Erick Erickson, a regular Fox News contributor and Editor-in-Chief at RedState, is a standard-bearer for conservatism in this country. He is also no stranger to demonstrating the magnitude of his ugliness.
As children were being pulled from the rubble in Oklahoma City, and as it became clear that the United States may have borne witness to the most tragic and horrific tornado event in human history, Erickson decided it was time for a Benghazi quip:
With horrific images filling our television screens, appropriately horrified responses poured in immediately, three of which are contained below:
I wonder when President Obama will find out about Oklahoma.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 20, 2013
Erickson's response? This is all you need to know about the compassion typified by our current conservative class:
@ewerickson They're searching elementary schools while you tweet this.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 20, 2013
@ewerickson Knew I could count on a "great christian" like you to be the first to inject politics into this tragedy. Jesus would be proud.— Darren Nichols (@dnredsox) May 20, 2013
I will hold the venom I feel on my tongue and suppress the bile I feel rising from the pit of my stomach as I watch the news and absorb the horrors in Oklahoma City.
The most self righteous people tend to also be the people with no sense of humor.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 20, 2013
Amazing how lefties can politicize tragedy, but the moment you make an Obama crack they attack you for politicizing tragedy.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 20, 2013
Really can't get worked up by lefties upset with me. When are they not?— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 21, 2013
But I will say this: as one with a fantastic sense of humor, I'm sure I speak for all progressives with similar dispositions when I say that it's not me, Erick, that's the problem here.