November 2, 2019

Tools.

30 comments:

Lyle said...

Gaetz will probably be President one day. He's got Trump like skills.

Annie C. said...

Pwned.

Darrell said...

MoDo wouldn't know a work tool if it cost her a finger:She only knows the meat variety, those that further the ideological agenda. Dowd is a tool of the Left herself. Ushering in the Left's new hell dimension.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Corporate media(D) - corrupt. Check.

tim in vermont said...

“Useful” for what? Oh yeah, the only thing that matters, to get rid of Trump.

hombre said...

If Trump is defeated in 2020 the Leftmediaswine Party will merge officially with the Democrat Party to erase any remaining vestiges of confusion about the one party state. AND

“In the end the Party [will] announce that two and two made five, and you [will] have to believe it. It [is] inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy.” (1984 - cum 2020)

Michael K said...

Dowd is a NeverTrumper with all the arrogance of the type. Never held a real job/ Always a political consultant.

Now "dating" Maria Shriver. He's made to full transition.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

The corporate press is pile of Zucker peon garbage. Corrupt lie-spreading D-hacks.

Birkel said...

Dowd is a well-paid fake Republican.
He is neither interesting nor insightful.

Big Mike said...

Gaetz is right, you know. Who was it said “Punch back twice as hard”? Some politician. Whatever became of him?

robother said...

As with all on the Left, Dowd's argument/insult is really about useful to Who against Whom.

Lurker21 said...

Gaetz isn't that likable and doesn't have great political skills. He's too much a second or third generation politician, not somebody who rose on his own. He's right about the media, but it seems like he's just repeating the established line, not breaking any new path of his own.

Gunner said...

Sore losers on the Left still dont understand that Hillary could win 11 billion votes in California and still not be President.

Charlie said...

To a battle of wits, Dowd comes unarmed.

Ann Althouse said...

These tweets raise the eternal conundrum of whether tools are good.

Dowd starts it and Gaetz goes along with it: that it's a positive thing for a person to be useful — to be a tool for others to pick up and use for their purposes. "Tool" is an insult because you shouldn't just lie around available to be used! Dowd thought it was clever to flip the insult and say, basically, at least a tool isn't useless and you are useless. That's very low-level cleverness. I'm glad Gaetz smacked him around but I'm still groaning over the low-quality Dowd wit.

Ann Althouse said...

Gaetz ended up giving Dowd credit for not being a tool. But you could just as well call him a tool. It's worse to be someone else's mindless implement than to do nothing at all. Nothing is a pretty high standard considering all the things that are worse than nothing, which is what TOOLS are!

wild chicken said...

"MoDo" - wrong Dowd.

JaimeRoberto said...

I remember Dowd on a Sunday show shortly before the 2016 election. With the confidence of someone who has no idea what he's talking about he proclaimed that Hillary would win in a landslide, the only question was how big the landslide would be. I don't know how people can take him seriously unless he's there to tell people what they want to hear.

Darrell said...

MoDo wouldn't know a work tool if it cost her a finger:She only knows the meat variety, those that further the ideological agenda. Dowd is a tool of the Left herself. Ushering in the Left's new hell dimension.

Sorry. Migrane headache. Let's try that again.

Matthew Dowd wouldn't know a work tool if it cost her a finger:He only knows the meat variety, those that further the ideological agenda. Dowd is a tool of the Left himself. Ushering in the Left's new hell dimension. If he really believed in country over party, he would leave.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

MaDo = useful idiot = tool

Lurker21 said...

"Tool" is slang for a guy with an overinflated ego. I assumed it was related to "nerd" or "geek," words from the techworld; only the nerd or geek knows he is uncool while the tool thinks he's God's gift to the world.

But Internet sources say that "tool" came about in the same way other insults for annoying guys came about: it was originally slang for "penis."

I'm not a fan of these Twitter fights or of these two guys - both of whom qualify as tools - but you can see how Dowd leaves the insinuation in the air without actually coming out and saying it.

Yancey Ward said...

Dick vs Tool.

rcocean said...

LIke CNN, ABC and NBC have come out of the closet and are full-on Democrat Operatives. I suppose the R's in Congress could do something about it, but none of the Big Donors care, so nothing will be done.

rcocean said...

Dowd is a fucking idiot and a partisan liberal democrat. IOW, he's your typical Mainstream Media Reporter/editor.

Jim in St Louis said...



So many Trump wanna-bees try to be so Trumpy lately. Including these two birds. But Trump is by far the best at being Trumpy. Didn't the NY gov just tweet out his inner Trumpyness? Pelosi and her tantrum in the White House was a Trumperific performance. Warren and Booker (and all the rest) only get positive polls when they snark out a really good Trump-like line. They even use his comic timing and style.

That overused phrase: "Ya want more Trump? Cause this is how you get more Trump!" now has a new meaning. All politicians now act like Trump- soon we will judge them only on how well their imitation measures up to the master.

paminwi said...

If you read Dowd’s Twitter feed he’s a pompous, thin-skinned ass.
He can get away with his garbage tweets, statements because he’s a supposed Republican and he’s shacking up with Maria Shriver.
Those two things make him sacrosanct.
I obviously ticked him off because he blocked me on twitter. And at the time I only had 100 followers.
Exactly what damage could I do to him?

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Good to know that Gaetz can't actually point to anything useful he's done for his constituents, other than to be a mindless demagogue, apparently. I guess that's better than useless for some people, right?

His district must vote reliably partisan Republican. What does his little chunk of Florida know about a few thousand votes in industrial areas that flipped the EC but not the people's say to Trump? Absolutely nothing.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

These tweets raise the eternal conundrum of whether tools are good.

Depends on the use. I'm sure even dildos are useful, but to call a guy one is the greatest insult of all as it implies that whatever use he has doesn't extend far beyond what a blunt piece of plastic can do.

Lem said...

The Matts are going to the mat?

Largo said...

Tools don't harm people.

People harm people.