The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: New Year’s Predictions, Scalise, Special Elections
Welcome to 2015! Tonight, Amy Otto of the Federalist joins regular hosts Leon Wolf, Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, F. Bill McMorris of the Washingotn Free Beacon, and Neal Dewing of the Federalist for a special New Year’s Day presentation. Grab your favorite adult beverage and join the crew for a rousing discussion of politics and all | Read More »
Fake Steve Scalise racism story shopped to blogger by vengeful Scalise opponent.
The Steve Scalise story is now becoming one of Don’t Trust Your Political Sources TOO Much, Folks.
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Scalise Hit Came From Former Dem Opponent’s Son
The tale of speaking to a convention of white supremacists, which we now know isn’t exactly true, was fed to a liberal blogger, and the greater media, by the son of Scalise’s 2008 Democratic challenger. Via The Hill: “I felt strongly that it would not have walked. I was running in a district with a lot of bigots,” [Democrat Gilda] Reed told Reuters. Her son | Read More »
Into the New
There are 365 days in a year, unless the President is campaigning for office, then we have one additional, insufferable day. Each day has twenty-four hours. Each hour has sixty minutes. Each minute has sixty seconds. For all the near precision of the world wobbling, spinning, and orbiting the sun, time does not seem precise, but seems to slow sometimes almost to a crawl and | Read More »
Tech at Night: Watch for more online attacks in 2015
People keep trying to diminish the possibility that North Korea was behind the attack on Sony, which I don’t get. An online attack is not like a nuclear weapon, needing a massive capital investment and scarce domain expertise. Computer experts are much easier to develop, and the investment to make such attacks is well within the budget of even a backward country like North Korea. | Read More »
New Year’s Eve Open Thread
For many people, today is a day of big celebrations–which inevitably bleed into tomorrow morning–of the old year passing and the new one beginning. I’m sure many of our RedState readers will be doing something to commemorate the occasion. It might be a party with friends, or it could just be as simple as ringing in the new year with your family. Some of you | Read More »
Predictions for 2015.
These are quite often wrong. will be confirmed as Speaker of the House. will be confirmed as Senate Majority Leader. Neither nor will announce their retirements in 2015. A Republican will win the special election for NY-11. The Supreme Court will, in a 5-4 decision, rule that Obamacare only authorizes subsidies to individuals who have signed up via a state exchange, not the federal one. | Read More »
Person of the Year 2014: The Invisible Kwanzaa Celebrant
Person of the Year awards are all the rage these days. It’s a great opportunity for creativity, since the rules have long since been stretched like taffy, so you don’t have to pick an actual individual person any more. Man, that was hard work! Especially if your expressed standard was to choose the most important or influential person of the year, rather than the nicest or most | Read More »
The tragic irony of turning Michael Brown and Eric Garner into martyrs
It seems like it’s almost impossible to get through a day without reading or hearing something having to do with the killing of black men by cops. Whether it’s endless Facebook posts or NFL players running out on the field with their “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gestures or protests blocking rush hour traffic, it seems to be everywhere. From what you see one would think | Read More »
Ditch Scalise For Not being Conservative Enough, Not For A BS Racism Charge
Have you heard? burned a cross on MLK Jr. day while riding on David Duke’s shoulders waving a Confederate flag soaked in African American and Jewish blood. Oh, and he is in the Republican Leadership as the token Conservative. Actually, everything in that first paragraph was a lie. Well, all except for the part about Scalise being the token Conservative in leadership. Despite the fact | Read More »
This Was the Standard
Candidates who associate with white nationalists & segregationists events give away #GOP seats to Democrats. http://t.co/06KN8ittuG #MSsen — Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) April 3, 2014 But that was before it was a member of the Republican Leadership who did that. Conservatives headed to Washington and asked to vote for need to realize that the leadership in place now isn’t far removed from the pigs at the | Read More »
New House GOP Spin: Scalise Hanging With Racists Helps Him Work With Conservatives
The House GOP will stand by , signaling they will hold their leadership to lesser standards than they would conservatives. Now they are just rubbing everybody’s nose in it. Their latest spin, courtesy of the Washington Post, is that Scalise’s ability to connect with racists makes him a bridge builder between conservatives and Speaker Boehner. I kid you not. From the article: Racist elements have | Read More »
Scenes from the 2016 Democratic Shadow Gutter War: Clinton v. Webb.
Via Hot Air comes a whisper of the back-alley brawls that are even now starting to form over the 2016 election, out there where nothing is really too low a blow and everything can be denied later: While they aren’t acknowledging [Jim] Webb publicly, [Hillary] Clinton loyalists are keeping an eye on him privately. The week before Thanksgiving, staffers of Philippe Reines, Clinton’s longtime communications guru, pitched talk | Read More »
Against American Monarchy. Prevent The Coronation of Bush III.
Do you want to know who the GOP Inevitable Candidate™ is at present? A man of breeding and impeccable lineage. He is a man who would follow in predictable succession. We had Bush I from 89-92. We had Bush II from 2001 – to 2008. Now Bush III is the clear and DOMINANT leader in GOP polling that is over a year away from counting. | Read More »
Why it is important that Steve Scalise step down as Majority Whip
The news has broken that once and future GOP Whip, Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise, spoke at conference hosted by the group founded by Louisiana politician and egregious racist David Duke: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise spoke to a gathering of white nationalists in 2002, his office confirmed on Monday. Mr. Scalise, then a Louisiana state legislator, spoke to a suburban New Orleans conference of an organization founded by former | Read More »