Great op-ed by Rep. Lamar Smith in the Politico.If President Barack Obama could snap his fingers and create 8 million new jobs, would you want him to do it? I would. And certainly the 15 million unemployed Americans would, as well.The good news is that the president can do just that — implement a policy that opens up 8 million jobs. The bad news is that | Read More »
BREAKING: Kay Bailey Hutchison Will Not Resign
I am hearing that Senator Hutchison has decided not to resign from the United States Senate to pursue her bid for Governor of Texas.A statement is coming shortly. My understanding is that she will pursue the race for Governor still, but I’m told this is a recognition that she probably can’t make it out of the primary.I’m told a statement is forthcoming.By the way, this | Read More »
Obama actually reads a law
It would seem that The Won has actually taken the time, and briefed his Tele-Promp-Ter on the application of that law. Fitting, in view of Thursdays attack in Texas, the President has ordered flags to half-staff until sunset on Veterans Day, 11/11. For once, good proper use of presidential authority: Flag Code of the United States By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at | Read More »
Pete Sessions Is Going to Get Primaried
I am not really advocating we throw Pete Sessions out of Congress, just the NRCC. Nonetheless, I think it is hiliarous that he is going to get primaried by a corporate financial analyst. The disgraceful conduct of the Sessions’ led NRCC up in NY-23 has a lot to do with it. But Sessions’ TARP vote is the primary motivator. Again, I’m not really an advocate | Read More »
How Al Sharpton Led Me To Oppose Term Limits
This all started on Sunday morning as I switched through the TV channels I caught an exchange on This Sunday between Al Sharpton, Ron Brownstein, and George Will. Ron Brownstein said that there are many people who are attending Tea Party events and Town Hall meetings to express their anger over a government that is trying to take control of too much of their lives | Read More »
Jeb Hensarling Becomes a Party Man
Former Chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee Mike Pence is not giving Dede Scozzafava money and is not endorsing her. He refuses to side with an ACORN supported leftist.Contrast that with the most recent former Chairman of the RSC, Jeb Hensarling, a man I have long admired and the first member of Congress I ever donated to. Congressman Hensarling is throwing his principles out | Read More »
The Spirit of Skidmore
Josh Trevino just sent me this picture. He’s standing in front of the sign right now. The sign is for the Skidmore Historical Society Museum. The sign says, “Built and maintained by local citizens without benefit of state or federal funds.” We need that spirit in this country. We need the Spirit of Skidmore.
APB Out for Kay Bailey Hutchison aka Kaycorn
At some point a campaign can hit so hard, so fast, and so frequently that people begin to feel sorry for the beaten up opponent.I’m afraid that may happen in the Texas GOP Gubernatorial Primary. But Kay Bailey Hutchison is just the gift that keeps on giving to the Perry team. Still, I’m getting a bit squeamish with so many punches thrown.On the other hand, | Read More »
Ted Cruz gaining momentum in Texas AG race
As we’ve said before at RedState, Ted Cruz brought the house down at the RedState gathering in Atlanta. His story and his success as Texas Solicitor General are gripping. He knows exactly what he stands for, and he is as complete a conservative as you could ask for. At the moment he is the only declared Republican in the race. Even though the election is | Read More »
On the NRSC Memo: What About Florida and Texas. And Fiorina?
I don’t know a single Republican leaning blog that got tipped off about Senator John Cornyn’s memo to the Senate Republican Conference. Brian Walsh from the NRSC just emailed to let me know he had, in fact, emailed me earlier today with a copy of the email. For reasons unbeknownst to either of us, I got one responding to the Devore press release, but no | Read More »
Texas Should Put Michael Williams in the Senate
Texans have an outstanding opportunity in the coming year to make a greater impact on the national stage than any other state. Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, an African American who happens to be an outstanding, uncompromising conservative, will on the ballot for the United States Senate.There are a number of good men running for the Senate in Texas, and most are varying degrees of | Read More »
Newt Gingrich endorses Michael Williams for Texas Senate.
Now that I may comment: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has endorsed Michael Williams for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s soon-vacant Senate seat. It’s a strong endorsement, too (that link also leads to contribution information): Having been a part of the last effort to retake the congressional majority, I am convinced we don’t have to wait 40 years this time to regain power. Democrats in Congress offer | Read More »
Perry for Texas. Hutchison for Washington.
In 2010, Texans either will lead the nation forward according to conservative principle and under conservative leadership, or they will put their trust and faith in the ways of Washington. In the last several weeks, current Texas Governor Rick Perry and U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison – each vying for the Texas Governorship in 2010 – have each made significant public statements that make their | Read More »
Upcoming trial in Austin domestic terrorism case?
(Via Instapundit) Apparently at least one member of the Austin left-activist community was upset to at the way that one of their ‘own’ betrayed them. And by ‘betrayed them’ I mean ‘revealed details of a terrorist plot to the FBI:’ A Texas woman faces trial this month in Austin on charges she threatened to kill a government informant who infiltrated an Austin-based group that planned | Read More »
Announcement by Michael Williams (R Cand, TX-SEN) campaign tomorrow.
Reposted without comment: @MichaelWilliams Watch for an exciting announcement on Tuesday via Twitter. Will also email & Facebook. …except to note that it was a pleasure to have him as a speaker at the RS Gathering. The video again, for people who may later feel the need to refresh their memories: Michael Williams from David Thompson on Vimeo. Moe Lane Full disclosure: I am in | Read More »