Category: Twitter War

The curse of geography

This is not a blog post. More like a record.

Joy Reid, MSNBC host, and prominent “Resistance” leader tweeted this.

When corrected, she doubled down, and made a pig’s breakfast out of it.

Not only is this a colossal mistake, historically and geographically wrong, it’s borderline xenophobic. Only tweeted to her rabidly ignorant followers in a modern version of 2017 red baiting. It doesn’t matter where Trump’s wives are from, but hey ho.

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B+D editor on being a Republican woman facing sexism from the party’s nominee

“We don’t need you to stand up for us, YOU needed to stand up for us for YOU.”

Marybeth Glenn is a contributing editor to Bombs + Dollars. A long time conservative Republican, she has been appalled this election with Donald Trump’s sexism and bigotry, the most recent example being the release of audio from 2005 of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting and hitting on married women. Editor Mitchell Blatt has already written his take on why Trump is wrong to try to normalize such depraved actions and comments. Glenn’s comments add the hard-hitting perspective of a conservative woman–and the first one has been retweeted over 3,000 times and liked over 7,000 times. Now presenting them in order:

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Trump “conservatives” admit they don’t care about policy

Trump’s campaign has stripped from much of the “conservative” movement the illusion that they care about policy. Entertainers like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity just want listeners. Politicians just want power. Many of the voters just want someone who looks like them and espouses vague cultural views with which they agree.

This theory has been proven clearly this election cycle, and now even the power players are close to publicly admitting it. When Trump expressed support for universal healthcare and expressed every position under the sun on other issues, it was evident that policies didn’t matter for his supporters, but it was not evident that they themselves knew it. It was possible they could have been deluded, believing in Trump.

Trump’s flip-flops and fake positions have been coming quicker and quicker now that he’s trying his “pivot” with two months left till the election. He followed through with a “softening” of sorts on illegal immigration, giving up his promise to deport all 11 million illegal aliens. (That wasn’t necessarily a conservative position, but it was one that his supporters presumably supported.) Now that he made a show of claiming to have proposed a maternity leave plan, leading self-proclaimed conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh threw aside concerns about the impact of the “big government” program.

Rush said:

I think they’re gonna respond so positively to this, and it’s gonna disappoint a lot of people. “Oh, my God, do people not even understand the whole concept of Big Government destroying the country?” They don’t, folks. They don’t look at it the way you and I do in that regard.

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Trump voters are reality-denying SJWs

It is often said that Social Justice Warriors protesting on college campuses or writing non-scientific papers deny reality.

As the website The Declination says,

But, the point is, objective reality exists. If a tree falls and no one is there to hear it, it did, in fact, make a sound. SJWs deny all of this. Everything is as you personally perceive if to be. Reality is entirely subjective to them.

Donald Trump has remarked that he could shoot someone in broad daylight and not lose most of his voters. He keeps doing and saying stupid things, and yet so far a good deal of his voters have proven him right. Moreover, many of these things are on tape. What gives? Do his voters admit they like this kind of incivility? Not always. Many of them simply deny the reality on the tape.

Here is one of them:

The tweet he was responding to:

So Trump supporters say he never mocked POWs. Well, here you are:

And he never mentioned assassination. Except here:

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Trump-sympathetic conservatives suddenly offended that Hillary attacked Trump

Is Hillary Clinton bringing down the tone of the campaign to Trump-like levels?

That’s the concern—the “bullshit”, I add, since this is 2016—concern raised by John Sexton of HotAir.com. After Twitter Trump attacked Clinton for receiving President Obama’s endorsement, Clinton’s account tweeted, “Delete your account,” at Trump. A funny and non-threatening dis to a man who has proven time and time again that the world would be a better place if he didn’t tweet?

No, to John Sexton, Clinton’s tweet was a “3 word put-down could have come from Trump himself,” and that “Clinton has sunk to his level.” (Incidentally, he’s probably wrong about that; Trump’s tweets and speeches are long-winded and self-referential.)

Sexton looks to the future and bemoans what he sees as a biased liberal media that will excuse Clinton’s terribly offensive response to Trump while blaming Trump for having lowered the discourse to a level that includes references to “losers,” “bimbos,” and allegations of murder against his opponent:

What this campaign is really going to be is months of back and forth insults with each side taking shots at the other. And yet, Trump will consistently be blamed for bringing down the tone of the campaign even as Clinton is praised for toughness. As in every election, the Republican has to fight a two front war, one against the other candidate and one against the media.

Oh, boo hoo if Tantrum Trump has to take responsibility for his tirades! He called an American judge “Mexican” and said a “Mexican” judges shouldn’t be allowed to preside over his case, and now he’s being called racist! Why isn’t Judge Curiel, or Hillary, getting blamed for Trump’s comments?! #LiberalBias

I recon

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Donald Trump has never opposed political correctness

Why is a former Ron Paul aide and self-proclaimed “libertarian” voting for Donald Trump, who wants to shut down the internet?

Eric Dondero, who was a Congressional aide to Rep. Ron Paul from 1997-2003, tweeted that he was a libertarian who was supporting Trump. As I noted, there is one problem with his assertion:

Dondero said he thought Trump was anti-PC:

As I have written before, Trump isn’t anti-political correctness. In fact, he gets offended all the time and tries to suppress speech. He is, as I said, the SJW candidate.

Anyone who wants to sue newspapers for reporting factual news stories and have the FCC fine dissidents is by definition not anti-PC and not pro-free speech.

At the end of the post, I will include a long list of examples of Trump’s politically correct positions, but first, my response:

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A conversation with Ron Paul aide Eric Dondero

Eric Dondero was an aide for Rep. Ron Paul from 1997-2003 and a staffer on Paul’s 1988 presidential campaign. I spoke with him on Twitter about his support for Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign.

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Overpasses for America gets into an argument with me

Overpasses for America is a Tea Party-era group who has been protesting this past week against America’s refugee program for Syrians. I wrote about their protests yesterday, calling them the “dark underbelly of anti-refugee animosity.”

Today, Overpasses’ official Twitter account got into an argument with me. Here’s the tweet I sent that started it off:

Overpasses responds:

In the heat of battle, I misfired, too:

The actual number of illegal immigrants in America is between 11 million and 12 million, as noted by multiple sources.

I corrected my tweet later:

Next Overpasses stated that Syrians should be fighting for their country rather than fleeing:

My response:

Overpasses made an inept comparison:

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