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    The RedState Gathering 2013 #RSG13

    We’re two weeks away from the RedState Gathering in New Orleans, LA. It’ll be August 2nd and 3rd. You can still register at www.redstategathering.com. The event starts at 9am on August 2nd and runs through the early evening of the 3rd. This year I’m pleased to announce the following speakers: Governors Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley, and Rick Perry. Senators Tim Scott and Ted Cruz Congressmen | Read More »

    Conservatives, Beware the Hatch Effect

    Conservatives, Beware the Hatch Effect

    In 2014, several prominent Republicans in the House and Senate are going to be challenged by people more conservative than the incumbents in area where a more conservative person can still win. Leading up to these challenges, conservatives must beware of the Hatch Effect. In 2012, many conservatives in print, radio, and television came out quickly and endorsed Orrin Hatch against Dan Liljenquist. Hatch had | Read More »

    ‘This Town’ Needs an Enema

    Mark Leibovich of the New York Times has written a pretty scathing book about Washington, DC, called This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital. It is a pretty accurate portrayal of the Washington, DC more and more Americans have come to hold in contempt. There exists in Washington a new aristocracy where, for example, a poor boxer from | Read More »

    Republicans Surrender

    Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, have given up the filibuster for executive nominations. Under a deal struck, the Democrats will not deploy the nuclear option, but the Republicans will let the President fill a number of positions the GOP has been blocking. Among the positions will be the ever important National Labor Relations Board, which has pursued a disastrous anti-free market agenda. As Senator | Read More »

    There Are No Indispensable Men

    There Are No Indispensable Men

    There are no indispensable men, but go to Washington and everyone treats everyone else as indispensable.Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have been in the United States Congress since 1985. In that time the national debt has grown from $1,823,103,000,000.00 to $16,066,241,407,385.89. In that time the GOP went from being the part of small government to the party of slightly smaller than the Democrats. No Child | Read More »

    Good Grief

    On a daily basis I get several hundred emails from people pitching me stories to see if I’m interested in writing about something. Most are campaigns making sure I’ve seen stuff about other campaigns. Some highlight news I missed while on a trip and people want to make sure I’ve seen it because they know I’m interested. Occasionally a friend will send me something asking | Read More »

    Why Does the AARP Hate Seniors?

    We know the AARP is typically left-leaning and sided with the Obama Administration on Obamacare and other policies that will wind up hurting seniors.But now it seems they’re siding with the far-left environmental movement to put people out of work and raise energy prices — something that has a direct effect on seniors with fixed incomes.The AARP and Sierra Club worked together to stall nuclear | Read More »

    An Ecumenical Hope Post Zimmerman Trial

    The death of Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman trial show there are deep wounds and grievances in this country and too many people who profit from fanning the flames. Too many in the white community see violence in the black community and think, “That’s their problem. Blacks killing blacks, we’ll let them figure it out.” But it is not their problem. It is all of | Read More »

    Mr. President, Can We Please Move On?

    Mr. President, Can We Please Move On?

    I have said and will say again — the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. A jury of six in Florida has determined it was not criminal, but George Zimmerman will forever be the man who killed a 17 year old. No one can be happy about what happened other than, for Zimmerman and his family, that a jury believed him.Now the NAACP and | Read More »

    Coat Hangers, Hysteria, and Hyperbole in the Cult of Death

    Coat Hangers, Hysteria, and Hyperbole in the Cult of Death

    A few weeks ago, State Senator Wendy Davis of Texas tried to filibuster legislation that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks in Texas and require facilities wanting to perform the medical procedure to adhere to standards for outpatient medical facilities. Her filibuster failed and liberal activists disrupted the final minutes of the Texas legislature’s special session. Governor Rick Perry called back the Texas House and | Read More »

    There is Only Tragedy Here

    There is Only Tragedy Here

    There is only tragedy in the Zimmerman trial. There are no sides but Justice to root for, but a Justice that will leave one side unsatisfied and still empty. Both sides made mistakes in this awful mess. George Zimmerman may not be guilty of either murder or manslaughter, but he killed Trayvon Martin. A seventeen year old is dead. A family has lost a son. | Read More »

    My Sincere Apologies to the Kid Killing Caucus

    I must offer up my sincerest apologies to the kid killing caucus that took it on the chin or other body parts in Texas last night.After days on end of abortion supporters in Texas holding up coat hangers and then, yesterday, throwing feces, urine, and tampons in defense of killing kids, I tweeted out a link to a coat hanger wholesale store.The kid killers were | Read More »

    “For We Are Legion”: Hell Breaks Loose In Texas

    And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him.And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.”For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” | Read More »

    Senator Ted Cruz Gets It. Will Others?

    Senator Ted Cruz has come out forcefully today against half measures on Obamacare. Instead he wants the GOP to unite behind completely defunding the law. As the Senator noted: Delaying only one aspect of this tangled mess leaves Americans holding the tab for an irreparably broken law they do not support. Moreover, it leaves in motion many of the most egregious parts of the law, | Read More »

    Millennial Liberals Will Make You Care

    Joe Therrien took out $35,000 in student loans to get a Masters of Fine Art in puppetry. Shockingly, carrying student loan debt and the claim of being an NYC Teaching Fellow, Therrien could not find a job sticking his hand up the rear end of a puppet to make its lips move. So he joined the Occupy crowd to fight the man for the market | Read More »