EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Morning Briefing for March 16, 2012
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I officially announced registration for the 4th Annual RedState Gathering this morning in the Morning Briefing. As a RedState.com registered user, I want to make sure that you are in attendance and secure your spot.
The 2012 RedState Gathering will be held August 2-5 at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. With two full days of speakers and activities this year, the schedule will not disappoint.
It has already been announced that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be a keynote speaker. I am thrilled to have him at the RedState podium this year.
I can now share with you that Florida Governor Rick Scott and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson will also be speaking at the Gathering. As we continue to solidify our schedule and speakers, I will disclose them to you as soon as I am able.
We hope to see you in August!
There are a number of conservatives clamoring to begin partially repealing Obamacare. Some are misguided, thinking we need to have a series of partial repeal votes to go on and get rid of the bad everyone can agree to get rid of and also keep the issue alive with the voters.
Others are useful idiots. They claim to want to get rid of parts of the bill about which there is bipartisan contempt. In reality, they actually know that each time a part of the bill is repealed or “improved” the harder it becomes to actually get rid of the whole.
Both those who naively think we should keep nibbling away and those who think we should improve it as a back door way to keeping some semblance of “reform” are misguided at best and deluded at worst.
Full repeal is the only tactic the GOP should take for very legitimate reasons.
As we hit the 10 1/2 year mark in Afghanistan, the state of trust and confidence between the coalition and the Afghan people is at perhaps its lowest ebb, and support for the war effort is wavering across the political spectrum. Given this, it appears time to reconsider the current status of our effort there — what have we accomplished, and what do we still hope and reasonably expect to accomplish? — as well as what the future may and should hold. Below the fold are some questions that need to be considered about our objectives, accomplishments, and expectations in Afghanistan. This list is not exhaustive by any means, and I certainly don’t claim to have all of the answers; in fact, I may not have any of them. However, they do need to be carefully thought about, and answered, at some point in the immediate future.
You know, I have a problem with the way that somebody ambushed Randi Rhodes and got her to make racist and prejudiced comments about the governors of Louisiana and South Carolina. It’s just… cruel to do that to an alcoholic on a bender; when you have somebody with an existing history of being found face down in the gutter with the recent contents of her stomach spread out around her in a semi-particulate spray, taking advantage of that by shoving a microphone in her face and asking her to spout off some good, old-fashioned racism is simply not very civi… wait, hold on. She talked this trash on the air?
“Bobby Jindal even converted from Hinduism — Nikki Haley, too — in order to be acceptable to the conservative South in Louisiana and uh — [about a five second pause] Georgia! I mean, that is crazy that in order to be acceptable to the party you have to, you know, pretend that you’ve given up your religion!”