Sarah Palin, the Quotable Rogue
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Matt Lewis from the Daily Caller to discuss his new book, The Quotable Rogue about Sarah Palin, the picture it paints of her that might be different than the one you’ve seen in the media and how she may impact the 2012 presidential | Read More »
Newt Gingrich; Ames, Iowa; and Rick Perry. What It All Means.
Had you tuned in to my radio show two nights ago, you would have heard me tell the world that Newt Gingrich’s campaign was disintegrating. Had you jumped over to RedState yesterday at noon for my Presidential horserace post, you’d have seen again that sources were telling me Newt’s campaign was in complete meltdown and I did not expect him to survive. Well, you’d have | Read More »
Sarah Palin’s Magical Mystery Tour
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Conroy, from Real Clear Politics is here to discuss the Sarah Palin world tour, her upcoming movie and whether or not she will officially join the race for President. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. | Read More »
Mitt Romney Still Loves His Ethanol, Especially in Iowa
Say anything you want about Mitt Romney, but at least he isn’t flip flopping this time around. Instead of disavowing his support for Romneycare, he fully embraced the monstrosity, albeit on a state level. Now, amidst the growing disquiet over the outrageous ethanol subsidies, and following Tim Pawlenty’s mea culpa on the issue, Mitt Romney is doubling down on his support for this odious subsidy. | Read More »
Tim Pawlenty comes out against farm subsidies. In Iowa.
In his official speech kicking off his campaign: I’m here today to tell Iowans the truth, too. America is facing a crushing debt crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen before. We need to cut spending, and we need to cut it…big time. The hard truth is that there are no longer any sacred programs. The truth about federal energy subsidies, including federal subsidies | Read More »
University of Iowa professor to College Republicans: ‘F— you’
A campus-wide recruitment solicitation by University of Iowa College Republicans was met Monday with a vulgarity from the unlikeliest of people: A faculty member. “F— you, Republicans,” professor Ellen Lewin fired off to the GOP group, who a day earlier asked conservative students to get involved in club activities. The message came from Lewin’s university account. “Conservatives in Iowa City, it is now time to come | Read More »
Mideast Turmoil and the Corn Ethanol Connection
Could ethanol-driven food price increases be at the root of recent unrest in Egypt and the greater Middle East? An article by Robert Bryce in the Energy Tribune explores the connection between the Iowa Presidential Caucuses, ethanol subsidies, and the rising tide of discontent: Biofuels Driving Up Food Prices As Iowa Primary Approaches This year, the US corn ethanol sector will consume 40 percent of | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Steve King (R, IA-05).
This was probably the most informal one that I did, and (not unrelatedly) the most fun. I generally get along perfectly well with the politicians and legislators that I talk to, but usually the time constraints alone are significant. Your average Congressman or Senator is generally running around things like CPAC with a staff of at least two, both of which he or she legitimately | Read More »
Sgt. Sal Giunta to retire[*]…
…for those who need their memory jogged, Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan; he’s the first living recipient of the MoH since the Vietnam War. And apropos of absolutely nothing, if I’m reading his biography right Sgt. Giunta is from Iowa’s Second Congressional district, which is Dave Loebsack’s. Loebsack is a three-termer who came pretty close | Read More »
2010 Election: Denial, Elitism, and Possible Overinterpretation
I’m glad to see that President Obama and the rest of the Democratic leadership don’t get that Tuesday’s massive defeat was a repudiation of Democrat policies. I had thought Democrats would do some honest self-evaluation for at least a few days—as they seemed to do following Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts—before convincing themselves the message was not about them. But this time the denial was | Read More »
Oh Nooozzzzzzz. We can’t touch the judges.
There is some ridiculous handwringing in this Washington Post article about voters daring — DARING I say — to throw judges off the bench for finding gay marriage in a state constitution. How dare the people exercise their right. The effort in Iowa worries not only gay rights advocates but some legal experts who say it is wrong to punish judges for an unpopular decision. | Read More »
Meet Ben Lange (R CAND, IA-01).
We actually talked yesterday, but Ben’s campaign came out with an online ad that they want to showcase. I was happy to oblige; it’s a good ad (and can be seen after the fold). The interview itself is below: Ben’s site is here: he’s up against Bruce Braley, so every little bit helps.
The Democratic Governors Association Spent $800,000.00 Attacking Barack Obama
I believe that the topical response to this would be “You’re doing it wrong.” Major Dem donors who wrote checks to the Democratic Governors Association funded a below-the-radar campaign that attacked Pres. Obama and other Dem all-stars, all in hopes of knocking off a strong GOP challenger. [snip] Iowans for Responsible Government is a 527 group founded by Rob Tully, the former state Dem Party | Read More »
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President. But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as | Read More »
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