What is wrong with this guy? He is such a jerk! He is a repeat offender! – Greta Van Susteren
NO ONE quite knows what’s wrong with Erick Erickson, but Greta Van Susteren laid into him for his screeds against Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.
I’ve targeted Erickson too, for his misogynistic preoccupation with relationship dynamics. Erick Erickson’s entire world revolves around making his case using “The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.” Erickson has expounded about “female breadwinners being bad for kids and marriage,” so you know he hates Wendy Davis, who is a single mother, the ultimate sin.
“Having mom as primary bread winner is bad for kids and bad for marriage.” – Erick Erickson
This posting is not about Wendy Davis. It is not about her views. This is about a man who has pattern of being disrespectful to women:
We are a big nation with different viewpoints. We won’t always agree…but a strong debate is helpful when we disagree. Sometimes if you are smart in your debate, you persuade someone who otherwise had disagreed with you.
And then there are the creeps who take cheap shots because they are too ignorant and small to engage in an important discussion. The best they can do is make themselves look really bad. No one should pay any attention to them – they are not persuasive, they are noise, and in some instances boorish and obnoxious. I suspect this guy feels that he makes himself relevant or even important if he says or tweets like this. I just roll my eyes and wonder what is going on in his head!
I don’t care how much you disagree or agree with Texas’ Wendy Davis, you have to agree that this guy, Erick Erickson, is a real jerk and is really lousy at being a spokesperson for his views…
Erick Erickson is part of the traditional patriarchal triumvirate who thinks that women should have no rights to self-determination, no equality, and when they don’t acquiesce to the male, but also dare to take him on directly by competing in the workplace, the family structure of his religious conservatism is destroyed. His response is to attack women, any feminist, and destroy her by any means necessary.
That’s what he’s doing to Wendy Davis, and Greta Van Susteren called him on it.
A Politico Magazine piece by Liza Mundy laid out the source of Erickson’s angst.
While she has been portrayed as the materialistic beneficiary of a duped husband, let me offer another plausible interpretation: At some point Jeff Davis astutely realized he had married a woman who aimed to do more than answer phones and serve salads. He saw that it would be not just in her interest, but his, if he facilitated her advance. He helped her go to law school not only out of the goodness of his heart but because he was betting on her economic prospects, as women have long bet on the prospects of men. How many hundreds of thousands of American women worked to put a husband through law or med school? Did we criticize the men who benefited? Jeff Davis did for his spouse what wives have long done for husbands: He invested in her—their—future.
Maybe Glenn Beck can do an intervention.