On Monday, we told you about RedState.com editor Erick Erickson's recent hyperbolic tirades, including his tweet comparing a White House health care spokeswoman to Joseph Goebbels.
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But Erickson is not a no-name voice on the fringe of his party. RedState.com is a well-read conservative site, for example, and Erickson was the UK Telegraph's 69 most influential American conservative in 2007.
And, as Johnathan McGinty down in Georgia points out, Erickson is even an elected official himself, serving on the city council in Macon, Ga., since 2007. He's currently campaigning to keep the police department there from unionizing, and caused a bit of a firestorm when he called union members "thugs" in an op-ed in the local paper. Local union members protested at the next city council meeting, but Erickson was nonplussed.
He called the meeting "the most fun I've had" since May of this year, when a fellow councilman proposed that they make President Obama an honorary member of the council. In response, Erickson proposed a series of amendments that referenced Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers and Obama's admitted cocaine use.