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‘New definition of chutzpah’: Dan Rather STILL believes he got his George W. Bush story correct

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 18:15

There’s a new interview with Dan Rather out in New York magazine where the former CBS anchor — you remember, he was fired over his bogus story on George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard — says the White House’s use of the term “fake news” started with “right-wing attacks on his CBS News tenure”:

New definition of chutzpah: Dan Rather blaming the prevalence of "fake news" on those entirely unfounded right-wing attacks on Dan Rather pic.twitter.com/4klhmyazus

— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) May 7, 2019

Chutzpah indeed! He still believes he got that GWB story correct, too:

Dan Rather still insists he got the National Guard story right. pic.twitter.com/QbNh1e5sXI

— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) May 7, 2019

He’s delusional:

Shameful. https://t.co/6uFfmCMjK8

— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) May 7, 2019

Will Brian Stelter challenge him on this revisionist history the next time he’s on? We expect, “no”:

Hahahahahahhaah "fake but accurate" never change. https://t.co/YEx8iJu2lE

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) May 7, 2019

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Dan Rather’s warning not to trust Barr’s memo is a lock for the ‘You Should Sit This One Out’ Hall of Fame https://t.co/hfA04wOgc8

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 19, 2019

Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham (and others!) take Dan Rather to the woodshed over his 'evolving' Mueller headlines hot take https://t.co/yR8vAD9kd7

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 25, 2019

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‘It is terrifying’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discovers the garbage disposal and she has questions

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:28

On Instagram last night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discovered that her new apartment in D.C. has a monster living in the sink, which she later correctly determined to be a garbage disposal:

She then asked her followers for help on how it worked:

“This DC apartment is bougie and has things I’ve never seen before. Like what is a garbage disposal really for? Is it better or worse than throwing something in the garbage? More importantly why is it so loud and yelling at me?”

AOC currently on Instagram saying she has never seen a garbage disposal before pic.twitter.com/qunJpyq6E3

— Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey) May 7, 2019

LOL. “This is terrifying”:

Seriously, how is @AOC qualified to be in Congress she can’t figure out what a garbage disposal is? @realDailyWire @benshapiro @michaeljknowles pic.twitter.com/8ImIhUeUr6

— Kevin Jantzer (@kjantzer) May 7, 2019

This is actually a pretty common reaction to a garbage disposal for those who don’t live in New York City as they were effectively banned until 1997. Well, it’s a pretty common reaction except for the monster part:

The garbage disposal was invented in 1927. Used by virtually every American household outside of NYC. https://t.co/4UNktmxxUd

— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) May 7, 2019

Many apartments are still without the device:

I’ve never known anyone in NYC to have a garbage disposal, even people with places expensive enough to have a dishwasher or washer-drier (VERY expensive). I think about this all the time, bc ever awful college apartment I had in Georgia had one but nowhere here

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) May 7, 2019

Yeah, I never had one in New York, either! And definitely didn't in Iowa, although I have come across several in my life

— Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey) May 7, 2019

Garbage disposals are practically nonexistent in NYC. I’ve lived her 27 years, and I’ve never had one.

— Lamar Graham (@LamarEsq) May 7, 2019

So, sure . . . there’s a reason AOC isn’t familiar with garbage disposals. But it’s a good reminder that the future of the Democratic party that wants to legislate everything from how we power our homes to what we eat has “never really been outside of NYC”:

I like how we’re supposed to follow her lead in reshaping the entire global economy while simultaneously ignoring that she’s never really been outside of NYC and only recently learned of the garbage disposal and the fact that plants grow in dirt. https://t.co/npen5BpIXH

— RBe (@RBPundit) May 7, 2019

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'Winner by KO'! Rick Scott fires back at AOC for her 'embarrassing' attempt to shame him https://t.co/tVITvoFQyM

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 6, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez goes silent when asked if she supports the Maduro regime in Venezuela https://t.co/dx44yAzFz5

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 2, 2019

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Because SHE’S a parody already?! Twitter continues to silence the Right, suspends this LARGELY popular parody account

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:22

Some of the best accounts on Twitter are parody accounts.

Like @TitaniaMcGrath and @Sean_Spicier

But apparently, if your parody makes fun of a certain popular Socialist Democrat Twitter will shut it down, even if it has over 85k followers.

I guess you’re not allowed to make fun of democrats anymore. pic.twitter.com/gU1kMg8vo4

— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 7, 2019

Twitter has suspended the AOC Press Release (@AOCPress) account which is obviously a parody. It says so RIGHT in the name.

Oddly enough, there are tons of Trump parodies, but this one account was a no-go.

Wonder if she complained to Twitter that it sounded too much like her? If her cult was getting confused?

Probably because it was too hard to tell her actual tweets from the parody. It’s hard to parody passionately ignorant when the original does it so well.

— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) May 7, 2019

This editor has had to look for that blue check more than once.

Yup.

Just biased @Twitter being itself.

— Douglas M (@PsychoSix) May 7, 2019

To be fair they do an amazing job of making fun of themselves……. albeit it unintentionally.

— Bill Knight (@BillKni95026647) May 7, 2019

When the account is already a parody maybe they should suspend other parodies?

Heh.

Is “not making fun of Democrats” an official twitter rule?

— Jeff (@JackShow70) May 7, 2019

If so Twitchy is in deeeeeep trouble.

That’s too bad. One of the smartest parodies around.

— David Everett (@pulpfictionbuff) May 7, 2019

@TitaniaMcGrath can't be far behind.

— Greg Bed (@gregbed) May 7, 2019

Man, we hope not.

We adore her.

Twitter's entire "You might also like" section for me this morning was conspiracy theorist Dems. They're just trolling everyone center-right & beyond

— Drewfus (@JDWackbag) May 7, 2019

Twitter likes to suggest following people like Chris Hayes and Jennifer Rubin to this editor, like THAT will happen.

This should not happen. And to be clear, I like and support @AOC. But censorship of parody is crazy!!

— Fuzzy (@BlueFuzzy_M) May 7, 2019

Even AOC supporters know this is BS.

All censorship is crazy.

— Girl_Grimly (@ed_grimly) May 7, 2019

It's full court press for tilting the 2020 elections!

You ain't seen nuthin' yet!

— Rokhead (@RoknSpock) May 7, 2019

We’re starting to wonder.

@OfficeOfMike suspended too (runs a lot of these parody accounts)

— YBS (@Yitzsit) May 7, 2019

Political Cartoons and Jokes have been a staple in the Public American Social Spectrum since before 1776.

It seems to have died today at the hands of Twitter.

Almost a 250 year run (Quarter Millennium), and now the fun is over…

Thanks Twitter :S

— Stray Mongrel (野犬) (@Stray_Mongrel) May 7, 2019

He made fun of the wrong person. What a shame what's going on here.

— Mr. Greensvelt (@HandsomeJack71) May 7, 2019

It’s almost like Twitter wants to fail.

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‘THIS is the mind of today’s far Left’: Ted Cruz’s EPIC response to Lefty rag claiming Jim Carrey ‘hurt his feels’ will make you fist-pump

GRRL BYE! Alyssa Milano tries picking a fight with Wendy’s over spicy chicken nuggets annnd now we’re DEAD

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‘LMAOOOO’: ThinkProgress is PISSED ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘not about climate change after all’

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:50

Freaking classic. These clowns waited 8 years for the climate change to kill everyone in Westeros and *POOF* it’s gone:

Game of Thrones is not about climate change after all as HBO wimps out https://t.co/yawReMRm9V pic.twitter.com/7oK4QlwF79

— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) May 7, 2019

“LMAOOO” is the proper, an only response:

LMAOOOO https://t.co/DDk8a4enIE

— neontaster (@neontaster) May 7, 2019

Wait, it gets dumber! They’re mad Arya Stark was able to easily kill the Night King with a Valyrian steel dagger:

The huge HBO hit Game of Thrones has long been seen as a metaphor or parable for the climate crisis — and the author of the original books, George R.R. Martin, said as much last year, calling his story “a great parallel” to modern day climate change.

But in the show’s eighth and final season, as the TV series races far past where Martin left the story in his still unfinished book series, HBO’s writers and show runners have literally shattered the entire metaphor. (Warning, spoilers are coming.)

One of the show’s heroes single-handedly ended the existential climate threat with a clever knife trick — abruptly returning the storyline to a conventional tale of humans fighting among themselves for political power.

Have they not been watching the show? The Night King was destroyed by a coalition of fighters from 3 fictional continents that resulted in the death of thousands before he was defeated. To ThinkProgress, that was just one person:

In the real world, climate change is far too challenging a threat to be ended by one person — or even one battle that doesn’t include all of the major powers.

Anyway, we’re still laughing at them:

HAHAHAHAHAHHA *takes huge breath* AHAHAHAHAA https://t.co/5oqmmbHZXe

— Grant Addison (@jgrantaddison) May 7, 2019

Funny enough, yes!

Was.. was GoT supposed to be about climate change? https://t.co/Dc1VJlv4bi

— Jason Hopkins (@thejasonhopkins) May 7, 2019

Now we just need to wait for Vox to have a meltdown as well:

Watch: Game of Thrones is secretly all about climate change http://t.co/oC12czXmqg pic.twitter.com/gvcsrHAwBt

— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 4, 2015

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Sunday's 'Game of Thrones' has people comparing Daenerys to Hillary Clinton, and not in a good way [Spoilers] https://t.co/Cw5cUGqj7r

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 6, 2019

'Game of Thrones' actor triggered by Daily Wire meme on socialism https://t.co/Op3i53QMsc

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 3, 2019

Sunday's #BattleOfWinterfell on 'Game of Thrones' was really a repeat of the 2016 election https://t.co/IwAxGegroK

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2019

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Guys, vote quickly in this @DSCC poll on if Mueller should testify or not before they delete it

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 20:45

LOL.

It looks like there’s another DSCC poll out there that’s going the wrong way:

Vote in this one before it gets deleted, too!

Do you think Special Counsel Robert Mueller should testify before Congress?

— Senate Democrats (@dscc) May 1, 2019

They’re just not very good at this:

You should really stop doing polls for a while. This isn't working out for you at all. https://t.co/wPttxLewLd

— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) May 5, 2019

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NOPE: Senate Democrats try to hide the enormous backfire of their stupid poll, and conservatives OWN, OWN, OWN https://t.co/GpyydyL2ej

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 5, 2019

AWKWARD! Senate Dems’ poll asking Twitter if they want more justices like Kavanaugh or RBG going HILARIOUSLY wrong https://t.co/7htGVmhNoa

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 5, 2019

 

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BOOMAGE –> Lefties come UNGLUED over Dan McLaughlin’s EPIC, TOTALLY RAD thread on why we have the Electoral College

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 14:57

California’s Senate ‘overwhelmingly’ passed a bill that would keep presidential candidates off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns.

Which of course would include Trump … as if they did this for any other reason other than dunking on the president about his taxes.

Democrats.

Dan McLaughlin, aka BaseballCrank, wrote an epic, totally rad and yeah, pretty damn long thread about the Electoral College and how California’s actions remind us WHY it’s imperative to our elections.

This is why we have the Electoral College and not a pure popular vote system. https://t.co/ch5IcUipfQ

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 3, 2019

BREAKING: The California state Senate has overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill that would keep presidential candidates, including Trump, off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns.#Election2020 https://t.co/2bmzpBjHsf

— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) May 3, 2019

Democrats.

And they think this is a good thing.

Don’t make that face.

As I noted in my Electoral College piece, a presidential candidate who is not even on the ballot in politically homogenous states – as Lincoln wasn't in the South in 1860 – skews the national popular vote. https://t.co/Vsp0Gkci7f

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 3, 2019

So Democrats have done this to a Republican before.

Shocker.

I used this hypothetical example: R candidate wins 48 states by identical 54-46 margins, D wins CA, NY & DC by 75-25 margins, D wins national popular vote. Who should win? pic.twitter.com/832nMi9j88

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 3, 2019

Clearly we should allow California and New York to tell the rest of this country what to do.

*eye roll*

Anyway, I believe the last incumbent president who wasn't on the ballot in all the states was Taft.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 3, 2019

Just imagine if, say, Mississippi had come up with an excuse to keep Barack Obama off the ballot.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 3, 2019

The Left would have set this country on fire.

6. The California Democrat who was celebrating this plan has blocked me, but you will notice that its explicit intention is to discourage Republican voters from the polls. Which of course is fine with these folks https://t.co/52JlxPKIUb

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

Cooper is so tough he blocked Dan just for commenting.

Granted, he thinks keeping a candidate off the ballot is a good thing so we’re not exactly surprised by this.

7. Here's the original tweets, if you, too, are blocked pic.twitter.com/EbYIooxFiR

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

8. I see a bunch of folks on the Left have belatedly discovered this thread, so let's address some of the big ones here. This one is of the "but it's OK when we do it" variety. (Also, note: none of those efforts were ever passed by an entire State Senate) https://t.co/7Gmxx5lHAL

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

Oh, look. Parker is being … Parker.

Media Matters really found a winner here.

9. Actually, I used 2016 turnout in every state. And used that for a hypothetical https://t.co/b3ZIOZOcoy

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

Lefties lost their damn minds about Dan’s tweets so clearly, he was spot on here.

Heh.

10. As I noted in my article, a candidate getting 54% of the vote in states he wins but almost zero in the states he loses is not simply a hypothetical. It is what actually happened in 1860 to a Republican named Abe Lincoln. https://t.co/Vsp0Gkci7f https://t.co/lBT0d0J7fh

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

We love how Dan keeps his calm even as people around him are screaming and pulling their hair out. It makes this even more entertaining.

11. Actually, "States" is right there in the name of the country. And no, I don't think Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois & Ohio are just empty land with no people. https://t.co/isiORhLbgV

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

12. When you drill down into these responses, this sort of thing is where you end up: abolishing the states https://t.co/1bB0lAlk2T

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

13. The Electoral College is distributed according to population. https://t.co/DgvRyASyva

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

Will deleted his tweet.

Heh.

14. Again, as noted, we have a winner-take-all system, and the 54% hypothetical is based on the actual 1860 election https://t.co/ZPkJYq1fMy

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

15. This illustrates my other key point about the Electoral College's legitimizing function: situations where nobody gets a majority of the popular vote, so the "winner" can be somebody who got a third of the vote, all of it from one radicalized region https://t.co/CNjYTjy7Mc

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

16. This is a genre of response you get a lot from supposedly adult progressives:

Conservative: [argue policy or point out that a progressive has misstated the facts]
Progressive: Oh boo hoo you poor snowflake.

https://t.co/XeCFSJmx6c

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

Molly tries so hard.

It would be hilarious if she weren’t so sad.

17. States have a distinct role in the United States that counties do not. The country is broader & more diverse than any one state. And no state weights counties by population as does the Electoral College https://t.co/1th0wn8a0r

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

18. Again, this ignores the fact that the Electoral College is weighted by population. Texas, for example, has so many electoral votes because it has 28 million people https://t.co/j3R4yeGHMi

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

19. I submit that my hypothetical, which assumes 2016 turnout in every state & gives the R the same average share in winning states as Lincoln in 1860 (& more in the losing states than Lincoln got) is considerably more realistic than this https://t.co/GX5v0o0EqF

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

20. I don't see the need for that: not how it has historically been done & few states are as vast & diverse as the whole country. But not a terrible idea for, say, California if the districts were regularly re-weighted by pop like the EC. https://t.co/RPZnNDOpJ5

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

Chait.

Shhhh.

21. Again, bear in mind – as noted in my column – that in practical effect, the Electoral College in nearly every case goes to the winner of popular *majorities*; it comes into play mainly where neither candidate gets one. https://t.co/Vsp0Gkci7f

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

22. You: but if we eliminated winner-take-all states, what might the candidate field look like?

Me: Let's consider a real-world example: pic.twitter.com/Eoc8YPFLAS

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

23. As for Trump's tax returns: the norm of candidates releasing their taxes is a valuable one, & both Trump & Romney did themselves political damage by delaying/flouting it. But it's not a job requirement. Until 1916, no presidential candidate even paid income taxes.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

24. I'll circle back another day to the Electoral College's historical roots, which tend to be oversimplified by the progressive narrative. This, from a liberal historian, is a useful partial corrective https://t.co/tipWxiRhiY https://t.co/tf2pe53nQ9

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

So mad.

25. My chief historical argument is that we've had the Electoral College in its current form since 1804. What other country's system for popular sovereignty has lasted that long? The world's longest continuous constitutional system is nothing to discard lightly.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

26. Also the Solid South from 1880 to 1944 is an important part of the history. I dealt in this thread with the example of 1888, when the Electoral College prevented the lockstep Jim Crow South from re-electing Grover Cleveland. https://t.co/flZ2MAk0Zh

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

27. Of course, the real scandal of the Solid South's role in Congress and presidential elections in those years is that Congress never enforced Section 2 of the 14th Amendment against them. But that's another day's story.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

28. All of that said, while the Electoral College resolves popular vote pluralities, we do face a realistic possibility in 2020 of facing the Electoral College's real weakness: a tie decided by the House. Which would likely go to Trump, depending how the 2020 House races go. pic.twitter.com/Pjr3Rqbm7g

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

29. Sure. Lots of things would change about how elections are conducted, who runs, etc., and lots more rules would require changing. Which is why it's silly to critique the current rules with national popular vote figures https://t.co/FYF31583Vt

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019

30. I guess some folks are still doing the thing where they call a plurality a majority? The main practical effect of the Electoral College is to resolve elections where there is no majority, like 2016. https://t.co/ykgW1lYExn

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 5, 2019

Guess so.

31. We should not count votes differently by race. I'm not sure why anyone in this century would argue we should. https://t.co/0FPaXZs7xo

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 5, 2019

By race? WTF?

32. One thing I discovered in reading the responses is quite how many people on Twitter are unaware that Texas and Florida each have more people than New York.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 5, 2019

33. "Meaningless subgroups"? Massachusetts and Virginia have both existed more than twice as long as Germany or Italy. https://t.co/yuvpEl5biM

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 5, 2019

34. Actually – and again, this is covered in my piece – very few developed countries choose a head of state by national popular plurality. The German system, like ours, has a federalist structure. https://t.co/Vsp0Gkci7f https://t.co/B5pdq2YWoh

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 5, 2019

35. Too many responses to get to everyone, but once you start adding runoffs, redrawing state boundaries, rewriting ballot & voting eligibility rules, you grasp what a radical reworking of the whole system is being proposed. https://t.co/EkplIoXqxh

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 5, 2019

Told you! In other words … Electoral College is the poo, Lefties, take a big whiff.

Epic.

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‘You spew HATE with every breath!’ Ana Navarro argues it’s A-OK to ban certain people and HOLY backfire Batman

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‘Wait, what?’ Bernie Sanders’ negative spin on great economic news reeks of desperation

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 18:38

One-percenter Bernie Sanders is campaigning in Iowa today with fellow one-percenters Ben & Jerry, and they’re managing to explain how the middle class is getting screwed over by the upper one percent without getting laughed at:

Getting ready for ⁦@BernieSanders⁩ at Iowa State University, one room over from where Elizabeth Warren spoke yesterday. I’d say today’s crowd is a little bit larger, but it’s also a Saturday. pic.twitter.com/dl8uNiIOsp

— Adam Kelsey (@adamkelsey) May 4, 2019

Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's introducing Bernie Sanders in Iowa—> "A president of the United States who truly stands for justice in all its flavors? That is europhic!" pic.twitter.com/rDI4RizWON

— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) May 4, 2019

Joe Biden’s attempts to tear down positive economic news have already been met with four Pinocchios, and now it’s Bernie Sanders’ turn to try and explain to his audiences why an improving economy is actually bad for them:

Bernie Sanders: “Unemployment is down. But I want you to think: Is the economy booming for ordinary people?"
Crowd: “No.”
…Sanders: “Go into your own hearts and minds and ask what’s going on in my own life. “
-Ames, Iowa, rally

— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) May 4, 2019

As Trump WH touts low unemployment rate, Bernie Sanders (in Ames) fires back explicitly saying these need to be addressed for "ordinary people":
-Childhood poverty, Childcare, Teacher Wages, Student Debt, Livable Wages, Declining Life Expectancy, Housing Costs, Healthcare Costs. https://t.co/h2FAWxchQv

— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) May 4, 2019

By Sanders’ measure, life must just be grand for the regular people in Venezuela.

Sanders has spent a lot of time so far today making a case against President Trump’s economy. “When we talk about the economy, it is not just the relatively low unemployment rate,” he says. “You got millions of people paying 40, 50, 60% of their limited incomes on housing.”

— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) May 4, 2019

"People give up on life, they turn to drugs and opioids, they turn to alcohol. And then they turn to suicide. And we're seeing that in rural parts of this country, big time. " Bernie explaining why "relatively low unemployment" isn't anything to be too happy about.

— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) May 4, 2019

Bernie’s gonna Bernie.

Wait. What? https://t.co/HVt8tmXXGY

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) May 4, 2019

It’s all the Dems have at this point — that and “stop Barr!”

"Americans' optimism about their personal finances has climbed to levels not seen in more than 16 years, with 69% now saying they expect to be financially better off 'at this time next year.'" –> https://t.co/qMzEVBFu8h https://t.co/aDNbKPGqiS

— Keith Schipper (@SchipperKeith) May 4, 2019

If Dem candidates are going to run on the hopes that the economy starts to go south in order to get even with the one percent (who will be fine anyway) the Dems might be in for a major disappointment on 2020 Election Day.

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Ted Cruz has questions for Twitter’s CEO after James Woods was locked out but not THIS actor

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 17:51

As we told you yesterday, President Trump called out Twitter for suspending the account of conservative actor James Woods. On that same note, Sen. Ted Cruz had some questions for the Twitter CEO:

How is it that @RealJamesWoods is currently being banned on Twitter, but @JimCarrey is not? It’s certainly not any standard based on “hate.” Carrey’s latest Twitter “art” shows Bill Barr drowning in a sea of vomit. @Jack – how ‘bout we let everybody speak and the People decide?

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 4, 2019

This is what Twitter locked James Woods out of his account for:

Of course Twitter doesn’t inform his followers. @RealJamesWoods has received the following email: pic.twitter.com/2nnnVBVktQ

— Sara Miller (@Millerita) April 20, 2019

And this is the tweet from Jim Carrey that Sen. Cruz referenced:

Watching William Barr testify is like getting caught in a monsoon of vomit. READY THE ARK! pic.twitter.com/gmErOC8AKp

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 1, 2019

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PANIC time? Kamala Harris scrambles to stop Bill Barr from investigating what happened in 2016

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 14:07

Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris is demanding answers, but only answers to questions posed by Democrats. All other details behind the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign should remain unknown to the public, according to Harris:

I'm calling on the DOJ Inspector General to investigate whether the White House improperly ordered or pressured Barr to investigate the president's perceived enemies.

Barr refused to answer this under my questioning in the Senate Judiciary Committee. We need answers.

— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) May 3, 2019

“Perceived enemies” is a good one! If you’re keeping score at home, Harris wants an investigation of Barr’s investigation into who and what sparked the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign in 2016.

So no Collusion, no Obstruction. https://t.co/2P64Zdbt1P

— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) May 4, 2019

Ummm, the AG works for the President, right?

And Congress has sent multiple criminal referrals & communication to the DOJ.

I love how the goalposts moved & she admits these people are the enemies of POTUS. Kinda funny.

— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) May 4, 2019

Suddenly Democrats don’t like DOJ investigations. Go figure!

There was no collusion between @POTUS amd Russia. So how did this phony investigation start? The American people want to know. I WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH!

— James P. White (@jamespwhite44) May 4, 2019

You mean like what HRC did to trump? Watch them go from "if you have nothing to hide then prove it" to "this is a political attack and we will not stand for it." https://t.co/NbsmDHXAgc

— K (@wheelsea83) May 4, 2019

Harris and other Dems are going to pull some muscles from all that goal post moving.

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LMAO! NY Times headline that bent over backwards to avoid saying ‘spy’ gets the mocking it so richly deserves

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 13:11

As we told you earlier this week, Laurence Tribe referred to FBI spying on the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election as a “counterintelligence precaution.” The New York Times, who broke the story, has shown that they are also hesitant to use the word “spy.” Here’s how they recently got around that this week:

Today's @nytimes reminds me of that classic James Bond film, "The Cloaked Investigator Who Loved Me." #Spygate pic.twitter.com/p1fXSneYuo

— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) May 3, 2019

Gee, they really didn’t want to say “spy,” did they? And with that, the Times’ headline sparked even more mockery:

Like the "Cloaked Investigator Who Wasn't Cloaked In A Warm Enough Jacket And So Came In From The Cold"?

— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 3, 2019

I used to like playing I Cloaked Investigator.

— Beverly Barna (@BeverlyBarna) May 3, 2019

Two of my personal favorites are "The Cloaked Investigator Who Came In From The Cold," and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Cloaked Investigator." But I'm also partial to the Brad Pitt/Robert Redford classic "Cloaked Investigator Game." https://t.co/STVcD03CFL

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 3, 2019

I also love "Austin Powers: The Cloaked Investigator Who Shagged Me." https://t.co/xNxHYOXetd

— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) May 3, 2019

Too funny! Also, it speaks volumes…

Beyond parody … #JournalismIsDead https://t.co/dkxZekzSYM

— Christian Toto (@HollywoodInToto) May 3, 2019

Why has the MSM’s reputation taken such a hit in the last couple years? It’s a total mystery! *Eye roll*

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LOCK HER UP! #Resistance Twitter is pretty psyched over new potential Kellyanne Conway Hatch Act violation

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 10:24

LOL.

Resistance Twitter is pretty psyched that they think they’ve caught Kellyanne Conway in another violation of the Hatch Act, this time when she criticized Dem Joe Biden while speaking on the driveway of the White House:

Watch Kellyanne Conway breaking the law in the driveway of the White House on video https://t.co/oRpc0iIEqe pic.twitter.com/hv8Ct3LHE7

— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) May 2, 2019

Say it, Lawrence: LOCK HER UP:

Warning: watching or retweeting this video could get Kellyanne Conway in legal trouble. https://t.co/EqQgpadzNo

— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) May 2, 2019

Richard Painter, who was the “ethics chief” in the George W. Bush administration, called for her to be fired:

Kellyanne Conway broke the law attacking Joe Biden in the White House driveway and should be fired: Bush ethics chief https://t.co/0ZieaJUugU pic.twitter.com/JuVDohxvQ5

— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 3, 2019

It’s a “slam dunk,” he said:

Painter told Newsweek on Thursday that Conway is “obviously attacking Joe Biden,” and, “this is a slam dunk Hatch Act violation.”

“She did it before, she got away with it when she trashed Doug Jones, and goes to the exact same spot trashing Joe Biden,” Painter said, referring to late 2017 when Conway slammed then-Senate candidate Democrat Doug Jones in front of the White House.

Hold on, we’re still laughing at them:

<lol> https://t.co/tZRL7Mp4eB

— DrainTheSwamp ⏳ (@DrainedTheSwamp) May 3, 2019

They got Trump now! (This is written in sarcasm font):

THIS will be the thing that finally brings down Trump!!!!!!!

— GayPatriot Is Awful (@BruceTheGay) May 3, 2019

And it will get dumber:

This is one of the dumbest attempts to smear a Trump admin staffer since…well, yesterday. https://t.co/OcUz5HwFBc

— Bluto For America (@Crapplefratz) May 3, 2019

Of note, she’s been reprimanded for this before:

The US Office of Special Counsel says WH aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two occasions — interviews on CNN and Fox — last year when she advocated for and against candidates in the Alabama Senate special election.

— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) March 6, 2018

Kellyanne Conway is under investigation for violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits certain political activity by federal employees. Removal from her job is the penalty under the Act. https://t.co/am272meHbY

— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) November 30, 2017

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The Ted Cruz–Ben Sasse Twitter back-and-forth just took a dark, dark turn

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:25

There was an amusing moment on “Jeopardy!” earlier this week when the contestants were stumped on and couldn’t identify Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, which fellow Sen. Ted Cruz then mocked by answering, “Who is … going to soon pay for stealing my Dr Pepper fridge?”

Who is … going to soon pay for stealing my Dr Pepper fridge? pic.twitter.com/EewbvRHyfy

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 2, 2019

Ben Sasse replied by telling Cruz to “smile more”:

Smile more…
(I’ll see you on
the other side of the war) https://t.co/ArY2U7b7Ve

— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) May 2, 2019

And that’s when it got dark with Sen. Cruz tweeting, the zodiac killer is coming:

@BenSasse pic.twitter.com/bxyDNfsrAS

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 3, 2019

Just wow:

This is magnificent, omg

— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) May 3, 2019

My God https://t.co/R8obrvYplZ

— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) May 3, 2019

Over to you, Sen. Sasse:

@SenSasse messed with the bull this time…

— jason (@Jasonthehusker) May 4, 2019

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Donald Trump calls out Twitter for locking out James Woods

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 00:25

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday night to call out social media giants Twitter and Facebook for their recent actions on conservative users, including Twitchy favorite James Woods:

So surprised to see Conservative thinkers like James Woods banned from Twitter, and Paul Watson banned from Facebook! https://t.co/eHX3Z5CMXb

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2019

Woods wasn’t actually suspended from Twitter, but he has been locked out of his account for sending a tweet after the Mueller report cleared the president of collusion that included the hashtag #HangThemAll:

Of course Twitter doesn’t inform his followers. @RealJamesWoods has received the following email: pic.twitter.com/2nnnVBVktQ

— Sara Miller (@Millerita) April 20, 2019

A Twitter spokesperson said that if Woods were to delete the tweet, which isn’t on his public timeline, he can get his account back:

From a Twitter spox on the current timeout of James Woods' account:

"He's been told that all he needs to do is delete the tweet that violates our rules and the account access will be restored."

— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) May 4, 2019

Anyway, Woods’ girlfriend, Sara Miller, tweeted a thank you to the president for his tweet:

James thanks you, Mr. President, for defending free speech. @RealJamesWoods @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/p67zpzNdzQ

— Sara Miller (@Millerita) May 3, 2019

This is not the first time Twitter locked out Woods over a tweet. Last year they took action over this obvious parody photo he tweeted out:

For those asking, Jimmy sent out this email to his friends today. He hasn’t made any press statements, this expresses his feelings on the matter. #FreeJamesWoods @RealJamesWoods pic.twitter.com/6y1kvKhgVX

— Sara Miller (@Millerita) September 23, 2018

And get ready for more tweets like this from the president:

I am continuing to monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms. This is the United States of America — and we have what’s known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH! We are monitoring and watching, closely!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2019

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OMFG: The Today Show deletes article on vegan lasagna after getting punked by ‘Dick Chmeller’ [screenshots]

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 23:37

If you were on Twitter earlier this week, you probably saw this dumb photo flying around allegedly of a “vegan lasagna”:

Coworker brought in vegan lasagna today and I’m ready to knock all that shit over. pic.twitter.com/eZWgkQNPWP

— Peaches (@AristaFbabi) April 30, 2019

Well, leave it to the Today Show to turn that photo into an entire article after finding the origin of the photo on 4Chan. Yeah, your spidey sense should be tingling right now:

https://t.co/sUuIxERUxG the actual story

— coochiepls (@kindman69) May 3, 2019

That article is now deleted, but the person on 4Chan they quoted in the article was named “Dich Chmeller” as in “dick smeller”:

Dick Chmeller.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 3, 2019

Oh, but it gets worse. Chmeller told the NBC reporter that he “lost most of his genitalia” in an industrial accident at work and he invented this recipe for his wife and her new lover, Omar. Screenshots:

a guy from 4chan fooled the today show with a cuck story and the name dick chmeller pic.twitter.com/qnTBsNceux

— coochiepls (@kindman69) May 3, 2019

Legit LOLing:

actual and sustained lol https://t.co/BIYTiMxFAU

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 3, 2019

So damn funny:

I laughed to the point of tears at this https://t.co/HSLgw7DZjU

— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 3, 2019

Stenographers at work:

Jfc the media will believe literally everything https://t.co/I3OHuXlMbP

— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) May 3, 2019

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‘It’s not about your melanin’: Ilhan Omar claims racism after Mike Pence says she ‘doesn’t know what she’s talking about’ on Venezuela

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 23:17

Rep. Ilhan Omar lashed out at Mike Pence today, accusing the vice president of racism for daring to criticize her stance on Venezuela:

Women of color have heard this before. Instead of "we disagree," it's "she doesn't know what she's talking about." They have to make us feel small.

This from an Administration that thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax. https://t.co/8ZaHfY4hfH

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 3, 2019

Or maybe skin color has nothing to do with it and it’s that she really doesn’t know what she’s talking about?

Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) responds to accurate criticism that she does not know what she is talking about on Venezuela by claiming she is a victim of racism. https://t.co/cngtDRTELX

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 3, 2019

But you also don’t know what you’re talking about.

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) May 3, 2019

It's worth considering that maybe
Just maybe
It's not about your melanin

Maybe you are just truly ignorant
Lotta evidence for that theory https://t.co/sW1BFhwk4B

— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) May 3, 2019

This is what she wants us to accept?

THIS IS WHAT @IlhanMN IS SUPPORTING: Venezuela: thugs loyal to Maduro decapitate opposition members ISIS style https://t.co/uxmdUyhVHF

— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 3, 2019

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‘Swalwell … is that you?!’ Sean Spicier’s tweets about Barr, Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden (and Viagra, yikes!) set Lefties OFF

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 19:53

Since it’s Friday and this editor could use a good laugh she decided it was a good time to go visit the timeline of her favorite parody, Sean Spicier. Every time we go look we’re POSITIVE the Left will have figured out his schtick and stop responding to him as if he were not only the real Sean Spicer but also Trump’s press secretary. And every time we’re not disappointed because his timeline is littered with dozens of screenshots of Lefties (and sometimes a few Righties even) getting totally and completely embarrassed.

And we laugh.

You will too.

We’ll get started with his tweet about Barr ditching House Dems and the ridiculous stunt Rep Steve Cohen pulled with the KFC.

The guy’s loaded and we need alcohol. You’re welcome pic.twitter.com/evYtoXAk2p

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) May 3, 2019

WHOOHOOO!

That’s what I’ve been sayin pic.twitter.com/e3Pq7Idtfh

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) May 3, 2019

The irony …

And now this dig at Stacey Abrams.

It’s a gift pic.twitter.com/ZIaTrNhS37

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 30, 2019

Or a curse.

Onto WaPo and Trump’s lies:

Leavin a mark for sure pic.twitter.com/N4NlSWLq3N

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 30, 2019

This.

Is.

Hilarious.

Almost as hilarious as the time we had someone in our mentions trying to dunk on us for misspelling Spicier’s name … thinking he was Spicer.

And to think, this site is still free.

Now Biden … and Viagra. We know, yuck.

Speaking of sane, stable, and safe pic.twitter.com/3QOXq4Mh4m

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 30, 2019

Yikes! Why would they capitalize ‘Sadistic Narcissist’? Demonic energy?

Double yikes.

Not even a little? pic.twitter.com/gc3HbzQvBI

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 29, 2019

HA HA HA HA.

Imagine getting owned by a parody because you think you’re owning the real deal with another parody.

Whoa boy.

And now just a few odds and ends from his timeline:

You forgot about MAGA hat wearing Nigerians pic.twitter.com/4L53BcEiNQ

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 28, 2019

Heh.

Swalwell…is that you? pic.twitter.com/PdMwMFd88J

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 28, 2019

We found Eric Swalwell’s sock!

Sounds like you know a thing or two about making a fool of oneself pic.twitter.com/agXmSPYeva

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 25, 2019

Dave seems like an expert.

No way man. I’m with Herman Cain pic.twitter.com/U4efumJGPP

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 25, 2019

Heh.

Again.

Only on Fridays…That’s like barely at all pic.twitter.com/pi7Gp27xCt

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 25, 2019

Right?

I have special snide permission pic.twitter.com/f9xjCh8HQ2

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 24, 2019

He’s a ‘snide expert’.

Go break a hip pic.twitter.com/5nNCLANEjC

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 23, 2019

Ouch.

I aim to please pic.twitter.com/fLGj1RdBmI

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 23, 2019

Same here.

#YouGotTheWrongGuy pic.twitter.com/X3psjG8KvT

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 23, 2019

Fat Hitler?

That’s a new one.

Surprise! pic.twitter.com/WA1XunFRaZ

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 23, 2019

Lefties have GOT to learn to loosen up a little.

Related:

‘Almost TOO obvious’: James Gagliano’s thread about NYT describing ‘Azra Turk’ as a govt. investigator SO damning

What a tangled web they weaved: Sean Davis lays out Russian HOAX lie by shameless lie and it’s BRUTAL for Obama’s WH

Doooooood, just take the L! Adam Schiff really STEPPED in it THIS time with weak attempt at owning Barr

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‘Almost TOO obvious’: James Gagliano’s thread about NYT describing ‘Azra Turk’ as a govt. investigator SO damning

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 19:26

James Gagliano had a few thoughts about how (and maybe why) the New York Times referred to Azra Turk as a ‘government investigator.’

What the Heck is a government investigator? Is that so they could avoid calling Azra a spy? Asking for a friend.

.⁦@nytimes⁩ curiously describes *Azra Turk* as “government investigator.” Having served as an FBI Undercover Agent (UCA), would’ve been UCA’s assignment — F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet w/Trump Aide in 2016 – The New York Times https://t.co/7QNOtvSi8X

— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 3, 2019

Curiously.

James is so polite.

We would have called this BS and that’s probably why he’s James Gagliano and this editor writes silly stories on Twitchy all day.

He continued.

Must caveat with — would have had to have been a “CERTIFIED” FBI Undercover Agent (UCA), who had passed the UCA course, been pre-screened (psychologicals) and been handpicked by FBIHQ for a high-profile overseas assignment. Also, Legat London would’ve assuredly coordinated w/MI5. https://t.co/so2D5RwsEK

— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 3, 2019

In other words, there is a whole lot more to someone like Azra than just a ‘government investigator.’

Unless it was foreign intelligence service supplying the “honey trap.” Papadopoulos argued *Azra Turk* had thick accent — which wouldn’t preclude her from FBI service, if US citizen. Some argue Agency employee. Surmise, absent heavy redaction, pending IG report lays this bare.

— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 3, 2019

Thick accent.

What was our government UP TO?! Maybe we don’t wanna know.

MAYBE this is why @nytimes helped get out in front of the news cycle that will roil following IG report that may be released this month or next.

Curious, as others have opined, that this “nugget” about *Turk* suddenly revealed in the Times. Almost TOO obvious a peremptory leak.

— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 3, 2019

Like they are trying to get out in front of something.

Right.

She could have also been affecting the accent.

— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) May 3, 2019

True story.

But …

True. But we are encouraged at FBI’s Certified Undercover Agent course NOT to do so.

Why?

Mistake on movie screen, when an actor mangles an unfamiliar accent, typically gets laughs and the critics pan.

In undercover world, it gets you — and whomever vouched for you — dead …

— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 3, 2019

Better than a John Grisham novel.

*popcorn*

Again, in CI your goal is typically to either spot and assess someone for recruitment, or obtain foreign intelligence. Hence your targets are typically either foreign gov officials/diplomats — or the people they are targeting to recruit. Really unlikely you will end up dead.

— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) May 3, 2019

Disagree. Wasn’t “spotting” or “assessing” vulnerabilities for asset recruitment Op. This was TARGETED meeting to determine potential reveal — Was Papadopoulos, et al, acting as bridge between Moscow & campaign.

IF “government investigator” was FBI, only seasoned UCA employed.

— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 3, 2019

This is getting good.

Related:

What a tangled web they weaved: Sean Davis lays out Russian HOAX lie by shameless lie and it’s BRUTAL for Obama’s WH

Doooooood, just take the L! Adam Schiff really STEPPED in it THIS time with weak attempt at owning Barr

Wrong ‘kind of gay’? Parker Molloy and Zack Ford RAGE at LGBTQ Nation for daring to publish piece by Chad Felix Greene

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SPIT TAKE warning! ‘People For Bernie’ send heads CRASHING to desks with this comparison to Sanders’ USSR honeymoon

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 19:20

The Republicans are pointing out that Bernie Sanders went to the Soviet Union for a little hugfest back in the 1980s:

The RNC's communications director just emailed out this image.

Subject line: bernie ❤s commies pic.twitter.com/9fOdQTkVoE

— Nicole Goodkind (@NicoleGoodkind) May 3, 2019

Bernie honeymooned in the Soviet Union, fawned over their govt-run health care and bashed America during the Cold War

Then he visited Cuba, and praised murderous commie dictator Fidel Castro's "revolution"

Bernie <3's commies, according to WaPo https://t.co/RNejIDARu1

— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) May 3, 2019

The “People for Bernie” took offense but had a rebuttal at the ready. First, don’t be drinking anything when reading it. Ready? Ok, here goes…

The RNC officially comes out against Bernie visiting the Soviet Union *checks notes* the same year as Ronald Reagan
https://t.co/jHZxC1Kyun

— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) May 3, 2019

#Spittake

Really? Wow…

Did Reagan criticize his own country on Soviet soil?

Thoughts on Castro? Are the people down with Fidel's "revolution of values," where he murdered thousands of his own people?https://t.co/5GuwnuLAGYhttps://t.co/rjVeZuLsgP

— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) May 3, 2019

Bernie is beyond radical

His take on Fidel Castro's communist Cuba:

"The revolution there is far deeper and more profound than I understood it to be. It really is a revolution in terms of values”

America will never be a socialist (or communist) nation!

— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) May 3, 2019

Yeah, the president visiting an adversary to ratify a treaty is just like a Soviet fanboy choosing to honeymoon in a commie hellhole https://t.co/7MzOaEv2gw

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 3, 2019

We haven’t seen anything funnier than the attempt to compare Sanders to Reagan in quite some time.

Reagan went to break the chains of communist slavery. Bernie went as if on a pilgrimage to his philosophical hometown to consort & conspire w/ his fellow travelers. The reason why we don’t question your ideas anymore is because we already know they lead to the deaths of millions.

— Poverty Sucks (@IMProFromDover) May 3, 2019

Bernie was on the soviet side, hello.

He was talking about how great their system was when they were rationing food and often had no meat in grocery stores.

— America, you're in danger girl… (@OverUnderClover) May 3, 2019

Aaaand we’re officially dead.

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What a tangled web they weaved: Sean Davis lays out Russian HOAX lie by shameless lie and it’s BRUTAL for Obama’s WH

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 19:04

If you’re anything like this editor, keeping up with all of the investigations and what did and didn’t happen is starting to feel a little bit like herding cats. All over the place and a little insane. Luckily, Tweeps like Sean Davis are good about keeping it simple … and infuriating.

Take for example how he laid out the many lies around the Russian hoax in one tweet.

The first big lie was the Steele dossier. The second was that Papadopoulos was the real reason the investigation started. The third was that the investigation didn't start until July of 2017. The fourth was that there was no spying. The fifth was that it was only the FBI.

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 3, 2019

It sounds more and more like the Obama administration has a lot to answer for.

Which means the press will take next to zero interest in asking them any questions.

Look at this …

Someone's defensive of Steele, Fusion GPS, and the dossier pic.twitter.com/Dy8qGxsMTx

— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) May 3, 2019

She’s not unique in being defensive of this entire narrative because ORANGE MAN  BAD.

Oh what a tangled web we weave ……..

— Harry Parker (@RaidersHLP) May 3, 2019

And I am sure that there will be more to come out . I myself won’t be surprised if that some of the long term congress people will have some Consequences for the stance that they make with president trump. Like maybe they did something wrong . Or are involved in the cover up.

— neil hines (@neiloldman) May 3, 2019

Like how much did Obama know and when did he know it?

To paraphrase the late great Senator Howard Baker, "What did former President Obama know, and when did he know it?"

— Murray Robinson (@dennycrum) May 3, 2019

That. ^

No wonder they want Barr to resign lol

— J-Rod (@DahntaysDawg) May 3, 2019

They’re terrified.

And they should be.

We haven't seen a story with this many lies since the Press tried to explain Hillary's private email server with the Top Secret content.

— The Sampo (@GoldSaltFlour) May 3, 2019

Silly! Those emails were just about yoga and recipes and stuff.

Hillary said so.

There was NO spying, just phone tapping and using fake identities and stuff like that.

— byronaaugust (@byronaaugust) May 3, 2019

Ha!

Didn't Andy McCabe set up a meeting with DOJ and CIA documented in stzroks texts?

— Cullen Coleman (@ColemanCullen) May 3, 2019

And these are just the top 5

— abram pinchevsky (@PinchevskyAbram) May 3, 2019

Sean, if you make this a thread and keep going, I fear it will be longer than @SethAbramson’s 400+ epic a few weeks ago.

— johnny cy (@johnnycy89) May 3, 2019

Bite your tongue!

Related:

‘Double dumba*sery!’ Krassenstein BROs teaming up to attack Trump and ‘Cocaine Mitch’ about guns goes SO wrong

Doooooood, just take the L! Adam Schiff really STEPPED in it THIS time with weak attempt at owning Barr

Wrong ‘kind of gay’? Parker Molloy and Zack Ford RAGE at LGBTQ Nation for daring to publish piece by Chad Felix Greene

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The hits keep comin’! Beto O’Rourke’s experiencing ‘every single way it is possible for a tool to get dunked on’

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 18:38

Finally, some encouraging news for Beto O’Rourke:

In candidate pet news, Gus has been found! via @BetoORourke Instagram: pic.twitter.com/JpbSF2iRmu

— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) May 3, 2019

Beto needs to cling to any good news he can get, because things aren’t looking too hot for him right now.

"His being gay is an advantage," Barney Frank said of Pete Buttigieg, adding archly: “I think Beto O’Rourke may be regretting that he’s straight.” https://t.co/Jn0dfSLobK

— Michael Levenson (@mlevenson) May 3, 2019

More from the Boston Globe:

“His being gay is an advantage and, if he were straight, I don’t think he would be doing as well,” said Barney Frank, the former Democratic congressman from Massachusetts who came out in 1987 and whose 40-year career in state and federal office traces the arc of LGBTQ rights.

“It attracts attention to him and he gets points for being open and honest and gives people a chance to affirm their lack of prejudice,” Frank said, adding archly: “I think Beto O’Rourke may be regretting that he’s straight.”

Talk about kicking a guy when he’s down!

lol. I said when Buttigieg announced…”poor Beto.” https://t.co/76wuluL8tl

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) May 3, 2019

He just can’t catch a break.

pic.twitter.com/FPrcnQDO2u

— David King (@kingdavidatx) May 3, 2019

Hahahahahahahaha

— John (@schultzstan1) May 3, 2019

lololololololololol https://t.co/Cm7tVAC5o8

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 3, 2019

Beto gets dunked on literally in every single way it is possible for a tool to get dunked on.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 3, 2019

What we are witnessing right now with Beto is that moment in the classic SNL skit when they force George Will to throw a baseball and then chase him out of the studio

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 3, 2019

Heh.

Pent up Betodunkrage from all the nice things they wrote when he was running against Ted.

— Charles DeGlopper (@bronzebarbarian) May 3, 2019

I think that's right–like, they're mad they had to pretend he was not a tool, almost. But if he somehow won the nomination we'd go right back to drowning in reporters' saliva

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 3, 2019

He won’t make it that far, but if he did, yes. We totally would.

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