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    No More Earmarxists

    “Earmarks are certainly not the only issue, but they are the most telling as to whether Republicans really have learned their lesson in the minority.” As I write this, Mitch McConnell is privately trying to get enough votes to kill an earmarks moratorium among Senate Republicans. The measure is sponsored by Senators Coburn, Cornyn, DeMint, Ensign, and Enzi, along with Senators-Elect Ayotte, Johnson, Paul, Rubio, | Read More »

    Rubio & RedState

    Stephen F. Hayes, over at the Weekly Standard, has written some more about things he left out of his original article on Marco Rubio. It included this bit. Rubio also mentioned others whom I did not include in my original story – for reasons of space. He noted: “Jeff Miller endorsing us in Florida was a big deal.” He mentioned Jeb Bush Jr and George | Read More »

    The Truth About Salt, Rick Perry and Dana Milbank’s “Fact Checking”

    Today, in the Washington Post, Dana Milbank takes on Governor Rick Perry and his new book, Fed Up. Now you would think that in a 200 page book that deals with countless issues – including Perry’s bold but accurate claim that Social Security is bankrupt and that the members of the Supreme Court serve as the “Grand Ayatollah’s” of the Constitution – he might get | Read More »

    Haley Barbour Concurs And Phones Are Ringing In RNC Land

    While the RNC is pushing back against people like me for pointing out they did not mount a good GOTV effort because they sabotaged their 72 hour program, they’ll have a hard time pushing back against Haley Barbour.Barbour has, a bit surprisingly, gone on the record to say that the RNC’s get out the vote (GOTV) efforts were sub-par. Given just how effective the Republican | Read More »

    The Dumb Things I Heard Last Night a/k/a Charles Krauthammer Disappointed Me Last Night

    There are a few dumb things I heard last night that need to be put down quickly. First and foremost was a silly discussion across several news networks that the race for GOP Conference Chair in the House between Jeb Hensarling and Michelle Bachmann was a race between the tea party and the establishment. To say that Michelle Bachmann is of the tea party and | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 9, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 9, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Sen. Coats Starts with a Bang – Wants to “Reform” the Filibuster 2. Obama sets the modern record for Midterm losses 3. Political Malpractice: The GOP Should Have Had Bigger House Gains 4. Senate Scorecard: RedState vs NRSC

    I Guess the RNC Is Clueless

    I wasn’t going to go there, but after this piece went up, I got an email from RNC Spokesman Doug Heye, who wrote: We in fact did have a 72 hour program. Not sure why you would claim that we didn’t. Well Doug, I go it from you. See this Roll Call article. The RNC traditionally runs the GOTV operation for Capitol Hill, which includes | Read More »

    Political Malpractice: The GOP Should Have Had Bigger House Gains

    “Our success last Tuesday is covering up some very fundamental and institutional problems that will hurt us in 2012.” Just the facts. That’s all I’m going to give you here — no blame game. No names.Largely because I don’t want RNC people calling and crying and trying to spin me when all I’m doing is pointing out some facts.It has been suggested that the reason the | Read More »

    ‘It’s Not Me. It’s You.’

    Mr. Obama has made up his mind. The voters did not reject him or his policies on Tuesday. They just rejected the economy. Never mind that it is his policies that have made things worse.We’ve heard this now since last Wednesday. Mr. Obama has taken it as his mantra that “it’s the economy stupid” and also that people are too stupid to understand what awesome | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 8, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 8, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. ‘It’s Not Me. It’s You.’ 2. Some Senate Republicans Push for Earmarks and Budget Busting Spending in Lame Duck 3. Killing the Private-Sector: What Democrats in Congress couldn’t do for union bosses, the NLRB will 4. A Brief Word In Defense of Keith Olbermann 5. | Read More »

    A Brief Word In Defense of Keith Olbermann

    As you know, Keith Olbermann was suspended from MSNBC for giving political contributions to three Democrats.For the past several years, Olbermann has been giving in-kind contributions to various Democrats by putting them on the air to let them go unchallenged and unhinged. See e.g. Alan Grayson.I was shocked that Olbermann got booted for giving money, considering he has for some time given aid and comfort | Read More »

    From the Mail Bag

    Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you now a mailbag post from a Mr. Alastair Hastings sent to me at 1:48 a.m. this morning. I am leaving it formatted exactly as it was sent. WHAT IS ALL THIS S**T ERICK? ONCE I WAS KICKED OFF REDSTATE.COM AFTER I LEFT A COMMENT ABOUT HOW THE REPUBS WERE AS GUILTY OF SCREWING OUR COUNTRY AS THE DEMS WERE… | Read More »


    Quickly, I want to follow up on this earlier post to make sure the key nuggets get eyeballs.I think having Jeb Hensarling as Conference Chair and Michelle Bachmann as Vice Chair would be a powerful duo. Hensarling is a very substantive policy guy. Michelle Bachmann gave up campaigning for herself to go all over the country for Republicans this year. She deserves a seat at | Read More »

    Will The House GOP Break Apart the GOP-Tea Party Coalition

    It is undisputed that the Tea Party Movement helped drive the renewed Republican momentum this past year. But for that energy, the Republicans would not have seen the gains they saw. The exit polls reflect that data.So now the House Republicans have some crucial decisions to make. They, unlike the Senate GOP, which appears to have learned nothing and forgotten nothing from their 2006 defeat, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 5, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 5, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Will The House GOP Break Apart the GOP-Tea Party Coalition 2. The Civil War 3. So, about that union job security… 4. 54 of 99.