I think if I had to experience half the garbage that gets said about Rep. Dan Crenshaw, I’d sob into my Haagen-Dazs every time I dared to check Twitter.
Let that stand as a commentary of the undeniable differences between the two genders, or of my thin, millennial skin, you decide. The fact of the matter is, Lt. Dan is a tough dude, and his sharp, classy public rebukes of the more vocally hateful morons of the nation are always cause for admiration.
The latest proverbial pitchfork lobbed at Lt. Dan came in the form of a rant from “The Young Turks” commentator Hasan Piker that was so sick, even this writer couldn’t cover the swear jar contribution for it. Instead, I decided to wait and cover the inevitable response from Lt. Dan to Piker’s disgusting comments, and boy did he not disappoint.
For those who missed it, The Daily Wire’s got your back (and they can afford the swear jar):
During a Twitch livestream on Tuesday, Piker, the nephew of “Young Turks” co-created Cenk Uygur, said the United States “deserved 9/11” and nastily mocked Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, for losing his eye during his second deployment overseas from an IED explosion.
“This guy has the understanding of foreign policy of, like, a 12-year-old. What the f***. What the f*** is wrong with this dude? Didn’t he go to war and like literally lose his eye because some mujahideen — a brave f***ing soldier — f***ed his eye hole with their d***?” Piker mouthed off. “Isn’t that how he f***ing lost his dumba** eye, because he got his f***ing eye hole f***ed, by a brave soldier?”
In tweets expanding on his vile commentary, Piker wrote, in part, “dan crenshaw [sic] is crying on a comedian’s podcast about how not offended he was about a joke made against him almost an entire year ago. right wing victimhood is a brain disease.” He also added the following asterisk: “crying from his remaining eye.”
Ugh. I feel like I need a shower after reading that.
And, dude, it’s called an “orbit,” not an “eye hole.” Even “eye socket” will do. If you’re going to put Lenny Bruce to shame make me run for a barf bag, at least pick up a 5th grade science book and expand your vocabulary a bit.
So, as I said, while many a weaker man (or woman) would be trapped in a glass case of emotion at the thought of America “deserving 9/11” or their own orbits being violated by a “brave soldier,” Lt. Dan, as always, was cool, composed, and sharp as a damn machete in his response.
The only thing that offends me is your inability to use capital letters in any of your tweets.
But really it is the fact that Google/YouTube profit from and promote The Young Turks and by extension your disgusting defense of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against Americans. https://t.co/703Vy4r9dT
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 22, 2019
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
Thank you for your service, Lt. Dan, and I don’t just mean your dedication to troll control.