Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) attempted to troll President Joe Biden on Twitter and wound up with social media egg on his face when all was said and done, proving yet again that the Ohio Republican needs to think before he starts posting BS on his Twitter feed.
According to HuffPost, Jordan set off a firestorm on social media with this post:
President Reagan: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”
President Biden: “Help is on the way.”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 17, 2021
“Jordan’s critics were quick to pounce, causing both his name and Reagan’s name to trend on Twitter. Many noted the role of government ― of which Jordan is a member ― in getting the urgently-needed coronavirus vaccine to Americans, including his own constituents. Numerous people pointed out that Reagan’s comment was said as he justified government help to farmers in 1986, saying ‘the government must act compassionately and responsibly’ and vowing to provide ‘record amounts of assistance.’ Some also noted Reagan’s failures during a different health crisis as AIDS cases and deaths exploded under his watch.”
Take a look at some of the responses to Jordan’s tweet:
Dear @Jim_Jordan: When you call 911 for help, that’s the government. When firefighters put out fires, that’s the government. When National Guard troops provide disaster relief, that’s the government.
Also, do you not help your constituents? Because you’re part of the government. https://t.co/ndH9RskFbt
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 18, 2021
Weird how Republicans have memory-holed this Reagan quote:
“I have always felt that medical care should be available to those who cannot otherwise afford it.”
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) March 17, 2021
Actually, the *real* nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “Don’t worry, Jim Jordan is supervising your son’s team.” https://t.co/CnAFkRWjdk
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) March 18, 2021
Reagan, famous for handling public health crises well https://t.co/if5DsaEMsV
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) March 18, 2021
You ARE government, Gym. The government gives you $175,000/yr. because you couldn’t get a job anywhere else. You couldn’t even pass the bar exam.
— PersisterhoodMom 🌎🌊 (@johndrewsmom) March 18, 2021
Apparently it’s not terrifying to 70% of Americans — the percentage that supports the American Rescue Plan. YOU might think it’s OK for the government to stand by as people are evicted, lose their jobs, become unable to provide for their children. But 70% disagree w/ you.
— Raf Wugalter🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@CanadRaf) March 18, 2021
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