At a campaign stop today, GOP Rep. Tim Huelskamp urged married men to be better husbands and fathers. Here are his exact words:
“I wanna close with this, a message to every man in America, every man in this crowd, every husband in America” Huelskamp said. “Your children need you. Your woman, your wife, she needs you. It’s time that you become a real man and stand up for those that need you. Love your family, love your wife, love your children because they desperately need you. They’re desperately looking for a husband. They’re desperately looking for a father. Be a real man of God, because this is about you. Marriage is about you, and your wife, and your children.”
There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of that. It’s clear that Huelskamp is just encouraging men to do better by their families.
Only in today’s ridiculous politics could this be spun around into a negative, indeed an attack on all women.
Here’s how Kaczynski hacktastically treated Huelskamp’s words:
That is absolute garbage.
Update: After the smear backfired badly, Kaczynski has issued a correction.
An earlier version of this story mischaracterized Huelskamp’s remarks.