Twitter Conservatives

Barack Obama‘s victory for his second term as U.S. President sparked substantial social media reaction Tuesday night.

Among conservative users of Twitter, the news of Mitt Romney‘s defeat launched a great deal of chatter as well — some sympathetic, others angry.

Outspoken conservative commentator Ann Coulter expressed her sympathy for the Romney/Ryan campaign: “I feel so sorry for Mitt Romney, but sorrier for the country that will never have him as president.”

Former actress Victoria Jackson was a little more direct, tweeting that “America had died” and that she “couldn’t stop crying.” She took a stab at the Christian population, too, for not being present enough during the election:

The hashtag #tcot (top conservatives on Twitter) was also hot with disbelief:

Among the #tcot posts, one Twitter user referred to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s collaboration work with — and later praise of — Barack Obama in superstorm Sandy’s cleanup as “treasonous” and unforgettable.

Others focused less on attacking, and instead on congratulating Mitt Romney for a hard-fought campaign.

Former General Electric CEO, and noted Republican, Jack Welch congratulated President Obama.

Meghan McCain, blogger for the Daily Beast and daughter of Senator John McCain, said she was “heartbroken,” but added that the Republican party “has to evolve or it’s going to die.” She extended a congratulations to the Obama campaign as well.

Did you keep track of the election results through Twitter? What were some of the highlights you saw? Let us know.

Mashable composite: courtesy of Flickr, Winston Smith in America and whoohoo120

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Bonus points to actress Olivia Wilde for allowing both friends and “haters” to take place in her latest informal Twitter poll, which asks what “most holds back justice and equality for women.”!/erinprovolone/status/431581443538845697

Not quite 10,000 … yet.!/lisakribs/status/431584258675994624!/JakeGard/status/431587870655004672!/FashionInformer/status/431580688018440192!/anh62950/status/431580541901897728!/nothingrevoked/status/431589159346528256!/khaltoto/status/431583247777030145!/mattcharest/status/431582711455956992!/brandon120/status/431580740115910657!/warriorgrrrl/status/431581193184632832!/ChelseaG89/status/431589986799194112!/tonio_bonehead/status/431584220000321536!/LotsOfLevi/status/431582722276859904!/wheelo28/status/431591971891982336

Hold on, now. Women themselves aren’t entirely off the hook.!/emilycharlatte/status/431583646290829312!/OhSoVane/status/431586801288228864!/joygbiv/status/431595558189268992!/debra1906/status/431595829225615360

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Time can be a weird concept to grasp.

Thanks to things like time zones, two events can happen at the same exact moment in two different places, yet technically occur at different times.

Plus, daylight saving time can also cause a lot of confusion about what time things actually go down.

Dont believe me, just ask Emily and Seth Peterson.

In the wee hours of November 6, the Cape Cod couple welcomedtwin babies into the world.

However, daylight saving time created a lot of confusion as to which one of the twins is actually older.

Emilys first baby boy, Samuel Peterson, arrived at 1:39 am, while the second twin, Ronan Peterson, was delivered 31 minutes later.

But by the time Ronan arrived, daylight saving time had already kicked in, thus,turing the clocks back one hour.

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So technically, baby Ronan was born at 1:10 am, therefore making the younger twin older than his first born baby bro, Samuel.

Yep, talk about a birth announcement that doubles as a serious riddle.

Apparently, births like this are a pretty rare occurrence because, according to a Facebook post from the Cape Cod hospital, one of the maternity nurses, Deb Totten, revealed this was the first time she had ever seen something like in her 40 years of working as a nurse.

As you can imagine, this daylight saving time paradox is causing a lot of confusion, and now the Twitterverse is going crazy over these daylight saving time twins birth order.

A lot of people are saying this whole ordeal is seriously bizarre.

While other Twitter users are trying to lend an explanation to those who are still confused about how the younger twin can actually be older.

Some people proposed a way to clear up the confusion by making a note of the daylight saving time debacle on the twins birth certificates.

Others poked fun at the strange situation by making jokes about the inevitable argument these brothers are going to have about whos really older.

Seriously, though, I think its safe to say that this guy is totally spot on about what these twins are going to have to deal with every time someone asks about their ages.

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When Brandon Friedman took to Twitter to plant the seeds for another attack on Bowe Bergdahl’s whistle-blowing platoon mates, his bio proudly announced his role as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

What if [Bergdahl’s] platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?” he tweeted, before calling for everyone to “withhold judgment” about allegations that Bergdahl deserted. “I’m not a fan of such speculation,” he added. Uh huh.

And then Friedman scrubbed his Twitter bio. Here’s the Google cache from Jun 3, 2014:


Here’s how it appears now, after his “blame the platoon” tweets:


The Twitter bio still links to Friedman’s Tumblr “About” page, which includes his work for HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs and, as well as his U.S. Army service.!/BecketAdams/status/474541978718572544

Gosh, we wouldn’t want to speculate.!/seanagnew/status/474544265373429760

Chicago-on-the-Potomac’s attacks on those who served with Bergdahl just get more and more unreal. And yet, is anyone truly shocked?!/iowahawkblog/status/474527855133880320

"What kind of scum would slander this fine brave patriotic US soldier!"
"His platoon mates."
"And you actually believe those baby killers?"— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 03, 2014

"I need volunteers to call Bergdahl's entire platoon psychopaths."
"Reporting for duty, SIR!"
#WHsuicidemission— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 05, 2014


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