Free Ponies will be the Death of America
Almost six months ago, I lost my job. Since that time, I have sent out easily over 250 resumes, many of which were sent to law firms where friends were partners. They have netted me a grand total of three interviews. My friends are telling me that for jobs that pay roughly 75% of what I used to make, they are getting over 150 applications. | Read More »
Lest We Forget
By any objective measure, Rick Perry did not perform well in last night’s debate. According to people who have followed Perry throughout his career, he has never won a single debate he has participated in, and yet he continues to win elections. More importantly, he continues to do a good job as Governor of Texas. There is much to be said for the idea that | Read More »
Those Divisive Social Issues
I think it is painfully obvious to everyone who is paying attention to anything that is happening in America that the economy will be the deciding factor in the 2012 elections, absent a major terrorist attack or other unforeseeable game-changing event. I don’t know of anyone who thinks at this stage of the game that 2012 ought to be primarily a referendum on abortion. That | Read More »
More Solyndra: DoE Let Taxpayers Take Backseat to Obama’s Buddy Investors in Bankruptcy
The news is coming in fast and furious on the Solyndra scandal, which is now looking like it may become one of the prime campaign issues in 2012. In addition to the revelation that the Obama administration pressured the OMB to approve the loan guarantees to Solyndra in order to preserve Vice President Biden’s photo op, more details are coming out about the Solyndra’s collapse, | Read More »
BREAKING: White House Pressured OMB to Approve Solyndra Loan Before Due Diligence Complete
Things are going from bad to worse for the White House on the Solyndra collapse. It is embarrassing enough for the President that his highly touted “green jobs” stimulus success story folded like a cheap suit leaving 1100 people out of jobs and leaving the tax payers with a bill upwards of half a billion dollars. Now, the Washington Post is reporting that political officials | Read More »
Stop The Bus, I Want to Get Off.
I wasn’t informed until yesterday that believing vaccines are a bad idea and cause autism (or, if you’re Michele Bachmann, mental retardation. You know, basically the same thing.) was a prerequisite for supporting the TEA Party. Apparently, judging by the applause Bachmann received from a purportedly TEA Party audience for defending INNOCENT LITTLE TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRLS from the horror of being vaccinated against cancer, | Read More »
Michele Bachmann’s Constitutional Ignorance
Having hit Romney on his ridiculous and contemptible Mediscare flier earlier today, I am now forced to defend him (sort of) from a completely ignorant attack from Michele Bachmann. In discussing the repeal of Obamacare (which is something I think almost all Republicans support), Bachmann claimed erroneously that there was no difference between the constitutionality of Obamacare and the constitutionality of Romneycare: Plus, no state | Read More »
CNN/Tea Party Debate CoverItLive/Open Thread!
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Mitt Romney’s Contemptible Flier
Maybe I am just a RINO establishment squish, but I have found myself this election cycle being very comfortable with the idea of Mitt Romney as the GOP Presidential nominee. Granted, I would prefer other options, but if Romney is the nominee I would be very okay pounding sidewalks on his behalf against Barack Obama. I thought he was impressive in last week’s debate and | Read More »
Jon Huntsman Does the DNC’s Job
I guess I was in the minority who thought that Huntsman acquitted himself pretty well in the debate last night. I mean, he’s a nonfactor in the race, and the fake folksy act he tried at the beginning was only slightly better than the oleaginous answer delivery he adopted later in the debate. But substantively, I thought he did well and I’m sure his answers | Read More »
Bob Beckel is a Little Bit Racist.
Via HotAirPundit comes this astonishing video which pretty much speaks for itself. It’s always the left that tosses around baseless accusations of racism, and amazingly, whenever the mask slips it’s always a prominent leftist who is exposed as a true racist. Despicable.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Sarah Palin
On May 13, 2011, rumors had been swirling around the possible impending announcement of a Presidential candidate who would shake up the entire GOP field. Recent polls had shown this candidate leading Barack Obama in head-to-head matchups, and the GOP electorate was primed for a candidate who would be seen as a palatable alternative to Mitt Romney. Operatives said to be close to the candidate | Read More »
With Apologies, Yet More on the Radtke Speech
A lot of digital ink has been spilled over the last couple of days here and elsewhere about Jamie Radtke’s speech at the RedState Gathering – more certainly than such an inconsequential event would otherwise merit, but for the Radtke campaign’s decision to somehow make an issue out of RedState. Because Erick was not present for the speech, I thought it incumbent to write up | Read More »
Sarah Palin Goes Native
I am not a Sarah Palin hater. As an Alaska native, I have some appreciation for the political skill needed to knock off Frank Murkowski and Tony Knowles in the same election – political skill that simply isn’t possessed by idiots. And I’ve watched with admiration as she has continually kept herself in the news while shaping the national conversation in subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) | Read More »
Citizen Journalism Stops a Liberal Meme In Its Tracks
As we have already covered earlier today, MSNBC and ABC News attempted to peddle a baldfaced lie about Perry, using deceptive editing to make it appear that Perry had made a racist remark about President Obama. Before the blogosphere existed, other news organizations would have simply run with ABC’s interpretation of the facts and before the nascent Perry campaign could have formulated an effective response, | Read More »
Time Warner “Accidentally” Gives Free Air Time to Same-Sex Marriage Proponents
Regardless of how you feel about the same-sex marriage issue, Time Warner’s decision to give proponents of SSM free air time (hilariously couched as a “mistake” by Time Warner execs) during the recent SSM battle in New York ought to be appalling. Apparently, the Human Rights Campaign – a group that exists for the express purpose of lobbying for the gay community – put together | Read More »
Obama Creates His Own Luck
“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people | Read More »
More Drooling Idiocy on Rick Perry’s Faith
A fairly good indicator that Rick Perry will make a strong general election candidate is the desperation you can smell in the left’s opening salvo of attacks against him. The early leader for the genre’s exemplar is this piece from the formerly proud The Atlantic (which has sadly been reduced to a gay gossip site and anti-Semitic conspiracy newsletter). The author, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, first | Read More »
RS Gathering 2011: Get Involved
I can remember back when this website was enthused to get 30K hits a day and many days got less than 20K. I am sure some front pagers can remember when it got much less. I can remember three years ago when we started the RedState Gathering as a means for RedState diarists and commenters to get together and meet each other face and socialize. | Read More »
The Enemy Within
Rick Perry said a prayer on Sunday. After you’ve picked yourselves up off the floor and recovered from your collective shock, you can read the full transcript of it here, or if you are so inclined, you can watch the video here. As is perfectly obvious to everyone who has ever met someone who’s attended a Christian church, Perry’s prayer was standard-fare mainstream evangelicalism – | Read More »