After Donald Trumps offensive comments toward Megyn Kelly during and after the GOP debate, Erick Erickson (editor of RedState and a Fox News contributor) uninvited Trump to the upcoming RedState Gathering, where Trump was scheduled to be the keynote speaker.
Erickson said that “there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross. Decency is one of those lines.” and “As much as I do personally like Donald Trump, his comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN is a bridge too far for me.”
There’s just one problem with this. Erickson himself is a prominent sexist who has publicly said many things just as bad as what he is angry at Trump for saying. Heck, Erickson has even taunted men who defend women, so shouldn’t he be tweeting some disparaging remarks about himself. I won’t repeat the sexist things Erickson has said, because there are so many of them, but Vox Politics has collected a number of them from various sources.
So if overt sexism is not the reason Trump was uninvited, I can only speculate what the real reasons are.
One last thought. Does anyone else find it suspicious that all of the people involved in this controversy are either current or former Fox News employees? I would be suspicious if I could see any benefit to them to create this controversy.
Mine is that if Trump runs on a third party, he will get all the male chauvinist votes which means an automatic in for the Democrat candidate. I haven’t met any male chauvinist Democrats.
The GOP & Media campaigns against the Donald are going to backfire. The GOP created their Viable Candidacy problem, The Donald merely fills the suit tailored by GOTP rhetoric. God bless the misogynist, bigoted, racist, and plain old inept GOTP!
Time for a GOP selfie!
The benefit of all of this to Trump is publicity and this is, after all, show business. As in, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Like Sarah Palin, Trump is a “maverick.”
I love his comment that he didn’t have time to be politically correct. I think it probably takes a lot less time than acting like a giant AH.
The whole “politically correct” thing is intersting in itself. The real reason many men do not use disparaging and sexist remark against women is noit because the know they shouldn’t: it is becuase they *actaully don’t feel that way about women.”is not becuase you.
Women should be grateful for people liek Trump: it’s a lot easier to filter them out. The bigger problem for women are the guys in the Boardroom who agree with Trump, but are too savvy to say anything like that in public.
Simirlarly, people at white power rallies are far less destructive than those that feel blacks are inferior but watch their words. Even the huge number of generally moral people that think racism and sexism are not big issues anymore are a bigger obstacle to reform than outright in-your-face racists.
BTN, I agree, but just admit you are an ass and don’t make excuses for being one.
BTN – missing the point of trying to compare a blatant vs closet racist. Seems a difference without a distinction. Oh, except for the lynchings and cross burnings and church shootings and stuff. Laws, my friend, we can eventually fix, but that shit sticks.
Ralph, the difference between explicit and closet racists is their effect on the those that believe racism is not a problem anymore.
For example, the flag would still be flying over the SC capital if Dylann Roof was a closet racists. Unintentionally, he did more to move forward racial equality than many activists, because his actions shifted views and momentum to taking down the Confederate Battle Flag and Confederate statues acrosss the country.
There are many people that have negative views of skinheads, the klan, etc., but still think that African Americans have the same chances at success as anyone else. These are the people that need convincing, and outright hostility towards blacks is one way of convincing them.
Even white-supremeist groups know this and have stopped (publicly) preaching racial superiority and instead try to recruit members by convince people that minorities are harming whites (taking their jobs, etc.).