Trump fans can be *so* sensitive…

January 25, 2016
Fine as long as the mouth stays shut

Just say no.

It’s no secret that I oppose Donald Trump’s candidacy for the presidency. In fact, it’s my belief that, if nominated, he would be a disaster for the Republican Party and the conservative movement and, if elected, an almost certain disaster for the nation. On Twitter, where one is limited to 140 characters, I’ve been rather blunt. For example:

Flippant of me, to be sure, and even uncharitable. But quite mild compared to what often passes for “opinion” there.

Still, one Trump voter took a wee bit of exception to my remark:

Then he proceeded to take his own advice and block me. A shame, really, since he seemed quite the wit. Oh, well.

In all seriousness, folks, and all joking about having my own Twitter Loony aside, I do think Trump would be a god-awful president. I’ve already been through nearly eight years of one incompetent who’s treated the Constitution and the principles behind it as afterthoughts; I cannot bear the though of 4-8 years under a successor who might outdo him.

Trump is a statist, cronyist, self-dealing egomaniac who should come nowhere near the White House, except maybe as a dinner guest. Yuval Levin was right when he wrote that Trump correctly diagnosed the rot in our political class and the public anger at it, but would prescribe solutions that are even worse. Don’t take my word for it: read National Review’s “Against Trump” symposium. Twenty-two strong conservatives representing three generations and the full range of conservative ideology –from libertarian to neocon, from religious to secular– have come out strongly opposing Trump’s candidacy.

I’ve said before that, with Governor Perry out of the race, it’s up to the other candidates to sell me on why they should be president. Based on what I’ve seen so far, I could happily vote for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, or (less happily, but still easily) Chris Christie. But vote for Donald Trump? No. He is unfit to hold the office.

If Trump is the nominee, I will, for the first time in my voting life, leave that line of my ballot blank. (1)

PS: If “Micky” ever deletes that tweet, you can find  screen capture of it here.

Footnote:
(1) No, that does not mean I must want a Hillary presidency. (My opinion of Hillary Clinton is quite clear.) It means that, in a Trump v. Clinton (or Sanders) race, I would find both candidates so egregiously unacceptable that I could not vote for either in good conscience.

 


In which Debbie Wasserman-Schultz asks a loaded question, and the Right pulls the trigger

March 14, 2015
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Sorry she asked.

So, last night, the congresswoman from Florida and Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (1)(2) asked a question on Twitter:

As you can guess, many of us listed all our favorite Democrat policies. The Blaze recorded many responses, including my own:

Ah, five seconds of fame at last. Too bad Debbie Downer probably never saw it, since she blocked me on Twitter. (So thin-skinned these progressives are!) smiley cool hey babe

Check out The Blaze to see the rest, and thanks to Pie Guevara for sending me the link.

Footnotes:
(1) Whose term in office has seen the slaughter of Democratic candidates at the state and federal levels, including loss of the Senate. Good work, madame Chairwoman!
(2) Or, more likely, one of her interns, who’s now getting yelled at.


Well, that made my day

August 18, 2013

Last night on Twitter, some Lefty posted a humorous message with the hashtag (1) #RepublicanOlympicEvents. And, indeed, it was mildly funny. Naturally, I decided I couldn’t let #P2 (2) have all the fun, so I posted a few with the hashtag #DemocratOlympicEvents. Here’s an example:

After two or three, I’d had my fun and signed off for the night. When I awoke this morning and logged on to the Public Secrets Official Laptop, my bleary eyes beheld this reply on Twitter:

Not just trending, but, as of this morning, number one in the USA, baby:

Trending

And, for the cherry on the sundae, it made Twitchy. You can read some of the best from other Twitterers (Twitterites? Twitterians?) there.

Yeah, it’s a small thing, but it made my Sunday morning. smiley cool hey babe

Footnotes:
(1) Hashtags are a quick way of searching for posts on a topic. If a user thinks his “tweet” is relevant, he includes the hashtag. The hashtag is a live hyperlink, and clicking on it will return a list of all posts that include it. As I understand it, they started as a way to track tweets related to a forest fire, but now people uses them for everything, including commentary and satire.
2) #P2 is a hashtag associated with liberals and leftists on Twitter, a mirror-image of the way #tcot is used for conservatives and #tlot for libertarians.


If it’s a “Right-Wing Freak Out,” I’m in great company

June 28, 2012

Hah! Found out last night that Your Humble Correspondent, cross- posting at Sister Toldjah’s site on the administration’s invocation of executive privilege with regard to Operation Fast and Furious, was cited briefly on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” hosted by the ever-genteel Ed Schultz. Here’s the screen cap:

And this is the post to which they’re referring.

So, in the past I’ve been called “insensitive” and “ignorant,” but this is way cool. To be in the same company as those other rabid right-wingers above is… is… *sniff!* That’s the nicest thing a left-wing tool has ever said to me. 

Thanks, Ed! You’re the best!

[Screen cap courtesy of AI Politics, hat tip ST]

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


I’m insensitive and proud

November 11, 2011

YES!!

Fame and recognition (of a sorts) at last. Your humble correspondent took two spots in the “The Most Insensitive Tweets in the Aftermath of the Occupy Oakland Shooting” at the SF Weekly. See for yourself:

(Click the image for the larger version. Slight language warning.)

I want to thank all the little people who made this possible, especially all the Occupiers who are trashing Oakland and wrecking local businesses — with sensitivity, I’m sure. Without you, I couldn’t have found my inner “insensitive” self.

Oh, and for the record, Mr. Scherstuhl, my tweets weren’t referring to the guy who got shot. The first was part of an argument with a Lefty supporter of the Occupy movement about Occupy Oakland’s trashing of the city; the second was in response to the “sensitive” behavior of the new Vandals toward the police and news crews dealing with the shooting.

I realize you have deadlines, but you might try following the conversation next time.

But thanks for the awards!

LINKS: My blog buddy on this great moment, plus with video of Occupy Denver’s attempted invasion of BlogCon 11. Too funny to miss.