I really should be working but something about my most recent post on Randy Pullen’s awful tweet bears mentioning. Pullen himself along with two other people have weighed in to comment that Pullen was “just joking” and how humorless liberals should really lighten up blah blah blah…
Here’s the thing: Randy Pullen’s stated intention of the tweet is irrelevant to it’s offensiveness. It was an ugly, bigoted statement even if it was offered tongue-in-cheek, intended to highlight what he sees as liberal hypocrisy on guns.
Something all of us, wherever we fall on the political spectrum, would do well to understand is that intentions are not magic.