Greg Abbott Thanks 'Retard Barbie' Tweeter For Support, Learns Twitter Is Tricky

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State Attorney General Greg Abbott, who threw his hat in the ring for the governor's seat last month, has gone and insulted Wendy Davis on Twitter. Sort of. It turns out, as Abbott learned this weekend, a thank you tweet can also be an endorsement, and thus an insult.

Abbott has drawn the ire of the Democratic Governors Association representative after an exchange with a twitter supporter who called Davis "Retard Barbie," according to Politico.

"@GregAbbott_TX would absolutely demolish idiot @WendyDavisTexas in Gov race - run Wendy run! Retard Barbie to learn life lesson," read the tweet sent to Abbott's verified twitter account.

Abbott -- or whoever was handling Abbott's account -- then found himself with a tweet on his hands that was basically a less-than-140-character stink bomb to be diffused, or to go off the second he touched it.

It would have been nice if Abbott had used 140 characters to mention that while Davis is pretty, but that's not a respectful way to speak, or in this case tweet, about a lady (a very Texas move, with manners and everything.) He could have really embraced the whole thing with a retweet and a smiley face or some such business, or he could try to reply in a manner that would simply ignore the whole thing, possibly hoping the exchange would be missed, just one among countless tweets out there on the internets.

Abbott went the polite route with his reply:
"Jeff, thanks for your support."

So of course Abbott got slammed by the DGA for his reply, which led to a response from Abbott noting that he thanks all Twitter supporters and encouraging them to stay positive. Amazing how much even the shortest tweet matters when politics are in season.


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Bettina
Bettina

Greg's already apologized saying he doesn't/didn't know anything about social media.

Or much else for that matter.

Mirror_man
Mirror_man

Fake outrage from an 'advocacy journalist'....

It was all good to subject Bush, Palin and Perry to the same. Look in the mirror Dianna so you can see what a hypocrite looks like.

Anse
Anse

One day we will wake up from the fever dream that is Tea Party-ism and our grandchildren will ask us what in the hell were we thinking...

H_e_x
H_e_x

Political discourse in 2013 Texas.

Aaron Kovach
Aaron Kovach

Retard Barbie does sum up Wendy Davis!! Lol AWESOME TWEET!!!

Wayward Shepherd
Wayward Shepherd

I vote across party lines, and usually if they are in office, I vote for the new guy.

Autumn Smith
Autumn Smith

Because THESE are the guys that should make decisions for our reproductive health...SMH.

Phillip Byron
Phillip Byron

Greg Abbott is a Teanderthal tool. Still waiting on the report on the West Texas fertilizer plant explosion. Gotta love deregulation. Blow up a town, only be required to carry piss poor insurance, no criminal charges, and on to the next thing. Texas media doesn't even follow up on this. This is why the rest of the country views Texas as Dumbasfuckistan. Wake up people, Abbott is a joke.

Kevin Ivey
Kevin Ivey

Just a hunch but i don't think Sam was planning on voting for him anyway.

Kevin Ivey
Kevin Ivey

Seriously HP? Liberals, amazing.

iveyk
iveyk

Seriously? Liberals, amazing.

Ryan Bradley Heine
Ryan Bradley Heine

So you were considering voting for him, but a 2nd hand guilt by association via Twitter tipped the scales for you?

Eric Walls
Eric Walls

I LOVE politics, and all the assholes involved in the political process, especially Texas. It's guys like Greg Abbott that make my life so easy.

Houstess
Houstess

@H_e_x More like in the USA, and from all parties.  There is no civil discourse anymore at all.

JKSweets
JKSweets

@iveyk Yes, I agree. Liberals are amazing. iveyk, thanks for your support.

Anse
Anse

No. Not "all parties." There is one truly crazy party. Let's not pretend it's this bad on both sides.

BobbyBouche
BobbyBouche

@JKSweets @iveyk  I'm amazed some people believe the propaganda and lies from this admin, so easily brainwashed.

DavyCrockett
DavyCrockett

@BobbyBouche I would say that, too, if I were a weak minded, purposefully misinformed and gullible person.

Houstess
Houstess

@Anse You do live in a bubble if you believe that.  The most vitriolic party is always the Dems, mostly on my FB, but in public discourse too.

Bettina
Bettina

@BobbyBouche @JKSweets @iveyk 

Bobby, do you by chance own a cleaning service, trash removal service, or janitorial supply company that recently went belly up?

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