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    The Erick Erickson Show

    Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on AM 750 and 95.5 FM WSB in Atlanta, the real and true premiere of the Erick Erickson Show gets off the ground. I’m excited. We had a four hour run yesterday, but I considered it a beta version. We worked out most of the kinks and we’ll go live tonight.You can listen online at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 11, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 11, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET you too can catch the premiere of the Erick Erickson Show on 750 AM WSB in Atlanta. You can listen online at The Left Puts a Bullseye on the Right2. Did Dupnik dismiss Loughner threat?3.’s Spin4. Rahm Emanuel Secretly Tells Union | Read More »

    The Beta Launch — Here We Go!

    Tomorrow night at 9:00 pm, The Erick Erickson Show launches on Newstalk WSB in Atlanta. Tonight, a beta launch if you will. With Snowpocalypse 2011 grinding Atlanta to a standstill, I’ll start up tonight at 8:00 p.m. from the frozen bunker we shall call Hoth. You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.’s Spin has sent out a blast email blaming “hate” on the shooting in Arizona.From their email:Windows were smashed at Representative Giffords’ district office last March just a few hours after the House vote on health care reform.2 At one of the infamous town hall events in August 2009, a man attending the event accidentally dropped a handgun on the floor that he had been hiding | Read More »

    Thought for the Day Open Thread

    When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, one of the first thoughts of many was that it was an ultra-right winger who did. Turned out to be a Karl Marx fan.When Congresswoman Giffords was shot, immediately the media wanted to discuss heated rhetoric and the tea parties. Turned out the shooter is a Karl Marx fan.Prior to Ronald Reagan’s attempted assassination, many lefties were very vocal | Read More »

    Are RNC Committeemen Even Listening?

    I wonder if Republican Committeemen are even listening to the Republican grassroots. Or do they just think they know best? That’s what they thought two years ago. They thought the RNC needed a black man as the face of the Republican Party to take on Barack Obama. They thought the consultants knew best.Now look at where we are. Maybe, just maybe, if the Republican Committeemen | Read More »

    I’m going to make a political point now

    For those still attacking Sarah Palin for daring to use the word “targets” and maps against Democrats, including Gabrielle Giffords, please note that the DLC and DCCC, the D is for “Democratic”, also had maps with targets in earlier years. Likewise Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos targetted Gabrielle Giffords himself. The self-serving attack over the use of maps and the word “target” is both | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 10, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 10, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. I’m going to make a political point now2. Are RNC Committeemen Even Listening?3. The Ends Justify the Means: The Day Emma Goldman Shot President McKinley4. As sensible as Son of Sam5. 100 Billion Dollar Backlash6. The Myth of Joe Straus

    The Media & The Shooter

    “The tea party movement won in November. Winners don’t go on shooting sprees.”This morning we pray for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her family, and the other victims of the heinous violence in Arizona.It should not be, but the media, under the guise of “a full exposition” of the evil in Arizona, is back to subtly and not so subtly pinning the blame for the attempted assassination | Read More »

    From the Mailbag

    From: Subject: In response to your posting about the blame glame and political opportunity Date: January 8, 2011 4:40:57 PM EST To: contact@redstate.comIt’s about consequences to your actions and the words you speak.And the action that Red State, Sarah Palin, Rush, Glenn, those crazy ladies from Minnesota and Navada purport is to demonize those with whom they disagree. And the glee with which you’ve | Read More »


    The Blame Game and Prayers Begin

    Editorial Note: This morning, prior to this news, we were running a caption contest on this cartoon. We have suspended that contest and removed the cartoon from the front page.— Erick—————————–A terrible tragedy today. Rep. Giffords of Arizona was gunned down and, though early reports were that she is dead, the hospital is confirming, as of this writing, that she is alive and in surgery. | Read More »

    Cutting the Troops

    I am not one of those who thinks the Defense budget is sacrosanct and cannot be cut. Even Governor Palin is on record saying we cannot spare the Defense budget from cuts in these times and she, unlike me, has a child in harm’s way.In any event, the Defense Department is out saying it will make cuts to the various branches of the military. Am | Read More »

    Will The People of Texas Fold or Fight For Conservatives?

    People of Texas, I put this post as the first post of the day at RedState and at the top of my Morning Briefing because I cannot emphasize just how important it is.The long term future of conservatism and federalism is in your hands today. You will either hurt us as a nation or help us as a nation. Yes, there is a monumental issue | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 7, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 7, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Will The People of Texas Fold or Fight For Conservatives?2. Dear House Republicans: This Will Be Unacceptable3. Let’s Take Barack Obama’s Advice on the Debt Limit4. “The Deficit” Is The Wrong Yardstick5. Repeal of the Job-Killing Health Care Act will NOT Increase the Deficit

    Dear House Republicans: This Will Be Unacceptable

    I am receiving extremely credible information that Friday morning House Republicans may put Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.Let me be clear here: this would be an affront to conservatives of all stripes.It is bad enough the House GOP chose to ignore conservatives when it came time to choose chairmen of the Energy & Commerce Committee and of the Appropriations | Read More »