Tag Archives: Erick Erickson

Heh: Are Iowa Dems sure this mock-worthy photo is worth sharing? [pic]


On Friday, RedState editor and radio host Erick Erickson moderated The Family Leader’s U.S. Senate Family Forum in Iowa. The Iowa Democratic Party developed a case of the sads and sent a super-impressive group of protesters that numbered in the ones.


The Iowa Dems released this statement:

“It’s shameful that instead of standing up to intolerance tonight, Republicans all chose to stand on stage with it,” said IDP Chairman Scott Brennan. “Erick Erickson represents the fringe of the Republican Party that thrives on fear, ignorance and obstructionism, but that’s the exact type of Senator these Republicans want to be. The GOP candidates have now moved so far to the right, it’s hard for Iowa’s working families to even see them anymore.”

It looks like Erickson will manage to recover from that devastating blow:


Bless their hearts. The Iowa Dems shared that photo on purpose.


Thanks, Iowa Dems!


Ari Fleischer: Cantor loss means immigration reform is dead


Immigration was a major issue in Dave Brat’s successful campaign against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Specifically, Cantor supports amnesty; Brat opposes it.

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer says Brat’s victory tonight ensures “immigration reform” (by which he means amnesty, though he doesn’t call it that) is dead in the water.

PowerLine agrees:

Cantor’s defeat is all about immigration. A vast gulf has opened up between certain Republican leaders, like Cantor and Paul Ryan, who seemingly are doing the bidding of corporate interests that would like to drive down wages, and the Republican rank and file.

So does The New Republic:

The immediate policy implications of this are clear: Immigration reform is completely dead. It was a very longshot before Tuesday night. Now, it’s 100 percent over. Cantor’s loss shows how toxic the subject is for any incumbent Republican.

And Miami Herald political writer Marc Caputo:

The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House is a goner.

And amid the ashes of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat Tuesday, comprehensive immigration reform smolders.

And countless others on both Left and Right:


Amnesty supporters are spinning. Hard:


“Anti-immigrant”? Cantor? Um…

Cantor relentneess in push for amnesty for illegal alien youth

Days from primary, Eric Cantor poses as anti-amnesty warrior

Democratic amnesty fan Luis Gutierrez helping Eric Cantor get reelected in order to protect immigration reform

Bless their Open Borders hearts.


‘Truly stunned’: Eric Cantor getting clobbered in Virginia; Dave Brat shows early lead; Update: Brat takes it

Left pivots from ‘Tea Party is dead’ to ‘Tea Party hates Jews’ after Cantor loses

Eric Cantor’s awesomely accurate internal poll had him up 34 points over Dave Brat

 Editor’s note: This post was edited to correct the name of Miami Herald political writer Marc (not Eric) Caputo. Twitchy regrets the error.

Exclusive: Juiceboxes after dark! ‘Pajama Boy’s’ identity revealed? [pic]

Dude. What fresh hell is this? As Twitchy reported, the OFA-run (wink wink) @BarackObama Twitter account tweeted out that photo encouraging people to #GetTalking about Obamacare. Get talking? More like get Photoshopping while gasping for breath!

But, who is this mysterious (and highly mockable) #PajamaBoy? Twitter is getting to the bottom of this disturbing case.


Did poor Ezra pull an Elaine from “Seinfeld” and send out a little “too personal” holiday card?

Ha! On the plus side, at least there was no nip-slip. Thank goodness for small favors!


OFA’s ‘FlannelCare guy’ is Internet sensation … with conservatives [Photoshops]

‘This is getting insane’: OFA’s onesie-clad Obamacare spokesmodel inspires mockery

‘You Eric(k)s all look alike’: Huh? Bolling & Erickson, separated at birth?




We suppose this is a bit less baffling than the time The Daily attributed tweets from RedState’s Erick Erickson to BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith. A bit.

According to Erickson, he gets a surprisingly large number of tweets intended for Fox News host Eric Bolling. One example:

‘So Harry Reid has a twin brother’: McConnell ad isn’t doing Mitch any favors [pic]

The McConnell campaign probably thought this graphic was pretty slick, but it doesn’t seem to have had the desired effect on RedState’s Erick Erickson:

Erickson wasn’t the only one struck by this particular photographic juxtaposition:


Very generous.

True story. And that’s just downright depressing.




‘Worst campaign ad in the history of politics’ spawns ‘Dramatic Mitch’ clip

Sing along with Mitch: #McConnelling on YouTube is the new #Eastwooding

Twitchy coverage of Mitch McConnell

Twitchy coverage of Harry Reid

‘Rumor is true’: Erick Erickson says he’ll sit behind the ‘golden EIB microphone’

RedState.com editor in chief Erick Erickson took to Twitter to announce that he’ll be filling in for Rush Limbaugh over Christmas.

More via Erickson’s Facebook page:

I know it may sound silly, but I’ve only ever had one so called life goal. I always let God surprise me. Life is more fun that way and less prone to disappointment. But there has been one thing I have wanted to do since I was in college. Just one. And now I’m going to get to do it — spend three hours behind the golden EIB microphone.

Glad I got that gallbladder mess taken care of quickly. I’ve got two weeks to heal up to be ready.

To quote Uncle Joe, that’s a big effin’ deal.



Congrats, Erick!