Can’t Stop The Jokin’
March 2nd, 2017 – Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee has jokes. Lots of them. The politician (who also labels himself as a bass guitarist on Twitter) fills his timeline with joke tweets that range from dad humor to conservative zingers to some questionable offensive rhymes.
Huckabee obviously isn’t the only politician to engage in humor to promote policy ideas, to share an opinion or to gain a wider audience. A quick scan of the internet can give you a lot of comedy hits and misses with high profile political figures. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both sat between two ferns with Zach Galifianakis and Mitt Romney read some mean tweets with Jimmy Kimmel.
Huckabee was even a pretty good sport for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog’s Election Special 2016. The A.V. Club’s Dennis Perkins describes him this way: “Mike Huckabee comes off best, oddly, as he plays along even to the extent of accepting debate prep putdown advice in a private session. As odious as much of what he says is (Triumph claims he’s referred to as “a homophobic pufferfish”), Huckabee at least seems to have a sense of humor, even if his feeble attempts to come up with one-liners of his own elicit a sorrowful “Oh, dear God” from his would-be tutor.”
Huckabee has now, however, found his medium of choice in Twitter (and people have gotten pretty speedy in grading his humor). Take a look back at some of the jokes the conservative figure has put forth for jovial consideration.
Watch celebs spew ignorant political venom at Oscars?? Nah…think I’d rather have a colonoscopy. Both happen from same location.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 26, 2017
. @GovMikeHuckabee Good “rule of three” but the last one doesn’t QUITE fit the pattern? Do ticks LIKE Lyme disease? Workshop this more?
— Rachel Klein (@racheleklein) October 26, 2016
Who would have thought a Weiner would be HRC’s undoing?😱
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 28, 2016
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 14, 2015
Dems select ticket for 2020. A match made in Transylvania pic.twitter.com/iKLJxPTdVx
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 2, 2017
Hillary shows contempt for people in her “basket”. I think she blew a gasket. Her campaign headed for a casket.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 10, 2016
My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: “Jesus wept.”
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 26, 2013
Help Wanted: Accounting firm needed to handle balloting for Oscars. Contact Warren Beatty for details. Previous firm relocated to N Korea.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 27, 2017
Why do people holding “Love Trumps Hate” signs look so mean? No love or joy on faces. Are they angry and unhappy or just constipated? #MAGA
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 21, 2017
CA drought ends! Celeb cry-baby tears over election cause massive floods forcing ppl to swim for safety;proof of positive impact of election
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) December 16, 2016
Today is Dr. Seuss Day, so we may be in store for some more rhyming jokes from Huckabee.