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Trump disinvited by white knight Erik Erickson

Erik Erickson, who is some kind of head Tea Party person, has disinvited Trump from his RedState gathering because he was mean to Megyn Kelly.

I should remind people that Trump is an equal opportunity insulter and has probably been meaner to the men who appeared on The Apprentice than the women. He once made fun of a male contestant for being a virgin, but this incident was considered such a non-big-deal that I can’t even find any evidence of it from searching Google. Women are supposed to be equal to men and can fight in the army and become doctors and engineers, but apparently when they get insulted they need beta White Knights like Erickson to intercede for them.

By the way, if anything should give social conservatives pause, it should be that virgin thing. Trump was contributing to the current mainstream belief that only losers aren’t having premarital sex. Oh, but “social conservatives” really only care about one thing: abortion. As long as the unmarried women don’t abort their babies, the social conservatives are giddily happy.

I should add that a commenter pointed out that there’s evidence that Clinton sexually assaulted multiple women, which sounds worse to me than insulting a woman who started it by asking Trump an obnoxious question, but no one cares about that Clinton stuff.


Erik Erickson would rather have Democrats in office over Republicans whom he thinks aren’t pro-life enough for him. And he wrote the headline “The Pro-Life Movement Must Stop Being Whores of the Republican Party.” By the way, Ellmers’ huge sin in the eyes of Erickson was that she believed that women who are raped should be allowed to have an abortion.

The word “whore” sounds sexually offensive to me, making Erickson a hypocrite about disinviting Trump because Trump said “She gets out and starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions.You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her — wherever.” Whatever Trump meant is subject to interpretation.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 8, 2015 at 8:29 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. Red State and Erik Erickson are social conservatives more than Tea Party types. The website policy on supporting candidates is abortion uber alles, and they won’t endorse or vote for a Republican even if it throws the position to the Democrats, unless the candidate is viewed as correct on abortion. I don’t even know how that is even an issue since virtually all Republicans are anti abortion, but I guess they are expecting real results.

    Erickson is also pro amnesty, but he doesn’t mention it much now since the general tide is turning against that in conservative circles. He some times substitutes for Rush so that’s how I’ve heard him, and as right wing talk show hosts go, he’s OK I guess, but he is about abortion the way I’m about immigration: It’s the most important issue and if we don’t get that right, nothing else matters.

    Mike Street Station

    August 8, 2015 at 8:37 am

  2. There’s a term being used these days for guys like Erik Erickson that’s superseded “white knight”, but I don’t know if you approve of it.


    August 8, 2015 at 9:11 am

    • It’s best to stick to non-sexual language if possible. Although I like to use the word “sucks,” which some people think is offensively sexual (although I think that word has become very common).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

      • “Sucks” is used so ubiquitously now (even kindergarten kids use it) that it has been effectively detached from its sexual origin. “Scumbag” is another word like that; it became an insult because it was slang for a used condom, but after generations of repetition most people now understand it only as a generic word of abuse.


        August 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

      • Fascist. I guess they don’t teach in social studies that it’s an actual, real political philosophy.


        August 8, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    • Are we to assume you are referring to “cuckservative”?

      Graf von Jung

      August 9, 2015 at 11:25 am

  3. Trump was sending a coded, subliminal plug for the book WHITE GIRL BLEED A LOT.

    Mark Caplan

    August 8, 2015 at 9:15 am

  4. Trump’s sexism lacks gravitas. He should learn from Sean Connery.

    Let’s not fall into the knee-jerk MRA trap of treating all women equally like men, just because some women selectively demand equality and behave like men.

    Rosie O’Donnell appears to be a loudmouthed lesbian shrew. She had two estranged trophy wives flee her after two or three years in just one decade. Trump is a better husband. Clearly this woman deserves no chivalry.

    Megyn Kelly seems well-behaved and shows early signs of turning into a schoolmarm. Some of Trump comments about her are therefore inappropriate.


    August 8, 2015 at 10:41 am

    • More importantly, megyn Kelly is hot. Rosie O’Donnell is ugly. Much more blowback from attacking someone hot.


      August 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

      • Yeah, people expect women to be petty and if a hot woman is petty, well…

        However, Rosie O’Donnell is not stereotypically female in her failings nor is she attractive, so…

        not too late

        August 8, 2015 at 9:12 pm

  5. Erickson is a complete cuckservative. He signed onto nikki Haley and her support for removing the confederate flag in south Carolina. I’m not surprised he did this. He probably thinks trump’s comments about Mexicans were mean too…


    August 8, 2015 at 11:36 am

  6. Her questions to him weren’t *that* outrageous and he handled them well, giving good to great answers. Why he was so irate after the fact is kind of puzzling. Insulting her at 3am on twitter? Making period jokes? That borders on “creepy.”

    However I don’t see it meriting the disinvitation. Who knows, it may all be part of some master plan.

    slithy toves

    August 8, 2015 at 11:50 am

  7. Guys who look like Erik Erickson telling women what to do with their bodies and lives is a joke.

    Even Republican women throw up when someone like that lectures them about abortion.

    Trump has to fight the establishment Republicans and these abortion-over-all-else type creeps.

    Then the liberal media etc.

    Trump might be a bozo, which sounds like an attack because of his hair, but the choice isn’t The Perfect Candidate vs Trump. It’s Trump vs those Republicans or Hillary/Sanders/O’Malley.

    Gotta go Trump. I just hope he picks the best VP. Romney? Lightweight Scott Walker? Bloomberg?


    August 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    • I don’t think Bloomberg would want to be VP. Romney might take it.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 8, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    • Scott Walker looks like a decent guy, but in a sea of self serving, wily and machiavellian hobnobs, who are hellbent in destroying this country just for a dime, he’s a lost cause.


      August 8, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      • I disagree. He has a real track record of fighting difficult political battles and winning. There was a time when getting Walker was the most important cause on the left. He has turned out real results, and is a fighter. He plays to win, he’s not just a nice guy.

        Mike Street Station

        August 8, 2015 at 9:39 pm

  8. Trump: “Holy shit, I started this as a egomaniacal farce but could actually win this. But I’m not prepared to do all the work needed to become President, so time to turn up the crazy and sabotage myself.”


    August 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm

  9. The comment about Brande Roderick on the Apprentice…. Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick… Probably wasn’t too far out of bounds.


    August 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm

  10. I have yet to see any sign that the GOP establishment is engaging in any sort of introspection or reflection on why Trump is pulling the numbers he is. Instead of “what are we doing wrong that so many of our grassroots voters are supporting Trump,” what seems to be happening is “how can we get rid of this guy and his voters too?”

    There is an analogy here with what has happened to newspapers in the last 30 years. Starting around 1985, most major metropolitan papers (e.g. the LA Times) decided they had to attract more female readers, and to a lesser extent ethnic minorities (never mind the fact that those minorities generally read papers like La Opinion, if they read at all). So even the hard news stories began to read like stuff out of People magazine or the supermarket tabloids, and the sports pages began to go ultra-PC. When the circulation numbers started to go down, the publishers wondered aloud what was going on, and decided that the problem was that their most loyal readers, i.e. middle aged white men, were too narrow minded. Some even went so far as to basically announce in public, “screw you, we don’t want you reading our paper anyway.”

    The Republican party is doing the same thing in a way: the party establishment hates its most loyal “subscribers” and wants them gone. The newspapers tried that already, and as a result it’s a dying business model (aided, to be fair, by technology). Print newspapers will be all but extinct in 10 more years, and I would not be surprised at all if the GOP is too. Politics is a business, and if you want to stay in business you don’t do that by antagonizing your most loyal customers.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    August 8, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    • Technology as an afterthought for your theory of the demise of print news?

      The shift in the nature of newspaper coverage (ie, “TMZ-ization”) was in response to the internet, not because of female or minority readers.

      Socially Extinct

      August 8, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      • My point was that newspapers were in trouble a long time before the internet came into widespread use. When your business is in trouble, you don’t make things better by purposely driving away customers, which is what newspapers started to do 30 years.

        Sgt. Joe Friday

        August 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      • The old newspaper print model became staid and archaic, like everything else in this glossy technologically driven world. I remember when USA Today came along with all its colorful wonderfulness.

        Most such changes are cultural tides that encompass all manner of society and really can’t be stopped, only deferred.. I used to blame this, or that, or even them…ultimately, there is no blame, just symptoms and change.

        Socially Extinct

        August 8, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    • “The Republican party is doing the same thing in a way: the party establishment hates its most loyal “subscribers” and wants them gone.”

      That seems basically correct, although it’s hard to understand how a successful political party can do without voters, it seems the GOP is willing to give it a try. When you are embarrassed by your base, that’s a recipe for disaster. You don’t see the Democrats running from Obamaphone lady, Obamastash ladies, Sharpton, or any of the clowns in it’s base. It embraces them all. The Republicans basically only want John Huntsman in the party.

      Mike Street Station

      August 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    • I find the newspaper analogy dubious, but product pushers often assume their most loyalty fans will remain loyal. This is one complaint against the NFL, which is constantly trying to grow its audience. Since casual fans are more interested in offense, there’s now a flag if someone makes angry eye contact with a wide receiver. Thursday games, going overseas, pink week for breast cancer awareness.

      The Republican Party knows there’s no other game in town, so ideologues are just going to have to hold their nose and vote for Romneys and McCains.


      August 8, 2015 at 10:32 pm

  11. If you don’t have sex before you’re married because of some kind of religious and moral conviction, fine. I don’t think people make fun of priests or Mormon missionaries for that. But in a society where most young men want sex, those who don’t get it are losers, and it’s natural to think so.

    Megyn Kelly sucks because she bought into the leftist paradigm. Insulting one woman = insulting all women, when as you said, nobody thinks the same when you insult men. Trump or someone needs to call her on it.


    August 8, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    • Indeed. Women feel no solidarity with Rosie O Donnell.

      not too late

      August 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm

  12. I think it’s obvious that he didn’t mean it in the “offensive” way. If you want to say a woman’s on her period, nobody ever says “She’s got blood coming out of her [explicative].” He said “blood coming out of her eyes.” The next logical thing would’ve been “blood coming out of her ears/mouth/nose.”


    August 8, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    • He offended Ebole patients everywhere.

      Socially Extinct

      August 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    • “I think it’s obvious that he didn’t mean it in the “offensive” way.” Would you say this if Obama said it?


      August 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    • Donald felt it was obvious he gave her a bloody nose with his verbal jab after she asked the intentionally embarrassing questions.


      August 9, 2015 at 2:27 am

  13. from the link – “Maybe it is time for a third party to give the GOP competition”

    Go right ahead. The low taxes / evangelical coalition isn’t working out too well of late.

    And the Weekly Standard / National Review crowd is about to fall off the cliff. (I’m not sure if they got the memo though.)


    August 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm

  14. Apparently the GOP is now following a political model where they don’t need voters. I’m sure it will work out as well as that memorable Dole campaign where he looked tired before he started. But he was a war hero from WWII so being old and tired was a feature not a bug. Now if all those angry old men who want you to get off their lawn would get in their wheelchairs and go vote they can lose with honor.
    How did we end up with a political party who are bigger surrender monkeys than the French? Remember that blowout where the D-Party lost every single seat that was competitive and the media was crying in their wine? Next day Boner and McCuckold surrendered unconditionally to Obama.
    The GOP is a big tent all right. That’s why they’re so full of clowns. Trump may not be serious, but he’s a man. Try to find another man in this race. Between Granny Hillbilly, Grahamnesty and Jeb Boosh, Trump is the only guy running not wearing a dress at this point. They even want Retard Joe Biden to run. People who go overseas better say they’re Canadian. I’m embarrassed to be American now.

    Joshua Sinistar

    August 8, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    • You make some incisive points. Nicely said.


      August 8, 2015 at 8:37 pm

  15. “Women are supposed to be equal to men and can fight in the army and become doctors and engineers, but apparently when they get insulted they need beta White Knights like Erickson to intercede for them.”

    lion, you are becoming more red pill every day. one gender inequality issue that to me is really interesting and unfair is the massive difference in suicide rate, and the bs reasons that academics give for it. 80% of suicides are men, and yet nobody cares about that. the left wing, blue pill academics just dismiss it, and focus on how (supposedly) women want to kill themselves just as much, they just aren’t as successful because they are too vain, and that vanity is caused by male opression and objectification, and thus, once again, women are the victims. it’s crazy.


    August 9, 2015 at 7:59 am

    • Lion, you are becoming more red pill every day. one gender inequality issue that to me is really interesting and unfair is the massive difference in suicide rate, and the bs reasons that academics give for it. 80% of suicides are men, and yet nobody cares….

      They are weak, f-’em. Are we supposed to cry because some pathetic weak men want to kill themselves?

      Women are raped every day, are trapped in terrible situations. Do they kill themselves as much as men? No. Why? Maybe they are stronger.

      Lot’s of men try to solve problems with violence, they murder others and kill themselves.

      I have no respect for you Red Pill/Blue Pill sissies and crybabies any more than I respect wimpy, pandering males either.

      Kasich is a wuss.


      August 9, 2015 at 5:25 pm

  16. Trump fights back : ‘Erikson is a loser. Only a deviant, and I mean a deviant, could think that I had meant anything inappropriate. Nobody is more concerned about women’ s issues than I, women’s issues are vital to me. ‘ Donald is good. Refused to apologize. Excellent.


    August 9, 2015 at 3:32 pm

  17. A panel of moronic pundits on Bloomberg dising Trump.
    A woman, I don’t know what’s her face, goes: :These 20% that support Trump are not Republicans. ‘
    George Will:’ The primary will begin after Trump leaves the race. ‘

    They are discussing keeping Trump out of future debate while saying that he was the biggest loser? The morons think that people are like totally retarded?!


    August 9, 2015 at 4:19 pm

  18. […] anyway, yeah the issue itself is huge. i wrote this on the lion’s blog, […]

  19. anyone think Erickson is, despite his insistence on being establishment, is what therightstuff would call a “basic bitch conservative”?


    August 12, 2015 at 3:36 pm

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