Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI):
To Hoekstra is to whine using grandiose exaggerations and comparisons.
It all started with a simple, foolish tweet. On June 17th, GOP Congressman Pete Hoekstra compared the life and death struggle of Iranians trying to get their message out via Twitter to the Republican Party’s tussle with Democrats. (See quote above.) The Twitterati began satirizing Hoekstra’s tweet (see lulz below).
And that’s how the Hoekstra meme was born.