tweeting twaddle

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Over at Liberal Values, Ron Chusid notes this comment by Netroots Nation blogger Gina Cooper:

"While it is obvious the progressive blogosphere is superior, we are being out-organized on Twitter [by conservatives]."

Chusid observes that "This certainly makes sense," as Twitter's 140-character limit presents a larger rhetorical canvas than their usual sloganeering while still absolving them from proving any of their assertions:

In the blogosphere it is common to have posts with links to supporting evidence and the information is often open to debate in the comments and from other blogs. The blogosphere is the on line medium for those who have coherent arguments and the facts to back them up.

He goes on to explain how conservatives' simplistic "bumper sticker ideology" fails when applied to reality:

They simply ignore the facts whether dealing with Iraq, terrorism, economics, or science if the facts contradict their view points. [...] Foreign policy comes down to killing the "IslamoFascists." Economics is reduced to cutting taxes without any real thought as to what comes next. Immigration policy becomes a way to politely express their xenophobia and racism. Health care policy comes down to doing nothing and repeating the talking points fed to them by the insurance industry. Climate change can be ignored by ignoring the science.

Don't confuse them with the facts...

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