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    Morning Briefing for June 21, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 21, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Obama tells Kyl in private Oval Office meeting: I won’t secure border b/c then Republicans will have no reason to support “comprehensive immigration reform.” 2. A Senate Candidate Helps Mexican Drug Lords Get U.S. Tax Dollars, Then Launches a Jihad Against Jim DeMint 3. Rep. | Read More »

    A Senate Candidate Helps Mexican Drug Lords Get U.S. Tax Dollars, Then Launches a Jihad Against Jim DeMint

    A few days ago, former Utah Senate candidate Cherilyn Eager, the woman who claimed Tim Bridgewater offered to pay off her campaign debt in exchange for her endorsement then denied that was a bribe before – you know – endorsing Bridgewater, came onto RedState and attacked Jim DeMint.Eager claims that Jim DeMint and Mike Lee are both affiliated with some energy company I’ve never heard | Read More »

    Didn’t They Do This For Specter and Crist Too?

    Remember, John Cornyn said the NRSC had learned its lesson.Remember, John Cornyn said the NRSC would now stay out of primaries.Why then is the Wall Street Journal reporting John Cornyn is off to Colorado to campaign with Jane Norton?First, it is a recognition that Ken Buck‘s campaign is ahead of the NRSC’s chosen campaign.Second, it is a recognition that the NRSC has the integrity of | Read More »

    Even the New York Times Notices

    When even the New York Times notices Barack Obama’s ban on all offshore drilling is unreasonable, he has a serious problem.More troubling, Barack Obama wants British Petroleum to pay for the losses rig operators are suffering because of his imposed ban. Does anyone really think they are reasonable for that? Seriously? More importantly, will the trust operator?Probably not.Obama is promising a bag of goods to | Read More »

    Democrats Kill Free Checking Accounts

    emocrats, devoid of basic economic sense, continue to screw consumers with laws against business with very foreseeable consequences. Case in point: banks now are getting rid of free checking accounts.Why?Well, banks have been giving free checking accounts, but then charging irresponsible check holders overdraft fees for drawing more money out their accounts than is there.In other words, only the spendthrifts pay.But Congress now says banks | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 18, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 18, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Joe Barton, Honesty, and Shakedowns 2. Could Hillary Return in 2012? 3. Quietly revising the 2012 Democratic nomination process. 4. Chris Matthews’ ‘The Rise of The New Right’: Deceptions and Delusions 5. Better the Christian Hating Lesbian Than the Black Man 6. An NRA Board | Read More »

    Joe Barton, Honesty, and Shakedowns

    Let’s be honest. The White House meeting with British Petroleum was a shakedown. The White House threatened criminal prosecution of BP, the President gave a miserably received speech, then he hauled BP into the White House and put the Attorney General in the room with the CEO to stare at him, then the President demanded $20 billion.It was a shakedown.Had British Petroleum affiliated with Al | Read More »

    Better the Christian Hating Lesbian Than the Black Man

    Stuff like this is probably why Alvin Greene is the Democrats’ Senate candidate in South Carolina.Greene, a man with no home, no money, and no job, beat the Democrats’ hand picked candidate for the right to lose to Jim DeMint in South Carolina. The Democrats are pounding their fists on the table claiming it was a dirty trick.This is an intentional distraction. Why is it | Read More »

    Joe Miller for US Senate

    At midnight last night my phone rang. It was Joe Miller calling from Alaska. It’s the first we’ve spoken on the phone, though we’ve traded emails and I’ve certainly been intrigued by his candidacy.Sarah Palin has gotten on board. The Tea Party Express has gotten on board. Conservatives from around the country are rallying to him against Lisa Murkowski — one of Mitch McConnell’s loyal | Read More »

    An NRA Board Member Takes on the NRA

    Cleta Mitchell is a member of the NRA’s board and the kind soul who reviewed my CNN contract for me. She’s a terrific champion of liberty and is in the Washington Post this morning with some harsh words for the NRA. [T]he NRA has, sadly, affirmed the notion held by congressional Democrats (and some Republicans), liberal activists, the media establishment and, at least for now, | Read More »

    We Should Not Be Surprised By Barack Obama’s Speech

    “Mr. President, windmills will not clean up this mess and windmills will not fuel my car and get me to work. It is that simple.” While conservatives have had a marvelous time laughing at Barry O the Butt Kicker who can’t plug the darn hole, none of us should expect anything else from him.Whether conservatives, independents, and liberals want to admit it or not, the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 17, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 17, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. We Should Not Be Surprised By Barack Obama’s Speech 2. The Christianity Scam 3. An Inconvenient Truth: Bob Bennett and Tim Bridgewater Together 4. Republican Senators Declare Themselves Gutless Wonders 5. The National Rifle Association’s Excuse Holds No Water

    The National Rifle Association’s Excuse Holds No Water

    The National Rifle Association and its supporters are pushing back against conservatives who have accused the NRA of selling out to the left. The NRA worked with Democrats to carve out an exception from a new anti-free speech piece of legislation.As the Wall Street Journal notes, “Under the NRA carve-out in the House bill, the new rules won’t apply to any organizations that have been | Read More »

    The Christianity Scam

    The Christ died. On the third day he rose again from the dead. There will be a last day and he will return to judge the living and the dead.As the Bible says, “To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.” (1 Cor. 9:22).Christ told | Read More »

    An Inconvenient Truth: Bob Bennett and Tim Bridgewater Together

    Months ago I told you Bob Bennett and Tim Bridgewater were cutting a deal. I got so much blowback from so many people I actually had to remove the post from the front page of RedState. I stood by the story, but the brouhaha that resulted necessitated the post going into draft mode so we could get on with the day. Well, I was and | Read More »