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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....
  • Red State Democrats Risk Becoming Carbon Heretics

    06/17/2014 7:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/17/2014 | Kyle Smith
    In the late 1980s the Democratic Party decided that appealing to its donor base required strict adherence to the notion of abortion on demand. Anyone who was pro-life (like Al Gore [1], Jesse Jackson [2], and Harry Reid [3]) either switched sides or was chased out of the party.Today, there are virtually no pro-life Democrats. And soon, thanks to a major push from Barack Obama to please his Sierra Club and Hollywood donors by saddling the coal industry with strict new regulations, there may be no pro-carbon energy Democrats. In turn, this may create a long-term advantage for Republicans...
  • Apology from the RNC Director of Rapid Response

    05/08/2014 10:50:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Redstate ^ | Chairman Reince Priebus
    The below apology from Jahan Wilcox, which was posted by Chairman Priebus, is appreciated by RedState, as is the severe reprimand that we were told was administered. Unfortunately, the willingness of some within the ranks of the party apparatus to demean, and sometimes even work against, conservative candidates has grown this primary cycle.
  • Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman, Attacks Republican Candidate Matt Bevin as "Fraud"

    05/08/2014 1:50:28 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 6 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 05-07-2014 | Erick Erickson
    Jahan Wilcox is the rapid response director at the RNC. He’s charged with responding quickly to attack Democrats and rebut Democrat attacks on the GOP. Last night, Jahan Wilcox responded quickly to Thom Tillis’s victory in North Carolina by declaring that next would be to defeat Matt Bevin, the Republican candidate in Kentucky, who Wilcox called a “fraud.”
  • GOP Senate hopefuls Dinsdale, Bart McLeay see chance for immigration compromise

    05/02/2014 12:57:54 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Robynn Tysver
    The idea of granting illegal immigrants a form of legal status — but without the possibility of citizenship — has the backing of two Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Nebraska. Sid Dinsdale and Bart McLeay both said it would be a good compromise toward ending the nation's long-standing dilemma over what to do with an estimated 11 million people living in this country illegally.
  • DNC Chair Fails To Respond To Governor Pat Quinn’s Racist Tweets

    04/25/2014 2:43:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    RedState ^ | April 25, 2014 | Caleb Howe
    Last week, Democrat Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn, via Twitter, promoted and, presumably therefore associated himself with, an article from the Chicago Sun Times that compared being a black Republican to being a Nazi collaborator. Eventually, as Greta outlines in the clip below, the tweets were deleted on the grounds that it was offensive to Jews. [3:06 video clip] From the offending column: As a general rule, individuals will sell out the interests of their groups in return for personal benefit. It isn’t just a black thing. Jews collaborated with the Nazis during World War II, helping them to round...
  • Georgia on My Mind (Political Tsunami Brewing)

    04/14/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    About Common Core ^ | April 14, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    In 2 minutes, this video message (linked) explains why Karl Rove, "elite" GOP, the RNC and the RGA, are nervous as chickens in a poultry factory. Common Core outrage is uniting Teachers and Tea Partiers, Progressives and Patriots, Atheists and Believers. ALL parents 1) love their kids 2) hate high stress, robotic testing 3) are revolting over data collection and privacy invasions and 4) once awakened, see that corporate profiteering off students and teachers has taken priority over learning. We are "taking it to the streets", sharing this truth with every non-GOP, non-Conservative, non-traditional primary voter in Georgia. Our outreach...
  • RedState Follows TruthRevolt's Lead, Blocks Users of Firefox

    04/08/2014 6:54:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/8/2014 | Jeremy Boreing
    On Tuesday the powerful conservative website RedState joined the movement - started last Thursday by this publication - to protest Mozilla's decision to force out its CEO Brendan Eich over a personal donation he made over six years ago to a pro-traditional marriage campaign by blocking users of the company's hit web-browser Firefox.  Visitors to the site were re-directed to a landing page where they were informed that RedState found itself in conflict with the values of Mozilla and suggesting other alternative browsers.  "... we wanted to remind people that the totalitarian impulse of the Mozilla corporation is real, and if you...
  • DUMP FIREFOX... or at Least Hit 'em Where it Hurts!

    04/09/2014 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If disposing of a CEO for donating to an unfashionable political cause didn't repulse you enough to keep from using the (overrated imho) Firefox web browser, perhaps their online POLITICAL censorship will... or maybe you don't mind being told what you can read, either. Mozilla Firefox users this week were finding articles pertaining to imploding 'progressive' WH causes/initiatives ('gender equality', 'war on women') blocked and substituted by leftist propaganda... American Thinker: Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with...
  • Proof that conservatives don't hate government (like libs say) and NOBODY trusts liberals to run it

    04/08/2014 4:03:17 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    True story... I actually took the liberty of color coding this chart to illustrate just how crappy the blue states are when it comes to trust. The top ranked blue state is 17th place New Jersey, AND it's governor is a Republican (Chris Christie) embroiled in a trust-violating scandal (Bridgegate).Liberals will look at this and see contradiction, because they're not very smart. In reality the red state governments receive more trust probably because they are LESS intrusive instead of MORE in the lives of the people in those states.A government that governs less governs best.
  • Yes, she really said that. Wendy Davis: "Texas is not really a red state"

    02/15/2014 10:40:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/15/2013 | Rick Moran
    Wendy Davis's quixotic campaign for Texas governor is getting more and more like some awful reality show, where everything goes wrong and the candidate can't help making gaffe after gaffe. Wendy's latest jaw dropper: Texas isn't really a red state. Washington Examiner: Wendy Davis told the Austin American-Statesman newspaper on Wednesday that "Texas is not really a red state, it's just a non-voting state."Sure Wendy, sure.Well, she is right about Texas being a non-voting state. Texas is one of the worst performers when it comes to voter turnout. In 2010, just 36.4 percent of registered voters actually voted, making it...
  • Sold! Right's RedState, Human Events, Regnery gobbled up by Salem

    01/13/2014 3:06:26 PM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 13, 2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, Erick Erickson and Michelle Malkin have a new publisher in Washington today, the expanding Christian conservative media empire of Salem Communications Corp., recently dubbed "the new power in conservative media." Salem on Monday completed the purchase of Eagle Publishing, which operates Regnery, the nation's leading conservative book publisher; Human Events, one of the oldest conservative news providers; and the popular website RedState, headed by Erickson. Two other properties, Eagle Financial Publications and Eagle Wellness, were included. No price was provided to Secrets. The move gives Salem, already a huge force in conservative radio and Christian broadcasting...
  • A new power in conservative media

    01/04/2014 5:13:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    A new power in conservative media By: Hadas Gold January 4, 2014 05:59 PM EST A player in Christian and talk radio stations is buying up popular conservative websites — moves that could make Salem Communications the next big thing in right-wing media. The California-based company has recently gobbled up sites that reach millions of readers, like Michelle Malkin’s, the Eagle Publishing group which is home to, and the conservative publishing house Regnery. The Salem empire already includes more than 100 Christian and conservative talk-radio stations and several Christian-themed websites, as well as and Though...
  • America’s Coastal Royalty: The real national divide isn’t between red and blue states.

    11/28/2013 11:38:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>The densely populated coastal corridors from Boston to Washington and from San Diego to Berkeley are where most of America’s big decisions are made.</p> <p>They remind us of two quite different Americas: one country along these coasts and everything else in between. Those in Boston, New York, and Washington determine how our government works; what sort of news, books, art, and fashion we should consume; and whether our money and investments are worth anything.</p>
  • RedState is on fire today!

    11/01/2013 4:35:37 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    RedState ^ | 11/1/2013
    Please pardon the vanity. Redstate is on fire today with great articles. I cannot decide which to post. I would post them all if I had time. The free RedState morning briefing is always good but has 8 absolutely great dead on stories today. "1. Why Unions Are Pouring Money Into Virginia & Why You Should Care 2. Charles C.W. Cooke eviscerates phony libertarian Virginia governor candidate Robert Sarvis. 3. House Is About To Cave On The Farm Bill 4. You will be made to care 5. Obamacare: End it, don’t mend it. 6. In Alabama, the Chamber of Commerce...
  • Reality of Obamacare is Doing More for Conservatism than the Consultant Class Ever Has

    10/08/2013 1:51:54 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    red state ^ | 10/7/2013 | Ben Howe
    If you head over to San Jose Mercury News, you’ll see an article posted over the weekend talking about the impact of Obamacare on individuals. What’s most interesting is that it shows the evolving opinions from those who previously or currently support the healthcare law, and those opinions, unsurprisingly, vary depending on their personal situation. For instance, Marilynn Gray-Raine, a breast cancer survivor, is thrilled to find out that her premiums dropped several hundred dollars per month. This was primarily because her cancer was no longer penalizing her as a pre-existing condition. Ending the penalties for pre-existing conditions was one...
  • Lt. Gov. Dewhurst: Texas could turn blue if you get complacent

    09/30/2013 7:16:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/201 | Jazz Shaw
    I haven’t heard much from (or about) Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst since he came in second in his Senate primary race with Ted Cruz. But he’s still on the job in the Lone Star state and taking an active role in state politics. He probably raised eyebrows yesterday when he issued a potentially dire warning to his fellow Texas Republicans. AUSTIN, Texas — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said here on Saturday that Texas could turn blue if Republicans get “complacent.”“If we’re complacent, yeah, it could happen,” said Dewhurst, who last year lost to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the...
  • Why Democrats Will Never Run Another White, Male, Heterosexual Presidential Candidate

    09/23/2013 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Signalman · 46 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/22/2013 | John Liberty
    Democrats have discovered a political shield as effective as the testudo (“turtle”) and phalanx battle formations employed by Roman legions and Greek armies. Although not nearly as heroic, this tactic is politically impenetrable and we’re likely to see it used by Democrats for a long time. The political shield is simply this: place minorities in power positions and when their policies are criticized, label that criticism as bigotry. America doesn’t like bigotry and will not support bigoted candidates or political parties. Once the bigot card is played, media focus is placed on the critic and their unfair criticism of the...
  • We The People Is Gonna Win Us The Day

    09/20/2013 7:56:49 PM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/20/20 | thelibertarian01
    I first want to praise Speaker Boehner, Floor Leader Cantor and Whip McCarthy for finally listening their constituents and the American people if only doing so reluctantly. They’ve allowed a vote to defund Obamacare while funding the rest of government. Kudos to all 230 lawmakers who voted as such. Now we have the challenge of the Senate where not only is there Sleazy Bastard, but still a good portion of the GOP caucus that’s still reluctant to defund Obamacare. While this will even tougher than it was the House since Dems control the Senate, We The People always prevails in...
  • The Myth of Red State Welfare: Yet another liberal caricature

    09/17/2013 6:55:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2013 | Sierra Rayne
    During the last few years, a key liberal talking point has been "red state welfare." The argument is that the states that get more from the federal government than they pay in taxes tend to be red states, whereas the states that give more to the federal government than they pay in taxes tend to be blue states. This "red state welfare" hypothesis falls completely apart when we look at the data. The so-called top 10 "red states" on welfare are New Mexico, Mississippi, Alaska, Louisiana, West Virginia, North Dakota, Alabama, South Dakota, Virginia, and Kentucky. The purportedly bottom 10...
  • Obama Re-enacts Bay of Pigs Invasion

    09/04/2013 10:09:33 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/3/2013 | streiff
    On April 17, 1961 about 1500 Cuban exiles, trained by the CIA landed at Bahia De Cochinos, Cuba with the goal to overthrow the regime of Fidel Castro. In English Bahia De Cochinos translates as Bay of Pigs. The Bay of Pigs was a hugely irresponsible action not only because it capitalized upon the enthusiasm of recent exiles and had zero chance of success under a best case scenario but because of the way it made our nation look ridiculous and strengthened Castro’s hand. Now we are looking at the 2013 version: During a meeting at the White House, the...
  • The third party devolution

    07/02/2013 3:35:38 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 28 replies InstaBlog ^ | 2 Jul 2013, 6:55 AM PDT | John Hayward
    Over the weekend, Sarah Palin floated the idea of forming a third party - tentatively dubbed the "Freedom Party," at the suggestion of a Fox News viewer - if the Republicans continue to disappoint conservatives. This drew a spirited response from blogger LaborUnionReport at RedState, followed by an equally spirited counter-response from Stacy Drake at Conservatives4Palin, who accused the RedState blogger of using a Palin Photoshop to illustrate his post. I haven't got any Photoshop expertise to offer, beyond observing that it's a really good Photoshop. [...] I've been wrestling with that third-party temptation for a long time, and generally...
  • Liberals Pressure Obama Admin to Muzzle Wisconsin Talk Radio

    06/04/2013 10:16:32 AM PDT · by Signalman · 48 replies
    Redstate ^ | 6/4/2013 | briansikma
    A liberal activist and her group are continuing their efforts to silence talk radio in Wisconsin. Upset that the state’s two largest AM stations, WTMJ and WISN in Milwaukee, have show hosts with right-of-center political leanings, the group Media Action Center filed complaints last year asking the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the stations and force them to give more air time to Democrats and liberals. If they didn’t, the group asked the Obama Administration’s FCC to deny at least one station – WTMJ – its license to broadcast. Last week, Sue Wilson, the head of MAC, used the anniversary...
  • 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...
  • Laffer and Moore: The Red-State Path to Prosperity

    03/28/2013 5:09:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/28/2013 | Art Laffer and Stephen Moore
    You can tell a lot about prosperity in America by observing the places people are moving to and where they are packing up and moving from. New Census Bureau data on metropolitan areas indicate that the South and the Sunbelt regions continue to grow, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to shrink. Among the 10 fastest-growing metro areas last year were Raleigh, Austin, Las Vegas, Orlando, Charlotte, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. All of these are in low-tax, business-friendly red states. Blue-state areas such as Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, Providence and Rochester were among the biggest population losers. This migration...
  • Recovery Leaves One Red State With the Blues

    03/08/2013 10:49:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | March 8, 2013 | Matt Towery
    Being a native of Atlanta, I always resented media depictions and popular culture images of Georgia as a state where everyone wore overalls, had three teeth in their head, and liberally used terms like "ain't" and "gonna" in their daily vocabulary. The problem is when reality programs like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" depict exactly that, well, it starts to become a losing battle. In the past, I would have written how metropolitan Atlanta has a population of nearly 6 million, many of whom are from somewhere other than Georgia. I would have noted that race relations in the state...
  • America's Red State Growth Corridors (The Low-tax, energy-rich regions in the heartland)

    02/26/2013 7:35:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/26/2013 | JOEL KOTKIN
    In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, some political commentators have written political obituaries of the "red" or conservative-leaning states, envisioning a brave new world dominated by fashionably blue bastions in the Northeast or California. But political fortunes are notoriously fickle, while economic trends tend to be more enduring. These trends point to a U.S. economic future dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt. Overall, these...
  • A Way Out of the Wilderness for the GOP

    02/06/2013 12:54:09 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 6, 2013 | Ed Lasky
    Republicans hold a weak hand in Washington but a stronger grip in states where voters have entrusted them with power. Performances there can boost not just the Republican image but bring the party back to power in Washington. More importantly, they can show conservative principles work. The "Red State Model" can, in the Wall Street Journal's words, "Drive Republican Revival." Walter Russell Meade, one of our most brilliant thinkers, has written quite perceptively about the collapse of what he calls "the blue model." These are states that have been firmly in the hands of the Democratic Party and their allies...
  • Red-state Democrats may break with White House

    01/19/2013 7:53:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/19/2013 | By JOHN BRESNAHAN and MANU RAJU
    For Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his top lieutenants, the challenges of balancing the 2014 Senate map and President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda could cause as many headaches as anything Republicans throw at them. Overall, 20 Democratic-held Senate seats are up for grabs next year, versus 13 for Republicans. Democratic incumbents face reelection in solidly red states like Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana and South Dakota, all of which Obama lost by double-digit margins in November. A little more than a year after Obama is sworn in to another term, there will be high-profile Senate races in swing states...
  • Exit Polls Prove US Still a Red State Nation

    11/27/2012 5:29:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/26/2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    The dust may still be settling on the 2012 election, but there is good reason for conservatives to find optimism for the future. Recently, I found such hope reviewing the full exit poll data from our recent election. The bottom line on the presidential race was this: Mitt Romney lost the election because voters liked him less than Barack Obama. Despite claims otherwise, the election was not a referendum on Obama’s record or even red state values versus blue state values. Obama and the Democrats have claimed a “mandate,” but the data shows voters actually oppose President Obama’s programs like...
  • Is it time to roll up the welcome mat here?(Redstate)

    11/13/2012 9:37:33 AM PST · by umpqua · 45 replies ^ | 11/13/2012 | Erick Erickson
    We here at RedState are American citizens. We have no plans to secede from the union. If you do, good luck with that, but this is not the place for you.
  • Freeper Advice needed, I'd like to move out of Pennsylvania, Texas looks good

    11/07/2012 1:17:12 PM PST · by Nowhere Man · 83 replies
    Myself | 11-07-2012 | Nowhere Man
    I'd consider other Red areas too.
  • Red State, Blue State: To The New Republic’s Cohn, red states are “a social Darwinist’s paradise

    10/22/2012 6:53:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/22/2012 | William Voegeli
    Jonathan Cohn of The New Republic argues that it’s getting easier, but more alarming, to differentiate Blue from Red America. The one “looks more and more like Scandinavia, while the other increasingly resembles a social Darwinist’s paradise.” In TNR’s current issue, Cohn examines, with the help of some academic researchers, the strength of the safety nets in blue and red states. The former he defines as those states carried by the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the past three elections. (That roster comprises California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey,...
  • Stingy Liberals

    08/23/2012 6:52:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 22, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    There are 366 major metropolitan areas in the United States, and a comprehensive new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy ranks them on the basis of generosity -- the percentage of income the median household in each city gives to charity. According to the Chronicle, the most generous city in America is Provo, Utah, where residents typically give away 13.9 percent of their discretionary income. Boston, by contrast, ranks No. 358: In New England's leading city, the median household donates just 2.9 percent of its income to charity. Provo's generosity is typical for its region. Of the 10 most generous...
  • There’s a Crack in THE DOME. How’s it Going to End?

    08/04/2012 6:51:29 PM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Redstate ^ | 8/4/2012 | checkmate2012
    Cameras in place, cue the lights, turn up the mics. And action. Into our view is the most elaborate stage ever seen for a political convention with the enormous Greek columns flanking the stage with two huge video screens displaying colossal images of the Democratic nominee, inevitably our new presidential American idol. Indeed a monumental stage built in the image of ancient times for a Greek God overlooking his sacrificial sheep. The plot thickened from that historic and gluttonous night like a Greek tragedy. Hope and Change is the mantra of the great idol. Yes we can is chanted from...
  • The Establishment Hates Ted Cruz, You and Me

    07/18/2012 4:19:15 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 12 replies ^ | 18 July, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    The most difficult thing to explain to your average Republican voter is how people like David Dewhurst, Charlie Crist and all the establishment, ladder-climbing, butt-kissing, near permanent political staff flacks who grow up to be lobbyists they put around them literally hate you, me, and conservative fighters like Ted Cruz. And newsflash — it’s not just Washington, but in state capitols throughout America, just like Austin. I have many good friends in Austin and one of them overheard the following conversation yesterday a few blocks down from the Texas State Capitol Building. Trust me, folks, this is just a glimpse...
  • Romney extends lead among Independents to 14 percent

    07/10/2012 9:44:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | 7/10/2012 | Dan Spencer
    In the new ABC News/Washington Post poll, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney extends his lead among Independents to 14 points, 53-39 percent. Two months ago, a POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground poll found Romney had a ten-point lead among the critical Independent voters. The mainstream media is touting the poll as showing the race is “dead even” — a 47-47 percent Obama-Romney contest among registered voters. Yet the new poll contains many more warning signs for the Obamacrats. Obama’s overall job rating is 47-49 percent, approve-disapprove (the same as in May). But his approvals are majority negative on: The Economy, 44-54...
  • Awake.

    06/29/2012 9:11:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/29/2012 | Erick Erickson
    In the past twenty-four hours I have gotten a lot of heat from friends over my take on what John Roberts did. What’s done is done and I really could not get all worked up about it because Obamacare in the Courts has been such a distraction. Yet again the GOP expected a court to save them from something they did not like. The GOP has largely turned its nose up at the tea party, which is its salvation. The tea party movement provided the GOP with the energy, man power, and money to take back the House in 2010...
  • 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...
  • NBC News Guest Calls Obama A Murderer

    06/03/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2012 | Mediaite
    Last Sunday, Up with Chris Hayes host Chris Hayes ignited significant outrage with his musings about the word “heroes.” This morning, Up panelist and national security reporter for The Nation Jeremy Scahill waded into controversial semantic waters by repeatedly accusing President Obama of “murder” through the administration’s use of drone strikes, which have killed an indeterminate number of civilians. Surprisingly, Scahill’s indictment of the President was challenged, not by Hayes, but by co-founder Joshua Trevińo. The topic of discussion was the so-called “kill list” of suspected terrorists to be exterminated in drone strikes. Hayes began by trying to drill...
  • SWATting the Ericksons (Brett Kimberlin fallout?)

    05/27/2012 6:54:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife. Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway. Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.
  • Study Reveals Most Popular Cars Of Each Major Political Party

    04/01/2012 2:26:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | MARCH 31, 2012 | Tom Joslin
    Study Reveals Most Popular Cars Of Each Major Political Party Marketing research company Strategic Vision recently completed a study that sought to identify what new vehicles found the most favor with Democrats and Republicans. After 38,000 responses the study revealed some rather interesting results. The most popular vehicle of those who self identified as members of Republican Party was the not so conservative Ford Mustang Convertible, followed by the Audi A8, Mercedes GL, Ford Expedition and Ford F-150. In fact it seems convertibles are a big hit with members of the Grand Old Party, who were responsible for 69% of...
  • Santorum Strong in Kansas (Caucuses TODAY!!)

    03/10/2012 6:08:10 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9 March 2012 | The Daily Beast
    Santorum Strong in Kansas Rick Santorum looks set for a comfortable lead in the state of Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday with 40 delegates up for grabs. "We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!" Santorum said Friday. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have skipped the state to focus on Alabama and Mississippi, with their primaries on Tuesday. Santorum is expected to win the state even though Bob Dole, the former GOP presidential candidate from Kansas, endorsed Romney earlier this week.
  • Is Erik Erikson For Real? (vanity)

    03/09/2012 11:07:09 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/10/2012 | Oshkalaboomboom
    By chance I happen to work at a time when the only program I can receive on my radio is the Erik Erikson show on WSB radio. It used to be Herman Cain's time slot but Erik took over when Herman resigned to run for POTUS. He's okay but he claims that his website,, is the most read and most influential conservative website in the land. I must live a sheltered life because I spend all of my time here and I never even heard of Redstate until Erik came on the air. Rick Perry obviously did because he...
  • Former Rick Perry supporter endorses Newt ; )

    01/27/2012 10:16:27 PM PST · by marthemaria · 8 replies
  • Hero or Spoiler: Rick Perry Will Quit. The Question is as What.

    01/19/2012 6:15:34 AM PST · by mnehring · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | Erik Erikson
    Yesterday, I argued that Rick Perry should leave the GOP primary in advance of Saturday’s election and endorse Newt Gingrich, who is the most logical fit in the existing field for a Perry endorsement. The Perry campaign responded that the race would be decided by voters, not pundits behind a computer. Fair enough. Rick Perry does not want to be seen as a quitter. But quit he will. I do not want him to quit. I urged him to stay in the race. But sadly his campaign has been unable to get the second look I thought it deserved. Now,...
  • 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...
  • The Colorado Model & The Left’s Stratagem For Turning Red States to Blue

    12/28/2011 12:58:35 PM PST · by thecodont · 5 replies · 1+ views
    RedState / ^ | Wednesday, December 28th at 2:30PM EST | Posted by LaborUnionReport
    [...] Although it’s being deployed in several states like Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and others, there are still many who have never heard of the Colorado Model. What’s worse, despite all the Left’s bemoaning of the “vast right wing conspiracy,” Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, or whatever enemy they can dream up, there is still nothing like the Colorado Model on the Right. In sum, the Colorado Model is one of the Left’s most effective stratagems that was “built” to turn “red states” into “blue states” in a very short period (with the exception, perhaps, of the 2010...
  • Days of Whine and Poseurs

    11/01/2011 7:27:29 PM PDT · by mnehring · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | Erick Erickson
    We’ve made a bit of a mistake as a conservative movement fixating so much on the race for the White House. There’s a behind the scenes fight happening in Washington right now. Congressional Republicans are not just selling us out, they are hell bent — and I really do mean hell bent — on destroying the conservative groups raising red flags about what they are doing.For so long the GOP in Washington could hide behind surveys like the American Conservative Union survey, which shows just how much more someone is Republican than Democrat. No one actually did a survey that...
  • Fortress Blue, Fortress Red, The partisan bedrock of the new House

    10/20/2011 4:40:02 PM PDT · by randita · 16 replies
    Center for Politics ^ | 10/20/11 | Kyle Kondik
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said that “There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.” If so, he would’ve hated where the House is headed for the next decade, because by and large it likely won’t have all that many good fights. Instead of looking at the House through the competitive races, consider instead the uncompetitive races — the large number of seats that should be safe for one party or the other for the foreseeable future. Based on the latest Crystal Ball ratings, less than one in four of the 435 House seats will be competitive next...