(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Desperate Democrats staring at a likely midterm rebuke and radical activists traumatized by a spate of pro-liberty Supreme Court rulings vented their anger by trying to cancel one of America’s quintessential holiday weekends.
One of the more egregious examples of trying to cancel Independence Day came from Pima County’s Arizona Democratic Party, which posted an incendiary, since-deleted, tweet promoting a so-called “Fu** the Fourth” rally that urged citizens to “bring comfortable shoes, water, lawn chairs, posters, and your anger” to the event.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 1, 2022
The foul, anti-freedom sentiment spewed by Arizona Democrats wasn’t the only example of leftists lashing out at liberty, with the city of Orlando’s official Twitter account joining the movement to cancel July Fourth.
“A lot of people probably don’t want to celebrate our nation right now, and we can’t blame them,” city leaders proclaimed.
“When there is so much division, hate and unrest, why on earth would you want to have a party celebrating any of it?”
The tweet was apparently deleted after Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, called out the noxious rhetoric.
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) July 3, 2022
Orlando officials ultimately issued an apology for insulting America’s holiday, claiming that the city “sincerely regrets the negative impact our words have had on some in our community. We understand these words offended some of our residents, which was not our intent.”
The change of heart drew its own predictable backlash from radical activist pols like Rep. Anna Eskamani.
“Y’all do not need to apologize – your first email captured the tone of how many Americans (and Orlandoans) are feeling right now,” she opined. “It’s ok not to be ok.”
Back in Arizona, the Pima County Democratic Party, which claims its goal is “promoting Democratic values and policies by electing Democrats to local, state, & federal offices,” was less reticence about walking back their offensive assault on Independence Day.
Party officials conceded that the original tweet was a “mistake,” but said it still supported the “Fu— the 4th” rally, according to Fox News.
“PCDP posted a graphic advertising a women’s march which, we agree, was in poor taste,” the group said in a tweet that was “protected” from non-followers.
“Make no mistake, however. We support the event which will be on July 4 at 7 pm at Reid Park,” party officials said, adding that while the post might have “upset some people,” the real outrage should be saved “for the women in this state who will die of botched abortions.”
New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz summed up the legion of tweets that roasted Pima County Democrats for their freed-bashing.
I think of America-haters as very shallow people. No depth. Not worldly. Intellectually weak. Privileged.
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) July 4, 2022
Outside of the twitterverse, reality also provided plenty of examples of irked leftist activists raining their distaste of July Fourth, from a baby-killer protester disrupting the annual Nathan’s hotdog eating contest to radicals assaulting police in Chicago, were a subsequent mass shooting erupted Monday leaving at least six dead and 24 injuries.
Only Joey Chesnut can demolish 63 Glizzies and take down a protester at the same time.
Greatest athlete who has ever lived.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 4, 2022
Former First Lady Melania Trump, by contrast, offered a more appropriate and inspiring holiday message.
Our American Dream is built on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as expressed in the Declaration of Independence. Together, on this historic day, let’s salute the brave men & women who have fought to establish and preserve our freedom.🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/dPhaw6ovsC
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) July 4, 2022