America, I’m so sorry that my libido has caused so many problems, including the creation of a false narrative that Republicans are waging a war on women.
Because they’re really not.
Mike Huckabee said so … and he’d never say anything to stir up trouble, would he??
Oh, so he scolded Natalie Portman for having a child out of wedlock?
And … while governor he called the state he was the leader of a “banana republic” on a syndicated radio show?
And … he implied that taking God out of classrooms caused the Sandy Hook massacre?
Oooookay. I’ll freely admit that I’ve never been a fan of Huckabee, partially because of a disingenuousness I sense from him (could be the politician thing, but still …), and because I’m not a fan of people who get caught saying something stupid (repeatedly) who then claim they’re being intentionally misinterpreted. Once … maybe. Time after time after time? Not believing it.
So here’s what our former Guv. Mike said last Thursday at a Republican National Committee meeting (I bolded the part getting the most attention; it’s really not better in context, though.):
I think it’s time for Republicans to no longer accept listening to Democrats talk about a ‘War on Women.’ Because the fact is, the Republicans don’t have a war on women. They have a war for women – for them to be empowered, to be something other than victims of their gender.
Women I know are outraged that Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have a government provide for their birth control medication. Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything anyone else can do.
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.”
Uh … yeah … he is right about one thing, though: Women are smart … and capable of seeing through such transparent (and insincere) words.
And on Sunday, he said:
For Democrats to reduce women to beggars for cheap government-funded birth control is demeaning to the women that I know who are far more complicated than their libido and the management of their reproductive system.
Gosh … then I guess we women don’t have to worry that our reproductive health will be determined by someone other than ourselves and our doctors. We surely wouldn’t want people with an agenda dictating what we can and cannot do with our bodies, now, would we? Surely no one would pass laws that demean women and roll back the legal protections they gained after a long, hard fight … naw …
Oh yeah, forgot where I was for a moment there …