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 »
I suppose we should be grateful that Obama didn’t invoke Michael Sam at the UN.
Yesterday, during his speech at the UN General Assembly, Obama continued his tradition of knocking America at every opportunity, holding the recent events in Ferguson up to the world as a shining example of, “nope, we ain’t perfect, but we’re trying.” Not surprisingly, it’s the one line in an otherwise totally blah speech that got any attention. But we shouldn’t be surprised, it’s what Obama | Read More »
Whoa!! Ezekiel Emanuel has just euthanized ALL the 2016 Democrat presidential candidates
A short while back I posted a somewhat tongue-in-cheek diary: “The AVERAGE age of Democrat presidential candidates is (GASP) 70!!!” http://www.redstate.com/diary/gawken/2014/09/13/average-age-democrat-presidential-candidates-gasp-70/ But is seems that the architect of Obamacare, Ezekiel Emanuel, has just decided to wipe out all the Democrats running for the White House. According to ole Zeke, 75 is the perfect age to commence pushing up daisies: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/09/22/obamacare_architect_ezekiel_emanuel_75_an_ideal_age_to_die.html We know that liberals tend | Read More »
Hillary had better hope her campaign fares better, and lasts longer, than “Madame Secretary.”
Imagine if a junior high school creative writing class were asked to emulate “The West Wing,” and produce a script about life , sex, and politics inside the Beltway. “Madame Secretary,” which premiered last night (twice) is actually far worse than that. The show is obviously intended to be a prime time free political advertisement for Hillary’s upcoming White House run. With friends like these | Read More »
Dept of Schadenfreude: NLRB orders CNN to rehire 100 fired employees
Yesssss! Who’d ever have thunk it? CNN, affectionately known among conservatives as the “Clinton News Network” has been found guilty of (gasp)unfair labor practices, “widespread and egregious conduct,” a flagrant and general disregard for employees’ fundamental rights,” and a whole other bunch of really bad stuff. Really? CNN? Seems CNN will have to rehire some 100 workers, and make a financial settlement with another 200 | Read More »
The AVERAGE age of Democrat presidential candidates is (GASP): 70!!!
2016 Democrat hopefuls are invading Iowa this weekend, ostensibly to attend Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry dinner, but in reality to kick off the 2016 primary season. Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders are scheduled to drop by and chew the fat (hopefully NOT literally..it’s bad for the arteries). The Hill has the story..but click on the link just to take a look at the | Read More »
OK, just what is a “large scale, years long, multi-variant counter-terrorism action?”
Oh, those funny, funny people at MSNBC. Last night, after Obama’s speech, they were tying themselves in knots, along with the English language attempting to prop up the president, to somehow defend him to their base, get him off the hook for doing a 180 from his previous statements, ( though it’s easy to see their hearts aren’t in it) and actually embracing the policies | Read More »