Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Mitch is my bitch edition

Sorry – got tired of “Moscow Mitch”.

I wasn’t going to post this week, but this was too good to pass up :

Mitch McConnell Suspended From Twitter ^ | August 7, 2019

Posted on 8/7/2019, 10:35:01 PM by Helicondelta

Twitter locked accounts belonging to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s and several prominent conservatives Monday, after they posted videos of left-wing protesters gathered outside McConnell’s Kentucky home — with one demonstrator calling for someone to stab McConnell “in the heart” and for McConnell to break his “raggedy” neck.

The episode prompted the McConnell campaign, known as “Team Mitch,” to slam Twitter for political bias, saying the social media platform had effectively blamed the victim.

Meanwhile, observers noted, Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro remains active on Twitter, even after he posted the names of San Antonio residents who donated to Trump.

“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said in a statement. “This is the problem with the speech police in America today.”

McConnell, 77, has been resting at home since tripping on his patio fracturing his shoulder on Sunday — and the Team Mitch account posted images showing him at his residence.

In the wake of this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the hashtag “Massacre Mitch” trended on Twitter — and some activists took their case to McConnell’s residence.

1 posted on 8/7/2019, 10:35:01 PM by Helicondelta
So are you posters ready for some Freeper self-examination of “Maybe that was a shit-stupid thing for McConnell to retweet”?
To: Helicondelta


What the hell are you GOP eunuchs waiting for? Social media is a utility and its major players are monopolistic. Regulate it.

3 posted on 8/7/2019, 10:36:28 PM by Antoninus (“In Washington, swamp drain you.”)

I didn’t think so.
To: EinNYC
I don’t do Twitter, but it seems there could be a conservative-run alternative to Twitter. Why hasn’t some conservative group been working on this? Why is Twitter being allowed to control and humiliate conservative members? 

Why isn’t there one total conservative TV station owned or funded by rich conservatives?

13 posted on 8/7/2019, 11:18:33 PM by Digger
To: Mr. Jeeves
For now. I guarantee they are going to ban him for his “racism” before the campaign gets going next year.

When it comes to Trump, they are in a pickle. If they deplatform him, his campaign will start an alternative to Twitter and every last one of his millions of followers will auto-deplatform and join the new-start.

Works for me – but  – what to call this startup alternative?
Trump University? (I hear that one’s available)
Das Sturmer?
Doing that would be the beginning of the end of monopoly social media. Hopefully, they’re stupid enough to do it.
93 posted on 8/8/2019, 9:34:53 AM by Antoninus (“In Washington, swamp drain you.”)
Hopefully, YOU’RE stupid enough to try it.
To: All


I fully expect them to suspend Trumps account next year using the excuse of “fairness” during the upcoming election. I have no clue what Trump will do.

100 posted on 8/8/2019, 9:46:43 AM by gibsonguy

That makes two of you.
A little bit more below the folderol

To: Helicondelta


I’m not a troll but have an honest question. What is the difference between Free Republic banning trolls and Twitter de-platforming Mitch McConnell? Can someone explain in legal terms why one is okay and one is not?

105 posted on 8/8/2019, 12:18:27 PM by RushCrush (Proud embracer of beer and red solo cups.)

The thread just kinda peters out after that, for some reason…
Lastly, a little flashback action – former Republicans are the best kind!

Meet the man who created the fake presidential seal — a former Republican fed up with Trump Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2019 | Reis Thebault and Michael Brice-Saddler Posted on 7/25/2019, 7:57:08 PM by Innovative

Charles Leazott hadn’t thought about the seal in months.

The 46-year-old graphic designer threw it together after the 2016 presidential election — it was one part joke, one part catharsis. He used to be a proud Republican. He voted for George W. Bush. Twice.

But Donald J. Trump’s GOP was no longer his party. So he created a mock presidential seal to prove his point.

He substituted the arrows in the eagle’s claw for a set of golf clubs — a nod to the new president’s favorite pastime. In the other set of talons, he swapped the olive branch for a wad of cash and replaced the United States’ Latin motto with a Spanish insult. Then, his coup de grace: a two-headed imperial bird lifted straight from the Russian coat of arms, an homage to the president’s checkered history with the adversarial country.

1 posted on 7/25/2019, 7:57:08 PM by Innovative
Thoughts (or lack thereof)?
To: Innovative


“He used to be a proud Republican. He voted for George W. Bush. Twice. “

Oh yes, and don’t many of us here remember during the GWB years about people who voted for Ike or Nixon or Ford or even Reagan but thought that GWB was an idiot and that the Republican part of that time was no longer their Republican party.

4 posted on 7/25/2019, 8:01:54 PM by OttawaFreeper (“The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country” Conn Smythe, 1966)

Remember those Freepers who were concerned about Bitch McConnel’s Twitter censorship over advocating violence to political opponents?
To: Innovative


There are RATS in both parties. This is a RINO rat that needs extermination.

13 posted on 7/25/2019, 8:13:13 PM by wetgundog (CNN is FAKE NEWS …Just added NBC.)

Pepperidge Fahm remembers.
To: Innovative


Does anyone have his home address?

19 posted on 7/25/2019, 8:28:47 PM by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death)

What a great bunch of guys.
Now I remember why I needed a break from this odious shit.
See you good people whenever.