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    Herman Cain Resurgent At Right Online #RO11

    I was critical after last week’s debate, not so much of Herman Cain per se, but of the fact that he has been unable to show he is competent in handling policy.Right Online and the Republican Leadership Conference both show it doesn’t really matter right now with the crowds. They love him.In both New Orleans and Minneapolis, Cain pounded the Obama Administration, its profligate spending, | Read More »

    Tim Pawlenty Impresses Right Online #RO11

    The energy level was not the same as with Michele Bachmann, but then the speech was a different sort of speech.Pawlenty arrived at Right Online after a rough day of travel from Iowa with a very late plane. We were actually going to meet and chat before he went on stage. Instead, he took off from Iowa at the time we were supposed to meet | Read More »

    Michele Bachmann Sets A Very High Bar at Right Online #RO11

    Michele Bachmann was scheduled to speak for 17 minutes at Right Online. She took an extra 18 minutes and 30 seconds.The whole speech felt like it was only a few minutes. It was funny, fascinating, informative, and powerful. She set the bar very, very high for other candidates.Her tax lawyer background showed in her speech, as did her faith. She used a dollar bill, folding | Read More »

    The Muslim Marine and More #EERS

    It’s a free for all Friday night and there is a lot to get into tonight, including today’s incident at the Pentagon.It’s also a free for all Friday night.You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Rick Perry’s Scandalous Skeletons Come Out of the Closet

    At the Republican Leadership Conference this week in New Orleans and even prior to that, I have engaged in conversations with Republican politicos, donors, professional fundraiser, etc. about a possible Rick Perry bid for President.Inevitably, the conversation goes like this:THEM: What do you think?ME: He could be the guy to seal the deal as the anti-Romney guy, but I’m not sure anyone can close the | Read More »

    The Horserace for June 17, 2011

    I’m late this week to the horserace for a reason. I wanted to get a sense of the buzz in New Orleans at the Republican Leadership Conference before delving in.The event is still going on, though I am headed up to Minneapolis, MN now for Right Online where more Presidential candidates will be.This week’s big winners are obvious: Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. But there | Read More »

    Defending the Indefensible

    Corporate executives have begun to bite the hand that feed them. This is another ominous sign for Barack Obama. William Daley, his new Chief of Staff, went so far as to say, “Sometimes you can’t defend the indefensible.” One by one, exasperated executives stood to air their grievances on environmental regulations and stalled free-trade deals. And Daley, the former banker tasked with building ties with | Read More »

    Barack Obama Wants These People To Handle Your Healthcare

    Please take just two minutes to watch this video. This video, actually a news story, tells you everything you need to know about the government and bureaucrats.A home is destroyed by a tornado. The family receives a letter from FEMA. The government has decided this home with no roof, no windows, and few remaining walls is not sufficiently damaged to received federal funding.And Barack Obama | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 17, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 17, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Barack Obama Wants These People To Handle Your Healthcare2. Time to Opt Out of the Social Security Ponzi Scheme3. Another Charming Aspect of the ObamaCare Minefield.4. Militarizing America: The Nick Kristof Plan

    The Fordham Foundation Yet Again Pretends to Lean Right to Attack Rick Perry From the Left

    Yesterday on National Review Online, Checker Finn took one pot shot after another at the state of Texas and publicly displayed his hand-wringing over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s potential influence on national education policy. You see, Mr. Finn tries – quite unsuccessfully in my view – to target Texas “bravado” as the threat to a sound education policy. On the one hand, he attempts to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 16, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For June 16, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Fordham Foundation Yet Again Pretends to Lean Right to Attack Rick Perry From the Left   2. Of ATMs, Mousetraps and Watches   3. Judd “Goldman Sachs” Gregg Paid to Fight BBA   4. Operation Fast and Furious’ fast and furious unraveling.   5. | Read More »

    The Rise of the Machines and the Horserace #EERS

    Tonight on WSB Radio, the ATM Machine from the WSB Cafeteria takes over the Erick Erickson Show.NCR7000-D will discuss the news of the day, the GOP Presidential horse race, and why you better not turn your back on your telephone.You can hear it all live starting at 7:00 p.m. ET on this an open thread.

    Barack Obama Thinks an ATM Ate Your Job

    Yesterday, Barack Obama gave away the game. Without actually using the words, Barack Obama admitted he is completely and utterly ignorant about job creation and economics. In an interview with the Today Show, Barack Obama declared that the unemployment rate remains so high because of ATMS.Sadly, many people will agree with him because they lack the vision to see the whole picture. They see less | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 15, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 15, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Barack Obama Thinks an ATM Ate Your Job2. A mini-Ice Age?3. Has Brad Carson has fallen behind in Oklahoma?4. Reince Priebus on NLRB, Boeing5. Dozens of Republicans Vote for Handouts to Big Labor6. Union Militants Organize Against FBI’s Terror-Tie Investigation

    What Must The Candidates Do Now? #EERS

    Tonight, we’re discussing what the candidates need to do now to recover from last night’s debate, or to build momentum.You can call in and be a part of the show at 1-800-WSB-TALK and listen live at this an open thread.