Mike Huckabee did not say a single thing that was outrageous during his remarks to an RNC winter meeting on January 23. But that won’t stop the Old Media complex from lying about his comments and desperately trying to spin his comments as some sort of attack on women. It was, in fact, just the opposite.
Left-wing spin artists that pretend to be journalists, like CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash, immediately launched into an attack on Huckabee as if he was disparaging women or attacking their rights–because, you know, Republicans hate women, and all.
Bash most especially immediately lied about Huckabee’s comments, mischaracterizing them so badly that one would think she didn’t actually hear the comments and is only regurgitating the lies spread by extremists that she picked up on the Internet.
It’s bad enough that “reporter” Bash followed the left-wing attack machine’s lie-filled narrative but it’s worse because she was actually in the audience and heard Huckabee first hand.
This so-called reporter jumped to her Twitter account and wrote the following: “At Rnc meeting @MikeHuckabee just said fed govt shouldn’t help women w who can’t control their libido w birth control.”
At Rnc meeting @MikeHuckabee just said fed govt shouldn't help women w who can't control their libido w birth control.
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) January 23, 2014
This is a blatant lie.
The fact is, Huckabee didn’t say anything controversial at all. The former Arkansas Governor said that it is Democrats, rather, who infantilize women and treat them as being so stupid and unable to control themselves that they need government to plan out their lives.
Republicans, Huckabee said, think women are strong enough, smart enough, and capable enough to plan their lives without government interference.
Here is what he said in its entirety…
I think it’s time Republicans no longer accept listening to the 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 the Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have the government provide for them birth-control medication. Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything that anyone else can do.
Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and capacity of women. That’s not a war on them, it’s a war for them. And if the Democrats want to insult the woman of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.
Let us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be, and women across America need to stand up and say, enough of that nonsense. And I think it’s time we lead that discussion.
Huckabee is exactly, 100 percent right here and anyone that tries to spin Huckabee’s comments as anti-woman are in one of two camps; they are either liars, or they never bothered to listen to what Huckabee said and are just parroting the left-wing spinmeisters.