Why Katie Hill’s Month Has Gone Downhill

Former Democratic lawmaker could not resist wading into a Twitter battle with a Republican congressman over something that had nothing to do with her

Image Credit: Twitter, Rep. Katie Hill

Former Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) has not had a good month.

The Democratic lawmaker’s unconventional personal life was splashed all across the tabloids. That complicated personal life included a pending divorce, the threat of a congressional investigation into her professional ethical standards, and her resignation from Congress.

For a Democrat with that in her past, the smart move would be to lay low for a while, then resurface, claim she was the victim of an intolerant GOP crusade against alternative lifestyles, land some sympathetic media — then maybe nab a cushy job in the liberal hive.

MORE NEWS: WATCH: Harvard grad blames Trump supporters after she’s fired for posting video threatening to stab anyone who says ‘all lives matter’

(At least that’s how some people would have played it — and have played it.)

After a couple of years, Hill could then run for her old seat in leftist California — and probably take it back.

Do you support President Trump for 2020?

By completing the poll, you agree to receive emails from LifeZette and that you've read and agree to our privacy policy and legal statement.

But above and beyond the smart move, there is the intrinsic hatred of humor by those on the Left, especially satirical humor directed at the Left.

That’s why “Saturday Night Live” has become the Bataan Death March of Comedy, trudging every week along the same “Orange Man Bad” road of lame jokes by way of worn-out material.

Katie Hill, as a modern leftist, is chock-full of this grim outlook, it seems to me.

Related: Former Rep. Katie Hill Has a Hard Time Giving Up the Spotlight

MORE NEWS: Rapper defiantly speaks out to slam Black Lives Matter: ‘It’s not our movement’

So when Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) decided to send out some tweets — and then when the first letters, when combined, spelled out the popular “Epstein didn’t kill himself” line, as seen all over social media — Hill decided she had to upbraid him.

This — even though the tweets had nothing to do with her.

She responded with a charge of “tweeting out real conspiracy theories.”

Yes, the acrostic was not a sign to her; it was a joke.

The screaming girl and cat-based progenitors to the Gosar tweets were not hints to Hill.

The literally thousands of other humorous memes on the alleged Epstein suicide did not offer her any illumination.

Instead, Hill went for the tried-and-true Democrat tactic of immediately claiming personal offense and thus victimhood.

But Gosar, a dentist by trade, knows how to inflict discomfort.

So he gave her retort time to sink in and then lowered the big nasty dental drill of rhetorical revenge: “You’re surprised by me? You single-handedly taught an entire country a new word. #throuple. And wth is up with that tattoo? Relax.”

In that last line, Gosar is referencing to the awkward ink of a Third Reich Iron Cross that Hill sports on her … um … torso, as revealed by her estranged husband when he found out she was cheating on him with a female staffer.

He subsequently went to a British tabloid with intimate pics — and the rest is sleazy modern history.

Hill should have left well enough alone and kept her nose out of something that had nothing to do with her.

Instead, the now-former lawmaker had the nagging feeling that someone, somewhere, was making fun of a liberal sacred cow — and as a leftist, she had to put a stop to it.

Gosar made her pay for it.

Well played, Doc.

The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of LifeZette.

David Kamioner
meet the author

David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

Join the Discussion

COMMENTS POLICY: We have no tolerance for messages of violence, racism, vulgarity, obscenity or other such discourteous behavior. Thank you for contributing to a respectful and useful online dialogue.