In a side competition of the 2016 Goat Rodeo (hiya Mock, Paper, Scissors), the contest to say the most outlandishly offensive thing without offending the
lunatic fringe base of the GOP (Imagine what it would take to offend them at this point. Scary, no?), we have a new candidate in the top spot who somehow managed to dethrone The Donald. That candidate? Mike Huckabee. From ThinkProgress:
“By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” he reportedly said.
*blank stare* *dropped jaw* *blink* *slow face palm* Does it even matter what he was talking about? No, not really, but in case you were wondering, he was talking about the Iran deal. Of course.
You know, I used to think it took a lot of chutzpah when the radical anti-abortion activists would compare legalized reproductive health care to the Holocaust. But damn, if that takes shameless audacity what the hell does a comment like this from a “mainstream” candidate seeking the Presidential nomination of one of the two major political parties?
And do not let that “reportedly said” bit fool you. He said it, and his campaign is running with it.
Well now, Mr. Huckabee, since I can see you are thinking about this rationally, I am sure we can have a fruitful discussion on US/Iranian relations.
This is seriously what politics has become in the US?