That all changed yesterday, when Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) used the digital communications tool to spell out for the world what a tool he is when it comes to digital communications:
Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House.
When a politician says something that stupid in front of a live audience, the gaffe generally dies quietly. When he says it in front of a camera, it becomes a soundbyte for the next 24 hours.
When he posts it to Twitter, it inspires a glorious revolution of snark and hilarity. Witness the carnage:
lunayapravda @petehoekstra My mp3 player froze this morning and wouldn’t reboot. Now I know what the Germans felt like invading Russia in winter.
rebeccarose2004 @petehoekstra Climbed up in my attic this morning to put away a box. I think I’m going to publish diary of ordeal, just like Anne Frank.
ImagistTD @petehoekstra I stubbed my toe this morning. Now I know what it feels like to have your leg amputated.
LawrenceH @petehoekstra I just sent you a twitter reply which is similar to Tolstoy writing War and Peace.
will_watson @petehoekstra: One time, I waded a few steps into the ocean and ran back real fast. Now I know what it was like to storm Normandy.
paganmist @petehoekstra Had to move all my stuff to a new office w/o a corner view. Now i know what the Trail of Tears was like
brianicoleman @petehoekstra i had to reach into the oven to get my pizza out for lunch. now i know what the holocaust must have been like.
RevCyn @petehoekstra – When I got to McDonald’s I found my coupon for fries had expired. It was like the great Irish potato famine.
TahirDuckett “@petehoekstra ran through sprinklers this morning, claimed solidarity w/victims of Hurricane Katrina
stryder619 @petehoekstra I sat in a meeting as work today. Reminded me of Slavery
blanket Hey @petehoekstra The neighbor kid threw his frisbee at my window. It felt like 9/11 all over again.
darathedamned petehoekstra I was out of pomegranate yogurt this morning. Now I know how Donner party felt
jamestimmer @petehoekstra I saw two spiders in the shower this morning. I felt like I was at the Alamo.
They don’t even have to make sense to be funny! Hahaha moron learn the innernet.