Message to the GOP: Governing is not crony capitalism
As the new Congress sets its agenda, there will be an incredible amount of pressure put on the new GOP majority to pass bills, regardless of substance, with bipartisan support to prove it can “govern.” Yesterday Utah Senator Mike Lee posted a lengthy, by blog standards, essay at The Federalist, titled Mike Lee’s Plan to Fix Congress. It is a great read and deals in the | Read More »
Chris Christie, Obvious 2016 Frontrunner
In a straw poll of front page RedState contributors named Leon, Chris Christie would not come in the top 5 of Republican 2016 contenders. But given the results of Tuesday, it is time to stop pretending that anyone other than Christie is the GOP front runner right now. The problems with Christie as a candidate are well known and documented. Among the expected 2016 field, | Read More »
The “Romney 2016″ Talk Needs to Stop Now
The seemingly endless speculation about Mitt Romney’s prospects in 2016 needs to stop. He’s gotten more press coverage than any Republican who has already lost one general election loser in recent memory, and need I remind you, that general election loss was against what was supposed to be a historically weak incumbent President. Even so, the lessons of history seem to be lost on the | Read More »
Now that They Control Congress, Should the GOP Audit the Fed?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the jobs report, movements to audit the Fed and if the GOP and Democrats should work together to get legislation passed and signed by the President.
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I’ll be on Outnumbered at Noon Today
I’ll be on Outnumbered on Fox News at 12:00 p.m. ET today. Be sure to tune in.
The Vanquished Advising the Victors
Since Tuesday, an especially irritating species of column has cropped up in major news media outlets. Broadly speaking, this column purports to be advice or caution to the GOP about how they should govern once they are in power or things they should avoid doing. That’s all fine and good of course except that these columns come from people who have spent their entire lives | Read More »
Against Mere Moderation: Liz Warren Needs To Run For POTUS
I’d Cry To If I Were Represented By Lieawatha Scott Conroy of RealClearPolitics tells us that it is time to eschew all moderation and enter Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 17% in the Presidential Sweepstakes for 2016! Hillary can try to fondle people’s anxieties, but Liz Warren totally gets it. It takes something unique and special to look authentic | Read More »
The Democrats’ Obama Problem
Democrats began telling themselves demography is destiny back in 1968 after Richard Nixon’s election. They have been saying it ever since. That day may eventually arrive, but today is not that day. They may also believe they are a permanent party, but history is filled with Ozymandias like permanence. Last Tuesday’s voter turnout should not give the Democrats the comfort they have taken from it. | Read More »
DSCC Declares DOOM… for Mary Landrieu.
There’s no sugar-coating this one: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is canceling at least some of its advertising reservations for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) ahead of the December runoff in Louisiana. The committee canceled buys planned from Monday through December 6 in the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets, three sources tracking the air war told POLITICO.
Behold the Apotheosis of Liberal Commentary
Wendy Davis lost on Tuesday. She lost utterly, completely, ignominiously and humiliatingly. She did not even win by comparison to other losers who came before her – in fact, she actively set her cause back several years. It would take a special type of thinking to think that Davis’ public self-immolation constituted any sort of victory – by which I mean, liberal thinking. Behold, here | Read More »
RIP: ‘Republicans cannot defeat Democratic incumbent Senators.’
“Republicans cannot defeat Democratic incumbent Senators.” This was, in some ways, the single most obnoxious meme that Democrats promulgated in the last two, three election cycles, largely because it was based on an unusually facetious argument. Basically, the idea was that Democrats had a skill set and resources that made their incumbent Senators bulletproof; there was no way that a Republican should challenge one, so the | Read More »
Obama celebrates repudiation with release of another Al Qaeda suspect from Gitmo
And so it begins. Richard A. Serrano reports that early Wednesday morning, just as the magnitude of the midterm repudiation of President Obama and his radical policies was beginning to be realized, the Obama regime released a “long-held Al Qaeda suspect from Gitmo.” That’s right. As soon as Election Day was over, amidst all the happy talk about getting along with each other, ending gridlock and getting things done, they | Read More »
Battleground Texas Got Curb-Stomped
This is just wonderful to read. You really need to read the Texas Tribune article. You almost get the sense it was written in the fetal position. Allow me to be direct. After every campaign cycle, the media makes heroes of individuals who did things in campaigns. Campaigns are most often won on fundamentals, but we live in a day and age of the Cult | Read More »
Through the Looking Glass with Charles Blow
In case you did not know (and judging by their subscription numbers, you probably didn’t), the New York Times keeps on staff a man named Charles Blow, who essentially functions as the id of Barack Obama. If you ever want to know what Obama is thinking deep down in the areas of his mind where his essential emotions lie, so far down that he cannot | Read More »
Open Thread: Rick Perry’s Court Appearance (with Live Streaming Video)
For those of you caught up in reading about the 2014 Midterms, the indictment against Rick Perry hasn’t gone away. In fact, today, he makes his first real court appearance. You can watch a live stream of the proceedings thanks to Austin’s ABC affiliate KVUE: Use this thread to talk about what’s going on. This is also evidently Rick Perry’s 32nd wedding anniversary. What a way for | Read More »