I've been a regular user for a few years, but it's only gotten this bad for myself recently. It started at the end of December 2013 when I was browsing through tweets under the #wiunion hashtag. What I found among the few tweets of progressive intellectualism, were an army of Knots and various other right-wing nuts harassing Twitter users expressing progressive views. Of course, being the person I am, I engaged with one of this knuckle dragging morons and immediately I found myself becoming the target of vicious and disgusting personal attacks. I can handle that. I'm Irish and Norwegian, so I was blessed with a quick wit and smart ass attitude. I can trade barbs with the best of 'em. However, what I cannot deal with, accept or tolerate, it this:
|Gee, sorry your overlord Hitler disappointed you.|
Yep. This is a Scott Walker supporter telling me how much he wished Nazi's had killed all of my family back in Norway. Isn't that lovely? Hmm...can't say I ever recall a progressive saying something to this extreme. And you know, I could accept that this idiot and his right-wing ilk were just a vocal minority until I saw this tweet begging has been couple Chris and Dana Loesch, to re-tweet a hilariously ironic tweet about honoring a ww2 vet (is Tom aware that vet was fighting against fascist Hitler?)
|Talk about "the company you keep" eh?|
The attacks didn't just fizzle out after awhile. Once you're on their radar, you stay there forever. They took it above going after me. They moved onto harassing my husband and stalking our every bit of information online on a near daily basis. They managed to find out things I had no idea anyone would know, or even care about. So I have to ask - is this really who the GOP wants to have representing their party? It's safe to say, "birds of a feather flock together." These Knots pray to the alter of Charlie Sykes, Vicki McKenna and local Republican parties. Charlie Sykes certainly could never tell someone he wished Hitler slaughtered all of someone's family (though I'm sure he thinks it) so they have their Twitter orcs to do their bidding for them.
|Oh yeah. They're really racist, too.|
Where is Scott Walker calling on his supporters to curb the rhetoric? Does he really support something like this?
|Just your average teabagger.|