National Public Radio (@NPRNews) Misrepresents Facts to Fan Racial Tension
On February 6, 2014, NPR listeners heard this report about the voting rights act. A portion of the story involves Macon, GA, where I live. NPR did its listeners a great disservice in how it presented the story. But don’t believe partisan conservative me. An attorney for the local Democratic Party is calling foul too. As Dave Oedel, the local Democratic Party attorney (who, being | Read More »
The Coward’s Conundrum
Senators Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn say they put the country first. The debt ceiling needed to be raised. Ted Cruz opposed raising it. So McConnell and Cornyn voted to shut down Ted Cruz. They voted to cut off debate on raising the debt ceiling so that it could be raised. McConnell and Cornyn have both been very clear about this. John Cornyn told the | Read More »
We Are Back
We should be back. RedState just went through a very complicated process to put the whole site on a single user version of WordPress, after being on the WordPress MU system for the last few years. If you find a bug, please leave it in the comments. By bug, I do not mean a feature request — but something that has actually broken. And yes, | Read More »
Sen. Mark Pryor (D) flirts with DOOM in Arkansas Senate race.
This is just sad. 2nd Campaign #Fail today: @PryorForSenate uses podium placard linking to Cotton’s site. #MinorOversight pic.twitter.com/rsvKv35co0 — David Ray (@DavidARay) February 14, 2014 You see, if you click on the “http://www.TheRealTomCottonRecord.com/” link seen on the podium sign you get… redirected to Tom Cotton’s campaign website. His actual, real campaign website. This pretty much means that Senator Mark Pryor is giving his opponent free | Read More »
Hold the Page
e’re making some behind the scenes tweaks and changes here at RedState over the weekend. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET, the front page will be in read only mode. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re trying to improve the user experience around here. So read-only mode is necessary as we transition the back engine of the site.
This is What Happens When You Make Us Care
In Oregon, a baker got in trouble for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay union. In New Mexico, a photographer likewise found herself on the wrong side of the law by not wanting to take pictures of a gay wedding. In Colorado, a baker faces fines for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay wedding. In each of those cases | Read More »
New Video HAMMERS Obama On Executive Power
What a difference six years makes.
The above video, released tonight by The Heritage Foundation, shows two different faces of Barack Obama when it comes to executive branch. In 2008, then-candidate Obama said that America’s “biggest problems” had to do with George Bush “trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch.”
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The Establishment, Allegations of Purity, and Reality
We all agree that Sen. Harry Reid must be dethroned. Even from a liberal perspective, he has completely destroyed the structure of the Senate by shutting down the open amendment process, thereby eradicating the most important difference between the upper house and the lower house of the legislative branch. This year, we have the opportunity to vanquish Reid by defeating his liberal lieutenants in conservative | Read More »
The Wrong Kind of Gay
There are local elections coming up in Washington, D.C. The Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance has put out its ratings.There are ten candidates for mayor. Nine of the ten returned the questionnaires to GLAA. Of the nine, only one of the candidates is gay.It turns out that Bruce Majors, the only gay candidate running for mayor of Washington, D.C. also got the lowest score of | Read More »
Ken Buck Wants Colorado to Choose a New Direction
Since the 2008 election, in which Mark Udall rode Barack Obama’s coattails all the way to the Senate, Colorado has had the unfortunate experience of having Udall represent the will of Washington back to those of us in Colorado, rather than represent the will of Coloradan’s to those in Washington. Mark Udall voted in agreement with President Obama 99% of the time in 2013. Just | Read More »
The House and Senate Republicans have handed Barack Obama a blank check to raise the national debt as much as he wants. Throughout last year, Republicans said conservatives should fight on the debt ceiling, not the continuing resolution. They said they should filibuster the debt ceiling, not the continuing resolution. They said they should shut down the government over the debt ceiling, not the continuing | Read More »
Send Senate Conservatives Fund As Much As You Can NOW
Holy cow!! This ad is the most awesome political ad of the season so far. And it is absolutely accurate.You people need to join me in sending the Senate Conservatives Fund more money so they can get it on the air and keep it up. I saw this ad last night and immediately sent another $100.00. This is the long form web ad, but it’ll | Read More »
The Finger Lickin’ Fraud Gets Caught in his Game
Ever since Senator Mitch McConnell sensed some vulnerability from his Republican base in Kentucky, he has cunningly voted the right way on most major issues, but of course waiting until the outcome was no longer in doubt. McConnell’s painstaking management of his voting record began in two tranches – a mild drift to the right once Trey Grayson was defeated by Rand Paul in 2010 | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Provides Key Vote to Give Obama a Blank Check
Mitch McConnell became the key vote today to give Barack Obama blank check to increase the national debt. This debt ceiling increase is not tied to a month, but rather a time period. Consequently, the President can grow the national debt as much as he wants during that time.Sen. Ted Cruz refused to let the Senate give the President a blank check with a simple | Read More »
“We Did Not Treat President Bush This Way”
It is a talking point the press and Democrats (but I repeat myself) hold to dearly — Republicans are far nastier to President Obama than Democrats were to President Bush.Our own Ben Howe examines the evidence.