Posted: 4:04 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
By Betsi Fores
In a highly controversial and dramatic move, Texas freshman Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to launch a non-filibuster — since he technically can’t do that — where he planned to talk for as long as he could.
When Sen. Rand Paul launched a filibuster against the use of drones last spring, the hash tag #standwithrand went viral.
This time around, people are trying to get #standwithted to catch on, but it doesn’t seem to have the same ring. Other hashtags people on Twitter are using include #tedtalks , #cruzcontrol and #cruzon.
Here are a list of the top ten potential Senate filibuster hashtags of other senators:
for Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) filibuster to protect R&D funding for baseball bats
for Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) weekend-long filibuster over something about maple syrup
for Elizabeth Warren’s (D- Mass.) inevitable filibuster over not going to war
for when Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) filibusters to make people care about his home state of Rhode Island
for when Sherrod Brown from Ohio makes his case about trees, or something
Al Franken makes his case to change the national anthem to Paul Simon’s “Call me Al”
Mississippi’s Thad Cochran makes the case why every Friday should be a national day of partying
(Here’s to all the rad dudes out there)
Betsi Fores is a Content Editor at Rare. Follow her on Twitter @ejfores.