While Donald Trump gets a lot of the negative press, I still view presidential candidate Mike Huckabee with far more disdain. Trump is clearly more abrasive and vulgar than Huckabee, but at least the eccentric billionaire doesn’t go around pretending to be some holier-than-thou Bible-thumper pushing radical religious fear-mongering. I’ll take a billionaire loud-mouthed bigot over a blatant Christian hypocrite any day – especially over one like Huckabee.
Well, in what could be called a new low, the former Arkansas governor literally said President Obama’s Iran deal is marching Jews right into the ovens – a clear reference to Nazi Germany.
“It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” Huckabee said.
“This is the most idiotic thing, this Iran deal. It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people. I read the whole deal. We gave away the whole store. It’s got to be stopped,” he continued.
When someone’s hyperbole is so absurd that they’re comparing a deal that’s been accepted by several of our key allies, as well as the United Nations, to Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany – it’s impossible to take anything they’re saying seriously.
Not only that, but why the hell are we still listening to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? He’s been saying Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is imminent for nearly a quarter of a century. Heck, just two years ago he said they would have one within a year – now he says 10-15 years. To say nothing about his address to Congress prior to the Iraq War where he promised Iraq had an extensive nuclear weapons program.
Honestly, how many times does someone have to be wrong about something before you finally write him off?
Republicans continue to say “we need a better deal” – yet offer no real details as to what’s specifically bad about this deal.
Then again, why should anyone listen to them in the first place? Since before President Obama even stepped foot into the Oval Office they’ve had one objective: Oppose anything Obama supports. Which is exactly what they’ve done.
That’s also another reason why I just can’t take Republicans seriously. No matter what this deal ultimately turned out to be, they were never going to support it anyway. I could have told you twenty months ago when the negotiations first began that when all was said and done, Republicans were going to fear-monger against it incessantly.
And that’s exactly what they’ve done.
But Huckabee’s comments, in my opinion, crossed a line. It’s one thing to oppose the deal, but it’s quite another to evoke the image of Jews being incinerated to try to express your politically-motivated objection to that deal.
By the way, I’m still waiting for Huckabee to climb that mountain and call down fire from God like he promised he would do. If that happens, then none of this matters much either way.