ROASTED: Even Progressives Are Rejecting Brianna Wu’s Run for Congress
Brianna Wu is going to get stomped hard with this whole “lemme run for Congress” gambit. It will give us all plenty of laughs, though, and that’s the best part. Wu is running against Stephen Lynch, a guy who has been in Congress since 2001 and has never lost a race for his seat. In fact, he’s held two different seats due to redistricting. He was “primaried” back in 2010 after voting against President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. He faced off with Mac D’Alessandro, who used to be the New England political director of the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU, one of the most powerful unions in the country, spent $300,000 supporting his candidacy. The Boston Globe endorsed D’Alessandro as well.
Congressman Lynch beat D’Alessandro by 30 points in the primary.
As I said, Wu doesn’t have much of a chance. But why does the nutter think there’s even a slim chance of victory against a proven winner like Lynch in the first place? Well, for one, he’s anti-abortion. And given the ultra-liberal bent of his state, Massachusetts, he’s somewhat of an anomaly. So, you would think that so-called progressives would be chomping at the bit to support Wu’s run, right?
“Calling me the least liberal member from Massachusetts is like calling me the slowest Kenyan in the Boston Marathon.” – Rep. Stephen Lynch
Wrong. True, some Twitter activists and radical feminist retards are backing Batshit Brianna, but any Democrat with a brain can see Wu’s credentials are paper-thin. A recent demolition put out by Paste Magazine is worth everyone’s time. Some key excerpts are in order…
Before we get to that, though, there’s the issue of her alleged credibility. According to Wu, the defining trait that makes her qualified as a member of Congress is her experience dealing with the alt-right as an opponent of GamerGate…
This is being treated as the prime hook to entice voters. One need only look at her website to see this. Emblazoned in large bold letters is the statement “She Fought the Alt-Right and Won”.
What exactly constitutes “winning” against the alt-right in this scenario, however, is unclear. Considering the movement still exists, is still harassing women and one of its architects just got a comfy position in Trump’s White House, nobody can really say what exactly Wu “won” in her battle against the alt-right. She may be speaking about her personal success, considering her bevy of media appearances and large following gained after the harassment, but that will most likely be of little comfort to those who are currently facing the brunt of the organization.
Yes, I was always unclear about what it is Wu is claiming to have won as well. The alt-right is still around. Hell, even GamerGate is around, albeit in a somewhat diminished capacity. I was glad to see Paste call out the ridiculous nature of her slogan right at the outset of their piece.
There’s much more where that came from, however….
One of her stated goals is to give a larger focus to the tech industry…
[W]hat benefit does investing in the tech industry give to the average Boston citizen? None, unless you happen to be one of Wu’s friends who works in the tech industry. The question of what part of the budget Wu would slash to benefit her coworkers is currently unanswered, but the answer doesn’t really matter. The fact that she claims to be an advocate for women’s rights while also expressing her desire to divert funds to the (predominantly white, predominantly male) tech industry should speak to her lack of credibility as a feminist. Plus, since tech isn’t a market that’s particularly welcoming to those without expensive degrees, supporting its expansion into areas where it isn’t particularly large or needed is ultimately a pro-gentrification stance.
Huh. It’s almost like this entire run is all about Brianna and not about the citizens of the 8th Congressional District of Massachusetts. Oh, and Wu thinks working people are rubes who deserve no respect. I’m sure that kind of attitude will help topple working class champion Stephen Lynch. In fact, if the Democratic Party had adopted his positioning, they probably wouldn’t be in the sad shape they’re now in. But Wu wants to take him out because he doesn’t support abortion and is insufficiently supportive of transgender rights.
Paste goes on to note that Wu has supported taking away federal dollars from states whose public officials sabotage liberal projects like the Affordable Care Act (which again, Lynch himself voted against). Brianna has since deleted some of the wacky spiel, but nonetheless gets taken back to the woodshed.
According to Wu, those in conservative states, regardless of who they voted for, deserve to have their education and healthcare taken away from them as “leverage” against their public officials, who probably don’t care about them to begin with. This would benefit no one, and would only hurt the working class in these states.
That’s not all, either. Wu would later defend Twitter user Melinda Byerley regarding a post she made about middle America…
Wu’s defense of Byerley’s statement lines up with her previously expressed ideology: That everyone in conservative states is a dumb bigot. Never mind the minorities that are suffering in these states, the fact that they live there means they deserve to suffer too.
The majority of Wu’s campaign has been focused on women’s rights and her self-stylings as a progressive, but when looking at her policies that don’t directly relate to women’s rights, they are virtually identical to the conservative platform she is allegedly running against: Pro-gentrification, support for big industries with only a cursory acknowledgement of smaller businesses, and deliberately taking away from underprivileged and marginalized Americans solely to spite her political enemies. Wu’s campaign confirms one of two things: She knows nothing about politics, or she’s content to use the poor as pawns. Or, to put it bluntly: She’s either an idiot or actively malicious. Both are likely, and both are equally troubling.
I know some people will be of a mind to dismiss the Paste post due to the ideological leanings of the publication, but to me it goes to show that even “thinking” progressives are of a mind to reject Wu’s run. That doesn’t bode well when it comes to Wu’s chances for success. Oh, by the way, apparently, Brianna plans to release an ad later today. I will either update this entry or do another one when it comes out. It’s sure to be hilarious, knowing what I know about Wacky Wu. I can only imagine what claims we’re going to see come out of that garbage fire.
UPDATE: Oh wow, Harmful Opinions got a hold of a link to the ad while I was writing this post. Even though Wu hasn’t tweeted it out, apparently the dumbass left it publicly searchable on Vimeo.
It’s just as cringeworthy as we expected.
I stood up to the alt-right during GamerGate, and I’ll do it in Congress, too. – Brianna Wu