Skip to comments.Amanda Carpenter Is Ted Cruz’s Twitter Torrent
Posted on 02/26/2014 5:56:50 AM PST by kristinn
Just as there was a glimmer of hope late last month that House Republican leaders would try to pass an immigration overhaul this year, Sen. Ted Cruz and his staff mobilized to extinguish it. It was a one-two punch that showcased the stature of one of the Texas Republicans top aides.
While Cruz countered House leaders rollout of their immigration principles on conservative outlets like Breitbart News, Amanda Carpenter, who helps formulate and amplify Cruzs message as his senior communications adviser and speechwriter, slung slices of red meat on Twitter.
Maybe after offering up amnesty for Obama, the Establishment GOP will start working on a global warming cap-and-tax bill for Obama. #WhyNot, Carpenter tweeted. She continued in rapid fire, tweeting: Want to know why conservatives arent, supposedly, pushing happy ideas? bc we keep having to kill terrible ones the establishment pushes! and Hey, remember when they promised to keep the focus on Obamacare. Dontcha kinda think amnesty distracts from that?
Soon after, Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, began to express doubt that immigration reform could be done this year.
Carpenters acerbic wit has helped grow her Twitter presence to reach more than 50,000 people far more followers than most congressional staffers and surpassing many of Cruzs fellow senators.
Her unique position in the Twitterverse has provided another pipeline from Cruz to the conservative grass roots. And Carpenter doesnt hold back targeting the establishment and GOP leaders again and again, as well as President Barack Obama.
She said in an interview last week that pushing aggressively for change makes the establishment uncomfortable.
Washington is resistant to change, Carpenter told CQ Roll Call. The rise of the grass roots and the influence they have been able to wield in terms of phone calls, letters, emails...
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Uncomfortable is good.
Yeah, Amanda Carpenter was one of the first accounts I “followed” at Twitter - she’s as aggressive as her boss at calling out the failure of the GOP establishment to keep their promises.
I’ve always been impressed by Amanda Carpenter.
I miss her commentary on FNC. She was a regular there a few years ago.
all I can say is...Bow Chicka Bow wow