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Huckabee Uses Akin Controversy To Revive Obama Infanticide Myths

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Someone needs to remind HuckaJesus that it's not very Christian-like to go on the air and tell lies whenever it suits you, which is most of the time in Mike Huckabee's case. From this Saturday's show on Fox, he attempted to make the best of the Todd Akin controversy and his remarks about rape and abortion.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. Someone needs to remind HuckaJesus that it's not very Christian-like to go on the air and tell lies whenever it suits you, which is most of the time in Mike Huckabee's case. From this Saturday's show on Fox, he attempted to make the best of the Todd Akin controversy and his remarks about rape and abortion.

According to Huckabee, if the Democrats want to make their upcoming convention all about abortion, then it's fair game to bring up President Obama's votes as an Illinois state senator on some "born alive" bills he opposed. I hate to break it to Huckabee, but highlighting the Republicans' "war on women" is not making the Democratic National Convention "all about abortion" and as Media Matters has documented, Huckabee is just peddling more lies which have been repeated over and over again by the right wing accusing President Obama of being in support of infanticide.

Myths and falsehoods regarding Obama's votes on "born alive" bills :

In reporting on abortion-rights opponents' criticism of Sen. Barack Obama's opposition as an Illinois state senator to bills seeking to amend the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975, the media have promoted numerous myths and falsehoods about Obama and the legislation. In several instances, the media have simply repeated false accusations -- or made the accusations themselves -- that Obama's opposition amounted to support for infanticide. For example, on the August 18 edition of his radio show, Rush Limbaugh claimed that Obama "believes it is proper to kill a baby that has survived an abortion," while right-wing pundit Ann Coulter said that Obama "wants the doctors ... chasing it through the delivery room to make sure it gets killed." Further, author Jerome Corsi claimed that "[e]ven if a child was born, he said the woman still had the right to kill the child in an abortion," and Oregonian associate editor David Reinhard wrote that Obama's opposition was "enabling infanticide." In fact, as Media Matters for America has repeatedly noted, Obama and other opponents said the bill posed a threat to abortion rights and was unnecessary because, they said, Illinois law already prohibited the conduct supposedly addressed by the bill.

Lot's more there so go read the rest of their post. It was pretty obvious this episode of Huckabee was filmed before the announcement that Monday of their convention was being cancelled, since this was followed by an interview with RNC Chair Reince Priebus, talking about how Huckabee was scheduled to speak on Monday.I guess we'll see how thrilled they are with Huckabee's support of Akin when we see where or if he lands on the new schedule.

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