The Twittersphere lit up Thursday with a litany of famous people, philosophical conceits and pop culture references that are theoretically #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare.
The online venting tool, which runs the gamut from rehashing universally panned films ("Waterworld," "Ishtar," "Gigli") to self-deprecating humor (lots of mentions of inadequate body parts, lost loves and flagging academic endeavors), was obviously intended to allow conservatives to blow off some steam about the health insurance changes they so clearly revile.
Most of the participants — particularly those who unloaded on congressional targets — tended to direct their vitriol outward. But at least one House Republican didn’t shy away from looking inward.
Politicians fragged by social-media shrapnel include:
#moresuccessfulthanobamacare my hip hop career
— Rep. Trey Radel (@treyradel) October 10, 2013
#MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare Debbie Wasserman Shultz's make up job pic.twitter.com/VQG4Kc7IyZ
— RobertW (@Robertwright231) October 10, 2013
Maxine Waters in a spelling bee #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare
— tom (@tomd44) October 10, 2013
Carlos Danger's election #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare
— PA Joe (@1791joe) October 10, 2013
Trent Lott's "power sharing" strategy #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare
— Harrison Bounel (@torpedostatism) October 10, 2013
Jimmy Carter United States President (1977–1981) #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare
— Charles Hicks (@CharlieHicksHSC) October 10, 2013
Meanwhile, at least one left-winger tried to turn the tables on the hashtagging haters.
#MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare Romney/Ryan 2012.......No? Too Soon?
— Jackie_Jackie (@Jackie_Jackie) October 10, 2013