Stacey Abrams ran for Governor of Georgia last year during midterm elections, but her ideas and campaign stances held the attention of millions outside the state lines.
That's why Americans across the country were thrilled when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that Abrams would be delivering the official rebuttal to President Donald Trump's State of the Union on February 5.
NEW: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announces Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democrats' response to the State… https://t.co/jttMt66iiC— ABC News (@ABC News)1548790904.0
Though Abrams lost her election by 1.2 percentage points (largely due to voting policies in the state designed to benefit the GOP), she's retained the national attention brought on by her campaign.
But though Abrams is adored by Democrats, Republicans critical of her delivering the State of the Union response spoke out as well.
One was particularly notable: 2008 Vice Presidential nominee and former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin.
Palin shared an article from a far-right Republican blog calling Abrams a "LITERAL LOSER." The irony seemed to be lost on the Vice Presidential nominee, who with the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ), lost her presidential bid in 2008 to a much wider margin.
Since the 2008 election, Palin has become more and more of a fringe politician, however she's still fiercely popular with the Tea Party (her rhetoric during the 2008 campaign helped mobilize the then-burgeoning GOP subset) as well as many on the alt-right.
However, in the political mainstream, she's regarded as little more than a GOP pundit, which may be why her tweet instantly began getting backlash.
@SarahPalinUSA You lost the VP race. You quit your job as governor so you could do a TV show. That got canceled. No… https://t.co/1AF8jmv8Av— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman)1548817370.0
@SarahPalinUSA Gov. Palin I just wanted to congratulate you on finishing this tweet.— IWantNothingHat (@IWantNothingHat)1548805286.0
@SarahPalinUSA Hey man, I forget, what are you most famous for again— Mike Drucker (@Mike Drucker)1548804408.0
@SarahPalinUSA Wow. A person who’s performance on the national stage set the standard for moronic loser disparaging… https://t.co/d13aeWgDon— Ken Olin (@Ken Olin)1548832606.0
They even reminded Palin of some of her statements from 2008.
Among these: "I can see Russia from my house."
@Popehat @SarahPalinUSA I don’t know about Russia, but she can see irony from her house.— Travis Reed (@Travis Reed)1548816705.0
@SarahPalinUSA I could see your desperate attempt at relevance from my house.— Matt Dominick (@Matt Dominick)1548856045.0
@SarahPalinUSA Again: can you see Russia from that GLASS HOUSE??— Ian Madrigal - The Monopoly Man (@Ian Madrigal - The Monopoly Man)1548816943.0
While Abrams narrowly lost the gubernatorial election in Georgia, it seems like Palin would fare even worse in a Senate election in her home state. She previously hinted at a run for Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R-AK) seat in 2022.
Hey @LisaMurkowski - I can see 2022 from my house...— Sarah Palin (@Sarah Palin)1538766370.0
It didn't go over well with Twitter users.
@SarahPalinUSA @lisamurkowski Lol remember when you were governor of Alaska and you quit to try make the big bucks… https://t.co/cRK5UIlPDT— Molly Knight (@Molly Knight)1538785454.0
@SarahPalinUSA @lisamurkowski I can see you and that president and his family packing, from my house. bye!— Martha (@Martha)1538875902.0
@SarahPalinUSA @lisamurkowski You're a hack wrapped inside another hack stuffed in a hack turkey. Hacksaw Jim Dugga… https://t.co/E01mjQGJWF— Travon Free (@Travon Free)1538788058.0
Sarah Palin will have plenty of time to reflect on what makes a literal loser on February 5, while the nation's eyes are on Abrams.