Hashtag #RomneyRage Takes On #MuslimRage in Race for King of the Twitter-verse

The secretly taped Romney video that just exploded onto the scene has the blogosphere, Twitter and Facebook going wild. In the video, Romney is addressing some of his fellow one percenters at a fundraiser:

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.

While at first it seemed like a satirical stunt, it was real footage of a real Romney saying real words to a real group of real rich supporters.

What is happening now in Twitter land is what happened when Newsweek published a cover story written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, entitled “Muslim Rage:  How I survived it, how we can end it.”

Newsweek asked its readers to discuss the story after reading it and expected to get some deep, thoughtful answers. Instead, they got a load of tweets from actual Muslims who turned their hatred and rage into humor and satire.

Some of the more creative tweets were: “Lost nephew at the airport but can’t yell for him because his name is Jihad. #MuslimRage” and “I’m having such a good hair day and no one even knows. #MuslimRage.”

We expect to get the usual tweets from the likes of Sheldon Adelson, such as “I spent millions on the Romney campaign and all I got was a lousy Team Romney t-shirt. #RomneyRage” and from Michele Bachmann, “Romney, give Obama back his stick. #RomneyRage.”

So, as thoughtful, intelligent members of the voting class, who may or may not have made up their minds on who to vote for this election cycle, there’s only one thing left to do with the Romney tape: Tweet the hell out of it, and turn those frowns upside down!

It’s time to express your Romney Rage! Let’s hit Twitter hard with responses to the Romney video, using the #RomneyRage hashtag, and get it trending.

We’re doing our part — now you do yours!

P. Beckert