SWOON!  11:15 am October 29, 2009

Erick Erickson’s Casual Misogyny Raises Some Important Queries!

by Juli Weiner


Oh hey girlfriends! Erick Erickson is so confused because how do all the gals, all of them, not love Obama’s health care plan when Obama himself is such a dreamboat? It’s weird right? Ha ha, it’s like, unless we’re like a bunch of lesbians we should be on board with this thing automatically. It’s called biology, and it’s a science—or so the boys tell us! [RedState]

 
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Terry October 29, 2009 at 11:19 am

Spoken with the jealous rage of a man who spent every junior and senior high dance standing along the wall wondering why the girls all laugh when he asks them to dance.

AxmxZ October 29, 2009 at 11:20 am

BREAKING: Erick Erickson bucks gay trends, prefers the taste of ass of the taste of cock.

Gorillionaire October 29, 2009 at 11:20 am

I don’t want to click over to Red Skank ever again so someone just tell me has “Truesoldier” or “Throbbing Eagle Cock in my Red White and Blue Speedos” weighed in on this insightful observation yet?

Texan Bulldoggette October 29, 2009 at 11:21 am

Juli, do you get hazardous pay to go to redstate.com? I think a kitten falls down the sewer every time someone goes there.

Scarab October 29, 2009 at 11:22 am

Erickson is believes that if Obama used Axe body spray he’d get all the female support.

x111e7thst October 29, 2009 at 11:23 am

[re=446165]Terry[/re]: And into whose lap at least one drink is dumped whenever he ventures into a bar.

AnnieGetYourFun October 29, 2009 at 11:23 am

Because I’m not sure I want to know, does Eric get paid for this? Because I, too, can mangle the English language, but nobody shells out money for it.

AnnieGetYourFun October 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

People Aren’t Reading The Stupidest Columnist That Ever Wrote’s Columns

queeraselvis v 2.0 October 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

Results from this same poll found that 100% of women surveyed disapproved on Erick Erickson’s nerdish wardrobe, 93% referred to him as a festering lowlife pustule, and 150% reported dissatifaction with his stinky feet and predilection for prepubescent Malaysian males.

couchbound October 29, 2009 at 11:28 am

Can a straw man be a hunk? Discuss.

freakishlystrong October 29, 2009 at 11:29 am

And how the fuck would Erick know about what women like?

binarian October 29, 2009 at 11:30 am

Erik The Red sites a study from the Independent Womens Forum in his “article”. Clicking through to their site you can read that they’re a Conservative Womens organization who loves Phyllis Schlafley and hates CapAndTrade and all the other NeoCon talking points. So…..I cry suspect data…Erik…

RoscoePColtraine October 29, 2009 at 11:30 am

Fifty-four percent would not personally trade in their coverage for a public plan; 38% would.

Fifty-four percent wouldn’t share their chocolate lava cake with their dinner dates….

HELLO, WONKETTE! IT’S BARELY 8:30AM HERE IN CALIFORNIA AND YOU’VE ALREADY SENT US OVER TO REDSTATE.

BobTheBuilder October 29, 2009 at 11:30 am

I didn’t realize William Howard Taft had a health care plan.

norbizness October 29, 2009 at 11:35 am

Ah, the abyss staring back into us at least. Fewer links to toxic retards, please.

SayItWithWookies October 29, 2009 at 11:35 am

Well this just shows that a good pollster can do damn near anything with statistics. If you go to the linked page (skipping the whole vile RedState page hit) here, there’s an analysis PDF document. On page 15 it says the following:

However, when were asked about their own healthcare, women expressed that much more certitude. A full three‐quarters either wanted their own healthcare to be “left as‐is” (35%) or “be modified, but mostly left as‐is” (40%). Less than one‐in‐five (19%) wanted it to “undergo dramatic overhaul.”

Of course, that also means that a majority (59%) want at least some change in their own healthcare plan. Their feeling about America’s healthcare system in general is stronger — 83% want either small or drastic changes, with only 11% wanting no change.

So yeah — women dislike healthcare reform — except for the 83% who want it.

the problem child October 29, 2009 at 11:36 am

Women aren’t liking it, they are LOVING it! Every once in a while EE unconsciously lets the truth slip out.

JMP October 29, 2009 at 11:41 am

option[re=446186]SayItWithWookies[/re]: The poll also doesn’t say that most women are against the public option at all; the results show that the majority would rather keep the insurance they have than switch to the public option personally. Since the proposed reforms wouldn’t change the coverage of anyone who doesn’t want to, that says nothing about whether the respondents support it or not.

petehammer October 29, 2009 at 11:42 am

Would they like it more if there was better abortion coverage? Hmmm! You raise a good point, EE Cummings!

Lascauxcaveman October 29, 2009 at 11:43 am

So just because I’m a lesbian, I’m supposed to against health insurance reform? That is so not fair.

Because I am a lesbian, trapped in a man’s body.

Gopherit October 29, 2009 at 11:43 am

[re=446186]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Right……except, as everyone should understand by now…..THIS HEALTHCARE PLAN DOESN’T AFFECT ANYONE’S CURRENT HEALTHCARE! GAH!! These pollsters need to die of gangrenous hemorrhoids.

Crank Tango October 29, 2009 at 11:45 am

How many of them are into the price doubling again in ten years?

And how many women anywhere, besides Narnia, find that shitburger erickkson sexy?

MARCdMan October 29, 2009 at 11:45 am

[re=446165]Terry[/re]: He was too busy organizing hitler youth/young republican torchlight parades to attend his highschool dances.

RoscoePColtraine October 29, 2009 at 11:50 am

[re=446186]SayItWithWookies[/re]: The point of the debate is what to do about the millions of people with no health coverage, while reassuring everyone else that they can keep what they have. Erick wants to talk about poll numbers that show MOST people with coverage want it to be left as-is. Goddamit, there’s not enough coffee in the world to keep me sitting here long enough to figure out what the fuck he’s trying to prove.

rmontcal October 29, 2009 at 11:54 am

[re=446172]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: You are mistaken. That’s not English.

doxastic October 29, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Most of my queries regarding Erickson’s post are grammatical, rather than sexy.

Uncle Glenny October 29, 2009 at 12:13 pm

[re=446220]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Try no-doze. Gave me the runs every time in high school.

professionalcynic October 29, 2009 at 12:14 pm

In a recent study of DC women, 93 percent do not want to date Erik Erickson.

Norbert October 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm

What I find really interesting is how buddy’s headline there is ostensibly about healthcare, but is really on a more fundamental level about white male feelings of inadequacy (lock up the women folk!), which by my calculations drives about 82% of the popular support for the right wing movement in US America (see: Limbaugh, Rush). As an inadequate white male I’d just like to say I accept the fact that Barry keeps a harem of blonde ladies to slake his demonic lust in the basement of his pleasure palace.

ManchuCandidate October 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm

[re=446249]Norbert[/re]:
Family Guy’s Peter Griffin said it best. “Two symbols of the Republican party: an elephant and a fat white guy who’s afraid of change.”

Snarkalicious October 29, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Hmm? Huh…wha? Did somebody say something abut sexy black lesbians and healthcare?

petehammer October 29, 2009 at 12:29 pm

[re=446248]professionalcynic[/re]: Who are the 7%?

Dr. Spaceman October 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm

When I want to know what’s sexy, or what women like, my first source is always Redstate!

the problem child October 29, 2009 at 12:35 pm

RedState obviously has a secret muslin crush.

finallyhappy October 29, 2009 at 12:39 pm

[re=446263]ManchuCandidate[/re]: I do not watch that show but I may steal the line.

S.Luggo October 29, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Survey: http://www.iwf.org/files/c7df9fe1e1e5ae37013dc836f1856e4a.pdf
Below is the only question in the survey about the public option. See a problem with the question?

32. As you might know, some lawmakers in Washington are giving serious consideration to a
government-run healthcare program. This is sometimes referred to as the “public
option.” According to supporters of the bill, enrollment will be optional. However, some
have suggested that if the option is available, employers will stop offering coverage to
their employees, meaning Americans will have no choice but to enroll in the (SPLIT
SAMPLE: public plan/government-run plan). Which of the following comes closest to
your own thinking?
“Public Plan”/”Government-Run Plan”
N=400/N=400
38% 39% WOULD CONSIDER TRADING IN COVERAGE (NET)
6% 10% I WOULD DEFINITELY CONSIDER TRADING IN MY CURRENT COVERAGE FOR GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE
COVERAGE, NO MATTER WHAT THE TERMS WERE
32% 29% I WOULD PROBABLY CONSIDER TRADING IN MY CURRENT COVERAGE FOR GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE
COVERAGE, BUT IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE TERMS WERE
*****
54% 57% WOULD NOT CONSIDER TRADING IN COVERAGE (NET)
23% 28% I WOULD PROBABLY NOT CONSIDER TRADING IN MY CURRENT COVERAGE FOR GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE COVERAGE, BUT IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE TERMS WERE
31% 29% I WOULD DEFINITELY NOT CONSIDER TRADING IN MY CURRENT COVERAGE FOR GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE COVERAGE, NO MATTER WHAT THE TERMS WERE

3% 2% IT DEPENDS/NEED MORE INFORMATION (VOLUNTEERED)
4% 2% DO NOT KNOW (VOLUNTEERED)
1% – REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

RoscoePColtraine October 29, 2009 at 1:03 pm

[re=446310]S.Luggo[/re]: Polls can be slanted!
***Clutch pearls and gasp***

It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “depends on what poll you look at…”
Don’t we all have our favorite polls, anyway? I usually like that one by the A-rab, what’s his name, Gallup, Zogby, Sultan of Swing? Anytime, that is, his results agree with what I already knew.

lawrenceofthedesert October 29, 2009 at 1:23 pm

The point of the legislation is to expand coverage to women who can’t afford current plans. The poll obviously included many women who have health insurance — why would they care? Perhaps the next GOP poll can ask country club members what they think of welfare — it will be every bit as meaningful. (Is it a coincidence that a man named Erik Erikson coined the phrase “identity crisis”?)

Guppy06 October 29, 2009 at 1:24 pm

[re=446310]S.Luggo[/re]: Yay, a straw man in a survey question!

“some have suggested that if the option is available, employers will stop offering coverage to
their employees, meaning Americans will have no choice but to enroll in the [Marxist Kenyan insurance].”

Because it would be totes illegal for a private insurer to offer individual plans, and no employers today ever neglect to offer private group coverage to employees, in spite of the (theoretical) availability of individual private plans!

My last crap job advertised “benefits” like “health insurance.” Every time I asked them about it, I was told they’d “get back to me,” or they were “working on it.” It didn’t take the presence of Obamacare to jerk my chain around for over a year!

Dreamer October 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm

At the heart of white male racism is dick envy. They all are afraid that they will never measure up to the black man.

Jim89048 October 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm

My insurance covers abortions, but they won’t cover the sex change that would make my dream of covered abortions possible.

Bastards.

nerd1951 October 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm

[re=446359]Dreamer[/re]: No the heart of white male racism is “cool envy” every one of us aspire to be as cool as the black dudes but we know in our hearts that even Steve Urkel has us beat.

TVarmy October 29, 2009 at 3:21 pm

He’s just bitter that it didn’t work the other way around when Sarah Palin ran as sexiest VP ever.

Accordion-o-rama October 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm

[re=446310]S.Luggo[/re]: The question is obviously biased – no mention of the birth certificate issue.

Mad Brahms October 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm

[re=446166]AxmxZ[/re]: Erick Erickson’s columns *are* the taste of ass. [re=446310]

S.Luggo[/re]: Horrible, but not unexpected from the p[arty who actual sent out surveys with things like “Some have suggested that the democrats want to collect information on political party affiliation in the census, which could be used to determine government benefits later”, an even more egregious use of the “someone said” tactic

sanantonerose October 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Sexiest President Ever? I believe Kennedy might still hold that title. Although personally, I would go for Teddy Roosevelt. What can I say? I love mustache rides.

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