Earlier this week, Politico was hammered after tweeting and then deleting this cartoon:
Really Politico? Dana Loesch, Jesse Kelly, Brandon Darby and others respond to disgusting cartoon https://t.co/HdvGlBxcGy
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 30, 2017
Politico got rid of that cartoon, but Politico Magazine hasn’t given up on the angle that it took, as evidenced by this latest attempt to prove to Texas that they’re dependent on Big Government:
Texas prides itself on its rugged individualism, but this time, it has no choice but to accept years of gov't help https://t.co/QpWo10rILp
— POLITICO Magazine (@POLITICOMag) September 1, 2017
Not THAT again!
Garbage take. They get help because they pay taxes, not because they kiss the government's ass. https://t.co/yUCmCAL5VK
— neontaster (@neontaster) September 1, 2017
The assumption here is that gov't is a god you worship, not a service you pay taxes for, or a subordinate entity with duties to citizens. https://t.co/Cdgx5MPptD
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 1, 2017
But keep pushing that angle, Politico!
We pay taxes too you assholes
And keep an eye on how we provide gasoline to you jerks and how this storm affected that
God bless https://t.co/a6tv4N1Gbw
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) September 1, 2017
Last time I checked Texas hadn't seceded, and Texans were still required to pay Federal Taxes. 🤨🇺🇸 https://t.co/tZqsP44jHU
— Jacque Benson (@RealWomenVoters) September 1, 2017
I am astounded by your antipathy towards Americans with faith and the by the depth of your crass misunderstanding of Federalism.
— Chris Gigliotti (@Chris_Gigliotti) September 1, 2017
Creating more Trump voters day by day.
Wearing your pernicious, statist ideology on your sleeves, "journalists." https://t.co/6076GgRSaX
— Melissa Mackenzie 🌐 (@MelissaTweets) September 1, 2017
Tone is really hard thing to get right on Twitter. This Politico tweet, for instance, may strike many as smug and deeply fucking irritating. https://t.co/ki5edX5meG
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) September 1, 2017
Leaving it to a left wing rag to misunderstand and misrepresent the ideas of conservatism. https://t.co/dl1rRjbHXX
— Jack in the East (@talkradio200) September 1, 2017
Your self satisfaction and smugness at the expense of those still experiencing a national disaster is ill timed, tone deaf, and disgusting. https://t.co/aDB4JLMokB
— Charlie Harper (@CharlieBHarper) September 1, 2017
It's the rugged individuals (hundreds and thousands) that are helping their neighbors and countrymen. Fuck you. https://t.co/5cUbxXMKnv
— tim (@Timerican) September 1, 2017
"Texas prides itself on its rugged individualism, but…"
Did you manage to work in 10 gallon hats? Not reading so I won't know.
— ConservativeLA (@ConservativeLA) September 1, 2017
You make it so easy to dislike you. pic.twitter.com/UzxUOORWK6
— Jaxson313 (@Jaxson313) September 1, 2017
Attn. Politico Mag:
‘Merica!’ ‘Redneck Army saves Nat’l Guard’ video from Texas brought to attention of a certain cartoonist https://t.co/6yt4MtqCDU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 31, 2017