And some think President Trump has Twitter rants, Casten throws a Friday night tantrum which betrays a stand-up comic posing as a Congressman
Congressman Sean Casten (D, Twitterland) upon hearing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s commitment to conduct the Senate’s business, reacted in the way McHenry County Blog has warned Casten not to do. When he is mad, stay away from Twitter, as he expressed his thoughts on Twitter in no fewer than 22 tweets.
All of this on the heels of yesterday’s passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg at age 87.
The 21-part Twitter rant is transcribed for ease of reading, and [BLEEP] out any expletives. As the rant begins, Casten should have taken his own advice:
“OK everyone. Take a breath. It’s time to fight like everything you have for democracy, because that’s what’s on the damned ballot. Are you with me to fight like hell for RBG’s legacy? Then here’s what you gotta do:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a sniveling sack of hatred who is petrified to live in a world where he might be judged by the content of his character. Treat him with 100% of the respect he has earned. And not a penny more.
Make this election a referendum on what he does next. Hell hath no fury like 150 million women scorned. And they were scorned when the Senate nominated Kavanaugh. This is worse.
Every single Senator who is up for election in 45 days needs to live in fear that calling for a vote on a SC nominee would mobilize that anger. Call them. Text them. Email them. Tell them what you think, and do not let them ignore you.
Every Senator who voted to confirm Kavanaugh voted for a man who was credibly accused of sexual assault. Who shed crocodile tears about a calendar. Who lied about “boofing”. If all those cowards get for that is losing an election, they should thank us for our mercy.
Federal election laws limit you to $2800 per candidate. Give as much as you can to ensure that every single one of those cowards spends the rest of their lives thanking us for not destroying the social safety net they will soon depend on.
(QUICK COMMENTARY: Take a Breath)
“Go give as much as you can to Sara Gideon so she can beat the snot out of Coward-in-Chief [Maine U.S. Senator] Susan Collins.
Go give as much as you can to Mark Kelly
so he can beat the snot out of unfit-to-carry-John McCain’s legacy [AZ Senator] Martha McSally.
Go give as much as you can to Jim Hickenlooper so he can be the snot out of aspiring Trump sycophant [CO Senator] Cory Gardner.
Go give as much as you can to Jaime Harrison so he can beat the snot out of World Champion, undefeated Trump sycophant, [Senate Judiciary Chairman, SC Senator] Lindsay Graham.
Sorry, I lost the numbering thread. My anger at Mitch McConnell
and his Republican sycophants has gotten the better of me.
(QUICK COMMENTARY: Men and women who command respect got the better of Casten a long time ago. Continuing the rant, and yes, there’s more.)
“Go give as much as you can to Cal Cunningham so he can beat the snot out of undistinguished-rando-Trump-rubber stamp [NC Senator] Thom Tillis.
Go give as much as you can to U.S. Senator Doug Jones [D, AL], a truly good man who’s only sin, as far as I can tell is representing a state where defending victims of racial injustice is still partisan.
Go give as much as you can to Barbara Bollier [D, KS], that rare (only?) *elected* Republican who saw what Trump has done and had the courage to say, “that ain’t me” and changed parties [Kansas U.S. Senate seat is open].
Go give as much as you can to Theresa Greenfield to beat the snot out of Profiles-In-Followership laureate [IA Senator] Joni Ernst.
Go give as much as you can to [Montana] GOVERNOR Steve Bullock to beat the snot out of the guy who represents Glacier National Park but can’t be bothered to do a damned thing about climate change.
(Seriously: [Steve] Daines should never again be invited to eat Thanksgiving at the big kids table for spewing garbage like this. [meme excluded)
(QUICK COMMENTARY: Casten takes a quick breath and continues)
“But all that is only the start. If you make every single cowardly Republican Senator nervous, all you accomplish is keeping Trump’s little Mitch from acting before 11/3. Then we shift to the lame duck.
We will do EVERYTHING we can in the House. But a democracy-affirming majority in the House can only do so much to protect against a coward/grift-affirming majority in the Senate before January.
So we’ll need your help. Just remember that the overwhelming majority of Americans are good people. That’s what scares the Republicans so much. It’s why they’re so petrified of a free and fair election.
The proof is that the largest peaceful protest in our nations history was the Women’s March. Which was subsequently exceeded by Black Lives Matter. It’s time to top that. March peacefully, but march hard.
Send a signal to the world that we are still the country of decency. Of democracy. Of equality for all. Of all that is righteous and good. But we will not sit down in the face of injustice. And cowards will be held to account.”Sean Casten Twitter rant, 9/18/20
Maybe Casten’s rant will come up at Monday night’s League of Women Voters candidates forum.
UPDATE: Saturday Night Special Tantrum from Casten
Showing one good tantrum deserves another and Casten Twitter madness comes in pairs, here is the 3-part tweet Casten sent Saturday night:
“We need to talk about the implicit assumption that every single GOP Senator will vote for whatever right-wing nutjob Trump nominates without even knowing who that person is or what turns up in their confirmation hearings.
This is the result of [Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett] Kavanaugh and the impeachment hearings. We simply assume that governance, diligence and duty to the long term health of the country is irrelevant to the Republicans.
It’s not wrong of course. But it is shocking how quickly we have all simply assumed that to be true and don’t even talk about it anymore. It’s truly shameful.”Sean Casten Twitter thread 9/19/20
These questions must be asked at the LWV candidates’ forum Monday night.