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    If Only Paul Ryan’s Plan Were as Radical as the Democrats Claim

    “Choice for Republicans involves trusting the American people to handle their affairs and retirement. Choice for Democrats involves only the option to kill children, with everything else pre-packaged in one size fits all government bureaucracy.” It is mathematically indisputable that should President Barack Obama obtain his legislative desire and increase taxes on those making $250,000.00 a year or more the nation would not close even | Read More »

    More on the Winning Argument

    In USA Today, Instapundit Glenn Reynolds quotes Iowahawk: “Paul Ryan represents Obama’s most horrifying nightmare: Math.”Let me break the math down for you.If Barack Obama gets his way and raises taxes on everyone making $250,000.00 a year or more, the amount of money he brings in will not close his own budget deficit. Nevermind the national debt — he won’t close this year’s budget deficit.In | Read More »

    The Argument

    Saturday on Twitter, my buddy Tom Crowe summed up what the two Presidential campaigns are all about: So #2012election comes down to GOP: “We trust you.” vs. Dems: “Trust us.” — Tom Crowe (@TomCrowe) August 11, 2012 This should not be a hard sell.

    Greater Risk. Greater Reward.

    I expected Mitt Romney to pick Bob McDonnell as his running mate. I’ve said repeatedly that my two choices were either Bobby Jindal or Paul Ryan, but I expected Bob McDonnell. I’m delighted I got who I wanted and not who I expected. Paul Ryan is a daring choice.I’ve talked to a lot of Republicans over the weekend and 48 hours after Paul Ryan stepped | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 13, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing August 13, 2012 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Argument 2. Greater Risk. Greater Reward. 3. These are the words of a man who should be (Vice) President 4. Obama cuts Medicare more than Romney would 5. Beyond Boycotting, Upset Unions to Picket DNC’s Charlotte Convention 6. Does Drilling in ANWR Make More Sense | Read More »

    Not Enough

    Just under a month ago, I wrote Of all the people to not be beating up Mitt Romney for his present not quite stellar campaign, I find myself in that position. I’m genuinely not that worried. I am still not worried, but I am getting concerned. This election is trending away from Romney as the economy deteriorates and more Americans believe the economy is getting | Read More »

    Paul Ryan: Where Things Stand

    Paul Ryan is not a safe pick. In fact, it is a pick that suggests Mitt Romney knows he needs to shift momentum in the race. When the GOP is winning on all the major polling questions of debt, deficit, and economy and still losing overall — the polling can’t all be wrong, including Fox News — the Romney camp needs a new direction and | Read More »

    Mitt to Announce Veep Tomorrow [UPDATED]

    No offense, but I intend to be sleeping at 9am tomorrow when Mitt Romney makes his Vice Presidential announcement at the USS Wisconsin.The buzz tonight is that it is Paul Ryan (R-WI, HAFA 75%), but none of us will know until the morning.Greta Van Sustren, several people told me, put online that the Secret Service was at Paul Ryan’s home, though the post has subsequently | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 10, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing August 10, 2012 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Vice Presidential Stakes 2. U.N.’s Carbon Credits Create Perverse Incentives 3. Things That Threaten Our Children

    Why Won’t Eric Hovde Sign the ‘No New Tax’ Pledge?

    It is one area where Eric Hovde is to the left of Tommy Thompson. He will not sign Americans for Tax Reform’s “No New Tax” pledge.Hovde has, instead, launched a broadside attack on ATR and Grover Norquist claiming that Norquist is in the pocket of corporate interests. Pot, meet kettle.In fact, I have well documented concerns about ATR and Norquist, but the pledge itself is | Read More »