A Democratic activist chastised her peers on the left for using the term "spineless," after the Democratic Senate leadership agreed to back a Republican spending bill without receiving concessions.
Liberal activists on Twitter assailed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and other members of the Democratic leadership on Monday, accusing them of cowardice.
Shutdown ends, Democrats give up nothing, CHIP funded, a vote on DACA in three weeks
It’s an AMAZING result for a minority party with no power
But people are so addicted to the "spineless Dems" narrative that they’re already chortling like supervillains when the GOP got NOTHING
— Catherynne Valente (@catvalente) January 22, 2018
dems are spineless cowards who only get re-elected because republicans are transparently evil cannibal trash people.
— Hasan Piker (@hasanthehun) January 22, 2018
I still think this is pretty spineless
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 22, 2018
But Melissa Byrne, a Bernie Sanders campaign and MoveOn alumnus and a 2017 DNC vice chair candidate, asked her fellow Democrats to drop that sort of language, calling it offensive to the disabled.
The tweet immediately prompted mockery, leading Byrne to quickly delete it.
This would be a great parody tweet, were it not so very real. https://t.co/UrdM2rJl73
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) January 22, 2018
Today will not get better than this Tweet. Go home, everyone. https://t.co/rVXEycJOia
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) January 22, 2018
Are you serious. https://t.co/bzI27Y8Nh0
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 22, 2018
It is generally not possible to live without a spine, which transmits signals from the brain to the lungs and heart to continue functioning.