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Mandela’s greatest Twitter hits

Empower Wisconsin | Feb. 4,  2020

By Josh Waldoch

MADISON — Nelson Mandela was known for his eloquence and ability to unite. “TheOtherMandela,” as Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes likes to refer to himself on his personal Twitter account, not so much.

Just look at his tweets. We did.

The Democrat has said some truly outlandish things on Twitter, most recently when he made racially-charged comments about leaders involved in the school choice movement. As Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos led a rally at the Capitol, Barnes tweeted, “… the rally in the Capitol today was the most interaction many of those adults will ever have with black and brown children.”

He’s had some other dandies in his day. Here are Mandela Barnes’ “greatest hits,” so to speak, on Twitter — and more.

When a poll came out revealing two-thirds of Democrats believed Obama was a better president than George Washington and one-third of Republicans thought President Trump better than Washington, Barnes retorted, “If slave owning is your thing, have at it.”

The lieutenant governor is a big fan of hyperbole, like when he proclaimed that former Gov. Scott Walker’s career “was highlighted by attacks on women and people of color.”

In the mind of Mandela Barnes, who recently told a United Nations climate change panel in Madrid that the world must “stymie” American capitalism, socialism is a pretty sweet deal. It’s better than Foxconn incentives, he suggested.

Twitter isn’t the only platform Barnes uses to drum up controversy. He’s up for race-baiting online and offline.  On the campaign trail, he said President Trump’s immigration policies are being used “to create a superior race.”

While, Gov. Tony Evers called for unity after officially taking office, his running mate did not share the same message on the campaign trail. In a 2018 candidate forum, Barnes indicated he and Evers have no interest in winning voters over who supported President Trump.

“It’s not about the Obama-Trump voters. If they voted for Obama and they voted for Trump and they’re still with him (Trump), you can keep them.”

He might just eat those words come November.

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