The Circle of Jerks Turns From Scott Walker to Ted Cruz
The Circle of Jerks went blind the other day over a quote from Scott Walker about ultrasounds prior to an abortion being “cool.” The Politico ran it. Various left leaning journalists circulated it. It’s as if they had an email server and they all descended at once with their stories printed on kleenex. The only problem is that the story was made up. Some of | Read More »
WATCH: Gov. Scott Walker Addresses Now Infamous Politico/TPM/Jezebel/NPR/Kos/Etc Ultrasound Misquote
On the Dana Loesch Radio Show today, Governor Scott Walker addressed the made-up controversy over his non-controversial remarks, first pointed out by Loesch and which we wrote about here at RedState. His response is perfect. “Walker Derangement Syndrome’ is absolutely correct. The left and the media (standard “but I repeat myself” joke goes here) will relentlessly latch onto stories that they think paint Republicans as | Read More »
Journalists: Do Your Job
Partially based on this post by Caleb Howe and partially based on this Blake Hounshell tweet, I’ve got a quick thought for journalists: How about actually doing your jobs? I get it, you don’t like people on the Internet and social media telling you to do your job and all, but considering I used to do the job, too, I actually know what I’m talking about. | Read More »
Politico Smears Scott Walker With False Quote
Politico today led the way in a virtual tidal wave of outragey outrage stories across the leftosphere trashing Scott Walker as some kind of monster because he thinks that laws mandating ultrasounds before abortions are “cool” and gosh doesn’t he just love rape. Only that’s not rape. And, oh yeah, he didn’t even say that. Yes once again the media and the left have coincidented | Read More »
Is Scott Walker afraid of social issues?
Politico says that Scott Walker is having a “crisis of faith” because social conservatives are questioning his bona fides. Showing their ignorance of what “social conservatism” actually is, they quoted a lot of evangelicals and mentioned over and over how it was surprising he would have this problem given that he mentions God a lot. You know, because that’s the criteria. Hold your hand | Read More »
Round One For the RedState Gathering
I hope you have gotten your tickets to the RedState Gathering, because with this post today I suspect we are going to see them start going quickly. Backers of the various candidates want to see their preferred pick and with Atlanta being an easy place to get to, well . . . I hope you got your ticket. You can register at this link. This | Read More »
Should a GOP presidential candidate attend a homosexual wedding?
There has been a garden industry erupting among GOP presidential contenders over whether or not they would attend a homosexual wedding… as a guest. Scott Walker (via CNN) “Even though my position on marriage is still that its defined as between a man and a woman, and I support the constitution of the state but for someone I love, we’ve been to a reception,” he | Read More »
Cruz, Paul, Walker, Rubio, Perry, Jindal, and Bush Walk Into a Ballroom
There are going to be lots of corrals to meet the Presidential candidates. That’s the nature of it. They march in, they give speeches, and they leave. In many of these events, if you pay extra, you get closer. You may pay even more and get a photo opportunity. Good luck getting a question answered. That was one reason I wanted the RedState Gathering to | Read More »
Scott Walker Flip Flops on Immigration Stance?
Is Governor Walker for amnesty, securing the border, a pathway to citizenship, or is he against it? The answer is clearly yes. Confused? So am I. It was only a few weeks ago that the Presidential Candidate in waiting was on Fox News Sunday emphatically stating his new firm position on immigration and border security. “My view has changed. I’m flat out saying it, candidates | Read More »
Tired of It Already
I have to confess something. We are 48 hours removed from finally having one Republican Presidential candidate and I am already tired of 2016. Heck, I was tired of it before Cruz declared. Somewhat ironic to say given that I make a living on the internet, but I am more and more convinced the internet and, particularly, social media is a bad thing. It fosters | Read More »
Ted Cruz Enters Stage Right
Cruz’s Mission If I drew a graph to evaluate the competence of a potential GOP Presidential candidate it could have several dimensions in what I’ll call Poli-Space.* For the sake of convenience, we’ll collapse our tensor here down to three dimensions of spin and focus on the intersection of Ideology versus Executability versus Electability. Perhaps the latter two axis could be | Read More »
Breitbart, Malkin, Scott Walker, and Strategery
Fresh off of claiming the scalp of Liz Mair (more on that later), The Website Bearing Breitbart’s Name issued another broadside yesterday consisting almost entirely of the fact that Michelle Malkin thinks Scott Walker has a lot of problems. I’m not going to link the piece because I’m done linking to Breitbart, as I view them as summarily unhelpful to the movement. If you want | Read More »
Dear @ScottWalker, Liz Mair Is a Friend of Mine
Liz Mair works for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. She has been hired to do communications outreach. She is very good at her job. She is also a friend of mine. I have known Liz for a number of years. In 2012, Liz worked for Governor Rick Perry. I am very saddened to see an organized effort by conservatives to have Governor Walker fire Liz Mair. | Read More »
Why Hillary is a Different Kind of Clinton
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Leon Wolf to discuss the winners and losers of CPAC, if Scott Walker’s background will help him in 2016 and why Hillary is a different kind of Clinton.
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My Candid Candidate Thoughts After CPAC
Watch out conservatives. Jeb Bush is in this to win this and he just might. I met privately with Governor Bush at CPAC. He struck me as far more polished than many of the other candidates and he clearly recognizes the quality, however superficial it might be to some, of looking the part. More interesting, I have a ton of friends who like him. They | Read More »