The Vine

    The Vine

      Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Planned Parenthood targeting | Read More »

    The real question is, are Democratic politicians done with Barack Obama?

    The real question is, are Democratic politicians done with Barack Obama?

    I don’t often do this, but I feel that this Hill article about how much Barack Obama hates Washington, wants to leave it, and doesn’t like hanging out with all the other Democrats is missing a couple of key paragraphs at the end.  I intend to now provide them. Barack Obama’s detachment from, and disdain of, Washington DC reportedly concerns many Democrats, particularly those running for re-election this year. | Read More »

    Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day


    On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn’t ours. Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e — The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just …

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    What All the Partisanship Narratives Forget

    What All the Partisanship Narratives Forget

    Ron Fournier at National Journal, among others, has been wringing his hands over the latest Pew research on partisanship. The research shows a growing gap between left and right. Naturally, a lot of scholars and members of the media are blaming conservatives because the scholars and members of the media are more ideologically aligned with the left. Some admit it. Most think that where they’ve | Read More »

    Thank You House Republicans

    Thank You House Republicans

    I have been doing more than I’ve done in the past for candidates for office. Usually I write about them here at RedState, give them money, and encourage you guys to help. Rarely do I get out on the campaign trail myself. I don’t have the time. But I’ve been making the time because it is just that important. In the past few days, and | Read More »

    Big business is afraid of conservatives– and they should be

    Big business is afraid of conservatives-- and they should be

    With the political demise of Eric Cantor at the hands of a virtually unknown economics professor and senile porkmeister Thad Cochran on life support the business community is looking under its collective bed for bogeymen and they have found it: the conservative movement. From the New York Times: [House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s] loss at the hands of David Brat, a Tea Party-inspired economics professor | Read More »

    Gary Palmer for Alabama

    Gary Palmer for Alabama

    There are races in Alabama headed into runoffs. One of those is Gary Palmer in Alabama’s 6th congressional district. Gary was my second choice in the primary. My first choice blew himself up. Gary ran a far better campaign and made it to the runoff. Here’s all you need to know about Gary — he will tell his own side no and there are no | Read More »

    The Unrest in Iraq and How It Will Impact the Economy

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the unrest in Iraq, how it may destabilize the entire region and what the impact of rising oil prices will be on our economy and your bottom line.

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    Colin Kahl Pens a CYA Op-Ed on Iraq

    Colin Kahl Pens a CYA Op-Ed on Iraq

    Colin Kahl, according to his little bio on his Politico op-ed, “is an associate professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program…. From February 2009 to December 2011, he was the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East.” In other words, during the time Joe Biden was hailing Iraq as some sort of success story for Barack Obama, Colin Kahl was one of | Read More »

    Join the AOSHQ Decision Desk project

    AOSHQDD Cantor Brat

    Over at Ace of Spades HQ, a site a lot of us at RedState like, they have a project called the AOSHQ Decision Desk. The plan is to come up with better and faster election night projections than the big media networks are coming up with. And while they haven’t been perfect, since the project is new and the models are still in development, the AOSHQDD is showing a lot of promise.

    But they need help, and that’s where you come in.

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    Coin Operated Conservatism

    Coin Operated Conservatism

    There are exceptions, but when it comes to Common Core the loudest and most aggressive advocates tend to be organizations and individuals who are financially invested in Common Core or whose boards are loaded up with lobbyists who make money off supporting Common Core. Unfortunately, within the conservative movement, the crony capitalist tendencies of Washington are infiltrating and polluting organizations who claim to be conservative. | Read More »

    Claudia Tenney for Congress

    Claudia Tenney for Congress

    In the safely Republican 22nd congressional district of New York, Claudia Tenney is to the right of the incumbent Richard Hanna. On a whole host of issues, Tenney is to Hanna’s right. The Marine mom is a conservative with conservative roots. While I’m focused on coin operated conservatives this morning, it is worth noting that some supposedly conservative Super PAC’s are pouring money in the | Read More »

    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is Lying.

    As posted on Friday evening by Moe Lane, and picked up today by Jazz Shaw over at HotAir, embattled Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is having some buyer’s remorse on the gun control legislation he and his party foisted upon the people of Colorado. These laws resulted in the historic recall elections last year that ousted the sitting Senate President and an up an coming female Democrat from the liberal stronghold of Pueblo, as well as a resignation from State Senator Evie Hudak.

    Governor Hickenlooper is up for reelection this year and has largely lost the thin veneer of a moderate democrat, which, along with a meltdown in the GOP, led to his victory in 2010.

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    How Barack Obama Let the Iranians Bully Him Out of Iraq

    How Barack Obama Let the Iranians Bully Him Out of Iraq

    The President’s circle of jerks in the press are so invested in protecting their precious that they will not cover this extensively. In fact, I am absolutely shocked that NPR has interviewed Dexter Filkins and likewise shocked that the New Yorker would run Filkins’ expose on how Barack Obama lost Iraq and let it be turned into an Iranian colony. It is stunning and the | Read More »

    ISIS reportedly engaged in mass murder, other war crimes in Iraq.

    ISIS reportedly engaged in mass murder, other war crimes in Iraq.

    I do not know whether the pictures found at this link have been authenticated, but if these pictures do end up being authenticated so then it needs to be stated for the record that ISIS (or ISIL) is engaged in war crimes and that its members are most emphatically not lawful combatants.  Barack Obama and the rest of the Left aside, this means that if local authorities decide to have a quick (as | Read More »