Former FBI Director James Comey’s unsolicited Twitter advice to Democrats on Sunday turned out to be not as welcome as he likely had hoped.
“Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left,” Comey tweeted Sunday afternoon. “This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.” (RELATED: Comey To Democrats: ‘Don’t Lose Your Minds’ And Vote For Left-Wing Socialists)
Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left. This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.
— James Comey (@Comey) July 22, 2018
Turns out, not every Democrat welcomed the advice from the former director. Comey was blasted on all fronts Sunday by former Democratic staffers, pundits, Hollywood types, and media members, all telling the former FBI director that his advice was unwelcome.
We probably wouldn’t have Trump if it weren’t for you so maybe you should cut your losses…. https://t.co/5CNqkfZkrK
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) July 22, 2018
Democrats don’t want your endorsement, but thanks.https://t.co/1BVei3GbUC
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) July 18, 2018
Hey Jim, we got this covered. No one is asking for your advice. As we saw during the campaign, your judgment isn’t great! All the best, everyone.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) July 22, 2018
We are in this mess because of your judgment.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) July 22, 2018
this mess is largely your fault. keep your mouth shut while we fix it. you’ve done enough.
— Game of Thornes (@GeoffThorne) July 23, 2018
— jon hendren (@fart) July 22, 2018
Advice from James Comey, expert on not losing your mind in the heat of an election campaign. https://t.co/m8U7IPa1GY
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 22, 2018
Jim Comey has been a self-proclaimed Democrat for about 7 seconds & he’s now posing as an expert political strategist issuing pompous lectures about what ideology the Party must adopt. Basically: do what you’ve done for the last decade & it’ll be great! https://t.co/ksnbFSmP5b https://t.co/U6sPoljUx3
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 22, 2018
Well @Comey we were well on our way to sensible, balanced, ethical leadership… and then YOU decided to be un-sensible, un balanced un-ethical, and show a lack of leadership in October of 2016… HOW DARE YOU! HYPOCRITE! https://t.co/LhXA6ajcRk
— Tom D’Angora (@TomDangora) July 22, 2018
There is no “great middle” any longer. And if you truly want to oust Trump, then supporting Democrats even if they raise your taxes and fund more services, seems like the *least* you could do. Also, shoulda thought about this before you threw the election to Trump, but hey! https://t.co/XYG5gZa0Gw
— Katherine Cross (@Quinnae_Moon) July 22, 2018
A) Who asked you?
B) See A https://t.co/hitef3Kd48
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) July 22, 2018
If the American people want ethics, electing progressives and socialists is the ONLY answer.
Politicians can’t serve both the people and Wall Street.https://t.co/ypJrfNpGz2
— People For Bernie (@People4Bernie) July 22, 2018
Shocked that a multimillionaire doesn’t want his taxes to go uphttps://t.co/bPruBwbS1s
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) July 22, 2018