Tweet-le Dumb or Media Rabbit Chasing
The Panthers victory over the New York Jets and the Saints loss to the Rams wasn’t the only news being tweeted out across the Twitter-verse yesterday.
Appearing on the front page of the Charlotte Observer online today is the story of Senator Bob Rucho’s tweet yesterday morning that has ignited a Twitter war.
Depending on your perspective, it’s either an insulting and ignorant perspective on 75 years worth of history, or an insightful commentary on the excessive damage that our government is foisting on the American people.
The tweet reads as follows:
“Justice Robert’s pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis,Soviets & terrorists combined.”
That is certainly a bold statement, and at this point probably factually challengeable. Our nation lost millions of our citizens to the actions of the mentioned enemies. So far, this isn’t the case with Obamacare.
On the other hand, while we were able to defeat the scourge of the Nazis and the Soviet Empire, (I leave out terrorists on purpose…how does one defeat a tactic?), the ACA has been imposed on the American people by our own government and the research to date shows that the economic and medical suffering that will take place in the coming years (minus total reversal) will be hard hitting and long lasting.
So PunditHouse residents, was Rucho’s tweet a serious error in judgement warranting “Off with his head!” or is the media simply latching onto and sensationalizing a tweet that reconfirms the beliefs shared by many?
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