Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) seem to think that all Republicans believe in wild false conspiracy theories, like that the 2020 election was rigged (when only the 2016 election was rigged, by Russians with Facebook ads.) They also seem to think we’re all followers of QAnon, when a recent survey found most Republicans don’t even know what that crackpot group is.
But someone has started a new classification called “Blue Anon,” to describe Democrats who really do believe in crazy, fake conspiracy theories. Twitchy.com captured an expanding Twitter thread in which people listed some of the absolutely nutso stuff they’ve peddled over the past four years. There’s been so much of it, some might have slipped your mind, but seeing it all recalled and paraded in one place is stunning: everything from Brett Kavanaugh’s high school gang rape ring to Melania’s body double to Trump using mailboxes to steal the election.
And right on cue, in perfect conspiratorial mode, Blue Anon was in the Urban Dictionary for only one day before it was quickly removed. It was also hard to find with a Google search. Luckily, the Urban Dictionary received enough ridicule and outrage to quickly restore it. They’d better. I have a feeling it’s one slang term that’s not going away for a long time.
In a related story, Hillary Clinton (whose followers mindlessly adopted the worshipful mantra, “I’m with Her”) lectures Republicans about how they have turned into a “cult” worshipping Trump and must renounce him to regain their souls. Nina Bookout at Victory Girls has some choice words in response to that.