Thursday, August 30, 2018

Today In Both Sides Do It: Ewick Son of Ewick

So who is Ewick Son of Ewick?

Well until very recently, lots of people referred to him as "The Most Powerful Conservative in America" without giggling:
Is the Most Powerful Conservative in America Losing His Edge?

Erick Erickson built his career on stoking populist rage. But now the man who steers the Tea Party says conservative anger has grown toxic and self-defeating.
And how did he build his CV as Top Kick of Racist Asshole Mountain?
...Erickson is famous for saying things that are not polite. There was the time, in 2009, when he called retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter a “goat fucking child molester.” During the Occupy protests, he said his heart was gladdened by “watching a hippie protester get Tased.” He nicknamed Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator, “Abortion Barbie.” And in a blog post considering whether President Obama was “shagging hookers,” he called Michelle Obama a “marxist harpy” who “would go Lorena Bobbit [sic] on him should he even think about it.” (The press, Erickson wrote, wouldn’t care: Obama “could be a serial killing transvestite and the media would turn a blind eye.”)

His attacks sting most when aimed, as they often are, at fellow Republicans he sees as too ready to compromise. In 2009, for example, he claimed that then–Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had “lost his testicles” and called on his readers to send the senator “balls.” Erickson later reported that more than 100 toy balls had been sent to the senator’s office using the Amazon link he’d provided...
In other words, Ewick has spent literally his entire career building a fact-averse, racist, rage-drunk, Libtard-media-scapegoating, Fundamentalist-flex-fueled bulldozer that turned out to be the perfect vehicle for a lying, racist, rage-drunk, Libtard-media-scapegoating demagogue like Trump to drive straight through the Republican primaries and into the White House.

And what does Ewick think of President Stupid now that he has rage-jacked Ewick's movement and driving it and the rest of the country right off a cliff?

He thinks...Both Sides are just terrible!

And -- bonus! -- Mr. "goat fucking child molester” also just cannot fathom how our public discourse ever got so bad!

And for his myriad sins against God and American democracy, what penalty has society meted out to Ewick Son of Ewick?
Erick Erickson re-ups three more years with WSB

Conservative talk show host Erick Erickson has signed a new contract with News AM 750 and 95.5 WSB for three more years until 2020...

What is there left to say...but to repeat once again what we Liberals already knew and were already saying long before the Rise of Trump:
Dear Democrats

Stop trying to reason with these people.

You can't.

Stop pretending they have points of view worth respecting.

They don't.

Quit bringing metaphorical knives to gunfights, and at the next town meeting when the Cash For Wankers crew shows up to run in circles and scream "Hitler" until they shut the place down (or until their corporate sponsors have enough footage to use for the next news cycle) not stand there looking like a brace of tharn bunnies.

Because these people are not joking around, and they are not going away. Sara Robinson brings her eloquence and scholarship to bear on the antics of GOP's Insane Clown Posse and their corporate ringmasters here, and what she finds isn't funny or harmless at all:
It's so easy right now to look at the melee on the right and discount it as pure political theater of the most absurdly ridiculous kind. It's a freaking puppet show. These people can't be serious. Sure, they're angry -- but they're also a minority, out of power and reduced to throwing tantrums. Grown-ups need to worry about them about as much as you'd worry about a furious five-year-old threatening to hold her breath until she turned blue.

Unfortunately, all the noise and bluster actually obscures the danger. These people are as serious as a lynch mob, and have already taken the first steps toward becoming one. And they're going to walk taller and louder and prouder now that their bumbling efforts at civil disobedience are being committed with the full sanction and support of the country's most powerful people, who are cynically using them in a last-ditch effort to save their own places of profit and prestige.

We've arrived. We are now parked on the exact spot where our best experts tell us full-blown fascism is born. Every day that the conservatives in Congress, the right-wing talking heads, and their noisy minions are allowed to hold up our ability to govern the country is another day we're slowly creeping across the final line beyond which, history tells us, no country has ever been able to return.

Behold, a Tip Jar!


Hal Rager said...

I keep waiting for one of the grown-ups to stand up and say, "Alright boys, the party's over. Time to piss on the fire and call in the dogs…" But it keeps not happening.

dinthebeast said...

I found this in Carl Newman's Twitter feed and this post reminded me of it:

‏Verified account @derek_del
Aug 29

I used to rig card games for a living. I'd watch people sit down and lose everything, again and again. But they didn't lose because they "played by the rules" and we didn't. They lost because it wasn't a game. It just looked like one.

Democrats think it's a game."

Well, some of us do.

-Doug in Oakland

Robt said...

In our next conservative segment, we have a great line up.

Rush explains his Viagra and Oxicodone addiction he was busted with returning from the young boy pedophile capital of the Dominican Republic.

Lindsey Graham confesses his scary life now without McCain.

As Alex Jones answers one of his callers that watch /listen to his show and saw his Porn link on his phone that was caught on camera. How all alone he is since his wife left him.

And Bristol Palin tells us about her new role as host on the "Teen mother" show now that she is 30 years old.

Kevin Holsinger said...

Good morning, Mr. Glass.

Read this headline and thought you typed, "Ewok." Then I see the headline below, and it's a Star Wars reference. You're trying to mess with me, aren't you? :)

Be seeing you.

freshsideofhell said...

Thanks for being here, now with us...

anynameleft said...

Truly sad part is that so called liberal msnbc gives these whack jobs legitamacy and platform to rant, rave and babble.
Classic example was the apolagist for cheney, nicale wallace, was allowed to lie to Rachael Maddows face and not be called on it.
During discusiion on obstruction she claims the twit and the moarally enfeebled cheny never tried toabstruct justice during the Valerie Plume smear they orchestrated.
A flat out lie. Or that her talking about how critics of the twits admin should "look out" and were being unpatriotic by not falling to their knees and endorseing war crimes, lying and insider dealings of that criminal junta that was appointed by perjurer poppa's friends.
Not to mention lying about how perjurer poppa should be in jail for what 6 years of perjury about his participation in iran/contra.
No honor. No respect. Must find a super fund site to inter this trash when they pass and force their children, grandchildren and others to live on top of.
Hanford would be a good place for a criminal village to be established for this trash.