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Monday, October 22, 2018

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Mike Huckabee

If you love Rick Santorum’s disgust for birth control, but wish he were just a bit more condescending towards women, then the Republican National Committee has the candidate for you!

At the RNC’s annual winter meeting on Thursday, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the following attempt to prove that Republicans are in fact waging a war for 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 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.

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Any discussion of “Uncle Sugar” tricking women into promiscuity is crazy, but here’s what puts Huckabee’s comments over the top: They were part of his prepared remarks. In other words, someone read the speech and decided “Yeah, the libido section is perfect, let’s move on.”

Meanwhile, somewhere in Wyoming, Foster Friess is presumably writing a huge check to Huckabee 2016.