John Boyle: “Another day, another Twidiot”

Asheville Citizen-Times columnist John Boyle tells the tale of “Another Day, Another Twidiot” — and explores race, attitudes and politics. Here’s an excerpt:

Thank you, Twittersphere, for yet another example of stupidity in action. Let’s call it Twidiocy. In the most recent case, a Buncombe County GOP volunteer was tweeting out some blow-by-blow from the presidential debate Tuesday night. Should be innocuous enough, right?

Nope. This guy apparently was TWI-M — Tweeting while impaired, mentally.

“Obama sounds nervous, scattered, white,” the volunteer tweeted. …

In the great scheme of things, this is a minor dust-up, but it is intriguing to me because, if the Republicans aren’t aware of it, they have a little trouble attracting African-Americans to their cause because many perceive them as insensitive and uncaring about African-Americans.

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