Lefsetz: Elizabeth Warren, Hillary, Trump & Twitter Wars

elizabeth-warren-18.pngIt’s all about access…

Today people want to reach out and touch you, Facebook has flattened the earth – everyone feels equal – and if you stand above the fray…it’s only a matter of time before you’re taken down.

This is how Donald Trump can get away with the sappy comments about his family, and his inane statements regarding minority groups, i.e the Taco Bowl, and the uneducated.

People speak first and are analyzed never online.

It’s only the old wave players, working the refs, who believe gotcha politics still plays.

That’s so last century.

Today you keep talking and adjust along the way. Everybody makes mistakes! Social media is riddled with the cookies of your humanity – being inappropriate, misstating facts – but we all know the truth will out in the end. At least enough of it to make a difference.

Wikipedia rules the fact-based world,  even though there are inaccuracies on my own damn page. But better the wisdom of the crowd than the wisdom of Karl Rove and the rest of the fat cats who think they can sway society. That’s what’s utterly laughable, the big time news media and inside the beltway movers and shakers who have utter faith, however misplaced, that they can shape the minds of Americans.

No, we’re all a compendium of our influences.

09-donald-trump-bully.w536.h357.2xMost of us are riddled with falsehoods, because there’s truly no consensus. Most people won’t go to Wikipedia, they don’t want to be shown up. However when the issues become really important, then it’s necessary that we shine light upon the truth.

And Hillary Clinton has done a poor job of doing this.

But Elizabeth Warren is a Power Ranger – a member of the Fantastic Four – and she’s beating Donald Trump at his own game.

Trump owns Twitter.

Anybody on the site knows that accumulating followers is a long hard slog. But you can get a leg up by ATTACKING someone with a ton of followers. Who, of course, could refuse to acknowledge your poke and leave you in the wilderness but…

The Donald can’t do that.

Elizabeth Warren took on Trump on his own turf and eviscerated him.

IT WAS ALL OVER THE NEWS!

That’s right, even if you can’t comprehend Twitter, you heard about the war.

How could Warren be so smart and Hillary so dumb?

Hillary’s so busy triangulating that she’s not even playing.

As for Bernie Sanders,  love ya man, but some people are just too elderly. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks and most Boomers – today’s alta kashers – have all the technology but are clueless as to how to use it.

But the truth is this is a battle amongst the younger generation, the ones who not only have downloaded Snapchat but know how to use it. And they’re aware of this Twitter war. It may not be as high profile as Kanye’s shenanigans, but it’s much more important.

Trump is Kanye.

A guy most people hate but think everybody loves because he’s all over the news and constantly gets a pass. But Warren is not afraid. She waded into waters she did not need to and then walloped the Donald.

Who even knew she had a Twitter account?

She’s only got 426,000 followers. A mere pittance compared to Trump’s 8.18 million.

But she knows Trump can tolerate no negativity, not when it comes to his brand.

So Elizabeth weighed in.

And didn’t pull any punches.

And the Donald fell for the bait.

Mistake number one. You never punch down.

So he calls her, “Goofy Elizabeth Warren.”

She says: “Goofy,’ @real DonaldTrump? For a guy with ‘the best words’ that’s a pretty lame nickname. Weak”

Whew! Warren turns the have a beer paradigm on its head. She’s the one we want to hang with. By using the vernacular, she humanizes herself. But this is secondary to the fact that she’s giving it right back, demonstrating that she knows Trump’s games, with “the best words” reference, and ultimately the Donald looks small, because we all know you never win a Twitter war by calling people names. It just goes back and forth.

Warren attacks the Donald’s identity and politics and…

Trump just comes back with pejoratives. Says she’s playing the “woman card,” accuses her of not doing her job, wasting time on Twitter, but he’s RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND IS ALL OVER TWITTER? And who’s running Trump, Inc?

Warren’s got balls.

And unlike Clinton, she’s not afraid to show them.

Hillary’s been castigated so much for not being a milk and cookies mom that she now fakes it and says she is. No Hillary, you’re not warm and fuzzy. And we don’t want warm and fuzzy, we want to see your killer instinct, something the Donald demonstrates not only day by day, but hour by hour.

So stay off social media at your peril. If you intentionally want to be removed, if that’s your shtick, fine. But if you’re stuck in the last century doing it the old way you’re doomed. Everybody knows everybody and everything these days. Mystery is history. When you try to float above the fray you look like a doofus. Stop complaining someone moved your cheese and play by the new rules.

And Hillary Clinton…don’t you get it?

We live in a new era, talk first and think later.

No one remembers what you said yesterday. It’s all about mindshare, which is why Trump tweets constantly. Hell, ever since he sewed up the nomination 10 days ago it’s been all Trump all the time in the media. Hillary’s losing the war because she doesn’t know she’s in it. It’s like America not realizing guerrilla warfare can’t be defeated by bombs in Vietnam. It’s like Republican bozos asking for more warships when the future of combat is in cyberspace.

Our heroes come and go ever faster in today’s world. You establish your reputation by participating and then cement it by continuing to play. We only want winners, who are unafraid of the powers-that-be, who speak their mind – who go for the jugular when appropriate – because we all know social media is the land of bullies.

Elizabeth Warren took one of those bullies down this week. When are her Democratic minions gonna wake up and follow her lead?

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11 Responses to Lefsetz: Elizabeth Warren, Hillary, Trump & Twitter Wars

  1. Harley the Great says:

    lefty…this was merely a test.
    They have signaled the most important weakness that trump has.
    HIS EGO.
    If you noticed these tweets blew mr. trumps head.
    But I can guarantee you the Clinton campaign has a computerized program
    they will launch soon after Hillary wins that will make mr. trumps
    twitter campaigns impotent.
    I’m sure the war room of the dems has information how to totally
    take over the twitter and facebook sites. In fact, many of the incredibly
    brilliant data mining and computer coders and programmers came from
    the twitter and facebook inside operations.
    I will have further information on this…but this was the first salvo
    to come that will obliterate mr. trump with over 30,000 twitter uploads
    an hour (you didn’t hear that from me)……
    Just wait lefty….the blitzkrieg is ready/aimed and ready to fire.
    I saw it all in the windy city.
    And if you were here in 2012 you kknow Harley has the inside scoops.

    • chuck says:

      Save the date Harley.

      Democrat Convention Schedule

      Monday, July 25, 2016

      11:15 AM

      Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention

      Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment

      1:30 PM

      Group Voter Registration for Undocumented Immigrants

      3:15 PM

      Address on “Being the Real You”

      Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and

      Caitlyn Jenner

      4:30 PM

      “How to Bank $200 Million as a

      public servant and claim to be broke”

      Hillary Clinton

      4:45 PM

      How to have a successful career

      without ever having a job, and

      still avoid paying taxes!

      A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

      5:00 PM

      Medals of Freedom presentation to

      Army deserter Bo Bergdahl

      for serving with Honor and Distinction

      National Security Advisor Susan Rice

      5:30 PM

      Invitation-only Autograph Session

      Souvenir photographs of Hillary and

      Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia

      6:30 PM

      General vote on praising Baltimore rioters,

      and on using the terminology

      “Alternative Shoppers” instead of “Looters”

      7:30 PM

      Breakout session with Bill Clinton

      for women on avoiding the upcoming draft

      8:30 PM

      The White House “Semantics Committee” Meeting

      General vote on re-branding “Muslim Terrorism” as

      “Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance”

      9:00 PM

      “Liberal Bias in Media“ How we can make it work for you!

      Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS,

      the Washington Post, and the New YorkTimes

      with Guest Speaker Brian Williams

      9:15 PM

      Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters

      still incarcerated at GITMO

      Michael Moore

      9:45 PM

      Personal Finance Seminar –

      “Businesses Don’t Create Jobs”

      Hillary Clinton

      11:00 PM

      Short film, “Setting Up Your Own Illegal

      Email Server While Serving in A

      Cabinet Post and How to Pretend

      It’s No Big Deal”

      Hosted by Hillary Clinton

      11:30 PM

      Official Nomination of Hillary

      Bill Maher and Chris Matthews

      • Jim a.k.a. BWH says:

        I’m a left-leaning independent, but that’s some good stuff, Chuck. A grain of truth in comedy is what makes it funny.

        Just like The Donald, you use the best words.

      • Harley the Great says:

        you’re now a comedian.
        I expect you’ll draw just as well as Butch Patrick/Eddie Munster. So you get to work for dr. pepper ribs and nachos
        that were left on the tables from Saturday night.
        Clean off your boots ditch digger. It was muddy and the
        wife doesn’t want any mud on the floor before you
        fall asleep on the barcalounger watching the History/Nazi
        channel.
        Hope it clears up Tuesday. Working in dirt holes is not
        my idea of a job with a future.
        Of course being 62 and bald and old isn’t fun either is it
        chuckles?

  2. chuck says:

    “Today people want to reach out and touch you, Facebook has flattened the earth – everyone feels equal…”

    “No, we’re all a compendium of our influences.”

    “But better the wisdom of the crowd…”

    So, Leftysetz thinks “Social Media” is a 21st Century “Delphi Method”. Right?

    No.

    “Most of us are riddled with falsehoods, because there’s truly no consensus.”

    Essentially, Leftysetz says that his dad (Or, Mommy in this case.) can kick your dad’s azz,

    The eviscerating twitter comments from Chief Elizabeth Warren that Leftysetz thinks excoriate Trump are evidence that she “Hits like a chick”. The sound and fury of this column truly signifies nothing and only makes sense to true believers like Harley.

    In fact, if Harley actually graduated from “J” School, he could have penned the same meaningless, meandering, stream of inane consciousness bull sh*t (Harley’s real problem, is that his brain cell is in his azz, so when he sits down to type, he passes out. Hence, syntax and spelling nightmares that shake, even now, S.I. Hayakawa in his grave.)

    A few columns back, Leftysetz penned a paean to authenticity. I guess if Johnny Depp can be Tonto, Elizabeth Warren can be a Cherokee. Maybe she “Identifies” as a Cherokee, kinda like that nasty uncle who “Identifies” as a female and will soon be pizzing in a urinal next to our granddaughters in public restrooms.

    “…we all know that Social Media is the land of bullies.”

    Leftysetz has written some really excellent stuff in my opinion. I don’t agree with his politics but I like to read his opinions. If Studs Terkel and James Wolcott had a baby, it would cry like Leftysetz. That said, this was crap.

    D+

    • Harley the Great says:

      I guess since you’ve not been successful in life and live a paupers life
      you find everything negative in your world and the world in general.
      You blame others for your paltry existence.
      You scream at workers at a loews because they’re not “working” when
      essentially they’re better people than you.
      You deserve nothing and because you end your life on the short end of
      the stick you try to bring others down to your level.
      Well chuckles the sad ditch digging clown: Harley has put you in your
      place. You’re just a weakened old man who can’t keep up with today’s
      changing world. You don’t understand the change in the world.
      Twitter/facebook/instagram…those are the future. Your 19 inch
      black and white tv is a bit old and outdated.
      Truth is you’re a loser. And you’ll always be one. It’s too late to change.
      What’s next? Throwing your pancakes at the servers at Dennys?
      Or even better chucklets…how about pissing on a homeless vet?
      You’re a disgrace!
      Or maybe
      you’ll use those big words you use to try to hide the fact that you’re almost
      done. You look old and weathered. And nothing can change that!
      A do nothing nobody who’s life is closing out with a big ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Nothing to show for yourself except a life that passed you by.
      And if Johnny Depp can be tonto then you can be a successful dude.
      But for you it’s too late. Times up.
      Your daughters should buy you a rocking chair for xmas. That’s where your
      life is. Rocking away what time you have wondering where did your life
      go?
      Well we know. It went nowhere.
      You’re mr. nowhere man….living in his nowhere land….and with the
      hate and vile anger you display nobody really cares.
      If you can get some money together I’d love to bet you on this election.
      But you ain’t got sh*t to show for a life lost in mediocrity and being a
      big nothing
      I did graduate from MU….and did a ton of charity work and non pay
      work while there and for all the years after. Am proud to have worked
      there during my time there.
      What does chuckles the sad lonely vile clown have to show for his
      life. NOTHING! And that’s what makes chuckles the sad lonely
      vile clown so disgusting. Make up all the b.s. about my graduating from
      MU. The diploma hangs on my office wall. Proudly.
      tick…tick…tick….times up chucklets!
      I get emails where the writers say you’re an angry old man. You’ve tried
      to prove me wrong again and again. I challenge you to show me one
      instance where I was wrong. You can’t! And that’s what sets off your
      angry low life personality.
      Now go away. The world doesn’t need you anymore!

      p.s….while you were writing your crap Harley was doing double workouts.
      Maybe try getting off the couch!

  3. Harley the Great says:

    Donald Trump Wouldn’t Have Had the Ready Cash to Self-Finance Entire Campaign — Analysis

    With Trump now moving to raise big sums, estimate of his 2016 income shows him likely short of the ready cash he would have needed to fund his entire campaign

    By
    Peter Grant and

    Brody Mullins

    Updated May 15, 2016 6:50 p.m. ET
    Donald Trump, after long saying his self-financed campaign shielded him from special interests, is preparing to start raising large donations. He reversed course, he said in early May, to ensure his campaign has the resources to compete with Hillary Clinton

    this story broke today. 7 months ago Harley pointed out that Trump had nowhere
    near the cash needed to run a general election. My team knew this…no one
    else reported on this but Harley. We know everything!
    Twitter is next.
    Then the BIG bomb hits the trump campaign. Harley told you here at kcc and other national blogs and news sites FIRST.
    MORE TO COME! HARLEY KNOWS EVERYTHING!
    BEWARE.

  4. chuck says:

    All work is noble Harley. Here is a quote from Mr. Gibran.

    ————————————————————————————————–

    You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth.
    For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons,
    and to step out of life’s procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite.

    Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune.
    But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born,
    And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life,
    And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.

    ————————————————————————————————–

    I don’t actually turn the earth as much as you think, but, when I do, I think that I am glad to be healthy enough to work physically and sweat a little for those I love.

  5. Harley the Great says:

    you dig ditches for those you love?
    boy are you messed up!
    I’m sure the managers at loews think highly of you. Of course be careful.
    They might hit you with one of their $18.99 when they see you back in the store.
    “and to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret”
    Please no more information on where you put those shovels! hahahahahahaha!

  6. Feto says:

    Harley, don’t get in a battle of wits with Chuck. You’re unarmed.

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