How Can We Believe Anything @Samrhall Says?
This just came across my twitter feed. Included is this: RedState, of course, is the conservative online site of Erick Erickson. It’s also a 527 or Super PAC, which many people seem to forget from time to time. RedState is neither a 527 nor is RedState a “super PAC.” I don’t see an email from Sam R. Hall, the author, asking for any comment. Perhaps | Read More »
Courting Evangelicals: An Opportunity for Jindal, Perry, and Cruz
The Washington Post has an interesting story about the rising number of evangelicals feeling left out of politics these days and, in particular, out of the Republican Party. Many evangelicals have grown weary of Mike Huckabee and are convinced that Santorum is unable to win, Ben Carson is a novelty, and Rand Paul is too far removed from them. While evangelical support will not make | Read More »
Ferguson Is Not Binary
The world is not a binary place. People and events can sometimes be simple and can sometimes be complicated. Simple events can have tangentially related complicated issues involved and complicated events can have tangentially related simple issues involves. It is perfectly fine to think Michael Brown was no saint. Based on what we know, it seems Mr. Brown participated in a shop lifting incident before | Read More »
Must We Have a Dead White Kid?
The facts that seem undisputed, and in these situations that is so rare, are that an unarmed eighteen year old named Michael Brown was walking in a street. An altercation occurred with a police officer. Undisputed is that the officer gave chase to Mr. Brown after the scuffle and shot Mr. Brown, at least once in the back, approximately twenty feet from where the scuffle | Read More »
Top Fundraiser for Jason Carter (D-GA) Wants Carbon Tax. Calls Opponents to the Idea “Nutcases”.
Jason Carter is the Democrats’ nominee for Governor of Georgia. His top fundraiser flew to Aspen, CO on Tuesday to champion a carbon tax to fight “global warming.” Carter’s fundraiser also called those who oppose destroying the economy to deal with global warming “nutcases.” Do not be surprised. Jason Carter’s top fundraiser also recently called Hamas a legitimate political actor and accused Israel of war | Read More »
I once heard a preacher tell of being relatively new to ministry and having to go to a hospital because a lady and her child had been in a car wreck. The child died. The preacher did not know what to say. He tried to find the words. As he began to speak, the lady’s best friend came into the room, climbed into bed with | Read More »
The great Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide. He was a comedic genius who, regardless of political persuasion, made most everyone I know laugh. Good Morning Vietnam remains one of my favorite movies, but then so many of his movies were so fantastic. He had been battling drugs and depression for some time. Suicide is too often an outcome in these situations. I | Read More »
Questioning the Chairman
All of us at RedState had a great time at this year’s Gathering. And we’re already looking forward to next year in Atlanta. There was one minor bit of controversy at the Gathering this year and I think I should start today by addressing it. We invited Reince Priebus, Chairman of the RNC, to the RedState Gathering. Normally at the Gathering, with some exceptions, we | Read More »
Tolerate or Be Stamped Out
“Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly,” tweeted Josh Barro, a writer for the New York Times. In subsequent tweets he made clear that those who believe in traditional marriage are not worthy of respect or civility and, most alarmingly, that the government has the power to redefine words | Read More »
The RedState Gathering Begins
Today in Fort Worth, TX, RedState will start its fifth RedState Gathering. Five years ago, I put up a post on the site asking if anyone wanted to get together offline in Atlanta for a beer. More than 300 people said yes. So we had to do something. Without telling our corporate masters at Eagle Publishing, Caleb Howe and I began planning an event in | Read More »
Lobbyist for AT&T and Sony Corp Helps Pick Steve Scalise’s Staff
As more and more Americans wise up to the fact that Wall Street values and Main Street values are not necessarily the same, the House Republican leadership’s new team is firmly planting its flag with big business against individuals and Main Street. Steve Scalise has let a lobbyist for major corporations play a role in hiring staff, according to the Politico. Scalise is now the | Read More »
Can Christ Not Spare One Man?
I like Ann Coulter. There is no “but” after that. I like Ann Coulter, period. There are many people reacting with hostility and anger toward her over her latest column about the doctors in Atlanta who are infected with Ebola. In her column, Ann asks, “What was the point?” She goes on to write Your country is like your family. We’re supposed to take care | Read More »
Leave Us Alone
The Circle of Jerks is going blind over the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. It spells doom for everyone. In a nutshell, Americans hate the President, hate the congress, hate the Democrats, hate the Republicans, and want to burn Washington, D.C. to the ground. Politically, it is worse for the Democrats than the Republicans because Barack Obama and not George W. Bush is in | Read More »
Pots, Kettles, and the Corrupting Nature of Washington
This morning I noted Steve LaTourette’s op-ed against conservatives and raised the issue of his affair with a lobbyist. Several people thought it not relevant, but I think it is completely relevant. It gives a solid example of the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. now that a permanent political class has arisen there. Hypocrisy is defined as “the behavior of people who do things that | Read More »
Commentariat Is Not Constituency
“Government is not supposed to be efficient. The Founders recognized how bad things happen in efficient governmental systems.… Efficiency breeds tyranny.” On Thursday, House Republicans failed to pass a piece of legislation related to the border crisis. The commentariat in Washington roundly criticized the House Republican leadership. On Friday, instead of trying to ram through a piece of legislation, the House GOP found consensus among | Read More »