Words We’re Watching: ‘Ratioed’ ~ Merriam Webster
Ratioing (yes, it’s really a word) is common enough on Twitter that it has its own hashtag: #ratioed (also really a word). It refers to the negative response that a tweet gets.
Welp folks, evidently you can take the girl outta Lincoln County but you can’t take the chaw outta her mouth:
— Team Cindy (@TeamHydeSmith) November 28, 2018
This led me to wonder what, if anything, Melissa Scallan had to do with that tweet since she runs Coms for Hyde Smith. While her time as an editor for the Sun Herald is best described as undistinguished, I never figured her for one that hated the media given her background. Whoever thought using Cindy Hyde Smith’s twitter account this way was a good idea is clearly a cyber-simpleton. Now for some reaction which shows how badly Smith has been ratioed:
The Donut eater strikes again??? https://t.co/nDDMwET3DI
— Slabbed New Media (@SlabbedNewMedia) November 28, 2018
Burning bridges so soon?
— Suzanne Davis (@Jopup1) November 28, 2018
Oh it’s class. Just low class.
— Beth bowman (@Bethbowman19) November 28, 2018
I had to check and re-check your account because I could not believe this was the official twitter of a US Senate campaign. Partisanship aside, this is embarrassing. Take political integrity and toss it on the proverbial fire that is our national dialogue #MSSEN #CindyHydeSmith
— Tom Will (@TomWillMadeIt) November 28, 2018
Tonight, half of Mississippi reminded the US why it's:
50th in income
48th in economy
3rd in welfare dependency
50th in healthcare
50th in infant mortality
2nd in obesity
47th in education
50th in college readiness
47th in employment
7th in depression
— Carmen (@CarmeninSD) November 28, 2018
These were the nicer responses folks. It will be nice to see a candidate possessive of more gravitas emerge in 2020 to challenge Hyde Smith in the primary.