Capitol issues inspire humorous Valentine tweets
Saturday, February 15, 2014
What would you say to your #MOLegValentine?
Valentine’s Day was met with a bit of humor at the Missouri Legislature, and that humor was displayed on Twitter for all to see.
Tweets — some poking fun at issues or people at the Capitol — were posted with the #MOLegValentines hashtag.
We’ll let you be the judge of the tweets. Sweet? Too harsh? Hilarious?
Progress Missouri — a progressive advocacy organization — had a lot to say about “right to work.”
One tweet said, “Tell Speaker Jones so-called ‘right to work’ is wrong for #Missouri,” and it had a picture of Jones that said, “Baby, I love you the way Tim Jones loves ALEC.”
Progress Missouri also tweeted a photo of the Capitol that said, “Missouri legislature, I wanna hold you accountable.” In the tweet, the organization said, “So-called ‘right to work’ bills aren’t about jobs — they’re all about politics.”
Other #MOLegValentines tweets displayed issues involving health care in the state.
One tweet by Mark Jones, Missouri’s National Education Association political director, said, “Hey Girl, I need you the way 300,000 Missourians need #MoMedicaid Expansion. #MOLegValentines #moleg.”
Another of his tweets read, “Girl, our love is like a campaign contribution …. its got no limits. #MOLegValentines #moleg.”
Missouri journalists also got in on the #MOLegValentines action.
Eli Yokely with PoliticMo tweeted a photo of Gov. Jay Nixon and first lady Georganne Nixon. The tweet said, “You and I need to have a ‘Special Session.’ #MOLegValentines #MOLeg.”
The Missouri Times’ Collin Reischman tweeted, “Baby, I’d never revenge porn you. #MOLegValentines.”
Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, D-Kansas City, tweeted, “Your point of order is untimely. #MOLegValentines.”
Access the entire batch of (unfiltered) tweets via the hashtag #MOLegValentines on Twitter.
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