When I wrote my post describing Crazy Pete Hoekstra’s Twitter security breach, I had one thought in my mind: the Republicans have been learning their online social networking skills from MI’s Republicans.
Saul Anuzis, MI’s former GOP Chair, who lost just about every election he could, has long been fond of trolling at MI’s lefty blogs and experimenting with Facebook and was an early Twitter user. Because this made him a rarity among the tech-impaired Republicans, he attracted support for his run for RNC Chair out of the mistaken belief that he was some tech whiz.
Crazy Pete, I thought as soon as I heard about his Twitter security breach, learned his stuff from Saul.
We could only be so lucky, I mused further, if the GOP nationally took after Saul’s sloppy Twitter habits.
Consider us lucky. Following in Saul’s and Crazy Pete’s footsteps, the idiotic Republican Chair in Virginia just blew a plot to flip the Senate today by tweeting about it prematurely. Democrats currently have a 21-19 majority in the VA Senate. Republicans had convinced Democrat Ralph Northam to flip sides which, with the Republcian Lt Governor, would have tipped the Senate to the Republicans.
And then the Republican Party Chair Jeff Frederick tweeted it.
Having been thus warned, the Democrats adjourned before Republicans could execute their plot … and proceeded to pound Northam until he rethought his decision to flip.
The Republicans fucked up a chance to flip the Senate with their sloppy Tweet habits!
You are all welcome, America, for the lessons Saul Anuzis has given his fellow Republicans.
Update: More Twitting, this time in NY.