Mark Cuban tweet on charity over politics irks John Legend, morphs into blue check Twitter war

The radical left realizes that control of the Senate is critical to finally succeeding in transforming America away from what our Founding Fathers envisioned, providing that Joe Biden finds his way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

With two Senate seats up for grabs in run-off elections in January, Georgia is ground zero in that quest and Democrats are pouring everything into these two races with no tolerance for distractions  — Republicans appear to have 50 seats, compared to 48 for Democrats, and in the event of a split, the vice president becomes the tiebreaker.

 

And this is where meddling billionaire Mark Cuban comes into play, taking to social media to urge people to donate money to local food banks instead of the Senate run-off races.

“For those considering donating to Reps or Dems in the Georgia Senate run-offs, can you please re-consider and donate that money to your local foodbank and organizations that can help those without food or shelter? Lets [sic] put Americans in need above Politics,” Cuban tweeted.

Given that Cuban endorsed Biden in the 2020 presidential election, it’s not clear why he would suggest as much, though he does tend to thrive on controversy. And that is precisely what he got when raging liberal musician John Legend entered to rebuke him for the tweet, insisting that government should feed the people.

“I get that politics is annoying and contentious, but the bottom line is that the Senate flipping would be far more impactful than a food bank donation,” Legend replied. “We need massive stimulus and aid to individuals and small businesses. Government needs to do this. Charity isn’t sufficient.”

Good enough? Well, given the egos involved, the spat wasn’t about to stop here.

“Let’s go all the way. Stop donating to charity, give those $ to politicians because 1 party will solve all of our problems! Come on John. There is a point of diminishing returns on political ad spend, there are no diminished returns when it comes to feeding the hungry,” Cuban countered.

Legend responded by openly calling for “big spending that only governments can do,” seemingly with no concept of where government comes up with the money.

Cuban stayed true to his argument that political parties are self-serving.

Interestingly, even though he backed the Democratic nominee, Cuban has suddenly taken on disdain for both Biden and President Trump.

“We don’t pick the best candidates,” Cuban said Tuesday on The Verge’s “Decoder” podcast. “I don’t think anybody’s here to say that Joe Biden and Donald Trump were the best and brightest that this country has to offer, or even out of the primaries from either party.”

Legend responded to Cuban’s tweet to proclaim “Democrats will do more to help the country recover. Period.”

An odd stance from the celebrity, considering there is already talk about a potential President Biden shutting the entire country down again in response to the pandemic.

Not only will another lockdown cripple the economy, but it will also almost certainly finish off thousands of small businesses currently hanging on by a thread.

In a further exchange, the two argued over the difference between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with Cuban calling them “twins” — he also intimated that he voted for Joe Biden because of his skill at working across the aisle.

Their online discussion attracted plenty of left-wing ideologues, like Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., who ganged up on Cuban for daring to not worship at the Democratic alter.

Cuban shut the Democratic lawmaker up pretty quickly when he responded to ask about members of both parties having their arms twisted by leadership to vote party line.

The exchange also attracted the attention of deranged liberal actor Tom Arnold, who sang the Democratic Party’s praise, declaring: “WE will use all of our money to flip the Senate so people get all the food all the time.”

It would be comical if the consequences of such ignorant thinking weren’t so great.

Cuban pushed back to suggest that he is nonpartisan.

“I’m neither party. The political duopoly is at the heart of why we are partisan,” Cuban replied. “When you play us VS them it gets worse. Want to see it get better? Take the money away from both parties. You eliminate the power of Mitch and Nancy and make them serve their constituents instead.”

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