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    Politico’s Mike Allen: From McCain’s Senility to Perry’s Stupidity

    This is par for the course for the Politico.Mike Allen and Jonathan Martin are fixated on whether Rick Perry is too stupid to be President.Back in 2008, the same Mike Allen wondered if John McCain was going senile and making him unfit for the Presidency.This is rather typical of the Politico, which would rather be first than be right. Let me just repeat what I | Read More »

    When Will Newt Say When?

    One of the saddest spectacles of the 2012 season is seeing Newt Gingrich, who for so long was the ideas guy of the right, run out of steam.American Solutions, his once much heralded organization, is now shut down. Newt left the organization to run for President and it could not keep the lights on without Gingrich there.But Gingrich seems to be having trouble keeping the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 29, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For August 29, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. When Will Newt Say When?   2. Exacerbating the ‘Perception Problem’: Center for American Progress Chronicles the American Right’s Decade of Baseless Aggression Against Islam   3. PolitiFact Proves Yet Again It Is a Left Wing Attack Machine With Nonpartisan Veneer   4. Jon Huntsman’s | Read More »

    Mail Bag: Erick Has Brought Out the Crazy Edition

    We get a lot of disgusting stuff here at RedState, but this one just might take the cake.From: Janet Klien “”Subject: TELL REDSTAE.COM WE ARE TIRED OF THEM PROMTOTING THE SP*C LOVING RICK PERRYDate: August 26, 2011 7:22:23 PM EDTTo: contact@redstate.comITS BAD ENOUGH WE HAVE A MONKEY IN THE WHITE HOUSE, NOW YOUR GROUP WANTS THE MACHETE MOVIE ANTI WHITE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDTAE RICK PERRY. PERRY | Read More »


    PolitiFact Proves Yet Again It Is a Left Wing Attack Machine With Nonpartisan Veneer

    “Politifact’s fact is nothing more than their left-wing hypothesis disconnected from and ignoring every data point that doesn’t help them make their case.”As a general rule of thumb I heard somewhere, fact checkers don’t check facts. Fact checkers exist to put an objective, nonpartisan veneer on whatever some reporter wants to say. And when fact checkers take it upon themselves to be arbiters of truth, | Read More »

    Jon Huntsman’s Legitimacy: A Near Sexual Fantasy for Some on the Left

    At what point does Jon Huntsman’s campaign begin to look like a sexual fantasy for the some lefties in the media and the left in general and not like a Presidential campaign? At this point I think. His only useful purpose has become being the pin up Governor that the left can fixate on, breath lustily at, and whisper “if only the Republicans were like | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 26, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 26, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. DOJ Raids Gibson Guitars looking for Illegal Wood2. The Horserace for August 25, 20113. Obama’s Job-Killing NLRB Strikes Again! ALL Employers Must Post Union Notices4. Heritage Action’s Legislative Scorecard

    The 50,000 Watts are Fired Up and Ready to Go #EERS

    The 50,000 watts of the largest talk radio station in America are fired up and ready to go for the Erick Erickson Show.You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. The show starts at 7:05 p.m.Consider this an open thread.

    The Horserace for August 25, 2011

    IA Caucus: Feb. 6, 2012NH Primary: Feb. 14, 2012NV Caucus: Feb. 18, 2012SC Primary: Feb. 28, 2012Polls suggest it is “put up or shut up” time for Sarah Palin on whether she’ll run for President or, if not, assume the role of Kingmaker — and her endorsement will have power.Rick Perry has vaulted into the lead nationally, but I still have qualms with really calling | Read More »


    The distraction

    This Radtke business is a serious distraction from a larger issue.I am convinced that George Allen is not going to be able to beat Tim Kaine. And even if George Allen could beat Tim Kaine (and polling suggests he can), there is a more problematic issue — while I have no doubt George Allen will routinely tell the Democrats no, I also have no doubt | Read More »

    We Have More on Jamie Radtke

    Jamie Radtke tells Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics that she feels it is libelous for observers of her speech to say she was drunk as she says she was not drinking. Okay. Jamie Radtke says she was not drinking and I will believe her. That, friends, makes reports of her performance at the RedState Gathering even more appalling. UPDATED: There is now a letter | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 25, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For August 25, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Greg Sargent’s Imaginary Conflict   2. CBO’s Latest Budget and Economic Outlook is Unrealistic   3. Regarding Jamie Radtke   4. Rip Van Moonbeam Awakens And It’s Still 1980   5. Judging September 3rd  

    The Horserace, Perry as Front Runner, the Palin Factor, and the Crazies #EERS

    Since it’s Wednesday night, it’s a Horserace night. We’ll get into how the candidates are faring, look at Rick Perry as the front runner, analyze the Palin factor, and delve into the crazies I’ve been dealing with all day on this Jamie Radtke nonsense. The phone number is 1-800-WSB-TALK. You can listen live by clicking right here. Consider this an open thread.

    Dan Riehl and The Rest of the Story

    By the way, it is worth going here now. I thought it had all blown over and was going to let it go.One of the things Ben Smith wrote was:A leading conservative blogger and commentator, Erick Erickson, said he shifted his stance in a key Senate race because the company that publishes his is “socially connected” to former Virginia Senator George Allen.I never “shifted” | Read More »

    Regarding Jamie Radtke

    UPDATED: As I note here, Jamie Radtke insists through her lawyer and the press that she was not drinking, so you’ll have to ignore the reviews of those spectators who saw her performance and thought she had been. That, of course, raises other questions about her abilities on the campaign trail to give that performance sober. ———————————–I was fortunate not to witness Jamie Radtke’s speech | Read More »