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    The Man Who Makes it Possible

    The Man Who Makes it Possible

    This morning, I made clear I think Ted Cruz needs to get involved in the Mississippi runoff. The outcome may be set with McDaniels winning, but none of us should underestimate the very powerful signal it would send if Ted Cruz got involved. Rand Paul has said he would sit it out. Cruz going in would be a very bold move. For a number of | Read More »

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    Not McCarthy

    Not McCarthy

    House Republican leaders are lining up quickly behind Kevin McCarthy to replace Eric Cantor. If they go that route, the House leaders will be signaling they’ve learned nothing from Cantor’s defeat. Jeb Hensarling is a better choice and they should reconsider. McCarthy is not very conservative and, for all of Cantor’s faults, lacks Cantor’s intelligence on a number of issues. Lest we forget, McCarthy had | Read More »

    There They Go Again

    There They Go Again

    Not even twenty-four hours after Eric Cantor’s defeat and the Establishment that made huge coin off his loss is daring conservatives to celebrate David Brat’s defeat or fundraise off of defeating Cantor. In other words, they made millions in defeat and don’t want the internal opposition to make a penny in victory. I bet today they’d trade the Senate Conservative Fund’s wine room for the | Read More »

    Ted Cruz, It Is Time for You To Listen

    Ted Cruz, It Is Time for You To Listen

    We here love Ted Cruz. He is a friend. He has been to every RedState Gathering. He is just an awesome guy. But it is time for him to listen. For the past two years he has been telling America to make DC listen. It became a clever hashtag. He got his picture with that hashtag at a RedState Gathering. At the Texas Republican Convention | Read More »

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    Heritage Action is a Better Measure of Conservativism Than the American Conservative Union

    The press, by habit, likes to fixate on the American Conservative Union and its scorecard. Its scorecard, which is produced in ways that always seem to help the party leadership, had Eric Cantor with a 95% rating. The press sees that and thinks conservatives must have lost their minds to oust Eric Cantor. They’re eating their own. The American Conservative Union has long been a | Read More »

    DONATE TO DAVE BRAT NOW

    I’ve been encouraging people to support Dave Brat, but I honestly didn’t spend any time here on his campaign. I, like pretty much everyone else, was pretty sure he had not one chance in hell. He was outspent by more than 20 to 1. No one knew who he was. And he won. Praise God! It is a great day for the Republic. Many of | Read More »

    Why Eric Cantor Lost

    Why Eric Cantor Lost

    The death of the tea party has been greatly exaggerated. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary tonight to David Brat, a man who was significantly outspent. Cantor spent $5 million to Brat’s $122,000.00. The media will play up Cantor’s loss by claiming it was about immigration. They will be wrong, but it will be useful for the rest of us. Immigration reform is | Read More »

    Doddering Old Man Thad Cochran Uses Angry Words Against Chris McDaniel

    Doddering Old Man Thad Cochran Uses Angry Words Against Chris McDaniel

    Someone must have slipped Thad Cochran some geritol and metamucil. He’s decided to throw some rhetorical punches at state senator Chris McDaniel. Cochran calls McDaniel an “extremist” and “dangerous.” Mind you, Cochran has previously admitted he only knows about the tea party from what he reads in the paper. Perhaps Cochran is only reading the Democrat run Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi. Actually, considering he does not | Read More »

    The Nanny State Hates Your Cheese

    The Nanny State Hates Your Cheese

    If you are anything close to a foodie, you know you have to buy imported parmesan cheese to get a good parmesan flavor. American cheeses like parmesan must be pasteurized to be sold in interstate commerce. The flavor is much saltier without the good tangy taste of an unpasteurized parmesan. But, humorously, imported unpasteurized parmesan and other cheeses are available. There is a noticeable difference | Read More »

    Wendy Davis Doesn’t Care About People Until They Look Like People

    Abortion Barbie a/k/a Wendy Davis claims Republicans don’t care about ‘people who don’t look like them’. This is really rich coming from a women who does not support people until they look like us. Seriously, Wendy Davis has stood (literally) for the proposition that until a child exits the womb and looks like the rest of humanity, the child can be ripped apart and have | Read More »

    When It Is Over

    When It Is Over

    In October of 2005, I was one of the first to experience the W, T, and F to come October 3rd. Here at RedState, I had legitimately been breaking news about George W. Bush’s Supreme Court appointments. First came John Roberts. Then came, not Samuel Alito, but Harriet Miers. I had a few good sources inside and outside the White House who had been feeding | Read More »

    Cruz Country

    Cruz Country

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s Texas. Texas Senator Ted Cruz won the Texas GOP straw poll. But what is striking is that he did so with 42% of the vote. Rand Paul and Ben Carson were tied for second place, and arguable we could throw Rick Perry in there too. All three were clustered around 12%. This is Texas. It is Cruz Country, as the Politico | Read More »

    Your Must Read of the Day

    Your Must Read of the Day

    Six soldiers died after Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion. Democrats are attacking the GOP claiming the GOP is using this issue for purely partisan purposes. But soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl disagree. They say these six soldiers would not have died had Bergdahl not disappeared. Even one two time Obama voting member of the military agrees. This is your must read of the day. Jake Tapper | Read More »

    Pitt Cue Co. — The Cookbook

    I think I have finally arrived. I get a lot of political books to review. But I have now reached the point where I am getting cookbooks to review. I would much rather review a cookbook. The first to show up in the mail is hitting me perfectly where I am in the kitchen at the moment. For those of you who do not know, | Read More »

    Pat McKinney for South Carolina Lt. Governor

    Pat McKinney for South Carolina Lt. Governor

    The primary is just around the corner in South Carolina. If you have not made up your mind who to support, let me suggest Pat McKinney. I mentioned on twitter a while back I was supporting Pat, but then hit a lot of travel and vacation and never got to posting here. I want to make sure you guys in South Carolina know, though, that | Read More »