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.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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