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    Ed Rollins on Sarah Palin, Texas’s Success, and Romney Beats Obama #EERS

    There is a lot to talk about on the radio. In fact, I didn’t even get to show prep until late and I’ve got tons and tons to wade through over the next three hours.You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Selling Endorsements? [updated]

    I want to thank Ben Smith at the Politico for letting me know about an email that went out from Eagle Publishing, our parent company. I had not seen and did not know about the email.Just to start it off, no, my endorsements are not for sale. I don’t know who the guy is who sent the email, but he certainly did RedState no favors.About | Read More »

    The Triumph of Politics

    I am sure you will read a lot about Congressman Weiner and his scandal and morality and failed politicians and us versus them and David Vitter, Larry Craig and Ted Kennedy and what have you. I am sure you will. I am not sure you will read anything similar to my take on this, which is admittedly not as partisan as some other takes may | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 7, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 7, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The Triumph of Politics2. A dumping ground for pork projects3. No, Mr. Diamond, the Fed Doesn’t Need Your Expertise4. Supreme Court Voids Ruling Against Hazleton’s Immigration Law5. Big News From Camp Bachmann6. Huntsman Not Ready for the Big Dance7. The Cost of Political Pseudo-Science Shown In Two | Read More »

    Weiner, Santorum, The Undefeated, and the Tea Party #EERS

    Tonight, I’ll give the highlights of today’s Weinergate saga, including audio from the press conference. I’ll delve into Rick Santorum’s bid for the White House, Michele Bachmann’s campaign news, and review The Undefeated. At 8:05 p.m. ET, I’m going to spend some time riffing on the state of the tea party. You can listen to it all at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider | Read More »

    Big News From Camp Bachmann

    Michele Bachmann is bring Ed Rollins on board to run her Presidential campaign.This is big and significant news.Rollins was Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager in 1984, a fact downplayed by a lot of people who think Reagan’s landslide in 1984 had nothing to do with Rollins.Whether you are impressed by that or not, pay attention to the next one: Rollins took Mike Huckabee’s 2008 upstart campaign | Read More »

    If Rick Santorum Fell In A Forest . . .

    With a hat tip to my friend Charlie for the title, you might have noticed Rick Santorum is now a declared Presidential candidate.The buzz on his announcement has been, to be charitable, non-existent on the series of tubes known as the internet. That’s not indicative of a whole lot, but given the mass of grassroots he will need, many of whom are on twitter and | Read More »

    June 6, 1944

    On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe.One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at the time, commemorate the 40th anniversary.  The Reagan Foundation has posted it in its entirety on | Read More »

    The Undefeated

    Steve Bannon and the fine folks at CRC Public Relations sent me an advanced copy of The Undefeated to watch over this past weekend.I curled up in a comfortable chair in the home studio and fired up the movie.To give you a sense of the movie — more a documentary — the film came about with Governor Palin’s desire to give a full account of | Read More »

    Stand with Heritage

    The crisis we conservatives have been warning the country about for decades is upon us. It is happening in this generation . . . in this Congress . . . and the results could be catastrophic. Simply put, if we don’t get a handle on stopping the explosion of spending, debt, and the size of government NOW, we may never get another chance. The red | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 6, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 6, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Stand with Heritage2. The Undefeated3. So and so is the true RINO4. What is the difference between the SEIU & an armed robber?5. NY Teachers’ Union & NAACP Fight to Keep African-American Kids in Failing Schools

    Here’s What I Want For My Birthday

    It is the Erick Erickson Annual Birthday post. I am 36. Here is what I want for my birthday:Donations to the Salvation Army to help them help others.Donations to Mike Pence’s gubernatorial campaign.Campaign contributions to any of the following Senate cadidates:Ted CruzJeff FlakeAdam HasnerJohn SanchezDon StenbergAnd anything you can gift to one of these four organizations I support:American MajorityClub for GrowthHeritage Action for Americaand the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 3, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 3, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. What You Won’t Be Hearing2. Roger Ailes and Mao: Basically the Same Guy3. A Republic, if you can keep it4. Jim Tucker Resorts to Desperation in Opposition to Pension Reform5. Reform on the Ropes – Prison Reform6. “Official Time” or Unofficial Scam? Your tax dollars are being | Read More »

    Mitt Romney Gets In and It Appears Anthony Weiner Wears Underwear on His Head #EERS

    Anthony Weiner finally called the cops and Mitt Romney is now official. I’ll get into it all tonight starting at 7:05 pm ET.You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Ted Cruz for Senate in Texas

    I said months ago that I was going to let the race between Michael Williams and Ted Cruz play out in Texas. They are both fine men and both are good conservatives.Today, FreedomWorks and Club For Growth both decided to endorse Ted Cruz. This afternoon, there are strong rumors that Michael Williams will instead run for one of the newly drawn House seats.I stand with | Read More »