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(Why don’t they just kiss already)

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White House tax hike campaign fizzles on social media

A White House-invented “hashtag” has failed to make even a dent in the ongoing Twitter conversation about the looming fiscal cliff.

As of Monday morning, the hashtag “#My2K” was used only six times between Nov. 19 and 24, according to Twitter Search. Two of those tweets were advertising spam and one was an apparent reference to the video game “NBA 2K 13.”

 

 

 

The hashtag — which is a bit of text added to individual tweets to delineate a shared conversation — was invented by the Obama White House and affixed to the September launch of its YouTube video campaign calling for higher taxes on wealthy Americans.

It refers to a tax increase of about $2,000 per family the Obama administration says middle-class Americans would shoulder should the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone on Jan. 1, 2013. Instead, argues the White House, taxes should be raised only on wealthy Americans.

A search on social media analysis site Topsy.com shows the “#My2K” hashtag has been used a little more than Twitter Search reveals and just 136 times “all time” for a wide variety of purposes, including to title a Twitter user’s mix tape.

Meanwhile, on YouTube, the White House has not yet attracted the grassroots videos it is seeking that are supportive of the president’s tax plan.

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  1. JBoehner

    November 26th, 2012

    So, we shared a moment…so what?

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  2. B.H.O.

    November 26th, 2012

    “I just felt something move!

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  3. Boehner

    November 26th, 2012

    “Oh, that is not either your handicap, how many rounds have we played?”

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  4. cato

    November 26th, 2012

    “Oh come on, if you can be flexible with Putin after the election, why note give Amercans a little financial flexibility?”

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  5. MN Patriot

    November 26th, 2012

    I wonder if Boehner cries when he’s smoking O’s pole.

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  6. FreedomCat

    November 26th, 2012

    “Hey, do you wanna go smoke in the boys room?”

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  7. Bad Brad

    November 27th, 2012

    Shortly after this photo opp, they both hit the 1000 watt tanning bed.

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  8. scr_north

    November 27th, 2012

    Well, from what I understand when The Prez used to frequent Man’s Country (a very special place for men) in Chicago his preference was for older white men to kneel in front of him and well…. So if the photographer had just waited a few more minutes then Boehner family Christmas Card would have had a really special moment to share.

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  9. Buffalo Bilious

    November 27th, 2012

    I have no respect for anybody who submits to that fucking traitor. You want respect from me? Tar and feather that son of a bitch.

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  10. MNHawk

    November 27th, 2012

    Who’s the dingbat who thinks continuing to defund social security will educate her daughter? Does babydaddy also think that?

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  11. Death_By_Farts

    November 27th, 2012

    I despised Nancy Pelosi, (and still do) when she was Speaker.

    But you have to give her credit for decalring war on Bush and the Republicans and fighting against them every single day and on tv. At least she had balls.

    Why can’t we see that from Boehner??

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  12. Mz BallBreaker

    November 27th, 2012

    between weepy boner and Pelousi, the speaker’s job is pathetically occupied….. There are no good hos left…..

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