Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Talks About His Campaign for Governor
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech and Erick Erickson are joined Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to discuss his campaign for Texas Governor, his early support of Ted Cruz and how he can keep the Texas economy moving.Read More »
How the Trayvon Martin case showcases the plight of black America… but probably not in the way you think.
It’s been 20 years since Maxine Waters coined (or at least popularized) the phrase “No Justice No Peace”. The time was after the LA Riots in 1992 when the freshman Congresswoman from Los Angeles was defending looters as simply “women who wanted shoes for their children and bread”. Of the violence that eventually claimed the lives of 53 people, Waters said: “The anger that you | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Begging for Amnesty Again
What does an undocumented supporter of amnesty look like? It’s someone who publicly votes against amnesty so as not to raise the ire of the unwashed masses in his state, but lobbies hard for it so as to placate his special interest bundlers and consultants. In other words, he looks like Mitch McConnell. You see, while Obama is embroiled in multiple scandals, an Obamacare meltdown, | Read More »
Mr. President, Can We Please Move On?
I have said and will say again — the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. A jury of six in Florida has determined it was not criminal, but George Zimmerman will forever be the man who killed a 17 year old. No one can be happy about what happened other than, for Zimmerman and his family, that a jury believed him.Now the NAACP and | Read More »
Coat Hangers, Hysteria, and Hyperbole in the Cult of Death
A few weeks ago, State Senator Wendy Davis of Texas tried to filibuster legislation that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks in Texas and require facilities wanting to perform the medical procedure to adhere to standards for outpatient medical facilities. Her filibuster failed and liberal activists disrupted the final minutes of the Texas legislature’s special session. Governor Rick Perry called back the Texas House and | Read More »
Activists Need To Tell Dirty Harry, “Don’t Nuke The Senate For Union Bosses!”
According to reports, Harry Reid and his fellow Senate Democrats are looking more and more like they are going to push the nuclear option on behalf of unions bosses in order to confirm Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board nominees–including his two constitutionally-challenged “recess” appointments. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday signaled that the Senate remains headed toward a historic remake of its rules | Read More »
Rick Scott, Angela Corey and the Death of Justice
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The prosecution of George Zimmerman should fill every American with fear and trepidation regardless of their political persuasion. We have passed into that twilight of the Republic where we are no longer citizens but rather subjects of a bureaucratic juggernaut at the service of mob rule that will cheerfully kill you and impoverish your family if it furthers the careers of those in the bureaucracy.
A Changing of the Guard in Texas: Greg Abbott for Governor
Today in San Antonio the biggest handoff in the Lone Star State since 2001 is taking place. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is announcing his 2014 run for Governor. After his 2000 presidential victory, Texas Governor George W. Bush passed the reins to Rick Perry, a man who has taken the Texas Governor’s office from one of the weaker positions in the country to one | Read More »
RS Interview: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R, TX).
As you recall, the abortion reform HB2 bill finally passed late Friday night/Saturday morning, over the … vociferous? vehement? I know: vicious – objections of Democrats. Short version: ban on abortions after 20 weeks and abortion clinics are now subject to new health and safety requirements. Lt. Gov. Dewhurst spoke to RedState just after the vote was made: To sum up the interview: Dewhurst noted | Read More »
There is Only Tragedy Here
There is only tragedy in the Zimmerman trial. There are no sides but Justice to root for, but a Justice that will leave one side unsatisfied and still empty. Both sides made mistakes in this awful mess. George Zimmerman may not be guilty of either murder or manslaughter, but he killed Trayvon Martin. A seventeen year old is dead. A family has lost a son. | Read More »
Brian Schweitzer cuts and runs from Montana Senate race.
Gotta wonder why. Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer won’t seek Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, a blow to Democrats‘ hopes of holding the seat and preserving their overall Senate majority. The popular Democrat, who left the governor’s office in 2013 after two terms, told the Associated Press that he “kicked the tires” on the race but decided he preferred Montana to Washington. I’m | Read More »
Should GOP sharks strike Obamacare blood in debt-ceiling water?
Timid Republican dogs that haven’t barked since their 2010 landslide must seek mandate for 2014 that exhibits conservative concern for the poor and dwindling middle class. This conservative isn’t losing too much sleep over President Barack Hussein Obama’s latest assault on the Rule of the Law by suspending enforcement of the Obamacare requirement that employers provide health insurance to full-time workers if they employ 50 | Read More »
Tech at Night: Catching up after a cold.
Woof. This week I had my worst cold in years, the worst I had since the first CPAC I attended. Boy was that a miserable trip home, let me tell you, sick as a dog, with insufficient Claritin Ds to get me through it. I was lucky the middle seat was empty for me on both flights I had to get home! At least this week I could stay home, and sleep.
I’ve got a ton to cover, and I’m not really at 100% yet, so apologies for making this a bit scattershot tonight. Especially since the victory in Texas distracted me from finishing this promptly! (Edit: It’s also help if I remembered to hit Publish…)Read More »
My Sincere Apologies to the Kid Killing Caucus
I must offer up my sincerest apologies to the kid killing caucus that took it on the chin or other body parts in Texas last night.After days on end of abortion supporters in Texas holding up coat hangers and then, yesterday, throwing feces, urine, and tampons in defense of killing kids, I tweeted out a link to a coat hanger wholesale store.The kid killers were | Read More »
“For We Are Legion”: Hell Breaks Loose In Texas
And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him.And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.”For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” | Read More »
Rubio calls for balanced budget, ObamaCare defunding
It’s time for our more-or-less annual Debt Ceiling Joust, in which Democrats tell us the national debt has to keep growing forever, while a few Republicans briefly threaten to keep the debt ceiling right where it is, unless they receive a balanced budget promise… which would probably end up being another one of those 10-year plans that dissolves into a mass of wet tissue paper | Read More »
@SeanTrende has made a remarkably rookie mistake in this demographics post. #notreally
…Which is to say: Sean apparently assumed that it was reasonable to expect good-faith disagreement from Democratic demographers. In my recent four-part series on demographic changes, the 2012 elections and immigration reform, I suggested that census data and exit polls reveal that some 6 million white voters opted to sit out last November’s election. The data show these non-voters were not primarily Southerners or evangelicals, | Read More »
Wall Street’s Disconnect with the Average American
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss his the “Bernanke Bounce,” the latest PPI numbers and the massive disconnect Wall Street has with the plight of average Americans.Read More »
Oregon’s epic #obamacare agitprop #fail.
Let us discuss precisely how badly the Oregon state government has messed up its ad campaign trying to get young people to sign up for Obamacare. First, the background: Cover Oregon, the public agency set up to implement Oregon’s health exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, launched the first, $3.2 million ad campaign last week for the program. Rocky King, Executive Director | Read More »
Obama’s Packing of NLRB Reminiscent of FDR
Way back in 1937, Democrat hero and Republican villain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, proposed the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill. Essentially, Roosevelt was having trouble getting the Supreme Court to rule his New Deal as constitutional so, being the “reformer” he was, he decided to pack the court by expanding it to as many as 15 justices. Of course as president, Roosevelt would then have the duty | Read More »