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Conservatives Crush Dumb Liberals With Popular Political Hashtag, Not So Much With Ideas, Candidates, Campaigns, Message

Y U NO RT?Twitchy, which is the website your mom would put together if she were a crazy conservative asshole obsessed with microscopically relevant Twitter bullshit, has CONFIRMED TODAY RIGHT NOW that #tcot was the most popular political hashtag in 2012, and so really it is president.

Since Twitchy launched in March, we’ve been documenting daily evidence of conservative Twitter domination and hilarious liberal hashtag failures. Whether it’s hijacking progressive hashtags or launching their own, conservatives rule the political Twitterverse.

Today, Twitter confirmed what Twitchy has been reporting. The #tcot, or “top conservatives on Twitter” hashtag, tops the list of political hashtags for 2012.

Finally, a website dedicated to recycling random tweets in an effort to make cloistered idiots feel better about their insular online world has achieved its first victory: sort of taking part in the use of a pointless hashtag!  Congrats?

Now, one might think to oneself, “Hm, I wonder what kind of deep conservative thought goes on under the proud banner of #tcot? Maybe a discussion of Burkean ethics? Perhaps a jovial explication of the proper role of taxation in a functioning society?”

Hahahaha, you’re such a tool.  No, it’s mainly people using the tag to insult conservatives and be racist as fuck.

Congrats again to Twitchy on this impressive achievement.


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  1. bureaucrap

    Alas, poor conservatives. If only Twitter, where you clearly pwned us with your devastating hashtags, were like real life, where we returned you to the undersides of rocks whence you sprang.

  2. Hammiepants

    Wow, what an amazing accomplishment! They only needed 140 characters to reveal to the world what ignorant racist asscrackers they are! Bravo!

  3. Southern Beale

    It’s meaningless. All of the right-wingers who troll me on Twitter have, like, 22 followers. There’s something very artificial about them all. I think they’re bots.

    GOP is continually focused on image over substance: they are desperate to present themselves as being massively popular, of dominating the American electorate. They create these weird fantasy pieces to make themselves appear the dominant force, from creating their own news network to funding and maintaining money losing enterprises like the Washington Times.

    But it’s all hot air. And then the bubble bursts and they lose an election and everyone’s scratching their heads wondering what the fuck just happened.

    And by the way, speaking of Fox News, check out this piece, “Is Conservative Media One Big Racket?”

    The answer is yes, obviously.

  4. Jus_Wonderin

    Chet Walken HAS to be a parody, right? If not, I'd like to meet him out back and introduce him to my 2 x 4.

      1. Chet Kincaid_

        He could enroll in my gym class, where I'll teach him light-hearted lessons about life's foibles using my average cool guy humor! I'll start by bouncing a basketball off his face 20 times.

          1. widestanceromance

            Don't worry. I started a rumor he's a RINO. All we need do is watch him get voted upside the head by his own now.

  5. Barbara_

    I just checked out this Chet Walken guy.
    " Niggerization of America 101"

    What an asshole! Oh look, he has an asshole friend:
    卐 White Man 卐 ‏ @I_Love_Racists

    1. noodlesalad

      Ugh, I just did the same. Now I have to go dunk my head in the toilet to rinse the filth out of my eyeballs.

      1. local242thug

        that ain't nothin'. get a usenet feed and check out alt.politics.democrats. they really are out there, clinging to guns and religion, late at night after their parents have gone to bed, and again after they leave for work, beating off and eating cheetos, posting 400 times a day to usenet about how us lazy liberal goons are too stupid to figure out how badly we've fucked 'merica over by voting for obama, but secretly we like it because we really don't want jobs as much as we want government checks that were borrowed from the chinese. and gay/france/vegan, also.

    2. glamourdammerung

      He just has policy issues with President Obama. How dare any of you demoncraps suggest otherwise.

      1. bikerlaureate

        They're always running to the accusation of racism, because they don't have any real criticism that stands up. I can't wait until we kick 'em all out of our country (or secede, and drive 'em all out to New Welfareland)!

    3. HogeyeGrex

      Holy Fuck!

      This guy seems a little obsessed, iykwimaityd.

      On the plus side, he has no health insurance, and green poop, so maybe he'll die soon.

  6. GoodDogThor

    * slow clap *
    Bravo, conservatards, you've won the day! Keep massaging your self-referencing black hole of derpitude.

  7. BaldarTFlagass

    "it’s mainly people using the tag to insult conservatives and be racist as fuck."

    Well, I'm good with the insulting conservatives part, anyway.

  8. SorosBot

    So you've 'won' the meaningless top hashtag thingy on that twitter bullshit, wingnuts. By the way, Twitchy folk, who won that actual election again?

  9. el_donaldo

    I've never really understood the point of #tcot. Is it just aspirational? As if your 140-character-or-fewer brainfart is going to catapult you suddenly to the stratosphere of conservative Internet celebrity?

    Which makes it about as relevant as the 14-year-old boy wishing that Sofia Vergara were president so she'd be his mommy.

  10. SayItWithWookies

    Conservatives should be proud that they've finally found a new media niche they can master — and they shouldn't be at all embarrassed that it happens to be the Uno to the internet's seven card stud follow-the-queen.

  11. SorosBot

    And wow, I thought I'd seen enough racist right-wing shit that it could no longer shock me, but that "send lying Communist n****r Nelson Mandela back to jail" one, that right there does shock me, that someone could be so openly and proudly racist to say that in public is just, whoa.

    1. Tommy1733

      Again I just don't get this entire ideology. It appears to me to be quite fundamentally evil. I mean these people really embody the definitions of the evil leaders who are supposed to be misleading the gullible masses.

    2. Limeylizzie

      That one shocked me , I have to admit, the man is ill right now, and shares a birthday with me, so WTF?

      1. SorosBot

        Aw my sympathies; and here I thought sharing a birthday with Carrot Top was bad.

        What gets me is saying that IN PUBLIC; I've met enough racists that I wouldn't be shocked to hear someone say something like that in private, but even the worst I thought nowadays knew they had to try and mask their vile racism a bit. But not this guy, nope.

    3. Negropolis

      What shocked me isn't the content of the idea, but the total randomness of it. It's like "take a random black person and then mindlessly tack on an insult."

      This is the dangerous kind of racism, where it's just reflexive and mindless. That's totally the type of person that can be lead or lead oneself to violence. If someone or some group of people to you are nothing more than a punchline, than you don't value their lives enough for me to trust you as a free man in society.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        I don't shit about Lego or Legos or Lagos or whatever the fuck. All I ever had was Lincoln Logs.

        1. glasspusher

          Don't know about you, but back in my day, I could build anything short of a flux capacitor with Legos. As long as you were building something, you're cool. Erector set, Tinkertoys, it's all good.

          1. SorosBot

            As someone who just spent the majority of his life in prison, what happened with Legos? They used to be simple. Oh come on, I know you know what I’m talking about. Legos were simple? Something happened out here while I was inside. Harry Potter Legos. Star Wars Legos. Complicated kits, tiny little blocks? I mean, I’m not saying it’s bad, I just want to know what happened.

          2. James Michael Curley

            Obsessive Compulsive Danes. Never got over the Hamlet thing.
            Tis better to shit a single brick,
            Then to build, perhaps to imagine.

          3. glasspusher

            Dude, you have hit the nail on the head. When I was a kid, you got the 500 piece set and had at it! I got the gear set and the motor set too. Now when my kid gets Legos, it's the Star Wars this, or the White House. It's no longer a tabla rasa. Very sad. We're teaching kids to follow directions, not exercise their imagination :(P.S. Glad to hear you're not working for General Electric any more!

          4. SorosBot

            That was already the case back when I was in college, so luckily I never had to deal with the opposite.

            (P.S. I'm surprised no one else recognized that that was a Community quote.)

  12. EatsBabyDingos

    I thought it was #toot, and it was about what sound comes out of a 40 pound colon when the undigested word salad is vittered.

  13. DCBloom

    My twitter timeline is full of #tcot . I always assumed that it was used only by liberals to make fun of wingnuts. Silly me.

    1. Ruhe

      I would definitely buy a decal of Calvin holding an obamaphone in one hand and pissing on Romney with the other.

  14. glamourdammerung

    Is this kind of like the number of stories about how crazy Orly Taitz is being used to claim how popular she is because everyone obviously must agree with her.

    1. bikerlaureate

      I thought it was proving that what she said was true. The more internet "evidence," the truer your claim.

      Of course I may just be overgeneralizing to clutter the internetz with ugly snark.

      1. glamourdammerung

        I thought it was proving that what she said was true. The more internet "evidence," the truer your claim.

        Well, it was the same logical fallacy Republicans liked to do when Fox "news" was the #1 rated cable news station. It was even more goofy when you actually look at the numbers involved and realize that the #1 slot is sort of like being the tallest midget.

  15. Dr. Matt

    The victory over hashtags is almost has impressive as O'Reilly's yearly victory over the War on Christmas.

  16. Antispandex

    It's the kind of bumper sticker philosphy that has driven debate in this country to the top. Socrates could hardly do better.

  17. FakaktaSouth

    where heathens, HIV, & famine are normal!
    As opposed to Alabama, where it's morons, Diabetes and obesity or get the fuck out.

    Haha fuck yeah I can say that now, cause I live in New Jersey.

    1. shelwood46

      Just got back from visiting my mother in the hospital in Mobile. I was astounded that the hospital cafeteria was filled entirely with fried foods, pizza with extra cheese, bacon cheeseburgers, and the only options for lightening your coffee were 1/2&1/2 or whole milk. It is not that way here in Jersey.

      1. Negropolis

        Crazy. The hospital I live close to changed their menu sometime last decade. Now, they get all of their vegetables from the local urban gardens in town, and everything is low fat and low sodium.

  18. zippy_w_pinhead

    so now they're unskewing twitter. Good for them, glad they found a hobby after that whole birf certificate snipe hunt got old…

  19. Pat_Pending

    wow, that Chet guy is quite the prize! He describes himself as "Christian Conservative, Hunting, Nascar, Jesus, NObama, GOP, Tea Party, USA, WANT MY COUNTRY BACK! Libtards aint welcome here"

    Jesus must be so proud…

    1. bikerlaureate

      That should start on the local level, right?

      I want my street back. I don't care how long those libtard-haters have been there – they've obviously gone off the deep end. One by one I have to get them out of their houses…

    2. Negropolis

      Okay, that is SO one of us. There is no way that that is a genuine profile. Every single one of the descriptions is something we've touched upon in Wonkette in our snark.

  20. carlgt1

    Is it a surprise that a medium with a 140-letter limit is so popular with the idiot right-wingers? The medium is the message indeed – and that message is "RepugliKKKans are still illiterate!"

  21. littlebigdaddy

    "in an effort to make cloistered idiots feel better about their insular online world"….hitting a little close to home there.

  22. dadanarchistmk2

    Is there a better-named website on the web, one where the name so accurately reflects the content within?

    As a gathering place for fuckstick racists, puerile asshats, panty-sniffing Jesus humpers, Bible-banging dipshits, screeching Islamophobes, drooling dullards, morbidly obese homophobes, clinically insane war-whores, reactionary truthfuckers, tinfoil-hatted One World Crackheads, Neo-Nazi KKK-admiring meth-heads, reverse-racism white power pimps, and all manner of other assholes, isn't Twitchy really just a wonderful description of what goes on at the Anchor Baby's place?

  23. DocChaos

    This ranks up there with the overwhelming yard sign dominance I kept reading about in conservative blog comments in the run up to the election.

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