Mike 'Liberal' Huckabee Defends Obama's Preacher
Former presidential candidate Rev. Mike Huckabee knows him some God, and since he also sort of hates the Republican party, he's done the unspeakable: defend Obama's nuanced take on Rev. Jeremiah Wright! On yesterday's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Huckabee offered this liberal apologist take on Jeremiah Wright's white racism: "Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too." Mike Huckabee also thinks gay sex is essentially man-on-horse sex, so take it with a grain of salt.
There is no room in the Republican party for such fairyspeak as this:
[Obama] made the point, and I think it's a valid one, that you can't hold the candidate responsible for everything that people around him may say or do. You just can't. Whether it's me, whether it's Obama... anybody else. But he did distance himself from the very vitriolic statements. ...
And one other thing I think we've gotta remember. As easy as it is for those of us who are white, to look back and say "That's a terrible statement!"...I grew up in a very segregated south. And I think that you have to cut some slack -- and I'm gonna be probably the only Conservative in America who's gonna say something like this, but I'm just tellin' you -- we've gotta cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told "you have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can't sit out there with everyone else. There's a separate waiting room in the doctor's office. Here's where you sit on the bus..." And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me.
Mike, for the last time, you cannot be Obama's black vice president.
Huckabee comments on Obama & the Rev. Wright flap [Daily Kos]