'Scary' Halloween tweets from the right and left
October 31st, 2013
04:27 PM ET
1 year ago

'Scary' Halloween tweets from the right and left

(CNN) - The last day of October offers a chance for a different kind of political commentary, with some politicians and political brands sharing what they find "scary."

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, a Republican, feels that "Everyone is entitled to one good scare on Halloween," according to a tweet from an account bearing his name.

"This one gets me every time. Happy Halloween!" the tweet continues. It then proceeds to connect to an image link, a link that once clicked, leads the user to a photo of President Barack Obama.

Organizing for Action, the pro-Obama group spun off from his re-election campaign, chose Thursday to tell people to not "let anyone scare you out of getting affordable health insurance."

Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest and most influential national tea party groups, expressed fear of the national debt.

The official twitter account of the Democratic National Committee, for its part, is scared of GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas becoming president.

Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state is scared of the partial government shutdown, which she blames on Republicans.

Many Republicans continue to be scared of what they see as catastrophically harmful effects of Obamacare. Former Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who now heads the influential conservative organization Heritage Foundation, tweeted an interview between him and GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. The movie that most resembles Obamacare? "The Blob," says Lee.

The National Republican Congressional Committee is afraid of a "Haunted House," like the one they think Congress would turn into were Democrats to regain majority control of the House of Representatives in next year's midterm elections.


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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. The HAM

    The Ted Cruz one was the funniest....

    October 31, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    -Ted Cruz is an idiot. We have a costume. GOP is scary to USA, and the world. Enough spewing vendor on this president. ACA IS A LAW. Period. The end. Healthcare-Exchanges reduce the premiums–real insurance thugs drama get checkmated.

    October 31, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  3. Larry in Houston

    OMG !! That pic of 'ol Cruz !! That would be a nightmare, wouldn't it ? can u imagine THAT ? LOL

    October 31, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. tom l

    The anger level and intense feeling of frustration from the left has risen so much over the past few weeks. It's absolutely palpable.

    October 31, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "I write...When 97% of blacks vote for the same guy and he's black that's racist."

    And when white Dems won similar percentages of the black vote? Face it: you're a dyed in the wool racist who is scrabbling for some rationalization that explains away the GOP/Teatrolls losing the minority vote HORRIBLY. You desperately don't want to admit that it's the GOP/Teatrolls' policy positions, their behavior, their words, their attitudes, the history of all of those things over the past several decades as it pertains to minorities, so you try to flip it around and project it all onto minorities (surprise surprise). claiming that they all voted for Obama just because he's black, not because of policy, ideology, agreement with his plans and platform, issues that matter to them and agreement with his positions on them/disagreement with the GOP/Teatrolls' positinos, etc. Thus, the GOP/Teatrolls avoid learning anything from their consistent rejection by the minority community. Fact is, Kerry, Gore, Clinton...all got similar percentages of the black and minority vote as Obama did. You have no answer to that...unless of course you want to resort to claiming that "it was all because they were offering handouts," in which case you prove my point.

    October 31, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. anonymous

    Everything about the Obama administration is downright scary. The incompetence, the lawlessness, the feeling nobody really cares enough to be watching and managing the biggest government program roll out in decades. It feels like being on a run away train that you know is headed for a cliff and there is nothing you can do save yourself or your family.

    October 31, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "The anger level and intense feeling of frustration from the left has risen so much over the past few weeks. It's absolutely palpable."

    Why shouldn't it? The GOP/Teatrolls cost us $24B shutting down the gov't in a temper tantrum blackmail attempt and it was all but ignored by the MSM...and yet we're now watching a big hissy fit over something that cost 1/80th of that amount, can and will be fixed and will wind up providing access to insurance for millions of people. Of course that's irritating. It's not because we're "desperate" unless you include desperate to get rid of the societally damaging nihilist RWNJs and their "break gov't to prove it's broken" partisan political agenda. Fact is, "the left" is everything left of the radicalized right wing singularity the GOP/Teatrolls have concentrated themselves into and it includes a whole lot of independents who have no time or patience for the GOP/Teatrolls' controversy manufacture, hostage taking and deliberate attempts to cause failure just so they can play the blame game with it in hopes they win and the other guy takes all the blame. Two numbers for you to suck on: $24B and 22%.

    October 31, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  8. thevalueofsparrows

    When Bush did something, it was patriotism. When Obama does THE EXACT SAME THING, it's treason. NSA: Bush. Bengazi: Bush (except he had 9/11). Stimulus bill: Bush. Affordable Care Act: ROMNEY. It's all good when it is Republican, all bad when it's Democratic. But Halloween is supposed to be about REVERSING roles (kings become beggars, healthy children become zombies) and playing with that for a night. I don't see any role reversals here, just downright racist hatred and sour grapes.

    October 31, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    What is scary is the most incompetent boob to ever live in the White House was a white guy from Texas.

    October 31, 2013 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  10. Data Driven

    Dear Politicians:

    Stay away from humor.

    Signed,
    Your appalled and abused constituency

    October 31, 2013 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  11. Data Driven

    Well Tom, we're at war with each other; what do you expect?

    October 31, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  12. Ol' Yeller

    The ignorance level and intense feeling of total defeat from the right has risen so much over the past few weeks. It's absolutely palpable.

    October 31, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  13. Postal Pat

    Why can't we have the same determination to overturn AFA, also overturn the patriot act? If you want to talk about something that infringes on your rights....

    October 31, 2013 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  14. Tampa Tim

    Ted Cruz pals around with terrorists, his dad.

    October 31, 2013 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  15. bluedogboy

    What is scary is the most incompetent boob to ever live in the White House was a white guy from Texas.
    ________________________________________________________________________________-

    Wrong...it was a guy from Ohio named Warren Harding.

    October 31, 2013 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  16. Wake up People!

    Data, Sniffit, Dominican Mama, Lynda , Tom Paine, rs and the rest of the crew.

    Thanks for holding it down this week. For some reason I'm not allowed to post during the day. Which is fine since I received a promotion and I really don't have time anymore. I do so love reading your factual, intelligent comments, unlike the rwnj's whose comments seem like they were typed by 5 year olds. Keep up the good work.

    October 31, 2013 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  17. AZ Girl

    Yo Congress and Senate. You all have NO REASON to even try to be funny.

    October 31, 2013 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. Scary Larry

    Your children's great-grandchildren will still be paying for the abuses of today. It comes from both sides. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...

    Won't get fooled again! Wait, wha??

    October 31, 2013 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  19. Snowman-Z

    I just talked to a buddy of mine who lost his job a while back and was surprised to see that he is doing great. He gets to keep his house because of some insurance he had, he gets a welfare check, food stamps, free public transportation, and now free health care. He spends all his time with his wife and kids and couldn't be happier. It's about time this country took care of the people. Republicans would have him homeless by now if they could.

    October 31, 2013 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |