Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mike Huckabee's "friend," Janet Porter, and why you should never vote for old Huck

This is from an article by Tim Murphy at Mother Jones.

We've got some really weird Repugnicans running about this country:  Newt Gingrich, who doesn't seem to know what he believes but every time he opens his mouth vileness spews forth; Mitt Romney, a seemingly "nice" guy who believes all that Mormon religious crap; Michele Bachmann who gives stupidity a good name; Sarah Palin the quitter who loves money and god, and Mike Huckabee, among others.

Most of the above want to become president and actually believe they could handle the job.  Most of them can't handle folding the laundry!

Mike Huckabee had the presidential itch and he scratched it up until a couple of days ago when he said he would not be a Repugnican candidate in 2012.  (I think he's making too much money and having too much fun being a FAUX News 'celebrity!)

Huckabee is a Baptist preacher would ought to immediately disqualify him in the minds of most people even if it doesn't disqualify him so far as our Constitution goes.  But his religious views are so extreme, so strange, so other-worldly that to see him in the Oval Office is mind-boggling!

I've written about the religious kook, Janet Porter, before.  It turns out that Janet Porter is a close friend and confidant and adviser to Mike Huckabee!  At one time she was "co-chair of Huckabee's Faith and Values Coalition."   Old Huck calls her "his 'prophetic voice.'"

Here's a few or the things this "prophetic voice" has said, according to Tim Murphy:

1)  "Obama represents an 'inhumane, sick, and sinister evil."

2)  "...she has warned that Democrats want to throw Christians in jail merely for practicing their faith.

3)  "She's attributed Haiti's high poverty rate to the fact that the country is 'dedicated to Satan.'"

4)  "...she suggested that gay marriage caused Noah's Flood."

5)  "And there's this:  In a 2009 column for conservative news site WorldNetDaily, Porter asserted that President Barack Obama is a Soviet secret agent, groomed since birth to destroy the United States from within."

Where the hell do these fruitcakes come from?  How do they get so crazy?

There's more.  According to Murphy, Porter doesn't much like the people who she saw as Huckabee's competition for the 2012 Repugnican nomination.

"She publicly suggested that former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson might be the anit-Christ."  Now I think Thompson is a scumbag but the anti-Christ?  Please!

In a TV ad, Porter has attacked Mitt Romney and John McCain.

More recently, Porter seems to have outdone herself.  "Last summer, she lost her syndicated radio show after organizing a rally at the Lincoln Memorial to urge Christians to take over the United States government.  And this spring, she made headlines by summoning a fetus to testify on behalf of an Ohio measure banning abortions after a heartbeat has become detectable."

Huckabee, according to Murphy, endorsed that bill!

It's fortunate that Huckabee has declined to run for the office of president of the United States.  He's so utterly ill-equipped to handle the job.  Having a Janet Porter as an adviser should, in a just world, disqualify him immediately!

It's unfortunate that many of the current "candidates" are just as bad or worse than Huckabee.

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