Chase Apologizes After ‘Tone Deaf’ Tweet Triggers Democrats

Chase, America’s largest bank, deleted an innocuous tweet and apologized Monday after a Twitter outrage mob deemed it “insensitive.”

What triggered the mob was the bank’s lighthearted “Monday Motivation” tweet, which attempted to offer tips on how to save money.

Chase posted a hypothetical conversation between the bank and a customer, suggesting that the customer cut unnecessary expenses.

Seems pretty harmless, right? Wrong. What most sane people would consider sound advice came across as “poor shaming” to thousands of NPCs on Twitter, triggering a backlash, and PR nightmare for Chase.  Naturally, Democrat politicians jumped into the fray to soak up as much political capital as they could from their natural constituency — the perpetual outrage mob.

It should be noted that compared to the Jacobin mob in their Tweet timelines, the Democrat politicians were models of self-restraint and moderation.

I’m not a fan of “too big to fail” banks or bailouts, either, but it should be remembered that the banks ran into trouble because Democrats forced them to hand out loans to people who couldn’t afford to pay them back.

I’ve experienced what it feels like to be on the lower end of the economic spectrum, and it would never have occurred to me to be offended by a bank’s advice on how to save money. I would already have been heeding that advice, for one thing, and I’d know that economic hard times are only a temporary condition for people who work hard and are willing to make sacrifices.

The spineless wusses at Chase of course quickly deleted the offending tweet and pledged to do better next time. “Our #MondayMotivation is to get better at #MondayMotivation tweets. Thanks for the feedback Twitter world,” the chastened bank groveled.

Asked if she was “gratified” that Chase took its tweet down, Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) explained on CNN why she felt the tweet was so offensive.

“I was glad they took the tweet down. I think it was insulting to the hard-working American people, many of whom are earning minimum wage or just above that and struggling to pay rent, insurance and other costs. So I think it was important they took the tweet down,” Porter said. She went on to suggest that Chase had not yet bowed and scraped before the mob sufficiently, however. “I think they should apologize to their customers. That’s obviously their business decision,” she added.

Once the dust settled, normal people wondered what all the fuss was about.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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