Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee decided to insult California on Twitter Tuesday and it did not go well, especially when a California lawmaker fired back.
As California continues to deal with a tragic record-shattering wildfire season, Huckabee, who fancies himself a “Christian” pastor, announced his intention to travel to the blue state by attempting to make a “joke,” which included referring to the state as a “foreign country.”
On way to CA for mtgs. Since it’s become a foreign country I have my passport and stashed some plastic straws in lining of suitcase. If caught I will ask for sanctuary status!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 14, 2018
Well, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) noticed Huckabee’s lame tweet and fired back by reminding him that the Arkansas economy is ranked 40th in the nation and 49th in healthcare compared to California, which ranked 4th and 11th.
Dear @GovMikeHuckabee: Welcome to California, which has now grown to the 5th largest economy in the world.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 14, 2018
Poor Huckabee. He must have really believed he could “own the libs” by packing straws in his luggage. Clearly, his attempts at insults and humor are as terrible as his ability to govern a state. Then again, what did we really expect from a twice failed Republican presidential candidate whose daughter constantly lies to the American people for President Donald Trump?
Other Twitter users also mocked him by informing him that Arkansas also ranks among the worst in education and is a welfare state:
Fun fact. Arkansas is the only state Mississippi is allowed to make fun of. pic.twitter.com/tVuByOdAn2
— Radioactive Dinosaur (@JeffSaysStuff2) August 14, 2018
Arkansas 22% adults at level 1 literacy! Gov Huckabee and his daughter are part of that statistic! Welcome to California! We will try not to use big words or complex concepts during your visit! Don’t feel the need to extend your stay!
— Ginny Morse (@GinnyMorse3) August 14, 2018
Go back to the third world you came from. We in California — a wealthy, environmentally conscious, highly educated, diverse, hard-working, tolerant state — don’t want you. We welcome those who share our values and work hard and are honest, good people, like those from Mexico.
— Ramsey (@beckramsey) August 14, 2018
What a 12 year old response. I expect nothing more from the father of Sarah, though.
— M.R. Zeus (@mrzeus7) August 14, 2018
You think endangering animals with plastic is funny? Oh, yeah, your son tortured a dog. I forgot.
— K. Sennholz MD (@MtnMD) August 14, 2018
You are so lucky we aren’t another country.
We have a bigger economy than your mother Russia and we spend it subsidizing states like your beloved Arkansas that have the economy of a lemonade stand on a rainy day.
Show some respect.
— DerenNey (@DerenNey) August 14, 2018
It makes sense that someone from Arkansas would think they need a passport to leave their state and go to another State. Ranked 45 overall, 42 in education and 49 in healthcare. That’s out of 50 because you probably didn’t know that either! You and yours are a stain on America!
— Randy Cox (@randypcox) August 14, 2018
There are multiple military bases in California, as well as tons of Californians who serve honorably in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
— Jon Bon Ghazi (@jonbonghazi2) August 14, 2018
As usual, Huckabee should think before he tweets, especially since Arkansas is now the butt of a lot of jokes because of him.
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