The Coward’s Conundrum
Senators Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn say they put the country first. The debt ceiling needed to be raised. Ted Cruz opposed raising it. So McConnell and Cornyn voted to shut down Ted Cruz. They voted to cut off debate on raising the debt ceiling so that it could be raised. McConnell and Cornyn have both been very clear about this. John Cornyn told the | Read More »
The Left is outraged over actors in political ads
[ Promoted from the Diaries. Also, I just wanted to note, this is the same party that once used a little girl in an ad that threatened a nuclear apocalypse if Goldwater were to win. -AG ] Americans For Prosperity is coming under fire for an ad they ran in Louisiana depicting the harmful effects of the Affordable Care Act on the people of Louisiana. It’s an | Read More »
We Are Back
We should be back. RedState just went through a very complicated process to put the whole site on a single user version of WordPress, after being on the WordPress MU system for the last few years. If you find a bug, please leave it in the comments. By bug, I do not mean a feature request — but something that has actually broken. And yes, | Read More »
Saturday Olympics Open Thread
Here’s an open thread for the weekend. Two Olympics-related items of note: The USA Men’s hockey team just defeated the Russians 3-2 in an extra-innings shootout. The hero of the game was my team’s (St. Louis Blues) own, T.J. Oshie, who scored 4 times in the shootout. This was an epic game, even before the shootout, and we beat the bad guys in front of | Read More »
Sen. Mark Pryor (D) flirts with DOOM in Arkansas Senate race.
This is just sad. 2nd Campaign #Fail today: @PryorForSenate uses podium placard linking to Cotton’s site. #MinorOversight pic.twitter.com/rsvKv35co0 — David Ray (@DavidARay) February 14, 2014 You see, if you click on the “http://www.TheRealTomCottonRecord.com/” link seen on the podium sign you get… redirected to Tom Cotton’s campaign website. His actual, real campaign website. This pretty much means that Senator Mark Pryor is giving his opponent free | Read More »
Hold the Page
We’re making some behind the scenes tweaks and changes here at RedState over the weekend. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET, the front page will be in read only mode. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re trying to improve the user experience around here. So read-only mode is necessary as we transition the back engine of the site.
The Bob Corker v. UAW Showdown in Tennessee
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the UAW’s efforts to unionize a VW plant in Tennessee, Senator Bob Corker’s 11th hour bombshell and why the left will never support the solution to income inequality.
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Common Core: a PRAGMATIC observation for politicians.
The more astute ones will only need this to get my point… Stop #commoncore #refusethetest #edreform pic.twitter.com/OOlsRil9QC — Heather Poland (@TeachrPerspctve) February 13, 2014 …but let’s walk it through anyway.
This is What Happens When You Make Us Care
In Oregon, a baker got in trouble for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay union. In New Mexico, a photographer likewise found herself on the wrong side of the law by not wanting to take pictures of a gay wedding. In Colorado, a baker faces fines for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay wedding. In each of those cases | Read More »
New Video HAMMERS Obama On Executive Power
What a difference six years makes.
The above video, released tonight by The Heritage Foundation, shows two different faces of Barack Obama when it comes to executive branch. In 2008, then-candidate Obama said that America’s “biggest problems” had to do with George Bush “trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch.”
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The Establishment, Allegations of Purity, and Reality
We all agree that Sen. Harry Reid must be dethroned. Even from a liberal perspective, he has completely destroyed the structure of the Senate by shutting down the open amendment process, thereby eradicating the most important difference between the upper house and the lower house of the legislative branch. This year, we have the opportunity to vanquish Reid by defeating his liberal lieutenants in conservative | Read More »
The Wrong Kind of Gay
There are local elections coming up in Washington, D.C. The Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance has put out its ratings.There are ten candidates for mayor. Nine of the ten returned the questionnaires to GLAA. Of the nine, only one of the candidates is gay.It turns out that Bruce Majors, the only gay candidate running for mayor of Washington, D.C. also got the lowest score of | Read More »
The burden of truth
How are ObamaCare enrollments coming along? The correct answer is: nobody knows. By this I mean no one who knows the answer with better than 75 percent accuracy is willing to say so in public. This week the Administration updated its official count to 3.3 million enrollments. This number is absolutely false, and everyone knows it. Industry experts believe more than 20 percent of the enrollments counted by | Read More »
Ken Buck Wants Colorado to Choose a New Direction
Since the 2008 election, in which Mark Udall rode Barack Obama’s coattails all the way to the Senate, Colorado has had the unfortunate experience of having Udall represent the will of Washington back to those of us in Colorado, rather than represent the will of Coloradan’s to those in Washington. Mark Udall voted in agreement with President Obama 99% of the time in 2013. Just | Read More »
Keywords: Barack Obama, Cult of Personality, 2010-2020, Democrats
This post is written for researchers from the year 2044 who are wondering about the following: [MEGYN] KELLY: We heard a lot of objections when President Bush expanded the powers of the presidency from the left and from the media. They haven’t been raising the same objections now that we have a Democrat in The White House. And you say they do so at their | Read More »