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    Rick Perry’s Birtherism

    On a day when he should be focused on his 20/20 plan, the press wants Rick Perry to focus on Barack Obama’s ‘birth certificate.” Why? Because a Parade interviewer asked Perry about it and Perry did not flat out say “Obama is an American citizen.”So now the press is after him. John Harwood of the New York Times asked Perry three times about the subject | Read More »

    Americans For Cain Fires Up in Iowa

    Capitalizing on the discord and acrimony at the last debate between Perry and Romney, Americans for Cain is kicking off a new ad with a heavy online push geotargetted to Iowa.Herman Cain is running a novel campaign without a lot of internal campaign organized ground game operations in the early states. But Americans for Cain intends to supplement the efforts of the Cain camp with | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 25, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 25, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Americans For Cain Fires Up in Iowa2. I’m Afraid I Have to Call Bulls*** on Paul Burka3. Barack the $15 Trillion Man4. The Perry Camp Shakes Up5. Karma’s a Botch.6. AFL-CIO Vows To Be #OccupyWallStreet Protesters’ ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ Card

    I’m Afraid I Have to Call Bulls*** on Paul Burka

    I know Paul Burka is highly regarded and respected for his journalism, but I have to call bulls*** on him over this post his blog at Texas Monthly.According to Mr. Burka, as of 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon — that would be Sunday, October 23, 2011 — “there was no economic plan, even though it was scheduled for a rollout in the immediate future.” The “economic | Read More »

    Democracy Denied by Phil Kerpen

    Full disclosure — I’m one of the blurbs in the book. I like Phil Kerpen. I like his work at Americans for Prosperity. I knew I’d like his book. I did. So will you.No, Phil’s book is not about a shadowy Obama conspiracy to impose martial law or not leave office should he be booted out. It is a book that fastidiously chronicles the extent | Read More »

    Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid by MaryBeth Hicks

    I’ve started getting in so many books lately for review, I need to start being more diligent with them. So how about this — I’ll write a blurb on the book, give you a picture of the book with Lincoln, and drop you a link to Amazon?First up is one past due and that I have read cover to cover and promised to write about | Read More »

    The Perry Camp Shakes Up

    Governor Rick Perry’s campaign is making news today in anticipation of his flat tax release tomorrow. He’s adding national staff, but not just any staff — staff that led insurgent bids against the GOP establishment.Nelson Warfield is known among conservatives as the guy who went in and helped Doug Hoffman against Dede Scozzafava. Warfield was one of the guys who made the necessary decision to | Read More »

    Attacking Marco Rubio

    The Washington Post has chosen to launch an attack on Marco Rubio because he may have gotten part of his parents’ life story wrong. They put the story on the front page of the Washington Post. Barack Obama, trying to push health care reform, screwed up details about a central story he used to get his package through Congress. Likewise, Barack Obama claimed his uncle | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 24, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 24, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Attacking Marco Rubio2. Senate gives money to rich people. Where’s the #OWS outrage3. Econ. Professor Explains to #OccupyWallSt Crowd How Marxist America Will Work4. A Mea Culpa on Herman Cain and Abortion5. As Obama’s NLRB Drags Its Feet On Employee Charge, Former NLRB Member Drops a Boeing | Read More »

    The Washington Post Did Not Put This on the Front Page

    It’s not just Marco Rubio who may have gotten facts wrong about his family history.But the Washington Post never put this on its front page.An aide to Barack Obama says the candidate misspoke on Memorial Day when he told a group of veterans that his uncle was among the American troops who liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp.In fact, Obama’s great uncle took part in the | Read More »

    Paging the Missouri Tea Party: Here’s One to Primary

    “She represents a +15 GOP district that voted for George Bush and John McCain for president by 63% and 62% respectively. ”She was elected in 1996, and is serving her 8th full term in Congress. She believes her mission in life is to solve world hunger—whether its through foreign aid or food stamps here in this country that we can no longer afford. But if | Read More »

    Washington Post Reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia, Once Punched By a 70 Year Old for Crappy Writing, Does Birther Inspired Hit on Marco Rubio

    Manuel Roig-Franzia is a reporter for the Washington Post who once got punched by his 70 year old editor, Henry Allen, for writing “the second worst story [Allen had] seen in Style in 43 years.” That’s right, Roig-Franzia wrote a horrible piece in the Style section. His 70 year old editor did not like it. Roig-Franzia reportedly called his 70 year old editor and Marine | Read More »

    Herman Cain Clarifies His Abortion Position

    Yesterday, Leon Wolf wrote that Herman Cain’s abortion position sounds much like that of the mythical pro-life Democrat, or like those Democrats who try to cast themselves as “personally” pro-life, but who would not do anything to actually change the law. On Piers Morgan’s show on CNN, Herman Cain seemingly took the position that while he is pro-life and things abortion is wrong, he would | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 21, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 21, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Barack Obama’s Fun With Pronouns2. Herman Cain Clarifies His Abortion Position3. African-American former Congressman supports voter ID, concerned about fraud4. The Horserace for October 20, 2011

    Barack Obama’s Fun With Pronouns

    By now you’ve probably heard about Barack Obama’s interview with Jake Tapper where he says, “I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones.”I want to focus on something else that I think gets to the heart of the matter. It’s Barack Obama’s fun use of the pronoun “it,” as in the economy. He tells Tapper, “The economy is not where it | Read More »