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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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’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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 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 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 . . .
  • A New Voice Rises In the Red States ("Operation Leper"

    11/15/2008 3:13:30 PM PST · by · 12 replies · 1,323+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10-15-08 | sue Smalley
    Erick Urickson, the editor of the influential conservative blog, knew he had arrived in politics two years ago when Tony Snow, the then White House press secretary, invited him to visit. Not wanting to presume, Erickson showed up at the Old Executive Office Building, where most staffers work. But when he arrived, the 33-year-old native Louisianan recalls, "they said, 'No, your appointment's at the West Wing.' At that point I knew Red State was kind of unique." [snip] That community network is where Red State's real power lies, and its organizational clout is why Erickson's latest—and most controversial—gambit has...