Wil Wheaton (@wilw) August 29, 2012
Tuesday night Ann Romney hit it out of the park with her GOP convention speech.
But instead of offering substantive disagreement with the content of her speech, the perpetually outraged Left went ahead and made stuff up. Here’s the quote that has the frothing “reality-based” progressive community claiming Mrs. Romney attacked gay marriage.
I am still in love with that boy that I met at a high school dance and he still makes me laugh. I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a storybook marriage. Well, let me tell you something. In the storybooks I read, there never were long, long rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once, (LAUGHTER) and those storybooks never seemed to have chapter’s called M.S. or breast cancer. A storybook marriage? Nope, not at all.
What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage.
Does any sane, rational, honest person see anything remotely resembling a slam on gay marriage? No?
Well, evidently there are plenty of cuckoo liars desperately searching for the manufactured outrage of the day. And manufacture they did. Leading the pack was “anti-bullying” bully Dan Savage, the activist behind the “It Gets Better” campaign. He encouraged followers to use the hashtag #UnrealMarriage.
Perhaps his next campaign should be called “It Gets Bitter.”
Actor Wil Wheaton also got in on the action.
He was swiftly taken to task by a gay conservative.
Fist bump for Chris. And maybe a Jersey-style fist pump for good measure.
The dishonesty was rampant, and as always, served up with a side of vile, misogynist slurs.
No, genius. Ann Romney was making a distinction between storybook marriages and the reality of marriage, with all of its joys and hurdles.
One Twitter user appeared to acknowledge that the Left was willfully twisting Mrs. Romney’s words to serve its agenda. Not that it bothered her:
No. Your despicable attacks on an accomplished woman are a black mark on the Left.
But keep at it, lefties! We can’t wait to see how your brilliant political strategy works out for you in November.