Mike Huckabee’s Latest Comments Prove That These Fundamentalist Christians Are Just Like A Cult (Video)

huckabee-cnnFor a while I’ve argued that the Republican party (especially the evangelical far-right) operates more like a cult than a political movement. These are people who really don’t seem to care about facts or reality, just what they want to be real. You can literally show them overwhelming evidence that disproves one of their beliefs, and it won’t matter because they just don’t care. Not only that, but most of these people lack any ability to even be the slightest bit reasonable or rational about anything.


After all, these are many of the same people who vote for a political party whose economic ideology is built on the premise that we need to make the wealthiest Americans even richer and somehow the rest of us will benefit.

It’s absurd.

Well, when it comes to abortion these people can become even more outlandish, if not flat-out disturbing and dangerous.

Take for instance someone like GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee who literally said that he doesn’t believe a 10-year-old who was sexually assaulted should have the option to have an abortion.

“Creating one problem that is horrible, let nobody be misled, a 10-year-old girl being raped is horrible — but does it solve a problem by taking the life of an innocent child?” Huckabee said. “And that’s really the issue.”

Please excuse the following languageNo it’s f*cking not! 

The issue is a child – a 10-year-old child – was forced to give birth after being brutally victimized by a monster… that is the only issue that matters here. 

Oh, but this bottom-feeding jackass wasn’t done.

“When an abortion happens, there are two victims,” he continued. “One is the child, the other is that birth mother, who often will go through extraordinary guilt years later when she begins to think through what happened, with the baby, with her.”

Actually, that’s incorrect. A recent study concluded 95 percent of women who’ve had an abortion don’t regret them.

It is astonishing that here we are, in 2015, and it’s still acceptable to millions of Americans for someone like Huckabee to go on live television and defend laws that would force a 10-year-old victim of a horrific crime to have a baby. When it comes to the “abortion debate,” this is about as extreme as it gets. While there are plenty of people who oppose abortion, even many of those people support exemptions for situations such as this. Yet there are still millions of people who don’t.

You know, those who tend to think that the result of the sexual assault on this poor 10-year-old girl was just a “beautiful” gift from God. Just like a religious cult leader brainwashing his followers. 


To honestly believe that a 10-year-old who was victimized should be forced to go through a painful pregnancy and be victimized yet again, possibly having her life threatened in the process, classifies Huckabee as the lowest form of bottom-feeding scum as far as I’m concerned. I’m absolutely through with this idiot and everybody who thinks like him.

Mike Huckabee has devolved into nothing more than a sick and twisted con man trying to scam religious fools out of money, using a cult-like mindset where religious dogma matters more than basic human decency. Shame on you, Mike.

Watch the interview below via CNN:




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jim Bean

    Liberals have been shown overwhelming evidence that Hillary lacks the character that one would hope to see in their investment counselor or their boss at work and yet they’d elect her POTUS. Its hardly just Christian extremists who run from reality.

    • Chris Ballenger

      Not this liberal. Citizens Unite with Bernie!

      • Jim Bean

        I don’t know. He’s got lots of sweet ways to spend money but no credible ways to get the money to spend. Maybe he’ll come up with something.

      • crabjack

        One good way to have money to spend on America and Americans is to stop spending it all on wars. Bernie understands that.

      • Jim Bean

        If you take all the money that was spent on wars and deducted how much of it was spent to pay, house, feed, and provided healthcare, transportation and military equipment (like a big ‘stimulus’ program) to American servicemen, I wonder how much money would be left over that you could argue didn’t just get fed back into our economy like a big stimulus package?

      • benC

        Ending the top 1% `s tax free ride is one to do it

      • Jim Bean

        Uh, yeah, that’s the narrative but, no, the top 1% cannot pay for 1% of the free stuff y’all want/are being promised even you took ALL their money. And what money you DO manage to pilfer from them they will recover by outsourcing, hiring part-timers, automating, and all the things that got them to the 1% in the first place.

        The notion you can accomplish anything (other than hurt the average Joe) by raising taxes on the rich has been disproven time and again – January 2013 being the most recent.

      • noah vail

        let’s give it a shot,huh…the republican way sure doesn;t seem to work too well

      • Jim Bean

        Lets not. Lets accept that nearly all of the money you want to collect is already at work somewhere else in the economy and that taking it to do ‘good’ over here else causes an equal amount of ‘bad’ over there.

        That money isn’t buried in 55 gallon drums in their back yards, you know? You probably spent some of it for your car, your home, or your college education.

      • benC

        It`s proven that the more the rich make,the more they keep to themselves.They are not job creators(unless its overseas),they buy other smaller businesses,strip them down(fire people)to make more money.It`s also proven that cutting tax on the rich slows the GDP,whereas getting money to the bottom 20%(thru jobs and tax cuts) improves the GDP
        This is not theory,this a verifiable fact:
        http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2015/sdn1513.pdf

      • FD Brian

        Remember when Reagan said he wouldn’t take another acting job once he reached a certain income level because the additional income he would have received would have been mostly taxed, well that job went to another person thereby expanding and making larger the amount of people who could be employed and actually “spread the wealth” because hoarding money was disincentivized because of the taxes. Once Reagan lowered the top tax rate, hoarding money and greed became all the rage and it actually made competition virtually obsolete, you know competition, the thing that makes capitalism work.

      • FD Brian

        Actually a lot of that money is indeed in the equivalent of 55 gallon drums…OVERSEAS.

      • Jim Bean

        Some is. Why did they do that? What would bring it back? What would cause them to hide more of it there? Is the gal that helped them evade the IRS the one who should be POTUS?

      • FD Brian

        $2.1 trillion is more than some. And they do it because of greed and being unamerican.

      • Jim Bean

        Passing moral judgment is not a remedy, even when passed fairly.

      • Max Robins

        Creating a higher tax rate for that portion of the uber riches income that goes above a certain level is a fantastic idea! Heightening the cap at which no more income is subject to social security taxes is also a great idea! But yeah, that’s only part of the economic formula that we need. The next part is legislation that will begin to create more opportunity for those who don’t have a seat at the table of American prosperity yet. It’s opportunity………..REAL opportunity that is most needed. The Right loves to talk about “handouts” and, God knows we have to provide enough of that to at least allow people left out of the game subsistence. But what will really make things hum again is to make sure there is a realistic chance at advancement for people who are struggling. At this point we’ve made higher education unaffordable to that masses and we’ve killed enough decent paying jobs……..created enough of a stagnant minimum wage, and legislated enough slanted legal framework to erase opportunity for those who have not yet “made it” while increasing opportunity for the rich to become uber rich. That’s not what this country can be about if it is to continue to thrive………or even, perhaps, survive. Oh…….and by the way…….what evidence do you have to support your notion that putting in another tax bracket into the codes will “hurt the average joe as has been proven time and time again”? (I suspect, of course, it’s NONE………because there isn’t any)

      • Jim Bean

        ” Heightening the cap at which no more income is subject to social security taxes is also a great idea!” I agree. I’d eliminate it altogether and apply means-testing to recipients. It was meant as a form of insurance and that’s how insurance works.

        “legislation that will begin to create more opportunity for those who don’t have a seat at the table of American prosperity yet.” Disagree. Legislation does not create income opportunity. Greater demand for goods and services by people who can afford to pay the whole bill all by themselves is what creates that demand.

        “At this point we’ve made higher education unaffordable to the masses.” Disagree. At this point we’ve made higher education available to far more people than we have jobs that require that level of education to fill. Consequently, we have massive college loan debts and a ton of people who think they’re ‘above’ working in the trades and service industries. Countries that provide free higher education don’t give just anybody anything they want. You have to qualify and be going into a field within the governments scope of needs.

        In 2013 you raised taxes on the wealthy. The rich got richer, the middle class got squeezed, and here you are, asking me what I evidence I have indicating that’s what happens.

      • benC

        Its trickle down that has been discredited.
        http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2015/sdn1513.pdf

      • Jim Bean

        In that piece they what appears to happen when the share taken by the wealthy increases. No where did they balance it with a discussion of what happens to the economy when government takes more money away from the investment class. And finally, it presumes that the middle class should remain constant or grow even as a nations economy declines due to external market forces.

      • felipe63

        “I don’t know. He’s got lots of sweet ways to spend money but no credible ways to get the money to spend”

        Did you feel the same way when GWB launched his 2 wars? Did you speak up then?

      • Jim Bean

        75% of people supported GW’s wars after 911 when he launched them. Not getting killed by terrorists seemed to take priority over ‘where will we get the money’ back them.

        In hindsight, I, like most conservatives, freely admit it was a mistake – unlike liberals, who in hindsight, claim religiously that neither Obama nor Hillary ever made one.

      • Max Robins

        I don’t think that any liberal every claimed that neither Obama or Hillary EVER made a mistake. And, of course, no one’s refuting the notion that we were all concerned with further attack after 9/11. But that’s not the point. There’s adequate evidence to strongly support the notion that GW didn’t merely make a mistake when he invaded Iraq, but that he conflated and spun things to give him an excuse to invade……..wanted to invade….was itching to invade and that his reasons didn’t include any real belief that Saddam was complicit in 9/11 or that he had WMDs

      • Jim Bean

        He (like Hillary and Obama/Behghazi) claims he was the victim of bad intelligence. That so many other countries assembled the same ‘bad intelligence’ via their own independent sources makes your accusations a tough sell.

      • felipe63

        I didn’t ask you what 75% of the people thought or if you thought it was a mistake. I’m asking if you were concerned about where the money to pay for the wars was coming from. If you didn’t care then, your concerns now aren’t very credible.

        and don’t be so quick to paint with such a broad brush, I didn’t vote for Obama and won’t vote for HRC either.

      • Jim Bean

        I WAS concerned about the money. 911 was like having your car break down just when you had about enough for a new TV.

      • felipe63

        so your decision making process is dominated by fear? that’s about par for the course for the conservative mind………. is being fearful the best state of mind for making decisions? why were you so afraid of the Iraqis? They didn’t attack us that day.

      • Jim Bean

        We were not attacked by a country. Therefore making war on our attackers necessarily meant engaging them in ‘a country that did not attack us.’

      • felipe63

        The attackers did have nationalities though, and none of the them were Iraqis. Try again. I love watching you contort your positions to avoid admitting that somebody else other than you has a point and your views are flawed.

      • Jim Bean

        No, you’re point is not flawed, its just one-dimensional. Iraq was the Islamic state that, by other behaviors (Kuwait, primarily, genocide against the Kurds, secondly) presented itself as the best target for taking control of in order to try to establish something other than Islamic-controlled dictatorships in the region – something that might shift the inhabitants focus onto something other than killing us to get to heaven – something that might grow into the peaceful co-habitation environment like the free world enjoys.

        Don’t misunderstand. I believe it was good in theory but far short on insight into the magnitude of Islamic influence. Still, I try to look at things with a complete and unjaded perspective.

      • felipe63

        Project much? Isn’t saying that it’s okay to unquestioningly spend trillions of dollars on 2 pointless wars because 75% of the population was scared ‘one dimensional’? You sir have no intellectual consistency or integrity and like most conservatives hold yourself to a (lower) double standard than you would presume to hold others.

        Have a good day

      • noah vail

        good on ya mate, as our Aussie bros would say

      • buricco

        *I* did, I said “Vietnam all over again”

    • Garibaldi

      You make a good point. I would also add that Secretary Clinton, as the Democrat’s nominee, doesn’t have a problem with Democrats voting for her. Her problem is that undecided and independent voters won’t. The bottom line is we’re electing the next president who will appoint members of the Supreme Court. To me, *nothing* else is as important. I don’t want my children and grandchildren to live in a US with a court as reactionary as the one that decided Plessey v Fergusson.

      • noah vail

        I’m a registered independent and she can count on my vote against ANY of the republicans I’ve seen so far

      • OMGface

        My nuclear concern as well re The High Court. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS.

    • Nathan Aldana

      You realize most “liberals” back Bernie sanders, right? Its the moderate half of the party in love with hillary.

      • Jim Bean

        That’s a fair point. MMfa is still running interference for her, however,

      • noah vail

        I’m a Bernie supporter but hillary is still better than ANY republican I’ve seen

      • OMGface

        Bernie can’t win. Simple as that.

      • noah vail

        whether or not he wins he’s still the better person and that counts a lot with me

      • OMGface

        But winning, now more than ever, considering the opposite objectively, assuming one has the stomach to do that— winning…..is the real mandate. Not asking you to comprise yr core values, Noah, I am asking you to think, about the future. I think Biden will run, and if he does, he could win. I would support him with pleasure and no reservations.

    • noah vail

      you mean she should have the character like that exhibited by GWB or RMN ..you know those republican stalwarts and paragons of virtue you all seem to admire so much

      • Jim Bean

        RMN burned the tapes and got thrown out of office. HRC burned the server and you want to put her IN office.

      • FD Brian

        Technically, Nixon resigned. And Bush was able to stay in office after he deleted a bunch of government emails hosted on a RNC server.

      • noah vail

        you have no idea what she did with the server…you’re just “bearing false witness”…christian are you?

    • Cemetery Girl

      What does Hillary Clinton have to do with a child being forced to give birth?

      • Jim Bean

        Who would allow their child to engage in sex?

      • Cemetery Girl

        The child was raped. Sorry, it isn’t a case of some slutty preteen not keeping her legs shut. Child rape does unfortunately happen, and those that prey on children work hard to not raise suspicion. It would be nice if those that sexually abuse kids looked creepy and drove crappy vans with “free candy” spray painted on the sides, but reality is they can seem perfectly normal and their extra attention towards kids can be interpreted as nice.

      • Cemetery Girl

        And I think the better question is what kind of sick adult would rape a child? Huckabee probably wouldn’t question this. He has publicly supported a child molester.

      • PRIME79

        A) Sarah Palin.

        B) The child was rapped jackass. See what we mean by your kind not living in reality?

      • Jim Bean

        We’re going to set national policy on the basis of a rare instance? How ‘real’ is that? Real enough to deport all the illegals who commit homicide on the ‘rare’ (thousands of) occasion? Or is that beyond the point where your ‘reality’ takes a hiatus?

  • Bonta-kun

    Ah, Jim, I wondered where you were. It’s been a while, man.

    Still missing the point spectacularly though, I see. I’ve seen Chad Henne passes that don’t miss by that much.

  • Shea Butter

    This is shades of Richard Mourdock. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82795.html

  • labman57

    Main difference between a religion and a cult?
    Membership.

    • noah vail

      in this cult you seem to have forgotten the republican god…MONEY

    • noah vail

      you forgot the republican god…MONEY

  • cman32

    The Christian right represent everything thats wrong with this country.

    • OMGface

      Well, at least one huge element. It boggles, This level of dogma, this species of blind, furious loyalty to simplistic tenets…..it truly is crazy terrifying. Even more, that any such human has even one follower.

      • noah vail

        you give him way too much credit by calling him a human…he’s nothing but a bottom feeding animal who know how to play the ignorant folks like a fiddle

      • OMGface

        But Noah, never before in my life have I ever seen a tsunami of such beings emerge! I could not be more serious. You are not gob smacked by this?

        Including Trump! The ultimate Machiavellian Faust. Someone on Meet the Press, not sure who, was listening not watching.. SAID: “HE’S A FECKLESS BLOWHARD.”

        How can anyone not get that on their own?

      • noah vail

        i think you spelled “feckless” wrong….LOL

      • OMGface

        Sorry, I only wish I could find any wiggle room to play/salsa in any of this right now. Feckless says it all. Never expected this, but here we are.

      • noah vail

        how dare you call him a human…..lmfao

  • Paul Julian Gould

    My only issue is that when a cult is within the majority religion of this country, it’s referred to as “like a cult,” rather than what it truly is.

    Just because they’re saturated with an Evangelical interpretation of Jesus doesn’t prevent them from being exactly what they are…

    Folks like Hucksterbee, Carnival Cruz, Jr. and Sr., Osteen, Franklin Graham, and the rest are not “like” anything… they are participants in the textbook definition of a toxic cult.

    • OMGface

      Pithy truth! BRAVO.

      Again, for me, it’s about how any such beings can get traction to the point any of those in question have….what that speaks about a contingency within the electorate of any size at all.

    • buricco

      There’s “Christians” like them and the “Christians” who won’t speak up, and there’s the rest of us. I feel – I hope – that even among Christians, Christards like Huck are a minority.

      • Paul Julian Gould

        Of course they are, although that minority is still a sizeable number of people (each of the two Word/Faith megachurches here claims more than 3,000 members, and there are lots and lots of them around)… I’ll not be one of those that will brand the huge, sprawling set of denominations claiming the label of “Christian,” and I do not claim that label for myself, but there is quite a large subset for whom Huckabee, Cruz, and so forth speak… It’s chilling to consider.

        And, it’s rather like Carlin’s observation regarding thinking of the intelligence most average person you know… then realizing that precisely half the population is more stupid than that person…

      • buricco

        Yep, I think I quoted that Carlin thing somewhere just yesterday.

    • Mephisto

      “Carnival Cruz”. HAH!

      So using that in the future.

      • Paul Julian Gould

        Hey, friend, I stole it fair and square, so it’s only right to pass it on, y’know? *grin*

  • MacDoodle

    Trump is going to be the next president.This guy is irrelevant.

    • OMGface

      As was said on Meet the Press: Trump….is a FECKLESS BLOWHARD. I would add, also the quintessential FAUST. Only an abject simpleton would think otherwise.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      How many bankruptcies has he been through? How many wives has he had? And what about his personality makes you want HIM to have the keys to our nuclear arsenal? Seriously, you should up your meds……

  • Cemetery Girl

    Huckabee’s logic makes no sense. Why would a 10 year old feel guilt for not giving birth unless she’s instructed that it’s the way she should feel? The child isn’t even old enough to make her own medical choices yet anyway.

    I’m disgusted by Huckabee’s (and others that are so firmly anti-abortion’s) disregard for the girl’s health. A 10 year old’s body is not mature enough to handle giving birth. She is at risk of serious complications that can cause a lifetime of problems. Her little body is not ready to have a child, but that doesn’t matter to Huckabee. It doesn’t matter that 11 years ago she was a “beautiful gift”, because now she is an incubator and her life doesn’t matter.