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Did we not JUST finish writing a long examination of how Russian “troll farms” screwed with the 2016 election? The Daily Beast dug a little deeper into deleted Russian Twitter accounts mentioned in this week’s report from Russian independent media organization RBC, and found one that Donald Trump’s campaign people just couldn’t stop retweeting, we guess because they share the same anti-American beliefs. Also, because Trump people are knucklefucking idiots.

One of the fake Twitter accounts run out of the Russian “Internet Research Agency” (IRA) was called @Ten_GOP, and it purported to be the “unofficial Twitter account of Tennessee Republicans.” We guess those folks found it plausible that the Tennessee GOP needed an “unofficial” account, where it could let loose and not be so professional all the time. That account had over 100,000 followers! And it was so popular (and so in line with Trumpian GOP groupthink, we guess) that Trump And Pals just could not stop giving it likes and upvotes and hearts and retweets:

The discovery of the now-unavailable tweets presents the first evidence that several members of the Trump campaign pushed covert Russian propaganda on social media in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Weirdos.

Kellyanne Conway did it:

Two days before election day, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted a post by @Ten_GOP regarding Hillary Clinton’s email.

“Mother of jailed sailor: ‘Hold Hillary to same standards as my son on Classified info’ #hillarysemail #WeinerGate” the tweet reads.

Trump data guru dorkface man Brad Parscale did it:

“Thousands of deplorables chanting to the media: ‘Tell The Truth!’ RT if you are also done w/ biased Media!” the tweet read.

And as the Daily Beast notes, Donald Trump’s firstborn and technically most stupidest son Fuckface Junior was a big fan of @Ten_GOP. He followed the Russian fake troll account (and he only follows 1,164 accounts on Twitter, so he’s not one of those people who rewards every follow with a follow back or something) and he gave the Russians an RT and a pat on the fanny every time they said something he found clever or interesting, like fake news about “tens of thousands” of people voting illegally for Hillary Clinton. God, there is something wrong with that boy.

Roger Stone was a fan.

Michael Flynn was a fan.

Michael Flynn’s gross son Pizzagate Junior was a fan. (He RTed the fake acount 34 TIMES.)

Oh, and Russian state-run media like Sputnik and RT were big fans too!

Overt Russian propaganda outlets Sputnik and RT frequently used @Ten_GOP’s tweets in their news stories, including a story titled “Russia has no compromising info on Trump or Clinton, report is ‘total bluff’—Kremlin.”

That is one giant Russian circle jerk right there.

Ann Coulter was a fan.

Stupidest Man On The Internet Jim Hoft AKA The Gateway Pundit was a fan.

Trucker speed saleslady Alex Jones was a fan.

Also, strangely enough, the Daily Beast reports that this great big fake Russian Twitter account really liked promoting stuff from WikiLeaks. GOLLY GEE WONDER WHY.

As Wonk pal Charlie Pierce quips, so many of these idiots were following @Ten_GOP that “hearings must be held into whether the entire Republican Party was recreated in a Russian troll farm in the aftermath of the election of Barack Obama.” Wonkette agrees!

Not everybody was fooled, though. A Republican strategist named Mike Hasson noticed something funky about this “unofficial home for Tennessee Republicans”:

Hasson said he became more confident of Ten_GOP’s origins after the account stopped tweeting about Tennessee and started tweeting about nationalist French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, then tweeted several links from Russian propaganda network RT.

“For it to jump from Tennessee-related stuff and national stuff to [French crazy hate lady Marine] Le Pen, that was probably the trigger point—like, ‘OK, maybe there is something here that’s a lot worse,’” said Hasson.

Trust us — the average Tennessee Republican could not find their ass with both hands or France on a map, and certainly wouldn’t be shootin’ the shit about Marine Le Pen. (Or Kremlin talking points on Syria, which was also a big thing on @Ten_GOP, apparently.)

Now if @Ten_GOP shared deep thoughts about Honey Boo Boo on the daily, that would be plausible.

Still fooled all those other fuckheads, though.

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  • weejee

    knucklefucking ???

    I has a new word to replace Яosebud.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Is popular among Russian troll monkeys.

      • weejee

        A profoundly irritating offshoot of howler monkeys.

      • Oblios_Cap

        In Russia, knuckle fucks you!

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Ass-ramming knucklefucker libel!

  • mancityRed6
    • Parakeetist

      Yay

    • BigCSouthside

      Hmm. Not surprised that a Justice The Federalist Society jacks their little weiners to is a fucking asshole.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Only Thomas is silent, eh? Does this mean Gorsuch has a stained dress in his closet?

      • Oblios_Cap

        He’s asleep half the time. He’s mastered sleeping with his eyes open.

    • GoutMachine

      Wow if true.

      Also, too: “I’m hearing the same thing from a source who covers the Court: Namely, that Gorsuch is an arrogant asshole who’s pissing off pretty much everyone except Clarence Thomas.”

      JFC, this fucking guy. What a waste of carbon and oxygen.

      • Opalescent Riddles

        Clarence doesn’t register disapproval because he’s too busy taking mental notes for leaking later.

    • SeeTrain65

      Federalist Society lawyer is a complete asshole. What are the odds?

      (Answer: Even money.)

  • Shibusa

    One would think Republicans would really want to know why the Russian gov’t backed their party’s candidate for president.

    • Oblios_Cap

      One would be very mistaken, though.

    • tomamitai

      That’s like asking what’s in the sausage.

      • Daniel

        Which I read in the voice of Brad Pitt at the end of Seven.

  • BigCSouthside

    Speaking of right wing twitter, they are currently bitching about how Hillary sold all the uranium to Russia, and how the New York Times does not have one trump supporter on staff.

    They probably don’t accept resumes written in crayon on the back of a Denny’s kids menu

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Uranium.

      No, Uranium!

      • tomamitai

        As long as there’s no usnownium, I hate shoveling that stuff!

    • jesterpunk

      So they have nothing and are going back to old stories from before the election that have been disproven multiple times?

      • Ghenghis McCann

        They’re hoping that people have forgotten them so they can be recycled.

        • tomamitai

          Or a plot to up the page views at Snopes.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          Works with “[Some Democrat] is comin’ fer to take yer gunz!”

    • Suttree

      What the fuck is Douthat?

      • TJ Barke

        Nougat’s very disappointing byproduct.

      • Covfefe

        Bret Stephens?

      • tomamitai

        French for “blow me”?

      • GoutMachine

        BTW, how do you pronounce his name?

        • Suttree

          Douche hat/bag

        • Daniel

          “Bellend”.

        • SeeTrain65

          “Doubt That.”

  • Parakeetist
  • Oh, come on, let’s not argue about who followed foreign subversives trying to undermine American democracy or who might have committed some ‘light treason’, this is a time to come together as a country and pass more tax cuts for the richest among us.

    • calliecallie

      I totally read that in the courtroom voice of the smooth guy from Animal House. Otter.

      • Bobathonic

        I think it’s King Brian (?) of Swamp Castle.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      There’s talk that focus on Niger may derail the tax cuts.

      I think that’s what they call a death knell, Donnie.

  • Michael Smith

    “RT if you too are tired of the media bashing our President and of the potholes on 4th street in Moscow!”

    • Suttree

      #MakeRedSquareGreatAgain

      • TJ Barke

        Based on the fascist oligarchy they have now, they could probably use another communist revolution.

  • jesterpunk

    When will they try and claim again that Hillary worked with Russia to steal the election so she lost?

    • BigCSouthside

      Already a thing

      • beatbort

        Yeah, they shit that out before their morning coffees every day.

      • jesterpunk

        That has to be the dumbest thing they can claim, she rigged the election in Trump’s favor.

    • SeeTrain65

      November 9, 2016.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I don’t think they were just stupid, but that he GOP was actively abetting the Rooskis in their endeavors.

    • tomamitai

      What’s a little light treason if it gets your mega-rich donors a tax cut?

    • Paperless Tiger

      It’s hard to tell with Republicans because they are such frenetic opportunists. On the other hand, the evidence indicates that some of the GOP leaders were aware that Trump was on Putin’s payroll, and they swore secrecy. Why they haven’t been indicted yet is the real mystery.

  • beatbort

    My tweet, if I tweeted: “Arrest Trump & family now, send to Guantanamo Bay, trade Conway to North Korea for Dennis Rodman”
    Is that too many tweety syllables?

    • Suttree

      Who wants Rodman back?

      • beatbort

        good point…how about we just get Conway’s salary back, to help balance the fed budget?

      • TundraGrifter

        The Detroit Pistons? Only if Daddy Bucks is still coaching.

        • SeeTrain65

          He serve the team better in the stands. Another person in their new arena would mean there’d be 4 whole fans watching the game.

  • Covfefe

    Bet Tony Perkins could find you ass with both hands. But he’s from Louisiana.

    • Ricky Gay

      He would be more interested in your “hot link”

    • Suttree

      Or his nose.

  • Suttree

    So Russian trolls and actual fucking Nazis were constantly retweeted by the Turnip campaign. But he is a patriot and he isn’t racist at all. How do you even reach that level of stupid?

  • eggs ackly-wright

    Corollary: pee-knucklefuckers.

    • Wonky Magoo

      Pinochle fuckers?

      • eggs ackly-wright

        You are correct.

      • Daniel

        Hence “pinnochiO face” as a result of being “a wooden boy”.

  • weighmaster

    Way off topic attempt to repay some of the many laughs you guys have provided:
    Yesterday, my grandson (he’s 8) asked my daughter, “Mom, what if you could send a text, but instead of using your phone, you just wrote it on paper?”

    • TJ Barke

      A wonderful thing, the mind of a child is…

      • weighmaster

        We think he might be on to something.

        • TundraGrifter

          Nah.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Someone on my Facebook page recently shared a story of when his 6 or 7 year old asked him what his favorite youtube video was when he was a kid.

    • TJ Barke

      Have you floated this innovation to a silicon valley venture capital firm?

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      Just the fax, ma’am.

      • weighmaster

        Daughter told him that’s an analog text.

    • goonemeritus

      Every generation needs its luddites.

    • weejee

      Letter perfect thinking that.

  • arglebargle

    Retweeting Russian Television would be RTRTing.

    • SeeTrain65

      A Federal Aviation Administration investigation into Russia Today would be FAARTing.

      I go play now.

  • BigCSouthside

    So apparently George W Bush is just dragging Donald Trump and Bannon right now.

    McCain, then GWB. Reince in the shadows making moves to cut the alt right Cancer from the GOP?

  • Vincent Ricola

    “However could we have known they were Russian bots, we retweet everyone, even known white supremacists, so it’s just an unfortunate coincidence and not coordinated at all when we regularly publicize Russian propaganda on twitter” – Lying ass Donald Trump and his grifting band of traitors while being interviewed by special council Mueller

  • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

    #tcot top collaborators on Twitter

  • TundraGrifter

    More connections to Russia than Aeroflot.

  • BadKitty904

    OT, sort’ve:

    We’re not getting the job done. And I’m not going to blame myself, I’ll be honest.

    ~ Donald Trump – October 16, 2017

    • jesterpunk

      Of course he wont blame himself, nothing is his fault.

      Hey look there is a tweet for that.

      https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/395872174722273280

      • TundraGrifter

        #ThereIsATweetForThat.

    • Anarchy Unicorn

      From the guy who said only he could fix things.

      • BadKitty904

        He lied. Per usual.

        • YoBunnyBunny

          But WE already knew that!!!!!1!!11

    • WeaselPoo

      By “myself” he probably means either tha agent, the entity, the person, the corporation or the citizen, but not the whole unicorn.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Trust us — the average Tennessee Republican could not find their ass with both hands

    Now now and objection, Evan. Brian Kelsey could most certainly find an ass with both hands. After all, that’s what he grabs onto when he’s blowing his boyfriend. BLESS HIS HEART.

    https://www.alec.org/app/uploads/2015/11/0417_ln_b1_brian_kelsey_t755_h5d9d9515dbd705390e7d9d1a4c271c8d236cb5b0.jpg

    • Bobathonic

      But can he find his OWN ass?

      • Covfefe

        Perhaps not. But I bet Tony Perkins can find Brian’s ass.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      “Get thee behind me, asshole.”

    • BadKitty904

      Who knew Stepford Manufacturing built male models, too?

      • Rocket Pony Ron

        They believe in full market penetration.

        • Historicat

          Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

        • BadKitty904

          *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*

  • Daniel

    “every time they said something he found clever or interesting”

    -You don’t need to replace the light switch after you’ve turned the light off. They are multi-use.

    -There is no such thing as too much gel

    -Animals like being shot. That’s why guns evolved.

    -“Endangered” is a concept invented by communists

    -Your dad is bigger than my dad.

  • TundraGrifter

    I’ve noticed on Yahoo! comments the Clinton/Uranium Lie is big again. Sheer uh “Am I uh An Idiot” uh InSannity is also pushing it hard. The perspiration of desperation is clear upon their brows.

    • BigCSouthside

      That story is so easily debunked, but if Cheeto Mussolini tweets it, his MAGAts eat it up

  • jesterpunk

    At this point I am pretty sure the Trump campaign and GOP have more connections to Russia then even Putin has.

  • Jim QuinnX

    It’s a well-known fact that 50 percent of Americans are in the dumb half. They likes them some Russian BS.

  • JMP

    Every day, more and more news keeps proving by decision never to use that stupid useless Twitter crap to be right.

    • TJ Barke

      I concur.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I’ve never been so proud of my paranoia and resulting lack of social media presence in my entire life. Oh how I will judgmentally tisk tisk my family at the November War Against Christmas meetup Thanksgiving.

    • Jennifer R

      With some extreme curation, I have made some very good friendships. But thirst trans Twitter can circle the wagons really well when we need to.

      • SeeTrain65

        They knocked me off in February because I had no phone to confirm my identity. I lost contact with some wonderful people I’d become friends with over the nearly one year I was on, and there are several I miss.

        Another joy was blocking Nazi Redneck Idiots. I can’t do that now.

  • Bobathonic
    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Who let those fucking onion ninjas in here?

  • jesterpunk
  • Bill D. Burger

    OT…But dayuum___George Dumbya’ has made a rare appearance to opaquely, and not so opaquely, lambast the alt right in a speech at the GWB Institute and by that, he means the Fucking Moron’s administration and the Deadbarters.
    He called out the racists and condemned racism, called for inclusion and acceptance of people any majority might see as different, quoted Dr. King repeatedly, condemned Nazis in ‘our midst’ and called for respect for the Constitution and ‘difference of opinion and belief’ before we destroy the very ‘foundation’ of our republic.

    Gaadamighty’…..My whole reality has been so fucked up. Rick Wilson, David Frum, Denise Wallace…etc. and now Shrub__and I find myself saying ‘Yes’!

    “The world is changed. This is not the world I knew.”

    https://assets.rbl.ms/10566994/980x.gif

    • The Wanderer

      I never thought I’d actually pine for the fjordsGWB Administration. They were dumb and evil, but they weren’t treasonous.

      • GoutMachine

        Ehhhhhhh, I dunno. I count selling out our Constitutional values as treasonous. It’s not selling out to a particular state, but they sure as fuck were traitors to the American ethos.

        • Suttree

          Yeah, fuck that pesky posse comitatus act and habeas corpus.

    • Suttree

      We must have been sucked into a black hole last year. This is not the universe that we used to be in.

      • goonemeritus

        I once lived in a nice house that had a rental trailer as a neighbor. The first set of tenants were loud obnoxious alcoholics. When they moved out it was cause for my wife and I to celebrate until we met the new tenants. Within a month we were nostalgic for the good old days.

        • eastcoastlib

          Well you moved next to a rental trailer. You knew what you signed up for but I guess it still hurts.

          • ColumbusLib

            Nicely done… we’ll get lots of use out of that one in days to come!

    • Wild Cat

      And they, the sad intellectual clowns, said irony was dead on 12 September 2001 . . .

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      Lies about WMD to start a war still OK though.

      • Wild Cat

        Whatever happened to that war? Is it still going on? I ran out of room on my scorecard.

        • Crank Tango

          I’m sure we’ve won it by now.

          • The Wanderer

            Viceroy Bremer declared victory and scuttled out of Baghdad like a surprised cockroach.

          • Crank Tango

            I wonder where that Mission Accomplished sign is today?

          • eastcoastlib

            Oddly enough, GWB has it in storage somewhere. I shit you not

          • Crank Tango

            LOL I googled it and it’s at his presidential library. That seems a bit like Bill having the blue dress, but whatevs.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      “This is not my beautiful house….this is not my beautiful wife. My God, how did I get here?”

      • eastcoastlib

        Strange but not a stranger

    • Rocket Pony Ron

      Is there any way we could have had THIS Dubya as a President instead of the one we got?

  • BigCSouthside

    This account was very prominent. I’d see them on top tweets about trump almost daily

    • SeeTrain65

      I remember it, too. And all were completely, utterly, ridiculously idiotic.

  • Too Much

    Nobody ever accused Christanic rightards of having a brain. Ever.

  • The Wanderer

    Verily, we live now in the Age of the Head of Knuckle, where no fucks are given and all that is great or good about our political process lies all higgledy-piggledy.

    indeed, these are tough bananas.

    • GoutMachine

      Enough of your jiggery-pokery!

      • Oblios_Cap

        Applesauce to you.

        • Rocket Pony Ron

          And also to you. Yea, verily.

      • The Wanderer

        I lettered in Jiggery-pokery!

        • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

          Good for you. I failed Hullabaloo.

          • The Wanderer

            I took a minor in Hubbub.

          • GoutMachine

            I wanted to minor in shenanigans, but my uni didn’t offer it. So I had to do intramural shenanigans.

          • The Wanderer

            Those can be fun, but you have to exercise restraint. Some high school kids (a year after I graduated, for the record) illustrated “gone too far” by using a big-tired pickup truck to carve the school’s initials into the rival school’s football field. It was not well-received.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      But have we been smeckledorfed?

      • The Wanderer

        To be smeckledorfed is the worst, which we have not seen yet.

    • Bigby

      “indeed, these are tough bananas.”

      Alas, that Goodgulf is not here to guide us…

      • The Wanderer

        Gotta love the Bored of the Rings refs.

        “You have traveled far.”
        “You bear a great burden.”
        “Enemies pursue you.”
        “You leave at dawn.”

  • Panika MCD

    wouldn’t “Tenn_GOP” be the more plausible name? or “TN_GOP” or “Titan_GOP” or “Volunteers_GOP” or literally anything else?

    • GoutMachine

      Yeah, but I guess it doesn’t matter for Trumpians to be duped.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Definitely more plausible. And likely already taken for Twitter handles.

    • Crank Tango

      Those vodkabots were never very good on details.

    • Bobathonic

      Google translate fails again!

    • eastcoastlib

      @hillbillycousinfuckingswamppeople_GOP

      • Panika MCD

        no.

    • SeeTrain65

      I think “Politburo_GOP” was taken.

  • jesuswasablack

    “Kellyanne Conway did it”
    I have a hard time believing this women would participate in anything not completely above board?
    http://crooksandliars.com/files/primary_image/17/01/fox_fns_conway_170129c.jpg

    • elviouslyqueer

      Dang. That transformation from human to boomslang looks like it’s nearly complete.

      • GoutMachine

        Next step: Cobra Commander.

    • Covfefe

      Once you sell your soul to The Donald, everything else is downhill.

      • diogenez

        Arguably, if you have sold your soul to The Donald, you have already hit rock bottom, making everything else uphill..

        • Rocket Pony Ron

          Except that, as we have learned, there IS no bottom.

      • susan_g

        Her previous gig was working for Ted Cruz. Before that, it was Newt Gingrich, Mike Pence, and Todd Akin. The soul was already long gone.

    • WeaselPoo

      She lost both legs in the Bowling Green Massacre!
      Leeve Kelly Alooone!

    • Bill D. Burger
      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        The TRUTH is, there’s a reason you never see Kelly Ann and the Crypt Keeper in the same room at the same time….

        • Covfefe

          There’s a reason Kellyanne looks like she never glanced at her face in a mirror before she appears in public.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          because he has better taste in friends?

          • Querolous

            Kept breaking mirrors.

  • goonemeritus

    So to a Tennessee Republican French nationalist hate is bad but American nationalist hate is patriotic?

    • BadKitty904

      IOKIYAR…

    • Weird Fishes

      Hey, it’s on the interwebz, so it must be true.

  • BadKitty904

    OT, from the UK’s Popbitch:

    The news just keeps getting worse for Harvey Weinstein. This week, Hollywood’s hotshot lawyer, Charles Harder, stepped down from Weinstein’s legal team – presumably the result of some “artistic differences”.

    It’s a pretty bad sign when a lawyer who was prepared to defend a monstrous sex pest like Roger Ailes can’t see any conceivable way to make a decent case for you. And it’s not as if Charles Harder is after an easy life either.

    Hours after stepping down from Weinstein’s team, he signed up to represent… Jared Kushner!

    • The Wanderer

      So a lawyer who defends naughty sexxers is being retained by Herr Jared? Sehr interessant . . .

    • phoenix00

      Chuck Harder

  • WeaselPoo

    Hmmm. So Trump this early a.m. released a tweet about the “discredited” (NOT) Steele dossier and ‘just asked questions’ about how Hillary and the FBI may have colluded with the Russians (to make Trump look bad?!!!–Magic 8-ball says ” I Can’t Even…”)

    Did Trump get wind of this? Implication is deep Trump campaign use of Russian sources for election manipulation that is perhaps not just expedient groupthink but yet more and voluminous evidence of actual collusion?

    • BadKitty904

      It’s certainly glaringly obvious that Russo-Republican operatives are deeply implanted in the FBI.

      • WeaselPoo

        And yet my Russian Mail. Order Bride has yet to arrive…its been ages and my money back guarantee is about to expire.

        • The Wanderer

          To the Russian Mail Order Bride Company Ltd., Dear Sir,
          Consignments of women arriving on our shores are not up to MGTOW standard. We are asking for replacement of six crates of them that went off during the voyage. Please expedite.
          — Major Dennis Bloodnok, MT, MT, MT, Coward and Bar

        • Paperless Tiger

          Somebody said they cloned Melania if you want one of those.

          • WeaselPoo

            I want two of them, in case one of them breaks down and actually does something

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Publicly accusing the FBI of conspiring against him. That’s gonna go over well…

      • jesterpunk

        It should work out as well as them telling judges they can’t question Trump.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        actually, it was him accusing the FBI of treason. Unfuckingbelievable.

      • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

        Oh, I do so very much hope so!

  • Lyly Sirivong

    It took me a long time to figure out that RT was retweet and not Russia Today. Although RT is also mentioned.

    • Red Richmond

      In this case it can be both!

    • phoenix00

      “RTing RT while you RT your RTs?”
      – Xzibit

  • jesterpunk
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • BadKitty904
    • george lastrapes

      A speculation: Putin’s aim was not simply to sow chaos, but also to facilitate east-west oligarchic cash-flows and have a reliable puppet in the WH. Which has not worked out as expected. The Russians fear instability, and Putin’s gamble has gotten them exactly that. And I don’t think his autocracy is absolute- collective leadership, after all, was the basis of the Soviet state before and after Stalin. Remember Khrushchev’s fall from power after the Cuban fiasco.
      Putin’s days may well be numbered.

      • ColumbusLib

        I hope so. He richly deserves a fall- and a big one, at that.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Governor of Puerto Rico is at the White House today and, bless his heart, trying with all his might to get the message out to the people here that their fellow Americans in PR are struggling mightily….and he’s trying to do it while smiling at the Fucking Moron and hoping not to upset FM’s delicate precious nerves.

    That young governor has the toughest job in the world today.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Has Trump humiliated him yet today?

      • Bill D. Burger

        Trump is sitting there, arms tightly folded and looking like he’d rather be anywhere else. He’s a bloated toad with only a few platitudes to offer…..and he hasn’t made a fucking fool of himself and hasn’t insulted Puerto Rico or the governor__yet.

    • AJ Milne

      Please. This is inappropriate address, I believe.

      (Pretty sure that’s FMOTUS.)

  • OutOfOrbit

    when will Putin arrest Mueller for colluding against his OPOS?

  • Mavenmaven

    Nowadays, as millenials might say, what was once agitprop is just Alternative Facts AF.

    • Nockular cavity

      Agitpop Will Eat Itself

  • Weird Fishes

    “There’s a sucker born every minute.” – PT Barnum, ALLEGEDLY

  • renegade500

    Years ago, I was told by an Australian friend that “fanny” is a rather vulgar term for a woman’s genitals Down Under. So when I read about Trump Jr patting someone on the fanny, I immediately went to the “he really is in the same line of work as his father” state of mind.

    • Cat Cafe

      It also has the same meaning in the UK. Craig Ferguson used to make sly jokes about “patting someone on the fanny,” and follow it up with “You’re welcome, British viewers.” Amusingly, in the UK (and I’m sure, Australia), “cunt” is a much less nasty word, and is used affectionately, even among men, much the way we use “asshole.” Yes, I got a Ph.D. so I could speak learnedly about cunts, fannies, and assholes. Nice.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    With the rate that the derp is emanating from Donnie Two Scoops, will Evan ever again get the chance to throw the squeaky chicken?

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

    In the GOP’s defense, there are some recent tweets from North Korea that I’ve liked. Strange times!

  • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

    You can’t fool all the people all the time. Fool me once, shame on, shame on. Fools. Every. Fucking. Drumpf. Voter.

  • Boink!

    You know your country is up a shit creek when you find yourself siding with North Korea and Iran.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Twitter – the social media channel for people who don’t like complete sentences – seems tailor-made to grab the attention of the lowest rung of the electorate. Gotta hand it to the Russians – they sure chose their audience well.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Evan, you’re not cynical enough. @Ten_GOP didn’t fool all those inner circle people. They were directed to follow and RT. The question remains, by whom?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      my thought exactly

    • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

      Gotta admit, my first thoughts on reading this are, Is that smoke I see billowing copiously from the end of that-there gunlike device?

      But then again, that would require admitting any or all of those mentioned are *smart* enough to have colluded. And seeing as how I am unconvinced most of them (and for sure not Junior) would even know the word ‘collusion’ doesn’t start with a K – well, yeah. They might actually really truly all BE that dumb.

    • Cat Cafe

      Yes, I agree. Even the most jaded and astute of Americans still can’t quite fathom the depths and grotesqueness to which these people are willing to sink. It helps having a father who escaped on the Kindertransport and a grandmother who survived the camps.

  • AJ Milne

    I is shocked…

    … _and_ intrigued about what might turn up about explict instructions to any of those involved in amplifying the material.

    The underlying question being: to what degree is this just the material was well-crafted enough, aimed well enough right at the ‘what they want to hear’ centres to get viral play, and to what degree did it have directed help?

    Figure most people know this, but at a meta level, you might call the general dichotomy there one of now a _few_ million dollar questions floating around.

    (… and in not really related/caption critique: technically, isn’t ‘Junior looking like an idiot’ kinda redundant?

    I mean, you could just type ‘Junior’…

    … and count on people saying: ‘Oh. Yeah. That guy who looks like an idiot’.)

    (ETA: noticing I’m not quite first on this theme in this thread/apologies if appropriate.)

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Fake news for fake brains.

  • Persistent Demme

    Now Evan, (you know I love you), darling Alex is a dude.
    There are enough problems for us vagina-havers.
    We don’t need “saleslady Alex” to be one of them.

    • JustDon’tSayConfabulation

      The moobs confused him. Understandable mistake.

  • Poly_Ester

    If only Tennessee elected its governor in Presidential election years, Marie LePen might be their governor, now.

  • Delu

    Trumpians love to hear what they love to hear.

    Whether it is true or not doesn’t matter. Whether it’s actually from fake Russian trollbots doesn’t matter.

    That’s Trumpians right there.

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