Liberal columnist Leonard Pitts has taken issue with Senator Marco Rubio calling him out over a column he posted stating that Trump supporters shouldn’t be heard. Rubio tweeted that Pitts denied the allegation, but then admitted that he wouldn’t engage the ‘Trumpeters’ because it was “like reasoning with rocks.”
Rubio then responded to Pitts by questioning how a “blanket contempt of 63 million fellow Americans” would “heal divisions” Pitts claims to deplore.
The column Rubio tweeted shows Pitt’s full-on hatred for Trump and all of those voters who voted against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
Pitts got a little defensive right off the bat:
“It fascinates me how you Republicans have repurposed “elites,” which means well above average, into an all-purpose pejorative. I mean, sure, call me an elite, if you insist. But I’d point out that as a U.S. senator, hobnobbing with presidents and potentates while pulling down $174,000 per annum, you are hardly Joe Lunchbucket yourself.”
Pitts’ then really laid it on think, spewing unsubstantiated allegations that only a ignorant and misinformed leftist ‘rock’ would espouse.
As to your claim that I said Trump voters “should not be heard from,” while I know distortion and exaggeration are tools of your trade, I can’t allow them to stand unchallenged here. What I actually said is that I, personally, will not engage with Trump supporters. Reasoning with them is like reasoning with rocks.
Let’s cut to the chase, Senator. Donald Trump is unfit to be president, period, full stop.
Presidents don’t condemn continents and countries as “shitholes.”
Presidents don’t undermine their own cabinet officers.
Presidents don’t give aid and comfort to neo-Nazis.
Presidents don’t give aid and comfort to geopolitical foes.
Presidents don’t spill classified secrets to geopolitical foes.
Presidents don’t support accused child molesters. (Bill Clinton did)
Presidents don’t put themselves above the country they serve.
Ordinarily, that is. This guy has done all that and more.
And here’s the thing: You know this. You’re not an idiot, so you absolutely know what a dangerous outlier Trump is. Yet because it is politically expedient, you, who once called him “dangerous” and a “con man” unqualified to have access to the nuclear codes, now ask us to believe that you believe he has somehow magically become fit for the job. All while he scales new heights of incompetence every day.
It leaves me wondering: Who are you, really? What, if anything, do you stand for or believe? Because you exhibit a spinal flexibility only Plastic Man could love.
Meantime, America faces a season of division and acrimony almost unparalleled in its history. And it is largely because people of your political ilk chose to embrace “alternative facts” upon which to build an alternative reality, because you taught people to embrace homophobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism and ignorance and to call them righteousness.
I wonder if Pitts believes that only racists in this country are Republican? Probably, because the Black Lives Movement is really racist, right? (Sarcasm) More on this to come…
Columnist responds to me with denial he said Trump supporters shouldn’t be heard. But then admits he won’t engage with them b/c it’s “like reasoning with rocks.” How does blanket contempt of 63 million fellow Americans heal divisions you claim to lament? https://t.co/l67k513A6p
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) April 25, 2018