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    Nobodies Don’t Get Booed

    One of my favorite groups in Washington is Heritage Action for America. A major indicator of their success is that the Washington GOP Establishment planted a story in Roll Call about their lack of influence.The article was clearly planted by House Republican leadership staffers, the same staffers who planted a story about me in the Washington Post at the end of July about how I | Read More »

    The Horserace for September 15, 2011

    Rick Perry has locked in his front runner lead and in a novel twist of things, some Democrats are starting to panic. Why? Because the way Perry talks about immigration works to his advantage with hispanic immigrants and hispanic immigrants want someone other than Obama.At the same time, Michele Bachmann seems to have hit the self-destruct button on her campaign. Even Ed Rollins is less | Read More »


    Morning Briefing for September 15, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For September 15, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. BREAKING: White House Pressured OMB to Approve Solyndra Loan Before Due Diligence Complete   2. More Solyndra: DoE Let Taxpayers Take Backseat to Obama’s Buddy Investors in Bankruptcy   3. GOP Must Use Political Victories to Oppose Obama’s Stimulus in its Entirety   4. Obama: | Read More »

    Obama: “If you love me, pass this bill!”

    Yes, he is trying to revive the Cult of Personality and make it all about himself.Seriously. He went there. The President tells a crowd he loves them and if they love him they will help him pass his bill.51% of Americans do not think the President’s jobs plan will create jobs. The voters of New York just rejected Obama in NY-09. Let’s not even talk | Read More »

    NY09: Now With Actual Quotes From Democrats

    These are actually real and genuine quotes from Democrats reacting to the loss in NY-09:(okay, so I added the last six words to that quote)(This one is actually from Greg Sargent before the election)


    Majority Think Jobs Plan is Crap: Weak and Indecisive and Now Even More Dead on Arrival

    Mark Hemingway points out just how fast the White House caves these days.Yesterday morning, David Axelrod went on television and declared the GOP must pass the President’s jobs plan totally. All or nothing or something like that.By early mid-day, the White House began signaling it’d cut a deal with the GOP.By last night David Weprin got annihilated in NY-09.This morning, Bloomberg reports Americans think the | Read More »

    Time to Fire Up the Ed Rollins Strategy

    It is time for the Democrats to fire up the Ed Rollins strategy. Back in 1990, Ed Rollins, who earlier this year had served as Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager, ran the National Republican Congressional Committee. This was “read my lips” time and the country really felt betrayed by President George H. W. Bush.Rollins took a gamble. He wrote a memo to GOP candidates in which | Read More »

    Solyndra, Barack Obama, and Crony Capitalism: Picking a Loser to be a Winner

    The Operation Gun Walker scandal has not yet percolated in the mainstream media outside CBS News, though it is only a matter of time that it catches on, given the cirminal enterprise the U.S. Government seems complicit in aiding and abetting.There is, however, a scandal taking off like a rocket and directly relevant to Stimulus II. Via Doug Ross comes word that ABC News has | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for September 14, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 14, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.NY-09 Goes Republican For the First Time Since 1922NY-09 last saw Republicans hold it in 1922. The seat, last held by Anthony Weiner, flipped back to the GOP tonight in a stunning rebuke to Barack Obama.In every special election in New York for the past few years, even | Read More »

    NY-09 Goes Republican For the First Time Since 1922

    NY-09 last saw Republicans hold it in 1922. The seat, last held by Anthony Weiner, flipped back to the GOP tonight in a stunning rebuke to Barack Obama. In every special election in New York for the past few years, even in 2009/2010, the Democrats pointed their finger at each one and declare it spelled disaster for the GOP. Today, the Democrats will declare NY-09 | Read More »

    No Girls Were Harmed During the Production of This Executive Order

    From Ben Domenech’s most excellent Transom comes this, backing up what I think ends this as an issue for Perry: The attacks on Perry’s HPV vaccine actions five years ago have now taken up roughly 15 minutes in both the MSNBC debate and the CNN debate. Perry’s message on this has been straightforward: that he made a mistake on the way he did the approach, | Read More »

    HPV and Why It Matters

    UPDATE: I think it is worth pointing out that as I wake up today Michele Bachmann is overplaying her hand on this issue and it is probably going to go away. The mother-daughter story sounds sympathetic, but it will force the media to delve into the story more and I don’t think the outcome will be favorable to the anti-gardasil side, thus rendering the issue | Read More »

    The Headline Goes Here

    No, that title is not a placeholder or an error. “What’s your headline,” so many people came up to me and asked last night after the CNN Tea Party Debate. There are so many headlines about the debate. You all, I’m sure, want the quick and dirty scoop. The short answer is Rick Perry won, but only by default. He had a stellar one hour | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for September 13, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 13, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The Headline Goes Here2. Congress Should Support Israel’s Right to All Land Ahead of UN Vote3. Crickets Chirp As White House Spams & Sends Out Union Press Releases

    The #CNNTEAPARTY Debate

    From 5pm to 7pm tonight I’ll be on WSB providing a pre-game show for the CNN Tea Party Express debate. You can listen live at and call in to discuss the debate at 1-800-WSB-TALK.From 7pm to 8pm I’ll be on John King USA for CNN’s pre-debate coverage.From 8pm to 10pm, we’ll all be tuned to the debate and I’ll be following #CNNTeaParty on Twitter. | Read More »