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    At Least One Indiana Republican Is Showing True Leadership Skills

    Mike Pence was on CNN earlier today and Candy Crowley asked him about Mitch Daniels’ proposed truce on social issues.Pence handled it as a real conservative should. He said he “believes with all of [his] heart that Republicans need to continue to fight for the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage with everything [they]‘ve got in 2010 and in 2012.” But he then | Read More »

    BREAKING: Marlin Stutzman gets the nomination

    Marlin Stutzman received the caucus nomination in Indiana’s third congressional district to be the Republican candidate to replace Mark Souder. Congrats Marlin!

    One Conservative Woman Became An Army of One and Won

    A friend of mine sent me the text below, having seen all the other posts I’ve been writing about Pamela Gorman (who I just had lunch with, by the way). In lieu of me writing my own post or trying to encapsulate this into my own work, let me just give this to you.It is a true story.If you want a government by and for | Read More »

    Taxpayer Funded Abortions Come to Florida

    Media headlines are saying Charlie Crist’s veto of pro-life legislation is a veto about women receiving ultrasounds before electing to have an abortion.That’s actually only part of the legislation. With Crist’s veto there is more. Taxpayer funded elective abortions are coming to Florida for the first time. Recent federal health care legislation gave states the opportunity to opt-out of federal provisions using tax dollars to | Read More »

    Jane Norton Is About to Ask Cinamon for Permission to Go Negative

    Ken Buck is leading Jane Norton by ten percentage points in Colorado. He has Jim DeMint’s endorsement, an army of grassroots support, and momentum headed into July. We need to help him keep it up. Ken Buck will be a conservative rockstar in the United States Senate. But he needs our help. As for the title reference to Cinamon, go here.

    Mike Lee Is Up 9 Points

    In the race for Bob Bennett’s Senate seat in Utah, Mike Lee is ahead by 9 points. (PDF)This is important because Bridgewater can write himself huge checks between now and the primary election to close any gap, so the further ahead Mike is the better.This also means you need to give as much money as you can as quickly as you can and conservative groups | Read More »

    Mitch Daniels Declares Surrender

    I have had great hopes for the Governor of Indiana running for President. Signs are starting to point to a run and in the process Daniels is signaling he is not so much a leader as a technocratic wonk and not so much driven by fiscal conservative principles as by bureaucratically generated data.A leader would not pick an unnecessary fight with social conservatives before even | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 11, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 11, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. President Obama’s Mishandling of The Gulf Oil Spill 2. This is Leadership? 3. Tim Bridgewater: Indonesian Job Creator 4. Bennett: So you booted me, but how about I pick my replacement?

    Tim Bridgewater: Indonesian Job Creator

    Tim Bridgewater want to pretend the Utah primary is about a businessman versus a lawyer. Given Bridgewater’s track record, he’s using the term “businessman” loosely. In fact, I can’t tell that any of businesses are profitable except for the infusions of cash secured for him by Bob Bennett as earmarks.Along the way, Bridgewater has been creating jobs, just not for Utahans — for Indonesians.Bridgewater secured | Read More »

    Told You So

    told you so. CNN is confirming what I’ve said since before election results were in Tuesday night.Jim DeMint is not going to endorse in the South Carolina runoff. Gresham Barrett has been touting his ties to DeMint and sending out mail with them on it together. He has been suggesting and expecting an endorsement.That will not come.Considering the two are close friends, Gresham should see | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 10, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 10, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Pride, the Fall, and Barack Obama 2. What is it About South Carolina’s Male Politicians? 3. Drilling Moratorium Violates Panel’s Recommendation 4. No Time to Go Wobbly: It’s Time to Follow the New Iron Ladies Into Battle

    Pride, the Fall, and Barack Obama

    The Houston Chronicle is reporting the Netherlands, a experienced oil producing nation, offered the United States help in dealing with the British Petroleum spill very quickly after it started, but the Obama Administration turned them down, opting instead to coordinate with BP to stop the spill and contain the damage.Made worse, with the Obama administration threatening criminal and civil prosecution of British Petroleum as well | Read More »

    What is it About South Carolina’s Male Politicians?

    I realize they don’t like getting beaten by a woman and Nikki Haley is the first woman in South Carolina to get so far, but Gresham Barrett is off to a rough start in the runoff.First Barrett says character is all that counts: “Character is not one of the things that matters,” he said. “It’s the only thing that matters.” Then he immediately tells a | Read More »

    No Time to Go Wobbly: It’s Time to Follow the New Iron Ladies Into Battle

    As the two prepared for the first Gulf war, Margaret Thatcher famously told George H.W. Bush “this is no time to go wobbly.” Well, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to believe that we are now fully engaged in a political war for the very future of our nation. It is no time for us to go wobbly. The Republican Establishment is declaring this their | Read More »

    Support Sharron Angle. Beat Harry Reid.

    a href=””>Sharron Angle is going to need an immediate infusion of cash from conservative activists to beat Harry Reid. She can do it. Polling in the last days of the primary showed Angle, but not Lowden, beating Harry Reid. The voters chose wisely.Angle can win, but we have to help her. Reid has a pile of cash ready to define Angle. She is going to | Read More »