Wingnut Week In Review: Wingnuts Talk Back To Democrats’ Debate

Terrance Heath

On Tuesday night, 15.3 million people tuned in to a sane, rational Democratic presidential debate. Nobody remembered to bring the crazy to the Dem’s debate. So, wingnuts brought enough for everybody.

It’s hard to choose the most egregious of the right-wing responses to the Democrats’ debate, but it should probably go to former Arkansas governor, infomercial star, and GOP presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee’s stunningly ignorant, incredibly racist tweet.

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I trust @BernieSanders with my tax dollars like I trust a North Korean chef with my labrador! #DemDebate

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 14, 2015

Where to begin? Invoking negative stereotypes of Asians, that were themselves created to perpetuate the notion of white supremacy? Is there another word for that besides racist? Making jokes about people who are powerless and starving, just to score a political point? Are there other words for that besides crass and ignorant?

Oh, but Huckabee wasn’t done. Taken to task on Twitter, he complained about “political correctness” and the “liberal media” on his Facebook page, before responded with another tweet.


No, making crude, racist jokes about eating dogs is racist. Huckabee’s joke never even mentioned North Korea’s brutal dictatorship.

Actually, Huckabee should probably be more worried about leaving his labrador alone with his son Dave Huckabee, who brutally tortured and killed a dog at a Boy Scout camp in 1998. And he wasn’t even hungry.

Huckabee wasn’t done. He came back with a tweet even more stunning for its utter lack of irony or self-awareness.

Glass houses, Mike. Glass houses.

But Huckabee was far from alone. Arizona Republican Party chairman Randy Pullen was a close second for most racist tweet.


There was more:

Here’s the best of the rest of the worst in wingnuttery this week:

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