Ah, where would the left be without their collective outrage… but you have to admit, reducing Thursday evening’s Democratic presidential debate down to a cry-fest over stuttering is oh, so fitting, given the status of the party today.
Of course, there can be no outrage without a target on the right, which is were Sarah Sanders comes into play. The former Trump White House press secretary responded to a bizarre moment of former Vice President Joe Biden imitating a stuttering child.
“I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I hhhave absolutely no idea what Biden is talking about,” Sanders tweeted.
She would later delete the post after pearl-clutching liberals like Ana Navarro, CNN’s favorite “Republican,” objected.
— Josh Wolf ? (@joshwolf718) December 20, 2019
“To be clear was not trying to make fun of anyone with a speech impediment. Simply pointing out I can’t follow much of anything Biden is talking about,” Sanders clarified.
This being an unfortunate reality that occurs often on the campaign trail, not being able to understand Biden’s ramblings about roaches and gangbangers named after a favorite breakfast cereal.
Here is the moment in question”
“My wife and I have a call list of somewhere between 20 and 100 people that we call at least every week or every month to tell them, ‘I’m here.’ I give them my private phone number. They keep in touch with me. The little kid who says, ‘I-I-I-I-I-I-I can’t talk, what do I do?’ I have scores of these young women and men who I keep in contact with.”
Given that Biden used to have a stuttering problem explains how accurately he imitated a stuttering child, but it didn’t fare as well for Sanders.
Biden responded online to Sanders’ tweet: “I’ve worked my whole life to overcome a stutter. And it’s my great honor to mentor kids who have experienced the same. It’s called empathy. Look it up.”
This prompted an apology from the former Trump administration official.
“I actually didn’t know that about you and that is commendable,” Sanders tweeted. “I apologize and should have made my point respectfully.”
I actually didn’t know that about you and that is commendable. I apologize and should have made my point respectfully. https://t.co/fbmVAqDoWI
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) December 20, 2019
As seen when Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant by its liberal owner, being the daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee, an outspoken former preacher, and a Trump supporter, the left reserves a special, unhinged level of ire for her.
Here’s a short sampling of the hate being spewed in response to her tweet:
I have to give Sarah Huckabee Sanders some credit. It’s hard being the shittiest Huckabee when your dad is a disgusting racist and your brother tortures dogs. But Sarah overcame the odds to be not only the worst Huckabee, but also a disgusting pile of garbage.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 20, 2019
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) December 20, 2019
I should have made my point respectfully?! Your point was to make fun of people who stutter. There’s no respectful way to do that. You’re just an asshole.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) December 20, 2019
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) December 20, 2019
And this from Emily Brandwin, who says she is a former CIA disguise officer — which speaks volumes about the makeup of the intelligence agency in post-Obama America.
Mocking Biden who overcame a stutter. You can take a woman out of the Trump White House but you can’t take the Trump White House out of a woman. https://t.co/WFfsa8zx4E
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) December 20, 2019
Of course, there’s another perspective that runs counter to the manufactured outrage that suggests, “Stop being so soft!”
For all you softies out there!!
I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I could not understand Joe Biden or Drunk Nancy Pelosi or any of these other lame a** democratic politicians
I ain’t apologizing for a dang thang!!
Who’s first to make me!?
Stop being so soft! Dang#SarahSanders
— Brandon Tatum (@TheOfficerTatum) December 20, 2019
That fool has been stuttering for years! He’s known as Stuttering Joe, however, he said he’s stutters the most when he’s nervous! Whatcha Nervous about Joey!! #wheresHunter
— American Republican ?? (@trumpcheckmate2) December 20, 2019
I didn’t watch the debate, but if I had heard Biden, I’d have thought he was trying to sound like Obama. He did that all the time.
— Sunnydais ?? (@Sunnydais538) December 20, 2019
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