Boehner co-opts Dems' payroll tax cut hashtag

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White House press secretary Jay Carney read some followers' tweets in the press briefing on Wednesday.

"I think the thousands of responses we've had so far are representative of the hundreds of thousands and millions of responses you would get if you were, and if the members of the House of Representatives were to survey their own constituents," Carney said.

Republicans have frequently co-opted administration slogans and social media efforts to mock the president.

In October, the GOP used Obama's #WeCantWait hashtag — intended to advocate for the president's jobs bill — to criticize Obama for the state of the economy. GOP leaders similarly twisted an #AttackWatch hashtag — intended to highlight unfair attacks on the president — and posts tagged #wecantwait to ridicule Democratic efforts.