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    Imagine if the GOP wins 5 Senate seats on Election Day, with Georgia and Louisiana going to a runoff

    Here’s an absolutely fascinating, and actually, quite possible scenario that could well play out in the next few weeks.  Let’s assume that the GOP flips 5 Democrat Senate seats, while holding onto Kansas and Kentucky. Nobody hits 50% in Georgia and Louisiana, and we head to run-offs. The Republicans thus have 50 seats , and control of the Senate hinges on the results in Georgia | Read More »

    Obama: Not a smidgen of a chance that Ebola will spread in the US

    Obama’s little fireside chat yesterday about the Ebola  outbreak was a complete disaster. It totally failed in its attempted objective, which was to reassure  the American people that there is nothing  here to be concerned  about, and more importantly, to convince us that our government has this under control, and  knows what it is doing. If you want to talk to the American  people, then | Read More »

    Bad things happening for Dems in threes? ISIL, Ebola, and now, the DJIA

    It seems that the vaunted “October surprise” the Democrats were expected to reveal might have been stashed inside Pandora’s box. The emergence of ISIL as a threat, both in the Middle East and to the homeland has shown Obama’s evolution on the issue ( from ” we don’t as yet have a strategy” to ” absolutely NO boots on the ground, no matter what my | Read More »

    Take a 4 minute break..watch this awesome campaign ad/bio for Ryan Zinke

    Ryan Zinke WILL be the next congressman from Montana. Zinke was the former commander of SEAL TEAM 6. If you’re tired of the incessant campaign attack ads, the lies and half-truths..treat yourself to a magnificent 4 minute biopic/ad about Zinke, and more importantly, what he believes in, and his vision for American. I only wish more Republican candidates would embrace these same ideals in their | Read More »

    Obama apologist Bill Burton ALMOST just stepped in it big time

    Well, Obama’s former SecDef  Leon Panetta has been all over the airwaves, tearing Barry a new one ( and also promoting his new book). Panetta’s appearance on O’Reilly last night was especially devastating. O’Reilly multiple times excoriated and eviscerated Obama, then turned to Panetta and asked if he agreed with him, at which time Panetta just smiled, even appearing to giggle a few times. So | Read More »

    On Reince Preibus’ PATHETIC appearance on Meet The Press

    Mr. Chairman, when will you ever learn? I happened to catch Reince Preibus’ appearance on MTP today, and it was well..gawd-awful. Note: As I post this, 6PM on Sunday, there is no video or transcript online as yet. I’ll post a link when I have a chance, but if anyone finds one first, please do so. Chuck Todd was his usual snarky self. Let me | Read More »

    Surprise, surprise: Elijah Cummings gives strong statement in support of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

    Like most who watched yesterday’s House hearing about the Secret Service, I pretty much tuned out when Ranking member Elijah Cummings was bloviating, er..delivering his lengthy opening statement. However, amid his ramblings, Cummings surprisingly delivered a stirring defense of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police office who shot and killed Michael Brown. Here’s the video: The relevant segment is from 15:00-16:30 http://www.c-span.org/video/?321679-1/oversight-hearing-white-house-security&start=505 Here’s the money | Read More »

    Is it time for Mississippi conservatives to teach the GOPe a lesson and vote for Travis Childers?

    First, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: It is the stated position of Erick and the mods that Red State advocates voting for the most conservative candidate in the primaries, and the Republican in the general election. I agree with that, and it is not my intent here to troll or disrupt.  Anyone who has read my earlier diaries knows that. However, if | Read More »

    How Kamala Harris will replace Ruth Ginsburg on SCOTUS, after a brief detour as the new Attorney General

    Last week, when the reports of Holder’s resignation broke, I heard the esteemed Jay Sekulow on the radio discussing the news. Before proceeding to shred Holder’s record at Justice, he spent a few minutes wondering aloud “why, now?” Sekulow, like myself, thinks there’s a master plan, a grand design behind the timing of the resignation.  I fear he’s correct. Harry Reid went nuclear last year | Read More »

    Is there ANY reason why a GOP controlled Senate should restore the 60 vote “requirement” for confirmation?

    Shortly before the GOP is likely to regain control of the Senate, we can expect to see Obama name a replacement for AG Holder, who will then be confirmed by the lame duck Senate under the new rules that Harry Reid  rammed through late last year. To quickly summarize, the ability to filibuster executive and judicial nominations (except for SCOTUS)   by requiring 60 votes | Read More »