Friday, January 24, 2014

Mike Huckabee Joins the Growing Republican Chorus Denigrating Women

And What is Harvard Doing Here

Republicans are trying to improve their image with American women, a majority of whom seem to despise what the Republican Party stands for with respect to gender issues.  Mike Huckabee, a former Governor of Arkansas, a former and possibly would be Presidential candidate and a conservative commentator ain’t helping.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee accused Democrats Thursday of encouraging women to rely on the government for help in controlling their “libido” and said Republicans have been wrongly accused of waging a “war on women.”

“If 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 reproductive system without the help of the government, so be it,” he said. “Let us take that discussion all across America.”

Gosh, is ignorance and stupidity and plain old offensiveness on gender issues in the Republican Party contagious?  It used to be that a minority of the GOP held these ugly views, now it appears that the number is growing and maybe it is a majority.  Or maybe Republicans are just tired of trying to pretend to be rational on this issue.

Finally, there is this bizarre observation.

Huckabee, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008 and has indicated he’s weighing a 2016 bid, will be a visiting fellow at Harvard this semester.

Harvard is not embarrassed enough by having given Ted Cruz a law degree?  It's nice that Harvard wants a plethora of views, but should intelligence and rational thinking be a qualification of whom they invite on their campus?  If they just want a bunch of yahoos are there better ones than Mike Huckabee?

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