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    On Zealots and Zealotry

    I want to spend some time talking about zealots and zealotry. Already, the situation is growing out of hand, and I expect it to get even worse as we head further into campaign season. The Rebecca Mansour situation yesterday was a case in point. I cannot tell you the number of people who read the Daily Caller article and still emailed me under the belief | Read More »

    The Fight of the Century

    Much of the rhetoric coming out of Washington today is, not surprisingly, related to medicare and the impact it had on the special election in New York. I am of the opinion that it did not have as much impact as other issues, but there is no denying it had some impact. It just wasn’t, despite left-wing spin, the foundation of the GOP’s disaster. But, | Read More »

    The Willingness of the Press to Believe Democrat Spin

    The press’s ready willingness to believe Democrat spin is yet again driven home this morning by the Republican loss in New York last night. Immediately, the press was adopting Democrat spin that this was all about medicare. The press has a history of doing this.In April of 2009, the GOP lost a special election in New York with Jim Tedisco as the nominee. Carl Huse, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 25, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 25, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The GOP Loss In New York Was About New York, Not Paul Ryan 2. Conservatives Stand to Lose Big in 2012 3. Tornadoes And AGW? 4. Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress: a Reinforcement, not a Renegotiation 5. The NLRB’s Opening Of Pandora’s Box Beyond Boeing | Read More »

    The GOP Loss In New York Was About New York, Not Paul Ryan

    Republicans suck in New York. Period. End of Story. The GOP lost the special election in NY-26 and the media and Democrats are heralding it as proof that the GOP is getting punished for wanting to reform medicare. Back when the GOP lost the 2009 special election in New York featuring Dede Scozzafava, et al, the Democrats heralded the GOP defeat as proof that Republican | Read More »

    The Mansour Tweets, Herman Cain Takes A Novel Path, and Zealotry #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show I’ll delve into the Rebecca Mansour tweets. I also want to hit on Herman Cain on the Sean Hannity Show last night and on the nature of zealotry.The show starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on WSB. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Conservatives Stand to Lose Big in 2012

    After the historic gains made by conservatives — not just Republicans — in 2010, the conservative movement stands to slide back and lose in 2012. I’m not talking about the race to the White House. I’m talking about the United States Senate. At a time when Senate Republicans refuse to lead and Mitch McConnell is doing his best to marginalize the solid conservatives, the right | Read More »

    It’s A Judgment Issue, But I’m Not Personally Offended

    There is a story out this morning that Sarah Palin’s top aide Rebecca Mansour sent out a series of nasty direct messages on Twitter about Sarah Palin’s daughter, Mitt Romney supporters, others, and me.The Daily Caller has the details.Regarding me, Jonathan Strong reported: RedState.com founder and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 24, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 24, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. It’s A Judgment Issue, But I’m Not Personally Offended 2. “It’s a Weak Field”. No, It Is Pretty Typical. 3. Tim Pawlenty comes out against farm subsidies. In Iowa.

    “It’s a Weak Field”. No, It Is Pretty Typical.

    A lot of people are taking some comfort in my post from this morning. But there is also a lot of “the field is weak” comments. Let’s review, shall we? Let’s go back to 1964, which was arguably the first year of the modern campaign era. Then we’ll work our way forward with those open years or years when the GOP was the out of | Read More »

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    Off to the races with the horses we have

    On Saturday, several thousand people showed up in the humid heat of Atlanta to hear Herman Cain announce his bid for the Presidency.Today, in Iowa, Tim Pawlenty will announce his bid. If you have not seen it already, go watch Pawlenty’s preview. I am actually floored it is so well done.Newt Gingrich is already in.Mitt Romney will make a big splash soon and for all | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 23, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 23, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Off to the races with the horses we have 2. Mitch Daniels as Mario Cuomo 3. The Perils of the Pre-1967 Proposal 4. Israel, Palestine, and Obama: Is the President Already Walking Back his Demands on Israel? 5. Nation’s First Unionized Pot Farm Goes Bust, | Read More »

    Mitch Daniels as Mario Cuomo

    Well I got that one spectacularly wrong. As I said last week, three people close to the Governor had told me he absolutely was in. They said it was more than reading tea leaves. But they were wrong and I was wrong. To be fair, or at least in damage control mode, all indications even up to Friday were that Daniels was in, but something | Read More »

    Yes, Tonight I’ll Defend Mitch Daniels A Bit #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show I’ll be defending Mitch Daniels a bit. Believe it or not. And I’ll probably rant on Saxby Chambliss some more and on No Child Left Behind. The show starts at 7:05 p.m. ET. You can listen at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider this an open thread.

    Tim Pawlenty To Make It Official on Monday

    Tim Pawlenty will declare his candidacy for the Presidency on Monday.It’s not like this is unexpected news, but at least he is finally making it official. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a laid-back Midwestern Republican who governed a Democratic-leaning state, is running for president and will declare his candidacy on Monday in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa, an adviser told The Associated Press.The adviser, | Read More »