Supposedly President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris should resign because something inflation, Biden doesn’t have the stamina for the job, wide open border, blah, blah, blah. So says Rep. Billy Long (R-Missouri, 7th U. S. House district) in an op-ed at the Washington Examiner.
Looks like Long would prefer someone who is so addicted to Twitter he can’t make rational decisions if he’s off the platform for even a few hours. Jonathan Chait for New York (I read it on MSN but can’t find the link now):
Trump is known for is his compulsive tweeting. Trump’s campaign and ... aides devoted a large share of his political career begging him not to tweet, or to tweet less, or at least to let somebody spell-check his tweets before he sends them. Trump’s addiction to Twitter runs so deep that even the most sycophantic Republicans will often concede that his microblogging habit is one thing they would change about his otherwise unblemished [time in office].
These two traits have come together in hilarious fashion in Trump’s most recent lawsuit. Trump is challenging his ban from Twitter and, in this filing, requests that the case be heard in Florida rather than in San Francisco. [Trump’s] lawyers say the case needs to be heard near his home because his “access to resources to conduct extensive litigation in Northern California are limited.” (Apparently Trump’s financial situation is pretty dire.)
But isn’t Trump supposed to be a billionaire?
The problem, Trump’s lawyers recognize, is that the terms of service [(TOS)] Trump agreed to bind him to holding any legal battles in Northern California. So they are making the case that these terms of service are invalid. The argument they came up with is that Twitter is so addictive that Trump had no choice but to accept the terms of service:
Whistle blowers, psychologists and tech ethicists have gone on the record to document that social media companies intentionally engineer their software to be addictive, and to create dependency among their Users. …
The total immersion that Defendant seeks to achieve on the part of its Users leads to a dependency that alters the relative bargaining positions of Defendant and those Users. Thus, even when Defendant prompts its Users to review its updated TOS, Defendant knows that its Users are dependent on its services and more than likely than not to accept its changes, whatever they may be.
Twitter is so compulsively addictive that it grabs hold of you, leaving you completely unable to enter into a legal contract as a rational adult. It created “dependency that alters the relative bargaining positions of Defendant and those Users.” Those Users will simply agree to any condition that lets them get their stubby little fingers on that tweet button in the next few seconds.
Yeah, that’s who we want getting the infamous 3 a.m. call, an idiot who can’t think straight because he hasn’t been able to post on Twitter since 2 a.m.
Meanwhile, what has Hillary Clinton been tweeting?
Hmm, no complaining about how the election was stolen from her, as if she’s somehow found the strength to move on from five years ago. President Joe Biden tweets a little more often than Clinton, but still not often enough to make us worry about his mental health.
Also missing from Biden’s Twitter timeline: premature obituaries for Mike Pence. I wonder if Twitter’s lawyers will bring that up in any court filing...