Super Stupid

Rep. Marsha Blackburn Says She Stopped a Thing That Never Happened

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Twitter has made the unusual decision to block the paid promotion of Representative Marsh Blackburn's (R-TN) announcement video that she is running to replace retiring Senator Bob Corker.

Blackburn's campaign says this is a Silicon Valley conspiracy, but the truth is her video was blocked because she tells a tale so tall it could actually expose Twitter to legal liability.

Blackburn, who is running for the seat being opened by the retirement of Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, boasts in the ad that she “stopped the sale of baby body parts.” A Twitter representative told the candidate’s vendors on Monday that the statement was “deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction. [...]

Blackburn took to Twitter to urge supporters to re-post her video and join her in “standing up to Silicon Valley.”

On what basis does Blackburn say she stopped the sale of things that were never actually being sold?

Blackburn served as chairwoman of the Select Planned Parenthood Committee, but the committee, as you may recall, did virtually nothing. I can't say they they did absolutely nothing because, at one point, the committee leaked the identifying information of research scientists who search for cures to diseases by studying fetal tissue.

Every organization including Planned Parenthood that has sued the makers of the fake body parts videos have won in court. They even won in Texas.

I don't know if Marsha Blackburn is intentionally lying or if she actually has these delusion of grandeur. The latter seems worse to me. True believers are the most dangerous people.