Is a former Republican Party bigwig from South Carolina trying to provoke Twitter by doing Tweets that cannot be confused with thoughtful discussion — and in fact will bring him charges of racism? Is he perhaps trying to set himself up as a conservative political martyr?GO HERE AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF.

NOTE: My own view is that American politics and media “success” (hits, book contracts, speaking tours, getting a contract on a cable network) hinges on being provocative, controversial: basically loud, outrageous, pushing the envelope or even throwing it totally off the table, and stirring up hatred on one side or another. Whether this is the intent here or not, it fits into how our politics and some of the media now work. To put it bluntly: with all the issues to discuss and ways to discuss them, every writer, Tweeter, etc has options on how to proceed. Their choices often speak more than volumes — or entire websites.

So go to the link (or his Twitter feed) and draw your own conclusions………

JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief
Leave a replyComments (5)
  1. Argon February 5, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Joe, please don’t feed the trolls.

  2. yoopermoose February 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

    It’s my understanding this person had been previously tweeting about a twitter “gulag” and trying to get some people’s accounts suspended. I suspect he is trying to provoke some reaction from twitter.

    On the other hand, he could just be an A**hole.

  3. slamfu February 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I’m going with the A**hole theory.

  4. rudi February 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Todd Kincannon, former Southern Carolina Republican Party chairman
    JG is doing the “both sides do it” claim. can anyone show where a state chairman from the Democrats ever did anything this disgusting? The south has alot of PWT…

  5. slamfu February 6, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I’m sure we can hop in the way back machine and find us a dixiecrat from the 50’s who did something like this, before joining the GOP in the 60’s :)