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Connolly Goes Viral With Magazine Cover Mocking Trump

by Kalina Newman — June 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm 69 Comments

Gerry Connolly is winning so much he’s tired of winning.

That’s according to his own personal cover of Time magazine, which the U.S. congressman’s staff created in response to President Donald Trump’s current scandal.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a slew of fake Time magazine covers featuring the president’s image hang in his golf courses. In response, Connolly tweeted out what may be the most noteworthy reaction yet.

Featuring a full headshot similar to the faux Trump cover, Connolly sprinkled the photo with headlines written in Trump’s linguistic style, such as “FITARA is a legislative smash!” (FITARA is a reform bill for federal information technology).

Jamie Smith, Connolly’s communications director, said that all credit for the tweet goes to the congressman.

“He saw the reports of Trump’s fake Time cover and thought this could be a fun way to highlight the absurdity of it,” Smith said. “We never expected it to go this viral. I guess we will have to hang our cover in our four offices.”

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the post had more than 5,200 retweets and 19,000 likes, with hundreds of replies and notable comments.

“The response has been incredibly positive,” added Smith, but there were a few left unimpressed.

So, what do you think?

  • Scott

    Gerry, If you were a cartoon, would you be a hamster or a guinea pig? I’m leaning Guinea Pig. Let me know. Thanks

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/817eb3e4aa4d633eb22d7d6054b508d392ee6a179346f1d4c973e61a10daf364.jpg

  • thinkinginvirginia

    Not sure this cover is much more fake than the actual Time covers , NY Times headlines and CNN news reports.

  • Mike M

    Is anyone on the left embarrassed about the steady sustained rhythm of foolish slaps at the President? It’s getting ridiculous. The news and the comedy shows blur content. Everything he does or doesn’t do is somehow controversial. Today CNN made a headline out of the story that Trump said an Irish reporter had a pretty smile. SHOCKING! When does the smimey tantrum end? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7cc86ef4da5842b88335108cd38dc79a845f7b7a4dfe29f549176de35c956e2.png

    • thinkinginvirginia

      And they wonder why they keep losing elections.

  • what?

    Tired of winning? I’m not even aware of a single win from this clown. Meanwhile Trump is 5 and 0.

  • RestonAssurance

    I’ll make an inference and say it’s worse that the POTUS is on a fake Time cover, coveted and stashed for fond fake memories. It sounds more like a child’s class assignment ;p

    • Scott

      1. I don’t think you understand the definition of inference
      2. The POTUS didn’t put himself on a novelty Time cover, a private business man and golf course owner did, who later became POTUS.
      3. A grown Guinea Pig using tax payer dollars to mock the POTUS is childish, petty, and wasteful. I mean, he should be spending time not answer questions on fake “constituent calls” and claiming credit for bringing Metro to Reston which is going to bilk local taxpayers for hundreds of millions of dollars to keep it afloat b/c suburban rail can NEVER sustain itself.

      • thinkinginvirginia

        Exactly! Trump is not the only businessperson to create a novelty Time Magazine cover. The left and the beltway insiders mocking him for this shows how desperate and out of touch they are. They wonder why more and more Americans are rejecting them.

  • Slo Mo trainwreck

    In the meantime other countries are winning on all fronts: global gdp. Education. The environment.

    While americans are in gridlock over their two party system and who is winning the popularity contest.

    Maybe dont pat yourself on the back just yet.

    • The Constitutionalist

      Yep, those other countries are winning so much that everyone just wants to move there and not here.

  • thinkinginvirginia

    Created by his staff? Do we pay these clowns’ salaries with our tax dollars? I want my money back. Pathetic to think that our tax dollars went towards the making of this not even funny mock cover.

    • Willie Reston

      But you’re not mad about all your tax dollars that went toward Repub salaries when all they did was deny, deny, deny everything for eight years under Obama without even trying to compromise on anything? Get some perspective, please.

      • Scott

        Sorry Willie. Obama came into office promising to “Fundamentally Transform America.” How do you compromise on wanting to tear down the fundamental building blocks and protections guaranteed by the Constitution? If there was ever a time to #RESIST that was it. What is happening today is just childish buffoonery. There is plenty about Trump to not like, but when a novelty Time cover is one of 100 equally ridiculous things the Dems get outraged over, it is impossible to actually determine what is truly worthy of outrage. This behavior is going to reelect Trump.

        • Willie Reston

          Please provide examples of the Obama administration’s attempts “to tear down the fundamental building blocks and protections guaranteed by the Constitution.”

          And Dems are not “outraged” over the Trump cover, merely amused and embarrassed that this narcissist is actually our President.

          • thinkinginvirginia
          • Willie Reston

            BAHAHAHAHA, Cato Institute?! No wonder you’re so far off the rails on every comment you make.

          • thinkinginvirginia

            Can you discredit any of the points they make in their article? Once you read the article and provide a thoughtful response, I will change my current assumption that your opinion is uninformed.

          • Scott

            When you can’t win an argument, attack your opponent. Classic liberal move.

          • thinkinginvirginia

            Indeed, that seems to be their strategy. It doesn’t appear to be working anymore.

          • RestonAssurance

            Cato Institute. Say no more.

          • thinkinginvirginia

            Again. Please provide information that discredits the author’s arguments. Until then, I will “say no more” to you on this.

          • Scott

            1. Obamacare changed the fundamental relationship between the fed govt and the citizenry. For the first time in 237 years, the govt compelled the purchase of a product from a private company as a condition of merely being alive in the US.

            2. open borders and expanded welfare state. It’s not hard, even for liberals, to do the math on what happens with open immigration and a welfare state.
            3. Religious liberty was attacked every day under the false flag of “equality”.
            4. Obama sought to cede sovereignty to the UN on issues of climate and guns in direct conflict to the Constitution and without the approval of Congress.
            5.Use of executive orders to craft new legislation. The design of the govt is supposed to make it hard to make “fundamental transformation”. Obama’s use of his pen and phone was unconstitutional which is why you are seeing them either reversed or struck down by the courts.
            Is that enough? I could go on…

        • RestonAssurance

          Scott, It appears dems aren’t “outraged” over the fake Time cover, but rather pointing it out as further evidence for some sort of deep-seeded psychological disconnect with the POTUS.

          • Scott

            Now you’re splitting hairs. Outraged, obsessed, deranged…pick your adjective. The only “psychological” issue evidenced by Trump is narcissism, but so did the last guy and Dems loved him so we know that’s not anything to get your SJW panties in a bunch over.

      • The Constitutionalist

        I know right, God forbid our electorate do what we want them to.

        • thinkinginvirginia

          You want them to act like two year olds and spend their time creating childish fake Time covers? And then you wonder why you keep losing election.

        • Willie Reston

          This is either a comical Freudian slip or you don’t know what the word “electorate” means.

          • The Constitutionalist

            True. Fixed.

          • RestonAssurance

            Willie, when they vehemently disagree they will advise you that you know nothing about this and that subject. I worked in the secondary mortgage market during both W’s and Obama’s admins. W’s admin knew exactly what was going on! There were absolutely no brakes pumped during W’s tenure. None. They allowed the monster to fester.

          • Scott

            You are wring RA. While it’s true that W, much like Clinton touted increased rates of home ownership, the Bush admin on at least two occasions warned about Fannie and Freddie’s risky conforming mortgage standards. Dems in Congress, led by Dodd/Frank laughed and said Fannie and Freddie we’re strong and solvent. Yes there is great irony that those two nitwits drafted the financial regs after the crash they helped cause.

      • thinkinginvirginia

        I liked what they were doing. I wanted them to be an opposition party. Obama’s policies were bad for America. I wanted them to push conservative policies that were in opposition to Obama’s . This stunt by Connolly is worthy of a two year old.

        • Willie Reston

          “Obama’s policies were bad for America and destructive to our economy.”

          I can’t even have discussion with somebody who honestly believes that the economy was doing poorly under the Obama administration after the W administration drove it straight into the ground worse than at any time since the Great Depression. Please try to use objective, rational thought instead of just saying what you want to believe.

          • Scott

            Willie. It is obvious you know little about government and less about economics.
            The housing bubble and crash was created by Clinton admin and Andrew Cuomo(as HUD director) when they lowered the standard for a confirming mortgage and then used the CRA to blackmail banks into making loans in “underserved” neighborhoods (Read: poor urban folk with bad credit) which created the massive Subprime market that took down the banks and housing market. Obama, with his threats and tinkering resided over the slowest recovery since the depression which saw FDR threaten business and tinkering with bad regulations. To his credit, Bush tried to reign in Fannie and Freddie at least twice but was rebuked by Chris Dodd and Bernie Frank in Congress.

            But then again, just ignore this as irrational and not objective while you believe what you want to believe.

          • thinkinginvirginia

            The roots of the 2008 economic crisis go back as far as the Clinton Administration and yes, it’s true, the Bush administration added to the problems. While he inherited a bad economy, Obama’s policies were a drag on improving the economy. Under Obama, the economy grew much more slowly than it did in any of the previous 10 economic recoveries since World War II. This is the objective truth.

            Excessive regulation and Obamacare hindered business formation and economic growth. Thankfully President Trump and Congress have started to unravel the regulatory morass.

            Also, this is a major reason the Democrats blue wall crumbled. The Obama administration/Democrats policies failed working class Americans and they rejected them in the voting booth. Obviously they haven’t learned much from the election.

          • The Constitutionalist

            How many economics classes did you skip, Willie? Oh… all of them you say?

            Same number as Obummer.

          • Willie Reston

            When you can’t win an argument, attack your opponent. Classic conservative move.

          • The Constitutionalist

            It wasn’t an attack. It was a legitimate question that I just happened to already know the answers to.

            Side note: For us to have an argument, we would have to start at the beginning to find common ground. So that means elementary school for you – maybe middle school, depending on the location. Then, after you’ve caught up, we could try and discuss.

          • Scott

            Read Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals Willie. It is part of the Leftist playbook. It is not Classic Conservative since you were crafty enough to simply change my post. You cannot win the argument b/c the fact are not on your side. Seriously. Just stop. I’m embarrassed for you.

        • RestonAssurance

          Kiss your tax dollars good-bye if pushing back instead of working together to a compromise wastes less tax dollars.

          • thinkinginvirginia

            Sometimes compromise makes sense and sometimes it doesn’t.

    • RestonAssurance

      If you’re outraged over this one civil servant, you may want to be sitting when you discover the gamut of foolish tax payer paid things and events in Congress and the Sentate.

      • thinkinginvirginia

        I realize this of course…however here Connolly stupidly (and gleefully) promoted his own foolish, childish waste of taxpayer dollars. If you’re going to waste people’s money, don’t rub their noses in it.

      • Scott

        If you don’t show appropriate outrage over the things YOUR congressman does, it’s hard to complain credibly about what the rest of the Gators in the swamp are doing.

  • east297

    Why do you need 4 offices Connolly?

  • 40yearsinreston

    Instead of mockingTrump, Conolly should be working on a platfom for what they will accomplish
    “I’m not my opponent’ is not a winning strategy

    • Mike M

      Yet he is behaving exactly as his opponent.

  • Jokester

    Gerry is a real funny guy, you should hear him explain how open borders and uncontrolled immigration is in our best interest. He is Hilarious!

  • Captain Obvious

    Jesus–FOUR offices! How much are these re-election outposts costing us taxpayers?
    Would rather you and your staff worked on new health care legislation than lame Trump imitations.

  • Greendayer

    It’s nice to hear Gerry is still around. He’s been unimportant for years and his legislative legacy is ????
    A milk carton would be more appropriate.

  • ha

    Good at winning his DUI court cases

  • Greg

    Grow up, Jerry Connolly — I know it’s asking far too much of you to be professional, but try to have some sense of dignity for the district you represent.

    You disgust many of us on many levels, but this is a new low. Shame on you.

  • Willie Reston

    Your argument could hold water if Trump didn’t also happen to have a record of horrifically misogynistic behavior stretching back decades. Way to cherry-pick your points.

    • Scott

      To hold you to your same standard, Please provide examples of this mysoginy. Is it the fact that he hires women into top positions in his company?

      You also, yet again, excuse indefensible acts against women by Bill and Hillary.

      • Willie Reston

        Have you been watching the news today? The real news? Tune in for yet another prime example of what I’m talking about. Word of advice: don’t try to play dumb by pretending that Trump isn’t a misogynistic a-hole, it only hurts your credibility when it comes to other arguments.

        I never mentioned Bill and Hillary, you did. Because you conservatives are 10x more obsessed with the Clintons than any liberal I know.

        • Scott

          So, you demand examples to back up claims from everyone else, but everything you say is to be taken at face value. Hmmm. That lazy Willie.

          Look, I’m no fan of Trump. I’m just willing to look honestly at the way the he is being treated. And once again, you can point to no action Trump has ever taken against a woman- only what he says, while the entire Democrat apparatus ignored and continues to forgive actual assaults and defamation from Bill and Hill. That’s called hypocrisy. I’m no fan of Trump, but I like the Clinton’s, the media, and hypocrites a whole lot less.

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