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    Nikki Haley at the NRCC

    I was at a separate meeting in Florida a few weeks ago where Nikki Haley spoke. She left such a good impression people were still taking about her the next day. It’s not often you hear people putting Thatcher’s name in the same sentence with the Governor of one of the fifty states. She really left a strong, positive impression.Here’s her speech to the National | Read More »

    People Are Badly Misinterpreting Rick Santorum

    Much hay is being made of Rick Santorum saying he’d prefer Obama to Romney. Except that is not what he said or what he meant. Certainly he could have had a clarifying clause in his statement, but given the context, I think he was saying no more and no less than what I have been saying.I’m on record thinking it is over and Romney is | Read More »

    Media Matters’ Desperate Need to Focus on Rush Limbaugh

    The Washington Times has the story of Media Matters’ latest effort to drive Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves. They’ll use radio ads in eight cities. In one of the anti-Limbaugh ads, listeners are urged to call the local station that carries Limbaugh to say “we don’t talk to women like that” in our city.Ad time was purchased in Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Seattle; Milwaukee; St. Louis; | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 23, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing March 23, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Media Matters’ Desperate Need to Focus on Rush Limbaugh 2. People Are Badly Misinterpreting Rick Santorum 3. Obama’s Secret Debt Milestone 4. Washington Post’s Lisa Miller Is An Idiot. Part 2. 5. The Club for Growth on the Ryan budget 6. Same Talking Points For ALL | Read More »

    Trayvon Martin — The Facts and the Bubble #EERS

    Tonight, I’m going to spend a bit of time discussing the Trayvon Martin story. There seems to be a concerted effort by the left to take on this cause and turn it into some sort of partisan issue. But there isn’t a partisan issue. There is, however, a matter of justice. There is also a difference between many of us and what we think is | Read More »

    An Extra Note on Pundits

    Let me add a bit of extra “get off my lawn” bile to my morning post on young pundits who don’t know their history.There’s another disturbing trend and it has both Matt Lewis and me extremely aggravated. I’m not sure he’s written on it yet so I will. He and I were lamenting this a few weeks ago at dinner.The number of pundits on television, | Read More »


    Forgetting History

    I have a confession to make.I am a thirty-something pundit on television and radio and I am frequently aggravated by many twenty and thirty-something pundits on television and radio. It is even a non-partisan aggravation.We all make mistakes and I am sure someone can be critical of me for the same reason I find so many up and coming political pundits so aggravating, but I | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 22, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing March 22, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Forgetting History 2. Marx Madness Redux 3. Mitt Romney: The Consummate Etch A Sketch 4. A Real Solution to the Gridlock Over the Highway Bill

    Marx Madness Redux

    My radio producer, Shane, is a genius. And he put this audio montage together in honor of the 2nd anniversary of Obamacare.What to call it? Marx Madness.What to put as background music? Why the national anthem to the USSR of course.Enjoy.UPDATE: On radio and twitter I’ve been giving Stephen Kruiser credit for coming up with it, but Fingers Malloy tells me it is the FTR | Read More »

    Marx Madness #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show we’re going to celebrate Marx Madness.Tune in to the top of the show for a special presentation.You can listen live tonight on the WSB live stream and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Help Ted Cruz in Texas Repeal ObamaCare

    As the nation marks today’s ominous two-year anniversary of Obamacare, we should focus on how we fully repeal it. One place to look closely is the U.S. Senate race in Texas. Ted Cruz, the conservative in the race, has been consistent and tough on the issue from the beginning. He needs our help today.The fight against Obamacare, Cruz says, “presents an historic opportunity to stop | Read More »

    The Nominee

    It is a mathematical improbability that Rick Santorum will get to the magic number of 1,144 — the number of delegates needed to be the Republican Presidential nominee. It is a political improbability that Rick Santorum will stop Mitt Romney from getting to 1,144.Last night in Illinois, Mitt Romney won his first victory without caveats.Even in Florida, a big win, there were plenty — counties | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 21, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing  March 21, 2012Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Nominee   2. A Look at Obama’s Budget Priorities   3. Trayvon Martin And Perspective   4. Ryan Budget: A Good Start, but will it Matter?   5. How Much Do You Pay For Gas?   6. Jason Mattera Detonates Hollywood  

    Jason Mattera Detonates Hollywood

    Over the weekend we saw American songwriter and rapper Cee Lo Green headline a fundraiser for Barack Obama in Atlanta. Never mind the fact that the Left continues to lecture us about civility in the midst of Green singing the unedited version of his song, “Fu*** You,” while flipping off the crowd. The presence of this popular artist headlining an Obama rally shows once again | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 20, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing March 20, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Kent Conrad’s Budget Folly 2. Jon Bruning Also Supported Liberal Activist Thomas Perez 3. FROM RICK SANTORUM: Past Performance Indicates Future Results 4. FROM NEWT GINGRICH: Yes, Past Performance Does Indicate Future Results