NYT uses bad guesser Jack Bass to attack Nikki Haley.
I will admit that the New York Times largely did not attack South Carolina governor Nikki Haley (R) all that harshly in this article; in fact, they said some things that were actually complimentary (given that the governor is openly going after entrenched Republican interests in SC, that’s probably not a surprise). But they couldn’t quite resist playing silly games by getting local liberal political | Read More »
Jim DeMint Brings His A Game To the Debt Vote
Finally. Conservatives are starting to fire up on the Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge and are deciding they must hold people accountable. Senator Jim DeMint appears to be one of them. He tells ABC News that “It would be the most toxic vote” for Republicans. Now, he’s not saying necessarily that he is going to challenge them, but there are growing hints that he might. | Read More »
Rick Perry Will Be At the RedState Gathering. Will You?
The weekend of August 14, 2011, RedState will be going to Charleston, SC for our 2011 RedState Gathering. Nikki Haley will be there. Ted Cruz and Michael Williams will be there. Adam Hasner will be there. We expect Jim DeMint to be there (he hasn’t confirmed yet) and Mike Pence too. I can finally confirm today that Governor Rick Perry of Texas will be there | Read More »
Governor Perry: Veto HB 2403, the Texas Amazon Tax!
I like Texas. The state has many great things going for it, including a friendly tax and business climate. However Texas has to keep working to stay on top, so when South Carolina is backing down from its refusal to work with Amazon, and Tennessee has dropped its Amazon tax bill, it’s disappointing and frustrating to see Texas moving forward with punitive taxation against an | Read More »
The First Debate: Pawlenty & Cain Win
Two winners came out of the South Carolina Republican Presidential Debate. Let me start this off by noting that Frank Luntz’s panel went for Herman Cain first and Rick Santorum second. Why? Their effective takedowns of Obama. In fact, Republican candidates need to note this, Santorum scored big tonight in his very effective take down of Obamacare. Now, to the real winners. The first winner | Read More »
Tech at Night: Broadband, FCC lies, Wireless, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Internet Tax
Good evening. Here’s a bit I’d never expect to read from the San Francisco Chronicle about Sprint’s begging for the FCC to pick winners and losers, instead of just standing aside and letting AT&T and T-Mobile get together: At a time when wireless service is getting cheaper and more innovative, there is no reason for a Depression-era bureaucracy like the FCC to step in and | Read More »
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RedState Interview: Gov. Nikki Haley (R, SC).
We talked this afternoon on South Carolina’s Spending Accountability Act (which was formally signed into law today). To refresh people’s memories: Governor Haley had campaigned in part on a platform of transparency, with a specific focus on the South Carolinian legislature’s ability to vote on funding issues without their votes actually going on the record. The Governor has long been a proponent of reversing this, | Read More »
Will Folks: Blogging School Boy Fantasies
Will Folks. Remember him? Probably not, but I’m going to remind you anyway. [Background here, here, here, here, and here.] He’s the South Carolina blogger who attempted to destroy Nikki Haley’s political career by making unsubstantiated claims that he “inappropriately” interacted with Haley. Folks did not provide evidence, mind you, he just made the spurious claim proving that he’s not only a pathetic political hack, | Read More »
Save the Date
We’re not ready to take registrations yet, but I want you to please save the date on your calendar. From August 12th to August 14th, please join Governor Nikki Haley and RedState.com for the 2011 RedState Gathering in Charleston, South Carolina. We’ll have plenty of speakers, plenty of fun, and embrace the rich southern hospitality the low country is known for. More details will be | Read More »
Unions Sue Nikki Haley in Her First Week in Office
Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina and Redstate Gathering attendee, has barely stepped foot into office and the AFL-CIO has deemed fit to use their dues to sue her for expressing her intent to prevent job-killing unions from invading South Carolina which incidentally is a right to work state. The Governor’s response is refreshingly honest and bold as she essentially tells them to shove their | Read More »
Nikki Haley’s Inaugural Speech.
Nikki Haley was sworn in today as South Carolina governor, and of all the annoyances that the Left has been trying to inflict upon us for the last few days over their petulant inability to dictate what can and cannot be said, this one grates most: they made me forget that briefly. We at RedState have been waiting for this moment for quite some time, | Read More »
Lindsey Graham Gives Away the Game
There has been a lot of speculation this week about why the GOP rolled over in the Senate on virtually every issue. From Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal to START to you name it — the GOP became the party of capitulation. So much so that even Lindsey Graham is blasting the Senate GOP “for a ‘capitulation … of dramatic proportions’ to Democrats and Senate Majority | Read More »
DeMint Champions Taxpayers, Stands Firm for Earmark Reform
[promoted from the diaries by haystack because...well, you figure it out] Note: This op-ed appeared in the Greenville News of Greenville, South Carolina on Monday, November 15, 2010. We are fighting two wars overseas. We are in the middle of an entitlement crisis that could bankrupt this country. The national debt is simply out of control. And your elected leaders voted to spend $500,000 of | Read More »
Stand With Nikki Haley
Friends, in just a few days we have the chance to be a part of a national earthquake election to help save our country from fiscal disaster. On Tuesday, we have the opportunity to elect principled conservatives that will be part of the next generation of American leaders. I’ve been proud to support conservative candidates around the nation and in my home state that will | Read More »
What is the sound of $2.5M flushing?
…this. South Carolina Democratic candidate Rob Miller has apparently adopted Republicans’ “Fire Pelosi” mantra. According to a report by The Associated Press, Miller — who is hoping to oust Rep. Joe Wilson (R) in the South Carolina 2nd district race — said Wednesday that he would not vote to keep Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Speaker in the 112th Congress. Via, of all things, @markos, | Read More »