SCOTUSblog trolls conservatives who confused them with the official Court following Obamacare ruling

The Supreme Court does not have a Twitter account. SCOTUSblog, the unofficial official source for all things Supreme Court, does have Twitter account. That account takes great pains to alert users that they are “A private blog. NOT THE JUSTICES OR THE COURT.”

However, following the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday in King v Burwell, which upheld subsidies for health insurance purchased through federally-run state exchanges, angry conservatives missed the memo, angrily tweeting at @SCOTUSblog to express their outrage over what they thought was “their” ruling.

And SCOTUSblog had some fun with them, tweetstorming some of the best messages with appropriately sarcastic replies:


To be fair, a few Twitter users who were happy with the ruling made the same mistake. They weren’t spared, either:

Perhaps the best one was from Republican Senator Johnny Isakson, whose staff really ought to have known better:

Isakson later deleted the tweet and replaced it with one using the #SCOTUS hashtag instead of the @SCOTUSblog account. At the end of the day, the exchanges — and the day as a whole — could best be summed up with this one:

And either Friday or Monday with this one:

Never change, @SCOTUSblog. Never change.

SCOTUSblog trolling, original image via Wikimedia Commons

SCOTUSblog trolling, original image via Wikimedia Commons

Jon Green graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science and high honors in Political Cognition. He worked as a field organizer for Congressman Tom Perriello in 2010 and a Regional Field Director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. Jon writes on a number of topics, but pays especially close attention to elections, religion and political cognition. Follow him on Twitter at @_Jon_Green, and on Google+. .

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5 Responses to “SCOTUSblog trolls conservatives who confused them with the official Court following Obamacare ruling”

  1. The_Fixer says:

    Some people are both clueless and hopeless. Like the people who mistake stories from The Onion as being factual.

    Some people need a quick smack across the face and an admonition to pay attention!

    Ya just wonder how some of these people dress themselves in the morning, and whether it’s a half-hour trial-and-error process that starts with them attempting to wear their pants on their head.

  2. Indigo says:

    Most of Twitter is like that. And usually context-free.

  3. Indigo says:

    Funny! But best of all was the comment about Obamacare being renamed SCOTUScare. Wasn’t that Scalia? He thought he was being just as rude as he could possibly be (maybe he was) but that’s a funny one anyhow.

  4. 2karmanot says:

    When they are done picking their noses, brushing off the Cheetos dust, and making immigrant fart jokes, maybe they will come up an occasional coherent babble. Probably not, Just say’un

  5. nicho says:

    I have no idea what any of that means. It’s just gibberish to me.

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