Wisconsin Republicans spoil Democrats’ recall fun.
There is an interesting thing about the Wisconsin recall process. Essentially, if you read the document regulating it you will discover that the designation of a particular date for a recall election assumes that there was no primary; if there is a primary, it occurs on that date, with the general election taking place a month afterward. Also of note… political parties do not have | Read More »
If the Republican Presidential Candidates Won’t Lead on This, What Will They Lead On?
It would be unfair to say that the Republican Presidential candidates have not weighed in on the debt ceiling. Most, if not all, have in passing mentioned the issue. But the time for mentioning the issue in passing is over. The Dow Industrials have fallen. The Fed wants to print more money. Obama is gutting NASA’s space mission to socialize healthcare and fund global warming | Read More »
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie still refuses to run for president
Last night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rejected the entreaties of a group of Iowans that he enter the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The Iowans, energy company executive Bruce Rastetter and a half-dozen other prominent Iowa Republican donors, met with Christie over dinner at the governor’s mansion in Princeton. According to the Associated Press, Christie told Iowans that “a run for the | Read More »
How the GOP Can Win Big This Primary Season
From the diaries by Erick Republicans have a unique opportunity in the 2012 election season–and it comes well before the general election against President Obama. The GOP can win with voters before it seeks to win the election by simply running the right candidates, and taking its rightful place as the party of ideas. That’s the real logic behind a run by Paul Ryan | Read More »
Mitch Daniels is officially NOT running for President
Well, maybe not “officially”, but as close as you can get. Several news sources (and a couple of Redstate diarists) are reporting that Daniels has contacted his supporters to make the announcement: In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,” Mr. Daniels wrote. “The interests and wishes of my family is the most important consideration of all. If I have | Read More »
The Rise of Grassroots Conservatism Among Hispanics
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Trevino to discuss Barack Obama’s trip to El Paso, Texas, immigration reform and the rise of conservatism among many of America’s Hispanics. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so | Read More »
Former President Clinton: the Supremes could Smoke ObamaCare
From the diaries by Erick Note to the universe: do you really think the Supreme Court will act like there is a severability clause in ObamaCare, when one does not exist? It’s not like the Supremes spend their dawns poring over statutes, line by line, or anything at all like that. So, President Clinton thought he might mention it. And now TIME magazine is reporting | Read More »
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Which 2012 POTUS candidate can do the most damage to the Left?
You may have guessed that the Redstate contributing editors have had a few discussions about the selection of 2012 POTUS candidates from the GOP. Interestingly (and perhaps not surprisingly), few of us have strong opinions on any particular candidate. I believe there’s a reason for that: the field of candidates seems weak, and no one candidate stands out from the rest. And as Gallup points out, | Read More »
Pew Research: 53% of Americans don’t know GOP candidates.
This is, of course, highly unsurprising: it is April of 2011. While the true start of election cycles have been notoriously creeping further and further back for some time now, the major reason why anybody’s talking seriously about the 2012 election at this point is because President Obama rather desperately announced exceptionally early so that he could officially fund-raise*. This means that those parts of | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Alex Mooney.
Alex is the current chair of the Maryland GOP, and we talked for a bit on how to go about the work in a Blue State. Answer, of course: start from the bottom and work your way up. The Maryland GOP site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
100 Billion Dollar Backlash
Promoted from the diaries by Dan Spencer. “We will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone,” plainly reads a section now under much scrutiny in the House Republican’s ‘A Pledge to America.’ It was a section that was written by the now Majority Whip, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California’s 22nd district. Unfortunately an | Read More »
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Washington is Leaking Oil
Washington is Leaking Oil By: Herman Cain December 5, 2010 My first car as a teenager was an old car with a lot of problems, but at least it was functional. It had an oil leak and I could not afford to get the leak fixed. It was cheaper for me to add oil occasionally to prevent the engine from totally locking up, or worse | Read More »
Could the Missouri Carnahan dynasty be at an end?
It’s been a good week to be a Republican in Missouri. Senator-elect Roy Blunt soundly defeated MO Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, beating her by 13 percentage points statewide, and winning every county in Missouri except St. Louis (city and county) and Jackson (Kansas City). Republican candidates scored wins in most parts of the state except the Democrat strongholds mentioned above, where incumbents such as | Read More »
Stopping Sarah Palin
Much has been made of this story about Republicans attacking Sarah Palin and trying to stop her. There have been some ferocious denials today about it. Many would-be 2012 candidates have denounced it, etc. Here are the facts: there is a significant, though small contingent of heavily anti-Palin forces at the upper echelons of the Establishment GOP in Washington. A good number of them are | Read More »
The Democrats’ Appropriate New Logo
I’ve designed a logo here and there (for friends and family) and one thing I’ve always kept in mind in that line is the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle. In other words, “less is more” – the less complicated, the easier it is to remember, the better for the brand and for the customer. But sometimes less is just less. Take the Democrats’ (please!) | Read More »