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Thursday, January 17, 2019

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.

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47 responses to “This Week In Crazy: Gay Rights Cause Tornadoes, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right”

  1. disqus_ivSI3ByGmh says:

    Apparently, “Doctor” Huckleberry is unaware that many women need prescriptions for birth control medication not due to libido, but due to hormonal imbalance and lessening the effects of migraine headaches. But, he used to be a Governor who lived in a triple-wide, so I guess that means he knows all about women’s physiology.

    • siobhanne says:

      So let’s just say they take away the birth control for women and leave the Viagra in place for men? Then what? With limited access to birth control, what will do with all the babies? Public assistance? I think not. Will we return to the days of poor houses and orphanages? Oh joy!

      • Judy in AZ says:

        Interesting that Medicaid pays for Viagra but not birth control. At least here in AZ where we have AHCCCS as an alternative to Medicaid (the letters stand for AZ Health Care COST CONTAINMENT System). So who *is* going to pay for all those babies? If birth control is interfering with God’s will, then does God “will” 75 year old men to run around with 4-hour erections? And what about using fertility treatments for those people whom God has decided should remain barren? Doesn’t that interfere with God’s will? To take it even further, how about that woman in TX who was hooked up to machines to keep her body going when she was brain dead? Did God will the hospital to do that? So saving her was God’s will and taking her off life support was interfering with it? Interesting how selective conservatives are about what is and isn’t God’s will.

    • Allan Richardson says:

      THEIR libidos, Governor? What about the libidos of their HUSBANDS, their PARTNERS, and don’t forget their RAPISTS (which, for underage girls, often includes FATHER FIGURES)?

      Huckabee’s OWN conservative movement buddies have argued many times that a married woman MUST submit to her husband, EVEN if he refuses to use birth control and pregnancy is a KNOWN RISK to her life or health. One of them stated, THIS WEEK, that there is no such thing as rape within marriage, because a wife is not ALLOWED to resist her husband, so he is JUSTIFIED in using force.

  2. Rick Wilson says:

    I love Ted, but his political views could use a twist for the better to say the least. The Nuge should remember his great instrumental masterpiece, “Hibernation”, and simply give it a rest for a while. ‘Nuff said!

    • johninPCFL says:

      Maybe he could go back to crapping in his pants and drooling in public. At least he had a purpose then.

    • progressiveandproud says:

      You love a draft dodging, pedophile, cheat, and liar? Wow! You might want to set your standards a little higher there, partner.

  3. Mark Forsyth says:

    Glen Beck would have us believe that the Inquisition was tough love for heretics.Meanwhile Ted Nugent is still trying to convince us that he knows how to think.He likes to slam the hippies that he never would have criticized when they were attending his concerts and making him rich all those years ago.

    • jointerjohn says:

      Ted Nugent makes Charlie Manson sound sane. Unlike the rest of this can of mixed nuts he is violent and has a documented fetish for killing things. I just hope some poor pizza deliveryboy doesn’t get killed at his house before this maniac puts his lips around the muzzle and does mankind a favor. Now that he is using KKK language in public it will be interesting to see how long before the others step away from him. Over on lunatic central, WND, there are scads of people seriously chanting for Ted Nugent for President in 2016. Scary that people who can turn on a computer and type could be that screwed up.

      • Mark Forsyth says:

        Yeah well,Nazis were flying planes and driving tanks and no one would call them the sharpest knives in the drawer either.I watched Nugents hunting program a while back and he sure comes at hunting from a weird perspective.One would think that he is close to orgasm when he kills something.I have hunted all my life but not like that.
        It’s said that it takes all kinds to make a world but in Nugents case I could do with less variety.

  4. Rob Marschall says:

    does anybody out there care that it was Huckabee who when he was gov. of Arkansas pardoned a guy who left that state and went to Washington state and murdered 4 police officers while they were sitting in a restaurant eating lunch. Everyone connected with that case told Huckabee not to pardon him because he was a ticking time bomb which came to pass. The ex-govenor’s credibility is in the toilet as far as I am concerned and I won’t forget his terrible judgement. When I look at Huckabee all I see is 4 dead police officers!!!!

    • progressiveandproud says:

      Republicans never remember anything that another repub. does wrong, and they never forget the slightest deviation done by a democrat.

      Huckabee is just another repub. huckster making money from the sheeple.

    • silas1898 says:

      The guy he pardoned claimed he found Jesus and was born-again. Yeah, right.

  5. disqus_fsqeoY3FsG says:

    Mike Huckabee: From a guy who stated last year: Huckabee Says
    Women Worse At Multitasking During Their Menstrual Cycles

    Susan Atanus and Glenn Beck: Did they ever consider God is angry at people like them who use him to spread hatred, fear, bigotry, anger
    and intolerance.

    Ted Nugent: Didn’t he make last weeks top 5? Remember when he
    said if Obama was re-elected he would either be dead or in jail – promises
    promises….. (I don’t wish him dead but could he just go away )

    Joshu Black: He and Nugent belong on the same deserted island.

  6. Buford2k11 says:

    these people have no clue as to whom “GOD” is…or Jesus…they are the false prophets and teachers warned about in the BOOK…but they are so full of themselves, they are blind…spiritually blinded…morally bankrupt….

  7. Moshulu says:

    “That sort of thing doesn’t happen here. But similar attitudes are on display, albeit in a tamer way. Witness the two GOP politicians of late who have resurrected what they say is a religious directive that women “submit” to their husbands. As the Washington Post reports, Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., writes in his memoir that while he does not see his wife as inferior to him (and that she should be involved in major decisions), he agrees that the man should be in charge in the marriage, writing:

    The wife is to voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead and sacrifice. The husband’s part is to show up during the times of deep stress, take the leadership role and be accountable for the outcome, blaming no one else.”

    So who shows up for Boehner when he has a melt-down and blames the President?

  8. Allan Richardson says:

    Weather and disease caused by gays? Only if they are also, in their spare time, running oil and coal companies (weather) and running factory farms with every animal getting every antibiotic known to science every day, ensuring that future germs will have NO WAY to treat them!

  9. Allan Richardson says:

    You mean the Terminator movies are NOT factual? But Glenn looks SO MUCH like the result of globs of liquid metal coming together!

  10. Allan Richardson says:

    Imagine, a black man FAVORING lynching another black man! I wonder if anyone in his own family was ever turned into “Strange Fruit?” Probably not, or he would not be so careless about proposing it. And good for the Secret Service! If there had been a Secret Service to investigate the politics of a certain actor in the 1860s, history might have turned out much better.

  11. jointerjohn says:

    Whenever anyone tells you that they believe demons are trying to silence them, you are listening to a lunatic. A dangerous lunatic with delusions of grandeur at that, since they believe themselves so important as to be targeted by Satan’s legions. Move away slowly, but do not turn your back. On second thought, that would be a good way to cope with anyone who believes there are invisible devil soldiers at all. May mankind soon outgrow this medieval nonsense.

    On a lighter note, am I the only one who thinks Suzanne Atanus looks like John Lovitz in drag?

    • leadvillexp says:

      She is crazy. Quite possibly dangerous. I haven’t heard from god lately and those demons just do as they please. Someone needs to reign them in. I believe she should go back to the dark ages. Sorry to make light of it but I don’t really know what to say. How do crazy people get elected?

      • Independent1 says:

        Not only the crazies, but also, how do known crooks get elected (e.g, Scott Walker, Rick Scott, Darrell Issa, etal)???

        • idamag says:

          This is the thing that depresses me. Nut jobs are born every day, but to be elected to public office?

        • jointerjohn says:

          They get elected by voters who believe that the end justifies the means. They believe that the promotion and continuance of their ideals and beliefs is so important that achieving it even through treachery and dishonesty is still better than failure. Believing that one is on a mission from God is very dangerous.

  12. Jimmy Agler says:

    What is even scarier than candidates like Atanus is that she got nominated in the first place.

  13. Jimmy Agler says:

    I honestly wonder if people like Beck and Coulter actually believe their extremism or if it is the “Howard Stern” effect? Where once you gain notoriety for pushing the envelope you have to keep going farther each time to keep the money coming in. We see it all the time in the entertainment world(which political debate is rapidly approaching) with Madonna,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus etc.

  14. Daniel Jones says:

    Joshua is gonna be blackballed, blacklisted, and blacked out.. which is about as black as this Oreo could ever be, were I to make the mistake of rating his racial “props”.

    It’s not about whether Black is black.. he’s stupid. Not insane, not (just) bought and paid for:

    Joshua Black Is Stupid.

  15. JDavidS says:

    That fuckin’ deadbeat father, draft-dodging, shit-in-his-pants, pedophile, 3rd rate musician, lower-than-maggot-shit asshole Nugent has taken stupidity and made it an art form. You have to actually work at it to be as stupid as that prick.
    And didn’t that piece of shit promise that if Obama was re-elected he’d (Nugent) either be dead or in jail by now? Just one more lie from this low-life turd.
    And, on the off-chance that someone reads this to Scooter-Sub IQ, most of us would prefer the “dead” alternative, goof.

  16. latebloomingrandma says:

    Usually “This week in Crazy” makes me laugh. This week creeped me out. Are they getting more bizarre, or is that just me?

  17. howa4x says:

    One thing that surprises me about the republican venom on birth control is that they are usually shills for big corporations and birth control is a major source of profits for big Pharma. I guess they really don’t think people like Huckabee would really win or they would give their contributions to democrats.
    -Nugent doesn’t have enough brain cells let after a career in rock and roll
    -That women in Chicago would scare the daylights out of anyone. Let’s send her to negotiate the Iran deal
    -Beck actually came out in support of gay rights so this is how badly he wants network acceptance.
    As for the Florida congressman he needs to go to the movies with retired Tampa captains

  18. SgtCedar says:

    “sacred Second Amendment”

    That line right there shows Ted is not a Christian. When I was in seminary I learned only God is sacred.

  19. old_blu says:

    My wife can control her libido very well, and I’ll bet (my best friends money) that Huckabee’s wife has no problem controlling hers as well.

  20. Happy Liberal says:

    Absolutely hilarious! I’m at the airport laughing like a jackass while I read this article. Very well written!

  21. daniel bostdorf says:

    Here is another crazy just today as well at Huffington Post

  22. Firey Hooks says:

    Hussein Obama’s criminal marxist regime actively obstructs Christian references during military burials at Houston National Cemetery.

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