As Johnson addressed the Republican National Convention Thursday night, Politico tweeted, “Alice Johnson, a key player in Trump’s criminal justice reform push, delivered her RNC address tonight. She’s been propped up as one of the most prominent beneficiaries of the terms of the First Step Act. Kim Kardashian played a role in her prison release.”
Trump 2020 Advisory Board member Nan Hayworth responded, “@Politico’s bitter and desperate partisanship on full display today. Alice Johnson is no one’s prop. How dare you disrespect this amazing and powerful woman. You reveal yourselves in your derision. How petty, small, and pathetic you are.“
Hayworth was far from alone. Others tweeted the “propped up” accusation was “disgustingly racist.”
“Tell us how you really feel about Black women, why don’t ya!“
“This headline removes agency from Alice in a way that is extremely uncomfortable and bizarre.“
Johnson herself said, “To address Politico, to think that I can’t think for myself is a huge insult to me. … No one can prop me up to do anything I don’t want to do. The people who are saying this don’t even know President Trump. I don’t believe President Trump is a racist. My interactions with him and the things that he said and the things that I know touches his heart, those things would not come from a racist man. They are free to have their opinions, but in my personal opinion, I do not believe he’s a racist.”
I’ll spare all y’all what Joy Behar said.
Comfortably Smug tweeted, “Earlier tonight, Alice Johnson, who President Trump just pardoned was speaking to a room full of people on Clubhouse, an app you may have heard of.
“While she was speaking, she described the events of Thursday night after leaving the White House, where a mob had descended She described being attacked, spit on, and having to take her heels off to defend herself from the out of control mob.
“The mob descended on Alice and she was in tears and afraid as they attacked her the same way they attacked Rand Paul In the clubhouse room listening to Alice were Gayle King, MC Hammer, Van Jones and others What was their reaction? They told Alice to never repeat the story.
“Don’t be surprised for more info to come out and more people to corroborate I’m told there were about 350 people in the clubhouse room.”
Ironic tweet reply by one of Comfortably Smug’s followers: “But, I’ve been reliably informed that silence is, in fact, violence.”
Some people on Comfortably Smug’s feed said there wasn’t any video of the mob assaulting Johnson, therefore it didn’t happen. Ooookay. Maybe. Or maybe this group was so much more incensed by Johnson or frightened by the mob that they didn’t immediately do the 21st century thing – i.e., record it on their phones. I mean, trees do fall in the woods.
We have seen video of the rage mobs attacking Rand Paul and Dan and Paula Bongino. And I personally can easily believe that Alice Johnson would be a particular target, given the power and content of her speech.
And it’s not like we haven’t all seen the Left’s viciousness and violence in full color this summer. Nor have we missed the blatant encouragement Democrat leaders have voiced, nor the blatant lies about the “mostly peaceful protesters” spewed by the Slime Stream Media.
They preach to us about civility and tolerance, then say crap like this:
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” – Hillary Clinton
“Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them.” – Eric Holder, former Attorney General for President Obama
“We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. And, sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and our honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with their allies in the Congress of the United States.” – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12)
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere… The people are going to turn on them. They’re going to protest. They’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the President, ‘No, I can’t hang with you.’” – Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA-43)
“We have to level them because if there are survivors — if there are people who weather this storm, they will do it again — will take this as confirmation that, ‘Hey, it just pays to ride the wave — look at me, I’ve made it through.’” – Jennifer Rubin, Never Trumper, MSNBC
CLICK [1:10] to hear the venom from their own mouths.
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