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    The New York Times Attacks Religion and Avoids Even Writing the Word “Islam”

    “It is a good thing Christians do not blow themselves up to kill others or the New York Times would be in a world of hurt. ” According to Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg, there is a growing movement in the United States to use religious arbitration to make holy scripture binding on legal proceedings. The case they use to build sympathy for their claim | Read More »

    Houston, Vote NO Today on Proposition 1

    Houston, TX voters will today go to the polls to decide a simple question: should men be able to use the women’s bathroom? The BLT&G community would have you believe the issue is more complicated than that, but that is it in a nutshell. Proposition 1 is being pushed by an aggressive lobby that is perfectly happy for deviants, criminals, liars, the mentally ill, and | Read More »

    If You’re In Kentucky, Go Vote for Matt Bevin Today

    If You're In Kentucky, Go Vote for Matt Bevin Today

    Folks, it is time. Today is the day to go put a Republican in Kentucky’s Governor’s mansion. I’m told late polling has Bevin up, but by less than one percent. It is going to be extremely close and every vote counts. The Republican Governor’s Association came through and flooded the zone, Bevin stepped up his game hard at the end, and the Kentucky GOP has | Read More »

    Ask These Debate Questions to the Candidates

    The RNC, the candidates, and the voters are all complaining about the debates. The questions have mostly been designed to start fights and cause ratings boosts for the networks. Here are some questions I might recommend get asked. I’m rushing off to class, so my apologies for typos. Trump: You have repeatedly cited your success in negotiations including the use of bankruptcy for your businesses | Read More »

    My Friend Fred, May He Rest In Peace

    I was on a train headed from Munich to Berlin in late August of 2007. My friend Ed had roped me into the trip, hosted by the American Council on Germany. The American delegation, having gotten to know each other, was bound for a rendezvous with our German counterparts. Ed, a friend of Fred and Jeri Thompson’s, did not have to sell me hard on | Read More »

    Jeb Bush: A Good Man Whose Time Is In The Past

    The attack came with the reluctance of a good man knowing he must do something he does not want to do. At the CNBC debate in Boulder, Colo., the pretentious moderators asked about missing votes in the Senate. For perspective, Rubio has missed far fewer votes than Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or John Kerry when they ran for president from the Senate. Sensing he must | Read More »

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    Ted Cruz Had a Very, Very Good Night

    Last night at the CNBC debate, had a very, very good night. Even leftwing activists liked his answers and attack on the media. Liberal Hollywood comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted, “I hate Ted Cruz with the power of a million chainsaws revving but I agree with everything he just said.” Today, people are still cheering on Cruz’s comment about the Democrats’ debate. Here’s the thing though | Read More »

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    Here Is Why I Do Not Blame the RNC For the CNBC Debate

    Reince Priebus was very quick to denounce the CNBC debate after it was over. He was right too. But let’s not kid ourselves. Part of the reason he did so was because it was a public relations disaster for the RNC, which took charge of orchestrating the debates this year. But that is actually why I do not blame the RNC. Have we forgotten 2012? | Read More »

    Dear Jeb Bush, It Is Time To Take Your Campaign Out Back And Shoot It

    I do like Jeb Bush, but wow. Forget everything else about the CNBC debate and forget everything Jeb said, but one thing. Tonight, Jeb Bush brought up skipping votes in the Senate. This came after the Bush Super PAC publicly announced it was going to blow up over missing votes. It came after the Bush campaign started talking about as the Republicans’ Barack Obama. The | Read More »

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    To Crush Republicans Who Vote for This Budget Deal, Support These Groups

    In the next seventy-two hours, many of you are going to be flooded with emails and direct mail from scam PACs. Like the group wanting you to give money to make Speaker, these groups exist as nothing more than operations to line the pockets of consultants. They do not spend their money well and I cannot recommend them. Too many of them exist and are | Read More »

    John Boehner’s Enablers Are Now Shocked At The Spending

    There is a branch of the Republican Party that stocks most of the Republican punditry corps on television, fills the op-ed pages and editorial pages of right leaning papers, and gets together to toast themselves each year at the CPAC, among other places. They turn their nose up at the conservative grassroots. They hate the tea party. And they will defend till the death , | Read More »

    This One Thing May Give Donald Trump the Republican Nomination for President

    Donald Trump wrote The Art of the Deal. He literally wrote the best selling book on cutting business deals. And just handed Barack Obama a sweetheart deal that undercuts the Republicans. Republicans in the House and Senate are already complaining that and, to a lesser extent, have betrayed them and given the Democrats much of what they wanted. Again, Donald Trump wrote The Art of | Read More »

    The Bush Brothers Road Show Is a Mistake

    “About the only way for the Bush family to hurt Donald Trump at this point is for Jeb Bush to withdraw from the race.” I get frequently criticized for not being hard on Jeb Bush. RedState is accused of being JebState by Trump supporters. I’ve stated repeatedly that Jeb Bush is not my first, second, or even third choice for the nomination, but I think | Read More »

    Ben Carson’s Debate

    Today I’m in Boulder, CO for the CNBC debate, which will be Ben Carson’s to win or lose. Carson will now be at center stage, next to Donald Trump, a position once held by former Governor Jeb Bush. Carson has worked his way closer and closer to the center of the stage. As any of the candidates could tell you from the prior debates, the | Read More »

    Donald Trump’s First Real Crisis on the Campaign Trail

    We have arrived at Donald Trump’s first real crisis on the campaign trail. In one word, it is “Iowa.” In the latest Monmouth poll, Trump is now 14 points behind Ben Carson. One poll, in and of itself, is not a trend. But there are now five polls showing the same trend. Trump is now behind Carson. Trump supporters cannot credibly think that suddenly the | Read More »