In a scathing column for the Bulwark, founder Charles Sykes joined the Twitter pile-on of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for trying to make a point about the St Louis couple who menaced Black Lives Matter protesters with weapons as they marched past the house — saying the Gaetz attempt to use the photos of the couple to help Donald Trump went down in flames in spectacular fashion.
On Monday, Gaetz tweeted a viral photo of the armed white couple and wrote, “In Joe Biden’s America your job is illegal, you are locked in your home, borders don’t exist, MS-13 lives next door and the police aren’t coming when the mob arrives. This is all of us.”
In Joe Biden’s America your job is illegal, you are locked in your home, borders don’t exist, MS-13 lives next door and the police aren’t coming when the mob arrives.
This is all of us. pic.twitter.com/qS5ZeZQyU8
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 29, 2020
Commenters on Twitter were quick to point out that the events he worried about under possible President Biden actually occurred under the current Oval Office occupant.
That is where Sykes jumped in and added his two cents.
“Quite inadvertently, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Trump) has stumbled onto something insightful,” Sykes wrote while referencing the Gaetz tweet that followed up a presidential “like” on Twitter.
“The dunking commenced immediately. As it turns out this is actually not all of us, unless we are Brooks-Brothers-wearing Kens and Karens, living in a mock Renaissance palazzo mansion in a private gated community and look like utter idiots,” the columnist suggested before adding that the Florida lawmaker — known for multiple stunts that have blown up in his face — stepped in it again by trying to bolster whatever point the president was trying to make.
Sykes went on to add that the tweet by Gaetz, in fact, exposed one of Donald Trump’s greatest weaknesses as he runs for re-election: his non-too subtle racism.
“Like Gaetz, Trump wants to paint a lurid picture of a dystopian future of a Biden-led America: riots, anarchists, caravans, and brown people behaving badly. Only a Trump presidency, he insists, can protect America from the chaos that will be unleashed by . . . Joe Biden,” the columnist explained, before adding that the effort has been doomed from the start, as evidenced by polling that show’s Biden racing ahead despite the efforts of the Trump 2020 campaign to paint Biden as a “radical leftist.”
“Matt Gaetz just illustrated how hard that will be,” Sykes concluded.
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Montana GOP ticket sidelined after exposure to COVID-positive Trump, Jr. girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle: report
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"Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate, Kristen Juras, confirmed Saturday they will self-quarantine after Gianforte's wife, Susan, and Juras attended an event last week with Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has since tested positive for COVID-19," KBZK-TV reported Saturday.
Trump’s presidency has accelerated the predicted collapse of the Republican Party: columnist
Citing the work of a University of a Washington political scientist, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank said Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric has accelerated the decline of the Republican party in a country that is seeing major demographic changes and because white voters are increasingly turned off by it.
As Milbank wrote, four years ago Christopher Parker, who is Black, predicted a Trump candidacy would "do more to advance racial understanding than the election of Barack Obama.”
Trump and his lackeys are too delusional to turn around their flailing campaign
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
When pundits point out that with four months to go until Election Day, it isn't too late for Trump to turn his campaign around, what they're really saying is that there's sufficient time left on the calendar for a candidate who grasped why he or she was losing to change course and abandon a clearly failing strategy.