Brian Fallon, former aide to Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton, believes that progressives need to break up “the gross, backscratching, legal ecosystem where Ivy League corporate lawyers” on both the Left and Right help each other up the ladder. But as a progressive, he’s more concerned with keeping his own side in line, and doesn’t think a list would be such a bad idea.
Progressives should keep a list of names of the sellouts at Yale and elsewhere who are right now trying to smooth a path for the overturning of Roe and gutting of the New Deal. They should be unwelcome in future Democratic administrations.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) July 13, 2018
That sounds like a great idea — keep a list of “sellouts” and hang onto it as long as it takes until Democrats win the White House back.
So you want to put people on lists. https://t.co/R1HueZFWNT
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 13, 2018
So you want to make retribution lists for academics who dissent from what should be the approved political agenda.
Let me guess. You’re also worried about new McCarthyism or something.
— Actually, Quite a Dignified M’Fin Pickle (@sunnyright) July 13, 2018
Oh yeah inject that McCarthyism right into my veins that’s the pure stuff https://t.co/z3dGHLMXVl
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 13, 2018
“Are you now or have you ever been an Orginalist?” https://t.co/bS0PSFSSGD
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) July 13, 2018
The purging of the Democratic Party https://t.co/POwAykbGKb
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) July 13, 2018
Sure beats developing sensible policies and winning elections. How much do you think you can milk out of donors to make yourself Keeper of the List? https://t.co/xroLQkSf5M
— Ed Whelan (@EdWhelanEPPC) July 13, 2018
That’s all you people know how to do: threaten anyone anywhere who might disagree with you on anything. There may be no surer way to turn people off to you. Maybe this is one of the reasons why Democrats have done so poorly in national and state elections over the last 8 years. https://t.co/YOoZ4GZq8S
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) July 13, 2018
You mean a blacklist? That sounds…not so progressive. https://t.co/fEfTBEvCOs
— Christopher J. Scalia (@cjscalia) July 13, 2018
Not surprising that a lefty like yourself would advocate fellow socialists/progressives to make and keep lists. Very revolutionary and authoritarian of you.
— Mike Balt (@MJ2KO) July 13, 2018
Lists are always good. https://t.co/QGmcyDNJ8n
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) July 13, 2018
This is a very rational, sane reaction. Totally normal. https://t.co/q5CuTWwO5k
— Andrew Wagner (@andrewwagner) July 13, 2018
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) July 13, 2018
I’m old enough to remember when keeping a political enemies list was frowned upon. https://t.co/MEzaXAXxoK
— Neil Hansen (@njh2005) July 13, 2018
That’s not creepy at all.
— Carl Gustav, Asst to the Regional Manager (@CaptYonah) July 13, 2018
Don’t just make a list. Have them branded somehow.
— Matt Bennett (@mattben10) July 13, 2018
Politics aside, no good things happen with the phrase ‘should keep a list of names’. Be better.
— ForeverUSA (@foreverusa1776) July 13, 2018
Don’t advise people to keep lists of names of enemies. Ever. Just don’t. https://t.co/SCSFzpoMSa
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) July 13, 2018
— Tim Britton (@TheTimBritton) July 13, 2018
— bugsy (@bugsy9902) July 13, 2018
BLUE ON BLUE: Hillary flunkie Brian Fallon LASHES OUT at Dems over SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh https://t.co/KGbofWzw3t
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 10, 2018