Some liberals are so consumed by their hatred for President Donald Trump that they appear utterly incapable of recognizing the reality of the world around them.
One of those realities often ignored or overlooked by those afflicted with “Trump Derangement Syndrome” is the fact the president’s legion of supporters comprise a segment of the voting population that is significant enough as to spark political change, as evidenced by the 2016 election.
Enter Andy Lassner, executive producer of “The Ellen Show” and one such liberal who is ignorant of the political power wielded by Trump supporters. Lassner revealed his ignorance in a disparaging and explicit tweet against those who voted for and support the president.
Following a Sunday morning tweet-storm from Trump, Lassner posted a tweet of his own.
“I love how Trump takes to twitter to try and rile up his followers,” Lassner wrote. “Like a bunch of nameless/faceless people with MAGA and PATRIOT hashtags in their bios are going to do a f—ing thing.”
To be sure, plenty of those “nameless/faceless people” who support Trump responded to the tweet in hilarious fashion, but perhaps the best reply that summed up Lassner’s elitist attitude and ignorance toward Trump supporters came from none other than Hollywood conservative and ruthlessly humorous Twitter insulter James Woods.
“We put your old, drunken hag back on the sidewalk where she belongs instead of in the White House where in fact President Trump is at this very moment,” Woods said in response to Lassner.
We put your old, drunken hag back on the sidewalk where she belongs instead of in the White House where in fact President Trump is at this very moment. https://t.co/nf315qpgPz
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 21, 2018
Woods made it abundantly clear that, yes, in fact, Trump’s “helpless” followers are quite capable of doing something, namely taking to the polls in large enough numbers so as to keep the self-entitled progressive queen out of office in November 2016.
Indeed, tens of millions of “helpless” Trump supporters — who’ve grown exceptionally tired of leftist demagogues who talk down to them or say one thing and do another — decided en masse to go a different route this time, and quite obviously succeeded in doing so.
You would have thought that liberals would have learned the lesson that insulting a significant portion of the electorate as backward and politically impotent doesn’t work against Trump’s supporters, what with the magnificent manner in which Clinton’s “deplorables” insult backfired on her.
Yet the insults from arrogant and elitist leftists continue to fly with a fury that actually only works to further embolden and entrench the president’s supporters in their position.
As for the insulting language thrown back at liberals and Clinton by conservatives like Woods, while not at all necessary in the effort to differentiate ourselves from where liberals stand, it is nevertheless an understandable response to the constant insults heaped upon us for years by the aforementioned arrogant elitist liberals.
On a somewhat separate but related note, as many commenters noted on Lassner’s and Woods’ tweets, Trump doesn’t have to “try” to rile up his base with his tweets, as his base already is “riled” and has been for quite some time.
In all truthfulness, Trump merely came along and recognized the riled-up nature of a large portion of American voters who’d been overlooked and talked down to. He took stock of what had them so riled up and then spoke directly to those issues.
He promised to address them if elected and, thus far, has made good and kept his word on many of those vows, a fact also ignored or downplayed by arrogant liberals lost in their anti-Trump hatred.
Maybe in time the liberals will recognize and accept that, but until then, we’ll have to rely on folks like Woods to remind them of such on Twitter in his bitingly funny way.
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