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CAITLIN MACNEAL – MAY 12, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Sunday night joined the band of conservatives mocking the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign, which began as a way to call attention to the 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Coulter posted a photo to Twitter with her own iteration of the hashtag, in an apparent attempt to ridicule some of the high profile people, including First Lady Michelle Obama, who took part in the original campaign.


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She got more than 1,000 retweets, including by Red State's Erick Erickson. Conservative radio host Thomas Purcell also tweeted a photo of himself holding up Coulter's hashtag.

However, her attempt backfired with a slew of people tweeting images of Coulter holding the same sign but photoshopped with messages that turned the tables on her. Gawker curated many of them, including some of the crudest.

Here's a sampling of the tweets:



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BFD!

They could take Michelle Obama's pic and change that to #BringBackMyHusbandsBalls

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Ann Coulter? And you think it backfired?

Ms. Coulter operates on the theory that no attention is bad. So, in this case, she won.

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Ann Coulter? And you think it backfired?

Ms. Coulter operates on the theory that no attention is bad. So, in this case, she won.

For her, anyway. She bugs me in a way I simply can't define.  :shrug:
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For her, anyway. She bugs me in a way I simply can't define.  :shrug:

Put me in that camp. Although, I do know her attention whoring is a factor. I am convinced she would say or do almost anything to be noticed.

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The vileness-- and cluelessness-- of the comments speaks for itself.

It is apparently oblivious to these people that the reason we don't like the whole idea is because it does NOTHING to actually solve the problem. This is a typical liberal mindset; they have no grasp of the concept that something might not work as planned.

To think, these people vote.
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The vileness-- and cluelessness-- of the comments speaks for itself.

It is apparently oblivious to these people that the reason we don't like the whole idea is because it does NOTHING to actually solve the problem. This is a typical liberal mindset; they have no grasp of the concept that something might not work as planned.

To think, these people vote.

Not sure I agree.

What they're doing with this hashtag thing.....no different than tying a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree back in the day.
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Where have these people been? Moochelle's hashtag selfie is all over the internet, with some very funny fake messages substituted. Coulter was hardly the first "victim" of such "turning the tables."
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Not sure I agree.

What they're doing with this hashtag thing.....no different than tying a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree back in the day.

I'd say this is true for the average person--one who has an infinitesimally small influence over events in a far-flung land.  For the presidential administration in the most powerful nation in the world, not so much.
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For her, anyway. She bugs me in a way I simply can't define.  :shrug:

Ann Coulter tends to rub people the wrong way, myself included.  She needs a Midol and a cheeseburger stat.

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It backfired for Moochelle as much as it supposedly did for Coulter. When you see Mooch's duck-lipped selfies re-posted with signs reading, "Impeach him now!" I'd say her little exercise in symbolism has failed.
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