Dear @Reince and @RNC: Put your money where your tweets are.
I realize this would appear to be the second letter to the party today, especially after Breeanne Howe’s “Dear John” to the party as a whole. But, I would simply like to ask something of the chairman of the RNC and the RNC itself: Turn your words into deeds. Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, has not one but two posts on RedState | Read More »
Pure-as-snow Democrats threaten Vitter with past over bill
David Vitter has been irritating Democrats for a while by promoting a plan (an amendment to an energy bill) that would put members of the Legislative branch and their staff under the effects of Obamacare. Since GOP and Democratic leadership got the OK to exempt themselves from La Casa Blanca, they think the issue should be dropped. Vitter disagrees. And, because the Democrats are all | Read More »
Fighting for the wrong end game
The Democrats have long played a game of demographics when it comes to building a coalition on a much better level than the Republicans ever could. Now, that’s not to say the Republicans suck at getting support. When it comes to getting support, ideas have attracted voters to Republican candidates. “In the realm of ideas,” you’ll hear people like Rush Limbaugh say, “Republicans win.” It’s | Read More »
Georgia on my mind…
The U.S. has been left reeling by an op-ed that appeared in the New York Times, and a lot of the focus has been on Putin’s thoughts on American exceptionalism… And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage | Read More »
On Palin and messaging
I realize this will come as a shock to a lot of people, but Sarah Palin isn’t actually doing anything to help us anymore. Even more than a shock, though, this will be a very disliked statement. So, with that in mind, feel free to tell me how upset you are via Twitter! The handle is @joec_esquire, and I retweet hatemail. So, why am I | Read More »
A Look Within
Today, sitting in Mass, I listened as the priest of my hometown church gave a rather politically charged homily on just how messed up the world is. There is no reason to worry about 1,400 dead in Syria, he argued, when we have 50 million children who have been murdered because abortion is legal in our country. The world is an insane place, and it | Read More »
…Did WaPo just defend Jindal’s voucher program?
WaPo is beside itself over the Department of Justice’s suit against Louisiana’s voucher program: The government’s argument that “the loss of students through the voucher program reversed much of the progress made toward integration” becomes even more absurd upon examination of the cases it cited in its petition. Consider the analysis from University of Arkansas professor of education reform Jay P. Greene of a school that lost | Read More »
Gay Superheroes vs. Superheroes Who Are Gay
In an effort to come up with the nerdiest RedState post in recent memory, I decided to turn to something that bothered me yesterday in the early afternoon hours as I read the usual Wednesday comic releases. Today’s subject will be really special, as we delve into homosexuality in comics (I cannot find a featured image to put into the post via the editor that | Read More »
Would Colin Powell support U.S. intervention in Syria?
If there’s one lesson we’ve learned from the Obama Administration, it’s that not all unjustified wars are bad, just the ones with ridiculous things like “goals” and “terms of victory.” For example, going into Iraq with the goal of removing Saddam Hussein from power is bad. Going into Syria with no declared aim at all, however, is fine. And, while he says he has not | Read More »
High school football in Louisiana delivers an argument for school choice
NOTE: If I seem a little erratic in this post, it’s because while I was writing it, news broke about Ben Affleck being cast as Batman and I just don’t know if I can handle this. Early this year, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s member schools held a controversial vote on whether to split select (private and charter schools, essentially) and non-select (public schools) | Read More »