Taylor Swift’s political outreach fell short Tuesday and did not deliver a win for Democrats in Tennessee as Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn defeated her opponent.
Shortly after news outlets called the Senate race for Blackburn, conservative commentators and members of the media took to their social media accounts to let the 28-year-old singer know that coming out and throwing her support behind Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen did not equal a victory. (RELATED: Senate Candidate Marsha Blackburn Says Voters Care More About Results Than ‘The Story Of Their Day’)
“Sorry, @taylorswift13. Hope it was worth it,” Fox News Katie Pavlich tweeted.
Sorry, @taylorswift13. Hope it was worth it!
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) November 7, 2018
Fox News host Laura Ingraham tweeted, “Hey @taylorswift13, haters gonna hate. #shakeitoff.”
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 7, 2018
The other comments ranged from taking a hit at the “Bad Blood” hit makers past relationship struggles to using the lyrics of her pop songs as punch lines.
I still can’t believe Taylor Swift’s endorsement didn’t swing a Senate race.
— Brett Arends (@BrettArends) November 7, 2018
Looks like @taylorswift13 still has terrible taste in men.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 7, 2018
Taylor Swift rekt by Marsha Blackburn
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) November 7, 2018
Are you “…ready for it?” Don’t feel “delicate,” but there’s going to be a “blank space” in @taylorswift13’s heart. There’s no political “love story” and there’s sure to be “bad blood” between her and Marsha. Sad! pic.twitter.com/h4vxyeMwWx
— Billy Hallowell (@BillyHallowell) November 7, 2018
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Taylor Swift’s streak of terrible choices in men continues. https://t.co/CjHCIC26qL
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 7, 2018
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) November 7, 2018
Cue the Taylor Swift jokes.
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) November 7, 2018
Big loss for Taylor Swift.
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) November 7, 2018
Taylor Swift’s silence on Blackburn’s win is stunning.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 7, 2018
With Taylor Swift having no real impact on the Tennessee Senate race, could we have a bit less breathless coverage of celebrities and their alleged ability to move votes in the next election cycle?
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) November 7, 2018
Taylor Swift’s next ballad will be about a guy named Phil who let her down.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) November 7, 2018
Blackburn defeats Taylor Swift in the #TNSen race.
This is not a massive surprise, but to be over so early is a bad sign for Democrats. #ElectionNight
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 7, 2018
Based on what I know of Taylor Swift lyrics, I hope @MarshaBlackburn has good security.
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) November 7, 2018
Shake it off, Taylor Swift https://t.co/ii1trUk3Mf
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) November 7, 2018
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) November 7, 2018