Dan Quayle is trending on Twitter.
It hasn’t been long enough since we stopped having to deal with Dan “Potatoe” Quayle’s simpering ignorance, but he just couldn’t shut the hell up, apparently, and decided to endorse Donald Trump. Quayle saying Trump is a “winner” who “knows how to win” actually seemed to really frame the idiotic authoritarians rhetoric perfectly, though — in kindergarten macaroni.
Twitter, the ever-faithful go-to for immediate reactions to just about everything, took to the web with its abject disappointment in this new political low. Again, Dan Quayle, a political has-been of close to NO significance since the 80s other than his lack of spelling ability and offended butthurt assault on T.V.’s Murphy Brown, is ACTUALLY trending on Twitter, talk about a Trump effect.
An old Capital Hill legend is that if you utter the name Dan Quayle at night you become irrelevant. #potatoes
— case_case (@CaseCasefry) May 12, 2016
We're quoting Dan Quayle now? Does anyone remember that idiot can't even spell "potato'?
— Rick Shimelplatzer (@Rickagain) May 12, 2016
Dan Quayle really illustrates the way Republicans make decisions, though. They want to choose things and people that make them “look good” regardless of the efficacy of that thing/person. They also don’t care much if you don’t know what “efficacy” means (or how to spell potato).
Remember when Dan Quayle was "qualified" to be VP because the GOP thought he looked like Robert Redford & so women would vote for him?
— Caroline (@JamboR1989) May 12, 2016
Aw, look at Dan Quayle trying to be all relevant & stuff. Please go crawl back under the rock you've been living under. Or perhaps a potato.
— LL (@lettergirl2020) May 12, 2016
Thanks Twitter for reminding me that Dan Quayle still exists. Now if Mr. T and/or MC Hammer will endorse Trump, he'll be a shoo-in.
— Mark Allen Jenkins (@choiceweb0pen0) May 12, 2016
The fact is, the farther we get towards the general election, the more of the already corrupted Conservative leadership abandon their token attempts to save the country from the man who admitted that he embraces being called an “authoritarian.”
You'd think SOMEONE smart might endorse him. But no, it's Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, Dan Quayle, Ralph Wiggum… https://t.co/HHUpxljClQ
— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) May 12, 2016
George Zimmerman, Dan Quayle, Trump-Ryan, & House GOP are all currently trending.
It's like Schmuck Day on Twitter!
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) May 12, 2016
When you've got Dan Quayle, you've locked up the brain trust.
— Aisha Sultan (@AishaS) May 12, 2016
I'm glad Dan Quayle took a moment away from his busy schedule of arguing with fictional 1990s sitcom characters to tell us who he's backing.
— Keating Thomas (@keatingthomas) May 12, 2016
It's adorbs Dan Quayle thinks his endorsement means any more than a sack full of potatoe. (Google it, millennials. Misspelling intentional.)
— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) May 12, 2016
When you finally get that crucial Dan Quayle endorsement pic.twitter.com/AOHHSyFIqY
— U2's The Edge (@rappingranny) May 12, 2016
The idiot actually said that Donald Trump is more qualified to be President than Hillary Clinton. I don’t care HOW you feel about her, Donald Trump’s “qualifications” to be President stack up to Clinton’s like toothpicks to redwoods.
Even John Fugelsang got into the action today. It is sad that Twitter is more honest about America’s reactions to the news than the corporate media, but here you have it, America’s reaction to the coveted “Dan Quayle” endorsement: snort, joke, ignore.
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