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    Morning Briefing for July 28, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 28, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Our Admiral Ackbar Moment — It Is A Trap2. All You Need To Know About The House Republicans3. The Great Divide4. Message to RSC Members: Get in or Get Out5. What is the End Game for Big Government?

    All You Need To Know About The House Republicans

    One week ago the entire conservative movement was unified behind Cut, Cap, and Balance as was both House and Senate GOP caucus — no small feat to be sure. Then, because Harry Reid denied CCB a vote through a procedural motion, John Boehner produces a crackpot plan that rips the conservative movement apart at the seams and after taking two stabs at it, still can’t | Read More »

    The Great Divide

    If you want to stop the GOP from taking a bad deal out of fear, go to right now and call your member of Congress to oppose John Boehner’s plan.This morning took an interesting turn of events. First the Wall Street Journal called us hobbits. Then Bill Kristol proclaimed us “pro-Obama.” Then John Boehner told his members to get their “asses in line.”And then | Read More »

    Bill Kristol’s Advice

    Max Pappas at Freedom Works has the best summation of why Republicans in the House of Representatives should not take Bill Kristol’s advice:Supported a “moderate” stimulus: “I would have supported a moderate stimulus.”Saw nothing wrong with the spending in the stimulus bill:”If Obama wants a stimulus, Republicans will give it to him tomorrow. It’s the president’s and the Democrats’ insistence on incorporating a huge and | Read More »

    The Closing Argument: We Are Filthy Hobbitses

    So now we have the closing arguments.The Wall Street Journal calls conservatives hobbits. I’d point out that the hobbits won.Bill Kristol calls conservatives “pro-Obama.”And now John Boehner tells Republicans to get their “asses in line.”To quote General McAuliffe, “NUTS”Hold the line. When the Congressional Budget Office is saying that Harry Reid’s plan actually cuts more money than John Boehner’s even beyond budgetary gimmicks.Hold the line. | Read More »

    But How Does Your Hand Improve?

    The Kristol fans want to know how our hand improves if we reject the Boehner plan. First, it is worth pointing out what Bill Kristol noted back at the first part of July:“It sounds as if it’s heading towards a deal,” Kristol said. “It’s not a deal that I’m going to like I suspect, and think I it’s going to be a bad deal for | Read More »

    7.5 Hours on Radio Again Today

    I’m going to be on the radio for 8 hours today — 4.5 for Neal Boortz’s show and 3 for mine this evening. It will be a long day of talking and you can listen to it all by clicking right here.You can also call in at 1-877-310-2100 for Neal’s show and this evening for mine you can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.I’ll be on 8:30 | Read More »

    In Which Bill Kristol Decides To Play The Fool. Again.

    For years Bill Kristol defended the excesses of the Bush Administration. Before that, he was a John McCain champion. His partner in crime is Fred Barnes who defended the rise of “big government conservatives.”And now, Bill Kristol thinks that conservatives who want smaller government are “pro-Obama” conservatives.Nothing could be further from the truth, but Kristol really doesn’t care. This is point scoring from a guy | Read More »

    It’s All Too Odd

    Consider that John Boehner and Harry Reid named their different legislation to raise the debt ceiling by the identical name.Consider also that John Boehner and Harry Reid’s legislation are virtually mirror images to each other — a fact that the rhetoric has obscured, but is in reality accurate.Consider, in fact, that Boehner and Reid use the same language in various portions of their legislation.Consider that | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 27, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 27, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. It’s All Too Odd2. In Defense of Holding the Line3. The Boehner Plan: Phony Cuts, Slimy Procedures, Dangerous Ignorance4. Boehner Grounds into a Double Play5. The Speaker’s Plan Is A Bad Bargain6. Get on the line to hold the line

    Bringing You Up to Speed #EERS

    Yes, I was on the radio for 4.5 hours this morning. And I’m going to be back on the radio at 7:05 p.m. ET tonight for 3 more hours. I’ll be bringing you up to speed on the latest about John Boehner’s plan and the Congressional Budget Office score that shows it will only cut $1 billion in 2012. Keep in mind that the federal | Read More »

    In Defense of Holding the Line

    I’m getting beat to hell and back by conservatives for insisting the GOP hold the line on Cut, Cap, and Balance. Even here at RedState, I’m getting accused of “ideological intransigence.” Yeah, here at RedState. There’s a first time for everything. People want a deal. People want John Boehner’s deal. People are upset with me for not liking John Boehner’s deal. People are telling me, | Read More »

    Get on the line to hold the line

    You can go to to bypass the congressional switchboard and get the direct dial to your Congressman.Tell them to hold the line on Cut, Cap, and Balance. A host of conservative organizations are coming out against Boehner’s plan because, among other things, it only cuts $6 to $7 billion and punts major reform to a commission of 12 that will only need 7 votes | Read More »


    I honestly cannot tell you how disgusted I am with the House Republicans today.They will yet again pass off their responsibility to a committee that will do nothing. We know it will do nothing because we have had 17 of these committees come before this one and the debt has gone up from $1 trillion to $14 trillion.Boehner’s plan, despite what you are hearing, does | Read More »

    They Are Not Serious

    Senator Helms once said, “Compromise, hell! That’s what has happened to us all down the line — and that’s the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?”The Democrats and Republicans in Washington may be | Read More »