U.S. Congress: Where lawmakers meet to “tweet”

According to The Hill, The Republican Study Committee (RSC) declared Monday [March 1, 2010] a “Twitter Day,” encouraging its members to tweet about their “commitment,” or favorite issue in Congress. Fifty members of the RSC, a group of conservative House Republicans, are reported to have joined in.

Example:

Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) tweeted: My commitment is health reform that empowers patients and not Washington.

No doubt, Democrats–already reported to be lagging behind in social media marketing–will launch counter-measures. Republican Twitter Day is likely to be an early salvo in an escalating battle in the mini-blogosphere. With a limit of 140 characters per message, such is the sad, truncated, bumper-sticker nature of political “dialogue” inside the Beltway these days.

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Gloria Shur Bilchik is a freelance writer and community volunteer in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the editor of Occasional Planet. She views the preservation of democratic values and progressive programs as vital to making the US a humane, livable place for her children and grandchildren.


  • Lefty

    It’s unfortunate that both parties are focused on marketing their positions, rather than on working for the interests of their constituents.

  • Lefty

    It’s unfortunate that both parties are focused on marketing their positions, rather than on working for the interests of their constituents.