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    B. J. Lawson Might Shake Up NC-4

    I’ve been saying for a while that there are congressional districts out there that’ll flip to the GOP in 30 days that were not even on the radar.Put NC–4 on the radar. Democrat Congressman David Price is running against Dr. B. J. Lawson who is giving Price a run for his money.Several polls have come out in the past couple of weeks showing the race | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 1, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 1, 2010Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Tom Coburn Has Medicare Fraud in His Sights2. Dear Thomas Friedman3. Message for Meg Whitman: Go on Offense. Now.4. Congress backstabs POTUS on recess appointments.

    Dear Thomas Friedman

    Dear Mr. Friedman,I read your column on Wednesday in which you wrote, “The Tea Party that has gotten all the attention, the amorphous, self-generated protest against the growth in government and the deficit, is what I’d actually call the “Tea Kettle movement” — because all it’s doing is letting off steam.”I suspect you are writing more about yourself than the actual Tea Party Movement. You | Read More »

    The Best Thing About the Next Congress Open Thread

    As noted on Twitter yesterday, the best thing about 2011 will be a Congress with Michelle Bachmann and without Alan Grayson.Consider this an open thread.

    The Nightmaes in Colorado Remain

    Yet another day the long Colorado nightmaes of Dan Maes continues. I think I’m just going to keep beating this like a dead horse every day.Yes, the time for Maes to go and have the ballot changed has passed. But as long as Maes remains active, some voters will stick with him and not go to Tancredo who has a much better shot.There is much | Read More »

    McDonald’s is the Next to Get Rid of Employee Healthcare

    This was not an unforeseen consequence of Obamacare. This was not unknown. This was not unexpected. It was predicted.McDonald’s is planning to drop the healthcare coverage of 30,000 employees unless the Obama Administration waives certain rules related to coverage.Trade groups representing restaurants and retailers say low-wage employers might halt their coverage if the government doesn’t loosen a requirement for “mini-med” plans, which offer limited benefits | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for September 30, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 30, 2010Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Obama’s Generals2. Matt Taibbi on the Tea Parties3. The Waxman Net Neutrality bill should move forward4. Jim Marshall is Worried in Georgia 85. Idaho Congressman Misleads Constituents on Repeal…Again6. The First World War Ends on Sunday7. Let’s Attack Christine O’Donnell’s LinkedIn Page!

    It is Time for Dan Maes to Go

    It is always a tough thing for candidates to do, but sometimes it is necessary.Dan Maes is running a terrible campaign terribly underfunded in Colorado. He has the establishment Republicans and most of the grassroots doing something no one thought was possible — rallying to Tom Tancredo.The latest polling in Colorado has Maes at 15%, behind Tancredo and Hickenlooper, the Democrat.Maes cannot win. There is | Read More »

    Jim Marshall is Worried in Georgia 8

    Donate now to Austin Scott.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released an internal poll in Georgia’s 8th Congressional District showing Jim Marshall ahead by twelve points. It is exceedingly rare in this election cycle for the DCCC to release an internal poll.Doing so shows a level of panic about this race and a desire to change expectations. The poll is also disconnected from reality. Look at | Read More »

    Senate Republicans Yet Again Give Middle Finger to the Tea Party Movement

    It is a story that superficially is about Jim DeMint.He beat up his Senate Republican colleagues in an email the other day for what they did. Lisa Murkowski left the party to run as a write-in candidate against Joe Miller in Alaska after he beat her in the GOP primary.Murkowski’s chief selling point is that she is the ranking Republican on the Energy and Commerce | Read More »

    The First World War Ends on Sunday

    This is a random way to start your morning, but it is also something I bet you did not know.On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the guns fell silent across Europe with the cease fire concluding the hostilities of World War I.But Germany has continued pay for First World War under its obligations of the 1919 Treaty | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for September 29, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 29, 2010Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Unlike 1994, They Saw This Year Coming2. American Stalin: Alan Grayson And His Views on the Anti-Defamation League, the Military, and Other Things3. The Dead Just Keep On Voting4. A Pitchfork Moment: How Washington State Voters Can Shackle Serial Job Killers5. Gov. Strickland (D, OH) supporter attacks | Read More »

    American Stalin: Alan Grayson And His Views on the Anti-Defamation League, the Military, and Other Things

    You might well say it is extreme hyperbole to call Alan Grayson an American Stalin. You would be right. But it is no different than what Alan Grayson, in extremist, hyperbolic lies, is doing to his opponent Daniel Webster.As has been well documented, Grayson attacked Bill Clinton Daniel Webster for getting academic deferments from Vietnam and then failing his medical exam, thus denying him the | Read More »

    Unlike 1994, They Saw This Year Coming

    “When you are ten points down, you don’t take the A team off the field in the final quarter and replace them with the B team unless you know you are going to get clobbered anyway.”Last night on CNN, Gloria Borger pointed out that the Democrats tell anyone who will listen that they were prepared for this year. Unlike 1994, the Democrats say they saw | Read More »

    Lisa Murkowski Profits in Office

    When the obituary is finally written on Lisa Murkowski’s political career, one of the key points will be her land deal.Many people, even in Alaska, have not heard about it, but it gives us a glimpse into everything wrong with Lisa Murkowski and why voters rejected her.USA Today has a helpful rundown on the story, which is old, but which has some new interesting facts.Basically, | Read More »