Mike Huckabee was interviewed by Newsmax and does his usual job of attacking gay marriage with unintelligible arguments. Is there a bigger phony than the shuckin' and jivin' Huckabee who tries to appear as some sort of a compassionate man?
Evangelicals will leave the Republican Party if it supports redefining marriage to include same-sex couples, Mike Huckabee said.
When asked if he believes the Republican Party will change its position and support gay marriage in a Wednesday Newsmax interview, Huckabee remarked, "They might, and if they do, they're going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk."
"And it's not because there's an anti-homosexual mood, and nobody's homophobic that I know of," he continued, "but many of us, and I consider myself included, base our standards not on the latest Washington Post poll, but on an objective standard, not a subjective standard."---
You may be asking the same thing I did. WTF is an objective standard?
"I have great sympathy and extraordinary admiration for Sen. Portman," Huckabee said. "I consider him a friend and I value his work in the Senate and think he's a great person. I think that the mistake is that we sometimes base our public policy decisions on how we feel, how we think, maybe even some personal experiences, and we don't regard a lot of these issues from the standpoint of an objective standard."
Huckabee also explained what he meant by objective versus subjective standards.
"If we have subjective standards, that means that we're willing to move our standards based on the prevailing whims of culture," he said. "I think politicians have an obligation to be thermostats, not just thermometers. They're not simply to reflect the temperature of the room, or the culture, as it were. They're to set the standards for law, for what's right, for what's wrong, understanding that not everybody's going to agree with it, not everybody's going to accept it."
Sure, not everybody accepted the fact that slavery was wrong. Not everybody accepted equal rights for women including the right to vote. Not everybody accepted interracial marriage. Not everybody accepted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You get my meaning.
When one actually tries to make sense of Huckabee's words they simple fade away out of ignorance. And he's the face of Fox News and the most powerful block of voters in the GOP. Wouldn't it be great if the Christianists formed a third party? They could have Rand Paul be their guy and everything.
Jon Perr wrote a great post that highlighted other great moments of embarrassment for Mike Huckabee here: Still Another 10 Moments in Mike Huckabee's Extremism