August 20, 2015

Alan began the latest Versus with Erick Erickson by reading what Donald Trump wrote about him, which amounted to 'he's a loser.'

I'm in great company being called 'A Loser:' Jonah Goldberg, Charles Krauthammer, George Will, bring it on.

Erickson had to rescind Trump's invitation to the Red State event on August 7 due to an inappropriate and misogynist comment about Megyn Kelly. If he had only issued some sort of apology, he would have been able to attend. Trump apologizes to no one, for any reason and seems to benefit from that strategy.

The Redstate founder said he has no problem giving an apology when it's warranted. But, Erickson will never apologize for his comments that children are better off in households where husbands are the breadwinners and the wives are nurturing stay-at-home moms. Even if he, himself, has not been able to live by those rules, he stands by his comment that likely offends millions of American households.

Erickson has his own rich history of making inflammatory, misogynist comments. On July 23, he compared pregnant female women to female animals. He also calls Verizon and Coca Cola out for their support of Planned Parenthood. Erickson, of course, subscribes to the erroneous right wing meme that PP receives federal funding for abortion.


Erickson labeling Trump a misogynist is perhaps the most egregious case of pot and kettle.

In 2011, Erickson called for bloodshed over abortion. His exact statement:

Here at Redstate, we have drawn a line,...once before, our nation was forced to repudiate the Supreme Court with mass bloodshed. We remain steadfast in our belief that our belief that this will not be necessary again...but only if those committed to justice do not compromise and send a clear and unmistakable signal to their elected officials of what must be necessary to earn our support.

To a rational person, he is essentially calling for a bloody revolution to overturn safe and legal abortion. When asked to clarify, he said that Alan was taking him out of context and he does not want vigilante justice. He claims, therefore, that the mass bloodshed is a metaphor for electing 'pro-life' representatives.

Alan concludes the interview suggesting that he's pretty certain Erickson's wife is home, right now, making dinner, since he must be the one 'at work' at Fox News. This comment did not offend the pro-forced birth Erickson, obviously trying to boldly take the GOP into the 19th Century.

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