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    The Blame Game and Prayers Begin

    Editorial Note: This morning, prior to this news, we were running a caption contest on this cartoon. We have suspended that contest and removed the cartoon from the front page.— Erick—————————–A terrible tragedy today. Rep. Giffords of Arizona was gunned down and, though early reports were that she is dead, the hospital is confirming, as of this writing, that she is alive and in surgery. | Read More »

    Cutting the Troops

    I am not one of those who thinks the Defense budget is sacrosanct and cannot be cut. Even Governor Palin is on record saying we cannot spare the Defense budget from cuts in these times and she, unlike me, has a child in harm’s way.In any event, the Defense Department is out saying it will make cuts to the various branches of the military. Am | Read More »

    Will The People of Texas Fold or Fight For Conservatives?

    People of Texas, I put this post as the first post of the day at RedState and at the top of my Morning Briefing because I cannot emphasize just how important it is.The long term future of conservatism and federalism is in your hands today. You will either hurt us as a nation or help us as a nation. Yes, there is a monumental issue | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 7, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 7, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Will The People of Texas Fold or Fight For Conservatives? 2. Dear House Republicans: This Will Be Unacceptable 3. Let’s Take Barack Obama’s Advice on the Debt Limit 4. “The Deficit” Is The Wrong Yardstick 5. Repeal of the Job-Killing Health Care Act will NOT | Read More »

    Dear House Republicans: This Will Be Unacceptable

    I am receiving extremely credible information that Friday morning House Republicans may put Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.Let me be clear here: this would be an affront to conservatives of all stripes.It is bad enough the House GOP chose to ignore conservatives when it came time to choose chairmen of the Energy & Commerce Committee and of the Appropriations | Read More »

    Dear RedState Community

    We have a problem.There needs to be a certain amount of flexibility within the rules of this site and I think that as written they are sufficiently clear. The problem is that there is a group of commenters that has come to believe that the rules don’t apply to them.There are long time readers of RedState who believe that somehow the community rules no longer | Read More »

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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