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Erick Erickson’s Snowe Job Is In The Big Leagues Now You Guys!

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Here is the Wall Street Journal‘s important journalistic follow-up expose on Erick Erickson’s infallible plan to convenience Olympia Snowe out of office, forever. Erick Erickson was so stoked yesterday about getting a call from the WSJ, and check out all this killer contextualization he did.

Now here’s a time Erick Erickson handed out awesome toys to people he didn’t like:

“Erickson says he used a similar tactic in January, encouraging readers to send rubber balls to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky ‘to remind him he needed to grow a pair and fight the Democrats.’ About 200 were shipped. ‘We talked to staffers who said they were all generally annoyed but they got the point.'”

And no one ever heard from Mitch McConnell again. [WSJ]

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Juli Weiner was Wonkette's beloved intern and books columnist and then morning editor until she was hired away by Vanity Fair in 2010.

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  • Come here a minute

    Point being, Erickson is a dick.

  • KilgoreTrout_XL

    Are we sure he’s not referring to a coke bender here?

  • Noodle Salad

    This is just like that movie 300, except that instead of warriors we have fat retards, and instead of Persians we have people trying to fix the health care system, and instead of swords we have rubber balls, and instead of fighting we have e-commerce. So the only thing we have in common is the number 300, except they don’t even have that many people. So this is like Dada 300. Tristan Tzara is proud of you, Erick Erickson!

  • El Pinche

    Maybe this Erick guy should have his own Punk’d show for conservatives where stupid protest jokes can flourish.

  • Cape Clod

    I get it. Her name is Snowe and they are sending her rock salt so she will melt and then Michelle Malkin and her dog Jonah Goldberg will be able to go home to Kansas again. Is that what’s happening?

  • Godot

    If I were a Republican politician, I’d be figuring out what I could do to inspire Erickson to send me money or consumer electronics, or maybe weed and porn.

  • Mustang

    What’s wrong with this guy? Rock salt? Balls? Teabags? What about like maybe a baby alligator or a box of rocks with postage due or hundreds of pizzas or subscriptions to gay porn magazines? C’mon.

  • Kingbee

    Considering how insincere I am, his readers should start sending me iPhones (because I am such a “phony”). Get it? Haha. X-mas is coming, so this would be awfully handy. Although, I’d settle for rock salt, as the Minnesota winter is fast approaching.

  • WarAndG

    Sitting in your basement and preparing to send strange packages of various sundry items to naughty politicians inspired by pithy phrases CAN change the world. It’s in the Federalist Papers.

  • WadISay

    Mitch is still trying to lug his massive testicles to a podium somewhere.

  • Mild Midwesterner

    Will he send condoms or spermicide to Dick Lugar?

  • ChernobylSoup v2

    Next he’ll be mailing little boys to Lindsey Graham.

  • freakishlystrong

    Sigh..ok, I’ll do it…Erick, please dine on a freshly rock-salted bag o’ dicks.

  • hobospacejunkie

    Ewe Rickson fucks sheep, obviously.

  • Lazy Media

    Red State has won the morning. Suck it, Politico.

  • germansteel

    Why doesn’t somebody send a baby name book to his retarded, unimaginative parents?

  • SayItWithWookies

    So beware, ye apostate Republicans — for at any time, Erick the son of Erick can marshall his mighty minions to send you stuff in the mail. Yesterday it was rubber balls, and today it’s rock salt — but what could it be tomorrow? Maybe 200 three-legged frogs to someone wavering about approving environmental regulations? Maybe 200 scrunchies to liberal RINO hippie Dana Rohrabacher who doesn’t think President Obama needs to be impeached — he can use them to tie back his ponytail while fixing the engine of his VW Microbus. Maybe 200 copies of Leaves of Grass to noted polygamist Gov. Mark Sanford to help him contemplate the beauties of nature and maybe get his wife to appreciate his sincerity when he tells her that a threesome would really save their marriage? Thus shall Erick the son of Erick cause the mighty to tremble in their mist-enshrouded ivory towers.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    Next shipment: packages of Oreos and copies of MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” to Michael Steele, obvs.

  • natoslug

    Sarah sent out the message that the world needs more Trigs, and the world responded with Erick Erickson. The Trig balance has been restored.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=439554]Mustang[/re]: Ah, the old gay porn subscription. I love using that one on my enemies.

  • keepinitrealyo

    Has anyone done any investigation into Erikson’s ties with the materials liquidation business? It’s only a matter of time before he whips people up into sending Zunes to Harry Reid, because Reid “needs to listen to us!” Zunes or XM Satellite Radios.

  • Mustang

    [re=439571]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Better Homes and Gardens?

  • Decker

    [re=439562]ChernobylSoup v2[/re]: That would be logistically simpler than mailing vials of McCain’s seed.

  • Baconcat

    [re=439553]Godot[/re]: The weed is to remind him to ‘weed out corruption’ and the porn is to remind him to stop sleeping with underage boys.

  • Red Zeppelin

    I prefered his work on Gandhi and Luther–he’s really gone downmarket lately.

  • Atheist Nun

    Rock salt is also used to make ice cream. ICE CREAM. I hope you RINOs “get the message” that Erick Erickson is sending you! ICE CREAM!!

  • mephistopheles jefferson

    Next thing you know, he’ll start sending me shrooms because I’m “tripping.”

    Seriously, send me some shrooms.

  • glamourdammerung

    I suppose it is too much for actual confirmation as opposed to “some guy on a blog” saying that they have had any real turnout. I do hope it is true though, only because I would anticipate a DoJ response to morons sending white powdery substances to senate offices. It is a damn shame that the current administration would play with these morons a lot nicer than the previous one would though.

  • Guppy06

    Is this a “Snowe job,” or a “Snoweballing?”

  • vladster

    Everyone knows the appropriate gift for such an occasion is a douche bag.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=439578]Mustang[/re]: Sunset.

  • JSDC007

    Mitch McConnell took one look at those balls and said, “mmmmmm, benwa balls tonight!”

  • Sweet Baby Cheeses

    After reading about Erickson’s brilliant new foray into activism, I just had to go back and look at TBogg’s posts about the rubber balls for McConnell and the earlier Red State call-to-arms about sending Silly Putty to a TN state Republican politician who made a deal with Democrats and therefore was “putty in their hands”.


    and this post might win the internet for the picture alone:


  • norbizness

    Christ, just marry him already, and spare us his twitter updates.

  • Barrelhse

    [re=439553]Godot[/re]: Weed is too good for that ilk.

  • Guppy06

    [re=439601]Sweet Baby Cheeses[/re]: Actually, epic amounts of silly putty would be pretty sweet. Imagine molding it into a single piece the size of a basketball.

  • comicbookguy

    [re=439592]Guppy06[/re]: I think the term is “Snow-bagging”


    Julii – yes Erick Erickson is making ridiculous amounts of money selling crap like rock salt, cheap rubber balls and silly putty to wingnuts at inflated prices. Sure, its no effort for Erick because Amazon handles all of the sourcing and shipping. Sure, anyone with skills to set up an Amazon account and post to a blog site could do the same. Sure, you are underpaid and resent people like Erick making lots of money with stupid shit like this.

    But do you have to take out these frustrations on us? Just set up your own damn Amazon accounts, blogwhore it out like Erick does and tell everyone they need to send a 10 lb bag of manure to Erick, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, etc.

    But leave us out of it. Please.

  • qwerty42

    These are all actions of The Redstate Strike Force, the great and terrible. Fear it.

  • comicbookguy

    Is that the same Redstate Strike Force from the “Left Behind” series?

    That’s it folks. These guys have stopped healthcare reform once and for all. We may as well give up now.

  • Crank Tango

    I like the idea of sending him used toothbrushes. or anything else that would have no other possible use or resale value. If redstate is so big and powerful, how do they only manage to send dozens or hundreds of an item to anyone. Is it just because the ideas are wicked gay? it may be that, but seriously, we get hundreds of posts on here for just a fraction of megan mccabes tits. I am sure there are thousands of wonketteers out there ready to waste a little postage on annoying this asshole at his own game.

    how many rubbers filled with mayonaise could we send?

    how many used enema bottles?

    what the fuck is that dude’s address?

  • NJB

    So – did Mitch McConnell ever actually grow that pair of rubber balls?

  • mynameisdetroit

    Dear Mexico & Canada,

    Please take over. We’re too stupid to live.

    United States

  • Barrett808

    Murtha hijacks democracy, forever! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywgUCdefSW8

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    True Story!
    At one time I was receiving credit card applications at the rate of 4 per week. Remember those days? The offers all included a return envelop with the postage paid. I would just mail them back empty. While shopping at the local discount grocery, I noticed that the individually wrapped American cheese slices were on sale at a ridiculously low price. Obviously the plastic encased, cheese-like pseudo food was not meant to be eaten but was really intended to be stuffed into pre-paid envelopes to share with the credit people! I bought enough to last a couple of months.

  • teebob2000

    Hey, everybody, place your orders to send to EricKKK today!


  • Let Me Wet My Beak

    If Kurtis Blow runs for Congress, Erick will be giving him a Blow Job.

  • desertwind

    Snowe job?

    I don’t think that means what he thinks it means.

  • HipHopOpotamus

    [re=439554]Mustang[/re]: I really can only think of this when I think of Erick Erickson.

    That, and Humbert Humbert, so obvs he’s a child molester too.

  • MarieDeGournay

    Ah the success of hamfisted symbolism. May the Ice Queen charm them with Turkish Delight and freeze their little hearts.

  • WadISay

    [re=439649]teebob2000[/re]: Send me the castatrix. I am going soft on the gay agenda.

  • Extemporanus

    Erock Erocksaltson is one of the faces of the GOP.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    That women looks much too happy.

  • GreatOldOnesParty

    [re=439649]teebob2000[/re]: why is Mary Cheney cutting up a baby whale cock?

  • AxmxZ

    First tea-bagging, now snow-jobs. Someone send them a link to urban dictionary already!

    Snow job:

    n. An effort to deceive, overwhelm, or persuade with insincere talk, especially flattery.

    n. When a gentleman finishes inside a young lady’s (or another gentleman for that matter) mouth and she kisses him…and expels the gentleman’s ejaculation into his mouth.

    n. Misinformation and outright lies meant to confuse and deceive uttered by a political propagandist disguised as a white house press secretary or other pseuo-journalist such as a Fox Network sponsored pundit.Anything that Tony Snow says can be considered a ‘Snow Job’.

    Not one of these definitions reflects well on the performer.

  • facehead

    I don’t have the strength to look up “snow job” in the urban dictionary.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=439589]glamourdammerung[/re]: The supplier’s twat handle is short for “morons”.

    How much more proof of the success of their mission do you really need?

  • Mr Blifil

    [re=439670]AxmxZ[/re]: Fail. What we’re talking about here is a Snowballing. Look it up my friends.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=439669]GreatOldOnesParty[/re]: Q: Why do whales only swim in salt water?

    A: Because if they tried to swim in pepper water, it would get in their blowhole and make them sneeze all the time!


    (I’m 5-years old. Please don’t tell my mommy I’m on the naked lady machine talking to strangers who use naughty words and bad puns. She will be get angry and take away my Photoshop.)

  • user-of-owls

    [re=439548]Noodle Salad[/re]: Ha! I just Arped on my keyboard!

  • Extemporanus

    [re=439677]Mr Blifil[/re]: Out of the mouths of babes…

  • Darkness

    n. An effort to deceive, overwhelm, or persuade with insincere talk, especially flattery.

    I’m sure Olympia is flattered to receive so much sidewalk clearing salt. Really.

  • AxmxZ

    [re=439677]Mr Blifil[/re]: I humbly disagree: ‘snow job’ and ‘snowballing’ are both accepted by L’Académie française.

  • Godot

    [re=439577]keepinitrealyo[/re]: Should I feel bad that I have both of those things within arm’s reach?

  • Rascalcat

    Damn you to hell, Eric Erickson! I invested everything I have in tea bags and now you want me to invest in Rock Salt.

    How about showing a little fiscal conservatism?

  • CumaeanSibyl

    [re=439554]Mustang[/re]: RS needs to take some pointers from 4chan, is what you’re saying.

  • Pragmatist

    Let’s send Red Satte a gift!!!!
    How about manure bouquets????
    Sure $40 is a lot of money, but you get 12 manure buds so get a group of friends together and sned some sh@t to Red State.

  • Pragmatist

    Would the son of Erick Erickson be Erick Erickericksonson????
    Curious in Copenhagen

  • Mad Brahms

    [re=439594]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Cue Wonkette making mortal enemies of Annie so as to attain free porn in 10… 9…

    “Redstate Strike Force”. Well, I guess we know who actually watched “Delta Farce” now…

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Mitch McConnell’s balls are made of rubber?

  • BeWoot

    Ha ha. On my regular email from Erick son of Erick I got this:
    “This is rather inside the baseball, but it is also very important.”
    Inside the baseball! He doesn’t even know his red-blooded American cliches! What a commie.

  • comicbookguy

    Those redstaters. Dumb as a bag of r-…

    Oh. I get it now.

  • Violenza

    200 rubber balls sounds sooooo fun. I’m a naughty scrote-free Republican too, Erick! Ship me balls!!

  • KinisonKhan

    Why doesn’t Sen Snowe’s staff just write RTS on the bags and send them back (at an additional cost to the company who sent them). You guys do know that the post office charges (like a 1$) for Return to Sender mail.

  • Robert Zimmerframe

    [re=439567]germansteel[/re]: I guess they figured he’d have children, someday. Or at least move out of home.