But that's not what "corncob" means in the crazy, messed-up world of weird politics Twitter. To get "corncobbed" means to get owned, i.e. lose an argument, online, while insisting that you're victorious. It's a reference to a tweet from @dril, the reigning king of Weird Twitter.
A spread of donuts and water had also been set up for the Our Revolution party. Turner took particular issue with the donuts and water, which she called "hand-out trinkets."
"They tried to seduce us with donuts and water," she said. "They're pompous and arrogant enough to say to the people, 'You're not good enough to be on our property — and, oh by the way, we're just gonna hand you donuts and water over the barricade.' That is insulting. Absolutely insulting."
Originally, a tankie was someone who approves of Stalinist foreign policy, exemplified in the sending of tanks into Hungary to crush resistance to Soviet communism. More generally, a tankie is someone who tends to support militant opposition to capitalism… Online, I often see people use tankie in a different way, to mean something like "a self-proclaimed communist who indulges in conspiracy theories and whose rhetoric is largely performative"… In both its original use and its peculiar online use, tankie is almost always used pejoratively. Unfortunately, I think these two uses of the word end up suggesting that all hardline communists are conspiratorial and performative, which just isn't the case.
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