Why 54 REALLY > 53 or 52, when it comes to Senate math.
And this is why you always try to grab as many seats as you can in an election, period: “Democrats are looking to reclaim their Senate majority in two years, but after losing nine Senate seats in 2014, their path back to that majority won’t be easy.” Because it took us picking up nine Senate seats to get an article like that in the Atlantic. | Read More »
Is life better in Red States? Ask the American people, not the New York Times.
(H/T: Real Clear Politics) You know what the single most entertaining part of this NYT article (“Is Life Better in America’s Red States?”) is? It’s that nowhere in it is it acknowledged that people have been voting with their feet for the last two decades or so. Depending on how you score Florida and Nevada, blue states lost between 8 and 11 net Electoral votes* (and, | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: The New Year, Scalise, NYPD, #blackbrunchnyc, And Football #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and Aaron Gardner will be joined by Matthew Hockman of The 405 to discuss a wide range of topics and your questions. Not to mention the guys will catch up on what you missed from them over the holidays. The show will be live at 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join | Read More »
Louis Gohmert challenges John Boehner for Speaker
Via The Hill: Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) said Sunday that he will challenge John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker in the new Congress. “I’m putting my name out there today to be another candidate for Speaker,” Gohmert said on “Fox and Friends.” Gohmert said that after “years of broken promises, it’s time for a change. Good for Mr. Gohmert. I don’t know what his chances are of | Read More »
Does Harry Reid have an amazing secret life?
What the Hell goes on in Harry Reid’s house? Reid, who will switch from majority leader to minority leader this weekend, broke some ribs and facial bones on Thursday while he was exercising at his home in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson. His Senate office told reporters on Friday that he would be at work in Washington, D.C. in the coming days, following treatment | Read More »
Time Magazine’s Bryan R. Walsh (@bryanrwalsh) Must Be Hoarding Water and Tuna
When ran for President in 2012, she said if she were President she would get gas below $2.00 a gallon. That led to much ridicule from the left/press who claimed that was impossible. One of the leading voices giving credibility to the rejection of Bachmann’s claim was Time Magazine’s Bryan R. Walsh. Walsh wrote of Bachmann’s claims, “If you see sub-$2-a-gallon gas again, I strongly | Read More »
Millions of Obamacare subsidy recipients may need to pay back-taxes.
The problem for Democrats is not exactly this: “As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe refunds to the federal government, according to an estimate by a tax preparation firm… H&R Block is estimating that as many as half of the 6.8 million people who received insurance premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act benefited from subsidies that were too large, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Next month is D-Day for Net Neutrality
Well here it comes. After pro-liberty, anti-Net Neutrality forces won the comment period, forcing the Obama Democrats to ‘find new comments’, The FCC will vote on the next round of Net Neutrality next month. There are two ways this could go. Chairman Tom Wheeler could try for a repeat of the rules that were thrown out in court the last two times, with a possible | Read More »
The staffing positioning for 2016 continues.
So, about two months ago there was an email oppo drop on Robby Mook, who is/was presumed to be high up in Hillary Clinton’s eventual Presidential campaign. My (unpublished) take on that email oppo drop, at the time: Dear sweet God, but the Democrats really had no idea that they were about to get Smote, did they? Mook continued: “This has been a tough cycle — | Read More »
The NYPD’s Dangerous Sense of Entitlement
It is a painful proposition, as a conservative, to have to take the side of Bill de Blasio in a debate. And in the current fracas between de Blasio and the NYPD, thankfully I don’t have to take de Blasio’s side to say that what the police unions are doing in New York is flatly and emphatically wrong. According to reports, the NYPD is as | Read More »
January 2, 1777: Second Battle of Trenton and a victory preserved
Most everyone, outside the Obama administration, its supporters, the liberal arts faculty in most major universities, and a disturbing number of high school history teachers, is familiar with Washington’s crossing of the Delaware on the night of December 25-26, 1776, and the stunning surprise victory that ensued in the streets of Trenton, New Jersey. What is often lost in the telling of the narrative | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: New Year’s Predictions, Scalise, Special Elections
Welcome to 2015! Tonight, Amy Otto of the Federalist joins regular hosts Leon Wolf, Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, F. Bill McMorris of the Washingotn Free Beacon, and Neal Dewing of the Federalist for a special New Year’s Day presentation. Grab your favorite adult beverage and join the crew for a rousing discussion of politics and all | Read More »
Fake Steve Scalise racism story shopped to blogger by vengeful Scalise opponent.
The Steve Scalise story is now becoming one of Don’t Trust Your Political Sources TOO Much, Folks.Read More »
Scalise Hit Came From Former Dem Opponent’s Son
The tale of speaking to a convention of white supremacists, which we now know isn’t exactly true, was fed to a liberal blogger, and the greater media, by the son of Scalise’s 2008 Democratic challenger. Via The Hill: “I felt strongly that it would not have walked. I was running in a district with a lot of bigots,” [Democrat Gilda] Reed told Reuters. Her son | Read More »
Into the New
There are 365 days in a year, unless the President is campaigning for office, then we have one additional, insufferable day. Each day has twenty-four hours. Each hour has sixty minutes. Each minute has sixty seconds. For all the near precision of the world wobbling, spinning, and orbiting the sun, time does not seem precise, but seems to slow sometimes almost to a crawl and | Read More »
Tech at Night: Watch for more online attacks in 2015
People keep trying to diminish the possibility that North Korea was behind the attack on Sony, which I don’t get. An online attack is not like a nuclear weapon, needing a massive capital investment and scarce domain expertise. Computer experts are much easier to develop, and the investment to make such attacks is well within the budget of even a backward country like North Korea. | Read More »
New Year’s Eve Open Thread
For many people, today is a day of big celebrations–which inevitably bleed into tomorrow morning–of the old year passing and the new one beginning. I’m sure many of our RedState readers will be doing something to commemorate the occasion. It might be a party with friends, or it could just be as simple as ringing in the new year with your family. Some of you | Read More »
Predictions for 2015.
These are quite often wrong. will be confirmed as Speaker of the House. will be confirmed as Senate Majority Leader. Neither nor will announce their retirements in 2015. A Republican will win the special election for NY-11. The Supreme Court will, in a 5-4 decision, rule that Obamacare only authorizes subsidies to individuals who have signed up via a state exchange, not the federal one. | Read More »
Person of the Year 2014: The Invisible Kwanzaa Celebrant
Person of the Year awards are all the rage these days. It’s a great opportunity for creativity, since the rules have long since been stretched like taffy, so you don’t have to pick an actual individual person any more. Man, that was hard work! Especially if your expressed standard was to choose the most important or influential person of the year, rather than the nicest or most | Read More »
The tragic irony of turning Michael Brown and Eric Garner into martyrs
It seems like it’s almost impossible to get through a day without reading or hearing something having to do with the killing of black men by cops. Whether it’s endless Facebook posts or NFL players running out on the field with their “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gestures or protests blocking rush hour traffic, it seems to be everywhere. From what you see one would think | Read More »