People being punished for doing what Joe Biden has done seems to have become a pattern…
The @ComfortablySmug Twitter account is pretty huge with over 178K followers. That’s not too shabby for an anonymous account.
The account was “temporarily limited” for violating the Twitter Rules for a tweet containing the following words: “Where’s Hunter, fat?”
Is it the “Where’s Hunter” or the “fat” part that was the targeted harassment part of the tweet? The first is a legitimate question, and the second is precisely what Joe Biden did when confronted by a voter at a town hall event.
The tweet also included links to this tweet:
a bunch of Biden grandchildren in attendance at Waterloo event
— Katie Glueck (@katieglueck) February 2, 2020
One user also claims that the Smug tweeted included a meme of Baby Yoda holding a gun.
— Benevolent Soylord ???? (@Soylent_Lament) February 3, 2020
Since the tweet has been hidden due to violating the rules, we can only speculate what the image was. Perhaps like these:
baby yoda with a gun who will he shoot pic.twitter.com/Ld7aXElF6h
— baby yoda (@BabyYodaMemes) December 3, 2019
Or maybe just like this:
— PopeYeetimus (@PYeetimus) February 3, 2020
It seems that the Biden camp isn’t a fan of Smug or people in general, asking about Hunter. At least, that’s what @SmugIndustries is claiming.
Smh the Biden campaign got Smug locked up until the Iowa caucuses start tonight pic.twitter.com/POjfjCdDfy
— SmugIndustries (@SmugIndustries) February 3, 2020
Does Twitter think that the Baby Yoda with a gun is a threat?
This is pretty mild considering what people daring to share their right-leaning views have put up with on Twitter.
But hey, if they didn’t have double-standards, they wouldn’t have standards at all.
So, who exactly is Comfortably Smug? He’s apparently been doxxed online, but we’re not going to link that info here.
Here’s what you need to know — he’s a fan of Trump, and is an advocate of circling the wagons to protect Republican accomplishments, and is a big fan of “owning the libs.” He pushed the “Beto is a Furry” meme that circulated when Beto was in the race to be the Democratic Nominee. This was based on Beto’s stint in a band where he wore a sheep mask and a onesie onstage.
Smug, as the user is affectionately referred to by followers, has taken that fame and created a merch shop on TeeSpring called Smug Industries. There are shirts and mugs with memes on them including the call for his followers to act — “Minions Swarm”, the photo of President Trump in front of the fast-food meals served to the Clemson champions last year during the government shutdown captioned “Libs Owned Yet Again”, as well as an ugly Christmas sweater, and Beto O’Rourke’s tweet about taking away AR-15s with the caption, “FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS, FURRY” and a Merrick Garland memorial mug.
So, yes, Smug is a troll.
As far as trolling goes, it’s pretty funny… and pretty harmless.
That’s what makes what happened to Smug’s account so awful.
Frankly, Smug just has some hilarious tweets. He’s very good at “The Twitter.”
Donald J. Trump. First of His Name, King of the Americas and the First Men, Lord of the Fifty States, and Protector of the Realm. pic.twitter.com/UlVsKchpFv
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 31, 2020
Smug also says the things that many frustrated conservatives are thinking.
That's the funniest part, the Libs will never understand.
You can have millions march. You can protest and make signs.
But none of that matters, because the game stays the same, it's all about access.
Stay getting owned, Libs. Lmao
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 30, 2018
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 15, 2019
The Smug account is pretty entertaining and influential in Republican/conservative and even libertarian Twitter circles. So much so, that he’s been noticed by some pretty high-profile folks in the Trump administration like… Don Jr.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 1, 2020
And Smug definitely has some influence. Getting his “minions” to swarm has flipped polls.
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) February 1, 2020
Lately, Smug has been holding a “Liberal Hack Tournament” that was actually covered by Fox News.
ANNOUNCING THE CONTENDERS FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL SMUG INDUSTRIES LIBERAL HACK TOURNAMENT pic.twitter.com/36Z03o1Sz4
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 23, 2020
One of Twitter’s most famous anonymous political personalities has debuted an NCAA-style tournament dedicated to “liberal hacks,” pitting many members of the mainstream media against each other in a highly-anticipated contest.
Twitter user Comfortably Smug, who is widely known among conservative circles for his trolling of liberal public figures, unveiled the contenders for the first annual “Smug Industries Liberal Hack Tournament.”
“It will be a March Madness style [sic] bracket where I post matchups and everyone votes in the polls,” Comfortably Smug previously announced. “In the end, there will be only one Top Liberal Hack on Twitter.”
Source: Fox news
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 1, 2020
Fox News covered it again when it got down to the Final Four and hundreds of thousands of votes had been cast.
Smug Industries’ first annual “Liberal Hack Tournament” is down to the Final Four: CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and MSNBC contributor Jennifer Rubin.
Twitter user Comfortably Smug, the unverified founder of the tournament whose identity has remained a mystery, unveiled the four remaining contenders of the viral competition after a 24-hour round of voting from the general public.
The ongoing contest has been pitting many members of the mainstream media against each other in an NCAA-style format, with only one who will be crowned the champion “liberal hack.”
Source: Fox News
It was a real nail-biter in the Round 4 with Jennifer Rubin vs Jim Acosta that ended in a tie resulting in sudden-death overtime.
THIS MATCH IS GOING TO A ONE HOUR SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 2, 2020
Now it’s down to two — CNN’s Brain Stelter vs WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin.
— Lukiehere?? (@reallukiehere) February 2, 2020
May the biggest #LiberalHack win!
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) February 2, 2020
With the #HacKMadness contest ending today, it’s an incredibly inconvenient time for Smug to go dark.
Especially in the midst of the final death throes of the impeachment circus and the Democrats’ Iowa caucus tonight.
VOTING BEGINS NOW FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH OF THE FIRST ANNUAL SMUG INDUSTRIES LIBERAL HACK TOURNAMENT
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 3, 2020
Smug’s minions are now trying to get #FreeSmug trending on Twitter.
— matt (@MattsIdeaShop) February 3, 2020
Other accounts with less reach have posted the same thing that Smug has with no consequence… yet.
Let’s see if Twitter will reverse this decision — but I’m thinking it’s unlikely.