The Koch Brother's Epic Hashtag Fail
The Koch-funded conservative mouthpiece Americans for Prosperity decided that they were going to get themselves a hashtag and join this Twitter thing they've been hearing about ever since Obama used it to trounce conservatives in 2008.
As reported on the Palm Beach Post, the group spent over six-figures on sponsored tweets featuring the hashtag #16trillionfail. Why? Well, in AFP's fantasy world, the Twitterverse would have exploded with anti-Obama rhetoric with regards to the national debt. Unfortunately for AFP, the rest of Twitter lives in reality.
So instead of blasting the President, #16trillionfail has become an instant hit among liberals who have turned it into a rallying cry against the conservative agenda.
Here are some of the more choice tweets:
$360,000+ paid by @mittromney to Twitter for 3 days of 3 failed promoted trends? That's what I call sensible spending! #16TrillionFail— Kristina Fleischer (@milque) September 5, 2012
#16TrillionFail must be a reference to the number of GOP-sponsored Twitter hashtags that backfired— Kris Banks (@KrisBanks) September 6, 2012
#16TrillionFail is how much delusional billionaires will spend to defeat #Obama and what the result will be for them— Peter Lombard (@tutticontenti) September 6, 2012
#16TrillionFail would've never happened if it wasn't for the Bush tax cuts for the 1% and the war in Iraq.#GOPepicfail more like.— JOE THE TRAINER CPT (@joethetrainer) September 6, 2012
The #16TrillionFail trending topic, purchased by Americans for Prosperity, kind of biting them in the behind. #dnc2012— Mashable US & World (@mashusworld) September 6, 2012
Want to see more? Just head over to Twitter and do a search for #16trillionfail.