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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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  1. 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!

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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”.

    http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/01/14/redstate-strike-force-theyre-our-men-if-they-cant-do-itwell-actually-nobody-will-be-too-surprised/

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

    http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/01/29/the-justice-league-freedom-strike-force-lunch-bunch-ninjas/

  11. [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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. [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?

  18. [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!

    Bwahahaha!

    (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.)

  19. 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.

  20. 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?

  21. [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…

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

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