Well, let’s just get this out of the way: Mike Huckabee is a big fat liar and a charlatan.
I can hear some of you now. “Brock, what about tolerance? Should you tolerate Huckabee?”
Short answer. No. No, I will not tolerate him. I will not tolerate him or his “books.”
As a native of Arkansas, I’ve been dealing with Huckabee and his brand of religious piety and rightwing politics for year. Imagine as a kid growing up gay in Arkansas, and you heard your sitting governor say that all people with AIDS should be locked away and quarantined. Huckabee said that — and refused to even retract it years later. Again, I won’t tolerate that crap.
But I do feel slightly vindicated with the events of last week. Let me explain. Huckabee, out on his “book” tour, began to show his true colors, and those colors have hints of faux-populist crap, in-your-face evangelicalism and a tinge of racism.
A little background (and to be honest, TheBlot Magazine has gone after Huckabee here, here, here and here. He’s a favorite of ours): Huckabee has a new “book” out called “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy,” which I assume is also shorthand for his breakfast order most mornings. This follows other Huckabee tomes, like his “book” on weight loss, “Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork,” which I guess didn’t take. Side note, who digs a grave with a fork? Use a spoon.
So, what’s the deal with his new “book?” Beyond it being an assault on our eyes and minds, Huckabee talks about all sorts of things and how they’re ruining America. Obama is awful? Check. Prison rape? Check. Hates the IRS? Check. Beyonce is bad for American? Yes … check.
What did he say about Beyonce? Read all about that here. In a nutshell, Huckabee uses language like “pimp” and “stripper” — and he’s been getting a lot a bad press about that. And Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams even (semi) confronted him on this on “The View.”
Jon Stewart also did so here: