Texas governor: Mass church shooting not as bad as the Holocaust
Fox News is keeping the batshit takes coming. During a Tuesday appearance on “Outnumbered Overtime,” Texas governor Greg Abbott waxed philosophical on the nature of evil in what sounds like the incoherent rambling of a high school debate team member who is hoping to confuse his vastly superior opponent with an avalanche of unintelligible bullshit.
Granted, host Harris Faulkner didn’t help matters by asking the kind of leading question based on the erroneous notion that “we can’t get political at this time” in regards to a man with a pronounced history of domestic violence opening fire on a church full of people. “We got to figure something out,” Faulkner said, before giving Abbott the opportunity to empty out the contents of his chunky soup brain on-air.
Here’s the shot:
Remember, even though we are facing these severe tragedies whether it be what happened in Sutherland Springs, or what happened in Las Vegas, or what happened in New York last week or what happened in London earlier this year, we have acts of evil that are taking place and, because they are close in time to us right now, we think this is something heavy right now. But put this in the context of history.
Ah, yes. We may think frequent mass shootings and terror incidents are “something heavy,” but sure, Professor Plum, put that the context of history. Go ahead and hit us with the chaser:
Look at what happened with Hitler during the horrific events during that era, and Mussolini and go back in time before that to the earlier ages, the Middle Ages, when people committed horrific crimes, and when you go back through the history of the Bible, there was evil that took place from earliest stages of the Bible to post-New Testament, so evil is something that has permeated this world. And that force of evil must be combated with the force of good that is offered by God and it is so heartwarming to see the people of this community turn to God, turn to hope, turn to the promise of good overcoming evil
In conclusion, the deadliest church shooting in the nation’s history isn’t that big of a deal because Hitler. Good. Great.
Granted, Abbott did manage to top “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt’s moronic assertion that church is the best place to get shot because the victims are already close to Jesus.
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