Older voters and messaging

    Yesterday, The Week (which is still my favorite magazine ((sorry, Playboy)) to read) put this up online yesterday: Voters 65 and older used to be a reliably Democratic constituency. Then, in 2010, they flocked to the GOP, supporting Republican congressional candidates by a 59 percent to 38 percent margin — a brutal 21-point spread that contributed significantly to the GOP’s takeover of the House. In 2012, | Read More »

    Lamar Alexander’s Taxpayer-Funded Campaign Monument

    [Update: It turns out that Senator Alexander inserted a $400,000 earmark for the Tennessee State Museum into the FY 2009 Interior Appropriations bill.  This is a classic feature of the circuitous campaign finance operation the political class has perfected over the years.  They funnel taxpayer money to institutions that, in turn, help them win reelection.] If you want to understand everything that is wrong with | Read More »

    WY-SEN: Enzi delinquent on taxes, too

    I wrote this last week. Liz Cheney made one of the most common rookie mistakes recently. She announced she was running for the U.S. Senate against popular three-term Senator Mike Enzi and didn’t make sure she had all of her Wyoming taxes paid up first. Well guess what, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi is no paragon of virtue on this issue either. Although, Enzi’s three delinquencies | Read More »

    Rodney Alexander (R-LA) to retire

    A lot of the focus on RedState lately has been on the U.S. Senate race between Mary Landrieu, Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness. However, on Tuesday, a liberal Republican by the name of Rodney Alexander announced he was going to retire instead of run again in 2014. “Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill,” Alexander said | Read More »

    The Conservatives

    The old Buckley Rule is that we should back the most conservative candidate who can win the general election.What I find more and more is that the NRSC and others declare the person most committed to the status quo the most conservative and work to convince the rest of us that the others are too far right to get elected.What I have decided is that | Read More »

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    Changin’

    Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway Don’t block up the hall For he that gets hurt Will be he who has stalled There’s a battle outside And it is ragin’ It’ll soon shake your windows And rattle your walls For the times they are a-changin’. Arguably one of the greatest philosophers of the modern era in need of a | Read More »

    Liz Cheney’s rookie mistake and rough couple of weeks

    Liz Cheney made one of the most common rookie mistakes recently. She announced she was running for the U.S. Senate against popular three-term Senator Mike Enzi and didn’t make sure she had all of her Wyoming taxes paid up first. U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney and her husband were more than two months late paying property taxes on a $1.6 million home they bought last | Read More »

    Matt Bevin and the Coming Revolution

    Earlier this month, we commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  It is sobering to think how much our forefathers sacrificed to create and preserve the greatest nation in the history of mankind.  Almost every American family was dramatically affected by the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World War II.  Yet, despite their enormous sacrifice, the past few generations have diminished the greatness | Read More »

    Democrats obsessed with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Is the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) gunning for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell? They are obsessed with McConnell and apparently want him very badly. They spend all day every day taking shots at McConnell. Don’t take my word for it. Look at the facts. Consider the DSCC twitter feed as well as those of the DSCC’s Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and National Press | Read More »

    “The Tea Party Needs To…”

    Look, let me clarify that I’m not trashing the Tea Party at all here. My problem is with this dependence we have on them. Conservatives like to call in to radio shows and say “The Tea Party needs to…!” or ask “Why isn’t the Tea Party doing…?” and complaining and whining and moaning left and right about the liberals and the RINOs staying in power. | Read More »

    “The Tea Party Needs To…”

    Look, let me clarify that I’m not trashing the Tea Party at all here. My problem is with this dependence we have on them. Conservatives like to call in to radio shows and say “The Tea Party needs to…!” or ask “Why isn’t the Tea Party doing…?” and complaining and whining and moaning left and right about the liberals and the RINOs staying in power. | Read More »

    Bevin, Toomey and McConnell: Love Triangle 2014

    Did you watch any of R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” music video series? No? Awesome. You’re a decent human being. Now let me explain the reference. A man cheats on his wife with a woman whose husband, a preacher, is having an affair with a man. The first man’s wife is also having an affair with a cop, whose wife is having an affair | Read More »

    American Commitment Action Fund hits the Cory Booker charade

    The Democrats’ candidates in the primary for the New Jersey U.S. Senate seat aren’t the only ones releasing campaign ads. American Commitment Action Fund, a conservative SuperPAC, is launching a video which effectively throws cold water on the pretense of Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s Corey Senate Campaign’s claims of accomplishment. The new ad, made by RedState’s own Ben Howe, does so by showing the real | Read More »

    MN CD-6 Candidate First Look – John Pederson

    Question: Obamacare?   John Pederson’s Answer: Repeal it. Michele Bachmann(R – Minn.) has announced that she is not running for reelection, and because of her high national profile, there is a lot of interest about who will replace her. Let me introduce you to John Pederson. He is part owner of Amcon Block, a concrete and masonry company in Saint Cloud, MN and has an MBA. | Read More »

    A Changing of the Guard in Texas: Greg Abbott for Governor

    Today in San Antonio the biggest handoff in the Lone Star State since 2001 is taking place. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is announcing his 2014 run for Governor. After his 2000 presidential victory, Texas Governor George W. Bush passed the reins to Rick Perry, a man who has taken the Texas Governor’s office from one of the weaker positions in the country to one | Read More »