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    Friday Promotions

    Melissa no longer has to make the coffee around here. I’m pleased to announce that Repair Man Jack and DHorowitz3 are our newest front page contributors. We’ll be ordering both of them around and Repair Man Jack is going to get to take out some trash I’m sure.Consider this an open thread.


    House GOP to Tea Party: We’re Too Important to Have Our Budgets Cut

    With a hat tip to Drew Ryun for the title of the post, Tim Carney brings word this morning that some Republicans think they are too important to have their budgets cut.The Republican Study Committee, the organization of conservatives in the House of Representatives, is proposing further cuts in spending to Congress’s budget. Some Republicans are flipping out and going to 12 on a 1 | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for February 18, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 18, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. The Battle is in Front of You: What are YOU going to do about it? 2. Unions fuel the hate in Wisconsin. 3. As Wisconsin Implodes, White House Plans Meeting With AFL-CIO War Council 4. Washington Post Pans High Speed Rail 5. The Republican Study Committee | Read More »

    The Erick Erickson Show: Wisconsin

    The Erick Erickson Show is now on at You can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.I’m going to be talking about Wisconsin and lightbulbs and Sunday Sales in Georgia a lot tonight.

    Morning Briefing for February 17, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 17, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Chicken 2. Enviro’s CPAC Ambush Backfires 3. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Introduces Amendment to Defund Union-Controlled NLRB

    Politics Trumps Security

    The Heritage Foundation has the details on how the Democrats have decided unionization trumps objective security concerns. Those security concerns could legitimately be hampered by unionization. Last night, on a purely partisan 47–51 vote, the Senate rejected an amendment that would have stopped government unions from organizing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees. The vote was made possible by an announcement two Fridays ago by President | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for February 16, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 16, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Losers Unite! 2. President Obama’s Budget – Debt to Me 3. Mulvaney to Obama Budget Director: Not Credible 4. Why Does the NLRB Need More Money to Push Its Job-Killing Union Agenda?

    CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN: This Rule Should Be Defeated

    GO HERE NOW. TELL YOUR CONGRESSMAN TO VOTE AGAINST THE RULE. READ BELOW FOR DETAILS. Last night, the House of Representatives’ Rules Committee shut down Rep. Steve King’s ability to offer an amendment to completely defund Obamacare on the continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the year. House Republicans are now hiding behind parliamentary rules to say that it would somehow | Read More »

    Losers Unite!

    Are you a loser? If you are the Heritage Foundation, Media Research Center, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, the American Principles Project, Jim DeMint, Jim Jordan, Rush Limbaugh (given his comments yesterday on CPAC), and others — you are losers. Grover Norquist says so. Norquist, last week, called those who chose not to participate in CPAC and those who share those views “losers.” | Read More »

    The Human Events Teleforum (updated)

    Today Tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. ET, you can join me on a teleforum hosted by Human Events. Details are here.Jason Mattera, Human Events’ Editor, will host the call and I’ll be talking about 2012 races, politics, and policy. You’ll be able to participate and pick my brain.Go here for the details.

    Morning Briefing for February 15, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 15, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Human Events Teleforum 2. President Obama’s Budget – Increased Spending and Taxes 3. No Wonder Non-Union UFCW Reps Want a Union at Their Jobs… 4. Law? What Law? SEIU Now Opposes E-Verify.

    God Bless America. Jeff Flake is In!

    Jeff Flake is running for the Senate.He’ll be my first campaign contribution for the 2012 season.I know some of you are not fans of Flake’s because he sided with McCain on immigration. But I have to tell you, that he is so uncontrollable and, other than that issue, so much one of us, I’ll forgive him that.His score card for the Club for Growth has | Read More »

    Save the Date

    We’re not ready to take registrations yet, but I want you to please save the date on your calendar.From August 12th to August 14th, please join Governor Nikki Haley and for the 2011 RedState Gathering in Charleston, South Carolina.We’ll have plenty of speakers, plenty of fun, and embrace the rich southern hospitality the low country is known for.More details will be forthcoming.

    Morning Briefing for February 14, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 14, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Happy Valentine’s Day. You have ordered flowers, right? If not, here are some sites you may want to go to ASAP: FTD, 1-800-Flowers, Teleflora, ProFlowers. Info on St. Valentine can be found here. 1. Save the Date 2. Obama’s deficit reduction – a measly $400 billion | Read More »

    The Erick Erickson Show — Live from Washington

    The Erick Erickson Show is live from Washington, D.C.You can listen at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.At 7:35 p.m. tonight we’ll be talking to Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi.At 8:35 p.m. we’ll talk to Congressman Tom Price.Consider this an open thread.