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    Let Them All Debate

    Jim Gilmore has not registered a blip on the screen. He polls at 0%. Scott Walker has exited the stage. Rick Perry has exited the stage. In the Real Clear Politics average, there are now 14 candidates who register in the polls in terms of the Republican nomination. It is time to put them all on stage. Unfortunately, the CNBC-GOP debate has further shrunk the | Read More »

    All Good Things . . .

    The cat is now completely out of the bag, so I might as well fess up. I am leaving at the end of this year. June 3rd was my 40th birthday and also my 10th year on the payroll as Editor-in-Chief of RedState. I emailed the corporate overlords that day and told them it was time to start planning a transition. Frankly, I wanted to | Read More »

    I Have a Concern About Jason Chaffetz

    I have a legitimate concern about running for Speaker of the House. Chaffetz was the Boehner lapdog who fired for daring to stand up to Speaker Boehner. That act, of course, started Meadows down the path that has led to the resignation of . If Chaffetz was so willing and eager to play lapdog for leadership, how would he behave as Speaker. It is very | Read More »

    Matt Bevin for Governor

    Matt Bevin for Governor

    I backed Matt Bevin in his Senate race. He is a profoundly good guy. But when he ran for Governor, my impression of the race was that the state was ready to move on. And I did not back him. I should have. The top two candidates began beating the crap out of each other in a nasty, nasty way and Matt just showed the | Read More »

    This Still Bugs Me — How Obama Treats Muslims vs. Christians

    If the shooter in Oregon had been a muslim, you know damn well the President of the United States would have rushed to the television to tell us all that we cannot judge a religion by one person. If the victims had all been muslims, you know too that President Obama would have rushed to the televisions of America to tell us all that we | Read More »

    Welcome, Leon

    The post title is somewhat facetious. Leon has been here for a number of years now. I remember when people on the front page started agitating for him to be on the front page. There was no way on earth I was going to allow him on the front page with a user name like “LeonMachoNacho”. Apparently, he really likes nachos. But I finally relented | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Rhetoric and the Rise of the Rampage Killing

    “The rate of mass murder rampages in this country has gone up with Barack Obama in office. People are, in fact, bringing guns to fights…” There has been an increase in rampages in the United States since Barack Obama took office. He wants to blame guns, blame Republicans, and blame the NRA. But those groups were on the national scene before Barack Obama took office. | Read More »

    Abortion Barbie Supports the Woman Who Aborted the Benghazi Rescue

    Well this is rather fitting: Proud to have @wendydavis on Team Hillary. pic.twitter.com/Ck3TxLbCL5 — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2015 The woman who used her position in the state legislature to benefit her law firm is backing the woman who used her position in the State Department to benefit her family and friends. The woman who used her husband’s money to get her law degree | Read More »

    The One Question Someone Should Ask Barack Obama

    The next time the President comes down from Olympus to receive the sacrifices and prayers of the American press corps, they should ask him just one question. This one: Mr. President, you had a majority of the House of Representatives and United States Senate for two years when Republicans could not block or obstruct you. Why didn’t you pursue gun control legislation then instead of | Read More »

    The Shooter Targeted Christians. But How Did He Get His Guns?

    The media is willingly rushing to demand gun control after yesterday’s shooting in Oregon. They are going to ignore that the shooter was targeting Christians. We now have too many eye witnesses saying this to ignore the truth. The media will say we would not know this, but for press reports, but they will ignore on going coverage as they would have kept up if | Read More »

    Yes Mr. President, We Do Need More Guns in Schools

    “It’s almost as if the President and the Left are okay with students being fish in a barrel for gunmen in order to exploit the tragedy for gun control.” The President tried to pre-emptively ridicule the idea that some of us would say we need more guns. But that fact is true. The President and Left continually say our nation’s gun laws should be more | Read More »

    Our President is a Jackass

    “[I]nstead of calling for religious tolerance – as he would have if the shooter had been a muslim – the President instead demands gun control.” Last night, as the sun set over Washington, if you asked President Obama who had been brave that day, he’d have said himself, not the students who declared themselves Christians knowing they were going to die because of it. Barack | Read More »

    Think Progress, Gun Control Apologist, Screws Up BIG

    Left-wing Think Progress tried to shut down a conservative talking point, that the community college in Oregon was a gun free zone. Think Progress tweeted: UCC was not a ‘gun free zone’ because public colleges in Oregon can’t ban guns #UCCShooting https://t.co/M1pXilEQ4z — ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) October 1, 2015 But now we know this: UCC Interim President: We have a "no guns on campus" policy. #UCCShooting | Read More »

    You Want This Guy As Speaker?

    , the man Republicans are looking at to be the next Speaker, just handed Hillary Clinton a campaign commercial and gave the left-media their newest talking point. McCarthy actually admitted that the Benghazi committee was designed to hurt Hillary Clinton politically and the left is having a field day. Never mind that the committee is trying to uncover exactly what happened and what went wrong | Read More »

    Mom Jeans Foreign Policy

    President Obama has done one remarkable thing in his time in office — he has made the American left turn a blind eye to human rights abuses around the world. American soldiers are being sent home for defending boys who are being raped by Afghan soldiers. Meanwhile, the left is peddling articles noting that pedophilia is just another lifestyle choice. Cuban dissidents are still imprisoned | Read More »