MI-07 — April 3, 2010 at 8:25 am

This guy endorses Brian Rooney for Congress in MI-07? Hoo boy…


A month ago, I blogged about how proud — really proud — Brian Rooney, candidate for the GOP nomination in MI-07, was that he had received the endorsement of far-right wingnut Erick Erickson.

This week, Erick Erickson said on his radio show that he would threaten census workers who came on his property to ask him questions with a gun.

No, seriously.

Talking about the American Community Survey, Erickson said this:

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.

What’s the American Community Survey? From their website:

The American Community Survey is a separate part of the 2010 Census program. Some households and group quarters (such as college residence halls, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, barracks, and correctional facilities) will receive both the American Community Survey and the 2010 Census this year. Response to both is required by law.

Here’s the audio from Media Matters:

This is not the first time Erickson has advocated violence or threats of violence. In a Red State post a few days back he wrote:

“At what point do the people tell the politicians to go to hell? At what point do they get off the couch, march down to their state legislator’s house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp for being an idiot?”

Like I said before, if Brian Rooney and Tim Walberg keep hitching their wagons to the Crazy Train, they just keep making Congressman Mark Schauer’s reelection that much more likely. Knock yourself out, boys.

I’m just sayin’…