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A Red State uprising?

No, it’s not a call to anarchy or revolution. Just a little uprising.

That’s the intent behind the book Erick Erickson, managing editor of, has signed on to write for Regnery Press.

On its Amazon page, the book called “Red State Uprising” asks those fed up with an “arrogant federal government” to join the uprising. Erickson promises to deliver a plan “to take back the people’s government” and to bring change to Washington. He wants to bring government down to its right size to ensure economic growth, individual liberty and private property rights.

As the Amazon page says, “Barack Obama has shown his determination to move the country towards a socialist nanny state, culminating in the government takeover of health care.” The book is due in the fall.

Early this month, Erickson got a little heated over the government census, saying if a census worker wanted to enter his house to interview him for the 2010 count he would brandish his wife’s shotgun.

On RedState radio, he said: "This is crazy. What gives the Commerce Department the right to ask me how often I flush my toilet? Or about going to work? I'm not filling out this form. I dare them to try and come throw me in jail. I dare them to. Pull out my wife's shotgun and see how that little ACS twerp likes being scared at the door. They're not going on my property. They can't do that. They don't have the legal right, and yet they're trying."

He clarified his comments later in a post, insisting “the left is out today saying I was on the air advocating killing census workers,” and that misconstrued his words. bills itself as "the largest online community of conservative activists and the most widely read right of center blog on Capitol Hill." Erickson, an attorney who worked at a Georgia law firm for several years, now edits out of his home in Macon.

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By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 8, 2010; 5:30 AM ET
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no mention of how his comments got him into hot water at his new job on CNN, or how offensive he is. more "repeat other stories" or "build stories around media driven polls". way to go wapo! right down the tubes with this lazy crap that passes for journalism.

Posted by: katem1 | April 8, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Sensation, sensationalizing sells. This guy is selling a different kind of pornography for a different kind of activity. He's no different then a guy selling your kids sugary drinks which will rot their teeth. And he gets to work in his nice, big home in the heart of the South and suck off the fat of the land. Ignorant and proud does not understand reason. Abraham Lincoln and Stalin both understood that fact.

Posted by: citizen625 | April 8, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Geez - I am beginning to think Lincoln should have let the southern states secede and then we wouldn't have to listen or read some of the nonsense. Sure wish these radicals would have the courage of their convictions and refuse to drive on the highways (government built), send their children to school (government funded), call law enforcement or the fire department (guess who helps fund those entities) or go to a hospital for treatment (government help there, too), use their Medicare cards for care (no question that Medicare is a socialistic, government run program), collect their Social Security checks (isn't that a government program?) and more.

Stop using the services provided by the federal government and show us just how independent you can be!!!!!

Posted by: Utahreb | April 8, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Hang this traitor!!! String him up!!! Please don't misconstrue me -- I'm not calling for violence against Erickson.

Posted by: mnjam | April 8, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

CNN has changed their charter to be like fauxnews. They have lost me as a viewer. I hope others take note and make sure that CNN's viewership continues to decline. Ted Turner wanted a news organization not another mouthpiece of the party of hate.

Posted by: numbers28 | April 8, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

If your side is out of power then anarchy has taken hold and a revolution is needed. I recall the left saying somewhat similar things during the Bush years. Ha! Blind political partisanship on either side is the height of hypocrisy and should be ignored by anyone with minimal intelligence. However, fomenting armed rebellion or armed defiance of ordinary government activities is traitorous. Regime change must be done through the vote.

Mr Erickson, if you don't like where the government has been led, you should be calling your listeners and readers to vote for change. Isn't that what happened in 2008 when the people of America called for the changes that are now underway? The current president's agenda was reasonably clear during the campaign.

Mr. Erickson, shouldn't you have also been calling on your political leaders to change during 2000-2008? They opened many political doors for President Obama and you should have known that those doors would remain open for the next Democratic administration. But since you are calling for partisan, armed insurrection, you probably do not have the minimal intelligence necessary to understand history and admit your complicity in the current state of America. I am not listening but I am watching; I will call for regime change through the vote when I feel it is necessary. But I will also call for the prosecution of traitors who incite armed insurrection against a democratically elected administration - even though you didn't really mean it.

Posted by: mraymond10 | April 8, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

This guy makes me ashamed to be from Macon. Don't they realize that libertarian ideology such as Greenspan's Ayn Rand fetish is what caused this financial crisis? Sure the Government is a bureacratic mess, but what corporation isn't as well? Any institution dealing with millions of people is going to be bureaucratic by nature. Libertarian philosophy has destroyed the manufacturing base of our nation, given those jobs to totalitarian nations such as Communist China, and brought on the era of the hedge fund. Where only those already with capital are rewarded, creating no incentive for work. Libertarian economic philosophy mixed with American Christian fundamentalism is a far more crippling threat to our nation than any 3rd world fundamentalist movement.

Posted by: theangryliberal | April 8, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Is there a pest control for a Moron in the basement with a computer?

Posted by: fare777 | April 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I tell you, the wackier these folks sound the more enraged they become.

These psychos must sit around day and night thinking of crazy things to say.

Inciting civil disobedience and/or a riot out to be illegal.

Posted by: lindalovejones | April 8, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I have been in towns where the Firefighters where not even paid, but people who volunteered. . Where the only Police was the Sheriff, and he was paid from the "County" not the "Federal" government. I would be happy to not have SSI, Medicare, and the rest. Education - ya, we all know how great our education system is here in America. Especially once the Feds got their hands in it. How about trying to sell us on something that actually works, and is not broke?

Now, I am not saying that all they do is bad, but most of what they do is. If they just stopped after doing good, and not trying to do utopia, maybe they may get things right.

And you guys call us the party of Hate. Everywhere I look, all I see is Hate spewed from your mouths. Calling us KKK, Nazis, Racists. Calling for us to be "strung up". Where is the Hate comming from?

We are to hate insurance companies, hate oil companies, hate doctors, hate hate hate. All you left wingers do is tell us to hate. You are Hate!

Posted by: gjconely | April 8, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

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