Who is Ed Schultz?
I’ve never heard of the guy, but apparently Ed Schultz is an MSNBC host. It should come as no surprise that he is engaging in a level of hyperbole that MSNBC, CNN, and the rest of the MSM gang would be blowing up as the lead story had a Republican done it. Look, if you will, at what they do every time Sean Hannity, Rush | Read More »
GOP Haggling With Dems Over Spending Bills
The House Democrats have shut their Republican counterparts out of the legislative process. Normally, the minority gets the right to offer amendments over spending bills, but the House Democrats have decided not to allow the GOP that right. The Democrats claim the GOP is slowing things down — you know, so members have time to actually read the legislation they are voting on, etc. Nonetheless, | Read More »
The Power of Small Numbers: A Butterfly Effect
In Maricopa County, AZ there are 700,000 registered Republican voters. There are 6,000 precinct captain positions for the Republican Party in Maricopa County. Of those, only 2,000 or filled. In other words, one-third of the precinct captain positions are filled. More bluntly, three-tenths of one percent of the registered Republicans in Maricopa County, AZ are actively engaged in their party. Back in February, 200 people | Read More »
Palin Is In
For those who were questioning the National Council for New America based on who was not on board, one of the names of those not on board has been Sarah Palin. She is now on board. Of course, as Rush said today, we don’t really need a listening tour. We need a teaching tour.
Sessions to Lead Judiciary
Your phone calls and support paid off. Jeff Sessions will lead the Judiciary Committee’s Republicans. Thanks for all the calls. Glad the Senate GOP understands the situation and listened to all of you. Consider this an open thread.
Are Republicans Finally Uniting?
Not waiting for the RNC to lead, House, Senate, and Gubernatorial Republicans have decided to unite and form a new organization to speak with one message. It is very similar to that which Haley Barbour did in 1993-1994. In fact, Haley Barbour is involved in this effort. Called the National Council For A New America, Congressional Republicans tell me they “hope that it will form | Read More »
John Boehner on AIG
The Republicans are in a fighting mood:
Shaun Kenney for Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia
On Friday the Directors of this site called on the Republican Party of Virginia to boot RPV Chairman Jeff Frederick. We understand the reasons the conservative grassroots have stuck with Jeff. The moderates and liberals in the Virginia GOP have degraded the party, created internal infighting that has decimated the party’s power in the state, screwed the conservatives, raised taxes, collaborated and conspired with the | Read More »
That Every Man Can Make Himself, Part II
The other day I wrote about Abraham Lincoln’s idea of what makes the United States great. His determination was that in this country “every man can make himself.” For that reason, we were and remain, in Lincoln’s words, “the wonder and admiration of the whole world.” As Barack Obama’s approval rating dips, the Republican Party’s approval rating is still in the gutter. We have no | Read More »
Rebuild the Party: Technology Death by White Paper
I am very, very concerned about the direction we are headed in with technology in both the Republican Party and the conservative movement. Frankly, I am profoundly disappointed. The RNC effort is a frustrating exercise consisting of multi-ton white papers that will no doubt be ignored. Friday’s RFP to redo the GOP.com website has given the lie to the RNC’s efforts about transparency. Based on | Read More »
The 4% Problem
The Senate Republicans are out-gaming themselves on the stimulus bill. No wonder the Democrats are sitting on their hands right now. The Senate has already approved Johnny Isakson’s (R-GA) tax credit plan for home purchases. That makes it more likely Johnny will vote for the bill. The Senate GOP is also proposing the dreadful 4% mortgage. Mind you, it is a number they pulled out | Read More »
This content requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Get this version below:Get Flash Charlie Cook has an article up in which he decides conservatives are self-destructive. A fellow who oversees lobbying in all 50 states for a major corporation recently told me about a certain Republican U.S. senator up for re-election in 2010, someone generally regarded as fairly conservative who might | Read More »
Republicans Should Oppose the Stimulus Bill
There seems to be a lot of happy talk surrounding Barack Obama’s recent trip to Capitol Hill, and his attempt to sell his stimulus bill to Republicans by adding a few ‘tax cuts.’ But bipartisan bonhomie notwithstanding, there’s no more reason to embrace Barack Obama’s stimulus plan today than there was a week ago. It is still a tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars, will do nothing | Read More »
Colin Powell Has Probably Never Listened to Rush Limbaugh
Colin Powell has opened his mouth and let out some hate: “Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh?” Powell asked. “Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?” First, we should note that Powell equates Limbaugh to the Republican Party when Rush, like | Read More »
Call Your Senator at 202-224-3121. Tell Him to Vote No on the Bailout.
The House of Representatives passed the bailout bill last night. the United States Senate will now consider it. Call your Senator at 202-224-3121 and urge him to vote no. Call for your friends and get your friends to do the same thing. PS – Thanks for all the kind words about Gunnar. Mother and child are doing well.
Mike Duncan Will Run
If I had to call it, Mike Duncan is the front runner for election at RNC Chairman. No bones about it. Whether you might like it or not, Duncan is the guy to beat. The majority of the 168 men and women who will vote, like him and think he can do even better without having to stand in Bush’s shadow. I talked to Mike | Read More »
Answers Still Wanted
A few weeks ago, the Directors of this site published this post seeking answers to ten questions from the candidates for RNC Chairman. We are still waiting. Here is my compromise plan. I’ve heard from a few of you that you are bogged down in Morton Blackwell’s questionnaire. I’ve seen it. I’m sympathetic. Send us a copy of your answers to him and we will | Read More »
In Support of Jeb Bush for the United States Senate
On Friday, when we first gave voice to the idea of Jeb Bush for United States Senate, a number of readers and others opined against the idea. The general refrain was “We’re tired of Bushes.” There were some additional “amnesty” and “offshore drilling” chants thrown in, as well. Let’s address these. “We’re Tired of Bushes.” It is a rather noxious notion in a democracy that | Read More »
Remember “Senator Anonymous”?
Mark Kilmer wrote about him here. Mark noted: Unnamed Senator talks to Roger Simon of Politico.com: “I don’t think we have learned much from the election in terms of what people want to see,” he says. “We have the same gridlock.” By the “same gridlock,” he means that party hard-liners, both Democrats and Republicans, will remain in control of the machinery of Congress. And that | Read More »
Kevin McCarthy is now the Chief Deputy Whip
Congratulations to RedState friend Kevin McCarthy, a Republican Congressman from California. Eric Cantor has just named him the Chief Deputy Whip for the House Republicans. It is a fine choice.