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    Memorial Day 2011

    HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLICGeneral Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no | Read More »

    The Autopen and More #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show — the autopen and the absent President. It is a fitting metaphor for the President of the United States who seems to view himself as an extraordinary man in charge of an ordinary nation.We’ll hash that out and more tonight on the show beginning at 7:05 p.m.Also, tonight is a free for all Friday night and you can call | Read More »

    Cut, Cap, and Balance

    As you probably have heard by now, the United States has reached its statutory debt limit, and the Treasury Department each day performs “extraordinary measures” to prevent the federal government from having to make any real choices to reduce debt or prioritize spending.As of right now, only one entity on Capitol Hill has put forward a serious, robust plan to truly reform the way Washington | Read More »

    Chris Christie’s Time to Run

    Let me put an editorial note here that this is not in any way, shape, or form an endorsement of Chris Christie. It is, rather, my assessment of his chances for the Presidency should he choose to pass on 2012.The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, claims he has no intention of running for president in 2012. I believe that 2012 is the only time | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 27, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 27, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Why Conservatives should oppose The NAT GAS Act2. Did Union Bosses Lie To Their Members About Obama’s Gun Control Ambitions?3. The Medicare Crisis is Here4. Obama Calls for ‘Patience and Persistence’ on his Unapproved, Directionless War in Libya5. Good News / Bad News for Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

    Jon Kyl and Mitch McConnell Are Whipping Colleagues to Oppose Gun Protections

    I just received an email that Senator Jon Kyl sent out the below email to colleagues urging them to oppose a Rand Paul amendment to the PATRIOT Act that would protect gun rights. The GOP in the Senate is encouraging colleagues to oppose this and, humorously, is doing nothing to take a stand on Paul Ryan’s budget other than encouraging moderates to oppose it. With | Read More »

    Returning Fire

    Given the Democrats’ latest ad campaign showing someone throwing grandma off a cliff as the Republican solution to Medicare, I think the Republicans need to respond in kind. It is clear the Democrats have no plans other than to let Medicare go bankrupt. I think the Republicans should show a grandmother lying in bed with her son coming home with an oversized prescription bottle that | Read More »

    What America Needs NOW

    Heh.Consider this an open thread.

    Morning Briefing for May 26, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 26, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The Washington Post Goes All-In On Left Crazy: Welcome Think Tanked!2. On Zealots and Zealotry3. The Fight of the Century4. The Willingness of the Press to Believe Democrat Spin5. Lee Fang: Math is Hard6. “Dirty Harry” Moves To Shut Out Pro-Gun Rand Paul Amendment

    The Horse Race, NY-26, Is Rick Perry In, and Herman Cain’s Polls #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, we’re going to the horse races for 2012. We’ll talk about Herman Cain’s polling. We’ll dwell on Rick Perry’s impact should he get into the race. I’ll break down what NY-26 means and doesn’t mean.You can hear it all live at 7:05 p.m. ET tonight on WSB. You can listen online at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.

    On Zealots and Zealotry

    I want to spend some time talking about zealots and zealotry. Already, the situation is growing out of hand, and I expect it to get even worse as we head further into campaign season. The Rebecca Mansour situation yesterday was a case in point. I cannot tell you the number of people who read the Daily Caller article and still emailed me under the belief | Read More »

    The Fight of the Century

    Much of the rhetoric coming out of Washington today is, not surprisingly, related to medicare and the impact it had on the special election in New York. I am of the opinion that it did not have as much impact as other issues, but there is no denying it had some impact. It just wasn’t, despite left-wing spin, the foundation of the GOP’s disaster. But, | Read More »

    The Willingness of the Press to Believe Democrat Spin

    The press’s ready willingness to believe Democrat spin is yet again driven home this morning by the Republican loss in New York last night. Immediately, the press was adopting Democrat spin that this was all about medicare. The press has a history of doing this.In April of 2009, the GOP lost a special election in New York with Jim Tedisco as the nominee. Carl Huse, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 25, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 25, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The GOP Loss In New York Was About New York, Not Paul Ryan2. Conservatives Stand to Lose Big in 20123. Tornadoes And AGW?4. Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress: a Reinforcement, not a Renegotiation5. The NLRB’s Opening Of Pandora’s Box Beyond Boeing6. Obama Lied, AIPAC Died

    The GOP Loss In New York Was About New York, Not Paul Ryan

    Republicans suck in New York. Period. End of Story. The GOP lost the special election in NY-26 and the media and Democrats are heralding it as proof that the GOP is getting punished for wanting to reform medicare. Back when the GOP lost the 2009 special election in New York featuring Dede Scozzafava, et al, the Democrats heralded the GOP defeat as proof that Republican | Read More »