Mike Huckabee's Twitter act falls flat | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mike Huckabee's Twitter act falls flat

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Mike Huckabee, desperately trying to break out of the bottom tier of Republican presidential candidates, inundated Twitter last night with empty jabs at Democratic presidential debaters.

Don't take my word for the lameness of his sneering effort to get noticed. See The Fix blog at the Washington Post, an inexplicably long-term admirer of the Huckster's shtick. Last night, they indicated the Huck outdid Trump for Twitter awfulness.

When he first ran for president in 2007-08, Huckabee was praised for his sense of humor — a relatively rare quality among politicians given the potential for negative repercussions. At times during this campaign, we've seen glimpses of the funny Huckabee, on those rare occasions that we've seen any glimpses of Huckabee at all.

... In 2007, Huckabee surprised audiences by being the functional equivalent of a guy showing up for open-mike night at a brick-walled club and making some solid gags. In 2015, he's the guy who's dipping into old issues of Mad magazine for quips to hand off to his social media team. Or, worse, he's the guy who has a regular gig at a casino in Sparks, Nev., and knows that the audience wants to hear the classics.

Trump's live-tweeting was boring, but it was very much in keeping with who Trump is. Huckabee's tweeting made his 2007-08 sense of humor seem like a fluke. Which is worse.

The Fix offered many examples. Such as:

click to enlarge hucktweet.jpg

Comment from The Fix:

Again, Koreans-eat-dogs jokes don't exactly scream "2015" — but one can also make a strong argument that they are racist. Or, if you prefer, "sinful."

I mean, come on:

Naturally he defended his dog-eating crack to The Hill.

Another commenter on Twitter saw this particular crack as I did — terrible but not necessarily among Republican base voters.

click to enlarge racist.jpg

Crooks and Liars brings up the fact that Mike Huckabee verges into personally fraught territory when talking about mistreatment of dogs.

And then there's this which makes the case that Mike Huckabee at the moment is the worst person on the Internet.

Also in Salon: Huckabee goes full Trump and flops.

The New York Times merely posted his Tweets with this headline and no further commentary: "No Comment Necessary: Mike Huckabee’s Racist Debate Tweet"

Tags: , , , ,


Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…


Most Recent Comments


© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation