Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Shorter Erick Erickson: Sarah Palin Is A Waste Of Time And Her Fans Are Insane

OMG, you have to actually go over to Red State and read Erick Erickson's highly entertaining post about Sarah Palin, because you will love it. Make no mistake: it's not that I think it's a good piece of writing; it's Erick Erickson after all*. Basically, Erick has just totally HAD IT with Palin's coy "will she or won't she run" schtick, and he wants it to stop. Also, he's upset that every time he writes about her, all her fans inundate his site with stupider and/or crazier comments than usual, and he wants that to stop, too. Shed a tear for Erick, won't you? Here's more of what I love about Erickson's rant:

  • The hypocrisy: Erickson decries Palin's fans for their attackiness and venom, which is kind of a pot calling the kettle black situation, no? Also, his list of Sarah Palin's shortcomings sounds an awful lot like a list of Erick Erickson's shortcomings. Then again, he's not running for office (yet).
  • The equivocating: the very, very negative post about Sarah and her fans includes the pussy phrases "There are many, many good people who support Sarah Palin" (can you hear the "But..." coming from a mile away?) and "Sarah Palin is a great person" (check the timetable, I think there's another "But..." due any second now).
  • Sarah Palin's fans compared to Scientologists more than once.
  • The comments! The positive comments demonstrate the same kind of loyalty to Erickson which he decries in Palin's fans. The negative comments from Palin fans easily prove Erickson's thesis. And then Erickson's fans point this out, and then Palin's fans call Erickson a sell-out/mainstream GOP shill, etc.

Next stop: Schadenfreude City!

*Can you believe that this guy is, like, SO totally influential?  I don't get it either.


Matthew Hubbard said...

So we have Ann Coulter to thank for it being "cool" with conservatives to trash Sarah.

Sorry. I still can't bring myself to thank her.

Peteykins said...

Erickson thanks Coulter in the first sentence!

Anonymous Bosch said...

Pure gold! One clearly does not spend enough time on right-wing blogs. The Beatles are quoted, mercenary details of hocking those flags with the snake on them at Palin events are revealed, and you can find comments with titles like, "Once you understand the philosphy of true liberty, you don’t go back. Ever." Oh, baby!! What will we do without the snowbilly grifter?

Anonymous said...

Erick Son of Erick is despicable, but a stopped clock is right twice a day.

It's funny to see him getting it from the Palinites, though.

Anonymous said...

tl/dr. I tried, though, really.

Matthew Hubbard said...

I did get through his article, which was work, and scanned the comments, quitting very early. He has a lot of dittoheads, who usually just write "5", which means 5 on a scale from 1 to 5. They outnumbered the Palinistas and the Paultards by a considerable distance in the early comments, though those numbers might have changed later in the thread.

I'll never know, because no one is paying me to read the rest.

Reading comment threads on PSP isn't work. It's usually a pleasant break in the day.

samael7 said...

Shed a tear for Erick, won't you?
Emphatically "no."

Politely, "No, thank you."

Seussically, "No, with a box.
No, with a fox.
No, in a house.
No, with a mouse.
No, neither here nor there.
No, not anywhere."