Questions for Soto – Will She Answer Them?
Senator Cornyn has been sending out a “Daily Question for Judge Sotomayor” for the last several weeks and will do so up to, and possibly through, her hearing that is scheduled to begin on July 13th. These questions are very good – and her answers to them would be enlightening… that is, IF she answers them fully and honestly. We shall see. To see the | Read More »
Jeff Sessions Deserves Better Than Cheap Shots from Politico
Just when you thought the unprecedented adoration of President Obama and the current Democrats in Congress by the “fiercely independent,” and self-promoted “fourth branch” of government known as the media could not get any worse… along comes Politico. In what can only be described as a hit piece on a good man – Politico trots out in the opening paragraph of its “introduction piece” on | Read More »
Senator DeMint: Freedom Builds the Tent
Much has been made lately of the Republican Party’s struggles – the latest involving the defection of Arlen Specter to the Democrat Party. The fight has been cast by the commentariat and a few Republican politicians as a fight between ideological “purists” who, it is said, seek to shrink the Party, and the pragmatic sort who understand the need to remain inclusive. I do not | Read More »
Souter Replacement Part II – Senate Republican Leadership Aide Downplays Ability to… Lead…
A Roll Call story by John Stanton just posted that references our conversation here regarding the importance of Jeff Sessions being Judiciary Committee Republican Ranking Member instead of Chuck Grassley or Orrin Hatch. The most significant paragraphs are below: The conservative blog redstate.com and other activists and media outlets already have started pushing back against Grassley. They are organizing call-ins to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s | Read More »
Justice Souter to Retire – We need Jeff Sessions to Rank on Senate Judiciary
According to NPR, and other sources I am told, Justice Souter will retire at the end of the Court’s current term. He will remain on the Court until he is replaced. Much more to follow on this topic – but let’s start with this… Jeff Sessions should be Republican Ranking Member on the Judiciary Committee. Not Orrin Hatch. Not Chuck Grassley. UPDATE 2: In response | Read More »
It’s Not About Forcing Out a Moderate – It’s About Arlen Specter’s History of Assault on Republicans.
Virtually everyone agrees that Arlen Specter left the Republican Party in a completely selfish, hypocritical and unprincipled effort to save his own political hide in the face of opposition from a principled conservative who has a proven ability to win votes in Pennsylvania. The only question seems to be, why did this happen? Some want to blame Toomey, the Club for Growth, Jim DeMint and | Read More »
Specter to switch parties?
Very strong rumors are circulating around Capitol Hill that Arlen Specter will switch parties and caucus with Democrats. At least one other source is reporting it as well – Chris Cillizza over at the Washington Post… UPDATE: Drudge reporting speculation as well. UPDATE 2: It’s official – he has released a statement, the following is an excerpt: When I supported the stimulus package, I knew | Read More »
Mary Ann Glendon Says “No” to Notre Dame: Is Anyone in Washington Similarly Capable of Acting On Principle?
RedState readers will recall previous posts regarding the misguided decision by Notre Dame to invite the decidedly anti-life President, Barack Obama, to give the commencement address this year (e.g., here). Today, Mary Ann Glendon – the pro-life Harvard Law School professor and former Ambassador to the Holy See – declined to receive Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal, an honor she was to receive at Notre Dame | Read More »
Group to President Obama: Fire Napolitano Now
Following the release last week of the utterly indefensible DHS report titled, “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has reacted, effectively, with a yawn. She issued a statement yesterday that fails to apologize and barely acknowledges the very alarming implications of the report. We’ve covered this topic here at RedState (see | Read More »
Governor Perry Takes It Up a Notch – Now Step Up the Substance
Governor Rick Perry has upped the ante after remarks during his appearance at the Tea Party in Austin, Texas. According to news accounts, the Governor acknowledged that independence is theoretically an option, but that it’s not currently necessary. …An animated Perry told the crowd at Austin City Hall — one of three tea parties he was attending across the state — that officials in Washington | Read More »