But I guess you can still call and depict non-leftists as clowns. Classic double standard.
Everything is a white supremacist slur!
Dan McCready, the Democrat running for North Carolina’s 9th District House seat, suggested that his Republican opponent Dan Bishop used a white supremacist slur when his ad called Democrats clowns after he shared a Daily Kos article trying to push “an obscure alt-right meme.”
Clowns. I know clowns are awful, but come on. That’s why we call people we don’t like clowns. What about us who call 99% of the politicians clowns?
This snafu began in April when Bishop released an ad “calling national Democratic figures like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders ‘crazy liberal clowns.'”
Bishop expanded on that ad this week. He went more in-depth as he attacked “their policies, such as taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal immigrants and ‘open borders.'”
McCready jumped all over the ads. He retweeted an article from Daily Kos written by David Nir, which publishes attempted to spin the video as Bishop’s response to the weekend shootings in Dayton and El Paso:
The clown line, Nir wrote, was “not just a particularly lame joke. It turns out there’s a disturbing genesis. Jared Holt, one of the tireless folks at Right Wing Watch, reported in April that white supremacists have begun adopting a version of the infamous far-right ‘Pepe the Frog’ meme decked out in clown garb that they call ‘Honkler,’ to symbolize ‘their exasperation over an imagined state of collapse in the Western hemisphere that they largely blame on immigrants and minority groups.'”
“Whether or not Bishop understands the significance of his ‘clown’ slurs, the propagation of this meme from the cesspools of the internet directly to the highest levels of Republican power shows just how in thrall to the far-right today’s GOP is,” he argued.
— Dan McCready (@McCreadyForNC) August 5, 2019
Alex Griswold at The Washington Free Beacon pointed out a few times non-Democrats called Republicans clowns. Joe Scarborough called Rep. John Ratcliffe a clown this week while “liberal songstress Barbra Streisand attacked Trump in a ‘Send in the Clowns’ parody.”
Are there more instances? You betcha!
In May, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden said he has “so many nicknames” for Trump, but he “can just start with clown.”
Actor Christian Bale described Trump as “sort of a clown by comparison” when it comes to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Back in 2016, far-left filmmaker Michael Moore characterized Trump as a “wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath.”
Oh look! You can make your very own Trump clown meme!
Shall I continue? How about The New York Daily News on July 4, 2018, depicting Trump as a clown?
Happy Birthday, America! https://t.co/4dPHLNrb9y
An early look at Wednesday’s front… pic.twitter.com/3I4mt72Xoh
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 4, 2018
My bad. It’s only a white supremacist slur when non-leftists call Democrats a clown.
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