The competition has been fierce. But the dumbest tweet of 2012 has been sent, even though two weeks remain on the calendar. Our winner wins the title going away, like Secretariat at the Belmont!
"He lost the popular vote by a lot and still won the election. We should have a revolution," so tweeted Donald Trump. www.salon.com/2012/11/07/donald_trump_loses_it_calls_for_revolution/.
Where to begin with describing how dumb this tweet is?
First, President Obama won the election by nearly 5 million votes. History will state the President got 51% and Romney 47% of the vote.
Second, this tweet indicates that Trump gets his political news from Fox News, the same source that told its viewers that Romney would win, possibly by a landslide, and then highlighted how Romney had a lead in the popular vote, during the earliest hours of returns.
Lots of people, including me, watch Fox News. Yet, Trump thinks Fox News is something other than high-profit, right-wing entertainment. Dumb.
Third, before calling for revolution and overturning the lawfully elected government of the United States, and before doing so repeatedly on the night of the election, just perhaps even the "Donald" might want to base the revolution on a FACT, and not fevered fiction.
Fourth, where was the Donald and his revolution in 2000? Al Gore, who won by more than 500,000 votes, and who then was on the short end of a 5-4 US Supreme Court order to the state of Florida to stop counting its votes, can give the Donald a lesson in true patriotism.
Fifth, the tweet was so dumb that Trump himself realized it and deleted the above tweet and several others on the same theme (see the link).
Finally, it is stunning that Governor Romney never told Donald Trump to get lost but instead hugged him time and again in 2012. Treating Donald Trump as respectable is the wrong thing to do and also really dumb.