Never, Ever Get Into a Twitter Exchange with an Obama Supporter

I’m sitting around before dinner reviewing Twitter and note a post that I felt required a response. Bad mistake.  Following is a verbatim of the exchange with an Obama supporter.

I am reminded of an old southern adage: Never try to teach a pig to dance; it just frustrates you and pisses off the pig.

  • Obama Supporter: The news in poll is 35% of union members support Romney.How do they think Romney will help union people? 
  • Obama Supporter: Romney is on record as wanting less teachers, less firefighters, less police. Make more jobs by getting rid of them?
  • Me: Quote me the record…I want a link!
  • Obama Supporter: ? right wingers just say any link is fabricated and rush back to Fox News. Really? You want a link?
  • Me: You quoted the record in your claim, show me the record and a ‘record’ isn’t your opinion; you throw that crap out. show me the facts
  • Obama Supporter: The quote: (link to Washington post editorial) The video: (link to Romney tape; edited to alter context) Campaign stands by (invalid link)
  • Me: My friend…do you realize you sent me an editorial?
  • Obama Supporter: I did. What do you think? Do “we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers”?
  • Me: A false choice 35% of union members support Romney. Seems your beef is with them not me. The Teamsters might like to hear from you.
  • Obama Supporter: I sent you quote of what Romney said, video of what Romney said. Why you playing games? I told you that you’d reject it
  • Obama Supporter: I was nice & gave you links you asked for. Do you think “we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers”? Or less?
  • Obama Supporter: You asked for links. I answered. For 3rd time: Do you think “we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers”? Or less?
  • Me: For the second time, I’ll not respond to a false choice. Well, maybe just to piss you off: Yes & no. Contacted the Teamsters yet?
  • Obama Supporter:  Good to see you confess your goal is to “piss you off” and not have a discussion. This is why you deserve no respect
  • Me: Trust me, I don’t need or expect respect from you my friend
  • Me: PS: a sense of humor might be good for you.


After dinner I find the following final retort from my buddy.

  • Obama Supporter:  Meet Rodney Page, the guy who really wishes people would stop bringing up race all the time (My Twitter address)
  • (Screen shots of some of my past Twitter posts, presumably indications of my racism; the most damning evidence of such:)
  • Original tweet: Repulsive race baiters can’t see anything but skin color


Rodney Page

Author, “Powers Not Delegated”…a conservative political thriller

…What Could Have Been and Might Still Be

Available November 2012

Author Bio:

graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Rodney authored “Leading Your Business to the Next Level,” a non-fiction business book in 2005. “Powers Not Delegated” is Rodney’s first foray into fiction; the book meshes his knowledge of history, business and current events to produce a relevant and plausible tale of domestic and international intrigue. Additionally, Rodney writes political commentary on his own blog and for other nationally known blogs/websites. Rodney lives in Atlanta. His passions include hiking, photography, history, reading, and, of course, University of Georgia football.
  • 44west

    Just finished watching 30 minutes of a Sunday morning MSNBC program.  Most of it was dedicated to this new war and suppression of women, and voter suppression tactics; namely Voter ID laws.   I feel like I temporarily left my body after watching relatively intelligent people make one endless series after another of false assumptions and then base their conclusions on those false assumptions without even pausing to challenge themselves on any part it.  Someone please explain to me how 25 years deep into the high tech information computer age people cannot get an I.D. of any sort and vote responsibly.

  • Vince Russell

    I had the same experience with a lefty I know. When we ended our discussions he would always say “and don’t forget what we did to the Indians”.

    These people hate the country but have no appreciation of history, economics or business. They just want to take the worst qualities and project them on to everybody else to prove the country is so bad.

    I eventually would ask him who he thought we should have emulated when dealing with the Indians. Germany, Russia, England, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Japan, Cambodia and several others were offered. He never answered the question and eventually stopped mentioning the Indians .

    • ron

      Probably didn’t answer the question because it was not covered in the government school that he attended. However, any negative thought they can take advantage of (without any proof of) is in the curricular.

  • SouBelle

    No, we don’t need any more rotten teachers, sitting in rubber rooms still being paid by the tax payers and government servants being paid more than the private sector!

  • Cyberquill

    I want a link to that conversation. 

  • Royalsfan67

    I am always cracked up that they distrust anything Fox News, then continually try to prove their points with left wing links and editorials

  • Terry Walbert

    It used to puzzle me that those who claim to be open and fair-minded could be just the contrary.  I’m puzzled no more.  They’re leftists who hold a political religion and are much more dogmatic than the devout Jews and Christians they mock.

    From the exchange you printed, this Obama supporter sounds like one of the smart ones.