The 2016 GOP platform: equality and the rule of law
I agree with Erick’s point this morning that Senator Marco Rubio does not deserve tar and feathers for something one of his aides said. The quote in question went as follows: “There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it… There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get | Read More »
Sir Donald Berwick (D) to run for Governor of Massachusetts. …That’s *Massachusetts*.
Best known, of course, for his advocacy of (and eventual fall over) health care rationing, Sir* Donald Berwick has modestly decided to run for Governor of Massachusetts: “As a doctor, an educator, an innovator and someone who has dedicated his professional career to making things work better and to helping people – I am ready to lead,” the Newton Democrat said in a statement announcing | Read More »
Ecuador’s Correa Cozies Up With Dangerous Allies
We have written before about Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, who seems determined to seize the mantle of Latin American Lefty Authoritarian of the Decade from Hugo Chavez’s dead body. However, lost in the news of recent weeks focused on various scandals and transgressions perpetrated by the executive branch of the US federal government under the control of President Obama, was some rather worrisome information showing | Read More »
TNR… trying to make the case for Rand Paul in 2016.
OK, I don’t normally fisk, but I gotta do this one. From The New Republic’s rather alarmed profiling of Senator Rand Paul: In the Senate, Paul gained a reputation as an eccentric. Staffers often saw him wandering alone into the cafeteria, buying his own coffee, getting his own lunch—which, they noted, was not very senatorial. That’s a damning indictment of the Senate, frankly. Nor was | Read More »
What Lessons Can we Learn From Japan’s Abenomics?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Japan’s Abenomics, the market volatility it has caused, and what lessons the Fed can learn from Japan’s roller-coaster ride.
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The Benefit of the Doubt and Marco Rubio
Believe it or not, I agree with Marco Rubio on much of the immigration issue, but I think the actual legislation produced is a bad piece of legislation not worth supporting. I know many of you are deeply hostile towards him now and the quote that lingered much of yesterday from an aide was not helpful.As I noted in that post, I doubt, and you | Read More »
Constance Cafavy And Comprehensive Amnesty Reform
Our cognitive block here is the assumption that all people are equal, which means “identical” in the common parlance, and thus that we can just replace a whole bunch of our people with others and everything will be fine. Even more, however, I think our people want to be replaced. They want to die. Just not now, but they want to know they destroyed this society. Because they hate it. They hate it for being weak, for being in a state of dying, for being a hateful place that sucks them in and makes them whores to money with no greater purpose.
America has a significant and over-arching problem. A problem that explains the flaccid economy and the dystopic dysfunction that is Bulletmore, Murderland or Chicago, ILLinois. It’s a problem that a very smart and evil man-spider named Charles Schumer has figured out and that a very ambitious and amoral man name Marco Rubio suffers from as he seeks to acquire more power and dominance. It’s a problem that arises when a civilization spends itself out and doesn’t understand and believe that it has a purpose beyond being a giant pez-dispenser of goodies to a clamoring populace. We are a nation that no longer believes that it holds any particular special moral high ground and the immigration debate in Congress is just another attempt to either fix this problem or make it go away.
Schumer, Rubio and the rest of the Gang of 8 seek to make the problem go away. If you have a population that you believe sucks and can’t cut it in the modern world, you can solve this problem two ways. You can upgrade this populace and seek to improve them as human beings, or you can hose them out the way Hercules cleaned the Augean Stables and replace them with harder workers. Senator Rubio explains below.
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The Veiled Anti-American Sentiment of Open Borders Politicians
When it comes to the issue of immigration, the open borders “right” has adopted the parlance, tactics, and ad hominem attacks that traditionally emanate from the left. They impugn the motives of those who desire strong border security and orderly/gradual immigration as racist. However, in recent days, it is they who have been exposed as individuals who harbor deep-rooted prejudges…against native border Americans. It started | Read More »
Five years ago I put up a post at RedState asking if, after four years of knowing each other online, did anyone want to get together in Atlanta to meet face to face. I expected a few dozen to say yes. More than 400 did. Thus the RedState Gathering was born.Each year, the first weekend in August, we meet somewhere. Elected officials and candidates join | Read More »
@SenWhitehouse must think “meretricious” means “proof my staff can’t do research.”
Executive summary: Heritage scholar Dr. Salim Furth was testifying to the Senate Budget Committees about European austerity programs, and how “to date, ‘austerity’ in Europe has consisted mainly of tax increases.” This apparently upset Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat from Rhode Island, and don’t worry if you don’t recognize the name: he’s usually a complete nonentity, frankly)… So when Whitehouse got his turn to ask the | Read More »
Activate Damage Control, Senator Rubio
This cannot stand, particularly if you want to run for President. Ryan Lizza is a liberal and has occasionally written about things he does not understand, i.e. Christianity, but Ryan Lizza doesn’t make sh. . . tuff up. He’s good.So when Ryan Lizza writes that a Rubio aide told him Senator Rubio had “sided with the Chamber against the construction workers,” we have to take | Read More »
Out of Bounds: Another Court Smacks Obama NLRB’s Overreach On Union Rights Posters
“Had Congress intended to grant the NLRB the power to require the posting of employee rights notices, it could have amended the NLRA to do so.“
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Readers of RedState may know that I was a regular front-page contributor for a while before life, circumstance and the good Lord took me, and my place in our larger fight for freedom and in defense of the American way of life to different places. I remain an active reader – and, shall we say, facilitator for other writers. Many have wondered why I write | Read More »
How Unions Make Superman A Mere Mortal…
Once upon a time, as a young idealistic union representative grousing about catching a particular grievant lying about the reason she was given a final warning notice by management, a veteran union rep. stated to me, “Don’t you know, we represent the sick, lame and lazy.”
Of course, that conversation took place prior to the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the lame) and the Family Medical Leave Act (the sick).
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