Congressman Eric Swalwell’s lame tweet about “low” gas prices drew laughs and ridicule from conservatives on Twitter.
In what can only be described as a desperate attempt at relevance, the Democratic congressman from California tweeted out this celebratory message:
As you can see, Swalwell tried a lame joke at Sen. Ted Cruz’s expense to try to start a viral trend about gas prices. On Monday, White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein celebrated a drop in gas prices as “one of the fastest declines in retail gas prices in a decade.” Even CNN’s Chris Cillizza didn’t buy it:
It’s like scoring a touchdown and doing a victory dance in the end zone when you’re still losing 35-7. Like, see the bigger picture, my dude.
Given Swalwell’s lame tweet, Bernstein wasn’t the only one who couldn’t see the bigger picture. And, conservatives on Twitter were merciless.
As Fox News pointed out, while gas prices have fallen from its June peak, the national average price for a gallon of gas remains over $4. That’s a nearly two-dollar increase from when President Biden took office. So, a fifty-cent decrease, while welcome, is nothing to celebrate.
What a hilarious self-own by the hapless Swalwell. Before Swalwell’s lame tweet, the California congressman was famous (or, infamous) for allegedly farting loudly in an interview, and falling prey to the wiles of a Chinese female spy.
Like Cillizza said, Swalwell failed to “read the room”, as it were. With American wallets already stretched to their breaking point, it’s amazing how out-of-touch Swalwell appears. Are we supposed to be grateful for this minor downturn? That would be akin to a mechanic ruining an engine, but seeking praise for changing the oil.
Or, if you like, imagine creating a problem, and only half-fixing it. That would be a fair characterization, considering that the Biden administration throttled the oil industry since taking office. Remember when America was oil independent a few years ago? Seems like a million years ago.
On top of that, Swalwell’s lame tweet stands as further proof that “The Left Can’t Meme”. That’s a phrasal meme often used by political commentator Benny Johnson. It’s used by the right to criticize the un-funny political memes created by left-leaning internet users. Swalwell’s lame tweet seems to qualify.
Swalwell is the latest example of oblivious Buffoons displaying shameful lack of self-awareness. We’ll add Swalwell’s lame tweet to Justin Trudeau’s “Dumb and Dumber” haircut to Elizabeth Warren’s Insurrection-like call, and conclude that we may have an epidemic of Buffoonery on our hands.