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Wed May 24, 2017, 12:44 PM

Cassandra Fairbanks Loved Bernie Sanders. Now She's a Donald Trump Superfan.

How a left-leaning anarchist and anti-rape activist became a leader of the far-right "Deplorable" movement.

"You don't know me but I just wanted to say hello," says a 50-ish man, clutching his drink and leaning in close. He recognized her — it’s Cassandra Fairbanks, isn’t it? — from Twitter.

Fairbanks nods and smiles graciously, albeit a little awkwardly. This happens to her a lot: People recognize her — her cascading blonde curls, aggressively pouty lips, sharply arched brows, the lyrics from a Bob Dylan song, tattooed on her collarbone, peeking out of her dress. This is what happens when you’re any kind of social media star, but especially a right-wing, unapologetic #MakeAmericaGreatAgain Donald Trump fan (“I love him,” she’s tweeted, on multiple occasions). People are kind of in awe that you actually exist.

She makes polite small talk with the man, taking long glugs of her cider. When he finally walks away, she exhales. "Twitter in real life," she laughs uncomfortably, as if she likes the Twitter part more than the real life part.

We’re at Shelly’s Back Room, an old-timey cigar bar a few blocks from the White House where the stench of smoke will linger on our clothes and in our hair until we all take vigorous showers. The venerated watering hole is the hub of conservative Washington, and tonight, a new group of right-wingers has gathered to celebrate its takeover of the Republican Party. It’s a Friday night in late February, near the end of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a four-day policy schmooze fest that marks the apex of the Republican social calendar. Unlike last year, when many Republicans still clung to the #NeverTrump mantle, this year’s attendees have, for the most part, coalesced around the president.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a9653830/cassandra-fairbanks-donald-trump-deplorable/


Cosmo is being too kind, since Banks was NEVER on our side to fucking begin with... She went all in with Bernie to leech votes away from Hillary, and outs herself after her mission was accomplished... Just a textbook plain old-fashioned ratfucking operation that hooked tens of thousands of suckers on Twitter...

And she isn't the only one, either -- There are dozens of other high-profile faux-leftist pundits who didn't out themselves after the election, as I have repeatedly pointed out.

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Reply Cassandra Fairbanks Loved Bernie Sanders. Now She's a Donald Trump Superfan. (Original post)
Blue_Tires May 2017 OP
HughBeaumont May 2017 #1
Blue_Tires May 2017 #3
Skinner May 2017 #2
workinclasszero May 2017 #5
denbot May 2017 #6
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #14
Amimnoch May 2017 #19
Blue_Tires May 2017 #21
mhw May 2017 #4
NCTraveler May 2017 #7
workinclasszero May 2017 #13
tazkcmo May 2017 #8
Blue_Tires May 2017 #10
tazkcmo May 2017 #12
DavidDvorkin May 2017 #9
Tarheel_Dem May 2017 #11
pnwmom May 2017 #15
Gore1FL May 2017 #17
progressoid May 2017 #16
mountain grammy May 2017 #18
Fantastic Anarchist May 2017 #20

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:51 PM

1. "Supporting Trump is pretty rebellious. ... It's pretty punk rock."



Oh FUCKaroo Banzai, dumbass!

Yes, most punk people I know worship serial sexual assaulting billionaire third-basers.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:55 PM

3. She's just trolling, knowing folks will lap it up.

That Cosmo writer should have been a bit sharper

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:54 PM

2. Here's the smoking gun from the article:

== BEGIN SNIP ==

In Ferguson, she says, her provocative posts caught the eye of the editor of Sputnik International, a Russian-owned news site. The site hired her in early 2015 and she moved to Washington, D.C., for the position. Soon after, she started to dip her brand of caustic commentary into the emerging presidential race.

== END SNIP ==

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a9653830/cassandra-fairbanks-donald-trump-deplorable/

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:58 PM

5. "Sputnik International, a Russian-owned news site"

 

And she turns out to be a big Trump supporter you say?

Shocking.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:59 PM

6. Nice catch Skinner..

Drip drip drip..

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:45 PM

14. Both barrels smoking. Sputnik is propaganda. She is bought and paid for. How many others? nt

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:47 PM

19. oh what a catch!!!

 

Totally missed that.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Thu May 25, 2017, 08:40 AM

21. +1

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:57 PM

4. Faux left pundits on Twitter, FB & at primary caucuses to interrupt & meddle in

 

the whole democratic primary. They demanded open primaries to benefit their RW agenda.
I remember the disruption & division.
The goal was to divide

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:02 PM

7. It's about money and fooling gullible people. Very little to do with Sanders.

 

Just look at HA Goodman and the "Sane Progressive".

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #7)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:32 PM

13. I wonder how many rubles those two bottom feeding

 

gasbags got from Mother Russia?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:23 PM

8. In other news

Somebody said something stupid somewhere. I don't know who this person is nor why I should know who she is and even if I did know who she is I still don't know why I give 2 twits about what she thinks about Shit Gibbon, Sen Sanders, Sec Clinton or the price of rice in China.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:06 PM

10. You must not be on twitter

because she was one of the most followed and re-tweeted pro-Bernie accounts during the primary...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #10)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:31 PM

12. OK.

Thank you for the info and I mean no disrespect to you when I say, "yawn.".

I do have a Twitter account so I can follow 3 people associated with the current episode of treason we're in but I rarely check it as their tweets are usually found here on DU.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:02 PM

9. People who yearn for The Man on the White Horse don't care about the specifics of his politics.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:27 PM

11. This confirms everything I thought I knew about "The Rebellion".

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:52 PM

15. And she's probably on JPR. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #15)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:22 PM

17. I haven't seen her there.

But in fairness to your post shot, I don't know who she is, either.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:19 PM

16. She'll dump Trump soon too. This has very little to do with politics or ideology.

You Can Tell She's already losing interest in him.

This is a confused, troubled person who craves attention. Twitter, and now Cosmo, happily feed that craving.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:41 PM

18. grifters and scammers abound

we have a white house full of them.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:23 PM

20. I have never heard of this "anarchist."

And if she's with Trump now, good riddance to bad rubbish!

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