does impeachment wait until 2014 or after?
UPDATE: I ave no clue why I wrote my “graduation” below. I just finished my freshman year, I didn’t graduate. Calling that a graduation is incredibly lame. Sorry about that I think my brain went awol while writing! Some of my family came up from Texas for my graduation and man did we have a blast! Apart from the plinking and the swimming | Read More »
finals week and reflection as a conservative at a liberal school
So, my 1st year of college is winding down, I’m basically done with the important finals and it’s time to go home for the summer… wait, no it isn’t, I’m staying here for the summer to work, hang out on the lake, and maye spend some more time with certain people who have expressed interest in spending more time with me. Let’s see how that | Read More »
one lesson of the Ohio kidnapping / hostage case
the horrible story is no less horrible even though it has a happy ending of reunion and the family. But i see one thing in this, notice that the girls were made pregnant by the captors, and one gave birth and has a daughter now. Next time a liberal says a woman who is raped will look at her living daughter and only see her | Read More »
proud to be a RINO
I just realized that “Republican in Name Only” is actually something a conservative should embrace. Far better to be a RINO than a CINO. (Conservative in name only). Now I have defended the need for conservatives like me to stay in the GOP because if we do not then we lose the only vehicle we have for promoting our value to the public in | Read More »
where is the social conservatism at CPAC?
I’ve been following a few people on twitter at CPAC and they haven’t really mentioned social issues yet. Is there anyone covering it for RedState or on Twitter I should follow? Can someone point me to any talks or scheduled sessions that are about ssocial issues? It is really hard to find the information. I assume that it is there but there’s no coverage.
What is a conservative? 4 things
I’m going to start reading Goldwater’s “Conscience of a Conservative” on my Kindle but before I do I wanted to jot down what in my own mind I think about when I say I am a conservative, and I think I have it boiled down to a few things: 1. there is a natural order to how human beings should behave, which originally came from | Read More »
how do we replace Obamacare?
I am going to admit my ignorance and just ask this question aloud, why are we against just allowing anyone who doesn’t have insurance to buy it from Medicare? A lot of young people like me buying insurance from medicare would be premium dollars that would help support the program without much expense since I don’t go to the doctor very often at all. Thats | Read More »
Great op-ed by Gov. Walker on the economic outlook for Wisconsin, compared to nationally: After years of tax increases and budget tricks, Wisconsin faced one of the largest budget deficits in the country — $3.6 billion. Our state government was hemorrhaging money due to fiscally liberal policies which catered to special interest groups and government union bosses. Wisconsin was on the same path as many | Read More »
calling all gamers on Redstate
I am quite disturbed to see so much anger and misunderstanding directed at video games in several comment thread. I had hoped that other gamers might join me in vouching for the value and innocence of our hobby. I enjoy video games as much as I enjoy my real gun ownership and I find that these are perhaps the most honorable and beautiful examples of | Read More »
Scott Walker’s surplus
this is awesome news but not a surprise for anyone paying attention: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/wisconsin-budget-surplus-projected-to-grow-to-million/article_ec6cc518-666a-11e2-ac09-0019bb2963f4.html Wisconsin’s budget picture brightened Thursday, with new estimates that show a surplus will grow to $484 million, giving Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker even more room to pursue their tax cutting agenda. The estimate from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau was nearly $137 million better than one Walker’s administration released in | Read More »
Why I am still a Republican
Seems pretty obvious that there is no fiscally-conservative party. The GOP doesn’t want to cut spending any more than the Dems do, even when they are in power, Even now, there’s no one on the GOP willing to stick out their neck and say clearly, here’s what I’d cut, by how much, and why. Show me one GOP legislator who has used either of these | Read More »
Happy New Year to all
I was focused on the real world for Christmas but couldn’t resist the addiction of Redstate for New Year’s eve! Happy new year to all of you and may all your prayers be answered in the coming year. “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” — | Read More »
does blame win elections
I’m having a very nice debate with Mr. Knight (who has the coolest screen name on Redstate!) about whether people voted for Obama because Obama played the blame game or not. Now, I can’t speak to everyone motives but you know I do know how the folks in my community voted and why, so I thought I’d share my reply to Martin here because I | Read More »
the beltway bubble
Inside the beltway, you have the Establishment GOP head honchos who think that people like McCain or Romney were “electable” and who seem to be too willing to buy into the Democrat’s framing about the fiscal cliff as something to be avoided at all costs, which only ensures that the conservative movement gets the blame. There’s no point in having principles if you are always the | Read More »
great point by Jennifer Rubin
really nicely written here. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2012/12/11/what-to-do-when-you-cant-get-what-you-want/ When you vote for something less horrible than available alternatives, you have not “caved.” You have governed. You have been an adult. That is what separation of powers, checks and balances and the essence of our Constitution are all about, namely messy alliances, imperfect choices, half a loaf, live to fight another day and avoid doing the most harm. If that | Read More »