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Erick Erickson
  • Quote Unquote: Campaign Dysfunction

    Conservative columnist Erick Erickson on the state of the presidential race at the moment


    "[T]he fact is the Romney campaign isn't functioning well. Lucky for you and me the election is not today. But something needs to happen in Boston and I am less and less hopeful anything will happen."


    If it's any consolation, I'm 100 percent certain a cabal of top Democrats are engaged in an emergency meeting right now, trying to figure out the best way to squander their current good fortune.

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  • Tweet Untweet: A New Kind of Gas

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  • Erick Erickson Endorses "Sweet Meteor of Death" Over GOP Field

    Red State blogger and CNN pundit Erick Erickson decided to color outside the lines in choosing whom to endorse in the current Republican primary race. Nott too far outside the lines. Just a little

    Influential conservative blogger Erick Erickson said he would endorse the "sweet meteor of death" over any of the current GOP candidates, but would back the party's eventual nominee in the general election against President Obama.

    Mitt Romney, a fiery rock screeching into our atmosphere from outer space, Newt Gingrich. Whatever. Just so long as they repeal Obamacare.

    Erickson said he's hoping for a brokered convention, where some other candidate might emerge in a last-ditch effort to derail the Romney campaign.

    Oh, that's a thought! Do you think we could maybe convince Ebola to run? I think it'd have strong appeal with people who live in air-controlled penthouse homes. And probably in the South, now that I think of it.

    Hmmmm… Seems unlikely it'd want to have its name associated with some of the modern GOP's policies.

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  • Herman Cain Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations, Like a Real Candidate

    Former pizza executive and high-concept performance artist Herman Cain has now gone through the three stages of the political upstart.

    First they ignore you. Then they mock your policy proposals and weird campaign advertisements. Then… they commit acts of journalism and conduct an investigation of your service as head of a major trade group?

    During Herman Cain's tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to Politico.

    The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association.

    One plausible reaction to these allegations is to suggest that, difficult as it may be to believe, a former executive of a second-tier pizza chain might yet fall short of becoming the 45th President of the United States. Alternatively, if you're Red State editor Erick Erickson, these allegations can mean only thing: Herman Cain is a serious, legitimate candidate for the nation's highest office…

    Hours after the Politico’s Roger Simon accused the GOP of being racist, the Politico begins a sincere effort to destroy the black guy running to be the GOP's Presidential nominee. The opposition dump on Herman Cain has begun in earnest… It means for certain that Herman Cain's lead in the polling is real — very, very real. People are taking him seriously.

    But just why are journalistic guns being trained on Cain? Is it the aforementioned rise in the polls, which include Cain leading Rick Perry in the latter's home state of Texas? Not quite, according to Ann Coulter, who explains: "Liberals are terrified of Herman Cain… He is a strong, conservative black man… They are terrified of strong, conservative black men." But that's Coulter. Surely Cain can do better, especially with coaching from campaign aide J.D. Gordon, who honed his spin techniques as principal spokesman for the detention center at Guantanamo Bay…

    [Cain] was then asked, "Have you ever been accused, sir, in your life of harassment by a woman?"

    He breathed audibly, glared at the reporter and stayed silent for several seconds. After the question was repeated three times, he responded by asking the reporter, "Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?"

    Wow. Who would have thought the pizza guy could be so creepy?

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  • Erick Erickson Is One of the 53 Percent

    You've probably heard of this "We Are the 99 Percent" website that's sort of like online component of the Occupy Wall Street protests and is a super duper amazing bummer to read, right?

    Problem is, it's all liberal and anti-capitalist and socialist and Communist and probably gay too or something, so there's really no good way for Tea Party America to join in and complain too. And Tea Party American really really likes to complain about stuff. So, that really puts them in a pickle.

    Fortunately, some inspired patriot started a conservative answer to "We Are the 99 Percent" and called brilliantly called it "We Are the 53 Percent," and it's all for the 53 percent of Americans who are unfairly not yet poor and starving and clothed in tattered rags enough to get out of paying income tax.

    And, hey look, it's Erick Erickson — who apparently makes so little money as a pundit on CNN that he was forced to get two other jobs (probably as, like, a busboy or a human target or something) — and he's one of the 53 percent

    "I work 3 jobs. I have a house a can't sell. My family insurance costs are outrageous. But I don't blame Wall Street. Suck it up you whiners. I am the 53% subsidizing you so you can hang out on Wall Street and complain."

    Yeah! All you non-income-tax-paying poor people whiners need to stop whining about how the country's falling apart!

    There's already a whole conservative movement that's got that job covered.

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