Why Liberals Are Scared of Heritage and Conservatives


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Erick Erickson. Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

Erick Erickson. Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

Liberals have been trying for decades to discredit conservatives at The Heritage Foundation and elsewhere. But, as Heritage President Jim DeMint likes to remind us, “if you’re in D.C. and not being criticized, then you’re doing something wrong.”

A recent blog post helps to shed some light on why liberals have been so critical recently. RedState.com founder Erick Erickson writes that it’s because Heritage is growing more influential. Their fear that conservatives might win is making them lash out, he argues.

Read the passage below and share the RedState post with  you friends and family!

[Heritage research] is exactly the kind of intellectual firepower that is critical to conservative success, and why Heritage has been pivotal to every serious conservative politician’s success since Ronald Reagan. And thanks to the great work of Heritage Action in promoting these conservative policies with grassroots and holding members accountable in Washington, conservatives are well poised for future victories.

Do you think it’s better to make waves in D.C. than sit by idly?

Erick Erickson Explains the ‘Genius’ of DeMint Coming to Heritage


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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) speaks to Heritage Foundation staff Thursday after being announced as Heritage's next president. Photo: Shealah Craighead.

Conservative commentator Erick Erickson wrote on RedState.com praising the news that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) will succeed Heritage President Ed Feulner next April.

“The Heritage Foundation Board should be commended for what, at this time in relations between the Republican Party and conservative movement, can honestly be considered a brave and genius move,” Erickson explains.

He explained why DeMint’s arrival at Heritage will bolster the conservative movement: Continue Reading »

Audio: Erick Erickson on the State of the Conservative Movement

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Erick Erickson. Photo: Wikimedia/Gage Skidmore

Erick Erickson. Photo: Wikimedia/Gage Skidmore

In this week’s Scribecast, The Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey and Lachlan Markay interview RedState editor Erick Erickson about the state of the conservative movement and how online activism helped make conservatives more principled.

The interview runs about 12 minutes. Listen online in MP3 format.

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Erick Erickson and Rob Bluey Address Young President’s Club Members

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The biggest benefit of the November election will be the gridlock that inevitably occurs after the new Congress takes office, RedState.com editor Erick Erickson told members of Heritage’s Young President’s Club today.

“When the government is shut down they can’t take away my freedom,” he argued.

Erickson also suggested that conservatives in Congress repeatedly bring up legislation to repeal Obamacare. While he knows President Obama will veto such bills when they come to his desk, he said these tactics will allow conservatives to retain momentum into the 2012 elections.

Erickson took part in a luncheon conversation at the President’s Club meeting about the future of the conservative movement with Rob Bluey, who directs Heritage’s Center for Media and Public Policy.

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow reactions from the audience by monitoring #PCMeeting.

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