When You Have No Ideas, Simply Steal

by: David Sirota

Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 10:30


Right-wing freak Erick Erickson has a new book out whose title and cover all but confirms that conservatives have no new ideas at all. Here's the cover:

Hmm...looks familiar, right? Looks really familiar, right? I wonder why that is?...Oh wait, I know why:

Setting aside whatever Intellectual Property questions arise from Erickson's willingness to steal whole-cloth my book cover theme and title, I'd say it's at minimum a good visual representation of how bankrupt the right really is. Instead of actually producing anything new or innovative, they simply steal themes and try to make them their own, fully expecting nobody in the media or political sphere to call them out on it.

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I also like that the main difference (4.00 / 2)
is their choice of Soviet Union red as their dominant color theme.  

Me too (0.00 / 0)
Yeah, before I scrolled down to see the picture of David's cover, I too thought he was going to compare Erickson and Uhler's to Socialist Realism posters. Of course, Moscow's usually had tractors and sheaves of wheat, and ruddy-faced farm girls. Looking more closely, David's has a pitchfork, not the Constitution. Does that make him a Socialist? (Even without the hammer and sickle?) If so, what about American Gothic?)

Are these:

a) mixed messages

b) bad advertising

or

c) art imitating life?

and why do I suspect that I'm not the only one who's confused?


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The Sincerest Form Of Flattery (4.00 / 3)
Okay, which is it?
    (A) Imitation.
    (B) Theft.


"You know what they say -- those of us who fail history... doomed to repeat it in summer school." -- Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 6, Episode 3

uuuh - it might be worst (0.00 / 0)
- he might have done it on purpose -(I would have - if Limbaugh would neve been first) - But I'm a 'meanie'!  

A handful of crazies (4.00 / 2)
disrupting town hall meetings across the country by bullying the disabled, elderly, working poor, and people of color hardly constitutes an "uprising" if ya ask me, regardless of how much the corporate media fawns all over them.  


and... (0.00 / 0)
The democracy hateing corporations FUND them.

Government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob..... FDR

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Title (0.00 / 0)
I'm surprised he didn't go with "Goat F**king Child Molesters".

http://crooksandliars.com/john...


Had to go look up... (0.00 / 0)
who Lewis Uhler was.  I'm not sure Erickson has the chops to write a complete sentence, never mind a book, but it's possible that someone who was a graduate of Yale University and the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley might be able to.  After finishing the bio I'm kinda guessing I don't need to read the book to figure out what its thesis is.  Nope.  No new ideas, or original thoughts at all.  The Party of No has really only one word in its vocabulary and they apply it to anything related to government except war.

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