The AFL-CIO Sasses President Obama on Twitter


President Obama, hip person that he is, will hold a town hall today in which he’ll answer questions to him submitted on Twitter with an #AskObama hashtag. Obviously, the Republicans have been having some fun with this. Speaker of the House John Boehner asked Obama, “With 9.1% unemployment & ‘shovel ready’ jobs a bust, will you admit the ‘stimulus’ was a mistake?” Okay.

But Obama probably didn’t expect testy tweets from his allies, too. The AFL-CIO, the largest labor organization in the country, is generally tight with President Obama — here is a photo of Obama giving AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka a back rub — but their patience seems to be wearing thin. People do generally prefer to have jobs, after all.