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Buzzfeed features liberals’ tweets to portray conservatives as stupid


Yesterday, Buzzfeed ran an article, “People Who Say They’re Moving To Canada Because Of ObamaCare, featuring 17 people who claim they are moving to Canada to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. The snarky subhead: “I’m sure they’ll like the healthcare just fine there.”

Shorter Buzzfeed: Stupid conservatives! So very, very stupid!

Needless to say, the Buzzfeed article has gotten lots of play on the left side of the Twitter-sphere:

Mad about #SCOTUS? Mad enough to move to Canada? Where they have single payer? http://t.co/e25IDUSf h/t @ProducerGuy1

— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) June 28, 2012

It makes me laugh people claim they are moving to Canada because of Obamacare….uh, have you people heard of Canada's healthcare system?

— Adrianne Curry (@AdrianneCurry) June 28, 2012

if you're angry about #obamacare, and you say or post that you are moving to canada, you are too stupid to live anywhere on this planet.

— jay bentley (@jay_bentley) June 28, 2012

Can't wait to see all the idiots who say they're now going to move to Canada to avoid…oh wait. #FacePalm http://t.co/166CFYdy

— Len Kendall (@LenKendall) June 28, 2012

This is AMAZING RT@jhedelstein: Bless these ignoramuses' hearts: they're moving to Canada http://t.co/AHwRZYRn

— AdamWestbrook (@AdamWestbrook) June 29, 2012

@stimpee: Apologies to Canada, but it seems there will be an influx of stupid americans coming your way. http://t.co/I9pczFXh” LMAO

— Brandon (@bmartin2011) June 29, 2012


#MovingToCanada Ignorant tea party conservatives… http://t.co/ehUWWxaJ

— Edward (@ed88kim) June 29, 2012

HOO BOY! People Who Say They're Moving To Canada Because Of ObamaCare http://t.co/r8HLXD1c via @BuzzFeed

— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) June 28, 2012

People Who Say They're Moving To Canada Because Of ObamaCare http://t.co/u2kLTmbf

— TBogg (@tbogg) June 28, 2012

Moving to Canada to escape health care, hilarious. http://t.co/OY4FW1Np

— Greg Yetman (@gyetman) June 29, 2012

just saw a whole bunch of "obamacare sucks, i'm moving to canada" ORLY? get a brain people. lol.

— MisterD (@MisterD123) June 29, 2012

Hey, check out all these people pissed off with Obamacare and how they want to move to Canada. http://t.co/RucckXms #dumbasses

— Lee S (@LJSearles) June 29, 2012

Even “Slutty Slut Slut” joins in on the mockery:

Ppl Who Say They're Movin 2 Canada B/c Of #ObamaCare–> I'm sure they'll like the #healthcare just fine there! LMMFAO! http://t.co/FdpqHK4G

— SluttySlutSlut1 (@SluttySlutSlut1) June 29, 2012

Just one little problem: Some of the tweets featured by Buzzfeed are obviously not supposed to be taken seriously:

I'm moving to Canada, the United States is entirely too socialist.

— Walter Weldon (@WallyWeldon) June 28, 2012

#SCOTUS holds up free healthcare for everyone?! Screw this commie country, I'm moving to #Canada #whoswithme

— Van Summers (@VanSummers) June 28, 2012

The supreme court upheld Obama Care. That's it. I'm moving to Canada!

— Lucas Dargis (@LucasDargis) June 28, 2012

A few minutes of research reveals that at least one-third of the “stupid conservatives” featured by the sarcasm-challenged Buzzfeed reporter aren’t conservative and don’t oppose Obamacare:

@nahUSN The point is, it was a joke, a ruse. I am a liberal Democrat. (I would love Canada.) The internet is safe. Go smash the right wing.

— James (@15c3PO) June 29, 2012

@chrispeck97 I don't really have a strong opinion. I was just making a joke. Guess the joke's on me!

— Lucas Dargis (@LucasDargis) June 28, 2012

@KyroDCK Yes, as would have been explained 1,000 times if you would have read my feed. I made a joke and morons couldn't contextualize.

— Walter Weldon (@WallyWeldon) June 29, 2012

@BraunBraun Meaning the tweet was a joke, I don't think the US is a socialist country, and I support the law in large.

— Walter Weldon (@WallyWeldon) June 29, 2012

@elderJess I was. But if anyone asks…I'm on my way to Toronto now

— Van Summers (@VanSummers) June 29, 2012

People who got pissed that I said I wanted to go to Canada. It's. a joke. obviously people for understand sarcasm.#someonesmissingabrainlego

— Christian Anderson (@partyatchris) June 28, 2012

This woman who was featured in the Buzzfeed article wasn’t even talking about health care:



Looks like the joke’s on you, Buzzfeed.

Update: 24 hours later, the Left is still laughing at all those stupid conservatives.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/29/buzzfeed-uses-liberals-tweets-to-portray-conservatives-as-stupid/

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