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    Ted Cruz Will Be At The RedState Gathering. Will You?

    2016 Presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% is going to speak at the RedState Gathering. Are you going to be there? Cruz and Nikki Haley are the only two speakers to have been to every RedState Gathering. Both of them spoke in Atlanta for our first Gathering. The Senator joins a long list of 2016 Presidential candidates speaking at | Read More »

    Richard Burr’s Advertising June Email Acquisition on National Security

    Richard Burr's Advertising June Email Acquisition on National Security

    This strikes me as rather funny. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) 46% wants you to sign a petition to “support a safer and more prosperous America!” At least that is what the graphic says. But look at the URL: “Advertising June Email Acquisition” In other words, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) 46% isn’t really going to do anything with your | Read More »

    In Defense of “Jeb!”

    In Defense of "Jeb!"

    I come not to praise the candidate, but defend his logo. I’ve seen some hilarious analysis this morning that the reason for Jeb Bush’s logo “Jeb!” is to distance himself from his brother. If history began for you with the “hope and change” of 2008, you might think that, but you would be wrong. Jeb Bush has used that logo through out the greater part | Read More »

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    Ding Dong. The Iowa Straw Polls Dies. Good Riddance.

    I have come here to bury the Iowa Straw Poll, not to praise it. The evil that straw polls do is remembered after their deaths, but the good is often buried with them. It might as well be the same with the Iowa Straw Poll. It brought many captives to Iowa whose ransoms brought wealth to the Iowa GOP. Today, at least it has died. | Read More »

    Filling in for Rush Limbaugh Today at 12pm ET

    Get ready folks. I’m filling in for Rush Limbaugh today at 12pm ET. I have tons of stuff to talk about. Consider this an open thread.

    The Bush Conundrum

    The Bush Conundrum

    The Washington Post has a story on Jeb Bush’s bad week. He hasn’t had a great week in the press, but let me shut down one story and focus on another. I went on a whirlwind tour of the DC press circuit on Monday and Tuesday and got asked by every media outlet about Jeb Bush bringing in Danny Diaz as his campaign manager. “Doesn’t | Read More »

    John Kasich Is Not Running to be President

    John Kasich Is Not Running to be President

    Dan Balz at the Washington Post reports that John Kasich has hired John Weaver and Fred Davis to be his campaign consultants, strategists, pillagers of his bank account, and all around agents of a pseudo-Presidential campaign. Kasich has, no doubt, looked in the mirror every day since he left Fox News calling himself “Mr. President.” But Kasich is not now running to be President. Surely, | Read More »

    Flynn For Congress

    My friend Mike Flynn is running for Congress in Illinois. I’ve known Mike for several years. He is a solid guy and a good conservative. Many of you know him through his days with Breitbart. We need to get Mike Flynn to Congress. Mike is running for Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) 39%‘s seat. He is running against Darin LaHood who Washington insiders | Read More »

    The Burden of Doing What’s Right

    Over the weekend in the New York Times, author Lee Siegel admits to proudly being a deadbeat and he thinks you should be one too. He stopped paying back his student loans and has no regrets. In fact, he says he “chose life” instead of paying back his student loans. I turned forty this past week. I last practiced law in any form in 2006. | Read More »

    An NBC Affiliate Manufactures a Story to Attack Conservatives

    “Months before the conference, my family booked a hotel room at the same resort as ALEC,” reported Brendan Keefe of WXIA TV, also known as 11 Alive. It’s the NBC affiliate in Atlanta. “We found the fabled back room where the laws are made,” he told their audience. It was sweeps week and NBC had a scoop. What he failed to mention is that the | Read More »

    Dear Reader, The Editor Hates Your F—ing Guts

    Dear Reader, The Editor Hates Your F---ing Guts

    Dave Perry, the Editor of the Aurora Sentinel, is having a bad time at work. The Denver Post is downsizing again and cutting costs to make ends meet. Conservatives hate the Denver Post because they think the paper leans left, though the paper has endorsed some Republicans. Liberals hate the Denver Post because it occasionally calls out leftists and has endorsed some Republicans. But what | Read More »

    Rick Perry Enters the Arena

    Today in Dallas, TX, Rick Perry will declare his candidacy for the President of the United States. It is his second time. Last time, Perry’s announced at the RedState Gathering in Charleston, SC in August of 2011 and surged quickly in the field to first place with almost a third of the Republican primary voters ready to back him. But several bad debate performances marginalized | Read More »

    That’s a nice mention

    Where do Republican Presidential candidates go in the media? I recognize one of the places. Erick Erickson has a trifecta — an afternoon radio show, a leading role at a website (Red State Blog) and an annual conference that draws the likes of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 90%, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. He’s a Fox News contributor. Conservative leaders whisper in | Read More »


    40 and 10

    Eleven years ago next month RedState started and a struggling lawyer from Middle Georgia emailed some dude with an email address at (trust me when I tell you not to visit that site now) to say he’d be willing to cover Georgia politics. After all, he — that’d be me — was a lawyer in Georgia who also handled election law, campaign management, and | Read More »

    If Hillary Clinton Fell in the Forest Would Anybody Hear?

    If Hillary Clinton Fell in the Forest Would Anybody Hear?

    You might not have known this, but Hillary Clinton has not announced she is running for President. I realize she put out a video telling us she was running for President. I realized she did a driving tour of Iowa after that announcement to tell everyone she was running for President. I even realize she did another announcement this past week. But Democrats are still | Read More »