Mike Huckabee’s Sexist Comments Display Just How Ignorant Republicans Are About Women’s Health

huckabeeOh Mike Huckabee, there was actually a time when I didn’t think he was that bad of a guy.  Then again, I only knew a small fraction about him and the small sample size I had been given seemed to show a fairly level-headed Republican.

Well, I was wrong.

I’m sure many of you have heard by now about Mike Huckabee’s extremely ignorant (and fairly sexist) comments about women and contraceptives.

If you haven’t, here they are:

“Women I know are outraged that the Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have the government provide for them birth control medication.  If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”

What the hell is this idiot talking about?

Literally nothing he said makes any sense.  How exactly is providing access to birth control somehow Democrats thinking that women need it forced on them?

Nobody is forcing women to take any form of birth control.  Nobody is talking about the “libido” of any woman.  What Democrats support is women having access to contraceptives if they choose to use them.  

I swear, Republicans literally don’t get the difference between providing access and mandating something.  They always talk about “freedom” – yet somehow allowing women to choose what to do with their own bodies, allowing gay couples to marry if they so choose, or giving women the choice to use birth control is an attack on freedom?

Yeah – if you’re delusional.

What the government wants is for women to have access to contraceptives – that’s it.  There’s nothing Democrats are pushing for to require women to take them.

Then his ignorance is on full display by assuming that the only reason women would take birth control is if they’re having sex.  When in fact millions of women take these pills for health reasons.

It’s just stunning how stupid some of these people can be.

Then he went on to claim that Republicans aren’t waging a war on women, but “for women.”

That actually made me laugh.  He’s just ridiculous.  The entire pretense behind what he said has no factual, logical or sensible basis whatsoever.  Oh, but it sounds good to a bunch of ignorant conservative voters who lack the ability to think for themselves.

To be honest, I wasn’t even offended as most have been by his “Uncle Sugar” comment.  The rest of what he said was so outlandishly absurd that “Uncle Sugar” didn’t even stick out to me.

But Huckabee’s comments did put on full display the absolute ignorance many Republicans have about women’s rights.  To them, access to contraceptives is just about “women going out and having sex” because that’s how small-minded these people are.  When in fact millions of women use birth control for health reasons unrelated to sexual activity.

But conservatives never let the facts get in the way of what they think is a great soundbite, do they?

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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