Mike Huckabee should stop by the TFN website for the scoop on Texas’ own David Barton. The former — and maybe future — contender for the Republican presidential nomination made an appearance Wednesday on The Daily Show, where Jon Stewart spent most of the interview asking the former governor of Arkansas, “What about Dave?”
In a spirited interview (you can watch it unedited beginning with Part 1 here), Stewart pressed Huckabee on why he has called Barton a great historian. To which, we say, he isn’t. Unless, of course, you’re not too concerned with historical accuracy as much as you are concerned with history as something that can be tailored to fit your politics and ideology like a glove.
Or as Stewart put it:
You know, David Barton as sort of a historian, I think most historians don’t look at him in that way. They look at him as a guy with an agenda to get America to believe we’re, or to rule itself as a Christian nation. And I think most historians believe we had that chance, and the Founders didn’t take it.