Of all the inane ideas that Parkland survivor David Hogg has paraded since his meteoric rise to fame in February, the one he put forth last week could very well be the most fruitless of all.
The idea centers on using the words of President Donald Trump to spur Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke victory against incumbent Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
The idea first surfaced on Aug. 31, when Hogg tweeted the following:
Can someone in Texas get this on a billboard? https://t.co/Y5vhQDAW0d
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) August 31, 2018
During the height of the GOP primary elections in 2016, the president had tweeted, “Why would the people of Texas support Ted Cruz when he has accomplished absolutely nothing for them. He is another all talk, no action pol!”
Note that once the primary elections concluded, any animosity between Trump and Cruz melted away as all Republicans united to defeat then-Democrat primary nominee Hillary Clinton. The two have since become quite chummy, to the point that the president plans to rally on Cruz’s behalf later this week.
But never mind these facts. Also never mind that Hogg once threatened the president’s life, and that the type of people who might consider voting for a drunken hipster doofus like O’Rourke probably hate Trump with all their heart and don’t care what he thinks.
Now fast forward to Sunday, when Hogg tweeted a link to a GoFundMe fundraiser put together by him and a friend that urges people to donate toward a billboard that would contain the president’s tweet:
Help support the billboard with Trump’s tweet about Ted Cruz outside his Texas rallies with Ted, donate here. https://t.co/UZBOqsiztU
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 2, 2018
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) September 2, 2018
*repeatedly bangs head into desk*
“President Donald Trump will be campaigning to help Sen. Ted Cruz win his re-election,” the fundraiser reads. “A rally is being planned, according to Trump “at the biggest stadium in Texas.” We are planning to display the presidents own words about Cruz from 2016 on a mobile billboard, to remind Texans of the truth.”
And what truth might that happen to be? That the president once talked trash about Cruz during a heated election? Does Hogg not realize that former President Barack Obama traded similar barbs with Clinton during the 2008 primary elections? This is simply what all politicians do during election time.
But as misguided as Hogg and his pal happen to be for this inane idea, you gotta wonder though about the 482 liberal Democrats who had already donated a whopping $9,760 to the cause by Sunday morning.
Instead of drowning in politics that are way over his head, Hogg could use his “fame” to be involved with something helpful, like “SwiftShield,” a free gun safety service endorsed by Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurlzelbacher.
“It’s unique in that it involves no cost whatsoever to schools or school districts and relies 100% on our corporate partners, donations and like-minded businesses, wanting to get involved in the event of another one of these horrific school shootings, and let’s be honest — it’s no longer ‘if’ — it’s now “when” the next tragedy strikes,” Wurlzelbacher had said in a recent statement.
But nope, instead Hogg and his followers chose to waste their time and money on a billboard that will accomplish absolutely nothing. How unfortunate.
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