Here’s our Twitter Loser of the Month: Political ‘strategerist’ Jim Messina
June was not a kind month for Jim Messina. After managing Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, the Washington, DC political consultant from Idaho switched sides and began advising Britain’s Conservative Party, the Tories.
Yet that bad press Messina received was nothing compared to the loathing he received on Twitter.
The social media outrage was so intense that Raw Story is recognizing @Messina2012 as the Twitter Loser of the Month.
As The Intercept noted in a profile of Messina, he “became known as a world class *sshole who kept an ‘enemies’ list on an Excel spreadsheet.”
Judging by the breadth of outrage against Messina, he’s going to need to update his enemies database.
Here’s a look at the best social media digs, by Glenn Greenwald, Libby Watson and Messina himself:
you can help stop trump by joining his team as a strategist
— Alex Nichols (@Lowenaffchen) June 26, 2017
— Tobias Buck (@TobiasBuckFT) June 12, 2017
jim, you’re getting a lot of abuse tonight, and i just want to say: it is totally deserved
— Rohn Tutorials (@RohnJossi) June 9, 2017
What’s it like to actively attempt to increase the suffering in the world
— Grim Bones 🐍🐍🐍 (@cutebuttsaga) June 7, 2017
how does it feel to have no soul?
— Jack Devine (@Devine511) June 2, 2017
— Shlomo (@Shlomo_75) June 10, 2017
This looks terrible on your resume FYI… might want to put “traveling” down for the last couple years
— 🌹Greywolf Blitzer🌹 (@FraughtTakes) June 9, 2017
Sacked in the morning
You’re getting sacked in the morning
Sacked in the morning
You’re getting sacked in the morning (repeat)
— sick transit, gloria (@samknight1) June 9, 2017
Welcome back. Arby’s is hiring. Don’t get your dick caught in the flash fryer. What am I saying? Ofc youll get your dick caught in the fryer
— Matt Christman (@cushbomb) June 26, 2017
Apologize, donate the blood money you were paid, denounce the tories, retire friend
— seth (@spllck) June 26, 2017
you’re a disgrace
— libby watson (@libbycwatson) June 2, 2017
Turncoat piece of dirt
— dan (@dannolan) June 2, 2017
Really?! Working for the Tories?! I guess $$ more important than any principles…#mtpol
— RisingWolf (@alisonbuckley) June 4, 2017
You’re one of “them” now. Maybe you always were.
— mc (@matthewconover) June 2, 2017
You’re participation in Democratic Party makes me want to leave the party.
— gabriel goffman (@goffmania) June 26, 2017
Retire. Or at least go on sabbatical and find some values.
— Jorgen 🌹 (@Jorgenlyseng) June 8, 2017
— Julian Sayarer (@JulianSayarer) June 13, 2017
At least he’s honest, greed and misery in exchange for a lot of money is exactly what Jim believes in
— Theresa Mayn’t (@shadowparmegian) June 26, 2017
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 17, 2017
— Scott Wooledge 🌹 (@Clarknt67) June 10, 2017
— Ryman Curtis🌹 (@rymancurtis) June 8, 2017
is this what you love and believe in pic.twitter.com/Xxg3cYtMTr
— libby watson (@libbycwatson) June 26, 2017
I don’t know what he believes in but I have seen his work pic.twitter.com/7B2aHMRop3
— Velvet Anderson 🇵🇷 (@IRodC) June 26, 2017
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) June 26, 2017
— sick transit, gloria (@samknight1) June 12, 2017
You can’t work to gut NHS in England and pretend to care about RNC efforts to gut healthcare in US. R u waiting for RNC to offer you $?
— Maggie duPree (@MaggieDupree) June 27, 2017
Lol. Couldn’t of happened to a bigger lowlife. You cause untold harm for Americans by killing single payer to protect your donor’s profits
— Shannon Shipley (@shannonlshipley) June 9, 2017
What’s interesting is the fact that you are alive with liquid garbage coursing through your veins
— sick transit, gloria (@samknight1) June 8, 2017
What do you believe in, exactly? What are those values that Trump threatens but that Theresa May upholds? @Messina2012
— Claire Sandberg (@clairesandberg) June 26, 2017
What’s it like to believe in absolutely nothing?
— Ian Brinksman (@teamian) June 8, 2017
Thanks for all your good work recently! pic.twitter.com/pMg1pDOJSg
— Loons & Latics Liker (@bornwithatail_) June 26, 2017
Jim what are you gonna do once the UK election is over? Maybe run a congressional campaign for Richard Spencer?
— BlueHerring (@blueherring32) June 1, 2017
— Scott Wooledge 🌹 (@Clarknt67) June 26, 2017
Glad to hear you “love and believe” in a Muslim ban
— jordan 🌹 (@JordanUhl) June 26, 2017
— Boston Optimist (@Cwags86) June 8, 2017
You are so out of touch it’s laughable. You have officially jumped the shark you odious little prick.
— Marc Schauer🌹 (@MarcSchauer) June 9, 2017
— Zach Osborne (@ZTOESQ) June 26, 2017
this couldn’t have happened to a nicer person
— Beanne of Barth (@McLeemz) June 9, 2017
Gargle horse diarrhea, you fraud.
— Hitch🌹 (@AlexHitchensEsq) June 8, 2017
It’s really important you disappear forever
— SparkNotes Bob Dylan (@TedKottler) June 8, 2017
— Tainted Bill🌹 (@taintedbill) June 8, 2017
— Connor Lewis (@_clewis88) June 24, 2017
Good luck finding work now. Tories will never use you again and I *know* many Dems that will do all they can to lock you out of the party.
— Dan Hughes (@dan_hughes) June 9, 2017
jim i gotta say you should jump in the ocean
— #BROKEN Matt Torino (@mtorino75) June 7, 2017
Get shovel. Dig hole. Jump in.
— Greg”SweetHeat”Broom (@gregbroom) June 7, 2017
Never show your face in America again
— Will Menaker (@willmenaker) June 2, 2017
Stay over there you bootlicking rat.
— Parn Star (@t_deg) June 7, 2017
I hope you never set foot in the U.S. again
— Fiorina Delegate (@planoneck) June 2, 2017
please don’t come back to the US
— melt down, May (@AllezLesBoulez) June 7, 2017
Please never come back.
— Jake Tibbetts 🌹 (@jakedtibbetts) June 7, 2017
Never come back to America Jim.
— Jim Tanlaundry (@MyDickerson) June 7, 2017
stay in the U.K., you empty husk of a person
— KG (@tarab_ish) June 7, 2017
Never show your face this side of the Atlantic again
— Eric Brown 🌹 (@ericbrownzzz) June 7, 2017
computer, show me a Spectator intern who was breastfed right up til the age of 40 pic.twitter.com/s3RDkaviIr
— Paul E Qriously (@wariotifo) May 31, 2017
I hope your ‘strong and stable’ bank account is enough to clear your conscious of betraying everything we and BHO fought for.
— Séamus McGuigan (@seamusmcguigan) June 2, 2017
— deGrom-trade leftist (@dmschwart) June 2, 2017
Seriously, buddy, you’d be better off burning this all down and rebranding yourself as a YouTube food reviewer.
— Janic (@ThisIsJanic) June 27, 2017
It’s rare to see someone so swiftly punished for selling out their values. And it is very satisfying to witness.
— Ben Stadler (@TheBenStadler) June 9, 2017
— George Sorrows (@eventcloak) June 8, 2017
— 🌹chemtrails🌹 (@uselessclique) June 9, 2017