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    Surprise, The World Spins On

    As I type this — having gone to bed around 1 a.m. and back up now just after 4 — the government is still shut down. I know what you’re thinking. “How am I still alive?” Seriously. The government is shut down and the world is spinning on. You and I are still alive. In a few hours, my kids will go off to a | Read More »

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    House GOP: Stand Your Ground

    This is just embarrassing. The House GOP has refused to fight on Obamacare. Right now they are going through an elaborate dance routine, complete with leotards and streamers, to show everyone they are really fighting for something.They’ve gone through so many iterations, no one is really sure what it is they are fighting for, but it is for certain they are not fighting to defund | Read More »

    Oppose the Medical Device Tax Repeal

    Republicans are attempting two tricks to convince conservatives the GOP is still with them. The first is the Vitter Amendment, named for Senator David Vitter, which would require Congress to adhere to Obamacare like the rest of us. I consider it a shiny object and you should not be cheering the GOP is they get it. Congress will always game the system to benefit itself. | Read More »

    A Test of Your Power and Influence

    RedState Readers, there was a time when we could ask you to open your wallets for solid candidates and within hours goals would be met. We did that recently with Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia and you showed just how quickly you could raise money. But people still think you guys are not as engaged as you once were. So I have a challenge for you | Read More »

    Lies, Damn Lies, and Republican Senators

    Turns out John McCain was willing to shut down the military to stop Obamacare back at the end of 2009. Though attacking Ted Cruz for daring to risk a government shut down, McCain and a number of other Republicans were willing to try that in 2009, only to see other Republicans undermine them. Texas Senator John Cornyn is sending out fundraising letters telling people the | Read More »

    The Disconnect

    There is a real and genuine disconnect between grassroots conservatives and many in Washington. Let’s first concede that, like with many politicians, a cult of personality has started developing around Ted Cruz, though from my vantage point it is not nearly as virulent as among some. But, there are some who, should Cruz fall flat on his face, would declare it all part of the | Read More »

    The Atlantic’s Heritage Hit Job Relies on an Obama Voter Without Disclosing It

    The Atlantic's Heritage Hit Job Relies on an Obama Voter Without Disclosing It

    The Atlantic has written a hit job on the Heritage Foundation. The central premise of the article is that Republicans are upset because the conservative organization has declared conservatism and Republicans are not the same thing. The article relies heavily on Mickey Edwards, one of the Heritage Foundation’s three founding trustees. Molly Ball, the author of the Atlantic piece, writes: Mickey Edwards, one of three | Read More »

    Finger Lickin’ Frauds

    Finger Lickin' Frauds

    Live streaming video by Ustream Within hours of Liz Cheney, now a candidate for the Senate in Wyoming, announcing her support of Ted Cruz’s filibuster, Senator Mike Enzi, who Cheney is primarying, took to the floor of the United States Senate and declared he stood with Ted Cruz. Pat Roberts, the elderly Senator from Kansas who may soon be getting a stiff primary challenge, stiffly | Read More »

    The RedState Call Center is Active: Call the Senate

    The RedState Call Center is Active: Call the Senate

    The RedState call center is now active. Use our calling center to connect with your Senators. RedState makes it very easy. Go here now, enter your zip code, and get connected to your Senators. Tell them to stand with Ted Cruz and oppose cloture on the continuing resolution.

    A Cruz Missile Launch, Like a Light, Shows the Cockroaches Scurrying

    A Cruz Missile Launch, Like a Light, Shows the Cockroaches Scurrying

    “Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have, whether they can muster the support or not in this round, ensured the GOP cannot begin collaborating with the Democrats to fix what the voters want repealed.” A curious moment happened on Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace told Karl Rove that a number of Republicans in Congress had sent him opposition research on Ted Cruz once Fox announced Cruz | Read More »

    Mail Call: Ted Cruz Over Target Edition

    I’m not sure if Vince Wukmir isn’t really an alias for House leadership staff. vince@flagpin.comTo: contact@redstate.comHardy Har Har. Your big Bromance with Ted Cruz R (Buffoonland) is funny. What a joke, Big ted is f**ked. Got himself into a little trap. You guys bought the kool aid, now you’ve got j**m all over your ruddy face. Ha Ha. the little weenie brigade you run is | Read More »

    The Cries of the House GOP Staffers and Congressmen

    The Cries of the House GOP Staffers and Congressmen

    Put simply: Conservatives are only making Republicans do what they said they were going to do. That these Republicans and their allies off the Hill now cry foul and claim conservatives are only pushing this issue to make money in fundraises raises a particularly cruel question. Right, John Cornyn? Right, Eric Cantor? Right, Kevin McCarthy? Right, Mitch McConnell? The fact is, Ted Cruz is winning. | Read More »

    Time to Move Beyond Bob Barr in Georgia’s 11th

    Time to Move Beyond Bob Barr in Georgia's 11th

    Bob Barr is a former Republican congressman from Georgia. After a redistricting battle in the early 2000′s, Barr lost his seat. He left Congress, became a critic of the Patriot Act, and by 2006 had become a libertarian. In 2008, Bob Barr was the Libertarian Presidential nominee. He received 0.4% of the national vote. Between his break with the Bush Administration on the Patriot Act | Read More »

    Marlin Stutzman: A Righteous Warrior

    Marlin Stutzman: A Righteous Warrior

    Congressman Marlin Stutzman of Indiana has been thrown off the House GOP’s whip team. His sin? Supporting limited government. Stutzman becomes another conservative punished by House Republican leaders for standing up for his principles. Call Marlin Stutzman at (202) 225-4436 and tell him thank you. He refused to support the farm bill. In fact, Stutzman, a farmer, became one of the leading opponents of the | Read More »

    Team McAuliffe Compares Ken Cuccinelli to George Wallace

    Outraged over an entrepreneurial business PAC endorsing Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe’s campaign trotted out Virginia Senate Minority Leader to compare Ken Cuccinelli to former Governor of Alabama and racist Democrat George Wallace. “For them to endorse a guy with his views, a supposedly enlightened group of people — ­science-oriented — would have been the same as in the 1960s, the NAACP supporting George Wallace,” Saslaw | Read More »