The Unbearable Lightness of Being Sarah Palin

    On May 13, 2011, rumors had been swirling around the possible impending announcement of a Presidential candidate who would shake up the entire GOP field. Recent polls had shown this candidate leading Barack Obama in head-to-head matchups, and the GOP electorate was primed for a candidate who would be seen as a palatable alternative to Mitt Romney. Operatives said to be close to the candidate | Read More »

    With Apologies, Yet More on the Radtke Speech

    A lot of digital ink has been spilled over the last couple of days here and elsewhere about Jamie Radtke’s speech at the RedState Gathering – more certainly than such an inconsequential event would otherwise merit, but for the Radtke campaign’s decision to somehow make an issue out of RedState. Because Erick was not present for the speech, I thought it incumbent to write up | Read More »

    Sarah Palin Goes Native

    I am not a Sarah Palin hater. As an Alaska native, I have some appreciation for the political skill needed to knock off Frank Murkowski and Tony Knowles in the same election – political skill that simply isn’t possessed by idiots. And I’ve watched with admiration as she has continually kept herself in the news while shaping the national conversation in subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) | Read More »

    Citizen Journalism Stops a Liberal Meme In Its Tracks

    As we have already covered earlier today, MSNBC and ABC News attempted to peddle a baldfaced lie about Perry, using deceptive editing to make it appear that Perry had made a racist remark about President Obama. Before the blogosphere existed, other news organizations would have simply run with ABC’s interpretation of the facts and before the nascent Perry campaign could have formulated an effective response, | Read More »

    Time Warner “Accidentally” Gives Free Air Time to Same-Sex Marriage Proponents

    Regardless of how you feel about the same-sex marriage issue, Time Warner’s decision to give proponents of SSM free air time (hilariously couched as a “mistake” by Time Warner execs) during the recent SSM battle in New York ought to be appalling. Apparently, the Human Rights Campaign – a group that exists for the express purpose of lobbying for the gay community – put together | Read More »

    Obama Creates His Own Luck

    “Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people | Read More »

    More Drooling Idiocy on Rick Perry’s Faith

    A fairly good indicator that Rick Perry will make a strong general election candidate is the desperation you can smell in the left’s opening salvo of attacks against him. The early leader for the genre’s exemplar is this piece from the formerly proud The Atlantic (which has sadly been reduced to a gay gossip site and anti-Semitic conspiracy newsletter). The author, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, first | Read More »

    RS Gathering 2011: Get Involved

    I can remember back when this website was enthused to get 30K hits a day and many days got less than 20K. I am sure some front pagers can remember when it got much less. I can remember three years ago when we started the RedState Gathering as a means for RedState diarists and commenters to get together and meet each other face and socialize. | Read More »

    The Enemy Within

    Rick Perry said a prayer on Sunday. After you’ve picked yourselves up off the floor and recovered from your collective shock, you can read the full transcript of it here, or if you are so inclined, you can watch the video here. As is perfectly obvious to everyone who has ever met someone who’s attended a Christian church, Perry’s prayer was standard-fare mainstream evangelicalism – | Read More »

    CREW Complaint Against Christine O’Donnell Dismissed

    The world is too full of liberal organizations posing as neutral arbiters of fact and fairness. Thankfully, these organizations are never able to maintain the patina of objectiveness very long, and the mask inevitably slips. Last week, Politifact exposed themselves as liberal hacks yet further. Now it is Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)’s turn. I was not a Christine O’Donnell supporter. I | Read More »

    Politifact’s Review of Josh Trevino: Mostly Hackery

    RedState Co-Founder appeared on MSNBC last night discussing, inter alia, the debt ceiling, and liberals are in a tizzy. Some of them apparently contacted the liberal hack artists at Politifact (who have still got about 5 people on earth convinced that they are a neutral fact checker) to take a run at Josh’s claims about polling on the deficit. The clip of Josh’s performance is | Read More »

    Why Are You Outraged?

    To a certain extent, I live in a cave when it comes to following the news, particularly when it comes to media coverage of sensational trials, which tends to drive me around the bend. Therefore, I seriously had never heard of the Casey Anthony trial even as recently as Sunday night. Therefore, I have no strong opinions on whether Casey Anthony is actually guilty of | Read More »

    Jen Rubin Continues Her Tragic Self-Beclowning

    It figures that when the Washington Post hired a token conservative, they apparently hired someone completely ignorant of the conservative blogosphere. Apparently, they also hired someone who is completely ignorant of even recent Republican political history. Behold her latest offering in her quixotic campaign against the SBA List pledge: One final point: Billy Valentine, SBA’s deputy director who fielded questions all day Saturday, was a | Read More »

    Jim Tucker’s Fight to Keep Workers on the Government Dole in Louisiana

    (See here, here, here, here and here for previous coverage on the budget battle in Louisiana.) It appears that Louisiana Speaker of the House Jim Tucker has won at least a temporary victory in his battle to prevent Bobby Jindal from selling and privatizing three state prisons, a move which would have infused almost $100M in cash to the State’s strapped budget as well as | Read More »

    Substituting Sloganeering for Leadership in Louisiana

    For years, Democrats in Louisiana ran the state legislature incompetently and inefficiently, wasting the taxpayers’ money and creating bloated entitlement programs that generated structural budget deficits that were almost impossible to overcome. In 2010, for the first time in ages, Republicans finally gained control of both chambers of the Louisiana legislature, giving them the chance to finally show the people of Louisiana that Republicans could | Read More »