(This post has been updated.)
During a trip to Minneapolis on Friday, President Obama spoke more candidly than normal about his frosty relationships with Republicans in Congress. One phrase set off a Twitter meme.
“I might have said during debate, ‘I want to raise the minimum wage, so sue me if I do.’ I didn’t think [GOP] would take me seriously,” Obama said in a speech two days after Speaker John Boehner announced his plan to sue the president over executive actions.
Over the weekend, Obama fans took to Twitter with the hashtag #SoSueMe, defending Obama.
It started with this one (yes, that’s Nancy Pelosi’s daughter):
— sfpelosi (@sfpelosi) June 28, 2014
Then this one:
And others caught on:
There was Obama with food:
And Obama with beer:
Someone got FLOTUS involved:
There was GQ Obama:
And of course babies:
And golf. Always golf.
Then there were some policy tweets:
And the counter-suit proposal:
There were memories:
And there were some anti-Obama folks who used the hashtag too:
— Moose (@sleeper362) June 30, 2014