Mike Huckabee: I Never Tried The “Miracle Diabetes Cure” That I’ve Been Pitching

The New York Times reports:

In his diabetes video, Mr. Huckabee promotes the “Diabetes Solution Kit,” a $19.95 booklet with advice on eating, exercise and dietary supplements. “Just sit tight,” he says in the two-minute, 40-second pitch, “because in a moment, a free presentation is coming up.” He promises it will reveal “all the natural secrets that are backed by real science that really work.” But rather than science, the second, lengthier video peddles a diabetes “cure” consisting of cinnamon and chromium picolinate. Both the American Diabetes Association and the Canadian Diabetes Association warn that dietary and herbal supplements are ineffective for treating diabetes, which is an epidemic in the United States and is tied to obesity.

“Most big pharma companies don’t know squat about how to reverse your diabetes,” the video says. Mr. Huckabee, who lost more than 100 pounds after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2003, says in the video, “Techniques just like you’re going to find in this kit worked for me.” Asked this month at an appearance in Iowa if he had used cinnamon and chromium picolinate to reverse his diabetes, he said he had not. “No, I reversed it by taking better care of my health,” he said. Pressed about the dietary supplements promoted by the company he endorses, for which he was paid an undisclosed fee, he said: “I’ll do anything that promotes good health. Yes, sir.”

Subscribers to Huckabee’s mailing list have also received a pitch for a “miracle cancer cure hidden in the bible.” That one costs $72.

  • grada3784

    And Huckster Huckabee wants to be President?

    • Bared Bear

      no… he just wants the super pac money and attention that running for president will bring.

      • Prixator

        And the opportunity to (potentially) scam more people selling “cures” for diabetes and cancer and… whatever.

        “Two-time presidential candidate Mike Fuckabee wants you to hear this message that could change your life!”

  • Bared Bear

    shut up, fuckabee.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Huckabee touting healthy eating and exercise is like Bristol Palin touting sexual abstinence.

    • bkmn

      You know she is going to wear white, if they actually make it through to the wedding.

      • brian

        Depends on when it happens. Before Labor Day? Or before she goes into labor?

      • Rocketeer500

        “she is going to wear white”

        Funny, that brought up the time when my (pregnant) daughter was walking down the aisle, my mother, was telling another family member, “at least she’s not wearing white”.

        • clay

          My (not pregnant) mother refused to wear white at her own wedding, opting for blue, instead, saying the expectation of (female) virginity was an insult to healthy sexuality and real lives.

          That was more than 60 years ago.

      • grada3784

        She already had Levi on the hook and let him get away. Maybe she let him go because he was too small.

        • bkmn

          I think that was because his bank account was too small.

      • Ginger Snap

        And by the time her hillbilly fist fighting reception is done it will be covered in mud and blood.

        • I wonder what her mother is going to borrow from Bristol’s closet for the wedding?

          • clay

            the Army camo panties, I presume.

          • you think she actually wears panties? i thought she went commando, like all high school sluts do

      • agcons

        But she’ll also wear crotchless panties under the gown.

        • clay

          as they say, ‘something borrowed’

  • Tor

    Fucking slimeball. “I’ll do anything for a quick buck.”

    • teeveedub

      Hucksterbee.

  • Ian

    Huckster hucking hack wears, under the pretense of religion no less…Must be a day that ends in “day.”

    OT: Does anyone know the status of Alabama? Cursory queries to The Google have not come up with anything new.

  • brian

    I see no difference in him doing this and his using the bible. Pick and choose or why bother opening it at all. “Ala carte Christian”.

  • bkmn

    He is a crook, or at least a grifter, and the fact that some on the right think he could/should be President says all you need to know about the right wingers. He should be in prison, not the oval office.

  • BobSF_94117

    This really shakes me to my core… not.

  • Gest2016

    People like Huckabee are merely the shit floating atop cesspools of ignorance. Once the Huckabee turd goes away, another will quickly take it’s place. Sociopathic con-men like Huckabee are born every day, the problem is the mind-numbing Christian cult that provides the fetid environmnet of mindless irrrationality in which he thrives.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Very well put.

    • DesertSun59

      I love you.

  • oikos
    • Robincho

      Yet another way to soft-boil a hard-on… yikes.

    • My EYES! It burns, oh make it stoooooooppppppp

      • oikos

        So it works. 🙂

        • Oh Pasta it does! Just tell me what you want to know!! I’ll tell all!

  • grada3784

    Subscribers to Huckabee’s mailing list have also received a pitch for a
    “miracle cancer cure hidden in the bible.” That one costs $72.

    Would he settle for 72 “gently used” virgins instead?

    • brian

      “Virgins, even ones “gently used” do not feed the brood nor bail for the son. So, no, he would not settle.

    • JJS_prime

      I don’t think I want to depend on faith healing cures hidden in the bible. Even if they were actually there.

      • grada3784

        Actually, the diet isn’t bad. It’s just that it’s so unAmerican.

        No bacon, no ribs? Can’t be a real American if you keep kosher.

    • clay

      Ya know, they could read the Bible, themselves, for a whole lot less than $72.

  • Herald

    This just shows again what a grifter and liar he is. But, I already knew that!

  • Rocco Gibraltar

    This is like shooting fish in a barrel. And the fish are big ass fat ones.

    • Treg Brown

      Which fat assed son is the fat assed son who slit the dog’s throat?

      • Rocco Gibraltar

        I think it was the fattest one. But I could be wrong. All crackers look the same to me.

      • noni

        and took a loaded gun on a plane.

    • People4Humanity

      It’s the vertical stripes that are
      sO slimming
      ,
      don’tcha know!?

      • Rocco Gibraltar

        huckabee = hate.

  • TreGibbs

    Liar, liar, fat fucking pants on fire.

  • TKW

    Hucksterbee.

  • zhera

    Oh, I hope someone sues him.

    And let me guess: The miracle cancer cure is to pray, tithe, and hate.

    • JJS_prime

      Especially tithe.

    • 2patricius2

      The miracle is to pray, fast and send him the cash.

  • Gigi

    Who would look to this lardass for help with healthy eating advice?

    • Blake Jordan

      Other lardasses?

      • JJS_prime

        Desperate lardasses.

    • BlueberriesForMe

      The same people who would vote for him for President.

  • Gigi

    Just watched a bit of the infomercial. This is Huck after he lost 110 lbs?!?! Yikes.

    • Treg Brown

      The camera adds 110 pounds?

    • Todd20036

      Quite a bit of damage becomes permanent after a point

    • noni
      • cheakamus

        I always thought vertical stripes were supposed to be “slimming!”

        • noni

          Their first picture they all wore horizontal stripes but even the panorama camera couldn’t get them all in.

        • clay

          except when they function as contour lines, highlighting the curves.

          BTW, what the fuck is the idea for elbow patches on a shirt?

      • Gigi

        “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.” (1 Corinthians 3:16-17 )

        “Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” (Proverbs 23:20-21)

        • Ahh, is this where the 7th day folks get their mandate to not eat meat?

          • clay

            They also use the Acts of the Apostles about the rule of draining all the blood, and Paul’s rule about avoiding meat sacrificed to idols, so it’s just easier not to eat meat. Then there’s the restorationist imagery of the Garden of Eden.

          • Clay, thanks for explaining all the areas of where someone might get the idea that vegetarianism is what the bible says. I’ve tried to read it, back when I was searching for something to cling to, but it was just obtuse and instead of awakening my believe in god, it killed it, due to how eager god was to kill his creation rather than to help.
            Restorationist imagery?

          • clay

            They seek to restore the original relationship with god and creation– get back to the garden.

          • That makes sense, thanks!

      • William

        Someone needs to tell them that Little Debbie is not a food group.

      • Cuberly

        Gah! I knew someone was going to post the transfat worm hole pic. Nooooooooooo!

        http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m268/syndi_01/hypnotic_pattern.gif

  • Todd20036

    Huckabee is treating his diabetes with diet and exercise, but hawking snake oil? He isn’t stupid. He just has no scruples. Which actually makes him a good candidate for the GOP nomination.

    • teddy21

      I’d be willing to bet his diabetes is out of control again because he seems to have fallen off the wagon so to speak. As my dad used to say “you look like you’ve picked up a bit”

    • Brewblaz

      Of course what is a shame is that people literally buy into this crap about a serious illness, How many people has he actually hurt in his own constituency?, then again if it’s all conservatives. Hmmmm…

  • CB

    Ron Popeil for president! Or how about that new Oxy Clean guy? Or Henry Winkler? He’s touting reverse mortgages. They’d all be really good candidates. Of QV-fucking-C. Huckabee is such a hack. Can’t wait till he takes a Ginsu knife to wasteful spending!

    • grada3784

      I’d take Ron Popeil over most American politicians today. Or even Vince Offer. Of course, he’d need the make-up, if he wanted me to love his nuts. That and an STD test.

      • 2patricius2

        Ron Popeil was asked in an interview one time if he knew that his food dehydrator was being used to dry out pot. He said yes, he had heard about that.

    • fred thompson. he’s tall, he was a DA on ‘law and order’ and a bunch of movies with tuff guys, and he was actually a Senator, before he decided it was too much work. but he’s all about cutting wasteful spending. just look at his head!

  • Robert

    Huckabee is a B A P T I S T P R E A C H E R, which simply means: G R I F T E R. Huckabee is an opportunist, a liar and a menace to society. Google “Maurice Clemmons” and read on. One could argue, and many have, that Huckabee is an accessory to murder due to his incompetence and lack of due diligence.

  • Ninja0980

    Aren’t liars supposed to burn in hell?

  • AndyinChicago

    Anyone who trusts a Republican on science should know that they’re getting hoodwinked.

    • TreGibbs

      …and NOT in the good way. (if it’s got a “hood”, I’ll give it a “wink” !)

  • noni

    Another Republican Grifter.

  • teddy21

    That grifting fuck

  • noni

    Janet Huckabee trying to pull rank on side of freeway while getting a ticket. Figured she would intimidate a black state trooper. The officer was polite and fair but allowed her to argue to much. Finally told her to “take it to the judge”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJHYyFX3-QY

  • TheManicMechanic

    Snake oil salesmen know to never try their own “cures.”

  • JamesR

    The fucking grifter! Just when something seems beneath him… I guess the MSM market’s been taken by Robertson Remember, this is the guy who wrote a book about losing weight through discipline and self control, made a bunch of money on it to this day, yet SECRETLY GOT BARYATRIC SURGERY. Pathological. (The lying.) Read and analyze the facts: https://plutarch01.wordpress.com/2007/12/11/new-121007-300pm/

  • 2patricius2

    Hucksterabee admits to not following his advice. As long as he gets paid (like Fred Thompson for pushing the reverse mortgage “product” he will never use), he is sitting pretty on his pile of cash. They’re both as phony as a thirteen dollar bill. (Do you have two fives and three ones for a thirteen dollar bill?)

  • Ginger Snap

    I’m always amazed at how ignorant people are and allow themselves to be robbed of their money and dignity. I just can’t believe in the year 2015 that things like this are allowed to go on and he isn’t in prison. Your made up god book is just a bunch of lies.

  • Daniel

    Mike Huckabee says “(…) real science (…)”

         >>[ TILT ]<<

  • William

    Arrest him for practicing medicine without a license.

  • Spongebob CrankyPants

    LOL @ “Subscribers to Huckabee’s mailing list have also received a pitch for a “miracle cancer cure hidden in the bible.”

  • JJS_prime

    Of course he hasn’t tried it. He doesn’t want to die. Doesn’t particularly care how many suckers he kills though.

  • Carl

    Let’s call him by his real name “Hucksterbee”. This is not a religious man but he is willing to use religion to make money for himself and he cares for no one other than himself.

  • Queequeg

    The actual quote should be: “I’ll do anything to make a buck. They don’t call me the Huckster for nothing”

  • Tom Tallis

    Hucksterbee?

  • Xuuths

    I believe that it is illegal to claim in advertising that you’ve used a product when you have not — without an “actor portrayal” disclaimer.

    But, as a ‘christianist’, he should be held to a higher standard, and purposely lying for money really is unacceptable. And should not allow him to be a hypocrite in talking about anyone else’s morality.

    • clay

      But it’s the company, not the spokeswhore, who is liable.

  • Macbill

    Grifters gotta grift.

  • Cuberly

    Lectures the Obamas about their kids listening to Beyonce’. Bad morals and all.

    Actively shills snake-oil treatments for serious illnesses potentially dissuading people from getting the professional care they need.

    http://neurowiki2012.wikispaces.com/file/view/evil_meter.png/315915044/385×250/evil_meter.png

    Verdict? Yep, he’s fucking evil.

  • Octavio

    Just from the look of him in current photographs, Hucskter appears to have regained most, if not all, of his 100 pound loss. If he’d just staple his lips shut they’d magically disappear once again.

  • anne marie in philly

    so the huckster resembles his name, eh? LIAR! UNQUALIFIED to be president! NEXT!

  • DesertSun59

    Why would anyone be surprised that an obese man obsessed and addicted to Christian mythology would be peddling anything other than pure unadulterated crap?

  • TexPlant

    why not just let jeebus treat your diabetes?

  • goofy_joe

    Isn’t endorsing a product you’ve never used against the law? I remember running into this once when I was at a talent agency and we were casting for a commercial.

    Just another way this sham artist is a dick.

  • josephsinger

    The hype for this “miracle” is all over Facebook. Evidently if you pay enough money Facebook will take an ad for anything even if it is snake oil. But show two guys kissing and of course it will get killed. Hypocrites.