The RedState Challenge, Issue 1
For the first two weeks on the new site, we did really good about blogging on state and local politics. Let’s keep it up. Here’s my challenge: next post you write, write about your state representative or state senator. Let’s keep the initiative. Be sure to put the name of your state in the tags. JUST TO BE CLEAR: Write about the people representing you | Read More »
Quote of the Day to Ross Douthat
See here. If your candidate is going to stage enormous rallies in front of tens of thousands of chanting Germans (with monuments to Prussian military might in the background) in the middle of his Presidential campaign, it isn’t the GOP’s fault if the footage comes out looking a little like Hitler at Nuremberg.
Barack Obama plays the race card. The media denies Barack Obama is playing the race card.
John McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, called out Obama today saying, “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.” The media, though, is denying that Obama played the race card. They do not want to believe that their golden boy has stooped so low, so soon. By the way, do | Read More »
The Obama Energy Plan: Inflating your tires and getting regular tune-ups can save you as much gas as we’ll get from drilling.
There you go ladies and gentlemen. Barack Obama has let loose with where he actually stands — that is directly against you, the American people. You can listen to Rush talking about it here. He rightly draws the connection to Jimmy Carter’s policies. Next, I suppose, Obama will advocate the maximum speed limit be 55 mph again. First, let’s point out that he’s full of | Read More »
The Daily Rush Open Thread
Well, this was supposed to go up at 12:03 p.m., but somehow did not. So here we are close to 2 o’clock. Let’s make this a general open thread.
On the Radio
Been on since 6am EDT. If you are interested, you can listen here. We cover local, state, and national news. We’ve had a lot of fun at the Obamessiah’s expense this morning. UPDATE: Oh, you’re probably going to want to be listening at 8:37 a.m. EDT.
Obama Pre-emptively Pulls Race Card Then Goes Back to Staring at His Reflection in the Stream
Well done you effete snob, but race has nothing to do with it.* Barack Obama has finally pulled the race card against John McCain and the Republicans. You know, Mr. “I transcend politics” has finally, tacitly admitted he is just a typical politician by accusing those who don’t like him of being racist. “Nobody thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the | Read More »
New additions to the RedState Store
We’ve added to the RedState store. You can pick up a host of items including these two new designs:
There Shall Be No Dissent Or Decorum (updated)
Some person at Vox Nova, a Catholic site I don’t read, has up a post complaining about the “childishness” of the “nonsense” at RedState. Naturally, this person was banned here and ran back there to complain about us. He (it’s got to be a he because the person whines like a girl, but a girl would generally not sound so pretentious), however, wanted to complain | Read More »
Is it Okay to Vote Against a Candidate Because of His Race?
UPDATED and BUMPED: According to the Politico late yesterday, the Democrats have denied a request by Cohen for money to fight off Nikki Tinker. But, the Congressional Black Caucus has given Nikki Tinker $5,000.00 and additional fundraising support from Stephanie Tubbs Jones. The answer to the question is no. It is, in fact, the only acceptable answer and if you think otherwise, RedState is not | Read More »
The Daily Rush Limbaugh Open Thread
The show is about to start. Use the comment thread to weigh in.
Sarah Lai Strickland Totally Downplays Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, and Marilyn Katz
Check this out. Wired blogger Sarah Lai Strickland has a look at the GOP’s Facebook parody site of Obama. In it, she notes: Rezko, a Chicago landlord, *most recently was in the headlines for being on trial for corruption*. Ayers, now a university professor, was a member of the violent 1960s group The Weather Underground, and Katz, now a public-relations consultant, was a former student | Read More »
Ted Stevens Must Resign
Ted Stevens (R-AK) has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 7 counts. While people are innocent until proven guilty, we know enough facts to suggest Mr. Stevens is going to be looking for a deal. And the voters of Alaska, committed to reform, are going to throw him out of office. This is one seat that should stay in Republican hands. It will | Read More »
In Georgia, Mitch Seabaugh Challenges Eric Johnson
The Savannah Paper has a story on the challenge to Senator Johnson. A state senator from Sharpsburg wants Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson’s job, but Johnson isn’t saying whether he wants to keep it. Senate Republican Whip Mitch Seabaugh has told follow GOP senators he’ll seek the post the Savannah Republican has held since 2005. I’m a big fan of Eric Johnson. He has, | Read More »
So where are we with RS 3.0?
We’re moving slow. We know. I’ve read the diaries. There are things we (read: Neil) are working on as fast as we can to get the server response time improved. Right now, the way the front page is set up, a lot of repeated inquiries are being made to the server that can be consolidated. When we were in beta, we had such low traffic, | Read More »
Sean Tevis Runs For Kansas State House District 15 on Netroots Nation Funds
Kansas Meadowlark has a new fun way to raise money. Meet Sean Tevis. Sean has done little fundraising in the 15th State House District of Kansas. Instead, Sean went to Netroots Nation and passed the hat. He raised closed to $96,000.00. As Kansas Meadowlark notes A huge part of Tevis’ contributions (71.9%) were small, unitemized, and without any additional information. *Only 1.8% of all contributions | Read More »
The Daily Rush Open Thread
The show is starting. Consider this an open thread on the show and whatever you’re moved to comment on. And Happy 20 Years Rush. By the way, Karl Rove pays tribute to Rush Limbaugh today. Jed Babbin interviewed Rush for this week too. It’s a great read.
Rush Limbaugh’s 20 Years of Excellence in Broadcasting
All week long over at Human Events, they’re celebrating Rush’s 20th anniversary. On Friday, we’ll have a great many front page posts about it. But starting today, at noon, we’re going to being the Daily Rush Open Thread. We know a lot of you listen. Between now and noon though, please consider using this as a thread to share your favorite Rush moments.
Obama Leaked His Prayer to Press Before He Didn’t
Though there was a lot of outrage expressed over someone pulling Obama’s prayer out of the Western Wall, I personally figured he’d focus grouped the heck out of it first, knowing someone was going to get hold of it. Well, it appears I was probably right. In fact, according to the Israeli paper that published Obama’s prayer, he, well, from the New Republic: the Obama | Read More »