Thursday, August 25, 2011

Erick Erickson: Establishment Stooge

Conservative talk radio has a history of selling their endorsements for cash. See here for how Rush, Levin, and Hannity do it. See here for how an associate of Erick Erickson tried to sell Erickson's endorsement for cash (of course, unbeknownst to Red State's fearless leader). Now, to the present. Erickson has found himself in quite a pickle as an email trail has revealed that he supported Virginia Senatorial Jaimie Radtke until he found out that his boss prefers George Allen. So now Erickson prefers Allen and has gone to great lengths of accusing Radtke of delivering a speech at the Red State gathering completely drunk.

What a principled conservative! The more you read about these clowns on talk radio, the more you realize that this is just a game to them. They want money. They are political prostitutes who will say anything to please their customers.

The conservative Virginia Senate candidate Jamie Radtke, whom — as I reported —'s Erick Erickson endorsed and then stepped back from because of his employer's friendship with George Allen, responds to his scathing denunciation.

He suggested that she had been drunk while giving a speech; she suggests in response that he's the worst thing a conservative can be these days — an establishment stooge:

“Erick’s blog goes beyond the pale,” Radtke stated. “He crossed the line by publishing complete falsehoods. Now, it is his responsibility to admit he did wrong, set the record straight and apologize — and that is what I am asking Erick to do.
“This kind of scurrilous behavior and treatment has been repeatedly carried out on tea party leaders and conservative candidates who dare challenge the good ‘ole boy Washington establishment. This attempt by the Washington establishment to destroy the tea party and their candidates must stop. Enough is enough."

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DanL said...

So, selling endorsements is limited to endorsements of establishment candidates? Rush grossly misrepresented Mike Castle's record. But maybe he wasn't bought...oh never mind.

Right Wingnut said...

Erick Erickson is a dirtbag. I felt like I needed a shower after reading his smear attacks on Radtke earlier today.

Radtke's lawyer demanded an apology and a retraction today. Apparently, she didn't drink at all at the event. Erickson posted a snarky reply. I won't even bother linking it.

DanL said...

Yes, Erickson is a slime ball.

Right Wingnut said...

Much more about this can be read at:


Good stuff.