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    Morning Briefing for August 23, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 23, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. A New Day in Libya: Brief Thoughts on What Happened and What to Watch For2. The Entitlement Leviathan in Numbers3. The Palin Factor

    The Palin Factor

    September 3rd is fast approaching and a lot of people are suddenly buzzing that she will declare her candidacy for the Presidency at that time. Karl Rove is convinced. John Fund of the Wall Street Journal thinks she will not run. A lot of Sarah Palin supporters have been telling me she’ll announce that day that she is running and I’m a fool and idiot | Read More »

    The Transom

    I get asked a lot how I do show prep for my radio show and to get ready for TV appearances. Honestly, i spend a lot of time on twitter and the RedState Morning Briefing is really indispensable.But I’ve got a new tool in the show prep arsenal — The Transom by Ben Domenech. It really is a well done daily email of things interesting | Read More »

    Happy Birthday Raz Shafer

    Yeah, I’m abusing the front page to wish birthday greetings to a good friend down in Texas and one of the rockstars of the American Majority Team. I assume he is finally old enough to buy beer legally.It’s also Congressman Thad McCotter’s birthday and happy birthday to him too.Consider this an open thread.

    The Goldwater Talking Point

    “The greatest lesson to take away now is that the media is going to again fixate on Goldwater from 1964 and Kerry from 2004, and they will probably mostly ignore the most historically relevant election points”The media typically begins any Presidential campaign with comparisons to Harry Truman. The Reagan re-election in 1984 had the comparison. The Bush re-election in 1992 had the comparison. The Clinton | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 22, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For August 22, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Goldwater Talking Point   2. Obama to farmer: ‘Call the USDA.’   3. If Global Warming Doesn’t Kill Us, ET Will   4. Where We’ve Been Is Where I Want To Be   5. On the Nature of the Perry Attacks   6. Verizon | Read More »

    On the Nature of the Perry Attacks

    Rick Perry once tried to get out of a speeding ticket. Rick Perry once owned stock in a chain of video stores competing against Blockbuster, some of which also rented adult movies. Rick Perry once was a Democrat. The attacks have come fast and furious against him. But most of the attacks take on a peculiar and very telling strain. A reporter on television or | Read More »

    An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks Obama Should Not Go On Vacation

    Dear People Who Think Obama Should Not Go On Vacation:Are you out of your ever living mind?!?!?!Have you not seen what destruction on our economy and morale this man has wrought for three years?!?!And you want him to go back to Washington, D.C.? Congress too? You are out of your mind.The correct answer is STAY ON VACATION ALL OF YOU. The stock market tends to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 19, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 19, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks Obama Should Not Go On Vacation2. Rick Perry Insensitive to Barack Obama’s Feelings!3. The FTC’s Internet Kill Switch4. A Primer For Union Members: How Not To Be Burned During A Union Strike5. The Horserace for August 18, 2011

    The Horserace for August 18, 2011

    IA Caucus: Feb. 6, 2012 NH Primary: Feb. 14, 2012 NV Caucus: Feb. 18, 2012 SC Primary: Feb. 28, 2012 Tim Pawlenty is out of the race. Rick Perry is in the race. Not only is Perry in, he is surging to first place in the Rasmussen polling. But it is still Mitt Romney’s race to lose right now. The race is beginning to find | Read More »

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    Morning Briefing for August 18, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 18, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Where Is the Outrage At Captain Bull Malarkey and His Bus Tour?2. The Food Stamp Party is Stimulating Poverty3. Why It Is Still Romney’s Race To Lose4. Watching Mouths5. Drilling Rigs in Pennsylvania! Hide the Womenfolk!

    Let’s Use Teenage Girls As Lab Rats For a Monopoly

    A lot has been written recently about Rick Perry’s decision to require girls to get the HPV vaccine. He now says he made a mistake and should have made it opt in, instead of opt out. It is worth nothing that, contrary to a lot of reports, there was an opt-out provision. Nonetheless, while everyone is writing about it right now, I wrote about it | Read More »

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    Why It Is Still Romney’s Race To Lose

    I’m getting a lot of disagreement with my earlier statement that the race is still Mitt Romney’s to lose. Some of it is irrational exuberance from Perry supporters. Some of it is legitimate. Your mileage may vary on my thinking, but I did want to lay it out. I think the first thing to point out is what Sean Trende pointed out at Real Clear | Read More »

    Watching Mouths

    Rick Perry’s biggest problem to getting the Republican nomination and winning a general election is Rick Perry. He is going to have to overcome attacks both from Karl Rove acolytes helping Mitt Romney and also from Democrats painting him as the second coming of George W. Bush. He will have to appeal to swing, independent voters, women, and people who are still a bit tired | Read More »

    Where Is the Outrage At Captain Bull Malarkey and His Bus Tour?

    August is such a vacuum in Washington. I would like to think the GOP might seize on it to focus on two things for which I do not think there is sufficient outrage.The first is Barack Obama’s bus tour. It is a campaign trip. The administration is doing little to hide it and a passive press corps is even describing it as a bus tour | Read More »