Red State’s Erick Erickson Defends Augusta’s Woman Ban

Editor-in-Chief of Red State and CNN contributor Erick Erickson lashed out at the outcry over Augusta National Golf Club’s ban on women on his radio show Friday, saying the President was exploiting the controversy as a wedge issue, and in fact, he actually liked the idea that women weren’t allowed to be members.

“Who cares? Who cares that she wasn’t invited into the club? She’s a woman — women aren’t allowed,” Erickson vociferated. “The president is trying to make everything political.”

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“It is striking to me just how political the president wants to make everything. The war on women coming home to The Masters. Who freakin’ cares?!” Erickson continued.

“I don’t really care. I don’t care that The Masters are a male-dominated event,” he added. “I don’t care that women aren’t members of The Masters. Frankly, I kind of like the idea that women aren’t members of The Masters. Good Lord, I don’t want to be hanging out at some women’s event! Can’t men go anywhere and just be men? There are plenty of places where women can be women. … You know what Mr. President, why don’t you just leave the partisanship out of golf?”

Listen to Erickson’s comments below:

(h/t @EWErickson via ThinkProgress

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