The Horse Race for This Week
I think I’ll start doing this every week. The feedback, both from you guys and from others who are trying to keep up with the pulse within the conservative grassroots has been very positive. Feel free to disagree. I’m just giving you my honest take on where I see the 2012 horse race right now.Last week I took a bit of heat from Dan Riehl | Read More »
Stop Goodwin Liu [Updated]
UPDATE: Goodwin Liu has been stopped for now. The Senate failed to stop the filibuster against Liu.Thanks for your calls.— Erick——————————————Today the United States Senate will vote on cloture in the matter of Goodwin Liu. Sixty votes are needed. Call 202-224-3121 and ask for your Senator. Tell him to oppose Goodwin Liu.Goodwin Liu is a true radical, in favor of using the courts to redistribute | Read More »
David Dewhurst Embraces The DewCrist Label And Openly Declares War on Conservatives
Next year’s U.S. Senate primary in Texas offers a wide range of choices. RedState has previously noted our strong preference for either former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz or former railroad commissioner Michael Williams – both of whom have proven themselves as articulate and reliable champions of conservative principles. On the next tier are former Texas secretary of state Roger Williams and current railroad commissioner | Read More »
Morning Briefing for May 19, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For May 19, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Editoral Note: Due to a database issue yesterday, the link to this story about how the left and Barack Obama’s favorite think tank used foreign money to influence American elections didn’t work for some people. To access the story and laugh at the hypocrisy of Lee | Read More »
On the show: My Bid for the United States Senate, Rick Perry, and Mitch Daniels #EERS
Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, we’ll talk about my possible bid for the United States Senate, Rick Perry not running for President, Mitch Daniels running for President, and much, much more.You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.During the show, I follow hashtag #EERS on twitter.Consider this an open thread.
Introducing the New Leaders Project From American Majority
There are two authentically grassroots activist groups right now that I will go to mats for: American Majority and Heritage Action for America. In fact, they are two of the four political groups in America today I proudly, personally support without any hesitation — the other two being the Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund.And American Majority is rolling out its New Leaders Project, | Read More »
Rick Perry Is Not Running for President. Mitch Daniels Is Running for President.
Rick Perry is not running for the Presidency. There is a lot of buzz about what Perry has recently said, but he is not running. His key people are helping Newt. Behind the scenes, many have been pestering him, but he has been swatting them away.Rick Perry is not running for President of the United States. The buzz is related to the continuing disappointment of | Read More »
Turns Out Grover Norquist Lobbied For Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
While heading Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist founded the lobbying firm of Janus-Meritt Strategies with David Safavian, the former Chief of Staff of the General Services Administration (GSA) who was convicted of lying to prosecutors during the Abramoff scandal and sentenced to prison. Safavian’s conviction was recently upheld. One of the more interesting clients for Mr. Norquist was Fannie Mae. In 2000, Janus Merit | Read More »
The Gang of Six Becomes Five. Coburn Bolts. Chambliss Stays.
The “Gang of Six”, which is the group in the Senate trying to come up with bipartisan tax increases and tax restructuring to implement the Deficit Commission’s plans, is collapsing. Late yesterday, Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn bolted from the group because the Democrats are unwilling to deal with restructuring entitlements in their quest to raise taxes. Two Republicans remain, Mike Crapo of Idaho and Saxby | Read More »
Morning Briefing for May 18, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For May 17, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Gang of Six Becomes Five. Coburn Bolts. Chambliss Stays. 2. Lee Fang and Center For American Progress Use Foreign Money to Influence American Elections 3. The Senate Republicans Get Ready to Suck on Energy 4. Jon Huntsman for Mike Bloomberg’s Vice President! | Read More »
Lee Fang and Center For American Progress Use Foreign Money to Influence American Elections
Remember in 2010, Barack Obama, the Center for American Progress (“CAP”), and little Lee Fang over at CAP, were in high dudgeons about the United States Chamber of Commerce and “foreign money.” The irony here is that Lee Fang and CAP are largely funded by a convicted criminal named George Soros whose conviction for insider traded was upheld way back in 2006 in France. But | Read More »
Tonight on the show: Is Herman Cain A Serious Candidate? #EERS
Is Herman Cain a serious candidate? On the right, Hugh Hewitt thinks Herman Cain should be excluded from future debates. On the left, Jay Bookman says Cain is not Presidential material.I’ll break it down for you tonight on the Erick Erickson Show on WSB starting at 7:05 p.m. ET. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.I’ll also be talking about the | Read More »
The Senate Republicans Get Ready to Suck on Energy
This is really pitiful. The Senate will most likely vote on Senator Menendez’s legislation today to punish the American people, drive up the cost of gasoline, and do so in the name of sticking it to oil companies.Tomorrow, Senator McConnell is going to offer a Republican alternative that doesn’t suck as bad, but will still punish consumers, oil drillers, and the free market. The legislation | Read More »
Morning Briefing for May 17, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For May 17, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Natural Constituiences2. The Silver Lining to L’Affair DSK3. Tell the White House We’re Running on Empty 4. In A Statement That Surprised No One. Now With More Words Than Necessary to Explain it All.5. Jan Schakowsky (D, IL): SEALs are criminals!6. Obama’s Oil Drilling Subterfuge
Charter Schools, Trump, Huckabee, and Newt #EERS
Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, I’m going to spend some time up front talking about a landmark Georgia Supreme Court case today that largely destroys charter school efforts in Georgia.Also, I’ll get into Newt, Trump, Huckabee, and, of course, the debt ceiling.You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.