2014 and Republican Morale
There’s been a lot written about the impact of the 2014 elections, but let’s not overlook one of the really crucial points: its effect on Republican morale. Republicans didn’t just need a win: we needed a win that met or exceeded pre-Election Day expectations. 2014 delivered that – every Republican who was expected to contend on Election Day contended; every Republican who was expected to | Read More »
Planned Parenthood becomes a religion
One of the most pernicious things the advocates of various deviancies and social pathologies are fond of doing in finding morally corrupt alleged “clergy” and getting them to endorse whatever perversion is in vogue. We’ve seen the homosexual marriage fascists to this with tortured explanations of how the Old Testament ban on sodomy doesn’t really mean sodomy but rather being rude to strangers. Keep in | Read More »
Chuck Hagel Gets Canned
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is being canned or, as the New York Times puts it, “Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure”. With Republicans in Congress showing they’re going to get serious about national security and our foreign policy, somebody had to go. As we fail to deal with ISIS and Iran plays us, someone has to take the fall. Note that Obama is | Read More »
Lindsay Graham: House Benghazi report is “crap”
Much of the left is crowing about a report issued by the House Select Intelligence Committee under Congressman (R-AL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000575′ ] on Benghazi. As might be expected from a supine committee that wallows in the sweet essence of comity they came off looking like Sergeant Schultz asserting that they know nothing. Via Kevin Drum of Mother Jones: Is any of this true? The House | Read More »
How Terry McAuliffe failed to impose Medicaid expansion on Virginia.
This Washington Post article on Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe’s futile attempt to sneak Medicaid expansion past his own state legislature is fascinating, but it has several flaws in it. There are things that are not mentioned enough, things that are mentioned too much, and at least one thing that is not mentioned at all. Unsurprising, given that the WaPo remains a Democratic cheerleader; but still | Read More »
Should you have any doubts about Saturday night’s opening skit on Saturday Night Live being damaging to the President, you need look no further than the Washington Post, which felt the need to fact check the skit. Liberals are in an uproar squealing like stuck pigs. Their own network, NBC, dared ridicule the President’s overreach. Back in February, SNL’s executive producer, Lorne Michaels, said liberals | Read More »
How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?
Start with Obama’s claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic. Say what? In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a war that Islamic jihadists have declared on us. Yet Obama is so hostile to this war that even the subterfuge “war on terror” was too much for him and he purged it from official government statements | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Obama’s Immigration Edict, More Obamacare/Gruber Lies, and the Cosby Rape Allegations #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, Caleb Howe, and I discuss Obama’s immigration edict, the latest Obamacare woes and Gruber lies, and the media coverage of the Bill Cosby rape allegations versus the coverage of Co-Founder of the Human Rights Campaign, and friend and donor to Obama, being charged with sex with a minor. We should be live just after | Read More »
Don’t miss tonight’s RedState Weekly Briefing!!
The RedState Weekly Briefing is well into its first year on the site and the response from the community has been great. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, below there is a short promotional video to show you what you are missing. If you like what you see, join Caleb Howe, Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and myself | Read More »
Stop US funded abortions. Reinstate the Mexico City policy
As we prepare for an orgy of appropriations in the twilight hours of the 113th Congress, one of the bills under consideration is the State and Foreign Operations Appropriation bill. This might seem to be an arcane place for a battle over the Right to Life to take place, but it is happening and it is important. President Reagan established what is know as the Mexico | Read More »
The ‘You won’t believe what SNL did in this skit about Executive Orders!’ Sunday Open Thread.
No, really, you won’t. Trust me on this: it’s like it’s from an alternate universe, or something. You’ll keep waiting for them to take a slap at Republicans because we’re unhappy about using executive orders in this fashion, but they never do. It’s almost unsettling. Open thread. (Oops” Via our own @baseballcrank.)
Agribusiness hits the jackpot, taxpayers not so much
his will come as no surprise for anyone who was paying attention (see the RedState coverage) during the debate of the Farm Bill last winter (or any other debate on any other Farm Bill): U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the | Read More »
BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury fails to reach a decision
Via the Washington Times: The Ferguson, Mo., grand jury considering the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, who killed teenager Michael Brown during an altercation in August, left the justice center in St. Louis on Friday without reaching a decision. Sources told CNN on Saturday that it was unclear when the jury would reconvene.
USA Today Reporter Susan Davis gets a bad rap
Many of us have been aware of the travails of former CBS reporter Sharyl Atkisson who had her reporting on Fast & Furious suppressed by her employer because it got perilously close to the truth of the matter. A new batch of documents turned over to Judicial Watch pursuant to a court order shows us the extent to which Atkisson was drawing blood at the | Read More »
It’s Not What He Did, But How He Did It
Most of you are opposed to what Barack Obama did, but if you step back for a minute you will see it is not what he did, but how he did it. What Obama did is unpopular with a majority of Americans, but he is right that what he did has bipartisan approval in Congress. Nonetheless, the House of Representatives chose not to act in | Read More »