Yep, Liberals Still Freaking Out Over Erick Erickson

The state is hard up to get RedState’s Erick Erickson on SOMETHING, so angered are they that CNN dared to employ the conservative blogger as a commentator. I thought the left liked diversity? Huh. From Big Government:

The other day on his local radio program, RedState.com blogger and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson delivered a 13 minute segment on the census and the lengthier, American Community Survey (ACS).  It was a solid bit of talk-radio monologue, including extensive recitation of an excellent article at The Weekly Standard by Daniel Freedman.  Freedman’s piece details his personal experience with the ACS, the highly personal and intrusive questions and most vividly, the dogged “follow-up” by an ACS bureaucrat who visited his house unannounced, demanded entry and threatened punishment.

He also spent some time mocking the members of extreme groups who fear giving information like this to the Government will lead to a New World Order.  He even mocked the paranoia of these conspiracy fringe groups by pretending to hear black helicopters.

He then went on to distinguish between the constitutionally mandated census and the extensive and over-reaching ACS.  Over nine minutes into his monologue, Erickson expressed his incredulity over the harassment from the Commerce Department employee who was so dogged in her pursuit of the valuable information about Mr. Freedman’s toilets:

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.

So, of course, over the past few days the headlines have not been “Erick Erickson Admonishes Listeners to Obey the Law and Fill Out Census”.

The left has balls for attempting to lie and mush Erickson’s words up so that it makes him seem crazy and if the messenger seems crazy then SURELY the message is crazy, too. At least, that’s what the state media wants people believe, it’s what the state media thinks people are stupid enough to believe. They can’t have the threat of an informed electorate!

DEMOCRAT STRATEGIST #1
Oh noes! They’re getting informed! This Erickson guy is bad news!

DEMOCRAT STRATEGIST #2
Quick! Let’s use the old tactic of race wars!

DEMOCRAT STRATEGIST #1
Sir, that tactic is already in play against the tea party!

DEMOCRAT STRATEGIST #2
Crap! Wait – he told a story about guns right? On the same day he discussed the census?

DEMOCRAT STRATEGIST #1
Yes …

DEMOCRAT STRATEGIST #2
Then call it crazy! String it together and make it a headline about Erick Erickson threatening census workers! Boom! Pow!

The inability of the White House or many on the left to adequately counter substantive points and valid concerns which is the reason why they employ ridiculous tactics meant to discredit the messenger instead of the message. Unfortunately for them, the tactics used to neuter the scope of the messenger do nothing to the message.