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    Morning Briefing for November 9, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 9, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Sen. Coats Starts with a Bang – Wants to “Reform” the Filibuster 2. Obama sets the modern record for Midterm losses 3. Political Malpractice: The GOP Should Have Had Bigger House Gains 4. Senate Scorecard: RedState vs NRSC

    I Guess the RNC Is Clueless

    I wasn’t going to go there, but after this piece went up, I got an email from RNC Spokesman Doug Heye, who wrote: We in fact did have a 72 hour program. Not sure why you would claim that we didn’t. Well Doug, I go it from you. See this Roll Call article. The RNC traditionally runs the GOTV operation for Capitol Hill, which includes | Read More »

    Political Malpractice: The GOP Should Have Had Bigger House Gains

    “Our success last Tuesday is covering up some very fundamental and institutional problems that will hurt us in 2012.” Just the facts. That’s all I’m going to give you here — no blame game. No names.Largely because I don’t want RNC people calling and crying and trying to spin me when all I’m doing is pointing out some facts.It has been suggested that the reason the | Read More »

    ‘It’s Not Me. It’s You.’

    Mr. Obama has made up his mind. The voters did not reject him or his policies on Tuesday. They just rejected the economy. Never mind that it is his policies that have made things worse.We’ve heard this now since last Wednesday. Mr. Obama has taken it as his mantra that “it’s the economy stupid” and also that people are too stupid to understand what awesome | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 8, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 8, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. ‘It’s Not Me. It’s You.’ 2. Some Senate Republicans Push for Earmarks and Budget Busting Spending in Lame Duck 3. Killing the Private-Sector: What Democrats in Congress couldn’t do for union bosses, the NLRB will 4. A Brief Word In Defense of Keith Olbermann 5. | Read More »

    A Brief Word In Defense of Keith Olbermann

    As you know, Keith Olbermann was suspended from MSNBC for giving political contributions to three Democrats.For the past several years, Olbermann has been giving in-kind contributions to various Democrats by putting them on the air to let them go unchallenged and unhinged. See e.g. Alan Grayson.I was shocked that Olbermann got booted for giving money, considering he has for some time given aid and comfort | Read More »

    From the Mail Bag

    Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you now a mailbag post from a Mr. Alastair Hastings sent to me at 1:48 a.m. this morning. I am leaving it formatted exactly as it was sent. WHAT IS ALL THIS S**T ERICK? ONCE I WAS KICKED OFF REDSTATE.COM AFTER I LEFT A COMMENT ABOUT HOW THE REPUBS WERE AS GUILTY OF SCREWING OUR COUNTRY AS THE DEMS WERE… | Read More »

    Hensarling-Bachmann

    Quickly, I want to follow up on this earlier post to make sure the key nuggets get eyeballs.I think having Jeb Hensarling as Conference Chair and Michelle Bachmann as Vice Chair would be a powerful duo. Hensarling is a very substantive policy guy. Michelle Bachmann gave up campaigning for herself to go all over the country for Republicans this year. She deserves a seat at | Read More »

    Will The House GOP Break Apart the GOP-Tea Party Coalition

    t is undisputed that the Tea Party Movement helped drive the renewed Republican momentum this past year. But for that energy, the Republicans would not have seen the gains they saw. The exit polls reflect that data.So now the House Republicans have some crucial decisions to make. They, unlike the Senate GOP, which appears to have learned nothing and forgotten nothing from their 2006 defeat, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 5, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 5, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Will The House GOP Break Apart the GOP-Tea Party Coalition 2. The Civil War 3. So, about that union job security… 4. 54 of 99.

    The Civil War

    Everyone in the media wants to talk about a Republican civil war. There are certainly feuds, but now that the election, the civil war that mostly played itself out in primaries between NRSC backed candidates and the eventual winners of most of the primaries is largely over, other than a few Senate aides and Senators upset about not being in the majority. Note to them: | Read More »

    Recriminations

    “The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters.” On November 2, 2010, the Republican Party made its largest single day gains in the House of Representatives since 1948 and, I have been told credibly, the largest gains of any political party in local, state, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 4, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 4, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Recriminations 2. The Democratic knives come out in the House. 3. The fight didn’t stop yesterday. Take it to the state capitals 4. This is Terrific News 5. The Point – Doubling Down on Freedom

    This is Terrific News

    I just heard that Jeb Hensarling is going to run for Conference Chair to replace Mike Pence.This is terrific news. Hensarling is one of the most substantive conservative policy guys I know in the House.Coincidentally, Jeb Hensarling is the first politician I ever gave money to. Seriously. The Club For Growth, in Jeb’s first run, sent out a mail piece with a list of candidates | Read More »

    Potential Tea Party Targets for 2012

    As you are settling down from yesterday’s victories, you will want to also pay attention to this list. While many will be focusing on a potential Presidential pick for the GOP, we should not all get distracted by that.We have a significant opportunity to improve the Senate GOP through some primaries. Here is a list of potential targets for primaries — the Senate Republicans up | Read More »