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  • The Fair and Relevant Question: After 8 Years of Obama, Why Should GOP Nominate a One-Term Senator?

    03/23/2015 7:56:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/23/2015 | Erick Erickson
    With Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) beginning his run for the Presidency today, I should make public the question I've suggested to reporters in private. Senator Cruz is for certain going to be joined by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who will announce in a few weeks. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who I think is underrated in his bid for the Presidency even though Jeb Bush is intent on locking up Florida, will also most likely declare his candidacy. All three of these men would make excellent Presidents. I know them personally. I backed them when they were at single digits in...
  • Talk show primary: Cruz may be trailing in polls, but winning big among conservative radio hosts

    03/29/2015 12:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 28, 2015 | Hadas Gold and Jonathan Topaz
    Glenn Beck wants listeners to pray for him. Mark Levin says Fox News is out to get him. Hugh Hewitt calls him an “intellectual leader.” Rush Limbaugh thinks his campaign launch was “masterful.” Laura Ingraham hails him as “Reaganesque.” Erick Erickson considers him a “good friend.” Ted Cruz may be trailing in the polls and strapped for cash, but the first declared candidate of the 2016 race is winning in at least one key contest — the conservative talk-show primary. Tens of millions of listeners — and potential GOP primary voters — tune in each week to the biggest right-wing...
  • Perhaps We Deserve Hillary & Jeb

    03/03/2015 9:42:49 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/3/15 | Steve Berman
    This is as self-indulgent and blatantly ego-stroking as I get. I read Erick Erickson’s RedState piece, “The Fundamental Problem with a Jeb Bush Presidency (and a Hillary Clinton one).”  Beyond the obvious fundamental problems either of these Shakespearean-tragically flawed characters would bring to the White House*, Erick defaults to his law training:  “We are, in short, becoming a nation of men, not a nation of law.” I do think we have reached a stage of politics in this country objectively led by personality over policy. Men and women arrive on the American political stage who lead their armies of supporters...
  • Can a Liberal Be Christian?

    03/01/2015 11:07:23 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 63 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/1/15 | Steve Berman
    Anna Marie Cox posed a useful question when she compared her faith to President Obama’s, who has been roundly criticized by conservatives such as my friend Erick Erickson, who wrote that Barack Obama is not a Christian in any meaningful way.  Cox asked “if Obama’s not Christian, what does that make me?” She announced her Christian faith to the world by writing “My understanding of Christianity is that it doesn’t require me to prove my faith to anyone on this plane of existence.” She’s right.  You could stop reading here—if you are not a Christian, maybe that’s the limit of...
  • As 2016 race begins, GOP faces its Palin problem

    01/25/2015 4:55:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | January 25, 2015 | Byron York
    DES MOINES — As a chance to evaluate possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the Freedom Summit here in Des Moines was a solid success. Several potential candidates — Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and a few others — left the 10-hour political marathon with their prospects undeniably enhanced. All that was good news for Republicans. But at the same time, more than a few GOP loyalists came away shaking their heads at the performance of a party star, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, whose long, rambling, and at times barely coherent speech left some wondering what role she...
  • The Iowa Corral

    01/26/2015 2:43:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/26/2015 | Erick Erickson
    RedState assisted in sponsoring Rep. Steve King (R-IA)72%‘s event in Iowa this past weekend. I did not go, but made sure to pay attention to what was going on and who said what. As I have previously written, this is the most substantive field of Republican contenders since 1980. The number of Governors, Senators, and others who are running gives the GOP a deeper bench than any the Democrats can or will muster. They also agree on most topics and are trying to nuance themselves into unique positions. I appreciate Governor Perry’s desire to paint a vision for the country....
  • Cataclysm for the GOP

    01/23/2015 6:01:19 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 16 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/23/15 | Steve Berman
    Erick Erickson, the man described by The Atlantic as the Most Powerful Conservative in America, swung his verbal hammer on the Republican Party’s abandonment of the pro-life movement.  The blow hit directly on the fissure separating the party’s money and influence-peddlers from its principled core.  This single statement “[maybe] it is time for a third party to give the GOP competition” marks a cataclysmic shift in RedState.com, a media site dedicated to Republican principles, whose own posting rules prohibit its readers from posting the very statement Erickson made on its front page. 6. It is forbidden to promote or give...
  • Conservatives in the House Have Only a Veto Power [use it]

    01/05/2015 2:42:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | January 5, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    ".....What conservatives need to understand is that they do not have the power to get their guy elected Speaker. Conservatives now only have the veto power, which is powerful in and of itself. Conservatives can block anyone from being Speaker. They can work together to ensure someone more favorable to themselves is elected, but they themselves cannot pick that person. 29 votes for someone other than Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/A can keep Boehner from being Speaker. The odds are that the person the conservatives vote for initially would never become Speaker. Conservatives in the House need to understand that if...
  • Erick Erickson Apalled That GOP Whip Spoke At White Nationalist Event

    01/03/2015 9:21:33 AM PST · by xzins · 64 replies
    TPM ^ | 29 Dec 14 | Caitlin MacNeal
    After the Washington Post reported that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke at a 2002 event hosted by a white nationalist group, RedState editor Erick Erickson knocked Scalise's supposed ignorance about the organization. According to the Post's Robert Costa, Scalise appeared at an event for the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a group founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, but didn't know at the time that the organization was a hate group. Erickson was not willing to give Scalise the benefit of the doubt. "How do you not know? How do you not investigate?" Erickson wrote...
  • If It’s January It Must Be Time To Dog Sarah Palin Again

    01/03/2015 8:09:23 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-3-2015 | MOTUS
    If it’s January 1st it must be time to do some trolling to see what Sarah Palin has done wrong so far this year. And sure enough - right out of the box she’s been caught red-handed engaging in animal abuse. No, not moose hunting this time; dog cruelty:Trig Palin stands on family dog to reach the sinkEric Ericson, editor of Red State and well known animal rights activist, responded:Ellen gets a pass though because, well, you know…she’s a lesbian.Seriously, this is probably not a good idea, butt if you’re going to allow it might I suggest a somewhat larger...
  • “Black people don’t work for Politico”

    01/02/2015 2:10:02 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-15 | DrJohn
    Politico posted a nasty article highly critical Of Congressman Steve Scalise: Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, is already getting hit from both the left and right after his office admitted it was “likely” that he spoke to the white supremacist group at a hotel in a suburb of New Orleans. On Tuesday, The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee condemned Scalise, the House majority whip, and quoted popular conservative blogger Erick Erickson, who raised questions about Scalise’s “judgment” in appearing before the extremist group. Both Erickson and the DCCC wondered how Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who faces a leadership election in...
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Why I Will Not Vote for John Boehner to Be House Speaker

    01/02/2015 10:14:42 AM PST · by iowamark · 104 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 02, 2015 | Rep. Jim Bridenstine
    The day after Republicans won the largest majority in the House of Representatives in almost 100 years and won a significant majority in the Senate, our liberal activist president claimed to hear the voices of all the people who didn’t vote. It was another example of stunning obstinacy from this president. It seemed Democrats were melting down, Republicans were unified, and all we had to do was buy enough time to get our Republican reinforcements to Washington in January. Like President Obama, Speaker John Boehner must have heard voices that didn’t vote. Together, they crafted the CR/omnibus, a $1.1 trillion...
  • The Most Powerful Conservative in America

    12/29/2014 3:50:26 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 12/28/2014 | Erick Erickson
    I am very flattered by the suggestion, but I am sure there are others more deserving of the title “Most Powerful Conservative in America.” Nonetheless, it is what the Atlantic has dubbed me.
  • Senate GOP Leaders and Their Pro-Amnesty Pundit Friends Find Harry Reid’s S**t Sandwich Quite Tasty

    12/14/2014 12:58:54 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    The level of butt hurt among pro-amnesty Republicans is staggering. They are savaging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)94% and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)96% in ways the left refrained from savaging Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)6% for her own opposition to the CROmnibus. Of note, Warren was fighting against corporate cronyism and Cruz and Lee are fighting to stop the President’s Amnesty. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Jeff Flake62%Senate Republican Average64%See Full Scorecard62% will be one of the unnamed Senators calling Cruz and Lee’s efforts “unproductive.” Several sources overheard him spinning reporters against Cruz and Lee. Other Republicans, including McConnell, joined in on...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, September 4, 2014

    09/04/2014 7:37:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
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  • Dick move: Erick Erickson won’t admit he was wrong about Michael Brown

    08/22/2014 1:15:11 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 47 replies
    Just a week after Michael Brown was shot– before any concrete facts had emerged– Erick Erickson placed blame squarely on then-unnamed Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson specifically, and a racist America, generally… Must We Have a Dead White Kid? The facts that seem undisputed, and in these situations that is so rare, are that an unarmed eighteen year old named Michael Brown was walking in a street. An altercation occurred with a police officer. Undisputed is that the officer gave chase to Mr. Brown after the scuffle and shot Mr. Brown, at least once in the back.
  • The Christian Thing to Do (Defends Glenn Beck on the young illegals issue)

    07/10/2014 9:59:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Red State ^ | July 10, 2014 | Erick Erickson, editor
    “He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.” Deuteronomy 10:18 (ESV)Christians are used to hearing people say “it’s the Christian thing to do.” Most often, it is by people deeply hostile to Christianity who say it. I get this all the time — even more so since I announced I am going to seminary. Liberals with no sense of Christianity want to tell Christians how they must behave and, by and large, hate us when we behave as Christians. Now, I know many of you do not share my faith....
  • The Stupid Party

    06/12/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    RedState ^ | June 12, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Less than twenty-four hours after the shockwaves of Eric Cantor’s defeat, the House Republican Party has decided to ignore the results as a meaningless anomaly. They will expedite a leadership election to affirm the status quo with Cantor’s right hand, Kevin McCarthy, picked as Majority Leader. McCarthy is squishy on a host of issues, bad on immigration, and not a friend of conservatives. House Republicans looked on the biggest electoral surprise of the year and are giving it the middle finger.
  • Erica Werner of the Associated Press Reads More Into Rand Paul’s Speech Than is There

    03/19/2013 10:01:45 AM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    RedState ^ | March 19, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    Erica Werner of the Associated Press gives us a textbook example of why talking about immigration in the United States is so hard. She reads into statements things that are not there.The headline of her article is “Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship.” Giving her the benefit of the doubt that someone else wrote the headline, her first paragraph reads thusly: Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is telling a Hispanic business group that illegal immigrants should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship. I have read the entirety of Rand Paul’s speech....
  • Erica Werner of the Associated Press Reads More Into Rand Paul’s Speech Than is There

    03/19/2013 10:59:33 AM PDT · by BillGunn · 1 replies
    Red State ^ | 3/19/13 | Erick Erickson
    I have read the entirety of Rand Paul’s speech. I have spoken directly to the Senator. No where in his speech does he use the word “citizenship.” In fact, the word citizen is only used once, in reference to Rand Paul himself saying, “As a teenager, I was not always the model citizen that I am today.”
  • There Are No Indispensable Men

    07/17/2013 4:45:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 7-16-2013 | Erick Erickson
    There are no indispensable men, but go to Washington and everyone treats everyone else as indispensable. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have been in the United States Congress since 1985. In that time the national debt has grown from $1,823,103,000,000.00 to $16,066,241,407,385.89. In that time the GOP went from being the part of small government to the party of slightly smaller than the Democrats. No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, TARP, the General Motors bailout, and so much more happened on their watch. But they remain and voters who vote party and not person keep supporting them. But they...
  • Terry McAuliffe is Fundraising Off RedState & Abortion Barbie

    08/08/2013 12:59:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Red state.com ^ | 8-8-13 | Erick Erickson
    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Terry McAuliffe just sent out a fundraising email. He clearly does not like RedState readers or me. Sounds like he is jealous of what we did for Ken Cuccinelli. Let me provide you the text: Do you recognize the name Erick Erickson? I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is “no.” He’s an ultra-conservative blogger who popped up on the radar earlier this week when he called Texas State Senator Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie,” a disgusting comment that’s not remotely out of his character. And then yesterday, Erickson raised $10,000 in...
  • On Abortion, Wendy Davis Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About (Kirsten Powers)

    08/08/2013 12:32:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | AUG 8,2013 | Kirsten Powers
    The Texas crusader let it slip this week that she is badly misinformed on the late-term abortion ban she crusaded against. And she’s not the only misinformed Democratic woman, writes Kirsten Powers. The Democratic star du jour was asked this week to explain the difference between the late-term abortions she fought to keep legal in Texas and the illegal killings by Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. “I don’t know what happened in the Gosnell case,” she told the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack, who cornered her after her National Press Club speech on Monday. Pelosi then expressed outrage at the line...
  • Dems already using 'Abortion Barbie' comment to raise money in #VAGOV race

    08/08/2013 11:55:51 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 14 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | David Freddoso
    Friend, Do you recognize the name Erick Erickson? I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is “no.” Match the Tea Party's $10,000 Moneybomb | DONATE before MIDNIGHT He’s an ultra-conservative blogger who popped up on the radar earlier this week when he called Texas State Senator Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie,” a disgusting comment that’s not remotely out of his character. And then yesterday, Erickson raised $10,000 in small donations for Ken Cuccinelli — before 11:30 a.m. We can’t let that kind of momentum build unchallenged. Donate $5 right now to help Terry match the Tea Party’s moneybomb.
  • Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

    04/17/2013 9:48:43 PM PDT · by mnehring · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | Erick Erickson
    I remember it so clearly — a memory you can only remember so clearly when it is from sadness. You can’t let it go. I was sitting in the mud by the rear passenger side tire of my old Acura cradling my one year old in the steady, driving rain. I was sobbing doing my best not to fall apart in front of my little girl. But the tears ran. My throat hurt as I tried to suppress the guttural cries I wanted to cry there in the mud. RedState, which got up and running in 2004, was out of...
  • CNN Freaks Out Over Ryan Not Wearing a Tie, Forgets Obama Fails to Wear a Tie Often

    08/11/2012 12:37:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Today during his VP acceptance speech on the USS Wisconsin, Paul Ryan didn't wear a tie. Big deal right? Well, to CNN's James Carville it was. Luckily, conservative Erick Erickson knew exactly how to respond. VideoCarville must have forgotten that President Obama fails to wear a tie on a regular basis.
  • Housebreaking Romney - The Importance of Being Vocal

    08/08/2012 3:40:06 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 10 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | August 8, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Mitt Romney’s ardent supporters are fit to be tied today. Andrea Saul cited Romneycare approvingly, conservatives rightly piled on, and Romney supporters are defending the guy.
  • The 911 Call and 80+ Members of Congress

    06/12/2012 7:49:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 52 replies
    RedState ^ | 06/11/2012 | Erick Erickson
    As most of you know, my family was swatted on May 27, 2012.The police, at the time, told me they were responding to a 911 call about an accidental shooting.I now have the 911 call. It turns out that the call was not about an accidental shooting. The caller said I had shot my wife, she was dead on the floor in front of me, and I was going off to shoot someone else.You can hear the call yourself right here. What I did not know that Sunday night as the Sheriff’s Deputy pulled into the driveway is that the...
  • Conservative bloggers say they're targets of dangerous 'SWAT-ing' prank

    06/01/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 1, 2012 | Joseph Weber
    Conservative bloggers say they are being terrorized by a potentially deadly prank in which phony 911 calls bring armed cops to their doors in search of criminals, all in retaliation for their blog posts. At least two conservative Internet pundits have reported being victims of "SWAT-ing." In at least one incident, the caller claimed to be the resident of the home and confessed to shooting his wife, according to a recording of the call posted online. "It's a phone call that could have gotten me killed," Patrick Frey, a deputy district attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, wrote...
  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura IngrahamÂ’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If heÂ’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...
  • People Are Badly Misinterpreting Rick Santorum

    03/23/2012 2:56:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Red State ^ | March 23, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    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 the nominee, but the hand-wringing over Santorum is juvenile and reminds me again why I so dislike Team Romney. We’re going to have put up with months of Team Romney whining about things if...
  • Fellow Perry Supporters: It is time to pick a new candidate (Perry supporter drops endorsement)

    01/11/2012 1:23:47 PM PST · by Qbert · 144 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 11, 2012 | Tim Griffin
    Following much thoughtful consternation, I have decided to pull my support and endorsement of Texas Governor Rick Perry for the GOP presidential nomination.  I realize the redstate diary commenters, won’t be kind but this needs to be said.  This decision wasn’t easy but a serious evaluation of the field should inform us that Rick Perry has no realistic path to victory in South Carolina, Florida and beyond. I realize that redstate.com’s Erick Erickson continues to stick by him, that South Carolina is Perry’s state and that he has re-tooled his staff.  But it is too little too late and at...
  • Erick Erickson: “moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology” (Erick, grow up!)

    09/07/2011 10:18:27 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 270 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/7/2011 | William Jacobson
    I guess that makes me a Scientologist, because I’ve posted repeatedly that Palin holds a special position because there is no one — not even George W. Bush — who has been the subject of the Democratic, mainstream media and left-blogosphere smear machine to the extent Palin has. So yes, I do take it personally when conservatives lash out at Palin not because of her policy positions or what she’s done or not done in her career, but with personal invective. It’s not religion, its a cold hard understanding of what is to come, and how those who call Palin...
  • Erick Erickson at RED STATE attacks Tea Party Candidate Jamie Radtke for US Senate

    09/03/2011 9:14:48 PM PDT · by Moseley · 23 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | September 1, 2011 | The Other McCain
    Radtke: Red State’s Erick Erickson Must ‘Set the Record Straight’ After Making ‘Reprehensible’ Accusations Against Her Conservative blogger Erick Erickson has “propagated a lie” against Virginia Senate candidate Jamie Radtke, she said, insisting that the Red State managing editor must make a “full retraction” and “set the record straight.” “Erick Erickson has created this situation, where he’s called me a drunk and a liar,” Radtke told me in an exclusive interview, “and he has not done a retraction – a prominent, full retraction, admitting what he’s done and setting the record straight in an honorable way.” Radtke’s attorney has threatened...
  • Sarah Palin Confirms Participation in Tea Party Debate [RUMOR]

    09/02/2011 7:32:14 AM PDT · by onyx · 257 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Friday, September 2, 2011 | By Christine Thomasos | Christian Post Contributor
    A nightstick the size of a telephone poll and the muscle to wield it effortlessly! WATCH HER FIGHT LIKE A GIRL! "Mr. _resident, GAME ON!" APRIL 16, 2011 Amid much speculation about whether or not Sarah Palin will choose to run in the 2012 presidential election, the former Alaskan Governor has announced she will participate in a nationally televised Tea Party Republican Debate. Although Palin will take part in the debate in the Sept. 12 debate in Tampa, Fla., she still has yet to confirm that she is looking to become a presidential hopeful. However, the 2008 vice presidential...
  • Could Rick Perry Shake Up GOP W.H. Race?

    07/19/2011 4:50:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 214 replies
    Daily News ^ | July 18, 2011 | John King interview
    John King CNN interview: 5:19 minute video: Could Rick Perry shake up GOP W.H. race?GUESTS: Erick Erickson [Red State] and Mimi Swartz [Texas Monthly] discuss the potential presidential candidacy of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.Swartz: “Formidable campaigner. People on the East Coast underestimate him at their peril. He’s relentless. Perry will fight to the death if he wants this.” King: If he gets in, who gets hurt? Erickson: Pawleny has most to lose. Bachman loses. Hurts Romney -- explains in detail. Palin and Giuliani won’t get in if Perry gets in. Swartz: quoting another pundit re: Bush/Perry -- Bush aristocratic –...
  • Erick Erickson's Misguided Defense Of Ziegler In Palin Attack(Backround history on Ziegler)

    06/13/2011 5:34:58 PM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 7 replies
    http://www.riehlworldview.com ^ | Monday, June 13, 2011 | Dan Riehl
    Unfortunately, Redstate editor Erick Erickson made a woefully misguided post in defense of John Ziegler after Ziegler posted yet another one of his manifestos, this one aimed at the Palins and published by the Daily Caller. I'm assuming the Stalker Weekly rejected it first and DC picked it up. They're always trolling for a negative Palin story to drum up traffic. From Ziegler's pre-criticism rebuttal, I suspect we learn his true motivations. There's a documented history of his turning on people while claiming he isn't whenever he has been met with rejection.
  • This is Too Much For Me (RedState rips into GOProud)

    02/10/2011 7:47:31 PM PST · by DesScorp · 4 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | Erick Erickson
    I have, for me, shown an amazing amount of restraint in keeping my mouth shut on an issue about which I can stay silent no longer — GOProud and CPAC. RedState’s parent company, Eagle Publishing, Inc., is a long time sponsor of CPAC. RedState itself is helping FreedomWorks sponsor Bloggers Row. We were the sole sponsor of Bloggers Row last year. I will be speaking at CPAC at the Young America’s Foundation luncheon named in honor of Tom Phillips, my friend and also the big boss at Eagle Publishing, Inc. I have done my best to stay out of this...
  • This is Too Much For Me (Erick Erickson Rips GOProud's "Bigot" Attacks)

    02/10/2011 9:08:33 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/10/2011 | Erick Erickson
    I have, for me, shown an amazing amount of restraint in keeping my mouth shut on an issue about which I can stay silent no longer — GOProud and CPAC. RedState’s parent company, Eagle Publishing, Inc., is a long time sponsor of CPAC. RedState itself is helping FreedomWorks sponsor Bloggers Row. We were the sole sponsor of Bloggers Row last year. I will be speaking at CPAC at the Young America’s Foundation luncheon named in honor of Tom Phillips, my friend and also the big boss at Eagle Publishing, Inc.I have done my best to stay out of this business,...
  • Recriminations

    11/04/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies
    redstate.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    *snip* Compare this with the House campaign body, the NRCC. After getting clobbered over the NY-23 race and Dede Scozzafava, the NRCC took a hands off approach and let local voters choose their candidates. Not the NRSC. It doubled up around the country igniting a civil war with the grassroots — a civil war that would have never happened but their getting into Florida and doubling down. The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters. One final thought —...
  • Senate Republicans May Not Try to Repeal Obamacare

    10/19/2010 8:39:12 AM PDT · by radioone · 65 replies
    Redstate ^ | 10-19-10 | Erick Erickson
    I have told you this before and I will tell you this again. Unless you elect Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ken Buck, Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Sharron Angle, and Joe Miller, we will never see Obamacare repealed. Senator Judd Gregg is up today saying that repeal is not recommended. Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, said that repealing the new healthcare reform law — or looking to defund it — were not good options. “I don’t think starving or repealing is probably the best approach here,” Gregg said on the Fox Business...
  • Perhaps the Most Ridiculous Thing to Come Out of Washington since..(Pledge To America is dreck)

    09/22/2010 4:41:46 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 69 replies
    RedState ^ | 9-22-10 | Erick Erickson
    It is dreck. The pledge begins by lamenting “an arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites” issuing “mandates”, then proceeds to demand health care mandates on insurance companies that will drive up the costs of health care for ordinary Americans. The plan wants to put “government on the path to a balanced budget” without doing anything substantive. There is a promise to “immediately reduce spending” by cutting off stimulus funds. Wow. Exciting. There is a plan to cut Congress’s budget, which is pretty much what was promised in 1994. Seriously? In 4 years did the Democrats really blow up the...
  • $150,000 MoneyBomb For Joe Miller - U.S. Senate (Update # 25, $10,000 to go!)

    08/20/2010 4:36:41 PM PDT · by Syncro · 24 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 20, 2010 | Joe Wierzbicki
    $150,000 MoneyBomb For Joe Miller - U.S. Senate   Part of an email from Tea Party Express, OurCountryPAC: We are trying to do a MoneyBomb to raise $150,000 - $250,000 by Monday evening so we can keep buying more TV, more cable, more radio and last minute newspaper and Internet ads.
  • The Elite Become Fringe. We Will Remember Come November

    08/18/2010 3:40:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | August 18, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    I’ve written about this before. Let me pretty much repeat myself because it is vitally relevant here. I cannot tell you the number of reporters at major networks and newspapers who will, in private moments, admit there is a real bias in the media. That bias largely comes up from the elite power brokers, trend setters, news reporters, and politicos who live in the New York to Washington corridor. In most cases it is not an intentional bias. It is a product of being highly educated, liberally inclined (”centrist” if you ask them, which is typically code for standing for...
  • Eric Cantor and John Boehner Don’t Really Want to Repeal Obamacare

    06/30/2010 8:30:18 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 77 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | Wednesday, June 30th at 11:09AM EDT | Erick Erickson
    Well, it is official. Eric Cantor and John Boehner — particularly Eric Cantor — have decided they don’t need or want conservatives and, more troubling, do not have any intention of trying to win at the polls by forcing Democrat hands on Obamacare. Our leadership is behaving badly. Last week and on Monday I mentioned Rep. Steve King’s effort to repeal Obamacare and start over. He’s filed a discharge petition. If he gets 218 signatures, Nancy Pelosi must hold a vote. At the time, I was hearing that Eric Cantor was desperate to undermine Steve King’s efforts and, sure enough,...
  • Redstate's Erick Erickson Says There Really is No Frontrunner for 2012 GOP Nomination - Video 4/9/10

    04/10/2010 6:40:59 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 300+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 10, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Redstate's Editor-in-Chief, Erick Erickson, talking to CNN's John King about the 2012 GOP Nomination battle. Erickson - who is now also a CNN regular commentator - was asked who the frontrunner is for the 2012 GOP Nomination. Erickson said "none of the above," although he likes Sarah Palin and some favor Mitt Romney. But Erickson said he really does not believe anyone is really the frontrunner right now, and that voters are looking for someone else. At the beginning of the video, Erickson was also asked about potential Supreme Court nominees to replace retiring Justice John...
  • Irrational: Left-Wingers Institute Witch Hunt Against CNN's Erick Erickson

    04/02/2010 2:32:52 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 618+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It's an archaic way of thinking - unless it's imposed upon conservatives, then it's OK. It's this notion that commentators that are right-of-center should know their place - that place being only in the realms of talk radio or on the Fox News Channel. Otherwise, it is unacceptable. Now Politico has joined the fray and is taking news tips from left-wing storefronts that have staked out RedState.com founder Erick Erickson's Macon, Ga. radio show on Newstalk 940 WMAC, to capture any sort of gotcha moment to embarrass Erickson. And all of this seems to have been spurred on by CNN's...
  • Media Matters unloads on CNN hire (Erick Erickson)

    03/16/2010 7:05:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,161+ views
    Politico ^ | March 16, 2010 | Andy Barr
    The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters is fuming over CNN’s hiring of conservative RedState blogger Erick Erickson. In a document provided POLITICO that Media Matters plans to post on its blog Tuesday, the group accuses Erickson of having a “long history of incendiary, sexist and racially charged statements.” “If you need any further proof that the liberal media bias is a myth, CNN just hired someone who called David Souter a goat——ing child molester,” Media Matters Vice President of Research and Communication Ari Rabin-Havt told POLITICO. The document includes many other profane Erickson statements, including the vulgar phrase highlighted...
  • RedState's Erick Erickson Joins CNN As Regular Contributor

    03/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies · 410+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 16th | NB Staff
    This morning RedState.com editor Erick Erickson announced that he is joining CNN as a political contributor.
  • CNN Hires Conservative; Hell Freezes Over

    03/16/2010 1:11:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 919+ views
    Prominent conservative commentator and RedState.com editor Erick Erickson will join CNN as a political contributor, appearing primarily on CNN's new show John King, USA¸ the network announced Tuesday. Erickson, a self described "obsessive news junkie" who grew up in Dubai and rural Louisiana, will also provide perspective and commentary on other programs across the network . . .