[COMMENTARY] Gosar Quotes U2 Song About MLK To Describe Insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt
[Writer’s disclosure: I am blocked by Paul Gosar on his personal Twitter account]
Paul Gosar (Q-AZ) is possibly the most unreachable member of the GOP. Fully immersed in the QAnon conspiracy cult, a loud proponent of The Big Lie, and a major January 6th denier, Gosar was famously disowned by his entire family, who made a campaign video begging people not to vote for him.
Now that he’s voted against a bipartisan January 6th Commission (which will most likely end up resulting in a fully Democratic January 6th Commission), Gosar decided to enjoy being even more terrible by deciding to give a boost to the movement attempting to martyr insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt. Gosar deliberately tweeted an image of the white woman who made the conscious choice to storm the Capitol and ignore warnings from an armed Capitol Police officer as she attempted to breach the doors of the Speaker’s Lobby. Along with the image, Gosar chose to use a line from a song about Martin Luther King to ‘honor’ a dead white woman.
No, really, he totally did that.
Twitter immediately started giving Gosar a whole bunch of history, music, and musical history lessons. “Bono” began trending because Gosar dared to quote the MLK anthem “Pride (In the Name Of Love)” by U2, and now let’s unpack all of the layers in that one tweet.
- Never try to take away a Black man’s agency and legacy then hand it to a white woman in an attempt to martyr her (even though we know Gosar loves doing a racism, this is an extra special new low for him)
- Never take a quote about or by Martin Luther King and apply it to another human being who isn’t Martin Luther King.
- Screw you for trying to ruin U2, failed dentist
(sidebar: “The Unforgettable Fire” offers a better quote to apply to Gosar, from the song “Wire”: Such a cold man/Such a cold heart/Watch you tear yourself apart).
Herewith, some of the best of the Twitter draggings, which Paul Gosar won’t care about because he’s probably too busy spending the Memorial Day Weekend recreating Auschwitz in his backyard or something.
She crawled through a barricaded government door with people yelling GUN.
She seems to have had some.. issues.https://t.co/4qhQ6skjkk
— Emphasize Truth (@EmphasizeTruth) May 28, 2021
When you do seditious shit.
Bad things happen.
— KID VICIOUS🔪 (@kirkacevedo) May 28, 2021
"THEY" protected your life & all those working in the Capital that day, you should be grateful!
Instead you hold her up as a martyr?
You, Paul Gosar & all who think like you are warped & un-American, as was Domestic Terrorist Ashli Babbitt.
Go thank the Capital Security & Police!
— Says Phoebe (@phe_parker) May 28, 2021
I guess a lot of people need to hear this: Ashli Babbitt was a domestic terrorist attempting to break into the Speaker's Lobby & her gender doesn't negate her criminality. Anyone defending her actions is a seditious traitor who belongs in prison #NeverForgetJanuary6th
— Tara Dublin Is Vaccinated AF 💉 (@taradublinrocks) May 28, 2021
Ashli Babbitt was committing an act of terrorism and thankfully was stopped.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) May 28, 2021
The officer who shot Ashli Babbitt was trying to protect @DrPaulGosar and his fellow Representatives from a mob attacking the Capitol & threatening his life. I cannot comprehend this skid mark of a man so grossly betraying the Capitol cops who defended him from insurrectionists. pic.twitter.com/tZLUUphnub
— Jared Petty (@pettycommajared) May 28, 2021