Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dig UP, Stupid!

So during the Superbowl, some guy named Todd Kincannon, who was the former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, sent out a bunch of tweets that gave the impression that he was kind of a massive scumbag. Tweets such as:


...and:



...and:





After receiving some minor blowback from the liberal media, Kincannon went on Huffpost Live to defend his remarks. He starts off by saying:

"One of the things I like to do on twitter is tweet something inflammatory and borderline crazy sounding just for fun and I enjoy watching people go nuts and one of the best things about it is that if you say something borderline offensive or it IS offensive, the people that attack you and say the awful things about you they do the very things they accuse you of."

Got that? So Kincannon is basically admitting that he says stupid and offensive shit in order to get a rise out of people, and thus prove by their reactions that it is in fact THEY who are the REAL douches for attacking him for his original douchey remarks. A few minutes later he continues:

"I think when you understand what satire is, the purpose is to offend people to teach a lesson."

So what "lesson" did Kincannon want to "teach" with his "satire"?

"I think what it's time for is a conversation in this country about why a conservative isn't allowed to state an opinion other people happen to disagree with without having death threats and being threatened with all kinds of various ridiculous things."

Two things. 1) I don't think many people would think most of the tweets he wrote would be classified as opinions and 2) once again the problem seems to be that the evil liberal  is beating up on someone like Kincannon not cause of the possibility that he spewed verbal diarrhea, but because he spewed it while being a conservative. Indeed, as if this interview wasn't amazing enough already, Kincannon then delivers the coup de grace in response to Alyona Minkovski's assertion that people would be offended at the idea of anyone making offensive remarks about a boy who got shot and killed, regardless of which side of the political spectrum they were on:

"Now wait a minute. People have said all kinds of things about the Columbine killers and good for em! Nobody's offended by that."
Yes, Kincannon just compared two deeply disturbed individuals who massacred thirteen innocent people to a seventeen year old boy who happened to get killed, himself. Just to be clear, this is Kincannon's defense!

But hey, Kincannon says this whole ordeal is much ado about nothing:




Well, there you have it, folks.

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