This is what happens when you don’t understand social media.

27May10

This made me laugh out loud today.

Apparently Republicans created some social media stunt called “America Speaking Out” where they asked “real” Americans how to run our country. Of course when you’re the party of crazy people and you jump into user-submitted content, you get gems like this:

“End Child Labor Laws,” suggests one helpful participant. “We coddle children too much. They need to spend their youth in the factories.”

“A ‘teacher’ told my child in class that dolphins were mammals and not fish!” a third complains. “And the same thing about whales! We need TRADITIONAL VALUES in all areas of education. If it swims in the water, it is a FISH. Period! End of Story.”

And then there’s this one from a poster who I hope was kidding: “Republicans might want to take a hard look at the suggestion that “we need to reframe the discussion” about the BP oil spill to counteract the “environmental whackos” worried about wildlife. Republicans, this person proposed, should argue that “BP is creating a new race of faster dolphins. These fish are unable to compete against the fish of other countries, but now their increased lubrication will allow them to fly through the water. Faster fish = good.”

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One Response to “This is what happens when you don’t understand social media.”

  1. 1 John Warner

    They figured it out – go there now and all the hysterically funny stuff is gone (i mean the site was a bottomless pit of off-the-wall comments that were either right-wing nonsense or trolls goofing on the site) Now all the “speaking out” is on standard GOP talking points (try to even find a misspelling anywhere). It’s just no fun anymore



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