Morning Briefing for November 15, 2010
RedState Morning Briefing For November 15, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Liz Cheney for National Security Advisor! 2. Lobbyists Upset About Demint Earmark Ban 3. Rangel stole $400K for legal defense. 4. Public Protests as TSA Torpedoes Constitution 5. Armageddon Averted: Democrats & Unions Get Temporary Reprieve from Reality
Here it comes
Saul Anuzis has announced he is going to run for RNC Chairman, challenging Michael Steele. “We cannot be misled by our victories this year,” Anuzis wrote in an announcement posted on his blog. “Chairman Steele’s record speaks for itself. He has his way of doing things. I have mine.”Anuzis, clearly hoping to emerge as the choice of the anti-Steele forces within the 168 member Republican | Read More »
Morning Briefing for November 12, 2010
RedState Morning Briefing For November 12, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. CALL YOUR REPUBLICAN SENATOR NOW: Support Senator Jim DeMint’s Earmark Ban 2. Malicious Mendacity in the Tea Party Movement 3. Senators Secretive on DeMint Earmark Ban 4. Campaign Finance Law 120: Recount restrictions.
Malicious Mendacity in the Tea Party Movement [UPDATED]
Here’s a rule of thumb — if engaging the tea party movement, focus on the local groups, not the big groups. Tea Party Express has one heck of an impressive track record this year at the national level and they need to be commended for that, but all things being equal it is the local groups that have the volunteers, get out the vote efforts, | Read More »
Dan Mitchell Has All You Need to Know About the Debt Commission
I realize for the front page this should probably be a longer post, but this must be your must read of the day.Dan Mitchell from the CATO Institute has everything you need to know about the Debt Commission report. If you read through their report, it sounds like there are lots of spending cuts. But they never explain that these supposed cuts are really just | Read More »
CALL YOUR REPUBLICAN SENATOR NOW: Support Senator Jim DeMint’s Earmark Ban
Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is offering an resolution next Tuesday during the first meeting of Senators serving in the 102nd Congress. The DeMint Resolution would be a statement that the Senate Republican Conference will not take earmarks for the next two years. RedState readers could be the difference between this resolution passing or failing. Consider this your call to action.Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) is opposing this | Read More »
On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, the Guns of August Fell Silent
In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to | Read More »
The Debt Commission Report
As you wake up this morning, there is a lot of talk about the leaked report of the Debt Commission. Keep in mind that this is not the final report, but a draft passed out by the co-chairs.What you need to know is pretty straight forward.Yes, the plan ends the deficit. It does so with lots and lots of spending cuts across the board. There | Read More »
Morning Briefing for November 11, 2010
RedState Morning Briefing For November 11, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Debt Commission Report 2. Why Does Tim Geithner Still Have A Job? 3. The Obama Earmark Trap 4. Carol Browner behind Interior moratorium lie? 5. Tea Party Beats the Average in Competitive Races.
John Thune Is Not Running For President. Orrin Hatch is Retiring.
[UPDATE:] John Thune’s office is denying the report and says Thune supports the earmarks moratorium. That’s good news, but then we’re left wondering why multiple Senators and the campaigns of two Senators-Elect would be under the distinct impression that John Thune was directly soliciting their opposition to the moratorium. It is a secret ballot after all.—————–Sources in the United States Senate tell me John Thune | Read More »
Why Does Tim Geithner Still Have A Job?
One week before the midterm elections in 2006, George W. Bush publicly said he would stand by Donald Rumsfeld. The day after the election, Donald Rumsfeld was out the door. The President, Republicans, and virtually everyone else blamed the war for the GOP midterm disaster. Rumsfeld was the head that rolled.The day after the election.Tim Geithner’s head remains in Washington. Why? The President says it | Read More »
Morning Briefing for November 10, 2010
RedState Morning Briefing For November 10, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. No More Earmarxists 2. It’s Not Just Earmarks Bans From Which Mitch McConnell Cuts and Runs 3. MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Preaches Violent Revolution 4. Earmark Myth – They Don’t Cost Any Money to Taxpayer 5. A Blow Struck For Freedom 6. Just Say No to | Read More »
It’s Not Just Earmarks Bans From Which Mitch McConnell Cuts and Runs
This is truly appalling.Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate Republicans, supported an earmarks ban and voted to ban earmarks. But he knew there weren’t enough votes for it. Now that it looks like there are enough votes, McConnell is lobbying furiously behind the scenes to kill the earmarks ban.But the man has trumped himself in rank hypocrisy. According to President George W. Bush, back | Read More »
Just Say No to Fred Upton
Congressman Upton wants to Chair the House Energy & Commerce Committee. While I am a big fan of Congressman Barton, and he wants a waiver, I am not in favor of any waivers for House Committees and think the House GOP needs to choose someone other than Upton. Congressman Shimkus would be great. Joe Pitts (!!!!) would be awesome. And there are others. But of | Read More »
No More Earmarxists
“Earmarks are certainly not the only issue, but they are the most telling as to whether Republicans really have learned their lesson in the minority.” As I write this, Mitch McConnell is privately trying to get enough votes to kill an earmarks moratorium among Senate Republicans. The measure is sponsored by Senators Coburn, Cornyn, DeMint, Ensign, and Enzi, along with Senators-Elect Ayotte, Johnson, Paul, Rubio, | Read More »