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    This Time of Year

    I wrote a column in today’s Macon Telegraph, my local paper, about this time of year. I figured I’d pass it on here. You can go here to the Telegraph to get the full thing. There’s just so much going on this year that I think it is sometimes important just to stop and reflect on things.This is an unusual Christmas in the Erickson household. | Read More »

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    An Avenue for Mike Pence?

    Ron Brownstein has a very interesting article out today for National Journal about how the field of candidates is shaping up for 2012. He posits that the field is shaping up to be between managers like Mitt Romney and populists like Sarah Palin.I think that is, largely, a false dichotomy, but if you change what he means by “manager” I think he is on to | Read More »

    Taxes

    “It will be important for conservatives to draw clear lines in the sand their leadership dare not cross before the debt ceiling fight.” As was buzzing around twitter last night, if you’d said a year ago that in 2010 a Democratic House of Representatives would have voted for the Bush Tax Cuts with a greater margin than the Republicans, the rest of us would have | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 17, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 17, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Obama is Failing: Does This Mean We’re Not Racist? 2. Defunding Planned Parenthood 3. Tea Parties on Fire in Texas! 4. Wisconsin Lame-Duck Democrats Bust a Jailbird Out to Vote on Union Contracts 5. Repeal ObamaCare. Then, Let’s Do Something Really Radical…Try Freedom.

    Failure

    Barack Obama says his Presidency will fail if the tax compromise fails. Let’s help him!Nancy Pelosi is having a hard time getting enough votes. The more Republicans we get to vote no, the harder a time Nancy Pelosi will have getting Democrats to make up the difference.Go here now and call your Congressman. Let him/her to oppose the tax compromise.

    Thank You Tom Coburn

    Senator Tom Coburn has had an early Christmas gift handed to him in the form of the Ominous Omnibus. Coburn, perhaps best known for making fools of the big spenders in Washington, is doing it yet again.He has set up a database where you can dig through and find all the corruption, greed, and lunacy in the Omnibus.If this doesn’t pass by Saturday, according to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 16, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing  For December 16, 2010Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Thank You Tom Coburn   2. Omnibus Spending Bill Loaded with Earmarks and New Spending   3. Senator Ethanol, the Young Guns, and the Politically Expedient   4. A Tea Party Earmark for Paul Revere   5. The Secret Ballot Protection Act & What the | Read More »

    Senator Ethanol, the Young Guns, and the Politically Expedient

    Senator John Thune took to the Senate floor yesterday to criticize his fellow 2012 presidential contenders for playing politics with the Obama-Kyl tax deal. “It is easy to stand on the sidelines and criticize this deal,” Thune said. “And it would perhaps be politically expedient to stand on the sideline and criticize this tax deal. But to advocate against this tax deal is to advocate | Read More »

    Herman Cain 2012

    It was all for fun, but I am surprised by the results.In our 2012 brackets, Herman Cain reigns supreme as the reader pick for 2012.Now, to be fair, he also has a huge twitter following and microphone to drive people to vote. He garnered 8,900 votes to Governor Sarah Palin’s 8100 votes. Mighty impressive.Herman Cain is the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a radio show | Read More »

    The Ominous Omnibus

    The Senate has released an omnibus appropriations bill that blows the lid off spending. They waited until the last possible minute to put it out for review. It is 1,924 pages long, filled with earmarks, and goes so far as to declare Nevada a Pacific Coast state so it can get in on a few million dollars to protect salmon. The Democrats have also put | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 15, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 15, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Ominous Omnibus 2. Vermont as a “Laboratory for Change” 3. Moratorium Leads to Abrupt Production Declines 4. To Sexist AP, HuffPo Inanely Bashing Palin Is More Important Than Helping Haiti 5. 2012: The Championship Match

    2012: The Championship Match

    We’ve narrowed down the candidates for the 2012 Republican nomination for President of the United States.In Round 1:Tim Pawlenty beat Mitt Romney.Sarah Palin beat Mitch Daniels.Rick Santorum beat Newt Gingrich.Herman Cain beat Donald Trump.Mike Pence beat Mike Huckabee.David Petraeus beat Jeb Bush.John Bolton beat John Thune.Haley Barbour beat Rick Perry.In Round 2:Herman Cain beat David Petraeus.Mike Pence beat John Bolton.Haley Barbour beat Tim Pawlenty.Sarah Palin | Read More »

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    An Unserious Circle of Smug Seriousness

    “It should be terribly frightening to the Democratic establishment that a group of long time loyal Democrats no longer feels comfortable using the ‘Democrat’ label.” Only in a place like New York, where a man can set off a bomb in Times Square and have the mayor blame opponents of Obamacare, could an unserious circle of smug, self-righteous political exiles get together and demand that | Read More »

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    Morning Briefing for December 14, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 14, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Exceeds Congress’ Commerce Clause Power 2. An Unserious Circle of Smug Seriousness 3. The Ethanol Juggernaut: Do Republicans Have the Will to Stop Big Government? 4. The Cost of Unions: The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Files For Bankruptcy 5. Stephen | Read More »

    Amazing: A View Inside the Josh Marshall Echo Chamber

    This one just makes me laugh.Josh Marshall, Editor of the left-wing “Talking Points Memo,” writes, “A year ago, no one took seriously the idea that a federal health care mandate was unconstitutional.”Maybe on the left, but on the right it was a fundamental argument. In fact, just before Christmas one year ago, the Senate Republicans voted unanimously that the individual mandate was, in fact, unconstitutional.Getting | Read More »