Why We Are Here
I occasionally read diaries and comments here and wonder if there’s a full appreciation of why RedState exists and what we’re trying to enable with our readers/members. Redstate has three specific goals, as documented on our “About” page: Educate conservatives Motivate conservatives to get involved in the political process Activate conservatives through RedState’s support and tools There is a pretty basic mission behind those goals: | Read More »
Articles to Ponder on a Friday
Greetings from New Orleans! A number of you/us are here this weekend to meet at Redstate Gathering 2013. I hope to see some of you at some point over the weekend. Yesterday my wife and I spent some time out in the (very hot and humid) French Quarter, enjoying the food and drink and witnessing our first “second line” procession as part of Rep. Lindy | Read More »
Senators, Congressmen, Aides To Be Exempt From The Impact of Obamacare
According to reports this morning, a deal has been struck in DC to continue employer contributions to healthcare, negating the financial impact of Obamacare on our representatives in DC. Starting in 2014, all 100 U.S. senators, 435 representatives in the House and their aides will have to get their health insurance through ObamaCare’s newly formed state exchanges. But they won’t see a spike in their | Read More »
George W. Bush Was Right
A day or so ago I was reading some comments here and noted someone who stated that Republicans are supposed to be the “Party of Morality”. Interesting observation, that. I don’t disagree with it necessarily, but I don’t think we have a full appreciation of what it means.
I think George W. Bush did.
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Our New National Anthem…and a Saturday open thread
I don’t remember if I saw this lately on Twitter or if it just jumped into my head while reading another article. It now seems so…appropriate, and a fitting tribute to our United Monitored States of America. My apologies if someone else has posted this recently. I wasn’t monitoring you. Talk amongst yourselves…
Good Republicans and Bad Republicans
After the last two Presidential elections, some on the Right have demanded that the GOP jettison its positions on social conservative issues such as abortion and gay marriage. To them, the GOP lost these elections because those issues are too “divisive” and that capturing the younger voters demands that we capitulate on social issues. Interestingly, and unsurprisingly, President Obama agrees. There are going to be | Read More »
“The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement!”
Happy Thanksgiving, all! It’s time for my annual tradition of posting the WKRP “Turkey Drop” video. This is possibly the funniest scene in TV history, and definitely one of my favorite TV shows of all time. You can also view the entire episode on Hulu! I hope you all have a great day and safe travels today and the rest of this holiday weekend. Feel | Read More »
Chairs, Debates, Hurricanes and The Man Who Never Was
After many months of campaigning, Mitt Romney has finally taken the lead in polling for the election. But why has it taken so long for the American people to catch onto the Mittmentum? It begins with two key events: the Republican National Convention and the Presidential debates. And interestingly, Hurricane Sandy also shows us some interesting insights about how the mainstream media has dealt with | Read More »
David Axelrod provides his keen insights on the election, MLB edition.
The St. Louis Cardinals just completed one of the most incredible post-season game come-from-behind wins that I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately for David Axelrod, he shot off his mouth before the game was decided. And with great comic effect. SO…Tonight was the fifth and final game in the series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington (DC) Nationals. After falling behind 6-0 in the | Read More »
Joe Biden: The George Costanza of Foreign Policy
From Seinfeld, “The Opposite” Why did it all turn out like this for me? I had so much promise. I was personable, I was bright. Oh, maybe not academically speaking, but … I was perceptive. I always know when someone’s uncomfortable at a party. It became very clear to me sitting out there today, that every decision I’ve ever made, in my entire life, has | Read More »
Media as Obama Sycophants – Nothing New Under the Sun
We have known for years that the media has been in the tank for Barack Obama. Even The Onion had to admit it. (Open Thread)
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Today’s Open Thread – Democrats and Godwin’s Law
This past weekend, CA Democrat Party Chairman John Burton blew the doors off of Godwin’s Law by comparing Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan to the notorious Nazi, Joseph Goebbels. Apparently Burton is this year’s Alan Grayson. Coincidentally, one of today’s Quotes of the Day was from Goebbels’ boss: What luck for rulers that men do not think. — Adolf | Read More »
Official Labor Day Open Thread
Someone requested an open thread to use to discuss various issues du jour since the user diary thing is still out to lunch. That’s a good idea. So here you go! All topics are fair game here…
These are the words of a man who should be (Vice) President
Last week Charles Krauthammer wrote a column that I consider one of his best in quite a while, titled “The case against re-election.” In it, he examined Obama’s failed programs and legislation and the potential campaign strategy for Mitt Romney. Krauthammer’s most important point focused on how important it is for Mitt Romney – and now Paul Ryan – to campaign against Obama on ideological | Read More »
To grab or not to grab … guns? That is the question.
This morning a friend sent me an article about the Sikh Temple murders in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The article describes how the president of the temple attempted to fight back against the murderer – with a butter knife. On Sunday, he died standing up to the horror of a gunman’s attack on his house of worship in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Kaleka, 65, managed | Read More »