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    “The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters.”On November 2, 2010, the Republican Party made its largest single day gains in the House of Representatives since 1948 and, I have been told credibly, the largest gains of any political party in local, state, and | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 4, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 4, 2010Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Recriminations2. The Democratic knives come out in the House. 3. The fight didn’t stop yesterday. Take it to the state capitals4. This is Terrific News5. The Point – Doubling Down on Freedom

    This is Terrific News

    I just heard that Jeb Hensarling is going to run for Conference Chair to replace Mike Pence.This is terrific news. Hensarling is one of the most substantive conservative policy guys I know in the House.Coincidentally, Jeb Hensarling is the first politician I ever gave money to. Seriously. The Club For Growth, in Jeb’s first run, sent out a mail piece with a list of candidates | Read More »

    Potential Tea Party Targets for 2012

    As you are settling down from yesterday’s victories, you will want to also pay attention to this list. While many will be focusing on a potential Presidential pick for the GOP, we should not all get distracted by that.We have a significant opportunity to improve the Senate GOP through some primaries. Here is a list of potential targets for primaries — the Senate Republicans up | Read More »

    The Morning Briefing: The Tsunami

    [UPDATE]: The whole of the Maine legislator has flipped to the GOP. Several people I have talked to said such a deep and thorough shift to any one party has not happened in one election in the past 100 years. —————— This is an unusual Morning Briefing because you need to understand what happened while you’ve been sleeping. Republican gains are massive. And when I | Read More »

    Robin Carnahan’s Incompetent Elections

    Ah Missouri. Robin Carnahan is the Secretary of State of Missouri — the person who oversees elections:Missouri officials say they are working to resolve a problem that has prevented local election workers from accessing the statewide voter registration computer system.Local election officials said they have been unable to access the information most of the day.As a result, election workers in Kansas City are doing time-consuming | Read More »

    A Special Note to Our Democrat Readers in Washington

    Just wanted to write a special note to our readers who are Democrats in Washington, D.C. We know we get a number of you on here and I am sure you have felt more than a little left out in the past few weeks.I want a post just for you today so you can stop feeling left out, particularly on this day.So, just for you | Read More »


    Good Morning. It Is Election Day.

    “I won.”— Barack ObamaJanuary 23, 2009“Let me just say it this way, the Democrats will retain the majority in the House of Representatives. We have a huge — we have, what, 54-, 55-vote majority. We had a swing in the last two elections of 110 seats. We will — I am not yielding one grain of sand. We are fighting for every seat.But we are | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for Election Day 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For Election Day 2010Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Good Morning. It Is Election Day.2. A Special Note to Our Democrat Readers in Washington

    Stopping Sarah Palin

    Much has been made of this story about Republicans attacking Sarah Palin and trying to stop her.There have been some ferocious denials today about it. Many would-be 2012 candidates have denounced it, etc.Here are the facts: there is a significant, though small contingent of heavily anti-Palin forces at the upper echelons of the Establishment GOP in Washington.A good number of them are actually Hill staffers | Read More »

    Assessing Joe Miller

    A lot of people have accused Joe Miller in Alaska of running a “paranoid” campaign. I admit that I’ve thought it.Turns out he has been right to do so.We have the local CBS affiliate in Alaska out to get him — caught on tape no less.We have John Cornyn on TV giving a muddled message about who he supports, forcing the NRSC to come out and | Read More »

    Delegitimizing The Victories: The Politics of the Angry White Male

    “It will be easier for the Democrats to believe in a grand conspiracy that stole the election, than to accept rejection by the American people.”Conservatives will be fighting on two fronts after today. First, Establishment Republicans will be peddling stories, as they have in the past week, that conservative gains in the Senate were really not significant compared to the Establishment pickups.We’ll deal with those | Read More »

    This is How ABC News Treats Conservatives

    ABC News was going to have Arianna Huffington and Andrew Breitbart on TV on election night to discuss American politics, etc. Breitbart, at least, was going to be involved in a digital town hall. The television anchors would regularly go into the townhall, talk to the reporters, talk to Breitbart, etc.But the left soiled their collectivist shorts over the idea that the man who brought | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 1, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 1, 2010Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Delegitimizing The Victories: The Politics of the Angry White Male2. An Open Letter to the Freshman Republican Victors3. This is How ABC News Treats Conservatives4. Why Are Casino Bosses Teaming With Union Bosses in Funding an Anti-Tea Party Group?5. Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, and the Terror Threats6. | Read More »

    An Open Letter to the Freshman Republican Victors

    “Remember, as much as McConnell, Alexander, Boehner, Cantor, etc. did for you, you are more important to them than they are to you. But for you, they would still be in the minority.”I am putting this up the Sunday before the election because in the noise and hubbub after the election it will be drowned out and it is very, very important. If you are | Read More »