Monday, January 27, 2014

What Mike Huckabee Said

Human Events has the actual quote from Huckabee.

Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women.  That’s not a war on them, it’s a war for them.  And 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 government, then so be it.  Let’s take that discussion all across America, because women are far more than Democrats have made them to be.  And women across America have to stand up and say, ‘Enough of that nonsense.’”
 Emphasis by Human Events.

So, in other words, the Huckster pretty much said the exact opposite of what he is accused of saying.  He contends that it is the Democrat Party which believes women are mindless, helpless victims of libido who must be furnished with government birth control to prevent their being naught but baby factories.  I would say that is a reasonable rhetorical depiction of the Democrats' policy approach.

I really do not like Mike Huckabee as a politician.  He's too much of a compassionate (big-government) conservative for me, but there is nothing wrong with what he said.  In no way could his words be construed to mean what the media claimed he said.  This is a deliberate, calculated lie on the part of the press.  Even they are not stupid enough to be able to miss the point Huckabee made.  They didn't like it, didn't like that it was too close to the truth, didn't like that it was a counter to the Democrat rhetoric, so they lied.

It happens a lot.

UPDATED from NRO -- when your national committee chairman can't or won't read plain English, it is no wonder that Republicans lose support and elections:

Mike Huckabee isn’t getting flak from just the Left and the media for last week’s “libido” comments — Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Huckabee needs to be more careful with his choice of words and what he wants to portray.
Reince Priebus is a dolt.  The left and the media are lying, making it up -- not just taking it out of context, but completely reversing the meaning.  They are not on your side, and they are not going to be on your side.  Quit deluding yourself.

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