‘People are dead because of Mike Huckabee’

by CynthiaYockey on March 5, 2011

Amen to Richard McEnroe at Three Beers Later, who was set off by Huckabee’s attack on Natalie Portman for her prior-to-wedlock pregnancy and his swipe at Bristol Palin as a means of exalting himself for his own piety:

If he runs he will be bathed in the blood of four dead policemen, if not by his rivals in the GOP primaries then by the Democrats in the general election.

Yes, yes, he will. Please read the whole thing — it is on point, and delicious.

Attacking unwed mothers should be a more obvious no-win position for Huckabee not only for the reasons that Richard points out for conservatives and independents, but also because Democrats will rain down hellfire upon him since Obama was conceived out-of-wedlock and his father had a wife when he married Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.

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  • Anonymous

    There was a collective groan throughout law enforcement in the southwestern US when the Huck released that prisoner. Nor was he the only prisoner that should have been kept

    Thing is, it’s easy to keep someone locked up once (s)he’s been convicted. All one has to do is nothing and the prison system will take care of the rest. It takes effort to let ’em out. The Huck made that effort.

    You know what would be nice? It would be nice if politicians, to show what good Christians they are, would show compassion to crime victims instead of criminals. That’s what would be nice.

    I’ll shut up now, before I start telling Arkansas jokes or using ugly words, Huckabee makes me want to do both.

    Oh, I can’t resist one Arkansas joke: Do you know that the toothbrush was invented in Arkansas? It was, if it were invented anywhere else we’d call it a teeth brush.

  • Liz

    On one level, I have some sympathy for Huckabee. His moral code sees single parenthood as a destablilizing force, bad for women and children, and destructive towards the family. (Although that does bring the question of why he would want to destabilize the families of same sex couples by forcing them into being unmarried parents, then castigate these families for being allegedly less stable, but that’s for another day.)

    I think he has a sense that, if he’s going to comment on the topic at all, he can’t give white, middle class females a pass. While I sometimes wonder why he had to comment at all on *anyone*, I come from a small town with a lot of unmarried and/or teenage pregnancies, and most of the women I know in those situations will spit nails at anyone who glamorizes it. (And yes, they’re judging Portman.)

    I do wish, however, that socons would focus more on the men in these cases. There are not millions of immaculate conceptions each year. A lot of social problems could be solved by men zipping up their mickies.

    And I’m sick of people using sex as a shorthand for overall morality. Mike, you’re sexually continent. You also have fiscal impropriety hanging over you and, as will be pointed out ad nauseum, people are dead because of you. They don’t balance themselves out. They don’t come close.

    When it comes to Obama, his supporters like to claim that he was born in wedlock. I remember Scott Brown being excoriated for pointing out, during the Bristol Palin episode, that Obama was born to an unwed 18 year old. His interviewer kept insisting that his parents were married, and Brown was accused of being a “Birther”. They’ll kneecap Huckabee over this, but they won’t explicitly use Obama as a rationale. They’ll talk about heroic single mothers to get the black vote, the guilty white vote, and in an attempt to get poor whites.

  • Darkstar

    OT: Your RSS feed isn’t working in Firefox. As a live bookmark, it doesn’t load, and if I try to load it as a page it refreshes in an infinite loop.

    • Thank you, I appreciate the heads-up. It may take me a day or two to figure out the problem and fix it, though.

  • The Republicans can get Obama re-elected. All they have to do is nominate Huckabee.

    He is unacceptable to most Americans.

    I hate Obamacare, and I haven’t cared for Obama since before he was in the US Senate. And while I won’t vote for him, I won’t vote for Huckabee either. One is just as dangerous to the country as the other – only in different ways.

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