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    Gov. Rick Perry’s announcement of his run for President

    As Moe and Erick noted below, “it happened.” Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced his intent to run for President of the United States. Video streaming by Ustream The first Redstate Gathering was in Atlanta in 2009, and now we’re on our third one. No matter what GOP candidate you support for the nomination, this 2011 Gathering is one for the history books. Thanks to | Read More »

    One business woman’s view of the Oconomy

    Business people seem to have a particularly good grasp of what’s going wrong in Obamaland.  Amilya Antonetti articulates it well here. “What should the President say on Monday?” “I apologize. I apologize because i did not lead this country to success” If only that could fix the disaster that Barack Obama and his minions have foisted off on this nation. (Consider this an open thread)

    Harry Reid: The New Walter Mondale

    Back in the good old days, referring to a liberal as “tax and spend” was considered an insulting accusation – one that Democrats avoided, deflected and denied. All except poor Walter Mondale. Back in 1984, for some reason, Mondale thought that telling Americans that he was going to raise taxes would somehow be considered a good thing to do.   Of course we know the | Read More »

    The obvious response to this would be to outlaw the American flag

    Or at least that would be the response I would expect from the Left. Yesterday the journal Psychological Science published a paper (abstract here, original here*) that demonstrates: the mere sight of the American flag can subtly shift their political views… towards Republicanism.  It’s an effect that holds in both Democrats and Republicans, it affects actual votes, and it lasts for at least 8 months. | Read More »

    The Economics of Abortion

    If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population – Ebeneezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol” In 2008, there were over 1.2 million unborn children murdered by abortionists in the United States.  Of course these babies, unlike those who chose to abort, had no “choice”, and they would probably rather NOT have died.  I wonder if the social liberal pro-abortion | Read More »

    Barack Obama – the American Idol President

    Another day, another poll.  On Wednesday, the latest CNN/Opinion Research poll was released, and to no one’s surprise, President Barack Obama’s approval numbers have declined.  His post-Osama bounce has become a dead terrorist bounce…and the POTUS is back where he was back in April. But the thing that struck me in this poll, and in CNN’s summary story, was the coverage of Obama’s so-called “personal | Read More »

    Gov. Rick Perry calls for prayer to help our “nation in crisis”

    In the Holy Bible, calls for prayer and fasting are frequent responses to dire situations.  Yesterday, Texas Governor Rick Perry emulated those Biblical prophets such as Joel in calling for prayer to help address our national crisis.  Perry’s call for prayer is being directed to a specific event, “The Response,” which is to be held in Houston on August 6th. The web site for The | Read More »

    Mitch Daniels is officially NOT running for President

    Well, maybe not “officially”, but as close as you can get.  Several news sources (and a couple of Redstate diarists) are reporting that Daniels has contacted his supporters to make the announcement: In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,” Mr. Daniels wrote. “The interests and wishes of my family is the most important consideration of all. If I have | Read More »

    Which 2012 POTUS candidate can do the most damage to the Left?

    You may have guessed that the Redstate contributing editors have had a few discussions about the selection of 2012 POTUS candidates from the GOP.  Interestingly (and perhaps not surprisingly), few of us have strong opinions on any particular candidate.  I believe there’s a reason for that: the field of candidates seems weak, and no one candidate stands out from the rest.  And as Gallup points out, | Read More »

    Gee, I don’t *feel* rich

    We saw it coming, didn’t we? “It’s not that I want to punish your success,” Obama explained. “I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody ! I think when you spread the wealth | Read More »

    ClaireAir Crash Lands in Missouri

    Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill reminds me of the Seinfeld episode “The Opposite“, where George decides that in order to succeed, he must do the opposite of every instinct he ever had.  For years now, just like George Castanza, Claire McCaskill has said one thing and done the opposite.  Missouri GOP executive director Lloyd Smith notes: “Time after time, Missourians have watched as Claire McCaskill says | Read More »

    Can Republicans kill Obamacare in 2012? Yes, We Can.

    Or so posits Karl Rove.  Despite the fact that the GOP is unlikely to get to 60 votes in the Senate, where there’s a will, there’s a way: The Budget Act of 1974 established the reconciliation process. The House and Senate Budget Committees can direct other committees to make changes in mandatory spending (like ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion and insurance subsidies) and the tax code (such | Read More »

    No Truces, No Trucers

    The word truce is defined as “a suspension of hostilities for a specified period of time by mutual agreement of the warring parties; cease-fire; armistice.”  In recent months, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has turned this word “truce” into a rallying cry for libertarians and a curse word for social conservatives by calling for the next president to forge a “truce” with social conservatives on the | Read More »

    Turning up the rhetoric to 11

    Following the tragedy in Tucson, the leftist media has been pushing the meme that “toxic rhetoric” in politics needs to be toned down.  I (dis)respectfully disagree.  Conservatives will not be silenced by radicals who would love nothing more than for opposition to be muzzled to allow the Left to continue their march to socialism, unabated and uninterrupted. During my morning pass through Twitter, I caught | Read More »

    On Vick and values

    This past week, the President again made the mistake of speaking without consulting his handlers – this time on the topic of Michael Vick.  In this particular case, his comments came in a call to Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, who subsequently shared Obama’s comments on Vick and the Eagles with the news media.  According to the WaPo: The president has not spoken publicly about | Read More »