On the 14th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack our nation ever endured, Americans wanted solemn remembrance. Peace. Harmony.
Some war-happy freaks promoted just the opposite through a Twitter hashtag this September 11, though, attempting to spread public fear and insecurity about the recent nuclear agreement with Iran.
The #NoIranDealBecause trend, launched by the rightwing Secure America Now PAC, failed miserably, however. Quite miserably, too, because too many with more than half a brain quickly overtook the silly hashtag, correcting its fearmongering falsehoods.
The comical replies came quickly.
Does he mean “Deal or No Deal”?
Of course, let’s blame the black guy.
Some of the replies were rather serious in tone.
Remember who started the current Middle East mess? These folks sure never forgot!
Why, yes! This *is* a Republican-created hashtag!
Secure America Now even paid for promotion of the hashtag on Twitter, which some pointed out with due criticism.
And while some dumped blame on Jeb Bush, apparently taking this hashtag promotion to be in favor of his presidential campaign…
…this failed propaganda actually falls on the lap of none other than Mike Huckabee (whose recent Kim Davis fetish apparently didn’t do him much good).
That’s right, folks. Huck’s on the board of that Secure America Now PAC that paid to circulate this garbage.
This paid campaign by the Huckabee-affiliated PAC failed so miserably that its opponents actually had a higher number of tweets, and with higher counts in “likes” and retweets. One participant took great pleasure in pointing that out, too.
(Note: When first contacted by If You Only News, Secure America Now offered to submit our questions to its press agent. After we gave them the questions [i.e., when founded, by whom, which affiliates, which funders], and during regular business hours on September 11, the group failed to reply.)
Featured image made with photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr