It’s no surprise that a lot of liberals are taking the Democrats’ shutdown capitulation badly. But of all the takes on Dems’ spinelessness, this one from Bernie Sanders’ former national Get Out the Vote digital director Melissa Byrne is hands-down the best:
"Spineless" is an ableist term.
Can we stick to be being brave or not being brave?
— melissa byrne (@mcbyrne) January 22, 2018
I want to tattoo this tweet on my chest https://t.co/BIqntNsuBw
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) January 22, 2018
— Christine Rousselle 💁🏻♀️ (@crousselle) January 22, 2018
Its nice to see someone sticking up for the invertebrates.
— Albie Didcock (@AlbieDidcock) January 22, 2018
Hey, if she doesn’t, who will?
@mcbyrne DID YOU JUST VERTEBRATE SHAME ME????
— TheDiveWhisperer (@thdivewhisperer) January 22, 2018
Yeah careful now, don't want to offend all those people without spines 🙄
— AdeleEleda (@Adele2428) January 22, 2018
Wouldn't want to offend all those people who don't have spines.
— Stephen Henreckson (@sphenreckson) January 22, 2018
As someone who was born without a spine, please stop speaking for me.
— Wesley Kushner (@WesleyKushner) January 22, 2018
Number of people who can live without a spine: 0
— Keith Maniac from Guatemala (@CutItOutPutin) January 22, 2018
Hey, it’s the principle of the thing!
A true milestone for PC language, a term that literally zero living humans have ever been excluded by is deemed "ableist"
— Matt Jameson (@RogueNotary) January 22, 2018
Can you believe she deleted that pearl of wisdom?
LOL. I’d say that Tweeting then deleting something like this is… spineless. pic.twitter.com/iK4j9lrwbh
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 22, 2018
Now, now … remember. We’re supposed to use “brave” or “not brave.”
So brave for taking down the tweet. So brave.
— Crypto-Rover [酉] (@solo_man_i_a_c) January 22, 2018
dang. she took down the tweet. not very brave.
— sodabeest (@sodabeest) January 22, 2018
Bless her heart.
What about brainless? That too?
— Dial M for Muttonhead (@mrd125) January 22, 2018
Are you for real? pic.twitter.com/VV8jJB0YH8
— dW (@SmailliwNitsud) January 22, 2018
— Virgil Scott, Curmudgeon (@thevirg83) January 22, 2018