^ That's me for the last hour or so, reading the trending headlines. So pretty much the usual for the past couple months.
But seriously, this particular headline had me clutching my head at my desk and whispering "whhhaaaaaaat" to myself for a solid minute.
CNN Commentator Jeffrey Lord Compares Donald Trump to Martin Luther King
No he did not.
Lord said Trump should be thought of as the “Martin Luther King of health care” during an appearance (via Skype) on Alisyn Camerota’s “New Day.” Fellow CNN commentator Symone Sanders, a Democratic activist, fired back immediately.
I think this should be grounds for immediate firing. I mean. What the actual fuck.
And that was just for a white guy speculating on what MLK would do/say.
Thankfully, there was a badass black lady, Symone Sanders, there to set him the fuck straight.
“Jeffrey, you do understand that Dr. King was marching for civil rights because people that looked like me were being beaten,” she said. “Dogs were being sicked on them. Basic human rights were being withheld from these people merely because the color of their skin.”
“So let’s not equate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to the vagina-grabbing President Donald Trump,” she concluded.
If you can stomach it (I just barely could), you can watch the video on CNN and see Sanders' reaction to the words "Martin Luther King" coming out of that ugly white fuck's mouth and then him going on with a terrible and utterly inaccurate analogy.
What they're actually debating is the next thing that had me head-clutching and dying on the inside.
Trump Says He May Freeze Subsidies to the Poor Until Democrats Repeal Obamacare
On Wednesday, President Trump announced that he plans to use the powers of his office to jeopardize health-care access for millions of low-income people, while destabilizing America’s insurance markets — because he believes that voters will blame the ensuing chaos on the Democratic Party, leaving Chuck Schumer desperate to negotiate with the White House over Obamacare repeal.
For the record, this is the kind of thing Republicans used to do without saying it out loud because it's supposed to be the kind of thing you hide, because it's horrible.
So what Jeffrey Lord was saying was that because MLK asked his own people to put themselves in harm's way to march for their rights and they did so voluntarily, and because Lord Dampnut is putting people who he would never affiliate with or even look in the eye (the poors) in harm's way against their will in order to get what he wants (which is to fuck over the poors for the sake of the rich and himself), he's like the Martin Luther King of health care.
Make rich white men illegal, honestly.