Many political analysts compare 2012′s Republican Presidential cycle to the Democrats’ go of it in 2008. Barack Obama deployed a delegate strategy while Hillary Clinton went for big state wins. It worked to Barack Obama’s favor. This year, it works for Romney. Both took a while and had some ups and downs, but ultimately Barack Obama prevailed. After Ohio came in tonight, it is clear | Read More »
Morning Briefing for March 7, 2012
RedState Morning Briefing For March 7, 2012 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Nominee 2. Super Tuesday: Romney and Santorum Limp Along, Tea Party Claims First Scalp 3. Silencing the Right 4. Yet Another Obama Administration Aviation Security Failure
I Voted for Rick Perry
I wasn’t going to vote at all. But then all sorts of people, including Donna Brazile and Sean Hannity, started in on me about my “civic obligation.” Frankly, I wish less people voted. But nonetheless, I voted. I was the only person in my precinct in the middle of a city that usually sees steady turn out. No one in Georgia seems to want to | Read More »
Silencing the Right
Last week, Rush Limbaugh suggested Sandra Fluke was a slut. The left immediately began calling for boycotts of his advertisers. He apologized on Saturday. Fluke refused to accept his apology claiming he did it under duress and the pressure has kept up. It is organized and it has nothing to do with Limbaugh referring to Sandra Fluke as the same thing Ed Schultz referred to | Read More »
Morning Briefing for March 6, 2012
RedState Morning Briefing March 6, 2012 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Will Republicans Vote to Raise the Debt Limit for the Fannie Mae of Corporate Welfare? 2. Mitt Romney, The Unconvincing Convert 3. Obama throws… all non-Obama Democrats… under the fundraising bus. 4. Limbaugh, Fluke, ‘War on Women’ and the Travesty of Cravenly Caving to Lies of | Read More »
Will Republicans Vote to Raise the Debt Limit for the Fannie Mae of Corporate Welfare?
“Click here to call your Congressman and make your voice heard. Tell him to let the Export-Import Bank charter expire.” The Export-Import Bank is a federal agency whose sole reason for existence is to use your tax dollars to subsidize sales of American manufactured goods to foreign buyers. It is nothing short of corporate welfare, and its business model (providing loans and loan guarantees at | Read More »
We Are at War. Is the Media Scared to Really Cover It?
Journalists are much more tolerant of attacks on Christianity than Islam. It is a fact. ABC is airing a television show called “Good Christian Bitches.” Never mind the outrage over the recent Sandra Fluke business, but there is a double standard. And let’s not fool ourselves as the media would never tolerate a story where “Muslim” was substituted for “Christian” in that show. The media’s | Read More »
Libertarian Ed Crane Decides to Act Like a Liberal. Will It Destroy the Cato Institute?
“Suffice it to say, Ed Crane has no legal argument. Instead, he is doing what the left does — resort to trial by media and whine.” A friend of mine asked me last week why I hadn’t written about the Cato Institute lawsuit business with the Koch Brothers. I told him I hadn’t seen it pulsing up anywhere, so why should I give it any | Read More »
This Goes Both Ways, Right? Some Republicans Start Rooting for Conservative Defeat.
Chris Cilizza as an interesting story in the Washington Post in which some Romney supporters are openly wondering if the Republican Party needs to be wiped out in 2012 in order to win big in 2016. “I’d personally enjoy all the ‘we can’t nominate another Republican In Name Only’ crowd getting a stomping by an incumbent with an 8.5 unemployment rate,” said one senior party | Read More »
Morning Briefing for March 5, 2012
RedState Morning Briefing March 5, 2012 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate 2. Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009 3. We Are at War. Is the Media Scared to Really Cover It? 4. This Goes Both Ways, Right? Some Republicans Start Rooting for Conservative Defeat. | Read More »
Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009
As I mentioned yesterday, back in 2009 Mitt Romney took to the pages of USA Today to tell President Obama that as he came up with a healthcare plan he should consider using “tax penalties” as Massachusetts did or “tax credits, as others have proposed” to help cover the costs of health care. The “tax penalties” is Mitt Romney’s individual mandate, a key portion the | Read More »
BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate
Had Michigan not been as close, the Democrats would have waited to spring this on us in the general election. Luckily we have it now and I hope Ohio voters are paying attention. In July 2009, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed in USA Today urging Barack Obama to usean individual mandate at the national level to control healthcare costs. On the campaign trail now, Mitt | Read More »
The Horserace for March 2, 2012
The reality is I think conservative activists are starting to come to terms with Mitt Romney. His national and state polling is starting to trend up. More and more I hear conservative activists tell me that while they are not sold on Romney and he has not closed the deal, Gingrich and Santorum have not closed the deal either. The great volume of undecided voters | Read More »
Does Carly Fiorina Just Not Get It?
Carly Fiorina is offended by Rush Limbaugh’s comments on Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke, who testified before Congress that she wants the American taxpayers to subsidize her sexual proclivities. We should be insulted with Fluke, but Fiorina is insulted by Limbaugh. “That language is insulting, in my opinion. It’s incendiary and most of all, it’s a distraction. It’s a distraction from what are very | Read More »
In Other Words, McConnell Is More Concerned With Keeping His Power
The other day, Mitch McConnell made clear to Republican Senators that he would block efforts to offer amendments on full repeal of Obamacare this legislative year. I wrote about. Then Alexander Bolton at The Hill wrote about it. Then Rush Limbaugh mentioned it. Then conservative group Restore America’s Voice Foundation said it would, well, Alexander Bolton has a follow up report. Restore America’s Voice Foundation | Read More »
RedState Gathering 2012
Registration for our 4th Annual RedState Gathering is officially open! I would like to extend exclusive, early bird registration and pricing to RedState Morning Briefing subscribers. The 2011 RedState Gathering featured an all-star cast and schedule, highlighted by Governor Rick Perry announcing his Presidential campaign. Without a doubt, this year’s RedState Gathering — double the length of last year’s event and just weeks out from | Read More »
Morning Briefing for March 2, 2012
RedState Morning Briefing March 2, 2012Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. RedState Gathering 2012 2. Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012 3. A Supernova Now Dark 4. After the Fact, Romney’s Supporters in Michigan Seemingly Rewrite the Delegate Rules 5. The World Gets Newer And Braver Every Day.
After the Fact, Romney’s Supporters in Michigan Seemingly Rewrite the Delegate Rules
According to the Michigan Republican Party rules, each candidate who wins a congressional district will win a delegate per district. Romney and Santorum split the districts, so they each got 14 delegates. There are two statewide delegates. The statewide delegates are divided based on a mathematic calculation for each candidate who gets over 15% of the vote. In Michigan, as Right Michigan explains, Romney and | Read More »
A Supernova Now Dark
There will be a number of posts from people on this site and others today about Andrew Breitbart. Editorially, you’re supposed to have one post that everyone can rally around, but Andrew Breitbart was such a multifaceted fascinating renaissance man. We each have our own descriptions and stories of Breitbart. When I first heard the news I thought it was another twitter hoax. But it | Read More »
Senate GOP Leader Does Not Want to Anger Harry Reid With Obamacare Vote
I reported yesterday that Mitch McConnell is expressly blocking a vote on a conservative backed measure to repeal Obamacare, but there is news this morning that the situation is far worse than even I thought. Alexander Bolton reports Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell intends to avoid any votes on repealing Obamacare this entire year lest he anger Senator Harry Reid. Obstensibly, McConnell says a vote | Read More »