For future generations, this brief Twitter exchange will summarize how the American Conservative movement destroyed itself.
1. A wingnut makes an assertion of fact:
Why do libs find fighting back so offensive? There is nothing wrong w/ not wanting to die on your knees. #morningjoe pic.twitter.com/MBu7lFy1eC— Teresa Α Ω (@BlackIrishI) October 9, 2015
2. Citing the Mount Vernon Collection's research department, a kindhearted Liberals takes pity on the poor wingnut and attempts to correct their factual error, thus helping them to avoid looking stupid in public in the future:
@BlackIrishI There is no known quote from Washington in any of his writings/papers that reflected this sentiment. http://t.co/eALTfH9mmx— driftglass (@Mr_Electrico) October 9, 2015
3. The reaction was as predictable as it was hilarious:
@Mr_Electrico funny it's only one of the most famous quotes around. In fact the Paris cartoonist used it often.— Teresa Α Ω (@BlackIrishI) October 9, 2015
@Mr_Electrico @BlackIrishI @MountVernon Regardless of origin it is still a timeless quote. Attempting to disparage it is telling.— Cyber_Merkin (@cyber_merkin) October 9, 2015
And yet there are still Very Serious People who are baffled by the fact that liars and lunatics lead the GOP field by wide margins.