In today’s Republican Party, it’s difficult to really know where “the bottom” is or who nauseates me the most. Not too long ago, without a doubt, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) topped my list as the Republican I disliked the most. While he’s still right near the top of my list, nowadays, I’m not sure if there’s just one person who can occupy that spot. From Donald Trump, to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, down to sniveling weasels like Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC), there’s a plethora of options within the GOP where anyone can say “this person is the worst” and it would be difficult to argue against whoever they named.
However, it’s not just Republicans who are currently in office who routinely prove that they’re awful human beings.
Case in point, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee who, in my opinion, doesn’t get nearly enough attention for being a fairly big scumbag in his own right. This is the guy who’s based a lot of his career on opposing equality for the LGBT community (even going as far as to say he’d “call down fire” from God if same-sex marriage became legal), who used Kim Davis’s unconstitutional hypocrisy to try to boost his own stature prior to launching his 2016 presidential bid.
He took his anti-LGBT bigotry to another new level of low during an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham when he essentially accused Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) of being a homosexual.
“I sometimes wonder what uniform he puts on each morning when goes out to the field to play,” Huckabee said. “And I’m not just talking about the partisan uniform.”
Huckabee made these comments during a discussion about rumors that Democrats might indefinitely filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch, a move that would almost certainly lead to Senate Republicans “going nuclear” to kill the filibuster. While I’m not a fan of this “strategy” (for reasons I’ve already discussed), those in favor of it have cited the GOP’s treatment of Merrick Garland as their defense for the unprecedented move.
Huckabee’s great at playing this “aw, shucks” sort of southern guy/former Baptist preacher, but time and time again he proves that he’s a despicable person.
First, why is he “wondering” about Graham’s sexual orientation? Is this legitimately something Republicans do — sit around obsessing about the sex lives of politicians? Because it certainly seems like it. Personally, I never think twice about the sex lives of others. Call me crazy, but I have better things to think about.
But I also like how Huckabee thinks governing is supposed to be about “teams” (aka your party). As if Graham can’t be a Republican unless, like spineless hypocrites such as Huckabee, he sells out to anything and everything “GOP approved” even if it goes against what he thinks is in the best interest of the country. It’s comical how Republicans accused Barack Obama and Democrats of being the ones dividing us as we sit here and listen to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) say he doesn’t want to work with Democrats on health care, while people like Mike Huckabee seem to think that party loyalty matters more than doing what elected officials are supposed to do: govern based on what’s best for the country.
This comment serves as yet another prime example of how petty, childish, outdated, and bigoted many Republicans truly are.
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