Mike Huckabee: Being Gay is a Lifestyle Choice Like Using Profanity, Drinking

Mike Huckabee:  Being Gay is a Lifestyle Choice Like Using Profanity, Drinking

Mike Huckabee: Being Gay is a Lifestyle Choice Like Using Profanity, Drinking (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Self-righteous Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says being gay is part of a lifestyle, like drinking and swearing, CNN reports. Um, we know who won’t be the GOP presidential nominee for the 2016 elections.

During an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Huckabee said expecting Christians to accept same sex marriage is “like asking someone who is Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli.”

On the issue of being gay a lifestyle choice, Mike Huckabee said, “People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle. I don’t shut people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view. I don’t drink alcohol, but gosh — a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don’t use profanity, but believe me, I’ve got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera — it’s not my cup of tea.”

So much for the party of inclusiveness. Mike Huckabee has insulted yet another important group of voters, in additions to black, Hispanic and young voters. No word yet from RNC chief Reince Priebus on Huckabee’s comments.

Just to put this all in context, Mike Huckabee also blamed the Newtown school shooting massacre on taking God out of schools.

Mike Huckabee Blasts Obamas for Allowing Daughters to Listen to Beyonce

Mike Huckabee Blasts Obamas for Allowing Daughters to Listen to Beyonce

Mike Huckabee Blasts Obamas for Allowing Daughters to Listen to Beyonce (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is up to his self-righteous ranting against. He blasted President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for allowing their daughters, Sasha and Malia, to listen to Beyonce.

Huckabee told People magazine, “I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything — how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and making sure they’re kind of sheltered and shielded from so many things — and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyonce.”

 

With all the atrocities taking place in the world, it speaks volumes that Mike Huckabee could go after the First Family for something so ridiculous. I guess former president George W. Bush’s daughters’ barhopping ways were A-OK for Mike Huckabee. It’s just the uppity black family that’s the problem

As much as one can’t stand Beyonce and others, like Justin Bieber, they are afforded the right to freedom of expression. Huckabee is promoting his book “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” in which he blasted Jay Z for going from a husband to a pimp in making his wife a sex object.

 

Mike Huckabee: Jay-Z Crossed Line from Being Husband to Pimp

Mike Huckabee: Jay-Z Crossed Line from Being Husband to Pimp

Mike Huckabee: Jay-Z Crossed Line from Being Husband to Pimp (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Right wing evangelical presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee trolled Jay-Z in his new book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” saying he crossed the line from being a husband to a pimp by exploiting Beyonce as a sex object. Um, exactly why does Mike Huckabee care what Jay-Z and his wife do?

Huckabee hardly leaves a celebrity spared in his riffs on the corrosive effects of Hollywood culture, but he saves special scorn for hip-hop’s most famous couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Huckabee compared the duo’s 2013 Grammy Award performance to watching “foreplay.”

“My reaction: Why? Beyonce is incredibly talented – gifted, in fact. She has an exceptional set of pipes and can actually sing. She is a terrific dancer – without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom. Jay-Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?” Source: US News

Huckabee also slammed the Obamas for allowing their children to listen to Beyonce’s music, which he called “trash.” Wow, so much for that minority outreach. Personally, I am no fan of Jay-Z or Beyonce. I liked her in the earlier years of her career. I don’t like the sexed-up Beyonce, but their shenanigans aren’t important enough for me to go on rant. Kinda self-righteous of him to ignore Justin Bieber but attack the Carters.

Mike Huckabee to Quit Fox News Show As He Considers 2016 Presidential Run

Mike Huckabee to Quit Fox News Show As He Considers 2016 Presidential Run

Mike Huckabee to Quit Fox News Show As He Considers 2016 Presidential Run (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will announce the end of his Fox News show as he considers a 2016 presidential run.

Huckabee wrote in a letter to his supporters, “I won’t make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them.”

“The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox so I can openly talk with potential donors and supporters and gauge support,” he added.

Mike Huckabee is expected to say “goodbye” on “Huckabee” on Saturday night. He was a longshot for the nomination when he first ran in 2008 and he’s still a long shot in 2016.

Mike Huckabee: More Freedom in North Korea Than in United States

Mike Huckabee:  More Freedom in North Korea Than in United States

Mike Huckabee: More Freedom in North Korea Than in United States (Credit: Wikipedia)

It seems that the slate of potential Republican presidential candidates will do and say anything to appeal to the fringe element in the party.

Fox News personality and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who appeared at a New Hampshire event(#NHFreedomSummit), is quoted as saying: “I am beginning to think there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States,” citing TSA patdowns. Um, really?

Since he knows so much about North Korea, he should move there. The fact is, Mike Huckabee owes every American an apology for such inflammatory rhetoric.

Twitter exploded over Mike Huckabee’s North Korea comment:

Mike Huckabee: Men Like to Hunt Together, Women Like to Go to Bathroom Together

Mike Huckabee: Men Like to Hunt Together, Women Like to Go to Bathroom Together

Mike Huckabee: Men Like to Hunt Together, Women Like to Go to Bathroom Together

I am convinced that some Republicans just can’t help themselves when it comes to women-bashing and to their detriment. Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is quoted by Kathie Obradovich, a political columnist at The Des Moines Register saying that “men like to hunt and fish together, women like to use the bathroom together.” Huckabee reportedly made the comments at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition fundraiser in Waukee.

He claimed he’s “not homophobic but one-man/one-woman marriage is being “on the right side of the Bible.”

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Gov. Jan Brewer’s Anti-Gay Bill Veto Sends Strong Message to GOP Religious Extremists

AZ Gov. Jan Brewer's Anti-Gay Bill Veto Sends Strong Message to GOP Religious Extremists

AZ Gov. Jan Brewer’s Anti-Gay Bill Veto Sends Strong Message to GOP Religious Extremists

Could Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of the controversial anti-gay “Religious Freedom” bill, known as SB 1062, signify a turning point in the right wing evangelicals lunatics holding the Republican Party hostage? The religious liberty scams being pulled by people like Mike Huckabee and Rep. Michele Bachmann, is literally creating a huge problem for the Republican Party. The GOP is literally at war with itself. Well, the tide may be turning with Gov. Brewer’s veto.

Any political advantage the Republican Party hoped to gain by positioning itself as tireless warriors for the religiously devout is imploding. The efforts to apply the same religious freedom argument to anti-gay measures in states such as Arizona, Georgia and Mississippi, are being met with strong resistance. This is eerily reminiscent of the Civil Rights era, when blacks and many whites fought for racial justice and equality. Yes, against some religious scam artists. The fact is, SB 1062, and other similar bills, not only gained resistance from liberals, but from business leaders, Republican celebrities and GOP political officials. We are all collectively giving the religious right extremists a dose of their own medicine — the middle finger.

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer decided to buck the trend, despite the rallying cries from conservative windbag Rush Limbaugh, Rep. Michele Bachmann and many others, who felt that discriminating against the gay community was the right thing to do, for their own self-righteous sake. Gov. Brewer decided with whom she would stand and vetoed Arizona’s right-to-discriminate bill. She is now one of powerful group of conservatives who understand that religious freedom can’t be used as a tool for exemption from every law or issue conservatives don’t like. The threat to religious freedom can’t be imagined. It has to be verifiable. Gov. Brewer effectively admitted as such during her speech.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper had proven during an interview with GOP state senator Al Melvin, a supporter of SB 1062, that the freak-out from the religious right over discrimination because of their religious beliefs was imagined and not factual.  Melvin could not provide one example of what needs to be protected.

The ‘Stand Your Religion‘ law is akin to the ‘Stand Your Ground‘ law that allows people in Florida and in other states where it’s a law, to shoot dead anyone who ‘threatens’ them. No matter if the threat is imagined. Michael Dunn shot an unarmed black teen, Jordan Davis, over an altercation about ‘loud music.’ He could have very easily moved his vehicle if the music was such a bother. No, the gun gave him a sense of invincibility. So, he decided to start an argument with the teen, ending in a fatality. Curtis Reeves fatally shot Chad Oulson in Florida, after the two argued about the latter texting at a movie theater. The threat to retired police officer Reeves was a bag of popcorn.

Brewer said, “Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific and present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona.” “To the supporters of the legislation, I want you to know that I understand that long-held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before. Our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. However, I sincerely believe that Senate Bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. It could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want. Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value, so is non-discrimination.” In other words, Gov. Brewer recognizes bullsh*t when she sees it. Namely SB 1062.

Brewer’s veto sends a strong message to the other states toying around with similar legislation. It’s not going to pass the smell test, much less be signed into law. There are far too many influential players on the sidelines in this dogfight. This uprising engineered by the right wing evangelicals is losing steam.

Of course, National Review editor Rich Lowry, is one of many Republicans who disagree with Brewer’s veto. He called it “foolish.”

A religious freedom statute doesn’t give anyone carte blanche to do whatever he wants in the name of religion. It simply allows him to make his case in court that a law or a lawsuit substantially burdens his religion and that there is no compelling governmental interest to justify the burden.

I have to ask Rich Lowry, should blacks have simply walked away from lunch counters where they weren’t welcomed to find other establishments? Or should they have found another means of getting to and from work after being told to sit at the back of the bus?  The fact is, Gov. Brewer just sent the message that those days are over when the right wing thought it could push its agenda while hiding behind the claim of religious freedom.

In closing, let me address the Stand Your Ground law because there are some shades of Jim Crow laws evident. Jordan Davis is our new Emmett Till. Florida Gov. Rick Scott should make the same argument about his state’s controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. He said he would have vetoed the Arizona bill. How many more people, particularly young men, need to be killed in Florida before he takes a stand and ends this law?

Mike Huckabee: Democrats Think ‘Women Can’t Control Libido’ Without Help from ‘Uncle Sugar’

Mike Huckabee:  Democrats Think 'Women Can't Control Libido' Without Help from 'Uncle Sugar'

Mike Huckabee: Democrats Think ‘Women Can’t Control Libido’ Without Help from ‘Uncle Sugar’

The Republican Party’s attack on women continue with former presidential candidate and Fox News host Mike Huckabee making a really offensive comment.  The former Arkansas governor says Democrats tell women “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 government.”

Mike Huckabee also said, “Women I know are mart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything that anybody else can do.” “Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That’s not a war on them, that’s a war for them.”

GOP Clown Car: Fox News Personality Mike Huckabee Mulling 2016 Presidential Run

GOP Clown Car:  Fox News Personality Mike Huckabee Mulling 2016 Presidential Run

GOP Clown Car: Fox News Personality Mike Huckabee Mulling 2016 Presidential Run (Attribution Unknown)

The GOP clown car is taking passengers for the 2016 presidential election. Former Arkansas governor-turned-Fox-News-personality Mike Huckabee is considering another run for the White House. It will be a cold day in hell when he becomes our next president.

Said Huckabee: “Absolutely. Yeah, no hesitancy to say, for sure. Does that mean I will? I don’t know. Does that mean I won’t? I don’t know. But am I thinking about it? Am I talking to people about it? Yeah, that would be fair to say.”

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Rush Limbaugh Faces New Threat When New Mike Huckabee Show Launches in His 12-3 PM Time Slot

Rush Limbaugh faces new threat — former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Why?  The new Mike Huckabee show launches on 100 stations in his noon-3 p.m. time slot. Um, give me Mike Huckabee any day over Rush Limbaugh.  Advertisers won’t be the only ones running from Rush Limbaugh, listeners will too.

David Frum points out that Limbaugh will face “a more-serious challenge” on April 2: “That’s when the new Mike Huckabee show launches on 100 stations in Limbaugh’s very own noon-to-3 time slot. Huckabee’s competition threatens Limbaugh not only because Huckabee has already proven himself an attractive and popular TV broadcaster, but also because Huckabee is arriving on the scene at a time when Limbaugh’s business model is crashing around him.”