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    RedState Gathering 2010

    In 2009, rising conservative stars Nikki Haley and Marco Rubio appeared at the RedState Gathering along with Pat Toomey, Roy Blunt, Michael Williams, Ted Cruz, and others. The benefit of a RedState Gathering is pretty simple — candidates who show up pay their own way and commit to hanging out, not just talking down to you from a stage. It’s cheap. It’s grassroots. It’s a | Read More »

    Talk Is Cheap

    Last night, Barack Obama tried to play Mr. Tough Guy, but talk is cheap.When George Bush stood on the rubble of the World Trade Center and said, “I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” people knew he meant business.People | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 8, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 8, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. No Act of Moderation: Why Barack Obama cannot fix the economy 2. Screw the Gulf Coast. White House Staff Plays Beer Pong & Water Guns 3. Whoever takes Helen Thomas’ spot should show up to work wearing ruby slippers 4. Remember Those Deficit Savings From | Read More »

    From the Mail Bag

    From: shawn.mercer@wellsfargoadvisors.comSubject: Haley/Demint postDate: June 7, 2010 7:39:18 PM EDTTo: Nice defiant tone in the latest Haley post. Is there anything … Uhh … ELSE that may have come to light about one Nikki Haley this afternoon you’d like to address with equal bravado? Anything? Anything at all, there, Eric?Good grief, we’re to blue dress stages here, sport. You would save yourself a ton | Read More »


    (617) 898-9898

    I just got a phone call from (617) 898-9898, in Milton, MA.The call was an automated call asking me if I was behind on my mortgage. Due to Barack Obama’s stimulus plan and financial reform package, now my mortgage company is forced to renegotiate with me because of potential predatory lending — at least that’s what they said.I’m on the do not call list. I | Read More »

    Jim DeMint Has Not Endorsed Gresham Barrett.

    Gresham Barrett is trotting around South Carolina alluding to a Jim DeMint endorsement to combat Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney endorsing Nikki Haley.There’s just one problem.Jim DeMint has not endorsed Gresham Barrett. In fact, DeMint has been upfront about staying out of the primary and I cannot imagine him endorsing Gresham Barrett over a conservative rockstar like Nikki Haley.This is an act of desperation on | Read More »

    Lee Hawkins Hasn’t Voted for a Democrat President, But He Supported Max Cleland

    Given that Hawkins has repeatedly sided with liberal Democrats and tax and spenders in the Georgia legislature, it comes as no surprise he also gave money to Max Cleland. That he’d brag about it, though, is troubling.Let’s get Tom Graves to Washington.

    Is Karen Diebel Okay?

    I know nothing about this race, but like Dan, I was given troubling police reports that are either real and very bizarre, or suggests something is not right with Karen Diebel.Diebel is one of two candidates running in FL-24 for Congresswoman’s Kosmas’s seat. The seat leans Republican, but has been held by a Democrat these past few years since beating Tom Feeney.According to the police | Read More »

    Screw the Gulf Coast. White House Staff Plays Beer Pong & Water Guns

    Had Bush administration staffers been caught out on the Sunday after Katrina playing beer pong, reporters would be demanding to know first why they weren’t in church and second how was it responsible to be out playing beer pong instead of bunkered down at the White House trying to solve the problem.Luckily for White House spokesman Tommy Vietor and Barack Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, the | Read More »

    No Act of Moderation: Why Barack Obama cannot fix the economy

    Updated to reflect Obama’s NBC interview “Tie Barack Obama’s handling of the economy together with his handing of the British Petroleum accident and we have the definitive reason Barack Obama cannot fix the economy.” This past week, the Gulf States who hoped Barack Obama would actually do something to help them were stunned when he imposed a ban on deep water offshore drilling.It is no | Read More »

    Jane Norton Takes From Charlie Crist’s Playbook & Broadcasts She’s Soft on Immigration

    There is an Associated Press article out about Ken Buck’s surge in Colorado. For those of us who know Ken Buck, this quote comes as no surprise: Buck was asked directly whether his upstart campaign would really work. He summed up why so many conservatives like him — and why so many political observers wonder how far he can go.”I don’t know that I can | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 7, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 7, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Did you think that anti-reform in South Carolina has any limits? 2. Proposed Medicare Czar likes pretty, pretty pictures. 3. Helen Thomas Watch: The Denial of Denial 4. Charlie Crist Linked To Fraud, Money Laundering 5. Gov Christie to Teacher’s Union: ‘You Punch Them, I’ll | Read More »

    The Curious Tale of the Amended Complaint and the Three Day Countdown

    We haven’t done enough to promote Tom Graves at RedState. We’ve been — okay I’ve been — so busy it’s fallen by the wayside.But Tom is in a real dogfight in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District. The runoff is rapidly approaching for the special election that could make Tom Graves the next Congressman from North Georgia.He is in the runoff against an obnoxious RINO named Lee | Read More »

    Are You Kidding Me?!?!?!

    I didn’t intend this to be “beat up Jane Norton” day today, but are you freaking kidding me?Jane Norton and Ken Buck are both asked if they would vote for legislation that forced faith based institutions to hire homosexuals. Jane Norton says her husband works for the Alliance Defense Fund (a great organization), but won’t comment without reading the legislation.Ken Buck? He went straight for | Read More »

    Nikki Haley Doubles Down on Truth

    From the Political Wire, we learn Nikki Haley will resign if the allegations against her are proven true. Host: “If something comes out after you win the primary, or after you win the general election become South Carolina’s next governor, if something were to come out that validates the claims that have been made against you — in terms of stepping out on your husband | Read More »