Using This One Simple Trick, Mike Huckabee Is Fleecing Millions Of Americans

mike huckabeeMike Huckabee’s chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination are slim to nope, but that hasn’t stopped the former governor of Arkansas and Fox News contributor from launching his second book promotion tour presidential bid. In an already crowded field filled with fellow hucksters candidates, Mike Huckabee will have to battle with a number of other contenders for the coveted votes of the religious right, which are crucial to securing victories in early states like Iowa and South Carolina. The problem for him is that there’s a ton of competition in the “God hates gays and Obama is a secret Muslim fascist communist dictator” category with the likes of Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, and eventually Louisiana’s two-term governor Bobby Jindal.


However, it doesn’t really matter to Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson or perhaps even Bobby Jindal whether or not they actually win. Ted Cruz is in it to win, as is Rand Paul and so will Jeb Bush, once he makes it official what we’ve already known for months – but I don’t think Huckabee is really interested in actually being president. If you think about it, being president is a lot of hard work and when compared with the time and the responsibility that comes with the office, $400,000 a year and a $50,000 expense account isn’t much when measured against private sector CEOs, or even cable news pundits.

Mike Huckabee isn’t running for president, he’s just trying to raise his public image once again and get buzz surrounding his name. This will be paid for by the people who actually think he’s doing something more than just promoting the follow-up to “God, Gun, Grits and Gravy” or trying to secure future endorsement deals for “alternative medicine” like the fake diabetes cure he’s now defending his promotion of. From the New York Times:

It is an Internet infomercial for a dubious diabetes treatment, in which Mr. Huckabee, who is contemplating a run for the Republican nomination in 2016, tells viewers to ignore “Big Pharma” and instead points them to a “weird spice, kitchen-cabinet cure,” consisting of dietary supplements.

“Let me tell you, diabetes can be reversed,” Mr. Huckabee says. “I should know because I did it. Today you can, too.”

The American Diabetes Association and the Canadian Diabetes Association caution against treatments like the one peddled by the company Mr. Huckabee represents. (Source)

Telling people that “Big Pharma” or some other faceless, scary entity doesn’t want them to know about some cheap, simple cure has been around probably just as long as religion – and it can be an incredibly lucrative business.


Examples of this industry include my grandfather who peddled various diet scams back in the 1950s before fleeing the country to avoid prosecution, and folks like Dr. Oz, Alex Jones, or Vani Hari aka “Food Babe” who was recently taken to the woodshed by my friend Yvette d’Entremont in a scathing article published at Gawker.

In a recent blog post, Hari accused several of her detractors of having nefarious ties to sinister organizations. These evildoers included Dr. Joe Schwarcz, the director for Science and Society at McGill University, Dr. Steve Novella, a Yale-educated neurologist and contributor to the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast, and Dr. Kevin Folta, the horticultural chair at the University of Florida. Why? Because these highly credentialed scientists had the nerve to use facts against Hari. Dr. Schwarcz speaks out regularly about her tactics. Dr. Novella debunked some wild claims of hers about the science of microwaves. And Dr. Folta said “she found that a popular social media site was more powerful than science itself, more powerful than reason, more powerful than actually knowing what you’re talking about.” (Source)

Like Vani Hari, Mike Huckabee peddles a narrative with sinister forces at work to deprive you of your precious bodily fluids health or freedom. His story is that liberals, atheists and Muslims are out to destroy white, heterosexual, conservative Christian culture the America that we know, and that there are also secret miracle cures that the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to know about. It works really well with rallying the conservative base to his side, especially with the older, frightened folks who can’t live without their Fox News.

Here’s my prediction: Mike Huckabee will drop out of the field after the first few primaries, blame it on the increasing liberalism of the Republican Party, write another book and laugh all the way to a new contract at Fox News. It’s an easy way to make a good deal of money without a lot of responsibility, and sadly, the people donating to his campaign are too naive to see that.



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  • sherry06053

    You shouldn’t be so closed minded about alternative medicine. It’s been around a lot longer than western medicine and if you want to live a healthy life style and take it all in as a “whole picture”, it works. It’s also comforting and good for your mental health to know that you are taking control of your own health as opposed to taking a bunch of pills, supplied and manufactured and financed by pharmaceutical companies – and THEY are the ones who care about only money. Do more research. Were you one of the ones who made fun of Gore trying to raise awareness of climate change? And, for the record, I am a liberal, not a Huckabee fan.

    • Sam Brosenberg

      Yeah! Anything you can’t pronounce is bad for you, and there is no safe amount of any chemical on the planet to ingest, ever!

      • dreamgear

        Not even Di-Hydrogen Monoxide !

    • kfreed

      “It’s been around a lot longer than western medicine”

      As has the plague.

      Just stop, please. Alternative medicine does not work. It may provide psychological comfort, but has no physical healing properties:
      https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/4/

      Do not go around encouraging people to turn away from medicine. If it helps ease your spirit, make use of alternative medicine in conjunction with actual medicine under the supervision of a medical doctor.

      • sherry06053

        You are wrong. Naturopathic doctors have had as much education as medical doctors. Herbal practices DO work, and if you read enough and research enough, you can cure yourself, although the best practice is to get diagnosed by your naturopath. They take the time to get to know who you are. A naturopath takes into account you, your lifestyle, your eating habits, etc. Not just symptoms of your “disease”. On your initial visit at mine, there is a 7 page profile of yourself that you need to fill out. My naturopath also has their own “pharmacy”, where they pay a trusted manufacturer to produce their herbal medicines. And they don’t cost hundreds of dollars.
        It is a lifestyle, so you have to be aware of what you eat and how you live, so if you’re too busy to change your entire life, by all means, pop a pill – but be careful of the side effects. And your mental health has a major effect on your physical health.
        As for your link…on the internet, you can find a study or link supporting anything. How much would you bet that that study was paid for by a pharmaceutical company? TV commercials are the biggest drug pushers that exist. Natural medicine has been around for thousands of years – western medicine? About 150 years. In my experience, western medical doctors care about nothing but money and hate being questioned about their treatment plans.

      • kfreed

        You’re deluded. Read the link: https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/4/

        No, purveyors of homeopathy DO NOT have the same or “as much” education as medical doctors. You don’t need a medical degree to chop up herbs, bag them up, and sell them to chumps on the open market.

        In your experience? Well then, case closed. LOL.Yes, medicine costs money. Therefore functioning adults agitate for universal health care or barring that, improvements to the former state of affairs (such as passing the ACA) so that medicine will cost less… and perhaps one day will not be built on a for-profit model.

        What we do not do is shun science and medicine because we’re suffering from paranoid fantasies of our primary care physicians being out to get us.

        Anyway, at least sane people can read the link.

        You, on the other hand, should scour the woods for an herb capable of treating mental deficiencies.

      • sherry06053

        And you, my dear, are close minded, ignorant and have no idea what you are talking about.

      • kfreed

        Yes, my mind and my wallet are closed to shysters:)

    • ktc

      “It works” is largely psychosomatic, I think. I’ve tried dozens of homeopathic remedies for a number of conditions, and all have failed miserably. I don’t waste my time or money on them any more unless my MEDICAL doctor directs it. I’m taking one now per his recommendation but it won’t be known if it has any effect until my next physical. The jury is still out on this one.

      And you may think big pharma is only out to make money, but keep in mind there is ZERO regulation on homeopathic products. Don’t think they aren’t in it to make money, too.

      • sherry06053

        First of all, were you vaccinated? Homeopathic medicine is to treat “like with like”. Vaccinations ARE homeopathic medicine. Secondly, there is a BIG difference between homeopathic and naturopathic. Thirdly, if you have read enough and become informed, you don’t need for the government to get involved in regulating herbal treatments. The FDA is a mess and we (who know what we are looking for and understand what we are reading on a label) don’t want them involved in our health decisions. Of course they are in it to make money, just as any business is. At least it’s not their main motivation, and if you want all those chemicals in your body, that is absolutely fine with me – just don’t try to force your opinion on me and my choice – especially since it’s uninformed.

  • baruchzed

    Huckabee is a huckster…100% untrustworthy, christofascist lying sack of you know what. If he is peddling it you know it’s bad. This is someone to steer clear of in all ways.

  • kfreed


    he problem for him is
    that there’s a ton of competition in the “God hates gays and Obama is a
    secret Muslim fascist communist dictator” category with the likes of Ben
    Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, and eventually Louisiana’s two-term governor
    Bobby Jindal.

    Read more at:
    https://www.forwardprogressives.com/using-this-one-simple-trick-mike-huckabee-is-fleecing-millions-of-americans/

    he problem for him is
    that there’s a ton of competition in the “God hates gays and Obama is a
    secret Muslim fascist communist dictator” category with the likes of Ben
    Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, and eventually Louisiana’s two-term governor
    Bobby Jindal.

    Read more at:
    https://www.forwardprogressives.com/using-this-one-simple-trick-mike-huckabee-is-fleecing-millions-of-americans/