Republican Senator Ben Sasse is kind of a dick, politically speaking. He’s what I guess one would call a principled conservative — like, I don’t agree with him politically, but he’s consistent, and I think he comes about his political opinions honestly. He’s also a frequent Trump critic, so I can’t hate on him. Still, like I said, he’s kind of a dick. Like, he recently released a book about how we’re all raising our kids to be little shits or something. Emily read it. Here was her take this a.m.:
Can we talk about Ben Sasse’s book? Because it’s fucking terrible. The first thing he does is talk about how his kids are little bitches because they were pissed when the air conditioner went out in the middle of summer. Then he talks about how air conditioning is a luxury that his kids should learn to live without. Which is cool because the last book I got done reading was about the 739 people who died in a Chicago heatwave. They probably should have stopped being such bitches about it.
See, kind of a dick? But as a parent, sometimes I find myself agreeing with him re: raising our kids as “bitches.” Like, my son, he wanted to go to NYC to see the Statue of Liberty for his birthday. My wife and I agreed to take him, but obviously we weren’t going to tell him that until his birthday, so he spent a month whining and complaining because he thought we weren’t going to take him, and I’m like, “Fuck you, kid! I went on one vacation once my ENTIRE childhood, and it was to a hillbilly amusement park (now abandoned) and we slept in the goddamn car and you’re complaining because you can’t go to fucking Ellis Island?” I got so angry with him that I made him make his own breakfasts for a whole three weeks before I took that duty back, because we are clearly raising “little bitches.”
What I’m saying is, Ben Sasse’s book is basically every parent who gets angry at their entitled kids and threatens to make them go live in their mother’s trailer park for a week so they’ll gain some goddamn perspective.
No, just me?
Whatever. Point being, Senator Ben Sasse talked shit to Richard Spencer on Twitter today and it was kind of amazing.
No one loves American-vs-American fighting more than Putin. His intel agencies stoke both sides of every divide.https://t.co/H6BwjHzokH— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
In the minds of goober conservatives, the Russians are to blame for racial divisions. https://t.co/CzpGfL6u4M— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) September 28, 2017
1/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
Oh let goobers & nongoobers agree on this: Racists like you are to blame. But Putin's agencies also love using you as their divisive tool https://t.co/DaD4XaNvI5
2/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
Don’t get me wrong: we’ll always have brown-shirt-pajama-boy Nazis like you & your lonely pals stoking division. But here’s America 101: https://t.co/SboVZmOuu2
3/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
You don’t get America. You said: “You do not have some human right, some abstract thing given to you by God or something like that.” https://t.co/ScXDGFcbGp
4/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
Actually, that's exactly what America declares we do have: People are the image-bearers of God, created with dignity& inalienable rights. https://t.co/d4orBrHJMw
5/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
Sadly, you don't understand human dignity. A person's skin, ancestry, and bank balance have nothing to do with their intrinsic value. https://t.co/5JsyVAKQRL
6/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
This declaration of universal dignity is what America is about. Madison called our Constitution "the greatest reflection on human nature" https://t.co/NQluVs1KvA
7/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
You talk about culture but don't know squat about western heritage—which sees people not as tribes but as individuals of limitless worth https://t.co/VKNvDUXLtT
8/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
The celebration of universal dignity IS our culture, & it rejects your "white culture" crybaby politics. It rejects all identity politics https://t.co/Adlj9AvNPR
9/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
Sometime after moving back into your parents' basement, you knock-off Nazis fell in love with reheated 20th century will-to-power garbage https://t.co/XDTeATVGSe
10/— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
Your "ideas" aren't just hateful, un-American poison—they're also just so dang boring. The future doesn't belong to your stupid memes. https://t.co/bNHSlf1uOx
11/11— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
Get a real job, Clown. Find an actual neighbor to serve. You'll be happier.
Have a nice day. https://t.co/ToREd7VwDM
Get a real job, Clown! YES!
Also, I thought Twitter banned Richard Spencer? And now they let him back? THIS IS WHY PEOPLE HATE TWITTER, TWITTER!