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#ThanksObama — We Will Always Be Grateful for Your Service

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We’re going to be feeling the feels on Inauguration Day — fear, sadness, disgust. We hope 44 is right, and our country is strong enough to withstand the next four years intact as a democracy. In the meantime, let’s make #ThanksObama a trending topic on the Twitter. If you tweet, go forward and let @BarackObama know you were glad he and his family made it through the past two terms and add what you’d like to thank him for the most.

Photo via Whitehouse.gov.

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Hey GOP — Trump Is Not Your Ally

The populist fury of the Trumpentariat isn’t reserved for liberals alone; more and more, it will be focused on Republicans who fail to toe the line when He issues his commands and diktats. The rage monster machine of Fox News, talk radio and Trump-centric social media needs something to feed on, and if House Republicans think Trump and his media allies won’t sacrifice them for their own satisfaction and ratings, they’re not paying attention.

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Woman Goes off on Donald on Twitter – Speaks for Millions

“Saturday Night Live” parodied Donald’s irresistible urge to send tweets — and he took the bait. Afterwards Danielle Muscato laid into him with a Twitter rant in which she spoke for millions. Please help make sure her tweets go viral.

First, here’s Donald’s response to the SNL skit:

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President-Elect Trump’s First Tweet

The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before.

— Donald Trump, in his first tweet as president-elect.

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Obama: If Trump Can’t Handle Twitter, He Can’t Handle Nukes

Apparently his campaign has taken his Twitter. In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self control, they said we’re just gonna take away your Twitter. Now, if somebody can’t handle a Twitter account, they can’t handle the nuclear codes.

— President Obama, quoted by Politico, about Donald Trump.

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Twitter Peeps Educate Trump on Sacrifice

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After Khizr Khan, accompanied by his wife, Ghazala, declared at the 2016 Democratic National Convention that Donald Trump has, “sacrificed nothing and no one,” the world took note. That’s because the Khans lost their son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, while he fought in Iraq in 2004.

Trump’s response was two-fold. First, in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, he criticized the Gold Star mother for not joining her husband in speaking and implied that Muslim women aren’t allowed to do so. Then he said he does indeed understand the concept of personal sacrifice.

Pressed by Stephanopoulos to name the sacrifices he’d made for his country, Trump said: “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.”

People on Twitter took up Trump’s case and supplied their own examples of how Donald has given selflessly to our country, using the hashtag #TrumpSacrifices. Here are some of our favorites.

  • @AngryBlackLady
    Wore a suit and tie, not a robe and hood to the RNC. #TrumpSacrifices
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Because If We Told You, We’d Have to Kill You

We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.

— The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in its Twitter debut on Friday, June 6. The clandestine group made itself pretty easy to find. Its handle is…@CIA.

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SOTU Analysis in Tweets


The Washington Post performs an act of service journalism by rounding up a mess of tweets about the State of the Union address by reporters from across the political spectrum.

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Twitter Is the Best Predictor of Congressional Races

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Number of House races correctly predicted by Twitter in the 2010 midterm elections, according to National Journal: “The key measure, researchers from Indiana University found, was a candidate’s ‘tweet share,’ the percentage of total tweets about a race that mention them. The more often a candidate is mentioned on Twitter relative to their opponent, the study reported, the greater their chance for victory.”

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Anthony Weiner Inches Back Into Twitter

I’m not going to let that tool go unused.

— Anthony Weiner, quoted by the New York Observer, on why he’s using Twitter again despite his rocky history with the social media network.