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    The RNC: In Communities and There to Stay

    Back in January, I shared with RedState my vision for the RNC’s field operation and some of the lessons we had learned from the 2012 election: As a party, we must recognize that we live in an era of permanent politics. We must stop living nominee-to-nominee, campaign to campaign. As we saw this election, our opponent benefited from a multi-year head-start. Now is the time | Read More »

    CNN and NBC Must #DumptheDocs

    The liberal media is on notice: If you’re in the business of spending millions to promote Hillary Clinton, you will not take part in Republicans’ primary debates in the 2016 presidential election. On Monday, I sent letters to NBC and CNN informing them that the RNC will not sanction any primary debates they sponsor if they do not cancel their plans to promote Hillary Clinton. | Read More »

    Embassy Sweets: Obama Rewards Mega-Donors With Ambassadorships

    Last week, President Obama announced his nomination of Caroline Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador to Japan. Upon hearing the news, you might have found yourself wondering, “Does Caroline Kennedy speak Japanese?” Or “When did she become an expert in U.S.-Japanese relations?” The truth is she doesn’t speak Japanese and she has no expertise in Asian politics. That’s not to criticize the ambassador-to-be. She’s just part | Read More »

    A Verdict Doesn’t End the Gosnell Story

    The horrors that unfolded in the clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell have rightly shocked and appalled the nation. Such were the atrocities committed in his office that even abortion advocates have recoiled in horror. And today, a Philadelphia jury finally brought Dr. Gosnell to justice, finding him guilty of first degree murder. This monstrous individual–to call him a doctor is no longer fitting–got what he | Read More »

    Media Covers up Democrat-Backed Planned Parenthood’s Support for Infanticide

    For almost as long as there have been two parties, there have been accusations of mainstream media bias. Conservatives know it’s real. Liberals insist it’s imagined. Bias is evident not only in how events are covered but also in what is covered—and more importantly what is not covered. Consider two events from last week. First, in North Dakota the governor signed into law bills that | Read More »

    Doing Fine?

    Obama can’t fix a problem he can’t see. No, you heard him right. At a press conference this morning, the President of the United States actually said, “The private sector is doing fine.” Mr. President, are you paying attention? Take off the rose-colored glasses. (Although, thanks to your fashion industry fundraising friends, I’m sure they’re very stylish rose-colored glasses.) The private sector is small businesses. | Read More »

    On Jobs, Obama is Running from Reality

    Today’s extremely troubling jobs report is yet another sad reminder that President Obama’s policies simply are not working—and that we need a president who understands the economy. Last night on CNN former President Bill Clinton praised Mitt Romney’s “sterling” career in the private sector. This morning Steny Hoyer echoed that sentiment, underscoring the importance of the private sector in growing our economy. While Mitt Romney’s | Read More »

    Obama Is Running on Excuses

    From the diaries. Harry S. Truman famously said of the presidency, “The buck stops here.” President Obama might as well make his slogan: “Pass the Buck.” His record of failures and broken promises has left him with no record to run on. But instead of holding himself accountable, the president blames everybody but himself. Of course, as with many things, he promised it would be | Read More »

    Hope, Handbags, and Hypocrisy

    This morning’s Wall Street Journal reports on Obama’s “Runway to Win” fashion fundraiser tonight, where the campaign will begin hawking campaign-themed apparel and accessories from high-end designers. The article also raises some serious issues about potential campaign finance law violations: “Jan Baran, an election lawyer with Wiley Rein LLP, said designers can’t ask employees to work on political projects unless they willingly volunteered their time. | Read More »

    The Fast and Furious Cover Up

    From the diaries by Erick . . . Eric Holder testifies before Congress today on his department’s outrageous Operation Fast and Furious scandal. Eager to provide political cover for Obama’s embattled Attorney General, House Democrats yesterday released a report attempting to exonerate Holder and his political appointees for failing to do their jobs. Of course, their report says Holder’s innocent. The facts say he’s guilty. I say he | Read More »

    Unaccountable and Unacceptable: Fast and Furious and the Incompetent Administration

    Today, Obama’s top lawyer takes the stand. But in the eyes of the American people, Attorney General Eric Holder has already been found guilty. Holder is testifying before Congress about his role in Operation Fast and Furious— the failed federal gun-trafficking sting that resulted in the death of a border patrol agent and the loss of more than 1,400 weapons to Mexican drug cartels. When he | Read More »

    Obama’s Dual Deficits

    On Monday, President Obama announced to the people of Europe that the United States stands “ready to do our part” to help Europe resolve its debt crisis. If only he were so ready to do his part to solve the U.S. debt problem. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the report from the Bowles-Simpson Fiscal Commission, the 18 member group the president tasked with finding | Read More »

    The 2012 Standard: Holding President Obama Accountable

    President Obama did voters a favor. During the 2008 campaign and early in his administration, he laid out the standards by which he should be judged. He made it perfectly clear under what conditions he would deserve re-election. And by his own standard he doesn’t deserve a second term. In February 2009, when employment was at 8.2 percent, he declared, “If I don’t get this | Read More »

    From Insult to Injury: Obama Owes Netanyahu An Apology

    Promoted from the diaries Allies are people you work with.  Garden pests and leaky faucets are things you “deal with.” President Obama doesn’t seem to know the difference. At the G20 summit last week in France, he let out his true feelings on Israel.  And a live mic was there to catch it all. Here’s the exchange between President Obama and French President Sarkozy on | Read More »

    20 Days and Counting: How Long Will Obama Keep America in the Dark on Solyndra?

    It’s been 20 days since the FBI raided the headquarters of Solyndra, the bankrupt stimulus-back solar energy company.  For twenty days the President’s advisers have decided to keep him in the dark about what led the company to squander $535 million of taxpayer money. But there was one briefing about the mismanaged loan program—in October 2010, that is.  Yes, news broke yesterday that the President’s | Read More »