In case you haven’t noticed, the Montana Twitter scene has become infested lately with a new breed of imbecile: the young Tea Partier. A gang of them have taken to the Twitterverse and call themselves Young Guns, or #MTGOPYoungGuns to be precise.
Sources tell me that the Republican Party had a special training session this past weekend at which the infestation hatched. The main piece of advice offered to the young assembled radicals was to invade the Twitter scene and make sure to try to compete with liberal tweeters, in equal numbers of tweets. This they appear to have done. If you ever happen to peruse #mtpol, you will notice that people with names such as Austin James, Legislator Nicholas “scary vaginas” Schwaderer and many other of their friends are offering up a constant stream of tweets.
The bad news is that the tweets are nothing but inane dribble. Mostly they are just statements by the tweeter, who proclaims that he or she is proud to be a member of the Young Guns.
Here is a selection of some of this important content on Twitter:
The part I enjoy most, however, is that my blog is apparently the major concern among these nitwits. That doesn’t surprise me, since Montana conservatives have repeatedly tried and failed to start a successful blog and are dumbfounded that there are literally dozens of good democratic blogs going strong. Tea Partiers, not known for being tech savvy, can’t seem to figure out the black box, the secret code, for creating content that people actually might want to read.
And so apparently they view the Cowgirl Blog as a sort of Eye of Sauron–the evil Lord and Emperor in The Lord of the Rings, from whence the dark forces of social liberalism exert immense power and dark magic, and have subjugated the conservative movement. As Austin James once said, “In Montana it’s very difficult (to keep a conservative blog) because we have blogs like Montana Cowgirl.”
These Young Guns are conservative Frodos and Sams, and are now going to try to free their world of oppression and darkness such as public education standards dumping on their “freedom” (and maybe achieve a rare win in a statewide race).
My informant who has knowledge of what transpired at the GOP training session tells me that one of the most emphatic points made to the young attendees was that they should boldly challenge, on Twitter, “any assertion made by the Montana Cowgirl Blog and monitor it closely.”
And so I’m happy to say, and happy to know, that I have provided a purpose in the lives of some of these young dopes.
Nobody told them apparently that they needed to communicate anything other than “Hey! We are young guns, brah.” And dudes they mostly are. Look at this photo they took from their tweeting training. They’ve pushed the handful of women to the front to make it seem like there are more of them. Just like the old guns did at the GOP “all filing for office together” press conference.
I suspect, by the way, that this hilarious Craigslist advertisement which appeared a yesterday in Bozeman, is the work product of an enthusiastic Young Gun:
At least they didn’t put it in the Classifieds section in the Newspaper. They are learning, slowly.