‘I could have been a Republican but’: Conservatives epically hijack lame lefty hashtag

Liberals are nothing if not gluttons for punishment. Time after time, they think they’ve struck gold with a hashtag, and time after time, happy conservative warriors expertly take it over. Libs should know better. But they don’t. And once again, they’ve fallen victim to an epic hijacking.

Earlier this week, lefty geniuses came up with the oh-so-inspired #ICouldHaveBeenARepublicanBut hashtag. Entries include gems like this:

That is, like, so deep — and so ripe for a good, old-fashioned hijacking. And that’s exactly what’s happened. Conservatives and Republicans seized the opportunity to dole out some inconvenient truth to those self-righteous liberal drones:

The hijacking alone would have been enough. But since when has the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy ever stopped at just good enough? Conservatives launched a hashtag counterattack of their own:

Amen to that.

  • Steve_J

    #ICouldHaveBeenADemocratBut I could never have been a Democrat.

    • nc

      #ICouldHaveBeenADemocratBut I could never have remained a Democrat.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    #ICouldHaveBeenADemocratBut – I wanted more choices in life than to be a homosexual or a eunuch.

    #ICouldHaveBeenADemocratBut – something just seemed wrong about Communism.

    #ICouldHaveBeenADemocratBut – approving of the Klan seems to be wrong.

    • windskisong

      #ICouldHaveBeenADemocratBut – supporting slavery seemed to be wrong. Starting and running the Klan seemed wrong. Being a congressman while still an active member of the Klan seemed wrong. Working to destroy the Black family and reduce the Black population seemed wrong…

    • ozconservative

      #CouldHaveBeenADemocratBut – I support Israels right to exist

      • Calcat36

        AWESOME! +100 for you!

        #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but planned parenthood called me fetal tissue.

  • Maxx

    What’s sad is I was a registered Democrat for almost three decades…then I finally realized the left use minorities and the middle class like those in the Northeast use winter jackets. Bring ’em out when needed but discarded at the earliest opportunity and of course, they continue to do it today with an ever-growing entitlement platform and rush to give future liberals amnesty. Took me awhile but in 2007, I had my epiphany. The left need the downtrodden like hospitals need patients. So, to paraphrase #ICouldHaveBeenaDemocratBut after 30 years, I finally pulled my head out of my arse.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Better late than never. I grew up thinking I was a Democrat. I joined the Army under Ford and got out under Carter. My paycheck in those days was very limited. It was quite a surprise when I got my first W-2 and found out what I really made during the year.

      I’m ashamed to say that Carter was my very first Presidential vote, but I have atoned for it since. Most of the choices given to me by the GOP have been pretty poor, but I have never seen a Democrat in all these years that I didn’t KNOW was going to screw me and the country every chance they got.

      • $35038462


    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      See the one from Shaun A up there? “waste of a educated black man” That sounds like more than a quip, that sounds like something an angry old leftist white man really said to him.

      • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

        yeah I wondered about that too.

      • Lady 12

        Yeah, that sounds like it actually happened.

      • ozconservative

        That one made my blood boil.

    • texaswc

      Welcome to the real world…

    • BlueGood

      Congratulations on finally wrenching yourself from the “Dark Side” Maxx!

      It must feel similar to an Exorcism…..

      P.S. Bet you can breathe better now too!…he heh….

    • Calcat36

      Maxx and Tugboat, we have a former democrat voter amnesty program in the conservative party. You need to be finger printed, pay a fine, forever denounce leftists and you are in. Once you meet these requirements, you will be given the secret code, a bank account in the Cayman Islands, a dog to abuse, and a tax lawyer to help you avoid paying your fair share. You will then hold title to the term Racist, Bigot, Homophobe, Neocon, Racist, Woman Hater, Pro-Life whacko, Bitter clinger, Bible Thumper, God nut, Evolution denier, Global warming denier, Terrorist, Hostage taker, Racist, War monger, Bush supporter, Racist, Right Wing Nut, Teabagger, Big Bird hater, Racist, Car stuck in R, Nazi, Red Neck Hick, Flyover citizen, immigrant hater, Racist, Birther, Flat Earther, Repuglican, Uncle Tom, Mastah, Zealot, Zionist, Racist, Wealthy, Hater, Racist, Racist, Racist…

      Be careful what you ask for! All proceeds from the fine benefit water boarding of terrorists at Gitmo and to the Mary Joe Kopechne statue maintenance on Martha’s Vinyard.

      You must surrender you EBT cards, your section 8, your social security disability for over active thyroid, and your food stamps.

      • Judy B

        FANTASTIC post! Wish I could give it a thousand “likes”. Gotta steal it, will credit to you!

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Cal, I got out before I ever got any of the freebies. I earned my way into the Conservatives by being privileged to vote twice for Ronald Reagan. However, I do wear all those names you listed with pride.

    • nc

      Maxx, so many of us are converts. We couldn’t help it, we were born into Dem families. The important thing is you saw the light. Congratulations!

    • Guest

      They left you. As have the Republicans left their base.

      Come to the Libertarian Side…we have cookies!

      • GW

        You may have cookies, but do I have to make mine myself?

    • DaProf

      Come to the Libertarian side…we have cookies!

      • ForTheRepublic

        ….and Ron Paul!

        oh, wait.

        • DaProf

          Yeah, he IS a problem. Let’s hope he retires and fades….
          Every group has a few bad apples.
          Of course with Liberals, they are all bad..or at least spoiled!

          • GW

            Definitely spoiled.

    • maybetoday777

      “…then I finally realized the left use minorities.”
      Yup, its called APARTHEID. Thats what the left and the news media preaches every day on every issue they want to get control of. You would think people could figure this out but they dont. Just watch for it: minority ruling majority on EVERY issue.

  • Tommy Joe

    Correction: #ICouldHaveBeenADemocrat happened yesterday. The libs tried to copy it today and got hijacked. Late to the hashtag party as often as they are to their jobs.

    • Brian Roastbeef

      Yeah, I was under the impression #ICouldHaveBeenaDemocrat came first too. I only saw #ICouldHaveBeenaRepublican last night, and then it only had maybe 20 dolts in there reciting the same tired talking points… Very ripe for a hijacking.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub


      • Calcat36

        Yeah, it ain’t easy peasy running around spending all that money on those multiple EBT cards… It’s a full time 3 letter word: J-O-B-S!

  • Brian Roastbeef

    #ICouldHaveBeenaRepublicanbut why halfass it when I can be a conservative?

    • Canadian in USA

      Oh, so true.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    #ICouldHaveBeenADemocrat but all the attractive women aren’t into beta males…

    • Calcat36

      What a knuckle dragging post. Love it!

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      Or men who wish they were women (I’m not talking about transgender) or gay just so they could recruit more people to feel sorry for them.

  • BorderLine Guy

    All those morons above that think ObamaCare will allow them the freedom of choice are in for a rude awakening.

  • 2ifbyT

    #IcouldhavebeenaDemocratBut I have a set of balls.

  • DontMetaDataMeBro

    awwww, I didn’t make the list. And I was tweeting so hard too.

    • Netmilsmom

      Dontcha hate that! My dream is to make it to Twitchy, but I always seem to be left behind.

      • Lady 12

        Same here. The problem is that I usually don’t hear about this stuff until I see it on Twitchy.

        • KansasGirl

          Thank goodness for twitchy, Marta.

          • Lady 12

            Amen, KansasGirl. Highlight of my day.

  • celsma

    Ok, is it really that bad to just talk about secession? How progressive would that be? A completely peaceful transition into 2 Countries, the Socialist States of America, and the Free States of America. It’s rare that conservatives have trouble with that plan, but liberals hate it. Why? Cause they know they are takers.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      if we did we’d have to amend the constituion to Politician proof it. so they can’t pull this general welfare claus BS again.

  • Garth Haycock

    #IcouldhavebeenaDemocrat but I don’t seethe with anger when another has success.

    #IcouldhavebeenaDemocrat but I don’t care what others do as long as they don’t bother me.

    #IcouldhavebeenaDemocrat but I’m not a wussified, candyassed ninny.

    #IcouldhavebeenaDemocrat but I love the USA and am grateful that I was born and raised here.

  • Calcat36

    #IcouldhavebeenANYTHINGIWANTEDTOBE: but my poor, liberal, democrat addicted mother aborted me…

  • Calcat36

    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but I got a job instead.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but I read the Constitution.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but I love my semi-automatic military-style assault-rifle and the 100 round drums that feed it.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but I do not believe in gun free zones while democrat politicians have armed body guards.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but liberals are mean people and mean people suck.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but I voted for Ronald Reagan, who was a democrat.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat then I saw a picture of Debbie Wasserman-Shultzie.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but Al Sharleton hates white people.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but I cannot understand a word Jessie Jackson says.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but I do not support child rape like Menendez does.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat BUT I PAY TAXES THEY IMPOSE ON ME.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but I am really not a loser.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat BUT I BELIEVE IN GOD.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat BUT I BELIEVE IN THE AMERICAN FLAG.
    #Icouldhavebeenademocrat but why would I be? I am pro-choice and I choose LIFE!

    • Judy B

      Kudos again!

  • Calcat36

    Typical tolerant liberal from above:
    Mrs Ziggy

    #ICouldHaveBeenARepublicanBut I was raised to respect others, help those in need, & not to be a racist idiot. I was raised RIGHT

    Exactly how were you raised to respect others, then in the same tweet use the term racist idiot towards someone that does not agree with you?

    What an idiot.

    • $23639361

      …come on now Calcat, you know leftists don’t have the brain capacity to use logic and reason, they just hurl ad hominem insults… ’cause that’s what they see their libtard heros in the “assault” media do

      • Calcat36

        Assault media! Damn it! I’m stealing that! You get a “like” and an Amen! So, guess I failed my avatar. That was indeed a clown question! Thanks for keeping me honest!

    • Judy B

      Mrs Ziggy exhibits liberal “logic”, yes, I know, oxymoronic.

  • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

    I wish elected Republicans believed what these Republicans believe.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      You and me both!

      • Judy B

        Screw Rove, Tea Party on!

  • Calcat36

    #ICouldHaveBeenADemocrat but Bob Byrd called me a white nigger and burned a cross on my lawn.


    Once again proving liberals are really just not funny at all. The only ones I laughed at were “I can think for myself”, but not in the way they intended.

  • NCRelite

    “I put people before profits” what an idiot. As if business owners only exist to provide people with free money. I wonder how many of these posers are actually doing something good for society, or if they believe that simply thinking good thoughts and having warm fuzzy feelings qualifies as being a good person.

    One last thing, ever notice how much contempt the Left has for their fellow countrymen?

  • http://www.hayseedreport.com/ Bryan Goodwin

    Well done guys well done. I needed that laugh. Those were good

  • KansasGirl

    I could of been a Republican, but I’m a coward.

  • stillinthe60s

    IcouldhavebeenaDemocratbut..I couldn’t square the circle where smoking tobacco is BAD and smoking pot is good!

  • lainer51

    #ICouldHaveBeenADemocrat but I never flunked a grade.