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Mon Jan 27, 2014, 08:06 PM

Fox Host: Erickson A 'Jerk' For Calling Wendy Davis An 'Abortion Barbie'

I was somewhat surprised to see a Fox News anchor/host call Eric Erickson a jerk http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/greta-von-susteren-erickson-jerk-wendy-davis

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Monday criticized Red State editor-in-chief Erick Erickson for being "disrespectful to women," particularly Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D), who he has called an "abortion barbie."

"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," Van Susteren wrote on her blog "GretaWire."

Van Susteren said that Erickson did not smartly argue against Davis' views, and instead acted "boorish."

"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," she said. "No one should pay any attention to them – they are not persuasive, they are noise, and in some instances boorish and obnoxious."

Van Susteren highlighted a few of Erickson's tweets about Wendy Davis, which were made after the state senator acknowledged inconsistencies in her bio.

Greg Abbott and the Texas GOP have taken to the use of the term #abortionbarbie on twitter. There are some very disgusting posts on twitter by supporters of Abbott.

This is going to be a very nasty race. Greg is a nasty person and his followers are just as bad.

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yeoman6987 Jan 2014 #1
w8liftinglady Jan 2014 #2
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 08:18 PM

1. Politics are not for the weak that is for sure.

 

Wendy is strong. She needs to win this race. She will have a breeze as long as she stays on script.

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Mon Jan 27, 2014, 08:23 PM

2. I think it's telling how many Republican women are coming to her defense

Intelligent Republican women have had about enough of this horseshit.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 08:29 PM

3. One of the key groups being targeted by the Davis campaign is single suburban women

Attacks like this #abortionbarbie crap and the claims that she is an unfit mother will backfire on Abbott and his supporters.

I know Greg and he is not that smart but he makes up for this lack with nastiness. Greg is running a weak campaign based on getting the tea party types to vote for him. This tactic work for Perry but this is going to be a different race compared to 2010.

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