Congressman Lindsey Graham (R) has had a ROUGH week.
First, there was just the fact that he's generally disliked by American voters for his obvious flip-flopping and blind loyalty of President Trump, even after harshly rebuking Trump during the 2016 campaign.
Of course, things only got worse for Graham when news broke that he'd accepted $800K from Russian oligarchs.
BOOM: Lindsey Graham got over $800,000 from a guy who made billions off Russian oil companies tied to Steele’s Doss… https://t.co/0EhMFIPWDQ— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1558015702.0
Seeing where Graham's loyalties truly lie, Twitter user and podcast host Scott Dworkin started the hashtag #LapdogLindsey, which caught on like wildfire.
#LindseyGraham took $800k from the same spooks who sullied our election. It's coming out and he's showing the strai… https://t.co/gdcAWmETcZ— J Bonadio (@J Bonadio) 1558050481.0
Graham's hypocrisy is famous on Capital Hill.
In the history of history, has anyone ever rolled over their own beliefs quicker than Lindsey Graham during the Trump era?— Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar) 1558061915.0
@funder #LindseyTheTraitor #LindseyGrahamResign #LindseyTheLapdog Keep the wave 🌊 going..... https://t.co/WiUrbFjbLJ— Soni Akoji (@Soni Akoji) 1558097604.0
Someone is being blackmailed. #LindseyTheTraitor #LindseyTheLapdog https://t.co/7pTdAUwqmb— 🕶kenYaCYa📱🎞📷 👊🏻 (@🕶kenYaCYa📱🎞📷 👊🏻) 1558094573.0
For the better part of a week, Twitter produced daily trending hashtags aimed straight at Graham.
Lindsey Graham has had enough this week. We don’t want #LindseyTheTraitor to trend now. So, don’t retweet! That wou… https://t.co/6w3k9OKII2— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1558070151.0
@funder So if I understand We should NOT tweet #LindseyTheTraitor #LindseyTheLapdog #LindseyGrahamObstructed… https://t.co/fQ7EZAdqZZ— Sherry Sherry (@Sherry Sherry) 1558076200.0
The congressman, of course, wished that wasn't the case.
Somebody doesn't like this trending... #LindseyTheTraitor #LindseyTheLapdog https://t.co/XNJYBAOCWA— Tom Mitchell (@Tom Mitchell) 1558094427.0
And you should RESIGN @LindseyGrahamSC aka #LindseyTheTraitor aka #LindseyTheLapdog https://t.co/d5ODahgVak— “Not Today!!” (@“Not Today!!”) 1558092550.0
You're having quite the week, @LindseyGrahamSC! First it was #LindseyGrahamResign then #LindseyGrahamObstructed t… https://t.co/0BswVvf0JZ— Tom Schopper (@Tom Schopper) 1558091913.0
Many Twitter users had a good time working all of Lindsey's hashtags into their posts.
What a week for @LindseyGrahamSC First it was #LindseyGrahamResign then #LindseyGrahamObstructed followed by… https://t.co/GPWeZcqeU1— Cat Falzon (@Cat Falzon) 1558090645.0
Well, if #LindseyTheLapdog wasn't such an obvious #LindseyTheTraitor, maybe people wouldn't be calling for him to… https://t.co/BufnGymVNG— DJG6581 (@DJG6581) 1558083058.0
We’ve known this all along: #LindseyTheTraitor aka #LindseyTheLapdog should #LindseyGrahamResign because… https://t.co/xj9E6BfVL8— Barclar Entertainmnt (@Barclar Entertainmnt) 1558073504.0
Wouldn't want to upset @LindseyGrahamSC by letting him know that #LindseyTheLapdog is known for… https://t.co/VP3KnNhBMb— Kathleen Lenkeit 🌊 (@Kathleen Lenkeit 🌊) 1558072034.0
People online couldn't wait to see what news about Graham came out next.
Lindsay Graham is "winning" at trending! Day one: #LindsayGrahamResign Day two: #LindseyGrahamObstructed Day three… https://t.co/vHD0uRnjUD— McSpocky™ 👽🌊 (@McSpocky™ 👽🌊) 1558058160.0
Don’t use the hashtag #LindseyTheTraitor because it will upset #LindseyTheLapdog #LindseyGraham https://t.co/jxBZbGQ9N8— Virgil Ortiz (@Virgil Ortiz) 1558070849.0
Once upon a time, Graham claimed to stand up for the ideals he believed in. Then, he realized supporting Donald Trump would be more politically expedient.
And BTW, #LindseyTheLapdog. #LindseyTheLapdog. #LindseyTheLapdog. #LindseyTheLapdog. #LindseyTheLapdog.… https://t.co/1sXrgsiBTg— Claudia Mansfield (@Claudia Mansfield) 1558052725.0
I’m old enough to remember when @LindseyGrahamSC used to talk all tough until one day he went a-golfing with King B… https://t.co/XDSlKQ68Vf— Tara Dublin (@Tara Dublin) 1558030995.0
Trump: "What's a good lapdog say?" Graham: "You're a race-bating, xenophobic bigot!" Trump: "Try again." Graham: "Y… https://t.co/4yZG6ZnRcP— Craig Rozniecki (@Craig Rozniecki) 1558027629.0
Trump may be the first President in quite a while to not have a canine companion, but at least he's got the next best thing #LindseyTheLapdog.
Good boy, Lindsey. You’re such a good boy! #LindseyTheLapdog https://t.co/3J8c2VxOVm— Jon Cooper (@Jon Cooper) 1558017913.0