Anyone who has watched Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the last year-plus–first as deputy White House press secretary, then as press secretary–can be pardoned for wondering where she gets her often condescending schtick.
Those questions became even louder on Wednesday morning, when Sanders wagged her finger at Nancy Pelosi for not smiling enough during the State of the Union address. No, this isn’t snark.
Sanders dropped by CNN’s “New Day” to discuss the State of the Union address. Host Chris Cuomo wondered what Donald Trump could do to reach out to Democrats after seemingly giving a speech aimed at Republicans. Predictably, the Princess of Lies thought Trump didn’t need to change a thing.
What came as a surprise, though, was her take on the scowl Nancy Pelosi seemed to be wearing for most of the night. She mused that Pelosi ought to get a sunnier outlook–for the country’s sake.
“I think that Nancy Pelosi looks like that all the time. I think she should smile a lot more often. I think the country would be better for it. She seems to kind of embody the bitterness that belongs in the Democrat Party right now.”
That’s not just a dog whistle, folks. That’s a dog whistle being blown into a megaphone. Sanders was effectively telling the nation that they can’t trust the Democrats when one of their public faces is a bitter and angry woman. Even by the standards of this White House, the sexism was staggering.
Not surprisingly, Twitter was not impressed.
Sarah Sanders says Pelosi should smile more…
— Cassandra (@SassyCassie50) January 31, 2018
Sarah Sanders thinks Pelosi “should smile a lot more often”??? Because… you know… women who smile are more attractive and nice to be around.
What a backwards bunch of misogynistic crap. https://t.co/xDifmemMvV
— Media Baldwin (@mediabaldwin) January 31, 2018
Stop telling women to smile. https://t.co/ok5nJmTTMQ
— Juana Summers Markland (@jmsummers) January 31, 2018
Sarah Sanders, on CNN with Chris Cuomo, just said that Nancy Pelosi 'always looks like that' and 'should smile more, the country would be better for it'. That's the Press Secretary commenting on a Congresswoman's looks! Nothing about this administration is normal. Despicable!
— Funky Cold Edema (@lola_patty) January 31, 2018
She wants my rep to smile more. I want Sarah Sanders to lie less. I think the country would be better off for it. https://t.co/BRKk16uf5P
— Susanne Hilty (@susanne_hilty) January 31, 2018
At first glance, it appears that whenever Sanders makes a false or unhinged statement, her lips are moving–but Trump is speaking through her.
Or maybe she learned her lessons from her father, Mike Huckabee, better than we thought. After all, just a few days earlier, Huckabee got the bright idea to mock Ruth Bader Ginsburg for skipping the State of the Union.
It's not fair that ppl are criticizing Justice Ginsberg for skipping SOTU! Security concerns wouldn't allow her to bring CPAP machine into House Chamber. pic.twitter.com/9GOR4NlHkr
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 28, 2018
Huck included a picture of Ginsburg nodding off during Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. But Twitter didn’t think this was a bit funny.
Mike Huckabee tweeted something terrible in an attempt to get uncle Trump to notice him.
It was a cheap shot from a sad man who's been tossed aside like the garbage human he is.
Anyway, here's a photo of him juxtaposed with a lumpy potato with his eyes and jowls on it. pic.twitter.com/GAn680ZIEY
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) January 28, 2018
Mike Huckabee: How awful of SNL to make fun of my daughter for being fat and lying all the time.
Also Mike Huckabee: HuRr DurR JuSticE GiNsBurG iS oLd https://t.co/jsbWfjHkXc
— Danny Funaro (@Danny_Funaro) January 29, 2018
This is repugnant garbage. Also, who wants to bet Ruth Bader Ginsburg could hold a plank longer than Mike Huckabee? https://t.co/XGTtfLYmjK
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 28, 2018
Mike Huckabee would wave the white flag of surrender after only a few minutes of Ruth Bader Ginsberg's workout regimen. https://t.co/32xEyKZd9K
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) January 29, 2018
You're disgusting. How christian of you to make jokes about elderly people.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) January 28, 2018
Here’s Mike Huckabee exposing himself as a piece of garbage – again. https://t.co/OOFUuey1OS
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) January 28, 2018
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) January 30, 2018
Clearly, the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.
And it has been amply demonstrated that this tree, and its associated fruit, are rotten to the core.
(featured image courtesy Mike Huckabee via Fox News)