Erick Erickson and “The Power of Plain Speaking”
I’ve been hammering Erick (and some of his fellow bloggers on the right) lately for what I think are over-generalized, over-heated, over-the-top criticisms of various Republican Senate leaders. I’ve gotten a lot out of the resulting back-and-forth. Not sure any minds have been changed, but it’s good to hash out the logic and be challenged on our rhetoric. Yesterday, on his RedState blog, Erick posted | Read More »
My Top 7 Most Influential Conservatives
Former Bush advisor and notorious conservative electioneer Karl Rove came up with his list of the top 7 most influential conservatives in these United States for Forbes magazine. I disagree partially with his list. Here’s his list in order – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Senate Minority Whip John Kyl, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, Representative Paul Ryan, Heritage Foundation | Read More »
ZOMG! Pray?! No Way! Repent of This Nonsense You Christofascists.
Last night, 17,000 19,298 people joined Senator Jim DeMint and me on the telephone to talk about several Senate races.Talking Points Memo makes this the lead story this evening. And what is one of the key take aways?Yours truly asked activists to not just donate to candidates but . . . wait for it . . . to pray for candidates too.Scandalous.See the screenshot of | Read More »
Scozzafava Campaign Goes After Me. Subtly.
Well, I guess I am having some sort of impact. If I wanted validation, I guess I have it from the Scozzafava campaign. Humorously, the interview is with the Los Angeles Times.See here: “Her positions on a lot of issues are reflective* of the electorate here,” said Matt Burns, a Scozzafava spokesman. “If the idea is that every Republican that runs for office needs [to | Read More »
I Have Arrived!!!!!
Friends, I have arrived. If ever you doubted that I am somebody, we now have definitive proof brought to us by the Southern Poverty Law Center. They list Sean Hannity, Chuck Norris, Glenn Beck, Rick Perry, and me as examples of prominent voices on the right stirring up the next generation of Timothy McVeigh’s.Apparently, daring to be critical of government and pointing out the right | Read More »
I’ll be on Hannity at 9:30 p.m. ET tonight
If you get bored tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET, you can tune in to see me on the Great American Panel on Hannity.Consider this an open thread.
I’m proud to have been an Erickson cohort
Last November, I received an offer that I couldn’t refuse. Erick Erickson invited me to become one of what Newsweek called “his cohorts”: “Erickson and his team of 25 core contributors—a regular-folks crew that includes a construction worker and a stay-at-home dad—also pick candidates to back in key state-level races and use the site to raise money for them.” After I pinched my arm a | Read More »
#FollowFriday Open Thread
Teh Twitter. Once felt dumb to email about phone calls. Then came blogging email. Then tweeting blogs. And now, I’ve CALLED about tweets. Circle of dumb. 9:59 PM May 2nd from TweetDeck … and now I’m blogging about calling about tweeting about blogging about emailing about calling … sigh. Twitter had a lot to do with the successful pushback on the Playboy article and the | Read More »
‘So, was this one of ours, or one of theirs?’
‘Ours/theirs’ referring to which side of the partisan political spectrum this, well, nutjob was on: Reporter Dragged Kicking and Screaming From Near Air Force One A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday. Airport security officers carried the woman away | Read More »
Teh Twitter – Open Thread
Teh Twitter. Yeah. I’m hip. What of it? Let me tell you something about Twitter. Despite the many humor blogs you’ve seen written, most people on Twitter are not sending Tweets (yes, that’s really what they are called … sigh) highlighting every mundane detail of their lives. “About to eat chicken” … “Eating Chicken” … “Done with Chicken” … “Remember the part where I was | Read More »
The Atlanta Tea Party Just Got Bigger
April 15th was going to see a big tea party in front of Georgia’ Gold Dome, but it just got bigger. Tonight on Fox News, Sean Hannity intends to announce that he’ll be live from Atlanta that evening covering the Atlanta Tea Party in front of Georgia’s State Capitol Building. He’s asked me to be there with him. I’m looking forward to it. If you’re | Read More »
Olbermann and Kos Nurse Wounded Pride
In today’s installment of “How did THAT happen” I had the pleasure of joining two of my favorite writers, NRO’s Jim Geraghty and Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey, for a debate about the ongoing ‘journolist‘ story, of late the topic which prompted Keith Olbermann and Markos Moulitsas to laugh and joke casually and in a non-lame way last night on Countdown. If you didn’t catch the | Read More »
RootsHQ 2009 Announced
This September, Tennessee will host a one-of-a-kind new event for right of center online activists. In other words, for people like we Redstaters. RootsHQ 2009 is going to be a way for all of us who blog, twitter, facebook, digg, and generally reach across the web with conservative and free-market ideas, to explore the future of online activism on the right. As online activists, we | Read More »
Hey Tommy, What Christmas Gifts Do You Approve Of?
OK, it’s official–I’ve had enough. This whole bruhaha started when former Mike Huckabee campaign chair, Chip Saltsman, gave some fellow RNC members, as a private Christmas gift, a CD of political parodies from the Rush Limbaugh show, written and performed by Paul Shanklin. Because the CD had one track (out of 41 tracks) on it titled “Barack The Magic Negro”, Saltsman promptly was called a “racist” by | Read More »
Erick, we’re in Newsweek!
A New Voice Rises In the Red States JP