A lot of the tweets I link to aren’t from Just Plain Folks. They’re from online activists; propagandists, in other words.
When, for example, Black Aziz Ansari starts posting liberal-baiting memes, it usually isn’t just because he’s cranky. It’s because he’s decided that the best move at the moment is to get his followers fired up against liberals, and spread messaging to sway undecided readers.
Similarly, I bit my tongue on most critique of the Dems in the months before and after the election, because unity seemed the best thing at the time. In the last month, I’ve loosened up on that, as it became obvious that the right wing of the Dems were never going to join the fight.
What I’m getting at is that there’s a meta level to read when you’re analysing propagandists. The good ones don’t post bullshit, but we do make choices about what to say, when to say it, and how to present it. Learn to read that level, and you get a much better idea of what they’re trying to achieve.
Anyway: the recent burst of liberal-targeted mockery and baiting on Twitter. The battle is on.
And it is escalating. The left is no longer just sniping at Clinton and the DNC; they’re going after the entire liberal establishment.
Which is why they have begun targeting the Obamas: