(The Root) — Recall some of the most disturbing criticisms of Barack Obama’s presidency that you’ve heard over the past four years. Not the ones about his policy positions, but the racially coded attacks about laziness and anger; the out-of-control, totally false allegations about socialism; and the line-crossing assaults on the first lady’s physical appearance.
No surprise: They’re in full force on Twitter on Election Day. We took a peek at some of the most popular Tweets under #RomneyRyan2012, from a near-viral “joke” that Obama will lead until “Republicans get off work” (Get it? because everyone who supports the president is unemployed), to a final push to characterize the president as un-American through allegations of “Obamunism,” to a snide claim that Ann Romney would make a “prettier first lady” than Michelle Obama. The hashtag is at once a trip down memory lane through an unprecedented season of political disrespect, and a reminder of what’s at stake today.
— Chelsea Grunwald (@chelseagrunwald) November 6, 2012
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) November 6, 2012
I’m predicting Obama will take an early lead tomorrow… Until all the Republicans get off work. #RomneyRyan2012
— Will Ferrel Parody (@FillWerrell) November 5, 2012
— Hannah(@_hannahhopper_) November 6, 2012
My new voter and I just cast our votes for #RomneyRyan2012!!!Because we’re tired of Bronco Bama too, and we did something about it!!!
— Sandra (@sandyl0l0) November 6, 2012
I love my country but there was a time where I was proud to be an American and Obama doesn’t make me feel proud #RomneyRyan2012
— Keep Calm & Prep On (@tinypinkwhales) November 6, 2012
Well at least if Obama wins today I’m allowed to be lazy, drop out of college, never get a job, and take $ from hard workers #RomneyRyan2012
— Carly Slater (@CarlySlater87) November 6, 2012
God, if you love us and value our future, please let the lazy/ignorant people stay away from the polls today. Love, Clay. #RomneyRyan2012
— Clay (@clayrmills) November 6, 2012