The Erick Erickson Show — Prime Time
Folks, the time has come for me to move to evening drive time and prime time on the radio.Starting now, you can listen live every weeknight from 7pm to 10pm ET on http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Tonight, we’re taking on the GOP being the stupid party, talking Egypt, and more. I’m following #EERS on twitter during the show.Consider this an open thread.
74 or 35 or More of the Same. The Pledge to Nowhere Comes Back to Bite the GOP on the Bottom.
“We will put government on a path to a balanced budget and pay down the debt with a plan to … Cut government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels saving at least $100 billion in the first year alone.” — A Pledge to America I was roundly attacked for calling the Republicans’ “Pledge to Nowhere” a lot of pablum. Guess what? I was right. The Republicans | Read More »
Obama Administration Covering Up Abortion Data *Updated*
Let’s be clear: promoting science isn’t just about providing resources – it is also about protecting free and open inquiry. It is about letting scientists … do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it’s inconvenient – especially when it’s inconvenient. It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a | Read More »
Is John McCain Back to Being a Maverick Now?
In Donald Rumsfeld’s new book, he characterizes John McCain as having a “hair-trigger temper” with “a propensity to shift his positions to appeal to the media.”McCain has struck back saying how happy he is that Rumsfeld was ultimately forced out.Of course this does not change Rumsfeld’s characterization. McCain is, after all, the man who claimed for years to be a straight talking maverick who rode | Read More »
How The Stupid Party Gets Its Name
Today was another fine example of how the Republican Party gets labeled as the stupid party.Senator Dick Durbin hinted two days ago that the Senate Democrats would be unified in their opposition to repeal Obamacare except for one or two. In other words, the GOP had the opportunity to get Democrats to jump ship.But Democrats have signaled that they want to “fix” Obamacare, not repeal | Read More »
Morning Briefing for February 3, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For February 3, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. How The Stupid Party Gets Its Name 2. Barack Obama’s Egypt Failure: He’s Becoming Carter Faster Than Carter Became Carter 3. Obama Administration Tells Darrell Issa to Go to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks 4. Charles Fried: Yes, Government Can Make You Buy Broccoli 5. Did Union | Read More »
Herman Cain Testing the Waters
Tonight from 6pm to 8pm ET, I’ll be interviewing Herman Cain about his potential Presidential run. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and you too can call in and ask Herman questions. The call in number is 1-800-WSB-TALK.
Barack Obama’s Egypt Failure: He’s Becoming Carter Faster Than Carter Became Carter
Barack Obama’s failure in Egypt has nothing to do with Egypt itself descending to chaos. No American administration has been willing to call Hosni Mubarak a dictator, which he is. And no administration has sought to strong arm Mubarak into a succession plan devoid of kleptocratic relatives.We cannot blame Barack Obama for Egypt collapsing in on itself.We can however blame Barack Obama for failing to | Read More »
Obama Administration Tells Darrell Issa to Go to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks
Congressman Issa will not get the documents he is requesting from the Department of Homeland Security.The Daily Caller has the story.Congressman Issa, now in charge of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent the DHS a demand for documents. Those documents have never arrived.More troubling, according to Issa top DHS officials actually instructed career employees not to search for the documents he is requesting.“I | Read More »
Morning Briefing for February 2, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For February 2, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Is George Bush Suddenly Back in Charge? 2. Planned Parenthood Caught Aiding and Abetting Sex Trafficking of Minors 3. Chrysler asks for billions, loses hundreds of millions…but can afford UAW bonuses? 4. NJ’s Chris Christie & the Best Presidential Campaign Ad…Evah! 5. Herman Cain & | Read More »
Is George Bush Suddenly Back in Charge?
How did this happen? In 2010, total compensation and benefits at publicly traded Wall Street banks and securities firms hit a record of $135 billion, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal. The total is up 5.7% from $128 billion in combined compensation and benefits by the same companies in 2009. For a minute I had to jump over to the White House | Read More »
12 Convicted Murderers and Now a Traitor
As Governor Arkansas, Mike Huckabee issued 1,033 pardons and commutations, including for 12 convicted murderers.Several have come back to haunt him.But if 12 convicted murderers were not enough, Huckabee has gone across the final and furthest bridge. He’s now all in favor of granting clemency to Jonathan Pollard — a traitor whose treason conducted on behalf of the Soviet Union (indirectly through others who forwarded | Read More »
Herman Cain & Me
As most of you know, Herman Cain has a radio show on WSB out of Atlanta, but he has formed a Presidential Exploratory Committee.Tonight is Herman’s last night on the radio.Tomorrow, from 6pm to 8pm ET, I’ll conduct an interview with Herman on WSB about his Presidential bid. You’ll be able to listen, as always, at http://wsbradio.com. You can also call in and ask Herman | Read More »
Obamacare Meets Its Death Panel
“Judge Vinson’s ruling ultimately tells a group of people used to saying ‘yes we can’ that, in fact, ‘no, you can’t.’ ” I am not, with this post, going to attempt a detailed exposition on Judge Vinson’s ruling that declared the individual mandate unconstitutional and, due to the lack of a severability clause, struck the whole law as unconstitutional. But I will give you a | Read More »
Morning Briefing for February 1, 2011
RedState Morning Briefing For February 1, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Obamacare Meets Its Death Panel 2. Susan Collins, Queen of Denial 3. The Debt Ceiling Spin Begins From the Democrats 4. Hollywood’s Green Screen, Take 1 Kabillion 5. YouCut Can’t Cut a $100 Billion? 6. Morrissey interviews Breitbart about Pigford story