Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) apparently has an unusual idea about the proper role of government: it can cure literally all problems!
Murphy tweeted just that on Friday morning, mentioning the previous night's vote that failed to repeal Obamacare.
Last night proved, once again, that there is no anxiety or sadness or fear you feel right now that cannot be cured by political action.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 28, 2017
"Last night proved, once again, that there is no anxiety or sadness or fear you feel right now that cannot be cured by political action."
As Murphy would soon find out, there actually is quite a bit of "anxiety or sadness or fear" that people are feeling that political action would do absolutely nothing to solve. People let him have it.
Wow. That's a horrible sentiment. Horrible. You suggest politics is the solution to everything. I can't even fathom what that life is like.— Neal Silvester (@NealSilvester) July 28, 2017
No. This is absurd & dangerous thinking. I'm a progressive, but this win was by the skin of teeth, & with a VERY bad bill, & broken...— Cpo10za (@Cpo10za) July 28, 2017
I cannot begin to convey how poisonous this line of thinking is. It is evil, cloaked in good intentions. Chilling.— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) July 28, 2017
Is this some kind of sick joke https://t.co/BtX49mmUFP— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) July 28, 2017
"I'm scared of bees and I'm sad because the girlfriend left me."— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) July 28, 2017
"Well, nothing the government can't cure."
"Politics is my religion." - What this lunatic just said. https://t.co/33jPa6xQzq— RBe (@RBPundit) July 28, 2017
In an effort to play it off, Murphy later tweeted that he only meant "political anxiety," whatever that is.
I know everyone's a little on edge this morning, but of course I'm talking about political anxiety, not being worried you left the stove on. https://t.co/rUfqeOj5si— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 28, 2017