Uncle Sugar
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
January 27, 2014 01:15 PM | 1290 views | 12 12 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, is among the many Republicans who gleaned no lessons from the shellacking the GOP took in 2012.

One of the many reasons Mitt Romney was kicked to the curb was because President Obama attracted 55 percent of women voters. It’s not difficult to understand why they flocked to the Obama camp.

Women were scared off by what GOP-dominated, mostly male Republican legislatures were doing in Red States, restricting access to safe and legal abortion, trying to enact laws forcing women to undergo vaginal ultrasound probes if they want an abortion, banning contraception, and defunding Planned Parenthood.

Women heard conservative male Senate candidates talking about “legitimate rape,” and rape as God’s will, and they ran to Democrats.

So Huckabee recently set up a straw man in a lame attempt to show it’s really Democrats women should fear:

“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 the government, then so be it. Let us take that discussion all across America.”

It’s Huckabee who’s insulting the intelligence of women. They know Democrats have fought tooth and nail with conservative Republicans like Huckabee to protect access to safe abortion, contraception, and reproductive healthcare if they’re poor.

“Uncle Sugar” is Huckabee’s condescending way of telling women he and many of his male Republican cohorts are vehemently opposed to abortion, even in the case of rape or incest. Republican men also don’t want women obtaining contraception, and they want to shut down Planned Parenthood which, for many poor women, is the only reproductive healthcare they have.

Like a lot of Republican men, Huckabee doesn’t understand that birth control pills are used to treat various female ailments as well as preventing unwanted pregnancy. I’m not surprised by his ignorance. I am surprised he would talk about out-of-control female libidos.

Huckabee made his remarks at the Republican National Committee meeting where party leaders are trying to figure out how to win back the women they lost to Democrats. The governor isn’t helping them.

But I encourage Huckabee and all other conservative males to keep talking about female reproduction the same way I encourage bigots who trash African-Americans, nativists who bash undocumented immigrants, and homophobes who demonize the LGBT community.

Keep it up boys. You’re the best thing to happen to Democrats in years.
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Kevin Foley
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January 31, 2014
Related to this, read Charles Krauthammer's column in the 1/31 MDJ.

Kraut says the way to win over women is to focus - ready - on late term abortion, this after condemning Huckabee's "libido" crack.

Middle aged conservative men talking about women's' reproductive rights has worked WONDERS for the GOP so far! As I say, keep it up boys!!!
Lib in Cobb
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January 30, 2014
@guido: It looks like I have to spell it out for you again, not sure if you will get it, but I am willing to try.

It is not the Democrats or the Democratic party which has waged a war on the following: women, registered voters, the poor, the working class, the uninsured, the unions, the LGBT, the elderly, young people born on US soil, minorities, and on and on. It is the GOP. The Democrats did not erect billboards in Cleveland neighborhoods listing the penalties for voter fraud. It is not the Democrats who held the nation hostage during a shutdown which cost us $24 billion, then blaming it on our president. It is not Democratic governors who want women to undergo a vaginal probe prior to a legal abortion. It is not the Democrats who wish to keep birth control from women. All of the aforementioned is and has been a Republican effort to limit us, all of us.

If there are women in your house, I will advise them to run away, as soon as possible.
Lib in Cobb
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January 29, 2014
@BJ: He referred to women as "weak", an insult to all women. As previously mentioned, if his statement was so righteous, no post comment explanation would have been necessary.

Huck is a "winger" and a minister, he has signed off on the "winger" platform, part of which is vaginal control. GET IT?
Kevin Foley
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January 29, 2014
@ Lib - When it comes to Guido, I remind myself empty vessels make the most noise. He or she says "name calling" after referring to me as a "liberal loonie" - what a putz.
B. J. B. Ledbetter
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January 29, 2014
To the guy who calls himself "Lib in Cobb". Just what is it that you think Huckabee said? It is pretty obvious from yur comments that you have not a clue as to what he actually said. Therefore, I am curious as to what you THINK he said.
Guido Sarducci
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January 29, 2014
Lib, the liberal loonies like you are the ones who are waging war, not only on women, but on all Americans. Your goal is to strip up us of our freedoms and enslave us to the government on the government plantation.

What you, in your blind arrogrance, do not realize is that once they accomplish it, you will be one of the slaves too.
Lib in Cobb
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January 29, 2014
@Guido: There is ample substance in what I have to say. You wouldn't believe it anyway.

Huck is part of the GOP and he has signed off on the war on women and the voters and the minorities and the elderly and the poor and the uninsured and the unions and the LGBT and marriage equality. They and you deserve the name calling. Huck is a Christian minister, another reason I am atheist.

Have a nice day.
Guido Sarducci
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January 29, 2014
Same old Lib. Name calling and no substance.

If you did, indeed, read Huckabee's comments which I doubt, then you are deliberately trying to twist them to mean soemthing else.

Another typical liberal loonie strategy.

I think you left you mind so open that all your brains fell out and got washed down the drain.
Lib in Cobb
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January 28, 2014
@Guido:I listened to and read what Huck said, I didn't misunderstand and my mind is wide open, the very reason why I am a progressive thinker.

I know you believe what the Huckster said, that's what makes you a shallow thinking, mouth breathing repuke with no complete thoughts of your own.

Have a nice day!
More of the same
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January 28, 2014
A Fox News panel discussing the ‘war on women’ features four men and no women.
Guido Sarducci
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January 28, 2014
Lib and Foley. Both you liberal loonies should really read exactly what Huckabee said instead of relying on the liberally edited version.

You both might learn something, assuming you are capable of learning anything with your closed minds, nurtured on liberal propaganda, washed down with Obama Kool-Aid.
Lib in Cobb
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January 27, 2014
What I find more humorous than the initial statement by Mike, is the post comment back pedaling.

Please Mike and the rest of the GOP don't stop talking about women or equality in marriage or voters rights or the Lewinsky being given to Bill in The White House.
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