Colbert launches ‘vicious personal attack’ Twitter meme to ‘help’ GOP

By David Ferguson
Thursday, February 2, 2012 9:00 EDT
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Stephen Colbert launches new Twitter meme
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In his victory speech in Florida Tuesday night, Mitt Romney said that while some may say that a long, bloody primary battle weakens the Republican Party, he believes that it prepares them for the general election battle to come. On Wednesday’s The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert agreed, and presented a way that we can all pitch in and help the GOP prepare its candidate.

He announced that he’s creating the hash-tag #preparethem as a venue for “vicious personal attacks” on the Republican candidates. For instance, he said, you could say something like the only person who could vote for Newt Gingrich would have to be someone who has been in a coma for twenty years. Of course, if that were the case, then Newt would probably have divorced you. Or “Mitt Romney is not a vulture capitalist. Vultures only eat things that are dead.”

Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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