GOP’s Huckabee on birth control: Fed govt shouldn’t help women who can’t control their “libido”

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee just told the Republican National Committee “Winter Meeting” in Washington, DC that the only reason women need birth control is to “control their libido.”

CNN’s Dana Bash reports that Huckabee was discussing the larger issue of the federal government’s involvement with birth control, presumably referring to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and its provisions requiring private employers to include birth control in their coverage.

Bash summarized Huckabee’s remarks in a tweet:

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Via Chris Moody of Yahoo News, we have the entire Huckabee quote in context – it’s just as bad:

huckabee-birth-control-libido

Huckabee’s comments are disturbingly similar to Rush Limbaugh’s incendiary remarks of two years ago about Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke, who had testified before Congress about the various non-sexual reasons that women use, and need, birth control.  At the time, and repeatedly thereafter, Limbaugh called Fluke a “sl*t.”  Limbaugh called Fluke a “sl*t” over 70 times.  Watch:

That is what Huckabee is referring to when he says that birth control is simply about women not being able to control their libido. Huckabee is suggesting that Limbaugh is right. That the entire birth control debate is simply about “loose” women.

This isn’t the first time that Huckabee has asserted that birth control is for loose women.  It is however the first time he has said it at the official meeting of the entire Republican party, thus branding them with his intolerance.

And the Republicans wonder why they are repeatedly accused of having a war on women?


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  • cleos_mom

    Forget W. This country has enough of the clueless to have elected Rotten Reagan *twice.*

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra
  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Is there anybody in there? He means Limbaugh.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Oh, you’re going to love this. I found his blog. Apparently, he is an interior decorator. Be sure to look at his picture, but first turn off your gaydar. Otherwise, the dinging will wake your neighbors. Teacher? My Aunt Fanny!

  • http://aconservativeteacher.blogspot.com aconservativeteacher

    “Denying kids school lunches”? Are you suggesting that kids are born with a god-given right to a taxpayer paid lunch for them no matter what? I would reject that argument- material goods are not ‘rights’ to which others have claim, they are earned through the product of their labor. Charity, goodwill towards others, and a basic safety net are nice and good, but you’d have to be a straight up communist to suggest that kids have a “right” to school lunches.

  • http://aconservativeteacher.blogspot.com aconservativeteacher

    Who is Limpball? I’m sorry, you have more knowledge of molesters than I do.

  • http://aconservativeteacher.blogspot.com aconservativeteacher

    Really? This is your argument? Quote daily mail and employ that everyone who has a policy disagreement with you is an evil subhuman who molests kids? You Nazi’s are all alike, trying to demonize your opposition so you can enslave us and make us work for you and silence us and eventually kill us. Fascists.

  • JHunter

    All I have to say is… Huckabee is F***ing MORON… and this is coming from a “conservative Prolife” type.. And as such I REFUSE to be associated with this sort of idiocy.. I Dumped the “republican” label YEARS ago.. Most are just as F***ed up as democrats.. just for different reasons.

  • Deanna

    By Huckabee’s same logic,the Federal government shouldn’t help men who need Viagra to get it up.

  • Anonymous

    It certainly seemed that a lot of people paid for the media to endorse Romney. The prediction of him winning “by a landslide” made me laugh. It was all a ruse meant to weaken the opposition. So many millionaires seemed disappointed in the idea of pre-Bush level taxes and not getting those 1% breaks. Boo hoo.

  • Anonymous

    Kind of like parents who think the only way to raise kids is to smack ‘em around.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    Their claim that they are against “dependence” is a huge crock of BS. That’s all that needs to be said.

    Indeed. In fact the right wing view of government seems to be, honestly rather more inclined to be of a creepy, “dependent” sort. I think of the liberal view of government as really quite practical and businesslike, stemming from the notion of the social contract: by participating in civil society and doing my civic duty to it in the form of voting, paying taxes, and so forth, I get in exchange the benefits of living in that society. It’s the right wingers that keep wanting to drag vague, disquieting notions about how government’s really supposed to be like a stern daddy who’s supposed to teach moral virtues to us children and guard us from moral corruption.

    I think it’s a horribly diseased, insane view of how society is supposed to function and the more I learn of it the more it sickens me, not the least because the people who are loudest in their insistence that government exists only to teach me morals and character have no morals and no character I feel bound to respect.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    Uh, Sparky, “what Huckabee actually said” is quoted at length verbatim above. I’m looking at “what Huckabee actually said” right now. And it’s fucking lunatic.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Take off your tinfoil hat. Many wingnuts are saying stupid things, not just this one. Your cave speak is irrelevant to the modern world.
    People are getting fed up with the stupidity; get over it.

  • Mickey Logan

    Hey, liar: why don’t you look at what Huckabee actually said, which is the very opposite. You lying piece of garbage.

  • Anonymous

    Bad mental image.

  • Anonymous

    They are delusional for the most part. Positive reinforcement for their stupidity has blurred the lines of reality. Look up the Asch conformity experiment. When the majority disagrees with you, you will believe them even if they are wrong.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a mistake we often make, and it needs to change. We always laugh at their stupidity but we forget how many people agree with them wholeheartedly. Stupidity has influence in large numbers. It’s time for accountability. We need educated, scientific leaders in power.

  • Anonymous

    Probably so his mistresses wouldn’t have oopsie babies.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Turning curious women into salt licks was always my favorite among Abrahamic views on women.

  • Anonymous

    No response to me I notice. Why do you like molesters like Limpballs?

  • Anonymous

    Their claim that they are against “dependence” is a huge crock of BS. That’s all that needs to be said.

    They enjoy inflicting their irrational suffering and guilt for a false afterlife – that is, Catholicism – on others.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    But, But isn’t there a holy poltergeist that sees all without a camera?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Oh, and Dr.Mengele here will assist.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Thank god, I do love the deep end.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    The dystopian dream: ‘The Handmaiden’s Tale.’

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Thank you Virginia Fox. Oh, and how is that denying kids school lunches working out. Are they working out as janitors and earning their keep? You are no conservative—a reactionary troll more likely.

  • Joan

    Why did he mandate that all health insurance cover contraception in his state when he was governor?

  • William Meyers

    Anonymous claims that the 04 returns from Ohio were rigged by routing them through Virginia somehow . They discovered this between 04 and 2012 and built a firewall so that this couldn’t happen . I don’t know if this is true but if you watch Karl Roves reaction to the Ohio returns of 2012 it looks plausible.

  • William Meyers

    Wow I wish I had written that, that is powerful .Thurmond was a Democrat when he said that quote, you probably should use quotation marks though, so people know that you aren’t trying to say that venomous crap.

  • William Meyers

    Great call almost forgot how stupid the conservatives of South Carolina were to return that lying hypocrite Sanford to public office.

  • leonardwaks

    Got rid of whom? Sanford? Vitter? Hope you are not teaching anywhere near where my kid goes to school.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    Well, Republicans are against a culture of dependence, except when it comes to the companies that are dependent upon the Federal government for their existence and huge profits. Ones like Booz Allen Hamilton, whatever Blackwater is called these days, and the many defense contractors out there.

    And about that “dependence”. How did so many people come to rely on the government for assistance, anyway? That’s the real problem. If we’re truly in a capitalist heaven where people can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and achieve a life resembling the American dream, why do so many people find it so difficult to do? That’s another topic entirely, but it does point to a need.

    Obviously, we don’t have such wonderful opportunities to achieve this American dream. Health care is something that the government has gotten itself involved in for a reason. High costs make for low access. People of good conscience don’t want others to suffer, so the procurement of health care is at least assisted.

    And that’s what we’re talking about here – health care. Having undesired children, or having health conditions that require the use of birth control medications for medicinal purposes is not healthy. Huckabee’s refusal to recognize reality makes him just like any other recent Republican candidate – not worthy of the office.

  • http://aconservativeteacher.blogspot.com aconservativeteacher

    All bad. It’s a good thing that the Republican Party got rid of them. They weren’t empowering women and fighting for women- they were more like the Democrats and fighting a war on women. Thanks for reminding me that this issue is bipartisan.

  • HelenRainier

    John Ensign, Mark Sanford, David Vitter.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Besides which, the Abrahamaic cultures proved rather early on they weren’t much on ‘book learnin” and preferred wars of conquest.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    When one of them talks about putting gay people into concentration camps, that isn’t hyperbole.

    Oh, that sort thing I can easily believe. Plain, honest hatred of the sort that moves (say) Rush Limbaugh to hurl the word “slut” around seventy times is quite genuine, I’m sure. It’s the pose of concern I wonder about, the attempts to convince us that really they’re being kind and rescuing us from a genuine evil. It’s the pretence to a higher sort of altruism, one that’s better for us in the long run than the crude devices if the welfare state, that really baffles me. Does Huckabee actually believe that he’s helping women?

    I suppose in the end it doesn’t matter. Whether it’s sincere if bizarre belief or just a flimsy disguise to hide the desire to punish harlots doesn’t matter. It’s the resulting laws and policies that matter.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    Out of curiosity I looked up the camera obscura and it seems that while the basic principle was known to both Greek and to Chinese thinkers the first actual camera was devised by the Arabic scientist Ibn Alhazen, the expert on optics for centuries. Just a bit late in history to wind up in the Bible unfortunately.

  • Nathanael

    Thankfully this is one way in which the Republican Party is *completely* out of touch with the American public.

    The rate of contraceptive use in the US population is something like 99%.

    89% of the population thinks birth control is morally acceptable — as of 2012 — and that number is distorted by the Catholic portion of the populace, where only 82% approve of birth control!

    Publicizing anti-birth-control statements like this is a good way to make sure nobody votes for Huckabee. It’s good to make his crazy views public.

  • Nathanael

    Huckabee and Santorum and their like have views whch crazy, extremist, dangerous, and out of touch with reality. But that’s not the *only* reason people have trouble realizing that they really believe this stuff.

    Huckabee and Santorum and their like have views which *aren’t even internally consistent*. Most people are sane enough that most people think, “Well, Huckabee can’t mean that, because he said something contradicting that last week.”

    But in fact, they do believe all of it — *even the inconsistent parts*. They’re not sane.

  • Nathanael

    I’m glad that Huckabee is getting revealed for what he is.

    Huckabee was (and still is) genuinely dangerous because, while he holds crazy, bigoted, and destructive views, he’s *extremely personable* and *able to laugh at himself*. Huckabee actually looked *good* when he went on the Colbert Report. By contrast, most Republican candidates wear their meanness and madness on their sleeves and destroy their own campaigns (see Mitt Romney for a classic example).

    Huckabee’s views are completely whackadoodle and he’d take us back into the dark ages. But he can *pass* for sane, the way Reagan did. So it’s critically important to expose his views.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I think you’re right. Oh, I do believe that some of them just put on the facade of conservatism because they think that’ll get them elected, and wealth and power.

    But men like Huckabee, for instance, and Santorum and most of the radical Tea Bagger extremists truly believe every word coming out of their mouths. When one of them talks about putting gay people into concentration camps, that isn’t hyperbole. When they talk about a rapist’s ‘fatherhood rights’, they really do mean that a rapist, by stint of forcing his sperm on a woman, has co-ownership of her womb and her body from that point on.

    The mistake many progressives, liberals, and leftists make is failing to take them seriously and at their word.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    Oh, dear God XD. “Y’see, son, if your pecker stays up for too long, we’re gonna have to stick this here needle into it to pull all the blood out! No, you’ll still be awake.”

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Having read the Bible more times than I care to admit, I can guarantee there is no Aramaic or Greek word for ‘camera’ nor was such a device ever conceived by the scribes back then. ;-)

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Once? Well, only maybe.

    Those Ohio ’04 returns were damned hinky, and I always thought it beyond telling how upset Karl Rove was on 2012 election night when Fox was calling the state early for Obama.

  • pappyvet

    A camera up the old crank would be funny to legalize. But I am sure there is some biblical passage against it .;]

  • pappyvet

    Don’t worry pal,they;ll still let you into the baptismal if you only go in up to your knees

  • pappyvet

    snicker…guffaw ;]

  • Abby

    I can only hope that young women start getting pissed, in my opinion, they didn’t realize the fight it took for us to get an almost equal playing field, and they seem lethargic in their opposition to being bullied.

  • pappyvet

    You better run all day
    And run all night.
    Keep your dirty feelings
    Deep inside.
    And if you’re taking your girlfriend
    Out tonight
    You’d better park the car
    Well out of sight.
    Cause if they catch you in the back seat
    Trying to pick her locks,
    They’re gonna send you back to mother
    In a cardboard box.
    You better run.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Empower women by taking away the right to control our own bodies. Yeah right.

    I feel sorry for your students.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Or my alternative: Every Viagra or Cialis refill must be preceded by a mandatory digital prostate exam and a scripted talk from one’s doctor — including graphic photos — of the dangers of uncontrolled priapsis.

    Just for the sake of men’s health and safety, of course.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    We can only hope. I’m not sure how much lower they can sink and still claim that it’s all about freedom and high idealism. The notion that any kind of social safety net is really about enslaving people to government is a familiar one but this is the first time I’ve seen the GOP’s obsession with telling people how to have sex cloaked in the same Objectivist robes. All of the various crazy right-wing ideas are inbreeding with each other. Soon I expect to see the idea floated that the solution to an unwanted and expensive pregnancy is entrepreneurship: any woman is after all free to start up her own adoption agency.

  • pappyvet

    Empowering women…to do as they are told. Kinda like the right to work…..for less.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Interesting is the statistic that fundamentalist divorce rates are higher than average.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    It means Republican wives.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Thank you Usagi, I feel better now about being a troll basher!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Government mandated prostate exams by women doctors every few months or so would change the tone real quick.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I did a Presbyterian once, but I was only 14, so it probably doesn’t count.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Actually, I believe they read ‘The Bible for Dummies’ illustrated of course by cartoons.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “a verbatim quote from the 2016 RNC platform.” Make that RNC coffin and I’m on.

  • Anonymous

    Lol! If they sink any lower, they’ll just be grunting and scratching their butts on stage in 2016.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    “But empowering women- never!”

    I think that’s probably going to be a verbatim quote from the 2016 RNC platform.

  • Anonymous

    Speak of the devil!

    Dinesh D’Souza Charged with Campaign Finance Fraud

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/dinesh-dsouza-campaign-finance-indictment

  • Anonymous

    Stupidest attempt at mockery ever. Limpballs, the head of FOX, Warren Jeffs, and countless other Republicans/religious leaders are hypocritical perverts. At least those guys didn’t molest anyone.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    Considering this country elected W twice…

    Well, once, anyway.

  • Jimmy

    Considering this country elected W twice, it’s not so far-fetched they could elect this dumbass.

  • http://aconservativeteacher.blogspot.com aconservativeteacher

    Those evil Republicans like Huckabee who want to empower women are horrible. John Edwards for President 2016! Or Eliot Spitzer! Or Carlos Danger! But empowering women- never!

  • SFExPat

    Oh, wow, finishing transitioning without the surgery!! Just pray away one “x” chromosome and pray for substituting the “y”!! Wish I’da known in 1999….

  • PeteWa

    yes.

  • Ninong

    You mean his son the dog torturer?

  • http://liberawheeler.blogspot.com/ Elijah Jacob Shalis

    I can’t believe I am distantly related to him. Where does the GOP even keep finding these people? You would think they would be more savy than this if they are into politics.

  • Indigo

    That’s a little too nutty, even for U.S. politics.

  • goulo

    If they’d control what comes out of another orifice, then women wouldn’t need the birth control.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Well, their religion overall has been one of Ala Carte rules ever since Constantine. Even the King James Bible they love so much was written deliberately to uphold the notion of feudal monarchy and kings’ divine right to rule.

  • eahopp

    Well, women are not supposed to enjoy sex. They are supposed to take care of the Beaver’s house, with the white picket fence out front, and become baby-making factories. All these femanazi women need to be put back into their place!

  • Cary6677

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  • benb

    Insulting to Men that Government provides prescriptions for Type II diabetes meds because they can’t control their gluttony nor their digestive systems without the help of the government

  • nicho

    Actually, the bible is very supportive of birth control and contraception.

    http://www.salon.com/2014/01/05/biblical_birth_control_the_surprisingly_contraception_friendly_old_testament/

    As usual, these Christo-fascist nutbags claim to live by a book they’ve never really read.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    That’s how I’ve felt about it. If women’s fertility isn’t allowed to be controlled, a man’s god-given impotence should go untreated, too.

    I mean, since when is an erection a civil right? (Right, I know, no need to answer that question. “Because it’s something men enjoy.”)

  • judybrowni

    Slutty, slutty, von Sluts!

    Acting all human and such.

    The nerve of those sluts!

    This is why I haven’t fucked a Republican, ever, to my knowledge.

  • AdmNaismith

    ‘If I wanted the government in my uterus, I would fill it with oil and Hispanic voters’- Britta, ‘Community’

  • usagi

    You’ve tagged the disconnect that some people are finally wising up to: They mean it.
    There’s been this ongoing commentary, pretty much from the dawn of blogging (maybe before) that when extremists say extreme things they’re really just being colorful or exaggerating for effect or something.
    No.
    Take them at their word.
    They mean it.
    They believe it.
    They are not playing on the same board as the rest of us.
    They are relying on the fact that most people are too polite to call them out forcefully on the underlying absurdity of what they’re saying. That’s why there are so many narcissistic sociopaths in positions of power.

  • FLL

    Republican lemmings continue to dive off the cliff. The political party of a second-term president has won seats in Congress during the midterm elections only once since the Civil War: 1998, when the Republican geniuses were impeaching Bill Clinton. Do they want to make history again?

  • http://voenixrising.com/ Mark Alexander

    Republican men are scared to death of pretty much everything “down there” on a woman.

  • greppinwolf

    So if they want to get the government out of libido issues shouldn’t the first thing stricken be erectile dysfunction medication? That really only serves the one purpose.

  • http://voenixrising.com/ Mark Alexander

    The Republicans *want* to be a permanent minority going forward, right?

  • Clevelandchick

    Dear women of America,

    Stop marrying and fucking conservative men.

  • BillFromDover

    Let’s see:
    So now, all women on birth control are sluts.
    Women must be subversive to their husbands.
    Legitimate rape = no pregs possible.
    God believes in rape cuz all life is sacred.

    What war on women?
    How is that conservative rebranding thing working out?

    Why any female would cast a vote for these Neanderthals is beyond my comprehension.

    Not to mention The Nuge in 2016?

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    “thereisnospoon” over at Digbysblog made the point succinctly: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-brand-over-2000-years-in-making-by.html Really you can’t dissociate this sort of talk from what’s in the Bible even if you exclude the Old Testament stuff.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    It’s consistent in a way. Really it’s only a small step from the canonical Republican belief that Jesus can cure you of your innate attraction to persons of the same sex to an equally canonical Republican believe that Jesus can cure you of the curse of having two X chromosomes.

  • Anonymous

    Always funny to talk with a Teabagger about how “Christians can’t be extremists.” All the stoning, meh, no one ever took the Bible literally…it’s not like “other” religions. Right?

  • http://www.ucsense.blogspot.com UncommonSense

    They just can’t help themselves. The only way for them to talk about women and not be offensive is to never talk about women.
    I think Fox needs to rename Huck’s show: Mike Huckabee Mansplains It All.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    I…I just…

    Do Republicans actually believe this “dependence” shtick of theirs? Cos that’s all this is, a particularly bizarre marriage of the usual Republican madonna-whore complex with the usual Republican talking point that government relief in all forms is evil because it cultivates “dependence”. “Dependence” is the worst sin in the books according to them, worse even than pride, and the only legitimate function of government is to combat it.

    But I guess I’ve never really believed that any Republican with any actual power believed in this nonsense. The whole notion that “dependence” is worse than sickness or starvation has always seemed to me like a desperate attempt to cook up some reason for hating on food stamps or Social Security that sounds like it’s high-minded and idealistic and not just naked greed and not wanting to waste money on dirty poors. I can almost imagine a group of Republican think-tankers, deep into their fourth pitchers of martinis and searching desperately through their Cliffs Notes to Ayn Rand and von Mises to find some pithy quote or slogan they can use to make hatred sound good. “Oh! I know! Let’s claim that keeping people from starving is actually hurting their human dignity by making them dependent on government!”

    It’s bad enough to see this vile notion used to attack the notion of helping the impoverished. To see it used to attack the notion of helping an entire gender is just…there are no words.

  • http://heimaey.us/ heimaey

    I love that the Bible doesn’t say you can’t marry your sibling or child (daughter), but the religious zealots say that it’s implied. Well not when there are so many combinations that are out there.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    And anything involving their lady-parts.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Maybe so, but the latest anti-feminist message from the forced-birthers is that a woman seeking an abortion is denying the male who impregnated her — whether it was willing or by force — his ‘fatherhood’ rights.

    Imagine that? A deposit of sperm inside a woman’s body, even if by rape, entitles a man to co-ownership of her body and life.

    In any event, the “you lefties/feminists/whatever are the bullies!” is not a new message either. It’s there every time Limpballs uses the word “Feminazis.”

  • Anonymous

    Well, they lack basic knowledge of biology, so they think abstinence-only sex education works. They’re just ignorant, and suicidally so. They’re actually making the problem WORSE.

  • bkmn

    “Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women..”

    except when it comes to matters of pay.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Aye, I’ve seen that graphic before. The third one down on the left though isn’t quite accurate, as it indicates that a woman can actually have property rights. As it was made clear in Genesis, a woman can have property assigned to her, but ultimately it always belongs to a male relative, should he choose to assert his overriding ownership rights at any time.

    In other words, if a female was well-off enough in a family sense to have servants and slaves assigned to her, they — along with everything else the female “owned” (quotes used on purpose) — were often folded into the dowry agreements.

  • PeteWa

    I keep waiting for his kid to be caught as a serial killer.

  • http://www.ucsense.blogspot.com UncommonSense

    “Victims of their genger?” What does that even mean?

  • Jim Olson

    Here’s a handy-dandy graphic that illustrates Biblical marriage. Just in case any of you were confused.

  • Jim Olson

    Really, why does any woman vote Republican?

  • Strepsi

    lol Becca.
    But I think this is something different — this is co-opting the left’s logic and language. They just flip it: this is what they did with gay rights: WE are the “bullies” and they are the “victims of bullying and intolerance.”

    If you read it, he’s flat out co-opting Feminism for its opposite: the GOP believes women are equal, and empowered, and responsible for their own choices! “Liberals” (the word the GOP made dirty in the 80’s/90’s) believe women are weak, and so the Government controls them.

    It’s evil, but there are people this works on.

  • UncleBucky

    Indeed, that seems to encapsulate Huckleberry’s point…

  • UncleBucky

    Huckabee is an intolerant Muslim, against women and anyone not male… enough… Hahhaha…

    He’s projecting about his wished-for libido… OR he’s using that as code against minorities…. And you know why…, the lowering of WHITE MALE population…

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Perceiving women as chattel is presupposed in at least half the statements that ever come out of their mouths.

  • http://heimaey.us/ heimaey

    This is SO eerily similar to the shit that sprouts out of Shariah Law that they get so upset about.

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Huksterbee is just reaching out to women, again.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    These GOPer misogynists don’t just ‘wonder’ why they’re repeatedly accused of having a war on women. They flat out deny that’s what they’re doing.

    But y’know, I have to give them this much, although they’ll not admit it: They truly do seem to believe in ‘traditional Biblical’ marriage and the role of women. That is, the role of property belonging to men.

  • Peter

    It is amazing that this attitude still prevails where sexually active women are sluts and whores but the men are studs.

  • nicho

    Actually, the problem is male libido. Women are perfectly capable of satisfying their libido without male assistance. The mens’ libido is what gets them into trouble.

  • S1AMER

    Maybe four? Un. Effing. Be. Lievable.

  • S1AMER

    Republicans just can’t control what comes out of their mouths, can they?

  • rerutled

    It’s 2014, and the Republican Party is using the “Women who use family planning are whores” argument.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    The Hukster hasn’t been able to tie his shoes or see his libido in years.

  • GoBlue

    Three words: Un. Be. Lievable.

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