It is a bit embarrassing that Abortion Barbie doesn't even have her facts straight on Kermit Gosnell considering abortion is her issue.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 6, 2013
Abortion Barbie? Who could he be talking about?
via Media Matters
Fox News contributor Erick Erickson called Texas State Senator and choice advocate Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie” after The Weekly Standard attacked her for not responding to a question that linked legal abortion to the crimes of doctor Kermit Gosnell.
Get it? She’s blonde. She’s skinny. And I want to reduce her to a doll that is typically sold with accessories such as ovens, vacuums, and princess gowns so I’ll compare her to a barbie. Because I’m Erick Erickson. Nailed it!
The Weekly Standard reportedly asked Davis to respond to claims that there is “no difference between some types of legal abortion and the crimes of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell.”
Given that the two are not even remotely similar, why should she respond? I probably wouldn’t but, if I did, I would say that access to legal abortion will prevent the next Gosnell. And that response would fall on deaf ears.
Whether it’s reducing Wendy Davis to an “Abortion Barbie” caricature or encouraging people to slap Hillary in a video game, it’s evident that their inner caveman is still controlling most of their actions. Republicans are terrified of strong, popular women in politics who don’t conform to their tropes.