Rep. Dave Reichert Is Reality-Based
And I don’t mean that in a snarky way.If we get more Representatives and Senators penning thoughtful defenses of the free market, we will set the table for smarter policymaking. It will take a while before the arguments Rep. Reichert makes become part and parcel of the American political bloodstream, but it is high time to get started. Good for Rep. Reichert for getting the | Read More »
Everything you ever wanted to know about the GOP Energy Revolt
I put this together based on footage I shot from Congress on Friday.You can download the mp4 here.
Mark Udall’s Day Off – The Feature
H/T to El Presidente at Schaffer v UdallThe National Republican Senatorial Committee has put out a feature length (3:21) commercial regarding Mark Udall’s missed vote in the House to keep them in session to address a comprehensive energy bill.
Obama Oversaturation, America Says Drill And GOP Senators Still Seek Compromise
Since the days of Reagan and especially after the Contract With America Republican members of the Congress, mostly the Senate have had a habit of shooting themselves in the foot. After taking control of the Congress in 1994GOP lawmakers had a run of success for awhile during the first Clinton term then began stumbling over true GOP values of limited government and reducing spending until | Read More »
Today Is Primary Day: CO, NV (Sneak Peak WY, WA)
This Tuesday is Primary Day in Colorado and Nevada and the following Tuesday is Primary Day in Wyoming and Washington state. Here is a rundown on what primary races are worth keeping en eye on for:ColoradoUS Senate Races is already decided for both partiesOur nominee is Fmr Congress Bob Schaffer and he will face liberal Boulder Congressman UdallCO 2 Open Seat Udall (D)The Dems have | Read More »
5 GOP Candidates To Support Part1
A new thread but for an important cause. Republicans seem to be getting some traction on Energy Issue and in many cases we have seen Republicans moving up in polls. They however, need your support whether it be in amounts of 25, 50, 75, or above. So I have decided to start a new series which will be: 5 Candidates A Day Which Need Your | Read More »
Live from the House Floor
I’m on the floor of the House of Representatives.The GOP is still there and the crowds are packing the floor. If you’ve ever wanted to be on the floor of the House, now is your chance.Today, though, with RedState, we’re doing something new. Members of Congress are targeting those Democrats who say they are in favor of expanding drilling to the Outer Continental Shelf, but | Read More »
GOP House Unplugged — Thursday, 7 Aug
Hey RedState Choir! I need to stop preaching to you and start working on some letters to the editor, so please excuse the brevity of my report. Upon entering the House chamber, I expected to see a Republican pep rally. Instead, it was much more like stepping into a Normal Rockwell painting. Average Americans, in a national crisis were looking to our leadership for help. | Read More »
Vacationing Nanny Pelosi Sends in the Clowns
Increasing her carbon footprint hawking her little-perused and even lesser-purchased book, vacationing U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has refused to reconvene Congress to hold a vote for lower gas prices and, instead, has issued a directive to her Politburo Palace Guard called MoveOn.Org: “Send in the Clowns!”From disparate parts unknown, Pelosi’s extremist heralds of higher gas prices descended upon my district office where – to | Read More »
It is rare that one gets a chance to realize the historic nature of a series of events while they are still ongoing – to watch history unfold before your very eyes. But, this is one of those times. We need not look back in reflection to see how the winds of change are sweeping through America this week. With the nation more despondent with | Read More »
What About Those Oil Companies and Their Big Profits?
The Wall Street Journal had a pertinent piece on August 4 that bears some repeating. In it they asked “What is a ‘windfall’ profit anyway?” and provided some much needed context about the money that oil companies make.On Aug 6, Obama made an amazing policy suggestion. He said that the government should actually confiscate money from private businesses and redistribute that money, giving it away | Read More »
Republican Revolt An Energy Revolution
REPUBLICAN REVOLT AN ENERGY REVOLUTION House Republicans continue the revolt against Speaker Pelosi and her irresponsible decision to not allow any energy legislation to come to the House floor for a vote and leave for the August recess. The revolt which began last Friday and continues today with former Speaker Newt Gingrich speaking along with many House Republicans, is to demand Congress reconvene and debate | Read More »
Democratic Congress Done for the Year?
A Capitol Hill source tells me that House Republicans are starting to hear that the 110th Congress may be just about done. Word is that once Democrats return to Washington in September, they may quickly complete their remaining work and then adjourn.According to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (whose job it is to oversee the legislative calendar), Democrats are planning to work until the end of | Read More »
Where is the leadership on energy?
We appreciate the RNC Chairman stopping by the front page. — ErickIn recent days, there has been much talk (and justifiably so) of Barack Obama touting tire inflation as the solution to America’s energy woes. Republicans, together with John McCain, have been arguing for some time that a truly comprehensive approach, including more off-shore exploration, more nuclear power, and enhanced reliance on alternative energies and | Read More »