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Friday, July 17, 2015

Campaign 2016’s Silly Season: A Weekly Tweet Round-Up July 17

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 11:47 AM

We slog through the twitter streams of the 2016 Presidential candidates, and give you a weekly round-up of the more entertaining ones, every Friday.

It was a busy week, what with Scott Walker jumping in; El Chapo escaping from a Mexican prison (somehow this is an immigration issue); and the U.S.-Iran deal (a.k.a. diplomacy, a.k.a. the End Times).

Scott Walker blasted out of the gate with about 10,000 tweets, including one which may have over-estimated how eagerly America was waiting for the 15th GOP candidate to join in.
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Later, Walker made folks uncomfortable about ordering Miller Lite.

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Jim Webb confounded everyone by refusing to issue an opinion on the Iran nuclear deal UNTIL HE HAD READ IT.
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Speaking of reading, Ted Cruz spent the week griping about the (mis)representations of his book's sales numbers. Putting the vanity in vanity publishing ...

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Hillary Clinton mom-yelled at Trump en Espanol.
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On the O'Malley trail, an immigration panelist was backed up by a dragon (probably in this country illegally).

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The laughs write themselves: Mike Huckabee railed against education and bungled a two-letter word.

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New Hampshire: Where you can't even throw your trash out without tripping over a candidate.


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Outer space is no respite from GOP humblebragging.

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Pizza Ranch! Pizza Ranch!

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Trump once again led the pack with the most ridic tweets, including one in which contained a photo illustration incorporating imagery of Nazi soldier re-enactors into the American flag (since deleted). Despite his non-stop boasting about being a take-charge and accountable sort, Trump quickly blamed an intern.

This week's winner: a truly garbled analogy that I think means we live in a vacuum-cleaner canister.
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