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    Congressional Republicans Begin Planting Hit Jobs on Conservatives

    First the House GOP required Democrats to get their three week continuing resolution passed — a continuing resolution that cuts less money than the interest on our national debt that will accumulate over the next three weeks.Then the House GOP started bad mouthing the conservatives who voted against their plan.Now the House GOP is launching a direct assault on . . . wait for it | Read More »

    Dear Nomadic Bands of Hippie Activists, Welcome to Tennessee

    Unlike Wisconsin, Tennessee dealt decisively with union protestors who tried to disrupt a committee meeting for, of all things, not taking up legislation. The legislation was pro-union and did not come up in committee. Consequently, several under-employed twenty-something paid activists began a protest. They got hauled off to jail.Ron Ramsay, the Tennessee Lt. Governor, God bless him, said, “The right of all citizens to protest | Read More »

    The Importance of Saying Thank You

    I’m putting all of these names on the front page.We ask members of congress to stand for their convictions and, when they do, they are often berated and attacked by their own side.In the past 24 hours there have been numerous stories planted by House Republican leaders attacking their conservative colleagues and spinning blame onto them for voting against the three week continuing resolution.One article | Read More »

    A Note to House Republicans Patting Themselves On the Back

    There are House Republicans patting themselves on the back today for passing a three week continuing resolution that “cuts” $6 billion in spending, largely by stopping earmarks not already spent.According to the Politico, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and others are bristling over conservative opposition to the short term spending resolution. That opposition, by the way, was because the spending | Read More »

    I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

    “I want a candidate who expresses the optimism of America — the shining city on the hill — and actually comes across as believing it, not just catering to me.”Yesterday in the Politico, Jonathan Martin gave a conservatives in the mist take on the 2012 “theme” from the GOP — America ‘in decline’.I think the take is exactly opposite how he characterized it — though | Read More »


    Morning Briefing for March 16, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For March 16, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. This is What Happens When Republicans Get Milquetoast2. Washington Post: 95% Believe Spending Cuts Are The Best Way To Cut The Deficit3. More Pennsylvania Abortion Shops Shuttered4. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For5. For $25, You Can Learn to Be a Marxist Troublemaker…and Grab Lunch | Read More »

    Horses Rear Ends — The Erick Erickson Show

    I want to spend some time on horses rear ends today on the show. Seriously.You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    This is What Happens When Republicans Get Milquetoast

    “The public hates losers. Right now, House Republicans are looking like losers.” There is new polling out today making its way around the bathrooms of House and Senate Republican leaders. After weeks and weeks of bending over backwards to try to show they were willing to compromise on everything, guess what? The public thinks the GOP hasn’t been compromising enough. Perceived non-cooperation on the budget | Read More »

    Saxby Chambliss Will Consider Tax Increases

    Saxby Chambliss is the Republican point man on deficit reduction. He is working with his friend Mark Warner (D-VA) to come up with a “good government” plan to reduce the deficit. “Good government,” by the way, is code for big government, bi-partisan compromise. On Sunday’s Fox News Sunday, Chambliss used diplomatic speak to say he’d consider tax increases. Several of you have asked me for | Read More »

    It Is As We Feared

    On Sunday, Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the Senate Republicans’ point man on deficit reduction, went on Fox News Sunday and told Chris Wallace that Senate Republicans will consider tax increases to cut the deficit. Chambliss’s partner in crime is Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia who added that they’ll tinker with the social security retirement age without any other substantive entitlement reforms. Democrats are already | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 15, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For March 15, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. It Is As We Feared   2. The Problem with One Last Vote for a Flawed Strategy   3. No More Short-Term Budget CR’s   4. Cheap Trick? WI Secy of State Gives Unions Extra Time to Lock in Contracts   5. So, Which Murderers | Read More »

    Is Saxby Chambliss Becoming A Democrat? — The Erick Erickson Show

    Tonight at 7pm, I’ll be live from the Digital White Columns in Midtown Atlanta on WSB. You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, we’ll be talking about Saxby Chambliss. He’s open to tax increases to balance the budget. He’s opposed to defunding NPR. Is he becoming a Democrat? Consider this an open thread.

    Durbin and Federal Reserve Plot to Fix Prices and Harm Consumers

    Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) amendment to the Financial Overhaul Bill is set to go into effect in April that will allow Obama and the Federal Reserve to set the prices of debit card interchange fees.That may sound like a boring topic, but consider this: because of Dick Durbin’s amendment, banks are about to restrict the number of and amount of daily debit card purchases you | Read More »

    How House Republican Leaders Are Going to Betray House Republican Freshmen

    Allow me to explain what the House Republicans are doing — not that they will ever admit it. The House Republicans leaders are scared to death of shutting down the government, never mind that a shutdown is really just a slow down. The House Republicans leaders absolutely, unequivocally do not want a shut down. Mean time, the Democrats would love a shutdown. They remember 1995, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 14, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For March 14, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Can Donald Trump Save America? Our sister site, Human Events, has a great interview with Donald Trump. There’s both an article, which you can access here and video too. Click on through for Jason Mattera’s article about Donald Trump. Please click here for the rest of | Read More »