Woodward Losing Conservative Sympathy — Fast

The right is running from the “White House threatened Bob Woodward” meme now that the actual emails have been released, and Gene Sperling doesn’t sound anything like Tony Soprano.

RedState’s Erick Erickson says, “I must now move to the ‘not a threat’ camp.”

The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis says, “Looks like we were played.”

Woodward will be on Hannity tonight — we’ll see how Sean spins it.

There’s really nothing here, and I hope it evaporates quickly.  It’s sad to see Woodward end up like this.

Right’s Racist Debate Analysis

The last time we checked in with Erick Erickson from Red State (and also a CNN contributor), he was tweeting from the Democratic convention, “First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected.”

Today, writing about last night’s debate, he shifts — effortlessly — from sexism to racism:

“One last point — Obama seemed very angry last night throughout the debate. … Several times, on the stage, Mitt Romney commanded and the President followed. Romney led the President and I think it showed to undecided voters. Romney, at one point, commanded the President shut up and sit down and the President did so like a dog told to sit. It was masterful.”

So there you have two racist stereotypes in one short paragraph.  We have Obama as angry black man.  Then we have Obama as subservient, inferior black man obeying his superior, the white man.  Erickson chooses the word “masterful” — as in master and slave.

These right wingers can’t even write a simple debate commentary without revealing the real reason they can’t stand our President.


Right-Wing Blogger Erick Erickson Says Non-Crazy Stuff

Prominent right-wing blogger Erick Erickson of Red State is taking another look at Jon Huntsman because he thinks the other candidates are a “pretty pathetic lot.”  He’s got that right.

Back in May Erickson wrote an anti-Huntsman screed called, “Why I Will Not Support Jon Huntsman.”  Of course, back then, it looked as if the GOP might get some less crazy, better qualified, more plausible candidates than we have now.

Erickson absolutely skewers Mitt Romney:

“Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is a man devoid of any principles other than getting himself elected.  As much as the American public does not like Barack Obama, they loathe a man so fueled with ambition that he will say or do anything to get himself elected.  Mitt Romney is that man.”

Mittens was counting on that blue plaid shirt to make him seem sincere, but Erickson knows the Emperor of Bain has no clothes.