An example of something that’s wholesome and wonderful

Mike Huckabee on Josh Duggar and the Duggar family:

Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable.’ He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things. The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand—that being a minor means that one’s judgement is not mature. No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility.

Those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst, for there was no consideration of the fact that the victims wanted this to be left in the past and ultimately a judge had the information on file destroyed—not to protect Josh, but the innocent victims. Janet and I love Jim Bob and Michelle and their entire family. They are no more perfect a family than any family, but their Christian witness is not marred in our eyes because following Christ is not a declaration of our perfection, but of HIS perfection. It is precisely because we are all sinners that we need His grace and His forgiveness. We have been blessed to receive God’s love and we would do no less than to extend our love and support for our friends. In fact, it is such times as this, when real friends show up and stand up. Today, Janet and I want to show up and stand up for our friends. Let others run from them. We will run to them with our support.

Mike Huckabee on people who aren’t his Christofascist friends:

“It won’t stop until there are no more churches, until there are no more people who are spreading the Gospel,” Huckabee said on a right-wing radio program while discussing the backlash against anti-gay religious-freedom legislation in Arkansas and Indiana.

“I’m talking now about the unabridged, unapologetic Gospel that is really God’s truth,” he said.

Huckabee made the remarks during an appearance on the conservative Family Research Council radio program “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins.”

Mike Huckabee on how the Obamas raise their children:

In an interview about his new book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Huckabee tells PEOPLE he doesn’t get how the Obamas can encourage their daughters’ love for Beyoncé. Especially, the former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister says, if the president and first lady ever actually listened to the lyrics to – or seen a performance ofBeyonc´’s steamy “Drunk in Love.”

The Obamas “are excellent and exemplary parents in many ways,” Huckabee says.

“That’s the whole point. I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything – how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and making sure they’re kind of sheltered and shielded from so many things – and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyoncé, who has sort of a regular key to the door” of the White House.

From the same article, Mike Huckabee on people who really do know how to raise children:

As for any 2016 bid for the White House, Huckabee says he’ll decide sometime this spring and, if it’s a yes, he wants some of the only reality TV stars he can stomach – the Duggars of TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting beside him.

“I’ve pointed them out as an example of something that’s wholesome and wonderful and I’ve known them since Jim Bob was in the legislature when I was governor,” says Huckabee. The Duggars campaigned for Huckabee in 2008. “Should I run, I’m hoping they’ll do it again. And now there’s more of ’em!”

The wholesomest.


  1. says

    Hmm, Beyoncé has come across as a rather devout person in the interviews I’ve seen with her. Can we add, “being a racist shitlord” to Mike Huckabee’s list of faults along with “being an apologist for child sexual assault”? I think we can!

  2. otrame says

    Well, Huckabee is catching it on his Facebook page. Only the most deluded are supporting him. Negative comments are getting upwards of 5000 likes.

  3. luzclara says

    ewwwww just gag worthy
    and so goddamn racist and ignorant.
    Huckabee needs to just shut up and go away.
    He is a very very bad example of everything.

  4. karmacat says

    It’s interesting that Huckabee doesn’t criticize Jay-Z. I wonder if her being comfortable with her sexuality bothers him. The other lesson is if you want your children to really want something you tell him or her it is forbidden, especially if you don’t discuss it with the child and don’t listen to your child

  5. IDGAF says

    I guess that settles it, Arkansas is truly the asshole of the nation. As evidenced by its complete lack of sunshine and unerring ability to continue moving backwards. Next up, they’ll offer asylum to Bill Cosby (because he’s obviously godly and wrongly accused and says lots of mean things about black people) and then belatedly realize he’s black (kind of like that Chapelle Show skit).

  6. Trebuchet says

    Except Arkansas also produced Bill Clinton. Oh wait….

    Hopefully, this will be the end of Chucklesbee as a serious candidate. If he ever was. Of course, there’ll be a Duck Dynasty style backlash any time now, and the network will probably cave once again.

  7. Emily Vicendese says

    “It’s interesting that Huckabee doesn’t criticize Jay-Z. I wonder if her being comfortable with her sexuality bothers him.”

    Agreed. It might also have something to do with her “Queen Bey” schtick. Good women express submissiveness, not dominance.

  8. Emily Vicendese says

    Oh and agreed on the “racist shitlord” bit too. Black, sexy AND uppity: lethal combination.

  9. busterggi says

    Damn Obama for using his mastery of disguise & time machine to frame poor Josh!

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