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Friday, February 23, 2018

Missouri GOP Blames Soros for Greitens Indictment, Gets Dunked On By Twitter

Posted By on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 1:51 PM

click to enlarge Governor Eric Greitens in happier times. - SCREENSHOT FROM THIS CLASSIC FILM
Governor Eric Greitens, who campaigned on a platform of family values and law and order (and machine guns, of course), was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with felony invasion of privacy in an incident related to an extramarital affair he has admitted to that took place in 2015.

Naturally, there is one person to blame: George Soros.

That's if you take the Missouri GOP at their word, anyway. This morning the group released a statement on Twitter pointing the blame squarely at the right's favorite boogeyman.

“Kim Gardner has received more than $200,000 from George Soros groups,” the statement begins, attributing the quote to Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party Sam Cooper. “Missourians should see this for what it is, a political hit job.”

It goes on to assert that Gardner, St. Louis' circuit attorney, is a "progressive anti-law enforcement Democrat" — kind of an odd thing to call a, um, prosecutor, but OK — who wants to "single-handedly oust a law-and-order governor." Cooper pledges that a bipartisan committee will find out "what's really going on" and ensure that "St. Louis liberals aren't controlling the future of our state."

It, uh, didn't go so well. At the time of this writing, the tweet's ratio — the number of comments versus the number of likes and retweets, often used as an unofficial measure by which to determine whether a tweet was an altogether poor idea — sits at a staggering 1,000 to 172, making for a certified, capital "B" Bad tweet.


Those comments are just about universally negative as well, with Twitter users simply not having it:

Granted, assbuttOG may have gone too far with his tweet. But the point is, people are angry.

Greitens, for his part, responded to his indictment by calling Gardner a "reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points," which runs pretty much in tandem with the official party line. (Granted Greitens didn't mention Soros by name, but that's because he's subtext for the word "liberal." Gotta read between the lines here.)

It remains unclear what the future may hold for our embattled governor — and how exactly he is going to use automatic weapons to shoot his way out of this mess — but it's safe to say the "St. Louis liberals" seeking to control the future of Missouri will be enthusiastically sipping tea throughout the proceedings.

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