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    Aaron Gardner Comes On Board

    As you are probably aware, Salem Communications recently purchased RedState from Eagle Publishing. One of the first things I begged of my new corporate overlords was a new right hand at RedState. I’ve been without for a while. I get several thousand emails a day — and that does not include spam. A chunk of it is from the contact email list. I do my | Read More »

    The NRSC is Full of Horse Manure

    Mike Huckabee is out comparing the tea party to nazis and Chuck Schumer wants the government to drive the tea party from business.Never fear! The National Republican Senatorial Committee is on the case. Here’s their morning email, bit by bit: Good morning folks,The wheels are starting to come off… on the verge of losing power in Washington, Democrats are losing it. At the Center for | Read More »

    Wendy Davis From Fairy Tale Land

    Wendy Davis From Fairy Tale Land

    In 1904 J.M. Barrie introduced us to Wendy Darling who went with Peter Pan to Neverland. Now, in 2014, Democrats have conjured up Wendy Davis from Fairy Tale Land. They have made her, a Texas state legislator, their choice for Governor of Texas. Wendy Davis filibustered pro-life legislation in Texas while wearing pink sneakers. The press chose to fixate on her “barbie like” looks and | Read More »

    Mike Huckabee Might Want to Rethink That Allusion to Nazis

    Former Governor Mike Huckabee is getting beaten up unfairly for a statement he made while speaking to the Republican National Committee. He accurately described how the Democrats portray women as helpless and in need of government. He went to reference “Uncle Sugar.” The statement related to something else that happened at the event and has been taken out of context. What seems to not have | Read More »

    The Vile Voice of Wendy Davis’ Supporters Ridiculing a Paraplegic

    The Vile Voice of Wendy Davis' Supporters Ridiculing a Paraplegic

    Wendy Davis cannot run from Battleground Texas now. The Fort Worth office of Battleground Texas and Wendy Davis’s Fort Worth campaign office are common ground with each other. They share resources. Wendy Davis, last week, claimed she out raised Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott by including fundraising totals from Battleground Texas in her numbers. She and Battleground Texas are the same. And that is according | Read More »

    Matt Bevin

    Matt Bevin

    Matt Bevin is running for the United States Senate in Kentucky. The businessman and father of nine is committed to the pro-life cause. Several of his children were adopted. In 2003, he lost a daughter in a car wreck. The Southern Theological Seminary’s Bevin Center for Missions Moblization is named for Matt Bevin’s daughter. Matt Bevin is a good man. Right now he is being | Read More »

    A Family’s Struggle With Apparent Mental Health Issues Turns to Life

    I heard a story the other day about a family seemingly ruined by the mental health issue of the oldest child in the family. I thought it was worth sharing today, given events.This family had five sons and at least two daughters. The father died leaving the mother to care for the family. The oldest son had always seemed a little abnormal and after years | Read More »

    Now Wendy Davis Attacks a Paraplegic

    For a feminist, Wendy Davis seems capable only of playing the damsel in distress. With the media now exposing her fraudulent biography and possible perjury in federal court, Davis has taken to blasting Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as the source of leaks against her. There’s just one problem. According to this report by Jonathan Tilove in the Austin American Stateman — not exactly a | Read More »

    Documents Show A Texas Court Ordered Wendy Davis to Stay Away From Drugs and Alcohol

    Documents Show A Texas Court Ordered Wendy Davis to Stay Away From Drugs and Alcohol

    A few years after Wendy Davis claimed in court that she had suffered damage to her mental health, a Texas court put Davis under a temporary restraining order prohibiting her from using drugs or alcohol within twenty-four hours of coming into contact with her children. Folks, from here on out, the only card left for Wendy Davis to play is victim. She’s going to attack | Read More »

    More Than One Conflict Between Wendy Davis’s Sworn Testimony and Her Actual Life

    More Than One Conflict Between Wendy Davis's Sworn Testimony and Her Actual Life

    BuzzFeed noted that Wendy Davis’ real biography conflicts with a statement she made under oath in a federal court case in 2012. Davis claimed, under oath, in federal court that she obtained a divorce when she was 19. In fact, according to the Dallas Morning News, Davis was 21. But upon review of the federal court transcript of the bench trial dated January 20, 2012, | Read More »

    Wendy Davis’ Ex Asked a Court to Order Her Not to Use Drugs Before Seeing Her Kids

    News has broken that Wendy Davis lied about her background. She is now playing victim blaming Greg Abbott.It is her ex-husband who talked to a left-of-center Dallas reporter. It is also her ex-husband who asked a Texas District Court to issue a temporary restraining order against Wendy Davis in 2003.In that order, the judge ordered that Wendy Davis “be immediately restrained from . . . | Read More »

    Oklahoma? Jim Bridenstine. Okay?

    To answer the question that keeps invading my vacation in the form of tweets, Facebook messages, texts, and emails — Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Jim is the guy I would support in an instant to replace Senator Coburn in Okalahoma. I don’t know whether he is running or not, but conservatives would be insane to not draft him into the race. In fact, I think conservatives | Read More »

    An Orchestrated Media Hit On Ken Buck

    An Orchestrated Media Hit On Ken Buck

    As I type, the left wing media is orchestrating a hit job on Ken Buck in Colorado. The left wing propaganda machine has taken a quote wildly out of context and driven it to national attention through a series of websites, including a 501(c)(3), the Huffington Post, and the Denver Post. Steve Benen, writing for the Rachel Maddow Show site, has also picked up the | Read More »

    Connecting More Dots

    As I mentioned yesterday, Ben Sasse of Nebraska is running for the Senate against a guy who has Mitch McConnell’s backing. Some of McConnell’s friends are holding a fundraiser for Sasse’s opponent at the NRSC. One name stands out pretty significantly on the invitation: Billy Piper. Mr. Piper is not just Mitch McConnell’s former Chief of Staff. He’s now a well paid lobbyist working on | Read More »

    The Horatius of Oklahoma Exits

    The Horatius of Oklahoma Exits

    Senator Tom Coburn is the very first person I ever asked RedState readers to give money to support. We at RedState declared him Senator Trainwreck, endearingly, when he ran for the Senate. His book, Breach of Trust, is one of the best reads on the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. Over the past year, with all the budget fights, I’ve said more than my fair | Read More »