CNN’s Erickson’s ‘Red State Uprising’ and Obama’s ‘Socialist Nanny State’

April 8, 2010

(ChattahBox)—-Inflammatory right-wing blogger Erick Erickson, CNN’s newest addition to the “best political team on television” recently threatened census workers, saying he would “Pull out my wife’s shotgun and see how that little ACS (Census’ American Community Survey) twerp likes being scared at the door.” Now, Erickson, plans to wield his wife’s shotgun once again, figuratively speaking, to wage a “Red State Uprising” in print to combat President Obama’s “socialist nanny state” and the “arrogant federal government.” Yes, his reckless vitriol has scored Erickson a book deal with the conservative publisher Regnery Press.

According to Amazon’s product description, “Red State Uprising: How to Take Back America” does not promote “anarchy or a revolution.” But Erickson certainly makes use of overheated right-wing rhetoric. “Barack Obama has shown his determination to move the country towards a socialist nanny state, culminating in the government takeover of health care,” reads the book’s description.

Erickson’s bio touts his role, as a “regular political commentator on CNN’s John King” and “top-tier radio.”

Listed as co-author is Lewis K. Uhler, founder of the National Tax Limitation Committee.

And to further prove his wingnuttery cred, “influential media personalities” are mentioned as Erickson devotees. Who might these “influential media personalities” be? Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.


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2 Responses to “CNN’s Erickson’s ‘Red State Uprising’ and Obama’s ‘Socialist Nanny State’”

  1. The Kansas State Fair, Good Times | Kansas Real Estate on April 9th, 2010 12:37 am

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  2. Sean Plankey on August 15th, 2010 8:43 am

    Much to your chagrin, there are many of us who share the vision of Lewis K. Uhler. One that he has been fighting for (figuratively.. you namby-pamby, “new castrati”) since the late 1960′s. Lew saw the dangerous path America was on with growing burdens on a once free society and the cost of government SKYROCKETING. That is why Governor Ronald Reagan selected Uhler to head his tax reform task force in 1972. If you ignoramuses (who think you know it all) would only take the time to read Uhler’s 1989 book: “Setting LIMITS: Constitutional Control of Government, you might learn that these ideas TODAY espoused by the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity and Levin have been preached by Uhler for his ENTIRE LIFETIME.

    He is an honorable fighter for freedom and Constitutionally LIMITED government. I too am a fighter and owe a great deal of my knowledge to him!

    - the Meat and Potatoes Blog
    Knoxville, Tennessee

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