Posts Tagged Mike Huckabee

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Dear Mike Huckabee: Saying you “respect women” is how we know you’re sexist

In an interview with The New Republic, Mike Huckabee explained that running against a female candidate requires a special touch:

“I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach,” he tells me. Different how? “For those of us who have some chivalry left, there’s a level of respect. … You treat some things as a special treasure; you treat other things as common.” A male opponent is “common,” a woman requires “a sense of pedestal.”

“I’ll put it this way,” Huckabee says. “I treat my wife very differently than I treat my chums and my pals. I wouldn’t worry about calling them on Valentine’s Day, opening the door for them, or making sure they were ...

In an interview with The New Republic, Mike Huckabee explained that running against a female candidate requires a special touch:

“I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach,” he tells ...

Rand Paul says there’s no War on Women because his niece is going to be a veterinarian

According to Rand Paul, the success of the women in his family proves that if there is a war on women, the women are winning it. It sounds like someone needs to brush up on their Kimberlé Crenshaw, STAT.

According to Rand Paul, the success of the women in his family proves that if there is a war on women, the women are winning it. It sounds like someone needs to brush up on their

Birth control isn’t just about sex — but it’s also about sex

As Maya posted about yesterday, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 wannabe GOP-nominee, has sparked a justifiable fire storm with his comments about contraceptives at the Republican National Convention. Huckabee 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 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 us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be.

As Maya posted about yesterday, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 wannabe GOP-nominee, has sparked a justifiable fire storm with his comments about contraceptives at the Republican National Convention. Huckabee

Mike Huckabee and Steve King defend Todd Akin, are the worst

While many GOP politicians are trying to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape and abortion (despite really advancing the same absolute anti-choice platform), Mike Huckabee and Rep. Steve King both decided defending Akin was a good idea. Hey, at least they’re being honest about where they stand on the issue. Let’s start with Huckabee:

In the furor over Akin’s remarks and increasing pressure for him to drop out of his race against Sen. Claire McCaskill, Huckabee used his syndicated radio program Monday to give the embattled candidate a safe venue to express remorse and his determination to remain in the race. Huckabee also took the opportunity to cast the best possible light on Akin’s awkward ...

While many GOP politicians are trying to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape and abortion (despite really advancing the same absolute anti-choice platform), Mike Huckabee and Rep. Steve King both decided defending Akin ...