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    Obama Speaks. I Interpret — #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, I will give you the official interpretation of Barack Obama’s speech from earlier today. The show kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET.You can tune in to http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. You can also follow along on twitter with hashtag #EERS.Consider this an open thread.

    That Budget Deal Some of You Love Isn’t Much of a Deal

    That budget deal some of you have been going ga-ga over? Turns out it does not cut $38.5 billion. According to the Congressional Budget Office, it only cuts $353 million.Tim Pawlenty is the first 2012 candidate coming out of the gate in opposition to the deal. He’s urging Republicans to vote against it.Frankly, at this point, any House Republican who votes for the compromise should | Read More »

    Should House Republicans Start Thinking About Replacing Speaker Boehner?

    The short answer is no, but I have been getting a lot of emails and phone calls into my radio show asking if the GOP should boot Boehner. No, they shouldn’t. I think John Boehner is more conservative than Eric Cantor, who’d most likely replace him, but Boehner’s leadership has been crap lately. This deal that got us $38.5 billion in cuts, turns out to | Read More »

    The President Will Offer Unicorns

    Today at 1:00 p.m., President Barack Obama will address the nation to talk about balancing the budget. Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told the White House Press Corp that Paul Ryan’s budget plan is a non-starter because the budget is not balanced. Carney failed to mention that Barack Obama’s budget does not balance either. In fact, it is Paul Ryan who is necessitating | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for April 13, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For April 13, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The President Will Offer Unicorns2. Don’t Call Them Easter Eggs, Intolerant Monsters! They are Spring Spheres3. Nick Ayers: The Big News You Might Not Have Noticed4. Energy Flow: Sources and Uses5. Boundless Immigration: The Silent Killer of the Welfare State

    Republicans Got Played and Envirowackos Gone Wild — #EERS

    It is becoming more and more clear that Republicans got played in the budget deal. Likewise, envirowackos have gone totally wild.We’ll get into it all tonight on the Erick Erickson Show at 7pm ET. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Nick Ayers: The Big News You Might Not Have Noticed

    I have done my best to ignore Tim Pawlenty. He has never struck me as the most exciting politician. His global warming position made me squeamish. He’s always had an okay record as Governor, but around the edges he struck me as not really a movement conservative.So I haven’t paid attention to Tim Pawlenty. Then he went and hired Nick Ayers.For those of you who | Read More »

    It’s What Happens When the Stupid Party and Evil Party Get Together

    There is a quote out there that sometimes get attributed to Republican Senate Leader Everett Dirksen and sometimes not. The quote is that there two parties in Washington — the stupid party and the evil party. Every once in a while the stupid party and the evil party get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. In Washington, that is called bipartisanship. | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for April 12, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For April 12, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. It’s What Happens When the Stupid Party and Evil Party Get Together   2. It’s Obamacare, Stupid   3. Romney Announces Exploratory PAC   4. “We Are One!” — Unions and Communists Rally in Chicago   5. Children Of The Corn – How Ethanol Damages | Read More »

    Romney Runs and Trans-Men — The Erick Erickson Show

    I’m talking about the Mitt Romney announcement and we’ll try to figure out what “trans men” and “two spirit” people are on the Erick Erickson Show tonight.You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    The Compromise

    Friday night the Republicans and Democrats reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown. The Republicans had promised $100 billion in cuts. They back pedaled to $61 billion in cuts. They have actually agreed to $38.5 billion in cuts, or about four days worth of spending by the federal government. Many of the conservatives who booed them for going from $100 billion to $61 billion | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for April 11, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For April 11, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. It’s Now Or Never   1. The Compromise   2. Ezra Klein Supports Killing Black Babies   3. It’s Pretty Much Our Own Fault.   4. Republican “Austerity”   5. When Will the Real Fight Finally Commence?   6. Unions & Racism: An Age-Old, Institutional Problem | Read More »

    Live Coverage of the Shutdown — The Erick Erickson Show

    Tonight at 7pm ET on the Erick Erickson Show, I’ll go live to Washington, DC for coverage of the possible government shutdown. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider this an open thread.

    Why Won’t John Boehner Give HR 1297 A Vote?

    Editorial Note: As mentioned below, there is late breaking news that the GOP and Democrat may have reached a deal for $38 billion in cuts and another continuing resolution. No word yet on if the Defense budget will be fully funded in the deal.UPDATE: I’m told that the Speaker’s Office does not think there is a firm deal yet, which makes passage of HR 1297 | Read More »

    Barack Obama Takes Our Soldiers Hostage to a Shutdown

    Over at Big Government, Mike Flynn has a fascinating post on what Barack Obama is doing to our soldiers. In the past, American soldiers were classified as essential personnel. Therefore, should the government shut down our soldiers would keep getting paid. But Barack Obama has decided to hold our American soldiers hostage to a government shutdown. The Commander-in-Chief has, via the Secretary of the Department | Read More »