Paging Congressman Ted Poe
Sir, I have played this clip on a local radio show and the response from the audience has been amazing. This, I venture to say, is one of the greatest speeches ever made on the floor of the House. It is humorous, pointed, and effectively demonstrates the sheer absurdity of the rules. PS – Overwhelmingly the callers to my radio show do want you to | Read More »
Senator Burr: Obama Will Probably Ignore Gen. Petraeus
This morning I talked to Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) about Senator Obama’s shifting positions on Iraq. He made a lot of great points worth repeating here. Initially, I asked him what he thought had brought about all of Obama’s policy shifts on Iraq. He said, as with all campaigns, Obama built his campaign around certain assumptions and then formed his policy positions from those assumptions. | Read More »
Barack Obama Purges His Website. No Longer Critical of the Surge.
When the situation in Iraq was going badly, Barack Obama wanted us to retreat. When the surge took hold and the situation in Iraq improved, Barack Obama wanted us to retreat. No turn in Iraq went unstoned in Obama’s commitment to retreat and surrender. Not any more. Obama has thrown his old positions under the bus. And, for a guy whose campaign claims to get | Read More »
Democrats Say Obama is Insular, Uncooperative, and Inattentive
Yet more evidence that Democrats love President Bush. They say Bush is arrogant, inarticulate, insular, uncooperative, and inattentive. So what do they do? They nominate the closest equivalent to their allegations. Hey, imitation is the highest form of flattery! Nonetheless, it is humorous to pick through their concerns: – Until a mailing that went out in the past few days, Obama had done little fundraising | Read More »
Our Launch Day Podcast With Mark Levin
When we kicked off RedState 2.0 back in August of 2006, I crossed my fingers, prayed hard, and emailed to see if Rush Limbaugh might do a launch day podcast with us. He very graciously said yes. Now we have a tradition: a radio host does a launch day podcast with us. It is set in stone now. With RedState 3.0 officially launching today, I | Read More »
President Calls Democrats’ Bluff on Offshore Drilling
The Democrats are truly panicked and would no doubt be even more panicked if John McCain more vocally got on the GOP bandwagon over ANWR and drilling. Today, President Bush called the Democrats’ bluff on energy and the response was both predictable and telling. See here. peaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the move a “hoax,” while House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said, “It’s clear | Read More »
Chris Huttman throws a solid punch in Georgia
I think this is the best piece of political mail I’ve seen this year. Chris knows how to throw a solid punch. He’ll be a formidable Democrat against Jill Chambers, the Republican incumbent, in November. I have no doubt he is going to win. John McCain could learn a thing or two from Chris’s mail piece. Stick to the facts, but punch hard with the | Read More »
Georgia Primary Predictions
Low turnout. Less than a third of Georgia’s registered voters are expected to go to the polls Tuesday for a primary election dominated by local races and a relatively low-profile statewide Democratic contest for the U.S. Senate. “I think turnout will be driven largely by local races,” said Secretary of State Karen Handel, who projected turnout at about 30 percent. Polls open from 7 a.m. | Read More »
Monday Afternoon Diary Review
We’re having an issue with diary promotion that should be resolved later today. In the meantime, I wanted to highlight some good work by the diarists: Oklahoma races: This is a great round up of what’s going on in Oklahoma elections. NY Times & Jews: Are any of us surprised? No, not really. Still, it is rather pitiful. SEIU Screws Its Own: This one just | Read More »
RE: Chandra Levy
Ah Cindy. I guess this is a good enough time to remind everyone what a media whore the woman used to be and still would be if the left treated her credibly still. Can I point out that I was right all along?
RE: Chandra Levy
You’d think they have better things to cover. And to think, it’s not even August yet. No doubt in August we’ll be back to Natalie Holloway or whatever her name is.
Barack Obama Voted Four Times To Allow Criminal Charges Against Homeowners Who Defend Their Person and Home With a Gun
In a victory for individuals across the nation, whether they know it or not, the Supreme Court has decided the 2nd amendment does do what it says — give the people the right to keep and bear arms. Barack Obama’s rapid reversal from opposition to agreement on the issue would make mere mortals snap in half under all the G-forces. Despite Obama’s propensity to say | Read More »
Mid-Morning Update on Site Status
For those of you joining in, we have a caching problem still this morning and we’re awaiting an IT fix. If you log in, the front page shows no content after about 6am. If you actually go into any posts or comments, you can the see all the up to date content. LIkewise, logging out of the site shows you current content. We’re working on | Read More »
Chuck Schumer Owes the Public an Apology
Federal regulators seized and shut down IndyMac on Friday evening. The bank will reopen today under federal control. For the first time in recent history, a United States Senator is being blamed for the crisis. In a written statement, the Office of Thrift Supervision, which regulated IndyMac, said “the immediate cause” of the failure was statements made by Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat. | Read More »
Here’s where we stand this morning
We’re having strain on the server still, which is slowly being worked out. Caching on the front page is pretty darn aggressive right now, so it’s going to take some time to see changes reflected on the front page. They’ll get there though. Just be patient and remember what the 2.0 launch was like. Heh.
Deborah Honeycutt, BMW Direct, and a misunderstanding of direct mail programs
A lot of Democrats are making a big deal out of this. Any conservative who has ever done a direct mail program is reading all the reports and scratching their head wondering what the big deal is. In fact, the only reason this is somewhat of a story is because the FEC has required a change in accounting methodology that now deepens the disclosure requirements | Read More »
I’m putting this up again. We had it up at the old site for a while. In lieu of the added feature set here to get people involved at their local and state level, I want to put this back and say again: if you feel you can’t get excited about POTUS ’08, focus on your local area and your state. IF YOU ARE NEW | Read More »
Did Rashad Taylor Pay Off Leonard Tate?
Here’s a curious bit of news for Georgia House District 55. Rashad Taylor, yes same guy, is in a three way primary with Leonard Tate and Joel Alvarado. Now, the word on the street is that Tate is not really even putting up a fight at all. Now we know why. According to Rashad Taylor’s disclosure report, Taylor paid Tate a $400.00 “consulting fee” on | Read More »
Note to all the users [updated and bumped]
We suspected that the server would strain on the first couple of days. There’s nothing like real world testing. For those of you who have been around a few years, you’ll remember the 2.0 launch and the issues we had the first week. Nothing new, but we appreciate your patience. Now, for the important stuff: Tagging Names Every user can freely tag their posts. (1) | Read More »
Tony Snow: RIP
Tony Snow was a good friend of RedState and great man. He loved his wife and children. He loved his country. He loved life. He will be missed by a great many people. Tony entered the blogosphere for the first time back in 2006, with a podcast here at RedState. In that podcast, I asked Tony about his battle with cancer and his faith in | Read More »