…but at least this time they caught themselves screwing the pooch after a number of people, our Imperial Self included, had helpfully pointed it out to them.
The liberal smear machine, eager to score some more points on the Akin fuckup, tried to corner Rep. Steve King on the issue as well, to which he answered:
King supports the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” It would ban Federal funding of abortions except in cases of forcible rape. Right now, Medicaid also covers abortions for victims of statutory rape or incest – for example, a 12 year old who gets pregnant.
Congressman King says he’s not aware of any young victims like that.
“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter,” he said.
Twitter immediately exploded in outrageously outraged outrage from the usual liberal fascist fuckwads, no surprise there, but also with the “right” piling on as well. Obviously they weren’t quite sure that one sacrifice to the Mighty Liberal Fascist Meme God would be enough. Even Twitchy went all in on it. “Burn him, burn him, he says that statutory rape and incest doesn’t exist!”
Never mind that he never said any such thing. What he did say, as anybody with the reading comprehension skills of a three-year-old can see, is that he didn’t personally know of any examples.
Similarly, His Imperial Majesty if asked would have to state that he doesn’t personally know anybody who died in a Nazi concentration camp, but if anybody wants to extrapolate that to mean that we don’t believe the Holocaust ever happened, then please do so. To our face. And be sure that your affairs are in order first, because you’ll be going home in a plastic bag.
In all fairness, Twitchy later corrected their error, stating that when viewed “in context”, they realized that he didn’t say what they’d initially claimed that he said. “In context” apparently meaning “actually reading their own fucking quote”, because that’s what we put up there earlier in the post. Seriously. Is it too much to ask for those on “our” side to actually fucking read their own stuff before they jump to conclusions?
Obviously it is. The Angry Liberal Meme Gods must be appeased at all costs! They’ll like us better that way, and that is the only way to victory!
We say it again: It’s bloody hard to win a war if you have to worry about your “own” side constantly bringing in FFEs on your position.
Also, we’re getting a bit sick and tired of being told that those icky “SoCon” values that some of us on the right hold dear, such as our opposition to abortion and gay marriage, are perfectly OK as long as we shut up about them in public. It’s fine for us to “use” them to corral in our fellow “SoCons”, as long as we don’t “hurt the cause” by actually believing in them.
WE’RE not trying to force them down anybody’s throat, so would it be too much to ask of our “allies” to not tell us to shut up in public about them? “Big Tent?” Fuck you. We’re only welcome in your “pragmatic” “Big Tent” as long as we keep our values to ourselves, but our votes are most welcome. Thanks a fucking pants-load and DO fuck off if you don’t mind terribly. Is it any wonder that us “horrible SoCons” view the so-called GOP Big Tent with increasing suspicion?
We don’t think so.