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Friends, we are worried about Erick Erickson. You see, he’s angry — as people should be! — about the shooting at last week’s Republican baseball practice, after which Democrats and Republicans briefly came together and said there’s no place for violence in our politics. (We’re apparently just fine with far more lethal violence in our UPS warehouses.) But because Erick Erickson sees darkness and horror everywhere, he was not heartened by the brief moment of bipartisanship following the shooting, because he knows that ultimately, the American Left is ISIS, so maybe it’s time for the end of the Union. That seems like it might be drawing the wrong conclusion from the act of one heavily armed American, especially coming from a guy who once fantasized about scaring census workers with his wife’s shotgunwho might invade his privacy.

No, Erickson is not doing the hyperbole when he says liberals are ISIS now: Not like ISIS, but actual, real terrorists, all of us: “The political left is becoming the American ISIS,” he says, and repeats it later:

In our present atmosphere there is no escape from the American ISIS that is the political left. Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it seeks to silence good.

His basis for this conclusion? Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? It was all the liberals cheering after Steve Scalise was shot, and also

the left shows no signs of toning down rhetoric after last week’s mass assassination attempt. If anything, too many of them regret there were no deaths.

How many of them would that be, exactly? We saw a few idiots on Twitter saying that, and while there’s a case to be made that “any positive integer” is too many people when it comes to wishing death on anyone, we’re wondering where Erickson saw these hordes of liberals cheering last week’s shooting. Then again, we aren’t sure Mr. Erickson has a very firm grip on reality in any case, since he explains that Nazis and Communists were both leftists, and only “popular historic revisionism” has ever placed the Nazis anywhere other than on the political left. We also think maybe he has a problem with proportion:

After all, they say, the right deserved it. Steve Scalise deserved it. The Christian bigot needs to bake the cake, but the performer who does not want to perform for President Trump is a saint.

Yep. Prohibiting discrimination by businesses that are open to the public really is pretty much the same as applauding the shooting of Republican congressmen. The connection is so clear — why didn’t we see it before? Mind you, now that the Left has started all the violence, Erickson is quite sad to see that some people on the Right are trying to become every bit as fascist and violent as we liberals are (maybe their moral sense was corrupted because there’s no prayer allowed in government schools).

In any case, Erickson says, things are bound to get much, much worse, because all the calm people — like Erick Erickson — are being shouted down by the angry mobs:

The situation is getting out of hand and neither side wants to rein it in. Those who do suggest we calm things down are hounded for their own transgressions because neither side shows grace. Because someone did something bad once, he cannot be listened to now.

You might almost get the sense Erickson has someone in mind there, as if people insist on remembering that time Erick Erickson wanted to wave that gun at census workers. Or the time he called Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie.” Or the time he called David Souter a “goat-fucking child molester.” Or that time he called Michelle Obama a “Marxist Harpy.” Or that time he called liberals “ISIS.” Guess he can’t be talking about himself. He’s talking about someone who lost their credibility for doing one bad thing.

In any case, since federalism — in Erickson’s mind, that’s the principle that states can figure out who has what rights, because the 14th Amendment never said the Constitution applies to all jurisdictions — isn’t allowing some states to ban abortion and gay marriage, and also because the leftists have silenced all voices of opposition and are now shooting all the conservatives, then maybe it’s time to call the whole American Experiment off:

The only escape is dissolution. We should part ways if we cannot have federalism. We should start talking about secession. If both sides have decided that every hill is a hill to die on and control of Washington means reward for their friends and punishment of their enemies, we need to end Washington. The way to do that is end the union.

After all, secession worked so great the last time. And if consensus is hard, maybe instead of different political factions we could have several feuding nations on the North American continent, because what could possibly go wrong with Balkanization? And why would we expect Americans to move to the Balkans? Anyway, we read a book about it one time, and it seemed a tad unlikely. But what do we know? We’re just a bunch of bloodthirsty terrorists who want to behead Steve Scalise, or even worse, wish him a speedy recovery and then an electoral defeat.

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  • cats530

    Who the fuck is Eric Erickson and why should I care what he thinks?

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    Just finished a plate of pan seared baby marinated in the tears of conservative mothers. Now it’s time to go force Christians to gay marry….

  • WotsAllThisThen

    So saying a President should “suck on my machine gun” — acceptable political rhetoric, or no? It’s hard to keep up sometimes.

  • Bill D. Burger

    He did, however, pen a bit of self reflection:

    Ok…so I imprinted over it….a little.

  • Explody Brain

    You just know this guy faps to Mel Gibson directed torture porn.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Fern libelz.

  • whitroth

    Well, it’s only fair, since he and his are actual Nazi fascists who want to come and kill me, personally, and my children and granddaughter, none of whom are Christian ™ Conservatives ™.

  • Le Covfefe Royal

    he called David Souter a “goat-fucking child molester.”

    Leave us kids alone!

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    I would really love to meet the people who “cheered” other people getting shot. Because I feel they should be told in person that they are garbage people.
    Meanwhile, Republicans on the Hill are using Scalise’s wounding to try to ram through their unpopular agenda because “we’re not going to be intimidated by the violent left!” or some such dross.

    • thewalkindude

      I think they’re with the “thousands of Muslims” in New Jersey who were cheering after 9/11…

  • btwbfdimho

    The Secretary of “Energy” was talking about secession while addressing the Tea Party in 2009, before even Michelle Obama had moved to the White “House”, bitches.

    • Zippy W Pinhead


    • marxalot

      Left the SMRT glasses at home. Rookie mistake.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Erick is very ass-toot.

  • I know that many of the Wonketeers (the paid ones not us forumites) live in “red state” America, but as a coastal dweller, movements like Calexit give me hope. I don’t so much long for New York City to become it’s own country, but I wouldn’t mind joining Canada or being returned to the Netherlands for that matter.

    • SterWonk

      CalExit would just remove a bunch of pretty-reliably-blue EVs. That, and the guy behind it appears to have decided his fundamental liberties are better protected in Russia than in California. Which… no.

  • Ricky Gay
  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

    Wait—if that’s what leftists are, who are the anti-war dope-smokers?

    • WotsAllThisThen

      False Zig-Zag.

  • msanthropesmr

    I’ve got an idea to save our republic – how about Republicans not being such asshats?

  • btwbfdimho

    But who cares about the Liberal ISIS while having the 2nd Amendment, the White House, the House of Representatives, the US Senate, the Supreme Court, 33 state governors and the Trump Imperial Army?

  • TheGrandWazoo2
  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Because someone did something bad once, he cannot be listened to now.

    Obligatory, you know who ELSE did something bad once who was’t Hitler?

    • calliecallie

      Martha Stewart?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Bruce Wayne? No wait, that was a bat thing. Never mind.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    Erick Erickson, is a stupid, smug, self-righteous, self-absorbed, hypocritical, malicious, mendacious, sleazy, fat fucking hack…the very flower of modern American conservatism. I find him quite refreshing. (Apologies to Mr. Spock)

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    the left shows no signs of toning down rhetoric after last week’s mass assassination attempt

    self awareness is for suckers, amirite Erik?

  • Wild Cat

    O Christ, this punk would be shitting in his mother’s panties if the little twerk had seen real political violence—a minority of it by the Left—in the 1960s.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Selma, Alabama.

      Just one example.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    If only leftists would stop advocating the 2nd Amendment as the ultimate check on government power. Right, Erick?

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
    • Skeptical_thinker

      Goat’s tea?

  • calliecallie

    The only appeal US Balkanization has is that Trump’s presidency would truly then go down in history as The. Worst. Presidency. Ever.

    • vivian

      I’m pretty sure he’s already got that one iced.

  • vivian

    Erick Erickson can’t get over the fact that he can not play viking
    in real life like he does in his dreams.

  • Proud Liberal

    Republicans’ M.O.: Accuse others of that which you are doing. Classic PsyOp tactic.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Always projection with these assholes. Always.

      • Wild Cat

        These dirty filthy dogfucking right-wing propagandists play every fucking card, every fucking lie.
        I can’t write what lies in their future.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          If you did, you’d be replaying what happened when they came to power in Central Europe 80 years ago, and then you’d describe what happened to them in the wake of that, which would violate the Commenting Rules for Radicals.

  • canes_pugnaces

    Does that mean we have Cascadia, California, Atlantis and Dumbfuckistan?

    There I go again. I am must be in ISIS.

    • vivian

      Sadly I think the countries would be named Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-laa and Po.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Which one is the gay purple one again?

        • vivian


        • H0mer0

          Tinky-Winky; how does Failwell ascribe homosexuality to an asexual creature?

          • Latverian Diplomat

            I believe his “purse” had something to do with it…yeah, that still doesn’t make sense…

          • H0mer0

            but the red purse clashed with its purple outfit. What self-respecting or self loathing gay creature would do that?/sn

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Fuck Fuckerson can blow me.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Indivisible Snark Tank

    we’re wondering where Erickson saw these hordes of liberals cheering last week’s shooting.

    Hoboken. They were dancing with hundreds of thousands of Muslims on the rooftops, celebrating the towers coming down the shooting.

  • Bill D. Burger

    A real viking laughs at Erick, Son of Erick von Erickson. Ragnar respects the little fellows and would never slander them as Erick, Son of Erick von Erickson did.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    we’re wondering where Erickson saw these hordes of liberals cheering last week’s shooting

    The same network where Donald saw lots of Muslims cheering 9/11 in New Jersey?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      The imaginary parts of New Jersey are pretty radical.

    • jesterpunk

      I thought Donny saw them at 7/11?

      • Bitter Scribe

        Yeah, lots of cops hang out at 7-Eleven. Where else are you going to get doughnuts in the middle of a graveyard shift?

  • Vicious Babushka

    I am an Old so maybe I don’t do Remembering too good. Were people this fucked up when George Wallace was shot? Were they blaming all leftist Maoist hippie reefer-smokers or nerd dumbasses of all being Arthur Bremers ready to rise up & murder all racist American Independent Party voters?

    • vivian

      Well, I was in California at the time, and the response was:
      “Yup, that makes sense.”

    • Bitter Scribe

      Back in late 1960s and early 1970s, IIRC, people were generally willing to accept that assassins were lone nutcases. It might have been a backlash to the silliness surrounding JFK’s assassination. Of course, we eventually got over that spasm of rationality.

  • Proud Liberal
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      “Works for me!”

      – Donald

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      “Gerbils Would Be Proud!”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    The only escape is dissolution. We should part ways if we cannot have federalism. We should start talking about secession.


  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    Again, as long as the dark money billionaires are paying for their services, Republicans understand that the Second Amendment is sacrosanct, which leaves them no option but to fall back upon the First and shoot it dead or hack it to pieces, depending on which constitutionally-guaranteed form of weaponry is handier.

    They’ve been working on taking down the First Amendment quite actively, from redefining “religious freedom” to mean the freedom of loon Christian sects to impose their dogma on us all in the public arena, to Peter Thiel-style assaults on a free press. It’s a natural for Republicans, practically doing somersaults of joy at the opportunity afforded them by the carnage, to see it as an opportunity sent by the Almighty Lord himself to demand that everybody who’s inclined to say mean things about Republicans has to shut up right now, especially what with ol’ Mitch’s health-care bill oozing its way under the rocks of the US Senate by dark of night, and all.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Factoid: The Vikings believed that a giant goat named Heiðrún, whose udders provided an endless supply of beer, awaited them in Valhalla upon their death.

    Reason #573 why Norse mythology is fucking awesome and I might convert.

  • natoslug

    If you want to suckseed, Erick Erick, go ahead. The rest of us have no interest in participating, but won’t stop you. That goat, after all, isn’t blowing itself.

  • Ninja0980

    The folks who push the notion that those who don’t live in the Midwest aren’t real Americans says what?

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Wow, a non-fatal (still awful!) shooting, a somewhat-tasteless performance-art stunt by Kathy Griffin and a Shakespearien play is enough to call for the dissolution of the union. How ever did the country survive for 240ish years before now?

  • mancityRed6

    maybe it would be better if they took this message of being against hateful rhetoric to places like the Breitbart comments section, which is where I read most of it.

  • Bitter Scribe

    He’ll secede about the same time Rod Dreher finally does the Benedict Option.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Erick, son of Erick von Erickson has officially become a Trumpflake:

  • We’re not divided cleanly enough to become separate nations anyway. What is Texas going to do with Austin? What would California and Washington do with the Eastern sides of their state that lean conservative?

    It’s easy to talk about secession as some panacea, but in reality it either means spending gobs of money and time working out the details and moving people, or locking people into a government system they disagree with.

    Maybe conservatives should stop trying to dismantle America and sell it off to corporations for chump change and actually start working with Democrats to make the country a better place for everyone.

    And maybe unicorns should come to my house and poop gold on my lawn.

    • clubseal

      We’ll just keep splitting into smaller and smaller states until each person is their own state. Then they can each devote however much they wish toward research on how to not argue with themselves.

      • bupkus231

        “We’ll just keep splitting into smaller and smaller states until each person is their own state…”

        Isn’t that essentially “sovereign citizenship”?

        • clubseal

          Only if you make up your own legal “theories,” I believe.

          • WotsAllThisThen

            When you say if I make up my own legal theories, do you mean I the person, I the agent, or I the settler?

          • clubseal

            I, Robot?

        • Bobathonic

          Prepare to negotiate a shitton of treaties.

    • whitroth

      What, neoConfederates stop trying to Balkanize the US? I mean, but it worked *so* well for capitalism in the former USSR, look at all the money that was made (not by the citizens, thought)

    • Yellerduck

      Abbot would build a wall around Austin, forcing California to air drop supplies from C-47’s into the city. We don’t have much in the way of mountains, so we could call it “Flying the Bumps”.

    • aureolaborealis

      Maybe some kind of hastily put together plan to divide those states on ideologically grounds would solve that problem. Let’s call it Partition. What could go wrong?

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      Just ask India and Pakistan how well that worked out for them.


      Weird that “preserving the Union” somehow is the opposite of so-called “Conservative Principles.”

      Must be from the same universe where Nazis and Communists got along swell.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it seeks to silence good.

    That must be why the real ISIS is always preaching tolerance. Just wait until they become dominant!

    • Bobathonic

      So why is Erick preaching tolerance now?

      • Brendan_M

        You’ll see once he’s dominant.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    This is going to be one off those stories that attracts the trolls.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Wrong thread. Oops.

  • Indiepalin

    You know, the Nazis made the Jews bake cakes for Hitler.

    • Bill D. Burger

      They could bake him a ‘Minnie Jackson pie’ so I hope they were able to flavor em’ up a bit for him.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just saw this very sad news:

    US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week, died Monday afternoon. He was 22.

    The family announced his death in a statement released by UC Health Systems, saying, “It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20pm.”

    The family thanked the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treating him but said, “Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today.”

    • Proud Liberal

      That is terribly sad. The torture must have been awful!

    • clubseal

      Does anyone actually know what happened to this kid? Nothing I’ve read indicates that people know how he ended up in a coma.

      • Bill D. Burger

        The New York Times citing several sources said the U.S. had received intelligence reports that Warmbier had been repeatedly beaten that the beatings had put him in the coma and now have killed him.
        The North Korean explanation was that he contracted botulism before slipping into a coma.

        • clubseal

          Jesus. Good thing we never gave up our moral high ground on torturing foreigners.

      • Nasty Girl Brianna

        MRI scans indicate that he lost significant portions of his brain, which would be caused by severe sleep deprivation (a known North Korean labor camp torture) or severe oxygen deprivation. Basically, they tortured the kid to death.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      That’s terrible. I hope his family recovers. I don’t “thoughts and Prayers” anyone, but I hope a lot.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Just who the fuck is Erick Erickson, ands why the fuck should I care?

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Nobody and you shouldn’t.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Thank you Sir. :)

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          You’re quite welcome, Ma’am! :D

          You’re too classy to be slumming it with the likes of that toad anyway.

          • Anna Elizabeth


          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack


    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Fucker started Red State, one of the most vitriolic outlets for wingnuts. Red State is arguably one of the incubators of the alt-right. It lives on hate. Erick left Red State a while back but he’s been actively fanning the flames until recently. His family has had all sorts of health issues and it seems that he’s sort of “seen the light” or whatever (I don’t fucking believe it) and now he’s calling for reconciliation. Think of another Glenn Beck or Ted Nugent trying to be seen as human.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Oh God. Thank you for the heads-up. I looked at Red State like once, ever, and it’s like Breitbart without the smart people.

        • Nasty Girl Brianna

          ROFL! And that’s saying something.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    Wow. I literally never watch cable news, but it’s on here at the dealership and CNN has been letting trump and co have it. I mean it’s all true, just nice to see somebody finally calling a duck a duck.

  • TundraGrifter

    It looks to me like many of the right wing gasbags who thought Welfare Rancher Bundy’s Occupy Nevada Movement was too cool and the armed takeover of a Federal bird sanctuary was OK and the many acts of violence by “lone wolf” domestic terrorists weren’t really right wing so no biggie have suddenly got their collective panties in a bunch over a nut shooting people.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not in favor a nut shooting innocent people – left or right. Shooter or victim.

    Murder can’t be excused by politics.

  • clubseal

    And to think – it wasn’t that long ago that conservatives were absolutely certain that the words of radio shock jocks couldn’t possibly inspire right wing nutters to shoot up the world. It’s almost as though they’re giant fucking hypocrites.


      Bill O’Reilly called out Dr. Tiller as “Tiller the Baby Killer” for many broadcasts. Then Dr. Tiller gets gunned down. In his church, even.

      Of course Erick of the Name-Enshrined-Stutterers conveniently forgets to remember how they collectively explained away that little case of clearly goaded assassination.

      It only took until literally like just now for Bill O’Reilly to lose his job, because these true Red-Staters consistently show such a low tolerance for politically inspired violence.

  • TundraGrifter

    It took about ten minutes for me to be banned from Eric Son of Eric’s website Red State so, funk him.

    • mancityRed6

      red state was good for about 5 minutes after the election, they didn’t want tRump to win. conservative tears are bitter and salty, but they do shine up the silverware real easy.

    • Bill D. Burger

      You lasted longer than I did. They wuz’ fast. rotfl

      • TundraGrifter

        Newsbusters was almost as quick. Idiots can’t tolerate any view they don’t agree with.

    • mancityRed6

      I never see more than 15 comments anymore, maybe I’m just too early or need to go farther than the front page.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    It takes a special mind to conceive of a civil war as the solution to political violence.

  • I shall state the obvious here, but man, Erick, son of Erick is a fucking chuckleheaded moran.

    • Meccalopolis

      I’ve a sneaking suspicion you’re right

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    That’s the problem I’ve always had with Nazi’s – too liberal. They were just a bunch of misunderstood SJWs who needed safe spaces. Poor snowflakes.

    • whitroth

      Nahhh, they’re SIW, social injustice warriors…

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      Yeah they were so leftist that they exterminated leftist Communists and Socialists, donchaknow.

      What. An. IDIOT.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        The stuff that comes out of these people’s pieholes has just gotten to be Orwellian.

        • Nasty Girl Brianna

          And what gets me is how they claim that OTHERS are revising history, while they THEMSELVES revise history!

          File under “Things Republicans Say That Make No Logical Sense”.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            A shorter version of that title would be “Everything the GOP says is utter Bullshit.” OK, maybe not that much shorter.

          • H0mer0

            or the Venn Diagram with the two circles being the same

          • Predisenting Ron

            Yet again: projection.

      • Meccalopolis

        Erik son of Erik agrees with them about da jooz

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    The nerve of this motherfucker. He started Red State. It’s like he never read the comments there?

    • Shibusa

      He prolly writes half of them.

  • DerrickWildcat

    Erick Erickson is the son of Eric Erick.

    • whitroth

      Could he be Eric, the half a bee?

      • Lambsendbeds

        “Are all your pets called Eric?”
        “There’s nothing so odd about that! Kemal Ataturk had an entire menagerie called “Abdul” and you wouldn’t call him a looney!”

        • cats530

          I have several cats (at the same time) called “Little Kitty” or “Miss Kitty” in a feral group I feed that I’ve trapped/neutered/released.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            After a while you just run out of names. My parents had 3 dogs, all called “Butch”

  • Proud Liberal

    What did Republicans talk about when Gabby Giffords was shot? Anything about the discourse? Republicans have been assholes for years.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Republicans have been assholes since before Gingrich was elected. That’s why we know a Gingrich in the first place.

      • H0mer0

        He was the asshole who started the polarization of congress over hurt feelings towards Bill Clinton.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          He is as he has always been, the most polarizing, hateful man in modern politics. Even most conservatives that I knew hated him as speaker.

    • JoeChristmas

      Old surveyor’s marks.

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      They said “No no, it’s not OUR fault, after we published maps with crosshairs on them and railed about how liberals should all be rounded up and exterminated for fucking DECADES. Nope.”

      • Qntino773

        Caribou Barbie was one of the first to try and spin to say that those crosshairs were actually printer’s marks for alignment, which as a designer is insulting, but not surprising to hear from rubes like her.

        • Nasty Girl Brianna

          Which happened to correspond exactly to the locations of Democratic Senators. Hmm…


        I suppose it took all this time for them to “denounce” Sarah Palin and her “surveyor’s marks.”

        It’s practically like they drummed her right out of their honorable and righteous party for those digressions against civility!

        No longer giving her quite so much air time as a pundit on FOX News is totally the same thing as “denouncing” and “drumming out,” right?

    • OneYieldRegular

      I remember quite well what Erick Erickson said. He said that what people should be talking about (instead of gun control or toning down violent rhetoric or providing mental health services to dangerously unbalanced people, presumably) was “faith in Jesus Christ.”

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Whose this “we” he talks about seceding? Does he think all the southern states are going to break away from the northern states over. . . umm. . . what? Who “decides” what in his little scenario?

    Forget all the other stupid here, he actually wants the wealthiest, most technologically advanced states in the whole of the Union to be split apart by the dumbest, most culturally backward, poorest states? Has he thought this through?

    You guy pay our way in EVERYTHING. The smart phone didn’t come from Fuckstick South Carolina. Healthcare isn’t being propped up by Bubbha’s Bait, Tackle and Cousin Diddlin’. This is NOT like the damned Civil war. There was no infrastructure back then. There were no highways, no power lines, no nuclear weapons. It was a stupid war the first time around and to even jokingly entertain the notion of revisiting it now is, spoiler alert, even STUPIDER.

    If he gets his way, I hope the rest of you see it clear to accept sincere refugees, which I know you will because you actually CARE about refugees. I. Am. Sick. Of. This. Shit.

    They’re like that opne guy who beats his wife constantly yet won’t shut up when someone accidentally taps their arm in passing. Did Erick of the Great Concern and the Ineffectual ‘K’ even know who the fuck Scalise was before last week?

    I will close by saying I hope Scalise has a full recovery if for no other reason than to get everyone to shut.The. Fuck. Up. About. It. Mostly though, I don’t want anyone to die because I have a conscience, but that other thing as well.

  • Yellerduck

    Let’s just tell him we ended the union, and his cut is an island far, far away.


      “Hop into this First Class Catapult Ericksonland Transportation Unit, and we’ll get you there in record time.”


  • TJ Barke

    I’m really sick of this gaslighting bullshit. Hey Erick, you know who does the most terrorism within the US? Your fucking target audience at redstate. The kind of fuckers with screen names like “Killallfilthyliberals”. The kind of fuckers that blew up Alfred P. Murrah Federal building. The kind that go on shooting sprees and shoot up Planned Parenthood clinics.
    You know the worst left wing terrorist action in America in the last couple decades? They burned down a ski lodge. SPECIFICALLY WHEN NO ONE WAS IN IT.

  • Jo Mathie

    Is he unwell? Dementia maybe? I can’t imagine any group of people ISIS would hate more than liberals. Literally everything he says is totally bonkers.

  • miss_grundy

    This guy should be kicked in the crotch hourly. I am so tired of the demonizing by these RWNJs.

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    Fuck it. Let’s do it: The United States of Canada vs. Jesusland.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    “…the left shows no signs of toning down rhetoric…”

    The terrible rhetoric the right used against Barack Obama is still ringing in my ears. He wasn’t born here. He isn’t a real American. Apology tour. “You lie!” “Suck on my machine gun you piece of shit.”

    But Democrats should not forget: IT WORKED. Republicans control all elements of the Federal government now. And control most elements of state government. Hateful rhetoric, obstructionism, lying and demonization of opponents is how to win elections. Republicans have set the bar.

    • mancityRed6

      this was posted on brainfart, today.
      “the hatred I feel for Obama is so real… I struggle with trying to even see Obama as a human being… I really need to go to confession again”

      he’s not even president anymore.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        That’s really all they’ve got, when it comes down to it. They only know what they hate- Obama, liberals, immigrants, Muslims, and pohrs. They aren’t for anything, really. They have no positive vision for the US. They only know what they want to erase, remove, and exclude.

        • Grokenstein

          That’s where Ewik Ewik Ewikewik is screwing up. They aren’t really secessionists. They’re eliminationists.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Well isn’t that person an exemplary catholic.

        • Predisenting Ron

          If I were his priest he wouldn’t be getting no damned Novinas, I’d make him crawl to Lourdes on his hands and knees.

          • Natalie

            With a side of self flagellation.

        • Shibusa

          Maybe it was Newt Gingrich.

    • 3FingerPete

      Doesn’t toning down the rhetoric include Republicans bringing themselves to properly speak the name of the Democratic Party? They’ve been disrespecting the “Democrat Party” for decades.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        I’ve not understood how that’s a slur…

        • Meccalopolis

          Emphasizes RAT

        • 3FingerPete

          The reasoning behind it is thus: There is nothing democratic about the Democratic Party, therefore we refuse to even acknowledge the proper legal name of the party.

          The comparable insult would be: Given their efforts to deny poor and minority voters representation in government there is nothing republican about the Republican Party. Therefore we will only use the term “Republic Party”.

          • Pisto75666

            I would argue there’s an even better term than that. But it’s not one that can be used in a comment section. If comments were allowed, anyway.

  • I know a joke

    ISIS is very right-wing, badly-spelled Erick.

  • Raan
  • Nasty Girl Brianna
    • House0fTheBlueLights

      It’s extremely disturbing that Minneconsinois looks like Florida.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        No way should the entire state of Illinois be blue. Nor should most of Wisconsin, sadly.

        • H0mer0

          and Virginastan has earned at least a blue stripe for going to Obama twice and Hillz once

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Maybe some cute polka-dots for the greater DC area and, I dunno, college towns?

          • H0mer0

            throw in some polka with the dots and you’ve got a deal

          • alpacapunchbowl

            I haven’t been to an old school Milwaukee Polish wedding in ages! I could probably use a refresher course.

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          I had the same thought.

    • Qntino773

      What happened to Colorado and New Mexico underneath? They should be blue as well.

      • Courser_Resistance

        Thanks, I was just going to mention that!

    • Abby Normal

      Not 100% accurate, there are many holdouts within Dumbfuckistan. I live in the Atlanta area, it’s a blue city surrounded by a sea of stupid.

      • nosuchuser

        Futurama proposed a novel solution to your problem; simply replace the sea of stupid with the actual sea.

  • Panika MCD

    umm… since Congresscritter Williams is mine (even though I just moved across town and crossed several congressional district borders, I’m still in his district) and he hired a good person for constituent services who helped greatly in getting the mess caused by Prima Momma waiting until after she had emergency surgery to apply for Medicare, I was thinking about sending a card to his office wishing his staffer a speedy recovery even though I disagreed with his AHCA vote and don’t know if the staffer is a good egg or a bad egg as I don’t know what issues he’s been tasked with. I did not know I was supposed to be cheering the whole mess. can someone help me here?

    also too: if we’re supposed to be listening to people who did one bad thing, are we supposed to still be paying mind to other things the baseball practice shooter has not yet gotten off his chest?

    too also: I will fully continue to condemn Bernie for that stupid letter excusing the violence at the NV convention by saying we weren’t giving his supporters who were predisposed to handing out death threats (obligatory: not-all-Bernie-supporters) the respect they deserved which could have shut down the whole incident before it ever got that far. the ratfucker. …but I guess my condemnation is not good enough for Rico Rickyson…

  • OutOfOrbit

    “Evil teaches tolerance…”
    –Erik Earache Erikkson
    Earache lost it all right there.

  • leemoder
  • bbayliss

    “But you fuck ONE goat and…”


    Lighten up, Francis Francison.

  • Oneofthebobs

    No, Steve Scalise didn’t “deserve it”. He just made it easier for the guy who shot him to get a gun. If he thinks more guns are the solution, why wasn’t he packing?

  • norcalOG

    As Americans, we never want to make it difficult for the mentally deranged to have legal access to assault rifles. Our forefathers understood how important it was everyone to be able to exercise his/her 2nd Amendment rights.
    How else are American women able to protect themselves from lecherous, pussy grabbing terrorists?

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I can’t say what I want to say.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Erick Erickson can fuck himself. I remember, when Obama was first elected and he was on the city council of Cornhole, Ga., the council wanted to pass a resolution congratulating Obama, and he kept offering one “amendment” after another and generally wouldn’t shut up until they gave up on the idea. Now he wants civilized discourse. He can shove his civility up his pudgy ass.

  • Cogswell – in a mirror darkly


  • Hardly Ideal

    Methinks he doth project a bit too much.

  • TootsStansbury

    Well all that blather must have sounded much better in the original Newspeak.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    I’m game. Let’s split the fucking baby…


    PRO: You can be a bald-faced hypocrite, and not have a single soul on your side to ever call you on it. You can even do it in print, literally put reality-contradicting sentences right there in black and white, right in everyone’s faces, and not garner a single raised eyebrow from your supporters! Think of the power you wield!

    CON: You must be Erick Erickson.

  • Paperless Tiger

    ISIS would seem to be fighting against the leftist Syrian Ba’ath Socialist Party, although it is said that ISIS field commanders include members of the Iraqi Ba’ath Socialist Party. Small world.

    • Werewolf

      Da’esh is Sunni. Assad is an Alawite, which is a subset of Shi’a, so the Shi’ite Iranians and Hizbullah are supporting him.

  • teele

    I can’t keep with every RWNJ. Now, who is Erik Erickson, and why should I give a trump about what he thinks about anything?

    • doktorzoom

      Erick, Son of Erick, is a rather faded Tea Party media star who used to run Redstate, then got a gig with CNN, where he was too nuts for them, and is now one of the few wingnut media figures who has managed to not make a bundle off being batshit crazy.

      • unclejeems

        And here I thought “making a bundle” was the whole point behind public RW-Nutjobbery.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          It used to be. Now the whole point is not letting Trump stiff you for his legal bills.

      • Cogswell – in a mirror darkly

        And I thought he was one of the Who?!?’s from Who?!?sville.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Yeah, he has been out of the picture for awhile. The only thing he had going for him was that repetitive name and it wasn’t enough.

        Crap news outlets can be tough, that way.

        And I hate to allude to his physique but he does not exude the same thick-necked, virile, take-no-prisoners, please-please-don’t-waterboard-me macho vibe as, say, Sean Hannity. He looks one of the late Al Capp’s Schmoos, to be blunt.

        Nothing wrong with that. I am no fashion plate myself but it won’t get you a job on the right-wing circuit, even post-Ailes.

        I guess this is his pathetic attempt to waddle, thighs flapping against themselves, back into the public consciousness but it seems like a forlorn exercise.

        I guess he could get an actual job someplace except who would hire him in any capacity?

        • kareemachan

          Trump for spokesperson?

          • Mehmeisterjr

            Good match but not Shawn-pathetic enough and not SarahHuckabeeSanders-odd fashion statement.

            So he is probably condemned to be an unpaid Trump shill, much like The Donald’s once and future lawyers.

        • Steely_Fan

          Points for the Al Capp ref, but IIRC, schmoos were very friendly and provided many useful products for the residents of Dogpatch, qualities sadly lacking in Ewick son of Ewick.

  • Jgb979

    So was it the performance of Trump Ceasar that caused the assholes to murder Muslims in the U.K. And the Us today?

    Somehow I think not, but I’m not versed in translating dumbass to snowflake ….

  • unclejeems

    Idiot who doesn’t know that federalism was devised to unify the country and empower the national governments says what?

  • OneYieldRegular

    This wouldn’t be the same calm, cool and peace-loving Erick Erickson who threatened to shoot U.S. Census workers with his wife’s shotgun if they showed up at his door, would it?

    • Cogswell – in a mirror darkly

      He’s also the same guy who jabbed a copy of the New York Times with a No.2 pencil, said he shot it with a .22 and bragged about it on Twitter.

      • OneYieldRegular

        And now, of course, like a lot of his ilk (add Ted Nugent to that list), he doesn’t want to own what he said but instead is focused entirely on rehabilitating his reputation.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          How does he propose to rehabilitate a reputation that’s been pure shit for all of his adult life?

          • GreyWolfSC

            The mother of all enemas?

    • They never expected that someone not in their tent would decide to ‘exercise a 2nd Amendment remedy’. He wasn’t all that upset about Gabby Giffords, but now everything’s changed.

  • Grokenstein

    “After all, they say, the right deserved it. Steve Scalise deserved it. The Christian bigot needs to bake the cake, but the performer who does not want to perform for President Trump is a saint.”

    Ewik Ewik Ewikewik thinks we’re being unfair to (and I quote) Christian bigots.

    • Gregory Brown

      His little pea brain sure is cute when he lets it out to run and gambol and frolic, just like a baby goat. Not to mention cavort.

  • Jared James

    I’m starting to think Son of Erick’s definition of civility is how dare you question me I have to write stupid words and embarrass myself five times a week, isn’t that enough for you people?

    • majii

      I live in the same city in GA that he does. Our local RW-leaning rag allows him to write all kinds of BS-based op-eds. Erickson’s mindset is that if you don’t agree with everything he says, you’re the enemy. He was once a member of our city council for four years, and he was such an embarrassment that when he announced he wasn’t running for re-election, GOPers applauded the move because they described him as being highly divisive. He seems to always think he’s the smartest person in the room. He ignores the fact that there are many Americans who know his main area of expertise is saying/writing things so his lazy *ss can get rich by conning politically feeble-minded persons into believing his BS.

      • Jared James

        My rule of thumb for rooms is, if you appear to be the smartest person in it, you are probably wrong. This makes me, at least in retrospect, correct at least half the time.

        • just_jim

          Rule of thumb for rooms “if you appear to be the smartest person in it, why are you in a room with a bunch of dumshits?”

          • Jared James

            Better to ask am I in a room full of dumbshits? And only if the answer is yes, ask why.

  • pgjack

    A little over eight years ago now I remember a certain turtlish looking senator standing tall and proud as he said he would do everything in his power to make sure the newly elected President of the United States failed. After that a lot of folks referred to that President and his lovely family in the most vile terms imaginable. I don’t wish death for any of these repugnant people but I do wish them bad luck. I hope America eventually comes to it’s senses and votes the foolish far right out of office and works towards a society in which all citizens have opportunity, security and hope. I have heard none of my very liberal friends express any joy in the recent shooting. I have read of one GOP politician in Georgia who said the shooting will win them the election. I think the taking of joy over such an event is despicable. And I think there are far too many guns in our country and that people who commit domestic violence as this shooter apparently did should not be permitted to own guns.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I wish I could upfist that about a dozen times.

  • Predisenting Ron

    I can’t quite recall who this maniacal little darling is. Good thing I don’t care.

    • MCA


    • GreyWolfSC

      Tea party poop.

  • Mavenmaven

    Because when the Right kills people, especially black people, they don’t count the same way as when a Right person is shot.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Is there some contest underway, where right-wing shitheads compete to see who can be the biggest and most vile shithead?

  • i’mjustaskingthequestion

    “The Christian bigot needs to bake the cake, but the performer who does not want to perform for President Trump is a saint.”

    Ok… *while shaking my head

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The best equivalence is a false equivalence. The RWNJs are really good at it.

      • gkshenaut

        Is a false equivalence the same as a fake equivalence?

  • Three Finger Salute

    You do know what he eventually did to that census taker, don’t you?

    • ez

      Libel on the good name of Dr. Hannibal Lecter

  • Poly_Ester

    Didn’t Erick once decry civility? I guess you must be facile if you want to survive on the wingnut welfare circuit.

  • norcalOG

    Looks like 66 million ISISites voted in November. What to do with them?

  • Christopher Story

    In George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984, doublethink is “the act of holding, simultaneously, two opposite, individually exclusive ideas or opinions and believing in both simultaneously and absolutely. Doublethink requires using logic against logic or suspending disbelief in the contradiction.”

    • Three Finger Salute

      Schrodinger’s quantum dissonance.

  • SayItWithWookies

    But let’s not excuse the right. Increasingly, there are those on the
    right who think they have to behave exactly as the left to give them a
    dose of their own medicine. They will storm the stage and disrupt the
    play. They will form an angry mob to chase away liberals. It is only a
    matter of time before some nut on the right decides to seek vengeance
    for Republican congressmen.

    I’m almost afraid to read further — I’m expecting to see, in a coupla paragraphs, “Liberals must be rounded up and jailed for their own safety. Granted, they brought our hatred of them upon themselves, but it’s important that we treat them with the respect they deserve.”

  • SayItWithWookies

    Both the left and parts of the right are now all using the Alinsky playbook, which itself was dedicated to Satan. It’s all going according to his plan as we slip and slide toward armageddon.

    Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.

    • President in Exile Firefly

      Slip and slide doesn’t sound so bad…

  • NotALiar

    Way to tone down the divisive rhetoric. The hypocrisy is astounding. They just don’t give a fuck. They got their way and still want to burn it to the ground. I wonder what will happen the next time they don’t get their way.

  • SayItWithWookies

    But let’s not kid ourselves. If Texas decided to end abortion on demand
    and prohibit gay marriage, three-quarters of the Fortune 500, the NCAA,
    and every professional sports league would boycott the state. It is
    not enough that each state should be able to set its own values, even
    here the left demands adherence to its beliefs and punishment for the
    beliefs of others.

    Fun fact: this is the only known use of the “they’re too liberal” exception to the Texas blasphemy laws that make it a class one felony to say anything bad about the NCAA or professional sports.

    • President in Exile Firefly

      Mr. Erickson, a 14th amendment on line one.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Frankly, and historically, the only thing at this point that is going to save us from ourselves is either breaking apart our union or a major war not of our choosing that forces us to unite.

    Said Jeff Davis: “Why not both?”

    • earring

      Said Jeff Sessions: “Two stones? One bird? I can’t recall … .”

  • The Librarian

    “The Christian bigot needs to bake the cake, but the performer who does not want to perform for President Trump is a saint.”

    One of these is not like the other.

    • AnnieGetYerFun


      • The Librarian

        Yes, lol, please explain how bigotry and not wanting to play in Trump’s sandbox are equal. Tell me how you really feel…..

  • thixotropic jerk

    If E2 don’t like it here he can just piss off and leave! #ERICKERICKEXIT

  • Incoming Ham

    The maggot that wanders around in his brain is now doing all the talking.

  • He seems to have forgotten which group of people was threatening him for snubbing Trump.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    To be fair, Erick was voted “most likely to secede” in his high school yearbook.

    I’ll show myself out now.

    • CafeenMan

      Baby please don’t go
      Baby please don’t go
      Baby please don’t go down to New Orleans
      You know I love you so
      Baby please don’t go

  • Three Finger Salute

    Since we were doing map porn a little while ago, I found a site ( where I made what I think is a funny “Who’s Who in Bizarro Foreign Policy” cheat sheet. Mind you, it’s yuge, so you’ll need to scroll around a bit.

    I spent awhile (and had a lot of fun) coming up with the categories for the countries. For example: I’ll give you one guess as to which one fits the criteria of “Country Trump Thinks Jon Ossoff Was Born In.” Hint: It sorta belongs to Putin, but it’s not always on his mind.


    • phoenix00

      “Disneyland North” live here, can confirm.

  • pixeloid

    “The political left is becoming the American ISIS,”

    Might have more credibility if it weren’t coming from an actual fascist who supports the ‘Murican Taliban.

  • CafeenMan

    I kind of split with a lot of people on the left on the topic of secession.

    I think we should give the redneck Confederate America-haters a few states and let them secede. Many on the left say they don’t deserve a thing and should fuck off to someplace else but leave all the states with us.

    But here’s what would probably happen if we gave them some states. We’d get them back soon enough.


    Let’s look at what would happen if they had their own country devoid of anyone on the left.

    They’d get to have their own tax-free, socialism-free, Christian-theocratic Capitalist utopia.

    The first thing they’d do is have their own little civil war fighting over which of their perverted flavors of “Christianity” is the “one, true Christianity”.

    That would kill off a bunch of them.

    Then their infrastructure would start crumbling because they all feel like they’re entitled to a fully functional country in good repair but shouldn’t have to pay a dime in taxes to cover the costs.

    At the same time they’d be engaging in all kinds of human rights abuses.

    They would be destroying their environment and pumping out so much pollution it would be adversely affecting the rest of the world.

    They’d all be miserable and per usual they would be trying to find others to blame and would end up turning on themselves because no liberal or immigrant would want to live in their shit-hole of a third-world country.

    We (or someone else, but it would be we) would have to step in and shut them down.

    And after we finish stomping them we *might* allow them to join the rest of the country again but they will not be allowed to fly their traitor flags or keep their guns. They will be “immigrants” who don’t have any of the rights of actual Americans so they don’t get to vote.

    So we finally get a country without a bunch of right wing assholes tearing us down and in the deal we eventually get the states back that we gave them and have to spend a lot of money repairing the massive damage they did in a few short years.

    We get to fix our education system, our energy policy, our civil rights policies, our voting system and a whole myriad of things they are actively destroying right now.

    I think it’s worth it. Give them Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and a couple others and let them have at it.

    • Sakonyachen

      Prepare for a lecture about how anyone who thinks this is a pampered trust fund brocialist.

      Don’t expect it from me though. I’m broke, and I agree. My bleeding heart does weep for the innocent in that situation. I still can’t help but think it may be more merciful than a slow death masquerading as freedom.

      • How about a lecture on how rhetoric like that feeds the narrative and the idea of camping a bunch of our country men, even if we don’t like them that is what they are, is precisely the kind of thing Erik up there is accusing us of?

        • Sakonyachen

          Giving someone enough rope to hang themselves is not quite what ISIS does, and also not what started Erickson on his line of Alex Jonesian association theory. What started it was a mentally ill man shooting people he disagreed with. In this instance he wasn’t a right winger, so he wasn’t a lone wolf. He was on the left so his actions are representative of everyone from a neoliberal all the way over to staunch anarchists.

          We don’t have to feed their narrative, it makes its own food.

    • Relativicus

      You do not want to share a border with low-educated, well-armed bigots, religious fundamentalists, and race supremacists. I’ve seen many comments over the years from people claiming if they could just get their own slice of hell, then the commie-fag-baby-rapers can have theirs and all would be right with the world. Except that low-educated, well-armed bigots, religious fundamentalists, and race supremacists will no more tolerate commie-fag-baby-rapers living across the border any more than they tolerate them living across the street. At least now, they have to do the latter.

    • Natalie

      That’s way too much space, I say the tip of Texas on the Mexican border. We have to protect Austin.

  • Jukesgrrl

    The Scalise cheerleaders are the same ones Trump saw in Hoboken high-fiving as the twin towers fell. You know, people who are invisible to all buy a special few.

    • ez

      I just took my version of the same thought down a minute ago. GMTA.

  • Not really surprised since this is precisely what the Conservative movement has been working toward since about 1860 something or so

  • Relativicus

    Oh do shut up, Erick, Son of Erick. If the waves where you live are wind-sloppy beach-break, they’re not actually any better in front of your neighbor’s house.

    • pianoplayer1

      Why does he not have a red beard and hair? He is not Viking-ish at all.

  • Cornelius Fussbudget

    They have to believe “both sides do it” or they might accidentally be forced to come to terms with their own depravity.

  • kaydenpat

    What a whiney loser. It’s interesting how bitter and enraged Trump supporters have been even though they won the election and their party now controls Congress. You’d think their side would be happier but nah. They know Trump is a loser and that he will bring them down. It’s quite amusing to this Liberal.

  • Wes

    That’s a pretty cute goat.

  • Lucas Foxx

    There goes DoK Zoom and his violent “speedy recovery” rhetoric. If we end up with a bunch of radicalized yoots throwing flowers or civil conversation around, I’M BLAMING YOU!!!

  • Teto85

    His name is Erick? From reading his quotes I wold have thought his name was dick.

  • pianoplayer1

    Did Erickson never read “Mein Kampf”? Even a cursory reading would reveal Hitler hated him some Communists and socialists and unionists. He was not a left-wing sort of guy.

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