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    I’m going to make a political point now

    For those still attacking Sarah Palin for daring to use the word “targets” and maps against Democrats, including Gabrielle Giffords, please note that the DLC and DCCC, the D is for “Democratic”, also had maps with targets in earlier years. Likewise Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos targetted Gabrielle Giffords himself. The self-serving attack over the use of maps and the word “target” is both | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 10, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 10, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. I’m going to make a political point now 2. Are RNC Committeemen Even Listening? 3. The Ends Justify the Means: The Day Emma Goldman Shot President McKinley 4. As sensible as Son of Sam 5. 100 Billion Dollar Backlash 6. The Myth of Joe Straus

    The Media & The Shooter

    “The tea party movement won in November. Winners don’t go on shooting sprees.” This morning we pray for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her family, and the other victims of the heinous violence in Arizona.It should not be, but the media, under the guise of “a full exposition” of the evil in Arizona, is back to subtly and not so subtly pinning the blame for the attempted | Read More »

    From the Mailbag

    From: kristiebk@gmail.com Subject: In response to your posting about the blame glame and political opportunity Date: January 8, 2011 4:40:57 PM EST To: contact@redstate.com It’s about consequences to your actions and the words you speak.And the action that Red State, Sarah Palin, Rush, Glenn, those crazy ladies from Minnesota and Navada purport is to demonize those with whom they disagree. And the glee with which | Read More »

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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 »