10 Best GOP Twitter Freakouts: Shutdown Edition
Nothing puts a smile on a face like winning an historic legislative battle… and clocking the agony of GOP capitulation on Twitter.
Since you may have missed the most knee-slap-inducing tweets of the government shutdown (and its immediate aftermath), we’ve bundled them all up for you.
Grab a coffee, or something stronger, and enjoy.
1. After Ted Cruz vowed to render Obamacare a flaming pile of failed socialism, he slunk his goal back to something more… conservative:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 10, 2013
2. Senator Mike Lee thinks the media is asking an un-ironic question… and answers it with strategic savvy:
The media keeps asking, was it worth it? My answer is that it is always worth it to do the right thing: http://t.co/VIOhWj4zOA
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) October 16, 2013
3. Pat Buchanan recommends that the GOP commit blazing hara-kiri:
— Patrick J. Buchanan (@PatrickBuchanan) October 15, 2013
4. RedState’s Erick Erickson celebrates the impending demise of the (now passed and signed) Senate compromise bill, because he knows that the Club for Growth is very, er, powerful enough to do that:
Club for Growth, which has been kind of quiet the last week, comes out today and says it'll key vote against the Senate plan. Excellent!
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 16, 2013
5. Free Republic, that bastion of clear thinking and quality grammar, claims that the Tea Party — despite polls redounding to the contrary — is essential to long-term Republican success:
— Free Republic (@FreeRepublicUSA) October 16, 2013
6. Ann Coulter hates the fact that the New York Times is covering the GOP capitulation with aching detail… so she recommends that they change the subject:
If I were a NYT editor, I would def. make this front page news: "In Bhutan, a Bid to Turn Basketball From a Royal Sport to a National One"
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) October 15, 2013
7. Michelle Malkin doesn’t approve of legislative process, or representative democracy for that matter, when she’s ashamed of the outcome:
Crapweasel Schumer braying about "going back to the old way of legislating" — e.g., stifling all dissent. #MakeDCListen
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 16, 2013
8. John Gibson believes that the National Parks closure silliness was central to the entire debt ceiling debate and the future of the global economy, and consequently deserves a veritable aneurysm in response:
John is ANGRY!! Read the following story to see why http://t.co/lUaPbnh3aW
— John Gibson (@GibsonRadio) October 16, 2013
9. Rep. Louis Gohmert would like to reiterate that his vote is histrionic and meaningless in the face of electoral will:
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) October 17, 2013
10. And now, the best of the bunch. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) hears that the Affordable Care Act has something to do with healthcare and insurance, and wants to know more:
I've received calls, emails and social media comments from constituents whose insurance coverage has changed due to #Obamacare.
— Rep. Renee Ellmers (@RepReneeEllmers) October 16, 2013