The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics - / Bruce Tins­ley

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-

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