The Fourth of July is the day we celebrate the glory of the greatest experiment in freedom that the world has ever known. Unless, of course, you work for most broadcast or digital media outlets. Then it’s your job to let everyone know that hot dogs, parades, and fireworks ARE NOT COOL AT ALL.
Some of these tweets are openly hostile, some just aim to sow seeds of division. Leftists’ dislike for America and patriotism is nothing new, they’re just more open about it because they’re blinded by a frothing hatred for President Trump.
Here, in no particular order, are ten “you really shouldn’t be enjoying yourself today” tweets I happened upon.
1. NY Times Speaks for the Founding Fathers
"The focus on a single leader — on the construction of a cult of personality — would have incensed the men and women who sacrificed so much to create a new nation," says T.H. Breen https://t.co/kUaCwozWNK
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) July 4, 2019
Out of the gate with our first “Military parades are totes commie…” comparison of the day!
2. America the “Just O.K.”
The myth of America as the greatest nation on earth is at best outdated and at worst, wildly inaccurate. If you look at data, the U.S. is really just O.K. pic.twitter.com/pFrWBH0Zfl
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) July 2, 2019
More from what was once the most prominent news source in America. The people who like to complain about America not being great are generally the ones most benefiting from its greatness. Like the free press.
3. Oh No! A Poll!
— Bloomberg (@business) July 4, 2019
This is a poll from Gallup that is being passed on by Bloomberg, so it has about as much accuracy as a couple of drunk frat boys talking about girls who turned them down for dates.
4. Paintings are a lie!
You might remember this photo from your high school history textbooks. But this isn't actually how the Declaration of Independence happened. https://t.co/vJ1yXH7U2v
— Vox (@voxdotcom) July 4, 2019
The juice box crowd at Vox.com seemed to not want to do any heavy lifting to find something to complain about, so they want you to know that historical depictions in paintings aren’t as accurate as photographs.
5. “But the cost!” Concern Trolling
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 4, 2019
The MSM have been prattling on about the cost of the parade for days now. You can’t both uncritically champion Elizabeth Warren and the other socialist Democrats running for president and simultaneously pretend you’re worried about American taxpayers. Go home, CNN, you’re drunk.
6. CNN Isn’t Done Not Getting It
The spectacle is likely to delight many Americans who view the military as one remaining unifying force for pride in a country divided along political, racial and economic lines. But it's also drawn skepticism and criticism for its costs and political hue https://t.co/TpMf3QIuE0
— CNN (@CNN) July 4, 2019
More #fakenews concern trolling about costs to go along with a laundry list of what they think is wrong with America that reads as if it were written by someone in the DNC comms department.
7. MOAR COMMIE COMPARISONS
Analysis: Trump’s July 4 spectacle was inspired by France. To some outside the U.S., it looks more like China. https://t.co/grX4Nrh7lJ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 4, 2019
No it doesn’t. Glad we cleared that up.
8. Miserable Liberals are Miserable. Discuss.
"We were told, growing up, that the burnt hot dogs, sweaty macaroni salads, and underripe watermelons were patriotic. It had to do with independence! Or something about the troops." @joaniesucks has a modest proposal: Rename July 4th anything else https://t.co/voZ0shHSED pic.twitter.com/WCEINpNf3N
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) July 4, 2019
This is just a case of a permanently aggrieved progressive feeling the need to complain so she comes up with an angle that she believes to be clever. You write for Jezebel. Cleverness hates you.
9. Awful People Think The Declaration of Independence is Awful
Fourth of July's ugly truth exposed: The Declaration of Independence is sexist, racist, prejudiced https://t.co/FmI4jxWEu6
— Salon (@Salon) July 4, 2019
Imagine waking up this miserable every day. Real Americans don’t have to, thank God.
10. Fashion Tips AND America Hate!
Racism and patriotism go hand in hand. https://t.co/KngLq18yIN
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) July 4, 2019
This hot take was sandwiched between tweets about pictures from Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s wedding. Onion staffers weep for the death of satire.
Did I say ten? Let’s celebrate with a couple of bonus tweets!
Bonus 1: Capitalism is the Worst Unless We’re Making Money
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 4, 2019
When not giving free air time to Democratic candidates who can’t shut up about the unfairness of capitalism, MSNBC likes to use Uncle Sam to try and pimp some merch.
Bonus 2: Cocaine Mitch for the Trolling Win
Happy Fourth of July! pic.twitter.com/Z6dt3VPzfx
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) July 4, 2019
Let the triggering begin!
Happy Independence Day my whacky patriot friends!