Erick Erickson

What If The Early Christians Had Been #NeverConstantine?

The history of the early church is filled with instances in which non-Christian secular leaders were converted by missionaries or chose the Church spontaneously – perhaps the best and most famous example being the conversion of the Roman Emperor Constantine, the first Christian Emperor. And Constantine's story has a lot to tell us about this year's Republican presidential campaign.

Sorry Friends, If You Are #NeverTrump Then You Are #4Hillary

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I still think Ted Cruz is the best candidate conservatives had in the race, but he is unfortunately not the candidate who won a majority of the delegates – that distinction goes to Donald Trump – and it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberty are to survive. Don't buy that argument? Then look in the mirror and read this list...

Bill Kristol’s Not So Funny Joke on Conservatives and America

Bill Kristol, a veteran of the White House and a variety of political campaigns, must on some level recognize that his gambit to promote David French for President bears a striking resemblance to the Little Rascals series episode where the Gang, dejectedly sitting around their club house suddenly brighten when Spanky says, “Hey everyone, let’s put on a circus!” Soon Alfalfa is the lion tamer, Darla is his beautiful assistant and their faithful dog Pete is dressed up like a lion. The only question here is what role poor Mr. French will play.

Trump Haters On The Right Versus Reality

Trump haters on the right seem to think that the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is over – and nothing could be further from the truth. If Donald Trump was not your candidate – so be it. But the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is hardly over – it has just begun -- it’s time for people truly interested in the future of this country to stop trashing Trump and to start trying to influence him.

Erick and Bill Have Jumped the #NeverTrump Shark

Two conservative thinkers for whom we have a great deal of respect, Bill Kristol and Erick Erickson, have finally jumped the shark and entered a bizarre new #NeverTrump political dimension where Mitt Romney is a viable candidate for president and forming a third party five months before the election is a realistic means of electing an alternative to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Paul Ryan stars as John Boehner’s weak sister

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

The hysteria in Washington among elite Republican pundits who long ago decided to put party ahead of principle has hit peak condescension. Paul Ryan apparently cannot get the Speakership in his own right, but must be bullied and begged into taking it while at the same time is so sensitive and weak he might be bullied by some conservative Congressmen.

Rush Limbaugh is Right on This, Too

Erick Erickson, RedState

There are a growing number of self-congratulatory pundits on the right who’ve never worked a day in their lives, but have terrifically mournful stories of the time their nanny didn’t cut the crust off their peanut butter and jelly sandwich back in the day. These guys not only think the pen is mightier than the sword, but they want to pooh-pooh anyone who dares to get sweat on his brow actually advocating for something.

Insanity of the GOP: Doing the Same Thing Over & Over

Erick Erickson, Red State

It'd be absolutely insane for Repubs., who campaigned on fixing Wash., to re-install its leadership that the public & its own base dislikes. It's time for the GOP to actually get different results & vote for a new Speaker.

Is Most Powerful Conservative in US Losing His Edge?

Molly Ball, Atlantic

Erick Erickson built his career on stoking populist rage. But now the man who steers the Tea Party says conservative anger has grown toxic and self-defeating.

Should We Buy Speaker Boehner Some Balls?

Speaker Boehner is not the spineless wimp some commentators make him out to be. Boehner has actually shown plenty of masculine fortitude and has faced down opponents on numerous occasions – the problem is those opponents are always conservatives, not President Obama and the Democrats.

Time for New Leadership

Erick Erickson, Red State

30 years ago, Mitch McConnell ran for the Senate because his opponent kept claiming to be for spending cuts while raising spending. His opponent kept claiming to be a conservative, while letting big government grow. McConnell needs to be reminded of his own words.

T.W. Shannon for U.S. Senate

Erick Erickson, Red State

T.W. Shannon, the Okla. Speaker of the House, is going to become a rockstar within not just the GOP, but the conservative movement. I believe he will also be more consistently conservative in his votes than his opponent.

Brewer Should Sign the Religious Liberty Legislation

Erick Erickson, Red State

In the name of tolerance, liberal activists believe that if you do not worship at the altar of gay marriage, your business must be shut down — you must be punished. Sadly, they are also winning in court and that's why Arizona's SB 1062 must be signed into law.

Republican Leaders Don’t Care How Many Obamacare Deadlines He Blows

Who knew Obama has missed over half the deadlines in the Affordable Care Act? Apparently Congressional Republican leaders knew, or should have known because their research arm compiled the report, and yet they still oppose Senator Mike Lee’s effort to defund Obamacare.

Ad Blasts MM's OCare Hypocrisy

Erick Erickson, Red State

Brent Bozzell's org, For America, showed what a two-face McConnell is on Obamacare in the best political ad on TV today.

FLASH: Mitch McConnell, Ron Johnson Oppose Conservatives' Effort to Defund Obamacare

Why haven’t establishment Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson embraced conservatives' efforts to draw that line in the sand and put a united Senate Republican Conference behind the effort to defund Obamacare?