Plan Is for Group to Target Vulnerable Democratic Lawmakers on Twitter, Facebook and Other Social-Media Platforms
Of all the top Trump campaign loyalists Kellyanne Conway’s future has, publicly, been the most vague. Breitbart’s Steve Bannon went from campaign CEO to Chief White House Strategist and senior advisor. Rudy Giuliani is under consideration for secretary of state. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. Even Ben Carson for Secretary of HUD. But Conway, whom many thought would become at least Trump’s Press Secretary, has seemed to have been forgotten.
A new pro-Trump organization is being created, and Conway may be the one to run it.
The group itself sounds right on key with the Donald Trump clan. Its goal would be, as Conway told The Washington Post,Â â€œa surround-sound super structure,â€ which the Post says would “bolster the new administrationâ€™s political and policy goals.”
In other words, Trump, or his surrogates, will always be in campaign mode.
But the part of the plan that rings truest to the Trump mentality is how Conway describes their proposed actions.
“The new group is expected to focus especially onÂ 10 vulnerable Democratic senators who represent states that Trump won,” the Post reports, listing all ten.
Then comes the troll part.
“The Trump group could potentially target each senator by mobilizing followers to call theirÂ offices or target the lawmakers on Twitter, Facebook and other social-media platforms. Hand-picked leaders in each of the counties Trump won across the country could also apply more direct pressure by calling state or district offices.”
Constituents calling elected officials to make their voices heard is a time-honored practiced, one that tends to work very well with lawmakers.Â
Trolling them on Twitter sounds entirely disgusting.
In other words, Conway would be in charge of directing teams of Twitter trolls… https://t.co/wxYtWbjFH5
â€” LMutty (@LMutty1) December 6, 2016
Imagine thousands or tens of thousands of Trump Twitter trolls attackingÂ Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), or Sen.Â Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), or Sen.Â Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), or Sen.Â Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), just our of the ten the pro-Trump group has in mind.Â
It should be noted too that of the ten Conway says they will target, those whom she sees as vulnerable, five are women. Even though the majority of Americans are women, today there are only 20 women in the U.S. Senate.Â
And of course, the new pro-Trump group will have the benefit of not worrying about funding. Unlike liberal, progressive, and Democratic organizations, there seems to be an endless supply of multi-millionaire and billionaireÂ Republicans aching to fund Super PACS and advocacy groups to advance their agenda.
The new pro-Trump group could have major patrons in hedge fund manager Robert Mercer andÂ his daughter Rebekah, who have emerged as influential figures in Trumpâ€™s orbit. The Mercers ran and financed a pro-Trump super PAC during the campaign, and Rebekah Mercer is close to Conway, deputy campaign manager David Bossie and campaign chairman Stephen K. Bannon, who will serve as the chief White House strategist.
Access to supporters also will be easy.
The pro-Trump group will likely have access to the 10 million email addresses of potential supporters that the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign acquired over the course of the campaign, a list that includes more than 2.5 million individual donors.
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‘I Will Find Out’: Jimmy Kimmel Questions Why Texas TV Station Cut Away From His Monologue on School Shooting
A Dallas/Fort Worth television station cut away from Jimmy Kimmel’semotional monologue about the Robb Elementary school massacre that left 19 children and two adults dead.
ABC affiliate WFAA-TV interrupted the six-minute, comedy-free monologue with a string of commercials, starting with an in-house news spot, before airing the end of Kimmel’s opener, which he used for a three-minute ad for the gun violence prevention organization Everytown.org, reported the Star-Telegram.
“To my friends in Dallas who are asking: I do not know whether our @ABCNetwork affiliate @wfaa cut away from my monologue tonight intentionally or inadvertently but I will find out,” Kimmel tweeted. “In the meantime, here’s what you didn’t get to see.”
You can watch the clip below or at this link.
To my friends in Dallas who are asking: I do not know whether our @ABCNetwork affiliate @wfaa cut away from my monologue tonight intentionally or inadvertently but I will find out. In the meantime, here’s what you didn’t get to see https://t.co/tqfHoBHMwN
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 26, 2022
A source at the TV station said the commercials were aired and part of the monologue was cut because the 10 p.m. newscast ran long, and an interview with “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane was also chopped up into segments that aired between commercial breaks.
Kimmel called out elected officials, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX), and urged them to take action to prevent another mass shooting.
“Once again we grieve for the little boys and girls,” Kimmel said, fighting back tears. “Whose lives have been ended and whose families have been destroyed. While our leaders on the right, the Americans in Congress and at Fox News and these other outlets warn us not to politicize this. They immediately criticize our president for even speaking about doing something to stop it, because they don’t want to speak about it because they know what they’ve done and they know what they haven’t done, and they know it’s indefensible, so they’d rather sweep this under the rug.”
“The reason they call them common-sense gun laws is because that’s what they are,” he added. “Eighty-nine percent of Americans want background checks before a gun can be purchased, which is the very least we can do.”
Watch: Texas Republican Opposes Any New Gun Legislation Because We’re Going to ‘Convict’ and ‘Punish’ the Shooters
A Texas Republican state lawmaker said just one day after 19 elementary school students were shot and killed he opposes any new gun legislation for two reasons: the U.S. Constitution, and under existing laws prosecutors should just “convict” the shooters.
“What we want to know is what your solution is,” CNN host Alisyn Camerota told Rep. James White, who happens to be a former school teacher.
“We’ve all seen how quickly and creatively Texas—your local legislature—can act when it wants to, say, protect the unborn embryo,” Camerota added, referring to Texas’ vigilante abortion ban, as The Daily Beast reported. “Why not act with that alacrity to protect living, breathing 10-year-olds in this school behind me?”
“We have this thing called the Constitution,” White replied, even though the Texas abortion ban, under current law, violates at least the spirit of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
Like Texas Governor Greg Abbott and many other Republicans, and like the NRA, White then defended his desire to pass no legislation to help reduce gun violence by declaring the problem is actually one of mental health.
He said, “these young men, for some reason, they have some very disturbed emotional state.”
There is no evidence, according to Gov. Abbott, that this shooter had any documented mental health issues.
White then decided to propose utilizing existing law to reduce gun violence.
“At the end of the day,” he said, “we’re going to look at the people who do these acts, we’re going to convict them, and we’re going to punish them.”
Appearing flabbergasted, Camerota replied, “You can’t convict him, sir.”
“Sir you can’t convict him. He was killed. He was killed, along with 19 children in the school behind me.”
“We’re going to look at the people who do these acts. We’re going to convict them and we’re going to punish them”
“Sir, you can’t convict him. He was killed along with 19 children in the school behind me” pic.twitter.com/Y5f6HZ0ZWU
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 25, 2022
Duggar Gets 12 Years in Jail After Prosecutor Tells Judge He Has a ‘Violent Sexual Interest in Children’
Josh Duggar, the former “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV star who was found guilty on horrific child pornography charges in December was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to serve 151 months – more than 12 years – in prison.
U.S. District Judge judge Timothy L. Brooks, appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama, called Duggar’s crimes “the sickest of the sick,” US magazine noted.
Editor’s note: Caution – graphic descriptions follow.
“Authorities described Duggar, 34, as a ‘very savvy computer user’ who tried to cover his tracks as he downloaded ‘sadistic and masochistic abuse’ material in 2019,” Buzzfeed adds.
Among the more than 600 images and videos that prosecutors said he downloaded was footage of prepubescent girls being raped, whipped, threatened with knives, and held naked in a dog cage.
Another video showed the rape and torture of a toddler — footage so terrible that a Homeland Security Investigations agent said it was among the most horrific things he had been forced to watch in his career.
The 34-year old Arkansas-born Duggar, who was forced to resign as executive director of FRC Action, the political activist arm of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, spent nearly two years promoting his conservative and religious values as he was fawned over as a role model by the far-right, including FRC President Tony Perkins, and former Arkansas GOP governor Mike Huckabee.
“The former TLC personality has previously been involved in multiple scandals over the years,” US adds. “In May 2015, resurfaced court documents revealed that he molested five girls — four of which were related to him — between 2002 and 2003. He was 14 and 15 years old at the time. Sisters Jill Dillard (née Duggar) and Jessa Seewald (née Duggar)came forward one month later, revealing themselves to be two of their brother’s victims.”
Duggar has seven children with his wife Anna.
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