According to the left and even some on the right, you’re now responsible for the words that come out of someone else’s mouth. Seriously.
Republican Sen. Ben Sasse appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night and at one point during the segment Maher, not Sasse used the n-word. But before we go any further, let me say that yes, I agree, that the word is ugly and divisive.
Did you read that, right? Maher said the racial slur, not the senator. However, that little fact didn’t stop social justice warriors from swooping in and condemning Sen. Sasse for what Maher said.
Just take a look at responses from mental giants on both sides of the political spectrum.
Are you people serious? A comedian says a racial slur, but somehow it’s the guy’s fault who didn’t say the word? Quick! Let’s begin investigating secondhand racial slur use. It apparently exists, according to some of the geniuses on Twitter.
Now, several on the left have responded in typical fashion, attempting to hold Sasse responsible for someone else’s words and calling for Maher’s job. Really, now surprise there at all. However, several of the above tweets are from people on the right. Can you guess which ones?
And I would guess a large number of those on the right criticizing Sasse for his appearance on Maher were/are Trump supporters. Are you really sure you want to go down this road?
Donald Trump actually said this, not someone else.
Is this now the standard? We’re responsible for what another person says? If so, where does it end? Am I responsible for the thoughts I don’t express? Am I charged for something I didn’t buy? Am I charged for a crime I didn’t commit?
For those of you on the left and sadly, even those on of you on the right who are desperately reaching for something here, Sen. Sasse responded in a series of tweets to your stupidity.