by Courtney Price
DENVER – The East Lincoln Republican Women head into the summer laughing after their Tuesday night, May 22, meeting.
The women welcomed Eric Golub, a conservative blogger, author and comedian, who served as guest speaker for their last meeting before a summer break.
Golub will be in North Carolina for a couple of weeks, making stops across the state on his way to the N.C. GOP Convention, which begins June 1.
Melisa Harrison, president of the East Lincoln Republican Women, said Golub reached out to her hoping to speak to the local club. She thought he was a great way to lead into their summer break.
“For the last four or five months, we’ve had candidates speak at all our meetings,” she said. “His comedy will help in breaking some of the tension from the heated primaries.”
Golub was a trader for Wall Street working in Los Angeles. Friends and coworkers kept telling him he should start a blog, which he launched in 2007. That eventually led him to working as a speaker and comedian full-time.
He’s published three books: “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence” and “Ideological Idiocy,” and according to a biography that Harrison shared, he won the 2007 Bloggers Choice Award for most passionate fan base.
“He wants you all to know that if he ever says anything that offends you in any way, you probably deserved it. After years of dating liberals, he has finally seen the light and now only dates Republican Jewish women. His family is pleased over this,” the biography stated.
“I consider myself the antidote to Bill Maher and John Stewart,” Golub said. “I take liberals and just beat the daylights out of them, but it’s all in good fun.”
He’s been on many radio shows, writes blogs for various websites, and has performed all over the country for Republican Party functions.
His blog, “The Tygrrrr Express,” follows politics daily with a critical, sarcastic, anti-liberal tone. But he said he’s careful not to take it too far.
“The thing is, these people have families, and the humor should not be destructive,” he said. “I don’t do toilet humor, I don’t do racial or ethnic humor and I don’t curse.”
While he works to keep it clean, he’s not shy about his message.
“I’m working actively to get President Obama fired, but I don’t hate the man, I disagree with him,” Golub said. “He’s a good husband and a good father. And because he’s such a good father, I want him to have more time to spend with his lovely children at home as a private citizen in Illinois.”
And Obama isn’t Golub’s only target. He also pokes fun at the likes of House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Committee Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the New York Times.
“Anything that’s not only liberal, but that I feel has outlived its usefulness from a political standpoint,” he said.
But unlike some comedians who tell jokes for laughter’s sake, Golub focuses on his message.
“What I tell people is that I was not someone on the comedy circuit who decided to be political. I’m a political animal who started doing comedy. I want to change policy and the politics come first,” he said. “A lot should be on the table, and pushing buttons is a good thing.”