Just caught the TPM story on Mike Huckabee’s interview with the
loathsome very serious Brian Fischer.
It’s been too long and meeting-packed a day to offer anything terribly substantial, but I gotta say that Huckabee is a at least reliable source of comedy these days.
It seems that the formerly cuddly weight loss advocate/presidential hopeful now concedes that Barack Obama did not actually grow up in Kenya.
Nice to know.
But no matter, says the former-governor-turned-self-parody. The truth behind the
lie misstatement remains. Obama is an Islamo-fifth columnist untethered from American ways. Actual quote:
“Most of us grew up going to Boy Scout meetings and, you know, our communities were filled with Rotary Clubs, not madrassas.”
That’s garden variety wingnut these days, of course.
But the … how to say it?…special moment in this interview came with Fischer’s diagnosis of the particular strain of anti-American sentiment that Obama, it seems, imbibed at his father’s knee:
…”what got lost in all the shuffle [i.e. the howls of rage and laughter at Huckabee’s Kenya nonsense] was the legitimate point that you were making is that we may have a president who has some fundamentally anti-American ideas, that may be rooted in a childhood where he had a father who was virulently anti-colonial, hated the British.”
Fischer then checked with Huckabee to see if that really was the take-home from his remarks.
Yes indeedy replied the (almost, sorta) candidate: “Well, that’s exactly the point that I make in the book.”
You know who else was pretty virulently anti-imperialist, and did his best to get shut of the Brits?
John Adams, for one. (And/or insert favorite founding father here)
Image: George Stubbs, Soldiers of the 10th Dragoons, 1793