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    When The Boys In Leadership Flee, Will The Freedom Fighters in the House Hold the Line?

    Tuesday night felt pretty good, didn’t it? The House GOP, joined by five Democrats, voted for Cut, Cap, and Balance. Finally, the House led on solid reform to turn the tide. Senators got active quickly to undermine the effort and still the House held the line. Great, wasn’t it? The Gang of 234 stood for freedom and, as an added bonus, gave a wonderful middle | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 21, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For July 21, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. When The Boys In Leadership Flee, Will The Freedom Fighters in the House Hold the Line?   2. Thirty Problems with the “Gang of Six” Proposal   3. Eric Holder’s Banana Republic Style Attack on Rupert Murdoch and News Corp   4. Twitter Kills the | Read More »

    Twitter Kills the Most Important State Level Conservative Group in the Country

    I have long considered Empower Texans to be the most important and effective state level conservative grassroots organization in the country. These people are not just respected in Texas; they are feared. It is an awesome thing to behold.Michael Quinn Sullivan and company do excellent work educating Texans on the men who go to Austin claiming to be conservatives only to turn left out of | Read More »

    The Politico’s True Colors

    The Politico has been losing more and more good writers of late and, correspondingly, has been more and more prone to run Democrat talking points in their articles. It’s becoming more apparent why the Politico is showing its Democrat colors and becoming more Huffington Post like. Let’s review: John Harris is married to either the present or former head of NARAL in Virginia. Jonathan Allen | Read More »


    The Horserace #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, we’re going to spend a lot of time on the horserace for the White House. You can listen live by clicking here and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Eric Holder’s Banana Republic Style Attack on Rupert Murdoch and News Corp

    Rupert and James Murdoch were a great tag team yesterday before the Parliamentary inquiry. In fact, I dare say the pie attack coupled with Mrs. Murdoch’s response lent sympathy toward the Murdoch clan and ultimately helped Rupert Murdoch take the upper hand in the hearings.But in this country, Media Matters, the left in general, and the Obama Administration are savoring the possible destruction of News | Read More »

    Now House Republicans Must Fight The Gang of 6’s Gangrene Plan

    Think of the Senate “Gang of 6″ Plan as the “Gangrene Plan.” It will slowly, but surely, rot away the nation. It was presented yesterday with a few claims:(1) It was not designed to play a role in the debt ceiling debate;(2) It was not meant to undercut the House Republicans’ “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan; and,(3) It would not be a tax increase.The reality | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 20, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 20, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Now House Republicans Must Fight The Gang of 6?s Gangrene Plan2. The Fuzzy Math from Gang of Six3. The President’s Spending Cut Prediction was Only Off by 4,000 Billion Dollars.4. Destroying Rupert Murdoch5. Solving the NLRB Ambush Election and Card-Check Issues in One Fell Swoop6. PCCC/Reddit cofounder | Read More »

    Destroying Rupert Murdoch

    In 1998, a reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer, Michael Gallagher, wrote an 18 page exposé on Chiquita Brands International and its corporate goings on in Central America. The report sourced phone calls leaked to the newspaper.In fact, Gallagher had illegally tapped into Chiquita’s phone system.In 2010, NBC’s parent company General Electric paid a $23.5 million settlement to the SEC on allegations that its subsidiaries bribed | Read More »

    Uniting to Oppose McConnell

    I have joined FreedomWorks, American Majority Action, Let Freedom Ring, and the Club For Growth in drafting a letter to Republicans in Congress opposing the McConnell Plan. Of particular note, considering who all is on board this letter, is this paragraph:We will refrain from backing any Member of Congress or candidate for federal office, or a leadership position in a Republican Caucus, who supports the McConnell—Reid—Pelosi “Cut, Run, and Hide” plan, to the extent that our various legal structures  and rules allow.I hope other | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 19, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 19, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.Friends, I’d set up a call center today to get you to call your Congressmen to support Cut, Cap, and Balance and also to oppose the McConnell Pontius Pilate Act, but the guys at Heritage Action for America are outdoing themselves. They stand with us in the fight | Read More »

    Palin Again.

    CNN did a brilliant job covering the launch of the Sarah Palin documentary, “The Undefeated.” As CNN notes, The film’s distributor, ARC Entertainment, said the film averaged $5,000 per screen Friday and Saturday night, with sold-out screenings at several locations. ARC Entertainment said in a statement “… with the strong initial showing, the film is going to a wider release footprint later this month.” In | Read More »

    If You Support Mitch McConnell, We Don’t Support You

    I am instituting a new policy here at RedState. In the future, as we support candidates for the U.S. Senate in Republican Primaries, we will not support any candidate who goes on the record supporting Mitch McConnell as Senate Republican Leader. That does not preclude them from voting for McConnell once they get there if there are no better options. But when looking to endorse | Read More »

    Republicans Who Support Mitch McConnell’s Plan Should Be Deeply Worried by a New CBS News Poll

    Republicans backing Mitch McConnell’s Pontius Pilate Act should be deeply, deeply worried by a new CBS News Poll. The poll shows the public is very unhappy with the way things are going in Washington. In fact, 51% of Republicans and 73% of Independents disapprove of the way the GOP is handling the debt ceiling. “But wait,” you say. “That must mean they want to go | Read More »

    Now We See It All. Mitch McConnell’s Pontius Pilate Act Is Cover for Tax Increases

    Well, well, well. As Monday’s news cycle gets into full gear, we’re starting to see exactly what Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are cooking up for the American public — pretend spending cuts and very real tax increases. It is like the GOP learned nothing from No Child Left Behind. In NCLB, the GOP let liberals like Teddy Kennedy write the legislation and | Read More »