RNC Chair Reince Preibus: "Mike Huckabee Could Be A ‘Model For A Lot Of People’ In The GOP"
In his comments about this time last year ...
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters on Friday that former Arkansas Governor and talk show host Mike Huckabee could be “a model for a lot of people in our party.” Priebus made the comment as he was attempting to clarify a statement from earlier this week in which he expressed support for Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) who recently came out in favor of same-sex marriage after he discovered his son was gay.
That one opens a few doors.
First, we here at Blogger Central are of the opinion that there are already entirely too many people in the GOP who are just like Huckabee, and therein lies much of the GOP's problem.
Apparently Preibus and by extension the Republican Party faithful agree with Huckabee in American Values - or why I could vote for Obama. Here we see Mike Huckabee state, rather unequivocally, that he thinks Americans should be held at gunpoint in order to hear the pseudo-intellectual drivel spewed out by Brother Dave Barton. I'm afraid that that doesn't wash with all those quotes from the Constitution the Republicans and the Tea Party are so fond of slinging about. In fact, their 'agreeance' gives me pause to wonder if they've ever actually read the Constitution, much less actually thought about it.
Huckabee sank to new lows - Pat Robertson lows - when he said the Newtown shooting occurred because we have 'systematically removed God from our schools.' That's a tired old drum he's beating, and it's something that Huckabee, Preibus, and the rest of the Republican Righteous Right just don't get. No one has removed God from our schools, systematically or otherwise. What has been removed from our schools is the opportunity for people like Huckabee to jam his verson of God down the throats of our kids. Huckabee's arrogance hit a nerve with Rachel Held Evans, who blogged, quite uncharacteristically, "Bullshit!" in response. We here at Blogger Central agreed wholeheartedly:
Mike Huckabee: Bullshit!
This sort of thinking is why we cannot accept the Republican Party as it now stands. What will it take for them to see the writing on the wall? To see just how far out of touch they are with all but the far right of their own party? They continue to offer no alternatives to the Democrats. As distasteful as so many of our Democrat 'leadership' may be, the Republicans offer little or nothing in acceptable opposition.
Meanwhile, Rob Portman discovered afresh that "Christian" love that is the bedrock of the Party of American Values:
Rob Portman's approval rating drops
Portman was against gay marriage before he was for it. He is for it because he discovered that his son is gay, and he wants his son to have the same opportunities as his other children. That doesn't wash with the Republican faithful. Perhaps Portman is supposed to disown his son? Tie him to a fencepost and toss rocks at him? Have him kidnapped and whisked away for 'reprogramming' at the hands of some "Christian" counsellor? Dropped off his Christmas card list? What is it that the Republicans want fathers to do about their gay sons? Resign from the party? Give us some of those Christian-love filled pointers here.