This was a tweet from Rep. Marcy Kaptur, preserved by the Sunlight Foundation:
Marcy Kaptur (D) @RepMarcyKaptur
Barack Obama is the worst socialist ever. Dow Touches 15000 on Jobs Data http://t.co/sGa4Es4kAG via @WSJ
Deleted 1 day ago after 8 seconds, originally posted via Tweet Button
You'll note that it only stayed up for 8 seconds before it was deleted.
So what does she mean by this?
Well, the article, S&P Tops 1600 on Jobs Data, says this:
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 142.38 points, or 1%, to 14973.96, after touching an all-time intraday high of 15009.59. It closed at a record.
The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, meanwhile, pushed through the 1600-point level, 13 years after it surpassed 1500. The index rose 16.83 points, or 1.1%, to 1614.42. The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 38.01 points, or 1.1%, to 3378.63.
So clearly, socialists do not want individual investors to have wealth or get wealthier, right?
In order to be the 'worst' socialist when the stock market rises, what other conclusion could there be?
And who are those investors?
Well, they're not all 'evil rich white guys,' that's for sure.
They're you and me. They're union workers with pensions invested in mutual funds and various stocks.
They're public employees like teachers, and fire fighters and police who all rejoice when their funds gain money and provide a return on their investment for those funds will cover their costs after retirement.
They're the young entrepreneur with a start-up company who relied upon venture capital funds that came from investors who made money from this very stock market.
The question no one ever seems to ask Rep. Kaptur is why she so identifies with socialists?
But with this tweet, why is she so disappointed with the stock market doing well? Doesn't she like that her constituents and their retirement accounts are making money?
What kind of a representative wants her constituents to LOSE money?
And did she really just criticize the president for a good stock market? Is the president really responsible? Or is it that she believes his actions can NEGATIVELY impact the market and result in a loss for all her constituents?
Does she want President Barack Obama to be a 'good' socialist as opposed to the "worst" one? She must obviously believe he's a socialist if she's grading him as the "worst" ever.
Why does she think the president is a socialist?
And since she supported him and encouraged others to vote for him, why does she want a socialist as the president of the United States?
Was it meant as a joke as some are implying? Is she making the claim that he's not a socialist with the stock market doing so well?
You know they say some of the truest things are said in jest...
Regardless, there's a reason why the website detailing the the deleted tweet is called "politiwoops."