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    Let’s Take Barack Obama’s Advice on the Debt Limit

    Back in 2006, as the vote on the debt limit came up, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Harry Reid all voted against it.Here is what I am calling on all Republicans to do.They should go to the floor of their respective house in the congress and, before pledging to vote against the debt limit just like Barack Obama did when he was there, they should | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 6, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 6, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. America’s Mother-In-Law Puts Down the Gavel 2. So Called Constitutional Option Is A Trick 3. Who’s Pulling the Puppet Strings on Filibuster Reform and Why? 4. From The Mouths Of Babes 5. AFL-CIO Top Boss: Union Movement is Creating Permanent Progressive Structure 6. My Microphone | Read More »

    My Microphone Is Live at 50,000 Watts

    “Imagine a fully armed and operational RedState and me sitting behind a fully armed and operational 50,000 watt microphone.” It is not exactly a secret that my goal in life is to sit behind Rush’s golden EIB microphone as a guest host. For the past few years I have volunteered, as in not getting paid a penny, to fill in on local radio in Georgia | Read More »

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    Today America’s Mother-In-Law Puts Down the Gavel

    Good morning.Congress convenes at noon today. The new congresscritters are getting sworn in.Look for the Senate Democrats to fail in their effort to gut the filibuster, but they’ll try nonetheless. I suspect the adults in the room, i.e. the Democrats who remember having a Republican President and Senate, will outwit and overrule Senator Udall (D-NM) and the howling gang of leftists from MSNBC and the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 5, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 5, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Myth of the Government Shut Down 2. Now Is The Time. Today Is The Day. Let’s Have a Coup. 3. Slowing Down Congress 4. Boehner dismisses Reid on Obamacare repeal. 5. Rep. Eric Cantor submits a health care bill every member of Congress will | Read More »

    The Myth of the Government Shut Down

    There is a lot of talk these days about how the GOP cannot afford to shut down the government like they did in 1995. “Remember,” they the chattering class say, “the GOP got destroyed at the polls in 1996.” That talk has everything to do with the Democrats winning the message battle in the media, but has nothing to do with anything else. Let’s roll | Read More »

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    Now Is The Time. Today Is The Day. Let’s Have a Coup.

    “In 2010 the tea party movement led outside the GOP. This year the tea party should take over the GOP.” It is abundantly clear as we head toward finding a new chairman for the Republican National Committee that the committeemen of the RNC have grown out of touch with the Republican activists they rely on each year to give money, knock on doors, and vote.The | Read More »

    Fight Back!

    “One enterprising Senator can blow the whole thing up by threatening to object to every unanimous consent over the next two years.” Within the next 24 hours, liberal senators will try to kill the filibuster. Many of the senators who will support killing the filibuster were its most ardent supporters when the Republicans controlled the White House and Senate. My how times change.Here’s what will | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 4, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 4, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Fight Back! 2. National debt increased 60% under Speaker Pelosi 3. Senator Jim DeMint: Conservative Of The Year 2010 4. Pence for President 5. East St. Louis Cops Get a Bad Case of the Blue Flu

    Much Ado About Palin

    The left and Republican Palin Haters have been in open pants soiling mode late this afternoon over my post on Mike Pence. It is truly a matter of reading what one wants to read.Here’s what they are reading. But right now I am not excited by or inspired by any of them save Sarah Palin and, as much as I love Sarah Palin, I am | Read More »

    Pence for President

    If confession is good for the soul, let me pour out my soul for you. As I stood at the beginning of 2008, I find myself in the same position here as we now begin the very real discussions of who should be the candidate for the GOP in 2012.Let me be clear: I will support the nominee, whoever she or he may be.But right | Read More »

    You Are Entering a Republican Zone

    This post was originally written by Bob Hahn on July 1, 2005. I have tweaked it just a bit and am bringing it back. Please note that while generally written about the great Democrat vs. Republican divide, the advice herein applies equally well to those all on the same side of the big ditch but who, for varying reasons, cannot get along.Who should read this?You | Read More »

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    Senator Jim DeMint: Conservative Of The Year 2010

    Human Events has named Senator Jim DeMint the 2010 Conservative of the Year. They asked me to write the profile. He did not start out a conservative fighter.  He was no warrior when he first arrived on Capitol Hill in 1999.  Jim DeMint had replaced Rep. Bob Inglis in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District.  Inglis had vacated the seat to run a losing race against | Read More »

    A Concern About Reince Preibus

    UPDATE on Priebus: I had earlier noted the Anderson brothers backing Priebus. Apparently this info was conflated from the Anderson brothers doing work in Wisconsin for the state party. They are not, however, backing Priebus————I have a concern about Reince Preibus and it has nothing to do with whether or not he or his law firm helped communities get stimulus money.Back in January of 2009, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 3, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 3, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Happy New Year! 1. House Rules Package is a Nice First Step to Control Spending 2. A Concern About Reince Preibus 3. SIGA’s stocks more than double since SEIU’s Andy Stern was hired on board 4. A Union Boss in Charge of Procurements? What could possibly | Read More »