Some Gutless Republicans Owe some Apologies to Ted Cruz
As we wake up today and survey a landscape littered with the corpses of Democrat political careers, it is worth remembering that many people predicted that this day would never come, all because of Ted Cruz. Throughout the last two years, Cruz has been one of the few Republicans who has not been afraid of his own shadow in the Senate, and virtually the only | Read More »
A Victory over the Forces of Evil in Tennessee
One of the most consequential victories in the country last night had nothing to do with any candidate for any seat. I am referring, of course, to ballot measure 1 in Tennessee, which sought to amend the Tennessee constitution to right a judicial injustice. The Tennessee constitution, like the Federal constitution, says nothing about abortion one way or another. Properly speaking, the issue ought to | Read More »
The Press’s Confirmation Bias and the End of Objectivity
“With polling seemingly increasingly impossible to get right, the last checks on media objectivity are dissolving.” Most reporters in the DC Circle of Jerks lean left. They do. Look at their marriages, their career paths, etc. They lean left. But I do think a lot of them recognize it and try to balance it with alternative data. That is all coming to an end now | Read More »
Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats
As the reality of a Republican wave became imminent last night, a dangerous narrative began to take hold among the conservative talking heads on cable news and in the victory speeches of the victorious Republicans. The narrative was that now that the Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, it is incumbent upon them to work with Obama and the other Democrats in the | Read More »
Lessons From the Night
Republicans are going to have the largest House majority they’ve seen since 1946. They have won gubernatorial races, congressional races, and Senate races in blue territory. The GOP not only held Florida, Kansas, and Maine, races they were expected to lose, but they gained Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts. They picked up the State House in Minnesota. The GOP did very well in a wave. I | Read More »
Steve Munisteri is the Big Winner From Tuesday
You have probably never heard of Steve Munisteri, but you need to get to know him. Munisteri is the Chairman of the Texas Republican Party. He got in that position by challenging the Texas Republican establishment. He fought his way in as an outsider. After he won, panic set in among Texas Republicans. They were pretty sure they were screwed. Munisteri was an outsider after | Read More »
And, geez, this map of mine from March? It’s not particularly wrong, is it?
How many times must Scott Walker win Wisconsin-GOV, Democrats?
This is, what, the third time in four years? HOW? MANY? TIMES?
RedState 2014 Midterm Elections Super Mega Ultra WEBcast!!
Tonight the forces of RedState, FTR Media, the AoSHQDD and some of the best personalities representing the right online will join together to bring our collective audience an election night spectacle not to be missed. We don’t want to overstate things, but if you don’t listen you’ll probably never experience joy in your life again. While Caleb Howe, Leon Wolf, and Joe Cunningham hold down | Read More »
A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted
For as much as the Democrats like to complain about the Koch brothers, most of the big time financiers of “shadowy” election groups are liberals. One of the more prominent of these financiers has been billionaire Tom Steyer, who has pumped $65 million of his personal money this cycle into campaigns opposing Republicans. Specifically, though, Steyer promised to make an issue out of “climate change” and to | Read More »
3pm ET today: Q&A at Facebook
I’ll be dropping by the RedState Facebook page at 3pm ET today for a Q&A session with RedState readers. Come on by at 3pm and I’ll get started taking questions from the crowd. Our Facebook page is http://www.redstate.com/RedStateBlog.
BREAKING NEWS! @ClayforNC is still running for office! (NC-02)
Of course, he’s apparently now running on foot. According to @ClayforNC, bus broke down in Cary and they had to leave it behind. "We’ve worked it to death" #ncpol pic.twitter.com/lme8OwczYQ — WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) November 4, 2014 Hey, remember when NC-02 was a tough race for us? …Me, neither.
The Colorado Midterm: Last Take Before the Count
“While it is true that recent elections have trended in favor of Democrats within the state, and the make up of Colorado’s government has Democrats in charge of all the levers of power, it disregards one of the fundamental laws of politics: The Pendulum Swings.” I wrote those words in May of 2013 in response to a Denver Post article that had declared Colorado to | Read More »
BREAKING: Wendy Davis’ Concession Speech LEAKED EARLY
In a coup of historic proportions, we at RedState have placed a mole in the Wendy Davis campaign for just this exact moment. Our mole has caught a recording of Wendy Davis practicing her expected concession speech tonight and we are excited to provide the text to you, a full nine hours before Wendy Davis is expected to concede. Without adieu, here it is! ****** | Read More »