Paul Dietzel for Congress (LA-6) #RSG14
There’s a host of candidates running for Bill Cassidy’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. Cassidy is running against Mary Landrieu for Senate, but that leaves a hole. That hole is being eyed by Edwin Edwards, an ex-convict and former governor of Louisiana. The 87 year old (whose birthday was right before the RedState Gathering) has a newborn child by his wife, who fell | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: On The Utility of the NRSC – #RSG14 #RSWB
Welcome again to the RedState Weekly Breifing. This week we had to do something a little different because of the 2014 RedState Gathering, which Caleb and I will probably discuss more in this weekends’s edition. We did a live mini-version of the RedState Weekly Briefing on stage at the Worthington Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in front of a live audience of conservative activists, and | Read More »
Fighting on Scott Walker’s Turf
While many Republicans who are facing incumbent Democrats are having to face hysterical, panicked, and wildly inaccurate attacks on their records on issues that virtually no one cares about, Scott Walker has the luxury of having faced his electorate not once but twice, and running on a proven record of achievement. The end result is that even though Walker is running in a blue state, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ It’s Never For Nothin’
I just got a new headset so I’ve been comparing the quality of the sound by listening to a lot of songs from my past. The reason I choose most of the songs I play here at RedState is because they impacted my life in profound ways at different times and during different seasons. I am always ambivalent about how much to share about the | Read More »
CAPTION CONTEST: Barack Obama and Susan Rice in Martha’s Vineyard
Thanks to the White House’s Flickr page, we have this gem of a photo from the President’s vacation to Martha’s Vineyard: Per the official caption, this picture depicts Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice discussing foreign phone calls. As you can plainly see, the body language displayed by the President tells us a lot more about this photo. Because of this, we here at RedState would like | Read More »
Liberals Urge Southern Secession on Gamechanger Salon
The nation would be better off if Southern states seceded from the union, and Republicans pushing for right-to-work, voter ID laws and other reforms are “neo-Confederates” according to a candid exchange between a major Democratic donor and liberal organizers on Gamechanger Salon. The forum, a secretive and exclusive digital gathering of over 1,000 leftwing leaders, activists and journalists, was recently made public by Media Trackers, | Read More »
2006 Charlie Crist viciously attacks 2014 Charlie Crist in new attack ad!
If I was still a Democrat, I’d be worried as all get-out that that article found a bunch of Democratic voters who didn’t know that their likely nominee has a history of reinventing himself to pander to voters – to the point where they thought the entire thing was done by a voice actor.
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Alaska’s Mark Begich uses Lisa Murkowski as an endorsement
Yesterday my colleague, Leon Wolf, posted a story titled Democrats of an Unknown Party Affiliation in which he notes the growing phenomenon, in what is shaping up to be a wave year in favor of the GOP, of Democrats campaigning by obscuring their party identification. In Alaska, Democrat Senator Mark Begich has gone one further. He has run a campaign ad featuring nominally Republican Senator Lisa | Read More »
The Legacy of Robin Williams
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Scott Beggs to discuss the legacy of Robin Williams, his comedic and dramatic contributions to film and television and why it is impossible to pigeonhole such a singular talent.
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Republican party coming out in support for Uber’s cheaper cab rides.
Because who doesn’t love cheaper cab rides? – Except urban Democratic hacks, of course.
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Tony Stewart and the Benefit of the Doubt
By now, you have doubtless heard that Tony Stewart, who is easily one of the five biggest stars in the sport of NASCAR, struck and killed a young man named Kevin Ward Jr. during the course of a dirt track race on Saturday night. The undisputed facts are as follows: Stewart and Ward became entangled as they were going around a turn, causing Ward’s car | Read More »
The great Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide. He was a comedic genius who, regardless of political persuasion, made most everyone I know laugh. Good Morning Vietnam remains one of my favorite movies, but then so many of his movies were so fantastic. He had been battling drugs and depression for some time. Suicide is too often an outcome in these situations. I | Read More »
Tech at Night: Untying the Retransmission Consent knot with LOCAL CHOICE?
So after Republicans went ahead and avoided major Retransmission Consent reform in the satellite TV reauthorization bill, it turns out the Senate is going to take its own stab at reform.
You see, right now the way that local broadcasters and local cable companies make deals is governed by a set of government mandates called the Retransmission Consent framework. This framework heavily favors broadcasters, on purpose, as an attempt to pick winners and losers in government.
So barring a free market option, we have to decide whether the new option is more or less distorting of the market. I think I support the LOCAL CHOICE plan by Jay Rockefeller and John Thune.
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Oh, so *now* Richard Cohen wants to be a neoconservative. Because Obama.
Point (Richard Cohen, “America’s Left Slides Down A Slippery Slope In Iraq,” 2014): …people will die of starvation or thirst or a bullet in the back because we didn’t do what we could easily do. This is not who we are. This is not who we should be. I recognize that these are not easy issues. I recognize further that we are a war-weary nation | Read More »
So What If The Junior Varsity ISIS Wins?
Image Credit: David Burge via The American Digest The truth comes to President Barack Obama gradually. It seeps in through his delusions of adequacy in quantum waveforms. One small packet of wavelets penetrates the smug cloud after another. We see a prime example of this in how he’s handled the predictable chaos in Iraq after His Eminence washed his hands of Mr. Bush’s Evil War | Read More »