Tweeting “A Cancer Has Cancer,” Conservative Film Critic Celebrates Jimmy Carter’s Illness

On the same day former President Jimmy Carter announced that he has cancer, movie critic and conservative commentator Debbie Schlussel rejoiced at the news.

Every now and then, somebody comes along does something to let you know that the bar can always be lowered. On Wednesday, news came out that former President of the United States Jimmy Carter had been diagnosed with cancer. Carter, 90, stated that the cancer was discovered in his body after he underwent liver surgery. Shortly after the news came out, movie critic and right-wing political commentator Debbie Schlussel took to Twitter to celebrate the fact that the ex-POTUS, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner was gravely ill.



Yep. Schlussel attempted to make #ACancerHasCancer a trending topic on Twitter. Thankfully, nobody really picked up on it and help her spread her shitty trollery. Probably because even the right-wing assholes who follow her feel that rejoicing that an old man is stricken with cancer is probably a bridge too far, regardless of political bent. Especially considering that man has spent most of his life attempting to help the less fortunate.

Schlussel later on tried to play the victim on Twitter by whining that some tweeters had called her the c-word for her tasteless and disgusting tweets. (That one is right out of the conservative provocateur playbook.)



You stay classy, Debbie. You stay classy.

Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
43 Comments on this post.
  • Anonymous
    13 August 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Vulgar definition “characterized by ignorance of or lack of good breeding or taste”

    Yes, she is vulgar and the worst kind ofvulgarity

    • Anonymous
      13 August 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Not to be vulgar but rather to be accurate; Satan will be skull f&^K!ng her every 3rd Tuesday.

  • Anonymous
    13 August 2015 at 10:13 pm

    What an incredible piece of shit you are!

  • Matthew Faulhaber
    14 August 2015 at 8:02 am

    Like him or hate him, no problem. As a former president, there will be those on both sides. It is part of public life. However, taking delight in another’s misfortune crosses the line of good taste.

  • Anonymous
    14 August 2015 at 8:27 am

    A President who represents all the best traits we as Americans hold dear: Truth, Fairness, Justice for All. A peace loving man who spent the years after his Presidency helping the poor, building houses and making the world a better place. A President who never fired one single missile in his 4 years as leader of the free world. This woman is vile! Way to try to make a name for yourself by mocking and insulting a true humanitarian! Let’s make sure her 15 minutes of fame are over! Once again the Republicans are showing how much class they have.

    • Scott Wallace
      15 August 2015 at 9:53 am

      Agreed. Not that Democrats don’t have their faults. But what the $%^ happened to the Republicans since Reagan or maybe Nixon?

      • Philip Marks
        15 August 2015 at 10:30 am

        Eisenhower. He understood the nation, and was a decent man. However Reagan on his worst day would never have been this dismal.

        • Scott Wallace
          16 August 2015 at 3:36 am

          Indeed. Eisenhower was a good man and a good president. But he wouldn’t stand a chance in today’s Republican party: he’d be branded a liberal, a socialist, or worse.

          • Scott Wallace
            16 August 2015 at 3:39 am

            And I agree about Reagan too: despite his disastrous policies, he was by all accounts friendly to all. He was much too decent, at least at a personal level, to ever stoop to something as ugly and hateful as this.

  • Stooge McKenzie
    14 August 2015 at 11:04 am

    Carter and all of those who worship him are cancers. Hey cancer – what took you so long?

    • Anonymous
      14 August 2015 at 12:44 pm

      you are an asshole

    • Anonymous
      14 August 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Your name says it all. Stooge.

    • Anonymous
      14 August 2015 at 4:43 pm

      Stooge since you’re wishing cancer on people it only seems fitting for you to get it too.

    • Wayne
      14 August 2015 at 8:03 pm

      You definitely haventhe right name…Stooge!

    • Anonymous
      14 August 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Maybe cancer will get you to

    • Anonymous
      15 August 2015 at 12:18 am

      No one should wish a life-threatening illness on another human unless that human is a murderer or pedophile. You are a lousy person. Have you won the Nobel Prize lately? Will you ever?

    • Philip Marks
      15 August 2015 at 10:30 am

      If the Stooge fits wear it.

    • Anonymous
      15 August 2015 at 11:06 am

      You have shit for brains.

    • George Alejo
      16 August 2015 at 5:01 am

      Stooge you must be her husband or son..Becaus the apple do not fall far from the tree you moron..Get a life or show your face so people know how cancer look like you dumb ass..

    • Anonymous
      16 August 2015 at 8:02 am

      He has no class.It is a sign of he had
      sleezy parents

    • Anonymous
      16 August 2015 at 3:15 pm

      You are without a doubt one of the most disgusting examples of a human being – if you are even that. There is a bad afterlife awaiting you and it can’t come soon enough.

    • izzy
      21 August 2015 at 12:21 am

      Wow so edgy how unique to follow her lead. YAWN.

  • scobos
    14 August 2015 at 11:06 am

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll reiterate: Conservatives are the GREAT MORAL EVIL OF OUR TIMES.

  • RickMeister
    14 August 2015 at 12:20 pm

    …actually, republicans are not really conservatives.

    • Anonymous
      15 August 2015 at 9:12 am

      Stop calling them Conservatives: What do they want to conserve?

      We need to change the nomenclature and rhetoric of political identity. Our language has been usurped and demeaned by Radical Right Wing Reactionary Regressives. The real dichotomy is between Progressives and Regressives; NOT Liberal and Conservative. We must make a winning effort to take control of the language of debate.

      What are so called conservatives trying to conserve? Certainly not the 224-year-old separation of church and state, nor the 48 year old voting rights act, nor the 100-year-old progressive income tax, or the 80-year-old social security safety net, nor the 40-year-old right to privacy. These are all things under attack by ironically named “conservatives.”

      Republicans are not conservative but Regressives; radical reactionaries seeking to return to the days of untrammelled white male heterosexual privilege, Jim Crow, non unionized substandard living wages, gilded age extravagance, bloated military industrial cold war excesses, and a Norman Rockwell vision of America and the world rooted in fantasy.

      They claim to be Economic Conservatives. But what Conservative in their right mind would budget money for buying private airplanes and yachts, hundred million dollar mansions, and 181 million dollar paintings when the roof was leaking, the car needs tires, the electricity is intermittent, and the kids can’t read. Our infrastructure, roads, bridges, rail, power production and transmission, and our schools are in dire need of repair. Interest rates are at an all time low. Is it not the essence of conservatism and good business to conserve and protect what you have and not go on a profligate spending spree with money you don’t have. And every good business knows that when interest rates are at an all time low it is time to invest and grow.

      Progressive are true Conservatives seeking to preserve the core American values: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

      To be alive is to be in good health. Health care is no longer a doctor with a little black bag making house calls for $5 or a chicken. In order to provide the miracles that modern medical science has conceived we need a health care system that makes it possible to provide those services to all. Not having insurance or the means to cover bills and relying on government to pay the emergency room bills is the opposite of conservative. It is a total lack of personal responsibility.

      It is the Regressives who are cutting the social security net especially the reactionary push to drastically cut food stamps that overwhelmingly feed hungry children, the sick and the old, with very little fraud. In an attempt to undo Medicaid they cut the funding for fraud enforcement that led to a drastic increase in fraud, thereby fueling the anger at Medicaid thieves and the program as a whole. Progressives, where elected, have increased funding and drastically cut the fraud.

      Since when is it NOT Conservative to CONSERVE the Environment by opposing fracking, dirty tar sands, soft terrorist targets like pipelines and unsustainable nuclear energy, resisting renewable energy etc. Of course it is the fossil fuel fueled Regressives. Clean air and water are essential to LIFE!

      It is the Regressive NeoCons who campaigned for foreign wars costing thousands of American lives and in the process exploding the deficit by not putting the cost into the budget and providing for it with progressive taxation. Since when is not living within you means conservative? It is the very definition of a profligate regressive.

      Taxation without representation caused by Regressive gerrymandering congressional districts that enabled them in 2012 to win 33 more House of Representative races while losing the popular vote by 1.2 million votes. Regressives are trying their best to suppress the vote with multiple obstructionist measure’s that make it difficult or impossible to vote, in in effect denying voting rights to many poor people, minorities, women, old and young people? Denying voting rights to millions who have paid their debt to society is to exclude them from civil society. Their rational of voter fraud to deny voting rights is THE fraud, as it does not exist in any meaningful way.

      Is it not a basic right, a fundamental liberty to have dominion over ones own body?

      Has it not been long established that we have the right to congregate include forming unions. Regressives are attacking Unions. Regressives are suppressing free enterprise by establishing rules that empower and enable monopoly crony capitalism at the cost of millions of small family and individual entrepreneurs who both hire and buy locally, while oligarchs off-shore of jobs to low wage countries and stash the profits in tax havens to avoid taxes.

      Working full time and just covering the minimum costs of sustenance; a roof over your head, food on the table, and a shirt on your back, is that not the definition of slave? What kind of Liberty can one have with Regressive backed Slave wages?

      The Pursuit of Happiness:
      Regressives are cutting funding for education and the long establish right to a free public first class education that is the key to success in the modern world?

      Is it not a conservative right to believe in GOD in your own way, or not? Is this belief Not fundamental to personal happiness? Regressives are trying to establish a Christian America in an a-historical, anti-American “crusade.” Freedom to believe and practice a religion of your choice or no religion, unencumbered by the dictates of Government was a major reason the new world was populated by Europeans fleeing from religious oppression. It is enshrined in our Constitution. Jefferson, Adams, Madison, all wrote and supported a strict separation of Church and State. Washington religiously practiced that separation by never joining a specific church while attending many. This is a conservative tradition 400 years old and fundamental to happiness. It is Progressive’s who support this right and traditions, and religious fundamentalists supported by Regressives who are threatening it.

      Regressives oppose the right to marry whom you choose? What pray tell is more important to happiness than the right to love whom you choose.

      This list could go on for pages but one thing is certain, it is emphatically not Progressives standing in the way of the Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

      I suggest that we start using this terminology, Stop calling them Conservatives, call them Regressives.

      • Philip Marks
        15 August 2015 at 10:31 am


      • Kip W
        15 August 2015 at 12:23 pm

        They want to return to a time that existed only in Hollywood (which they claim to hate).

      • izzy
        21 August 2015 at 12:22 am

        SOrry, dude WAAAAYYYY too long for a post.

  • Chris
    14 August 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Kinda hope the Westboro folks picket this Debbie “I’m a sociopath” Schlussel when family members of hers die.

  • Anonymous
    14 August 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I cannot believe the remarks made by Debbie Schlussel. Surprised that only 7 people called you a c**t. ’cause the shoe fits and you wear it well. You are such a nasty heartless person. Remember this Debbie: God does not like ugliness, and they don’t come much uglier in heart than you. Also, Karma is a bitch. and let us not forget: there by the grace of God go I. Your life is not over yet, so when s**t happens to you in the future, you begged for it. Such a ugly black heart.

    • Anonymous
      14 August 2015 at 2:50 pm

      It’s not surprising only 7 people called her a c**t. I never even heard of her before today. Who cares what she has to say? Compared to Carter and his legacy, she’s less than nothing. And she probably won’t live as long, either.

  • Anonymous
    14 August 2015 at 3:43 pm

    She has no discernible talent other than shit-stirring.

    • Anonymous
      14 August 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Proving, yet again, that there no longer exists in the English language a more insulting term than “Republican.”

  • Paul Batcha
    14 August 2015 at 6:20 pm

    This comment comes from a person who sees Newt gingrich as a hero. You did not experience President Carter in office or the country at that time. You are a typical republican cunt. Your the reason why women need to be barefoot pregnant and in the kitchen. I have never heard of you before and if this is your mind set of a peaceful representative of the best of Americans, well to bad for you.

  • Hal Barbour
    14 August 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Well, by all means let me be the eighth, you’re a cunt!

    • Anonymous
      15 August 2015 at 11:09 am

      and that is putting it mildly lady.

  • Philip Marks
    15 August 2015 at 10:33 am

    I am gay, but even I have too much respect for C__ts to call her that. There is no word low enough to describe that crack (pun intended).

  • Kip W
    15 August 2015 at 12:21 pm

    So. Some Debbie Schlussel called Debbie Schlussel a Debbie Schlussel.

    You can go to the Schlussel place for that.

  • Lisa
    15 August 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Please tell this dumb bi*** to go away!!!

  • Anonymous
    15 August 2015 at 10:25 pm

    May you smoke a hair wraped tutd in hell you horrible cunt

  • George Alejo
    16 August 2015 at 5:05 am

    Debbbie do you know what you really need.Let me be civilized because that’s something you know nothing about..You are a Zionist whore. Who likes to get fucked in the mouth for more viewers on television. So do yourself a favor look at the tallest tree and hang yourself bitch

  • Alan Kaplan
    16 August 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Not to think that Debbie was right but, It is OK for liberals like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to call Jews a Cancer, but when a Conservative calls a liberal a Cancer, then the tune changes? The hypocrisy is just astounding!

  • Ronnie Johnson
    22 August 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Sorry Mr. Jimmy. But as we all know we still have poor white trash like Debbie Schlussel among us

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