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February 12, 2016

Conservatives Clown on Affordable Care Act

The Twittersphere lit up Thursday with a litany of famous people, philosophical conceits and pop culture references that are theoretically #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare.

The online venting tool, which runs the gamut from rehashing universally panned films (“Waterworld,” “Ishtar,” “Gigli”) to self-deprecating humor (lots of mentions of inadequate body parts, lost loves and flagging academic endeavors), was obviously intended to allow conservatives to blow off some steam about the health insurance changes they so clearly revile.

Most of the participants — particularly those who unloaded on congressional targets — tended to direct their vitriol outward. But at least one House Republican didn’t shy away from looking inward.

Politicians fragged by social-media shrapnel include:

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla.


Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.


Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.


Ex- Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.


Former Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss.


President Jimmy Carter


Meanwhile, at least one left-winger tried to turn the tables on the hashtagging haters.

We’re fairly confident Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., has heard much worse (from yours truly, no less) in the past 11 months.

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