Huckabee: Making Steele Look Like a GOP Wet Dream

Mike Huckabee

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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.


10 Things They Don’t Want You to Know: Newt (the Coot) Gingrich

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Man, I hope these 10 things lists become common for Think Progress in regards to politicians. They are full of beautiful hypocrisy and giggles.

For Newt Gingrich:

  1. He cheated several times on his wives. Who would want to touch that with a 10 foot pole? Blech. Anyway, while I don’t personally think that a persons private life should have anything at all to do with their career political or otherwise; however, the fact that he is a crusader against the “secular socialist agenda” (uh, Newt First Amendment we are already “secular”) you’re asking for this to be thrown back in your face.
  2. In the 1990’s “Small Government” Gingrich poured federal money in to his district for subsidies while simultaneously waging a war in an effort to destroy unemployment insurance and aid to needy families. It kind of makes one wonder what he is doing now; aside from the obvious talking out of both sides of the mouth.
  3. 2007 Cap and Trade flip flop. He was for it before the far right was against it; he even made an ad with Nancy Pelosi promoting it! (video below)
  4. Blamed the massacres at Columbine and Virgina Tech on “liberalism”. What? “Gingrich blamed ‘the liberal academic elite, the liberal political elite‘ for the Columbine shootings in Littleton, CO. He followed the same script after the massacre at Virginia Tech, saying liberalism is responsible for the ‘dehumanization‘ that led to the killings.” Funny, my “liberal elite” education tends to keep me from dehumanizing people as well as giving me the ability to point out where pompous old fools, like Newt, are doing so. This would be one of those cases by the way; you know education and liberal are the work of Satan after all!
  5. Last winter Newt proposed his solution for the Bush Tax Cuts for the rich; let them decide when they should end. Yes, Newt the greedy white men of the nation are REALLY going to say “okay I have taken enough of your money now”.
  6. This is another one of those dehumanizing Newtspeak moments which is as offensive as it is hypocritical. “Liberal elites; with their Liberal education” to the “party of food stamps”. In reality most poor people don’t vote or pay much attention to politics; that’s why the “liberal educated elites” (that would be me) keep you from screwing other people over, Newt and GOP, but this is aside from the point. Despite his war on foodstamps he actually proposed they be expanded in the 1990’s along with George W. Bush.
  7. This isn’t shocking given the bluster and crying over HCR. Newt Gingrich fronts the health care industry and has a number of for profit health care businesses and a lobby group called CHT which serves 94 health care groups. Despite being a lobbyist for the health care industry; he refuses to register as a lobbyist. I wonder where those anti-HCR doctors came from…
  8. During the confirmation hearings for Sonya Sotomayor; he decided to demonstrate his white male superiority by stating that she is a “white man racist“. No Newt, she isn’t, reverse racism is a myth and you are just an old white privileged dude who feels threatened by women who want to level the playing field for women and people of color because no matter how much you and your tea bagging neo-clowns want to deny it real racism and real sexism still exist. So consequently, this comment makes you a racist and a sexist. Congratulations on your achievement.
  9. Mandate flop! In 2008 Newt proposed an insurance mandate on individuals making over $75k a year. In 2010 he stated that the mandate is unconstitutional.
  10. Lastly, he states that the US should allow terrorist attacks to happen sometimes to “remind people of the danger we are facing”. Translation: we should allow/produce terror attacks to keep people afraid and controlled so we can stay in power and pass as many laws that oppress and restrict until we eventually become a police state.

Well, aside from a few things here it looks like Newt doesn’t have an actual stance on anything and just changes his rhetoric to match current political rhetoric to keep him self in office. Additionally, like much of the GOP he seems to have a complete and utter lack of understanding of the Constitution and is a lobby crook. Moreover, he has the PDD (privilege denying dude) complex and seems to believe that “reverse racism” is real and that people of color and women are not discriminated against any more thus making him a racist and a sexist because in his tiny little pea brain the only ones facing discrimination are white males.

Turn Up That Rhetoric, Bro!: Huckabee Realizes He has Nothing, Promptly Reminds Us All He’s a Buttface

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So I said yesterday that Huckabee has nothing and he still doesn’t; just the same old hate filled rhetoric that failed him in 2008. It’s not going to be any different this time, because he is really only trying to keep his name in headlines and doesn’t really have any new ideas aside from the same old empty brained GOP talking points.

If you guys really want some one to make it; you really really really need to find some one who is capable of thinking instead of resorting to the same old 9/11 terrorist rhetoric combined with the same traditional attacks on liberals, feminists, women, Mexicans, Muslims and gay people. Rational people like candidates who don’t show fear of every little thing; they also prefer candidates who aren’t blatant racists. Need proof? Please see Huckabees failed 2008 campaign. Oh, and John McSames too.

From Think Progress on Union Busting:

HUCKABEE: They may not want to say it. But the harsh reality is if they are union busting it is because the unions have broken the bank. And they’re putting them in a position where they can’t afford to continue to go on. They’re going to lay a bunch of people off. Public employee unions are different than private sector. Private sector unions have a right to exist and have actually provided some decent check and balance to jobs and businesses.

Mother Jones has an article that details Huck’s typical anti-gay anti-family agenda where he also takes the time to attack single mothers! What a stand up guy, right? Knee-jerk generalizing of people really tends to make you look like an ass, Mike. Additionally, it is offensive to senses and well, to put it simply, sexist. You’re wife must be so proud of the way that you demonize women.

Moreover, what are you exactly? Oh, yeah a washed up governor who peddles poorly written barely selling books and does appearances on Fox News. Right, right? So its a fair assumption that you are really nothing more than a man who’s sole function is to say what ever it is Murdoch wants you to say.  These are not the qualities of a good POTUS, they just aren’t.

Election 2012: Huckyuckels and The Donald

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I am getting tired of writing about Scotty Koch, so we are gonna talk about something different here for a bit; election stuffs or rather what in the name of FSM are you people thinking!

First up is Mike Huckabee who says he is “seriously contemplating running”. Great good, serious potentials are nice and that means I can pay more attention to you rather than say, Haley Barbour, who just isn’t serious at all. Except, Mike, it appears that you don’t even have the beginning of a platform; you have literally “I don’t know“? -head desk-

I can see the slogan now:  Huckabee for an Uncertain Future! Who Needs “Hope” When You Have “I Don’t Know”?

Save us the trouble and just give up now. It’s clear that you are one of those in your party who just has no ideas, no agenda and nothing at all to offer the American people. Any one who is thinking about running for POTUS should at least have that.

The Hill and every one else that is encouraging you is setting you up for a humiliating, yet comedic, slap in the face and frankly, I do not understand why they are still even pretending that you have a chance.

It’s like they have just stopped paying attention, or maybe they just really really want to fail.

Donald Trump. He tied with Obama in what must be a poll that targeted the most politically ignorant people in the world… who also happen to watch nothing but “reality” TV.

I’ve been reading comments on this one for the past few hours. The mind reels… and apparently a lot of republicans share the “WTF? NO!” reaction to this revelation.

He says he isn’t going to “decide until June”, but I will say he at least has a one up on Mike. He at least has some ideas and rudimentary platform. Still this is a bad stupid idea, and Donald, you aren’t hired yet, so don’t get your ego overinflated any more than it already is.