Don’t drop the soap

Michael at Pushing Rope points out just how batshit insane Redstate’s Erik Erickson is.  Check out Erickson’s reaction to a Washington state law on the Earth-shattering, mind blowing, uber-important issue of, uh, barring phosphates in dishwasher detergent:

At what point do the people tell the politicians to go to hell? At what point do they get off the couch, march down to their state legislator’s house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp for being an idiot?

Erickson’s refusal to wash his dishes by hand has him — and I’m not kidding! — reaching for his gun:

Were I in Washington State, I’d be cleaning my gun right about now waiting to protect my property from the coming riots or the government aparatchicks coming to enforce nonsensical legislation.

What an insane fucking freakjob.  And people wonder why we’re scared of Republicans running the show when they’re side seems to occasionally breed this special kind of psycho.  Though there are some rays of hope to be found in the comments for this post.  My favorite comment is simple and straight forward:

Yes. This is stupid at best.

candoo2 Tuesday, March 31st at 4:57PM EDT (link)

It is ignorant at worst. It is time to come forward with ideas, not silliness.

No shit, eh?

2 Responses to “Don’t drop the soap”

  1. Wasn’t Redstate’s Erik Erickson part of the Republican Bush blogger outreach program?

    What Erickson is talking about goes one step past militant extremism and steps into advocating terrorism.

    It’s not so much that the right wing has an ‘occasional’ whacko, it’s that the right wing seems to harbor and nurture that kind of violent extremism as part of a larger Republican strategy. Erickson appears to be serving a _function_ within the Republican Party that is implicitly sanctioned.

    Engaging in violent rhetoric over soap…. rhetoric that includes implied threats of hunting elected citizens down…. and Erickson’s bit about stroking his guns to protect him from …. what? The recycling police?

  2. tas says:

    It’s not so much that the right wing has an ‘occasional’ whacko, it’s that the right wing seems to harbor and nurture that kind of violent extremism as part of a larger Republican strategy.

    I’m not going to go that far unless I have proof. Or, to put it in another way, there’s plenty of Republicans out there who aren’t nuts. But when you advocate gun rights, you’re naturally going to attract the whackos…

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