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    The Political Corollary to You Will Be Made to Care

    Many of you are convinced you can sit on the sidelines or quietly take the side of the Republican Establishment in the upcoming primary season. Many of you are convinced it does not matter. Many of you are convinced that the GOP will do the right thing once they have control. Many of you will be made to care by a Republican Party intent on | Read More »

    Boehner’s Crocodile Tears for Amnesty

    It is an odd fight. Such a weird little battle over meaningless and known outcomes. Conservatives, aware from press reports and congressional leaks, knew what would be in the Paul Ryan drafted budget plan. The conservative groups released statements in opposition to the plan based on what they had been told. But there was never any doubt about the Ryan plan passing. After the plan | Read More »

    On John Boehner’s Temper Tantrum

    Today John Boehner held a press conference and said that the conservative groups who believed him when he said he’d hold the line on sequestration have lost all their credibility for believing him.His histrionics surprised a great many people.What he is doing though is strategic. John Boehner is trying to get the “us vs. them” battle lines drawn before primary season. He needs those lines | Read More »

    The Ryan Budget Fight is Partly Bill Clinton’s Republican Legacy

    The Ryan Budget Fight is Partly Bill Clinton's Republican Legacy

    Everyone really should be able to admit it is the oddest and most nonsensical fight. The Ryan budget does raise taxes. It does fund Obamacare. It does break sequestration. And it does nothing to address the debt and deficit. It is a compromised can kicked down the road just to a further distance than normal. In doing so, though, it violates a lot of what | Read More »

    BOHICA Act of 2013

    BOHICA Act of 2013

    I am old enough to remember when the GOP said not to worry about it caving on Obamacare funding because, by God, it would hold the line on sequestration. Hell, that was a month ago. Amazing how much can change in a month. Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray have decided to give up the last thing the GOP was fighting for — spending | Read More »

    From the Mail Bag: Who the Heck is Kevin Hagan?

    From: kevinh@transitsystems.com Subject: when being banned is a badge of honor Date: December 10, 2013 at 4:18:35 PM EST To: contact@redstate.com Having been banned after posting one comment and a couple of responses to replies to that comment, and reading through what you laughably call “rules” governing comments trying to figure out why I was banned, I wonder if anyone there could tell me truthfully | Read More »

    Reporters @McKayCoppins, @Kasie, and @ShaneGoldmacher Introduce Us to a New Rule in Journalism

    I don’t know if they are all getting their talking point from the same place, or just being so unoriginal that they’ve seized on the same talking point without any thought. My guess is they’ve all been listening to a common source whose bidding they have no problem doing.I noticed the talking point first, yesterday, when Douglas Holtz-Eakin attacked Heritage Action for America for expressing | Read More »

    The Big Spenders Return

    If Paul Ryan were a Peanuts character, he’d be the guy who pulls the football out of the way just as he himself is about to kick it. Over the past number of years, Congressman Ryan has come up with a few reform proposals.From his roadmap to this, he has made as his starting point for negotiations that which should be his ending point. Now, | Read More »

    You Will Be Made to Care

    A Christian baker in Colorado refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. A judge is now ordering him to do so or face financial penalties. Surely there are plenty of bakers who would bake a cake for David Mullins and Charlie Craig, the gay men who wanted the cake. But they went to Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, CO. When Phillips | Read More »

    Is the President Smoking Weed Again?

    The President is either high or ignorant, though perhaps we should embrace the healing power of “and.” He posits that if the nation raises the minimum wage, there will be an economic boom. Only in leftwing fantasy land and Das Kapital does such a concept even come close to being credible. What’s worse, via his twitter account his minion tweeted out an info graphic making | Read More »

    The Fix Is In

    In case you missed it, John Boehner has hired Rebecca Tallent. Tallent worked for the left-of-center “Bipartisan Policy Center,” and is a serious amnesty advocate. She helped John McCain and Ted Kennedy during the Bush era on that disastrous plan. Here’s what is going to happen. Boehner will wait until 2014, after qualifying for all the serious challenges to incumbents is over. Then he’ll get | Read More »

    Wendy Davis Will Be Charitable With Your Tax Dollars

    Wendy Davis Will Be Charitable With Your Tax Dollars

    The problem with liberals is they always want to be charitable with your money and never with their own.Wendy Davis has released her tax records. Turns out she’s only managed to fund about 2.7 abortions over the last three years. She’d rather use the power of the state to make you fund the abortions.In all seriousness, Davis’ adjusted gross income rose from $130,931 in 2010 | Read More »

    Salon.com Asst. Editor Elias Isquith Declares Obamacare Implementation “Sabotage”

    All I did was demand Republicans insist Obamacare be implemented as it was designed and written. After all, the President himself tweeted out his signature on the law and declared it “the law of the land.”I’m sure Salon.com Assistant Editor Elias Isquith thinks Obamacare is the “law of the land” too. But he calls my demands that the law be faithfully implemented “sabotage.”His view is | Read More »

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    Healthcare.gov Still Barely Works

    As we get back up and running from the Thanksgiving Holiday, the deadline for the Obamacare website has come and gone. CNN was able to get it to crash live on national television. But that’s okay. The Obama Administration got the New York Times to run a full page ad . . . errr . . . they actually called it journalism … claiming that | Read More »

    Thanks

    Annually, I like to use today, as the most appropriate day, to tell you all how thankful I am for each of you. I know many of you pray for me and this site, and I very much appreciate it.I appreciate the front page contributors here who make me look good and, day in and day out, provide some of the best commentary in conservative | Read More »