Cross posted from Blue Virginia
If you missed it yesterday, "Red State" editor and (former) CNN commentator (to the unending disgrace of that once-respectable network) Erick Erickson has gone all in for right-wing extremist Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. For more on this, see the "flip" for Erickson's fundraising appeals, just to give you a flavor for how "all in" Erickson is here.
Why should you care about this? Because, simply stated, Erick Erickson is one of the most sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic (add as many as you'd like, pretty much) commentators around today. And that's saying a lot in a world of Rush Limbaughs, Glenn Becks, Sean Hannitys, and Bill O'LIEllys. But yeah, Erickson is really bad. How bad? Check a few of these beauties out.
*Erickson: "At what point do the people ... march down to their state legislator's house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp?"
*Erickson: Michelle Obama is a "marxist harpy wife."
*Erickson: Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter is a "goat fucking child molester."
*Erickson: The Clintons killed Vince Foster and Democrats would do likewise to former Rep. Eric Massa.
*Erickson: "Defends Beck's statement that Obama is 'racist' and lashes out at 'Obama Brownshirts.'"
*Erickson: Comments on President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize that "I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota."
*"In an anti-gay rant posted on RedState, Erickson wrote: '[White House Safe Schools "Czar"] Kevin Jennings is a profoundly sick and immoral human being -- a proponent of statutory rape, an opponent of the Boy Scouts of America, and a zealous advocate of NAMBLA.' He added that Jennings is 'not just a gay man, but a man who believes in the full gay rights agenda, where men and boys can have sexual relationships free of prudish moral people frowning' and called Jennings 'a man who encourages predatory relationships between young boys and grown men.'"
*"After an anti-abortion ad during this year's Super Bowl, Erickson wrote, 'that's it?!?! That's what the feminazis were enraged over? Seriously?!? Wow. That's what being too ugly to get a date does to your brain.'"
*Erickson: "Good thing I didn't suggest the feminists ... you know ... shave. They'd be at my house trying a post-birth abortion on me."
*Erickson: "'It is and has always been the left' that resorts to violence."
Need more evidence that this guy is one of the most appalling, offensive, hateful people in this country? See the "flip" - and "flip out" with disgust!
Check out 6 Of [CNN Contributor Erick Erickson's] Most Outrageous Comments. Here are a few:
*Erickson: "When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and a female in society, and other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it's not antithesis, or it's not competing, it's a complementary role. We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complementary relationships in nuclear families, and it's tearing us apart." (Also see the video at the top of this blog post)
*"It is a fact that children in a two parent, heterosexual household tend to have a more stable upbringing and a better chance of success than those of single parents or gay parents. This is a fact. This is not to insult gay parents. This is not insult single parents. It's just a fact. And the, of the subset of children who are raised in a two-parent, nuclear, heterosexual household, children where the father is the one who is the leader of the family, or the breadwinner of the family, however you want to say it, tend to out-perform those where the mother is the primary provider of the family outside of the home. Those are the fact. All I have done is pointed them out."
*"Todd Akin said something dumb. Claire McCaskill voted for Obamacare. I'll take a dumb statement over a destructive vote."
*"Erickson likened First Lady Michelle Obama and other women leaders at the Democratic National Convention to the cast of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues. He thought he made a funny, but instead CNN was inundated with calls to fire him immediately."
Oh, and who could forget this (Erickson encourages women in Texas, after the state Senate passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, to go buy coat hangers so they can abort their own babies, apparently).
I mean, seriously, this could go on all day. The guy is just appalling, as far right as you can get and also as bigoted.
Anyway, THIS is the guy who's all in for Cuccinelli. And guess who's thrilled with Erickson's support? None other than Ken Cuccinelli himself, who "retweeted" the Red State tweet saying, "We Must Support Ken Cuccinelli." Oh, and of course Cuccinelli's finance committee co-chair, pathological liar, and right-wing nutjob Pete Snyder loved it. 'Nuff said.
We used to be able to raise money quickly for candidates we support. Ken Cuccinelli is a candidate we support. He's running for Governor of Virginia.
Bobby Jindal and I both agree this is the most important political race in the country this year.
Can you help RedState? Show the world again just how RedState readers support conservatives. Go here now. Give what you can.
RedState readers must help Ken Cuccinelli. Will you help us help Ken?
Also, for those of you who have already given, some have emailed asking why the contribution receipt came from ActRight.com. They are the online fundraising platform we are using to raise money for Ken. Every penny you give will go to Ken, but the processing comes via ActRight.com.
Don't worry. Now please go get your friends to contribute. Let's see if we can make our goal of $10,000.00 by sun down today.
For August 7, 2013
1. We Must Support Ken Cuccinelli #standwithken
We have not done this in a while. Perhaps, in growing up, we let go of some things of our youth we should not have let go. One of those was raising money in a coordinated effort for solid candidates.
We must start doing that again. And so today I want to ask you to make a commitment. RedState endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia and we want you to join us in giving him a contribution. I have personally given him $50.00 already to get this going. Will you join me? Match me, double me, triple me, or just give what you can.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is running for Governor of Virginia. He is not just opposed by the Democrats, but by big business Republicans who want a Governor who will give them the taxpayers’ money for their purposes. Ken has been very clear — he will not use government to pick winners and losers in business. Big business hates that.
Ken Cuccinelli is for Virginians, not major corporations wanting their tax dollars. He is also, unlike Terry McAullife, of Virginia through and through. We need to help him. He is going to be outspent and we need to even the odds. If he loses, the left and Republican Establishment will together assail conservatives.
Ken must win. We must help.
How fast can we raise him $10,000.00? Just how fast? In the past, it has taken RedState one day to that. Can we do it again? Throughout the day, can you help us? Can you have your friends help us?
Donate now to Ken Cuccinelli. He is RedState’s pick for Governor of Virginia. He needs your help. Give what you can. Send your friends to actright.com/ken.
Can we raise Ken Cuccinelli $10,000.00 today? Can we go back to our roots, open our wallets, and help Ken Cuccinelli? Will you, on your own website, in your own emails, with your own friends, link to the donation site and help make this a team effort?
I stand with Ken. You should too.
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