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THE LEFT CAN’T MEME

By Pete Moore On February 13th, 2020

Mike Bloomberg campaign pays influencers for memes

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is paying social media influencers to back him in the hope of reaching younger voters.

His campaign has commissioned some of the internet’s top-viral creators to generate content about him that has reached tens of millions of followers.

It’s a waste of money. A good meme is built on the sharp, wounding humour which comes from an insouciant attitude. The Right has that naturally. Rightists are born with it. So they have the images and the pithy lines on tap. The Left is too earnest, so it won’t work. No matter how much money Bloomberg throws at it, Trump supporters will naturally produce more and much better content.

47 Responses to “THE LEFT CAN’T MEME”

  1. He’s throwing his money away, of which he has aplenty. In New Hampshire, with all of the excitement for Bernie, 18 to 24 year olds only made up 11% of the Democratic vote. It may be that N.H. has a much older population than the country at large, or that young people are not that excited on the left.

  2. they have a term for this….. astroturf.

  3. Michael Bloomberg is not left.

    He’s not remotely close to being left.

  4. Phantom,

    Which is why Bloomberg will not be able to buy the Democrat nomination. But I will say that his kind of money can cause a lot of mischief.

  5. There are many centrist Democrats, who are way closer to the middle than they are to the real left.

    The lefty media is in a frenzy attacking Bloomberg now.

    I’ve spoken to a good few centrist Dems myself who would vote for Bloomberg. Not as a first choice always, but to many he is a good second choice.

    And Bloomberg is the kind of guy who would attract significant numbers of Republicans to cross the aisle.

    I have heard first hand reports of Bloomberg yard signs going up in PA and NY.

    This could get very interesting.

  6. Newt says that Super Tuesday Bloomberg is going to make a big splash because of the money he’s spending.

    And Bloomberg is the kind of guy who would attract significant numbers of Republicans to cross the aisle.

    I’m not sure about that, but I did notice that in New Hampshire Bill Weld (R) got a protest vote of about 12%. Could Bloomberg get those votes? Maybe.

  7. Bloomberg could very likely win the Democrat nomination if that’s the case expect a repeat of the 1984 election.

  8. We’ve never had a successful business leader as president.

    Let’s try it.

  9. Phantom, is Bloomberg pro-life?

  10. He is not.

  11. Fine just not nanny mike…….

    Lets pass an amendment that the President can’t come from elected office privet sector only.

  12. If he won I would love to see all his financial holdings, business deals and those of his family and associates all investigated so he doesn’t violate that emollients clause.

  13. Can’t vote for him then.

    . As reported by pro-life news site LifeNews.com, between 2014 and 2017 the billionaire mayor’s Bloomberg Family Foundation donated no less than $13,962,000 to Planned Parenthood, which, with the help of its nationwide network of “affiliates,” performed over 1.3 million abortions during that time frame, according to its own annual reports.

    Another pro-life news source, LifeSiteNews.com, called Bloomberg “one of the most radical pro-abortion politicians in American history,” recalling that “when he first ran for mayor of New York City in 2001, he pledged to force everyone training to become an obstetrician or a gynecologist in a city hospital to learn how to perform an abortion.”

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/34235-michael-bloomberg-the-radical-abortion-candidate

  14. He should publish his tax returns and all the other things that you ask for should be provided.

    Bloomberg LP I think has significant business interests in Britain, Japan, Brazil ( probably not a problem ) and in China ( could be a big problem )

  15. Sanders called James Carville a “political hack” and Carville replied “At least I’m not a communist!”

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/james-carville-bernie-sanders-hack-communist

  16. Bloomberg calls Trump a ‘carnival barking clown’ after president labels him a ‘tiny version’ of Jeb Bush, hey he’s been ready ATW . that’s pats name for Donald Trump

  17. I wouldn’t mess with Carville.

    He’s a tough, smart as hell, Louisiana boy

  18. Bloomberg probably can’t win nationally. Aberdeen isn’t the only place with Allans.

  19. Would Bloomberg have done better as a Republican challenging Trump directly for the nomination?

    I personally don’t think so, but i put the question out there.

  20. We’ve never had a successful business leader as president.

    Ain’t that the truth. The present billionaire has gone bust more than once and doesn’t pay tax.

  21. If he won I would love to see all his financial holdings, business deals and those of his family and associates all investigated so he doesn’t violate that emollients clause.

    But Patrick, you are quite happy for Trump’s tax returns to remain secret, are you not?

    No double-standard there, perish the thought.

  22. Charles – no. The Republican Party has become a Cult.

  23. Mahons, and the Democratic Party is quickly following suit with the cult of Che Sanders. Viva la revolution!

  24. Charles – Sanders is polling among Dems well under 40%. Try again.

  25. The Republican Party has become a Cult.

    Yes, the Trumpists have taken over the temple once occupied by Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. They must be turning in their graves.

  26. When warren pulls out, her people are likely to go to Bernie.

  27. Republicans did reject the temple built by the Bushes. The old guard is gone, no one’s left even in the wings to come after Trump. He is the party (although, not the state!)

  28. Charles – not necessarily, they had a spat.

  29. Yes Charles, but a brokered convention could be a win for Bloomberg.

    Trump mocks Bloomberg as “Little Mike” but the truth is that overweight Trump has lied about his height in order to avoid being categorised as obese on the accepted body mass index. So I think Bloomberg should respond by referring to Trump as Crooked Fat Donald. At all times. Fight fire with fire.

    And he should keep demanding those Crooked Fat Donald tax returns, every day of the campaign. Let that be a meme.

  30. Super Tuesday is March 3rd. Let’s see if Bloomberg and his money can buy some wins!

  31. Trump’s money bought him a lot of wins in 2016.

  32. And Jeb Bush spent 186 million and got nothing. It depends on the candidate.

  33. I don’t think that Bloomberg should make fun of trumps appearance

    Trump has been carrying on like a complete low rent imbecile since he snuck into the White House

    Bloomberg should strive to be himself, to be everything that Trump is not

  34. Pater I would be happy if Bloomberg didn’t have to show a thing, the Democrats have set the standard.

    Every piece of a Presidents private business before he was president, all his family members and associates must all be audited for any violation of Law, Statute, or Regulation, and his entire family must walk away from every aspect of his business interests especially any outside national borders.

    This is the standard the Democrats have set.

    As for a cult…. if believing in the principles that made this country the greatest place on earth like the Constitution well than that’s a cult I’m proud to be a member of.

    The Left the Democrats…. most of you people support and are members of a group of people that use killing babies as a campaign platform that’s not just a cult it’s the worship of Baal.

  35. Just as Bootyjudge will never win because he’s gay and married Bloomberg is unelectable on his just his stand on guns….. people laughingly voted for Trump instead of Hillary the polls will look like the line at one of his rally’s if the Dem candidate is Bloomberg.

    Obama was an anti-gun lightweight compared to Bloomberg and for the 8 years of his Presidency every quarter not just every year, but every quarter for eight years gun sales broke records nationwide. His picture hung in Rugers lobby his entire presidency as Salesman of the year.

    The thought of Bloomberg as President will cause the largest vote turnout against anyone in history mark my words……

    You want to talk cult….. that’s the one that matters.

  36. PVR

    “As for a cult…. if believing in the principles that made this country the greatest place on earth like the Constitution well than that’s a cult I’m proud to be a member of.” That is quite hilarious. You support a dictator who has shredded the constitution and mocks principles. Do you prefer being called serf or slave?

  37. It is unwise to underestimate Bloomberg. He is very intelligent and is surrounded by intelligent and experienced people. He has built up a network of key people across the nation. He is a self-made billionaire from founding a highly respected company. He was a successful mayor of NY City. He is one of the country’s largest philanthropists. There is a debate next month in Nevada. He is not a great debater but if comes through relatively unscathed, the race for the democratic nomination will look very different. In the general election he will be a very formidable opponent of Trump.

  38. Trump getting flack for his DOJ tweeting
    first time we;ve heard Barr and mosco Mitch weigh in
    basically telling Trump to stfu on twitter
    is this the first cracks we’re seeing ?

  39. Kurt, every Republican senator I’ve seen on Fox has told the President to stfu on Twitter! It’s the R’s coming together for it’s own good to “advise” the president. Barr gave an explosive interview on ABC saying that he can’t do his job with all this twitter chatter.

  40. Ok Charles
    Clearly Twitter is his vent .
    Just can’t go interfering in DOJ stuff unless ofc he has no respect for the laws of the land . Do you argue that he upholds the law in the way you’d expect from a POTUS ?

  41. Just can’t go interfering in DOJ stuff unless ofc he has no respect for the laws of the land . Do you argue that he upholds the law in the way you’d expect from a POTUS ?

    Psychotic indeed.

  42. now rather than just Laughing at you NYr…..or anyone because this seems to be the spin since all your dreams of impeachment have crumbled.

    That is quite hilarious. You support a dictator who has shredded the constitution and mocks principles. Do you prefer being called serf or slave?

    Please explain in what way Trump has acted like a dictator. And be serious please.

  43. as for the nonsense of Trump interfering

    Barr on Thursday took the extraordinary step of sitting down with ABC News’ Pierre Thomas to clear the air on the Stone affair. He made it clear the president “has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case,” but that Trump’s tweets about the Justice Department “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

    The AG knows this could get him fired, but he will only do the job on his own terms. “I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody . . . Congress, a newspaper editorial board or the president,” Barr said. “I’m gonna do what I think is right.”

    He did intervene in the Stone case — before Trump tweeted about it, and on the basis of his own judgment.

    While within Justice Department guidelines, the Stone sentencing recommendation on Monday was remarkably harsh — up to nine years in prison for a 67-year-old, when Stone’s crimes, mainly misleading Congress in sworn testimony, would typically bring a few months for a first offense. The on-hands prosecutors justified the far-tougher line because Stone allegedly intimidated another witness, his pal Randy Credico. But Credico says he didn’t feel intimidated. And their direct supervisor had questioned their intent to go harsh — yet they went ahead anyway.

    On learning of the recommendation Monday, Barr says he quickly ordered a change. When that happened on Tuesday, the prosecutors quit the case, and one resigned from the Justice Department.

    Trump’s tweet in the interim naturally had critics (Republican and Democrat) up in arms over what seemed outrageous political interference in the course of justice.

    In fact, Barr had to reconsider his course: “Do you go forward with what you think is the right decision or do you pull back because of the tweet? And that just sort of illustrates how disruptive these tweets can be,” he told ABC.

    We have complete trust in Barr’s integrity. The left keeps trying to paint him as a Trump toady, but that’s only because he’s determined to reverse the Obama-era politicization of the Justice Department.

  44. Thank you Pat. That say it all.

  45. Barr speaks for himself.

  46. There has been foreign meddling is US law-making – and it wasn’t Russia:

    https://twitter.com/LatuffCartoons/status/1227895813344550912/photo/1

    Follow Follow @GrantLingel

    Replying to @LatuffCartoons

    Just imagine the reaction of the American public and mainstream media if Russia said something like this… but when Israel does it, no response at all.

  47. It was Holocaust Day two days ago, one of the most shameful atrocities in history but those behind it have no shame – and their lies continue……

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7997465/Into-inferno-75-years-horrifically-vivid-account-Allied-bombing-Dresden.html

    As for Dresden itself, it had no defences, no anti-aircraft guns, no searchlights, nothing. Like a great car park in the sky, the heavens were suddenly full of aeroplanes, their outlines reflected in the glow of the flames.

    The bombs they dropped this time were so big that we could see them falling through the air, then demolishing whole blocks of buildings in one explosion.

    Even the incendiaries were much larger: instead of the metre-long sticks of the first raid, we were now subjected to enormous four-tonners. When they hit the ground, a ball of fire blossomed, incinerating everything within a radius of nearly 200ft.