Democrats had some fun on social media Tuesday ribbing Republicans over what looks like a Twitter snafu that popped up earlier in the day on the official feed of Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.
The Boehner tweet featured a bulleted list of the five key points of the GOP's Jobs Plan — but, for some reason, the bullet points were blank.
① ② ③ ④ ⑤ #5pts4jobs → http://t.co/DR9MAb4X5d — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) October 7, 2014
After yukking it up over that for a couple of hours ("No wonder this is the least productive Congress in history," tweeted Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich.), Democrats decided to start filling in the blanks.
.@SpeakerBoehner, not sure why your agenda is completely blank but here are some ideas I think we can all get behind: pic.twitter.com/DmIIsIZV9k — Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) October 7, 2014
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., retweeted an image with handwritten suggestions in the blank spaces, including "Raise the minimum wage," "Healthy Families Act for paid leave," and "Paycheck Fairness Act — #Equal Pay" — all under the line "A few ideas for your blank agenda, Mr. Speaker."
The Boehner camp, which has earned notice recently for ramping up its social media game , quickly pushed back, sending out a tweet "thanking" the Democrats, including Maryland's Steny H. Hoyer and New York's Joseph D. Crowley, for calling attention to the GOP plan — 5 Points for Resetting America's Economic Foundation — and directing those interested to the speaker's website , where the plan was outlined in more detail than was available on Twitter.
Thanks to House Democrats like Reps Hoyer, Kildee, & Crowley for spreading the word about http://t.co/DR9MAb4X5d ✌ — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) October 7, 2014
Note the peace sign emoticon.
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