John Boehner

Top Conservatives on Twitter #TCOT Makes it to GOP House Speakers Twitter

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Boehner, congressional leaders change Twitter titles in Web change-of-power

In twin moves reflecting their new roles in the next Congress, Reps. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) modified their official handles on Twitter.

Pelosi, the outgoing Speaker of the House, modified her Twitter name to drop her title, changing from “SpeakerPelosi” to “NancyPelosi.”

Boehner,meanwhile, transformed from “GOPLeader” to “SpeakerBoehner,” reflecting his assumption of the top spot in the House on Wednesday.

Pelosi’s account sought to downplay the downgrade, seeming to joke that followers should “rejoice” that her Tweets would be easier to retweet or copy to one’s own account – now that her handle was two characters

Her new account tweeted:

I’m now @NancyPelosi – 2 characters shorter than @SpeakerPelosi. RTers rejoice!

Boehner’s communications director, Kevin Smith, noted the change on his account, adding a “tcot” tag meant to flag the tweet for other conservatives on Twitter:

Check it out … @GOPLeader Boehner is now @SpeakerBoehner #tcot

The change in Twitter names is essentially a small one, though they serve as one 21st century signal of the change in power in the House.

If voters only knew what impact Twitter and #TCOT has had on organizing the RIGHT. The #TCOT newly designed website is here.

I am positive there will be a book.

Michael Patrick Leahy

Top Conservatives on Twitter – #TCOT is Back

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Top Conservatives on Twitter

I am happy to report that after a hiatus, the Top Conservatives on Twitter website has returned. It is here. The Twitter hashtag is #TCOT

In just a few years, Twitter has changed the conservative movement and thanks to Michael Patrick Leahy (Facebook) whose idea was #TCOT, social networking conservatives are making a difference in American politics.

Please check out the list and go here to join

Top Conservatives on Twitter

Top Conservatives on Twitter And Why You Should Join the Conversation – Part Two

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Flap is reposting this piece to the main page with the additional link of Hugh Hewitt’s latest column. Read it all here.


As my readers know, Flap has been on Twitter (@Flap) for some time now and micro-blogs on the platform.

Now, Michael Leahy (@michaelpleahy) has developed Top Conservatives on Twitter, a website for conservatives and a work for conservative political action in progress.

Hugh Hewitt interviewed Michael yesterday and you can read about the site and its plans for conservative action in the future.

So, Flap says get on Twitter, Follow Flap (or read the right sidebar ———->) and join Top Conservatives on Twitter.

Oh Yes, you ask, what does Flap use for a Twitter client? Twhirl and Tweetdeck – Windows.

Join the conversation.

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