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    Morning Briefing for August 3, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For August 3, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Reflections on the Deficit Deal   2. Congressional Democrats Aim to Kill Energy’s Golden Goose   3. Harry Reid Admits He’s a Terrorist Hijacker of FAA Funding   4. Jonah Goldberg is tired of the vicious hypocrisy of these people…  

    Two More Days for Boortz

    Today I’m filling in for Neal Boortz again. The Talkmaster finally returns from the far side of the world on Thursday. Tune in live from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET by clicking right here. The phone number is 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider this an open thread.

    The Necessity of the Fight

    Here’s something no one wants to talk about, whether Republican or Democrat. Well, I should not say no one, but pretty much every Republican and Democrat who participated in the terms of the debate over the debt ceiling has ignored this.Government spending is going above 25% of GDP.Tax revenue, up until the last two years has averaged 18.5% GDP.Let’s give the Democrats, for the sake | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 2, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 2, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.I’ll be filling in for Neal Boortz again today. You can listen live from 8:30 a.m. to 1p.m. by going to http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.— Erick1. The Necessity of the Fight2. Obama is the Big Winner in the Debt-Ceiling Debate3. Barack Obama is Keyser Soze4. The | Read More »

    Barack Obama is Keyser Soze

    Playing off of Francis’s timely post, I think we should start considering Barack Obama the Keyser Soze of American politics.He’s got the Democrats to take the fall with the base, convinced Obama is an inept negotiator.He’s got the GOP befuddled thinking they’ve had some success.Meanwhile, Obama himself gets several loose ends sewn together that could complicate his re-election, including the debt ceiling, spending cuts, and | Read More »

    Back on for Boortz

    Today I’m filling in for Neal Boortz again and I’ll tell you all about the debt ceiling. Tune in live from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET by clicking right here. The phone number is 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider this an open thread.

    So What’s the Deal With the Deal

    Here’s the deal — I think we should hold out till after August 3rd because I think August 2nd is an imaginary deadline.I likewise think the super committee is going to raise taxes — and raise them in a big way.Also, I’m convinced the GOP is lying to itself on this plan.All that said, we’re not going to get a better deal now. The GOP | Read More »

    Not Playing the Fool

    There are a lot of Republicans tonight willing to play the fool for the GOP in this debt ceiling plan. They say, for example, that there will be no tax increases from this super committee. Never mind that the Democrats are saying otherwise.I can prove to you right now that there will be tax increases.The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) expects the Bush tax cuts to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 1, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 1, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.I’ll be filling in for Neal Boortz again today. You can listen live from 8:30 a.m. to 1p.m. by going to http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.— Erick1. Not Playing the Fool2. Why We Fight3. The Liar, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Five Lies about the Debt Limit | Read More »

    The RedState Gathering

    At the first RedState Gathering, a few people national audiences had not really heard of named Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Michael Williams, and Ken Cucinnelli showed up.Last year, we had a few more.This year, we’ll have Governor Rick Scott of Florida, Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Governor Rick Perry of Texas, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Treasurer Don Stenberg of Nebraska, | Read More »

    See, We Told You So

    Back in 1994, Rush Limbaugh wrote See I Told You So. From page 88 of the book:[T]he cure for: a) the budget deficit = more taxes; b) unemployment = more taxes; c) recession = more taxes; d) environmental problems = more taxes; e) illiteracy = more taxes; f) L.A. riots = more taxes. It doesn’t matter what the nature of the problem is.This week, whether | Read More »

    Interesting Nugget About John Boehner’s Bill

    Guess who wrote it?The late-night jousting in the Senate followed a vote on House Speaker John A. Boehner’s debt-limit measure, which would extend the Treasury’s borrowing power until early next year and force another economy-rattling fistfight within a few months.Drafted largely by aides to Reid and McConnell last weekend, the measure was originally designed to appeal to the more centrist Senate.Everything we’ve gone through this | Read More »

    The 22 Who Held the Line

    Here are the 22 heros who defied their House leaders and opposed the Boehner plan. Note that the South Carolina delegation comes out on tops. Its two senators, Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham, also opposed it. It’s something that South Carolina has more testicular fortitude than Texas. Amash (MI) Bachmann (MN) Broun (GA) Chaffetz (UT) Cravaack (MN) DesJarlais (TN) Duncan (SC) Gowdy (SC) Graves (GA) | Read More »

    You Know What Would Be Awesome?

    The problem the GOP has now is that because of where John Boehner led the House, the GOP looks increasingly unwilling to act in a bipartisan way or compromise. Most people are missing the fact that raising the debt ceiling is the compromise, but that is beside the point.Here’s what the House and Senate GOP should do — box the Democrats in.Hold a press conference | Read More »

    An Interesting Observation

    As I wrap up what turned out to be 7 hours of radio and 3 of television, let me leave you with an interesting observation from a very wise conservative sage:John Boehner’s flailing performance may actually have a silver lining to conservatives’ advantage. When his plan and the end game blow up in the House Republicans’ face as it surely will, a lot of the | Read More »