There is a real and genuine disconnect between grassroots conservatives and many in Washington. Let’s first concede that, like with many politicians, a cult of personality has started developing around Ted Cruz, though from my vantage point it is not nearly as virulent as among some. But, there are some who, should Cruz fall flat on his face, would declare it all part of the | Read More »
The Cancerous Lie of Unbounded Positive Rights
An alliance of Progressive Organizations is attempting to counter 23+ hours of truth from Senator Cruz with thirty-one seconds of disingenuous horse-hockey. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people healthcare. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people food stamps. It’s as if being an American implies that you have a natural right to have the government give you goods and services that originally belonged to, or are produced by somebody else.
In the bizarre world of “Positive Rights,” we get logical constructs that would totally destroy the social contract of any society that attempted to fulfill them. There is never any logical limit to what can be claimed as a so-called Positive Right. In the real-world, to all of these limitless demands are attached similarly limitless costs. It’s analogous to the Work-Energy Relationship in Physics.
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The Amazement that is Senator Cruz
I lived in Texas during Cruz’s campaign for the TX senate seat (you know, the Republican primary). I remember considering Cruz and Dewhurst and wondering which one would be more likely to represent conservatives in DC. The thing is between the two choices you had 1) A man who had been pretty conservative, but obviously loved political power 2) A man that we knew nothing | Read More »
The Great Big GOP Establishment Obamacare Lie
Among the many insightful things Ted Cruz said during his historic filibuster through the night was that there is no honesty in the Republican Party. He noted that it would be better to have a Senate full of Republicans like Mike Lee and Democrats like Bernie Sanders – people who actually believe what they say, and are honest and open about it. What he meant | Read More »
Dear @Reince and @RNC: Put your money where your tweets are.
I realize this would appear to be the second letter to the party today, especially after Breeanne Howe’s “Dear John” to the party as a whole. But, I would simply like to ask something of the chairman of the RNC and the RNC itself: Turn your words into deeds. Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, has not one but two posts on RedState | Read More »
Senate: If not you—who? If not now—when?
Open Letter to All United States Senators Dear Senator, When I was in school, we were taught that the United States Senate was “the world’s greatest deliberative body”. Under your current majority leader, it has been run more like the Soviet Politburo, with dissent, deliberation, and true debate stifled at every turn. The very idea of amending a bill or resolution AFTER debate has ceased, | Read More »
, Mike Lee
, Ted Cruz
, U.S. House
, US Senate
The Un-President-ed Lies of Barack Obama
So Our Deceiver-In-Chief seems to believe the latest reporting on Obamacare involves “unprecedented scare tactics.” This is garbage. This administration has involved nothing but scare tactics since the day it took office. Anything less may have allowed a crisis or three to go to waste. I think were all a little sick of hearing about how each new sunrise is unprecedented. It’s as if Barack Obama spent his entire tenure as a Harvard Law Review Editor and only remembered one quarter-dollar word that was longer than three syllables.
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Delaying – Not Defunding – Will Kill Obamacare
I love Sen. Ted Cruz. I’m a huge fan of Sen. Rand Paul as well. I’m not one who cozies up with establishment Republicans. In fact, I find – at times – moderate Republicans to be more spineless than liberals. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean I need to agree with everything the Tea Party does concerning fighting Obamacare. We’re heading for rocky shoals with this defund | Read More »
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, 2014 election
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, Constitutional Law
As the astonishing TV show “Breaking Bad” reaches its conclusion, there have been many fine efforts to dissect the morality and philosophy of the show, with Jonah Goldberg’s lengthy dissertation at National Review a standout. It’s a testament to the brilliant writing and acting on the show to find so much thoughtful commentary. The main character, Walter White – as masterfully portrayed by Bryan Cranston – | Read More »
#MakeDCListen: Stand With Ted Against Obamacare
Senator Ted Cruz has fulfilled his election promise to do everything it takes to stop Obamacare. To that end, he has commenced a talking filibuster against the budget CR, which Harry Reid plans to use as a conduit for reinserting funding to Obamacare. This is real simple. We are at the end of the line. Anyone who thinks that, under the false hope of winning | Read More »
GOP hasn’t the votes to defund, nor Obama to fund, Obamacare
Do the Constitution’s separation of powers and concomitant duty to compromise apply to all presidents save for President Obama? Few things enrage this rooster more than to have our intelligence insulted by vacuous excuses for cowardice from those who know better, yet expect political allies to share their glazed-over looks and accept them as reasoned arguments. So it goes on Sunday political shows and The | Read More »
, Affordable Care Act
, Barack Obama
, Bill Clinton
, continuing budget resolution
, Defund Obamacare
, Democratic Party
, Government Shutdown
, Harry Reid
, John Boehner
, Newt Gingrich
, Republican Party
The RedState Call Center is Active: Call the Senate
The RedState call center is now active. Use our calling center to connect with your Senators. RedState makes it very easy. Go here now, enter your zip code, and get connected to your Senators. Tell them to stand with Ted Cruz and oppose cloture on the continuing resolution.
A Cruz Missile Launch, Like a Light, Shows the Cockroaches Scurrying
“Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have, whether they can muster the support or not in this round, ensured the GOP cannot begin collaborating with the Democrats to fix what the voters want repealed.” A curious moment happened on Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace told Karl Rove that a number of Republicans in Congress had sent him opposition research on Ted Cruz once Fox announced Cruz | Read More »
Going Bananas As The Fiscal Year Ends
I can imagine Inigo Montoya sipping his rum. He contemplates, then chuckles. He pulls a bit on his mustache as President Obama’s teleprompter bromides blare out of his television. “He uses this phrase banana republic.” Inigo muses. “I do not think he knows what it means.”
You can use the term in a number of ways. As catchy bits of jargon get run through the political mill until shopworn, it’s perhaps quite accurate of Montoya to question whether anyone knows what banana republic means. I tend to think their clothes are overrated. My wife, on the other hand, always appreciates a $100 gift card. All jesting aside, when the American author O. Henry invented Archuria, he had a very specific type of dystopia in mind.
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