It’s nowhere near as bad as former SCGOP official Rusty DePass comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to an escaped gorilla at the local zoo, but Republican activist Todd Kincannon has ruffled a few feathers with some of his voluminous Super Bowl Tweets.
In one Tweet, for example, Kincannon suggests to S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers – a black Democrat from Denmark, S.C. – that Sellers’ love of the Black Eyed Peas is “why your party has no white people.”
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“Sounds like you should switch parties and help us out with that,” Sellers replied.
In another Tweet, Kincannon speculates that a local Wendy’s fast food restaurant goes “to the Oliver Gospel Mission every morning for their employees.”
Later, in what we’re guessing was a joke, he asks “is Usher the one that peed on the 10 year old girl?” (it was R. Kelly, which we presume Kincannon knew).
In Kincannon’s defense, the Black Eyed Peas (editor’s note: one of Gov. Nikki Haley’s favorite bands) positively stunk up the joint at the Super Bowl … and it’s clear from his previous Tweets that he’s just not a fan.
“A wardrobe malfunction for Fergie would be the bag falling off of her face,” Kincannon Tweeted prior to the band’s performance.
“Will the halftime show be a 30 minute ad for a crocodile handbag? Or Fergie singing? I’m not sure I’ll be able to tell the difference,” a later Tweet added.
Knowing Kincannon a bit, we’re 99.9 percent sure he’s not racist. In fact he devoted several Tweets to bashing rapper Eminem’s Chrysler commerical …
“Oh come on, Eminem. Detroit didn’t ‘tough it out,’ we bailed you out,” he Tweeted.
And in responding to some of the criticism his Tweets engendered, he shows due respect to the rap classics.
“I didn’t leave rap,” he Tweeted in response to one critic. “Rap left me. Right after M.C. Hammer and ‘Baby Got Back.’”
So … how may Tweets did Kincannon fire off during the Super Bowl? We’re still counting, people … but the guy’s Twitter page is pretty damn entertaining if you ask us.
Once rumored as a possible SCGOP Chairman candidate himself, Kincannon has been advising the campaign of Greenville businessman Patrick Haddon of late.