John Weaver Needs a New Playbook
John Weaver really needs a new playbook. In 1999-2000, newspaper headlines were filled with the titilating details of how “Democrats Fear a McCain Nomination.” In fact, one CNN report in early February of 2000, noted Democrats were worried because “conservative Democrats and Independents are voting for John McCain because they believe that he is the perfect person to replace Bill Clinton in the White House.” | Read More »
The McConnell Defenders
It never ceases to amaze me that so many self-described conservatives will defend Mitch McConnell and the GOP Senate Leaders to the hilt when it comes to their treatment of Senate conservatives. Last night, I noted that Mitch McConnell had snubbed Jim DeMint by putting Richard Burr in the Finance Committee. “But wait,” whined the alleged conservative defenders of McConnell. “Richard Burr had seniority.” Well | Read More »
Tax Hikes Texas Style
I told you people Joe Straus was bad news. Under his leadership, the Texas House has decided to impose taxes on internet purchases via H.B. 2403. Conservatives in the State House supported it, arguing that it really didn’t change anything in the law, but internet companies and tax advocates are raising all sorts of red flags that Texans are about to get screwed. The legislation | Read More »
Morning Briefing for May 12, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For May 12, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Erickson & Trump. One on One. 2. Mitch McConnell Yet Again Tells Fiscal Conservatives to Go to Hell 3. Hypocrite Harry Reid’s High Horse Must’ve Kicked Him in the Head 4. More Residual Effects of Obama’s Anti-Oil Policies 5. General Electric’s Jeff Immelt–A Uniter, Not | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Yet Again Tells Fiscal Conservatives to Go to Hell
So let’s get this straight. There’s vacancy on the Senate Finance Committee. Tom Coburn is the only significant fiscal conservative on the committee. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) had the seniority to get the job, but: “Oh gosh, I’ve got all the stuff I can stand,” Burr told The Hill when asked last week whether he was interested in the spot. Burr’s spokeswoman said last month: | Read More »
Newt Runs to the White House, Romney Runs Away From Romneycare #EERS
Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, Newt Gingrich is in. Mitt Romney is talking Obamacare and walking back from Romneycare. The AP has a new whacked out poll on Obama’s popularity. And there’s even more. It all kicks off tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET on the largest talk radio station in the country, 750 AM WSB and now 95.5 FM. You can listen live at | Read More »
Erickson & Trump. One on One.
Yes, it is true. On Tuesday, I will be going one on one with Donald Trump in his office in New York. He has agreed to sit down and have an unfiltered conversation with no topic off limits. Thus I will ask him those questions many of you have wanted to ask him and flesh out why he thinks he is a conservative, why he | Read More »
Jon Huntsman’s Newest Denial Defies Credibility
Jon Huntsman went to Florida and denied gearing up to run for President while serving as United States Ambassador to China. “There was no gearing up for a campaign, whatsoever,” Huntsman said, explaining that the campaign structure had been put together without his input. That defies credibility. In May of 2009, Jon Huntsman retained McCain strategist John Weaver to advise him on running for President. | Read More »
Loyalty, Honor, and Faith. Virtues We Should Prioritize.
In the past 48 hours, I have received a lot of criticism for my takedown of Jon Huntsman. Some of it was not surprising, i.e. when you want to see the traitor Jonathan Pollard freed instead of hanged, you can’t be expected to understand arguments about loyalty and honor. Some of it was surprising. The most interesting aspect of it all is that the older | Read More »
Morning Briefing for May 11, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For May 11, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Loyalty, Honor, and Faith. Virtues We Should Prioritize. 2. The Strategic Wisdom of Barack Obama 3. The Big Energy Lie, Revisited 4. Brutus was Right 5. The Latest Fad from the Left: Blatant Misinformation and Hoaxes 6. Senate GOP allows judicial confirmation of ex-Planned Parenthood | Read More »
More on Huntsman, Boehner on the Debt Ceiling, and Obama on Immigration #EERS
It’s going to be a packed show tonight. You can tune in live starting at 7:05 p.m. ET tonight on WSB Atlanta. You can go to http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider this an open thread.
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Are New York Tea Partiers Really Willing to Sell Out?
There’s a special election happening in New York’s 26th Congressional District and tea party activists up there look increasingly like they are either being duped or selling out. There are three candidates in the race, a Republican, a Democrat, and a self-described tea party candidate named Jack Davis. As Democrats are doing more and more around the country, it appears they are setting up Davis | Read More »
There is Time to Take Out Saxby Chambliss
Georgia Republicans will be going to their state convention this weekend in Macon, Georgia. While I live just a few miles from where the convention will be, I won’t be going. The only surprise that could come from the convention is if Sue Everhart, the incumbent chair of the Georgia Republican Party, loses. She has won every major straw poll working up to the state | Read More »
The Second Coming of John McCain
Some of you think I am too old fashioned in my post on Jon Huntsman. Silly me thinking a United States Ambassador should be loyal to a fault to the President of the United States he serves, regardless of party or person. For those of you who are not concerned with the loyalty of an American Ambassador to his country and President, consider this break | Read More »
John Boehner’s Line in the Sand
Last night, Speaker John Boehner addressed the Economic Club of New York and drew a line in the sand in the debt ceiling fight. It was a monumental game changer for the GOP and puts them back on offense. Let me back up briefing and note that the Washington Post’s own left leaning editorial board came out swinging on Sunday against the Democrats’ opposition to | Read More »
Morning Briefing for May 10, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For May 10, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Why I Will Not Support Jon Huntsman. Ever. 2. John Boehner’s Line in the Sand 3. How Much Will It Cost to Repeal the ‘Oil Subsidies’? 4. Notes From “The Food Stamp Recovery” 5. Thinking Outside the Box: How Boeing’s South Carolina Employees Can Strike | Read More »
The MRC Gala and Why Patriots Should Not Support Jon Huntsman #EERS
Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, I’ll play audio from the Media Research Center Gala from Saturday night and get into the details of why patriots should not support Jon Huntsman for President of the United States. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider this an open thread.
Why I Will Not Support Jon Huntsman. Ever. [UPDATED]
“I cannot tolerate a man serving as our ambassador to our chief strategic adversary in the world plotting, while in that capacity, to run against the President of the United States.” Ambassador Jon Huntsman is gearing up now to run for President of the United States. If he is the Republican nominee, I will vote for him. But until that moment I will never, ever | Read More »
Huntsman & Foreign Affairs
Someone just put this on YouTube: I guess they are going to try to make the case that I was for Huntsman before I was against him. Actually no, both prior to and after that I dismissed him as a candidate, but I stand by the statement. Foreign policy is going to be a huge issue and by virtue of being an ambassador, Huntsman will | Read More »