I suppose it was only a matter of time.
The memes poke fun at Hoffman’s ideology, saying things like “Thinks he knows what’s best for Idahoans/Isn’t even from Idaho” and ” Claims he’s non-partisan/Can’t understand why people laugh.” There are a couple dozen pictures, and judging by the time stamps, someone did them in the middle of the night last night. One of them got a bit nasty and brought up his family. (C’mon now, guys.) Others give criticism on Idaho Reporter and issues on which the Freedom Foundation has (or hasn’t) commented.
I called Hoffman this morning to see what he thought. He had seen many of them, but shrugged them off.
“I don’t find a lot of value in personal attacks,” he said, adding it does nothing for political discourse.
Two thoughts here: What level of infamy do you have to achieve to reach meme status? Also, if I had a Facebook group dedicated to hating on me, I’m not sure I’d have the cojones to check it out and engage with my anti-fans. So for that, hats off to you, Mr. Hoffman.
Wayne’s friends are getting in on it, too!
A Hoffman pal posted this on the Idaho Freedom from Wayne Hoffman page, Hoffman clicked like, and whoever runs the profile gave a shout-out to body building state senator Curt McKenzie. See, the Internet can bring everyone together! It’s a beautiful thing.