Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, the top-two polling Democrats in the 2020 race, we expected to dominate Thursday night’s debate, but Kamala Harris laid into Biden over his segregationist past, and Eric Swalwell — who somehow managed to earn a space on the same stage — could do no better than to praise Biden but urge him to “pass the torch.”
In other words, everyone who wants to vote for Biden should vote for me, ’cause I’m practically the same but not too old. Biden won’t even last the 11-and-a-half years we have left until climate change kills us all.
If Swalwell wants to take on the frontrunner this way, we’re not going to stop him; it’s not like he could embarrass himself further in this campaign.
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) June 28, 2019
— The Dank Knight 🦇 (@capeandcowell) June 28, 2019
That’s really ageist.
— FreedomFan (@freedomfan255) June 28, 2019
This is not going to get you elected, Mr. Swalwell!
— Diane H (@DianeB528) June 28, 2019
I like you but you were very disrespectful in the debates tonight. A real turn off.
— liberal since birth (@dmdo1016) June 28, 2019
Not a good look… I've heard enough disrespectful rhetoric from the current clown show in the WH in the past few years to last a lifetime.. sure didn't expect that from you, Sir.
— 🌎☮ Cumberland (@CumberlandAnon) June 28, 2019
You’re not going to win the nom by degrading Joe. Do better, Eric.
— Sheareh (@sheareh) June 28, 2019
Eric, I like you but age harassment is not cool……knock it off.
— PaulBunyon (@sayitaintru) June 29, 2019
— Kirsten Taylor G. (@Party_Doula) June 28, 2019
— K4Trump20 (@KTrump20) June 28, 2019
I really thought of you as a rising star. No more. Shame on you.
— Alice Lynch (@MAliceLynch) June 28, 2019
Dang, and he’d just introduced us to his first (and perhaps only) supporter, and now he’s lost even that.
@ericswalwell – look at it this way, you’re as close to the center of the action as Marianne Williamson. Let that sink in.
— Alice Lynch (@MAliceLynch) June 28, 2019
I had great hopes for you
But you need more time baking in the oven son, you are still too doughy in the center
Pass the torch to such a rude green twig?
Nah I'll just pass you by
In most cultures
Elders are revered & sought out for their wisdom
America kills its Elders
— Jewell40289493☮🌹Resist Remove Replace Remember (@Jewell40289493) June 29, 2019
Then get your own poll numbers up! Young guy like you should be able to beat out 2 old guys, right??
— Sue SWAZ (@SueSaysEnough) June 28, 2019
Ageism! The torch isn't passed, it's earned. #Torchisearnednotpass
— Independent_Thinker (@Indepen90386897) June 29, 2019
You don't approve of racism do you? Well, ageism is not acceptable either. Your lack of respect to one who was VP for 8 yrs floored me. There are better ways to make yourself heard.
— Andrea Rowe (@AndyRowe8880) June 28, 2019
Age discrimination is apparently something you feel is alright to do. I am so disappointed in the Dems who think a person stops thinking or able to contribute to society bc they are over whatever age you call too old.
— Marlene Bloom (@MarleneBloom2) June 28, 2019
Backfired on you
— Colleen McGurk (@CM10003) June 28, 2019
Ageism is hate.
— Terrence McClusky (@ACommonTerry) June 28, 2019
You need a more compelling call to action than “vote for me, I’m young.”#Ageism
— Unpresidented (@dialogician) June 28, 2019
I’m unfollowing you as of NOW. I have student loans debt but I would never speak to anyone the way you spoke to @JoeBiden . You are not the candidate I thought you were. I wanted you to run for President but not anymore.
— LYHouston 🙂 (@h_houston634) June 28, 2019
I will say this once. I used to follow and admire @ericswalwell – but no more. This line of attack is cruel and unnecessary. Unfollowing now.
— John Brase (@JohnBrase) June 28, 2019
This is appalling. Sit down.
— January, the Hamster 🏳️🌈 (@Jan_Ham) June 28, 2019
Hey congressman Ken Doll, drop out so that we can hear what the real candidates have to say.
— Sinister Purpose (@TheSonOfSamael) June 30, 2019
No, stop, this is a bad idea.
— hushhush (@hushhus66884649) June 29, 2019
You haven't earned your stripes yet, sir, but Vice President Biden has, and he gracefully stepped aside while @HillaryClinton ran in 2016. You, however, have shown one stripe on your sleeve, and it's called #Ageism
— NorthernSnowdog (@NorthernSnowdog) June 28, 2019
Or maybe the low-polling candidates should drop out and stop kneecapping our popular candidates . See how it works now? Everyone who wants to run should run.
— Support Your Local Country Bear (@magicskyway) June 29, 2019
Looks like Swalwell just managed to drop his own approval to somewhere below 0 percent. Good work.
‘Taking it up a notch’! Eric Swalwell says he’s a better choice than Biden because ‘I’ll have to live with the decisions that I make’ https://t.co/ZUGJmKioaZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 27, 2019