Michael Steele is known for bucking his party and failing to bend to their will with his “gaffes”, but Huckabee seems to want to up him.
Earlier this week Mike stuck hit foot in his mouth in an attempt to appeal to the birther crowd (even though in February he said it was “nonsense”) by stating that Obama “grew up in Kenya”:
“If you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather.”
Followed shortly by a statement from his spokes person claiming that he “misspoke” and is “confused”:
“Governor Huckabee simply misspoke when he alluded to President Obama growing up in ‘Kenya.’ The Governor meant to say the President grew up in Indonesia.
When the Governor mentioned he wanted to know more about the President, he wasn’t talking about the President’s place of birth – the Governor believes the President was born in Hawaii. The Governor would however like to know more about where President Obama’s liberal policies come from and what else the President plans to do to this country – as do most Americans.”
Right, and I’ll believe that… NEVER! It is worth noting that this was in an interview with a person who is clearly a birther and Huckabee, like any “good” politician told them exactly what they wanted to hear. He is simply just talking out both sides of his mouth trying to appease every one; this isn’t a new concept and Huckabee won’t be the last to do it. What he believes is an entirely different question.
Additionally, Huckabee seems to have an issue with single mothers; unsurprising for a religious zealot who believes that proper and “most important form of ‘government’ is Is a Father, Mother, and Children”.
This week (twice) he criticized Natalie Portman for her “out if wedlock pregnancy” and for “glamorizing” it and this isn’t the first time he has been caught dehumanizing single mothers as “individuals who pass on costs to the taxpayer.”
And again he walks back the statement as something innocent when the reality is that he simply is a sexist that desires to tell women what they should and should not be doing with their lives and it is the only real position that he has.
- Wake Up, Huck: Obama Didn’t Grow Up in Kenya (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Huckabee says he misspoke in radio interview (thehill.com)
- Huckabee and Colonialism or why he attacked Natalie Portman (latinone.wordpress.com)