What was Huckabee’s Offense?

Posted: January 26, 2014 by socklessjoe in Conservatism, Fun With Media, Liberal Fascism, News, Obama's Fault, Op/Sped

I ask this (1) as somebody who has a strong dislike for Mike Huckabee, and (2) rhetorically, as he committed no real offense.

The supposed transgression was so subtle that David Gregory could not express it with any precision when questioning Rand Paul on Meet the Press, choosing only to play the clip, and then ask, “Is this helpful?”

Not satisfied with Senator Paul’s response, Gregory followed up, “My question, about whether you think it’s appropriate for the party, key figures in the party, to be talking about women, women’s health, women’s bodies, and the role of the federal government related to those things?”

Whoa, whoa, WHOA!  So Republicans are not even allowed to broach the subject of the federal role in matters of women’s heath?!?  When did this rule go into effect?

So there’s this highly controversial –frankly, unconstitutional on many dimensions– federal mandate forcing all Americans into insurance policies that, in part, pay for abortifacient drugs regardless of their religious (or secular) objections, and Republicans are just not supposed to express any opinions on the absurdity of the matter.

Yeah, that makes all the sense in the world.

I defend Huckabee in this despite my strong dislike for him.  He’s not particularly conservative from a fiscal perspective, and has no qualms about launching demagogic attacks on those darned greedy Wall Street folks who have the nerve to call him out on it.  Perhaps more important to the issue at hand, he’s a complete hypocrite, having signed a sort of birth control coverage mandate as Governor.

But in the context of recent events, he has committed no crime except to use the word “libido” in a sentence that was more than six words long, and thus impossible for a journalist to parse.  Ace and Allah have taken a stab at why his suggestions concerning women’s libidos, even though he was attributing the thought to the Democrats, betrayed a judgmental attitude about recreational sex.  There is almost something to this, but Huck continued, “…because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government…”  A more complete reading of the sentence diminishes this interpretation.

I think, having been caught with their pants down, the media has determined to find some fault with what was said.  What you’re seeing here is a bunch of wagon-circling and butt covering.

[Related post: My send-up of the Sandra Fluke controversy from March of 2012.]

  1. veeshir says:

    The Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it. Let us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be.

    That’s the quote by Huckabee.

    I don’t get why Gregory obviously thinks that’s beyond the pale.

    I mean, I know why, it does elucidate how the Dems view all their constituencies, as helpless people who need the gov’t to take care of them, but that’s not what Gregory means.
    He obviously.thinks that something in there is bad.

    I don’t get what.
    I am leaning toward this

    But in the context of recent events, he has committed no crime except to use the word “libido” in a sentence that was more than six words long,

  2. Leonard Jones says:

    Good take Veeshir. I once watched a Hannity and Combs interview of William Bennett.
    Bennett said something to the effect that whenever x happens, “liberals are reduced to
    paroxysms of obloquy.” Combs responded by saying “Someone get me a dictionary,
    I think I may have been insulted.”

    Liberals are not that bright. Whenever they are challenged or confused, they attack.
    They called for a boycott of Arizona Iced Tea after Arizona passed an illegal alien bill.
    Trouble is that the product is made in New York.

    When Sarah Palin urged us to party like its 1773, the liberals savaged her as being
    stupid because she should have said 1776. The Tea party was indeed in 1773!

    They are stupid, historically and economically illiterate. Why we are not kicking their
    asses is a mystery to me. The students in my Jr. Hi science class would wipe the floor
    with Al Gore and his global warming bullshit.

    • veeshir says:

      The problem is that all non-talk-radio media agrees with them and even though Foxnews has a large viewership, the rest of the media has more, CBS, NBC and ABC still have huge audiences.

      When you control both sides of the debate, deciding what is “out of bounds” (Foxnews goes along with that a lot, they let Obama just eat his damn waffles almost as much as CNN), it’s much easier to win.

      Look at immigration “reform”, the choice is between do nothing and amnesty, all other options are only espoused by racists, nazis and people who like Duck Dynasty non-ironically so they don’t exist.

      You’re only against immigration reform if you’re a racist hater who hates him some of them brown Mexicans.

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