Mike Huckabee Is An Idiot

We just love it when Republican men tell women how to feel about things. You know what’s even better? When Republicans try and tell us what they think Democrats want us to think. For example, Mike Huckabee said earlier today that “Democrats were telling women they cannot control their libido.”

God, we love when Republicans say stupid crap. We can’t wait to see what other gems come out if you have a 2016 presidential run, Huckabee.

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25 replies
  1. 1
    wuzzat says:

    If I ever have trouble controlling my libido, all I need to do is think about Mike Huckabee. Come to think of it, that may be another reason why Republican men think birth control is a luxury item.

  2. 2
    MomSense says:

    So I actually looked up the meaning of “Uncle Sugar” on the Urban Dictionary and it is apparently another way of saying “Uncle Sam” except this uncle is like your pimp because he always gets his cut of your paycheck.

    I thought he used it like a combination of Uncle Sam and Sugar Daddy which seems to fit the context of his comment.

    Heaven forbid we women can get our health insurance to cover our prescriptions just like men can get erectile dysfunction and prostate medications with their insurance.

  3. 3
    Petorado says:

    So as Huckabee sees it, when women have insurance cover little white prescription pills they lose control of their libido, when men have insurance cover little blue prescription pills it’s so they can gain control of their libido. Cute.

  4. 4
    MomSense says:

    It is all about control. Men are obviously able to have control over their bodies. Women–well not so much.

  5. 5
    japa21 says:

    Important to recognize that Huckabee is not saying that women can’t control their libido. He is saying Dems believe they can’t. What he is saying is that women are too dumb to realize how Dems feel about them, and if they were only smarter they would realize that the GOP is the pro-woman party.

    Similar to the argument that the Dems don’t believe minorities can really manage on their own and need goevrnment handouts, but the minorities are too stupid to understand that.

    It is interesting that one of the RW excuses for some rapes is that boys will be boys and when women dress suggestively, how do you expect the males to be able to control their libidos?

  6. 6
    Chris says:

    I am having a DELIGHTFUL conversation with a right wing female friend (the economic conservative kind) who thinks he’s an idiot and he should know better and it reflects badly on the party and OMG why do these people care about women’s reproduction? It shouldn’t matter!

  7. 7
    Another Holocene Human says:

    Yay, Youtube, I can watch without incantations and curses!

    I love it, Elon (and ABL!). More TWIB Prime. Love the way you guys break it all down and much easier on the eyes on our most famous simulcast radio personalities (Rush and Howard Stern).

    Rush on tape kinda reminds me of Rob Ford going off but with less arglebargle and more oily lies.

    When is MSNBC gonna pick y’all up for the Pacific morning slot (midday east coast)?! Look, they fired Martin Bashir. I appreciated his enthusiasm but he kinda sucked. I mean, cmon, they gave CENK a show for a while

  8. 8
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    “Mike Huckabee is an idiot” is one of the most obvious sentences in the English language.

  9. 9
    Villago Delenda Est says:


    why do these people care about women’s reproduction? It shouldn’t matter!

    Why do they care about gay marriage? Why do they say that they want fewer abortions, but hate contraception? Why are they always talking about these things?

    Because, dear reader, they are utterly obsessed with sex.

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    Another Holocene Human says:

    @MomSense: Uncle Sugar is uncle sam giving you handouts. I live in the South and have heard it used plenty of times. It could be used in a fairly neutral way. But he is trying to connote the same old conservative notion as the government as the husband of the single mom, which is meant to inflame the passions of the patriarchial, strict gender role separation set. In the South, “sugar” is a slang term for affection. It could literally mean a hug or a kiss rather than showing your love with cold, hard cash.

    It says a lot about the twisted psyche of Huckabee and his followers.

  11. 11
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    The idiots of Noisemax get into the Huckabee ruckus:

    Huckabee’s ‘Libido’ Remarks Distorted by Media

    Right. Where “distorted” means “reporting his actual words which indicate he’s an idiot”.

  12. 12
    PurpleGirl says:

    Re: Stores and their observance of MLK, Jr. Day: I do not do any shopping on MLK, Jr. Day except for possibly food shopping that I would do on any other day. I stay away from department or specialty stores so that any thing I might buy is not seen as being bought because of any sale the store might be having. Sometimes I keep away the whole weekend. Why? I do not want MLK, Jr. Day to become another retail opportunity that is not related to the day in question. That’s wny I also use the term “observance”. I feel MLK, Jr. Day should be one on which we reflect on his life, his work and how we as a society treat each other.

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    Cervantes says:


    So as Huckabee sees it, when women have insurance cover little white prescription pills they lose control of their libido

    That is not what he said. Here is what he said:

    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 them 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. … Let’s take that discussion all across America.

  14. 14
    slippytoad says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    Actually “Mike Huckabee is a lying, mendacious sack of shit” is what you’re after. Don’t forget Mike’s fetish for releasing convicted rapists from prison, to rape and murder again. Not just once, either.

  15. 15
    Mnemosyne says:


    I think he’s trying to make a Big Gubbmint wants to control your uterus by giving you birth control! argument, which is, shall we say, more than a little ironic coming from a forced birther.

  16. 16
    Glocksman says:

    I read over at the GOS that when he was Governor of Arkansas, the Huckster signed a law mandating contraceptive coverage

    Reporting from Washington — Since President Obama moved to require Catholic hospitals and universities to offer their employees contraceptive health benefits, Republicans have rushed to accuse the administration of an unprecedented attack on religious freedoms.

    None has been more forceful than former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who accused Obama of “a direct violation of the 1st Amendment.” But years before the current partisan firestorm, GOP lawmakers and governors around the country, including Huckabee, backed similar mandates.

    Four years later, the Arkansas law easily cleared that state’s Legislature, with help from Republican lawmakers, including two GOP cosponsors. Huckabee signed it in April 2005.

    He defended the law in a statement. “Religious employers are not required to comply with this policy,” he said. “My position is, and always has been, that religious entities shouldn’t be forced to pay for contraception.”

    But like the original federal regulation proposed by Obama, the Arkansas law did not exempt church-affiliated hospitals and universities. It exempts only “religious employers” that are nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is “the inculcation of religious values,” and primarily employ people who share the same religion, a standard few Catholic hospitals meet.

    How’d that work out for ya, Governor Sugar?

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    Glocksman says:

    The irony to me is that from a certain point of view (glibertarian), Huck’s comments make a sort of sense.

    Until you place them in context with all of the other positions of the ‘pro-woman’ Republican party, that is.
    His comments added to all of the other anti-woman policies and actions of Republicans throughout the country only serve to reinforce the view that the only Republican policy towards women is Kinder, Küche, Kirche.

  18. 18
    Roy G. says:

    Of course, there is no problem with Uncle Sugar subsidizing boner pills for men. They need them in order to service the insatiable lust that them wimmenfolk just can’t control.

  19. 19
    Mnemosyne says:


    The irony to me is that from a certain point of view (glibertarian), Huck’s comments make a sort of sense.

    Yeahbut … Huckabee’s not a glibertarian (though he may be trying to pretend to be one). He’s a Christianist forced birther. So his argument is even weirder than it sounds, because he’s all in favor of Uncle Sugar deciding whether or not a woman can have an abortion, but for some reason opposed to Uncle Sugar helping a woman avoid an abortion in the first place. In Huck’s world, a woman should be allowed to choose for herself whether she wants to use birth control without having the government ram it down her throat, but the government should be allowed to decide if she’s allowed to have an abortion.

    Which is it, Huck? Should women have autonomy and not let the government tell them what to do, or should the government get to dictate their healthcare to them? None of this wishy-washy, morally relativistic Well, the government shouldn’t do X for women’s health but they should do Y.

  20. 20
    Chris says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    I just love these conversations because of

    1) the whole “preaching to the choir” dimension,

    2) the whole “what did you THINK was going to happen when you let them into the tent?” dimension,

    3) the fact that it’s only now, when these people are becoming a liability, that the East Coasters are starting to tear their hair out. I mean, it’s not as if they were refusing all the votes the Religious Right was bringing in for the Bushes or Reagan, back when gay-bashing still won more votes than it lost.

    4) the adorable delusion that these people “reflect badly on the party” rather than, you know, being the absolutely mainstream view within the party.

    5) as usual, the entitlement mentality of the East Coast elites, who apparently thought the SoCons would just obediently line up and vote for all the issues that mattered to the 1%ers, getting nothing for it in return on the issues that mattered to them (and furthermore, that they’d STFU on the issues that mattered to them when the 1%ers told them to). Sorry kids, life doesn’t always go the way you want it to. Even for you.

  21. 21
    Glocksman says:


    That’s the irony.
    He’s trying to pass as a glibertarian but as you observed, he’s really a Christianist forced birther.

    His choice of rhetoric gives away his true feelings though.
    I believe its called ‘projection’.

  22. 22
    annea says:


    Huckabee mansplaining that Democrats are insulting women by supporting their right to birth control is not the brilliant argument he seems to think it is.

  23. 23
    Cervantes says:


    Huckabee mansplaining that Democrats are insulting women by supporting their right to birth control is not the brilliant argument he seems to think it is.

    Yes. A good response is not to respond but just to let him “Please proceed, Governor.”

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    Citizen_X says:

    they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government

    It’s another example of they don’t know how birth control works. Oral contraceptives don’t have anything to do with sex drive. You can be a housewife trying to not have a third kid, or a pr0n star ; it’s not going to make a bit of difference in how much the pills cost. And controlling the reproductive system? Sounds like a medical issue. Which is, you know, the whole point of having health insurance.

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    ottercliff says:

    I remember seeing a Christmas photo of the across the board morbidly obese Huckabee family back when Mike last ran for president. It was the ultimate libido “controller”

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