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    Eric Cantor’s Failure of Leadership

    On Friday, 92 Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, joined all of the Democrats to defeat an amendment offered up by Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn to ensure the GOP lived up to its “$100 billion in cuts” pledge.This was a failure of leadership, particularly by Eric Cantor.Blackburn’s amendment, by its own description, would have “reduce[d] spending by 5.5% in | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for February 22, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 22, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Eric Cantor’s Failure of Leadership 2. The Wisconsin Union Battle is About America’s Future Generations 3. Barack Obama’s Stand With Unions in Wisconsin is Hurting Him 4. On Obama’s ‘Trip to the Center,’ He Stumbles Over Planned Parenthood 5. Public employee unions: The big money | Read More »

    A Striking Difference

    We see now the striking difference between unions and tea party activists in Wisconsin.During the Obamacare fight, tea party activists did not storm the United States Capitol in an effort to shut it down.In Wisconsin, union activists have.During the bank reform fight, union activists showed up on the door step of banking executives.In Wisconsin, despite unions publishing the home addresses of the absconded Democratic legislators, | Read More »

    Union Super Power

    Another epic from Steve Crowder. This time, it’s about unions.

    I Stand With Walker

    There is going to be a vigil in support of Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans on Wednesday. If you go to I Stand With Walker you can get the details on it.Likewise, Democrats and Unions are flooding Wisconsin with hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the Democrat Party there.We need to respond accordingly and give the Wisconsin GOP the funds with which they can | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Stand With Unions in Wisconsin is Hurting Him

    Supporting public sector unions in Wisconsin must be hurting Barack Obama. We know because he is using the New York Times to back away from his earlier statements and the tactics of his own Organizing for America.In fact, the White House says the involvement of the DNC and OFA “were overblown from the start”, but even the Times can’t help but note Before Mr. Obama | Read More »

    Filling in for Neal Boortz

    I’m filling in for Neal Boortz on the radio this morning for his nationally syndicated show. You can listen live from 8:30 a.m. to 1p.m. ET at The call in number for the Boortz Show is 1 (877) 310-2100. I’ll be talking Wisconsin, House GOP selling out, high speed rail, Libya, China, negotiating with the Taliban, and much, much more. Consider this an open | Read More »

    Spring Cleaning

    Many of you who are not regulars are probably wondering what the heck is going on at RedState. I’ll be blunt. In the past year or so, the quality of diaries has really taken a beating, driven largely by a clique that resorted to recommending each others diaries and gaming the system. Unfortunately, over time, that clique became abusive to new users, those who disagreed, | Read More »


    Thor’s Hammer + Releasing the Kraken

    I have been moving this week and the site has descended into chaos in the comments. There are multiple petitions by many of you, the diarists, readers, and commenters of this site, to disband the recommended diaries list because it is being gamed by a number of diarists at the expense of new and, frankly, quality non-conspiratorial material. Being Scandinavian, let me introduce you to | Read More »

    The Erick Erickson Show: Remember the Alamo

    I’m on tonight 7 to 10pm ET. You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.It’s a free for all Friday night, so you can call in about anything you want.We’ll be remembering the Alamo tonight in light of union goon comments that the war in Wisconsin is like the Alamo.It puts me in the unusual position of rooting for Santa Ana.

    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, 2011Go 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 Council4. Washington Post Pans High Speed Rail5. The Republican Study Committee – Keeping the Pledge

    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, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Chicken2. Enviro’s CPAC Ambush Backfires3. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Introduces Amendment to Defund Union-Controlled NLRB