Martin O’Malley, the former Democratic presidential candidate who also goes by “unidentified man” in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, rallied Utah Democrats Saturday night, and though he wore a suit, O’Malley gave the impression he was ready to roll up his sleeves, hit the streets, and kick some fascist ass if necessary.
One thing’s certain: there was no appetite to unite behind the president after Jan. 20, as O’Malley made clear a day before the Utah Democratic Party Legislative Gala.
.@repjohnlewis is right. Trump wasnt popularly elected. A fascist candidacy based on racist fears & Russian help should never be legitimized
— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) January 14, 2017
Wow, O’Malley packs his tweets tightly — he managed to hit the popular vote, fascism, racism, Russian hacking, and an illegitimate candidacy all in one post. But that was just the warm-up for Saturday night’s gala event with O’Malley.
Now is not the time for reconciliation. Dietrich Bonhoeffer didn't reconcile with the Nazis. MLK didn't reconcile with the KKK. Now we fight pic.twitter.com/BoQNl0on1N
— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley fight? With what? You're afraid of pop-tart guns.
— Mr. Robinson (@TheStormCro) January 15, 2017
O’Malley was pretty shameless about evoking images of fighting Nazis and the KKK, considering how quickly he buckled and apologized to #BlackLivesMatter protesters at Netroots Nation after making the unforgivable “mistake” of saying — gasp! — “all lives matter.”
In any case, O’Malley’s speech didn’t seem to draw much coverage by the national media, so it’s important for social media to disseminate his call for Democrats to fight the GOP just as hard as Democrats fought the Nazis and formed, um, fought the KKK.
@MartinOMalley Bonhoeffer was hanged. MLK was shot. You're just unhinged.
— Razor (@hale_razor) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley You aren't helping with this nonsense.
— lizbuddie (@lizbuddie) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley Are you out of your mind? Comparing Trump and his supporters to Nazis damages your side significantly more than his.
— Molly (@commondecencyyo) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley Right, just call everyone you disagree with Nazis. That's the winning strategy that got you here.
— Joshua Seidel (@jewrightwing) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley They cannot accept the loss of power they had a stranglehold on. They will do anything to keep it, including fight. Bring it.
— Sage Antone (@SageAntone) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley Rhetoric like this is why Trump won and why Republicans will have Congress for the next 8 years. Keep it up!!!
— BattleMatron (@WoW_Mom67) January 15, 2017
Treating Republicans as if they are Nazis or the KKK is exactly why We are where we are now. This rhetoric is toxic. https://t.co/l3tqnHY0s6
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley Nazi's killed millions, KKK killed thousands, Trump killed no one. You have zero credibility. You're sick to compare them.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley For a hundred years the Democrat party reconciled with the KKK. Last party ever to do so.
— David Stewart (@DavidInFlalala) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley Sounds like you’re not accepting election results you don’t like. We had this discussion in October.
— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley Shut up you communist idiot, before your grade-school ideology gets people killed.
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) January 15, 2017
— (Sigh) (@Mellecon) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley Are you that guy from that one debate?
— Blue Steel Indy (@AmericanJohhny) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley I'm sorry your candidate lost the election and that you're taking it so hard. Cheer up, raincloud.
— Dr. Kankokage (@kankokage) January 15, 2017
@MartinOMalley You seem like you're tired. Maybe a vacation?
— Christie (@RepRepublic) January 15, 2017