War of the hashtags is on!
As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two cases challenging ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, both sides are turning to Twitter this morning to draw national attention to the issue.
Protesters are rallying outside the court with placards while pro-ObamaCare warriors – like NARAL, ACLU, and Planned Parenthood -- circulate the virtual hashtag #Notmybossbusiness. The anti-mandate crowds uses #ReligiousFreedomForAll.
The Twitter push began Monday night starting with one of ObamaCare’s most vocal opponents, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, followed by Glenn Beck and John Boehner.
I stand with Hobby Lobby for religious freedom. RT if you do too! pic.twitter.com/KPTgrETpWI— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 24, 2014
Boehner on Hobby Lobby SCOTUS case: Religious freedom is not for some people under some circumstances; it is for one and all.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 24, 2014
If you believe Nate Silver, and many in the media elite do, Republicans can pull off a win in 2014 races and control both Houses.
Basically, we think of the Senate as GOP +6 seats (MOE +/-5). We'd take GOP at even money but lots of uncertainty. http://t.co/s6okRkN6OC
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) March 23, 2014
Silver, formerly of the New York Times' 538 blog, has let go of the Grey Lady's apron strings since the last election, jumping to ESPN last month to parlay his political polling and punditry. Like many who leave one venture to start anew, he has been ridiculed even before getting his reams of data ready for prime time. His first big political prediction brought eye rolls from many expecting more nuanced information.
Did Dems need 538 to figure out that Senators Begich, Hagan, Pryor, Landrieu, Walsh were in big trouble? #revelations
— Taniel (@Taniel) March 23, 2014
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) March 23, 2014
Columnist Paul Krugman cleverly nicknames him "Tarnished Silver."
— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) March 23, 2014
Are we really seeing the return of Mitt the candidate? Sure seemed like it to USA Today's David Colton who watched him on Sunday's "Face the Nation" attack the Pres for weak leadership on Russia.
Romney in full campaign mode on FTN, accuses Obama and Hillary of naivety about Russia.
— David Colton (@DColtonNow) March 23, 2014
Someone should tell Mitt Romney there isn't a Mt. Rushmore for sore losers.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) March 23, 2014
For the record, Romney says he has no intention of hitting the campaign trail or the Black Hills of South Dakota. Though if granite could talk, it might be useful to ask Jefferson, Washington, Roosevelt, and Lincoln what they’d do with Putin.
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