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    We Should Not Have to Hold Our Noses

    Cory Gardner was a tea party hero. In the last 48 hours, he’s become a weasel. Gardner bailed on a Tea Party Express event to support Congressman Meadows and Senator Lee’s attempts to defund Obamacare. Cory Gardner caved to pressure from the GOP leadership.We sent him to Congress as a fighter and instead he’s become a lover of the establishment. It’s a fact and I | Read More »

    Have You Signed Up for Heritage Action’s Defund Obamacare Town Hall Tour?

    “More Americans than ever want Obamacare repealed.”  Lately, we’ve seen that kind of headline with increasing frequency because the American people know Obamacare is a failure.  And it should not come as a surprise – we’ve been warning about the fallout from Obamcare for years.  The question is, what will the Republican-controlled House do about it. Before we can make the goal of stopping Obamacare into reality, we | Read More »

    Terry McAuliffe is Fundraising Off RedState & Abortion Barbie

    Terry McAuliffe is Fundraising Off RedState & Abortion Barbie

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.Terry McAuliffe just sent out a fundraising email. He clearly does not like RedState readers or me. Sounds like he is jealous of what we did for Ken Cuccinelli. Let me provide you the text: Do you recognize the name Erick Erickson? I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is “no.”He’s an ultra-conservative blogger who popped up | Read More »

    David Vitter Fights Back Against Obamacare

    I reported yesterday that Senate Republicans and Democrats have declared truce over Obamacare as it relates to congressional staffers and members of Congress themselves. Republicans have decided they will not attack Democrats because they want the exemption too.One member of Congress who is not only enraged by this, but is willing to do something about it, is Louisiana Senator David Vitter. This afternoon he has | Read More »


    Some time around 11:30 a.m. we reached the $10,000.00 goal from around 200 donors for Ken Cuccinelli. I’m curious to see how much we can raise. Before sunset we crossed $15,000.00.Please join me in giving Ken Cuccinelli a contribution. This is the most important race across the country this year. He needs our help. Just today there is another story about Terry McAuliffe’s dealings with | Read More »

    People, We Can Do Better

    We used to be able to raise money quickly for candidates we support. Ken Cuccinelli is a candidate we support. He’s running for Governor of Virginia. Bobby Jindal and I both agree this is the most important political race in the country this year. Can you help RedState? Show the world again just how RedState readers support conservatives. Go here now. Give what you can. | Read More »

    We Must Support Ken Cuccinelli #standwithken

    We Must Support Ken Cuccinelli #standwithken

    We have not done this in a while. Perhaps, in growing up, we let go of some things of our youth we should not have let go. One of those was raising money in a coordinated effort for solid candidates. We must start doing that again. And so today I want to ask you to make a commitment. RedState endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of | Read More »

    Wendy Davis is Abortion Barbie #abortionbarbie

    Wendy Davis is Abortion Barbie #abortionbarbie

    The left is in a tizzy on twitter for my referring to pink shoes wearing Texas State Senator Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie.” It sums her up perfectly. All the nation knows about Wendy Davis is that she is ignorant of the horrors of Kermit Gosnell, wears pink shoes, and filibustered legislation to save the innocent in Texas. She joined the long line of Democrats | Read More »

    SOURCES: NRSC and DSCC Declare Truce on Obamacare Exemption for Staffers

    SOURCES: NRSC and DSCC Declare Truce on Obamacare Exemption for Staffers

    Sources in the Senate tell me that, on orders from senior Senate leaders, the NRSC and DSCC, the two groups responsible for electing Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, have declared a truce over the Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) exemption of Capitol Hill staff from one of the provisions of Obamacare. In other words, Republican Leaders have agreed the NRSC will not use this | Read More »

    Robert Pittenger (@RepPittenger) Will Fund Obamacare

    Congressman Robert Pittenger knows better than his constituents. They want him to defund Obamacare. But he is going to fund it. He won’t even try to fight. His votes against Obamacare have been symbolic, but when faced with an opportunity to truly undermine it, he will pass. As Mike Lee and Ted Cruz repeatedly say, you can’t really claim to be opposed to Obamacare if | Read More »

    The Conservatives

    The old Buckley Rule is that we should back the most conservative candidate who can win the general election.What I find more and more is that the NRSC and others declare the person most committed to the status quo the most conservative and work to convince the rest of us that the others are too far right to get elected.What I have decided is that | Read More »


    The Establishment vs. The People

    This year’s RedState Gathering was a wonderful event. There was, however, one interesting moment with a guy from the National Republican Senatorial Committee worth sharing.Friday afternoon as I was trying to make my way to Governor Jindal’s reception, the guy from the NRSC stopped me and very derisively asked if I was going to support anyone other than challengers to incumbents. He went so far | Read More »

    Finger Lickin’ Frauds

    John Cornyn went on radio yesterday with Chad Hasty (on twitter: @chadhastyradio) on Lubbock’s NewsTalk 790 AM KFYO. When asked why he took his name off Mike Lee’s letter about defunding Obamacare, John Cornyn said he did so because of a Congressional Research Service report on the implication of Mike Lee’s strategy.There’s just one problem. John Cornyn took his name off the letter before the | Read More »

    We Are Gathering

    We Are Gathering

    Five years ago I put up a post on RedState asking if any of the long time readers, diarists, and commenters wanted to get together in person. We had been online four years at that point.To my surprise, several hundred said yes. So we met in Atlanta five years ago this weekend. The first weekend in August ever since we have met. Our second year, | Read More »

    Should Matt Lewis Stop Making His Titles Questions?

    Matt Lewis thinks conservatives should not primary Mitch McConnell. His title asks the question, “Should conservatives try to oust Mitch McConnell?” instead of giving his answer “No, Conservatives Should Not Primary Mitch McConnell.”I guess this is for page views.In any event, Matt thinks conservatives should leave Mitch McConnell alone and instead help guys like Tom Cotton run against a Democrat in Arkansas. I’m happy to | Read More »