Apparently the word went out over the weekend that “liberals” are attempting to “follow” Republicans on Twitter. This is being interpreted as a bad, nefarious thing, needing to be stopped, although “following” on Twitter is in most other circles considered desirable. In fact we’re not certain under what circumstances attracting Twitter followers is undesirable, but then again we’ve been following Republican “tweets” ourselves. We understand why some of them would prefer to not have just anybody seeing this stuff.
We’re told that the advice to begin ‘purging’ liberals from high-profile conservative Twitter accounts was supposed to have gone out quietly, with the goal being an under-the-radar purge.
Unfortunately, Sen. Dave Schultheis doesn’t do anything quietly. A short while ago:
Sen_Schultheis: Important! Many libs and progressives attempting 2 Follow conservatives. Scrub your “followers” I blocked three more today. #tcot #redco
Have you been blocked by a Republican politico recently? And who wants to tell Schultheis that his Tweets are still public? It’s a little counterproductive for a politician to take his ‘outreach’ Tweets private, but maybe in Schultheis’ case that’s just best for everybody.