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Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria Gets Schooled
Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 10/18/2012 10:51:23 PM PDT by Kaslin

Liberal celebrities want all of the adoration that social media engagement has to offer -- but none of the accountability that actual engagement requires. For the Hollywood elite, it's "do as they say, not as they tweet." But actress and outspoken Obama campaign co-chair Eva Longoria learned a hard lesson this week on Twitter:

Conservatives online are mad as hell and aren't taking it anymore.

On Tuesday night after the second presidential debate, Longoria shared a "retweet" from one of her 4.4-plus million followers on the micro-blogging network. "I have no idea why any woman/minority can vote for Romney," the message read. "You have to be stupid to vote for such a racist/misogynistic tw*t." (I'm editing the vulgarity for family newspapers, but the tweet's foul reference to a woman's reproductive organs was neither censored nor disavowed by Longoria on her Twitter timeline.)

On Wednesday morning, the editors at Twitchy.com, my Twitter curation/aggregation site, captured and saved Longoria's retweet for posterity. Conservative minorities and women raised their voices. A representative sample:

Wrote Diana Yellow (@navajochic): "I don't appreciate u call'n me stupid. Ur ignorant, selfish and stupid urself! I'm a Romney/Ryan voter, I'm female and a minority."

Becky Gonzalez (@nanabec2) tweeted: "You can vote with your lady parts -- I'll vote with my lady smarts. VOTE ROMNEY!!!"

Melissa (@melissaDiva) responded: "So @EvaLongoria b/c I am a woman and support @MittRomney I am stupid? Your comment is disgusting and disrespectful to women. Shame on you."

Mayelin de Villegas (@mayelinddv) informed the starlet: "I am Hispanic. I am very informed on all issues. Will be voting for Romney and proud to say it."

After Twitchy.com called attention to the Obama campaign co-chair and "War on Women" propagandist's backhanded swipe, she tried to cover her tracks by deleting the message. But Twitter and Twitchy are forever. On Thursday morning, the panicked actress launched into damage-control mode -- and made matters even worse.

First, she claimed that "twitter (was) bugging out" and asserted that "there are things in my timeline I didn't retweet today." Longoria then absurdly assured followers that she was under the social media hood searching for an imaginary glitch: "Standby trying to fix!" The naked attempt to channel disgraced Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who shamelessly blamed a nonexistent hacker for posting lewd photos of himself on Twitter, flopped among tech-savvy Twitter users.

"Blame it on A) The altitude B) The 'video' C) Hillary!" joked one reader.

"She inherited all her re-tweets from the previous twitter user," jibed another.

"She has binders full of excuses," chimed another.

Writer Derek Hunter mused: "(Y)ou've got to find it amusing how @evalongoria is 'trying to fix' her twitter like she's writing code or something."

Faced with an avalanche of mockery and disbelief, Longoria finally tossed aside her make-believe monkey wrench and 'fessed up. Well, kinda sorta, in that classic crapweasel politican's way. She tweeted that she was "(s)orry if people were offended by retweet" and that "I respect all Americans."

"Sorry if." Give her the award for Worst Performance by a Self-Destructing Celeb on Social Media. Longoria topped off her faux-pology by explaining that she was merely trying to create "dialogue" and then pivoted faster than an Olympic speed skater by protesting that we should all be talking about "real issues" such as "equal pay, the economy and our health care choices" instead of "tweets."

Not so fast there, missy. You should know that Longoria is guilty of retweeting at least one other crude message bashing Republicans. Twitchy.com staff noted that on October 11, the night of the vice presidential debate, Longoria retweeted this appalling observation from soap opera star Nancy Lee Grahn: "Biden is making Paul Ryan his prison b****!" Longoria retweeted the offensive prison rape analogy without any censorship or disapproval whatsoever. And on the campaign trail, Longoria has expressed similar views disparaging conservative women. In Colorado this July, she asserted that "there is no way you can vote Republican" if you're a woman.

The real issue with "dialogue"-seeking Longoria, who refused to answer any of my questions on Twitter, is that she is a phony spokeswoman for American women outside the Hollywood-D.C.-Manhattan bubble. She has unmistakable contempt for women who reject the Obama campaign's radical "lady parts" identity politics.

It is not a waste of time to respond to Hollywood hatred of conservative women and minorities. It is a waste of the First Amendment to be silent. Longoria, after all, is one of Obama's highest-profile campaign co-chairs spearheading femme fear-mongering. She and a bevy of other like-minded lib Hollywood actresses (including Kate Walsh, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington) are flooding swing states to woo independent/undecided women who could determine this election. Silence is complicity.

For decades, conservative women and minorities had limited public opportunities to tell the Beautiful People that they didn't speak for us. The game has changed. The walls have crumbled. The era of one-way political monologues from Tinsel Town hypocrites is over. To borrow language they understand: That's a wrap. You've been schooled.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; campaign2012; debate; evalongoria

1 posted on 10/18/2012 10:51:35 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Beck Gonzalez put it splendidly.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 10:58:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kaslin
the tweet's foul reference to a woman's reproductive organs was neither censored nor disavowed by Longoria on her Twitter timeline.

Of course she didn't censor it! The feminists seem to think it something laudable to be as loud and obnoxious as possible in talking about about ladyparts, and even think that protesting in giant uterine costumes at political events is somehow something elevating rather than demeaning to women. Modesty is apparently a bad word among our modern feminists...

3 posted on 10/18/2012 11:06:02 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Kaslin

Vote for Romney so that future women will have their lady parts in a nicer home than a back-alley garbage bin. It’s amazing how selfish some women are when they fail to consider the rights of future generations of women.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 11:07:39 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Kaslin

The pity is they cast this bimbo in a truly great patriotic movie, For Greater Glory. Eva would have been on the side of the Communists back then. In fact, she is NOW! Bob


5 posted on 10/18/2012 11:17:11 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'm a graduate of rock&roll, Class of '58!" Al Stewart)
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To: freekitty

Ditto what you said. Becky was telling it like it is.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 11:21:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: Kaslin

Those who have worked with Ms. Longoria in Hollywood find her repellent.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 11:34:34 PM PDT by karnage
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To: karnage

For people who can’t shut up about how they’re more than a womb, they certainly seem to see themselves as one big tw*t. This bimbo, Madonna “promising” to strip if her audience voted for Barry, the demeaning “costumes” at the ‘rat convention....they seem to see themselves as nothing more walking “lady parts”. Leftist bimbos, gays, “womyn”-I never saw such people whose whole identities are centered on their private parts and sexual practices. Well, if that’s all they think they’re about, I can only take them at their word. What a shame-this is supposed to be “liberation” for women? We got more respect as humans when our private parts were just part of the whole woman, and not the most publicly important part of us.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 11:56:40 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: karnage; alstewartfan
>> Those who have worked with Ms. Longoria in Hollywood find her repellent. The pity is they cast this bimbo in a truly great patriotic movie, For Greater Glory. Eva would have been on the side of the Communists back then. In fact, she is NOW! <<

It is ironic she appeared in "For Greater Glory" the same year she opted to campaign for Obama, since the movie is a complete repudiation of Obama's agenda. I bet she was too dense to realize the "message" of the film when she was given the script and signed on for it.

9 posted on 10/19/2012 12:00:13 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Kaslin

Hollywood.com is still pimping the “hacked” line: http://www.hollywood.com/news/Eva_Longorias_Twitter_page_hacked/42539042


10 posted on 10/19/2012 1:51:26 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Kaslin
I'm sorry, but who or what is an Eva Longoria? Why should I care what some no talent Hollywood bimbo thinks? Those questions immediately come to mind.
11 posted on 10/19/2012 2:37:35 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Kaslin

Perfect example of why actors have to use scripts......when they open their mouths to speak & it’s not scripted for them, sh&t runs out.


12 posted on 10/19/2012 3:04:36 AM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Kaslin

After watching her on Desperate Housewives, I know who the real twits are! (Vowel changed to avoid offending other twits out there)


13 posted on 10/19/2012 3:11:33 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Kaslin
Hey Eva!

How about a nice cup of STFU?

Now where's that pic when you need it?

14 posted on 10/19/2012 3:32:28 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: Kaslin
Hey Eva!

How about a nice cup of STFU?

Now where's that pic when you need it?

15 posted on 10/19/2012 3:32:37 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: wesagain

“Perfect example of why actors have to use scripts......”

And why ignorant presidents use Telepromptors.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 3:33:23 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: mrsmel

” This bimbo, Madonna “promising” to strip if her audience voted for Barry”

Romney wins by a landslide. Madonna blamed.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 3:34:25 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Kaslin

This twit needs to limit herself to repeating lines written by oghers.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 3:40:54 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: wesagain

“Perfect example of why actors have to use scripts......when they open their mouths to speak & it’s not scripted for them, sh&t runs out.”

Dang! obama is an actor? I never knew that!!!

LLS


19 posted on 10/19/2012 4:24:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: piytar

Headline revision: “Eva Longoria’s Twatter page hacked”


20 posted on 10/19/2012 4:37:35 AM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Kaslin

Dear Eva, you’re an idiot and over 40! Grow up.


21 posted on 10/19/2012 4:46:57 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: freekitty
Bingo!

Becky Gonzalez (@nanabec2) tweeted: "You can vote with your lady parts -- I'll vote with my lady smarts. VOTE ROMNEY!!!"

Dang, that is smart!! LOL

22 posted on 10/19/2012 4:50:49 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Kaslin
It always amazes me that celebrities are touted as political spokesmen/women,

and yet their only experience in life is waiting tables,

and being filmed pretending to be someone else.

23 posted on 10/19/2012 4:56:06 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: LibLieSlayer

There you go....more proof!


24 posted on 10/19/2012 5:45:23 AM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: mrsmel

Excellent post.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 6:38:16 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Kaslin; All

If I was running a campaign, I would put Eva in a certain position...but not co-chair....and on a more comfortable piece of furniture...


26 posted on 10/19/2012 7:47:26 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: BillyBoy

It’s a shame that they didn’t cast a REAL human being in Eva’s creepy stead. I was incensed when I saw her on the screen. Yes, I went in and saw it cold, based upon a sterling recommendation. Bob


27 posted on 10/20/2012 12:32:03 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'm a graduate of rock&roll, Class of '58!" Al Stewart)
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To: SeminoleCounty

That’s very big of you!!


28 posted on 10/20/2012 12:32:51 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'm a graduate of rock&roll, Class of '58!" Al Stewart)
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