Romney will win OH by 109,000 votes
The caveats: I’m not a scientist, these numbers are approximations based on early voting data and the final numbers from 2008. These numbers do not figure in any 3rd party candidates. THE MODEL Early voting in Ohio are showing “Red” counties generally up by 120%, and early voting in “Blue” counties roughly 80% of what it was in 2008. Obama won “Blue” counties by and | Read More »
As if you needed another reason:
That’s not Samuel L. Jackson on set in Die Hard III. Remember the billy-club bearing New Black Panthers that were the vanguard of democracy in Philadelphia in 2008? Well, the boys are back, albeit in a kinder, gentler 2012 version. No visible weapons, and this fellow by all accounts had a bit of a sunnier disposition. Still, a dude in paramilitary attire affiliated with a | Read More »
Polling Puts Romney Up in OH, even in PA
Mystical polling genius Sate Nilver has obtained Romney campaign internal polling, signed a non-disclosure agreement, utilized a magical, mystical, sophisticated statistical analysis system (known to some colloquially as “Microsoft Excel”), and has uncovered that Romney is up in Ohio, and dead even in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Nilver immediately disclosed these findings to the media, particularly the Daily Mail because, claims Nilver, they are the paper | Read More »
USA 2012 is not +11 D
National and state polls continue to show the future ex-President with a slight lead in key areas. A few points up in OH, VA, WI, NH, and others pointing to Obama running away in PA, MI, and IA. Nationally he maintains a 2-3 point lead in most polls. Governor Romney has flipped the map, but not enough it would appear. Looks like we get four | Read More »
Political “Science” won’t save Obama
Why Ezra Klein is dead wrong Its been a while since I’ve posted at RedState, but after reading Ezra Klein’s latest attempt to further the meme that Romney’s debate domination didn’t matter, it prompted me to author this entry. In the Washington Post, Klein proclaims that in a battle between “excitable pundits” versus “political scientists,” he will “take political scientists every time.” Good luck with | Read More »
NPR Reports Plants and Oceans Saving Us From Global Warming
SWEAR I am not making this up. Driving home today I caught a story on National Public Radio that I simultaneously couldn’t believe they aired and also thought was straight-up par for the course. The “science” they reported was, if it were not for the oceans and plants of the world, the planet would be warming much more rapidly than it is, and we would | Read More »
When the House of Cards Fell
We’ve seen more than a few headlines recently on Drudge titled “Worse Week” with a photo of the President perched just above the familiar bold “Impact” font headline masthead. Mr. Obama has certainly had more than a few “bad weeks” over the past year, but it seems this one is when the House of Cards that is this administration will finally fall. Thursday of this | Read More »
Admiral Ackbar knows what the Marianne Gingrich interview is . . .
It appears the long-suspected theory many of us have held is correct . . . that it is no mere coincidence with the similarities of these two dreaded objects of doom. With the “breaking-but-not-yet-broken” “story” (yes, that’s a lot of air-quotes . . . for good reason) of Marianne Gingrich’s career-ending interview regarding her ex-husband, our worst fears have been confirmed. To our great surprise, | Read More »
2012: We must elect a Federalist
Many items have been pointed to as “The Most Important Issue(s)” in the 2012 race for president. Repealing Obamacare Closing the deficit Border Security/Illegal Immigration Jobs/Cutting Government Interference in the Private Sector Reforming the Tax Code National Security and a sound Mid East Policy A sustainable domestic energy policy Everything on this list, including a few others, are important in 2012. Ann Coulter writes that | Read More »
Rick Perry will still be the nominee.
Earlier in the year I wrote a few sporadic diary entries and commentaries to frontpage posts describing why I thought Rick Perry would be nominee, and more pointedly, why Mitt Romney was not the actual frontrunner. I’ll admit that my beliefs waivered in recent weeks (not because of debate performances but rather because of ‘surges’ by other candidates, none of whom were Romney). However, as | Read More »
Finally – Refuting an Honest Liberal . . .Part 1
Generally speaking, there are two rules that apply to liberal propaganda passed off as “intellectual discussion.” The first is that although 70 – 80% of what is said can be easily debunked, the remainder 20 – 30% usually consists of a populist-tinged argument which typically requires a little more work for us to refute. The second, that liberal arguments are always disguised as something else | Read More »
Of Illegals and College Tuition . . .
I’m not watching the Republican debate tonight, mainly because I have no idea how you can hold a real debate among nine people. When it gets down to two, then I’ll watch an actual debate. There’s no need to watch another yet another crammed Q-&-A session billed as a “debate” just to heighten the drama (wait . . . who would have guessed FOX is | Read More »
Finally Al Gore Makes Sense
There are things we know – he founded the Internet, he saved NASA, and he’s been internationally recognized as for his efforts to promote “peace.” Only now are we able to put all the pieces together to truly understand the crusade that is Senator/Vice President/SNL Host Albert Gore, Junior. He is trying to save humanity from annihilation by an advanced race of extra terrestrials who | Read More »
Why its not Romney’s race to lose – rebuttal to post
This entry is a rebuttal to Erick’s post on 8/17 exploring the reasons he believes, given the Perry entry, and Mitt Romney remains the front runner and it remains his “race to lose.” As I do with many of my posts – FULL DISCLOSURE – in 2008 I gave money to Mitt Romney’s campaign (he dropped out a week later). I also donated earlier to | Read More »
Instead of making populist-style accusations about tax credits to businessmen buying jet airliners leaning to a shortage in weathermen and lack of school lunches (perfectly . . . perfectly natural conclusions there . . .), let’s put on our “not blind and mindless” 3-D specs and examine this desperation ploy in the rational, sensible, conservative way. (BTW – it is a desperation ploy. My rogue | Read More »
Two Reassurances of American Greatness
All the negative economic news and the never-ending media parade about the "Chinese Century" can get a patriotic guy down from time to time. Tonight on the drive home I heard, on NPR of all places* a couple of news stories that reassurance you that the good ole USA remains that shining city on the hill. (In my defense, I was flipping between NPR and | Read More »
My Grandfather gave me a pocket Constitution when I was 7 years old
Some RedStaters may remember the one I am talking about. It was the same size as the one the Heritage Foundation is giving away now, but instead of the painting of the signing of the Constitution on the front it had a black-and-white illustrated depiction of a minuteman. Something about it I particularly remember was the image of the “IRS Man” running from the spider | Read More »
Administration announces new “Fast Food Beatdown Czar”
WASHINGTON – Due to and epidemic rise in violence committed at fast food restaurants, the Obama administration has announced the formation of the Foodservice Violence Prevention Agency. The White House has named Edison State college student and career McDonald’s employee Julio Osegueda as head administrator of the new agency, euphemistically known as the “Fast Food Beatdown Czar.” Obama administration spokesperson Jay Carney, in announcing the | Read More »
Take what we’re given, or institute a draft?
The majority of posts here at RedState and general “chatter” in conservative/Republican circles betrays a keen grasp of the obvious – we’re not jazzed about our crop of ’12 presidential contenders. As a sweeping generalization, we’ll say that there are several candidates that most of us “could live with,” a couple that are highly polarizing, and another couple that are highly unacceptable to the majority | Read More »
What if there really is no birth certificate . . . or worse?
The Worst Constitutional Crisis – What if He’s Not an Eligible President? Yesterday morning I saw a classic Matt Drudge post, teasing Corsi’s long-hyped investigative expose of his “findings” regarding President Obama’s real place of birth, and status as a “natural born citizen” of the United States (for those of you in California that thought Arnold WAS president, the ‘natural born’ clause is still a | Read More »
Free Trader for Tariffs
I am a free trader. I firmly believe in free market principles, and with limited (very limited) regulation to guard against anti-competitive practices, the free market, be it local, regional, or international, works just about right. From Wealth of Nations to Milton Friedman, I think the jury is basically decided that Keynesian notions of central stimulus pale in comparison to the wealth actually created from | Read More »
Tax Day Proposal – Let the States Fund the More Perfect Union
Back when we beat them British there at Yorktown the American nation was a confederation of former colonies each operating under sovereign governments of their own. The original “gang of” (being 13, obviously) came together first under the Articles of Confederation then later with the Constitution that we know today (or should I say some of us know today . . . present administration, many | Read More »
If we’re to go down, let us go down swinging . . .
I grew up in rural Mississippi, and was witness to a real American story, fully of both success and failure. My father, like generations of my family before him, was a farmer. Farming was a profession through which my family and prospered and suffered for generations. At the time we were suffering, and he made a bold move. He left that noble and familiar profession | Read More »
“Conservative” positions that we don’t need
As election season rapidly has been approaching (did it every end??) I’ve been contemplating making this post for sometime. My hesitance has been in it being misinterpreted, being screamed at (in all CAPS, of course) as a closet RINO. This is last point, anyone that knows me personally knows this is far far from the case. I consider myself a principled Constitutionalist – call the | Read More »
al Qaedastan – The new Caliphate?
WHY LIBYA COULD BE THE REAL STEPPING STONE A very interesting point was raised on Rush’s show yesterday, and then again on Hannity. While our brave young president has made our objectives Libya as clear as couscous, it would serve our real strategic interests to take a much wider look at what’s happening in the Muslim world. Ever since al Qaeda has been prominent in | Read More »