Missing in Action: Where is Rand Paul?
My single biggest surprise this election season is the failure of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 86% to do much of anything. He has loyal support, a unique message, a foundation laid by his father, a cheery disposition, and a really crummy campaign team. Put it to you this way: Ben Carson has out raised Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 86%. | Read More »
The GOP’s solid state base.
State races have been very, very good for the GOP. Alas, that can change in a heartbeat.
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Planned Parenthood Knows Babies Are Priceless
Babies are priceless. Even the CEO of Planned Parenthood knows that. Her own math tells her that she must admit that which she denies.
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The F-35 May Need To Be Permanently Grounded
The DoD Acquisition Community has spoken on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. According to a recent NRO article they have concluded the following: “The F-35 program is a mess; it is unaffordable and will not be able to fulfill its mission.” I work in DoD acquisition and find that to be a heavily freighted commentary that oversimplifies the situation at hand. An unaffordable program is | Read More »
Tags: A-6 Intruder
, Bradley Fighting Vehicle
, Claire Mccaskill
, Defense Acquisition
, F-14 Tomcat
, F-4 Phantom
, John McCain
, Pentagon Wars
Maybe we could’ve done this a bit better?
Let’s say I were a liberal Republican Senate Majority Leader. I have two major concerns before me: Nothing I really want can get done with conservatives on one side of me and Democrats to the other. There are three issues to take care of. The first has to do with highway funds and the special money that gets set aside in pet projects for all | Read More »
Close to Home
Last week, a man with a history of mental health issues opened fire in a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Two women were killed, several more were injured, and he took his own life when he saw there was no way out. It appears as though he had planned to escape, using a car he left near the scene, and it is likely more attacks may | Read More »
Chris Christie and Donald Trump Will Be At the RedState Gathering
Chris Christie is going to be at the RedState Gathering now. He will be the first of the Presidential speakers at the Gathering, only preceded by Governor Nathan Deal who will welcome attendees to Georgia. I’m very honored Governor Christie will be there. He was a late entrant into Campaign 2016 and we’ve worked with his campaign to make the schedule work. Also, on Saturday | Read More »
China’s Stock Market Plunges, and Unrest in the GOP
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss plunging Chinese stock market, then David Harsanyi and Rob Bluey talk about conflict within the GOP.
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Politifact vs. Facts (and Rick Perry)
Over the last few years, a number of (allegedly) non-partisan fact checking organizations have come out that purport to provide a neutral analysis of the claims of politicians. I’m at a loss as to what function these organizations are even supposed to provide – at least over and above what you could find for yourself through competent use of Google. In reality, of course, they | Read More »
Oh, BTW: the Democratic front-runner is quite cordially hated in swing states.
So, you think that we have problems? New polls show Hillary Clinton underwater in Iowa, New Hampshire, Colorado and Virginia http://t.co/bfTPXuXr88 pic.twitter.com/6pz70PxZAj — Aaron Blake (@AaronBlakeWP) July 27, 2015 Goodness gracious, but that’s the Democratic Nightmare Scenario right there, huh? Hillary Clinton is still on track to get the nomination in early states… but the populace in general simply Does Not Like Her. The Washington | Read More »
Chris Farley Government: Remember When It Was Congress That Made Law? That Was Awesome
Remember that recurring Saturday Night Live skit where the late Chris Farley was the ultimate fanboy – interviewing those for whom he was the ultimate fanboy? Sniveling and sweaty, he would bring up some of his favorite memories of his interviewees – pretending they were questions by prefacing them with “Remember…?” And when the interviewee said he did in fact remember, Farley would blurt out | Read More »
Ron DeSantis For Senate
In February of 2009, I declared the Florida Senate race between Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 91% and Charlie Crist a “hill to die on.” Rubio was at three percent in the polls. Charlie Crist was the sitting Republican Governor of Florida. And the entire weight of the Republican Party was behind Crist. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) 53% and the | Read More »
Where’s The Outrage? cc: @JebBush, @GovernorPerry, @MarcoRubio, @ScottWalker, @CarlyFiorina
UPDATE: I have removed Governor Jindal’s twitter handle from the title. His staff reached out to me to say he is not engaging in politics right now. In the wake of the Lafayette shooting, he has gone off the campaign trail to focus on the situation in Louisiana. Today he is attending the funerals of the victims. —— It is stuff like this that has | Read More »
The 20 Most Unlikable TV Characters of the Last Decade
This isn’t the sort of thing we do here normally but, what the heck, it’s Sunday, and I’m bored. Plus, I’ve watched a lot of TV over the last ten years. So when I woke up this morning at 5:00am to deal with a fussy baby, and the idea for this post popped into my head, I decided to run with it. So here we | Read More »
Defending Unborn Life is a Non-Negotiable
If there is anything we as a nation have been reminded of in the past few weeks, it is the grim reality of abortion. The videos recently released discussing fetal tissue/organ procurement have shocked us to our core, but the truth is, abortion happens everyday. It happens all across our country. Little lives, at various stages of development, begin the day in the safety of | Read More »