Republicans, Conservatives Co-Opt #WeCantWait On Twitter

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Republicans don’t have the White House’s megaphone, but give them credit for creativity.

They’ve co-opted President Obama’s new jobs mantra, “We Can’t Wait,” and turned it around on Democrats. On Twitter.

For the most part, Republicans are using the hashtag, #WeCantWait, to pressure Senate Democrats to pass House-passed anti-regulation legislation. They claim those bills will grow the economy, quickly, though most experts disagree.

Here’s House Speaker John Boehner on jobs. And here’s RNC Chairman Reince Priebus using Obama’s slogan as a rallying cry for the future GOP presidential nominee.

Republicans did basically the same thing several weeks ago, when the White House asked voters to tweet Twitter Town Hall questions for Obama with the hashtag #AskObama. Let’s see if Democrats get in on the game.

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Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com
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