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RedState’s Erick Erickson: Republicans should embrace Occupy Wall Street

By | 10.17.11 | 3:10 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

First came the broke unemployed drummers and poets, then the debt-ridden students, then the retired couples whose pensions and real estate holdings have withered, then the tourists, then, slowly, the journalists.

Fla. Gov. Scott, Senate hopeful Hasner going to RedState event in S.C. this weekend

By | 08.11.11 | 11:59 am | More from The Florida Independent

Gov. Rick Scott and GOP Senate candidate Adam Hasner will speak at the RedState Gathering 2011 in Charleston, S.C., this weekend, an event for conservative politicians and organizations who are looking toward the 2012 elections. #

Herman Cain considered winner of GOP presidential debate

By | 05.06.11 | 1:05 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

The first GOP presidential primary debate is behind us. Fox News hosted the event in South Carolina last night. It featured five second-tier candidates, and the news is that former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty didn’t lose and that Herman Cain, the Georgia political figure, motivational speaker and former CEO of More…

Boehner goes after gays as far right hits him on budget deal

By | 04.19.11 | 11:46 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Image by Matt MahurinConservative celebrity Sarah Palin and right-wing blogger Erick Erickson are just two of the high profile far-right leaders disparaging Speaker of the House John Boehner for the budget deal he hammered out with President Obama and Democratic Senate leaders last week. Colorado “liberty movement” talk radio hosts are unhappy.

Republican opposition mounts to budget deal ahead of congressional vote

By | 04.14.11 | 10:37 am

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told POLITICO he would “get there” on corralling Republican votes for the budget deal that averted a government shutdown last weekend, but since the details of the plan were made public, conservatives have grown increasingly agitated.

The National Review editorial board More…

Pawlenty’s campaign manager ran ads against Dayton, drove drunk

By | 04.12.11 | 3:50 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Image by Matt MahurinPotential presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty scored a coup yesterday when he announced that he has signed on Nick Ayers to be his campaign manager. Ayers, a deeply religious 28-year old, is the former head of the Republican Governors Association, a group that funneled money into Minnesota’s Future to run negative More…

Republicans already declaring for Texas Senate seat just days after Hutchison retires

By | 01.18.11 | 12:09 pm

The Republican primary to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) is already crowded despite Hutchison’s announcement that she will not seek re-election in 2012 coming late last Thursday.

Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams is already in the race and has scored a major political endorsement. Over More…

McConnell’s earmarks arguments alienate conservatives

By | 11.10.10 | 9:09 am

From the perspective of many conservatives, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is doing himself and Republicans a lot of harm by fighting Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) proposal to ban requests for earmarks among Republicans in next year’s Senate. The first reason, writes RedState’s Erick Erickson, has to do with last More…

Is a Republican Civil War over the party leadership race a media fiction?

By | 11.09.10 | 8:58 am

Erick Erikson at RedState thinks the way the media have excitedly covered the race for House GOP Conference Chair between Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) has been far removed from reality:

It is absolute and utter nonsense. This contest is not in the least


Tea Party leadership begins applying primary pressure early

By | 11.05.10 | 10:21 am

Whether the Tea Party rank-and-file decide to get on board remains an open question, but conservative figures like Dick Armey, the former Republican majority leader who now chairs FreedomWorks, and Erick Erickson, managing editor of the blog RedState, are already excited about the prospect of directing Tea Party outrage toward More…