Jason Kander Strikes Back at Richard Spencer's Use of Song from CABARET
Richard Spencer, founder of the 'Alt-Right' movement is no one's favorite person, especially as he continually harasses Democrats on Twitter. In a recent exchange reporter and columnist Eli Lake and Josh Marshall, editor and publisher of the news publication Talking Points Memo, Spencer pushed his luck.
Lake initially posted an article about Russian/US relations with the comment 'an essential piece on why we need a unity strategy to defeat Russia.
Spencer responded with a question
Who is "we"? https://t.co/MQkUMvKxGp- Richard
Lake kept his answer simple
Spencer didn't give up there
I have never had my drinks paid for by a lobbyist for a foreign government. Can you say the same? https://t.co/mLloOaxLs3- Richard
Josh Marshall joined the conversation and candidly spoke his mind
which goaded Spencer
.@joshtpm don't you have some porn to tweet out?- Richard
Marshall then told Spencer to take his philosophies back to an era where they would be more appreciated
Spencer responded with 'Tomorrow Belongs to Us,' a song sung by Nazi's in CABARET
The invocation of the iconic musical brought political superstar Jason Kander, nephew of John Kander, into the conversation where the former Missouri Secretary of State educated Spencer on a few things concerning the anthem.
Hey buddy, that song you love was written by my uncle. He's been married to my other uncle for 40 years. And he's a Jew.- Jason Kander (@JasonKander) March 18, 2017
Sing it proud. https://t.co/yrL4242sl5
Spencer effectively retreated, while the Twitterverse was free to appreciate John Kander's songwriting skill and convincing portrayal of the Weimar era.