The GOP is trying to use social media in their outreach - but when they posted a tweet asking citizens for their top issues, their efforts backfired.
On Thursday afternoon, the RNC posted a tweet from their official account, @GOP, asking fans to share their top issues with the RNC, adding “Let’s win big in 2014.”
When used well, Twitter is a great tool for politicians and political groups to engage with fans and to show they’re listening to constituents and paying attention to the issues that voters care about. But in this case, the GOP’s tweet backfired, as negative responses poured in and became a Twitter meme of its own.
Many responses called out the GOP for its poor record on women’s rights and voting rights, while others simply used silly responses to point out that they felt the GOP would not truly be listening to what their followers told them on Twitter. Here are some of the responses.