I have no idea who runs the City of Los Angeles Twitter account, but it seems as though they are practicing for their after-hours, stand up comedy gig.
Maybe they just need to sit down instead.
It may come as a great surprise, but Mayor Eric Garcetti is not universally loved. But the City of L.A. decided to tweet out a birthday message anyway. It went about as expected:
A year older and so much has changed, but our beloved Mayor Garcetti @MayorOfLA continues to age with wisdom and grace while managing the ever changing needs of LA and Angelenos.
Happy Birthday Mr. Mayor. May this year be the best one yet! pic.twitter.com/UiUzFA4c3m
— City of Los Angeles (@LACity) February 4, 2021
“A year older and so much has changed, but our beloved Mayor Garcetti @MayorOfLA continues to age with wisdom and grace while managing the ever changing needs of LA and Angelenos.
“Happy Birthday Mr. Mayor. May this year be the best one yet!”
The phrase “Lack of Situational Awareness” comes to mind. If Garcetti had a brain (he doesn’t), he’d fire the staff member who set him up for ridicule like this…
Seriously? Read the room @lacity. Sorry, but with the state of this city no one is looking to celebrate “the best year yet.”
— WhatsInAName? (@OopsITweeted) February 5, 2021
Wait a minute, is this twitter account part of the Garcetti empty, shallow PR spin team? Since when did @LACity become the Ministry of Disinformation?
— Nelahism (@nela_minded) February 5, 2021
And even this.
I'm so embarrassed for the intern who had to write this.
— Birthday Bish! (@MercurialMiss) February 5, 2021
This is the mayor whom #BLM-LA successfully prevented from acquiring a cabinet post in the Biden administration. All it took was protesting every day for 21 days in front of the mayor’s mansion and pointing out his inability to control the growing homeless crisis, as well as his years of allowing one of his top advisors Rick Jacobs to sexually harass the men on Garcetti’s staff. It didn’t take long for Biden-Harris to give him a hard pass.
Even though the administration still used him as a mouthpiece after the election, Garcetti merely showed that he is Not-Ready-for-Primetime.
Beloved? The majority of Angeleans would beg to differ:
Warning: some of the tweets below contain coarse language (profanity).
‘Beloved’ isn’t a word many would use for this human bag of ferret testicles.
— Cory Helie (@CoryHelie) February 5, 2021
— 𝖊𝖗𝖎𝖓 🦇 (@gingerslicer) February 5, 2021
Counterpoint: we actually fucking hate garcetti.
— New luxury Condos (@NewLuxuryCondos) February 5, 2021
Then there’s the phrase: “age with wisdom and grace.”.They left themselves wide open on that one!
"wisdom and grace" pic.twitter.com/k2d6TpvFLR
— cawing at the moon (@shardsambit) February 5, 2021
This is absolute trash.
— The Funeral Pyre (@thefuneralpyre) February 5, 2021
"wisdom" is not a word I would associate with Garcetti
— TheBelgican (@TheBelgican) February 5, 2021
Garcetti spent the majority of his years as mayor trying to get to a higher office, then spent the last year playing Kommandant Klink with the COVID-19 pandemic. The schizophrenic nature of the opening of business, then shutting it down, did not sit well either:
My beloved uncle went back to work when @MayorOfLA reopened the city too early in May.
My beloved uncle contracted #COVID19.
My beloved uncle died eleven days later.
I challenge the ridiculous tone deaf notion that Garcetti is “beloved,” even for this lame, saccharine Tweet.
— G.NADE (@gnader) February 5, 2021
Then there were the Summer brown-outs….
In the last year, Pyongyang literally had more consecutive days with electricity than Los Angeles did.
— Norm Alkris (@AlkrisNorm) February 5, 2021
No, Garcetti is neither beloved nor a wise and graceful city manager. He’s merely an abject failure on every possible level.
Oh also “while managing the ever changing needs of LA and Angelenos”-you do realize LA is in a sanitation, drug, mental health & homeless crisis right? Crime is up, trash lines freeway exits, neighborhoods have more blight than ever & sidewalks are impassable. Managing needs? pic.twitter.com/hy9uJBPShZ
— WhatsInAName? (@OopsITweeted) February 5, 2021
The only thing that has saved Garcetti from being dragged across the 405 behind an F-150 pickup by his ankles is the fact that he only has one year left in his second term as mayor. Many in Los Angeles would rather pour their energy into getting rid of Governor Hair Gel, and we’re 1.4 million signatures closer to doing that.
— chris (@cgreg16) February 5, 2021
Cleaning up California, one horrible politician at a time.
We literally fucking hate you haha hope your day was shitty
— Jess Joho (@jessjoho) February 5, 2021
Yeah, Happy Birthday, Eric Garcetti. Hope you weren’t expecting balloons and a card. Some of us are still waiting for our unemployment checks, so we can’t afford it.