Republicans Still Rule On Twitter

File this one under “Epic Fail”.

The Democrats awkwardly started a snarky trending topic today on Twitter; WWRD? (What would Republicans do?)….unintended hilarity ensued, as The Hill reported:

This morning, the House Democratic Caucus tweeted: Scary exercise: What Would Republicans Do (#WWRD) w/a majority in Congress? Shed light on R policies: suggest your own!

So, House Dems got together and said, “let’s mock Republicans on Twitter! That will make us more popular!”

Democrats followed with three posts, saying that Joe Barton “would side w/ Big Oil,” Republicans “want to end funding for PBS and NPR,” and that Republicans “want to repeal HCR consumer protections.”

LOL!: Joe Barton would “side with Big Oil” ? Who’s writing their tweets, Alvin Green? That sounds suspiciously like Green’s debut tweets, last week, (only he didn’t capitalize “Big Oil”):

Sen DeMint ok with risking disaster off of south carolina coast. I will fight for our coast, for people of sc. DeMint fights for big oil.

Sen DeMint fights for big oil http://bit.ly/a18V9z

Nice to know they’re all using the same lame playbook.

“Republicans “want to end funding for PBS and NPR” : Is there a problem with that?

Republicans “want to repeal HCR consumer protections.” Hell yes, we want to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Those were supposed to be criticisms?

Pwnage ensued when Republican House members started using the hashtag:

More than 11 Republican lawmakers have responded, including House Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Reps. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) turned the discussion to the budget.

McHenry tweeted: @HouseDemocrats What Would Repubs Do w/ majority in Congress? Well, pass a budget for one… “If u can’t budget, u can’t govern” #WWRD

Roskam continued: #WWRD? Does your family make a budget every year? @HouseDemocrats just decided it was too hard to make one for USA in 2010

Since 11 a.m., both messages have been retweeted more than 20 times by other Republican House members. So far, no Democrats have replied.

Of course not. Dems can’t handle the truth.

A couple more:

@donmanzullo (Congressman Don Manzullo represents the 16th Congressional District in Illinois):

#WWRD? Cut spending instead of raising taxes on Americans already struggling because of disastrous job-killing policies.

@repcharlesdjou (Rep Charles Djou representing Hawaii’s First Congressional District):

#WWRD Pass a budget, like it’s been done every year since modern budget rules were enacted. Not to budget but keep spending is irresponsible

I like how @HillsdaleForum thinks:

Use the Dem’s #wwrd hashtag to tell them “What Republicans Would Do” if they take over in November #tcot #tlot #sgp #teaparty #gop

SEE ALSO: Human Events: The House Democratic Caucus Fails On Twitter

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43 pages.

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Video: Obama Announces McChrystal’s Resignation

Whether or not you agree with Obama on the question of whether McChrystal’s Rolling Stone interview undermined the civilian control of the military, (and I tend to agree that it did), this incident is a great example of the sort of thing that gets this particular President exercised.

Note: President Barack Obama was “angry” after reading Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s remarks about colleagues in a Rolling Stone article, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.

The Bookworm Room has a great post, today, comparing issues the President responds to apathetically,  to the things that make him angry.

The sorts of issues the President coasted on, include:

The Green Revolution in Iran, The Gulf Oil Spill, The Iranian Nuclear Bomb, The cratering economy, The Fort Hood Massacre, The two front war (Iraq and Afghanistan) that America is engaging in against Islamic jihad, Continued Islamic jihad directed at the American home front.

The issues that make him ass-kicking mad:

State efforts to stem the terrible criminal and economic consequences of uncontrolled federal borders, Israel’s efforts to stem the terrible genocidal consequences of Hamas on her borders, and The military’s deep concern at the fact that the Obama White House is mishandling our two front war in Iraq and Afghanistan:

Huge, earth-shaking things have been going on around the world, and Obama has acted in a bizarrely passive (or, sometimes, passive-aggressive) way.  But General McChrystal does a rather foolish interview in Rolling Stone, and suddenly Obama is all action.

And let’s not forget Obama’s anger at Honduras for defying Washington’s dictates during the Zelaya affair.

Make what you will of it.

UPDATE:

The Blogging Professor has another example of angry Obama from a few years ago:

General Stanley McChrystal out, replaced by Petraeus, whom Obama blasted for 7 minutes at Congressional hearings when he was a Senator

It should be noted that when the Senate voted to condemn the Moveon.org General Betray-us ad, Sept 2007, Captain Kick-Ass voted “present”:

The resolution condemning the ad was sponsored by conservative Republican John Cornyn of Texas. Voting against it were Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, another contender for the Democratic nomination, did not vote, although he voted minutes earlier for an alternative resolution by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

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Someone else thinking along the same lines:

Doug Ross: Ain’t it intriguing that the only time the President makes a snap decision is when his oh-so-tender ego gets bruised?

People notice these things.

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Video: Obama’s Chicago Network

Teehee…my favorite part comes at :43 secs in:

Drama!

Hat tip: Freedom’s Lighthouse

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The George Soros – Drilling Moratorium Connection

This administration is a nightmare.

Obama’s decision to impose a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the gulf penalizes companies with better safety records than BP’s and will result in many  drilling rigs being sent to offshore oil fields in Brazil or Africa, perhaps never to come back.

Drilling suspension will result in a loss of thousands of Louisiana jobs in the first two to three weeks and possibly over 10,000 in a few months.

Michael Barone called it, “ineffective thuggery”:

The justification offered was an Interior Department report supposedly “peer reviewed” by “experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering.” But it turned out the drafts the experts saw didn’t include any recommendation for a moratorium. Eight of the cited experts have said they oppose the moratorium as more economically devastating than the oil spill and “counterproductive” to safety.

This was blatant dishonesty by the administration, on an Orwellian scale. In defense of a policy that has all the earmarks of mindless panic, that penalizes firms and individuals guilty of no wrongdoing and that will worsen rather than improve our energy situation. Ineffective thuggery.

Now, via FrontPageMagazine, we’re beginning to see the reason for the ineffective thuggery. As always with this administration – there’s a method to its madness:

Within 48 hours after President Obama issued the six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling, the George Soros-backed Brazilian oil company, Petrobras, contacted a large New Orleans company, Laborde Marine, which services the deep-water drilling market. The company was seeking to lease all its vessels. “If the moratorium on deep-water drilling is not lifted, 33 semi-submersible rigs and/or drill ships affected will simply go to other countries where they will be well received, such as Brazil,” Cliffe F. Laborde and J. Peter Laborde, Jr. wrote in a June 4 letter to their Louisiana Senators.

Could this be merely a happy coincidence for George Soros, the major financial backer of Obama’s presidential campaign who also has $811 million invested in the Brazilian oil company, Petrobras? Wasn’t it enough of a payback to Soros when the Obama Administration loaned up to $10 billion to Petrobras? Soros, with his far left-wing organization, MoveOn, is called the Godfather of world socialism. But most relevant currently is that he has been an enthusiastic proponent of global warming and environmental liberalism. He has urged adoption of a global carbon tax. Could it be more than coincidence that his position is strikingly similar to what Obama called for in his June 14 Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil spill and future energy actions?

Read the full report.

Glenn Beck covered the story on his show, Tuesday:

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