Twitter Explodes Into Mockery and Memes Over New Official Trump Pence Logo
From Sexual Connotations to a Resemblance With White Supremacist Signs
In a fundraising email the Trump for President campaign late Friday morning unveiled its new Trump Pence 2016 logo, and everyone from pundits to politics watchers were quick to pounce.
Trump and Pence intertwined in this new logo appearing in fundraising email pic.twitter.com/O2imSka40v
â€” Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 15, 2016
AsÂ was Twitter Moments:
The internet has too dirty a mind to let the logo for the GOP ticket go un-memed. https://t.co/XJpqqGOU9S
â€” Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) July 15, 2016
Political pundit and comedian Samantha Bee quickly offered this tweet:
Breaking the mattress of America. pic.twitter.com/M4Cq62YS2c
â€” Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 15, 2016
Others were quick to respond:
@FullFrontalSamB @nxthompson Now I know how Marla felt… #TPTicket pic.twitter.com/USqn3azm3x
â€” Vic Livingston (@scrivener50) July 15, 2016
Republican pundit Josh Barro said what many were thinking:
Nice, a logo that says “Trump will fuck all of America, and Mike Pence especially.” https://t.co/xg7AfueNXs
â€” Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 15, 2016
As did Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall:
Can this campaign and logo really withstand the sheer intensity of dick jokes this is creating? (not totally kidding here)
â€” Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 15, 2016
@joshtpm seriously, look at how similar it is to the Aryan flag.
â€” Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 15, 2016
Christian conservative commentator Erick Erickson went nuts:
Trumppence logo suggests that before this is all over, Mike Pence is going to bleeding out of his wherever.
â€” Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 15, 2016
And others commented on the original:
How are we supposed to explain this #TrumpPence logo to our children? pic.twitter.com/O4Dp9GfMjs
â€” Keating Thomas (@keatingthomas) July 15, 2016
Question from #TrumpPence new logo: is the TP campaign single-ply, double-ply, triple-ply extra-padded with racism?
â€” Alex Hayden DiLalla (@AlexDiLalla) July 15, 2016
Some are comparing it to white supremacists logos:
@EWErickson @joshtpm Trump logo with first Aryan flag image on google: pic.twitter.com/vnfIexTvR8
â€” Joshua Chaffee (@JoshuaChaffee) July 15, 2016
Maybe it’s just coincidental…#TrumpPence pic.twitter.com/CT3npTWkfz
â€” Doc Sportello (@dogstar7tweets) July 15, 2016
Frankly, there’s more out there, but it’s even more inappropriate…
UPDATE:Â Donald Trump Delivers Speech Introducing Mike Pence as His VP Pick, Gets Mercilessly Mocked
Hat tip: The Hill and Joe.My.God.
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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM
‘Pits Parents Against Parents’: House Republicans Pass Anti-LGBTQ Florida-Style K-12 ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’
The Republican-majority U.S. House of Representatives Friday morning passed HR 5, the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” legislation similar to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ laws that have led to book bans and targeting of LGBTQ children.
The bill passed 213-208, with 14 Members not voting. All yes votes were from Republicans only. Five Republicans joined Democrats to vote no.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu of California warned the legislation “pits parents against parents.”
“The extreme MAGA H.R. 5 bill will let other parents dictate what books your child gets to read. It’ll make it easier for other parents to know if your child has an eating disorder, or is experiencing a mental health crisis,” Lieu warned.
READ MORE: Watch: GOP Lawmaker Orders Grieving Parkland Parents Removed From ‘ATF Overreach’ Hearing
The extreme MAGA H.R. 5 bill will let other parents dictate what books your child gets to read. It’ll make it easier for other parents to know if your child has an eating disorder, or is experiencing a mental health crisis.
This bill pits parents against parents. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/T02sluBAzB
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) March 24, 2023
U.S> Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) warned, “H.R. 5 would codify Republican book bans all over the country. Stories of Holocaust survivors, enslaved Americans, and over 1,600 other stories have already been pulled from shelves.”
U.S. Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL) said HR5 is “a vehicle for hate and political nonsense.”
.@RepMaxwellFrost on H.R. 5: “This bill is just a vehicle for hate and political nonsense…It's not about policy, it's about politics. It's not about freedom and liberty, it's about the fear of a problem that doesn't exist.”
The civil rights community opposes this legislation. pic.twitter.com/5eNd5MCNDa
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) March 23, 2023
Congressman Greg Murphy, Republican of North Carolina, in a recorded statement falsely claimed the bill was needed because “Children are being taught to hate our country,” and “parents are labeled as domestic terrorists.”
In his speech before the bill passed, Speaker Kevin McCarthy declared, “We believe parents should know what your children is [sic] learning.”
CNN reports the bill would also “require elementary and middle schools that receive federal funding to obtain parental consent before ‘changing a minor child’s gender markers, pronouns, or preferred name on any school form; or allowing a child to change the child’s sex-based accommodations, including locker rooms or bathrooms.'”
Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the legislation “Orwellian to the core,” and promised it “will not see the light of day.”
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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM
Far Right Christian Nationalist Brags His ‘Biblical Worldview’ Group Is Behind Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Anti-Trans Law
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed legislation Tuesday prohibiting transgender people from using public school facilities that match their gender identity. Later that same day, Jason Rapert, a former Arkansas state senator and founder of the National Association of Christian Lawmakers, posted a video crediting his organization for the legislation.
Rapert, a longtime religious-right activist and ardent Christian nationalist, bragged that this piece of legislation was first proposed by Arkansas school board member David Naylor during an annual NACL meeting, endorsed by the organization, and finally brought to the Arkansas state legislature by state Rep. Mary Bentley, who serves on the board of the NACL.
“The NACL has seven working committees,” Rapert said. “Those committees actually debate and discuss every major policy issue in this country, all from a biblical worldview.”
“We make model laws,” he continued. “Do you know that just recently Rep. Mary Bentley of Arkansas passed a model law that the NACL adopted at their last meeting in the state of Texas?”
“Rep. Mary Bentley, [who] is our chair of the National Legislative Council, she went to the Arkansas legislature, took that concept that came from Dr. David Naylor that was then adopted by the full body of the NACL, and guess what? It’s already been placed into law in the state of Arkansas,” Rapert crowed. “That’s the difference the NACL can make in your community.”
“This is what the NACL does every day all across this country,” Rapert bellowed later in the video. “We are fighting for the lives of little babies. We are fighting against the people that are putting the queer books into your school libraries and trying to groom these children into homosexuality. We’re standing up. We’re pursuing school board policies to save the nation. We are standing up and have our members running bills in the halls of the state legislatures to stand up against this woke ideology, to push back against the things of the devil in our country.”
In December, Rapert declared that right-wing Christians must rise up and “take authority” over everything from their local school boards to the federal government. The National Association for Christian Lawmakers seeks do just that, advancing legislation that fits their narrow conservative biblical worldview in statehouses throughout the country. The group’s advisory board includes politicians like Mike Huckabee and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick as well as influential religious-right activists like Tony Perkins of Family Research Council and Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel.
This article was originally published by Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.
Jim Jordan Busted for Helping Trump ‘Tamper’ With Probe: ‘Beyond All Bounds of What’s Legal’
Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg rebuffed a Republican House demand for a peek inside an investigation involving Donald Trump as “unlawful,” and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton agreed it amounted to “tampering.”
Bragg’s general counsel denied a request for documents and an interview with the district attorney by Judiciary, Oversight and Administration Committee chairs Jim Jordan (R-OH), James Comer (R-KY) and Bryan Steil (R-WI), calling the congressional inquiry an “unprecedented” intervention into a pending local prosecution undertaken at Trump’s request.
“Any man that is up in the middle of the night, that is going with this kind of language, is scared to death,” Sharpton said of Trump, who has been posting highly provocative online attacks against Bragg. “The problem, though, is that he is inciting people, no matter how small they have become as a crowd, to do something. Add that to him having the photo of the bat at a sitting prosecutor, I mean, it’s unimaginable. You’re right, we’d be arrested for that.”
“We have chairmen of committees telling a prosecutor, who is in the middle of an investigation, to come and give us the evidence,” Sharpton added. “I mean, they’re really tampering with an investigation. This is not an investigation that’s concluded. Before we know whether there is an indictment or charge, they’re saying bring us the evidence? I mean, this is unheard of. What is Jordan talking about? They’re in the middle of a grand jury proceeding. You want the prosecutor to leave the proceeding and tell me the evidence you’re giving, and we’ll put it on national television so the target can understand the evidence? I mean, we are going beyond all bounds of what is legal, what is respectful, and we have a man who is scared to death, that is up in the middle of the night inciting violence, having a photo with a bat, because he’s scared to death he’s going to have to face this prosecution.”
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