Normally, you should not laugh at elderly people tripping and falling down. But this is Mitch McConnell we’re talking about, and you’re going to find it and laugh at it eventually, so here you go. Turn the sound up.
?: I’ve obtained new footage of Mitch McConnell standing up for America. pic.twitter.com/PZTGBGOrjt— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 3, 2019
Standing up for America. Classic.
There’s also a perfect visual metaphor going on here. The #TeamMitch sign really sells it. Plus, the turtle joke potential is almost limitless.
Predictably, Republicans are super upset that anyone made fun of their chief obstructor for falling down and needed four people to help him get back up again. There are no limits to how low they can go when attacking Democrats and anybody who complains is a fragile snowflake who hates free speech or whatever, but putting circus music over a video of Mitch tripping and not hurting himself? Unacceptable!
Hillary Clinton Aide Mocks Mitch McConnell For Childhood Polio Injury https://t.co/ImWG8aQ3Q1— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 4, 2019
Oh, so suddenly we care about people with disabilities and the ravages of polio? Catering to anti-vaxxers is fine, constantly running on platforms of cutting any and all support for people with disabilities is great, but Mitch gets caught falling down and suddenly he’s disabled and anybody who laughs is the devil?
Adam Parkhomenko isn’t buying it.
Weird how we never hear about McConnell’s polio when he’s trying to take away people’s healthcare or looking the other way when Rand goes anti-vaxxer. I will delete the tweet when Mitch stops trying to take away coverage from those with pre-existing conditions or...in general. https://t.co/pBMwpvU8Lm— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 4, 2019
Mitch McConnell has not publicly identified himself as being disabled, and by all accounts, it sounds like his polio-related paralysis was corrected by physical therapy. What he has done is refused to meet with the disability charities that helped fund his physical therapy and had disabled protesters arrested and physically dragged from outside of his office who were there because of the Republican bill that would have made deep cuts to Medicaid, which almost certainly would have killed disabled people.
Honestly, this would be a non-story if Republicans would stop being giant hypocrites and/or if Mitch would stop trying to kill disabled people by taking away their only possible source of income, not to mention his constant efforts to gut Obamacare and replace it with *mumble mumble cough*. Because we all know that if Mitch really does have a problem with his leg, he’ll get the best care available. He can afford it with his blood money. The rest of us can go ahead and catch polio and go bankrupt trying to afford physical therapy that health insurance companies hate covering.
Also, he still supports Donald Trump, who straight up mocked a person’s disability.
In conclusion, don’t feel bad for Mitch. Laugh away. He’ll have bigger problems when November 2020 rolls around.
May the “fall” of the Republican party in 2020 be even greater.— Ryan Knight ?? (@ProudResister) April 3, 2019
It’s a metaphor for the current state of the GOP.— Herman Wilkes (@anotherAUgrad) April 4, 2019
Oh no! Looks like Mitch tripped over that $3,500,000 Russian oligarch money he ‘funnelled’ into his PAC account.— John Nez (@John_Nez_Artist) April 3, 2019
Good thing someone was there to turn him over.— Nick Walker (@NickWaIker) April 3, 2019
Slow and steady wins the race, Mitch.— Jamie S. (@Twinmom0) April 4, 2019
Whoops! pic.twitter.com/nCHULgDAj5— Mildred (@mildredmud) April 3, 2019
Im going to hell...but I had to laugh— Penny (@PennyM55) April 3, 2019
He has great health insurance. He can break a hip and not have an ounce of stress #fucktheGOP— Corinne P (@Bay1Cpo) April 3, 2019
Steps provided by Merrick Garland...— CurtTheDirt (@curtthedirt) April 3, 2019
He’s like an evil Benny Hill.— J sheffield (@Mr_JSheffield) April 3, 2019
Remember how they reacted to Hillary’s minor slip getting into her vehicle?— Phyllis McCallum (@PhylMcCallum) April 3, 2019
How many men does it take to see if another man is okay?— Book Jockey (@AngelaLovesNY) April 3, 2019
I honestly thought that said Steam Mitch, which I'm ok with.— Cheryl (@cherylfic) April 3, 2019
“Watch out for that first step. It’s a doozie!” pic.twitter.com/VuN0jQBviA— ?leBrak? (@OverOveur) April 3, 2019
Love the way he looked, and pointed at the step. Like saying that needs to be fixed.— Hal C. Watson (@HalCWatson1) April 3, 2019
Am I the only one thinking about the Smale’s line from Caddyshack “have that removed” ?— shorewife adrift and not exonerated at all (@Shorewife) April 3, 2019
I can't stop watching it. I need it mirrored on the big screen TV so i get every single delightful detail.— ❄VerySpecialSnowFlake❄ (@miamidecor) April 4, 2019
Was waiting for the transformers noise and to see him go full on turtle shell.— William Graham (@VHSQuality) April 4, 2019
Normally I would feel awful about an old man falling like that. This time, pic.twitter.com/HFehGOgyP7— cvangeezy (@cvangeezy) April 4, 2019
Just as well he didn't fall on his back, otherwise he'd have never gotten up.— Chris Kernaghan (@chriskernaghan) April 4, 2019
That step is an American hero.— Mitchtweetz (@mitchelltweetz) April 4, 2019
Karma will do that to ya— isb (@jmkillebrew) April 3, 2019
If you still feel a little bad for laughing, you can alleviate that with a donation to ADAPT, the disability rights group that organized the protests outside of McConnell’s office. Then go ahead and watch it again.