Harvey is weird.
There’s no doubt that Houston is in trouble from flooding and needs help — and the good news is that it’s getting that help from a number of sources, ranging from the U.S. Coast Guard to the Cajun Navy.
But we’ve learned from Slate that the rescue effort in Houston really isn’t America at its best. Democrats are re-arguing the Sandy relief package and whether it was stuffed with pork rather than aid for hurricane victims. Republicans are already being bashed for failing to help in a time of crisis while citizens donate money … to kick President Trump off of Twitter.
It’s far too late not to politicize Harvey, but Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress decided to take it all the way and declare President Trump’s tax reform proposal, unveiled in a speech Wednesday, as the most Republican thing ever.
Trump giving a speech about cutting his own taxes while Texas drowns is the most Republican thing that has ever happened.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) August 30, 2017
Donald Trump, ultimate Republican. https://t.co/9lzlXqag3V
— James Florin (@gitrithm) August 30, 2017
Donald Trump’s a Republican? Maybe that should have been the headline.
Millhiser’s tweet really does make you think … that the most Democrat thing ever would have been the president raising taxes on “the rich” to 100 percent and then funneling a small percentage to flooding victims through a bloated bureaucracy with an overhead that would have choked any private charity out of existence.
And you connecting the two is about as low as liberalism gets
— FlaTrucker (@FlTruckerFrank) August 30, 2017
Don't you hate people helping each other? https://t.co/bBdp2T9XPD
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) August 30, 2017
This game you play is old and tired, Eeen https://t.co/Vk6Q4bEog6
— StevenShaw 🇺🇸🇨🇿 (@czechov) August 30, 2017
Cheap shot. Intellectually very lazy and exploitive of a tragedy but carry on!
— Lisa Ellen (@koumiss) August 30, 2017
You bitching about Trump is about the most liberal thing to happen the last five minutes. Moron.
— Per oculus Aquila (@sullafelix) August 30, 2017
You bitching about every action the President takes is the most UnAmerican thing ever. #Lame
— nopenope (@nopenop78310388) August 30, 2017
stories about big government and bureaucratic waste should lighten up the mood in Houston https://t.co/7MZoXgqg4s
— Ó Scolaid Òg (@WeWhoDieSaluteU) August 30, 2017
— What Would Reagan Do (@WWRD_AG) August 30, 2017
Ian complaining about the people of Texas getting a Tax cut during their time of need….what a pr#ck!
— Ray (@Rayrobby11) August 30, 2017
Obama taking away my doctor and tripling my medical costs was a pretty Dem thing to do….. https://t.co/BwR9KTorPz
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 30, 2017
Democrats chuntering about climate change while Texans drown is the most Democrat thing that has ever happened.
— DCinNC (@DCinAZ) August 30, 2017
And you people politicizing the hurricane is the most Democrat thing that's ever happened.
— Todd Kirk (@tksaturn) August 30, 2017
And this is the most Democratic thing that ever happened. pic.twitter.com/DnuEbdIiCH
— ryuge (@0ryuge) August 30, 2017
We were wrong about the most Democrat thing ever.
He's trying to match Obama forcing nuns to fund abortions. https://t.co/327laoKFrW
— (((≠))) (@ThomasHCrown) August 30, 2017
And there’s the knockout, folks.
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Denial alert! ThinkProgress justice editor STILL thinks somebody else ‘won the election’ https://t.co/kOY9Fra29f
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 29, 2017