The last couple of weeks, I’ve been seriously tweeting, building a following and my tweeting activity. In the process, I’ve come across a number of people who are simply tweeting D-party talking points. The chief among these is a variety of versions of the fear card. The formula is “if you don’t like X, then just vote R or, at least not for the Ds, and you’ll get a lot more of it.”
I’ve engaged a number of the tweeters involved. Most ignore me, but in two cases I’ve had reasonably extensive exchanges, and in one case, I’ve had an exchange where I kept getting the fear card played. I replied by pointing out that Ds weren’t behaving very well in relation to the specific fear my correspondent was pointing to.