Political wars include many angles of attack, ranging from sly and misleading PR campaigns to push polls. An attorney from Columbia, SC adds guerilla tactics to the battle plan, though, and in a manner that only defeats the self-proclaimed morality of the Republican Party he represents.
Take Todd Kincannon’s latest warfare against Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, for example. From his tweets on January 23:
Wendy Davis has done more to damage modern feminism than Monica Lewinsky playing Human Humidor with Bill Clinton in the Oval Office.
The best thing about the Wendy Davis fiasco is this: It proves that you can still call a whore a whore. Feminazis ain’t won yet, my friends.
Wendy Davis has solved America’s student loan crisis! Just find a dumbass to pay off your loans in exchange for sex.
His tweets stem from a January 18 article in the Dallas Morning News, which questioned Davis’ character, but by using incorrect information about the Democratic candidate for governor.
Although the newspaper later issued corrections, Kincannon joined right-wing media, including Rush Limbaugh and Erick Ericson, as well as even the Texas GOP, in continued distribution of the false information, although with his trademarked vulgarity.
This was only the latest for Kincannon, though. He’s already well-known for issuance of juvenile jokes through this Twitter account.
In October 2013, he attacked transsexuals:
I have plenty of compassion for trannies. They should all be locked up in mental institutions and their care paid for by the state.
In March 2013, he engaged in personal attack against an Iraqi war veteran:
Has it occurred to you that you can be a paralyzed veteran and a stupid d--- at the same time?
During the Super Bowl broadcast of February 2013, which caught attention from national media, Kincannon issued a slew of racist, heartless messages against multiple targets:
Is the 49ers QB a melungeon, marabou or quadroon? I can’t tell.
This Super Bowl sucks more d--- than an adult Trayvon Martin would have for drug money.
In May 2012, he attacked Native Americans:
Hey Injuns, how about eight syphilis-free seashells for North Dakota?
In November 2011, he issued guttural statements about U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi:
“The Crabby C--- from the California Coast”
Would you prefer Nancy the Crooked Whore? More accurate, but also more words.
His behavior goes back further, too. In July 2011, Columbia’s Free Times described his Twitter presence as:
Irreverent, insensitive, cruel and uncouth.
He also promotes Twitter methods to hinder the accounts of non-conservatives in a campaign he calls “#TGDN” (Twitter Gulag Defense Network).
If he needs an excuse for this unprofessional behavior, it won’t be stupidity. According to Columbia’s Free Times, Kincannon graduated high school at the ripe age of 12, and began college at 15. His firm’s site says he earned a bachelor’s degree for a triple-minor in chemistry, mathematics and physics before attending Univ. of South Carolina’s law school.
Breezing through school at an early age seems to have left him without opportunity to mature, though. Kincannon historically defends his messages, and even complains about retaliatory replies he’s received. In a February 2013 interview with Huffington Post Live, for example, he said:
They call me a cracker, or say I’m gay – just all kinds of lunatic insanity.
He regularly claims his web rants are just jokes, and aren’t indicative of his true character. Try telling that to conservative online journal The Trenches, though, the female staff of which revealed he was “sexting” them – not once, not twice, but three times – including nude photographs of himself in messages he sent them in October 2012.
Surprisingly, Kincannon offered legal perspective on that same subject of “sexting” in a September 2011 edition of WACH’s “Good Morning Columbia,” a local news broadcast in which he regularly appeared. His Super Bowl tirade prodded the Fox affiliate to publicly deny affiliation with Kincannon, though.
This history also contradicts a previous public statement from Kincannon. In September 2011, following Rep. Anthony Weiner’s resignation after being caught tweeting suggestive photos, Kincannon tweeted request that people send the Republican who replaced Weiner “some disinfectant. The office needs it.”
He also contradicts with the principles proffered by the Republican Party, the official platform of which resonates in references to God, faith, morality and religion.
Take his retort to one who criticized Kincannon’s recent Davis tweets:
Jesus loves me, this I know. Wendy Davis is a ho.
But despite this contrast with the GOP and its supposed morality, Kincannon’s very Republican, and has even been employed by the party. Between 2004 and 2010, he served as executive director and general counsel of the South Carolina GOP, was a candidate for party chairman in 2011, and once served on the Republican National Committee.
His record of Twitter tirades is causing SCGOP to avoid public association with Kincannon, though. After his March 20113 attacks on the Iraqi vet, the state Republican Party refused to answer questions about any association with Kincannon.
His most recent vulgarities could have the opposite effect of what Kincannon intends, too. While they have gotten his name back in the news, they’ve also drummed up additional support for Wendy Davis, who raised over $12 million in her campaign for Texas governor in just the last six months.
Better luck next time.