The Taxes Are Coming! The Taxes Are Coming!
Since before they were passed, the “Bush tax cuts” were demonized by the media and the Democrats (redundant?) as being solely for the wealthy. Like so much leftist rhetoric, it simply isn’t so. The tax cuts enacted under President Bush (43) created a 10 per cent bracket, increased child tax credits, and eliminated the marriage penalty, among other things. This writer must be wealthy because | Read More »
Election Year Craziness
As we come down to the wire in this election season. I have noticed something, and perhaps you have too: Conspiracy theorists on both sides of this fracas have been working overtime. Never in my life have I ever seen such a level of goofiness. On one hand, it’s entertaining, and yet, on another, it makes me wonder just what is going on in this | Read More »
Young Voter Enthusiasm for Romney High While Young Support for Obama Declines
Young U.S. voters back President Obama by a slimmer margin than they did in the presidential election of 2008. At the same time, a surge in enthusiasm can be seen among young voters who support Republican challenger Mitt Romney. This is according to a poll conducted by the Institute of Politics at President Obama’s alma mater, Harvard University. Among likely voters under the age of | Read More »
The Town Hall Tie That Wasn’t
So, here we are, fresh after debate number two. Twitter actually stopped me from tweeting. Apparently, I went too hardcore. It is clear to me that this debate was a tie, if only because both sides are trumpeting the victory of their candidate. I did hear a lot about how rude Romney was, but these same people were silent during Biden’s relentless interruptions, and Biden | Read More »
Small President Clings to Big Bird
Barack Obama, 2008: “If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.” Barack Obama, 2012: Big Bird! Big Bird! Big Bird! Today’s lesson in campaign implosions brought to you by | Read More »
The Impeachment Remedy
There is nothing unusual about mere mortals revealing their fatal flaws. We’ve been doing it since the Greeks wrote plays about human tragedy. In my lifetime, Richard Nixon had his Watergate. He used his office to uncover secrets he might have used to get re-elected had he not been caught red-handed. As it is, he left office a defeated man. Bill Clinton had his fling | Read More »
Despite What Pundits Say, Romney Still Has Underdog Advantage
From the diaries by Erick The past few weeks have been chalk-full of conservative pundits voicing their concerns with the Romney-Ryan campaign. Let’s review. It began with a POLITICO story citing numerous sources blaming the impending fall of the Republic on Romney strategist Stuart Stevens. Then came the holy trinity of conservative columnists – David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer, and Peggy Noonan – labeling Romney as | Read More »
More on Turkey and Syria
Turkey has authorized cross-border action against Syria if need be. This according to Al Jazeera. The mandate, valid for one year, was passed by 320 votes in the 550-seat Turkish parliament, the Anatolia news agency reported on Thursday. Besir Atalay, Turkey’s deputy prime minister, said authorising the use of force in Syria was not a declaration of war but was intended as a deterrent. The vote | Read More »
Does Obamacare Cover Butt-Kickings?
Ouch. I don’t know how there can still be undecideds out there, but after debate #1, I think there are less of you.
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I question the polls in Colorado…
After a spate of negative posts, I can say that I have now been to Colorado on a political jaunt. I went to knock on doors in the Denver Suburbs and also around Ft. Collins. I can say that the GOP enthusiasm is pretty high, given the carpet bombing by the media there. The polls almost all say that Obama will have a higher turnout | Read More »
No, Mister Presdent. That’s not rain running down my leg….
Those of us who are political junkies and/or those of us who feel that the upcoming election may well be the most important one in American history have been watching the sundry polls which come out every fifteen minutes or so and which usually show the incumbent with a comfortable lead with more than a little angst. None of us wants to see Mitt Romney | Read More »
FEARLESS LEADER? The Despondent Correspondent Dr. Jim Gschwind Remember “Fearless Leader” from the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon? (Yes I know I just dated myself or I could say I couldn’t avoid watching it because my kids were watching it like most of you would argue). We have “fearless Leader” today of course and we could substitute “Boris” as our Vice President and | Read More »
, Despondent Correspondent
, Dr. Jim Gschwind
, executive orders
, Foreign Policy
, Green industry
, Hillary Clinton
, Leon Paneta
, Martial Law
, Michelle Obama
, Radical Islam
What are you doing to win this election?
The entire mainstream media is attempting to put Mitt Romney to bed right now. They are attempting to destroy his candidacy and they many very well succeed. The only way we can win now is to make sure we turn out to vote. And turn our neighbors out to vote. Instead of carping, even though Romney-Ryan is doing all it can to lose the election, | Read More »
Barack Obama is the CEO he’s running against…
Right now, ironically, Barack Obama is trying desperately to hold on to a job. We know how that feels, Mr. President. While charting liberal hypocrisy is de rigeur here on RedState, and there are those who are going to be far better at it than I, I felt compelled to make the titular observation, and submit for you the substantiating evidence. Why? Because the President | Read More »
We need to win, right?
I agree. I agree with pretty much everything written on RedState about last night. Mark Rubio nailed it. Governor Romney nailed it. And even Clint Eastwood got people talking and watching and, in his own way, nailed it. Oh, and Paul Ryan nailed it the night before. RedState is a happy place today. And I agree. This is what we wanted. This is what we | Read More »