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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 04:41 PM
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Erick Erickson Tries to Explain Some of His Controversial Comments
 
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Meet Erick Erickson: CNN's newest political commentator

Erickson's history of violent incendiary, sexist, and racially charged commentary

Erickson defends Beck's statement that Obama is "racist" and lashes out at "Obama Brownshirts." At Red State, Erickson defended Glenn Beck's assertion that President Obama is a "racist." Erickson stated, "A while back, Glenn Beck called Barack Obama a 'racist.' Given all the terrorists, thugs, and racists Barack Obama has chosen as close personal friends (see e.g. Rev. Wright), it's not a stretch to say it." Erickson went on to call for a boycott of companies that have pulled out of Beck's show and are, according to Erickson, "kowtowing to Barack Obama's worshippers, brownshirts, goons, and thugs."

Erickson calls Michelle Obama a "marxist harpy wife." In a blog post headlined, "Is Obama Shagging Hookers Behind the Media's Back?" Erickson stated, "I assume not. I assume that Obama's marxist harpy wife would go Lorena Bobbit on him should he even think about it, but I ask the question to make one simple point: Barack Obama, like Elliott Spitzer, is a creation of the liberal media and, as a result, could be a serial killing transvestite and the media would turn a blind eye."

Erickson calls Souter a "goat fucking child molester." On his Twitter account, Erickson responded to Souter's retirement from the Supreme Court by stating, "The nation loses the only goat fucking child molester ever to serve on the Supreme Court."

Erickson suggested that the Clintons killed Vince Foster and that Dems would kill former Rep. Eric Massa. In a March 8 post to his Twitter account, Erickson discussed the controversy then surrounding former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) and stated, "Wonder if the Dems will make Massa take a walk in Ft. Marcy Park." In response to a question, Erickson subsequently clarified that his statement was "a poor attempt at conspiracy humor" and told his followers to "See Vince Foster." Conservatives have advanced the conspiracy theory that the Clintons had Vince Foster murdered. Multiple official investigations that determined Foster committed suicide.

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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 04:44 PM
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1. Boy, Howie really presses him on these doesn't he?
He may as well start the questions with, "I hate to have to ask you this, but..."
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billymayshere Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 05:09 PM
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2. LOL at this fucktard!
I really can't think of any time I have ever heard a dipshit conservative use the word evolve so many times much less in one sentence. How can CNN justify paying a person that is as misinformed and unstable as this clown? By the way, regardless of what David Frum says or what other conservatives think of him, he's still an asshole.
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 08:41 PM
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7. note that he's only evolving because someone yelled at his 3 year old
If that is the only way to get his attention, to make him realize it is not appropriate to call the first lady a harpy or a supreme court justice a child molester, more ppl should yell at his 3 year old.

I'm writing CNN to ask if I call the first lady a harpy, accuse the president of sleeping with hookers and accuse a supreme court justice of being a goat fucking child molester can I get a job giving my opinion to the world?

What else can we do?

I guess we should be thankful that they give exposure to the rights craziest. As much as I love him, I'd rather not have Michael Moore representing us. I'd prefer someone more like Josh Marshall. But still, this is a bridge too far.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 09:31 PM
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10. Oh, I know he's asshole.and cnn is an asshole
for hiring him..like they needed anymore "evolved" mediawhores.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 05:26 PM
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3. Erick Erickson.... what I want to know is.....
..... how long did it take your parents to come up with your name. Two? Three weeks? Months?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 05:57 PM
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4. Genuine piece of
SHIT!
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seattle_blue Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 07:01 PM
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5. So the newest addition to the "libera" media
Happens to be a pile of steamy,smelly shite. Whoda thunk it? No surprise here!
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cachukis Donating Member (232 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 07:48 PM
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6. How does one comment on this without being piscine?
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 09:02 PM
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8. piscine? Fish-like? did you mean Porcine? Pig like? And I still don't get it.
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Chalfont Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 09:18 PM
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9. He's Got Nothin'
So basically he's saying he's been an awful blogger who has had to learn and grow and is (half-heartedly) denouncing a lot of the things he's said. So what is the basis for hiring him? Because he's a blogger who's improving somewhat?
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EJSTES2005 Donating Member (261 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 11:54 PM
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11. As a regular lurker at RS.com
Edited on Tue Mar-30-10 12:35 AM by EJSTES2005
I can assure you that we should give Mr Redstate Erickson and his crazy militia over there the largest megaphone ever invented. I think the washington post , the NYT and every other "liberal" rag should give these waco crazies 10 pages of national print a day and 3 nightly "liberal" news shows
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