As if you needed another reason:
That’s not Samuel L. Jackson on set in Die Hard III. Remember the billy-club bearing New Black Panthers that were the vanguard of democracy in Philadelphia in 2008? Well, the boys are back, albeit in a kinder, gentler 2012 version. No visible weapons, and this fellow by all accounts had a bit of a sunnier disposition. Still, a dude in paramilitary attire affiliated with a | Read More »
Polling Puts Romney Up in OH, even in PA
Mystical polling genius Sate Nilver has obtained Romney campaign internal polling, signed a non-disclosure agreement, utilized a magical, mystical, sophisticated statistical analysis system (known to some colloquially as “Microsoft Excel”), and has uncovered that Romney is up in Ohio, and dead even in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Nilver immediately disclosed these findings to the media, particularly the Daily Mail because, claims Nilver, they are the paper | Read More »
When the House of Cards Fell
We’ve seen more than a few headlines recently on Drudge titled “Worse Week” with a photo of the President perched just above the familiar bold “Impact” font headline masthead. Mr. Obama has certainly had more than a few “bad weeks” over the past year, but it seems this one is when the House of Cards that is this administration will finally fall. Thursday of this | Read More »
2012: We must elect a Federalist
Many items have been pointed to as “The Most Important Issue(s)” in the 2012 race for president. Repealing Obamacare Closing the deficit Border Security/Illegal Immigration Jobs/Cutting Government Interference in the Private Sector Reforming the Tax Code National Security and a sound Mid East Policy A sustainable domestic energy policy Everything on this list, including a few others, are important in 2012. Ann Coulter writes that | Read More »
Take what we’re given, or institute a draft?
The majority of posts here at RedState and general “chatter” in conservative/Republican circles betrays a keen grasp of the obvious – we’re not jazzed about our crop of ’12 presidential contenders. As a sweeping generalization, we’ll say that there are several candidates that most of us “could live with,” a couple that are highly polarizing, and another couple that are highly unacceptable to the majority | Read More »
Taking Trump Seriously?
A few weeks ago I used this space to discuss the viability of the “dark horse” presidential candidacy of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. I would do the same for another “dark horse” (albeit a dark horse of a different color), Donald Trump. If Barbour is the quintessential southern politician (if in mannerism if not governance), then Trump is the ultimate New York businessman. Tough, cocky, | Read More »
Haley Barbour – A Viable Candidacy
Disclosure – I am now and have always been a citizen of the great sovereign state of Mississippi. Haley Barbour has been governor of my state for nearly eight years. Like any politician, I have not agreed with all his policies (in fact I have vehemently disagreed with some), but generally the man stands on good conservative principals and has done a good job governing | Read More »