On Monday, someone with access to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s [r] official Twitter account posted congratulations to the home-state Astros — roughly six outs before their playoff game with the Royals was over….
The Astros went on to lose that game and then lost the series to the Royals in Kansas City last night.
Yesterday, from the republican Governor of Texas:
Greg Abbott @GregAbbott_TX
I don’t believe in curses or jinks. But just in case they really work: Congratulations @HillaryClinton. 10:03 PM – 14 Oct 2015
And, this being the Internets, the winning reply:
Kevin Garner @kevintgarner
.@GregAbbott_TX Though @HillaryClinton would improve our education so students know how to spell jinx #Hillary2016 10:34 PM – 14 Oct 2015
Heh. October hijinks.
The leading republican presidential candidate, via Twitter this morning:
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
At the request of many, and even though I expect it to be a very boring two hours, I will be covering the Democrat Debate live on twitter! 4:43 AM – 13 Oct 2015
As opposed to the previous republican clown shows:
Prelude to tonight’s main clown show (August 7, 2015)
The main clown show (August 7, 2015)
Hillary Clinton’s campaign tweeted:
Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton
Sorry about the mean tweets you’ve been getting, @KevinMcCarthy—been there! 10:41 AM – 7 Oct 2015
Another video about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign throwing Representative Kevin McCarthy (r) an anvil:
[A message from @KevinMcCarthy]
Kevin McCarthy (no, not that one): Hi, I’m Kevin McCarthy. Not the Kevin McCarthy probably replacing John Boehnor. A different Kevin McCarthy. From Iowa.
I’ve been getting your tweets lately. ‘Why can’t you speak a coherent thought?’ ‘John Boenher, version two.’ ‘Kevin McCarthy is a dork.’
You know, it was really funny at first. And then they just kept going and going and going. And it wouldn’t stop. And then I figured out why.
The other Kevin McCarthy went on TV and said this:
Representative Kevin McCarthy (R): Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee. What are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping.
Kevin McCarthy (no, not that one): So I get why you’re mad, I do. This guy, who’s probably going to be the next Speaker of the House just said that the committee that’s supposed to be investigating Benghazi is now focusing its attention on Hillary’s emails with an eye towards hurting her poll numbers?
So instead of focusing on the American tragedy they said they’d focus on they’re spending our taxpayer dollars to play electoral politics.
I get it, it’s gross. But it’s not my fault, it’s the House Republicans So please, stop retweeting – my Twitter account just can’t handle it.
Oh, and by the way, go Hillary.
One of the first national television ads from Hilary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign:
Narrator: The Republicans finally admit it.
Andrea Mitchell: Republican Kevin McCarthy, saying the committee investigating Benghazi and Clinton’s emails was created to destroy her candidacy.
Kevin McCarthy, Republican Leader: Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee. What are her numbers today?
Narrator: Republicans have spent millions attacking Hillary because she’s fighting for everything they oppose, from affordable health care to equal pay. She’ll never stop fighting for you and the Republicans know it.
Hillary Clinton: I’m Hillary Clinton and I approve this message.
Heh. They ain’t gonna play patty cake in this election.