In Which We Learn Reid Ribble Isn’t One Of Us
The New York Times has an interesting profile of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy — the man who will someday probably gut Eric Cantor’s naked ambitions. For all the talk about a Boehner v. Cantor rivalry, reporters should keep their eyes on the Cantor v. McCarthy relationship.In any event, there is this interesting nugget about McCarthy rewarding House Republicans who toe the party line, even | Read More »
The Rise of the Third Party
I have long criticized the calls of many disaffected conservatives for a third party and I maintain that position. The closest I have come to calling for a third party is to encourage tea party activists to take over the GOP from within.External third parties are not, in my mind, a solution to anything, but a great enabler of Democrats.Notwithstanding my opinion, I believe the | Read More »
Morning Briefing for July 18, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For July 18, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The Rise of the Third Party2. Why Is John Boehner Letting House Republicans Be Mitch McConnell’s Toy?3. The McConnell “deal” sells out conservative principles4. Why McConnell’s Plan Is Bad for America5. AFSCME: The Big Green Dog Behind Big Government & Higher Taxes6. Politifact’s Review of Josh Trevino: | Read More »
Why Is John Boehner Letting House Republicans Be Mitch McConnell’s Toy?
Here is what is going to happen unless House Republicans stage an immediate revolt against their own House leadership. Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are going to win. They have managed to cut the legs out from under John Boehner and the House Republicans. In fact, the House Republicans have taken on all the appearances of Mitch McConnell’s basement gimp. I’m not sure | Read More »
Dear House Republicans, This is Your “Time For Choosing”
“From here on out, if you lose this fight, every time you balk at expanding government, social security checks will be withheld, medicare payments will be withheld, and in just a few short years, surgeries will be cancelled, vaccinations withheld, and hospitals shuttered.”Dear House Republicans,In the election of 2010, voters sent you to Washington to do two things: (1) End Obamacare and (2) pull us | Read More »
Morning Briefing for July 15, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For July 15, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Dear House Republicans, This is Your “Time For Choosing” 2. It Is As I Feared 3. The American People Are Fast Becoming More Furious 4. Palin. 5. The Amazon Tax fight isn’t over in California 6. The EPA Must Be Stopped, | Read More »
On Herman Cain’s Path to Victory and a Message for House Republicans #EERS
Tonight is serious business on the Erick Erickson Show.I’m going to go in depth in the first 30 minutes about Herman Cain and why I say he has no path to victory.At 7:30, we’re going to review my address to Speaker Boehner in order to set us up for an address to House Republicans at 8pm tonight. You are definitely going to want to tune | Read More »
It Is As I Feared
We should be quick to praise and slow to anger. I know I frequently go to DEFCON1 quicker than many others, though they eventually get there. I try to be quick to praise too.And so it was today that I and others praised Mitch McConnell for signing on as a co-sponsor to Cut, Cap, and Balance.In my praise, I wrote, ” I can only hope | Read More »
Today, We Must Give Mitch McConnell His Due Credit
Today comes word that Mitch McConnell has signed on to the DeMint strategy of cutting, capping, and balancing the budget. Legislation has been introduced by the Republicans and they are calling it CCB, for “cut, cap, and balance.” With Moody’s statement yesterday that the nation’s credit is at stake and demanding a long term plan to deal with our debt, it seems McConnell’s own plan | Read More »
The Horserace for July 14, 2011
IA Caucus: Feb. 6, 2012NH Primary: Feb. 14, 2012 (expected)SC Primary: TBDNV Caucus: Feb. 18, 2012For the first time in a month, Michele Bachmann is on the decline, though slightly. It’s a brewing situation in Iowa her competitors are using to get the best of her. There’s more rough water on the horizon.Of all things, people close to Sarah Palin are now saying they think | Read More »
Dear Mr. Speaker
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed Last night the President engaged in off Broadway theatrics trying to scare the Republicans into folding on debt ceiling negotiations. Playing the role of Hollywood President, not the real President, the President said he didn’t care if this brought down his Presidency and he would not yield. He then dared Eric Cantor to call his bluff. Mr. | Read More »
Morning Briefing for July 14, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For July 14, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Book Your Rooms For The Gathering2. Jim DeMint Will Be at the RedState Gathering. Will You?3. Dear Mr. Speaker4. Our Petulant Child President5. Moody’s Rejects McConnell’s ‘Pontius Pilate Act’
The Horse Race and Herman Cain #EERS
Tonight on the horse race, it is our weekly look at the 2012 Presidential Horse Race and it looks like there are rumblings in Sarah Palin’s camp about a possible entry.We’re going to get into that and I’m going to go more in depth about Herman Cain’s campaign tonight on the show.You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.
Moody’s Rejects McConnell’s ‘Pontius Pilate Act’
Moody’s Investor Services is sending out a pretty clear rejection of Mitch McConnell’s “Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011.” Republicans and Democrats who are spinning it in favor of folding like a cheap suit and just raising the debt ceiling should pay attention. According to Moody’s, “the outlook assigned at that time to the government bond rating would very likely be changed to | Read More »
Jim DeMint Will Be at the RedState Gathering. Will You?
So, let us review.Nikki Haley will be at the RedState Gathering.Rick Perry will be at the RedState Gathering.Ted Cruz will be at the RedState Gathering.And now, Jim DeMint is confirmed to be at the RedState Gathering.Have you registered yet? Since you guys are probably all regular readers if you’re reading this right now, use the discount code RSG03 for the regular reader registration discount.