More tweets by Busiek
Monday would have been Will Eisner’s 100th bday. From prev Eisner's: J,Will&KurtBusiek.J,Will&Sergio.J’s tribute 2 Mr. Eisner“I Will”. pic.twitter.com/Sj6mKVpv5B— kathleen glosan (@kathleenglosan) March 7, 2017
So, Kurt was chummy with Eisner, was he? Hmm. Say Kurt, did you know Will was critical of Islamic anti-semitism in his last graphic novel, The Plot? Assuming you have a problem with critics of Islam in any shape or form, wouldn't it bother you that he did something going against your ultra-liberal viewpoint? Kurt probably only cares about Will today because of the awards ceremony named after him, which I'm sure he's got plenty of on his shelves. Imagine that, an award for arts named after a guy who boldly took on a challenging issue before Frank Miller did, and that's all Busiek must really care about over a decade since Eisner passed on. Who knew some people could be so lacking in selflessness?
Busiek proceeded to comment on what may be Paul Ryan's attempt to scuttle efforts to reverse the harm of Obamacare:
TrumpCare? RyanCare? Call it RepubliCare and hang it on the whole vile bunch.— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 7, 2017
Wait a minute, is he saying he's not grateful that Ryan could be doing the left a favor? Gee, and here one might've thought Ryan would be one of the few Republicans Busiek actually embraced!
And remember, names have power. People like the Affordable Care Act and don’t like ObamaCare (or didn’t use to). Hang their name on it.— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 7, 2017
Huh? But I thought Busiek did like Obamacare! How come he can't make up his mind?
If the GOP had tried to brand the ACA as “ObamaCostTooMuchCare” it wouldn’t have caught on. Simple is powerful.— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 7, 2017
So he's saying nobody would've worried if they thought Obamacare was too expensive? Yep, keep going please.
Calling it TrumpCare assigns it to Trump. When you want to motivate voters, you don’t want them mad only at Trump. https://t.co/8X448zb0X1— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 7, 2017
If you want people to associate it with someone to oppose, put a name in it. It assigns responsibility. https://t.co/ZamIaRI1tr— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 7, 2017
Oh, how classic. That's just trying to mimic the nickname even the press used for for Obama's healthcare plan, as though it's fully just when it comes to Trump.
If your pro-Trump argument is “Obama did things that can be objected to, so anything else no matter how destructive is fine,” go eat a bug.— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 7, 2017
No thank you, bugs aren't kosher. I don't think Korea, where they may eat cooked grasshoppers, would like the sound of that crudeness either.
The point in naming things like RepubliCare isn’t to be cute or clever or funny, it’s to be effective. “ObamaCare” rallied anti-Obama...— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 7, 2017
…sentiment because they stuck his name in it and didn’t overcomplicate it.— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 7, 2017
Yes. Assign ownership to those you think should be blamed. Republicare. https://t.co/0Cx4KbsTSa— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 7, 2017
Trouble is, the only people Busiek thinks are to blame are conservatives.
“Fleeing America.” No “to” in there.— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 8, 2017
I douse my lamp, and lock the golden door. Fuck you, huddled masses, don’t breathe on us. https://t.co/XEHg2YvXI0
Trying to assign the blame to Trump's electorate, is he? Oh yeah, that's all we need. And in response to a Wash. Post article about Trump supposedly reducing airport and coast security to build a border wall, he says:
Because the Coast Guard and airport security have nothing to do with threats or crime coming into the country. https://t.co/yfDp4jLDQN— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 8, 2017
Yup, buy into everything a leftarded paper like the WaPo will say for the sake of undermining a right-wing president at all costs. And no complaints about how the Democrats are threatening to block funding for the border wall. He also answered somebody asking why male creators are verified but not women like Gail Simone:
There was a checkbox when we all got verified. “Gail or No Gail?” It was kinda weird, but there you go. https://t.co/eX6yCMEhGD— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 8, 2017
Last time I looked J. Scott Campbell wasn't verified either, so I don't see what the point of this is, nor why he didn't point that out himself.
Social mobility isn't a lie (just ask Stephen King or Barack Obama), but its level of difficulty is usually high, and currently higher. https://t.co/s4m1byVBt3— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 9, 2017
Oh, so he believes everything that overrated thriller novelist and ultra-leftist says too, huh? I honestly never saw what was so great about King's stories.
When in doubt, just call something that dates back to 1644 “neoliberal." https://t.co/38lD8p8An7— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 10, 2017
When in doubt, just call something Kurt states "knee-jerk".
The “marketplace of ideas” is the idea that free speech should be tolerated because it will lead toward the truth. Anyone opposed to that...— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 10, 2017
…is not, to my mind, liberal, and definitely not pulling in the same direction I am.— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 10, 2017
My feed is suddenly full of basically liberal people yelling at each other about terminology.— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 10, 2017
Regarding free speech, the point is that, to counter something you think is wrong, there's should be more, as Louis Brandeis once opined. Including the ability to prove you can pitch a good argument in return. Which Busiek seems unable to do. Interesting how he tries to cover his tracks by claiming liberals are filling up his subscription feed quarreling about terminology. If that's supposed to soften a conservative's opinion on him, it not only fails, it also has the potential to alienate a lot of liberals who're bound to think he's insulting them.
At this point, his own marketplace of ideas is as bankrupt as Marvel's House of Ideas has become.