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  • Speaking Tuesday with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, Erickson – a CNN contributor – said he won't support DeVore much longer if the candidate does not improve his political standing.

    "Look, if Chuck DeVore hasn't gone up in the polls within two weeks significantly, I'll be with Carly Fiorina because Tom Campbell is that bad," Erickson said.

    DeVore is considered the more conservative of the three candidates. But Campbell has maintained a steady lead over his opponents in recent polls even as both DeVore and Fiorina attack him as too liberal.

    "There are a lot of Republicans who feel like Chuck Devore, with four weeks left, hasn't been able to surge," Erickson said on CNN's John King, USA. "And it's everybody, anybody but Campbell."
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    Well, Erick, Chuck DeVore is going nowhere and you have enabled Tom Campbell in this race.

    So…. if the shoe fits, buddy.

  • A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog was assaulted Tuesday as furious protesters interrupted his university lecture about the limits of free speech.

    Lars Vilks told The Associated Press a man leaped from the front row and head-butted him as he was delivering his lecture at Uppsala University, breaking Vilks' glasses but leaving him uninjured.

    Police later said the attacker was stopped before he could reach Vilks and that the artist may have bumped into plain-clothes officers who briskly evacuated him from the room. Three people were detained, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the attacker was among them.

    A video clip of the incident by a Swedish newspaper showed police using pepper spray and batons to hold off an angry crowd shouting "God is great" in Arabic after Vilks was escorted out of the lecture hall.
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    And, South Park moves on to Jesus…..fancy that

  • In his seven weeks as one of CNN’s newest contributors, Erick Erickson has made scarcely more than a dozen appearances on the network.
    But his every utterance — every Twitter message, blog post and radio rant — has been parsed with the rigor usually reserved for a Supreme Court nominee.

    Liberal detractors have obsessively cataloged his right-wing rhetorical excesses, from calling Michelle Obama a “Marxist harpy” to a flip accusation that the former Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter molested children and animals. Even the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, criticized Mr. Erickson for suggesting that he would threaten a census worker, saying the comment “should concern CNN.” The Boston Globe protested what it called “one more screamer on cable.”
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    I don't always agree with Erick but it is a good piece.

    Read it all.

  • California State Assemblymembers Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach), Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita), Ted Gaines (R-Roseville), Dan Logue (R-Linda) and Connie Conway (R-Visalia) today announced their endorsements of U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, noting that she is the Republican best positioned to beat Barbara Boxer this November. Silva, Smyth, Gaines, Logue and Conway had previously endorsed Fiorina’s Republican primary opponent, Chuck DeVore.
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    Leaving the sinking ship of Chuck DeVore
  • Solicitor General Elena Kagan, the woman who tops President Obama's short list for the Supreme Court, is the subject of a baffling whisper campaign among both gay rights activists and social conservatives: those whispering assume she's gay, and they want her — or someone — the media! — to acknowledge it.
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    (tags: Elena_Kagen)
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share save 120 16 CA Sen: Chuck DeVore Receives an Ultimatum from Red States Erick Erickson
Chuck DeVore Gets Ultimatum From Red State’s Erick Erickson: Rise in Polls Or We’re Backing Carly Fiorina

Well, I think that Erick Erickson, the Editor of Red State, sees the handwriting on the wall in this race and is trying to cover his own ass.

A prominent conservative is issuing an ultimatum, essentially telling the candidate he supports to do better in the polls – or lose his support.

Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState.com, backs Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in the California Republican senate primary. DeVore is locked in a battle with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Rep. Tom Campbell for the right to face Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in November.

Speaking Tuesday with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, Erickson – a CNN contributor – said he won’t support DeVore much longer if the candidate does not improve his political standing.

“Look, if Chuck DeVore hasn’t gone up in the polls within two weeks significantly, I’ll be with Carly Fiorina because Tom Campbell is that bad,” Erickson said.

So, is Erickson really serious? DeVore has been underwater from the start of this race in a dismal third place. There are only four weeks to go before the California election and early voting has already started.

If Erickson really wanted a conservative to be the Republican nominee, he would ask Chuck DeVore to step aside and endorse Carly Fiorina. Instead, Erickson gives DeVore two weeks to do the “right” thing?

Lip service and distancing on the part of Erickson here. If DeVore splits the conservative vote and liberal RINO Tom Campbell wins, Erickson will have his Red State hands all over this mess.

So, how about it Erick?

Update:

Erick must be getting some flack from the DeVore camp and issued this clarification.

Weak sauce because he is NOT serious. He is simply covering his ass if Campbell wins and doesn’t want the fall out or the blame. And, when Fiorina wins – well, you see – Erickson is sucking up.


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share save 120 16 CA Sen: Flap Endorses Carly Fiorina for United States Senate
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Carly Fiorina and Flap

With California early voting started and absentee ballots in the hands of California voters (including me), it is time to make my ballot recommendations known.

I rarely endorse in contested Republican Primary elections (yes, I am a registered Republican and have been for over thirty years) but there are times I feel the need. My political mentor former Los Angels Chief of Police and California State Senator Ed Davis always advised me that a primary endorsement buys you nothing but grief. And, he is right.

But, in some cases, it is necessary and entirely appropriate.

While it is not a shocker that I endorse Carly Fiorina and God knows I have written enough about her and the race, I want to make myself perfectly clear – Carly Fiorina is the best Republican U.S. Senate candidate and has earned my vote.


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Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum endorses Carly Fiorina for California U.S. Senate


Another conservative endorsement for Carly Fiorina.

I am endorsing a fellow conservative who is running for the U.S. Senate in the hotly contested Republican primary race in California.

Carly Fiorina is a solid conservative who has solid pro-life values. She will support and defend Americans’ Second Amendment rights, and she has been outspoken in her opposition to the higher taxes and big-government policies championed by President Obama and his Democratic allies in Washington.

Carly Fiorina has earned significant conservative credibility through the endorsements of groups like the Susan B. Anthony List and the National Right to Life Committee. She has also earned support from such conservative figures as Oklahoma senators Tom Coburn and James Inhofe, Arizona senator Jon Kyl, and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin and now Santorum endorse. Looks like the anti-DeMint conservative crowd is lining up for Carly.


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Day By Day by Chris Muir

A MAJOR problem in the world of instant communication and social media – B.S..

Be skeptical, folks and investigate.

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