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    The Real Rick Scott

    As you know, I’m a fan of Rick Scott. I’ve known him for quite a while. I realize there is still ambivalence among a number of Bill McCollum supporters to support Rick, but I hope they will reconsider.Please read this article that came out late yesterday profiling Rick Scott. It’s in the Gulf Coast Business Review and really lays out everything you’d want to know | Read More »

    Sharron Angle Scores

    Harry Reid did not exactly give a stellar debate performance in Nevada last night. At one point he was muttering about being unable to find his notes.Along the way, Harry Reid was asked which Supreme Court Justice he admires and he said Antonin Scalia. California Attorney General Jerry Brown was unavailable for comment.Then Sharron Angle went in for the kill. She asked how it was | Read More »

    Yes, I Am Voting for a Democrat

    I have written before about Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. To say the least, I am not a fan.Last night in Georgia, a new revelation came out about Casey Cagle that solidifies a decision I’d already made. I will be voting for the Georgia Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor, Carol Porter.Last night in the 8th District Congressional Debate, Democrat Congressman Jim Marshall finally admitted what | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 15, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 15, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. RedState Rules 2. Marginalizing Jim DeMint: Are Senate Republicans Trying to Get Tom Coburn to Be Judas to Conservatives? 3. Let Dead, Defunct Economists Stay Dead 4. Democrats Try Riding Two Horses With One A** On Union Anti-Choice Bill 5. Dick Blumenthal’s Countrywide problem. 6. | Read More »

    Let Dead, Defunct Economists Stay Dead

    I gave a talk at the Heritage Foundation and the subject of economics and policy came up. I’ve been dwelling on this 2009 article in the New Zealand Centre for Political Research Weekly and I think it is relevant today too.I stumbled onto it a couple of weeks ago and think it makes a worthwhile point — we keep digging up these dead and defunct | Read More »

    Marginalizing Jim DeMint: Are Senate Republicans Trying to Get Tom Coburn to Be Judas to Conservatives?

    As you know, Senate Republicans are more than a little unhappy with Jim DeMint. The Senate GOP will see an influx of DeMint backed candidates after November. Consequently, the Senate GOP has become more fixated with marginalized Jim DeMint than fighting Barack Obama.For perspective, Mitch McConnell won’t even campaign against or speak ill of Harry Reid to help Sharron Angle. But his minion are all | Read More »

    RedState Rules

    Time Magazine has released its 40 Under 40 list for the year. Question number two is “What’s your go-to political blog?”Among Republicans on the list, is the most consistent answer. Those listing RedState as their go-to blog include Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, George P. Bush, Sean Duffy, Nick Ayers, and Mike Lee.Surprisingly, among the Democrats, not a single person listed Daily Kos as a | Read More »

    Why Not Barack Obama?

    Last evening, the President of Chile called out by name two world leaders for special thanks for their support — British Prime Minister David Cameron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Barack Obama’s name was not mentioned.Barack Obama, purported leader of the free world, resides in the Western Hemisphere with the Chilean President and is supposedly restoring American greatness in the world.What has Barack Obama done | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 14, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 14, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Why Not Barack Obama? 2. Taxpayers are Against Earmarks – Will Elites Listen? 3. Congressman Charlie Wilson Is A Wife Beater 4. Democrats Are Funding Their Campaigns With Money Taken From Foreign Nationals 5. Tolerance and Diversity: Teaching Girls That Misogyny And Beatings Are An | Read More »


    I am sitting in a Taco Mac in Atlanta right now eating supper. I have out my credit card not to pay for my meal, but to fund candidates. Tonight I am participating in the #1013bomb money bomb on Twitter along with a host of other outstanding conservative bloggers. Go on Twitter. Search for #1013bomb or just follow me at @ewerickson. I will be listing | Read More »


    Congressman Charlie Wilson Is A Wife Beater

    Good job by Mike Flynn and Big Government uncovering this absolutely horrendous court filing detailing the abuse Congressman Charlie Wilson (D-OH) inflicted on his ex-wife — much of which he admitted to doing in a deposition. Clara Wilson went so far as to use the term “extreme cruelty” to describe what Charlie Wilson put her through.Wilson admitted in his deposition to grabbing his wife by | Read More »

    Birthers:Chamberpots::Birth Certificate:Chamber Money

    Read this email from a birther. Then consider changing things like “birth place” dual citizenship” and “natural born status” to “foreign money. From: Kandace RicottaSubject: Your latest birther comments in today’s Morning BriefingDate: October 13, 2010 10:00:02 AM EDTTo: Erick Erickson Dear Mr. Erickson,Why is it that you continue to refuse to look at the VALID questions surrounding Obama’s eligibility? You, like the Fox commentators, | Read More »

    Kristi Noem for Congress

    I have a co-worker who is a massive fan of Kristi Noem and is convinced we need to go as much for her as possible. I’ve been negligent in writing about her because, frankly, there are so many races and so much going on. But this is great news. Noem has raised over $1 million, which puts her as one of the top challengers in | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 13, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 13, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Barack Obama the Birther 2. Dan Maes: Political Suicide Bomber 3. Tom Tancredo for Governor of Colorado 4. The ‘PAC Man’ Can’t Take the Heat 5. Arianna Huffington: Astroturfer 6. Think Bigger: What’s Really Behind Democrats’ Attacks on the Chamber of Commerce

    Barack Obama the Birther

    Barack Obama accusing the Chamber of Commerce of laundering foreign money and putting it into the election this year is as crazy as the Birthers demanding to see his birth certificate having convinced themselves Obama is a foreign born manchurian candidate.I largely agree with Glenn Reynolds on this. Obama is raising the specter of foreign influence in the election so his base views the 2010 | Read More »