God Tells Erick Erickson to Go for the Cash

Prayer pays off
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Following up on our post about Redstate blogger Erick Erickson and his “prayerful consideration” of a primary challenge to newly christened RINO Saxby Chambliss, this is one of those rare occasions in which God actually told a right winger he shouldn’t run for office because it would be a terrible strain on his family.

And also, Erickson would make a lot less money. God, in this case, is acting as Mr. Erickson’s business manager.

“Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign,” Erickson wrote at Red State. “It’d actually be really awesome, but it’d be really nasty. I have a seven year old, a soon to be four year old, and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage. I’m not putting my family through that when the best outcome would mean a sizable cut in pay and being away from my kids and wife all the time huddled in a pit of vipers often surrounded by too many who viewed me as a useful instrument to their own advancement.”

Senators make $174,000 a year, but Erickson, in addition to his website and radio show, is a paid TV commentator for CNN.

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47 comments

1 Sol Berdinowitz  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:33:02pm

Vipers are nasty...

2 Turkey Jihad  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:36:47pm

Didn't think the goat fucking comment was never going to be brought up did you there, Erick Son of Erick?

3 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:36:49pm

re: #1 Sol Berdinowitz

Vipers are nasty...

So are politicians.

4 freetoken  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:37:28pm
Cook Political Report editor Jennifer Duffy told The Hill she didn’t take Erickson’s potential candidacy too seriously, calling it “chest-thumping” likely made in a “fit of pique.” She said Erickson probably doesn’t have the name recognition within the state that he thinks he has and would have to drop his television gig and generally excel at a lot of the political operations outsiders tend to underestimate.

Erick son of Erick thinks too highly of himself, in other words.

5 celticdragon  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:45:02pm

re: #4 freetoken

Erick son of Erick thinks too highly of himself, in other words.

Another doughy faced white guy with no observable neck suffering from delusions of grandeur.

6 Amory Blaine  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:45:45pm

His love of country knows no bounds.

7 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:52:24pm

terrible strain

i advise him to try a little straining for a change

might be good for his cardiovascular health

also his sense of humility...

8 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:54:11pm

re: #6 Amory Blaine

His love of country knows no bounds strain.

9 Rennie  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:56:02pm
Senators make $174,000 a year ...

So how do they all end up being millionaires?

10 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:58:00pm

re: #9 Rennie

So how do they all end up being millionaires?

you can't run for senator unless you're already a multimillionaire

it's like in teh constitution or something...

11 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 3:59:22pm

re: #10 engineer cat

you can't run for senator unless you're already a multimillionaire

it's like in teh constitution or something...

Millionaires have built in supplies of sycophants.

12 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:03:10pm

Erick Erickson Mulling Whether to Be Next Todd Akin (UPDATE: He Won't)

To recap, Erickson:

Expressed his surprise that "feminazis" had complained about then-Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's pro-life Super Bowl ad in 2010. As he put it: "That's what being too ugly to get a date does for your brain." That was followed by this tweet: "Turned on Twitter today and there was a barrage of angry feminists upset with me telling them to get in the kitchen and learn to cook."
Once called Michelle Obama a "Marxist Harpy Wife."
Referred to the first night of the Democrat National Convention as the "Vagina Monologues."
Dismissed bullying of a presumed gay classmate as: "Mitt Romney cut a hippy's hair at his preparatory high school."
Argued that civil war may be unavoidable if Roe v. Wade is not overturned. As Erickson put it: "[O]nce before, our nation was forced to repudiate the Supreme Court with mass bloodshed. We remain steadfast in our belief that this will not be necessary again, but only if those committed to justice do not waiver or compromise, and send a clear and unmistakable signal to their elected officials of what must be necessary to earn our support."
Called for more Willie Horton ads, citing the invisible scourge of the New Black Panthers: "The Democrats are giving a pass to radicals who advocate killing white kids in the name of racial justice and who try to block voters from the polls. The Democrats will scream racism. Let them. Republicans are not going to pick up significant black support anyway."
Contemplated shooting bureaucrats:
Contemplated shooting bureaucrats again:
Referred to former Justice David Souter as "the only goat fucking child molester to ever serve on the Supreme Court."

Perhaps God provided the same bulleted list.

Addendum: the italicized statement...incoherent or pro-slavery nullification?

13 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:05:10pm

God wants dollars
God wants cents
God wants pounds shillings and pence
God wants guilders
God wants kroner
God wants Swiss francs
God wants French francs
Oui il veut des francs francais
God wants escudos
God wants pesetas
Don't send lira
God don't want small potatoes

Written before the Euro came onto the scene.

14 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:07:39pm

re: #9 Rennie

Welcome, hatchling.

15 Unions = Innovation slash slash  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:07:51pm

That was quick:

After Palestinian Vote, Israel Approves West Bank Homes

[Link: online.wsj.com...]

16 researchok  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:09:03pm

The announcement got Erickson some publicity.

A win in his book.

17 researchok  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:10:08pm

re: #15 Darth Vader Gargoyle

"Israel is saying, 'You are taking unilateral steps? We are taking unilateral steps, too. And whereas your unilateral steps are empty, ours are tangible," said Nathan Thrall, an analyst for the International Crisis Group.

Plus ca change...

18 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:10:31pm

It's funny that their greed is so great that it will even get in the way of their attempts to punish those who get in the way of their greed...

19 Alexzander  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:12:46pm

re: #15 Darth Vader Gargoyle

That was quick:

After Palestinian Vote, Israel Approves West Bank Homes

[Link: online.wsj.com...]

Yeah the White House has already condemned it.

20 Alexzander  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:14:23pm
21 Unions = Innovation slash slash  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:14:36pm

re: #19 Alexzander

Yeah the White House has already condemned it.

Well that's a relief!
//

22 bratwurst  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:15:06pm
“Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign,” Erickson wrote at Red State.

But how could he lose a nastiness contest with everyone who posts on Red State behind him?

23 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:16:11pm

re: #15 Darth Vader Gargoyle

That was quick:

After Palestinian Vote, Israel Approves West Bank Homes

I can't see this as anything other than a dick move by the Netanyahu government.

24 EPR-radar  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:17:31pm

re: #22 bratwurst

But how could he lose a nastiness contest with everyone who posts on Red State behind him?

A mighty army of a few dozen? Surely their righteousness will give them the strength to contend with a hundred times their number of godless liberals.

25 Unions = Innovation slash slash  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:18:21pm

re: #23 TedStriker

I can't see this as anything other than a dick move by the Netanyahu government.

Votes have consequences.

26 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:20:39pm

re: #25 Unions = Innovation slash slash

Votes have consequences.

Bibi's throwing a hissy fit, so his government's reduced to pulling a dick move to spite the PA and the UN.

Dick.

27 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:24:27pm

I keep getting these calls from a Windows Maintenance company telling me they're getting notices from my computer that it's running slow. They just want to help.

They run like hell when I tell them I'm a computer expert and they're a scam.

I love those calls, they are so funny.

I wish I had some way of infecting their systems with a virus.

28 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:26:24pm

re: #27 b_sharp

I keep getting these calls from a Windows Maintenance company telling me they're getting notices from my computer that it's running slow. They just want to help.

They run like hell when I tell them I'm a computer expert and they're a scam.

I love those calls, they are so funny.

I wish I had some way of infecting their systems with a virus.

I read about someone setting up a VM with some really nasty porn and other goodies for those fuckers when they came calling.

29 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:31:58pm

re: #28 TedStriker

I read about someone setting up a VM with some really nasty porn and other goodies for those fuckers when they came calling.

I thought of putting a VM up in a Linux machine, but I don't know what nasties I could put on it that would infect their machines.

30 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:32:30pm

re: #26 TedStriker


Oh no, rwdflynavy downdinged me...what shall I do?

///

31 Unions = Innovation slash slash  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:33:18pm

re: #30 TedStriker

Oh no, you downdinged me...what shall I do?

///

Don't sweat it. You'll be fine. Just use some ice.

32 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:34:54pm

A poster commenting on the discovery of water ice and organic compounds on Mercury...

*Warning may cause IQ decrease if read*

What if god just started to warm up Mercury or has mercury like stored and space is like his huge freezer and since he's going to end the world soon what if he's started to make a new earth by using Mercury and then Mercury will end up getting warmer and maybe alieans or something will land and then oxygen is made and trees starts growing and it's ice turns into oceans and rivers and then the aliens or what ever is on start evolving and creates new dinosoars and then some evolve into monkeys and the monkeys evolve and the human race is restored but the only diffrence will be is that it will be at a diffrent planet but if we die and earth gets destroyed will the humans learn how to talk like we did and name murcury earth?

33 Unions = Innovation slash slash  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:39:26pm

re: #32 watching you tiny alien kittens are

A poster commenting on the discovery of water ice and organic compounds on Mercury...

*Warning may cause IQ decrease if read*

Hey, at least they believe in evolution...also, might be trollin...
//

34 allegro  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:47:28pm

re: #33 Unions = Innovation slash slash

Hey, at least they believe in evolution...also, might be trollin...
//

More like trippin'. Sounds real familiar... 1968 is calllinggggg meeeee...

35 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:49:25pm

re: #26 TedStriker

Bibi's throwing a hissy fit, so his government's reduced to pulling a dick move to spite the PA and the UN.

Dick.

It's not all spite. Bibi's also shoring up support in advance of the coming election. The cease fire has eroded his poll numbers with the Israeli public, who it seems were in favor of a ground invasion of Gaza.

36 Unions = Innovation slash slash  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 4:50:12pm

re: #34 allegro

More like trippin'. Sounds real familiar... 1968 is calllinggggg meeeee...

My birth year...

37 Ming  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:03:28pm

Seems this God person is doing really well for some right-wingers. Anyone know how much it would cost to hire him or her as a financial adviser? I'd only need a few minutes.

38 Unions = Innovation slash slash  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:25:27pm

Deadsville here tonight.

Later Honcos!

39 Iwouldprefernotto  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:26:10pm

I've had a hard day so please excuse me, but my first thought upon reading the article was: someone had sex with this slob? Twice?

40 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:29:51pm

I'm having a girls slumber party tonight. Fondue too- old school. . Be jealous!

41 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:31:23pm

re: #40 Stanghazi

I'm having a girls slumber party tonight. Fondue too- old school. . Be jealous!

Jealous I am. How many girls?

42 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:31:51pm

re: #39 Iwouldprefernotto

I've had a hard day so please excuse me, but my first thought upon reading the article was: someone had sex with this slob? Twice?

Your nic goes well with your comment.

43 austin_blue  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:37:48pm

OT:

Yeah! It's the Pac 12 Championship game and Oregon is playing USC!

Oh, wait...

Evening all. I've been reading the Executive Summary of what Congress has to do before the end of the year, also known as the Fiscal Cliff Notes.

44 jaunte  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:43:59pm
...this is one of those rare occasions in which God actually told a right winger he shouldn’t run for office because it would be a terrible strain on his family.

I am truly disappointed. It would have been such a great show.

45 EPR-radar  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:46:17pm

re: #12 The Gender Ambiguity of a Flea

Erick Erickson Mulling Whether to Be Next Todd Akin (UPDATE: He Won't)

Argued that civil war may be unavoidable if Roe v. Wade is not overturned. As Erickson put it: "[O]nce before, our nation was forced to repudiate the Supreme Court with mass bloodshed. We remain steadfast in our belief that this will not be necessary again, but only if those committed to justice do not waiver or compromise, and send a clear and unmistakable signal to their elected officials of what must be necessary to earn our support.

Addendum: the italicized statement...incoherent or pro-slavery nullification?

Incoherent. What he's probably referring to is the Dred Scott decision. RWNJs are very fond of likening the Roe v. Wade decision to the Dred Scott decision.

46 Lidane  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 6:09:14pm

Erick, Son of Erick: "God, should I run for office?"

God: "LOL no. STFU & STFD."

47 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 30, 2012 6:24:45pm

re: #43 austin_blue

OT:

Yeah! It's the Pac 12 Championship game and Oregon is playing USC!

Oh, wait...

Evening all. I've been reading the Executive Summary of what Congress has to do before the end of the year, also known as the Fiscal Cliff Notes.

*groan*


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