Trump and the GOP's cancel mania still proliferate, because fear, hate, and money rule the roost until November. All that right-wing cruelty comes out, with GOP governors willing to sacrifice their populations for cult-leader Trump. Those not trying to preserve the Republican party are otherwise drunk on Trumpist nonsense.
Then there are those parents who punish their Zoomer children:
my parents are forcing me to delete social media so this is my last tweet. apparently, i donÃ¢ÂÂt have a platform! itÃ¢ÂÂs fake! love you all so much. keep fighting. Ã¢ÂÂ¤Ã¯Â¸ÂÃ¢ÂÂ CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) July 14, 2020
Claudia probably still has new handles on instagram, tiktok, etc, and a burner phone. Teen Vogue and MTV are probably calling after November. Her handle until then should be Guccifer 3.0.
Conversations around the IRAÃ¢ÂÂs operations traditionally have focused on Facebook and Twitter, but like any hip millennial, the IRA was actually most obsessive about Instagram. https://t.co/OfIQ4AvXNF
ThereÃ¢ÂÂs no Guccifer 0.2. We know Guccifer 2.0 is a Russian asset because the NSA traced his VPN. And we know Roger Stone is a Russian asset because he was the intermediary between Wikileaks and the Trump campaign and was in communication with Russian intelligence officials. https://t.co/Eqv7Vx3Czh
Ã¢ÂÂThereÃ¢ÂÂs no coming back for these Lincoln Project motherfuckers.”@Timodc talks to GOP consultants off the record about 2020: They hate the president's enemies as much as the president does. Fear, hatred – and money – explains why they're still on board.https://t.co/KlqM6tii6D
“Every shred of evidence points to a likely ass kicking in the fall.”
“Well it’s as bad as it gets right now.”
“Right now most campaigns are thanking baby jesus every day the election isn’t held today.”
“I’ve got Trump down in Texas. [Republican Senator Steve] Daines down in Montana.”
“It’s certainly better than public polling, but it’s not good.”
“I told very high ranking people in the Trump Administration that it hasn’t been like this since October of 06” – when President Bush’s numbers were tanking over fallout from the Iraq War, Katrina, and the Mark Foley scandal.
So shouldn’t they be pissed at this egomaniacal racist who is making their lives miserable, bringing down their candidates, and affecting their home lives and friendships — simply because he can’t for a single hour control his outbursts? Shouldn’t they be clamoring to tell him to fuck off and act like a damn adult and stop putting them in these terrible situations?
When asked, almost to a person, the answer was no. For some, he was simply a frustration, a circumstance to deal with, a challenge, a problem to solve. For one, there was a silver (or just green) lining in a Trump loss.
“If you actually think about this very selfishly … If [Trump] loses, I make more money,” one said. “He loses, we go back to a semi-normal Republican party that leans more populist that I think a lot of people would like. We get to run all these challenger races and probably take back the house in two years, maybe even gains on the state level because of the extremist Democrat administration. I make more money. So that’s a very selfish view and people have talked about that.”
August 2012: TrumpsaysBlack journalist Touré, then a co-host of the MSNBC show “The Cycle,” should be “forced to resign” for comments in which Touréuttereda variant of the N-word while arguing that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was using racially coded language to try to make President Barack Obama seem frightening. (Touré hadapologizedbefore Trump's demand.)
November 2012: Trumpsuggeststhe firing of then-MSNBC host Chris Matthews forsaying, on the night of Obama's victory, that he was “so glad” Hurricane Sandy had occurred, because of its political impact. (Matthews hadapologizedbefore Trump's suggestion.)
December 2012: Trumpcallsfor the firing of Vanity Fair magazine Editor Graydon Carter, with whom he hadfeuded for years, over what he declares the magazine's “worst ever issue.”
December 2012: Trumpsays“Scots should boycott Glenfiddich garbage” because the whisky brandselectedMichael Forbes, a farmer who refused to sell his land to make way for a Trump golf course, as “Top Scot” of the year.
March 2013: Trumpsays, “Everyone should cancel HBO until they fire low life dummy Bill Maher! Get going now and feel good about yourself!”
July 2013: Trumpaskspeople to “boycott & cancel subscriptions” to Rolling Stone magazine because of a cover featuring Boston Marathon terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
October 2013: Trumpurges“everybody possible” to “cancel their subscription” to New York Magazine over aninsulting tweetabout Trump's marriage from Dan Amira, who was online editor at the time.
March 2014: After Trump isleft offaCNBC listof the most influential business leaders, hesays, “Stupid poll should be canceled—no credibility.”
May 2014: Trumpcalls forthe firing of, or at least an apology from, the person at The Oklahoman newspaper who wrote aheadlinecalling then-Oklahoma City Thunder NBA star Kevin Durant “Mr. Unreliable.” (The newspaper hadalready apologized.)
June 2014: Trumpsayspeople should “Boycott Mexico” until a Marine reservist who wasjailedfor crossing the border with loaded guns is released from prison. (He was released later in the year.)
April 2015: Trumpsuggeststhat conservative writer Jonah Goldberg, then a senior editor of National Review magazine, should be forced to resign for writing that Trump had been “tweeting like a 14-year-old girl” in response to another conservative writercallingTrump a clown. Trump alsosuggestsFox News anchor Bret Baier should stop having Goldberg on his show.
June 2015: When Spanish-language television network Univisionseveredits business relationship with Trump after his campaign launch speech, in which he labeled Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, Trumptweets, “Anyone who wants strong borders and good trade deals for the US should boycott @Univision.”
July 2015: Trumpcallsfor a boycott of Macy's after Macy's discontinued its business dealings with him over those same comments about people from Mexico. Trump alsotweets“Great” when someone tells him that people are canceling their Macy's credit cards.
August 2015: Trumpcalls forthe firing of the late conservative writer and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer, a regular Trump critic.
September 2015: After National Review editor Rich Lowryarguedon Fox News that rival Republican candidate Carly Fiorina had “cut off (Trump's) balls with the precision of a surgeon” in a primary debate, Trumpsays: “Incompetent @RichLowry lost it tonight on @FoxNews. He should not be allowed on TV and the FCC should fine him!” (Lowryresponds, “I love how Mr. Anti-PC now wants the FCC to fine me. #pathetic.”)
December 2015: Trumpcalls forthe firing of then-CBS News journalist Sopan Deb and NBC/MSNBC journalist Katy Tur overreporting he disputedabout how he handled protesters during a rally speech.
February 2016: Trumpsayspeople should “boycott all Apple products” until the company stops fighting a governmentrequestto break into the cell phone of a deceased California terrorist.
February 2016: TrumpsaysFox News should fire Republican strategist and commentator Karl Rove for being insufficiently positive about his victory in the Nevada caucuses.
February 2016: Trumpcallson the Wall Street Journal to fire its editorial board, which had criticized him, and its pollster, which showed results he didn't like.
March 2016: Trumpproposesa boycott of Megyn Kelly's Fox News show, complaining that it is too negative toward him.
September 2016: After the Dallas Morning News and Arizona Republic newspapers endorse Hillary Clinton for president and USA TodaydeclaresTrump unfit for the office, Trumpsays, “The people are really smart in cancelling subscriptions to the Dallas & Arizona papers & now USA Today will lose readers! The people get it!”
September 2017: Trumptweetsthat NFL players and other athletes who don't stand for the National Anthem should be told, “YOU'RE FIRED.” Hesaysin another tweet, “Fire or suspend!” And at a rally, hesays, “Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired, he's fired.' “
October 2017: Suggesting he could use the power of the state against media entities he dislikes, Trumpmusesabout challenging the broadcast licenses of NBC and other networks over their news coverage. (He againbroachedthe subject of reviewing NBC's license in September 2018.)
August 2018: Trumptweets, “Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great! Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors.”
June 2019: Trumpsuggestspeople stop “using or subscribing” to AT&T to pressure the company to make changes at CNN, which it owns.
September 2019: Trump suggests that actress Debra Messingshould be firedfor calling on a news outlet to publish the names of people attending a Trump fundraiser and for a tweet promoting a church sign that said “a black vote for Trump is mental illness.” (Messing had apologizedfor the tweet about the church sign.)
January 2020: TrumpsaysThe New York Times should fire columnist Paul Krugman, a winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, for having incorrectlypredicteda global recession after Trump's victory in 2016.
May 2020: The day after Twitterappendeda fact check link to dishonest Trump claims about mail-in voting, Trumpthreatensto shut down social media companies: “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.”
May 2020: Trumpseeksthe firing of Chuck Todd, host of NBC's “Meet the Press,” for the show playing a misleadinglyshortened clipof comments by Attorney General William Barr. (Toddapologized, saying it was an inadvertent mistake.) Again broaching the power of the state, Trump tags the accounts of the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates television, and its chairman, Ajit Pai.
Ã¢ÂÂ Ã°ÂÂÂ¹Shahid Buttar for Congress (@ShahidForChange) July 13, 2020
Putin’s commitment to corruption will be evident if Moscow State University revokes her honorary doctorate.
Angela Davis is trying to teach you dummies that strategy is separate from ideology. You need a means to achieve your ideas and the 2 might not always align. Without strategy the most you can achieve is feeling special and superior on the internet Ã°ÂÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂÃ¯Â¸ÂEnslave Karens 2020 Ã¢ÂÂÃ¯Â¸Â (@Drea_got_rage) July 13, 2020
And the kids don’t read history:
Professor Davis? I donÃ¢ÂÂt agree with her about a lot, but by golly Ã¢ÂÂneo-liberal shillÃ¢ÂÂ? I mean, not glamorizing what she did, but she threw down. pic.twitter.com/gI7yOyBi2B