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Today In GOP Outreach: Mike Huckabee Teaches Women About Controlling Libido, ‘Uncle Sugar’

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Today In GOP Outreach: Mike Huckabee Teaches Women About Controlling Libido, ‘Uncle Sugar’

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At this year’s annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee, the assembled partisans have focused on rebutting the perception that they are waging a “war on women.”

It is not going well.

Speaking to committee members on Thursday, former Arkansas governor and failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the following attempt to prove that Democrats are the ones with an anti-women agenda:

“I think it’s time Republicans no longer accept listening to the Democrats talk about a ‘war on women,'” Huckabee asserted. “The fact is the Republicans don’t have a war on women, they have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of their gender.”

“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,” Huckabee declared. “Let us take that discussion all across America, because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be.”

Video of his remarks is below, via NBC News.

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Huckabee’s speech immediately drew condemnation from Democrats, including White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who told reporters on Thursday, “I haven’t seem that report, but whoever said it, it sounds offensive to me, and to women.”

Meanwhile, in news that seems unlikely to help Republicans narrow the gender gap that has plagued them in recent elections, Huckabee is reportedly considering a 2016 presidential run.

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  1. dtgraham January 23, 2014

    So, “women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be.” Yeah that’s for sure. Here I thought, listening to the Democrats, that women were just concerned citizens who wanted dignity and respect for their work, their pay, and their bodies.

    Nope. According to Huckabee, they also appear to be out-of-control, pennyless sluts who only care about liquor and big co***.

    Good luck with that one next year Mike.

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    1. Dominick Vila January 24, 2014

      It will not be long before the GOP shifts gears and tells their neanderthals to keep their mouths shut for a while, and showcase a conservative female in an effort to project an image of inclusion. Get ready for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest-ranking Republican woman in Washington, D.C. and other conservative women. As incredible as it may seem, millions of Americans will take the bait and ignore the record,

      1. disqus_fsqeoY3FsG January 24, 2014

        But that is where Democrats have to show their voting records on how they vote against the best interest of women and to start asking why.

      2. nana4gj January 24, 2014

        And I think her high rank is due to the fact she was placed in charge of Housekeeping in the Congressional building, or something like that.

        1. plc97477 January 25, 2014

          Are you certain it isn’t because of her libido.

      3. 1standlastword January 24, 2014

        Like I said down the line here: republicans are all about riddles, smoke and mirrors, cloak and dagger, trapdoors and back alleys.

        And sadly that big bag of tricks works with their inveterate ultra conservative constituents who can’t see that their faith and patriotism is being exploited

        1. joe schmo January 26, 2014

          Speak for yourselves and your party. Talk about corrupt.

      4. SCGuardian January 24, 2014

        That is an insult to the Neanderthals. Puppets would be better replacement word.

      5. dtgraham January 24, 2014

        They may very well if the GOP are persistent enough in this. I thought that their party was supposed to have learned something from the rape rappers, Mourdock and Akin. Guess not.

        The problem with Huckabee’s projection is that it might have been understood and accepted in a much, much earlier era, but it doesn’t resonate in the year 2014. It sounds odd and strange to say the very least.

        What he’s saying is that if the Republicans acceded to insurance plans providing birth control, that mere act would be tantamount to implying (like the Dems do supposedly) that women are just helpless victims of their own sexual impulses. ‘We Republicans know that women are far more disciplined and much more virtuous and pure than that.’ It’s just senseless on so many levels.

        What about lower income married women who would dearly love to have expensive–for them–birth control included in their plans because they would rather not have 19 children. What of lower income single women who’re apparently supposed to live a life of celibacy in Huckabee’s world. How on earth are they supposed to sell this? We’ll see if trotting out one conservative woman after another will do it.

        1. nana4gj January 24, 2014

          Where are the married men whose wives use birth control on this? Do they want their wives “libido” controlled?

          1. dtgraham January 25, 2014

            They’d better not since men seem to be in trouble on this score (not that it would). It used to be that you couldn’t turn on TV without seeing commercials for boner pills. Now you can’t turn on TV without seeing commercials for both boner and pre-boner pills.

            The first are for men who want to have sex but can’t. The second are to make men want to have sex in the first place. You know, Axiron, Ageless Male, etc…

            It’s a sad state of affairs when men have to juice like Alex Rodriguez just to make it through their anniversary. Now that’s a problem that Republicans want government to help out with. That’s always covered these days and that they agree with.

          2. nana4gj January 25, 2014

            I agree. This was a really dumb path for him to go down, to equate contraception with women’s “libido”. It really exposes the banality, the lack of intelligence, the shallowness, stupidity, and inability to formulate a convincing argument. But that is a common fault in the GOP today. They cannot articulate or communicate because they have nothing that makes sense or is factual.

        2. plc97477 January 25, 2014

          Is it any wonder that the gotp base is older people who no longer need to worry about libidos et al.

          1. joe schmo January 26, 2014

            plc97477, you must be young. You probably don’t even know what it was like to live during the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and part of the 90’s. You were probably a kid. You missed a time when you could afford to buy a vehicle for little down and your payments were nothing. Gas was cheap. A down payment for a home was affordable and so were the payments. Innovation flourished. A time when everyone was really beginning to except each other. Principles and morals still existed… and the old hippies generation changed the nation. They preached free love in the 60’s and worship idolatry and Communism now. What a shame because all this free love left the children of the hippies totally ‘F’d up. National Geographic even did a segment on this and proved it to be true.

            Believe it or not old farts still have libidos don’t you worry about that one. We also have the balls to know that your poor souls will be paying the deficit off for decades to come. Feel sorry for you. You will never see the freedoms we had unless something changes. You are left with taxes, taxes, taxes all the while smoking your reefer to ease the stress of living in a Communist influenced, quote on quote, ‘Modern World,’ devoid of morals, held captive by Papa Government. If you call that freedom, I’ll eat my shorts.

    2. plc97477 January 25, 2014

      Looks like the next presidential election is going to be even more entertaining than the last one.

      1. dtgraham January 26, 2014

        For sure. Nothing against Hillary but I’m rooting for Elizabeth Warren and hope she gets in the race. She has an awful lot to overcome though, money wise, against the Clinton machine. Obama did it, but that was before Citizens United. Maybe they’ll end up on the same ticket, who knows.

        On the other side, the Repubs can forget about Christie. I’ve been revising my predictions about him as news from New Jersey keeps filtering in. I’ve been saying that he’ll eventually be impeached from office and forced to resign sometime in 2014. As the various federal investigations into him continue, I’m now thinking that he may be led out of the Governor’s mansion by the FBI and an official impeachment might not be necessary.

        There’s a connection between the Hoboken Rockefeller development, the Fort Lee billion dollar development, the Zimmer/Sandy extortion, and the GWB lane closures. This is going to be revealed and explained before 2014 is up.

    3. FT66 January 26, 2014

      Here is the part of what Huckabee said which destroyed entirely everything of what he said during his Speech:
      “because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it”.

      1. dtgraham January 26, 2014

        Excellent point. I overlooked that. They can obviously control their reproductive system with the help of “uncle sugar” forcing employers to provide birth control, but what does that have to do with their libido? Now I’m starting to understand what many of the other posters are talking about.

  2. daniel bostdorf January 23, 2014

    From a guy who stated last year:

    Mike Huckabee Says Women Worse At Multitasking During Their Menstrual Cycles

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/10/29/mike-huckabee-says-women-worse-at-multitasking-during-their-menstrual-cycles

    Here is a complete list of Huckster Huckabee’s position on issues affecting women….negatively.

    http://www.ontheissues.org/mike_huckabee.htm

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    1. nana4gj January 24, 2014

      At least the menstrual cycle of women is only about 5 days of each month. What prevents those Republican men in Congress from achieving one task at a time? They have done Nothing in 5 years.

  3. Raven January 23, 2014

    For the love of all things good and sacred, PLEASE never let this man discuss sex again!

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      1. stcroixcarp January 24, 2014

        It seems like former governors from Arkansas have sex issues.

      2. edwardw69 January 24, 2014

        Nice dog.

        1. SCGuardian January 24, 2014

          New Prison Garb?

      3. nana4gj January 24, 2014

        Aw, aren’t they cute?

      4. oldtack January 24, 2014

        Looks like an Arkansas pig farm. Just look at all the lard and bacon and ham on these Hogs!

        1. moelarryandjesus January 24, 2014

          I like the padded sleeves so they don’t scrape up their elbows while digging for truffles.

          1. oldtack January 25, 2014

            Thanks
            I missed the padded elbows.

        2. dpaano January 24, 2014

          Now you’re just being downright mean to pigs!!!

        3. Ed January 25, 2014

          old: Yep! Just as with Rosie O’Donnell and Michael Moore. Why don’t you guys argue about the liberal vs. the conservative philosophies instead of arguing about fat vs thin, “rich” vs “poor” and “black” against “white”?
          I’ll answer for you: because you are demagogues whose “command” of issues only goes as far as “war” against women (what a crock!) and “income inequality” and the “war” on the poor.
          Oh brother.

          1. oldtack January 25, 2014

            Ed
            We’re having a little levity from the deeper matters. If you want to return to the real problems these people are creating then post you statements and we will reply. Get a life!

          2. Ed January 26, 2014

            oldtack: You should have said “We’re having a little levity…. because we cannot approach any serious/deep issue in an intelligent way.”

          3. oldtack January 26, 2014

            Ed
            Post you beliefs and thoughts and we will answer you seriously. If you just want to visit this forum and throw snippets then get off the forum..

          4. Ed January 26, 2014

            old: I will decide when I want to enter this forum and when I do not want to. You do not decide for me, old fellow.
            Funny how you guys, as a group and even less individually (“individual”, a word unknown to left-wing weirdoes), loath and FEAR intelligent “posters” from the conservative side.

          5. oldtack January 26, 2014

            Ed
            I have yet to see one intelligent utterance from you. Or is that beyond your pale?

          6. Ed January 27, 2014

            OLD: Funny comment coming from a moron who compares himself with, and actually admires Satan.
            Get a life, tacky.

          7. oldtack January 27, 2014

            You are a typical troll ed. You are totally bereft of comprehension on any subject. You have zero intellect and all you can do is snipe. I did not compare myself to Satan and I did not say I admired Satan You perceived that is what I said because you wanted to believe that is what I said.. You are totally lost when it comes to inductive reasoning. You are a miserable excuse for humanity.Are you perchance an ultra conservative Evangelical “Christian” tea Party member?
            Snipe all you wish Eddie Boy I’m off this forum and on to more worthwhile endeavors.
            And in signing off – Have a good day and please -try to get a life.

          8. oldtack January 27, 2014

            I have an email address – oldtack2— Taking my email address you assume you assume I must be old and you address me as “old fellow” Hmm? Well – for your information oldtack refers to Satan. Satan is oldtack1 – I am old tack 2.

          9. Ed January 27, 2014

            OLD: I had no idea that your email address was oldtack2, … and I couldn’t care less; but NOW I know that you are not only OLD (nothing to be ashamed of), but that you are PROUD to imitate Satan.
            Pathetic, old fellow, pathetic ….

      5. Justin Napolitano January 24, 2014

        Is this a family picture or is it showing their prized pigs. Sorry about that dog, I was not referring to you.

        1. Ed January 27, 2014

          Justin, my boy: Shame on you. You show very evidently what a mean man you are.
          What would you say if I said about Moochelle what you said about Huckabee’s family?
          Shame on you, Justin baby.

      6. Joseph Hemphill January 25, 2014

        Vertical stripes are so slimming…

    1. Jim Myers January 24, 2014

      NO, NO, NO!!!

      Let him talk as much as he wants to. Maybe Faux Snooze will hire him as an anchor..

      1. Allan Richardson January 24, 2014

        Didn’t he have his own show there, and quit to run in 2012?

        1. Jim Myers January 25, 2014

          I rarely watch the news, and rarer still, Faux Snooze.
          So, I do not know if he had a show there or not.

        2. Barbara Morgan January 25, 2014

          I thought he still has a show on the Fox not News channel. Ed, the picture I am seeing shows 2 sons weighs so much they are heart attacks and diabetes candidates and if they the haven’t lost any of that weight especially the one standing next to the sister they are taking so many medications that they rattle when they walk. Being fat leads to a whole host of health problems and it is hard to recover from them if you are overweight like Huckabee and his sons are in that picture. I speak from experience and calling Huckabee and his sons pigs is not as bad as the names the President gets called by Republicans and Tea Party members.

    2. SCGuardian January 24, 2014

      Maybe he is more with men instead of women?

    3. latebloomingrandma January 24, 2014

      Huckabee’s another guy who makes me yearn to bring back the days of tar and feathers.
      How would these guys like for all the female legislators get together and start making laws concerning man private parts? Perhaps when PP is out of business and women start having pregnancies they didn’t plan, we can get a law claiming encounter with a biological weapon. Shouldn’t biological weapons have some kind of controls on them?

  4. Dominick Vila January 24, 2014

    Republicans are so out of touch with reality, and so consumed by their archaic convictions, that they can’t help putting their feet in their mouths even when they try to extricate themselves from the reality they created. Trying to associate human libido to government handouts, and insinuating that making contraceptives available to women who cannot afford to pay for them is a form of government control or dependence on government, explains how screwed up these guys are. The best thing they can do to get rid of the well deserved perception they enjoy on the issue of women rights is to keep their mouths shut indefinitely.

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    1. nana4gj January 24, 2014

      I don’t know what’s worse, allowing them to keep talking so we know what they’re about or their shutting their mouths and we find out after they are elected. I prefer the former. Even though what they say is often repulsive, I prefer to know they are repulsive and can then reject them.

    2. jointerjohn January 24, 2014

      We, (healthy rational adults), understand that this is an issue of women’s HEALTH, encompassing many physical concerns. Right wing men however, are not only misogynistic, the are also obsessed with sex. They cannot see a woman from the neck down without their adolescent brains going to the naughty thoughts.

    3. SCGuardian January 24, 2014

      Maybe a stent in a Psycho Ward would be helpful for all of the Libertarian/Republican Politicians in collecting their chaotic thoughts before opening their mouths. Hey, even people voting for them may be helped.

    4. plc97477 January 25, 2014

      They would also have to stop making policy.

  5. FT66 January 24, 2014

    Is Hackbee really thinking? He talked about women libido. Is libido in women only and not in men? Can women to women reproduce if there is no any man? If that is not Cherry-picking, what is it? Fine, even if there is lilbido in anyone, is that not a natural thing which was created by god? Is Hackbee trying to tell us that his Party can control human nature, what about controlling climate change which props up like human libido?

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    1. nana4gj January 24, 2014

      A man’s libido is housed in that appendage that stands ready to act on the slightest provocation and often rules the logic of some men. When it begins to wane, they pop a pill to keep it going until the 9th decade of life.

      A woman’s libido is much more complex, as any sensitive, knowing man understands. It takes more than any pill to set that libido free, since it is controlled by many internal and external factors, such as hormonal cycle, stress, fatigue, poor lover, and crude and insensitive men, as well as, for some, the oral contraceptive which causes unbalance of estrogen/testosterone levels., as well as other fleeting discomforts such as bloating, etc. I can tell you if she is a single mother, working outside home and inside, assuming all responsibility for her children, arising at 5 am and retiring at midnight, worried about finances, the last thing going on with her is “libido”, with or without her oral contraceptive !

  6. TZToronto January 24, 2014

    Are Republicans simply built differently from Democrats? Do they have an extra joint in their legs that makes it easy–or inevitable–for them to put their feet in their mouths?

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  7. nana4gj January 24, 2014

    Republicans are no longer offensive re women and our rights, especially in regard to our reproductive health rights. They are just plain Dumb. Not dumb politicians, but dumb men. No matter their ages, they never learned about human anatomy and physiology, or, if they did, have no regard for science. And they must be totally uninvolved, uninformed, with these health issues of the women in their own lives, women who probably decided they prefer it that way. So they should just butt out in the affairs of other women, as well.

    They cannot speak of women within any context other than morality and sex. It used to appear to be misogeny, but that is just the fall out of dumbness and ignorance. They keep us in “binders” of all kinds and pull us out only for when we may be of use to them. They seem not to know that we are more than the sum of our breasts, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vaginas, and uterii, and that we do not exist for sole purpose of their pleasure and their “libidos”. Our anatomy and physiology is also an added foci for malfunction and disease and the very purpose of them impacts our ability to be responsible and impacts society, as well.

    At risk for provoking a war between the sexes, which I do not intend, the source of most “libido” lies within that male organ that often guides a lot of decisions made by some men which should be addressed and re-directed or just contained. The evidence that it is allowed to function with impunity, employing every means available to keep it working into the 9th decade of life as if that is a Divine Right, should be addressed by Huckabee, and is all the more reason for women to need readily available access to contraception, financially supported by “Uncle Sugar”, who seems to understand that unplanned pregnancies sired by all too many men who often take off, neglecting the responsibilities of fatherhood, impacts women and children in negative ways and creates burdens for society, which makes the reproductive system of women a potential Public Health issue. Even a President George H. W. Bush, when he was “Uncle Sugar” knew that and had oral contraceptives a covered benefit in health insurance plans. The current “Uncle Sugar” realizes they should be available to the women who need them the most, those who can least afford unplanned pregnancies. He also knows there are other medical reasons for the use of this medication because women and our bodies are not just WMD for the purpose of undermining the morality of mankind.

    People are sexually active. Medical science has provided an oral medication that helps women to be responsible with the “libido” of men and ourselves in preventing conception, based on the science of female reproduction. It has nothing to do with our “libido”. It has to do with common sense.

    Republicans do not like to fund programs for the support of children in need; for healthcare. They do not like “welfare mothers”. None of us “like” abortions. But they also do not support contraception. This kind of talk is part of the reason I am Pro Choice. I do not want anyone telling us who can have children and who cannot, which is the next step these kinds of politicians will take, if allowed.

    We are not WMD and our bodies are not simply one big “sex thing”. Our bodies and every organ within the body has specific health care requirements.

    I have yet to hear one Republican politician address the responsibility of men and their role in reproduction, their responsibility of fatherhood, and the control of their “libido”.

    There was not a whole lot of “libido” going on for the mother of three children, a year apart, now single, who must work outside the home, going to school, cooking, cleaning, and otherwise raising those children all by herself; or for the young single woman who knows that can happen to her; or for the married couple trying to maintain some loving intimacy while responsibly caring for their family; or for any family with or without a father in residence living in poverty who desires to manage their reproduction responsibly. But there’s a lot of common sense.

    To the oft asked question posed these days in angst and wonderment of what has happened to the Republican Party, the answer is that it got Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest, and they cannot learn from their mistakes.

    What is offensive about Huckabee is his ignorance but, then, he is just one more ignorant Republican who has not had an intelligent comment or position on any other issue in the last 5 years and who has insulted every population group in this country over and over again, and then has to pay a consultant group to find out why they are rejected by voters.

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    1. latebloomingrandma January 24, 2014

      Love it, Nana!!

    2. plc97477 January 25, 2014

      I would like to know what intelligent comment any of them had 5 years ago, although I loved you post.

      1. nana4gj January 25, 2014

        “Is our Republicans learning?” I think the answer is NO!

  8. JohnRNC January 24, 2014

    Rave On Mikey! Rave On! But only from written speeches…..If this is the best the Republicans have to offer that is GREAT NEWS!

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  9. Elise Dee Beraru January 24, 2014

    I was flabbergasted at Huckabee’s speech. When I was young, the only effect of contraceptives on my libido was to be less stressed because I knew I couldn’t get pregnant. Beyond that, I don’t think it made me any more libidinous. For many years insurance carriers didn’t cover any kind of contraceptives, although they carried ED medications from the moment they appeared on the scene. Now the ACA requires that insurance carriers include contraceptives in their prescription coverage.

    I’ve come to believe that these conservatives fear women. They certainly fear their sexuality. Hey, guys, it’s 2014, not 1954! Some of us want sex and don’t want children, just like men do.

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    1. Lovefacts January 24, 2014

      I agree with you, Elise. But I would put the Republican attitude back in the 18th & 19th Centuries, where the sole purpose of a woman was to marry and have as many children as possible. God forbid the couple not have children, because it was “always” the woman’s fault. As for the ACA and contraceptives, because they are considered preventive care–preventing pregnancy along with a host of physical problems–the ACA mandated that insurance companies had to pay the full cost. And that’s the real reason behind the “Uncle Sugar” comments. Insurance companies don’t want to pay a dime toward the health care of women if it can be avoided. However if there’s a pill that keeps the male libido working, ah, that’s fully covered, no problem there.

    2. Barbara Morgan January 25, 2014

      Else don’t forget the most important difference birth control pill and Viagra and the other men’s pill. Men’s pills only does one thing, make him have an erection so he can have sex. Birth control pills does more for a woman’s health than just keeping her from pregnant. They stop the excessive bleeding that many women go through each month., they stop excessive cramps that keep a woman from doing anything because she hurts, shrinks filibords (not spelled right) and help the health problems that only women get because they are women. Seems that every time a Republican or Tea party male speaks they speak about sex in some form or fashion and always ignore the fact that women voters out number male voters and that women have long memories when they hear speeches like his come election time.

  10. Wayne Dooley January 24, 2014

    Wow, that’s one of the most ridiculous statements I’ve ever heard. A perfect example of another white male who believes he is naturally superior to all living things endowed by God to rule the world.

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  11. terry b January 24, 2014

    When I went to see a movie called “The Crazies”, I was assuming that it was about the republican party. It was close. Instead of toxins causing people to go crazy it is now just the sure stupidity of people to allow people who are truly crazy to achieve any power in politics. If these nutcases do continue to win then that will be proof as why we are one of least educated countries of the free world.

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    1. Allan Richardson January 24, 2014

      I felt the same way about the movie “Idiocracy,” but in the movie the dumbing down of America was blamed on smart couples (college professors and doctors) procrastinating having their first child until it was too late, while stupid couples (so-called “trailer trash”) keep having one unintended baby after another. The same effect will probably be achieved, if WE THE PEOPLE do not wake up, by cutting public education funding (and quality), promoting private religious schools that teach 15th century science, and home schooling using the aforementioned religious school materials by parents with neither the time nor the education to provide quality home schooling, and policies that further impoverish the poor and middle class.

      1. terry b January 24, 2014

        Wow! You are good. I thought that I was articulate and thoughtful in my posts but you have topped me in that category. Nice going.

      2. Jimmy Agler January 24, 2014

        It was a bad movie but the premise is hard to ignore when you look around objectively at our society. Last study I saw reported the U.S. is now 17th in literacy, 38th in math and science and 37th in completion of high school or higher education. We celebrate and revere banality like “honey boo boo” or the Kardashians. We flock to “news” channels like MSNBC and Fox because we convince ourselves that it is only unbiased news if it matches OUR own bias, and vote in higher percentages for T.V. competitions than we do for our leaders.

        1. SCGuardian January 24, 2014

          This Libertarian/Republican State has been Rated as having a rating of being the Worst (lowest rating) in everything Good, and the Worst (highest rating) in everything Bad. Congratulations South Carolina! You define Republicanism for other Republican States.

  12. Daniel Jones January 24, 2014

    Mike has fallen far, but the Republican brand has become a literal brand marking their membership as property of the base–read “the lowest common denominator”–just waiting for the slaughter.

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  13. Susan Phelps January 24, 2014

    Newsflash for Huckabee: Birth control pills do not control libido. Yes, his entire comment is the sign of a misogynistic male. He’s in the correct political party for
    that.

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  14. midway54 January 24, 2014

    There are even worse rightwing nutcases around than this guy in our Gilded Age II Plutocracy, but it remains to be seen whether any of the dependable dupes and yahoos will awaken to seeing themselves as having been useful simpletons serving to elect even more crazies into the House and Senate over the past years.

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  15. oldtack January 24, 2014

    Who is Mike Huckabee? Mike is a shyster “called by God to preach the word tothe masses which he did. He bilked the “Christians” of Texarkana and other places – milking them for all he could until he discovered there was more money to be made in Politics by employing the same hype. He is certainly NOT a “Minister of the Gospel” or a “born again child of GOD.”.
    He is a Charlatan. A stain on Christianity.

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  16. Allan Richardson January 24, 2014

    How much scientific knowledge do you expect in people raised on Bronze Age myths pretending to be science? Who believe Adam rode dinosaurs, tigers were not meat eaters until Adam and Eve ate the fruit (NOT an apple, by the way; that belief may come from the Latin translation by Jerome in the 4th century, “fructus arboris scientiae bonae et mali” because the Latin word MALUS meaning “evil” is a homonym of MALUS with a long A meaning “apple”), and all the fresh water and salt water creatures spent 100+ days in a mixture of fresh and salt water without dying, and all the fossils result from the great Flood, shortly after the Earth was created (along with the entire cosmos including light already en route to us from stars billions of light years away) 6000 years ago?

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  17. howa4x January 24, 2014

    They just can’t seem to get away form the contraception issue, and can’t believe women would want recreational sex. This is their quicksand and they always seem, despite many warnings to say away, always step directly in it.

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    1. Marsha Matthews January 24, 2014

      Wimmin’s ain’t apposed to have sex four fun. it ain’t wat God whants.

      1. howa4x January 24, 2014

        Maybe true in deep red states but not where I live lol

    2. nana4gj January 24, 2014

      Men having sex for fun is virile and macho. Women having sex for fun is being a slut and a whore.

      Yet, each is simply being a human being and satisfying human need and those who do it responsibly with condoms and contraception should be enabled by “Uncle Sugar” and everyone else.

  18. Jimmy Agler January 24, 2014

    Here’s a few ideas for how the GOP can convince people they are not waging a war against women;
    1. Stop opposing health care,not only for them but for their children.
    2. Support actually paying a woman the same wage that a man gets for the same job.
    3. Support laws aimed at preventing domestic violence and make the penalties for breaking protection orders more severe.
    4. Support increasing the resources of child support collection agencies instead of slashing them.
    5. This is the biggest one, stop having a bunch of old men try to tell women what to do.

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    1. SCGuardian January 24, 2014

      To simple for the GOP to grasp. Plus the Medical Insurance Companies and Hospitals pay them for not doing the above.

  19. Lovefacts January 24, 2014

    Between Huckabee and the other Republican politicians, I fear we’ll need
    another Women’s Suffrage Movement. These über conservative Republican–male and female–want women and society back at least into the 1880s if not further.

    This isn’t about political ideology. It’s about power–who has it and who can
    keep it. As for these Republicans, they don’t dare talk about what they really want to do and the press doesn’t cover what they’ve done at the state level to women’s right. These individuals can’t talk about their ideas and proposed legislation because it’s repugnant to most Americans. So, they rely on fear of others–race, sex, beliefs, etc.–and wrap themselves in the flag and the Bible. But only their religion’s or minister’s interpretation of the Bible.

    As for this brouhaha about contraceptives, it just the last move that proves they won’t be happy until they control women, including our bodies, what happens in our bedroom, our doctor’s office, and the work place–make that not working. After all, only men need to work. They, not women, support families and that’s why women have NO need for contraceptives or equal pay for equal work.

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    1. 1standlastword January 24, 2014

      And the greatest sin of all is conservative men care more about protecting their gun rights than their daughters’, wives’ and sisters’ rights

    2. SCGuardian January 24, 2014

      How about pre-Civil War. Women in the US were chattel just like the Slaves. They were the Property of Men.

      Surprisingly Women did not have certain Rights until the 1920’s. Slaves (African Americans), in many places, until the 1960’s.

  20. Canistercook January 24, 2014

    Well I guess Obama’s ‘War on Women’ won him votes like Johnson;s ‘War on Poverty’ but smart people know they were just vote getting gimmicks and look at the real issues that affect our country today. Jobs, Obamacare, entitlement programs and our international enemies.

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    1. 1standlastword January 24, 2014

      And this sounds like a smart opinion

  21. 1standlastword January 24, 2014

    Mike Huckabee said: “The fact is the Republicans don’t have a war on women, they have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of their gender.”

    Crusty old white men hell-bent-as-leather to usurp women’s rights to decide if they want to birth a child IS making them victims of their gender.

    Republicans specialize in riddles, smoke and mirrors, trapdoors, back alleys and DAGGERS!

    Do yourselves a favor America: ALWAYS look beneath the surface of what republicans say for the real meaning: examples such as “right to work”, “right to life” are policy headings (riddles) that ALWAYS equate with voters LOSING their rights when it comes to republicans.

    Republicans are for the business class and their permanent political class “rights”…not ours!

    We can’t see the final demise of the scourge fast enough!

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  22. Marsha Matthews January 24, 2014

    Sure the GOTeaPee is “for” women … the knuckle-draggers are all “for” keeping wimmin’s in da kichin, chained to da stove, barefoot, spittin’ out children’s an’ tendin’ to ar menfolks corndogs, tater tots an’ Pabst Blue Ribbin an’ submittin’ to dem cuz wimmins ar to stoopid an’ we don’ no nuthin’.

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  23. SCGuardian January 24, 2014

    Today’s Libertarian/Republican Party (GOP) is literally “Brain Dead” from their toes to the tip of their longest hair on their head. There is no hope saving this Party. RIP. PS: That even goes for those with toupees, Trump.

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  24. Jimmy Agler January 24, 2014

    Given the cash outlays by the Koch bros,Sheldon Alderson,Big oil,Big Pharma,Big insurance,and the gun manufacturers,,,,He might want to stay away from references to Sugar Daddies.

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  25. johninPCFL January 24, 2014

    Apparently The Huckster think women’s libidos are completely out of control, but men’s need all the help they can get. Insurance coverage check..1..2..3: Viagra? Check. Cialis? Check. Erection pump? Check. Condoms? Check. Prostate exams? Check. Women’s contraception? Oh, HELL no.

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  26. dpaano January 24, 2014

    Seems we’re going to have another “clown” show for the Republican 2016 nominations! Someone ought to sing “Send in the Clowns” for their Republican Party in 2016, but that would be an insult to Sondheim!!!

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  27. Justin Napolitano January 24, 2014

    I would say Fuc Huckabee, but I doubt any woman would be willing.
    Where do people like him come from. I want to know so that I don’t accidentally go there and become infected by their ignorance and condescension.

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    1. plc97477 January 25, 2014

      Just stay away from the republican party and you will be safe.

  28. kingartie1 January 24, 2014

    This from a fellow who is an ordained minister. You know, religion. Equality and love in the name of the Creator. Compassion. Social justice. Love, spirit, courage, charity. Instead, Uncle Huckabee attempts to seduce like that proverbial snake in the tree, inveighing against the moral weaknesses of others so that he himself may appear to be superior. The Republican’ts are desperately searching for viable moral wedge issues and illusions, a la the Reign of Reagan, so they can divert very thin and hopefully enlightened (meaning: duped) slices of the electorate to their win column. But they are no more trustworthy than carpetbaggers with a contagious disease in their luggage. No matter how nicely they smile, they’re out to infect everyone who believes differently than themselves. As long as Huckabee and his pals — so many deluded fossils who have been encouraged to talk at us and down to us — are front and center, every statement they make in regards to womens’ reproduction and health, wages, jobs, and all other matters they lust to dominate and control should be considered inept at best and dangerous delusions at worst. These guys don’t need just political consultants and big donors, they need shrinks and psychologists.

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  29. Pamby50 January 24, 2014

    Well it is so nice to know that Mike Huckabee has amnesia. In 2005 when he was governor of Arkansas, he signed a law mandating Arkansas insurance plans to provide contraception coverage including church affiliated organizations such as hospital & universities.

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  30. nana4gj January 24, 2014

    “Medications: Certain antidepressants (including the new generation of SSRIs), blood pressure lowering drugs, and oral contraceptives can lower sexual drive in many ways, such as decreasing available testosterone levels or affecting blood flow.”
    “Unlike men’s main sexual complaint, erectile dysfunction, women’s biggest sexual problem is caused by a combination of both mental and physical factors, which aren’t likely to be cured by merely popping a pill. ” Medicine.net

    “Women’s sexuality tends to be multifaceted and fairly complicated,” says sex psychologist Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD. “Although we would love to simplify it so we could have the one-two or even a one-punch treatment, it doesn’t tend to work that way.” Medicine.Net

    Now, he’s fundraising off of his ignorance. He should use any contributions to get an education.

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  31. joe schmo January 24, 2014

    Are you really kidding me! Just how low will the Left go. I happened to hear exactly what Mick Huckabee stated. He stated the COMPLETE opposite of what the Liberal Media inferred. ‘Uncle Sugar’ is a Southern statement. It is a combination of Uncle Sam and Sugar Daddy referring to the Government and their meddling in women’s lives. In other words, the Left does not respect women what so ever….. We could give a flying ‘F’ whether women use birth control or not and that goes for Huckabee too. When he was Governor he voted in a law which was created for women involving birth control….. Get real people you are getting lied too…..

    I think the Liberal Media is getting waaaayyyyyy to arrogant. Talk about vile and vicious. Just remember, what comes round goes round…. What do you think they are afraid of?

    This is getting insane……. Let me tell you all something….question authority.

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    1. Barbara Morgan January 25, 2014

      I don’t know what part the South you live i ( if you live in the in South),joe schmo bu”Uncle Sugar” is not a Southern statement. I was born in the South many years ago and still live in the South and have never heard of “Uncle Sugar” until Huckabee used it in his speech. As the rest of your posting you need to change everything you contribute to the left to the right ten times over.

      1. joe schmo January 25, 2014

        Really, Barbara why don’t you look at your side for a change and see all the damage they have done to what was once a standup Country. Oh, that’s right you walk around with rose colored glasses. News flash, they are making fools of you. At least we are aware of the RINOS. Because many Conservatives think independently, we question everything. Even our own party which we barely trust. When are you all going to wake up. Most likely when it is too late and you are standing in line for coffee or bananas. Just like the Communist Europeans once did.

        So this is the guy you elected in, if he would not have been black, I suspect he would have already been impeached:

        http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-complete-list-of-barack-obamas-scandals-misdeeds-crimes-and-blunders/

      2. joe schmo January 26, 2014

        He never said anything against birth control which most Conservatives are for. I happen to be for abortion and I am sure there are other Conservatives like me. Doesn’t mean we have to go along with everything on the ticket. All in all ‘Uncle Sugar’ is referring to the Government taking the upper hand in telling a woman what to do with her body. I am against that. It simply is up to the woman and it is her responsibility what she wants to do not societies, period! That’s individual freedom. Something you all want to get rid of.

        Again:

        ‘Once upon a time, Republicans took the lead when it came to helping
        women get access to birth control.’

        Yes, this did come from the New York Times…

        ….and no let’s just flip it around some more. Your media completely twisted this one and, of course, you are inclined to believe every bit of the nonsense the media on your end spews. We tend to weigh things out more and think for ourselves through experience, media and world wide information. Perfect example are the RINOS. Some in the media are not with us on that one. No matter, I will still vote for them even though the bastards are sheep in wolves clothing. Besides your complete detest for the Tea Party people is a joke. The organization, if you could call it that, was started by concerned citizens with the forethought to think all Government, no matter what side your on, cannot be trusted…. That the tea party leans more towards the right is because they feel the Constitution has been subjected to irrelevant changes. I’m not a Tea Partier but I will still stand with them in their corner because I believe in the Constitution.

        Oh, and by the way, I live in one of the most liberal states in the Union, I know all to well what Liberalism is all about and I think it stinks. Can’t wait to move…… Just think one of these days the Blue States will no longer have a tax base, then what? …and what do you attribute as freedom? Your way or the highway? Do you really think that is fair? Good luck when the Blues states become the USSA and you have no say on anything. Oh, you already don’t because you let the government think for you.

  32. camre105 January 25, 2014

    When an overweight balding man stands up in front of people and talks about a woman’s libido being a problem, it seems clear that he is the one with a problem!

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    1. plc97477 January 25, 2014

      Women’s libido might be a problem for him cus I can’t see where any woman would want to see him naked.

  33. Rob Erta January 27, 2014

    Where administration is assigned to “experts”, it will be naturally believed that any means necessary are legitimate in the majority’s name.

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