Some House Republicans apparently got caught up in the confusion and hysteria swirling around the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act this morning. Maybe it was because CNN and Fox News reported falsely that the individual mandate had been struck down -- which produced the great homage (above) to Harry Truman, who in 1948 held up a newspaper that read "Dewey Defeats Truman" after he actually eked out a narrow win. Or maybe they could just smell blood in the water.
In any case, via the Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops, several lawmakers were forced to do some triage on their Twitter accounts when it became clear the law had survived:
Buck McKeon ( R )
Breaking: #Obamacare individual mandate ruled unconstitutional. More to come...
Buck McKeon Deleted about 3 hours ago after 17 minutes, originally posted via web
Darrell Issa ( R )
RT @repjustinamash: This is a big win for #liberty & the #Constitution.
Darrell Issa Deleted about 4 hours ago after 9 minutes, originally posted via Mobile Web
Virginia Foxx ( R )
#UNCONSTITUTIONAL: #SCOTUS overturns #Obamacare's individual insurance #mandate. Developing...
Virginia Foxx Deleted about 4 hours ago after 6 minutes, originally posted via web
Dennis Ross ( R )
Individual Mandate ruled unconstitutional. Let Freedom Ring.
Dennis Ross Deleted about 4 hours ago after 2 minutes, originally posted via web
Tom Rooney ( R )
Breaking - #SupremeCourt strikes #individualmandate. Great news for American people, victory for constitution. #Obamacare
Tom Rooney Deleted about 4 hours ago after 1 minute, originally posted via web
Aaron Schock ( R )
Individual Mandate ruled unconstitutional...still developing....
Aaron Schock Deleted about 4 hours ago after 1 minute, originally posted via TweetDeck