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    Leadership and Loss

    “Leaders … just make a realistic assessment. And that assessment becomes very simple: John Oxendine must be destroyed either to get a chance to compete against Karen Handel or for the good of the party.” Down in Georgia, former Congressman Nathan Deal tried very hard to make immigration his issue. Trying his best to spin more than a decade in Washington as a plus in | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 13, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing  For July 13, 2010Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. This Week in Washington   2. ‘Son of Moratorium’ Exposes Clueless Dem Leadership   3. Sarah Palin Endorses Karen Handel   4. Schadenfreude: Robert Gibbs Edition   5. Nationalizing King Samir Shabazz?  

    Full Disclosure

    I keep getting emails, so let me put this on the front page of RedState. Here’s how I’m voting in Georgia:Governor: Karen HandelSecretary of State: Brian KempAttorney General: Max WoodInsurance Commissioner: Gerry PurcellLabor Commissioner: Melvin EversonAgriculture Commissioner: Gary BlackSchool Superintendent: John BargePSC: John DouglasI had wanted to vote for Doug for Secretary of State, but while I think he’s probably the most qualified person to | Read More »


    Sarah Palin Endorses Karen Handel

    Last August we endorsed Karen Handel here at RedState. She’s running for Governor of Georgia. We did the same with Nikki Haley. Last month, Sarah Palin endorsed Nikki Haley. Today, she’s endorsing Karen Handel. Excellent move, Governor Palin. Now you need to donate to Karen Handel ASAP. Early voting begins this week in the Georgia Primary and Handel is going to need to get the | Read More »

    Schadenfreude: Robert Gibbs Edition

    This is making the rounds today: There is no doubt there are enough seats at play that could cause Republicans to gain control, there is no doubt about that,” Gibbs told NBC’s “Meet the Press” talk show when asked whether the Democrats would maintain their majority in the House. Less than a year and two months ago, Time Magazine declared Republicans an endangered species.My, my | Read More »

    Benishek For Congress

    I haven’t written about Dan Benishek’s campaign for congress. He’s been on the front page several times doing it himself.Dan Benishek is in a fight against everything we oppose. His “Republican” opponent has sold himself out to the unions and they love him. Between freedom and tyranny, Dan’s opponent has routinely sided with the tyranny of unions that want to impose their ways of not | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 12, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 12, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. IRS: New Health Care Law Imposes ‘Significant’ New Burdens 2. Obamacare a Threat to White Castle and IHOP. This Time, It’s Personal 3. Illegal Immigration Costs Us Net $100 Billion 4. RGA Rising. 5. Liberals Rearrange Deck Chairs 6. Nice Guys Finishing

    This is What Karma Looks Like: Alvin Greene Cleared

    After Alvin Greene won the South Carolina Democrats’ Senate nomination, House Democrat Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) immediately declared Alvin Green a “Republican plant”.There was just no way in Clyburn’s mind that Greene could have come up with the $10,440.00 qualifying fee on his own. Well, you know what? The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has concluded its investigation into Greene.Turns out Greene saved up | Read More »

    Rick Barber for Congress

    One of my big, big regrets this campaign season is that I have not been able to get over to Alabama to do an event with Rick Barber. He has asked and I very much wanted to, but my schedule has made it impossible.But I want to help and I want you to help. Rick Barber is going to be one heck of an outstanding | Read More »

    Byrne For Alabama

    Alabama voters head to the polls on Tuesday and I haven’t had as much to say about this race as I should.I’m supporting Bradley Byrne. Unions in Alabama are doing everything in their power to stop him — spending millions on him.His opponent, Robert Bentley, regularly sided with the Alabama teachers union to stop school reform in Alabama. People always make jokes about the smarts | Read More »

    Republican Statists Reveal Themselves

    Hogan mentioned Bob Bennett’s comments earlier. Bennett thought it beneath him and outside conservatism to think the constitution may limit him, a senator, from legislating.Well, over in South Carolina, Daniel Foster points out another example, defeated Republican Bob Inglis.Inglis, defeated in a Republican primary by tea party activists, has shared what he really thinks of conservatives — they are racist, bigotted, and easily led by | Read More »

    Nice Guys Finishing

    You and I both know the saying — nice guys finish last. It is unfortunate, but many of the best people, the people we would want in office, are the people least likely to run for office. And when they do step up to run, because they aren’t in the established fray of politicians, they are typically treated as quixotic candidates.Some of them are. Some | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 9, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 9, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. A chart of unemployment since 1995 2. President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Alvin Greene: The Three Economic Stooges 3. How Low Can He Go? 4. The Prop 187 Myth 5. Rubio battles back 6. Despite Jane Norton’s Pre-Emptive Spin, Ken Buck Leads in Money and | Read More »

    To the People of Kansas

    Dear People of Kansas,You are about to have your primary and a lot of you are emailing me asking who you should vote for in the United States Senate race.Frankly, when it comes to pork, Todd Tiahrt and Jerry Moran are nothing to write home about. They are both porkers.So that issue, for both, cancels each other out.But then you have all the other issues | Read More »

    Despite Jane Norton’s Pre-Emptive Spin, Ken Buck Leads in Money and Polling

    Wow.Poor Jane Norton. How the mighty fall. I guess when you hire Josh Penry to do nothing but beat up Ken Buck and deny you’re the lobbyist you once claimed to be, you have trouble selling yourself.Norton, the former Lt. Governor of Colorado, beat Ken Buck in money raised last quarter, but that’s all. And she got those numbers out there early banking on reporters | Read More »