Since he joined Twitter nearly a year and a half ago, horror novelist Stephen King has tweeted just more than 600 times. He tweets mostly about movies and TV shows and his dog, Molly. But every so often, he sounds off on politics.
Here's some of his thoughts, many of which earned thousands of re-tweets:
The 2016 Republican field so far
Cruz, Paul and Rubio, all running for President. Hey, I thought I was supposed to write the horror stories.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 16, 2015
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration act is gay discrimination, pure and simple. You can frost a dog turd, but it's still a dog turd.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 31, 2015
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) in March accused King, as well as former governor Ken Curtis (D) and Burt's Bees founder Roxanne Quimby, of leaving the state to avoid paying taxes. King said he did not and called for LePage to apologize. LePage did not apologize.
Governor Paul LePage implied that I don't pay my taxes. I do. Every cent. I think he needs to man up and apologize.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 20, 2015
No apology from Governor LePage. Some guys are a lot better at dishing it out than taking it back.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 22, 2015
Brian Williams's suspension
Little lie? Brian Williams suspended. Big lie? G. Dubya gets his own presidential library. Moral: go big or go home.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 10, 2015
Brian Williams: Suspended 6 months. George Dubya ("Chemical weapons in Iraq--EEK!") $200,000 per year in pension benefits. America, kids.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 11, 2015
Sexism in politics
Could a woman of Chris Christie's size be taken seriously as a presidential candidate? Just asking, although I think I know the answer.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 16, 2014
Ted Cruz's appearance
To me, Ted Cruz looks like a revival preacher on late night cable. I guess they like that in Texas.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 9, 2015
He (Cruz) also has this SAD look, like those big-eyed waifs in the velvet paintings. Don't mean to rap on him, but it's a little weird.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 9, 2015
That thing where politicians put on coats or fleeces when giving press conferences on big winter storms
I love it when politicians put on their "storm clothes," like they're going to fire up a plow and work all night on the turnpike.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 27, 2015
The 114th Congress
"AMERICA'S NEW CONGRESS looks like the same old (expletive) to me."
Before voting next week, why not make a list of the vilest negative ads and vote against those people, no matter what party.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 29, 2014
If a candidate approves or refuses to repudiate a vile negative ad, what kind of rep would he/she make, anyway? Smack 'em down.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 29, 2014
The tea party
Revised Tea Party Gospel: "Suffer the little children come unto me. Unless they're undocumented kids from Central America."— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 22, 2014
Multiple gunshot wounds last night at Red Rocks. We regulator booze and tobacco; it's time to regulate firearms.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 20, 2014
The Affordable Care Act
He doesn't seem to think Republicans have an actual alternative.
They can replace the Affordable Care Act with...the UNAFFORDABLE Care Act!— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 10, 2014