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    Freedom and the Fight.

    It was 1:25 a.m. on November 5, 2008. The Republicans had just lost badly. Barack Obama had given his victory speech. Jesse Jackson had cried. And I was tired.I sat down at my computer and wrote this post entitled “The After. The Before. The Future, Present, and Past.” The subtitle was “The Day After and the Day After That, We’ll Fight On.”I was tired that | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 23, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 23, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Freedom and the Fight. 2. New Audio: In 2004 Obama Advocated “Trading” Border Security for Amnesty 3. A Tale of Budget Cowardice…and Courage 4. Why General McChrystal Must Be Fired – But President Obama May Not Be Able To 5. Kagan “Loved” the Bork Hearings | Read More »

    Mike Lee Will Be Utah’s Next Senator

    They laughed at us last year when I said Bob Bennett needed to be taken out. They called me crazy when I said the path to Florida from NY-23 ran through Salt Lake City.They howled with laughter when I said Utah voters should replace Bob Bennett with Mike Lee.They aren’t laughing tonight.Mike Lee won. Nikki Haley won in South Carolina. RedState won.To quote Moe Lane, | Read More »

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    Jon Lerner: Winner

    Friends, if you are still up at this late hour you know Mike Lee won in Utah.We beat Bob Bennett twice — first at the convention and second by beating his chosen successor. We beat the Chamber of Commerce and the GOP establishment back in DC with this race.But we need to raise a glass to a man many of you have never heard of. | Read More »

    Is Tim Bridgewater Crazy?

    Robert Costa has an article at National Review about today’s race in Utah and I come away with the distinct impression that Tim Bridgewater must be crazy.Why?Well, there is this bit: Bridgewater doesn’t hide that he has little love for the Palmetto State senator. “It will take me a long time before I feel comfortable working with him,” he says. “If I’m elected, there are | Read More »

    A Tale of Budget Cowardice…and Courage

    “The U.S. House has never— NEVER —failed to pass a budget resolution since the current budget rules were put into place in 1974. Until today. ” So the Democrats have finally admitted they will not produce a budget plan this year. This is the ultimate in political cowardice. To understand how cowardly, one must understand what a budget plan really is. In short, a budget | Read More »

    How’s That Glenn Beck Boycott Thingy Working Out?

    I had to drive my four year old to art camp this morning. On the way home, I decided to indoctrinate my 18 month old and flipped over to Glenn Beck on XM.I began to wonder if Beck was still on Fox.I am typically in the car driving to Atlanta during the 5pm hour or I’m at City Council, so I don’t know (sorry Glenn, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 22, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 22, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Tim Bridgewater Attack On Jim DeMint Continues 2. John Oxendine’s Binder 3. Rep. Joe Barton: Right, but at the wrong time 4. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) Cares a Lot About our Troops 5. George W. Bush, Up to Evil Mischief Making Again! 6. Boxer showing | Read More »


    I’ve gotten phone calls from this number for three solid weeks and every time I say hello the call disconnects. It sounds like one of those systems where it calls out to a bunch of numbers at once and then only connects enough people who answer to live operators, disconnecting all those who answer but can’t immediately be routed to a live operator.Third time today | Read More »

    The Bridgewater – Eager Team Takes the Bait

    Yesterday I posted this and noted, “Cherilyn Eager’s IP address at RedState is identical to one used by an anonymous Bridgewater supporter’s at RedState.”Now, here’s the key: I never said which post or comment was shared.Nonetheless, our resident anonymous Bridgewater supporter decided to proactively point out that The post: not posted by me, and the IP address for that post would not match mine. That’s | Read More »

    John Oxendine’s Binder

    It was actually a birthday present of sorts. I received the information from out of state from a third party group interested in Georgia’s elections, particularly those candidates who will be good or bad for business in the state. It’s a binder containing a professionally compiled opposition research briefing on John Oxendine, Republican gubernatorial candidate in Georgia. If the information is not used in the | Read More »

    The Tim Bridgewater Attack On Jim DeMint Continues

    Tim Bridgewater’s supporters have set up and are pushing a website called the “Jim DeMint Takeover.”It contains just one post.It is a YouTube of Mike Lee, who is asked, “If you are elected as the new Senator from Utah, who will be your mentor and why?”Mike Lee’s response? “My mentor in the senate and among those who are still in the world of the living | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 21, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 21, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Obama tells Kyl in private Oval Office meeting: I won’t secure border b/c then Republicans will have no reason to support “comprehensive immigration reform.” 2. A Senate Candidate Helps Mexican Drug Lords Get U.S. Tax Dollars, Then Launches a Jihad Against Jim DeMint 3. Rep. | Read More »

    A Senate Candidate Helps Mexican Drug Lords Get U.S. Tax Dollars, Then Launches a Jihad Against Jim DeMint

    A few days ago, former Utah Senate candidate Cherilyn Eager, the woman who claimed Tim Bridgewater offered to pay off her campaign debt in exchange for her endorsement then denied that was a bribe before – you know – endorsing Bridgewater, came onto RedState and attacked Jim DeMint.Eager claims that Jim DeMint and Mike Lee are both affiliated with some energy company I’ve never heard | Read More »

    Didn’t They Do This For Specter and Crist Too?

    Remember, John Cornyn said the NRSC had learned its lesson.Remember, John Cornyn said the NRSC would now stay out of primaries.Why then is the Wall Street Journal reporting John Cornyn is off to Colorado to campaign with Jane Norton?First, it is a recognition that Ken Buck‘s campaign is ahead of the NRSC’s chosen campaign.Second, it is a recognition that the NRSC has the integrity of | Read More »