McCain Tweet Backfires Disastrously as Public Claps Back over Tax Bill Vote
John McCain Asks For More Twitter Followers, People Dump Him By The Thousands Over Tax Bill
Republican Senator John McCain was applauded by many for his theatrical thumbs down on the massively unpopular GOP health care bill a few months ago. But times have changed. And now McCain is taking tons of heat from the same people over his support of the massively unpopular Republican tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.
McCain has been slammed for his apparent hypocrisy on calling for “regular order” on the health care bill while abandoning it for the tax cuts. The Republican stated the bill had gone through the “normal legislative process” and that’s why he could support it, despite many making a mockery of its ridiculously rushed handwritten additions.
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This all set up an eye-popping incident for McCain. His Twitter account recently posted a seemingly harmless tweet asking for a few more followers to hit 3 million.
We're only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 4, 2017
The results turned into a complete disaster.
As of this writing, McCain’s account has lost nearly 20,000 followers as many were clearly enraged by his tax bill vote. And people were not the least bit shy about letting him know that.
Maybe you can buy your followers to reach 3mil with all the money you’ll be saving from the #TaxBillScam you voted on. 🙄
— Dolly (@dollyess) December 4, 2017
Since you choose to care about only yourself and wealthy friends I chose to unfollow. 🖕
— Amy Patch (@tkpandme) December 4, 2017
John, earn your followers the normal way, by tweeting meaningful things.
Begging for followers doesn't feel like regular order.
Oh yeah, you don't give a shit about regular order.
Silly me. Carry on.
— Frederick Douglass (@gettinnoticedmo) December 4, 2017
You didn’t help me with your tax vote, I don’t want to help you.
— JoanneMaria (@JoanneMaria3) December 4, 2017
this is what you are worried about? you just screwed us with your vote to take HC away and give your donors big breaks and this is what you are worried about?
— kate sivolella (@sivkate) December 4, 2017
After his voting in favor of further enriching the donor class, (and he's not even beholden to the moneyed overlords as most Republicans are since he won't be seeking re-election), I wish I could unfollow @SenJohnMcCain twice.
— Down w/ the NotSees (@Mr___Sub) December 4, 2017
There’s no getting around the reality the Republican tax bill is a massive giveaway to the wealthy and corporations. And John McCain can claim the rushed process was normal all he wants.
But the public is not falling for it. And the more the Maverick tries to deny that, the longer he’ll be waiting to hit that 3 million follower milestone.
Featured image via Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
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