In the last malaka of the week post, I expressed the hope that the Sanders campaign would go out on a substantive high note. I was privately pessimistic about that but hope springs eternal when the opposition is poised to nominate the Insult Comedian or Tailgunner Ted. I should know better: optimism is for mugs in the 2016 campaign.
Let me explain what I mean by Dudebro Nation. I have to since some Sanders supporters “liked” something I posted about it on the book of Zucker last week. By Dudebro Nation I mean the most annoying, obnoxious, sexist, condescending, and childish Sanders supporters; maybe I should have used the term death rattle in the title. I stopped saying Berniebro because Dudebro is funnier. (I stole this particular usage from Al Giordano who has one of the funniest political Twitter streams going. More about him later.) I briefly considered Bernie or busters but it sounds too much like bustier. I didn’t want to make a boob out of myself so I stuck to Dudebro Nation, brah. Huzzah.
Instead of dialing it back, Dudebro Nation is going full tilt bull goose loony right now. They still haven’t processed the fact that their candidate’s quest for the nomination of a party he doesn’t belong to is doomed. One of the worst examples of the Dudebro Nation death rattle came on the same day I crowned Jeff Weaver malaka of the week. It comes from lefty talk radio loudmouth Thom Hartmann:
I’ve never liked talk radio (I didn’t even listen to Al Franken) and this imbecilic and insensitive tweet shows why. Think of it: Thomorrow is the Connecticut primary. What horrific event occurred in the Nutmeg State in 2012? That’s right, the Newtown Massacre and this mouthy maroon posted this image a mere five days before the primary. I even took a screenshot of the Tweet in case he came to his senses and deleted it. He did not. I shouldn’t be surprised: Many of his fellow denizens of Dudebro Nation see nothing wrong with it but the combination of the assault weapon with Sanders’ meh record on gun safety issues makes me cringe.
The next Tweet isn’t actually a counter-tweet BUT I did come across Hartmann’s thomfoolery on Al Giordano’s timeline so here we go:
I love the image of H.A. Goodman, Rosario Dawson, Thom Hartmann, and their ilk being raptured. I only wish it had happened so we wouldn’t have to listen them to whine, make excuses, and point the finger of blame. Speaking of which, I’ll give Neil Finn and the Crowdies the last word: