Ha ha. Republicans are really getting into this technology thing...
House Republicans are rolling out a new website to respond to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech in real time.Seeing how "fact-checking" and "Republicans" are two terms that really have no business being in the same sentence, how EPIC would it be if the site crashed in the middle of the address? I don't do much praying, but an Act of God would really come in handy in this case.
“We’re taking [the] president’s speech text and pairing it with fact check and responses by Republicans,” said Tim Cameron, who runs social media for the GOP conference.
“Those can come in the form of your traditional fact check and also embedded tweets, and infographics and so forth. It’s going to be a living and breathing document online for us for the next week or so as we continue to flesh it out and our members continues to respond, whether that’s in the media or whether they develop research material to refute one of Obama’s points.”Funny how they like "living and breathing" documents all of the sudden. Must be a one-time exception.
Remember that new GOPespanol Twitter account that Jed Lewison wrote about earlier today? It will be put to good use for this online event:
Republicans will also feature Spanish language responses from a dedicated Twitter account.And if people haven't had enough GOP bullshit delivered in real-time, they can tune in for this, of course:
After the president’s speech, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican Party’s response, while Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will deliver a tea party response.Maybe Ted Nugent will come on after Rand Paul and give the NRA's response, if we're really lucky.
I think I'll open up this GOP.gov/SOTU just for fun, tomorrow night.
And promptly do a malware scan on my computer afterwards.