As I've said, Simpson is not stupid, he's just ethically challenged. But he will pretend ignorance and stupidity if he thinks he can make a point with them.
(I've pointed out this flogger practice before:
There's more, but you get the idea....)
For example, he posts a Tweet from the SaveConfedMuseum feed and says "These folks..." There's more than one? He knows this? He knows who "they" are?
So some unknown person ("These folks" to Simpson) makes a Twitter account and posts a picture of Susan and a link to my blog, and that makes us mental clones ot this unknown person? If Simpson believes that, he has bigger mental problems than I want to deal with.
But I don't think for a moment he believes it. He knew he was lying when he made the post. What's interesting is how many of his followers will swallow what he says without a single neuron firing.
Now, I wouldn't put it past him or one of his myrmidons to make a fake account (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) pretending to be a bizarre proponent of Confederate heritage (racist, sexist, bad speller, etc.) and then "discovering" it and "pointing it out" to his gullible peanut gallery. But I also don't doubt that it could be some gung-ho heritage person. Somebody a bit over the top. The heritage community is huge -- there's bound to be a weirdo now and then. (There are kooks on their side, don't forget. The semi-literate Ed "Crawfish" Sebesta, who "monitors" Tommy Hilfiger Corp. for "Confederate symbology" on their clothing, comes to mind.)
Which is it in this case? A genuine Confederate heritage nut, or a flogger or floggerette trying to make heritage folks look bad?
There is a history of doing that on their side:
http://bashdixie.blogspot.com/ (Simpson's fake blog made solely to attack me)
I really have no idea which it is. Don't care, either, because the only ones who believe it are folks on his side who need to hate and put down somebody in order to generate the warm fuzzies of (fake) moral superiority in themselves.
Susan and I are both on record, long since, on Facebook and elsewhere, supporting US Armed Forces personnel, both active and vets.
What's going on here is Simpson throwing a tantrum because I threw off on his profession, his flogger colleagues and the whole flippin' educationally and morally bankrupt academic establishment in this country. I've already identified why he has it in for the VaFlaggers, although that doesn't explain his personal hatred for Susan. As for me, I'm not sure why he puts so much importance on the personal blog of a retired property and casualty claims secretary in Florida.
And I'm sure the tantrum was intensified by my reference to "Pedophile-loving," but there was more connection between him and his pedophilic commenters than there is between Susan or I and this anonymous Tweeter...
Hey, when crap is thrown at me, I pick it up and throw it back. If you don't want it thrown back at you, don't throw it at me first, capisce?