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    Yes, It’s a Trap.

    Since yesterday afternoon a bunch of good Republicans who’ve decided to put their faith in the man who banned the incandescent lightbulb, have been telling me how wrong I am for thinking the Upton Plan is a trap.Folks, it is a trap. You may not think it is a trap, but the Democrats are going to use it to turn the tables on the GOPCertainly | Read More »

    It’s a Trap!

    It's a Trap!

    Republicans are walking into a trap and they don’t even realize it. They are about to consider, in the House of Representatives, legislation by Congressman Upton that would allow people to keep their insurance plans. There’s a problem though. It is widely acknowledged that Congressman Upton’s legislation is more messaging than substance. His legislation does not have anything in it that can force insurance companies, | Read More »

    I Support Tommy Moll for Congress

    In Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District, there is only one candidate conservatives can support with a clear conscience. That would be Tommy Moll.Tommy Moll has a degree from William & Mary, a law degree from Columbia, and co-founded Law Students for Life. He’s worked hard in the pro-life movement and the greater conservative movement.To be honest though, the race in Arkansas’s 4th is more about Tommy’s | Read More »

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    Barack Obama’s Iraq

    In lamenting the sorry state of Meet the Press these days, Dave Weigel reminds me of a Barack Obama quote worth pointing out to Republicans. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Barack Obama opined on Iraq, “There’s an old saying in politics: when your opponent’s in trouble, just get out of the way … in political terms, I don’t think that Democrats are | Read More »

    The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

    The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

    On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of this year in the twenty-first century, we pause to honor our veterans on this Veterans Day and remember that first of the great world wars, which ended the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. To those who served, we thank you. In Flanders fields the poppies | Read More »

    Repeal is the Only Fix

    There are, winding their way through the House and Senate, several Republican proposals to fix or ameliorate the effects of Obamacare. I get the desire to message. The Republicans are always messaging. Heck, back in 2009, the GOP offered up a series of amendments to contrast Republican ideas on healthcare to Democrat ideas. Senator John Kyl, then the Republican Senate Whip, went on Bill Bennett’s | Read More »

    NRSC Wants a “Conservative” Not “Republican” Senate, But Declares War on Conservatives

    NRSC Wants a "Conservative" Not "Republican" Senate, But Declares War on Conservatives

    The New York Times reports that Republicans are moving quickly to shut down the right wing of the party. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has declared war on conservatives — punishing any groups that work with the Senate Conservatives Fund. Likewise, the NRSC is paying people to attack conservatives without disclosing they’re on the payroll. So you might find it very funny that the National | Read More »

    A Question for Mitch McConnell: Will Any Reporter Ask It?

    A Question for Mitch McConnell: Will Any Reporter Ask It?

    Mitch McConnell and his merry band of lobbyists have a clever little line attacking the Senate Conservatives Fund. They claim the Senate Conservatives Fund (“SCF”) has gotten more Democrats elected than the Democratic National Committee.It’s their favorite attack these days, now that attacking SCF for raising money has proved fruitless given that this particular attack is being made by dandified lobbyists and other hangers on.But | Read More »

    The ATM Ate Healthcare.gov

    I don’t need to belabor this point, but I think it is a point worth making.Last year, Barack Obama blamed ATM’s for unemployment. In fact, Barack Obama is pretty sure that the rise of technology has caused unemployment, not his policies.If he believes that, you’d think he’d hire a bunch of unemployed people to answer phones all day and process Obamacare manually instead of largely | Read More »

    That’s Not an Apology for Losing Health Care Insurance

    Everyone is spinning that Barack Obama is apologizing for people losing their healthcare. He did not. Listen to him. He’s apologizing for people believing they would not lose healthcare insurance based on his statements. That’s a pretty big difference. He knew. The White House knew people would lose their healthcare insurance. They misled people to try to build support for people. Barack Obama is apologizing | Read More »

    Control

    Control

    Let me start today with a post well off the beaten path. I’ve been struggling lately, and I know some of you have because you’ve told me, with controlling things not in my control. It can get very frustrating. You know something has to give, but you can’t control what must. Or, you know something is going to happen, but you cannot control the timing. | Read More »

    Justin Berrier of Media Matters Claims Wendy Davis Isn’t Mental, Just a Liar

    Justin Berrier of Media Matters Claims Wendy Davis Isn't Mental, Just a Liar

    Earlier today, I noted accurately that in 1996, Wendy Davis claimed to have suffered ongoing damage to her mental health because a newspaper editorial criticized her. She sued in court making that claim.Never fear liberals! Justin Berrier of Media Matters has rushed to Wendy Davis’s defense. According to Media Matters, they admit Wendy Davis did claim she suffered ongoing “damages to her mental health,” but | Read More »

    “Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis Claims in Court That She Has Mental Health Issues

    "Abortion Barbie" Wendy Davis Claims in Court That She Has Mental Health Issues

    The Democrats intent on taking back Texas were so desperate for a hero, they turned to pink clad Wendy Davis with, as Vogue described her, “Barbie-doll looks”. They might live to regret that. Back in 1996, Wendy Davis lost an election for the Fort Worth, TX City Council. After the election, she sued the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the local newspaper, for defamation. In short, Davis | Read More »

    Virginia

    Ken Cuccinelli is a friend and I am sorry he lost. In 2009, the Republican National Committee spent $9 million to win Virginia by a big margin. For the past 48 hours, the party bosses have been screaming to everyone about how much money they poured in this time in Virginia. We’ve had a few diarists at RedState document it and suck it up as | Read More »

    PURITY! They Were Never Part of the Coalition Anyway

    Jimmy LaSalvia of or formerly of GOProud is on Facebook letting everyone know Ken Cuccinelli is the 2013 equivalent of David Duke. Because two dudes not being able to buy a china pattern together is the same as not being able to vote, being forced to use separate bathrooms, and being attacked by fire hoses and dogs in the streets.His GOProud partner, Chris Barron went | Read More »