Hillary Clinton is About Hillary Clinton
At RCP, Michael Barone notes that Hillary Clinton has been almost totally absent from either stumping or fundraising for Democrats in this midterm election cycle. Barone notes that when Nixon lost the GOP primary to Goldwater in 1964, he went out on the campaign trail in force for Republicans in 1966 and helped them win a significant number of off-year seats. Barone observes the difference | Read More »
The Republicans who helped Indict Rick Perry
Much as we wish we could place the blame solely on the Democrats for the revenge indictment of Rick Perry, there are several Republicans who helped pave the way for it. The Texas State House of Representatives has long been a moderate’s haven under the gavel of left-of-center Speaker Joe Straus*, whose squishiness is well known here at RedState. As Breitbart notes, when Governor Perry | Read More »
Come See Russell Moore, Joe Scarborough, and Me in Nashville on September 16, 2014
I am headed to Nashville, TN on September 16th. It is going to be a great time. I’m going for this great event. Hashtag Productions and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission are hosting a discussion between Russell Moore of the ERLC and Joe Scarborough. I get to be the moderator. The event is going to be from 7:15pm to 9:00pm at Lipscomb University’s Collins | Read More »
Lawfare and Mutually Assured Destruction
In the not too recent past, a sense of basic decency and fair play, combined with the threat of mutually assured destruction, were the only things that prevented prosecutors from settling every political dispute with criminal indictments. Prosecutors, after all, are some of the most dangerous and politically and legally immune people in the country. A large number of them are ambitious either politically or | Read More »
Indicting Governor Perry Was An Indictment Against Standards
There was a time, a far, far better time, when people invented a famous saying. “Close enough for government work.” It was profoundly complimentary. It wasn’t a joke. They were not kidding. They were not accusing humble Civil Servants such as me of living large on the struggling plumber’s dime. Today, quite sadly the meaning of that phrase has undergone a tragic transformation. The Colorado | Read More »
Lawfare: When Screaming Racism, ‘War on Women,’ and Impeachment Are Not Enough
Democrats knew going into 2014 they’d have bleak chances nationwide. They started screaming racism, trying to whip black and hispanic voters into a frenzy against Republicans. If Republicans dared look angrily at Eric Holder, why that was racism. Even now, Democrats intend to turn the tragedy of Ferguson, MO into a political campaign, thereby undoing a lot of bridge building between the left and right. | Read More »
DNC Chair: “That Woman” Joni Ernst is “An Onion of Crazy”
I have always been of the opinion that you can tell how a man feels about women by the way he treats women. However, in 2012, the fact that Mitt Romney was by all accounts a doting and supportive husband to Ann, they saw fit to run a campaign based on innuendo and alleged dog whistles. And so it is that the leader of the | Read More »
US ratchets up bombing campaign in Iraq; Kurds retaking parts of Mosul Dam.
Bombing jihadis at the Mosul Dam is an excellent idea; it’s also an expansion of the administration’s self-imposed mission for Iraq.
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Ferguson, Missouri and the Fog of Partisanship and Ideology
Having a coherent political philosophy is a good thing. So is being active in partisan politics and choosing a side. But the saga of events in Ferguson, Missouri is a reminder of the hazards of letting your choice of side do all your thinking for you. I am particularly reminded of this by the juxtaposition of two items of news today. On the one hand, | Read More »
My Interview with Gov. Rick Perry
On my radio show on WSB, I just interviewed Governor Rick Perry. He compared what is happening to him, accurately I think, to what would happen with show trials in the Soviet Union. He also said he’d do it all over again and his team is going to try to expedite this indictment to get it dismissed.
The Hell That is the Obama White House
Note from Erick: Please welcome to our front page the always awesome David Horowitz. Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet. Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from | Read More »
Instead of Leadership, an Empty Void
One of the things that has distressed me the most about the sad and degenerating Ferguson situation has been Obama’s inability to have any effect on the racial powderkeg that has exploded there. Worse than being unable to step in and help, Obama seems uninterested in even trying. The UK Telegraph has an interesting op-ed by Tim Stanley today which notes that since becoming President, | Read More »
Ferguson Injustices Will not Create Justice
If you were to ask any young boy what they wanted to be when they grew up, a very common answer you would probably receive is “police officer.” It’s a common trait to find in young men. Protecting the innocent, having the authority, and being the hero. For me it wasn’t any different. I wanted to put on a uniform and a badge, and go protect | Read More »
How Can We Believe Anything @Samrhall Says?
This just came across my twitter feed. Included is this: RedState, of course, is the conservative online site of Erick Erickson. It’s also a 527 or Super PAC, which many people seem to forget from time to time. RedState is neither a 527 nor is RedState a “super PAC.” I don’t see an email from Sam R. Hall, the author, asking for any comment. Perhaps | Read More »