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    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 »

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    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 »

    I Think @BrentBozell Wins This One

    Many know Brent Bozell as head of the Media Research Center. Few realize he has another group called For America.It is For America you need to focus on right now. They’ve just thrown a punch in Mitch McConnell’s direction over his refusal to sign on to Mike Lee’s plan to undermine Obamacare.Watch this. It’s the best political ad on television today.If you like the ad, | Read More »

    From Pig to Man, and From Man to Pig

    From Pig to Man, and From Man to Pig

    In 2003, then just Doctor Tom Coburn, published his book. It was titled Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders. An eye witness account of the Republican Revolution of 1994 and following, journalist Robert Novak wrote the forward to the book. In his forward, Novak noted that Coburn, while serving in the Gingrich House of Representatives, realized “Speaker Gingrich, House Majority Leader Armey | Read More »

    Please Consider Helping Caleb Howe’s Family

    a href=”http://www.gofundme.com/3rrv74″>A fund has been set up to help Caleb Howe’s family. Most of you know Caleb. For several years he was my right hand here at RedState. He has been badly missed.Right now, Caleb is in a hospital bed with a failing liver. His children, ages 11 and 14, are getting ready to go back to school. The family needs help. It would lift | Read More »

    For Jesus. The World Against Me.

    This Anthony Bradley column about Rachel Held Evans’ latest reminded me I’ve been meaning to say something about a particular cliche liberal Christians have started peddling. Hat tip to the Transom for bringing it to my attention.Rachel Held Evans, as most of the more liberally oriented Christians do these days, trots out the already tired trope that just raises my blood pressure. She — and | Read More »

    The RedState Gathering Agenda

    Below is the agenda for the RedState Gathering.  In addition to all these speakers, you’ll get to meet Steve Penley, who art has graced the RedState Gathering for several years.  You’ll also get to meet several hundred RedState members who’ll be traveling from all over the country to New Orleans for this event.  This one is particularly special for me as my parents, sisters, their families, and my | Read More »

    We Will Have a Third Party

    For several years, Republican establishment types and their allies in the press have mocked conservatives for wanting an all or nothing strategy. They’ve said we have to be willing to compromise. So Mike Lee proposes a plan to fund the government except for the discretionary funding for Obamacare. The reaction of GOP leaders? They only want to support a plan that fully repeals Obamacare.Conservatives have | Read More »

    Defunding Obamacare: Questions & Answers, Excuses & Responses

    Former RedState contributor and now Political Director of Heritage Action for America, Russ Vought, has written a pretty comprehensive “FAQ” on the Obamacare defunding fight. I asked Russ if I could post it here in its entirety. He said I could. The original is found right here. This should answer most of your questions, including the question about mandatory vs. discretionary spending.   POLICY AND | Read More »

    Republicans Declare Soviet Union is Here to Stay

    Republicans Declare Soviet Union is Here to Stay

    Were it Tom Coburn in the White House in 1981 instead of Ronald Reagan, we’d still be dealing with the Soviet Union.Ronald Reagan was in the minority who thought the Soviets should be fought and could be beaten. The majority of Republicans and Democrats alike had so thoroughly bought into detente and peaceful coexistence and containment that Reagan had to fight his own side and | Read More »

    Mountains, Mole Hills, Rush, and Hannity

    Liberals in the press are soiling themselves in excitement that Cumulus might drop Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, the nation’s most popular and second most popular radio programs. “Sandra Fluke’s revenge,” they claim giddily.That’s nonsense and what is actually happening is quite simple.Cumulus made some business mistakes and some large acquisitions that have both affected its bottom line. Premiere charges a lot for Rush and | Read More »