Redstate Gathering Video – Karen Handel

    Karen Handel, the Georgia Secretary of State, will be running for Governor of Georgia next year. She has been a leader in pushing for voter identification and proof of citizenship in elections, with tremendous success. Her presentation at the Redstate Gathering was wide ranging, discussing the role of Secretaries of State, the recent push by Democrats to target these offices in swing states, and the | Read More »

    Redstate Gathering Video – Karen Handel

    Karen Handel, the Georgia Secretary of State, will be running for Governor of Georgia next year. She has been a leader in pushing for voter identification and proof of citizenship in elections, with tremendous success. Her presentation at the Redstate Gathering was wide ranging, discussing the role of Secretaries of State, the recent push by Democrats to target these offices in swing states, and the | Read More »

    Why Ashleigh Kenny Matters

    Meet Ashleigh Kenny. She’s a student at Valdosta State University in South Georgia. She presented Congressman Jack Kingston with a t-shirt that said “R.I.P. The U.S. Constitution” on one side and on the other side had a this quote from Ronald Reagan: “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” Oliver Willis, a real activist, i.e. subsidized | Read More »

    Anti-health care rationing legislators getting packed town halls, too.

    Now this should be what worries proponents of health care rationing: citizens showing up in much larger-than-anticipated numbers to complain about an issue – to legislators who agree with them. U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., learned constituents were more engaged than he may have thought. Hundreds turned out in Waycross for a town hall meeting Wednesday on House Resolution 3200, the House bill on reform | Read More »

    One year later, renewed tensions in Georgia

    Looks like the border between Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Georgia is getting a little tense. Russian troops allegedly moved the border markers 500 meters before moving them back (Radio Free Europe), and Georgia allegedly shelled a South Ossetian village (Russia Today). Meanwhile, Moscow is warning Georgia not to use force, while Saakashvili is saying he’s not going to (Xinhua). Actually, looking through Google News it’s | Read More »

    My neighbor, Max Wood, runs for office

    I introduced Max Wood to Liz Cheney at the RedState Gathering this weekend. Max is a real American hero. Appointed by President Bush as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Max packed his bags and left behind his office and family to volunteer in Iraq with the Department of Justice. He helped the Iraqis set up their judicial system. From a press | Read More »

    The 2009 RedState Gathering: My Experience

    Well, like so many others here, I had the fortune of going to the RedState Gathering in Atlanta this weekend. Since I live in Douglasville during the summer, it was but a short trip intown for me, so I drove to both days of the conference. I was very lucky to get there, as I, like many college students, have very little money. I was | Read More »

    Our Naked Emperor: Russia Claims Georgian Mortar Attack

    Something ominous is happening in South Ossetia. Russian officials are claiming that Georgia fired mortars into South Ossetia. Georgia denies any such action and is claiming that Russia is looking for a pretext to justify more aggression. This is story is breaking. According to the AP: In Moscow, the Defense Ministry said in a statement after the reported mortar attack: “In the event of further | Read More »

    Stuart Rothenberg Engages in Lazy Journalism. Picks Up Opponents’ Smears Without Checking Facts.

    Stu Rothenberg, a paragon of Inside the Beltway Conventional Wisdom, really screwed up some very basic facts in his story on Georgia.First of all, in a Republican primary where the clear front runner in the most recent polling is the Insurance Commissioner, John Oxendine, Rothenberg calls Ox and the President Pro Tempore of the Georgia Senate, Eric Johnson, “long shots.”Who does Stu think is the | Read More »

    Does John Barrow Regret Voting for Nancy Pelosi

    John Barrow (D-GA) is in one of those swing districts that in 2010 will be very vulnerable. Barrow, for years, has had trouble balancing his liberal tendencies with his more conservative district. Thus far he has done it successfully. But it has gotten harder and harder to the point where he can’t make up his mind what he regrets.

    Support Citizen Verification

    You will probably recall that the Obama Department of Justice has decided not to pre-clear Georgia’s verification process for voting. Under the process, Georgia’s Secretary of State cross referenced voter registration information to drivers license and social security data to make sure what a person claimed was verifiable to ensure only citizens voted in Georgia. When Georgia ran the test, which the Department of Justice | Read More »

    And you thought DOJ were a bunch of softies

    They can certainly get tough when they want to. The Justice Department has rejected Georgia’s system of using Social Security numbers and driver’s license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens, a process that was a subject of a federal lawsuit in the weeks leading up to November’s election. In a letter released on Monday, the Justice Department said the state’s voter verification program | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Department of Justice shows a shocking disregard for the integrity of our elections

    Last year, two federal courts ordered the State of Georgia to implement a system to verify the citizenship of registered voters. This arose after Karen Handel, Georgia’s Secretary of State, sent letters to 4,771 voter registration applicants whose records at the Georgia Department of Driver Services indicated they were not U.S. citizens. Federal law requires the Secretary of State to make sure the information is | Read More »

    Obama’s Cars

    Podcast Show Notes Obama’s car tax. We now own a car company and are forgiving a $15 billion loan. (Hat Tip: Hot Air.) The Obama budget deficit in perspective.  (Hat Tip: Willisms.) The specter of cowardice. (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.) Texas as the promised land and economic powerhouse. Teachers who can’t learn math. Georgia GOP takes a stand. Oklahoma places ten commandments monument. Click here to listen, | Read More »

    Mass rape, murder in Georgi… no, wait, one of the ‘victims’ had a gun.

    So that becomes One dead, one injured in foiled robbery/rape/murder attempt in Georgia. Via Fausta: College Student Shoots, Kills Home Invader …Bailey said he thought it was the end of his life and the lives of the 10 people inside his apartment for a birthday party after two masked men with guns burst in through a patio door. “They just came in and separated the | Read More »