Boehner’s REAL problem: If there is in fact a deal, will the GOP presidential candidates support it? ( I don’t think so..which is why there won’t be a deal)
I have no idea what’s going to happen tomorrow in the negotiations over the debt ceiling. I hope that Fred Barnes is wrong; that conservatives are not going to get screwed again. Boehner is going to have problem with his caucus. It’s estimated that there now are 50 HARD votes against ANY debt ceiling increase, and possibly as many as 25 more who will also vote | Read More »
Would the nation be better served if the president were limited to ONE term?
It is universally understood that from now on, whenever a new president is inaugurated, a good portion of his administration’s efforts, and actions, are focused on the date, four years hence, when he or she will again face the voters to seek a second term. It is therefore reasonable to ask if whether we, as a nation would be better off were our presidents limited | Read More »
The REALLY BIG question about the 2012 nomination: If Palin does NOT run, who would she endorse, and when? Could it be game, set, match ( for Bachman) early on?
I have absolutely NO idea if Sarah Palin intends to run for the WH. Not a clue. But it’s really intriguing to consider what happens if she chooses NOT to run. Palin will continue to maintain her high profile. She was very successful in backing candidates in 2010. No doubt she’ll continue to do so. She wants to be a major force in GOP politics, | Read More »
What does Rick Perry’s probable candidacy tell us about the current state of the GOP, and will the entire party UNITE behind a REAL conservative nominee? Has THAT much changed in less than a year?
Up front, I don’t know that much about Rick Perry. Most of what I’ve read, I tend to like, but figure I’ll wait until he officially announces before starting to do my homework. However, there is ONE aspect to his candidacy that confuses me, and I wonder what, if anything, it portends for our nominee, whoever it is, in 2012. Normally, when I write a | Read More »
Am I the only conservative who finds it surprising that, today, I have NO idea whom I’m inclined to support for the GOP nomination?
Most of us at Red State are political junkies to an extent, some more so than others. All of us are deeply interested in the unfolding contest for the GOP nomination. Erick has already started to handicap the race, giving us his take in the weekly “Morning Line.” In looking at recent polling, which appears to suggest that a majority of Republicans aren’t happy with the candidates | Read More »
Every time Obama said “Taliban” tonight, he sounded like Harry Belafonte
What can I possibly say? “Day O – day ay ay O Election come – time to bring the troops home One battalion, two battalion, three battalion. GONE My polls stinlk- time to bring the troops home Day O- day ay ay ay ay O Bin Laden gone, time to bring the troops home” Ah, geez….
GOP dare not become the “Wimpy” caucus” in the debt ceiling fight..(“I’ll pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today..”)
The House GOP has already wimped out once, in a failed effort to control government spending. The hundreds of billions in spending cuts we were told had been achieved..the ”great” victory..turned out to be less than the amount Michelle Obama is currently spending on her latest vacation; this time to South Africa. And after we conservatives had yelled and screamed, we were told by the | Read More »
Shaping the debate? Messaging? McCain AND Graham dominate Sunday talk shows..r
Interesting. It appears that we have TWO separate and distinct GOP policy groups. One consists of the large, and growing field of WH contenders who are starting to give voice to a well reasoned critique of Obama’s adminitration and its policies. Then there’s the second GOP caucus, consisting of McCain and Graham, who spent most of Sunday telling the first group..how dare they question Obama’s policies | Read More »
Why the “great one,” Mark Levin, is finally wrong about something ( Hatch..and Lugar, Snowe MUST be beaten in primaries)
Daily Caller has two very interesting stories today. First one reports that Dick Armey’s FREEDOMWORKS has targeted Orrin Hatch for defeat next year. They hope to replicate beating Bob Bennett, and electing Mike Lee. The other piece presents Levin’s semi-scathing indictment of Armey’s motives and reasoning. Far be it from me to differ with Levin, but in this case, he’s dead wrong. It’s absolutely imperative | Read More »
Memo to the GOP field:Keep on attacking Obama, wait at least 6 months before attacking each other
Confession: I just finished watching Hardball. I was curious to hear what the lunatic fringe of the MSM had to say about last night’s debate. And the Three Smirkers ( Chris Matthews, Eugene Robinson - who must sleep in the MSNBC studios, and Howard Fineman) did not disappoint. They voiced their collective displeasure that the participants did not turn on each other. Palenty was said | Read More »