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    We Have a Pope

    We Have a Pope

    I’m a Presbyterian, but I’d like to congratulate my Catholic friends on their new Pope Francis. He’s from Argentina and chose a whole new name for Pope.He’s already being attacked by lefties for allegedly handing over commies to the right wing junta back in the day. If you think this attack on him makes him more awesome, I’ve learned today that it means you are | Read More »

    Death Squad Delusions on the Left

    Death Squad Delusions on the Left

    That lefties are accusing the new pope of handing over lefties to the right wing junta for execution makes me adore the new pope.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 13, 2013I put that tweet up earlier today. Suddenly I’m being accused of supporting death squads, dropping people from helicopters to kill them, and many people who support killing kids in the womb are accusing me of | Read More »

    Join Bobby Jindal and RedState in New Orleans

    Join Bobby Jindal and RedState in New Orleans

    Governor Bobby Jindal will be helping us kick off the RedState Gathering 2013 in New Orleans. We hope you will join us. As we do every year, the RedState Gathering will be the first weekend of August. This year, that means we will be in New Orleans on August 2nd and 3rd. We’ll have a welcome party the evening of August 1st for those who | Read More »

    Hey Mo Brooks, Don’t Worry, You Aren’t a Member

    The other day I mentioned what is shaping up to be a conservative fight club, though admittedly violating the first rule of the fight club by pointing it out.But there are ten conservatives in the House willing to fight Republican leaders to advance a conservative agenda.It just so happens that Mo Brooks joined with these ten men in the vote against the rule on the | Read More »

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    Fight Club vs. the Weenie Brigade

    Fight Club vs. the Weenie Brigade

    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is doing what needs to be done in the House. He is proposing voting against all rules for legislation that increase the size of government or have a majority of Republicans opposing the underlying legislation. “Rules” are the instructions dictating how much time will be spent on debate of legislation, how many amendments can be offered, etc. The minority party typically | Read More »

    The Weenie Brigade

    Writing at 4 o’clock this morning suffering through spring forward I forgot a point that was worth making in my morning post.A lot of the Republican voices screaming loudly that we should reject Rand Paul are often the loudest voices that we should stop talking about pretty much every issue other than the ones they care about.We can’t talk about social issues.We can’t talk about | Read More »

    The So Called Adults Within the GOP Are Stupid

    The So Called Adults Within the GOP Are Stupid

    I realize there are those within the Republican Party who do not like Rush Limbaugh. Some of them even think the GOP is worse because of him.Likewise, there are those within the GOP who say they like Rush and see “a use” for him, but they themselves do not like listening to him. He’s just not their cup of tea or something.These people should really | Read More »

    House Conservatives Must be Willing to Change Their Minds

    House Republican Leaders are upset that conservatives in the House “blindsided” them by voting against the CR rule. Had just 17 more Democrats showed up to vote the GOP’s rule would have failed, taking down the CR. Some of those who voted against the rule said they were going to support it when they were approached by the leadership’s whipping team. One source close to | Read More »

    Thank Jim DeMint

    Thank Jim DeMint

    You can thank Jim DeMint for Rand Paul’s filibuster.Rand Paul would not be in the Senate but for Jim DeMint’s help. In fact, during the filibuster, Rand Paul has been assisted by Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and others who would not be there but for Jim DeMint.Had Jim DeMint not created the Senate Conservatives Fund, we’d have David Dewhurst, Charlie Crist, Arlen Specter, | Read More »

    The Rand Paul Filibuster: A Point Not to be Missed

    The Rand Paul Filibuster: A Point Not to be Missed

    Rand Paul has done a brilliant thing filibustering the President’s appointment to the CIA. By keeping the filibuster going through prime time, Rand Paul forced ABC, CBS, and NBC — chief sources of news for low information voters — to cover the issue. Along the way, Rand Paul had help giving him time to rest his voice. Ted Cruz came down a few hours in | Read More »

    Florida is Working

    Conservatives are disappointed of late with Governor Rick Scott’s decision about Medicaid, but we should not let it overshadow the fact that he is otherwise doing an excellent job as Governor. On Tuesday, Gov. Scott gave his state of the state address to the Florida legislature pointing out his agenda has been pro-family, pro-life, and pro-business. During Charlie Crist’s Governorship, Florida lost 825,500 jobs, but | Read More »

    Welcoming the GOP Back to Town

    Last night I flew up to Washington so members of the GOP in Congress could extract their pound of flesh from me for taking them to task this past year. Or something like that. In all seriousness, every year Eagle Publishing, Inc., our parent company, holds a party to welcome the GOP back to Washington. This year we saw a lot of great folks show | Read More »

    Guy Who Called Romney a Douche on TV Thinks Obama is a Racist

    Roger Ailes says Barack Obama is lazy. The media has blown it into a big story with the facts not on the media’s side. Van Jones, who on live national television called Mitt Romney a douche, was outrageously outraged by Roger Ailes’s assertion on CNN and even hinted that it might be racist for Ailes to say so.The media is yet again willfully choosing to | Read More »

    Mike Lee Will Join Ted Cruz Opposing the Continuing Resolution

    Ted Cruz will not stand alone. He’ll be joined by the Senator from Utah. Here’s a statement from Senator Lee’s office: “I will join Senator Cruz in objecting to Senate consideration of any Continuing Resolution without a vote on delaying funding of Obamacare. Defunding Obamacare is essential to restoring economic growth. At this time of fiscal turmoil, Congress shouldn’t borrow more money to pay for | Read More »

    Fight Club

    Sixteen Republicans voted against the rule on the continuing resolution. Sixteen. I actually thought we would get about eight.Sixteen is a good number.Several of them have other ambitions. Two who surprised me were Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston of Georgia, who I suspect did not want to get beaten up on the radio tonight on the nation’s most listened to talk station, which so happens | Read More »