On Monday, the Obama campaign released a new twitter hashtag in an effort to pressure Republicans into passing his Communist Party-backed jobs bill.
But it didn’t take long for the GOP and conservatives to co-opt the new tag, #WeCantWait.
The Daily Caller reported:
The slogan — the most recent used by the president in the form of a Twitter hashtag as a means to get his message to supporters through cyberspace — will make its formal appearance in his speech in Las Vegas Monday. Hashtags categorize similar tweets for the purpose of facilitating conversation on Twitter.
#WeCantWait is Obama’s latest attempt to make the case to his supporters that the American people can no longer wait for Republican members of Congress to take action on the his jobs stimulus plan.
MSNBC’s David Corn tweeted, “#WeCantWait for the Republicans to say the rich don’t need even lower taxes,” prompting a number of responses.
“#WeCantWait for POTUS & Democrats to work Republicans to find common ground #4jobs,” House Speaker John Boehner tweeted.
“#WeCantWait for 2012,” the RNC posted.
The Hill added:
The administration had originally launched the social media campaign to buoy public support for a set of stimulus-oriented executive actions that the president plans to announce throughout the week.
“Using the mantra “we can’t wait,” the President will highlight executive actions that his administration will take,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer in a blog post. “He’ll continue to pressure Congressional Republicans to put country before party and pass the American Jobs Act, but he believes we cannot wait, so he will act where they won’t.
Hot Air’s Tina Korbe posted a small sampling of the tweets using the tag, including one from Rep. Marsha Blackburn saying businesses in Tennessee’s 7th District can’t wait “for relief from the unnecessary regulations coming from the Obama administration.”
The whole list contains countless gems of reminders of what really should be the president’s most pressing priorities, whether that’s regulatory rollback, the passage of the 15 jobs bills already passed by the House (what some are calling the #Forgotten15) or just the presidential assumption of a little responsibility for the dismal state of the economy as we speak. Basically, the folks sounding off on Twitter seem to think the president should be concerned with anything but pushing a purely political bill.
“Hey,” she writes, ” this is so much fun that #WeCantWait to have a heyday with the president’s next iteration of squirrelly sloganeering!”
The Hill reports:
Other Republican lawmakers joined Boehner’s efforts on Twitter to encourage Senate Democrats to take up the measures.
On Monday afternoon, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-N.Y.) tweeted, ” #WeCantWait for the Senate to pass the #Forgotten15 jobs bills passed by the House #4jobs gop.gov/jobs.”
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