Huckabee Says Democrats Believe Women Can't Control Libido, Are 'Helpless'
"Libido" usually isn't a word thrown around in politics unless there's a scandal brewing, but former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee thought it was a good idea to talk about women's sex drive at a Republican Party meeting Thursday. In a criticism of the opposing party, Huckabee said Democrats think women are "helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in" and providing birth control because they believe "they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government." Huckabee then dug his hypocrisy hole deeper by saying the Republicans aren't launching a "war on women," but rather, a "war for women."
(Pause for forehead slap.)
"Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women," he said at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting luncheon.
Of course, it's important to note that Huckabee didn't say he believed women can't control their libidos, but that Democrats are in the wrong with their belief that we're "nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have the government provide for them birth control medication." The former presidential candidate continued his rally by saying Republicans have to "empower" women to be something other than victims of their gender:
Gee, you don't say.
Perhaps it's a grasping-at-straws attempt to expand their demographic, but the Grand Old Party doesn't prove to have too keen of a track record when it comes to gender equality and contraception. In fact, the party is still trying to figure out how to talk to women, as Politico reported.
Speaker John Boehner is serious, too. His own top aides met recently with Republican staff to discuss how lawmakers should talk to female constituents.
Just last week, Huckabee shared similar sentiments, saying Democrats reduce women to "beggars for cheap, government funded birth control." Of course, he isn't sorry about his latest comments.
“I'm always flattered when people on the far left manufacture a new version of being ‘offended,’” Huckabee told Fox News. “They can be quite creative in finding something that hurts their feelings.”
The thought that Republicans are fighting for women directly contradicts the party's agendas, which include a long-standing anti-choice platform, such as the current bill H.R.7. As Bustle's reported:
Thanks guys, but I think we'd be better off fighting our own war.