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    What the Hell Happened to Rand Paul?

    Here is the guy who should be doing some cross-party fusion. He rallied a lot of Americans in bipartisan fashion on national security. He seemed to be playing his cards right. And . . . ? Bernie Sanders is kicking his butt in campaign fundraising. In fact, I dare say Sanders froze Paul’s chance at fusion. All the little rich libertine millennials that Paul was | Read More »

    Barack Obama: Willful Patsy

    Joanne Chesimard killed a New Jersey state trooper named Werner Foerster during a traffic stop. Though she received a life sentence, Chesimard fled to Cuba where she has been taking refuge from the American legal system ever since. She joined Charlie Hill who, in 1971, killed a state trooper in New Mexico then hijacked a plane to Cuba. These two cop killers join almost seventy | Read More »

    We Already Know What Will Happen

    We already know what is going to happen with Iran. In a few years, there will be an underground nuclear detonation signaling that Iran has learned to make a bomb and is deploying a nuclear arsenal. It will destabilize the region and provoke a war that is even now foreseeable. But until the moment the seismographs register the nuclear explosion, Democrats and the media will | Read More »

    Her Get Up and Go Done Got Up and Went

    Did you see Hillary Clinton’s press conference yesterday? She is like the Giant Sequoia of Campaign 2016 — old and casting a long shadow over the rest of the candidates. She claimed to be in favor of a tomorrow and future, but then attacked tech companies like Uber and AirBnb, both companies used by a growing number of people who could be referred to as | Read More »

    An Act of Kindness by the Obama Administration

    There is a small percentage of people in the world who, despite being male or female, believe they are the opposite sex. Through a lobbying campaign and more recently a sustained campaign of harassment and silencing, they have convinced or otherwise intimidated a segment of society that they are not mentally ill, but rather gender and sex are two separate things. In fact, for a | Read More »

    The Intriguing Bid of Scott Walker

    Today, Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker will formally announce his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States. Republicans have been waiting for Walker to do so and the field has been incomplete without him. It’s not that Walker has not been running. He has. He has just been focused on building up his Super PAC before having to separate himself from its fortunes. He has | Read More »

    Another Reason for the Rise of Trump

    Politico has another reason why Donald Trump is doing so well. The GOP is structuring a plan on Obamacare to do an end run around Senate Conservatives while making it look like they’ve done something on Obamacare. Follow along with me. According to Jennifer Haberkorn and Rachael Bade, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) 44% says, ““I think we need to find some way | Read More »

    Stop Complaining About Donald Trump

    On paper, Donald Trump should not be an issue for any of the 2016 Republican candidates, given Trump’s background. Trump has been on record supporting a Canadian style, universal healthcare system. He received several deferments to avoid the Vietnam War. His company reportedly hired illegal aliens. He has had several businesses go bankrupt. He has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats and their | Read More »

    That Time Roosevelt Out Debated Hitler

    “Secular leftism does not sell well when contrasted with an ideology that promises an afterlife filled with virgins and a present filled with heroic struggle against a Great Satan sissy in mom jeans.”History remembers how we won World War II. Franklin Roosevelt rolled his wheelchair into Germany and debated Adolph Hitler. At the end of the debate, the Germans smacked themselves upside the head, recognized | Read More »

    Paging Ted Cruz. Paging All the Candidates. Take on the Vichy Republicans.

    Marshal Pétain came to power to make peace with Nazi Germany. Somewhere along the way, he no doubt resigned himself to Nazi occupation and muttered “we can now move on to the important things.” He has a kindred spirit in John Feehery, who has spent his career in Washington climbing the ladder. He started with Bob Michel, the man who never met a surrender he | Read More »

    Beam Me Up Scotty. The funniest line in any news article this week.

    Texas has a stockpile of gold. That gold is kept in New York City in an underground vault managed by HSBC. Texas has decided it wants all its gold back in Texas. Earlier this year, Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that had sailed through the Texas Legislature. It sets up a depository facility in Texas that will house all of Texas’s gold inside Texas. | Read More »

    Rick Perry is the Republican Who Finally Said It

    Yesterday, Rick Perry gave a speech on economics to unveil his plan. Perry, of course, created 1.5 million jobs while the rest of the nation lost 400,000. In delivering his speech, Perry did what so many of us have wanted — someone to point out that our first black President has left the black family worse off. His whole speech was rock solid, but the | Read More »

    Always Play On Offense

    Rush Limbaugh often says it. It is a maxim to remember. Always play on offense. I hope Donald Trump takes that to heart. In the past week, the political press that already hates the GOP and thinks all Republicans are racist have used Donald Trump’s comments to go on the attack. Additionally, it has allowed NBC and Macy’s to sever ties to Trump that would | Read More »

    And That’s That

    As of 10pm last night, there were only 25 tickets left to the RedState Gathering. This is actually the quickest we’ve sold out. If you want to go, check here. But there were 50 left at 3pm and 25 left at 10pm. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) 94% of Oklahoma is coming now for sure. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% | Read More »

    The Wildfire Burns

    For those of us of faith, it appears society has collectively lost its mind. Madness has set in. Yes, in fact, we see what Paul warns of in Romans 1. The people have been handed over to themselves and we are caught in the middle. It is a wildfire of the mind and society. A lot of you want to check out of it. You | Read More »