Twitter is often a time-sucking, troll-filled, angry social media platform.
But yes, I am addicted, as are hundreds of millions of other people. Sure, those cute cat posts are funny. I love a good Darwin Award post where people show just how stupid they are. And yes, Twitter is the most reliable source for breaking news lately.
And then...there are these posts. The ones that come out of nowhere with such an epic beatdown in 140 characters or less that you are sitting there, jaw dropped, slow clapping at your iPhone at this pure sickness of the burn.
This is one of those.
Here is the story: It involves Richard Spencer, of "Punch A Nazi" meme fame. He is also the head of National Policy Institute, an alt-right, white nationalist organization that found their man in Trump. Here is a fun little little article about Spencer and his nasty little group.
Yesterday, he decided to get into it with Josh Marshall, founder of Talking Points Memo.
This is amazing. A twitter play in 4 acts — with a breathtaking finale. pic.twitter.com/hSKfAPMAdK
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 19, 2017
Suffice to say, it did not end well for Richard. He decided to link "Tomorrow Belongs To Me," a song from the Broadway show "Cabaret" as some sort of statement that the alt-right is back.
And that's when Jason Kander, former Missouri Secretary of State and Democratic challenger to Roy Blunt stepped in:
Hey buddy, that song you love was written by my uncle. He's been married to my other uncle for 40 years. And he's a Jew.
Sing it proud. https://t.co/yrL4242sl5
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) March 18, 2017
Kander's great-uncle is John Kander (who just celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday and had his latest show premiere last month!), the composer of "Cabaret" as well as other Broadway hits with collaborator Fred Ebb. In 2010, Kander was finally able to marry Albert Stephenson, his partner since 1977.
But let's give it to his nephew as Jason Kander wins Twitter for the absolutely sickest burn of the day.