Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), a 2020 candidate looking to unseat President Trump, likened his resistance party to ‘The Avengers,’ claiming they are trying to save the country.
Because who isn’t desperately seeking a group of comic book heroes to save us from this roaring economy, tax breaks, and a man who unleashed the military to help decimate terror threats overseas?
Speaking to the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame Forum on Sunday, Swalwell made the analogy while also comparing the Republican party to a fight to the death movie.
“To my fellow candidates, I consider us all a part of being ‘The Avengers.’ The Republicans in 2016, that was ‘The Hunger Games.’ We are in this, and with your help and support, to save this country we love so much,” he exclaimed.
The Avengers? Which one? We know none of the Democrats actually think America is great, so it’s obviously not Captain America. And Tony Stark did his best to build a wall around the Earth to protect human beings from illegal aliens, so it’s probably not him.
Who is he talking about then?
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We could see why Swalwell would liken himself to a superhero. He did, after all, have this heroic moment as part of the Resistance Avengers:
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 20, 2019
That’s exactly on par with defeating Thanos by using an all-powerful infinity stone gauntlet. Like, exactly.
Is Lying a Super Power?
And which of the Avengers makes a habit of lying? Repeatedly. The way Swalwell and everyone on the Democrat debate stage does and will continue to do?
It was just a few short months ago that Swalwell was repeatedly telling everyone who would listen to him that nothing in the Steele dossier has been disproven.
The rest of them lie with such ease that it’s possible that they have indeed made it a superpower, but that doesn’t put them on the right side in a good versus evil battle, that’s for sure.
Gun Control Avenger
We’re not quite sure that Swalwell and the Democrat party’s extremist views on gun control would work within the Avengers either, since many of them possess and use weapons when the need arises.
Swalwell has pushed for gun owners who “don’t [turn in weapons to the government] within a certain period of time, they would be prosecuted, thrown in jail.”
Isn’t that the theme of the movie Captain America: Civil War – that some of the Avengers realized government regulation of their abilities amounted to tyranny and a loss of freedom? And it was dangerous?
Perhaps Swalwell’s superpower is the ability to make even his colleagues feel uncomfortable at his presence. Check out Captian Beta Male here at the same event, delivering what he thought would be an epic line – and get absolutely no reaction from the crowd.
Is lulling your own supporters to sleep considered a superpower?
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