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    Get Ready to Hear All About Rick Santorum and Universal Health Services

    The media is about to begin the vetting of Rick Santorum and I suspect we’re going to hear a lot about Universal Health Services (“UHS”). Santorum’s involvement in UHS is one of the significant bits of his private sector experience. After his 18 point loss in 2006, UHS appointed Rick Santorum to its Board of Directors. On May 16, 2007, Santorum acquired 10,000 options to | Read More »

    Mitt Romney Didn’t Just Give Planned Parenthood Money, He Gave Them Extra Power

    You should be quite familiar by now with the fact that Mitt Romney gave $150.00 to Planned Parenthood in 1994 when claiming he had always been pro-abortion. You should also know that in 2004, Mitt Romney says he personally converted to the pro-life position. In fact, according to ABC News on June 14, 2007, “Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has long cited a November 2004 | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 30, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing December 30, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Mitt Romney Didn’t Just Give Planned Parenthood Money, He Gave Them Extra Power 2. Iowa Poll Update: This news is ridiculous 3. Rick Santorum, Earmarxists, and the Pro-Life Statist 4. “The Chickens of that Effort are Coming Home to Roost[.]“ 5. Brain Dead Dem Congressman Thinks | Read More »

    Rick Santorum, Earmarxists, and the Pro-Life Statist

    A number of people read my post yesterday about Rick Santorum and still are scratching their heads. In my book RedState Uprising I spent a bit of time dealing with “pro-life statists” who will be the death of the conservative movement if we do not start standing up to them. Rick Santorum is a pro-life statist. My friend Ned Ryun introduced me to the term | Read More »

    The Horserace for December 29, 2011

    Nobody knows the winner of Iowa but Jesus. That’s the dirty little secret.Matt Lewis hits the nail on the head on this. Nobody knows. Why? Well, the caucuses are a big event. You don’t just go into a voting booth, check a box, and leave. You’re there for a while. You hear speeches. You get persuaded. Then you vote.It is slow going.And we don’t know | Read More »

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    Ted Kennedy Prepared Barack Obama’s Attack Ads

    In 1994, Ted Kennedy ran against Mitt Romney. Romney ran on his jobs record in the private sector. Sound familiar? Well, get ready for Barack Obama’s ad campaign against Mitt Romney. Ted Kennedy already produced the ads and I’ve got them.We’re going to hear about Bain Capital taking federal bailout money. We’ll hear the tales of woe from people Mitt Romney ordered laid off.Yes, you | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 29, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing December 29, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Dear Morning Briefing subscriber:So I’m supposed to be on vacation. Seriously. I hope you had a Merry Christmas. I’m still enjoying my Christmas vacation — my first vacation in four years from RedState.But yesterday my emails were piling up (over 4,000 unread since Sunday) and I kept reading | Read More »

    The Iowa Caucus Procedure

    Ever wanted to know what the Iowa caucuses are like? The IA-GOP sent out this statement to give you an idea: · All caucus participants arrive at their precincts where they will sign in at the door upon arrival. Caucuses will begin at 7:00PM CT. The caucus meetings begin with the pledge of allegiance. A caucus chair and secretary will be elected by the body | Read More »

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    No Surprise, Iowa Social Conservatives Are About To Shoot Us All in the Foot Again

    I’m hearing several campaigns and external pollsters have a surge for Rick Santorum. With the National Review folks fawning over him again, it probably means a surge is real and any surge by Rick Santorum is another factor ensuring Mitt Romney wins the nomination. (To be fair, this doesn’t look like real momentum) Santorum has no money or organization outside of Iowa and cannot win | Read More »

    What’s the Difference Between the Heritage Foundation & Newt Gingrich & Mitt Romney

    UPDATED: Corrected to note that, like Heritage, Gingrich too no longer favors the individual mandate.——The individual mandate is an idea from the Heritage Foundation. Unfortunately, the person who came up with the individual mandate never lost his job and Heritage as the brain child has given cover to both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich for their support of it.But the individual mandate is not conservative | Read More »

    TODAY, December 28, 2011, Mitt Romney Calls Obamacare “Conservative”

    This isn’t a flash back. This is today. Mitt Romney is again declaring the foundation of Obamacare, the individual mandate, “conservative.” To be sure, it is conservative that one takes responsibility for their own healthcare. But the conservative solution is not to force Americans to buy a product. Forcing Americans, through penalty of law, into purchasing or refraining from purchasing a product is not and | Read More »

    Yes, I am comfortable supporting Newt Gingrich

    A few weeks ago I said I wasn’t sure I could get comfortable with the idea of supporting Newt Gingrich. I laid out my case then and there is no reason to go back into it now. I still find it incredibly hard to believe that the two guys at the top — excluding the 9/11 truther nut — both support the individual mandate. I | Read More »

    Merry Christmas

    From all of us here at RedState to all of you, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!— Erick The Gospel of Luke 2:1-20In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.So | Read More »

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    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

    Morning Briefing for December 23, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  December 23, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Stopping SOPA   2. About Those Racist Ron Paul Newsletters that He Didn’t Read and Completely Disavowed   3. So Hang On A Minute   4. Joe Lieberman inserts himself into Operation Fast & Furious.