Mitch McConnell: I stand with Obama on Ebola
In a stunning interview, Senate minority leader took the side of Barack Obama over that of most of his caucus on the subject of managing Ebola, ignoring both the administration’s ineptitude and basic principles of epidemiology. Senate Minority Leader (R-Ky.) thinks the United States should heed expert advice on whether to impose flight restrictions on Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, contrary to what some lawmakers | Read More »
White House continues to pushback on calls for Ebola travel ban
For reasons that are not entirely clear, but seem to have more to do with ego than anything else, the administration has dug in it s heels on the issue of a travel ban affecting nations with active Ebola outbreaks. Over the weekend, they enlisted baseball analyst, poll analyst, and erstwhile shill, Nate Silver, to make the case that a travel ban could not work | Read More »
The boy who cried wolf eventually learned his lesson. After rallying the countryside for his amusement several times, a wolf did show up. By that time the villagers no longer believed him. The wolf ate the sheep. For six years in Washington, D.C., in an effort to never let a crisis go to waste, President Obama has been in perpetual campaign mode, always on offense, | Read More »
The Blood on Obama’s Hands
When conservatives consider the casualties of Obama’s national security policies, their attention is drawn quite naturally to Benghazi. In this shameful episode, the Obama Administration sacrificed an ambassador and three American heroes to protect a deceptive presidential campaign message in which Obama claimed that the war against al-Qaeda was over and won (“Osama bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is on the run”). The facts | Read More »
Please make plans to join me on a conference call the day after the mid-term elections, Wednesday, November 5th from 9-10am. I will review the results and give you my take on what the election means for RedState, the country as a whole, and what ramifications/recriminations are likely to unfold in the lame duck session of Congress. We will also walk through winners and losers | Read More »
If the Clintons were serious about the South, they’d stump in West Virginia.
Let’s just establish something right here, right now: Self-proclaimed Clinton Democrats are struggling this election cycle, and not even their powerful namesakes may be enough to save them. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have tried to turn on their charms to help centrist Democrats in Kentucky and Arkansas. But as candidates in both states are slipping, help from the party’s preeminent power couple is falling | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: ELECTIONS!!, Same Sex Marriage, and More! #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, Caleb Howe, and I discuss Horse Race Politics, Same Sex Marriage, and more. We should be live just after 7 pm Eastern, later than usual because my computer decided it needed to update. What can you do? If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links we | Read More »
Bobby Jindal: Ebola crisis enters Phase II of Obama plan
Great insight from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal: BATON ROUGE – Following a story in the New York Times today reporting that President Barack Obama is said to be showing “deepening frustration” and “anger” behind closed doors because of his administration’s lackluster response to the Ebola crisis, Governor Bobby Jindal declared that “we’ve reached the ‘I’m so mad’ stage of the President’s crisis management plan.”Governor Jindal said, “We have | Read More »
Nate Silver’s dishonest critique of travel bans
Nate Silver, of fivethirtyeight.com, has apparently received the White House memo asking its bootlicks in the media to push back on the demand sane people are making for a travel ban on countries with an active Ebola epidemic. To make his case, in the words of William F. Buckley, he acts like a pyromaniac in a field of strawmen. Duncan’s case has sparked calls to ban flights | Read More »
Tech at Night: The government wants your data protected, except when it doesn’t.
Sometimes the government cheers the idea that your data is being protected from the bad guys. Other times, the government grumbles and complains. It turns out they’re fine with your data being at risk, as long as it means government can get to it whenever it wants. Funny, that.
In Idaho, Christian Pastors Ordered to Perform Gay Marriages. You Will Be Made to Care.
It is one of the tenets of the current movement toward gay marriage. They get to get married, Christians are forced to provide goods and services if they demand it, but — and this is the key caveat of it all — but Christian ministers will not be forced to wed gays because of their religious concerns. That was last week. This is this week | Read More »
Karl Rove suppressed WMD discoveries
In the famous Saturday Night Live skit featuring Peyton Manning, Manning, in frustration, demands of one of the hapless kids he’s playing football with “Okay, I’m sorry — do you want to lose?” It is difficult to read the report this week by Eli Lake alleging that Karl Rove suppressed any push-back on the meme that Bush lied about WMD in Iraq without this question | Read More »
Why Hunter Biden will get away with being thrown out of the Navy for cocaine use.
The more I read about Hunter Biden (VP Joe Biden’s son) cocaine-fueled discharge from the Navy, the more it stinks on ice: …it is worth noting that, while Biden’s summary discharge occurred last February, it did not become public until the Wall Street Journal revealed the story this week. Biden’s statement about “the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy” — for | Read More »
The Dark Winter Exercise and the Current Ebola Problem
In June of 2001, Johns Hopkins University hosted a Bio-Terror Preparedness Drill known as The Dark Winter Exercise. The effort is described below. On June 22-23, 2001, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention Terrorism, hosted a senior-level war game examining | Read More »
Remember My Obama Theorem to Understand the President’s Handling of Ebola
So many of you seem confused and confounded by what President Obama is doing. You really just need to remember my theorem about Barack Obama to understand him. The world will be more safe if the United States is less safe. The world will be more stable if the United States is less stable. Act against one and two only when polling demands it and | Read More »