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    What Dana Milbank Does Not Tell You

    If you read this piece by Dana Milbank you’d think the Heritage Foundation was going off the rails on Benghazi and waging attacks against muslims. Of course, neither it nor the organization that borrowed Heritage’s facilities, is doing so. Nonetheless, the left and Dana Milbank want to paint prosecutor Andy McCarthy’s group as racist and also the Heritage Foundation. Mind you, what Milbank does not | Read More »

    Principle Over Profits

    Principle Over Profits

    Yesterday at the New York Meeting, a gathering of conservatives in New York, Haley Barbour said the GOP’s goal should not be purity. He also praised Eric Cantor. There is a great disconnect in the political press and among politicians like Haley Barbour over the endgame of conservatives in America. It is not actually about purity for the sake of purity. It never has been. | Read More »

    Department of Veterans Affairs is Concerned About the Ocean

    Department of Veterans Affairs is Concerned About the Ocean

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is bogged down in a scandal. That scandal is getting worse. So what does the VA do? It takes to Twitter to solve the crisis. Only that crisis is not the scandal. That crisis is the oceans. Seriously. The V.A. wants you to help the oceans heal — something Barack Obama said would happen with his election. Just another broken | Read More »

    What All the Partisanship Narratives Forget

    What All the Partisanship Narratives Forget

    Ron Fournier at National Journal, among others, has been wringing his hands over the latest Pew research on partisanship. The research shows a growing gap between left and right. Naturally, a lot of scholars and members of the media are blaming conservatives because the scholars and members of the media are more ideologically aligned with the left. Some admit it. Most think that where they’ve | Read More »

    Thank You House Republicans

    Thank You House Republicans

    I have been doing more than I’ve done in the past for candidates for office. Usually I write about them here at RedState, give them money, and encourage you guys to help. Rarely do I get out on the campaign trail myself. I don’t have the time. But I’ve been making the time because it is just that important. In the past few days, and | Read More »

    Gary Palmer for Alabama

    Gary Palmer for Alabama

    There are races in Alabama headed into runoffs. One of those is Gary Palmer in Alabama’s 6th congressional district. Gary was my second choice in the primary. My first choice blew himself up. Gary ran a far better campaign and made it to the runoff. Here’s all you need to know about Gary — he will tell his own side no and there are no | Read More »

    Colin Kahl Pens a CYA Op-Ed on Iraq

    Colin Kahl Pens a CYA Op-Ed on Iraq

    Colin Kahl, according to his little bio on his Politico op-ed, “is an associate professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program…. From February 2009 to December 2011, he was the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East.” In other words, during the time Joe Biden was hailing Iraq as some sort of success story for Barack Obama, Colin Kahl was one of | Read More »

    Coin Operated Conservatism

    Coin Operated Conservatism

    There are exceptions, but when it comes to Common Core the loudest and most aggressive advocates tend to be organizations and individuals who are financially invested in Common Core or whose boards are loaded up with lobbyists who make money off supporting Common Core. Unfortunately, within the conservative movement, the crony capitalist tendencies of Washington are infiltrating and polluting organizations who claim to be conservative. | Read More »

    Claudia Tenney for Congress

    Claudia Tenney for Congress

    In the safely Republican 22nd congressional district of New York, Claudia Tenney is to the right of the incumbent Richard Hanna. On a whole host of issues, Tenney is to Hanna’s right. The Marine mom is a conservative with conservative roots. While I’m focused on coin operated conservatives this morning, it is worth noting that some supposedly conservative Super PAC’s are pouring money in the | Read More »

    How Barack Obama Let the Iranians Bully Him Out of Iraq

    How Barack Obama Let the Iranians Bully Him Out of Iraq

    The President’s circle of jerks in the press are so invested in protecting their precious that they will not cover this extensively. In fact, I am absolutely shocked that NPR has interviewed Dexter Filkins and likewise shocked that the New Yorker would run Filkins’ expose on how Barack Obama lost Iraq and let it be turned into an Iranian colony. It is stunning and the | Read More »

    In Georgia, I Back Jack

    In Georgia, I Back Jack

    The Georgia Senate race has headed to a runoff between David Perdue and Congressman Jack Kingston. I am sure David Perdue is a good and decent person. I have friends who keep telling me he is a good Christian man. I accept that. My problem with David Perdue has nothing to do with his faith or goodness as a person. It has to do with | Read More »

    Lois Lerner’s Emails Are to Obama as the Missing Watergate Audio Was to Nixon

    Lois Lerner's Emails Are to Obama as the Missing Watergate Audio Was to Nixon

    Lois Lerner’s emails are gone. Her hard drive crashed and the IRS wants us to believe a scenario that they would never believe if it happened to you. They claim her emails are not salvageable. There is no backup apparently. They waited until Friday afternoon to tell the world. Expect the press to ignore it and gloss it over. The circle of jerks in the | Read More »

    House Conservatives Are a Caricature

    House Conservatives Are a Caricature

    News has come out this afternoon that Raul Labrador will take on Kevin McCarthy in the bid to replace Eric Cantor as Majority Leader. Good. Someone needs to. Conservatives need to have someone in each position so that the other men cannot take on the veneer of being conservative. Give them no room to pose. Marlin Stutzman and Labrador are proving their worth as conservative | Read More »

    Gun Grabber Michael Bloomberg Spends $250,000.00 to Get Thad Cochran Re-Elected

    Gun Grabber Michael Bloomberg Spends $250,000.00 to Get Thad Cochran Re-Elected

    Hey Mississippi. You know Michael Bloomberg right? He’s the guy who wants to take your guns away. He’s the guy who created a non-profit group to agitate against the second amendment. He’s the guy spreading lies about the number of school shootings in the country. Michael Bloomberg is also the guy who just gave a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC $250,000.00. Gun grabbing Michael Bloomberg is | Read More »

    The Stupid Party

    The Stupid Party

    Less than twenty-four hours after the shockwaves of Eric Cantor’s defeat, the House Republican Party has decided to ignore the results as a meaningless anomaly. They will expedite a leadership election to affirm the status quo with Cantor’s right hand, Kevin McCarthy, picked as Majority Leader. McCarthy is squishy on a host of issues, bad on immigration, and not a friend of conservatives. House Republicans | Read More »