When It Is Over
In October of 2005, I was one of the first to experience the W, T, and F to come October 3rd. Here at RedState, I had legitimately been breaking news about George W. Bush’s Supreme Court appointments. First came John Roberts. Then came, not Samuel Alito, but Harriet Miers. I had a few good sources inside and outside the White House who had been feeding | Read More »
Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s Texas. Texas Senator Ted Cruz won the Texas GOP straw poll. But what is striking is that he did so with 42% of the vote. Rand Paul and Ben Carson were tied for second place, and arguable we could throw Rick Perry in there too. All three were clustered around 12%. This is Texas. It is Cruz Country, as the Politico | Read More »
Where conservatives and the Tea Party can win
One of the favorite sports of the GOP establishment these days is predicting the end or the inevitable irrelevance of independent conservative candidates for the House and Senate. The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin takes up the cudgel in a story call Where can the tea party win? The tea party we have seen this primary season is outmatched easily when it takes on mainstream, | Read More »
Stop the Feast, Bowe Bergdahl is No Prodigal Son
[T]he father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. Luke 15:22-24
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Your Must Read of the Day
Six soldiers died after Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion. Democrats are attacking the GOP claiming the GOP is using this issue for purely partisan purposes. But soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl disagree. They say these six soldiers would not have died had Bergdahl not disappeared. Even one two time Obama voting member of the military agrees. This is your must read of the day. Jake Tapper | Read More »
#Obamacare causing MORE Medicaid recipients to use emergency rooms.
More Medicaid means more emergency room visits. …In accordance with the prophecy.
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If I Were Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio spent the better part of last year joining together with Democrats to make a bipartisan push for amnesty and comprehensive open borders. The message to the third world was clear and unambiguous. We have not learned the mistakes of the past and we will continue granting amnesty because we lack the stomach to leave any illegals behind. Not surprisingly, starting late last | Read More »
Thad Cochran’s campaign reeks of flopsweat
Thad Cochran’s senate campaign is shrinking before our very eyes. Despite burning through millions of dollars and the credibility of the NRSC, the geriatric, though apparently still randy, Cochran finished behind challenger Chris McDaniel. Without the large scale expenditure of funds by go-along-get-along groups like the Chamber of Commerce and Haley Barbour’s “conservative” PAC and scurrilous attacks from the NRSC and the clownish Brad Dayspring | Read More »
Pat McKinney for South Carolina Lt. Governor
The primary is just around the corner in South Carolina. If you have not made up your mind who to support, let me suggest Pat McKinney. I mentioned on twitter a while back I was supporting Pat, but then hit a lot of travel and vacation and never got to posting here. I want to make sure you guys in South Carolina know, though, that | Read More »
Thad Cochran’s campaign denies he’s a lackwit
On the day of the Mississippi primary election, The Atlantic’s Molly Ball published a profile on septuagenarian Senator Thad Cochran called Thad Cochran, the last of the naïve Republicans. Great piece. I encourage you to read it. It gives a good profile of the pathetic nature of Cochran, his campaign, and his supporters. What is most interesting is the way Ball revealed his severely | Read More »
Obama shows usual sense of class at D-Day ceremonies
If you ever had any doubt we are now being ruled by a classless yobocracy you can stop. Barack Obama couldn’t attend the D-Day ceremonies with something like a sense of dignity. Nope. He has to smack away on a cud of chewing gum (I hope) like he was trying out for the cast of Jersey Shore and then spit it into his hand for | Read More »
Cook Political Report shifts California-26 from Lean D to Toss-up.
This is fallout from last Tuesday’s California primary: freshman Democrat Julia Brownley got 46% of the vote to Republican Jeff Gorell‘s 44%. What should probably worry Brownley more is that the combined total percentage of Republican votes was over 50%. It was generally not a great night for California’s Democratic candidates: In CA-07 incumbent freshman Democrat Ami Bera is likewise dealing with an environment where Republicans got | Read More »
Konni Burton and the Texas GOP Convention
In addition to sitting down with Gov. Perry and Rep. Scott Turner, I was also graced with the opportunity to interview a State Senate candidate named Konni Burton. Konni has been a grassroots activist for years and now is running to take the Senate seat held by Wendy Davis.
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Lindsey Graham, Impeachment and Tea Party Conversion
Lindsay Graham surprised a lot of us earlier in the week when he said that if Obama persists in releasing Taliban, and presumably al Qaeda, prisoners in contravention of the law then many in the GOP would push for impeachment: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for President Obama’s impeachment if he released more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional | Read More »
Rep. Scott Turner and the Texas GOP Convention.
Texas State Representative Scott Turner, of House District 33, who is running to become the Texas Speaker of the House, sat down with me for a short interview today. Rep. Turner laid out his vision of leadership for the Texas legislature, something Turner refers to often as servant leadership. As we spoke, it was clear that Turner has a passion for the state of Texas | Read More »