Archive for the ‘Mike Huckabee’ Category

Fox News’ Huckabee: Get Your Facts Straight

March 16, 2012

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has some gall.

In the wake of this week’s silly spat over the Doonesbury series of comic strips depicting a woman undergoing a state-forced transvaginal sonogram before getting a completely legal medical procedure, Huckabee called out Doonesbury author Garry Trudeau for not checking his facts. In doing so, Huckabee ironically failed to check his facts and instead relied on — of all people — far-right Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, for his information.

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The More You Know

May 17, 2011

Mike Huckabee is after your children!

No, really, he is.

The former Arkansas governor, who until last Saturday toyed with the idea of another run at the White House, has come out with a cartoon retelling of America’s history, available on DVD (and for $9.95 for the first episode).

Below is a preview from the Learn Our History animated video series:

Did you catch the part where the kids are told to charge TOWARD the guy with the gun? Yeah, that’s a nice message to children. What about the dangerous amoral minority who wants your money?

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Listen to David Barton — or Else?

April 8, 2011

Turns out that former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee hasn’t been praising David Barton just on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Last month Huckabee also touted the master propaganda artist and play-pretend “historian” at the religious right’s Rediscover God in America confab in Iowa. In fact, he thinks Americans should be forced to listen to Barton’s revisionist history nonsense — “at gun point, no less.” Right Wing Watch from People for the American Way quotes from the Huckster’s speech:

“I don’t know anyone in America who is a more effective communicator [than David Barton.] I just wish that every single young person in America would be able to be under his tutelage and understand something about who we really are as a nation. I almost wish that there would be something like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced — at gun point no less — to listen to every David Barton message. And I think our country would be better for it. I wish it’d happen.”

Video here.

Of course, the Texas State Board of Education put Barton on a panel helping revise curriculum standards for millions of public school students. So Texas is already a step ahead in forcing Barton’s politicized versions of history on everybody else.

Huckabee’s Jeremiah Wright?

April 7, 2011

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.

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