Big red state conservative voice Erick Erickson joins us to talk Trump, White House stability, and the country.
Longtime former Red State editor-in-chief Erick Erickson has been called the most powerful conservative in America. He brewed the Tea Party. Went after a powerful Democrat as “Abortion Barbie.” Took no prisoners. And then met Donald Trump. Now, Erick Erickson is stumped. Can’t take Trump. Thinks both major parties are failing the country. Wants something better. And he’s ready to talk about it. This hour, On Point: Super conservative Erick Erickson wants a better way. --Tom Ashbrook
Erick Erickson, founder of the blog The Resurgent, host of radio show the Erick Erickson Show, and author of the new book, "Before You Wake: Life Lessons from a Father to His Children." (@EWErickson)
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Excerpt From Erickson's New Book: Before You Wake: Life Lessons from a Father to His Children: "For a time we stopped going to church because we couldn't make it from Sunday school to the sanctuary without someone stopping us to give us a piece of their mind about politics. One day toward the end of 2016, I went up to bed late, looked at your mother, and said, 'I don't know if I'm going to survive this year.' Your mom had a near meltdown. 'I've made a deal with God,' she said. 'He can't take both of us.' Here we were, both of us just over forty, and for a time it seemed we both had a death sentence."
Washington Post: It's Time For Mitch McConnell To Go — "Until morale improves, the primary challenges against establishment Republicans from upstart conservatives will continue. And morale will not improve until Republicans replace Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader."
New York Times: How To Find Common Ground — "A year ago my life went to hell. After I declared myself unable to support the election of Donald Trump because of my faith and conservative convictions, three protesters showed up on my front porch. They did not threaten physical harm. But they did express feelings of betrayal and declared their intention to ruin my career as a conservative talk radio host and writer. I needed to carefully reconsider, or else."
This program aired on October 17, 2017.