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    Morning Briefing for July 14, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 14, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Too Simple Side of Race 2. King Samir Shabazz Should Be 2010’s Willie Horton 3. Shocking Emails Show National Rifle Association Worked to Prohibit Rifles From National Parks 4. NRA Openly Floats A Harry Reid Endorsement 5. Democrats Go to Canada. It’s a Fundraising | Read More »

    New Poll Has Handel in the Lead

    Magellan Strategies has come on strong this year with a number of polls across the country. They’ve made their way to Georgia to deliver good news to Karen Handel. A Magellan Strategies survey of 1,227 likely Republican primary voters finds Secretary of State Karen Handel has a 14 point lead over her nearest opponent. Handel is getting 32% of the vote, while former Congressman Nathan | Read More »

    Shocking Emails Show National Rifle Association Worked to Prohibit Rifles From National Parks

    You know things are bad for the National Rifle Association when it has to get the New York Times to run a puff piece on it.But in their zeal to get a puff piece out there as well as their collaboration with the left on the DISCLOSE Act, the NRA has angered a number of people on Capitol Hill.Shocking new e-mails obtained by RedState show | Read More »

    NRA Openly Floats A Harry Reid Endorsement

    The NRA is now openly floating, or at least allowing to be floated, its endorsement of Harry Reid, a man who voted for the Brady Gun Bill. In a New York Times puff piece on the NRA that largely gives the NRA credit for things it tried to undermine (more on that later), there is this: A point of contention on both the left and | Read More »

    King Samir Shabazz Should Be 2010’s Willie Horton

    Moe suggested this yesterday and I am here to say I agree. In 2010, Republicans across the nation should make King Samir Shabazz their 21st century Willie Horton. I know Democrats scream at the top of their lungs that the Willie Horton ads, originally raised by Al Gore by the way, were racist. They and their friends in the media have developed the common narrative | Read More »

    Democrats Go to Canada. It’s a Fundraising Excursion

    Rand Paul’s opponent, Jack Conway, has ventured outside the United States to raise cash from trial lawyers.Conway headed north, to Canada, for a meeting of trial lawyers from whom he wanted cash.The trial lawyers ponied up. Conway’s campaign said it welcomes support from across the country, which Canada is not.But it wasn’t just Conway. The mob banker from Illinois, Giannoulias, went too and money was | Read More »

    Lisa Murkowski Opposes Repeal of Obamacare

    One of the countless reasons I’m supporting Joe Miller in Alaska? His opponent, pro-abortion senator Lisa Murkowski, opposes repeal of Obamacare because . . . wait for it . . . if it gets repealed then we’ve done nothing to address healthcare.Oh, she doesn’t like Medicare cuts either.

    Did Harry Reid Know The Surge Was A Military Strategy?

    Over at Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan notes something very peculiar about Harry Reid.Back in 2007, Harry Reid declared Iraq “lost”. On Friday, in a Las Vegas Sun interview, reporter Jon Ralston asked Harry Reid about that comment.Reid’s response? Reid said his comments were “blown way out of proportion,” pointing out Petraeus said the war in Iraq could not be won militarily. Then this: “It | Read More »

    One of those rare moments when I’m at a loss for words

    Last night I was on John King USA with former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn. We had an exchange that left me, in one of those rare cases, totally at a loss for words.We were discussing taxes and spending and the Republicans’ refusal to go along with unemployment benefits extensions unless spending is cut. The Democrats are attacking the GOP for wanting to extend | Read More »

    Leadership and Loss

    “Leaders … just make a realistic assessment. And that assessment becomes very simple: John Oxendine must be destroyed either to get a chance to compete against Karen Handel or for the good of the party.” Down in Georgia, former Congressman Nathan Deal tried very hard to make immigration his issue. Trying his best to spin more than a decade in Washington as a plus in | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 13, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing  For July 13, 2010Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. This Week in Washington   2. ‘Son of Moratorium’ Exposes Clueless Dem Leadership   3. Sarah Palin Endorses Karen Handel   4. Schadenfreude: Robert Gibbs Edition   5. Nationalizing King Samir Shabazz?  

    Full Disclosure

    I keep getting emails, so let me put this on the front page of RedState. Here’s how I’m voting in Georgia:Governor: Karen HandelSecretary of State: Brian KempAttorney General: Max WoodInsurance Commissioner: Gerry PurcellLabor Commissioner: Melvin EversonAgriculture Commissioner: Gary BlackSchool Superintendent: John BargePSC: John DouglasI had wanted to vote for Doug for Secretary of State, but while I think he’s probably the most qualified person to | Read More »


    Sarah Palin Endorses Karen Handel

    Last August we endorsed Karen Handel here at RedState. She’s running for Governor of Georgia. We did the same with Nikki Haley. Last month, Sarah Palin endorsed Nikki Haley. Today, she’s endorsing Karen Handel. Excellent move, Governor Palin. Now you need to donate to Karen Handel ASAP. Early voting begins this week in the Georgia Primary and Handel is going to need to get the | Read More »

    Schadenfreude: Robert Gibbs Edition

    This is making the rounds today: There is no doubt there are enough seats at play that could cause Republicans to gain control, there is no doubt about that,” Gibbs told NBC’s “Meet the Press” talk show when asked whether the Democrats would maintain their majority in the House. Less than a year and two months ago, Time Magazine declared Republicans an endangered species.My, my | Read More »

    Benishek For Congress

    I haven’t written about Dan Benishek’s campaign for congress. He’s been on the front page several times doing it himself.Dan Benishek is in a fight against everything we oppose. His “Republican” opponent has sold himself out to the unions and they love him. Between freedom and tyranny, Dan’s opponent has routinely sided with the tyranny of unions that want to impose their ways of not | Read More »