The internet is the digital West Wild, a saloon full of reprobates ready to act when someone of ill repute creates the opportunity. Republican House Speaker John Boehner is that illy-reputed person, and he made himself vulnerable on Twitter, reported Talking Points Memo.
He sent a tweet that linked to his “5 Points for Resetting America’s Economic Foundation.” However, he left the five points blank, making himself vulnerable for the A-Bomb of trolling that followed.
Here’s the original, ill-fated tweet:
① ② ③ ④ ⑤ #5pts4jobs → http://t.co/DR9MAb4X5d
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) October 7, 2014
Shouldn’t have done that, Boehner. You should not have done that.
MT @SpeakerBoehner Follow ① Get elected ② ??? ③ ??? ④ ??? ⑤ PROFIT! #5pts4jobs → http://t.co/Odv8dYSRTV — Gabrielle Levy (@gabbilevy) October 7, 2014
#Boehner‘s REAL #GOP Job Plan: ① Obstruct. ② Drink. ③ Golf. ④ Tan. ⑤ Cry. #5pts4jobs → http://t.co/EiBr02Otpe
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) October 8, 2014
MT @SpeakerBoehner ① frackity ② frack ③ kickity ④ back ⑤ rinse & repeat #5pts4jobs http://t.co/96P6U3S5bt — VWAimlessly (@VWAimlessly) October 8, 2014
@SpeakerBoehner: ① Know when to hold “em ② when to fold them ③ when to walk away ④ when to run ⑤ Bengazi #5pts4jobs → http://t.co/vkGuwqDmqT
— Fritz Dorigo (@FDtele) October 8, 2014
MT @SpeakerBoehner ① Cut a hole in a box ② Put your junk in that box ③ Make America open the box ④ Create jobs! ⑤ Clean up mess #5pts4jobs — Marc VanHeyningen (@marcvanh) October 8, 2014
“@SpeakerBoehner: ① put your right wing in ② take your right wing out ③ put ur right wing in ④ shake it all about ⑤ Benghazi #5pts4jobs
— UsedToBeGOP (@UsedToBeGOP) October 8, 2014
RT @SpeakerBoehner ① Lime ② Coconut ③ Drink them both together ④ Lime in the coconut ⑤ and you feel better #5pts4jobs — Eva (Red Pill UX) (@kaniasty) October 8, 2014
These tweets are just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re looking to kill some time and have a laugh while doing it, there are many more responses like them here. If you have a Twitter account, add to the fun. If you don’t, make one and add to the fun anyway.
Josh is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. Follow him on Twitter @dnJdeli.