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Twitter Conservatives

Barack Obama‘s victory for his second term as U.S. President sparked substantial social media reaction Tuesday night.

Among conservative users of Twitter, the news of Mitt Romney‘s defeat launched a great deal of chatter as well — some sympathetic, others angry.

Outspoken conservative commentator Ann Coulter expressed her sympathy for the Romney/Ryan campaign: “I feel so sorry for Mitt Romney, but sorrier for the country that will never have him as president.”

Former actress Victoria Jackson was a little more direct, tweeting that “America had died” and that she “couldn’t stop crying.” She took a stab at the Christian population, too, for not being present enough during the election:

The hashtag #tcot (top conservatives on Twitter) was also hot with disbelief:

Among the #tcot posts, one Twitter user referred to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s collaboration work with — and later praise of — Barack Obama in superstorm Sandy’s cleanup as “treasonous” and unforgettable.

Others focused less on attacking, and instead on congratulating Mitt Romney for a hard-fought campaign.

Former General Electric CEO, and noted Republican, Jack Welch congratulated President Obama.

Meghan McCain, blogger for the Daily Beast and daughter of Senator John McCain, said she was “heartbroken,” but added that the Republican party “has to evolve or it’s going to die.” She extended a congratulations to the Obama campaign as well.

Did you keep track of the election results through Twitter? What were some of the highlights you saw? Let us know.

Mashable composite: courtesy of Flickr, Winston Smith in America and whoohoo120

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President Obama has proposed an oil fee that would supposedly go to fund infrastructure projects and of course help save the world from “climate change”:

T. Boone Pickens is definitely not a supporter of the idea:

Well, Obama did once say energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket” if he got his way.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/02/04/dumbest-idea-ever-t-boone-pickens-sees-possible-intent-of-obamas-oil-fee-proposal/

http://twitter.com/#!/kerpen/status/482692272522141696

We had expected this Friday night’s news dump to center on the IRS scandal, but instead, it’s the White House’s review of a “blistering assessment” of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

http://twitter.com/#!/cnnbrk/status/482658330868199424

The AP reports:

In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by “significant and chronic system failures,” substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators.

A summary of the review by deputy White House chief of staff Rob Nabors says the Veterans Health Administration must be restructured and that a “corrosive culture” has hurt morale and affected the timeliness of health care. The review also found that a 14-day standard for scheduling veteransmedical appointments is unrealistic and that some employees manipulated the wait times so they would appear to be shorter.

http://twitter.com/#!/newsbusters/status/482706739020963841

Just another “phony scandal.”

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/27/blistering-assessment-of-veterans-affairs-scandal-quietly-issued/