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    An old joke, long attributed to Winston Churchill goes like this. Churchill asked a famous British socialite, “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?””My goodness, Mr. Churchill. Well, I suppose we would have to discuss terms, of course,” the socialite replied.Churchill then asked, “Would you sleep with me for five pounds?” at which the socialite angrily responded, “Mr. Churchill, what kind of | Read More »

    With Apologies to Governor Haley, Congressman Scott, and the South Carolina Press

    This morning I made a dumb and careless mistake. Yesterday, at 11:20 a.m., about 40 minutes before the official announcement, Governor Haley and Congressmen Scott called me to give me an advanced notice of the announcement and let me ask questions.We chatted, according to my iPhone, for 8 minutes.For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know two things — since Saturday my | Read More »

    Welcome to the Senate, Mr. Scott

    Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina leaves the Senate on December 31st. Replacing him will be Congressman Tim Scott. Yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley made the announcement that she would choose Congressman Scott for the replacement.Governor Haley and the future Senator called me Friday Monday* morning before the announcement was made. Governor Haley emphasized that Senator Scott would be as independent as Senator DeMint. In fact, | Read More »

    Goodwill to Men

    Goodwill to Men

    It was as if an earthquake rentThe hearth-stones of a continent,And made forlornThe households bornOf peace on earth, good-will to men!And in despair I bowed my head;“There is no peace on earth,” I said;“For hate is strong,And mocks the songOf peace on earth, good-will to men!”On Friday in Connecticut, more than two dozen, mostly children, were gunned down in an act of evil.I once read | Read More »

    Coming Together

    Coming Together

    At times like this we are told we must “come together.”When you think about, we don’t, as a nation, come together much any more except in tragedy.We used to come together as a nation during the Olympics, when we rooted for Americans. But in recent years we are too often lectured about the jingoism in rooting for America.We used to come together as we sent | Read More »

    The Evangelists’ Failure

    The Evangelists' Failure

    Somewhere in America this week, Protestant Christ followers will donate money to fund missionaries. The offering for the Lottie Moon fund will be collected. Mission to the World will get a check. The Foreign Mission Board will be funded and prayed for. The Salvation Army bell will be rung. Around the nation, Evangelical America will, throughout the year, hear tales of their missions, missionaries, and | Read More »

    The Republicans Have Failed the Nation

    The Republicans Have Failed the Nation

    “Obsequious praise for small government does the Republicans no good when they too are in favor of big government in their actions.” Over the next couple of years, Barack Obama wants to raise the national debt to $18.9 trillion or so. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and the congressional Republicans want to raise the national debt to $18.4 trillion or so. The present leadership of the | Read More »

    Whodunit?

    Conservatives need answers. Four Republicans were removed from their respective committees for voting against House Republican Leaders. As has now been well chronicled, the excuses for why the removals happened keeps changing. It is time for conservatives to start fighting back. As House Republicans continue to surrender and out negotiate themselves, we must demand answers. Go here now and start calling Steering Committee members. Ask | Read More »

    Miracle on Wall Street

    This is very well done.

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    From the Mail Bag

    From: albertms45@gmail.comTo: contact@redstate.comSubject: have I told y’all you are pieces of sh*t? Just checking.And f*ck your worthless whore mothers, too, you godd**n traitors. Um . . . sore winner?

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    Jamie’s Recovery

    Many of you know Haystack, a long time contributor here at RedState. A while back he moved up to New England to be closer to family.His son Jamie was in a horrendous car accident recently and needs some extra financial help at this time of year. Many of us on the front page have contributed. RedState readers have been so generous in the past about | Read More »

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    Why John Boehner Must Not Fold on Tax Rate Increases

    Why John Boehner Must Not Fold on Tax Rate Increases

    Often things get lost in the daily grind of politics. The fact that the GOP is willing to raise taxes gets lost by the media because the media wants the GOP to raise rates. This Politico story makes very clear John Boehner must not raise rates. Better to go off the cliff than raise rates. In a meeting with leadership staff, [Rob] Nabors reiterated the | Read More »

    Two Roads Diverged: Jim DeMint Leaves U.S. Senate for Heritage Foundation Presidency

    Two Roads Diverged: Jim DeMint Leaves U.S. Senate for Heritage Foundation Presidency

    I got the call before the news went out. Jim DeMint, the standard bearer of the conservative movement in America and conservative king maker, is leaving the United States Senate. He will succeed Ed Feulner as President of the Heritage Foundation. While my initial reaction was one of sadness that we are losing the clearest voice in the Senate for conservatives, the upside on Jim | Read More »

    Filling in for Neal Boortz Today

    I’m in for Talkmaster Neal Boortz today. You probably will want to tune in for this show. There’s a lot going on today with the fiscal cliff and other news. The show runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon.You can listen live tonight on the WSB live stream and call in at 1-877-310-2100.

    Reasonableness

    Reasonableness

    The unreasonable Republicans in the House of Representatives are willing to raise taxes by $800 billion. Anti-tax Republicans will raise taxes. I’m not happy about it, but that is what John Boehner and Mitch McConnell seem to be offering. They want to raise that money by limiting deductions instead of raising rates. They do not want to raise rates because that will impact many small | Read More »