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I've been watching this one for a while, but I've never had time to snag it.  It's a huge campfire.  It's a bonfire!  It's hilarious in its hypocrisy.  Had a conservative done this even as recently as 20 years ago they would have already been removed from every social media platform and shamed from their job, but the DUmmies beg to disagree .. but not all of them.  LOL


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Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki Called Out for 'Homophobic' Tweet Mocking Lindsey Graham as 'Lady G'

 
Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki Called Out for ‘Homophobic’ Tweet Mocking Lindsey Graham as ‘Lady G’

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-press-secretary-jen-psaki-called-out-for-homophobic-tweet-mocking-lindsey-graham-as-lady-g/ar-BB1dmq34

(From Mediaite).

Before her current role as White House Press Secretary for the Biden administration, Jen Psaki was a paid contributor for CNN. Her prior experience as communications director under the Obama administration led to valuable insights into the messaging strategies and tactics under then-President Donald Trump.

But some of Psaki’s partisan comments are coming back to haunt her, particularly one that is fairly viewed as homophobic.

At issue? The derisive and mocking term “Lady G,” which has been used by some progressives to mock Senator Lindsey Graham, who went from being a vocal critic of President Trump to one of his most loyal toadies during a divisive time in US political history. The idea behind this term is that Graham is closeted, and supportive of Trump because he fears outing. Graham is a confirmed bachelor but has many times denied he is homosexual — as if that matters.

In short, “Lady G” is for many, an offensive term, particularly for those who are fluent in the shifting world of identity politics. In August of last year, Psaki used the offensive phrase in a tweet critical of Graham’s pushing a “bunch of debunked conspiracy theories while questioning” Sally Yates:

only in 2020 does #LadyG get to push a bunch of debunked conspiracy theories while questioning @SallyQYates (aka an American hero)

— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) August 5, 2020


There is far too much for me to bring over at the moment, but one DU'er said she should be fired immediately (that post has been deleted), and that started a huge big blowout fight!  LOL

I'll try to grab some of the posts that were funny as I can and bring them over, but if anyone else wants to wade through the sewage to grab some, have at it.

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3. Let him or her who is without sin

dig up old shit to bash people.

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marble falls (36,814 posts)

12. Better yet: she says she was wrong, a bit insensitve, apologize and then never does it again ...

... like a Democrat does.

She's been a very good press secretary, no need to put her out.



Since when did you people ever allow someone to move on after an apology?

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Comedian Kevin Hart, who stepped down from hosting the Oscars in 2019 after backlash over his homophobic jokes, has said he deserves “a chance to move on”.

Last year, following an announcement that he would host the 2019 Oscars, it emerged that Hart had called gay people “fags” and mocked lesbians in a series of social media posts posted between 2009 and 2012.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/05/23/kevin-hart-oscars-comedian-homophobic-jokes-cancel-culture-seriously-tour-oprah-instagram-live/
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grumpyduck (3,361 posts)

3. Let him or her who is without sin

dig up old shit to bash people.




The last 4 years? Really, DUMMIE?
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and yet Marjorie Taylor Greene got crucified by both sides for past comments on social media.  I agree that some of her past comments were a bit off key, but are they any more crazy that hank johnson (democrat, georgia) who admitted on the house floor that he was concerned that Guam will capsize and tip over if we deployed too many troops there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5dkqUy7mUk

and then there's neera tanden who is xiden's nominee for the OMB who has a prolific history of somewhat questionable social media tweets:
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Tanden, a prolific and often frenzied tweeter, has come under fire in recent weeks for a combative social media history that includes tweeting over 1.5 times more than Trump

According to Politico, Tanden joined the social media platform in 2010, a year after Trump, but has already surpassed him by over 30,000 tweets. In the past 10 years, she's tweeted roughly 88,000 times, compared to Trump's 57,000.

Now, those tweets, which were often critical of Republicans and progressive Democrats, have been in the spotlight.
https://www.newsweek.com/neera-tanden-bidens-contentious-budget-chief-pick-tweeted-30k-more-donald-trump-1568685

but old socialist bernie will still vote to confirm her because she's one of their's...

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Senator Bernie Sanders is expected to vote to confirm Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), despite confronting her about tweets she made personally attacking the senator.

Tanden's combative tweets have dominated her confirmation process. Both Republicans and progressive Democrats have questioned her about her social media posts, specifically those slamming the very senators controlling her professional fate.

"Your attacks were not just made against Republicans," Sanders told Tanden on Wednesday. "There were vicious attacks against progressives, people who I have worked with, me personally."
https://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-will-vote-neera-tanden-despite-battling-her-over-tweets-1568637


being a liberal democrat means never having to say your sorry to the woke police for past transgressions that would cause cries for resignation of someone who is a conservative who made the same "errors"
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Damn. That post must've brought out every Queequee at DU.

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Behind the Aegis (47,280 posts)

11. Are you joking?

If so, you might want to use the "sarcasm" indicator (  ). If not, the punishment you are suggesting does not even come close to the crime, and I found what was said to be distasteful and homophobic, but it is not, nor should it be, a death knell for her position!

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17. Nope. Not even a little.

Sorry but she has disqualified herself in my opinion. Skewer me if you like but there isn’t room for this in his admin. Find someone that doesn’t engage in homophobic slurs. I think she has been great but this just is going ti be a stupid side show. Better to cut bait now and indeed move on. I have a feeling that this will not be the last issue with her.


That ^^^^ is the DUmmie who said she should be fired and they deleted the post.


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39. And if this was Trumps Press secretary?

You would just be willing to let it go? Brush it off? And move on? If it were about Pete B?

Come on.


Nailed it.  I have watched the DUmmies absolutely crucify someone over there over stuff they said 20 years ago and had since apologized for.


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169. She is doing an amazing job which is why

some people want her removed and replaced with someone less effective.


Meh ... I'm gonna have to circle back on that one.


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6. She shouldn't have done it, unless she is bi or a lesbian.

Is she homophobic? Doubtful. Was the use homophobic? Yes. I am sure there will be some straight people along shortly to straightsplain' to me how the use was not homophobic because they have queers in their family who says it is "OK" or even some gay folks who miss the point of ingroup solidarity vocabulary and allow shit like this because "there are bigger things to worry about" or whatever the current excuse du jour is.


 :lmao:

I love that thread.  LOL

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