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Mike Huckabee’s stupid ‘libido’ comment taken out of context

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The last time Twitchy checked in with Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor was making noises about a 2016 presidential run, and conservative tweeters were placing their orders for jumbo cyanide martinis in response. Huckabee today is once again every liberal’s favorite Republican, as remarks he made at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting on Thursday seem custom-made for the “war on women” meme. OK, what did he say this time?

http://twitter.com/#!/kasie/status/426423310193549312

Whoa, he said that? The Democrats have already put together their own video of the comments about women and their libidos.

http://twitter.com/#!/DWStweets/status/426474842351616000

As Human Events points out, though, neither the tweet nor the video shows Huckabee’s complete remark. Here is the entire passage from his speech.

I think it’s time for Republicans to no longer accept listening to Democrats talk about a ‘War on Women.’  Because the fact is, the Republicans don’t have a war on women.  They have a war for women – for them to be empowered, to be something other than victims of their gender.

Women I know are outraged that Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have a government provide for their birth control medication. Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything anyone else can do.

Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women.  That’s not a war on them, it’s a war for them. And 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 a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government, then so be it. Let’s take that discussion all across America, because women are far more than Democrats have made them to be. And women across America have to stand up and say, “Enough of that nonsense.”

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/426429930520326144

The takeaway, of course, was to be that Republicans are fighting a war for women. Unfortunately, by talking about libidos and reproductive systems, Huckabee teed up the perfect soundbite for the “war on women” crowd. Behold:

http://twitter.com/#!/AmandaMarcotte/status/426487014834569216
http://twitter.com/#!/NancyPelosi/status/426484407885508608
http://twitter.com/#!/Alyssa_Milano/status/426481568702402561
http://twitter.com/#!/DavidCornDC/status/426455981468315650
http://twitter.com/#!/mattyglesias/status/426426409352192000

Why, Huck, why? Please stop “helping.” You have to know by now how the media works.

http://twitter.com/#!/DanaBashCNN/status/426418072141180928

What? He didn’t say that. The tweet’s been retweeted more than 170 times, though.

http://twitter.com/#!/DanaBashCNN/status/426423366762115073
http://twitter.com/#!/DanaBashCNN/status/426424673120030720

There we go. That’s pretty close to accurate.

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/426419915227004928
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/426443445712855040
http://twitter.com/#!/AG_Conservative/status/426452939931004928
http://twitter.com/#!/MetricButtload/status/426473338035130369

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/23/mike-huckabees-stupid-libido-comment-taken-out-of-context-but-still-stupid/



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