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  • Peace in the Middle East

    09/18/2020 9:16:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | September 18, 2020 | Erick Erickson
    I have noted before that I grew up in Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates. From 1980-1990, my family lived in an ungated community in the middle of the city down the street from the Iranian Hospital with the Jumeirah American School just one long block up the road. We walked to school every day. The school changed its name to the American School of Dubai the year after I graduated. It moved locations. The current school at the old location is the Jumeirah Baccalaureate School. My old house is all that remains of my neighborhood. The whole place...
  • The Abraham Accords

    08/21/2020 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 21, 2020 | Erick Erickson
    The Israel-United Arab Emirates news is actually much bigger than the American press is reporting. President Donald Trump actually does deserve a great deal of credit, and if the deal were reported accurately, he would get that credit. But the issue is larger than even that, and the American media has totally missed the bigger story. First, to review, the United Arab Emirates and Israel have decided to publicly have diplomatic relations in something they are calling the Abraham Accords. This is groundbreaking in and of itself. Though the countries have privately been collaborating for some time, they will make...
  • ERICKSON: Let The Cities Burn (Or Not)

    07/25/2020 8:16:08 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 25 Jul, 2020 | Erick Erickson
    There is no police power in the federal Constitution. The police power is left to the states. To the extent the President can send federal officers into Portland, Oregon, and other cities, it should be to protect federal property. The President cannot save Portland from itself, and he should not. He cannot save the other cities either. I want a mask mandate, but there is no federal police power for the President to impose it. It must come from governors, who have more expansive police powers than your average libertarian-leaning person would have you believe. The President does not have...
  • Erick Erickson: Dr. Fauci was in the stands with just his best friend and his wife and he pulled his mask down to drink water

    07/24/2020 9:29:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    Erick Erickson Twitter ^ | 7/24/20 | Erick Erickson
    Dr. Fauci was in the stands with just his best friend and his wife and he pulled his mask down to drink water when the picture was taken. A conservative movement playing gotcha over a photo like that is a conservative movement that needs a controlled burn to blaze through it.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 24, 2020
  • The GOP Mess in Florida, Brought to You by On the Job Training at the NRSC

    04/29/2010 10:27:49 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 44 replies · 897+ views ^ | April 29th, 2010 | by Brad Jackson
    NRSC Chairman John Cornyn said today that Florida’s GOP Senate primary has been “a learning experience” for him. If we’ll remember back to last year, Cornyn’s NRSC recruited (then Republican) Governor Charlie Crist to challenge the already announced conservative darling Marco Rubio for the open Senate seat left by the departure of Mel Martinez. Of course Rubio didn’t need a challenger, and should have been allowed to run uninterrupted from Washington. Cornyn sees that wisdom now. “In this political environment it’s not necessarily helpful for candidates running in the states to have the national party chairman” endorse them. No joke....
  • Rolling Stone Liberal Editor's Key Observation About the George Floyd Unrest Will Probably Infuriate the Left

    06/13/2020 8:07:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2020 | Matt Vespa
    I’d never thought that some liberals would actually take a stand and call out their colleagues for being totally unspooled for caving to the progressive mob. For some, the liberal agenda they grew up with is now considered right-wing in some circles. Why? Well, it doesn’t go far enough. It has to be far left and quasi-Marxist. The woke clowns we used to mock on The College Fix and Campus Reform have graduated. And now, their toxic agenda is spreading like a brush fire. No dissent is permitted. Just one slip-up or differing opinion from that of the far-left mob...
  • Why Never Trump ‘Doesn’t Command Armies Of Voters’

    05/15/2020 8:59:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/15/2020 | Nathanael Blake
    Defeated conservatives like to believe they are beautiful losers. The remnants of the Never Trump movement are convinced they were right in standing (as they see it) for principles, character, and competence against a Republican nominee lacking all three. They may be politically exiled and impotent, but they are preserving an unsullied conservatism.A new book from Oxford University Press, Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites, provides an extensive account of the leaders of this movement. The authors, Robert Saldin and Steven Teles, are sympathetic to their subjects, whom they quote at length, and this book does not...
  • Applaud the Democrats

    03/06/2020 9:28:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 6, 2020 | Erick Erickson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders really would be an easier candidate for President Donald Trump to campaign against in November. Sanders is so far left, with a history of burning bridges, that Trump and the Republican Party could easily and deservedly vilify him. The American public got a taste of Sanders, the true believer in communist revolution, when he sat for an interview with Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes." Sanders praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro for a literacy program after the Cuban revolution. Never mind that Castro also rounded up dissidents, engaged in mass murder and pulled his people into unending poverty....
  • The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Nevermind, He’s Fine

    10/05/2019 10:14:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies ^ | Jeremy W. Peters October 5,2019
    been as head-spinning as the social conservatives and evangelical Christians who now consider Mr. Trump a hero. Many of the conservative women who once saw him as a boor have come to believe that for too long they were focused on the wrong qualities in presidential candidates. They wanted someone pious when they should have been looking for someone who could throw punches. “I endorsed Rick Santorum in 2012. And Mike Huckabee,” said Penny Young Nance, who signed the statement in 2016 of anti-abortion activists opposing Mr. Trump. “But at the end of the day, I’m not sure those guys...
  • This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump's popularity

    10/05/2019 11:36:57 PM PDT · by Windflier · 54 replies
    Linkedin ^ | June 16, 2018 | Julian McCall / Evan Sayet
    Trump’s 'lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship' By Evan Sayet in his article "He Fights" My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on...
  • The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Never Mind, He’s Fine

    10/05/2019 2:37:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2019 Updated 5:17 p.m. ET | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON — In 2016, Erick Erickson could not have been clearer. Donald Trump was “a racist” and “a fascist.” It was no wonder, Mr. Erickson wrote, that “so many people with swastikas in their Twitter profile pics” supported him. “I will not vote for Donald Trump. Ever,” he insisted, adding his voice to the chorus of Never Trump Republicans. Last week, Mr. Erickson, a well-known conservative blogger, titled one of his pieces “I Support the President.” In three years, he had come completely around, a transformation that is a testament to President Trump’s remarkable consolidation of support inside the Republican...
  • Erick Erickson:

    10/05/2019 7:39:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    Erick Erickson Twitter ^ | 10/5/19 | Erick Erickson
    .@SenatorRomney is a good man who cares deeply for the country and the constitution.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 5, 2019
  • The Moral Cowards of Twitter

    06/21/2019 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 21, 2019 | Erick Erickson
    Your government, the one your tax dollars fund, is systematically rounding up African Americans and placing them into forced labor. The government is reenslaving a people against their will and in violation of the 13th Amendment. Just hypothetically, what is your response? What would you do? Now presume the government is also rounding up other people and putting them in concentration camps. People are disappearing. What do you do? How do you respond? I assume your response is not to tweet angrily. Consider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, joined by various members of the Democratic Party and journalists from MSNBC, The New York...
  • Flat-Earth Christianity

    04/26/2019 7:24:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/26/2019 | Erick Erickson
    As I do every year, I wrote my Holy Week column about Easter. Major historians, even atheists, recognize that the execution of a man named Jesus around A.D. 33 is one of the most -- if not the most -- significant events in human history. Christians go a step further. They believe Jesus rose again from the dead. And therein lies the problem. Last week, I noted that "there are many who call themselves Christians, but only those who actually believe in the physical resurrection of Christ are truly Christian." It is not a controversial statement, or at least, I...
  • Another NeverTrump throws in the towel (Erick Erickson )

    02/13/2019 7:47:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2019 | Peter Skurkiss
    Will wonders never cease?  Erick Erickson, one of the original leaders of the NeverTrump movement and the one who initiated the NeverTrump hashtag, has come out saying he will vote for the Trump-Pence ticket in 2020.  Quoting Erickson: I will vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence.  And, to be clear, it will not be just because of what the other side offers, but also because of what the Trump-Pence team has done.  They've earned my vote. My, my, my.  Probably not many here care what Erickson has to offer.  I don't.  But look at his conversion as yet another straw in the wind pointing...
  • An Alternative to the Status Quo

    11/22/2018 12:51:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | November 22, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    Had John C. Fremont not run as a Republican in 1856, there would probably would have been no Lincoln in 1860. The Republican Party formed in the 1850s with the collapse of the Whig Party. The central unifying issue Republicans shared was abolition of slavery. It unified people across political parties, bringing them together into something new. In the early 1990s, fueled by a single billionaire's calls for reform, the Reform Party sprang up under H. Ross Perot. He won 18.9 percent of the popular vote. The Reform Party, unlike the Republicans in the 1800s, was one man's party,...
  • No, Stop, No: MSNBC Host Goes Nuts When Confronted With Past Examples Of Violent Left Wing Rhetoric

    10/27/2018 6:05:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | October 26, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    MSNBC Host Katy Tur got a little testy with conservative commentator Erick Erickson, who dared to bring up that the Left has become unspooled since Donald Trump's upset win over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Over the past few days, 13 devices that look like bombs have been mailed to prominent Democrats, including former presidents, and celebrities. We just had an arrest in Florida, but we don't know what their political leanings are, if any, or a motive. We don’t know. Yet, the liberal news media know exactly who it is: Donald Trump…and his supporters. We’re to blame for the Left becoming...
  • Trump 2020?

    10/06/2018 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 74 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | October 5, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    I have long been critical of Republicans who abandoned principles to stand with Trump and I am as critical of Republicans who abandon principles to oppose Trump. Principle should stay because people go. The Kavanaugh nomination has been clarifying in this regard. Seeing some conservatives willing to aid and abet character assassins because Trump nominated Kavanaugh is disgusting. I find myself in an odd position where, for the first time, I see myself, one of the original so-called “Never Trump conservatives,” voting for President Trump in 2020. I have inevitably concluded at times that Trump would do something to push...
  • ‘Never Trumpers’ unite to back Trump’s battle for Kavanaugh

    10/05/2018 1:43:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump’s fight for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is breaking up the “Never Trump” coalition of GOP leaders and pundits, many who are now uniting behind the president in advance of Saturday’s Senate confirmation vote. Rocked by the wall of Democratic opposition no matter what evidence supporting Kavanaugh is presented and impressed with Trump’s solid backing amid a brutal media attack, Never Trumpers are abandoning their opposition in a show of support for the man they once mocked. One famous Never Trumper even told Secrets that Trump’s unwavering support for Kavanaugh, a long-time public servant who worked for former...
  • PR Firm Behind Kavanaugh Accusations? Exact Same Phrase Suddenly Everywhere

    09/18/2018 10:57:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies ^ | 9/17/2018 | Cillian Zeal
    So Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser has finally come forward: In a Washington Post piece, 51-year-old research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford says that she was sexually assaulted by the Supreme Court nominee in high school back sometime during the early 1980s. ...snip... This led to a predictable backlash on social media. It also led to a predictable phrase that appeared in a lot of tweets by prominent liberals. See if you can notice — and figure out why NeverTrumper conservative pundit Erick Erickson thinks this was the work of a PR firm.