Thursday, April 30, 2009
Eric Ulrich is a Douchebag!
Eric Ulrich is such a douche bag that his unbelievable stupidity, ignorance and arrogance is transcending the borders of the 32nd Council District, beyond the hudson river and all the way down south! We want to thank our brother and sisters from the south for the keen insight in spotting Eric Ulrich the douchebag from all the way down in dixie land!
from INSERT CLEVER S. SLOGAN HERE
Not All Republicans Are Cool
At least according to Eric Ulrich. He is one of only three Republicans serving on the City Council in Queens, New York. He is also a douche bag.
Explaining his Republican status in New York Magazine, the 24-year-old says:
“Republicans aren’t all religious fundamentalists from Alabama; some of us are just normal working-class Catholics from Queens.”
Newsflash, Mr. Eric “Cool Republican” Ulrich: Catholicism is a religion with some pretty die-hard followers. And, you might be surprised to know that a few people in Alabama are part of the working-class, too. I mean we can’t spend all of our time spewing religious fundamentalist rhetoric and blogging about hypocritical bastards like you.
Ulrich goes on to establish his cool credentials by saying that he watches Family Guy! Gambles his money away via three-card poker!! Recently bought a Chevy Impala!!! And, may or
may not be cheating on his fiancée with a mistress!!!! (The "exclamation points" are actually "coolness-factor points.”)
Great. All the things I know that I look for in my city councilman. Who cares about where he stands on policy issues if he watches Family Guy?
If justifying your participation in the Republican Party by disparaging part of its core constituency – those types that “cling to their God and guns” – is what’s "normal," then, Mr. Ulrich, I'm glad I’m not normal.
"Newsflash, Mr. Eric “Cool Republican” Ulrich: Catholocism is a religion with some pretty die-hard followers."
My 20 year old son tells me that caring about being cool immediately renders you uncool.
APRIL 28, 2009 6:22 AM
William John Perry said...
Quasi-Southerner here clinging to my guns, my Christianity (of the Protestant variety), and antipathy to liberals. Count me in as an abnormal conservative.
I do like Family Guy, though...
APRIL 28, 2009 9:03 AM
This guy is a perfect example of what;s wrong with the GOP. Rather than retain it's heritage there are those "middle of the row" (read traitorous) members of the party that would sacrifice tradition on the alter of cultural relevance and still claim to be conservative. Conservatism IS tradition. When tradition is discarded for the sake of trendiness we cease to be true conservatives. The sooner the GOP discards these ungrateful ignorant political stepchildren the better.
APRIL 28, 2009 10:51 AM
I'm not interested in whether my public servants are cool or not. A little bit of integrity, and intellectual substance, would be nice though.
APRIL 28, 2009 11:58 AM
Family Guy sucks anyway, South Park is much better.
I hope Eric Ulrich will remember, a southern man don't need him around anyhow.
APRIL 28, 2009 12:35 PM
Stephen Gordon said...
As a pissed-off Alabamian, here's my response to Ulrich: http://www.examiner.com/x-9094-Huntsville--Libertarian-Examiner~y2009m4d28-Defending-Sweet-Home-Alabama-from-a-damned-Yankee-Republican
APRIL 28, 2009 1:29 PM
Chris M. said...
Hipness is a great topic. If the MSM or this NY sl%&$bag can talk about hipness there is that much less time to chronicle NYSB's or Obama's failures and near total lack of success. Plus. not much leg work or journalistic ability is required of whoever is droning on about irrelevancies.
APRIL 28, 2009 4:12 PM
A great response as always.
APRIL 29, 2009 1:18 AM
yukio ngaby said...
O.K. I guess I'm missing something here. I mean aside from the douchebag "Republicans aren’t all religious fundamentalists from Alabama" thing, what's so awful that people are calling him "traitorous" and advising all to discard him and his ilk?
One of the most important aspects of conservatism, for me, is the inclusiveness of it. A person is judged by their own actions, their beliefs, and not their handy race or "type." It champions leaving people alone to allow them to develop themselves the way they wish. Liberty and freedom are far more important than tradition.
I mean this 24 yr. old POLITICIAN is floundering around trying to be popular to his constituency and clumsily being a dork about it in this very brief interview by the NEW YORK MAGAZINE (when was the last time they tried to make any Republican look good? Do you think they're trying to now?). This does not seem to be cause to become angry and close ranks.
Is this guy an idiot? Maybe... but we do we know about this guy outside of this tiny write-up?
APRIL 29, 2009 3:12 AM
Yukio - a small but important follow-up to your response: this wasn't an "interview" in New York Magazine. He WROTE these words himself and submitted it to the mag. It wasn't a slip of the tongue during an on-the-spot interview, it was a formulated justification for his Republican-ism. No matter what we do or don't know about him beyond that statement, the circumstances by which it was made tell me that this guy is a snobbish, dare I say elitist, douchebag.
APRIL 29, 2009 8:51 AM
S.logan-- Hmmm... Point taken. I was under the impression that it was an article designed to look like a personal write in, but I believe you're right. Alright, so this was a self-important disguised as self-effacing (Oh, I'm just a city councilman and there were younger city councilmen than me...), douchey write up.
But I still stand by the inclusive nature of conservatism, etc. And I still think it's a jump to disown all the GOP who think independently (this is not what you suggested in your post, but what has been suggested within the comments).
APRIL 29, 2009 2:26 PM
Posted by Patrick Henry at 9:55 AM