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    Jonathan Pollard

    I have known Jennifer Rubin for a while and really like her, but I am terribly befuddled about her Washington Post blog “Right Turn.” It has descended into advocacy of getting the traitor Jonathan Pollard out of prison.First, I have no idea why that has anything to do with coverage of conservatives and secondly, I think she’s gone a bridge too far now.Certainly there are | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 12, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 12, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Jonathan Pollard 2. What’s Missing 3. Sanders puts Tucson attack in fundraising crosshairs. 4. The Stone-Throwing AFL-CIO Boss Who Lives in a Glass House

    The Premiere of the Erick Erickson Show

    Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, you can tune in to the premiere of the Erick Erickson Show on WSB Atlanta. The signal can be picked up all over on AM 750 and in much of Georgia on 95.5 FM. You can also click the “listen live” button at call in number is 404-872-0750 in the Atlanta area and 1-800-WSB-TALK elsewhere.You’ll like the intro music.By | Read More »

    What’s Missing

    “Whether you believe it or not, here is the reality: beyond us is a world we cannot see with our eyes — a world of very real angels and very real demons, of a very real God and a very real devil. ” I am tired of talking about the Arizona shooting. The left has done its best to try to pin it on the | Read More »

    The Erick Erickson Show

    Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on AM 750 and 95.5 FM WSB in Atlanta, the real and true premiere of the Erick Erickson Show gets off the ground. I’m excited. We had a four hour run yesterday, but I considered it a beta version. We worked out most of the kinks and we’ll go live tonight.You can listen online at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 11, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 11, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET you too can catch the premiere of the Erick Erickson Show on 750 AM WSB in Atlanta. You can listen online at 1. The Left Puts a Bullseye on the Right 2. Did Dupnik dismiss Loughner threat? 3.’s Spin | Read More »

    The Beta Launch — Here We Go!

    Tomorrow night at 9:00 pm, The Erick Erickson Show launches on Newstalk WSB in Atlanta. Tonight, a beta launch if you will. With Snowpocalypse 2011 grinding Atlanta to a standstill, I’ll start up tonight at 8:00 p.m. from the frozen bunker we shall call Hoth. You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.’s Spin has sent out a blast email blaming “hate” on the shooting in Arizona.From their email: Windows were smashed at Representative Giffords’ district office last March just a few hours after the House vote on health care reform.2 At one of the infamous town hall events in August 2009, a man attending the event accidentally dropped a handgun on the floor that he had been | Read More »

    Thought for the Day Open Thread

    When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, one of the first thoughts of many was that it was an ultra-right winger who did. Turned out to be a Karl Marx fan.When Congresswoman Giffords was shot, immediately the media wanted to discuss heated rhetoric and the tea parties. Turned out the shooter is a Karl Marx fan.Prior to Ronald Reagan’s attempted assassination, many lefties were very vocal | Read More »

    Are RNC Committeemen Even Listening?

    I wonder if Republican Committeemen are even listening to the Republican grassroots. Or do they just think they know best? That’s what they thought two years ago. They thought the RNC needed a black man as the face of the Republican Party to take on Barack Obama. They thought the consultants knew best.Now look at where we are. Maybe, just maybe, if the Republican Committeemen | Read More »

    I’m going to make a political point now

    For those still attacking Sarah Palin for daring to use the word “targets” and maps against Democrats, including Gabrielle Giffords, please note that the DLC and DCCC, the D is for “Democratic”, also had maps with targets in earlier years. Likewise Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos targetted Gabrielle Giffords himself. The self-serving attack over the use of maps and the word “target” is both | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 10, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 10, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. I’m going to make a political point now 2. Are RNC Committeemen Even Listening? 3. The Ends Justify the Means: The Day Emma Goldman Shot President McKinley 4. As sensible as Son of Sam 5. 100 Billion Dollar Backlash 6. The Myth of Joe Straus

    The Media & The Shooter

    “The tea party movement won in November. Winners don’t go on shooting sprees.” This morning we pray for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her family, and the other victims of the heinous violence in Arizona.It should not be, but the media, under the guise of “a full exposition” of the evil in Arizona, is back to subtly and not so subtly pinning the blame for the attempted | Read More »

    From the Mailbag

    From: Subject: In response to your posting about the blame glame and political opportunity Date: January 8, 2011 4:40:57 PM EST To: It’s about consequences to your actions and the words you speak.And the action that Red State, Sarah Palin, Rush, Glenn, those crazy ladies from Minnesota and Navada purport is to demonize those with whom they disagree. And the glee with which | Read More »


    The Blame Game and Prayers Begin

    Editorial Note: This morning, prior to this news, we were running a caption contest on this cartoon. We have suspended that contest and removed the cartoon from the front page.— Erick—————————–A terrible tragedy today. Rep. Giffords of Arizona was gunned down and, though early reports were that she is dead, the hospital is confirming, as of this writing, that she is alive and in surgery. | Read More »