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    Partisan Politics Will Be the Only Thing that Saves Obamacare

    Partisan Politics Will Be the Only Thing that Saves Obamacare

    With the news that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the King v. Burwell case, liberals have to be wondering more than ever what they expect to have gained from the Obama presidency after eight years. The administration, predictably, is puling away to the effect that the challenge is a “partisan” challenge not mounted in good faith, and that the only reason the Supreme | Read More »

    Chris Christie, Obvious 2016 Frontrunner

    Chris Christie, Obvious 2016 Frontrunner

    In a straw poll of front page RedState contributors named Leon, Chris Christie would not come in the top 5 of Republican 2016 contenders. But given the results of Tuesday, it is time to stop pretending that anyone other than Christie is the GOP front runner right now. The problems with Christie as a candidate are well known and documented. Among the expected 2016 field, | Read More »

    The Vanquished Advising the Victors

    The Vanquished Advising the Victors

    Since Tuesday, an especially irritating species of column has cropped up in major news media outlets. Broadly speaking, this column purports to be advice or caution to the GOP about how they should govern once they are in power or things they should avoid doing. That’s all fine and good of course except that these columns come from people who have spent their entire lives | Read More »

    Behold the Apotheosis of Liberal Commentary

    Behold the Apotheosis of Liberal Commentary

    Wendy Davis lost on Tuesday. She lost utterly, completely, ignominiously and humiliatingly. She did not even win by comparison to other losers who came before her – in fact, she actively set her cause back several years. It would take a special type of thinking to think that Davis’ public self-immolation constituted any sort of victory – by which I mean, liberal thinking. Behold, here | Read More »

    Through the Looking Glass with Charles Blow

    Through the Looking Glass with Charles Blow

    In case you did not know (and judging by their subscription numbers, you probably didn’t), the New York Times keeps on staff a man named Charles Blow, who essentially functions as the id of Barack Obama. If you ever want to know what Obama is thinking deep down in the areas of his mind where his essential emotions lie, so far down that he cannot | Read More »

    Republican Majority, Day One: McConnell Surrenders

    Republican Majority, Day One: McConnell Surrenders

    If you watched the respective press conferences of Barack Obama and Mitch McConnell yesterday, you would be forgiven for thinking that the Democrats had just picked up a bunch of seats in the House and Senate, and the Republicans had just suffered a humiliating defeat. While President Obama was defiant and borderline delusional, claiming that the American people had not repudiated him and boldly proclaiming | Read More »

    Some Gutless Republicans Owe some Apologies to Ted Cruz

    Some Gutless Republicans Owe some Apologies to Ted Cruz

    As we wake up today and survey a landscape littered with the corpses of Democrat political careers, it is worth remembering that many people predicted that this day would never come, all because of Ted Cruz. Throughout the last two years, Cruz has been one of the few Republicans who has not been afraid of his own shadow in the Senate, and virtually the only | Read More »

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    A Victory over the Forces of Evil in Tennessee

    A Victory over the Forces of Evil in Tennessee

    One of the most consequential victories in the country last night had nothing to do with any candidate for any seat. I am referring, of course, to ballot measure 1 in Tennessee, which sought to amend the Tennessee constitution to right a judicial injustice. The Tennessee constitution, like the Federal constitution, says nothing about abortion one way or another. Properly speaking, the issue ought to | Read More »

    Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats

    Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats

    As the reality of a Republican wave became imminent last night, a dangerous narrative began to take hold among the conservative talking heads on cable news and in the victory speeches of the victorious Republicans. The narrative was that now that the Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, it is incumbent upon them to work with Obama and the other Democrats in the | Read More »

    A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted

    A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted

    For as much as the Democrats like to complain about the Koch brothers, most of the big time financiers of “shadowy” election groups are liberals. One of the more prominent of these financiers has been billionaire Tom Steyer, who has pumped $65 million of his personal money this cycle into campaigns opposing Republicans. Specifically, though, Steyer promised to make an issue out of “climate change” and to | Read More »

    BREAKING: Wendy Davis’ Concession Speech LEAKED EARLY

    BREAKING: Wendy Davis' Concession Speech LEAKED EARLY

    In a coup of historic proportions, we at RedState have placed a mole in the Wendy Davis campaign for just this exact moment. Our mole has caught a recording of Wendy Davis practicing her expected concession speech tonight and we are excited to provide the text to you, a full nine hours before Wendy Davis is expected to concede. Without adieu, here it is! ****** | Read More »

    Mark Udall Heckled By His Own Donor

    Mark Udall Heckled By His Own Donor

    Via Allahpundit comes this humorous tale of despair and woe from the waning days of Democrat ‘s re-election campaign: Then, finally, came the only reference to policy in Udall’s speech. “And by the way, I’m proud to stand with Colorado’s women,” he said, almost as an aside. “I’m proud to stand for reproductive freedom.” An angry voice from the crowd jeered: “That’s not the only | Read More »

    Tomorrow’s Biggest Loser Might Be Hillary Clinton

    Tomorrow's Biggest Loser Might Be Hillary Clinton

    Obviously, there are a ton of races that are too close to call at the present moment and the Democrats might well end up retaining control of the Senate and perhaps gaining a couple of gubernatorial seats. However, the smarter money right now is on the Democrats losing at least 6 seats in the Senate (and possibly as many as 10) while failing to capitalize | Read More »

    Tom Harkin Calls Joni Ernst “Taylor Swift”

    You can’t involve yourself in long-term shameless, unprincipled pandering to a group unless you have a pretty sizeable amount of contempt for that group, and that is especially true of Democrats with women. The Democrats have now run two consecutive election cycles almost exclusively on opposing a completely fictional Republican “war on women.” Unfortunately, they haven’t got the foggiest conception of what that should entail | Read More »

    In Tennessee, Vote Yes on 1

    In Tennessee, Vote Yes on 1

    Here in my home state of Tennessee, there’s not much of interest statewide on the ballot. Incumbent Republican governor Bill Haslam and are expected to cruise to easy victories. None of the U.S. House races are expected to generate any huge surprises. Even most of the state legislature races are comparatively quiet. But there are still important ballot measures that should drive conservative Tennessee voters | Read More »

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