I Hate and I Mean HATE The “RINO” Label.
Since when did we become the party of ideological purity and personal destruction? I am discouraged when I see good conservatives tag Republicans with the “RINO” label, in fact, it makes me fear that we will fall into the same trap the Democrats did throughout the first half of this decade. In 2006, Joe Lieberman was effectively tossed out of the Democrats. This proud liberal | Read More »
Social Conservatism is Conservatism
The Only Effective Strategy: Social Conservatism is Conservatism Every member of Redstate understands what is at stake – we are fighting for the very soul of this nation. Debates between factions of Right leaning groups are healthy. They can also destroy a much needed and previously strong coalition. Believe me our nation has been systematically deconstructed by her enemies within and without – and if | Read More »
Star Trek: The Vexed Generation
Cross-posted from AOL’s Political Machine It is the third day after seeing the new Star Trek trailer. I still have a slight ringing in my ears and some dizziness, but I think I’m finally coming down. In light of the buzz surrounding the new Trek flick (woohoo!), which recasts our favorite old characters with new actors, Tommy Christopher and I have been doing a little | Read More »
Was Palin the Worst VP Pick Ever?
We have gone through the first round of internal recriminations with the recent excoriation of Governor Palin by those “unnamed” McCain staffers. But, as we all know, Gov. Palin was the subject of heated debate even among Republicans long before the election. One common complaint was that she was the “worst” VP candidate pick “ever.” But, was she really? A look at recent history can | Read More »
Bush should have never been pulled into the picture
If we’ve finally learned to cool our heels and drop the fingers, conservatives are beginning to realize that we have sucked it up this decade. But one thing is certain. The accumulation of frustration that has been building up since ’07 was pretty clear in the loud of chorus of boos during John’s concession speech on the night of the fourth. But wait. Are we | Read More »
He Said, She Said
Why The Finger Pointing Aids Democrats We have gone through the first round of internal recriminations with the recent excoriation of Governor Palin by those “unnamed” McCain staffers. We are also starting to see a few hints of the slaps for John McCain more of which will soon come from amongst GOP faithful. But, while the media loves the bashing, this internal carping does nothing | Read More »
Change We Can Believe In?
Yes We Can, Yes We Can. Change You Can Believe In! Well, not quite but okay if you really believed that sort of stuff then it’s fine. It seems President elect Barack Obama is about to add another Clintonista to his arsenal. This time it’s Senator Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State. I don’t know about you but this is starting to reassure me about | Read More »
Your Money – Their Mistakes
Americans have met “the battle of the bulge” and it isn’t any fun! The “fat cats” in Washington just love to play monopoly with our tax dollars and we’re the ones who end up in jail without a free card. Our government remains in the same robotic mode of same ole, same ole! We are shaking in our shoes and totally confused; should we remove | Read More »
A Short History of the Newt Gingrich – George W Bush Era
The voters surprised a lot of people one evening in November of 1994 when they elected the first Republican Congress in 40 years. The GOP gained over 50 seats in the US House of Representatives and 8 seats in the US Senate. They would soon gain 2 additional US Senators when Richard Shelby from Alabama and Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Colorado switched their party affiliations | Read More »
McCain for Climate Czar?
I’m surprised no one has mentioned this. Like him or not, John McCain has been on the forefront, along with Joe Lieberman, of the energy and climate issues in the Senate. Now that Gore has turned down the role, it appears to be down to Arnold Schwarzenegger or Nancy Floyd. But with the meeting between McCain and Obama this week, one has to wonder if | Read More »
Who’s campaigning for Chambliss?!
Georgia’s Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican, won most of the votes in his state’s race for U.S.Senate, but not enough to avoid a runoff with his challenger. (What’s his challenger’s name? Oh, I forgot, I don’t care.) The most important part of this race, which will be decided with another vote in December, is that Republican’s desperately need to hold on to as many senate | Read More »
Andrew Sullivan quotes from General Barry McCafferty, who has just come back from Iraq and makes the following observation: “The bottom line,” McCaffrey writes, “is a dramatic and growing momentum for economic and security stability which is unlikely to be reversible. I would not characterize the situation as fragile.” Sullivan responds: He was there; I’ve never been. But I wonder if he’s right. I sure | Read More »
How Indiana turned Blue for Obama
When I moved to Indiana this summer, I knew I was moving to a deep Red State, a state where Bush stomped Kerry by 20 points in the 2004 presidential election, winning all but 4 counties. In fact, since 1940, when the Republicans nominated the Hoosier Wendle Wilkie for president, Indiana had only voted for a Democrat presidential candidate once, in 1964, until last week. | Read More »
Gang of 14: Part II
In 2005, the Republicans had just seen their President reelected and the majority in the US Senate increased to a 55-45 seat majority. It looked like the judicial filibusters that the Democrats had used to stop conservative judicial nominees from being confirmed in the 2003-2004 Senate might get fair up-or-down votes. But then came a reluctance on the part of some Republican Senators to use | Read More »