Mike Huckabee (R-Florida) is many things: former Governor, failed Presidential candidate, father of a dog murderer, brother-in-law to a festering boil of a human being, and Wayne DuMond apologist, to name but a few.
Apparently, he’s trying to add “internet comedian” to that list.
BWAHAHAHAHA! That’s funny because…um…
Actually, wait. That’s not funny at all, at least not to anyone who knows even half of the context.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (R-NY) spoke out last Sunday against President Trump’s executive order preventing immigrants from specific middle eastern countries. During his press conference, Schumer could be seen trying to hold back tears. On Tuesday, President Trump asserted that Schumer’s tears were “fake.”
Huckabee, apparently oblivious to the idea that the key to good comedy is timing, waited until Saturday–nearly a week later–to make a Tweet that I’m sure he and his dog-murdering son found hilarious. Of course, between Tuesday and Saturday, many, many people pointed out that Schumer’s emotion was due to the fact that, you know, Schumer’s grandfather lost his mother and 7 of 9 siblings in the Holocaust. So maybe Schumer knows something about how racial/religious scapegoating and insensitivity toward immigrants by America can lead to horrific outcomes.
As others were quick to point out on Twitter, however, it’s not just Huckabee’s lack of knowledge about Schumer’s history that makes this Tweet so offensive.
Zach Braff and Bradd Jueffy summed it up nicely:
Michael McKean, who is a damned treasure, chimed in with what many of us were thinking:
Even another pastor–albeit one who hasn’t sold out his beliefs in support of his political aspirations–responded:
There were FAR more responses to the Tweet, nearly all of which can be boiled down to a general consensus that Mike Huckabee is the same classless piece of excrement that we’ve known he was for decades. I guess it’s good to know that, even in 2017, some things just don’t change.
My favorite response, however, might be one from TV producer (and Jewish person) Elan Gale:
That’s a fair offer, Mr. Gale. But I fear that not even the love child of Mel Brooks and Bette Midler, after years of tutoring by Jon Stewart, could make Mike Huckabee remotely funny.
If Mike Huckabee had a modicum of decency and awareness, he would quit Twitter entirely. Then again, if he had those traits, he wouldn’t have made that Tweet in the first place, so I am not going to hold my breath. I’ll just give thanks that he is no longer an Arkansas resident. Addition by subtraction, ya know?
UPDATE: Someone just pointed out John 11:35. “Jesus wept.” Guess Huck missed that verse when he was skimming his King Trump version of the Bible.