Republican hopeful Brian Rooney, a Tea Partier running for the nomination in MI-07, recently received an endorsement from Erick Erickson of RedState.com. Unlike most people who would flee from such an endorsement, Rooney says he is “proud” of it.
“I am proud to have Erick’s endorsement,” said Iraq veteran Rooney. “RedState.com has become one of the most influential voices in the conservative movement and Erick has been a principled advocate for adherence to our party remaining committed to freedom and liberty. I look forward to working with him to bring common sense back to the Congress.”
Erick Erickson, a man who once called Supreme Court Justice David Souter “a goat f*&king child molester”, is not someone most people would seek for an endorsement and Rooney’s pride is cause for pause.
In addition to his shocking and offensive comment about a Supreme Court Justice (he later said “I felt good at the time saying it”), Erickson has had some other quite provocative things to say.
Last October, for example, he called White House Spokesperson Linda Douglass a Nazi, saying, “Linda Douglass really is the Joseph Goebbels of the White House Health Care shop.”
Referring to then-Senator Barack Obama, Erickson called him “the only member of the Illinois State Senate to speak in favor of infanticide during his tenure there”.
He has also said the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to President Obama was given because “the Nobel Committee had affirmative action quotas it had to meet”.
Proud of this endorsement, Mr. Rooney? Really? That, I would suggest speaks volumes about your judgment and your fitness to hold any office, much less a seat in Congress. Or, more accurately, your LACK of judgment and LACK of fitness.
I’m just sayin’…