Right-wing commentator Erick Erickson is hardly known for his Churchill-like flights of oratory. After all, this is the man who said the retirement of Justice David Souter deprived the public of “the only goat fucking child molester to ever serve on the Supreme Court.” So it’s no surprise that Erickson is laying the lack of treatments to Ebola at the doorstep of lesbians.
In a post titled “Fat Lesbians Got All The Ebola Dollars But Blame the GOP,” Erickson insists that it was the federal government’s choice to fritter away taxpayer money on useless studies. Chief among them: a project “studying the propensity of lesbans to be fat.”
Erickson, who is himself pretty chunky but presumably not a lesbian, was responding to an ad accusing Republicans of cutting budgets so severely that the nation was left ill-prepared for the Ebola outbreak spreading through Africa. It’s an argument that’s been made by no less than the National Institutes of Health’s Director, Francis Collins.
However, even a stopped clock is right once in a while. Following the accusations against Carl DeMaio, the GOP congressional candidate whom an ex-staffer said masturbated in front of him, Erickson said that DeMaio would have been dumped immediately if he wasn’t gay. Instead, the GOP establishment “likes to raise the diversity shield where it can.” That’s one observation that’s hard to argue with. It just doesn’t balance all the other loony ones.
H/t: Talking Points Memo
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