Why it is important that Steve Scalise step down as Majority Whip
The news has broken that once and future GOP Whip, Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise, spoke at conference hosted by the group founded by Louisiana politician and egregious racist David Duke: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise spoke to a gathering of white nationalists in 2002, his office confirmed on Monday. Mr. Scalise, then a Louisiana state legislator, spoke to a suburban New Orleans conference of an organization founded by former | Read More »
More News in Partisan John Doe Investigation Against Scott Walker #WIgov
The fact that Scott Walker handily won the re-election for Wisconsin Governor’s seat hasn’t put a stop to the partisan John Doe investigation against him, but some recent revelations show just how maniacally devoted its supporters are in this witch hunt. Now, we find out that the state’s Government Accountability Board, which oversees campaign finance, lobbying, elections, and ethics, has behaved just recklessly and unscrupulously, if | Read More »
Quiz for the Media: David Duke or Louis Farrakhan?
Greetings, members of the media who might be stopping by to see how RedState is responding to the news that Republican Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) 71% spoke to a group that is aligned with David Duke. We understand that it is a slow news day, but that doesn’t mean it’s ever the wrong day to broad brush all Republicans as racist! So, | Read More »
I’ll Be Filling in for Rush Limbaugh Today
I’ll be back in studio for Rush today. No, I won’t be behind the golden EIB microphone. It’s at the Southern Command and I’ll be in my studio in Atlanta. Nonetheless, you can tune in live from 12:00pm ET to 3pm. You can also listen live at RushLimbaugh.com or just go over to my home station, WSB.
In Defense of Steve Scalise
“And maybe he did something he shouldn’t have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that’s what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians.” Those are the words of one politician attempting to justify another’s allegiance with a known hate group. If you followed anything in the media this evening, | Read More »
Steve Scalise, David Duke, and Electability Over Principle
I do not think Steve Scalise is a racist. I may disagree with him on a lot of policy, but I do not think he is a bad or indecent person. In fact, he is a very nice person and there is bipartisan agreement on that front. My problem with Steve Scalise is judgment. He, like much of the Republican leadership, is so focused on | Read More »
If You Criticize Obama, Kurt Eichenwald Thinks You Are A Sinner
Kurt Eichenwald is the non-religious scholar who wrote a screed against Christianity in Newsweek that contained basic factual errors. Not only did it contain basic factual errors, it also took criticisms of non-Christians as fact without any rebuttal by believers. It would be as if Eichenwald decided believers in global warming cannot be trusted to be know the facts and only skeptics can be believed. | Read More »
How Do You Show Up at a David Duke Event and Not Know What It Is?
In 2002, a year after not long before Trent Lott was driven from office in December of 2002, for his statements about support Strom Thurmond, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) 71%, now the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, went to a David Duke organized event. The gathering was in 2002, hosted by David Duke outfit called the European-American Unity and | Read More »
On trying to shoehorn populism into the modern Left. Somehow. Somewhere.
I’m gonna push back a little on Salena Zito’s argument here on populism, although I certainly agree with her assessment of Elizabeth Warren: We are in the midst of a record wealth gap between America’s rich and middle class, according to the Pew Research Centers. That has fueled the populist opposition to Washington among Main Street Americans on both sides of the political line — | Read More »
Hey Pastor, Can I Have a Minute of Your Time?
Newsweek is back and this time it is fully a leftist rag. It’s latest is Christian troll bait written by non-religious scholar Kurt Eichenwald of Vanity Fair who, if you’ve ever paid attention to him, holds Christianity in disdain to begin with. So of course a guy who hates Christianity is going to attack it. His attacks, for knowledgeable Christians, are silly fabrications and half-truths. | Read More »
Rand Paul Deserves Thanks for Focus on Police Militarization
I am definitely not generally a fan of Rand Paul, but I am thankful that he, virtually alone among conservatives, has not been swept away by the well organized and ghoulish police union PR campaign sparked by the senseless murder of two NYPD officers last weekend. WASHINGTON — A version of the police militarization debate will be part of the Senate agenda next term. Next | Read More »
Parochial school teacher fired for violating Church doctrine; awarded $2 million in damages
We’ve noted for a while, under the rubric “you will be made to care,” the fact that people of faith no longer have the ability to ignore the culture and live their faith unmolested. This is not an accident. It is a deliberate policy of the Obama administration which has reached back into history to the administration of another socialist president, Franklin Roosevelt, for guidance | Read More »
The Most Powerful Conservative in America
I am very flattered by the suggestion, but I am sure there are others more deserving of the title “Most Powerful Conservative in America.” Nonetheless, it is what the Atlantic has dubbed me. For almost the last year, Molly Ball of the Atlantic has been doing the hard work of putting up with me and exploring my background. She followed me around CPAC and the | Read More »
The TRUE Great Failure of Barack Obama.
There has been quite a bit of commentary – not to say, ‘gloating’ – about the Democrats’ rather problematical 2016 prospects*. To wit: their front-runners are all old (late sixties to early seventies), all have baggage, and all distinctly lacking in any sort of executive experience whatsoever**. Worse, their front-runners are also their bench, as the surviving Democratic governors aren’t exactly anything to write home about, | Read More »
Alissa Starzak should NOT be confirmed as US Army General Counsel.
This is a few days old, but it’s Christmas and I was sick anyway. Anyway, this is going to be an issue next year: Sources on Capitol Hill and in the intelligence community say Alissa Starzak, a majority staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) who has been nominated for the position of general counsel to the U.S. Army, is one of two | Read More »