Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS) involuntarily opened up a can of internet whoop-ass on himself when he complained on Twitter that Pres. Barack Obama is cracking jokes about his race during a racially tense time.
Obama quipped at a Thursday appearance that actor Morgan Freeman would have attended the event, but instead Freeman "undoubtedly is off playing a black president again. He never lets me have my moment."
Huelskamp took to social media to accuse the president of tastelessly joking about race while riots raged in Charlotte, NC.
Obama jokes about race after two consecutive nights of hoodlums rioting in #Charlotte. Outrageous. https://t.co/QJgRyUP384— Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D. (@Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.)1474564830.0
"Obama jokes about race after two consecutive nights of hoodlums rioting in #Charlotte. Outrageous," wrote Huelskamp -- who lost his primary race this year and will be leaving Congress at the end of the year.
The response was swift and scalding.
@_barretme @CongHuelskamp Conservatives are so sensitive these days. They should just go back to their conservative safe space.— Mia (@Mia)1474565867.0
@CongHuelskamp you should sit this one out, Congressman.— Landon Hall (@Landon Hall)1474565472.0
@CongHuelskamp Get lost. Your phony outrage is tiresome. And you lost your race!— Chris Swartout (@Chris Swartout)1474565838.0
@CongHuelskamp shouldn't you be at U-haul getting boxes?— Pragmatic Obots (@Pragmatic Obots)1474565602.0
@CongHuelskamp I am outraged about the rioting and yet I can joke about you losing your re election bid! Haha, you lost!!— Chris Swartout (@Chris Swartout)1474566203.0
@CongHuelskamp Don't strain anything with that huge stretch.— khay (@khay)1474565692.0
@CongHuelskamp Hey dumbass, you *need* to be outraged about complete failure of your state under the tenure of Brownback. #goppartyb4country— GobsmackedDaily (@GobsmackedDaily)1474570214.0
@CongHuelskamp @cspan https://t.co/UlZzu0l4HL— Fro Ramirez (@Fro Ramirez)1474570028.0