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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We all like to think we’re the smartest one in the room. For the next 7 weeks, it’s time not to let it show. I was a supporter of Christine O’Donnell in the Delaware Republican Senate primary. Yet on election night, immediately after the polls closed, I tweeted this: With 0.00% of Delaware precincts reporting, I endorse the winner of the Republican #DESen primary. #tcot | Read More »
The Two Kinds of Republicans
For the past several months there has been a controversy over whether to be a Republican one has to be conservative, and in the end just how conservative one must be. Even now, we haven’t decided the matter, based on the way people talk about the races in — to pick two states at random — Alaska and Delaware. There are really just two kinds | Read More »
Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor
How serious is our situation? Some would say not very serious at all. “The TEA Party cavalry has arrived, see look at this poll, and Republicans are going to retake the House. And the Senate.” Well, one of them, surely, or at least enough seats in the Senate that government will only grow by leaps, not leaps and bounds. Hardly anything to fret about. Friends, | Read More »
A Friendly Note to Liberty.com
Promoted from the diaries by Aaron Gardner Yeah, I am an O’Donnell supporter and I am promoting this. Being a player in politics requires you to be mature, Liberty.Com wasn’t. The ad was atrocious and it may have single handedly destroyed any chance for O’Donnell. I will be writting a small defense of O’Donnell over the weekend, as a contrast to Erick – though I | Read More »
Disregarding the considered opinion of the majority of California voters because the judge did not like the source of that opinion is nothing short of judicial malpractice.
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Is That All You’ve Got, Democrats?
Democrats have been reading their own press clippings for so long, and have for so long been accustomed to Americans reading and internalizing the leftist spin on things, that they don’t yet understand the world of hurt they’re in. And so it was with great glee that I read their Great Plan for holding on to power. They’re going to try to scare voters by | Read More »
We Have Awakened.
Americans went to sleep. Most people are not into politics. They’re into the outdoors, their kids, television shows, home maintenance, movies, fishing, hunting, playing cards, collecting things, or any of the infinite variety of things by which people in a free society occupy themselves. But some people, we’ll call them liberals, occupy themselves worrying. They worry about the planet. They worry about children not their | Read More »
Doubling Down on Obamacare
President Obama’s appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may be the beginning of the end for socialized medicine. When the Democrats passed their health insurance nationalization scheme known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), they knew it was unpopular. The conventional wisdom among liberals was that it would become more popular with the | Read More »
Freeze the Target
In response to the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United v FEC, Democrats in Congress have come up with a new way to ensure the power of incumbent Democrats: the DISCLOSE Act. It is designed to make it easier for union thugs to intimidate, vilify, and silence their opposition.