WINNING AT LOSING  2:09 pm December 11, 2012

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

by Jesse Taylor

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.

[Twitchy]

 

Hola wonkerados.

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{ 140 comments }

bureaucrap December 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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.

Antispandex December 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

If only hashtags were votes. Damnit! I say #votes in 2014!

nounverb911 December 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

"a website dedicated to recycling random tweets"
I thought that was Gawker.com?

commiegirl99 December 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Buzzfeed

el_donaldo December 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Daily Caller

VodkaGoGo December 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Naw, Gawker lives on a steady diet of Reddit.

HRH_Maddie December 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Huffington Post. Aggregating side-boob and TV spoilers since 2005.

glasspusher December 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Can't get enough side boob…

Crank_Tango December 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Finally, some good news for Romney.

nounverb911 December 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Which one?

HogeyeGrex December 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

AOTK?

zippy_w_pinhead December 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

and John McCain

BaldarTFlagass December 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

They have every right to be proud!!!

noodlesalad December 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Some of my best friends are hash tags!

Hammiepants December 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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

gullywompr December 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Do I have to try to fap to this? #ohallright

Tommy1733 December 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Soon you will be loaded onto a train and delivered to a FEMA Fap-Camp. Think it's sore now?

gullywompr December 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

#thisonetimeatfapcamp

bikerlaureate December 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Go on…

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm

From God and Man at Yale to 144 characters of mindless drivel. How conservative thought has evolved over 50 years.

Baconzgood December 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Everyone knows if you can't say it in less than 130 charcters it ain't smart.

BaldarTFlagass December 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

All your hashtag are belong to us!! Flawless victory!!

Southern Beale December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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?”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-boehlert/is-co

The answer is yes, obviously.

#tcot December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Finally, some recognition up in here!

Jus_Wonderin December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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.

widestanceromance December 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

You know who else is named 'Chet' and has the snark needed for just such a mission?

BaldarTFlagass December 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Chet Huntley?

Pat_Pending December 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

"Good Night, David."

chicken_thief December 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Good night, David.

bikerlaureate December 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

That cartoon what sells the orangey snaks we like?

Chet Kincaid_ December 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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.

widestanceromance December 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

fap/fap/fap/vote/vote/vote!

Chet Kincaid_ December 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Oh shit, now O'Reilly and Hannity are going to call me out for making jokes about violence against white person.

GunToting[Redacted] December 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

"He's an asshole. Anyone with a haircut like that, you know he's an asshole."

Schmannnity December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

tcot–top conservatives on Twitter–just edged out bcot–bottom conservatives on Twitter.

FNMA December 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Lindsey Graham has to get on the stick, so to speak…

chicken_thief December 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

And the bcot's were heard screaming "oh come on!!!" among other undecipherable shit.

HRH_Maddie December 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I think they use those hashtags on Grindr too.

dadanarchistmk2 December 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

By a dick's length?

cousinitt December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Attention conservatives, try this one weird trick to annoy liberals and totally WIN.

SayItWithWookies December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

And coming in second is the hashtag that Chuck Grassley and the rest of the Republican congresspeople use, Top Aging Incoherent Nitwits on Twitter — #taint.

Barbara_ December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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

noodlesalad December 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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.

sewollef December 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Can't do it. There's only so much pollution I can take in a day.

local242thug December 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

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.

SorosBot December 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

What the fuck? Gah people suck sometimes.

glamourdammerung December 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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

bikerlaureate December 11, 2012 at 3:48 pm

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)!

HogeyeGrex December 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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.

Ruhe December 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

"conservatives rule the political twitterverse"…?
#pathetic.

emmelemm December 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

'Til Underverse come.

Baconzgood December 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Kings of the Twits!

GoodDogThor December 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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

BaldarTFlagass December 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

"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.

Dudleydidwrong December 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

How many tweets
Can a wingnut twerp tweet
If his tweets
Are tugged
From his twat?

gullywompr December 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

#assumetwitchyvapid

SorosBot December 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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?

el_donaldo December 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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.

SayItWithWookies December 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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.

emmelemm December 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Family card game libel!

local242thug December 12, 2012 at 1:16 am

well, after you've conquered the AM radio band, there's really nowhere to go but up.

SorosBot December 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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.

DCBloom December 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Leaves me speechless…. and sad.

Pat_Pending December 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

wearing his fear and stupidity like a badge of shit-stained honor…

Tommy1733 December 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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.

Jus_Wonderin December 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Tommy, is that DeForest Kelley or Jack Nicolson as your gravatar?

bikerlaureate December 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Oh, come on.

(It's Liberace.)

Tommy1733 December 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Dammit jus_wonderin, I'm a doctor not a guy-who-knows-celebrity-faces!

sewollef December 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

We should send that tweet to his employer. Assuming he is employed

Limeylizzie December 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

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

SorosBot December 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

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.

Negropolis December 12, 2012 at 1:55 am

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.

Pragmatist2 December 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Twitchy also came in third for 8th Grade Class President and next to last for Prom Queen.

weejee December 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Speaking of olde hash hash tags, #asshole #breitfart is doing the Benghazi bullpuckie once again, too, and of course also, also.

Callyson December 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

#tcot Oh, for fuck's sake.

ttommyunger December 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I see dumb people- in their mom's basement, hunched over a computer screen.

Jus_Wonderin December 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

OT: Did we switch back to the old servers?

BaldarTFlagass December 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

They also beat liberals at playing with Lego.

SorosBot December 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Lego, singular? Are they just playing with one piece, or are you some filthy Brit?

BaldarTFlagass December 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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

glasspusher December 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

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.

SorosBot December 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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.

ChillBill December 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Checkers.

EatsBabyDingos December 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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.

decentcitizen December 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Twitter is the best format to put your ignorance on display in 140 characters or less.

x111e7thst December 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

#sportfuck if you know what I mean

DCBloom December 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

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

shelwood46 December 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Also too, it has lately morphed into meaning "top corgis on twitter".

Pat_Pending December 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

We're #1!!! In our little cat-shit-littered corner of the sandbox!!!!11!!1!!!

OneYieldRegular December 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I'm not a Twitchy. I'm you.

outragedcitizen December 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

#tcot?

What was #redneckassholes taken?

ChillBill December 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

#tcunt is reserved for Grifterella.

not that Dewey December 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Where do they rank in "Calvin peeing on things" stickers?

Ruhe December 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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

southernboyman December 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Oh this is so made up…isn't it?

glamourdammerung December 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

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.

bikerlaureate December 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

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.

glamourdammerung December 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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.

Dr. Matt December 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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

Antispandex December 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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

FakaktaSouth December 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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.

HistoriCat December 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Congrats on escaping from Alabammy!

Chet Kincaid_ December 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Congratulations, my friend! Keep that Promzarelli in line.

James Michael Curley December 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

You will greatly enhance the beauty of the state.

local242thug December 12, 2012 at 1:25 am

so would a crater.

can't you think of anything nice to say?

shelwood46 December 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

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.

Negropolis December 12, 2012 at 1:57 am

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.

fuflans December 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm

hey congrats baby! i hope NJ is fabulous for you!

though we will of course miss updates from state # 49

BaldarTFlagass December 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I bet "Tweaky" would be a more appropriate name for that site.

RadioBitchFace December 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

#AssTags

TheGrandInquisitor December 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Go ahead wingtards, you go ahead and win Twitter. The rest of us will concentrate on winning elections.
#actuallyfeelalittlesorryforthem
#notreally

ManchuCandidate December 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

There's actually winning and then Charlie Sheen winning.

This is Charlie Sheen winning.

Joshua Norton December 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I wonder what kind of deep conservative thought goes on under the proud banner of #tcot?

You don't have to be right, but you do have to re-Tweeted.

zippy_w_pinhead December 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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

Pat_Pending December 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

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…

HistoriCat December 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Maybe it's Spanky2b.

bikerlaureate December 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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…

Negropolis December 12, 2012 at 1:58 am

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.

pdiddycornchips December 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

What's a hashtag and if I smoke it will it get me high?

Rebootably_Joe December 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

But if everybody is a top conservative on Twitter, doesn't that actually mean that nobody is???

gullywompr December 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

T

Troglodeity December 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm

By this measure, my two-year-old is the Supreme Ruler of our household.

EatsBabyDingos December 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Guess which SCOTUS I hope Obama gets to replace first?

carlgt1 December 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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!"

littlebigdaddy December 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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

bikerlaureate December 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

How dare they!

Uh, how dare you! My Wonkcloister is correct and cutting-edge!

dadanarchistmk2 December 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

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?

Sassomatic December 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Today, we are all twats.

glasspusher December 11, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Great! I'll go fuck myself!

CleverSobriquet December 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Needs moar hash. Not twitter. Me.

DocChaos December 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm

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.

cybermoe December 11, 2012 at 7:12 pm

#20130120bitches

BZ1 December 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm

None of these wingnut geniuses noticed that #tcot was merely a signature not a subject?

ttommyunger December 14, 2012 at 8:40 am

I read about this and all I have to say is "sticks and stones, mothafuckas!".

James Michael Curley December 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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

glasspusher December 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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!

BaldarTFlagass December 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Did you notice that all the wimmen got shaved pussies while you were away in the slammer?

widestanceromance December 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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.

bikerlaureate December 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Wait – those Dr. Evil cats aren't born that way??

SorosBot December 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

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.)

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