Andre Bauer’s unfortunate endorsement of Newt Gingrich. [UPDATE]
[Please note the edit below: the implication in the CNN article was that Bauer's endorsement of Gingrich was welcomed by the campaign, but there's still wiggle room for Team Newt. I've emailed the Gingrich campaign to confirm. - Moe Lane] Team Newt announced today that they [CNN reported today that the Gingrich campaign] had picked up the endorsement of Andre Bauer, who is: a former | Read More »
Is the Machinists’ “Smoking Gun” Merely A Smoke Screen To Cover Its Own Actions?
Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest through the trees. Such seems to be the case of the media’s reporting on the matter of the union appointees at President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board and their prosecution of Boeing. This latest example of the media being blinded is the alleged ‘smoking gun‘ that was reported on Friday. However, if the media were to actually | Read More »
South Carolina and the Campaign Trail
On Saturday, Sarah Palin went to Iowa to lament crony capitalism in both parties. Her aides said she was taking shots at Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. We don’t know for sure whether or not she was because Sarah Palin herself did not confirm it. History is full of times Palin aides said something only to find Palin herself contradicting the aides. Yesterday, Sarah Palin | Read More »
The Fight for the GOP Presidential Nomination
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Conroy from Real Clear Politics to discuss the current field of GOP Presidential candidates, the struggles Mitt Romney may have as this field evolves, and the whole will she won’t she Sarah Palin saga. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment | Read More »
RS Gathering: Tim Scott (R, SC-01).
Tim Scott was elected last year on a general reform slate in South Carolina: he was one of the candidates that we took an interest in, so it was great that he got to speak with our readers Friday night. Afterward, we spoke with Tim briefly: Sound was a little off at first: we had some motivated listeners Friday night.
2012 Fundraising and the Tough Road to the GOP Nomination
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake from the Washington Post to discuss the latest quarter of 2012 fundraising numbers, the importance of Iowa and the grueling GOP primary calendar. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can | Read More »
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 »