Nobody knows why Republicans do anything they do anymore. Is it because they honestly think they’re in touch with “real” America? Is it because they just don’t give sh*t anymore? Have the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower been reduced to a petty, groveling circle jerk of Trump ass-kissers?
Well, yeah. It’s all of those things.
So occasionally, America gets treated to something particularly funny that is so out of touch with what anyone wants or cares about that it leaves everyone scratching their heads. And that’s exactly what happened on Friday when the Republican National Committee, tweeting as the blue-checkmarked GOP itself, asked ordinary Americans to sign on to a virtual birthday card for Eric Trump, the bumbling middle child of the president.
— GOP (@GOP) January 5, 2018
The only way this makes sense is if someone who hates Eric Trump is in charge of that Twitter account.
It’s not like they can avoid seeing how spectacularly every single PR move they ever make backfires on them, from public polls to funding requests to screenshots of their idiotically-worded emails taken by people who subscribe entirely for ironic purposes.
But just in case this was the GOP just being dumbass, out-of-touch Republicans again, the internet helpfully reminded them that Eric Trump is a private citizen, not a prince:
Why is the GOP asking us to sign a birthday card for a private citizen?
— Schrödinger’s Trump (@SchrodngrsTrump) January 5, 2018
LOL! Love how the @GOP and Trumpsters conveniently forget that all of the Trumps were registered Ds and couldn’t even vote for daddy in the NY primary lol!
— Jen Hart (@JenHart509) January 5, 2018
How is this normal? He’s got no official role of any kind in government–or even in the @GOP. Is this a poke in “liberal” eyes, or the ongoing codification of a “royal presidency”?
— An American Progressive. (@brennan_meinke) January 5, 2018
Which prison should we send that card to?
— Top Rope Travis 🇺🇸 (@TopRopeTravis) January 5, 2018
— Jose Reyna (@MIGR8Heart) January 5, 2018
For an early bday present I am happy to send you a copy of Fire & Fury. Let me know if you want the Kindle or iBooks version!
— BJ Garrett (@BJSeattle1981) January 5, 2018
Happy Birthday Eric pic.twitter.com/mKPkkyVmjC
— The Great Pappy….. (@psychopappy1961) January 5, 2018
A ruling party statement that the public should prepare well wishes for the second son of the leader is the kind of communication one would expect from an eccentric family dictatorship not a modern democracy.
— SamanthaGodwin (@samanthaagodwin) January 5, 2018
Don’t remember @GOP asking us to do this for the Bush girls. Certainly don’t begrudge the guy enjoying his birthday but This. Is. Bizarre.
— willowbarcelona (@willowbarcelona) January 5, 2018
Don’t you have better things to do, like taking away healthcare from the poor or suppressing black voters?
— magnifiquemonique (@magnifiquemm) January 5, 2018
But it was Chris, a “recovering Republican” (according to his Twitter bio), who really spoke for all of us:
My personal message pic.twitter.com/7DO7jAsczy
— Chris (@C_Perspective_) January 5, 2018
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