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    Barack Obama’s George Bush Problem

    Barack Obama has a George Bush problem. This is not a W problem, but an H. W. problem.Back in 1991, George H. W. Bush’s approval rating went up to between 89% and 91% in February of that year. He was on a high from winning the Iraq War.The Democrats were confounded and had no real answer to put up as an alternative. There was a | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 9, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 9, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. About Charleston and Rick Perry2. Barack Obama’s George Bush Problem3. In All Seriousness, What If Barack Obama Is Right?4. DEA now linked to Operation Fast & Furious.5. It’s Time for a Balanced Approach to Deficits and Green Energy6. Jean-Claude Trichet’s Italian Job

    Special Edition of the Radio Show #EERS

    Between the credit downgrade and Rick Perry’s news, I’m on at 6:40 p.m. tonight until 10p.m. tonight and will take your phone calls.You can listen live by clicking right here and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    About Charleston and Rick Perry

    According to news reports, Rick Perry is announcing he’ll be running for President at the RedState Gathering.I know nothing. My information comes from these same news reports.The RedState Gathering is the same day as the straw poll in Ames, IA.If the Governor announces or, as Reuters suggests, “strongly hints” well then that’s just cool and fine with me.See, I told you people you should have | Read More »

    In All Seriousness, What If Barack Obama Is Right?

    Seriously. All you people on left and right, suspend your disbelief for one minute. Seriously.What if Barack Obama was right and S&P just got it wrong.Here’s what I’m hearing and it gives credence to this theory.S&P, I’m told, began telling some of its clients about the downgrade on Friday morning. That’s why the market was so screwed up on Friday.By Friday afternoon, the Treasury Department | Read More »

    The GOP Should Be Mindful Of August And Take Back Up Holding the Line

    A funny thing happens each August in Washington. The politicians leave and the press gets bored. It is the August silly season where stories start that sometimes snowball.Monica Lewinsky started around August. The Chandra Levy story started in August. The “does Bush vacation too much” story started around August. The Cindy Sheehan stories started around August/ When the House GOP parked itself on the floor | Read More »

    Our Snake-bit President

    You know, Barack Obama not only inherited a receding economy from George W. Bush, but he inherited a triple A credit rating too. Maybe we should call him Lemony Snicket, given the series of unfortunate events that have taken place on his watch. There was the BP Oil spill and a terribly bungled Presidential response complete with a disastrous White House address. The Gulf Coast | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 8, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 8, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Our Snake-bit President2. Only the Tea Party Had a $4 Trillion Plan3. The GOP Should Be Mindful Of August And Take Back Up Holding the Line4. Left Rushs to Blame the GOP for S&P Downgrade5. Your Exciting Facts of the Day6. Ron Johnson’s Blue-Slipping of Joe Biden’s | Read More »

    Your Exciting Facts of the Day

    With more and more media speculation that Rick Perry is getting in, I’m getting questions from reporters about a projected budget deficit in Texas and several of the reporters make clear that the Democrats are the ones pushing this.Let’s be clear about a few things:1. Rick Perry has never signed into law a budget that did not balance while Barack Obama’s own budget was rejected | Read More »

    Only the Tea Party Had a $4 Trillion Plan

    Read this: Here was the question to S&P exec John Chambers, and his reply: Q: “There’s been a figure of $4 trillion dollars circulating as an example of the scope of  fiscal consolidation measures that could work to stabilize the U.S. debt-gdp ratios. Could you explain how that figure was arrived at since it was mentioned in S&P’s reports and where it figures in S&P | Read More »

    Left Rushs to Blame the GOP for S&P Downgrade

    The S&P has downgraded American credit from AAA to AA+, the first time in history. The left is scrambling to blame the GOP for this and is fixated on one paragraphCompared with previous projections, our revised base case scenario now assumes that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, due to expire by the end of 2012, remain in place. We have changed our assumption on this because | Read More »

    Is Jon Huntsman Loyal to Anyone?

    I had a brief chuckle yesterday when someone sent word that the biggest loser on the NYSE yesterday was Huntsman’s company. There’s a metaphor in there somewhere.But today comes to bits of information that should give people pause to think about just who Jon Huntsman is. I realize a lot of people don’t get my outrage that a man who serve as the President’s ambassador | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 5, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 5, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The Debt Rises, The Economy Sinks2. Lisa Jackson is Using the EPA to Destroy the Coal Industry3. Uh Oh! The Progressives Have Figured Out How The Tea Parties Took Over the GOP…4. Chevy Volt’s Loss is GM’s Gain?

    I’m Back On At Night #EERS

    I’m finally back on at night full time, having spent the better part of two weeks filling in for Neal Boortz.And just in time to cover the blood bath on Wall Street today.You can listen live by going to and you can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.The show starts at 7pm and runs till 10pm ET.Consider this an open thread.

    The Horserace for August 4, 2011

    IA Caucus: Feb. 6, 2012NH Primary: Feb. 7, 2012NV Caucus: Feb. 18, 2012SC Primary: Feb. 28, 2012That sound you hear is the Huntsman campaign imploding. Or it could be the Perry campaign launching. Both are happening concurrently. A slew of new polling is out showing a Rick Perry entry is going to shake up the race. Even more so, Sarah Palin is joining the soundbite | Read More »