Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mike Huckabee: Idiot

Check out this quote from Republican superstar Mike Huckabee: "I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that's what we need to do--to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view." And get this: he said it in front of a room full of people who cheered and waved his oddly-colored campaign signs at him. Huckabee gets a lot of slack for being a charming, self-deprecating, and articulate guy. When compared to some other prominent Republicans of recent years, he sounds like some kind of chart-busting genius. But this quote sums up the true depth of his stupidity. Obviously this is a nod to a constitutional ban on homosexual marriage, but the implications run a lot deeper here. And when he criticizes a "contemporary view" of the Bible, he's criticizing his own beliefs. He may enjoy the subservience of his wife, but he chooses to ignore the Bible's support of slavery, torture, and pillaging. Or does he...?(!) Watch the video for yourself here, and savor the early-morning charm of MSNBC's Morning Joe crew. If I had to wake up to these people every morning, I'd start to believe I was in a Philip K. Dick waking dreamstate of terror.

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