Trying to erase ‘tear down this wall.’

    It is my first instinct to treat this report of Ronald Reagan Jr’s… commentary… by simply letting it pass by without a response.  For those not wishing to click through, the boy (use of term deliberate) is indulging elderly liberal fetishists everywhere by making the claim that his father was suffering from Alzheimer’s as far back as the 1984 debates*, as well as ‘details’ regarding | Read More »

    Scott Walker makes Wisconsin a sanctuary state.

    …For Illinois businesses, that is: the new Governor is doing everything that he can to encourage a mass corporate exodus to Wisconsin, short of actually calling out the local National Guard to provide covering fire for the refugee columns.  This is less of an exaggeration than you might think: the official slogan that Governor Walker is using is “Escape to Wisconsin.”  They’re kind of serious | Read More »

    Coats for Kids fires guy for agreeing with Obama?

    Short version: Glen Busch was the Chicago director of the nonprofit Coats for Kids, right up to the point where he (on his own personal Facebook page, and on his own time) made the completely accurate and noncontroversial points that Tucson shooter Jared Loughney was not, in point of fact, a right-wing crazy; and that later evidence that Loughney has left-wing beliefs didn’t prove anything | Read More »

    The LA Times is *worried* on our behalf!

    (Via Patterico) Why, they’re so terribly, terribly concerned that the Republicans’ oft-stated – and reiterated – intention to have a House vote to repeal Obamacare might hurt us that the newspaper is writing articles giving us a friendly head’s-up about how bad an idea such a repeal vote would be right now.  And to back that up they got quotes from such disinterested, Republican-friendly individuals | Read More »


    Nikki Haley’s Inaugural Speech.

    Nikki Haley was sworn in today as South Carolina governor, and of all the annoyances that the Left has been trying to inflict upon us for the last few days over their petulant inability to dictate what can and cannot be said, this one grates most: they made me forget that briefly. We at RedState have been waiting for this moment for quite some time, | Read More »

    Obama’s Tucson speech preempted by THAT WOMAN.

    Mister President, here’s the bar that you have to clear. It’s a high one. A much higher one than your attendants are telling you that it is. They are almost certainly telling you to concentrate on the ‘blood libel’ comment – which, by the way, will immediately resonate with at least 40% of the population of the country, mostly because it is darned accurate* | Read More »

    Sanders puts Tucson attack in fundraising crosshairs.

    Senator Bernie Sanders – the socialist Senator from Vermont who we’re supposed to pretend isn’t a socialist because the Democrats get upset about us bringing up the entire ‘socialism’ thing – has decided that the best way to handle last weekend’s attempted assassination of a Congresswoman (and the murder of six people, including a nine-year-old girl) is to send out a fundraising letter blaming the | Read More »

    ‘Three’ quotes from Paul Kanjorski.

    All on the subject of civility. …it is incumbent on all Americans to create an atmosphere of civility and respect in which political discourse can flow freely, without fear of violent confrontation. – Former Representative Paul Kanjorski (D, PA), January 11, 2011. “That [current Florida Republican Governor Rick] Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida,” Mr. Kanjorski said. “Instead of running for governor | Read More »

    Comparing the Tucson shooting reactions.

    Now that earlier attempts to define the narrative have apparently collapsed (even regular Democratic voters aren’t willing to blame the Right for the Tucson shooting), let us take this moment to discover what we have learned about stereotypical reactions to tragedies and atrocities. And what is the most important thing that we have learned? It’s that the blogosphere and the pundit class can be neatly | Read More »


    Did Dupnik dismiss Loughner threat?

    I have a rule of thumb: if I write a post on a topic, and I get either hate mail or hate posts about it, then I’m onto something. Well, yesterday I wrote a post on Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik’s rather strange tactical decision to imply that the Chinese were behind Jared Loughner’s attempted assassination of Giffords*, and I got both.  Apparently, the Left | Read More »

    Constitution 090.

    There seems to be a little confusion – to be charitable about it – about precisely why the Republican party insisted on reading the Constitution out at the beginning of the 112th Congress. It’s not actually that complicated, really. It was because of idiots like this from the 111th Congress: That’s Phil Hare from Illinois. If you can’t see the video: this fellow was | Read More »

    Prediction: Clarence Dupnik will lose his next election.

    Via Ace of Spades and Mediate, here’s is Tuscon Sheriff Dupnik’s… sub-optimal… interview with Megyn Kelly. Pay close attention to his commentary at about 5:15, where he implicitly blames the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords on the Chinese.

    A day may come…

    …when people like Pejman Yousefzadeh and I can no longer feel outrage and anger at the contemptible and despicable rhetoric of the Online Left in response to outrages.  A day where the rampant hypocrisy that their pet bloggers and pundits routinely show stops surprising us with its power to offend.  A day where we throw up our hands in despair and allow their (and their | Read More »

    BREAKING: Rep Gabrielle Giffords (D, AZ) shot at public event.

    [UPDATE]: Thankfully, early reports that Congresswoman Giffords had been killed were premature; tragically, four people have been reported dead.  After shooting Giffords, the shooter reportedly fired into the crowd indiscriminately until he was subdued by heroes on the scene, including at least one member of Giffords’ staff. Details still sketchy, but she was apparently shot in the head at point-blank range; NPR reports that at | Read More »

    Antiwar left tries to get piece of Known & Unknown action.

    While the exceptionally sad and silly nature of the organized antiwar movement is of course obvious to anyone with a functional notochord, it’s not as common to see their favorite political pornographers sink to their level.  After all, said pornographers are self-aware parasites – and as such are almost required to be smarter than their victims.  But every so often you encounter one who forgets | Read More »