(The Root) — If you thought Feb. 14 was all about love, you thought wrong. At least when it comes to the marriage of politics, race, class and social networking, that is. Today the #LiberalCandyHearts hashtag has brought out some of the right’s worst and most familiar vitriol — from calling the president a “fascist black Muslim” to digging up old tropes about food stamps, welfare and reverse racism. Quite clearly, when it comes to hate, not even this holiday is safe. Can’t say we’re surprised.
— JJ Pub (@PubJJ) February 14, 2013
— maxcua (@MaxCUA) February 14, 2013
— Ian Cioffi (@IanCioffi) February 14, 2013
— Buck Hunter #TGDN (@BuckGrfpolitics) February 14, 2013
#LiberalCandyHearts~MY HEART SKIPS A BEAT WHEN WE CHECK THE MAILBOX FOR WELFARE CHECK!
— Gretchin (@gretchininTN) February 14, 2013
You picked the white one because you’re racist#LiberalCandyHearts
— Kenlee (@KenleeCakes) February 14, 2013
#LiberalCandyHearts “Text Me… From your Obama phone”
— Vanilla Wafer (@CrissySpeaks79) February 14, 2013
#LiberalCandyHearts Foodstamp Candlelight Dinner
— Teresa (@pinkartgurl59) February 14, 2013