Erick Erickson Responds To Greta Van Susteren With Graphic Anti-Abortion Screed

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Erick Erickson is grateful to fellow Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren. Thanks to Van Susteren, Erickson reasoned in a blog post published Monday on RedState, more people will see Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis as the abortion lover she is.

Van Susteren unloaded on Erickson on Monday for derisively referring to Davis as “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, who’s accused Erickson of sexism before, wrote on her blog.

But as Erickson sees it, all Van Susteren did is shine a light on the real Wendy Davis:

Wendy Davis believes it is perfectly acceptable to crack open a child’s skull, inject her cranium with saline, vacuum out her brains, then tear her limb from limb unstitching her from her mother’s womb even though a minute, an hour, a day, a week, or a month later she could survive outside the womb. Wendy Davis has staked her career on the right to chop a child to bits, no matter how viable the child is. The media prefers to ignore that to which Wendy Davis staked her career. They’d prefer to focus on her, as Vogue described her, “Barbie looks” and pink sneakers.

Erickson said Davis’ “only issue is abortion” and gave himself credit for the nickname he’s given her:

I have helped define Wendy Davis by a moniker that sticks, describes, and makes her the butt of jokes, while drawing out the shrill hysterics of her supporters. And there’d be more supporters of hers except for her and her supporters declaring open season on people under 40 weeks of age.
Thank you Greta for putting this issue in the spotlight. I will never win the admiration of affection of the secular set, kid killers, and their supporters — and abortion is killing children. If I was getting praise from them, I’d have to reconsider my priorities. There will always be those who stand with Wendy. But there will be plenty, in the din of campaign rhetoric, who hear “Abortion Barbie” and dig into caricature to find the terribly truth of a one note media created wonder. That someone is offended by me, thinks me creepy, or thinks me a jerk is fine with me as it continues to force them to talk about Wendy Davis, defender of the right to tear children apart.

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