The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates Disagree With House Republicans

    RedState was pleased to help sponsor this past weekend’s Freedom Summit in Iowa. We asked the candidates runnig for President and others who were speaking five questions. One of those questions was what they think about the House Republican Leaders pulling the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. They, and the members of Congress present, dissent.

    The Pro-Life Movement Must Stop Being Whores of the Republican Party

    I know there are many angered by the title of this post, but the truth hurts. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been to political events where a politician kisses babies and talks Jesus so the pro-lifers in the crowd get thigh sweats and send the politician to Washington. When the politician takes up with his mistress or pays for an | Read More »

    Ronald Reagan Rhetoric and Nancy Pelosi Results

    Well done, House Republicans. You’ve managed to screw it all up in only a few short weeks. Here is your must read of the day from Russell Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. The Republicans in Congress should come and explain this atrocity to the hundreds of thousands of people gathering here in the nation’s capital to march for life. The congressional Republicans | Read More »

    The Closing of the Republican Mind

    The Closing of the Republican Mind

    The Republicans just beat the Democrats pretty badly. But the Republicans perceive that they also beat conservatives. The perception has helped closed the Republican mind. The conservative stalwarts of the past have given way to the return of the patrician Republicans who will use government to care for the people, just in different ways from the Democrats. The Party of Nixon, Ford, Bush, Dole, Bush, | Read More »

    Thank You House Republicans

    Normally at this time of year Republicans run away from the issue of abortion as fast as possible. They don’t like the “War on Women” and they just give up. But in 2014, we saw the “war on women” lose to Republicans who champion life. Now the GOP is going to take positive steps to advance a culture of life. Instead of running from the | Read More »

    The demographic shriveling of the Democratic party continues.

    The demographic shriveling of the Democratic party continues.

    Oh, dear. It’s worse for the Democratic party than I thought. The GOP dominance in these predominantly white working-class districts underscores the structural challenge facing Democrats: While the party has repeatedly captured the White House despite big deficits among the working-class white voters who once anchored its electoral coalition, these results show how difficult it will be to recapture the House without improving on that | Read More »

    Mitigating the Suck

    Mitigating the Suck

    I campaigned for Jody Hice and Barry Loudermilk in Georgia. They both said they were opposed to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Today, the both voted for him, having previously voted against him in the Republican Conference. They both stood behind that as their justification to vote for him today, but their constituents thought otherwise. | Read More »

    Dear Freshman Republicans

    Congratulations on your election. You all come from different backgrounds with different views and even differing ideologies and priorities. But collectively you now are called upon to decide important issues. For those of you in the House, many of you campaigned saying you would vote against Speaker Boehner. You are now trying to talk your way out of it claiming you tried behind closed doors | Read More »

    Jim Jordan on the Verge of a Horatius Moment

    Horatius stood at the Pons Sublicius as an invading army tried to conquer Rome. According to Babbington’s poem, Horatius famously asked “Who will stand on either hand and guard this bridge with me?” Horatius saved Rome. Congressman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) 96% finds himself in a similar moment. The Politico reports that privately Boehner’s aides and the Republican Leadership intend to use | Read More »

    The Insanity of the GOP: Doing the Same Thing Over and Over

    New polling of Republican shows what everyone knows. The overwhelming majority of Republican voters want a new Speaker. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% is not trusted by most Republicans. In 2006, the American public threw Republicans out of power decisively. They had no use for the Republican leadership. Two years later, the public elected Barack Obama in a further repudiation of the | Read More »

    They’re Coming for Mike Lee

    They're Coming for Mike Lee

    It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 100%. Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has more than once anticipated Senate GOP leadership strategy based | Read More »

    An Interesting Choice for Republicans: With Their Base or With Obama

    The CROmnibus is in chaos thanks to so many Republicans opposing the rule. That exposed the underlying weakness and it showed the Democrats just how much turmoil the GOP leaders were causing for themselves. Now Boehner is struggling to get it passed and wants Democrat votes to help get it passed. This puts Republicans in an interesting position. With Barack Obama now coming out to | Read More »

    Understand This

    Understand This

    The House of Representatives is a large body with diverse opinions. Without structure, nothing could get done. In order to both have debate and amendments while also not dragging processes on forever, legislation brought to the floor of the House of Representatives is accompanied by a rule. That rule sets out the parameters for debate, timeframe for debate, and amendments to the underlying legislation. Legislation | Read More »

    Republicans and the Chris Hughes/Sean Eldridge Love Fest

    I’ve noticed a trend on the left and right in the past few years. People of limited accomplishment participate in fawning love affair press that claims the people are somehow the masters of the universe. James Kirchick does a great job in this schadenfreude-o-licious piece at the Daily Beast. Liberal writers have, for the last several years, fallen all over themselves to praise Chris Hughes | Read More »

    Now Or Later: Why Not Wait to Fight Over Amnesty?

    Now Or Later: Why Not Wait to Fight Over Amnesty?

    This is, perhaps, the simplest and most easily understood argument against acting now to stop the President. Come January, the House of Representatives and the Senate will both be held by the Republican Party. It will, therefore, improve their leverage against the President and his unconstitutional amnesty. So we should wait. Except . . . well . . . except there are some fundamental problems | Read More »