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    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 »

    In Which We Learn Reid Ribble Isn’t One Of Us

    The New York Times has an interesting profile of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy — the man who will someday probably gut Eric Cantor’s naked ambitions. For all the talk about a Boehner v. Cantor rivalry, reporters should keep their eyes on the Cantor v. McCarthy relationship.In any event, there is this interesting nugget about McCarthy rewarding House Republicans who toe the party line, even | Read More »

    The Rise of the Third Party

    I have long criticized the calls of many disaffected conservatives for a third party and I maintain that position. The closest I have come to calling for a third party is to encourage tea party activists to take over the GOP from within.External third parties are not, in my mind, a solution to anything, but a great enabler of Democrats.Notwithstanding my opinion, I believe the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 18, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 18, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The Rise of the Third Party2. Why Is John Boehner Letting House Republicans Be Mitch McConnell’s Toy?3. The McConnell “deal” sells out conservative principles4. Why McConnell’s Plan Is Bad for America5. AFSCME: The Big Green Dog Behind Big Government & Higher Taxes6. Politifact’s Review of Josh Trevino: | Read More »

    Why Is John Boehner Letting House Republicans Be Mitch McConnell’s Toy?

    Here is what is going to happen unless House Republicans stage an immediate revolt against their own House leadership. Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are going to win. They have managed to cut the legs out from under John Boehner and the House Republicans. In fact, the House Republicans have taken on all the appearances of Mitch McConnell’s basement gimp. I’m not sure | Read More »

    Dear House Republicans, This is Your “Time For Choosing”

    “From here on out, if you lose this fight, every time you balk at expanding government, social security checks will be withheld, medicare payments will be withheld, and in just a few short years, surgeries will be cancelled, vaccinations withheld, and hospitals shuttered.”Dear House Republicans,In the election of 2010, voters sent you to Washington to do two things: (1) End Obamacare and (2) pull us | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 15, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 15, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Dear House Republicans, This is Your “Time For Choosing”   2. It Is As I Feared   3. The American People Are Fast Becoming More Furious   4. Palin.   5. The Amazon Tax fight isn’t over in California   6. The EPA Must Be Stopped, | Read More »

    On Herman Cain’s Path to Victory and a Message for House Republicans #EERS

    Tonight is serious business on the Erick Erickson Show.I’m going to go in depth in the first 30 minutes about Herman Cain and why I say he has no path to victory.At 7:30, we’re going to review my address to Speaker Boehner in order to set us up for an address to House Republicans at 8pm tonight. You are definitely going to want to tune | Read More »

    It Is As I Feared

    We should be quick to praise and slow to anger. I know I frequently go to DEFCON1 quicker than many others, though they eventually get there. I try to be quick to praise too.And so it was today that I and others praised Mitch McConnell for signing on as a co-sponsor to Cut, Cap, and Balance.In my praise, I wrote, ” I can only hope | Read More »

    Today, We Must Give Mitch McConnell His Due Credit

    Today comes word that Mitch McConnell has signed on to the DeMint strategy of cutting, capping, and balancing the budget. Legislation has been introduced by the Republicans and they are calling it CCB, for “cut, cap, and balance.” With Moody’s statement yesterday that the nation’s credit is at stake and demanding a long term plan to deal with our debt, it seems McConnell’s own plan | Read More »

    The Horserace for July 14, 2011

    IA Caucus: Feb. 6, 2012NH Primary: Feb. 14, 2012 (expected)SC Primary: TBDNV Caucus: Feb. 18, 2012For the first time in a month, Michele Bachmann is on the decline, though slightly. It’s a brewing situation in Iowa her competitors are using to get the best of her. There’s more rough water on the horizon.Of all things, people close to Sarah Palin are now saying they think | Read More »


    Dear Mr. Speaker

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed Last night the President engaged in off Broadway theatrics trying to scare the Republicans into folding on debt ceiling negotiations. Playing the role of Hollywood President, not the real President, the President said he didn’t care if this brought down his Presidency and he would not yield. He then dared Eric Cantor to call his bluff. Mr. | Read More »