If internet trolls appeared in real life, they would be in the form of this wildly uninformed heckler.
Just as one lady was speaking about her support for the president, another woman screeched in the background, “He’s a communist!” As soon as Matthews finished his conversation with the Obama supporter, he confronted the heckler and asked her to clarify what she meant by “communist.”
She retorted: “Well, all you have to do is study it out. Just study it out and you’ll see. You haven’t done your homework, buddy.”
The word “communist” — which, according to Merriam-Webster, means a person supporting “a theory advocating elimination of private property” — has been misconstrued by the Tea Party and other right-wing rabble-rousers to mean anyone to the left of the Republicans. Of course, she deliberately refused to answer the question. Did she do it because she opposes Obama and has no idea what a “communist” is, or is she just trolling? We may never know, even if more than 3 million people who watched this YouTube clip wish they did.