Originally Posted by patteeu
It either was or it wasn't. In this case, it clearly wasn't (as evidenced by the fact that you had to resort to saying it was "close"). "Close" can mean anything depending on any arbitrary standard like whether or not I've clowned you in the past.
We're talking about a guy who, unprompted by any talk on my part of sex with children, asserted that I'd be fine with the rape of my daughter as long as the deficit was addressed. That comment had absolutely nothing to do with the topic or, obviously, reality. And you apparently had no problem with it. But if I tell the creepy guy to stay away from my kid, I've come too close. You're a joke.
The comment about rape obviously had to do with the far right wing wanted to outlaw abortions even in the case of rape. His assertion was that you are more concerned about the deficit than that particular social issue. The comment was out of line (leave families out of this) but in no way was he advocating that act.