When someone, just about anyone, not just ex-NFL meathead Matt Birk, above, starts a sentence with the phrase “they always” it’s best to prick up your ears because they are about to tell you something about who they are and what they believe…
“…One recent example would be the commentary of Matt Birk, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Minnesota. While Birk, a former professional football player has long made his position on abortion clear—in 2020 he called abortion “evil” and said undergoing the medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy resulting from rape “will only make things worse”—remarks he delivered on the day Roe v. Wade was overturned may be even more enlightening. Speaking at an antiabortion convention, Birk told the audience: “It’s not over. Our culture loudly but also stealthily, promotes abortion. Telling women they should look a certain way, have careers, all these things.” Would Birk prefer women be sent back to the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant? Sure sounds like it!
Naturally, he went on: “Rape is obviously a horrible thing,” Birk said. “But an abortion is not going to heal the wounds of that. Two wrongs, it’s not going to make it right…. One of the arguments that I saw probably 20 times online today was about rape. And you know, obviously, they always want to go to the rape card.” Ah yes, the old “rape card,” that thing people “go to” when, after experiencing a horrific act of violence, they decide they don’t want to be forced to carry their attacker’s child to term and then coparent with them.“
There he goes again, telling on himself…
“Rape is obviously a horrible thing,” Birk said. “but an abortion is not going to heal the wounds of that.
Addressing everything after the “but”, Matt, which is typically where the meat of any sentence is, abortion is a horrible thing period full stop, and an abortion… or therapy, or a fucking Vulcan Mind Meld, is not gonna completely heal the wounds of such an horrific, violent attack on one’s person by a perpetrator much larger and stronger than oneself, a horror I am sure has never been visited upon you, but you know what it will do, shitheel?
It will ensure that a mother does not have to spend every day of the rest of her existence being constantly reminded of her attacker by the presence of his progeny.
Matt said a lot more stupid shit in that speech, including comparing abortion to slavery because, you know, women have the audacity to believe that something that grows inside their body “belongs to them” and that he doubts ( hey I’m joking, ha-ha) that ‘allowing’ women to vote and drive and stuff like that may not be a good idea.
But I don’t want to over-quote Bess Levin’s piece at VF so I’ll just drop the video here…
On the day Roe was overturned, GOP candidate for MN Lt. Gov. Matt Birk spoke at an anti-abortion convention where he said culture promotes abortion by "tell[ing] women they should have careers," and people "always want to play the rape card." He also compared abortion to slavery. pic.twitter.com/3uvN7ua4Lt
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) July 19, 2022
Richard Nixon used to like to say that Gerald Ford, who was, after all, stupid enough to pardon him, had played one too many football games with his helmet off.
Well, Tricky Dick never met Matt Birk… who must have misplaced his for an entire career.