A kinder, gentler Erick Erickson?

CNN contributor and RedState blogger Erick Erickson is getting sick of the “outrage pimps on both sides of the aisle whipping the respective bases into a frenzy and fury against the other side,” including conservatives who have become what he describes as “purveyors of outrage instead of preachers for a cause.””We’re off key and off message,” Erickson wrote in a blog post earlier this week. “We’ve become professional victims dialed up to 10 on the outrage meter. Who the hell wants to listen to conservatives whining and moaning all the time about the outrage du jour? Seriously?”But if anyone is prone to “purveying outrage”… Here is a brief history of some of Erickson’s greatest hits: In 2008, he wondered in a blog post:  “Is Obama shagging hookers behind the media’s back?” But, he concluded: “I assume not. I assume that Obama’s Marxist harpy wife would go Lorena Bobbit on him should he even think about it.” In 2009, at the height of the health care debate, Erickson compared White House health care spokeswoman Linda Douglass to the Nazi’s chief propagandist: Continue Reading…

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