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Major Twitter Battle — MAGAs Versus Progressives Over Ashli Babbitt: ‘Say Her Name!’
If there is someone on the left who wanted Ashli Babbitt to lose her life, he or she isn’t actually on the left. If there are people on the left who don’t particularly care that Ashli Babbitt lost her life, count us among them.
Unlike so many black men whose lives are needlessly ended during traffic stops, Ashli Babbitt was trying to break through a window, one that was the last barrier between her horde and our elected officials. She had been warned, and warned, and warned, warned so many times it’s almost embarrassing when compared to the average black man.
Finally, her warnings ran out and she paid the price for her actions. The only reason the Right is shocked by the incident and demanding answers? Ashli Babbitt was white, that’s not supposed to happen to white people.
It is hard to be sure how Babbitt got trending again today. It might go back to yesterday when someone on the left challenged right-wing MAGAs to name a well-known white person who lost their lives at the hands of the police, a name akin to George Floyd, or Brianna, etc. Donald Trump Jr. said “Ashli Babbit.”
There is no comparison. Babbit was the aggressor and warned.
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Still, today, the Twitterverse is filled with MAGAs insisting that we “Say Her Name,” Ashli Babbitt, as if she is some kind of hero. We wonder where they learned that trick? Meanwhile, the left is more than happy to point out that Ashli brought about her own death while saying her name. Below, we set out some of the back and forth.
Ashli Babbitt. Say Her Name. Her Life Mattered.
— Cheryl Junkins (@cheryl_junkins) September 21, 2021
Who killed Ashli Babbitt? pic.twitter.com/hzuz2gy6nb
— Mister Race Bannon (@MrRaceBannon) September 22, 2021
Remember Ashli Babbitt's last tweet?
Pepperidge Farm Remembers pic.twitter.com/lKXmJBNKFS
— sarah h. flexghost (@flexghost1) September 22, 2021
My conversation with AARON BABBITT, husband of the late Ashli Babbitt. She was MURDERED on January Sixth by the @CapitolPolice. Aaron was her devoted husband. And like Ashli, a US Military Veteran. @ForAshli. In two parts:https://t.co/8fh8CQfniNhttps://t.co/hr2oRjlqBB
— Greg Kelly—my VACCINE status is MY BUSINESS. (@gregkellyusa) September 22, 2021
Ashli Babbitt's life did matter. Though not to her, apparently. https://t.co/zlVnyhntoI
— Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) September 22, 2021
Officer who shot Ashli Babbitt said it was first time "he had ever shot his weapon in his 28 years on the force"
"I saved countless lives"
He's right. with one shot he stopped other mobs from trying to breach doorway & subsequently protected members of congress in the room pic.twitter.com/I4d7UjmGZp
— Alicia Smith 💙🌊🌊 #FBR (@AliciaSmith987) September 22, 2021
It’s not difficult. Ashli Babbitt is not a hero. She was a traitor.
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) September 22, 2021
I ask Trumpers this all the time & it's weird they can't give an answer. Why was Ashli Babbitt climbing through a broken window when there was a very capable door right beside her if she wasn't doing anything wrong?
Oh, that's right…because she was a domestic fucking terrorist
— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@KylaInTheBurgh) September 22, 2021
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