Giving us all a clear window into the kind of criteria they’re using these days to choose our National Teacher of the Year award winners, the 2019 recipient of the honor went on Twitter this week to call on a brave Kentuckian to “step up” to the plate and physically assault the Senate Majority Leader. Rodney Robinson may be calling his tweet a “joke” now that the backlash has arrived, but if these are the kinds of jokes he’s telling in the classroom, we’re pretty sure we could throw a dart and hit a more worthy TOTY candidate.
“Who are Mitch McConnell’s neighbors?” Robinson wondered. “I’m just saying Rand Paul’s did what a true Kentucky hero should do. It’s your time to step up.”
As you may recall, Paul was the victim of a Pearl Harbor-style attack by his leftist neighbor last year – an attack that put him in the hospital. So, to make it clear, Robinson is calling on one of Mitch McConnell’s neighbors to attack him in his yard for the sake of political disagreement.
Again, this guy is teaching our kids. Again, this is the guy the Teacher of the Year committee – whoever they may be – decided was the single best example of the profession.
Rand Paul’s wife was understandably upset by the remark.
“I am so disgusted by this I have no words,” she tweeted. “The 2019 ‘National Teacher Of The Year’ is celebrating the violent assault on my husband that resulted in 6 broken ribs and part of his lung being removed. This hateful thug is calling for more violence on Sen McConnell.”
Robinson ultimately deleted the tweet and locked his account after posting this double-down remark: “I made a Mitch McConnell joke today and the conservative bots are real angry. It’s funny because the joke was made early today and no one said a thing until I promoted black medical awareness.”
We have no idea what kind of “black medical awareness” thing Robinson posted, but we’re pretty confident that the backlash had nothing to do with it. But this is the kind of PRIVILEGE that leftists enjoy; they’re so stunned to be called out for something – even if it’s as radical as political violence – that they look for conspiracy theories to determine why it happened. For Robinson, it’s conservative bots and some random crap about black medical awareness. That’s surely easier than reflecting on the nature of the “joke” he told in the first place.
By the way, as far as we can tell, Twitter has taken no action whatsoever against Robinson or his account.
What a shock.