It must being exhausting being a Republican hack. Not only do you need to toe the party line no matter how ridiculous, but you are often left picking up the shattered pieces of your integrity after your lame attempts to bash Democrats blow up in your face. Take it from Thomas Del Beccaro, a Republican hack so unlucky that he just became the laughing stock of the internet.
Del Beccaro is a former chairman of the California Republican Party and is currently running for U.S. Senate. As such, he thought yesterday’s Republican National Convention would be the perfect time to take a few shots at First Lady Michelle Obama to score a few cheap points. Things didn’t go well.
Del Beccaro watched Trump’s wife Melania give her (now infamous) speech and immediately decided to use the opportunity to criticize Michelle Obama. After listening to Melania say things like:
From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect.
Such grace! Such poise!
Del Beccaro shot off a tweet praising the speech and saying Michelle Obama could never live up to it.
— Thomas Del Beccaro (@tomdelbeccaro) July 19, 2016
It was a supremely ill-timed tweet. Just minutes later, the entire world would discover that Melania stole some of her best lines… from Michelle Obama.
— Jarrett Hill (@JarrettHill) July 19, 2016
And Del Beccaro walked into a world of humiliation:
— TBogg (@tbogg) July 19, 2016
@tomdelbeccaro This Tweet is going to feel like a hangover in the morning.
— Chris Sacca (@sacca) July 19, 2016
Now this is awesome. https://t.co/nAhpgVzk6y
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) July 19, 2016
That last tweet being from Jon Favreau, a former Obama speechwriter, who went on to say that unlike Melania, Michelle really did write most of her speech herself. Go figure!
It’s often noted, but never with such clear examples, that the Republican Party has gone from a legitimate ideological movement to a knee-jerk, anti-Obama hatefest devoid of all shame. Reality has never been anything more than a speedbump on their road to attack the president in increasingly unhinged ways. The fact that they can accidentally praise Michelle Obama while trying to bash her speaks volumes about their own integrity.
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