If Palin is warming up to Kathleen Parker, that move is a bit too cute for me
Apparently, the Palins are now reaching out to Kathleen Parker. If they are…well, thanks for nothing, Sarah. Y’all remember Kathleen Parker? The conservative columnist who, in the middle of the 2008 Presidential campaign made a oh-so-noble-but-totally-implausible call for Sarah Palin to drop out of the race—again, right in the middle of it!—because she wasn’t qualified. Palin was supposed to say that she’d decided to spend | Read More »
“Glee” just showed us how prescient John Nolte really is
Nolte, the editor-in-chief of Breitbart’s Big Hollywood blog, is one of the harshest critics of Hollywood for its liberal bias. One thing Nolte really dings Tinseltown for: the cheap anti-conservative shots spread throughout TV and movie scripts. You’re sitting there, watching a movie, having a good time losing youself in the story line and enjoying the characters when BAM! Some character makes a cheap, uncalled-for | Read More »
Ace is right: give no charity to people who don’t deserve it
I got a chuckle out of this story on Gateway Pundit, which made it appear that President Obama needed a teleprompter to address an elementary school class. Ace of Spades—the place where I saw the story originally—posted a clarification…as well as a retort that I think we should use, over and over again in the months ahead. Update: Apparently the teleprompter was set up for | Read More »
Does anyone know if Brown has poll watchers lined up for Tuesday?
A great, great movie is Martin Scorcese’s Gangs of New York, a story about 19th-century New York City. I’m reminded of Boss Tweed’s bit of wisdom from the movie—it doesn’t matter how many people vote, what matters is who counts the votes. I’m guessing (fearing, actually) that it will be mostly Democrats counting the votes on Tuesday. And checking voter IDs (if they even do | Read More »
Ammo for the activist: Wikipedia’s climate entries shaped by…A Green Party activist!
Greetings Redstate Activist. Looking for just the right Christmas present for that earnest, naive voter who fears that Earth is overheating, due to the evil pollutants created by capitalism and the breath of Dick Cheney? Courtesy of Canada’s Financial Times, I have just the thing: an eye-opening expose. What’s the most widely-used reference source today, especially among tech-savvy young people? Wikipedia of course. So, if | Read More »
Once again, we conservatives get kicked in the teeth
Rush Limbaugh got treated unfairly, because no one—the NFL, the media—feel they have an obligation to treat him fairly. If you’re on CNN, what’s the downside of lying about Rush Limbaugh’s quotes? A tut-tutting critique by The Cleaner Howard Kurtz on Reliable Sources? After which, it’s all forgotten because The Word is out among the chattering class to drop it and move on. Sadly, I | Read More »
Chris Muir’s Present To David Axelrod, Chris Matthews and TPM…
…the image of John Boehner as a shameless junketeer. Why is this bad? I can think of two ways, off the top of my head: 1) Very few people know John Boehner, and even fewer have yet to form an opinion of him. 2) If the House GOP hopes to make significant gains in 2010, it will need a leader the public thinks it can | Read More »
Why can GOP staffers respond to Redstaters’ comments on their bosses’ front page stories here?
Ref. mbecker’s RedHot today about GOP leaders’ drive-by/drive-away-and-don’t-look-back postings here…I agree to some extent with mbecker. Sorry for not putting this in the comments section of the appropriate Redhot diaries—those comments are closed (for now). I certainly want the leadership to keep posting here. That adds value to this site, and it gives us a chance to respond directly to GOP leadership’s thoughts and opinions. | Read More »
To what extent does Palin have to pay those legal bills herself?
From what I can tell, Palin’s legal bills stemming from this incessant stream of ethics charges are over half a million dollars. If she has to pay those bills herself, instead of the state of Alaska, IMO that’s reason enough to quit. So, in the interest of helping to focus the discussion, what’s the answer to this question: Is Sarah Palin personally responsible for seeing | Read More »
Submit your suggestions—what evidence can we cite for WaPo’s pro-Obama bias
Ever watch Veggie Tales? Sure you have. Especially if you have kids. On one of the show’s episodes, in which Larry the Cucumber plays Sherlock Holmes and Bob the Tomato plays Dr. Watson, two other vegetables play the roles of London constables guarding a crime scene. Whenever Holmes and Watson try to approach the crime scene, those “constables” always say “Move along…nothing to see here.” | Read More »
GO MOE, GO!!!! Let the thing be pressed
Sorry, this will be short—but you posted your bit about Politico’s attempt to whitewash Playboy’s you-know-what list in a Redhot. This is really a comment…but you can’t comment in Redhots. So…anyhoo. I am so VERY glad that you don’t plan to let this drop. Enough is enough. If we stand here and let them slap our faces, and all we do is turn the other | Read More »
What say you: Is electing Rubio in FL worth losing a GOP Senate seat elsewhere?
Over the past week, I’m sure that many of you have seen me take Senator Cornyn’s side in the Crist-Rubio endorsement debate. Specifically, I’ve pointed out the difficult questions that Cornyn must tackle, given, (a) his specific responsibilities as NRSC chair and (b) the overwhelming constraints he faces leading a 40-seat GOP coalition. I’m disappointed that, IMO of course, many Redstaters seem to be ignoring | Read More »
MSM—Pelosi has put you on the clock…what will you do?
I have to give it to CNN, for once. Last night they gave a pretty good smackdown to the Speaker and her Mini-Me trio (Hoyer, VanHollen and that other underling) who played the role of Motion to her Denny Terrio in that faux press conference she staged. The real question is…MSM, will you do what the Speaker wants and drop it? Or, will you do | Read More »
Are NYCers worth fighting for? Sometimes, ya gotta wonder…
Because of the anti-terror campaign George Bush and Dick Cheney waged after 9/11, New York City residents (and the tri-state area surrounding it) were spared a repeat of the horror they went through that awful September day. No repeats of the months-long series of funerals, day in and day out. No need to once again sift through mountains of rubble and dust to look for | Read More »
How many Redstaters will be at the GI Film Festival?
It’s in Washington DC, the weekend of 16 and 17 May. Perhaps some of us can meet up?
Are Axelrod and Emmanuel planning to distract us—by throwing us Murtha to eat?
Have you noticed that CNN has shown a lot of interest in John Murtha’s porkbarreling recently? Wasn’t Murtha contemplating retirement one or two election cycles ago? Isn’t it likely that he’ll leave the Congress within a few years anyway? Isn’t his district pretty safe for the Dems? I.e., if Murtha turns out to be too toxic to keep around, isn’t it a pretty safe bet | Read More »
If you want to know why al Qaeda lost in IZ and AF…
it’s because they thought that all American men were like THIS guy ,Jeff Zezelny (sp?—but, who really cares?) of the New York Times. Mr. President, in your first 100 days, what has surprised you the most, enchanted you the most, humbled you the most and troubled you the most? enchanted you the most? Was this a presidential press conference, or a prime-time episode of Dr. | Read More »
How will Axelrod neutralize the Tea Party movement? By playing left tackle
(Apologies in advance to all left-handed quarterbacks. For you, please mentally substitute “right tackle” for “left tackle” as you read). On Wednesday, the Tea Party Movement will make its biggest splash to date. David Axelrod and his team know they can’t stop it. They can’t destroy it. So, what CAN they do. Neutralize it. How will they do that? Make the Tea Party organizers feel | Read More »
Keep talking about Obama’s bow to the Saudi King
We need to keep talking about it. And talking about it. And talking about it. The media wants to drop it. They don’t see it as a big deal. For us, when we see the American flag, our eyes well with tears of pride. For today’s typical MSM reporter, the sight of our flag makes his eyes roll in disdain. The president of the US | Read More »
Should Dick Cheney be quiet? No, No and No again
I won’t put links in this diary, because I’m pretty sure most of the regular readers of this blog know what I’m referring to: an article in The Hill which said that some House Republicans want Dick Cheney to mute his critcism of the Obama administration. Their concern: Cheney is so unpopular that his image drags down the image of the Republican Party nationwide. I | Read More »