Yesterday, the man who keeps using his existence as evidence that evolution is a hoax, Mike Huckabee, delivered what he thought would be a real “gotcha” attack on Democrats and a big step towards courting women to join the GOP.
I’ll let the Huckster share this in his own words:
HUCKABEE: “If the Democrats want to insult women 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 this discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be. And women across America need to stand up and say ‘Enough of that nonsense.'”
Huckabee has been repeatedly stroking this small, limp point of his without coming to any climax previously which may explain why he whipped it out again in front of Republicans at the RNC’s Winter Meeting since they suffer from the same shortcomings.
Yes, we know that Huckabee’s lame intent was, to pull a Karl Rove and accuse the enemy of what you’re guilty of. Democrats hate women because they help them and Republicans don’t have a war on women because as they assault them, they insist they respect them. Right, we get it, we’ve seen the Rove/Republican twist of reality many times before, nothing new.
But let’s deconstruct what The Huckster actually said.
According to The Huckster, women who take birth control are animal-like and can’t control their libido. They have become that way because Democrats help them save money on their prescriptions for birth control. The obvious conclusion is that if women were forced to pay more money for their birth control, they would suddenly become what The Huckster sees as moral, take vows of chastity and line up at nunneries all around the country. So, The Huckster essentially describes women as being cheap, greedy, weak-minded children who are easily manipulated into turning themselves into sex-crazed sleazes because they can now save around $50 a month on insurance-covered birth control.
Ann Romney joined The Huckster on stage and said on behalf of the GOP, “I love you, women! Now that you know I love you because I couldn’t say it if it wasn’t true, you’re all cheap sleazy whores! Vote Republican!!!”
It really is absurd, The GOP refuting of their War on Women and trying to attract women into their “big tent” (Republican men like making their own tents) by calling 98% of them sluts. Weak-minded sluts that is because they’ve let Democrats convince them to be sluts…by saving them money on their contraception.
The Huckster appears to have lost grey matter along with all that weight. The ACA has only implemented insurance paying for contraception since August 1, 2011. So how does The Huckster rationalize that around 98% of the women in the U.S. have taken birth control prior to “Uncle Sugar” making it a prescription covered by insurance?
Whoops! What’s that damn logic stuff doin’ on my plate? This Hometown Buffet sucks!
Of course such demagoguery couldn’t hold up to close examination, it’s just more of the same Right Wing ravings used cynically by Republican talking heads and politicians to boost their celebrity and audience/earnings/contributions since such crap is gobbled up like red meat by the hateful core of the GOP.
When one understands the Karl Rove/Lee Atwater tactic of accusing others of what you’re most guilty of, one can see that Republicans are also trying to project on those they see as adversaries, such as women, the very traits of their base. Who is less reasoning and more weak-minded than “dittohead” Tea Partiers? Who sells themselves out in ways that contradict their best interests because a political party dictates to them how they should feel and think and what values they should have?
When The Huckster tries to portray women as mindless, immoral followers, consider the traits of the audience that is most receptive to his words. It is ironic indeed.
Now, since The Huckster has insulted our U.S. government as “Uncle Sugar” for financially helping out 98% of women in America AND treating them with equality on their prescriptions and health needs (men have always avoided a stiff bill for Viagra because it’s always been covered by insurance), I have a little serenade for The Huckster but instead of referring to him as “Uncle Sugar”, this seems a bit more appropriate…