New pope: Best of the worst reactions

Conservatives, shrill liberals and other idiots take to Twitter over Francis I, and Erick Erickson takes the cake

By Natasha Lennard

Published March 13, 2013 8:50PM (EDT)

There's a new pope -- Francis I -- who unsurprisingly has terrible views on gay and reproductive rights. He has somewhat better views on poverty and inequality. He personally helped Argentina's right-wing military junta hold political prisoners after 1976. And here's what the best of the worst of Twitter has to say about it (worst/best of all, Erick Erickson):

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But, for some relief, here are some great reactions to the new pope:

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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