Senator Claire McCaskill (D) asked an existential question via Twitter yesterday:
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
Question? Who is bigger threat to America? The dreamers? Or ISIS? 12:30 PM – 29 Jan 2015
Senator Claire McCaskill (D) [file photo – 2012].
A sampling of some of the answers:
michael t. @mikevember
@clairecmc Corrupt Politicians are the biggest threat, the scum of the earth runs this nation. #BoughtCongress 2:32 PM – 29 Jan 2015
If you’ve been following general polling on opinions about Congress that sentiment shouldn’t surprise you.
Ed Smith @esmith326
@clairecmc I’ll take C) #ClimateChange, as the Pentagon calls it a threat multiplier creating political instability worldwide. 12:34 PM – 29 Jan 2015
But, but, in the spirit of comity and bipartisan compromise we really shouldn’t go there. If we talk about this it could upset the know-nothing lunatic fringe. We need to always respectfully consider their feelings and sincerely held beliefs.
Justice for all! @msdtweeter
@clairecmc ISIS is a bunch of guys riding in Jeeps (furnished by the US) 8,000 miles away. Why do I have to pay for an expensive war? 12:36 PM – 29 Jan 2015
There is that.
Ross Freeman @cape_townie
“@clairecmc: Question? Who is bigger threat to America? The dreamers? Or ISIS?” Very dumbed down question for a complex issue, Senator 12:37 PM – 29 Jan 2015
In modern America anything is apt to be dissected in 140 characters or less. It’s what passes for serious discourse these days.
Caryn Rose @carynrose
@clairecmc my uterus, based on the way some republicans behave 12:39 PM – 29 Jan 2015
@clairecmc the Saint Louis police 12:40 PM – 29 Jan 2015
@clairecmc the gov. 12:40 PM – 29 Jan 2015
We can thank Ronald Raygun for that.
@clairecmc Nice false dichotomy. Racist, Bigots, corrupt government leaders who bend to the will of the ultra-rich are all bigger threats. 12:57 PM – 29 Jan 2015
It’s the system we have. Look! Over there! A shiny bauble…
Dave Warren @SjlWarren
@clairecmc None of the above. YOU are. 1:19 PM – 29 Jan 2015
Again, thank you, Ronald Raygun.
Danny Nero @danero
@clairecmc What ever possessed you to vote for that disaster-waiting-to-happen XL Pipeline?! You’re in very bad company! 4:10 PM – 29 Jan 2015
Yeah, there is that, too.
Claire McCaskill’s doomed love affair with Keystone XL (January 29, 2015)