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Tweet Beat: Memorial Edition
Congressional tweeters mourn lost peers, make bad jokes, talk cheerleading, and embrace unstrategic hashtags
Representative Darrell Issa DarrellIssa Transparency? Nope. Just Obama’s Cheerleading Propaganda Signs of a Failed Stimulus (VIDEO) http://bit.ly/aCQHrH
Be! Aggressive! has been Issa’s signature chant since he became the ranking member on the Oversight Committee.
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers cathymcmorris RT @cqpolitics In Battle 4 Friends & Followers Republicans Taking Over Twitter http://bit.ly/dDhMPx (from @AlterNet) #techgop
We shall fight them on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds, and … social-networking programs.
Representative Lynn Jenkins RepLynnJenkins The Canadian experience offers a preview of what Obamacare has in store for the United States. http://ht.ly/2qGd3
The Canadian Experience? I think I saw them open for Jethro Tull once.
Senator Ben Nelson SenBenNelson Sen Nelson announces new bill: if states don’t use their education jobs bill funds, it will go to paying down deficit. http://bit.ly/cmAFF2
Two things Senator Nelson should note: (1) People tend not to take kindly to those who speak of themselves in the third person; and (2) pronoun-antecedent agreement.
Representative Charles Rangel @cbrangel #Rangel Guest Blog: “Tainted Ethics Process” by William L Clay, Sr (Former Member of Congress) http://bit.ly/BillClaySr
Is it really smart to enforce oneself as a hashtag while in the midst of an ethics investigation?
Senator Barbara Boxer Boxer_2010 STAFF: Submit your questions for the September 1 debate: http://ow.ly/2r2NS
If you tell us it’s not the senator tweeting, the whole process loses its mystique!
Representative John Shimkus RepShimkus Hebrews 1:1-2 God, who…spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son…
… Okay. Moving on!
Representative Kendrick Meek KendrickMeek Photos of President Clinton & I at rallies in Palm Beach, Broward, & Miami yesterday. http://ow.ly/2r1Fg #RealDem #flsen
Everyone be on your guard. There must be #FakeDems about!
Representative Mike Pence RepMikePence Fannie and Freddie’s Nightmare on Main Street http://bit.ly/c3Hf5R #tcot
With Hollywood sequels what they are, this might just happen.
Representative John Boehner johnboehner RT @markknoller: Boehner says more than 130,000 Ohioans have lost their jobs since Feb ‘09 & state unemployment “painfully-high” at 10.5%
Boehner retweets Knoller … who quoted Boehner. How amazingly meta!
Representative Mary Bono Mack MaryBonoMack BONO MACK TO PELOSI: BIZARRE, BONO MACK TO POUGNET: DO YOU AGREE? http://fb.me/FVQNG5Ky
WASHINGTONIAN TO BONO MACK: LOOOOOUUUUD NOISES!!!
And finally …
Senator Daniel Inouye Daniel_Inouye Irene and I are headed to Alaska to say goodbye to our dear friend, my brother, Senator Ted Stevens. I will never forget him.”
Representative Charles Rangel cbrangel Rest in peace, Rosty. My deep condolences to the Rosten family and friends http://bit.ly/danrosty
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