Obama Tweets For Help With The Debt Ceiling

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President Obama set off a torrent of tweets on Friday when he asked Americans to send messages to Congress about the debt limit. Host Scott Simon reads some of the responses.

SCOTT SIMON, host: President Obama set off a torrent of tweets yesterday when he asked Americans to send messages to Congress about the debt limit. There was a range of reactions on Twitter. KelseyWho tweeted: The president, while I appreciate your efforts to reach a bipartisan compromise on the deficit, you're clogging' up my news feed. Stop. Hard to imagine anyone saying that to George Washington. Lisa Elstrum tweeted: Many Republican representatives, no more time for the blame game. Americans want compromise. Man up. We the people. But the Republican National Committee tweeted the president, requesting that people spam members of Congress isn't the same as having a debt plan of your own. Dan H. noticed the twitter stream from the White House and wrote: I feel bad for the intern that is typing all of Barack Obama tweets today. Tweets are short messages limited to 140 characters. Lots of people say they can't say anything important at so short a length. But you probably couldn't get Congress to raise the tweet limit in time.

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