Fox News subsidiary bimbo:
The attacks on @Caitlyn_Jenner are despicable. I’ll go to bat for her every single time and if you want to take my “conservative” card for it, take it and shove it. Your mob is no better than the Left’s and in fact, it’s uglier.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) July 12, 2021
If we start policing what rich white people do with their genitals, we’ll lose some of our most generous donors!
Caitlyn Jenner being called “Bruce” and chased out of CPAC Dallas. Afterwards, one CPAC attendee refers to Caitlyn as “tr*nny” multiple times. pic.twitter.com/yCp6ytl9K0
— Resist Programming ? (@RzstProgramming) July 10, 2021
Highlander voice: There can only be one!
Jenna Ellis says she is leaving the Republican Party as a MAGA rebellion led by Rudy, Ellis, Seb Gorka and many others is underweigh demanding that Ronna McDaniel resign, after a story broke that none of the $220 million raised for post election lawsuits was used to defend Trump. pic.twitter.com/hCAzLtVT37
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) July 12, 2021
the twitter fight between Jenna and Rona McDaniel (Romney) is amazing and hilarious. Rona ended up blocking Jenna because there's no honor among people trying to worship Trump. @JennaEllisEsq you're on FIRE! (no literally you may be on fire) https://t.co/SJxWlEa8Wc via @TPM
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 13, 2021
@KT_So_It_Goes mentioned a while ago that there’s this ratchet problem where you need to keep pumping up the crazy to keep the assholes satisfied and after a certain point it reaches critical mass https://t.co/kahW7wLlbB
— Tweety Foodsevelt?????? (@foodsevelt) July 13, 2021
Analysis: The two-track effort to leverage Trump’s false claims of voter fraud continues to diverge https://t.co/p7cc561320
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 14, 2021
And then there’s the Rising GOP Generation!…
Lots of drama ahead of Turning Point USA's gathering this coming weekend due to white nationalist "groypers" claiming TPUSA is "revoking SAS invitations to students" who they suspect are fans of Nick Fuentes. Many say they will infiltrate despite the alleged action from TPUSA.
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) July 13, 2021
i know that this is written in a language i am presumably fluent in, but i refuse to put the words together in my brain https://t.co/98tmuSU6pM
— ANTI-HUSTLE MACHINE (@golikehellmachi) July 14, 2021
From this thread (all the trigger warnings, obs):
We know white nationalist Nick Fuentes- who are the groypers that follow him? Let’s look at some attendees of Fuentes’ Dallas speech outside CPAC last week- high school students, TikTok influencers, Turning Point USA activists, non-white groypers & longtime white power activists
— Ben Lorber (@BenLorber8) July 13, 2021
Judges nod in recognition of the rarely executed reverse bigfoot.
I call bullshit on Lance being 19-years-old.Never mind, Lance is the one hiding his face. Shouldn’t comment on videos while my speakers are still broken.
I am rooting for all these grifters to fight amongst themselves and for injuries.
West of the Rockies
Never thought I’d say, “Yay for Lahren,” but Candace Owens looks like the bigger idiot in this Who’s Worse? contest.
The $220million that wasn’t actually used for TFG’s lawsuits contesting the election results was probably used to enrich him instead, so what are these people complaining about?
//me channeling TFG
Adam L Silverman
Just two quick points and then I’m to bed.
@West of the Rockies: Wasn’t Tammy Lahren a pro-choice activist, in The Before Times? I distinctly remember reading that. Or maybe it was McInaney — I forget.
Of course they’re turning on each other, this is what passes for the master race.
Maybe the CPAC people thought Jenner was Australian.
@Omnes Omnibus: Frankly, I have *no* idea what Caitlyn Jenner’s been smoking, but she’s missing a primo oppty for serious dosh, sellin’ that stuff to the general public. I mean …. the idea that she could expect anything other than hatred from the GrOPers? That’s some seriously delusional thinking, there.
Well, couldn’t happen to a nicer group of fascists.
@Martin: I keep waiting in vain for actual blood to be spilt between these imbeciles.
What is Tomi Lahren going on about? “The Left” has not pilloried Caitlyn Jenner for being trans.
@Amir Khalid: At CPAC, apparently, a bunch of attendees verbally abused Caitlyn Jenner in …. well …. the manner you’d expect from transphobic assholes. Some of it was caught on video, posted to the Internet, etc. In a way, good on Lahren for seeing that that’s unacceptable. But of course she can’t reprove the fuckers and leave it at that: she’s gotta pillory the “Left” too, b/c that’s how she rolls. A.B.C.: always be closing. Or in this case, slandering The Enemy.
Long ago I believed the GOP would fracture on Never/disillusioned Trumpers and die hard loyalists. Alas, there are still very few splitters along those lines.
For now it looks like the bigger fracture might be among the loyalists and the not quite loyal enough types. Probably not a big enough fracture to do serious damage, but I can hope.
Time to break out our INJURIES #1 foam fingers!
Woo! Go INJURIES! Woo!
@Amir Khalid: I think Tomi was just parroting the party line about evil Democrats (cancel culture most likely) not anything specific to Jenner.
Sister Golden Bear
<inserts Godzilla gif>
Let them fight.
Lahren’s ‘Left’ has refused to switch their allegiance from the Democrats to Jenner, although they claim to be in favor of more LGBTQ+ representation!!!!1! Both sides!
It’s stupid, but so is Lahren. And it’s profitable, but I repeat myself…
I just noticed the thermometer on the side of the homepage looks like the package of the flea treatment I give my cat.
@Anne Laurie: Some of us liberals have made fun of Jenner, but it was all about politics and not her chosen gender. She knows nothing about politics or history, or the political history of California. She’s really a dummy, and a terrific hypocrite as well. She opposes transgender women competing in sports with cis women, although she competed in a golf tournament not long ago, against cis women.
What I know about her is that she was a dick when she had one, and is still a dick. its removal did not improve her.
Bruce K in ATH-GR
@opiejeanne: Not knowing what sort of procedures that person has undergone, I’d hesitate to use genital-referencing insults, myself. The kindest descriptor I can think of is “jerk”; “asshole” if I’m feeling less charitable, and given the sort of stuff being supported these days, I’m tempted to go so far as “kapo”. But even a kapo deserves better than the misgendering, dead-naming, and gender-related abuse that were thrown in that direction.
Even in the GOP, CPAC is the freak show and not representative of the main party, although mainstream Republicans are way closer to their extremists than Democrats are. Still, absolutely vile trans hate is not just mainstream but one of the major GOP platforms, and Caitlyn was always fooling herself that she could be accepted. Assholes gotta asshole.
Definitely not getting anywhere near Lance and his maunderings. Having enough trouble resolving tracks, leverages, and divergences.
Her voting for the Rethuglicans back in 2016 always puzzled me. It’s like she paid no attention to the orange shitstain’s vile campaign and supporters.
@Amir Khalid: Well, reading the small print at the time revealed the money could indeed be used to enrich TFG, with the RNC getting a cut – and all kinds of people outside the cult pointed this out (including, I expect, Balloon Juice), and expected that he wouldn’t pay his lawyers. I can’t see that this story has ‘broken’ just now.
Jenna Ellis is doing the standard “I didn’t expect the leopard to eat my face” complaint.
Probably always merits mentioning that Jenner killed a person and never expressed remorse for that.
So you’re saying she’s got a real chance at winning the primary, then?
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
@JaySinWA: The current lineup of trumpers versus establishment is similar to divisions I’ve seen in the Virginia GOP. That’s been going on for a decade now. Highlights have included the defeat of Eric Cantor by tea partier Dave Brat in 2014. Two Chamber of Commerce-type Republican Congressmen, Robert Hurt (VA-5) and Scott Rigell (VA-2) retired the next cycle. I suspect that they both decided that returning to their prosperous businesses was preferable to kissing tea party just to be renominated. Rigell’s seat is now held by Democrat Elaine Luria. Hurt’s 5th District seat is still in Republican hands, but their margin of victory has steadily shrunk. And Eric Cantor’s old 7th District seat was flipped by Abigail Spanberger in 2018. This Richmond area district had been Republican ever since the larty realignment of the 1970s.
The state party has tried to paper over this division. This year they nominated Glenn Youngkin, an “outsider” who happens to be a senior Carlyle Group executive. The party needed to do this through an “unassembled” convention that drew just 30,000 “delegates” in a state with 9 million citizens. Republicans were afraid to hold a primary. A good corporate communicator, Youngkin has to speak out of both sides of his mouth to reassure the base while trying to attract independents.
This division has been present in Republican politics generally the past decade. trump just exacerbated it. The effects may have been seen in the Georgia Senate runoffs. People discounted the Democrats’ chances because of a traditional drop in Democratic turnout relative to Republican. In the event, Democratic votes dropped by 100,000, but Republican turnout dropped by 200,000, and Warnock and Ossoff are now in the Senate. I would credit the strong Democratic vote to Stacey Abrams and company. But the weak Republican vote can be debited to trump’s self-absorbed rally performances, and to crazy lawyer and trump advocate Lin Wood, who actually told Republicans not to vote.
At this point Virginia Republicans know they can’t win without the “populists.” But they probably can’t win with them either, because this brand of politics repels normie independents and remaining moderate Republicans, who just want to see things work. The problem is demonstrated by Wason Center polls showing a decline in Republican identification from 31% in 2019 to 25% early this year. So while we don’t see many defections by politicians, regular people are alienated, and many will not come back. Normies are not loud like the rabid trumpers, but there are more of them.
Republicans nationally also have a divided party, and the tensions described in the post above are the tip of the iceberg. trump did his best to wreck this country. Now he and his zealots are focusing their “rule or ruin” strategy on the Republican party. It’s no wonder Republicans are engineering legislative schemes to steal elections. If they don’t succeed at this, they will be in the electoral minority for the rest of this decade.
@Geminid: I think when you insist on “purity”, it becomes a problem, because the purity terms keep getting narrower and narrower. That’s what the TFG people did – they insist on fanatical devotion to the cult leader no matter what. That’s why I get so mad when I see the Bernie crowd doing things like criticizing Biden because he’s not excusing enough student debt right now, dammit, instead of saying how great it is that he’s doing what he can on student debt, and looking forward to when he is able to do even more. Because all or nothing is the road to ruin IMHO
ETA – it’s going to be interesting to see how redistricting goes this year here in MO, because the population in the rural counties where Republicans win is shrinking, while the population in the suburbs surrounding cities is growing. The way they got people to repeal “Clean Missouri” was to fearmonger that they were going to draw “long, snaky districts that go into the cities”, which was a barely-veiled dog whistle that the people who draw the districts would have to put some of “those people” into your district if they had to draw the districts using the Clean Missouri rules. They might have to do that in some places anyway in order to make the districts big enough, but they’ll try like hell to avoid it.
Rooting for injuries in multiple directions. Please pass the popcorn.
And Tomi Lahren is upset that the leopards are eating the face of one of her friends. Poor baby.
@Bruce K in ATH-GR: I agree about the abuse she received at the event. That was really uncalled for, and vile to watch.
Ok, maybe I shouldn’t have made the dick comment. She’s a jerk and has always been a jerk, and sometimes has descended to being an asshole. Currently she’s in asshole mode.
@Amir Khalid: “What is Tomi Lahren going on about? “The Left” has not pilloried Caitlyn Jenner for being trans.”
it is *always* projection.