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    On Jon Huntsman: See, I Told You So

    My objection to Jon Huntsman remains simple: while serving at the pleasure of the President of the United States, he began plotting against the President of the United States. It matters not who the President is. It matters that the man was disloyal to his President while serving as his mouth piece to our biggest strategic adversary in the world.Many people responded to my objection | Read More »

    We May Or May Not Be ‘Ultraconservative,’ But We Certainly Didn’t Call the SBA Pledge ‘Ridiculous’

    The pseudo-conservative Washington Post blogger, Jenn Rubin, has decided to label RedState as ‘ultra-conservative’. I can only guess that it is because we advocate hanging the traitor Jonathan Pollard instead of setting him free like Rubin does and also because we here at RedState embrace Jim DeMint as a standard bearer for conservatism while Rubin would prefer to take an exacto knife and excise from | Read More »

    Happy Father’s Day

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. I got home around 2am, but got to sleep in my own bed. Then got woken up by the kids at 7 . . . and again at 8 and 9 and 10 and finally decided having them lay on top of me and pretend alligators were eating me was enough.I got out of bed at | Read More »

    Herman Cain Resurgent At Right Online #RO11

    I was critical after last week’s debate, not so much of Herman Cain per se, but of the fact that he has been unable to show he is competent in handling policy.Right Online and the Republican Leadership Conference both show it doesn’t really matter right now with the crowds. They love him.In both New Orleans and Minneapolis, Cain pounded the Obama Administration, its profligate spending, | Read More »

    Tim Pawlenty Impresses Right Online #RO11

    The energy level was not the same as with Michele Bachmann, but then the speech was a different sort of speech.Pawlenty arrived at Right Online after a rough day of travel from Iowa with a very late plane. We were actually going to meet and chat before he went on stage. Instead, he took off from Iowa at the time we were supposed to meet | Read More »

    Michele Bachmann Sets A Very High Bar at Right Online #RO11

    Michele Bachmann was scheduled to speak for 17 minutes at Right Online. She took an extra 18 minutes and 30 seconds.The whole speech felt like it was only a few minutes. It was funny, fascinating, informative, and powerful. She set the bar very, very high for other candidates.Her tax lawyer background showed in her speech, as did her faith. She used a dollar bill, folding | Read More »

    The Muslim Marine and More #EERS

    It’s a free for all Friday night and there is a lot to get into tonight, including today’s incident at the Pentagon.It’s also a free for all Friday night.You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Rick Perry’s Scandalous Skeletons Come Out of the Closet

    At the Republican Leadership Conference this week in New Orleans and even prior to that, I have engaged in conversations with Republican politicos, donors, professional fundraiser, etc. about a possible Rick Perry bid for President.Inevitably, the conversation goes like this:THEM: What do you think?ME: He could be the guy to seal the deal as the anti-Romney guy, but I’m not sure anyone can close the | Read More »

    The Horserace for June 17, 2011

    I’m late this week to the horserace for a reason. I wanted to get a sense of the buzz in New Orleans at the Republican Leadership Conference before delving in.The event is still going on, though I am headed up to Minneapolis, MN now for Right Online where more Presidential candidates will be.This week’s big winners are obvious: Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. But there | Read More »

    Defending the Indefensible

    Corporate executives have begun to bite the hand that feed them. This is another ominous sign for Barack Obama. William Daley, his new Chief of Staff, went so far as to say, “Sometimes you can’t defend the indefensible.” One by one, exasperated executives stood to air their grievances on environmental regulations and stalled free-trade deals. And Daley, the former banker tasked with building ties with | Read More »

    Barack Obama Wants These People To Handle Your Healthcare

    Please take just two minutes to watch this video. This video, actually a news story, tells you everything you need to know about the government and bureaucrats.A home is destroyed by a tornado. The family receives a letter from FEMA. The government has decided this home with no roof, no windows, and few remaining walls is not sufficiently damaged to received federal funding.And Barack Obama | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 17, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 17, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Barack Obama Wants These People To Handle Your Healthcare2. Time to Opt Out of the Social Security Ponzi Scheme3. Another Charming Aspect of the ObamaCare Minefield.4. Militarizing America: The Nick Kristof Plan

    The Fordham Foundation Yet Again Pretends to Lean Right to Attack Rick Perry From the Left

    Yesterday on National Review Online, Checker Finn took one pot shot after another at the state of Texas and publicly displayed his hand-wringing over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s potential influence on national education policy. You see, Mr. Finn tries – quite unsuccessfully in my view – to target Texas “bravado” as the threat to a sound education policy. On the one hand, he attempts to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 16, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For June 16, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Fordham Foundation Yet Again Pretends to Lean Right to Attack Rick Perry From the Left   2. Of ATMs, Mousetraps and Watches   3. Judd “Goldman Sachs” Gregg Paid to Fight BBA   4. Operation Fast and Furious’ fast and furious unraveling.   5. | Read More »

    The Rise of the Machines and the Horserace #EERS

    Tonight on WSB Radio, the ATM Machine from the WSB Cafeteria takes over the Erick Erickson Show.NCR7000-D will discuss the news of the day, the GOP Presidential horse race, and why you better not turn your back on your telephone.You can hear it all live starting at 7:00 p.m. ET on http://wsbradio.com.Consider this an open thread.