Crosshairs in the crosshairs.
Byron York is a very smart guy, and he’s done yeoman work in cataloging CNN’s horrible, horrible use of ‘crosshairs’ terminology in days gone past. But I’d just like to hammer this point home: said use of the term by CNN did not cause the following groups… PETA People who don’t like MasterCard Mystical nature spirits responsible for flooding conditions in California* People who don’t | Read More »
BREAKING: Kent Conrad (D, ND) to retire.
Admittedly, this revelation is coming from Chris Cillizzia, so take it with a grain of salt – but it’s hardly unexpected news; the Senator almost certainly feels like he has a target on his back these days*. This immediately makes the seat a strong Republican pickup prospect: Senator Conrad was in that seat largely out of personal popularity, and is unlikely to pass that popularity | Read More »
NYT: Tucson bias was in our very genes.
Ah, the New York Times. Not only did their recent attempt to declare the Tucson shootings an episode of political violence spawned by right-wing rhetoric fail; it actually encouraged a minor episode of political violence spawned by left-wing rhetoric*. This has made the paper look even worse than usual, so they need a good excuse to explain away the problem. Said excuse? It’s all the | Read More »
Mission accomplished, Markos Moulitsas.
The Left gets its violent responder to hate speech, after all: the only problem is, from their point of view he’s aimed the wrong way. I started following the saga of J. Eric Fuller a couple of days ago: the short version is that he was one of the victims of the Tucson attack of last week that killed six people and nearly killed Congresswoman | Read More »
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 »
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 so | Read More »