We’ve been warned repeatedly that the Democratic Party is the “more cerebral” of the two major political parties in America. And if anyone needed proof that you have to get up pretty early to pull the wool over liberal eyes, it awaits on Twitter. There you will discover evidence of the left’s ability to get to the bottom of a scam via deductive reasoning.
Several deep thinkers, including Equire.com’s Dave Holmes and Salon’s Elias Isquith, figured out that the anti-gay bigots who run Memories Pizza deliberately set out to enrage the nation’s clear-thinking citizens (on the left) in order to generate an enormous cash windfall from fellow morons (on the right).
The back story, for anyone who possibly missed it, is that a local news team in the Indiana town of Walkerton went jonesing for a business that supported the new Religious Freedom Reformation Act and found one in a mom-and-pop pizzeria whose owners conceded when prodded that they would not cater a gay wedding if approached to do so. Death threats were made by the members of the tolerant left, the shop was shuttered, and sympathetic donations began to roll in.
Here is where the sleuths on the left enter with their conspiracy theory:
If you were wondering why a pizzeria would make a public stand on catering a gay wedding: their GoFundMe page has raised $250K & counting.
— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) April 2, 2015
To review: they publicly withheld a service nobody asked for, closed down due to threats they won’t specify, and are raking in donations. — Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) April 2, 2015
@kept_simple is there any reason to suspect this was planned & not just stumbled into & exploited?
— Elias Isquith (@eliasisquith) April 3, 2015
My hat’s off to one and all for uncovering this shameful, albeit admittedly clever, ruse. The secret for anyone deceitful enough is simple. As one presumably non-liberal Twitter user explains it:
— George Colorado (@George_in_CO) April 3, 2015
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