Showing page 1 of 505.

Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

Our political system is so broken that it can't respond to the mass murder of children — PolitiTweet.org

John Bresnahan @bresreports

[email protected]_JoeManchin won’t support getting rid of the filibuster to force gun votes

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

The fact that we don't have universal background checks illustrates just how extreme Republicans are on the gun issue — and how the nature of the Americans political system allows them to get away with it — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

Background checks are one of the single most effective policies for reducing gun violence. They are popular among virtually everyone. They don't take guns away from current owners; all they really do is make sure existing laws are enforced. — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

84 percent of Americans support universal background checks. So do 77 percent of *Republicans*. https://t.co/phlRVkDEBt — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

This tweet recirculates every time there's a mass shooting. It's never been more appropriate than today. — PolitiTweet.org

(((Dan Hodges))) @DPJHodges

In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

14 children. 14. — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

There is, however, a strong likelihood that he uses emergency rhetoric as a smokescreen to enact more subtle forms of power consolidation. We saw this at the beginning of the pandemic https://t.co/Rv0fpaX3WN https://t.co/90RfYXKM2Y — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

This likely won't mean what you think. Orbán exercises authoritarian control through more subtle means than naked power grabs — it's an important part of his legitimation strategy at home and abroad. I'd be surprised if he abolished parliamentary institutions. — PolitiTweet.org

AFP News Agency @AFP

#BREAKING Hungary's Orban imposes state of emergency, citing Ukraine war https://t.co/vYtaUcD22m

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

My child has Covid. I'm upset: worried for her, and also angry with a public health bureaucracy that has refused to authorize a vaccine that seems to be effective for children her age — that could have protected her from the worst risks. Please send prayers and other well-wishes — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@lionel_trolling this is what bugged me about the "progressive realism" foreign policy thinking that was all the rage in the early obama years, it was impossible to bridge the gulf in fundamental moral assumptions between these two world views. we're seeing that contradiction play out in ukraine. — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Yesterday
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@imillhiser Also that the idea of the Ewoks beating the Empire was literally inspired by the Viet Cong's victory (an early sign of George Lucas...questionable approach to race) — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

I've been working on this story for four years and he...just...blurts it out — PolitiTweet.org

Brendan Nyhan @BrendanNyhan

The authoritarianism is becoming increasingly open - CPAC Hungary speaker approvingly refers to "rejecting so-calle… https://t.co/adEUpnJw2M

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@imillhiser One of the central thematic contrasts with Star Wars, which is about how power corrupts and how to resist it when it does. Gotta keep the IPs separate! — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@ChristinaPushaw Your initial tweet said that what the Hungarian government preaches was true. Do you agree with these statements? https://t.co/iiIFNKCOb7 — PolitiTweet.org

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

Her view also requires ignoring what Orbán actually says. He does not merely oppose immigration, but repeatedly des… https://t.co/ahWBwxRx4n

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@ChristinaPushaw Did you or did you not say what Dreher quotes you as saying? — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@ChristinaPushaw Do you disagree with Orbán's view that immigration is a plot masterminded by George Soros to destroy Christian Europe? Because that's what he thinks, and you described it as "not a 'theory,' just reality." — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@ChristinaPushaw You said that Orbán's position is "not a 'theory,' just reality" and cited economic migration as proof. I cited proof that economic migration is not leading to ethno-cultural "great replacement," and proved that said great replacement is actually the thing Orbán rails against. — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@yeselson @RhetoricPJ @jbouie this is generalizable about lawyers in the public square — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@baseballcrank @ChristinaPushaw Actually, the issue here is what *Orbán* says. If you want to defend this, have at it. https://t.co/iiIFNKCOb7 — PolitiTweet.org

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

Her view also requires ignoring what Orbán actually says. He does not merely oppose immigration, but repeatedly des… https://t.co/ahWBwxRx4n

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

RT @andygawt: @baseballcrank @ChristinaPushaw @zackbeauchamp Dan, this is clearly not what the far right means when they propagate the idea… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

RT @DLind: Speaking of live events! This afternoon, @zackbeauchamp and @j_kirby1 and I are taping a live episode of The Weeds at #TruCon202… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@jbouie @RhetoricPJ my fault for not being able to let it go, i suppose — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

What you're talking about is absolutely not the same thing as the ethno-national replacement theory propagated by Orbán and the far-right, the thing that's actually at issue here. You're engaged in the same obfuscation she is. — PolitiTweet.org

Dan McLaughlin @baseballcrank

1. On this specific point, @ChristinaPushaw is right & @zackbeauchamp is wrong - there are absolutely international… https://t.co/r7ziC…

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

RT @NGrossman81: The US right admires Orban's Hungary because the govt uses state power to prosecute culture war, and as @zackbeauchamp exp… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@jbouie do they talk about the zizek catalogue — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

@mattsteinglass it's so good, i don't drive when i'm there — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

Ultimately, though, I'm glad @ChristinaPushaw decided to engage with me on Hungary. Maybe she'll finally write that email she owes me https://t.co/jcyDSS14gj https://t.co/290Jr7Thy8 — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

And make no mistake: Orbán has gone far beyond merely attempting to reduce immigration numbers. The viciousness of Hungary's immigration policies is breathtaking, as its crackdown on democratic freedoms https://t.co/Bih3QZYtem — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

If she read my piece, she would seen what I wrote in the screenshot below: the "great replacement" theory is essentially dehumanizing, justifying both individual violence and Orbán-style cruelty and authoritarianism. @AdamSerwer has a good piece on this https://t.co/0RkDRMms7O https://t.co/1DEVLXUdFt — PolitiTweet.org

Posted May 20, 2022
Profile Image

Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp

When confronted with the precise ideological similarities in their rhetoric, Pushaw resorted to distorting my argument — claiming I said Orbán and the Buffalo shooter were literally the same. This dodges the actual force of the comparison. https://t.co/czhHxe4mAZ — PolitiTweet.org

Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 @ChristinaPushaw

Hungary wanting to remain the world’s only Hungarian country is not the same thing as a deranged white supremacist… https://t.co/GPROeuenKE

Posted May 20, 2022