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    The Final Four: Picking a 2012 Champion

    We started out with a big pool of candidates. We narrowed them down over the weekend. Now we are left with four candidates. Let’s see how they do.Vote now and this afternoon we’ll settle on the ultimate champion. Update: I’ve been asked to hold over the championship till tomorrow to see just how many votes come in total.You can view round one here and round | Read More »

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    Killing the Tax Compromise

    I think the GOP needs to kill the tax compromise.This is not a hill to die on. It is certainly a gamble. Those who support the deal argue that it is too great a gamble to assume we could get a better deal next year when the number of Republicans in Congress increase and the GOP takes over the House.I’ve made it easy for you. | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 13, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 13, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Killing the Tax Compromise 2. Like it or Not: Mexico is America’s Next Afghanistan 3. Wikileaks on Iraqi WMD 4. Gov. Christie and the Fight over Judicial Reform

    Sarah Palin’s Alaska

    As much as it pains some of my liberal friends (and some Republican friends too), I am a huge Sarah Palin fan and can’t wait to see her mop the floor with Barack Obama. At least she released her college transcripts unlike Acting President Logan . . . um . . . I mean Bill Clinton’s warm up act.In any event, I watched her TLC | Read More »

    Season 4 of 24 Open Thread

    In Season 4 of 24, acting President Logan is so incompetent and bush league that he brings back President Palmer to take charge of the situation.Today in Washington, Barack Obama stole that playbook and brought back Bill Clinton.Consider this your open thread.

    Senator McConnell’s Office Peddling Talking Points That Contradict Senate Rules

    Senator Mitch McConnell has sent out an email with talking points from Americans for Tax Reform on why “tax extenders” are not earmarks.But it is all nonsense. How do we know? Well, just look at Senate Rule XLIV, which deals with earmarks and lists not just spending items as an earmark, but also “limited tax benefits” and “limited tariff benefits.”Look, I realize ATR and other | Read More »

    2012 Brackets Round 2

    Round One is closed. Let’s get to the second round today. Business v. Wild Card Herman Cain David Petraeus    Free polls from Pollhost.com John v. Mike John Bolton Mike Pence    Free polls from Pollhost.com North vs. South Tim Pawlenty Haley Barbour    Free polls from Pollhost.com Other vs. Former Sarah Palin Rick Santorum    Free polls from Pollhost.com

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    The Tax Compromise Must Now Die

    House Democrats have rejected the Senate’s negotiated tax compromise. In a rowdy meeting in which one Democratic Congressman said loudly “F— the President,” the House Democrats turned Nancy Reagan and just said no. Barney Frank still thinks it would pass, most likely with House Republicans. But the deal must now die. It must now be opposed by Republicans. Released now in print, the legislation is | Read More »

    The 2012 Brackets

    Just for a bit of fun and frivolousness for a Friday, let’s start up some brackets for 2012. You vote in each bracket and we’ll just keep narrowing it down over the next few days. The Businessmen Herman Cain Donald Trump    Free polls from Pollhost.com The Wild Cards Jeb Bush David Petraeus    Free polls from Pollhost.com The Johns John Bolton John Thune    | Read More »

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    RedState Morning Briefing for December 10, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 10, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Lamest Duck? 2. The Race 3. An Earmark Solution to Nowhere

    An Earmark Solution to Nowhere

    It’s time to nip something right in the bud. Michelle Bachmann and others have been complaining about how the House earmark is too restrictive because it will not allow for Members to get federal funding for their roads and bridges. She wants them exempted from the moratorium. Bachmann says Congress should exempt “roads, bridges and interchanges” and recommends that if a town, city, county or | Read More »

    Putting the TARP Band Back Together

    Opinions are varied and divided over whether the tax compromise plan is worthwhile. Some see it as the best the GOP can hope to get. Others see it as the GOP settling for keeping current income tax rates while voting to raise other taxes and increase spending on unemployment benefits, a program that has become a general welfare program.Whether you are for it or against | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 9, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 9, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Putting the TARP Band Back Together 2. House Conservatives to Senate: Don’t START in the Lame Duck 3. FDA Set To Cut Off 17,000 Women Annually From Lifesaving Drug 4. Incoming WI Gov. Scott Walker Working to End His State’s Tail-Wags-Dog Problem

    Did You Vote Republican For Nothing?

    Did you show up at the polls on November 2nd for nothing? It seems that way. The House Republican Leadership has decided to put Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on the Appropriations Committee and that’s pretty much it. They are sending a signal to the tea party movement that this is all they’ll get.John Boehner and Eric Cantor want Hal Rogers of Kentucky to serve as Appropriations | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 8, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 8, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Did You Vote Republican For Nothing? 2. Sticks, Stones, and Thin-Skinned Barry 3. Rolling Blue State Bailout Ended in Tax Agreement 4. Waivers Double to 222 as More Unions ‘Opt Out’ of ObamaCare 5. JSOC analyst arrested in FBI spy sting.