Earlier today, Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) put up this astonishing post on Twitter, likening the oppression of the Iranian people to the plight of House Republicans:
Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House.
In the hours since, the Twitter community has responded -- with massive heckling. Here's just a small sample of some of the best ones:
ArjunJaikumar i spilled some lukewarm coffee on myself just now, which is somewhat analogous to being boiled in oil
chrisbaskind My neighbor stopped me to talk today. Now I know what it is like to be questioned by the Basij!
luckbfern I stand in solidarity with the oppressed rich white men of Repub Party in the House. #GOPfail Allah Akbar!
aciolino Today I poked my finger on a hanger. Now I know what all those aborted babies go through.
ceedub7 I got a splinter in my hand today. Felt just like Jesus getting nailed to the cross.
netw3rk Someone walked in on me while I was in the bathroom. Reminded me of Pearl Harbor.
MattOrtega Walked out onto Constitution Ave in D.C. and was almost hit by a taxi. Reminded me of Tienanmen Square.
tharodge maybe now is a good time to reconsider whether you are ready for national politics?
TahirDuckett ran through the sprinklers this morning, claimed solidarity with victims of Hurricane Katrina
paganmist Had to move all my stuff to a new office w/o a corner view. Now i know what the Trail of Tears was like. #GOPfail
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Analogies and the GOP
Very good this one; (link)