How Leadership Can Trump Demagoguery…Every Time, Watch Wisconsin
Note: We have the best labor union coverage in America right here at RedState, with LaborUnionReport and his crew, and this business in Wisconsin is 95% bullet-point labor issues. I’ll leave that to our experts. But considering the worldwide surfacing of “American-style, street-based labor issues” in downtown Tunis, Cairo, Amman, Manama, hell, even Tripoli, the last three weeks…and then all of a sudden, in Madison, | Read More »
Egypt Steps Back From the Abyss…and Reloads, Act II
If you haven’t noticed, now that Hosni Mubarak has officially stepped down, the Egyptian Revolution has actually taken on an aspect of being popular. The fellahin, the Egypt Street, have joined rent-a-mobs and left wing students to celebrate Mubarak’s departure. And the military has stepped in (Thank God), and called for a new constitution and elections in six months. This popular exultation will soon fade | Read More »
Do Rank & File Union Members in America Know they are now Officially Communists by Proxy?
This is actually about Egypt and the illusion, still held by the American media (including FoxNews) that the protests, riots and resulting stand-off in Egypt is about more freedom for the people of Egypt and not less freedom…while we all know the outcome will be the opposite should the Muslim Brotherhood be brought into a governing coalition with Mubarak’s successor. But its genesis actually begins | Read More »
Democracy Movement No More, Muslim Brotherhood Takes Over as Planned, Obama Takes Sides, as Planned
Day 8. History may well report that there was actually a democratic sentiment somewhere in the midst of the mass protests that began a week ago in Cairo, but I doubt it. And for sure, the world media never looked for it. As LaborUnionReport has been establishing here at RS (this piece should be reread in light of unfolding events, and please note the corporate | Read More »
Anyone but Al Baradei, Why Democracies should prefer the Devils they know
I think the “gambit” in Egypt is becoming more apparent. Not only is Israel being pincered, but so is Saudi Arabia. And yes, most of us need a score card. And we need a reminder about the sometimes hard-to-see, but very important distinctions between an authoritarian thug like Mubarak and the proto-communist facilitator like Mohammed ed Baradei. First came a heads-up by Gamecock last Sunday | Read More »
Cantor vs Gregory, An Observation about GOP Congressional Messaging
Watch this YouTube presentation of Eric Cantor’s contretemps with NBC’s David Gregory last Sunday. It’s a good teaching lesson for the GOP Freshmen Class. It’s about the resurfacing of the Barack Obama-Hawaii birth certificate issue when the mayor of Honolulu said he had seen it, but suddenly can’t find it. Limbaugh made light of it on Friday, which apparently piqued Gregory’s “fears”. I doubt Cantor | Read More »
Sweat Equity, Why Conservatives are Misdirecting Their Political Spending
The soul of conservatism is defined by sweat equity. There’s a longer and shorter answer to why this is so, but since my purpose here is to convince deep-pocket conservatives that they are misdirecting much of their political giving I’ll avoid the longer answer, which we can visit at another time. Right now our side is losing important ground against the Left because of those | Read More »
A Relentless Pursuit of the Left
You’ll note the title doesn’t say “A Steadfast Resistance to…”, or “A Courageous Stiff Upper Lip Against…”. Nope, in a winner-take-all, life-and-death struggle for personal liberty, individual human dignity and America, i can find absolutely no profit in us simply holding our ground…especially now that we have lost almost half of it, and the Left still dead set on taking away the rest at every | Read More »
Are We Worn Out or Just Getting Warmed up?
It’s been a rough week. First, assassinations spawned by left-wing “hate teach” (there, I said it again), followed by a hate campaign against the innocent for yelling “ouch” when they were blamed. Then both the Texas Speaker and the RNC chairman’s elections have proven that the messaging here at RedState isn’t always as powerful as we’d like to think it is. Were the Joe Strauss | Read More »
Are Democrats More Afraid of the Right Today than Last Week?
Short answer, No. But they are afraid…and have been for years. Just not from the Right. You may find it interesting that Democrat legislators, even progressives, fear the radical Left even more than Republicans do. And most Republicans are afraid of their own shadows. So put behind you any speculation that Congress suddenly got a wake-up call in Tucson last week and now really wants | Read More »