Huckabee Defends Confederate Flag, Says Gay Marriage Will Lead to Bestiality

The hits just keep on comin’ for Republican Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, seen above definitely NOT about to kiss that guy. I really feel I’m starting to pick on the guy.

On Thursday Huckabee expressed sympathy for those who defend South Carolina’s decision to fly the Confederate flag.

“You don’t like people from outside the state telling you what to do with your flag,” he told an audience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. “In fact, if somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them where to put the pole.”

This type of political pandering has happened before, notably in 2000 when John McCain called the flag a “symbol of heritage.” If by heritage you mean the enslavement of an entire race.

He also said that without an amendment to the constitution banning same sex marriage, the door could be opened for legal bestiality and pedophilia. The government recognizing the union of two consenting adults who happen to share the same sex does not have anything to do with bestiality or pedophilia.

South Carolina is of course an important nominating state for the Republicans. It is the first state in the south to hold a primary, and since 1980 every Republican nominee has won South Carolina. The latest CNN poll has Huckabee in second trailing only McCain, 33%-23%.

I hope I don’t have to express any further reason why this man should not and can not become the President of the United States.

Huckabee touts conservative views to woo Carolina voters – [CNN]

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5 Responses

  1. At first, I really kind of liked the guy, he seemed to bring some humor into the republican party, but time after time he just proves he is closed minded and that everyone should think as he does.

  2. Eh, I saw this story and decided not to post it because he never explicitly states that he supports the confederate flag. What he’s endorsing is a state’s right to choose. He’s campaigning with the former governor of S.C. who had decided not to fly the flag over the capital, so maybe his statement that the state has the right to choose is a subtle implication that he doesn’t think it should be flown. Regardless, he isn’t saying that he thinks it should be flown, he’s saying the state shouldn’t have that liberty hampered by the federal government. If he did support it, I feel like he would come out and say it. This is just his way of pandering to his demographic without saying he actually supports the flag.

    But, yeah, he sure does hate his gays, now doesn’t he?

  3. i think when it comes to the confederate flag, if you don’t say take it down, you’re ok with them leaving it up.

  4. Well, saying “take it down” would have been suicide for Huckabee’s campaign in South Carolina. So if he wasn’t ok with them leaving it up, the only way he could say it and not piss off his core redneck constituency is through a veiled comment like this.

    Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe he loves the stars and bars. He probably has it on his pickup truck.

  5. He carefuly phrased his statement in the code term of “states’ rights,” the phrase Confederates use when the they want to talk about putting “upity blacks” in their place, while at the same time he could claim to normal Americans that he really didn’t mean anything by it. He is just another Republican Southern Governor who appeals to the worst in people and we all know how well that worked the LAST time we elected one of them!

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