Mike Huckabee is a lot of things: former governor of Arkansas, two-time failed presidential contender, Fox News “talent,” and GOP die-hard. But around Twitter he is known best for his eye-roll-inducing dad jokes. In the Trump versus Democrats showdown over that despicable wall, Huckabee, of course, favors the Trump and tried to turn withering wit on the Democrats. And here’s what he—or the hack comedian he’s hired to be his social media voice—offered up.
I have a new nickname for the current crop of @realDonaldTrump hating, wall-averse Democrats: “The Wimpy Democrats.” I mean like Wimpy from the old “Popeye” cartoons: "We will gladly give you border security Tuesday for legalizing another 11 million illegal immigrants today!"— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 17, 2019
As far as Huckabee jokes go, this is pretty standard stuff. It’s lame and tame, yet he thinks he’s really got a zinger in there! So why waste space talking about it? Because the replies to this tweet are an absolute delight. Let’s begin with the exchange between This is Spinal Tap’s Michael McKean and Westworld’s Jimmi Simpson.
That’s a beautiful and multi-faceted burn, @MJMcKean.— Jimmi Simpson (@jimmisimpson) January 17, 2019
But the hits keep coming.
"We will gladly ruin thousands of people's live today for a wall that'll be finished a decade from now."— Thot Rats (@CooperKooper) January 17, 2019
He raised a good group of kids— Aaron (@Garshmania) January 17, 2019
I have a new nickname for your son: Heartworm. Because he’s gross and he kills dogs.— Molly Hodgdon (@Manglewood) January 17, 2019
1930 is only 20 years ago to the GOP.— richard lyda (@therich88) January 17, 2019
Huck rn pic.twitter.com/cJIvdJKFMs— Dr. Snuggle E. Meowmers M.D, PhD (@A_Concerned_Cat) January 17, 2019
Damn this joke owns, especially the part where you had to explain it— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) January 17, 2019
Let's be honest, Triumph was just lucky to survive that meeting— New Dad is so tired (@JacketDan) January 17, 2019
This reference is as timely and relevant as your run for President,— Carl J. Snyder (@Weaver_Of_Lore) January 18, 2019
You lost the Presidential nomination, but that Mark Twain Prize could still happen! Dare to dream!— Mad Muriel Party? (@opalfilms) January 17, 2019
relevant: https://t.co/Z6Zv7lHkVq— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) January 18, 2019
Ah, yes, Wimpy, the Depression-era cartoon character known for trying to cadge food at a time when millions were unemployed and going hungry. Maybe not the best choice for humor when unpaid government workers are having to rely on charity for food.— Virginia Parrish (@texpatnj) January 18, 2019
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