Well folks, 2014 is quickly coming to an end and a new year is all but upon us. 2015 beckons, and with it, another year just brimming with the potential for conservative buffoonery. The right wing will surely find new and innovative ways to embarrass itself in the new year, new ways to spew asinine and incendiary commentary across an array of themes ranging from race to climate science.
Pat Robertson will come up with some new way to blame a human tragedy or natural disaster on gay people. Ted Nugent will make some new, veiled threats of armed violence. Ann Coulter will pioneer some novel technique for verbal repugnance that leaves us all scratching our collective heads and wondering just how any one person can be so vile. And, of course, an undisclosed number of Republican politicians will find new ways to rephrase their timelessly inappropriate rape commentaries.
But before we wade in to a brand new year full of right wing depravity, let’s have a look back at the The Top Ten Most Vile Conservative Tweets of 2014.
10) Ann Coulter thinks WHITE PEOPLE are being oppressed:
Yes, you read that right. In the wake of the grand jury’s failure to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown, Coulter took to Twitter to claim that whites were somehow being deprived of free speech.
9) Randy Weber, heir to Ron Paul’s congressional seat, calls Obama a “socialist dictator”:
Weber has a giant tinfoil hat to fill taking over for Dr. Paul. So at this past year’s State of the Union address, he promptly decorated his Twitter account with aluminum. Listen, if Obama is a socialist he’s the worst one in recorded history, considering that his fiscal policies fall somewhere to the right of Richard Nixon. And last I checked, Randy Weber hasn’t been shipped off to the Gulag. So enough with the “dictator” nonsense already.
8) Dana Loesch doesn’t get it; thinks Garner died over a cigarette tax:
Eric Garner died over a cigarette tax. It had nothing to do with poor officer training or questionable judgment in using a banned choke-hold technique on an unarmed suspect.
7) Donald Trump calls for Obama’s resignation over the Ebola “epidemic” that never actually happened:
What would an end of the year list chronicling right wing stupidity be without everyone’s favorite comb-over connoisseur, “The Donald”? Trump took to Twitter to help fuel this year’s rampant Ebola paranoia and, right on cue, used it as an occasion to call for the President’s ouster.
And now, for the most VILE thing tweeted by a conservative in 2014…
1) Charles C. Johnson extorts the alleged UVA rape victim:
Johnson’s claim to the most vile conservative tweet of 2014 is owed entirely to the fact that it’s down right criminal. This isn’t reporting; this isn’t journalism. This isn’t even internet trolling. This is the criminal extortion of an alleged victim of GANG RAPE. Regardless of the inconsistencies that have come to light regarding “Jackie’s” story as told to Rolling Stone, the fact remains that this is potentially the victim of a horrific sexual assault. Congrats, Chuck. In a year chock full of conservative online douchebaggery, you stand alone as the single-most nauseating, vile douchebag of them all.