ERICK ERICKSON: “I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE”
It’s been awhile since Erick Erickson was last on our radar … which is a good thing.
The turkey-necked “conservative” commentator is the very definition of a status quo “pay-to-say” hack – a bought-and-paid-for tool of the “Republican” political establishment that has been sticking it to the hard-working people of this country for years.
Erickson claims to be a “conservative,” but he’s been sucking up to establishment GOP politicians for years.
Now that the people are fighting back against these tools, Erickson is pissed … in fact he’s the leader of a movement to deny them their voice in the “Republican” electoral process.
His rationale? “The will of the people is crap.”
That’s the headline of Erickson’s latest piece, in which he continues his jihad against the insurgent populism that’s fueling the rise of surprise GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
“This ‘will of the people’ stuff does nothing for me as the will of the people is the very mob rule our founders worked hard to constrain,” Erickson wrote. “I don’t give a damn about the will of the people.”
And there you have it …
Obviously this website doesn’t begrudge open opposition to a “Republican” nominee. In fact after endorsing former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in the 2012 GOP primary, we proceeded to endorse libertarian Gary Johnson in the 2012 general election.
But that’s not the point …
The point is there’s a major difference between our decision to bail on Romney (well, the entire GOP) and Erickson’s fatwa against Trump. Specifically, we never sought to reverse the decision of the 9.8 million “Republicans” who voted for Romney during the primary process.
That’s exactly what the GOP establishment (and Erickson’s “conservative” movement) are trying to do to Trump.
“The plan is still to try to stop him from getting 1,237 delegates,” Erickson said.
Yeah. It’s one thing to actively push for your favored candidate – it’s another thing entirely to disenfranchise people by arguing that their votes.
Especially if your only logic for disenfranchising them is “we know better than you do.”
This website has a long history with Erickson. In May of 2010 – three days after our founding editor Will Folks was pressured by enemies of then-Tea Partier Nikki Haley into acknowledging his prior “inappropriate physical relationship” with the former state lawmaker – Erickson put up an article claiming that Folks had been paid to smear her.
“We know who paid Will Folks to push this story out there,” he wrote.
Within 24 hours, however, Erickson had backed down from his accusation completely. In fact he published a follow-up post saying “I have no clue if anyone is behind Will Folks doing this,” and later admitted that he was merely stringing the media along “like Folks has done.”
Anyway, we look forward to watching Erickson and his allies continue trying to fly in the face of the “will of the people.”