His license plate had expired in 1997, nearly 23 years ago.
Hey, time flies when you’re really busy!
Tweet of the Day! Greg Gutfeld responds to Bernie Sanders declaring that “once a vaccine for coronavirus is developed, it should be free.” You know, like…everything else you need.
I mentioned yesterday in a piece about concern over Joe Biden’s ever-more-frequent “gaffes” that I did not include the clip of him saying, “We can only reelect Donald Trump,” because that was taken out of context. Unfortunately, some other conservative sources were fooled by it and retweeted it, including Trump communications director Dan Scavino, who was reposted by Trump.
While Scavino argued that nobody would seriously believe Biden was endorsing Trump, the Biden campaign complained to Twitter, which branded it as “manipulated media.” This is the first time that a major party candidate has been officially cited for spreading “fake news,” which I’m sure the left feels very smug about. But they might have tripped themselves up by making that complaint.
Have you ever heard of the “Streisand Effect”? Years ago, Barbra Streisand made a big deal about a photographer invading her privacy by taking an aerial photo of her estate. If she hadn’t said anything, most people never would have seen the photo. But her complaint drew so much publicity that everyone saw the picture and learned exactly where she lived. This may be what the Biden people are feeling now, since their complaint to Twitter about Trump posting a misleading video of Biden is bringing sudden attention to all the false and misleading videos and quotes that their side has thrown at Trump and that the media have let them slide by on.
The Trump campaign is now demanding that Twitter enforce its new rigid standards for political posts equally on the Biden campaign, citing at least three videos they've posted that are deceptively edited to make it appear that Trump said things he never said, such as the coronavirus is a hoax, or there were “very fine people” on the side of the white supremacists in Charlottesville. That last one is so slanderously false that even factcheck.org admitted it was baseless.
The Biden campaign may rue the day that it demanded Twitter bar any false or misleading videos about politicians because I’ve been listening to the Democrats’ policy ideas for nearly a year now, and it seems to me that slandering their opponents is about all they’ve got. In fact, Joe Biden actually claimed that Trump’s “very fine people” quote was the reason he decided to run for President: he just had to save America from that divisive racist who thinks that neo-Nazis are very fine people.
So now that this is all out in the open, and Twitter suddenly cares about the truth, Trump’s people should remove that misleading video, and Biden’s people should remove ALL their misleading anti-Trump videos...and Joe Biden should say, “Well, that’s very different! Never mind…” and quit the race and go home.
Latest victim of the party of tolerance and diversity: Rep. Elise Stefanik, who did a brilliant job of defending the President during Adam Schiff’s impeachment circus.
Of course, any idiot with a pen and second grade-level literacy can write a nasty note and leave it on someone’s car. But it takes a special kind of immature partisan sickness to be a former DNC head and current state Governor like Vermont’s Howard Dean and defend the anonymous jerk while suggesting that Rep. Stefanik deserves to be harassed for not sharing his political views.
By the way, as the article at the link suggests, since Elizabeth Warren supporters are blaming her loss on sexism (even though 70% of female Democratic primary voters in her own home state of Massachusetts rejected her), couldn’t you make an even stronger case that a man endorsing the harassment and intimidation of Elise Stefanik for daring to hold different political views from his is an especially repellent example of sexism?
There’s an age-old question: “If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
The 21st century version, “If yet another Obama Administration scandal is revealed, and the media refuse to cover it like they have all the others, is it still a ‘scandal-free Administration?’”
President Trump reportedly plans to hire a blimp to float around over swing states, displaying his reelection messages (and I’m sure hanging out over events that CNN has to cover, just to mess with their heads.) Greg Gutfeld had a lot of fun with that idea over the weekend:
Some people say this shows Trump is out of touch with modern communications, which is ludicrous since he absolutely rules Twitter. I think he just likes the idea that blimp advertising first started around 1925, making it one of the few things still around today that’s older than either of the two Democratic frontrunners.