FacebookTwitterGoogle+RedditEmail

Election by Tweet

by MICHAEL DONNELLY

Here’s a compilation of some of the comments – pithy, insightful, silly and bizarre that I’ve seen flicker across the screen, was told in person or on the phone the last couple days. They are from local friends, me…as well as, from national figures:

“Obama ain’t great. But Romney losing is.” — Nathaniel St. Clair

“Obama inherited a huge mess from Obama.” —Ted Rall

“Obama has better IT people than Rove.  Did you see how smug Hillary and Obama were over the Iranian centrifuge virus? either that or a whole lot of chickens have given up the dream of becoming Colonel Sanders.” — Steve Spahr

“Almost makes me proud to be an American.” — Sage Waits

“I’m moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says.” — Kristen Neel, in a widely forwarded Tweet. Australia’s Prime Minister is an Atheist woman.

“Goodluk (sic) America u just voted for economic & spiritual suicide. Soulless fools.” — Ted Nugent (“If Barack Obama becomes president in November, again, I will be either dead or in jail by this time next year.” —Ted Nugent, April 2012)

“Can’t say he’s too far off there.” — Cecilia Story, upon reading Uncle Ted’s quote

“Last night, there was an avalanche on Bullshit Mountain.” — Jon Stewart, commenting on Karl Rove, Sarah Palin and Bill O’Liely’s fits of denial and astonishment on Fox News

“He was shell-shocked.” — unnamed Romney advisor; “Romney had an eight-minute fireworks-over-Boston Harbor display all set up. He was so sure, one of his own aides said he was ‘shell-shocked.’” — Steve Spahr; “Yeah, he didn’t even have a concession speech written he was so sure Rove had programmed the machines correctly. Speaking of shell-shock, did you see Rove in total denial on Fox? He was the GOP’s Baghdad Bob.” — Michael Donnelly, (stealing the Baghdad Bob moniker from his brother Patrick.)

“It’s not a traditional America anymore. And there are fifty percent of the voting public who want stuff…people feel they are entitled to things.” — Bill O’Liely on Fox.

“I want to warn America: God is coming around. He will judge sin, and it won’t be pretty.” Evangelist Franklin Graham

“Old white guys need to face the facts. The baby is a gift from god.” — Michael Donnelly

“In any logical universe (Rove) would never be hired to run or consult on a national campaign again and no one would give a dime to their ineffective Super PACs, such as American Crossroads.” — Conservative activist Richard Viguerie

“The electoral college is a disaster for democracy.” — Donald Trump

“More votes equals a loss…revolution.” — Donald Trump, who seems to have mistaken 2012 for 2000.

“They’re all lucky they’re not working in China now.” — Charles P. Pierce, reporting on how Romney staffers had their campaign credit cards canceled on Election night.

“The old vulture capitalist reverted to form, er, pivoted. And, to think he claimed to be on the people’s side. How many Romney staffers who would have had us believe that dancing horseshit are whining ‘motherfucker’ right now? — Michael Donnelly, upon hearing of the credit card cancellation.

“You know your party is in trouble when people ask ‘did the rape guy win,’ and you have to ask which one?” — Alec Baldwin.

And, sweetly, the same “yes” answer applies to all seven of them.

MICHAEL DONNELLY spent Election Day hiking cross-country to alpine lakes with a friend on the Cascade Crest (having voted by mail like all Oregonians). He can be reached at pahtoo@aol.com

 

MICHAEL DONNELLY has been an environmental activist since before that first Earth Day. He was in the thick of the Pacific Northwest Ancient Forest Campaign; garnering some collective victories and lamenting numerous defeats. He can be reached at pahtoo@aol.com

More articles by:
June 27, 2016
Robin Hahnel
Brexit: Establishment Freak Out
James Bradley
Omar’s Motive
Gregory Wilpert – Michael Hudson
How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote
Leonard Peltier
41 Years Since Jumping Bull (But 500 Years of Trauma)
Rev. William Alberts
Orlando: the Latest Victim of Radicalizing American Imperialism
Patrick Cockburn
Brexiteers Have Much in Common With Arab Spring Protesters
Franklin Lamb
How 100 Syrians, 200 Russians and 11 Dogs Out-Witted ISIS and Saved Palmyra
John Grant
Omar Mateen: The Answers are All Around Us
Dean Baker
In the Wake of Brexit Will the EU Finally Turn Away From Austerity?
Ralph Nader
The IRS and the Self-Minimization of Congressman Jason Chaffetz
Johan Galtung
Goodbye UK, Goodbye Great Britain: What Next?
Martha Pskowski
Detained in Dilley: Deportation and Asylum in Texas
Binoy Kampmark
Headaches of Empire: Brexit’s Effect on the United States
Dave Lindorff
Honest Election System Needed to Defeat Ruling Elite
Louisa Willcox
Delisting Grizzly Bears to Save the Endangered Species Act?
Jason Holland
The Tragedy of Nothing
Jeffrey St. Clair
Revolution Reconsidered: a Fragment (Guest Starring Bernard Sanders in the Role of Robespierre)
Weekend Edition
June 24, 2016
Friday - Sunday
John Pilger
A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe
Pepe Escobar
Goodbye to All That: Why the UK Left the EU
Michael Hudson
Revolts of the Debtors: From Socrates to Ibn Khaldun
Andrew Levine
Summer Spectaculars: Prelude to a Tea Party?
Kshama Sawant
Beyond Bernie: Still Not With Her
Mike Whitney
¡Basta Ya, Brussels! British Voters Reject EU Corporate Slavestate
Tariq Ali
Panic in the House: Brexit as Revolt Against the Political Establishment
Paul Street
Miranda, Obama, and Hamilton: an Orwellian Ménage à Trois for the Neoliberal Age
Ellen Brown
The War on Weed is Winding Down, But Will Monsanto Emerge the Winner?
Gary Leupp
Why God Created the Two-Party System
Conn Hallinan
Brexit Vote: a Very British Affair (But Spain May Rock the Continent)
Ruth Fowler
England, My England
Jeffrey St. Clair
Lines Written on the Occasion of Bernie Sanders’ Announcement of His Intention to Vote for Hillary Clinton
Norman Pollack
Fissures in World Capitalism: the British Vote
Paul Bentley
Mercenary Logic: 12 Dead in Kabul
Binoy Kampmark
Parting Is Such Sweet Joy: Brexit Prevails!
Elliot Sperber
Show Me Your Papers: Supreme Court Legalizes Arbitrary Searches
Jan Oberg
The Brexit Shock: Now It’s All Up in the Air
Nauman Sadiq
Brexit: a Victory for Britain’s Working Class
Brian Cloughley
Murder by Drone: Killing Taxi Drivers in the Name of Freedom
Ramzy Baroud
How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Brad Evans – Henry Giroux
The Violence of Forgetting
Ben Debney
Homophobia and the Conservative Victim Complex
Margaret Kimberley
The Orlando Massacre and US Foreign Policy
David Rosen
Americans Work Too Long for Too Little
Murray Dobbin
Do We Really Want a War With Russia?
Kathy Kelly
What’s at Stake
Louis Yako
I Have Nothing “Newsworthy” to Report this Week
FacebookTwitterGoogle+RedditEmail