The White House’s Twitter town hall extravaganza drew 61,000 questions for President Obama from curious Americans. The Republican National Committee, however, says that only seven would have been sufficient. In proper social media-speak, and 140 characters or less, those questions are: “Where are the jobs?” “Why should you not be held responsible for your promise that unemployment wouldn’t go above 8% w/stimulus?”
“You promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of your 1st term but actually increased it. is this a failure of leadership?”
“Since your own advisor said you own this economy, when will you stop blaming the previous administration and take ownership?”
“Was your Commerce nominee right to call NLRB’s attempt to destroy Boeing Jobs in SC not the ‘right judgment?’ “
“CBO director recently said CBO couldn’t score your April budget speech; why hasn’t your speech been turned into a budget?”
“Why do you insist on claiming you started an ‘unprecedented’ review of job-killing regulations when it’s not true?”
Buzzfeed, an online trend tracker, reveals that the No. 1 most re-tweeted White House question — forwarded from one Twitter account to another almost 5,000 times — was this: “Would you consider legalizing marijuana to increase revenue and save tax dollars by freeing up crowded prisons, court room.” letters of condolence to the families of U.S. service members who commit suicide while deployed in a combat zone.
“Whether it’s a non-combat death or a suicide, then is not the time to examine the cause of death,” says Jimmie Foster, national commander of the vet-