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    Dirty Spending Secrets

    How bad is Washington spending? Well, there is a new website that’s up called Dirty Spending Secrets with a Q&A format to uncover some of Washington’s dirtiest spending secrets.Several friends of mine have emailed it to me. It’s actually pretty easy to figure out, but also horribly shocking — in the Q&A multiple choice, just go for the worst answer and you’ll probably be right.With | Read More »


    We’re Back

    RedState is back fully functioning and operational. You’ll notice a new interface on the user side.We’ve made some upgrades and performed some maintenance around the site while cleaning out some coding cobwebs.If you are having some problems on the site when you first get back on, please clear your cookies. I speak from personal experience.Have a great Sunday.Consider this an open thread.


    The Cut, Cap, and Balance Strategy

    “To win this fight, Republicans and conservatives must be willing to operate in ways Washington isn’t suppose to operate.”There is a lot of handwringing out there about how to actually implement the Cut, Cap, and Balance Pledge.First, let me say that you should take the pledge and every Republican in Washington should sign on to the pledge.Second, the strategy is very, very simple. Refuse to | Read More »

    Jim DeMint Brings His A Game To the Debt Vote

    Finally. Conservatives are starting to fire up on the Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge and are deciding they must hold people accountable.Senator Jim DeMint appears to be one of them. He tells ABC News that “It would be the most toxic vote” for Republicans.Now, he’s not saying necessarily that he is going to challenge them, but there are growing hints that he might. I, for | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 24, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 24, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.Just a quick note: RedState is going into “read only” mode today around noon. We have some long awaited maintenance that needs to take place You’ll be able to read the site, but no new content will appear for the rest of the day, starting at noon. — | Read More »

    Eric Cantor Pulls Out. So does Jon Kyl. It Distracts From the Big Story.

    Eric Cantor (R-VA) decided to pull out of talks with Joe Biden on what to do about the debt. He placed the problem in President Obama’s and Speaker’s Boehner’s laps saying there were issues relating to taxes that only they could resolve.Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), a man well known on Capitol Hill to negotiate defeat from the jaws of victory, decided he would pull out | Read More »

    Revving Up Cut, Cap, and Balance

    Tonight, there will be a special webcast you can watch from the comfort of your home about “Cut, Cap, and Balance. Join FRC Action President Tony Perkins and Let Freedom Ring President Colin Hanna as they host Sens. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and other conservative leaders. They will discuss why and how Congress must Cut the deficit, Cap | Read More »

    Horserace for June 23, 2011

    This week we find Jon Huntsman in the race officially. Rick Perry continues to look at getting in the race. And there’s a battle shaping up in Iowa.I’ll get into it all and how the candidates are stacked up.

    Morning Briefing for June 23, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 23, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Empty Sophistry, when directed at the War in Afghanistan, is still Empty Sophistry2. Obama Agencies Announce Massive Attack on American Job Creators3. Horserace for June 23, 20114. Republicans Urge Obama to Raise Fuel Efficiency by 100 percent5. When is a War not a War? When Obama is | Read More »

    The Horserace, the President Speaks, and Jose Antonio Vargas #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, we’ll kick off with the horserace for 2012. Then I want to get into the story about Jose Antonio Vargas, the reporter who turns out to be an illegal alien. At 8:00 p.m., President Obama will address the nation. I’ll cover it live.You can listen to it all at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Cut, Cap, and Balance

    There is a big press conference that will be happening on Capitol Hill at 4pm today regarding the Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge. You’ll be able to watch the video feed here:   Conservatives need to rally on this issue and support the pledge.

    Morning Briefing for June 22, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 22, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Jon Huntsman Admitted He Was Representing Barack Obama2. Senate Plans to Abdicate its Confirmation Duties3. Jen Rubin Continues Her Tragic Self-Beclowning4. Labor Refighting the American Civil War

    Jon Huntsman Admitted He Was Representing Barack Obama

    One of the big excuses and counters to my argument that Jon Huntsman was disloyal to the President of the United States was that he wasn’t representing the President, but the United States. And the people who make this argument usually say something like, “Well, he may have been disloyal to Obama, but he wasn’t loyal to the country and that’s who he represented.” Except | Read More »

    Jon Huntsman and John Edwards #EERS

    Tonight, we’re talking about the Johns. You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Jon Huntsman Calls Obama ‘Remarkable’ Before Plotting His Treachery

    As Jon Huntsman headed out the door to China in August of 2009, he sent Barack Obama a handwritten note. Included is the statement “You are a remarkable leader — and it has been a great honor getting to know you.”The rest of the story is that Huntsman went to China to serve as Barack Obama’s Ambassador to the Chicoms and, concurrent to that, decided | Read More »