Trump voters sure are sensitive lately. They’re upset that the cast of the hit play Hamilton made a statement to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence, and that the audience booed him. They’re displeased that their vote is costing them relationships with family and friends. And for some reason not entirely clear to me, they’re unhappy with Starbucks and decided to demonstrate as much by … buying lots of coffee at Starbucks.
Gosh Jess, you sure are sensitive lately.
Whoops, I forgot. Deflection is declase when it is done to a woman, isn’t it? Rhetorical skulduggery aside, let’s go ahead and catch Jessica Valenti in some lies and deceptions!
Jessica’s link about Trump support costing people relationships goes to a story about a social media consultant who lost about 100 Facebook friends, including the best man at his wedding, because he posted a picture of himself at a Trump victory rally.
Getting unfriended by Zuckerberg’s data cattle to be an accomplishment.
But the unfriended man, rather than bawl his eyes out, says this:
“America’s ready to move on, and so am I, with or without my best man.”
Yes, we are ready to move on.
As for the Starbucks link, it should be crystallizing that Jess just kind of links things in the desperate hope that nobody actually reads the sources for context.
But others find the protest counterintuitive, as the plan relies on giving Starbucks money in the first place.
No, Jessica, Trump supporters are not protesting Starbucks by giving Starbucks more money just because somebody on Twitter asked them to.
Jessica Valenti Lie Count: 2
The same people who wear shirts that read “fuck your feelings” and rail against “political correctness” seem to believe that there should be no social consequences for their vote.
Yeah. That bitch right there. She’s wagging her finger about “social consequences” for wearing shirts and making other people uncomfortable for holding political positions opposite her own.
I keep hearing calls for empathy and healing, civility and polite discourse. As if supporting a man who would fill his administration with white nationalists and misogynists is something to simply agree to disagree on.
You keep hearing those calls from fellow Progressives…who lost…and are now desperately trying to scramble to retain what power they can.
By “white nationalists” she means “Steve Bannon” despite being too dishonest and chickenshit cowardly to actually write his name out because, he’s not a white nationalist.
The only slivers of evidence in support of it are statements by Never Trumper and former Breitbart editor, Ben Shapiro, and statements made by Bannon’s ex-wife, Mary Louise Piccard, during their divorce proceedings (wives don’t lie, unless they’re trying to ruin lives).
Jessica Valenti Lie Counter: 4
Absolutely not. You don’t get to vote for a person who brags about sexual assault and expect that the women in your life will just shrug their shoulders. You don’t get to play the victim when people unfriend you on Facebook, as if being disliked for supporting a bigot is somehow worse than the suffering that marginalized people will endure under Trump. And you certainly do not get to enjoy a performance by people of color and those in the LGBT community without remark or protest when you enact policies and stoke hatred that put those very people’s lives in danger.
Sort of like you don’t get to vote for a warmongering fascist (Hillary Clinton) and pretend to play the victim or tear up the streets when your horse doesn’t come in first.
And yes, you do get to enjoy a performance by people of color when you paid to be there (or more likely, someone comped him the tickets. Either way.) without the performers stopping to hector you over politics.
At least they voice their displeasure like that other famous Democrat-supporting actor, John Wilkes Booth.
Being socially ostracized for supporting Trump is not an infringement of your rights, it’s a reasonable response by those of us who are disgusted, anxious, and afraid. I was recently accused by a writer of “vote shaming” – but there’s nothing wrong with being made to feel ashamed for doing something shameful.
SHUN THE SINNER! SHUN THE SINNER! SHUN THE SINNER!
Progressives, for all of their supposed secularism, just can’t resist reaching into that Catholic toybox for tools of social and spiritual terror to use on believers and heretics alike.
I suppose I should not be surprised by this reaction; people are taking cues from Trump himself, a man who feels so entitled to universal adoration that he whines about protests being “unfair”. Indeed, after Pence’s uncomfortable evening at Hamilton, Trump tweeted that the quite respectful statement from the cast was “harassment”. This from a man who has mocked a disabled reporter, encouraged violence at his rallies, and spent a lifetime denigrating women.
Being tweeted about is not an infringement of your rights. It’s a reasonable response by a man who is disgusted, anxious, and afraid for his vice presidential candidate.
That is how this game works, isn’t it?
The more “victimized” I claim to be, the more moral purity, and therefore, moral authority I possess?
Put that Jessica Valenti Lie Counter back up.
Trump did not mock a reporter for being disabled. He mocked a reporter who he perceived as backing off of a story (about Muslims celebrating after 9/11).
I merely mimicked what I thought would be a flustered reporter trying to get out of a statement he made long ago. If Mr. Kovaleski is handicapped, I would not know because I do not know what he looks like. If I did know, I would definitely not say anything about his appearance.
Jessica Valenti Lie Counter=5
Since Trump won the election, hate crimes are being reported at a rate higher than right after 9/11.
“Reported”…to the Southern Poverty Law Center. But not the police. Or the FBI. You know the people who actually investigate and gather evidence of a crime.
Just a few blocks from my home in Brooklyn, a woman was punched in the face by a Trump supporter
A police spokesman confirmed that a woman was punched, but did not say that the dispute was over politics.
and a swastika was drawn in a nearby children’s park.
What does this have to do with anything?
We have a president-elect who just settled a class-action fraud case for $25m.
And you almost had a “First Husband” who settle a sexual harrassment suit while he was sitting as President of the United States for $850,000. Your point?
But yes, by all means, let’s talk more about your hurt feelings and “civility”.
I would much rather bathe in your tears.
Whether it’s Pence at a play or your Trump-voting uncle at Thanksgiving, there are people right now who should be made to feel uncomfortable. In a time when there is so much to protest, so much work to do, the booing is necessary – shame on us if we ever stop.
The people who weren’t concerned about the use and abuse of executive power for the last eight years of PRISM, the NDAA, drone strikes, the murder of American citizens, not accused of killing anyone, by the government without benefit of due process (Anwar Al-Awlaki), have now found their protesting shoes.
Get the fuck outta here.
And take this final Jessica Valenti Lie Counter with you.
Jessica Valenti Lie Counter=8