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    Dear John Boehner and Eric Cantor

    Hi guys,Just a short note. If either of you support as Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee any of the damn fools who supported killing the incandescent lightbulb we’re going to have problems.That rules out Fred Upton. Sorry guys. I’m told you’ve been leaning toward him. But sorry. That may rule out some of the others too. But still — how many people have | Read More »

    More Than One ‘I’ In Coalition

    “It is … ridiculous for any group …to tell social conservatives to shut up when ultimately social conservatives have been, by black robed tyrants, forced … to fight at the federal level instead of the state level.” There has been much ink spilled and bytes consumed in the past week over that tea party letter asking Republicans to, in effect, shut up about social issues. | Read More »

    Republican Does Not Equal Conservative. Even in Texas.

    It is nauseating to hear people tell me over the past 48 hours that Joe Straus, the Democrat backed Speaker of the Texas House, is a “conservative.” With redistricting at stake in a state the size of Texas, we need to come to terms with why Straus is not a conservative and should be defeated. Likewise, Republicans who vote for him will all need to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 17, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 17, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Republican Does Not Equal Conservative. Even in Texas. 2. Did You Know Your Airport Can Opt Out of TSA Molestations? 3. Donald Berwick – Rationer-In-Chief of ObamaCare 4. Napolitano’s Police State: TSA Retaliates Against Tyner for Asserting His Rights

    Did You Know Your Airport Can Opt Out of TSA Molestations?

    Byron York has good news for people around the country.Your local airport can opt out of having the Transportation Safety Administration handle security at your local airport. Instead, you can contract out to the private sector. It was one of the ingenious and little noticed provisions the Republicans dropped in the post-9/11 legislation creating the TSA.With a move to unionize the TSA and the TSA | Read More »

    You Texans Need to Call Cindy Burkett

    I received this email earlier today from Matt Brownfield: I served as Cindy Burkett’s campaign manager for the 2010 election and am currently helping with her transition to Austin. You incorrectly posted yesterday that Representative Elect Burkett has endorsed Joe Straus for speaker. She has yet to back any candidate in the Speaker’s race and has signed no pledge cards. I respectfully request that you | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 16, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 16, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Pass your own line-item veto, Axelrod. 2. Ken Paxton Should Be the Speaker of Texas’s House 3. Government At Work: Groping Children Is Preferable to Perceived Profiling

    Ken Paxton Should Be the Speaker of Texas’s House

    It has always bothered me when conservatives win elections but “moderate” Republicans end up running the leadership. In case you haven’t noticed, it happens all the time – once behind closed doors, the leadership does not reflect the elected Members nor the people who elected them. It is time for that to change and one place to start is Texas.For those of you unfamiliar with | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 15, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 15, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Liz Cheney for National Security Advisor! 2. Lobbyists Upset About Demint Earmark Ban 3. Rangel stole $400K for legal defense. 4. Public Protests as TSA Torpedoes Constitution 5. Armageddon Averted: Democrats & Unions Get Temporary Reprieve from Reality

    Here it comes

    Saul Anuzis has announced he is going to run for RNC Chairman, challenging Michael Steele. “We cannot be misled by our victories this year,” Anuzis wrote in an announcement posted on his blog. “Chairman Steele’s record speaks for itself. He has his way of doing things. I have mine.”Anuzis, clearly hoping to emerge as the choice of the anti-Steele forces within the 168 member Republican | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 12, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 12, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. CALL YOUR REPUBLICAN SENATOR NOW: Support Senator Jim DeMint’s Earmark Ban 2. Malicious Mendacity in the Tea Party Movement 3. Senators Secretive on DeMint Earmark Ban 4. Campaign Finance Law 120: Recount restrictions.

    Malicious Mendacity in the Tea Party Movement [UPDATED]

    Here’s a rule of thumb — if engaging the tea party movement, focus on the local groups, not the big groups. Tea Party Express has one heck of an impressive track record this year at the national level and they need to be commended for that, but all things being equal it is the local groups that have the volunteers, get out the vote efforts, | Read More »

    Dan Mitchell Has All You Need to Know About the Debt Commission

    I realize for the front page this should probably be a longer post, but this must be your must read of the day.Dan Mitchell from the CATO Institute has everything you need to know about the Debt Commission report. If you read through their report, it sounds like there are lots of spending cuts. But they never explain that these supposed cuts are really just | Read More »

    CALL YOUR REPUBLICAN SENATOR NOW: Support Senator Jim DeMint’s Earmark Ban

    Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is offering an resolution next Tuesday during the first meeting of Senators serving in the 102nd Congress.  The DeMint Resolution would be a statement that the Senate Republican Conference will not take earmarks for the next two years.  RedState readers could be the difference between this resolution passing or failing.  Consider this your call to action.Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) is opposing this | Read More »

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    On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, the Guns of August Fell Silent

    In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to | Read More »