The 57 States Gaffe Was No Joke
Like Sarah Palin, I draw some amusement at presidential candidate Barack Obama’s famous mis-state-ment, thinking him insufficiently immersed in American civics as a child raised in Indonesia or wherever. When forced to think in an unteleprompted environment, his unfamiliarity shone through, I thought. OK, on some level I still think that. But then Brittany Cohan suggested that Obama was only joking about how long the | Read More »
The Failed Earmark Gambit
Earmarks are institutional corruption, dressed up in faux Constitutional trappings.
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What’s Wrong With The TSA?
The Transportation Safety Administration has three main areas of failure, of which employees fondling women and children is just the most obvious sign. The worst part, or at least equally as bad as violating the personal privacy of innocent, law-abiding travelers, is that what they’re doing has no effect on the actual security of the airways, let alone the country. They’re tormenting us just for | Read More »
I Know Who Will Be the Next President
Every presidential cycle we either re-elect the guy who’s in or we throw him out for his opposite. During the course of a presidential term, a consensus develops among the electorate about the fitness of the fellow they elected. We tend to choose the next officeholder as one who would fill the perceived void, or to counteract the personality flaws of the one of whom | Read More »
It’s Time to Focus on Getting Out The Vote in 2012
Throughout the 2010 cycle we heard that “candidates matter” and that this one or that one was a “great candidate” or a “weak candidate”. A fuzzy distinction was drawn between the “electability” of certain candidates and their positions on issues. But any candidate is electable. To say that a candidate is unelectable is to admit the inability of the party to perform its one function: | Read More »
Shocker: NPR Spins Story Against Republican
Via the Michigan Messenger, NPR presents a heavily edited audio recording (mp3) of an interview with the the former campaign manager for a splinter candidate in the Michigan 1 Congressional race. Republican Dan Benishek is narrowly leading the unionist Democrat in the race. Benishek has been endorsed by Sarah Palin, Redstate.com, and is a favorite of local Tea Parties. But NPR and the Michigan Messenger | Read More »
The Alaska Media and Their Tell
The Lamestream Media and the Democrat Party have a goal. They want to change the world into a socialist worker’s paradise, in which all are equal (except, of course, for elected Democrats and members of the LSM, who will be just a bit more so). The LSM try to pretend they’re not biased. But sometimes the poker face slips, and we see the inner MSNBC | Read More »
I give you Mark Kirk, the next U.S. Senator from Illinois
Republican Mark Kirk is running for United States Senate from Illinois. Congressman Kirk has represented Illinois’ 10th District since 2001, and is running against Obama crony mob banker Alexi Giannoulias. With strong stances on defense and economic issues, Kirk is the clear choice over Giannoulias. Read on for why I, like other Illinois conservatives and Tea Party activists, am an unabashed supporter of Mark Kirk.
Cedra Crenshaw, Illinois State Senator
I admit to being a little late to the Cedra Crenshaw party. But here’s a lady who gets it. Cedra is simply one mom who has had enough of the waste, corruption and mismanagement in Springfield. She is one mom versus the machine, a machine that has decimated Illinois with deficit spending, job killing taxes and fees, onerous regulations, and a culture of corruption that | Read More »
That’s Who Should Be In Congress
The Gawker October Sleazing has so many holes in it I hesitated even to bring it up. I won’t link to it. You can find it. It’s creepy, and you should tell yourself “No”. So I won’t get into the nitty gritty details of what is alleged to have happened, except to say that as little as there is holding the story together, even at | Read More »
Bill Brady Gets Praise from Jindal, McDonnell, and Barbour
The governors of Mississippi, Virginia, and Louisiana came to a simple suburban Tea Party Wednesday night to shout out their support for the Republican candidate for Illinois governor, Bill Brady. Brady has a solid lead over Democrat Pat Quinn in the polls, but the theme of the evening was to take nothing for granted. The event was put on by the (suburban Chicago) Will County | Read More »
Obama’s Hummer in Delaware
Well, it would be better if all he did was hum.
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The Battle for the Party
All politics is local. — Tip O’Neil (D-MA), Speaker of the House (1977-87). Tip O’Neil was wrong. O’Neil thought that all national issues were really about street-level ones — that everything devolved to the petty self-interest of the individual voter and how a policy would benefit or harm each one personally. His mistake was ignoring both the peer pressure of people to ignore that petty | Read More »
Dear People of Delaware, Illinois, and West Virginia
From the diaries by Erick This is a special appeal to you, the people in the three states with special elections on the ballot November 2. The winners of those special elections, as you may know, will be seated immediately, and will be fully voting members of the Senate during the “lame duck” session. I believe that Democrats have reserved their most unpopular schemes for | Read More »
Cede No Territory
I do not live in a blue state. I live in a state in which the majority of votes have been counted for Democrats. That is going to change. And it will start with me.
He Doesn’t Hate Your Grandma, Really.
Gary McDowell is the doomed Democrat running against rising Republican star Dr. Dan Benishek in MI-01. Gary McDowell doesn’t really hate your grandma. It’s nothing personal, mind you. He just thinks she should have to compete for budget like any other part of the bureaucracy. Come on, Grams! Make your case! Show your budgetary requirements in the current fiscal outlook going forward. And speaking of | Read More »
The Eternal Flame
At the recent Redstate Gathering, an attendee asked what we can do to push back the agenda of the left so that we can stop dealing with all of this stuff every day, and get things back to normal. Jefferson might have answered that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. He was talking about us. This is normal, friend — and to me it | Read More »
Rush, Mark, Sean – Please Push the Committeeman Project
I love conservative talk radio. In fact, it was Rush Limbaugh who I first heard mention Redstate, four years ago. I never dreamed how that one little click on a website would change my life, take me from harmless tech blogger to determined political activist.
How To Harness the Tea Parties for Republican Wins in November
Republicans are confident of a nice little November. That’s not enough for me, and it shouldn’t be enough for you. I want a total victory, one that may take decades. I won’t be satisfied until the Democratic Party is pushed off the national scene, its very name a byword, the Marxist ideals at its heart totally discredited. The Tea Party movement will lead us there. | Read More »
Good Ol’ Roy Barnes — Obama Democrat for Georgia Governor
Lower Taxes. Cut spending. Free the economy. Kill the unborn. Georgia’s Roy Barnes only favors the latter.
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