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    Ted Cruz is Leading

    Ted Cruz is Leading

    “Today … Ted Cruz intends to force his Republican colleagues to put up or shut on on the border issue.” It seems all the Senate Republicans are willing to turn a blind eye to the scandal and corruption obviously at play in the Mississippi Senate race to protect their buddy Thad Cochran who, apparently, can no longer find his way to the clubby Senate lunches | Read More »

    Senator Cornyn Needs to K.I.S.S. This Idea Goodbye

    Senator Cornyn Needs to K.I.S.S. This Idea Goodbye

    I appreciate Senator John Cornyn working on a bipartisan solution to stem the border crisis, but I do not understand why people in Washington can’t remember to K.I.S.S. their policy proposals — Keep It Simple Stupid. We cannot just secure our border, we must have a comprehensive plan. We cannot work on our healthcare, we must have comprehensive socialism. Washington, not “we” to be fair, | Read More »

    CONFIRMED: Senate Republican Leaders Paid for Attacks Against Conservatives

    CONFIRMED: Senate Republican Leaders Paid for Attacks Against Conservatives

    I can confirm that the attack ads in Mississippi run by “All Citizens for Mississippi” were funded by Senate Republicans, including Senators Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. It appears our Senate Republican leaders are willing to risk losing a Senate majority so long as they can get their own re-elected. Yes folks, it is true. I can confirm what | Read More »

    Republican Mike Collins’ Campaign Staff Endorse Democrats Hijacking a Republican Primary

    Mike Collins is the son of former Congressman Mac Collins and is trying very hard to grab his dad’s old congressional district. He’s even willing to use Democrats to do it. In the last two weeks, as I’ve previously reported, Democrats have begun receiving absentee ballot applications in the mail encouraging them to vote for Mike Collins. There has been a question about who is | Read More »

    Chris Christie Heads to Iowa. So Do Conservatives.

    Chris Christie Heads to Iowa.  So Do Conservatives.

    Chris Christie is headed to Iowa today. Whenever any politician heads to Iowa, the media starts buzzing about Presidential prospects. Just in case, the Judicial Crisis Network is going to greet the Governor with advertisements. There are, believe it or not, conservatives who have tried to give Chris Christie the benefit of the doubt on many issues. But one area where even those conservative get | Read More »

    Gary Palmer is the Conservative to Support in Alabama

    Gary Palmer and Paul DeMarco are in a runoff in Alabama. Interestingly, Paul DeMarco is using a quote from a post at RedState to attack Gary Palmer. What DeMarco is not saying is that RedState has endorsed Gary Palmer. We stand by Gary Palmer. As you all know, for a number of reasons, Gary was not my first choice. But he was always my second | Read More »

    The One Rule

    Before there was a RedState officially, its founders agreed on one rule and that rule has been diligently kept by their heirs here. Despite what many of our critics say, RedState is not a uniform and homogenous place. The front page contributors disagree on gay marriage, on immigration, war, isolationism, on the fight within the Republican Party, tactics strategy, etc. My job is spent often | Read More »

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    Josh, Ben, and Mike

    They met in a bar in Northern Virginia. There was a fourth person there too, who has chosen to remain anonymous. Josh Trevino, who’d been running Tacitus, Ben Domenech, and Mike Krempasky hatched the idea of RedState. At the time, it was RedState.org. I remember reading on Tacitus that a new site was coming online and they were looking for people to write about the | Read More »

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    Ten Years Ago Today

    It was much debated for a few years, but digging into the database our first live post appeared on this day in 2004. Today is RedState’s birthday. Five years later we had our first RedState Gathering. In a month we will have our fifth anniversary RedState Gathering. We are going to Fort Worth, TX. The party starts the evening of August 7th and runs through | Read More »

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    Democrats Deploy Their Mississippi Strategy Against Jody Hice in Georgia

    Democrats Deploy Their Mississippi Strategy Against Jody Hice in Georgia

    The Georgia Republican runoff is less than two weeks away on July 22, 2014. Having successfully swung the Mississippi Senate runoff against the conservative, Democrats in Georgia are coordinating with the GOP establishment to defeat the conservative running in Georgia’s tenth congressional district. Jody Hice, the undisputed conservative in the race to replace Congressman Paul Broun, is . . . well . . . a | Read More »

    The Christian Thing to Do

    The Christian Thing to Do

    “He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.” Deuteronomy 10:18 (ESV) “I do not think we should let these people stay here. But I think while here we should, in private charity, show mercy and give comfort where we can.” Christians are used to hearing people say “it’s the Christian thing to do.” Most often, | Read More »

    John Boehner is Right on Impeachment

    John Boehner is Right on Impeachment

    I maintain that John Boehner’s lawsuit against the President is a political stunt. There may be some plausible legal grounds to get the suit into court, but even if successful President Obama will be out of office before such a suit is finally resolved. It’s a political stunt wasting taxpayer dollars. I maintain that the House Republicans should be more interested in doing what is | Read More »

    Your W, T, and F of the Day Brought to You by Jen Psaki and the US Department of State

    Your W, T, and F of the Day Brought to You by Jen Psaki and the US Department of State

    The State Department’s spokesman, Jen Psaki, was asked about Hamas’s role in the unity government within the Palestinian territory. QUESTION: Well, what about the – what about Palestinian President Abbas sending a strong message to Hamas? I mean, you are recognizing his government, of which Hamas is a part. I mean, doesn’t he bear some responsibility for reining in Hamas? MS. PSAKI: We don’t recognize | Read More »

    Republican Fantasy Fan Porn vs. Democrat Fantasy Fan Porn

    Republican Fantasy Fan Porn vs. Democrat Fantasy Fan Porn

    There is a dark undercurrent in the Harry Potter world. Abnormal and obsessed fans generate fan pornography based on the fantasized love interests in Harry Potter. Yes, be as disturbed as I was to learn this. But Washington politicos do the same. Not a day goes by without some left leaning reporter trotting out new theories about how Hillary Clinton will lead neocons and moderate | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Border Funding Plan is a Bad Idea

    Barack Obama has flown to Texas to fundraise. He won’t actually go visit the border. But he did come up with a $3.7 billion plan to deal with what’s happening. Senator Tom Coburn is voicing his opposition. The GOP would be wise to listen to Senator Coburn. As he noted last night on Crossfire, “That’s $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money.” He | Read More »