Republicans and Democrats clashed on Twitter over President Obama’s healthcare law ahead of a House repeal vote.
On the same day House Republicans planned a vote to repeal the president’s signature legislation, House Oversight Committee chairman picked a fight with the White House, challenging his followers to say in three words why the law should be repealed.
Hey folks, #ObamaCareInThreeWords -- go!— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) May 16, 2013
One popular response from conservatives was to use the words of Democratic Sen. Max BaucusMax BaucusChanging of the guard at DC’s top lobby firm GOP hasn’t reached out to centrist Dem senators Five reasons why Tillerson is likely to get through MORE (Mont.), who last month warned the implementation of the law would be a “train wreck.”
But Democrats didn’t sit passively by as their political opponents publicly trashed the law.
Affordable. Accessible. Constitutional. #ObamaCareInThreeWords— Nancy Pelosi(@NancyPelosi) May 16, 2013
The White House tweet provoked Speaker John Boener (R-Ohio) to return to a phrase he used to describe the Obama administration earlier in the day at a press conference where he discussed the IRS controversy.
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The back and forth escalated from there.
People are hurting. #ObamaCareInThreeWords— Tom Price (@RepTomPrice) May 16, 2013
Saving women’s lives. #ObamacareInThreeWords— Janice Hahn (@Rep_JaniceHahn) May 16, 2013
#ObamaCareInThreeWords --> Costs $1.8 Trillion.— Eric CantorEric CantorTrump nominates two new DOD officials Brat: New ObamaCare repeal bill has 'significant' changes Overnight Energy: Flint lawmaker pushes EPA for new lead rule MORE (@GOPLeader) May 16, 2013