Wednesday, June 24, 2009

And I thought twitter was useless...

This is a bit late, but well worth the wait. Politicians get their jobs by exploiting and exaggerating but sometimes you get one or two that go way out of the realm of believability.

Anyone who takes time to read political blogs are probably pretty aware of what is going on in Iran. Protesters are being shot in the street and there are threats of "more ruthless" things to come from the "leaders" of Iran.

Of course Republicans want us to know that the Iranians are not the only ones being trampled by their government; from the Twitter on the interwebs:

"Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the house" - Pete Hoekstra (R)

“I wonder if there isn’t more freedom on the streets of Tehran right now than we are seeing here,” David Dreier (R)

But maybe they are not all are crazy:
"Good to see Iranian people move mountains w social media, shining sunlight on their repressive govt- Texans support their bid for freedom." John Culberson (R)

Whew... Finally, just some sensible showing of support. I'm glad ... oh wait, Rep. Culberson wasn't done:
"Oppressed minorities includeHouseRepubs: We are using social media to expose repression such as last night's D clampdown shutting off amends"

It's tough out there for a rich, white, privilaged, middle aged male.

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