Top 13 tweets on GOP debate

The Twitteratti were in rare form after the GOP debate, Sept. 7. Here are the top 13 tweets that came across @PeopleWorld Twitter time line:

@fivethirtyeight Nate Silver Quick reaction grades: Romney A-, Perry B-, Gingrich C+, Huntsman C+, Cain C+, Santorum C, Bachmann D+, Paul D-, Galileo F.

@SamuelCookIII Where is MittRomney’s American flag lapel pin? Why doesn’t he love America? Oh, wait. He’s white.

@AverageBro Slamming the working poor for not paying enough taxes is great. Asking the rich to pay more taxes is blasphemy. Makes sense to me.

@BorowitzReport For in-depth coverage of the debate, check out the Book of Revelation.

@JohnFugelsang It was a cool debate, except for all the racial tension in the audience.  

@jduguay1987 Rick Santorum slips out of the closet, shows love for musicals and Judy Garland. Compares Reagan to Wicked Witch of the West.


@PolitiFact We checked Rick Perry statement that more & more scientists are questioning climate change. False.

@SingLifeSong As George Bernard Shaw put it, “The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.” Fun night.

@rugcernie You know there’s something wrong with a crowd when they applaud executions, even if they’re pro capital punishment.

@rangrol Paul says he opposes SNAP and other food programs for children, but insists he is a compassionate person. F*ck you, dude.

@markm1962 GOP now running against Obama and every sane American.

@speechboy71 Perry probably helped himself among Republicans . . . which is precisely why the big winner tonight is Barack Obama

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Teresa Albano
Teresa Albano

Teresa Albano is associate editor of People's World and an award-winning journalist. Born and raised in Chicago, Albano is a member of the Chicago News Guild-Communications Workers of America and has been covering political, labor and social justice issues for more than 25 years. Albano was the first woman editor-in-chief of People's World, 2003-2010, leading the transition from weekly print to daily online publishing and establishing PW's social media presence.

Albano lived in New York City for 13 years and has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, including to India, Cuba, Angola, Italy and to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. She received awards from International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman Press Association, including its prestigious Silver Feather Award. Albano attends Northeastern Illinois University and recently received NEIU's Future Alumni Leader award. She will graduate in December 2016. 

Combining her passion for swimming and for social justice, she founded the blog, Swimming Social, during the 2016 Rio Games.