK ERICKSON

    If you’ve been following Erick Erickson’s twitter timeline for the last couple of months leftists are going apoplectic over referring to Wendy Davis as Abortion Barbie. That is a sure sign for conservatives that their candidate is losing and losing badly. I discussed this with Erick Erickson in a phone interview.  Erick discussed with me how the MSM gushed over her Barbie like looks and | Read More »

    Time For A Death Penalty Conversation UPDATED

    I suspect a great here at RedState will disagree, but I don’t care. All I want are for folks to listen to my points of argument. Like I said before, my libertarian journey took me a number of months to get (probably 8 or 9 to be exact). Though even after that there were issues of which I didn’t have much of a true opinion | Read More »

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich Wants to Redefine Conservatism

    “I have a right to shape what conservative philosophy means,” Ohio Governor John Kasich told reporters when asked how he plans to explain recent forays into big-government Republicanism to conservative voters.

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    John Boehner the “Crumpler” & Politician’s Politician

    John Boehner the crumpler, the gutless wonder who’s always waving his white flag and crumpling under the Obama Regime, the US Chamber of Commerce and his Old Republican reprobates. He’s the guy who pretends to be a Patriot and an avid Constitutionalist. October of 2013 John Boehner said, “The House has fought with everything it has to convince the President of the United States to | Read More »

    The Watercooler ~ Do I Hear a Tea Kettle Whistle Spewing?

    We’re now entering into the Tea Party’s fifth year since its spontaneous emergence in 2009. Some continue to ignore us, others mockingly dismiss us, misrepresent us and belittle us. Myself, I see another Tea Party wipe-out coming in the next election. And this time, the rage is thoroughly at both parties. In fact, most of us are even more outraged at the Republican establishment than | Read More »

    The long term impact of the Voting Rights Act: Idiots, incompetents, and charlatans in the House

    In the wake of Henry Waxman’s announced retirement, Roll Call columnist David Hawkings has a piece on the paucity of leadership in the Democrat caucus: It’s not really worth the read, but one thing does stand out: In analyzing who might be the future Democrat leaders in the House, he mentions some 30 names. Of those, only one, Bobby Scott, is a member of | Read More »

    Christie’s National Aspirations Are Toast

    I realize there are numerous readers here at Redstate chomping at the bits to see the downfall of Chris Christie, perhaps even more so than any Democrat. On one level, it is somewhat “sad,” but another level understandable. The most recent series of events involves a letter from David Wildstein’s lawyer. Wildstein is at the center of this scandal. He is the member of the | Read More »

    An open letter to Speaker Boehner

    I get these emails from Speaker Boehner, and I noticed a curious thing about this weekly email to the supporters – NOTHING about his immigration push! Keystone pipeline #usethepen tweet push, weekly address mention that goes into jobs and natural gas,  he says “comment on the Farm Bill … no earmarks” (huh?)  Well…   I decided he needed to hear about immigration anyway, as we | Read More »

    Week 5 Chronological Bible Reading – 2014

      Week 5 – 2014 February Monday 03 Job  32 – 34 Tuesday 04 Job  35 – 37 Wednesday 05 Job  38 – 42 Thursday 06 Exodus 1 – 4 Friday 07 Exodus  5 – 8 Saturday 08 Exodus  9 – 11 Sunday 09 Exodus  12 – 13

    Obama is not a Cult Leader

    Not long ago, the White House referred to the Republican Party as a cult. This may or may not be true, but what we know for sure is that President Obama is definitely not a cult leader. The dictionary defines “cult” as: A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the | Read More »

    Will the Real Barack Obama Please Stand Up

    No doubt those who took time to listen to the SOTU address certainly realized that it was a canned speech that Barack used in 2008 and 2009. A few bells and whistles added to get viewer’s attention, but the sad part is the man giving that address (State of the Union) in 2014 appears to have some serious health issues. Compare Barack Obama physical stature | Read More »

    An Isolated Individual in an Isolated Society

    Last night my wonderful wife and I joined some good friends in Washington DC and saw the movie “Her” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson and Amy Adams.  The movie, as far as the story itself goes, was really good.  It is a good and touching love story.  But if you just leave it at that you are missing a huge message, or actually a | Read More »

    State of the Union? Pretty Boring.

    It’s the time of the year where the president lays out a grand new vision for the country, an innovative set of policy goals, and an inspiring message for a bright future. Or at least, that’s what was supposed to happen. But Tuesday night’s State of the Union address fell flat with political commentators and the general public. It’s worth noting that this isn’t a | Read More »

    Are YOU Ready for Americans Against Amnesty Day? Ideas Welcome.

    Are you mad as hell at the Republicans and their plan for amnesty by any other name and won’t take it anymore? What will you do about it? Face it, the GOP is literally thumbing their nose at us, We the Voters, for flirting with this ruinous policy when we’re on the brink of winning the Senate and stopping the liberal policies of this president. We the Voters are responsible for the House takeover | Read More »

    Which Words Work

    What words mean is important.  The ability to speak, to transfer complex and symbolic knowledge from one person to another is one of the hallmarks of humanity.  When words lose their meaning communication loses its ability to transmit thoughts.  Obviously words can change their meanings over time.  One example is the word prevent.  This word now means to stop something from happening.  Hundreds of years | Read More »

    Immigration Changes: GOP Looking Long-term To WH in 2016

    I want to get this out of the way. In no way do I approve of the approach the GOP is taking on immigration. Unfortunately, the GOP leadership likes being a part of big government at the federal level. Oh, maybe not as much as Democrats. But, in this day and age where being “proactive” somehow means the GOP can show it can govern, we | Read More »

    Democrats – the Party of Two Faces

    It’s sad, but necessary to call a “Spade a Spade.” The Democrats are not defenders of our Constitution – they are two- faced and the party of treason. Democrats have turned on America and Americans. They refuse to address and take ownership of the five biggest scandals in our history starting with the Fast & Furious gunrunner operation, the Benghazi murders, the IRS, the NSA | Read More »

    Frank Roche for Congress 2014 #NC02!

    LLPH was excited to learn that our endorsed candidate, Frank Roche was featured in the widely read Conservative HQ website. This is great news and momentum for his campaign against RINO Rep. Renee Ellmers. Read more here: Visit Frank Roche’s website and help him out: Read the article below: North Carolina Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC-2) was one of the earliest disappointments of the 2010 | Read More »

    We Know It Needs Fixing, But Why Now?

    The GOP recently released a plan for immigration reform which has gotten the knickers twisted of the many writers and those who comment here at Redstate. Either this is total capitulation or a deft political move by the House leadership in their roll-out of a blueprint for immigration reform. Given some recent history, this writer believes the House leadership under John Boehner lacks the ability | Read More »

    It isn’t about single payer. Just Power and Fear.

    For a long time now I have tried to bring to light the differences between Democrats and socialists. Most commentators assign socialist ideals to the Democrats. As President Obama has said of himself he is a master at letting people see what they want to see in him. People want to see a socialist, he looks like a socialist. He even was a candidate for | Read More »

    Governor Nathan Deal deserves blame w/ #Snowpocalypse *AUDIO INTERVIEW

    So the whole nation turned it’s attention to the snow coming down in Atlanta.  We are now in the very stupid habit of naming Winter storms.  This one was named “Leon”.  I was hoping they could call it “Levon” so it would have an Elton John song to go with the stupid name.  By all accounts fair or unfair, Georgia Governor Dean is looking very | Read More »

    State Legislative Elections – 2014 pt 2 UPDATED

    State Legislative Elections Here are the most competitive races this year: WV; Currently Democrats control the State House 53-47 and the State Senate 24-10. If one’s gonna switch that’s obviously the House since the margin is smaller. I’d think Democrats will hold control of Senate but only for one more cycle likely. Last election they gave 62% of the vote to Mitt Romney and won every | Read More »

    Wither Work

    Germany, after passing legislation in 2007 that would have increased the retirement age from 65 to 67, is now on a course to lower the retirement age from 65 to 63. Life expectancy has increased in most developed countries by more than ten years from 1960 to 2011, from slightly below 70 years to over 80 years. New developments in health care technology and knowledge | Read More »

    Obama’s State of the Union QUIZ: I’ll have a “P” please Mr President

    What “P” is a country which hosts terrorists who have killed thousands of Americans and are targeted by US drones, gets billions of US taxpayer dollars in aid yet can afford to buy more and more nuclear weapons, but despite the threat and danger to the US from this country, it wasn’t even named by the President in his State of the Union speech in | Read More »

    Is the GOP focus on immigration a smokescreen to avoid the debt ceiling debate?

    I’m  confused, and cynical, at the same time. We’re being inundated with stories about the new GOP focus on immigration reform, and leadership’s apparent  determination to yield to the Democrats, despite the  fact that the majority of the base, and probably the House GOP conference, is opposed to it. Several superb front page stories  today outline the folly, and the likely consequences, of following this | Read More »

    The Great Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

    Each and every day thousands, if not millions of children are sent into failing schools in this country.  Impoverished communities have the highest risk of having schools that don’t prepare the children to graduate with a high school degree much less a college one.  A sea of bright children cast into the darkness of failed educational policies. This is National School Choice Week.  An entire | Read More »

    Soros, Podesta & Obama Plan Do-over or is it a “Take Over” of our Nation

    First you control the healthcare, then increase poverty & debt via climate and energy change and Obamacare. Sounds like a bad fictional movie doesn’t it? Podesta had Barack Obama pave the way for his “climate change” initiative internationally. In June of 2013 Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an agreement on phasing down HFC’s, a temporary substance with a very short life used | Read More »

    Dr. Paul Broun Should Be Georgia’s Next Senator

    The race to replace Saxby Chambliss as Georgia’s next Senator is already shaping up to be very competitive.  The presumptive Democratic nominee is Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn. There are eight Republican candidates; five of them being major contenders. They are: Congressman Paul Broun, Congressman Phil Gingrey, Congressman Jack Kingston, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, and businessman David Perdue. For | Read More »

    Inequality: the Obama Legacy

    The State of the Union speech really had two messages: 1. We are faced with three years of a lame duck. President Obama will not try to work with Congress and has no illusions of accomplishing much that is significant. He has not rethought Obamacare, the NSA, tax policy, energy policy, or anything else that is holding back the economy. We can probably live with that domestically; unfortunately, President | Read More »

    McConnell refusing to debate Bevin

    Listen to this audio from an interview with Matt Bevin on the Andrew Wilcow show… the interesting part comes in at 13:45 where Bevin is asked about whether McConnell has agreed to debate him and he said no. Apparently, McConnell’s strategy is to act like Bevin doesn’t even exist. He’s been attacking Allison Grimes on the Democrat side of the contest. If it’s true that | Read More »

    My Rant about Atlanta’s SnowJam 2014

    Here’s my rant about the Atlanta SnowJam 2014. It’s probably different than what you’re expecting. I’m not mad at the mayor or the governor or the weather forecasters. I’m tired of listening to the media’s incessant questions about who is to blame and why we were not more prepared. I’d love to go back in time and put one of those reporters in charge, without | Read More »