On Wednesday, a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in Minnesota sent out a tweet that can only be described as laughably bizarre:
While Painter’s tweet has gotten support on social media, been "liked" approximately 9,300 times, and received 3,100 retweets as of this publication, there are some on Twitter who took him to task:
And a personal favorite:
As Samuel Adams once said: "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
[This article previously stated that Painter was running in Wisconsin. We have corrected that mistake]