During a recent interview, Senator Elizabeth Warren joked that her dog Bailey, a staple of the campaign trail, would be voting Democrat in the upcoming November elections.
Pretty much everyone understood Warren was being facetious, but Steve Guest, director of the GOP's rapid response team, thought he'd found the perfect opportunity to rile up Republicans.
Guest wrote on Twitter that Elizabeth Warren was endorsing voter fraud.
Elizabeth Warren endorses voter fraud, says her dog will be voting Democrat. "Bailey is definitely going to vote i… https://t.co/lK3CGEl7Ug— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest) 1594929959.0
Pretty much everyone who saw Guest's post on Twitter agreed it was just about the dumbest opinion they'd ever seen.
GOP rapid response guy reminding us that Trump hates dogs and dog-owners https://t.co/hedAFsWqAB— David Frum (@David Frum) 1594932149.0
Surely Republicans can make better arguments for themselves than this?
This is what @GOP desperation looks like 👇 https://t.co/4xdsEfXuA8— Zack Hunt (@Zack Hunt) 1594933976.0
The @GOP rapid response director comes out against equal rights for Canine-Americans. @realDonaldTrump is the fir… https://t.co/K2wHF6WLw3— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg) 1594932787.0
It wasn't lost on many that a Republican official made this argument as America suffers through a pandemic mishandled by Republicans.
right, jokes are when you say you told officials in your administration to slow down Covid testing to make the numb… https://t.co/nhWj0Q525H— Sam Adams (@Sam Adams) 1594932925.0
If anything, it seems Guest's tweet has only inspired more excitement for Democrats in the upcoming election.
attacking elizabeth warren’s dog joke to own the libs https://t.co/CW1XiCWyrO— Young Americans for Biden & Harris (@Young Americans for Biden & Harris) 1594934321.0
Could attacking a prominent Democrat's dog be the next genius campaign strategy for the GOP?
“Steve, we’re down 9 points. What should we do?” “Accuse Elizabeth Warren’s dog of voter fraud.” https://t.co/0lUMkDV1Xn— Matt (@Matt) 1594944661.0
Guest later doubled down on his tweet, saying he "hoped" Elizabeth Warren was joking but that he wasn't sure.
I hope Elizabeth Warren is joking... because dead cats getting voter registration in the mail is a real thing... F… https://t.co/BqPAzpaorM— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest) 1594932264.0
@SteveGuest You “hope”? You think that Elizabeth Warren posted a video where she casually mentioned how she will h… https://t.co/N2cJMHbDqr— Jeff Cannata (@Jeff Cannata) 1594932367.0
Unfortunately for Guest, it seems his whinging of dog-voter-fraud wasn't taken seriously by anyone who doesn't peddle easily disproven conspiracy theories.