“When they go low, we go high.”
That’s the call to morality that Michelle Obama invoked at the 2016 Democrat National Convention when it came to how Democrats should deal with Republicans.
Only that hasn’t been the case. Not even remotely close.
Whether it’s Kathy Griffin faux-decapitating President Donald Trump or any number of late night television hosts incessantly ripping the administration, the “high road” looks awfully low to me.
Perhaps one of the most nauseating of these high roadsters is actor Peter Fonda. He has become a vocal critic of the Trump administration, as well as conservatives and Republicans.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with a differing political view, but Fonda is turning it into an art form — at his expense.
In Fonda’s latest gaffe, he all but promoted voter fraud to help Democrats win in the elections.
Don’t bother searching for it. Fonda has quickly deleted it. He didn’t delete it quickly enough, though, considering the various outlets that picked up the story up.
Encouraging voter fraud? Actor Peter Fonda tells voters to utilize millennials’ early ballots pic.twitter.com/kduVA6xUIu
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 6, 2018
“If you have a millennial in your family, take their early ballots, fill them out and mail them in, or take the ballot to the voting place and give to the officials… no more worrying!” Fonda’s since-deleted tweet read. He was responding to a user who claimed they were worried that their children may be “Trumpets” and vote Republican.
At best, Fonda was showing his utter and distinct lack at being humor. At worst, the actor was openly advocating for voter fraud.
There’s no other way to describe the call for parents to vote on behalf of their eligible children than voter fraud. “High road” indeed.
Despite Fonda’s hasty retraction, Twitter users still raked him over coals for his comments.
Did you just tell people to go and commit electoral fraud? ?
Because that's electoral fraud. You know. A felony. https://t.co/Q9yIHjWKpA
— Oliver Campbell (@oliverbcampbell) August 5, 2018
And the Twitter critics are 100 percent in the right. Again, having a political disagreement is one thing. Pushing for electoral fraud and actively committing felonies over political differences is an entirely different issue.
This is hardly Fonda’s first boneheaded Twitter post. In fact, he’s made so many, it’s hard to keep track.
And even though it advocated law-breaking, it wasn’t nearly as bad as this (also deleted) post from June.
“WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT A**HOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO. 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY. F***,” Fonda wrote disgustingly.
From all indications, Fonda is blatantly breaking Twitter’s user agreement by promoting violence and illegal activity. Yet he has yet to be suspended or lose his blue checkmark.
In a way, it’s almost hard to blame the far-left for their reprehensible behavior.
If the highway police (in this case Twitter) aren’t going to punish you for taking the low road, why change?
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