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#Journalism: Bloomberg Reporter Triumphant After Trump Official He (Falsely) Accused of Anti-Semitism Resigns

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CREDIT: Brandon Morse, copyright RedState.com.

Bloomberg Law journalist Ben Penn eagerly reported this morning that an adviser to President Trump had resigned “after anti-Semitic Facebook posts” from 2016 “surfaced”:

A recently appointed Trump Labor Department official with a history of advancing controversial conservative and faith-based causes in court has resigned after revelations that he wrote a 2016 Facebook post suggesting the Jewish-controlled media “protects their own.”

Four hours after Bloomberg Law requested comment from the White House and DOL about Leif Olson’s social media post, the department said he has resigned, without elaboration.

Olson, 43, started at the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division Aug. 12 as a senior policy adviser, after being cleared for the job by the White House.

[…]

Olson, an unsuccessful GOP candidate in 2012 for a Texas district court judgeship, fired off a series of late-night posts on his personal Facebook page three years ago that started as a sarcastic quip about former House Speaker Paul Ryan’s blowout primary victory. They then devolved into an exchange referencing two anti-Semitic tropes: that Jews control the media and that they look out for members of their own faith.

Here’s the problem with Penn’s “reporting.” It’s clear by looking at what Olson wrote that he was being sarcastic. Here are the comments Penn labeled as “anti-Semitic”:

Philip Klein at the DC Examiner explains:

In reality, the Facebook post in question was the opposite of anti-Semitic. It was a clearly sarcastic post from 2016 about Paul Ryan crushing alt-right challenger Paul Nehlen. If the over-the-top language isn’t a tip off, it’s a fairly dead giveaway that Olson refers to Ryan having “suffered a massive, historic, emasculating 70-point victory.”

When one of the commenters suggests Ryan must be a “neocon” and a Jew, Olson, clearly joking, responded, “It must be true because I’ve never heard the Lamestream Media report it, and you know they protect their own.”

Penn’s characterization was so over-the-top wrong that even liberal Jonathan Chait called him out over the false report:

Sadly, Penn is 100% unapologetic about the results of his erroneous reporting, and is now pretending that he is the true victim in all of this:

Olson’s friend Ted Frank, who is Jewish, ripped Penn’s reporting and correctly pointed out that he had effectively gotten a man who had just moved to DC with his family fired for no reason other than Orange Man Bad:

Should Olson and the DOL/White House have fought back against this false charge? Absolutely. Especially considering how, under the Stelter Standard, so-called “objective” journalists are feeling more free to unequivocally characterize statements as “racist” or “anti-Semitic” rather than using qualifiers like “some view as anti-Semitic” or “some say are racist”, the latter of which allows readers to decide what to think about any allegedly offensive statements.

For anyone out there who still after all this time doesn’t understand why conservatives and Republicans have such negative views about the mainstream press, you can stop wondering now.

Related –>> DNC-MSM: HOW DARE YOU SEARCH THROUGH OUR OLD TWEETS. ALSO DNC-MSM: Shameful: Trump Labor appointee forced to resign after Bloomberg portrays sarcastic 2016 Facebook post as anti-Semitic.

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Rhode Island Congressman Makes Crazy Claim About Guns and Manages to Show Ignorance of His State Laws

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Here is what happens when politicians claim superiority on an issue about which they are oblivious.

The shooting over the weekend in Odessa Texas has the liberal politicians out in force, going full anti-gun messaging in full throat before any electronic outlet they can find. It is rather telling how they are completely silent about more shootings, victims, and deaths occurring in the heavily gun-regulated Chicagoland area over the exact same time frame, but we are used to their hypocrisy on this matter.

And stumbling into the debate with all of the grace of someone crashing into a Mikasa stemware display with his shoelaces tied together is Congressional Rep. David Cicilline. The honorable Mr. Cicilline of Rhode Island decided to make a bold pronouncement on Twitter concerning the gun laws in this nation.

This is a rather impressive accomplishment; one small sentence of just 20 words, and he manages to layer the idiocy despite this dose of brevity. Just to start, to invite people to call you ‘crazy’ as you then proceed to prove your mental/emotional imbalance is not the work of a competent federal legislator. Talk about setting a personal precedent…

Next, Cicilline trots out this tired and provably false canard about it being tougher to purchase cold medicine over the counter. This asinine dose of prevarication has become a knee-jerk narrative for those who prefer to do little to zero thinking about guns. It is the kind of vacant aphorism that gun-nabbers love to volley between themselves to feel better about their lack of comprehensive knowledge.

But there is an additional dose of ignorance to shove into Cicilline’s clear backpack — he is completely showing he is unaware about the gun laws in his own state. Turns out, after conducting the type of cursory research that seems beyond the reach of a federal lawmaker, that Rhode Island actually has some of the very type of gun legislation he is calling for here. From Gunlaws.com here is the purchasing restrictions found in The Ocean State (emphasis added):

The seller must then conduct a background check of the intended buyer through the local law enforcement officials or the State Police superintendent. Various copies are made to be sent to the Attorney General, the law enforcement agency conducting the background check, and one is kept by the seller.
The person or licensed firearms dealer must keep the copy for a period of six years. Furthermore, a seven-day waiting period is also instituted by law, and the physical transaction of the weapon from the seller to the buyer may not occur until the wait-period has lapsed. The purchaser must also be at least 18 years old and compliant to the federal regulations detailing the qualifications of possession of a firearm.

Fair to speculate these are not steps taken by Walgreens if you attempt to buy some assault-Pseudoephedrine. Not only is this doltish position being taken by a politician laughable, but the way he elides his own state’s gun laws is made all the worse by the fact that David Cicilline is also a lawyer. This then takes us in the usual fashion to note that we are being served up one of two disqualifying realities: David is displaying a stark ignorance of his state law, or he is intentionally misleading his constituents with what he knows to be a fabrication.

Either the case, he has effectively dismissed himself from any further discussion on this subject. He has even gone so far as to make this entirely risible comment the pinned tweet on his feed. As divorced from reality as this comment is anyone who believes this to be a realistic representation is completely exposing themselves as an unthinking minion. I’d go so far as to even call them “crazy”.

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Ted Cruz Shuts Down Bette Midler After She Accused Him of Doing Nothing to Solve Gun Violence

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Bette Midler presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

Actress Bette Midler is like many Hollywood political types who allow their blind hatred for Republicans get in the way of their reason.

In Midler’s case, she likes to openly wish for physical harm to come to Republicans such as Rand Paul and believes black Republicans are non-entities according to a now-deleted tweet.

Midler hatred for Republicans also seems to prohibit her from seeing things they do that are beneficial in any way as well. Case in point, after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted his heartbreak over the shooting that occurred in Odessa, Texas, Midler fired from the hip and put her ignorance on full display.

“Heidi and I are heartbroken by this heinous attack, and we are lifting up in prayer all the victims, their families, and the entire Midland-Odessa community,” tweeted Cruz. “We are thankful for the law enforcement officers who heroically risked their lives and acted swiftly to stop the shooter and save others. Their courage helped prevent even more senseless deaths, and we honor their tireless commitment to protecting us all.”

Midler, the woman who likes it when violence is visited upon people she disagrees with, responded by telling Cruz that he was “spineless” and “without morality.”

What’s more, she claimed that Cruz hasn’t taken any action in the Senate to prevent these gun deaths.

Actually, he had. Cruz and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa created S-649, a bill that would “address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes.”

The bill was overwhelmingly rejected by Democrats who filibustered it.

Cruz didn’t respond with any snark and was even complimentary toward Midler as he corrected her error.

“Bette, you’re an amazing singer, but spewing hate & insults only contributes to the tragic division in our Nation. I’ve led the fight in the Senate to stop felons & those w/ serious mental illness from getting guns. In 2013, Dems filibustered that bill,” tweeted Cruz, who linked to the bill.

A classy move by Cruz that Midler seems to have zero response to. Instead, she continued raving about Trump afterward.

Midler seems to very rarely want to acknowledge any idea that could bring America back to a place of civility when it comes to politics, and I’m not holding my breath about her coming around either. Midler seems to get more pleasure out of being politically divisive and vile about it to boot.

To that, I say fine. There’s no doubt that in time, people will find themselves repulsed by her behavior, even more than they already are.

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AOC Fights the Racism of Heterosexuality, Bails Out Antifa, and Buries Her Virtue So Deep Jacques Cousteau Couldn’t Find It

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On Saturday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to bat for battiness.

As I covered on the 31st, Boston’s Straight Pride Parade flexed its feathers despite protests (here).

Oddly, some accused parade participants of bigotry.

Witness an ode to contemporary idiocy: A group of people tries to shout down a point of view as they accuse others of “bigotry,” which means “intolerance for an opposing view.”

But this is where we are — as I stated recently (here), words no longer mean anything.

Apropos, on the scene were individuals reportedly identified with Antifa.

From USA Today:

Protesters, including many who identified with the anti-fascist group Antifa, shouted “Nazi scum!”

Huh??

And as per The Boston Herald:

“We’re covered in black so when we attack these guys we can’t be prosecuted,” said Jon Crowley, an Antifa member who told the Herald that he felt violence was the only way to deal with the people marching in the parade, which went from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza. “They are fascists, 100%. How else are you going to get them to shut up?”

Some goons got pinched and thrown in the clink.

According to previously brain-bashed conservative journalist Andy Ngo (here), a number of those arrested were guilty of assault and battery on police officers:

Luckily, the ‘rested ralliers have a friend in Washington — cowfart fighter AOC is here to make it A-Okay.

Hence this:

“One way to support the local LGBTQ community impacted by Boston’s white supremacist parade? Contribute to the Bail Fund for the activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community.”

I dare you to make sense of that.

Twitter tried:

Unlike Antifa, one tweeter owns a dictionary:

Sydney Watson had a question:

The Daily Caller was scratching its head, too:

The Caller reached out to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s office to ask why she is supporting individuals who openly planned violence and allegedly assaulted police officers, but received no comment.

Antifa groups across the United States have engaged in violence with many conservatives and journalists in general in recent years.

Aw, cut the black-masked, violent living embodiments of irony some slack; as Don Lemon’s said of Antifa, “No organization is perfect.”

Alexandria is right: It’s time for America to come together and fight the white supremacy of heterosexuality on display (which, to me — incidentally — is silly).

Thankfully, as for the “LGBTQ community impacted” by the parade, they were fully represented — by Grand Marshal Milo Yiannopoulos:

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehere, and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

‘Feminist’ Dad Brags He’ll Scream Hate At MAGA Wearers Because They’re Hate-Mongering Racists. Black Conservative Socks It To Him

She’s Canceled? AOC Has A Young Latina And Former Trump Advisor Aiming To Take Her Place In The Politisphere

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Actor Shames Those with Trump Derangement Syndrome Who Hoped Dorian Destroys Mar-A-Lago

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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, right, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, left, walk at Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump Derangement Syndrom hasn’t been officially recognized by any official body of psychiatry, but the blinding rage around the presence of President Donald Trump can’t be denied. The left’s anger about Trump has driven to do some very stupid things, including wishing a hurricane would destroy an entire area just to spite him.

Hurricane Dorian has already been claiming lives, but at one point, many on the left considered it a solid trade-off so long as Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach was demolished by the high winds and floodwaters.

This includes a now-deleted tweet from former Prime Minister of Canada, Kim Campbell, who said she was rooting for the hurricane to hit Trump’s resort.

She wasn’t alone. People have been rooting for Mar-A-Lago to get hit by Dorian since the hurricane appeared. It’s veered off now, and people have expressed disappointment.

People either seem to forget or at least don’t care about the fact that Mar-A-Lago isn’t the only thing in the area. The TDS has them focused on one thing, and one thing only, and that’s their hatred for Trump and their wish that only the worst things befall him.

Living in Palm Beach and the surrounding area is a ton of innocent people, including the family of actor Allen Covert, who took to Twitter and slammed those cheering for Dorian to strike.

“My family lives about 10 miles from Mar-a-Lago so all of you people cheering the fact that Dorian might wipe it out can kindly go fuck yourselves. You have sunk so low in your hatred that you have become worse than what you hate,” tweeted Covert.

Sadly, some people responded by justifying their wish in the face of destruction and death of innocents or at least mocking Covert’s anger.

It should be comforting to know that the overwhelming response to Covert was positivity, prayers, and a denouncement of all those who were wishing for Dorian to destroy the area.

It’s ridiculous that many of these people are so blinded by their hatred that they don’t stop to think that the resort is insured, and will be rebuilt in no time. Many people that would be hit by the storm wouldn’t have such luxuries and would be in a position no one wants to be in with their homes destroyed and businesses likely suffering the same fate.

This perfectly highlights how ridiculous the hatred for Trump has gotten and how bad our rhetoric as a nation has sunken. Politics seems to have brought out the worst in so many people.

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Student Searched by School After Posting a Four-Year-Old Picture of Himself With a Gun Under Adult Supervision

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People are jumpy about firearms, especially around students. People can’t be blamed as there are a lot of reasons to be jumpy. Schools being shot up has become something America is infamous for thanks in part to a media that frenzies around shootings and glorifies the shooter with all the attention they could ever want…if that shooter falls in line with a narrative they’re trying to push.

This has caused people to become frightened whenever, and if ever a student shows him or herself with firearms.

Recently, a student at the Iola ISD in Texas posted a four-year-old photo of himself on Facebook that showed him with a firearm under adult supervision. The student put the word “school” with the photo, prompting a couple of students to report him to authorities.

“It was a young student, had a handgun in the picture and part of the wording on the picture it had the word “school” in it. So we take that stuff very seriously here. As we investigated we found out the picture was a four-year-old picture,” said Scott Martindale, Iola ISD Superintendent according to KBTX-TV.

The student was then searched upon arriving at school, but no firearm was found.

“It took us five minutes to handle this situation and handle it appropriately,” said Martindale.

“It was before school started. We had two younger students report something to our elementary principal. By 7:55 the elementary principal tracked that student down that had the posting,” he added.

The school, in my opinion, handled the situation just fine with the exception of the fact that they now plan to discipline him according to district policy. Why he needs to be punished for a private Facebook post is something that everyone should take issue with, as non-threatening Facebook posts should not fall under the category of judgment by an educational body. They are not the parent and if happening off school grounds then they should leave any disciplinary measures to the parents with no exceptions.

What’s more, what isn’t discussed is the student’s meaning of the word “school.” KBTX and those interviewed say that the student was referencing “his school,” but it’s not made clear if he was actually talking about his school. No one seems to have asked if he meant that his education with firearms under the supervision of the adults around him was “school” for him. That learning how to use a firearm at that age was part of his familial education.

The American educational system has reached its hand out of bounds a little too often, and are even interfering with the lives of students for things they do outside of its walls. For instance, a boy was recently banned from a school after video of he and his mother firing legal guns on a range surfaced. The school had police investigate the student and after a short conversation with him and his mother, found there was no reason for alarm.

Still, the school kept the ban on the student and forced the mother to prove her son’s innocence against a board of seven school officials.

(h/t: The Daily Wire)

 

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Student Searched by School After Posting a Four-Year-Old Picture of Himself With a Gun Under Adult Supervision

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People are jumpy about firearms, especially around students. People can’t be blamed as there are a lot of reasons to be jumpy. Schools being shot up has become something America is infamous for thanks in part to a media that frenzies around shootings and glorifies the shooter with all the attention they could ever want…if that shooter falls in line with a narrative they’re trying to push.

This has caused people to become frightened whenever, and if ever a student shows him or herself with firearms.

Recently, a student at the Iola ISD in Texas posted a four-year-old photo of himself on Facebook that showed him with a firearm under adult supervision. The student put the word “school” with the photo, prompting a couple of students to report him to authorities.

“It was a young student, had a handgun in the picture and part of the wording on the picture it had the word “school” in it. So we take that stuff very seriously here. As we investigated we found out the picture was a four-year-old picture,” said Scott Martindale, Iola ISD Superintendent according to KBTX-TV.

The student was then searched upon arriving at school, but no firearm was found.

“It took us five minutes to handle this situation and handle it appropriately,” said Martindale.

“It was before school started. We had two younger students report something to our elementary principal. By 7:55 the elementary principal tracked that student down that had the posting,” he added.

The school, in my opinion, handled the situation just fine with the exception of the fact that they now plan to discipline him according to district policy. Why he needs to be punished for a private Facebook post is something that everyone should take issue with, as non-threatening Facebook posts should not fall under the category of judgment by an educational body. They are not the parent and if happening off school grounds then they should leave any disciplinary measures to the parents with no exceptions.

What’s more, what isn’t discussed is the student’s meaning of the word “school.” KBTX and those interviewed say that the student was referencing “his school,” but it’s not made clear if he was actually talking about his school. No one seems to have asked if he meant that his education with firearms under the supervision of the adults around him was “school” for him. That learning how to use a firearm at that age was part of his familial education.

The American educational system has reached its hand out of bounds a little too often, and are even interfering with the lives of students for things they do outside of its walls. For instance, a boy was recently banned from a school after video of he and his mother firing legal guns on a range surfaced. The school had police investigate the student and after a short conversation with him and his mother, found there was no reason for alarm.

Still, the school kept the ban on the student and forced the mother to prove her son’s innocence against a board of seven school officials.

(h/t: The Daily Wire)

 

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Millionaire Said to Have Vital Information about Jeffrey Epstein Suddenly Disappears

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The case surrounding pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is only getting stranger as now as a millionaire said to have vital information to the investigation has suddenly vanished “without a trace.”

The millionaire in question is a model agency boss is 72-year-old Jean-Luc Brunel whose agency had girls that were seen Epstein’s mansion, according to the Daily Mail:

Brunel – who founded New York’s MC2 – denies any involvement with crimes committed by Epstein.

A Paris legal source told the Daily Mirror: ‘He is a ghost who has disappeared without trace.’

It comes after former model Svetlana Pozhidaeva, who was signed to MC2, was pictured at convicted paedophile Epstein’s mansion in New York back in 2016.

One of Epstein’s underage girls, Virginia Roberts, claims that she also slept with Brunel “many times” when she was between the ages of 16 and 19.

Brunel is being searched for by authorities in Paris, whom they believe is where Epstein found a lot of his girls. Brunel lived in Paris, and with his girls appearing in Epstein’s mansions, it’s only natural to want to ask some questions. However, Brunel has vanished like a ghost and authorities cannot find him as the Daily Mail reports that Brunel has no address, internet accounts or social media.

The last confirmed location Brunel was in was Brazil before the start of the summer, where he was searching for new talent.

A list of odd things continues to build surrounding Epstein. Be it the strange circumstances of his suicide, the cameras around his cell cutting out, and his cellmate being threatened into silence, conspiracies have been erupting into the public left and right, but this time, for a good reason.

Epstein was a well-connected billionaire who ran an underage sex ring that was allegedly trafficked by the rich and powerful. A lot could be lost by the information Brunel has.

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Iranian Government Acts Butthurt Over President Trump Mocking Their Primitive Missile Technology

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Last week, a missile that was destined to carry an Iranian satellite into orbit exploded on a launch pad. As best I can tell, the revelation was first made by a commercial satellite companies Planet Labs Inc. and Maxar Technologies after someone noticed smoke billowing from the launch pad

As the word spread, Iran initially denied that any such thing had happened.

Then President Trump back…hard.

Naturally, this was followed by all manner of idiots claiming that President Trump had divulged highly top secret reconnaissance capabilities without so much as a mother-may-I directed to the acting Director of National Intelligence. And (gasp) it also showed that we had satellites or drones over the launch space shortly after the explosion thereby signalling what we were behind it. (The same nimrods failed to mention that two commercial companies also had satellites over the launch site at about the same time.) In reality, the wording of the tweet suggests that someone familiar with the launch site terminology wrote it. This implies it is an intelligence operation. Secondly, without access top the actual image one doesn’t even know whether it is an actual image from a reconnaissance platform or simply a photoshop manipulation based on the existing commerical images. But such is the life of people who are in the late stages of TDS.

Now the spokesman for Iran’s prime minister has responded in a most petulant and butthurt type of way.

Iran acknowledged for the first time on Monday that a rocket at its Imam Khomeini Space Center exploded after satellite photos showed the blast last week, with an official saying a technical malfunction during a test caused the explosion.

The explosion marked the third failure involving a rocket at the Iranian center, which has raised suspicions of sabotage in Iran’s space program.

However, Rabiei dismissed that, saying that “this has been a technical matter and a technical error. Our experts unanimously say so.”

“The explosion happened at the launchpad and no satellite had yet been transferred to the launchpad,” Rabiei said. “It happened at a test site, not at the launch site.”

As there was no reason to mention the destruction of the satellite, the obvious inference is that the satellite was destroyed. And you’d always cart a satellite out to a test site, and not to a launch site, because the don’t teach logic in Iranian schools.

Rabiei criticized Trump’s decision to tweet about the rocket explosion.

“We don’t understand why the U.S president tweets and posts satellite pictures with excitement. This is not understandable,” he said. “Maybe this is because lack of Iran-related subjects that they raise such issues.”

Bottom line. Iran is embarrassed that their attempt to master 1950s technology has failed. They didn’t realize the world knew. They really didn’t like it when Trump focused international attention on the failure and, given Iran’s craptacular history with maintaining anything resembling security of their most classified facilities (see Stuxnet and Mossad’s making off with their nuclear research archive), hinting that the explosion was not entirely accidental. This comes on the heels of Iran’s nuisance campaign of harassing merchant vessels in the Straits of Hormuz being shut down once the US and Great Britain decided to pay attention to it and their Hezbollah proxy getting humiliated several times a week by the Israelis. On the whole you’re seeing nothing that indicates that Iran is not a regional power of the cusp of a catastrophic collapse of its ability to project either power or influence. And that makes it exceedingly dangerous for the time being.

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Beto Starts Selling a Provocative New T-Shirt Because He Thinks He Can F-Word His Way to the White House

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Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke talks to reporters after the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Red State’s Alex Parker wrote over the weekend about how failed U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is campaigning for the “hip” vote with his frequent use of the f-word (including saying it unbleeped on live TV) to describe his frustration with the debate over gun rights in the aftermath of recent mass shootings.

In response to what we’re being led to believe is the rising popularity in Democratic circles for the struggling 2020 presidential candidate to use the f-word, the Beto campaign has come out with a new t-shirt in order to capitalize on the alleged momentum.

The Hill reports on what sparked it:

The Texas Democrat was at a campaign speech in Fairfax Station, Va., on Saturday when he heard news of another mass shooting in his home state, just weeks after 22 people were killed by a gunman inside an El Paso Walmart.

“Not sure how many gunmen. Not sure how many people have been shot. Don’t know how many people have been killed. The condition of those who have survived. Don’t know what the motivation is, do not yet know the firearms that were used or how they acquired them,” O’Rourke told a crowd of supporters in Virginia.

“But we do know this is f—ed up. We do know that this has to stop in this country. There is no reason that we have to accept this as our fortune, as our future, as our fate,” he continued.

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O’Rourke defended his use of profanity during a Sunday interview on MSNBC, citing a tweet from Rabbi Latz.

“He said ‘profanity is not the f-bomb. What is profane is a 17 month-old baby being shot in the face,’” O’Rourke said.

Here’s the t-shirt the campaign is now selling. All proceeds go to Moms Demand Action and March For Our Lives:

Apparently Beto doesn’t realize that the f-word lost its shock value to most people a long time ago. Nevertheless, he persists. Because it’s cool or something.

Veteran journalist Brit Hume was among the many who questioned the strategy behind O’Rourke using the word:

But the shirt was totally spontaneous, y’all, according to the campaign’s Director of Creative and Product:

Just going by what I’ve read on social media, far more people are oohing and ahhing O’Rourke for using the word than those who are complaining about him using it. The outrage from the latter camp is over O’Rourke’s controversial gun confiscation proposal.

I’m not sure what’s more annoying: That he actually thinks using the f-word is going to change the debate about gun control in his favor, or that liberal men and women alike are swooning because they believe him saying things are “f’d up” means he’s super-passionate about the issue.

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