Mike Huckabee made some noise at the Republican Winter Meetings on Thursday. In a speech delivered to members of the GOP, Huckabee dove into the subject of the Republican’s perceived “war on women”. Mike Huckabee turned the conversation around on Democrats and claimed the Republicans are fighting a war for women.
Mike Huckabee is no stranger to political discourse. A former Arkansas governor and 2008 potential presidential nominee, Huckabee has been in the world of politics for a while. He now hosts a FoxNews show titled, “Huckabee”. He has been known in the past to tackle moral issues held by evangelical conservatives, himself a former baptist minister.
Just one day after the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion in the U.S., Huckabee took the stage and began preaching to the choir. His statements are sure to get a lot of play on national television and YouTube.
Highlighting the speech was a section where Mike Huckabee claimed Democrats are the ones belittling women. He said Democrats are trying to convince women that, “they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government.”
Huckabee dug his heels in concerning the women he knows. He said that he believes women are intelligent and can think for themselves. They don’t need the government telling them how to control their bodies.
Democrats immediately began to launch their response to the inflammatory remarks made by Huckabee. Some believe he is trying to position himself to make another run at the 2016 presidential nomination. Twitter was buzzing after the speech started to make its rounds.
Oh, wacky Mike Huckabee. Ladies ain’t got time to control our libidos. We’re too busy still being responsible for yours. (Worst job ever.)
— Bree Bridges (@mostlybree) January 23, 2014
Irony: Mike Huckabee attacking “Uncle Sugar,” when he’s one of GOP’s biggest sugar daddies for amnesty & Common Core.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 23, 2014
How’s Mike Huckabee gonna bass solo his way out of this one?
— stephan (@glands) January 23, 2014
Mike Huckabee and the GOP will have a hard time convincing Democrats they are fighting a war for women. It seems that his statements will only further the divide between the two parties.
What are your thoughts about Mike Huckabee’s comments? Is it a war for women or a war against women’s rights?