In One Sentence, Mike Huckabee Perfectly Showcases How Delusional Republicans Have Become (Video)

Once upon a time the political debates I engaged in with conservatives centered around our difference of opinion when it came to economic policies, social ideological differences, and the general nature of politics. While those discussions could often be rather maddening, I rarely felt as if I was dealing with some sort of crazy person who lived in an alternate form of reality.

Unfortunately, nowadays, I find myself walking away from debates with conservatives legitimately shocked that there are so many of these reality-devoid people walking around among us.

I’ve never seen anything like what I’ve witnessed over the last few years. We’re now dealing with millions of people who deny legitimate factual data, while blindly believing anything and everything Donald Trump says.

Of course, it’s not just Trump; many Republicans have sold their souls to jump aboard this propaganda train of lunacy where up is down and lies are truth. Individuals such as Mike Huckabee, resident guitar player and Christian hypocrite.

Here’s an actual quote from a Tuesday morning interview Huckabee did with Fox & Friends where they were discussing whether or not racism played a part in the disdain many southern conservatives have for President Obama:

The rejection of Barack Obama in the South had nothing to do with race, it had to do with policy.

It’s clear people like Huckabee, Trump and practically the entire Republican Party know their supporters are rather brainwashed for them to say things like this with a straight face.

Is every conservative in the South who opposes President Obama a racist? Of course not. But to deny that race played a huge part concerning why so many on the right had such an irrational hatred of him is bonafide ignorance.

I live in the South. I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard President Obama referred to — openly in public without hesitation or shame — by some sort of derogatory name for African Americans since he was elected.

The “South,” as in the traditional meaning of the word (aka former Confederate states), is always on the wrong side of history — especially as it relates to racism. These are the people who honor the flag of an army that committed treason against the United States in a war where those treasonous individuals fought and died hoping to preserve the right to own other human beings as property.

Then after they lost that war, these same states spent another century fighting to keep segregation thriving, denying African Americans their Constitutional rights, while often viewing them as less than human.

I think it’s important to remind everyone reading this that, while segregation ended over 50 years ago, there are people who are still alive today who supported it. So it’s not as if we’re that far away from a time in this country where it was legal to tell an African American they couldn’t drink from the same water fountain as a white person — because there are still people in the South alive today who supported that blatant and deplorable racism.

And it just so happens that nearly every state which fought for the right to own human beings as property, and did everything they could to keep segregation and discrimination legal, is a strongly Republican state today.

However, even with generation after generation of shameful racism being linked to these southern states, even as recently as 50 years ago, Huckabee sat there and claimed that racism:

  • Had nothing to do with the vile hatred so many in the South felt toward President Obama.
  • Had nothing to do with the insane conspiracies these people believe about him.
  • Had nothing to do with the fact that the tea party (which is comprised mostly of rural whites — just like much of the South and other “red states”) just happened to spring up as a political force right when our nation’s first African American president was elected.
  • Had nothing to do with their belief that he’s not a Christian.
  • Had nothing to do with millions of them who still don’t believe he’s an American.

It brings up a saying I’ve been using a lot here lately: I’m not sure what’s more pathetic, the fact that Mike Huckabee actually said this, or that millions of people believe it. I’m not quite sure which is worse, but I do know one thing — this is a perfect example of how delusional Republicans have become.

Watch his comments below (around the 6:30 mark) via Fox News:

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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  • dirkmcquickly

    Not that different from Southerners that pimp the lie of omission that the Civil War was about states rights…yes, the state right to practice slavery. Here, DaddyOfADogMurderer says Southerners disagree with Barack Obama because of “policy,” but they won’t tell you which policies if any they disagree with. In fact they disagree with Obama over THE VERY SAME POLICIES they have supported when pushed by Republicans like the Individual Mandate and Cap and Trade. Fat Mike, don’t bullshit a bullshitter, when you say it isn’t about race, it’s ABOUT RACE.

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  • exit 7

    I feel your pain. As a southerner, it’s painful to know that my friends and co-workers, and a few in my own family, support this right wing bullshit. They pat themselves on the back and proclaim democrats and minorities to be racist. “Leaders” like Huckabee justify and perpetuate the problem.

  • worrierking

    I don’t know the South, but I know the North. And saying that Obama wasn’t rejected in the North because of race would be a lie.

  • E.A. Blair

    I remember a conversation I had with my father in 1992, when Carol Mosely Braun was running for the US Senate in Illinois. It went like this:

    Dad: “I suppose you’re voting for the ni**er.”
    Me: “I’m guessing you’d rather have me vote for the Catholic candidate.”
    Dad: “Of course.”
    Me: “Do you know who the Catholic candidate is?”
    Dad: “No.”
    Me: “It’s the ni**er.”

    The look on his face was priceless, and there’s a part of me that’s very glad my father never lived to see President Barack Obama.

    In the interests of disclosure: Ms Braun was Episcopalian when she ran (she joined that church in 1986, but she was raised as a Catholic and I was trying to make a point. And, yes, I did vote for the ni**er.

  • shmooney

    I have three t-rump supporting siblings. I would tell them things that t-rump had said (on video) and they would refuse to believe it. My brother told me, “I don’t know if this makes me racist, but I can’t tell one black person from another”. I told him yes it does and try looking at their faces, maybe that would help. He has also told me, he thinks Michelle Bachmann is a smart woman. One of my sisters told me she thought that Kellyanne Conway was a smart woman. She also told me that it’s been proven that Bannon is not a white supremacist. I don’t know how my parents raised such idiots. My 90 year old dad just shook his head when I asked him.

    • exit 7

      Ain’t family grand! My Dad was a moderate Republican who would have a hard time understanding where some of his kids developed their intolerance.

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        I swear they were dropped on the heads as children but dad says no.

  • kerb

    First of all I live in Arkansas and I can’t stand Huck-a-buck. Second there is no such thing as Race, except for the Human Race and as soon as we all realize this, then maybe we can get a long. Third, I am Christian and Democrat. Believe it or not, you can be both. If you read what Christ taught us,
    to Love our Neighbors as ourselves, then there would be no need for this discussion.


    I don’t think Huckabee’s ‘campaign’ this time around was anything but merchandising. Posturing before the believers to get them buy his awful books, and then get lots of bookings on the Christo-fascist lecture circuit. He will make big money going on about how he could have saved America had it not been for those godless liberals.

  • puzzled1

    Question for Mr. Clifton: What are the significance of the numbers: 1, 13, 29, 949, 12, and 68?

    They represent the success rate of progressive politicians in convincing the American electorate over the past eight years:

    1 – Presidency – Lost;
    13 – governorships – Lost;
    29 – state legislatures – Lost;
    949 – seats in state legislatures – Lost;
    12 – US Senate seats – Lost;
    68 – US Congressional seats – Lost.

    The issue is not Trump. The issue is the failed agenda of progressive
    reforms of the demokrat (spelling intentional) party.

    The electorate has been speaking. Why won’t you listen?

  • puzzled1

    Ooooooh, someone cannot take the heat Mr. Clifton? You have to delete posts – yep, just like most progressives. Seem to froth at the mouth when faced with truthful points of view.