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April 13, 2010

Mike Huckabee Is That Bad

I've noticed this thing about Mike Huckabee and the way that people perceive him. Maybe this is just me, and if it is please comment and tell me I'm wrong because I'll feel better, but it seems to me like a lot of people have this 'he's not so bad' attitude about him. Like, he's always cracking goofy jokes, he's Chuck Norris approved, he has a TV show where he interviews E list celebrities and plays the guitar, he takes embarrassing matching outfits photos with his family. He's funny and dorky and harmless, that Mike Huckabee.

So in a twisted way, I'm almost glad when he comes out and says stuff like this:

Huckabee, a former Baptist preacher, remains in favor of keeping in place ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’ the policy that requires the military to expel openly gay service members. “I wouldn’t support a repeal if I were commander-in-chief,” he said. “You don’t see foot soldiers out there demanding it. I’m not sure that’s the most important thing we ought to be doing for the military.”

“[‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’] touches an extraordinarily small group of people,” Huckabee continued. He dismissed calls to amend the policy as “primarily a posturing point for political purposes,” and an attempt to “force something on the military that they themselves haven’t pushed that hard.”

“I think we certainly should be very sensitive to the fact that the purpose of the military is not to see if we can create social experiments,” Huckabee warned.

He continues to oppose any government recognition of same-sex relationships. Even civil unions are “not necessary,” Huckabee said. “I think there’s been a real level of being disingenuous on the part of the gay and lesbian community with their goal of civil unions,” he alleged, referring to LGBT activists who first claimed that their goal in several states was to enact civil unions, but subsequently launched efforts to implement full marriage rights.

Huckabee went on to draw parallels between homosexuality and other lifestyles that are considered by some to be morally aberrant. “You don’t go ahead and accommodate every behavioral pattern that is against the ideal,” he said of same-sex marriage. “That would be like saying, well, there are a lot of people who like to use drugs, so let’s go ahead and accommodate those who want to use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, so we should accommodate them.”

He also affirmed support for a law in Arkansas that prohibits same-sex couples from becoming adoptive or foster parents. “I think this is not about trying to create statements for people who want to change the basic fundamental definitions of family,” Huckabee said. “And always we should act in the best interest of the children, not in the seeming interest of the adults.”

“Children are not puppies,” he continued. “This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?” [The Perspective via Think Progress. Emphasis mine.]
So while Huckabee may not usually draw ire in the way that a Palin or a Cheney or a Limbaugh can, it's nice of him to periodically make unacceptable ridiculous bigoted comments like these to remind us that yes, he is that bad.

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bernthis said...

I swear ppl like this jack ass say shit just to get the attn they never got as a child.

Queers United said...

I think you are right to point out that he keeps getting painted as a decent guy when in fact he is a very right-wing bigot.