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Friday, July 24, 2015

Campaign 2016’s Silly Season: A Weekly Tweet Round-Up July 24

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 3:56 PM

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.

Things got ugly, personal and just straight-up loopy this week between the candidates. Over the weekend, Trump dismissed John McCain's "hero" status, causing an immediate flurry of "Shut up McCain IS a hero!" tweets from the other GOPers.

Tuesday saw a rush calling for lowered flags to honor the servicemen killed in Tennessee; it was a bonus for those who govern states and flagpoles — and Trump, who got in early with this tweet:
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Oh, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich jumped in on Tuesday, becoming the 16th GOP contender. But only Ted Cruz noticed.
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Because the media was going bonkers with Trump giving out Lindsey Graham's cell-phone number on live TV. Which finally roused Graham out of his pity party griping about being likely left out of the Aug. 6 debate, and found him tweeting out an epic video in which a potential President of the United States grinds up a phone in a blender.
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Graham was inspired perhaps by Rand Paul, who earlier had issued a video challenge asking supporters which pointless, extra-legal method they preferred for amending the tax code. (Update: The chainsaw is winning the vote.)
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Things are mellow enough over the Hillaryland that staffers had time to design summer-themed cozies, including the cringe-inducing "More like Chillary Clinton, amirite?"
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And Straight Outta WTF, Marco Rubio is looking to lock down the GOP gangsta-rap vote in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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Bobby Jindal combined two completely different things into one spectacularly ill-formed criticism.
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George Pataki risked nothing but ridicule on this "DUH" wager.
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And sad clown Santorum promoted the other guy.
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