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Is Erik Erikson For Real? (vanity)
FreeRepublic ^ | 3/10/2012 | Oshkalaboomboom

Posted on 03/09/2012 11:07:09 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

By chance I happen to work at a time when the only program I can receive on my radio is the Erik Erikson show on WSB radio. It used to be Herman Cain's time slot but Erik took over when Herman resigned to run for POTUS. He's okay but he claims that his website, redstate.com, is the most read and most influential conservative website in the land.

I must live a sheltered life because I spend all of my time here and I never even heard of Redstate until Erik came on the air. Rick Perry obviously did because he chose the Red State gathering to announce his candidacy for POTUS, so his site obviously has some clout. But is it really numero uno? I don't remember hearing about Red State taking down anyone like FreeRepublic did to Dan Rather, or, even more recently, getting Louis CK disinvited from hosting the Correspondent's dinner.

I don't give a rat's azz what Erik thinks, FR will always be #1 to me. But I would be curious to know if he's just blowing smoke.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: conservative; redstate

1 posted on 03/09/2012 11:07:15 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I always thought that Limbaugh’s web site was the most visited conservative website.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 11:14:13 PM PST by svcw (CLEAN WATER http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Redstate.com is banned on FR, by order of Jim Robinson.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 11:18:27 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

I had no idea. I’ve posted stuff from there.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 11:20:37 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

I’ve tried to post from that site, but the mods always spanked me.

Hmmm...maybe its just me they’re focused on.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 11:24:59 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

I posted stuff re Santorum’s record from there. How do I find out about what’s banned etc.? Is it posted somewhere?


6 posted on 03/09/2012 11:27:14 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: svcw

I only go to Rush’s site only if someone posts a thread and his site is the link. Redstate is useless as Erickson is CNN’s token ‘conservative’ meaning he’s a RINO that only liberals love.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 11:35:38 PM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

Yeah, Erickson jumped the shark awhile ago.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 11:41:34 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Redstate is the most influential RINO web site.


9 posted on 03/10/2012 12:09:30 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: trappedincanuckistan

I copied some stuff from another person, and the info came originally from Redstate - I found the origin which is a Federal source for Santorum’s voting records.

Is that what you’re asking about?


10 posted on 03/10/2012 12:28:28 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

You can find his voting records at;

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm

This is where E.E. got his for Red State


11 posted on 03/10/2012 12:34:30 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Your opinion is like your anus. We don’t want either.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 12:35:16 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

I’ve been to the site, and I have to disagree. He is not a RINO. If you don’t believe me, visit the site. Redstate is part of the Human Events site.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 12:45:04 AM PST by Essie
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To: SatinDoll

just go away


14 posted on 03/10/2012 1:25:45 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

If redstate is the best the conservative movement can do, no wonder we lose most of our arguments. It is an ugly, poorly constructed blog that a ten year could throw together. Never mind the content.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 2:17:36 AM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Same to you - don’t butt in to other’s conversations.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 2:30:17 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Erickson is a traitor.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 2:57:29 AM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Essie

>>...He (e.erickson) is not a RINO...<<

In my opinion, he’s far worse than that: he’s merely a prostitute with a pen. He’ll defend the GOP status-quo till the bitter end. Has he started enthusiastically endorsing Romney yet? If not yet, just you wait and see.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 3:48:54 AM PST by jaydee770
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To: Freddd
"Erickson is a traitor."

Most accurate description of Erik Erikson so far on this thread.

19 posted on 03/10/2012 4:08:07 AM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Depends on the topic and the day - sometimes he makes sense, but is as changeable as Romney is on what he “believes”. Nothing to hitch yer wagon to.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 4:21:23 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Erickson was OK until his site had a purge of Palin supporters a year or two back.

For awhile it looked like the site drifted with no clear ideological bent, but now it looks like it is mostly just-to-the-right-of-GOPe with bones thrown to the Tea Party in non-influential races while supporting the status quo otherwise. (As evidenced by more-bark-than-bite).

The Palin bit I watched in real time. All after the Palin bit, is the opinion of a sporadic lurker.

Cheers!

21 posted on 03/10/2012 5:10:29 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I don’t know about the most visited claim, but it’s definitely one of the many great conservative sites we have today.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 5:31:53 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: trebb

A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar.

The bartender says “Hi, Mitt”


23 posted on 03/10/2012 5:43:16 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: SatinDoll
Redstate.com is banned on FR, by order of Jim Robinson.

Color me shocked!!!

24 posted on 03/10/2012 5:49:52 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

He is no Herman Cain.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 6:08:42 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Never trust a guy who insists on using “red” to signify conservatisim. That kind of historical ignorance disqualifies him from the git-go, IMNNHO.


26 posted on 03/10/2012 7:00:45 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Redstate went all anti Palin. They can stick it. And Erickson is a fat turd who thinks he’s some kind of influential voice on the right. LOL!

Free Republic, Drudge, Hot Air, and Breitbart I visit every day, every minute I’m online (4 tabs open - F5).

Every once in a while (1-2 times per week): Michelle Malkin, Gateway Pundit, InstaPundit, The Blaze, Real Clear, Newsbusters, Lucianne, WND (See what conspiracies are floating around).

Never: Redstate, Daily Caller, NRO, Weekly Standard, and all Lib Media (ABCCNNCBSNBC)


27 posted on 03/10/2012 7:08:07 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: SatinDoll

Thanks Satin.


28 posted on 03/10/2012 8:41:34 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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