If the feelings of the left weren’t obvious enough last night at the State of the Union, today’s reaction to a train/truck crash by one prominent liberal will make it crystal clear for you.
Several GOP lawmakers were riding a train this morning on their way to a yearly Republican retreat in West Virginia. One was killed and several other suffered injuries. While details are still coming out, it appears that a garbage truck was stuck on the tracks. Reports are that the train went from around 70 miles per hour zero very quickly, upon impact. Lawmakers and their spouses were on board and tweeted out their experiences. Most were thrown from their seats, hit their heads and were severely jarred by the accident.
This hardly seems to be a time to prove your hate for the GOP. But one Bernie Sanders surrogate and CNN contributor just couldn’t restrain himself from expressing his utter glee at the misfortunes of the GOP lawmakers on board the train.
H/T Fox News
Author and self-proclaimed CNN “talking head” Jonathan Tasini took to Twitter on Wednesday to declare that “God is working hard today to clean up the stink” because a “train full of Goopers” slammed into a dump truck moments after the news broke that GOP lawmakers were in a collision that resulted in at least one death.
A train carrying members of Congress to a Republican retreat in West Virginia hit a truck on the same morning that South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy announced that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term.
Tasini, who penned a column for CNN as recently as Jan. 13, decided the two stories were the result of God ridding Washington D.C. of his political opponents.
The Bernie Sanders surrogate might have pulled off the worst comment-to-like ratio in the history of Twitter, as roughly 781 people commented while only 21 felt inclined to “like” the disturbing message at the time he deleted the tweet. Tasini was slammed in the comments beneath his anti-GOP message, with one user writing, “From one media figure to another: you’re going to regret posting this.”
Tasini claims to be a “CNN talking head” in his Twitter bio, but the network was quick to point out that he isn’t paid by them when Fox News reached out for comment. CNN presumably contacted Tasini because he quickly sent a follow-up tweet after several users tagged @CNN beneath his original tweet stating, “Let me save you time. I don’t work for CNN. They don’t pay me. They can’t fire me. I apologized nonetheless.”
CNN declined comment when asked if the network condemns the tweet or if Tasini will be allowed to appear on the network or write for its website in the near future.
After being criticized for the insensitive tweet, Tasini deleted it and claimed it “was poked out in midst of convo w 2 colleagues on the deep racism/hypocrisy/criminality promoted by GOP or as GOPer Amanda Carpenter says, gaslighting of America.”
Tasini has written several books, including “The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America,” and hosts the “Working Life” podcast. He has also launched several unsuccessful bids to become an elected official.
When will people realize that deleting a tweet and even apologizing doesn’t really make it any better? The fact is, it doesn’t change that the instinct was there to celebrate a serious accident! It doesn’t change that the hate came so swiftly and easily.
Last night we all witnessed the seething hatred for Republicans that came from the Democratic side of the aisle. We all saw that hate keeps the Democrats from applauding heroes and other amazing Americans. It kept them from even acknowledging the historic low unemployment of theBlack and Hispanic communities. Even the left has been slamming Democratic lawmakers all day for their childlike behavior.
Does it surprise us that people capable of so much hate and disgust for Republicans would have followers who would celebrate a tragedy and think they were funny?
This Tasani guy is quite the a$$hole. But it’s nice to see their true colors once in a while, isn’t it?