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Tomi Lahren And Cardi B’s Twitter Beef Over The Wall Brought In the Bardi Gang And It Was Lit

Some people think celebrities shouldn’t have a place in political discord, and those people are out of line. Cardi B might be the most famous rapper of our time, but she’s still a person, who not too long ago was just getting by in the Bronx. With the longest government shutdown in history in full swing over a wall, Cardi has as much to say as anyone else.

The response? Conservative analyst Tomi Lahren immediately attacks Cardi B’s intelligence, and then the Bardi Gang roasted her and her supporters.

The House of Cardi B all started with an Instagram Live video…

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Which immediately started getting played on FOX News to offer conservative analysts a free bone to go off on her. “Our country is in a hellhole right now. All for a wall. and we need to take this serious,” she said.

The Bardi Gang came out hard at the Women’s March.

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Some people just straight quoted her from that one video. She said what we’re all thinking. “I feel like we need to take some action. I don’t know what kind of action, because that’s not what I do… But, I’m scared.” Vale.

Cardi was super honored to see all these signs turn out and kept the sentiments going.

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Caption: “I can’t believe how many posters of me where made at Womensmarch In DC ! I wish I was there :’) I’m so honored”

She brought all our chonis into the mix.

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“Now, I don’t want to hear all y’all talking about ‘oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days,’ Yeah, for healthcare! So ya grandma can check her blood pressure and you can get your pussy checked at the gynecologist without a problem.” 👏👏👏

People couldn’t get enough of Cardi B’s words.

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This was how she promoted her twerk video, by sharing her feelings about the shutdown with this caption:

“I know a lot of ya do r watch the news so I’m letting ya know shit getting real …..I ain’t going to say nothing much tho I don’t want mofos to off me…..ANYWAYS TWERK VIDEO OUT NOW”

“Soo many people under my comments talking about I shouldn’t talk politics, I don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m dumb !”

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She went off on Instagram:

“Well I know a little something something..I know 800,000 federal government workers won’t be getting paid till the shutdown is over and government assistants program are shutdown as well as in NO WELFARE , NO WIC, SECTION 8 .I know it’s a little boring to watch the news but it won’t kill ya to visit some IG pages of people that talk about what’s going on in our community like @shaunking @tamikadmallory and shiiieeett sometimes uncle snoop and Charlamgne be saying some shit that goes over ya heads. PAY ATTENTION !!! This can go on for months and it will affect our homes and Country .”

Ultimately, she’s feeling bad for all the people who are working without getting paid right now.

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Caption: “mAkE aMeRicA GrEaT AgAIn ! Headass”

I bow to you, Cardi.

Of course, some big name conservative pundits had some things to say about Cardi.

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For the record, Tomi Lahren was fired from The Blaze after telling The View that she believed women should have legal access to abortion, something the Supreme Court agreed with 46 years ago. She was too liberal for them, and far too conservative for Cardi.

But the Gang checked her.

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To clarify, federal workers will get paid, but only once the shutdown is over. That means that they need to have the privilege of a nest egg to pay off rent, bills, and living expenses without getting a pay check in the meantime.

Not to be outdone, Cardi checked her.

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Cardi’s not here for a brawl with anyone. She’s not a Congresswoman. She’s the Afro-Latina rapper. She doesn’t claim to be a political genius. She is just speaking her mind about current events, which Lahren has made a career on.

We all thought that would put an end to the match but Tomi came back for more.

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Apparently, search terms for ‘dog walk’ on Urban Dictionary trended. Hint: Cardi threatened to drag her, and she doesn’t play.

Lahren came back at Cardi calling her “rambling” about the shutdown “moronic.”

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Let’s not forget that Lahren couldn’t debate on the merits of what Cardi said. Instead, she stooped low and started the name calling and hid behind #BuildthatWall.

The Gang referenced the Constitution in subsequent dragging.

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It’s an oldie but a goodie. Tomi just came in hard at insulting someone’s character instead of addressing their political ideas. Classy.

Cardi had time that day to keep the conversation going.

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Cardi’s rant caused a stir in the political world with Senators debating publicly on Twitter whether or not to share the video on social media. Clearly her take on the situation was enough to get the attention of those working in Washington.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even got in on the roast.

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AOC has been making so many waves already in Congress that I kind of makes sense for her to get in on this debate. In fact, she is even teaching some of her colleagues on how to harness the power of Twitter for their own constituents and careers.

Most people following along just couldn’t handle the expert shade.

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Tomi Lahren’s response? On Facebook, she posted this statement:

“If I imply Cardi B is not a political genius, the Liberals say I’m mean and offensive. If Cardi B and followers threaten to beat me up, the Liberals laugh and encourage it. That’s Liberal Playbook 101.”

Meanwhile, Cardi continued to shut down haters one tweet at a time.

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Literally, people with names like “White Bread” are trying to start something with Cardi? This woman is happily paying her taxes, which, yes, pay for your insurance.

Then, this Twitter user came through with a series of attacks, all worse than this one:

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It’s amazing how one little video by a rapper can cause such controversy on social media. That is the world we all live in today.

Cardi B is now having to school Post-Modern Feminism 101 via Twitter.

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How is this even a topic? If you don’t want to perform sex work, fine. Nobody is calling you out for not empowering the full scope of the female body and mystique.

Cardi’s final message:

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Take the blinders off. Look at the 800,000 people suffering instead of blindly focusing on one very orange man.

My hat’s off to you, Bardi Gang.

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Some people are not about Cardi sharing her political views, but 👏this👏is👏what👏democracy👏looks👏like👏. Have a political opinion? Express it without insulting or reducing the personhood of the other person.


READ: Cardi B Is Here With All Of The Inspiring Quotes You Need To Make It Through Your Toughest Days

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As The Impeachment Trial Heats Up, Trump’s Defenders Start To Crack Under Pressure

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As The Impeachment Trial Heats Up, Trump’s Defenders Start To Crack Under Pressure

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On Dec. 18, just before Christmas, a gift arrived at the House of Congress, two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. After what seemed like an eternity of “will Trump ever be impeached?” the moment some Americans have been calling for finally came to fruition. Yet, the moment of justice against Trump was quickly fogged when Republicans began to attempt to derail the proceedings. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it perfectly clear that articles of impeachment presented from the House chamber to the Senate chamber would be dismissed because no Republican would ever vote to impeach Trump. Then something magical happened. People started talking.

Almost a month after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump, Rep. Nancy Pelosi finally sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate floor on Jan. 15 to begin the impeachment trial.

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It took a while for Rep. Pelosi to get those articles of impeachment to the Senate, but many believed she had a strategic plan. After all, Sen. Mitch McConnell said he wouldn’t allow any witnesses or hear any new evidence. So, Rep. Pelosi must have had a plan, right? 

“In an impeachment trial, every Senator takes an oath to ‘do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.’ Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or the Constitution,” Pelosi said in the letter, according to NPR. Rep. Pelosi also said she didn’t expect a fair trial. She proceeded, anyway. 

Democrats also announced they would have impeachment managers. Speaker of the House Pelosi named seven diverse lawmakers, including one Latina. 

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The seven lawmakers were picked because they have a legal background or expertise and also have served in Congress for decades. 

What’s remarkable about this diverse group of impeachment managers is that, as the New York Times notes, when President Bill Clinton had his impeachment trial in 1999, the impeachment managers back then were 13 white men. This time around, Trump is getting Rep. Adam B. Schiff, House Intelligence Committee chairman and lead manager, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, chair of the House Committee on House Administration, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Val Demings, member of the Intelligence and Judiciary committees, Rep. Jason Crow, member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, member of the House Judiciary Committee. 

On the same day that the trial got underway — and the managers were sworn in, along with Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the trial  — new revelations against Trump and others came roaring out of the TV.

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If you’ve been keeping up with the impeachment process, you should know that Trump’s being impeached for asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son for corruption. That’s what all of this is about, Trump asking for personal favors to get dirt against a politician who is seeking to run for office. Trump has said many times that request was not a favor. Now, at least one person involved in the Ukraine exchange of information is throwing Trump and many others under the bus. If you need a full refresher of the entire mess, click here

Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump’s lawyer Rudi Giuliani, told multiple journalists that Trump’s request to get dirt on Biden was known by all.

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“Because of my Ukrainian background and my contacts there, I became like Rudy’s assistant, his investigator,” he told the New Yorker. “I don’t do anything on my own. I don’t lobby people. I go get information. I set up a meeting. I make sure that the call went right. I make sure the translation is done right.”

“President Trump knew exactly what was going on,” he told Rachel Maddow, “He was aware of all my movements … I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president.”

Even people who once said they never met Parnas, including Rep. Devin Nunes, finally admitted to having known Parnas.

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Just last month, Rep. Nunes said he wasn’t sure who Parnas was and added that he would never speak to random people. However, like many people connected to the scandal, Nunes has now admitted that he has talked to Parnas. Rep. Nunes went on Fox News to say that he did look back at his records and realize he had talked with him. 

“I didn’t remember the name. But I did remember going back, looking at where I was at the time. Because you know you can do that now,” he said, according to CNN. “You actually know where you physically are. Checked it with my records, and it was very clear. I remember that call, which was very odd, random. Talking about random things. And I said, ‘Great, you know, just talk to my staff’ and boom, boom, boom. Which is normal, standard operating procedure.”

Seems like the impeachment trial is just heating up and more information is casting doubt on Trump and his most ardent defenders.

READ: Kellyanne Conway Is Convinced That Americans Think the Impeachment Process is a Sham

Florida Republicans Just Introduced Four Anti-LGBTQ Bills On The Last Day Possible And People Are Asking Why Now?

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Florida Republicans Just Introduced Four Anti-LGBTQ Bills On The Last Day Possible And People Are Asking Why Now?

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Seven Republican lawmakers in Florida filed four anti-LGBTQ bills hours before the deadline for the upcoming legislative session this week. The bills undo many of the protections that exist for LGBTQ Florida residents. The four bills would repeal county and municipal ordinances for LGBTQ workers, legalize gay conversion therapy, and ban transgender healthcare for children, according to NBC News. 

The homophobic and transphobic legislation was introduced by representatives Anthony Sabatini, Bob Rommel, Michael Grant, and Byron Donalds, along with Senators Joe Gruters and Keith Perry. Florida Rep. Shevrin Jones, who is a member of the LGBTQ community, and other advocates are now fighting against the bills’ passing. 

Advocates respond to the bill calling it “discrimination and hate.”

“Clearly they’ve decided that discrimination and hate are central to their election-year platform despite our state’s incredible diversity,” Jones said in a statement. “Just as I’ve done since I was elected in 2012, I will continue to fight any legislation that marginalizes or threatens any Floridian’s shot at a secure, safe, and bright quality of life.”

Jones also accused Florida Republicans of, “wasting tax dollars attacking Florida’s most vulnerable communities rather than prioritizing the issues that impact everyday people’s lives.” 

Equality Florida released a statement highlighting many of the consequences such a bill would have. 

“This is the most overtly anti-LGBTQ agenda from the Florida Legislature in recent memory,” Jon Harris Maurer, the group’s public policy director, said. “It runs the gamut from openly hostile legislation that would arrest and imprison doctors for providing medically necessary care, to legislation that would carelessly erase critical local LGBTQ protections.”

Senator Gruters defends the bill, claiming it “includes protections.”

“The bill certainly does not authorize an employer to discriminate against employees who are members of protected classes, whether protected by federal or state law or local ordinance,” Gruters told NBC News via email.  “While I do not believe the bill has any impact on local anti-discrimination ordinances, in an abundance of caution, I included language in the bill’s preamble to make clear that the preemption would not affect local anti-discrimination laws, and any court would interpret the preemption consistent with that preamble.” 

While Gruters claims it would include protections, Joe Saunders, senior political director at Equality Florida, claims that these so-called protections are merely a part of the bill’s preamble and would carry no weight should the bills become law. 

“We appreciate that Sen. Gruters put that in,” Saunders said. “It’s not policy; it’s not considered part of the bill.”

Democratic senator Lori Berman suggested the bill was nothing more than a political stunt to garner votes from homophobic and transphobic constituents. 

“I’m disappointed to see some of my colleagues proposing this regressive and discriminatory anti-LGBT agenda,” Berman wrote on Twitter. “What benefit to the public does this legislation actually serve, apart from tossing red meat to a political base in an election season?” 

Trans children are particularly vulnerable to the policies. 

“Transgender youth are some of the most at risk in our community,” Gina Duncan, Equality Florida’s director of transgender equality, told NBC News. “It is outrageous that conservative legislators would threaten their health and safety. Medical professionals, not politicians, should decide what medical care is in the best interest of a patient. Forcing a doctor to deny best practice medical care and deny support to transgender youth can be life-threatening.”

Making it illegal for doctors to provide necessary care to trans children certainly goes against the Hippocratic oath, but if you think something so dystopian can’t happen just look at how Republicans have slowly chipped away at abortion rights – another form of necessary care that can be life-saving. 

Just yesterday South Dakora Republican lawmakers introduced a bill that would also ban doctors from performing gender-affirming surgeries or treatments on children. Similar bills have been filed in Texas, Georgia, and Kentucky. 

According to the Associated Press, “The Endocrine Society, which is the leading professional organization for doctors who specialize in hormones, does not recommend gender-transition medical treatment before puberty for children who do not identify with their biological gender. For youths experiencing puberty and older adolescents, the Endocrine Society recommends that a team composed of expert medical professionals and mental health professionals manages treatment.”

Opponents of these anti-trans bills believe the laws interfere with the doctor-patient relationship and contradict the widely accepted practices of the medical community. 

“Sadly, the medical care of transgender youth has been sensationalized and politicized,” Jack Turban, a researcher at Harvard Medical School, told NBC News. “Gender-affirming medical care for transgender adolescents is endorsed by major medical organizations, including the Endocrine Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. It should go without saying, but providing standard medical care should not be a felony.”