Join Bobby Jindal and RedState in New Orleans
Governor Bobby Jindal will be helping us kick off the RedState Gathering 2013 in New Orleans. We hope you will join us. As we do every year, the RedState Gathering will be the first weekend of August. This year, that means we will be in New Orleans on August 2nd and 3rd. We’ll have a welcome party the evening of August 1st for those who | Read More »
Hey Mo Brooks, Don’t Worry, You Aren’t a Member
The other day I mentioned what is shaping up to be a conservative fight club, though admittedly violating the first rule of the fight club by pointing it out.But there are ten conservatives in the House willing to fight Republican leaders to advance a conservative agenda.It just so happens that Mo Brooks joined with these ten men in the vote against the rule on the | Read More »
Fight Club vs. the Weenie Brigade
Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is doing what needs to be done in the House. He is proposing voting against all rules for legislation that increase the size of government or have a majority of Republicans opposing the underlying legislation. “Rules” are the instructions dictating how much time will be spent on debate of legislation, how many amendments can be offered, etc. The minority party typically | Read More »
Reps. Salmon and Schweikert Call for Members to Vote Down Bad Rules
Earlier today, Congressman Matt Salmon wrote an op-ed in the Washington Times echoing Erick’s call for conservatives to vote against the rule on bad legislation brought to the floor by leadership. The underlying rationale is as follows: if leadership is bent on bringing legislation to the floor that needs Democrat votes to pass, the only way to fight back is by voting against the rule | Read More »
The Weenie Brigade
Writing at 4 o’clock this morning suffering through spring forward I forgot a point that was worth making in my morning post.A lot of the Republican voices screaming loudly that we should reject Rand Paul are often the loudest voices that we should stop talking about pretty much every issue other than the ones they care about.We can’t talk about social issues.We can’t talk about | Read More »
What’s the Point of the Ryan Budget?
This week the House and Senate will focus on spending measures for two different years, but they are both intertwined. The Senate will vote on the House-passed CR to fund the government for the rest of the current fiscal year, while the House will introduce the “Ryan” budget resolution for FY 2014. With much anticipation and gusto, Paul Ryan will release his budget this week | Read More »
South Carolina to have first openly gay Republican Senator?
Ever since South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham failed to support Sen. Rand Paul’s epic filibuster, there have been rumors circulating of potential primary challenges to end what will be a 12 year run next year. After Graham sided with Sen. John McCain’s characterization of Paul and his allies as “wacko birds” the interest in unseating him reached a fever pitch. Already thrown around have been | Read More »
Ohio Finds New Hope Against ObamaCare
State Representative Ron Young and Rep. Andy Thompson have introduced a bill in the Ohio House known as, “The Health Care Freedom Act,” that could offer new hope in the fight against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. The bill focuses on the Obamacare provision that seeks to fine citizens for failing to purchase healthcare. As the Health Care | Read More »
The So Called Adults Within the GOP Are Stupid
I realize there are those within the Republican Party who do not like Rush Limbaugh. Some of them even think the GOP is worse because of him.Likewise, there are those within the GOP who say they like Rush and see “a use” for him, but they themselves do not like listening to him. He’s just not their cup of tea or something.These people should really | Read More »
House Conservatives Must be Willing to Change Their Minds
House Republican Leaders are upset that conservatives in the House “blindsided” them by voting against the CR rule. Had just 17 more Democrats showed up to vote the GOP’s rule would have failed, taking down the CR. Some of those who voted against the rule said they were going to support it when they were approached by the leadership’s whipping team. One source close to | Read More »
Alternate New York Times Headline: ‘Global Warming Saves Civilization’
Like Beauty, the interpretation of scientific data is often in the eye of the beholder. I’m an engineer with more than a smattering of book-learning in the geologic sciences. It has always struck me as appalling that the scientists who would reorder our very lives around their interpretation of climate science and its implications for our future have so little interest in earth history and | Read More »
Energy Week in Review
Dispatch from the Oil Patch for the week ending March 8, 2013.
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Dianne Feinstein slanders PTSD sufferers.
And why is she dumber than soup? It is not entirely because of this errant nonsense: At a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Thursday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) opposed an amendment to her Assault Weapons Ban legislation that would allow military veterans to continue to buy the firearms that would be banned. Feinstein says a veteran may be mentally ill and should be prevented from | Read More »
Tom Cole: The New John McCain of the House
Dear residents of southwest Oklahoma, There is only one liberal left in your district (OK-4- PVI=R+18), and he happens to be your representative in Congress. His name is Tom Cole. Maybe you should elect someone next year who will represent the heartland and challenge the status quo instead of serving as a conduit for the left to attack conservatives. Tom Cole, like most of the | Read More »
Union Briefs for Friday, March 8, 2013: Government union flea bytes…
From unions forcing workers to pay for politics and applauding ObamaCare, to getting a better deal from the taxpayers than the taxpayers get themselves, it’s Friday and here are your Union Briefs…
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