Someone really ought to introduce the senator from Arizona to the guy who ran for president in 2008. “I never considered myself a maverick,” John McCain tells Newsweek. “I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities.” Ben Smith points out a campaign ad from McCain’s presidential run heralding him and Palin as the “original mavericks.” Smith also shows footage of McCain asking a town-hall crowd in 2008, “what do you expect of two mavericks?”
It seems safe to say McCain will be, do or say whatever it takes to win an election. If being a maverick isn’t what works best, he’ll decide he never was one. Good thing most people have better memories than he seems to have.
This man, who started the blog “RedState”, is threatening to pull his wife’s shotgun on any census worker who comes onto his property. From this politico article Erickson rants: “‘They’re not going on my property. They can’t do that. They don’t have the legal right, and yet they’re trying,’ Erickson said, in a recording by the liberal media watchdog Media Matters. ‘The servants are becoming the masters. We are working for the government. We are becoming enslaved by the government.'”
It is not difficult to understand why viewers of CNN have become upset with the network for hiring Erickson.
What far and away upsets me the most is that this clown has the same name, although, gratefully, spelled differently, from my all time favorite psychoanalyst – Erik Erikson. I’d like to start a petition that insists this dude has to change his name – to something like “Ranting Dumbass.”