"I know it was you, Fredo…." pic.twitter.com/RGHQRlnLyP
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) June 28, 2016
Personal reputation masterstroke or fortunate blunder? That could be the tagline of Ed Balls’ entire life to date. Unfathomably worse at Twitter than he is at dancing, he has become a figure of public adoration over his good-natured bumbling. How very British.
So to celebrate Ed’s digital illiteracy, here is our list of the great and (mostly) awful of when Twitter meets Politics.
— Ed Balls (@edballs) April 28, 2011
Balls or bust – the Political Tweet to end all Political Tweets. Never change, Mr Balls.
For me, Ed Balls Day is about spending time with family. Doesn't matter if you actually believe in Him or not. #EdBallsDay
— Gary Panton (@GaryPanton) April 28, 2015
Every #EdBallsDay, children will leave a glass of milk and a pair of spandex leggings at the bottom of their bed. Then they will close their eyes and whisper ‘Ed Balls’ three times. If they’ve been good, Ed Balls will appear before them to perform a dance, before dashing off into the night to fight crime.
If you can hear us Margaret, move a glass. pic.twitter.com/R2Ic2nGGkP
— Lise (@F41rygirl) July 12, 2016
Optimistic to presume that Dirty Dave can summon the spirit of Thatcher considering that he can’t even remember which football team he is supposed to support.
An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2012
The historic moment that the Republican Party began its love affair with Donald J. Trump.
Everyone knows I am right that Robert Pattinson should dump Kristen Stewart. In a couple of years, he will thank me. Be smart, Robert.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2012
Hot tip for 2017: Donald to launch his own dating app: Ivanka
I sincerely doubt that we will be offering our PR services to Ivanka. But believe us, nobody does PR/builds walls/runs integrated campaigns better than we do.
I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2012
— John Mulaney (@mulaney) August 20, 2015
@Peston and hands out of pockets
— Nicholas Soames (@NSoames) February 15, 2016
Soames: the inverse Batman of Twitter. Not the hero we need, but definitely the hero we deserve. Would highly recommend monitoring his feed for the ultimate Public School put-downs and the latest assault on ‘Leave’ voters – if he could aggressively ingest the whole lot of them, I’ll bet you he would.
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
Beautiful in its simplicity. This is the one time in her life that Hillary managed to connect with the electorate, which is deliciously ironic as it was blatantly one of her staffers who tweeted it. But I’m nitpicking, this is one of the all-time greats (570k retweets?!)
#CPAC Alert: Ted Cruz is speaking!! His speech is titled: 'This Is The Zodiac Speaking'
— The Red Pill (@RedPillAmerica) March 14, 2013
A tweet that spawned one of the greatest memes of our time: Ted Cruz is the Zodiac killer. We’ve lamented Ted and his aggressively untrustworthy eyebrows in the past. Could he yet hunt us down and exact vengeance? Yes he could. Do we regret everything? Yes we do.
‘I grow tired of this foul human air.’
‘Patience, Maz’khuun. Soon we will return to the under-realms and inform the Elders of our success.’ pic.twitter.com/iqqiiyOdBL
— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) March 9, 2017
A cursory glance at Twitter will show you that too many political insults lack creativity. ‘Trump/May are fascists!’ – dull. ‘Corbyn is a communist!’ Again, dull. Revealing Steve Bannon’s true identity as an ancient reptilian evil who stalks the under-realms? So. Much. Better.
Wow…unemployment up, that takes the fun out of national donut day
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) June 1, 2012
Ironically tweeted by the biggest donut on the planet.
— James Cleverly (@JamesCleverly) April 23, 2017
‘Vote for me and I’ll hide in the bin outside of Margaret’s house and then scare the life out of her when she comes back from Sunday mass.’ Cleverly executed James, and you would have our vote, but marked down for not proof-reading.
gon tell me the difference between these two photos, cos i dinny see any pic.twitter.com/vNzxTWgpp6
— Jack Cowan (@JackCowanx) June 24, 2016
Included solely on the premise that the return of Zac Goldsmith is the best comeback story since Lazarus.
— Andy Lang (@HRH_Duke_of_Url) April 28, 2014