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    Sticks, Stones, and Thin-Skinned Barry

    “Mr. Obama, I have a question for you — if the American people are hostages and the GOP are the hostage takers, what the hell are you besides a failed negotiator/hostage rescuer?” Robert Menendez, the other day, said it was like negotiating with terrorists referencing the tax compromise talks. Today, Barack Obama called the GOP ‘hostage takers.’So much for reaching across the aisle.Of course that | Read More »

    Community Building

    This is one of those posts that must occasionally be written, though I don’t like to write them.RedState is, above all else, a community site. Anyone can start a diary and participate in the community. Those who play well in the community avoid the blam stick and, over time, we tend to promote from within to the front page.The way we do promotion is pretty | Read More »

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    Playing With the Two Immutable Laws of Washington

    There are two immutable laws of Washington, D.C. To understand the tax compromise in the Senate, you must know the laws. Politicians in leadership believe that if they make both the left and right angry they must have done something right; and, If Democrats and Republicans come together in a compromise — no matter how bad that compromise may be — the media will herald | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 7, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 7, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Playing With the Two Immutable Laws of Washington 2. An Easy Way to Stop Filibuster Reform 3. Al Qaeda’s Favorite Member of Congress Opens His Mouth 4. Breast Milk and the TSA 5. I don’t care (right now) about WHO the next President is; I | Read More »

    Breast Milk and the TSA

    Now we have yet another TSA outrage. Something tells me the media would be much more worked up by this if George Bush were still President. Oddly enough, in an era when the press is falling all over itself to highlight bipartisanship, here is an issue uniting the left and right.In this edition of TSA Outrage, we have a mother who didn’t want her breast | Read More »

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    Advertisements and Sponsorships

    I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people lately asking about advertisements and sponsorships on RedState for the coming year. People seem to be getting their plans and costs ready for 2011. Here’s what you need to know about advertising on RedState, sponsoring the Morning Briefing, and renting our email list. Advertising We use a CPM basis for advertising on the front page of | Read More »

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    Morning Briefing for December 6, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 6, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Advertisements and Sponsorships 2. Stop START: Whip List 3. Wikileaks and the Limits of Law and Patience 4. The NBA Meets the Moratorium 5. Big Wind looking for federal handout. 6. A Death By A Thousand Cuts 7. Europe steeps its TEA

    The Message Still Sucks, I Guess

    On the night of November 2, 2010, and thereafter, the Democrats kept saying they lost not because of their policies, but because of their message.They said they just got the message wrong and didn’t explain how they were creating vast amounts of jobs.Never mind that they weren’t. The unemployment number speaks for itself.So the Democrats got the message wrong.Right now in Congress, the Democrats are | Read More »

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    Metrics of Success

    I sent out a fundraising pitch the other day to the RedState email list on behalf of American Majority. It was my pleasure to do so and I want to share it here with you. American Majority has real metrics of success this past year and I am quite proud of them.With campaign season over, it is time to get ready for the next steps | Read More »

    On This Nancy Pelosi Has My Thanks. God Bless Her.

    None of us here are fans of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But I believe in praising people, whether I agree with them or not, when they deserve it. And Nancy Pelosi deserves our praise today. You may not know it, but Pelosi is an ardent foe of the Chicoms’ human rights record. As documented in the wikileaks releases, the Chinese are scared to death of the | Read More »

    Why Governors Matter: Nikki Haley Takes on Barack Obama

    Nikki Haley is just so awesome.At a White House gathering for the new governors, Governor-Elect Haley confronted Mr. Obama and asked him to repeal Obamacare. Obama refused so Haley said she wanted an opt-out for South Carolina.She made sure the White House knew she was going to fight every step of the way on this.What is more awesome is that she demanded a refund to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 3, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 3, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Who Made Them God? 2. Another punch to the gut of Keynesian economic “stimulus” 3. No compromise. 4. Stopping START. Part II 5. Bowles-Simpson is a Massive Tax Hike 6. Responding to the Two-Inch Crowd on Assange

    Who Made Them God?

    “If this plan passes we’ll be back at this in ten years …. The leviathan’s hunger cannot be contained unless we have the will to gut it.” To listen to the news coverage today, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have become deities. No doubt Barack Obama will be jealous. The coverage of this Deficit Commission plan is ludicrous. The reporters breathlessly reporting on it are | Read More »

    Senate GOP Sells Out National Security for Tax Cuts

    Let’s be honest, there are many sexy issues in politics these day. The START Treaty is not one of them.No one other than Barack Obama and the Kremlin care about START.But we should. We should also care that the Senate GOP, thanks to the “skillful” negotiations of Jon Kyl (R-AZ), have decided to sell us down the river to Moscow in order to temporarily avoid | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 2, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 2, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Senate GOP Sells Out National Security for Tax Cuts 2. A Very Stupid Argument Advanced by Opponents of America 3. Pelosi Pulls One Last Political Stunt 4. Just Say No to Louie Gohmert’s Write-In Bid 5. The Texas Speaker’s Race 6. The TSA Lies In | Read More »