Frank Rich column on Steele, Palin (or, Erick Erickson again in the Sunday NY Times)
Erick Everywhere strikes again! Last week, I pointed out that Erick Erickson was in Charles Blow’s Saturday New York Times opinion and in the Sunday New York Times Magazine story on the Florida GOP primary. I never read columnist Frank Rich, but the column’s headline “The Great Tea Party Rip-Off” caught my attention. Rich rips Michael Steele and Sarah Palin, and I actually somewhat agree with | Read More »
NY Times: Rubio in Sunday Magazine & Charles Blow = Erick Everywhere
I read the NY Times for free online so you don’t have to. Two items are of interest today. Charles Blow writes a Saturday column that usually blows. He attacks Republicans like a Johnny One-Note. This is from today’s column: Op-Ed Columnist G.O.P. Grief and Grieving By CHARLES M. BLOW Published: January 8, 2010 The attack on the Republican establishment by the tea party folks | Read More »
By popular request
When I track down the Hannity clip from yesterday and the Blitzer clip from today, I’ll add them.
Video of Erick, Colbert-and-MoJo Style
Okay, I’ve waited all day for Erick to be a self-promoting blowhard, and it seems that he’s not gonna do it. So darnitall, I’m gonna do it for him. Here is our lovable fuzzball himself on Colbert: And here, in a longer segment, is the same fuzzball making an appearance on this morning’s edition of Morning Joe: Awriiiiiiight.
Battle of the Cajuns on CNN
While my dad may be Swedish, my mom is from Louisiana. Today at 4:40 p.m. ET on CNN, you can witness the Battle of the Cajuns. Carville v. Erickson Consider this an open thread.
Erick Erickson and “The Power of Plain Speaking”
I’ve been hammering Erick (and some of his fellow bloggers on the right) lately for what I think are over-generalized, over-heated, over-the-top criticisms of various Republican Senate leaders. I’ve gotten a lot out of the resulting back-and-forth. Not sure any minds have been changed, but it’s good to hash out the logic and be challenged on our rhetoric. Yesterday, on his RedState blog, Erick posted | Read More »
My Top 7 Most Influential Conservatives
Former Bush advisor and notorious conservative electioneer Karl Rove came up with his list of the top 7 most influential conservatives in these United States for Forbes magazine. I disagree partially with his list. Here’s his list in order – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Senate Minority Whip John Kyl, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, Representative Paul Ryan, Heritage Foundation | Read More »
ZOMG! Pray?! No Way! Repent of This Nonsense You Christofascists.
Last night, 17,000 19,298 people joined Senator Jim DeMint and me on the telephone to talk about several Senate races.Talking Points Memo makes this the lead story this evening. And what is one of the key take aways?Yours truly asked activists to not just donate to candidates but . . . wait for it . . . to pray for candidates too.Scandalous.See the screenshot of | Read More »
Scozzafava Campaign Goes After Me. Subtly.
Well, I guess I am having some sort of impact. If I wanted validation, I guess I have it from the Scozzafava campaign. Humorously, the interview is with the Los Angeles Times.See here: “Her positions on a lot of issues are reflective* of the electorate here,” said Matt Burns, a Scozzafava spokesman. “If the idea is that every Republican that runs for office needs [to | Read More »
I Have Arrived!!!!!
Friends, I have arrived. If ever you doubted that I am somebody, we now have definitive proof brought to us by the Southern Poverty Law Center. They list Sean Hannity, Chuck Norris, Glenn Beck, Rick Perry, and me as examples of prominent voices on the right stirring up the next generation of Timothy McVeigh’s.Apparently, daring to be critical of government and pointing out the right | Read More »
I’ll be on Hannity at 9:30 p.m. ET tonight
If you get bored tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET, you can tune in to see me on the Great American Panel on Hannity.Consider this an open thread.
I’m proud to have been an Erickson cohort
Last November, I received an offer that I couldn’t refuse. Erick Erickson invited me to become one of what Newsweek called “his cohorts”: “Erickson and his team of 25 core contributors—a regular-folks crew that includes a construction worker and a stay-at-home dad—also pick candidates to back in key state-level races and use the site to raise money for them.” After I pinched my arm a | Read More »
#FollowFriday Open Thread
Teh Twitter. Once felt dumb to email about phone calls. Then came blogging email. Then tweeting blogs. And now, I’ve CALLED about tweets. Circle of dumb. 9:59 PM May 2nd from TweetDeck … and now I’m blogging about calling about tweeting about blogging about emailing about calling … sigh. Twitter had a lot to do with the successful pushback on the Playboy article and the | Read More »
‘So, was this one of ours, or one of theirs?’
‘Ours/theirs’ referring to which side of the partisan political spectrum this, well, nutjob was on: Reporter Dragged Kicking and Screaming From Near Air Force One A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday. Airport security officers carried the woman away | Read More »