The former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party is coming under fire for the novel solutions to the Ebola epidemic he is posting on Twitter.
The vehemently pro-life Todd Kincannon began by arguing that anyone who contracts Ebola should be summarily executed:
That wasn’t all he said.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Todd Kincannon, he is a South Carolina lawyer who gets his jollies by saying rude and offensive stuff on Twtter, then insulting anyone who disagrees or objects. He’s not there to engage in serious discussions, his goal is to stir shit.
There is a word for people who do that: “troll”
Todd Kincannon has a constitutional right to be an asshole. If you are into that kind of stuff (and judging from the number of followers he has some people are) then that is your right. To be entirely honest, I’ve been known to engage in a little trolling myself.
But I was never general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party. When Howard Stern says rude and offensive things nobody associates his views with other people. They know he is a shock jock – the radio version of a troll.
If Todd Kincannon wants to be an asshole that is his business, but he should take care not discredit the Republican party while he does it.