Jon Kyl and Mitch McConnell Are Whipping Colleagues to Oppose Gun Protections
I just received an email that Senator Jon Kyl sent out the below email to colleagues urging them to oppose a Rand Paul amendment to the PATRIOT Act that would protect gun rights. The GOP in the Senate is encouraging colleagues to oppose this and, humorously, is doing nothing to take a stand on Paul Ryan‘s budget other than encouraging moderates to oppose it. With | Read More »
Given the Democrats’ latest ad campaign showing someone throwing grandma off a cliff as the Republican solution to Medicare, I think the Republicans need to respond in kind. It is clear the Democrats have no plans other than to let Medicare go bankrupt. I think the Republicans should show a grandmother lying in bed with her son coming home with an oversized prescription bottle that | Read More »
What America Needs NOW
Heh.Consider this an open thread.
Morning Briefing for May 26, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For May 26, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Washington Post Goes All-In On Left Crazy: Welcome Think Tanked! 2. On Zealots and Zealotry 3. The Fight of the Century 4. The Willingness of the Press to Believe Democrat Spin 5. Lee Fang: Math is Hard 6. “Dirty Harry” Moves To Shut Out | Read More »
The Horse Race, NY-26, Is Rick Perry In, and Herman Cain’s Polls #EERS
Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, we’re going to the horse races for 2012. We’ll talk about Herman Cain’s polling. We’ll dwell on Rick Perry’s impact should he get into the race. I’ll break down what NY-26 means and doesn’t mean.You can hear it all live at 7:05 p.m. ET tonight on WSB. You can listen online at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.
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 »