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originally posted by: DBCowboy
James Devine, a Democratic operative from New Jersey ,created a #HuntRepublicanCongressmen hashtag Thursday, one day after a gunman shot at Republican congressmen in Virginia and wounded Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise.
We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent? #HuntRepublicanCongressmen
The New Jersey Democratic consultant told MyCentralJersey.com the hashtag “HuntRepublicanCongressmen” “speaks for itself.”
Devine went on to say, “Yesterday’s events are the result of escalating rhetoric and vitriol that has been evident in our political system culminating with the election of our president and the chickens came home to roost, you know?”
Devine later added, “I think some people will be shocked and offended,” he said, “and other people might be woken up to the fact that this is nothing that wasn’t invited by things like Sarah Palin’s crosshairs on Gabby Giffords before she was shot.”
According to his website, Devine has worked since 1980 as “a principal counselor, expert tactician or campaign manager to federal candidates, state legislators, county executives and mayors, among others.” He also served as the Democratic State Committee Political Director in 1992-93 and claims to have created the campaign plan that helped Bill Clinton “become the first Democratic presidential candidate to win New Jersey since 1964.”
And people wonder why we can't play nice any more.
There obviously isn't going to be any unity or kumbuy-ya moment.
This is going to be the new normal.
It's reflected here, on social media sites, in the media.
Have at it ATS. . . this is the mud pit and I thought this story deserved this forum.
originally posted by: dawnstar
how do you trace a hash tag back to the original source?? the only reason I ask is because I scanned through all the tweets on it and it seems that there were none from Divine there... just a bunch of tweets about how horrible he was for creating the hash tag...
so, well, how do you trace a hash tag???
originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: TinfoilTP
I don't know. This story is spreading fast and people are starting to go after Twitter demanding they take the two #'s he started down.
This won't be forgotten quickly and any opposition will be looking for him to be involved. Only a moron would have done this unless he's being well compensated for doing this by someone.
His dot org site.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
This being, "the Pit" and. . well. . me being me, I just want to point out that there have been quite a few members that haven't sunken to "Pit Level".
They managed to stay above the slime and hatred and bile that's been tossed around lately.
I admire the hell out of all of you and hope that I can (someday) be more like you all.
Hell, I'm lucky I haven't gotten my happy ass banned this week.