Home 2013 races The Freak Show for Ken Cuccinelli Continues: Mike Huckabee Comes to Town!

The Freak Show for Ken Cuccinelli Continues: Mike Huckabee Comes to Town!

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Just when you think there aren’t any more extremist freaks left to campaign for Ken Cuccinelli – Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Nikki Haley, the Duggars, etc. – another one pops up. Now, it’s Mike Huckabee. Why do I call Mike Huckabee an extremist freak? Let us count the ways.

*”Mike Huckabee is strongly opposed to abortion, including in cases of rape or incest. He has stated that abortion should be legal only when the life of the mother is at risk. He believes that it would ‘most certainly’ be a good day for America if Roe v. Wade were repealed...He stated the Supreme Court ruling, Roe v Wade, had created a ‘holocaust of liberalized abortion.'”

*”Huckabee has said that embryonic stem cell research creates life only to end a life.”

*”Huckabee has voiced his support for self-defense and the Castle Doctrine, and has generally taken an anti-gun control stance.”

*”Huckabee stated in 1992, ‘I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk’…Huckabee said that legalizing same-sex marriage would ‘be like saying, well, there are a lot of people who like to use drugs so let’s go ahead and accommodate those who want to use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, should we accommodate them?’

*”Huckabee has voiced his support of intelligent design and he has stated that he does not accept the validity of Darwin’s theory of evolution.”

*Huckabee has also statedcomparing his weight loss to the experience of a concentration camp, for which the National Jewish Democratic Council chastised Huckabee;” “joking about suicide while speaking of fundraising efforts by himself and his opponents in the Republican primaries, for which he was criticized by various suicide awareness groups;” and in 2012 provoking “controversy by claiming that the Newtown shooting was because ‘we systematically removed God from our schools.'” Oh, and he also “compare[d] Muslims to ‘uncorked animals’ because Islam “promotes the most murderous mayhem’.”

*Last but not least, Huckabee is climate science denier, for instance falsely (and bizarrely) claiming that “[t]he volcano that erupted over in Northern Europe actually poured more CO2 into the air in that single act of nature than all of humans have in something like the past 100 years.”

In sum, Mike Huckabee is a right-wing extremist and stark-raving mad. Which, come to think of it, means he will get along superbly well with Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson and Mark Obenshain. Party on, boys!