A note from Congressman Randy Neugebauer
Congressman Neugebauer sent along the note below and asked if I’d post it. Gladly. I also sent him $30.00 yesterday. — Erick I am Randy Neugebauer, the Congressman who said the Democrat’s health care bill is a baby-killer. Now, Democrats are demanding that I apologize for it. I think Red State is a good place to respond to that request, and Erick Erickson was kind | Read More »
Will Kay Bailey Hutchison Now Leave Washington?
Governor Rick Perry delivered a crushing blow to Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Texas GOP primary tonight. Senator Hutchison never gave a compelling reason to turn out Texas’s longest serving governor other than that it was her turn. The selfishness in Hutchison’s campaign rubbed Texas voters the wrong way and the disastrous campaign that ensued did her no favors. Remarkably, Texas’s longest serving governor was | Read More »
Rick v. Kay
Great write up by Brad Jackson about this race. In the old west, two fierce rivals would gather on opposite ends of a dusty street, itchy trigger fingers at the ready. Whoever was the faster, more accurate shooter won, generally with grave consequences for the loser. There aren’t many old west-style dusty streets left in Texas these days, but there is a showdown nonetheless in | Read More »
For Kay Bailey Hutchison, Staying in Washington to Fight Health Care Means Expediting its Passage
Kay Bailey Hutchison, much maligned for campaigning in Texas during the health care debate, boldly announced that she would go to Washington and stay there to fight health care and kill it dead. Instead, today she accelerated it getting to the Senate floor in a bit of Senate gamesmanship. Harry Reid decided to rush the Defense Appropriations bill to the floor of the Senate. He | Read More »
Great op-ed by Rep. Lamar Smith in the Politico. If President Barack Obama could snap his fingers and create 8 million new jobs, would you want him to do it? I would. And certainly the 15 million unemployed Americans would, as well. The good news is that the president can do just that — implement a policy that opens up 8 million jobs. The bad news | Read More »
BREAKING: Kay Bailey Hutchison Will Not Resign
I am hearing that Senator Hutchison has decided not to resign from the United States Senate to pursue her bid for Governor of Texas. A statement is coming shortly. My understanding is that she will pursue the race for Governor still, but I’m told this is a recognition that she probably can’t make it out of the primary. I’m told a statement is forthcoming. By | Read More »
Pete Sessions Is Going to Get Primaried
I am not really advocating we throw Pete Sessions out of Congress, just the NRCC. Nonetheless, I think it is hiliarous that he is going to get primaried by a corporate financial analyst. The disgraceful conduct of the Sessions’ led NRCC up in NY-23 has a lot to do with it. But Sessions’ TARP vote is the primary motivator. Again, I’m not really an advocate | Read More »
Jeb Hensarling Becomes a Party Man
Former Chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee Mike Pence is not giving Dede Scozzafava money and is not endorsing her. He refuses to side with an ACORN supported leftist. Contrast that with the most recent former Chairman of the RSC, Jeb Hensarling, a man I have long admired and the first member of Congress I ever donated to. Congressman Hensarling is throwing his principles | Read More »
The Spirit of Skidmore
Josh Trevino just sent me this picture. He’s standing in front of the sign right now. The sign is for the Skidmore Historical Society Museum. The sign says, “Built and maintained by local citizens without benefit of state or federal funds.” We need that spirit in this country. We need the Spirit of Skidmore.
APB Out for Kay Bailey Hutchison aka Kaycorn
At some point a campaign can hit so hard, so fast, and so frequently that people begin to feel sorry for the beaten up opponent. I’m afraid that may happen in the Texas GOP Gubernatorial Primary. But Kay Bailey Hutchison is just the gift that keeps on giving to the Perry team. Still, I’m getting a bit squeamish with so many punches thrown. On the | Read More »
On the NRSC Memo: What About Florida and Texas. And Fiorina?
I don’t know a single Republican leaning blog that got tipped off about Senator John Cornyn’s memo to the Senate Republican Conference. Brian Walsh from the NRSC just emailed to let me know he had, in fact, emailed me earlier today with a copy of the email. For reasons unbeknownst to either of us, I got one responding to the Devore press release, but no | Read More »
Texas Should Put Michael Williams in the Senate
Texans have an outstanding opportunity in the coming year to make a greater impact on the national stage than any other state. Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, an African American who happens to be an outstanding, uncompromising conservative, will on the ballot for the United States Senate. There are a number of good men running for the Senate in Texas, and most are varying degrees | Read More »
Is Kay Bailey Hutchison the Republican Diane Feinstein?
Diane Feinstein is notorious for supporting greater funding for China and cooperation with Chicom military authorities because, in part, her husband makes millions of dollars dealing with China. It’s not just China. Feinstein has made out like a bandit from the Iraq War too. As chairperson and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee (MILCON) from 2001 through the end of 2005, Feinstein supervised | Read More »
Kay Bailey Hutchison is Failing in Her Rhetoric
About the only campaign that comes close to the disaster that is Creigh Deeds’ campaign in Virginia is the craptacular spectacle of Kay Bailey Hutchison running her Texas gubernatorial primary. The campaign has thus far been a disaster. Most recently, this morning, KBH showed up an hour late to her own kick off event. Then, when she got there, she started bashing Rick Perry for | Read More »
That Non-Hate Crime
Moe wrote about it here. I want to say more about it. According to the Austin Stateman, a brick was thrown through the window of a 4 year old’s bedroom. The brick had a note attached to it that said “Keep Eastside Black. Keep Eastside Strong.” The white homeowner has lived in the neighborhood for ten years. Here is the money paragraph from the article: | Read More »
The “Rick Perry Remains Awesome” Open Thread
Glenn Reynolds has a great video interview with Gov. Rick Perry. Check it out here. They actually get into the question of why Texas does not suck like California and Michigan. Awesome and true. Check it out. And consider this an open thread.
Support Rick Perry
Per my post below, the Perry Campaign has set up a Kimbia widget to contribute to his campaign. I highly encourage you to do so. Just as an editorial note, in this and all other cases, RedState is not raising the money. I’m recommending you support Rick Perry and the form below is processed by his campaign via the power of the internets.
Re-Elect Rick Perry
A lot of people like Rick Perry, but not all those people think he deserves re-election as Governor of Texas, a position he has held for going on ten years. He is being challenged in the GOP primary by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, not because she has new ideas, but because she thinks it is her turn. And that’s part of Perry’s problem. He has | Read More »
Congrats Senator Cornyn, Now Be Careful Who You Pick
Dear Senator Cornyn, Congratulations. You are now de facto NRSC Chairman. I trust you will do a competent job. I’m very concerned though, sir. Members of the House and Senate, when they get in leadership positions, sometimes surround themselves with people who want to be there for the resume line, not the cause. Your cause, sir, is to pick up seats in 2010. That will | Read More »