White House trolls Republicans over Obamacare hashtag

GOP's #ObamaCareinThreeWords campaign takes a turn for the hilarious following ominous @whitehouse response

Published May 16, 2013 8:10PM (EDT)

House Republicans are preparing for a full floor vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. In the meantime, they have started a Twitter campaign in the form of the hashtag #ObamaCareinThreeWords, to get opponents of the law excited about the vote.

It began with tweets by Republicans:

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But then the White House started trolling them:

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The hashtag, which began trending, also inspired some political pundits to get in on the joke:

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But even ultra-conservative Republican Rep. Steve Stockman knew where to draw the line:

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By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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