On The Senate
According to the vote count that leaked out, Senator Roy Blunt became Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman with 25 votes and Senator Ron Johnson lost with 22 votes. Let me be up front that I genuinely like Roy Blunt. But I also think Senator Blunt is part of the status quo problem in Washington. My support of Ron Johnson was about Ron Johnson being a | Read More »
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, Don Stenberg
, Jeff Flake
, Josh Mandel
, Richard Mourdock
, Ted Cruz
Obama Says It is Good to be in Texas While in Kansas
Were it Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann, all we’d hear about for the next week is that they went to Kansas and said it was “Good to be back in Texas.” Except it wasn’t Perry or Bachmann. It was Barack Obama not using the teleprompter. Like the 57 states. Except Barack Obama is a genius.
RedState’s Exclusive Interview With Texas Governor Rick Perry
Tonight at 7:05 p.m. on the Erick Erickson Show, I’m going to play the audio of my interview with Texas Governor Rick Perry. The actual interview will start around 7:35 p.m. and then re-air in its entirety at 9:00 p.m. You’ll be able to listen to the entire interview by clicking right here.
Black is Back and the South is Guilty Till Proven Innocent
I read that the Washington Post has already put more words on its front page about Rick Perry and Schrodingers Rock — a ginormous boulder with a racial slur on it that some people see, some people don’t see, and no one seems to be able to take a picture of the damn thing — than the Washington Post ever did about Jeremiah Wright. I | Read More »
Get Ready: Conservatives Are About to Support the Federal Takeover of Schools
After Mitt Romney attacked Rick Perry for joining Milton Friedman in calling social security a “ponzi scheme”, conservative intellectuals in the DC-NY corridor suddenly began treating Friedman as John Maynard Keynes’ bastard love child with Karl Marx and rejecting all calls to reform social security because Rick Perry dared to call it a ponzi scheme. Considering the behavior of conservative intellectuals in Washington and New | Read More »
PolitiFact Proves Yet Again It Is a Left Wing Attack Machine With Nonpartisan Veneer
“Politifact’s fact is nothing more than their left-wing hypothesis disconnected from and ignoring every data point that doesn’t help them make their case.” As a general rule of thumb I heard somewhere, fact checkers don’t check facts. Fact checkers exist to put an objective, nonpartisan veneer on whatever some reporter wants to say. And when fact checkers take it upon themselves to be arbiters of | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Scandalous Skeletons Come Out of the Closet
At the Republican Leadership Conference this week in New Orleans and even prior to that, I have engaged in conversations with Republican politicos, donors, professional fundraiser, etc. about a possible Rick Perry bid for President. Inevitably, the conversation goes like this: THEM: What do you think? ME: He could be the guy to seal the deal as the anti-Romney guy, but I’m not sure anyone | Read More »
The Fordham Foundation Yet Again Pretends to Lean Right to Attack Rick Perry From the Left
Yesterday on National Review Online, Checker Finn took one pot shot after another at the state of Texas and publicly displayed his hand-wringing over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s potential influence on national education policy. You see, Mr. Finn tries – quite unsuccessfully in my view – to target Texas “bravado” as the threat to a sound education policy. On the one hand, he attempts to | Read More »
Ted Cruz for Senate in Texas
I said months ago that I was going to let the race between Michael Williams and Ted Cruz play out in Texas. They are both fine men and both are good conservatives. Today, FreedomWorks and Club For Growth both decided to endorse Ted Cruz. This afternoon, there are strong rumors that Michael Williams will instead run for one of the newly drawn House seats. I | Read More »
David Dewhurst Embraces The DewCrist Label And Openly Declares War on Conservatives
Next year’s U.S. Senate primary in Texas offers a wide range of choices. RedState has previously noted our strong preference for either former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz or former railroad commissioner Michael Williams – both of whom have proven themselves as articulate and reliable champions of conservative principles. On the next tier are former Texas secretary of state Roger Williams and current railroad commissioner | Read More »
Rick Perry Is Not Running for President. Mitch Daniels Is Running for President.
Rick Perry is not running for the Presidency. There is a lot of buzz about what Perry has recently said, but he is not running. His key people are helping Newt. Behind the scenes, many have been pestering him, but he has been swatting them away. Rick Perry is not running for President of the United States. The buzz is related to the continuing disappointment | Read More »
Cruz or Williams in Texas
The rumor is that, as we all expected David Dewhurst, who is more like DewCrist, is going to be running for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Senate seat. Senator Hutchison has said she is not going to run again. DewCrist has the money and is the man to beat. We must beat him. In a state with no income tax, DewCrist is on record supporting an income | Read More »
Will The People of Texas Fold or Fight For Conservatives?
People of Texas, I put this post as the first post of the day at RedState and at the top of my Morning Briefing because I cannot emphasize just how important it is. The long term future of conservatism and federalism is in your hands today. You will either hurt us as a nation or help us as a nation. Yes, there is a monumental | Read More »
I know some of you are a bit perplexed about why I, a guy in Georgia, keep writing about Joe Straus, a liberal elitist in Texas. It is very simple really. Texas is going to make big gains in the census and pick up some congressional districts. Conservatives across the country must be concerned that the man who will have the heaviest hand in drawing | Read More »
Larry Phillips Did It
Well, now I can share more details. Larry Phillips, Vice Chairman of the House Ethics Committee for the State of Texas is the person identified as having threatened members of the State House. If you recall, Speaker Joe Straus sent out Rep. Phillips to tell Republicans if they did not support Straus they would be drawn out of their House Districts. Straus then said he’d | Read More »
Is Joe Straus Playing Fast and Loose With the Law?
This is amazing. Joe Straus sent out a loyal lieutenant to tell members of the Texas House of Representatives if they dared vote against him as Speaker he would draw them out of their districts. This is a clear threat and highly unethical. But I’m hearing that Straus did not stop there. I’m hearing that more will be coming out on this and it isn’t | Read More »
Joe Straus Is Worried. Keep Up the Pressure.
100% NARAL rated Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, the Republican who relied on Democrats to get into his job and then obstructed major conservative reforms in the Texas House of Representatives, is worried he might be voted off the island. How do I know? Well, one of his advisors, Vincent Harris, left me a message on my cell phone tonight that Straus would be calling | Read More »
Republican Does Not Equal Conservative. Even in Texas.
It is nauseating to hear people tell me over the past 48 hours that Joe Straus, the Democrat backed Speaker of the Texas House, is a “conservative.” With redistricting at stake in a state the size of Texas, we need to come to terms with why Straus is not a conservative and should be defeated. Likewise, Republicans who vote for him will all need to | Read More »
You Texans Need to Call Cindy Burkett
I received this email earlier today from Matt Brownfield: I served as Cindy Burkett’s campaign manager for the 2010 election and am currently helping with her transition to Austin. You incorrectly posted yesterday that Representative Elect Burkett has endorsed Joe Straus for speaker. She has yet to back any candidate in the Speaker’s race and has signed no pledge cards. I respectfully request that you | Read More »
Ken Paxton Should Be the Speaker of Texas’s House
It has always bothered me when conservatives win elections but “moderate” Republicans end up running the leadership. In case you haven’t noticed, it happens all the time – once behind closed doors, the leadership does not reflect the elected Members nor the people who elected them. It is time for that to change and one place to start is Texas. For those of you unfamiliar | Read More »