A Twitter Election: A Look during Some Memorable Hashtags

October 26, 2016 - garden totes

The 2016 presidential discuss has played out on Twitter as many as it has on TV, in gathering halls and diners, rallies and watercoolers opposite a country.

There were, of course, noted tweets, such as Hillary Clinton’s “Delete your account” and Donald Trump’s print of himself with a taco bowl and a summary “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are done in Trump Tower Grill. we adore Hispanics!”

But Twitter is zero but a other 310 million users, who have combined a flurry of renouned hashtags this choosing season, supporting, fighting, job out or simply creation fun of a candidates. Here’s a demeanour during some of them.

#NASTYWOMAN

Trump called his opposition a “nasty woman” during a third and final presidential debate, and a insult became an present internet meme. Women on Twitter and over embraced a put-down as a badge of honour — businesses even began offered t-shirts, tote-bags and festooned pillows with a moniker. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, for one, tweeted during Clinton a day after a discuss that, “From one #NastyWoman to another, we were an impulse final night.”

#REPEALTHE19TH

This hashtag took off after a domestic polling group FiveThirtyEight published an electoral map display what a choosing could demeanour like if usually group voted. Given that Trump’s supporters are some-more expected to be male, a map showed an easy Trump victory. There was another map, too, display what competence occur if usually women expel a vote, and this one showed an easy Clinton landslide. Still, a hashtag that took off was one job for a dissolution of a 19th Amendment, that gave American women a right to opinion in 1920.

#TELLAMERICAITSGREAT

A response to Trump’s discuss slogan, “Make America good again,” and a many retorts to that from a likes of President Barack Obama and others observant that America is “already great,” this hashtag comes pleasantness of a neighbors to a north, Canada. An ad group called The Garden combined a campaign, that calls on people to contention videos and messages to Americans feeling low about a election.

“Seems America could use some entertaining adult right about now. As their closest friends and neighbours, we suspicion we should take a notation to assistance remind them that no matter how bad things competence seem during a moment, there are lots of reasons because we consider they’re still flattering great,” writes a agency.

As for responses, they ranged from a learned “Gatsby, Huck Fin, Moby Dick, Scarlet Letter, Grapes of Wrath, Mockingbird, Catcher in a Rye … got novel down ” from Twitter user @MichelV69, to a ancestral “Your stipulation of autonomy is one of a many pleasing documents ever written” from user @SmallLady0, that was retweeted 617 times and favorited some 2,300 times.

#LOCKHERUP

Lock her up, of course, is what Trump and many of his supporters would like to do with Clinton if Trump wins a election. “Lock her up” is a common intone during Trump rallies and a renouned hashtag among his supporters, who’ve taken to Twitter to yield a many reasons they trust Clinton belongs in jail rather than a White House. These embody her use of a private email server and being, as one user put it, a “criminal crook.”

#MUSLIMSREPORTSTUFF

During a second presidential debate, Trump asked Muslims to “report when they see something going on,” expected referring to suspected militant activity. Twitter users, naturally, took a prodding to heart, and a hashtag took off. Some were funny, such as “I’d like to news that quinoa is overrated and looks gross” from user @EmanHAly. Others, meanwhile, sought to make statements opposite Trump or Islamophobia.

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Reach Barbara Ortutay on Twitter during https://twitter.com/BarbaraOrtutay

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