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The Last Redoubt
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/13/2013 5:38:40 AM

Can you name the attorney general of your state? I’m betting most folks can’t. There’s a reason. Campaigns for attorney general get scant media attention, causing voters to ignore down-ballot races. This is unfortunate, especially if you reside in a red state. Because in the past few years Republican attorneys general have become a growing force in national affairs. They’re not quite a conservative juggernaut, but they’re headed that way. Practically no one has noticed the emergence of the Republican AGs. Yet they’re a scourge of President Obama. They drive the Environmental Protection Agency crazy. They’ve beaten the best lawyers

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Crosscut, 7/13/2013 5:56:25 AM     (No. 9421407)

Lisa Madigan is Illinois´ AG. Her father, Mike Madigan, House Speaker in Springfield and the most powerful Democrat in the state, is prepping her to be the next governor. It is a done deal with Chicago Democrats backing whoever is the candidate put forth. That´s why Illinois is such a disaster (Chicago Democrats and public service unions). Without Chicago it is almost certain Illinois would be a red state.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/13/2013 5:57:12 AM     (No. 9421408)

Florida´s AG originated and was the lead attorney who put together the suit to repeal Obamacare, but it was not Pam Bondi, who is taking all the credit. It was the previous AG, Bill McCollum who deserves the credit.

Pam Bondi, however, could take credit for persuading our Governor Scott that George Zimmerman had to be arrested and tried, if she wanted to claim it. which at this point I doubt..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 7/13/2013 7:07:14 AM     (No. 9421445)

Our AG, Gregg Abbott, will make an outstanding Governor and an outstanding Supreme Court Justice.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bohallx, 7/13/2013 8:30:22 AM     (No. 9421552)

#1 ~ just one big tsunami on Lake Michigan and Illinois is a red state with half the number of Congressmen.

It´s coming ~ there´s tectonic forces at work in the region ~ that 17 mile deep crack called the Mississippi Valley jus´ keeps on movin´ ~ little bit more and Chicilicago is just a dream.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/13/2013 8:38:35 AM     (No. 9421567)

No mention of the George Soros Secretary of State project where he attempted to install O. team members, but eventually gave up on the project. Guess he found easier means to steal elections.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/13/2013 9:18:03 AM     (No. 9421623)

If not for greater Boston, Massachusetts would be a red state. If not for the greater Los Angeles and greater San Francisco areas, California would be red. Look at the electoral maps some time. The contrast is very stark.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: on fire, 7/13/2013 9:19:51 AM     (No. 9421625)

Mr.Barnes - I would guess that most Republican Texans know their AG - we are very proud of Future-Governor Abbott. Loved reading that other AGs come to set up their offices similar to his and believe in using their vast networks to help keep this evil administration in check.

Go Greg - my check to you will be in the mail soon.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kerryman, 7/13/2013 9:46:01 AM     (No. 9421660)

Greg Abbott´s Solicitor General, Ted Cruz.´Nuff said!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/13/2013 10:26:37 AM     (No. 9421719)

Oregon has the same problem #1. If the Portland area and Eugene were gone, the state would be permanently red.

Just look at a county by county election map sometime. It is really surprising how red this Country still is in most places. It is the welfare and government dependent in maybe one large population zone that controls how their state goes.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/13/2013 12:18:44 PM     (No. 9421876)

I remember when the attorney general in TX was a Dem hack who spent his time prosecuting the GOP. He took a swing at Kay Bailey Hutchison and after many many years managed to bring down Tom Delay. Abbot has saved the economy of TX by stopping the EPA from taking over permitting by refusing to accept the TX Implementation Plan.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: busterman, 7/13/2013 12:44:53 PM     (No. 9421918)

Others beat me to it but Texas AG is Gregg Abbott. Going to hear him speak tomorrow in San Antonio.

If I get the chance I´m going to ask him to help get the NSA out of Texas. We´re better able to deal with our own border and the drug cartels than the Feds. We don´t need them.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/13/2013 12:48:17 PM     (No. 9421920)

#10, I believe your reference is Ronnie Earle, who was the Travis County District Attorney for ten years. He did a lot of high-profile witch-hunting and occasionally bagged one. He once prosecuted himself for missing a filing deadline and fined himself $212. Earle wanted to be governor, so he subsequently didn´t file for DA reelection, finally ending up running for Lieutenant Governor and losing.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: sw penn, 7/14/2013 1:45:45 AM     (No. 9422710)

Good job AGs.
Thank you for stepping into the breach
to do the job the Constitution
gave to the Senators,
before some morons decided
that direct elections would be more
"democratic".

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Reply 14 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/14/2013 10:12:32 AM     (No. 9423188)

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