Skip to comments.Is Erik Erikson For Real? (vanity)
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.
I always thought that Limbaugh’s web site was the most visited conservative website.
Redstate.com is banned on FR, by order of Jim Robinson.
I had no idea. I’ve posted stuff from there.
I’ve tried to post from that site, but the mods always spanked me.
Hmmm...maybe its just me they’re focused on.
I posted stuff re Santorum’s record from there. How do I find out about what’s banned etc.? Is it posted somewhere?
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.
Yeah, Erickson jumped the shark awhile ago.
Redstate is the most influential RINO web site.
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?
You can find his voting records at;
This is where E.E. got his for Red State
Your opinion is like your anus. We don’t want either.
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.
just go away
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.
Same to you - don’t butt in to other’s conversations.
Erickson is a traitor.
>>...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.
Most accurate description of Erik Erikson so far on this thread.
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.
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.
I don’t know about the most visited claim, but it’s definitely one of the many great conservative sites we have today.
A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar.
The bartender says “Hi, Mitt”
Color me shocked!!!
He is no Herman Cain.
Never trust a guy who insists on using “red” to signify conservatisim. That kind of historical ignorance disqualifies him from the git-go, IMNNHO.
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)