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Dec 15 2012

Conservatives Declare Victory Over Twitter

Twitchy.com, Michelle Malkin’s site, is terribly excited. I mean, they are positively giddy at finding out that the most used hashtags on Twitter in 2012 were conservative, like #tcot (top conservatives on twitter). And the next four were also conservative and Republican — #teaparty, #gop, #romney and #mittromney.

Of course, the fact that lots of those who used that tag were doing so to mock them seems not to have occurred to them:

Congrats to all the happy warriors on Twitter who delighted in crushing narratives, mocking the steady supply of mock-worthy liberal nonsense and tweeting truth to power! It’s not the only battleground by far, but it’s one we won’t cede…

Now let’s translate that into domination at the polls!

Yes, congratulations to them. They’ve apparently won something really important. They should celebrate with a meth party at Ted Haggard’s house.

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  1. 1
    =8)-DX

    Throwing the US over the fiscal cliff, that’s a real #teaparty!

  2. 2
    machintelligence

    I have a feeling that the fiscal cliff is going to turn out to be more of a fiscal speed bump. It might slow the recovery down for a short time, but will not stop it.

  3. 3
    jameshanley

    Woohoo, they won the battle of the 140 character “information” source. That might say more about their attention span and inability to follow a sustained argument than anything else.

    What’s next, victory in the LOLcatz wars?

  4. 4
    dingojack

    jameshanley – Shuldn’t that LOLCat be stroking a little naked bald guy?
    :) Dingo

  5. 5
    Larry

    I guess they need to take “victories” where ever they can. Meanwhile, President Obama is in the Whitehouse for four more years.

  6. 6
    Nemo

    “Truth to power”? How fucking dare they?

  7. 7
    Chris from Europe

    Is there a “bcot” hashtag?

  8. 8
    pocketnerd

    Maybe my aluminum foil beanie needs adjusting, but I have to wonder how much of this “victory over Twitter” is a result of astroturfing with campaign agency sock puppets.

  9. 9
    slc1

    Re James Hanley @ #3

    OT but it’s good to see Prof. Hanley commenting here again. He’s been much missed these past few months.

  10. 10
    kevinbeck

    And look what these heroics did for Romney!

    Why do people think the use of hashtags amounts to jack shit, anyway? #AnyDipshitCanDoThat #sogetaclue

  11. 11
    tommykey

    It’s like the losing team in a sports championship bragging that they had the better looking uniform.

  12. 12
    dan4

    Why did they name the site “twitchy?”

  13. 13
    billydee

    This same thinking, that every time those hashtags were used, they assumed that the context was favorable, was used the other day by Orly Taitz. She assumed that all of the 80,000 people who viewed one of her YouTube videos was a supporter when many of the viewers were watching it for laughs. She also made the mistake that everyone who viewed the video only viewed it once.
    I’ve said this before, but I truly hope that there is a critical mass of outrage, lies, and delusion among the extreme conservatives that, when reached, all of their heads will explode. I pray for this every night. Oh, wait. Prayer never works. Oops.

  14. 14
    Tabby Lavalamp

    I’ve used several of those hashtags, and I see your current Democratic president as being way too right wing.

  15. 15
    David C Brayton

    Is it really a surprise that the party of Nascar, rednecks, Todd Akin, God, and guns forever, won Twitter? Where the thoughts are limited to 140 characters?

  16. 16
    andrewlephong

    Why did they name the site “twitchy?”

    I remember thinking the same thing when Michelle Malkin launched hotair.com. Maybe she likes names that suggest her thought processes are impulsive and full of it?

  17. 17
    shouldbeworking

    It’s a wonder they managed to stay focused on thoughts as long as 140 characters.

  18. 18
    jameshanley

    Thanks SLC, nice of you to say.

  19. 19
    Area Man

    And their presidential candidate came in a strong second. It’s been a good year for them.

  20. 20
    d.c.wilson

    My first thought was that “twitchy” was a meth reference.

  21. 21
    tommykey

    I remember thinking the same thing when Michelle Malkin launched hotair.com. Maybe she likes names that suggest her thought processes are impulsive and full of it?

    IIRC, she also had some video gig called Vent.

  22. 22
    Stacey C.

    Yeah, I and many of the people I follow on Twitter use those hashtags when we mock or want to show conservatives how wrong they are. So not really feeling any victory for’ their side’ on this one.

  23. 23
    baal

    “They should celebrate with a meth party at Ted Haggard’s house”

    I wouldn’t go. Last time it was BYORB. RB is for RentBoy. You’d think Ted has enough RentBoy for everyone or some left over from his last party to cover most folks taste but no. It’s BYORB every time.

  24. 24
    democommie

    “Conservatives Declare Victory Over Twitter”

    When all you have is twits…just sayin’.

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