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    Morning Briefing for July 23, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing July 23, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. This morning I need an editorial note for the bookends to this Briefing.It is against my personal policy to link outside RedState in this Briefing. But on rare exception I’ve set that rule aside for things I think really cannot be missed and that might be missed | Read More »

    Maybe Hertz Rental Car Will Pay Attention to This

    It is rare I get to take my wife with me on a trip, but with business in her favorite city, Austin, TX, a broken rib, and a need for a break, I lined up her parents to keep our kids and off we went so she could have some fun and rest.We only had a day – Saturday – to do anything. Friday I | Read More »


    40 Years of Deliverance, Batman, Colorado, and Ted Cruz #EERS

    I’m live from Austin, TX tonight. I’ll be commemorating the anniversary of Deliverance, which for some reason put Georgia on the map instead of taking it off.Also, we’ll get into Batman and the politicization of tragedy.At 7pm ET, Ted Cruz will join me to talk about the state of play in Texas.Listen live right here and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Joe the Plumber Will be at the RedState Gathering. Will You?

    Talk about a guy in the right place at the right time. An American in fly over country just happened to get caught on tape asking a question about tax policy on small businesses to then candidate Barack Obama. Without a teleprompter to help him, Barack Obama spoke to the Ohio plumber off the cuff and from his heart.Candidate Obama said, “When you spread the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 20, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing July 20, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh BATMAN! 1. Joe the Plumber Will be at the RedState Gathering. Will You? 2. Mr. Speaker, Tear Up This Farm Bill 3. What’s in Romney’s Unreleased Tax Returns: He Overpaid His Taxes 4. These Hands: Mitt Romney Uses Barack | Read More »

    What’s in Romney’s Unreleased Tax Returns: He Overpaid His Taxes

    Ben Domenech has been doing some pretty solid reporting in The Transom (you’ve subscribed, haven’t you?) about what might be in Mitt Romney’s taxes. He offers this morning the best and most informed theory.Why most informed? Well, he talked to people who were familiar with the veep vetting process for McCain in 2008.Here’s what he reports: So what about the years before 2009? We know | Read More »

    These Hands: Mitt Romney Uses Barack Obama’s Re-Marx

    Oh nooooooozzzeeeeee!!!!Mitt Romney must be a racist taking Barack Obama out of context.Why? Well, he’s using Barack Obama’s in context re-Marx from Virginia in a new web ad that I feel comfortable saying will be coming to a television screen near you soon enough.More of this please. Honestly, this is one of the first ads from the Romney camp I feel heads in a pitch | Read More »

    Was Barack Obama Lying Then or Now?

    We all learned yesterday that if you accurately quote Barack Obama’s speeches or fictionalized accounts of his life that he penned, you are automatically taking him out of context. And, as Kevin Eder noted on twitter, you’re racist.Conservatives, such as myself, who dared quote Barack Obama’s Friday entry into grade school Marxism in Virginia are being attacked for taking him out of context. The quote | Read More »

    On Mitt Romney’s Taxes

    I am a bit put off by the number of people on the right fighting amongst themselves over whether Mitt Romney should or should not release more tax records.As I said back in January, it was abundantly clear then that Barack Obama could just make Romney’s taxes an issue all the way to November. That the campaign hasn’t come up with a credible way to | Read More »

    Congressional Republicans Conspiring With Liberals Behind Closed Doors to Raise Taxes

    “Instead of downsizing, states have decided to just look for a new tax scheme to fund the leviathan. They see online sales as the way to go. iTunes downloads will be next. Congressional Republicans are helping.” Congressional Republicans led by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming have begun negotiating behind closed doors with liberals like Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois to raise Americans’ taxes. They introduced | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 19, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing July 19, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Folks,Ted Cruz is going to be at the RedState Gathering, win or lose. I hope you’ll join me there to honor this hard fought race in Texas. We’ll know by then whether or not he is the nominee. The race looks close right now. But win or | Read More »

    The Establishment Hates Ted Cruz, You and Me

    The most difficult thing to explain to your average Republican voter is how people like David Dewhurst, Charlie Crist and all the establishment, ladder-climbing, butt-kissing, near permanent political staff flacks who grow up to be lobbyists they put around them literally hate you, me, and conservative fighters like Ted Cruz. And newsflash — it’s not just Washington, but in state capitols throughout America, just like | Read More »

    A Letter From Neal Boortz to ‘Dear Ruler’ Obama

    If you haven’t read this yet, you should. Dear Ruler:First, let me say how thrilled I am that you went off-teleprompter last week.  This “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen” thing was just wonderful.  Now I know how Chris Matthews felt.Oh .. I know.  Your handlers weren’t all that thrilled with your amazing screw-up, and, frankly, they | Read More »

    Dear Mitt Romney: Attack! Media Matters’ Spin Shows Just How Vulerable Barack Obama Is

    Just how badly did Barack Obama hurt himself in Roanoke, Virginia on Friday? Well, consider that his campaign has desperately been trying to walk back his speech. Now even Media Matters is desperately trying to spin the President out of context to fix what he said.In Roanoke, the President said, There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they | Read More »

    Wetting the Bed Over Mitt Romney

    “It’s like the GOP consultant class learned all the wrong lessons from Bob Shrum.” Of all the people to not be beating up Mitt Romney for his present not quite stellar campaign, I find myself in that position.I’m genuinely not that worried.First of all, remember that most of his primary money is gone so he can’t spend on a fancy ad campaign right now. He | Read More »