Disclaimer, I would have voted for Huckabee in the 2008 Primary for two reasons:
- He was a strong proponent of the FairTax
- He was endorsed by Chuck Norris
I was 18 at the time, sue me.
Well, he had a fantastic point about the BS “War on Women” that Progressives are constantly – to be quite frank – prattling on about. Emphasis mine.
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 them birth control medication. Women I know are smart, educated, intelligence, capable of doing anything anyone else can do. Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. … And if the democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe 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.
Huckabee wasn’t proclaiming that all women are sluts, he was saying the paternalistic misogyny of Julia is one which Republicans need to counter. And he may be a RINO, but he is right on this one. The Juliafication of the American woman is total misogyny.
Does it really matter what he said? The liberal thought process on this works this way, I think: “Known social conservative + something about women + something about sex and birth control = outrage.” Right? It’s basically Pavlovian. Which is why even many Republicans who sympathize with social conservatism rub their temples at the thought of nominating a loud-and-proud social con as nominee. You don’t want biased, soft-headed media lefties setting the parameters for who you can nominate, but on the other hand, if you know your guy’s going to spend the campaign tapdancing around soundbite landmines — sometimes justifiably, sometimes not — why bother?
So how did this all start? With this tweet.
She later clarified with this tweet.
The second is FAR more accurate. And John Gabriel pointed out the context changes the subject matter entirely.
I’m no fan of Huck, haven’t been since I turned 19, but he is dead on here. His attack on the DNC’s proclivity to identity politics is something which needs to be challenged head on. And with the same level of hyperbole they are willing to use against us.