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Representative Ted Lieu is the Trump Troll We All Need

By Seth Freilich | Politics | February 6, 2017 |

By Seth Freilich | Politics | February 6, 2017 |

If all Democrats were like Representative Ted Lieu, I think the fight against Trump and the Republican authoritarian regime would look a lot bolder right now. Because from the moment of Trump’s inauguration, Lieu has been taking it to him:

When folks went down to LAX to march, Representative Lieu was there, protesting as well as trying to use whatever political might he has to try to help the detainees:

We’ve all learned how much The Donald cares about his numbers, right? So Representative Lieu, a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan, used the sadness of his team as a sword:

Sometimes it’s just fun poking and prodding like a good troll do:

But sometimes it’s as serious as can be (and he doesn’t limit his poking to only the Dumpster Tomato) because Representative Lieu is someone who recognizes the import of the job these guys all have:

And in conclusion, I mean, lookit:

I called Representative Lieu’s office a few weeks back and had a wonderful conversation with one of his DC staffers. It was the first time I’ve felt any real positivity about this shit show. At the end of the call, this staffer asked me if I was following Lieu on twitter and suggested I check him out. God bless you, nameless DC staffer.

All of y’all should want to move to Santa Monica anyway, because it’s the best. Come for the weather, stay for the grade-A political trolling….

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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