And the GOP still hasn't figured out how to use the Internet in positive ways preferring instead to be nasty and hateful (see above links).
Now enter the Connecticut GOP which thought it would be fun to set up 33 impostor Twitter accounts and impostor Web pages pretending to be the state's Democratic leaders, including the Connecticut Speaker of the House. The Republican plan was to send out fake posts under the Democrats names misstating their positions on various issues.
Twitter has suspended the impostor accounts as a violation of their terms of service, leaving the state GOP bewildered.
"That's unfortunate," was state Republican Chairman Chris Healy's response when told of Twitter, Inc.'s decision. "I'm not quite sure what the issue is, other than that the Democrats were successful in stopping free speech."It seems that even in 2009, our world frightens and confuses Republicans.
Healy's party may have suffered a setback with the loss of its Twitter campaign, but Republicans are still operating the 33 Web sites they created using the names of those same Democratic lawmakers. As far as anyone knows, this is the first time any state party has used such a tactic to mock its state opponents.
"It's our idea, actually," said Healy. He said Republicans want voters to understand how badly they're being screwed by the Democrats who approved billions in new taxes rather than cut spending.
Healy has no intention of shutting those sites down just because of Democratic protests.
"They didn't think of it first, so that's why they're whining," Healy said.