Right-wing Twitter rages: How dare Obama blame Charleston massacre on guns when it's clearly his fault

Given that this is the 14th time he's made this speech, it's a wonder they even have any guns left for him to take

By Scott Eric Kaufman
Published June 18, 2015 6:00PM (EDT)
             (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Conservatives' Twitter reactions to President Barack Obama's speech on the massacre in Charleston were, even by Twitter's low standard, almost uniformly awful.

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Is it just me, or are you noticing a trend?

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Because I'm definitely picking up on a common theme here.

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Whatever could it be?

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And because no conversation with a conservative these days is complete without at least one refererence -- but let's be honest, most likely many more -- to it:

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As the president himself noted, this is the fourteenth time he's had to a deliver a speech like this, which means that thirteen times before all these same people said all the same things, and yet somehow they fail to realize just how much damage their pathological commitment to being wrong does to their credibility. As one user noted:

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley -- who most likely shares the the belief behind the sentiments above -- managed to rise above the idiots' din and go straight to the point. The steeple point:

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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