If you’ve been on Twitter for more than 5 minutes, you know the people I’m talking about. The ignorant, stereotype-flinging, poor grammar using piles who will crazily attack you for… well, whatever they make up in their heads you need to be taken to task for. My husband joined Twitter a few days ago and it took a staggering 12.5 minutes before someone came after him for… uh…. well, I’m pretty sure it was because he is my husband because I honestly have no idea what his glitch was. Anyone who follows me and saw my epic battle in the trailer park last night sure got a show, too. They’re everywhere. Think I’m wrong? Go follow Kurt Schlichter, you’ll see.
Why are people like this? Does it make them feel superior to hide behind their computer screens and angrily type SHOUTY CAPS and send pointed memes to complete strangers? Do they really think they’ll change my mind, what I believe and who I am in 140 characters? I mean, liberals come after me with insults because they have no argument so they try to ‘hurt my feelings’ by projecting their issues onto me.
PRO TIP: I’m not some whiney, bitchy, sensitive feminist who cries into her tea when someone calls me a name – I’m a strong, bitchy, fact-brandishing woman who drinks coffee and shoots shit for fun, you ain’t gonna hurt my feelings online.
The HILARITY of the “insults” they blast is honestly a source of comic relief! It’s the equivalent of an adult saying ‘I am rubber, you are glue’. I don’t know which is more pathetic; their insults or the fact that they actually believe them.
“Your Dad must be so ashamed of you!” Uh, no he talks about me all the time and I brag about him.
“Your husband should beat some sense into you!!” LMAO! My husband is such a sweet teddy bear, but say that to his face and he’ll wipe the floor with you.
“Get back in the kitchen woman” – Okay, that one is just funny because I totally love to cook but right now my husband is making me breakfast because I said I wanted bacon.
It’s the horrendously stereotypical assumption that a conservative woman with guns is uneducated, poor, beholden to a Neanderthal husband, has 12 kids, got knocked up in high school, parents are ashamed, a Bible beating subservient moron with no job or career. It’s honestly like being back in 3rd grade except I’m the only adult in the class and everyone else truly is a poopy head.
Now take those on the right who choose to attack within the party. What the hell is their problem?!? We’re all fighting for the same cause; a return to the Constitution, financial prosperity for the country, less government, more entrepreneurial opportunities, less regulation, etc. But some people feel the need to get caught up in one issue or another and take people down solely on that one disagreement. If we’re going to succeed and move forward as a party, we need to evolve and stop getting stuck in all the petty bullshit of it all.
I had one lady (who is VERY prominent on the right) attack me because I wouldn’t come out against homosexuality. Let me just say that my Bible says we should hate the sin but love the sinner and that I am not to judge, but her version clearly says the opposite. The name-calling, the insults and false accusations quickly followed and it all went downhill from there.
Now WHY, I ask myself, did this respectable, educated, Christian woman (who I had truly looked up to) feel she was entitled to attack me over one issue that we simply had different views on? How did she feel she had the right to verbally scold me as if she had it directly from God that I was wrong? Look, my feelings on homosexuality come from a real life situation. One of my best friends was married for 15 years, a veteran, mother and a stellar human being. She finally had a “come to Jesus” moment with herself and admitted she is gay. She and her husband separated; he met and married a great woman, she met and is with a great woman- they’re all good people, terrific parents, stewards in their congregations and communities so who am I to judge? I love her, she’s one of my dearest friends and I’m proud of her. You’re not going to change my mind about her by sending me a meme and 8 tweets saying “you’re just wrong“.
Look, I’m not saying we need to all agree 110% on every issue, but at the CORE of our right wing nut jobby hearts and souls, we are ALL trying to turn this country back around and the majority of this doesn’t happen online. Post your articles, write your blogs, work together to shut down the dogmatic derps spouting nonsense and spewing hate on Twitter but then BLOCK THEM and get off your ass and DO SOMETHING. That’s one thing Obama did right, he put his ground game into motion early and follows the Rules for Radicals to the letter. So let’s take what worked for him and turn it around for our side!
Plug in to a grassroots community near you and get involved! Work for a candidate in your area. Volunteer as a poll watcher, drive seniors to the polls, make phone calls, educate and debate smart – do whatever you can do to actively get our party back on track and into office so we can really shut them down! After all, if we stay behind our computer screens, we’re no better than the derps.