Failure Theater: Chuck Schumer edition
So Chuck Schumer has taken a lesson from Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% and has started playing Failure Theater with his constituents. The decision by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York to oppose the Iran nuclear deal has rattled the Democratic bulwark around the accord, emboldened the deal’s opponents in both parties, and set off a wave of condemnation from liberals for | Read More »
Fox News did its job well Thursday night
There’s been a lot of talk over the past couple of days about the record-breaking Thursday night debate, the first debate of Republican presidential candidates for the 2016 election. Performances of the candidates aside, there is a conversation that I think is much, much more damaging to the fight we have before us in the race to the White House. The criticisms of Fox News | Read More »
Welcome to the second day of the RedState Gathering! #rsg15
We have a pretty good lineup today: Bush, Cruz, Huckabee, Walker. Congressmen DeSantis and Bridenstine, and Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. Live feed is, of course, here. Check it out.
I Have Disinvited Donald Trump to the RedState Gathering
I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the Presidency. He is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. He connects with so much of the anger in the Republican base and is not afraid to be outspoken on a lot of issues. But there are even lines blunt talkers and | Read More »
Gov. Rick Perry Tells Bloggers About A Family Reunited With A Fallen Warrior’s Best Friend At #RSG15
At the RedState Gathering, Gov. Rick Perry took time out to meet with a small group of bloggers and RedState front page contributors, where he talked casually with the group about a variety of topics both political and normal. I had the chance to speak with him, and we talked about various military topics. The Governor then told us a story that is both sad | Read More »
The Cleveland Debate Questions: Insightful? Or Crass Douchebaggery?
Megyn Kelly: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, start from you. Any word from God? Below are the questions the moderators addressed to the candidates. I’ve edited the long-winded self-aggrandizing questions down to one sentence where possible. There are a very few questions that have any place in a presidential debate. The moderators tried to get Governor Christie and [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ | Read More »
Winners, Losers, and The Long Road Ahead From Last Night’s Big Debate
Last night’s GOP presidential debates were, in Churchill’s phrase, not the end or the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning. It’s still a long, long way from seventeen candidates debating in August to voters pulling the first levers of the primaries at the Iowa Caucuses on February 1 and the New Hampshire Primary on February 9. Recall that the winner of | Read More »
Candidate debates: a boil on the butt of democracy
I’m not a believer in debates as currently constituted. They remind you of nothing more than the midway at an old time county fair where barkers are drawing you in to see the two-headed calf, the bearded lady, and the hootchie-cootchie show. Debates have two purposes. The first is to provide viewers the the hosting network and readers to media that cover the debates. Today | Read More »
Here at the Redstate Gathering, we’re going to be hearing from most of the Republican Presidential candidates. As they all arrive, the debate is going to be what’s on their minds, and on the minds of their campaign staffers. Whether they did well or not, what they do here will try to build on or recover from the debates, because debates matter.
Rating The GOP Contenders I – Will They Change America?
In the next few days I’ll rate the 8 leading GOP candidates for the 2016 Nomination as reported by RealClearPolitics on 6 August 2015. I will rate four criteria; potential to change our nation, electability, personal integrity, and past performance. I will score them from 0 to 3. The ratings will be color-coded as follows. Blue = Excellent (3 pts) – Implies candidate is solidly | Read More »
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